Constantly Dangled, Endlessly Receding: Ghada Karmi on Palestinian Rights

 

Constantly Dangled, Endlessly Receding: Ghada Karmi on Palestinian Rights

by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                    December 2019

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n23/ghada-karmi/constantly-dangled-endlessly-receding

From the article: “The primary aim of a campaign for equal rights for Palestinians is not the creation of a single state in Israel-Palestine: that already exists. It would be a campaign for a democracy in which the old questions – whether the Jewish Israeli population constitutes a national group, whether Palestinian Arabs have the right to self-determination – don’t arise. As a first step, the Palestinian Authority must be persuaded to transform itself from the pseudo-government of a non-existent state into a campaigning leadership heading a mass movement for equal rights across Israel and the Occupied Territories, welcoming Jewish Israelis who share this vision. Difficult as this project undoubtedly is, there is no longer any other way forward, for Palestinians or Israelis.” [read more]