Hope for a better Israel
Some friends have requested that we write in English so we will do that. (And sometimes we will write some things in Spanish too).
We are in Antalya now, waiting for our Ship that is coming from Istanbul. There are still some details to be arranged, not least with our phone and internet connection onboard. Otherwise we are ready and eager to depart.
Antalya is a beautiful city which was founded as a seaport in the 2nd century BC by Attalus II, a king of Pergamum. The old city reminds us of Cartagena de Indias, a city in Colombia’s Atlantic coast from where we have pleasant memories.
At breakfast we discussed the idea, common among the right wing pro-Israel zealots, that Ship to Gaza and Freedom flotilla wants to destroy Israel. It is so bizarre! On the contrary, the struggle for human dignity for Palestinians is a struggle for all human dignity. It includes a dream of a future for Israel when it will be a political system grounded on a democratic constitution and a free political life instead for an ethnocratic war machine ruled by state of exception.
Cartagena de Indias and other charming cities on the Colombian coast witness of the harm that this violent and unjust military regime is doing to the Israeli youth. After three years military service they are no more than shades of human beings, desperately trying to have fun in a country where the addiction to drugs they acquire during military service is cheap to maintain. One cannot build a good society on the ground of oppression on others.
hermana, te deseo lo mejor, te amo con todo mi corazón y espero que no me toque ir a rescatarte, un beso muy grande y un abrazo mas grande aún... aqui todxs estamos pendientes de ti.