What Talking to a Syrian Refugee Taught Me About Palestinian Anti-Normalization –

She turns away from me, and, still speaking in English, talks to herself. “The [Syrian] governments taught us to hate Jews. I met Jews here, and they are kind. They taught us to hate Israelis — but this lady [referring to me] is OK, a bit like me and has children like me…and she’s Israeli. The government that brought this war on us, they killed my husband. Because of them, I am a refugee. I won’t believe anything that any government tells me anymore…”

via What Talking to a Syrian Refugee Taught Me About Palestinian Anti-Normalization – Opinion – Forward.com

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