Archive - Aug 9, 2011

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PALESTINE/U.S. BORDERLANDS REFLECTION: Walls of shame

I am in Hebron, located in the Judean Hills, south of Jerusalem in the Holy Land.  Although this place on the other side of the world from my home in Brownsville, Texas, many things here are similar to what we experience in the Rio Grande Valley.

As people of color, Palestinians have to put up with daily harassment from the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), just as our brothers and sister of color coming from MĆ©xico and other parts of the world are harassed by CBP (Customs and Border Patrol).