Why Should We Care About Palestine?

 The treatment of Palestinians and America's support of the Israeli occupation is a major recruiting point for terrorist organizations around the world. 
Gitmo Is Not Al Qaeda's 'Number One Recruitment Tool'
If you don't want your country to be the scapegoat for international terrorists, you should care about what happens in Israel-Palestine.
American police departments such as the NYPD have begun operating in Jerusalem and the West Bank
NYPD opens Kfar Saba, Israel branch
and the NYPD has been studying how the IDF manages the West Bank for its own program of illegal surveillance of the Muslim community in America:
INVESTIGATION: CIA Helping Police Department Conduct Secret Anti-Terror Operations
Israel is a unique case of a country that is a "democracy" yet has a large portion of its territory on lockdown in highly militarized administrative districts of varying degrees of autonomy.  Speculation, but many American political leaders (especially those who miss the old South of Segregation and Jim Crow)
may see Israel as a model for how to similarly police America's cities and how to re-implement a racialized, 2-tiered security state in the framework of "democracy". 
If you don't want NYC and other American cities to turn into a militarized police state like Gaza and the West Bank, you should care about what's happening in Israel-Palestine.


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"The old will die and the young will forget"

"The old will die and the young will forget"
David Ben-Gurion, the founder of Israel, in 1949

Jerusalem is the capital. Palestine, currently under occupation, is located on the East coast of the Mediterranean Sea, West of Jordan and to the south of Lebanon. The territory of Palestine covers around 10,435 square miles.