THE BLOG
07/16/2014 01:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Do We Want? Justice! When Do We Want It? Now!

Yesterday, on July 15th, I became a witness of something greater than any weapon in the world. I saw hundreds of people of different race and religion unite in the name of justice and true freedom. Around me, shoulder to shoulder were standing Jews, Christians and Muslims, all of them chanting the same lines over and over. "Free -- free Palestine!", " Gaza -- Gaza don't you cry!"

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Young people were praying right outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for peace and righteousness. They were crying for help and asking to finally stop the killings of innocent people, a lot of whom were women and children.

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Just like everyone else at that protest, I am tired of terrible news coming from Gaza every morning. I am tired of being a witness of violent crimes against humanity. There is absolutely nothing that can justify massacres. There is absolutely nothing that can justify our ignorance and ignorance of our government and/or governments around the world. There are protests going on all over the world against Israeli crimes, but the bloody carnival just tends to spin faster and faster.

I do not support firing guns and rockets at each other; it is not the only solution. It's been too many years of a conflict and it is time to finally learn that violence does not bring peace to any side of the battle. Today the death toll in Gaza passed 200, with hundreds if not thousands more wounded. Many hospitals are overwhelmed by Gaza's disastrous fuel shortage. Somehow it is not bothering the UN at all that Israel has broken numerous UN resolutions so far, with zero consequences.

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I want to know how much longer children on this planet have to go to bed in fear of not waking up. How much longer do they have to think about the rockets flying in, instead of worrying about their homework? How many more days will mothers all over the continents cry over their dead sons and daughters?

Yesterday, in the middle of the chanting crowd, I felt overwhelmed. I felt like anything was possible. I ask everyone of you, please do not be ignorant to the pain of your brothers and sisters! If we all will make little steps in one direction, we will lead our children in to the safe and peaceful world.

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