Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Palestine

Archbishop Desmond Tutu knows apartheid when he sees it.

I have visited the occupied Palestinian territories and have witnessed the humiliation of Palestinians at Israeli military checkpoints: the inhumanity that won’t let ambulances reach the injured, farmers tend their land or children attend school.

This treatment is familiar to me and the many black South Africans who were corralled and harassed by the security forces of the apartheid government.

In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom without the help of people around the world, and musicians were central to our struggle. Through music and art we speak to a common humanity, one which transcends political and economic interests.

For this I am proud to support Freedom for Palestine by OneWorld. I urge everyone to buy the single and spread its message.

Archbishop Tutu endorses ‘Freedom for Palestine’ single by OneWorld! Have you got your copy yet?

Please support occupied Palestine by buying Zaytoun fairtrade fairtrade olive oil.

Jesus did not actively try to remove the Roman occupiers from Palestine, but neither did he aid and abet them.

If your local church hosts Card Aid, allows the sale of Israeli so-called Peace Oil, please seek removal. [also see Peace Oil or taking the piss?]

Synchronicity: I took refuge in St Mark’s Church a couple of days ago. They were preparing for their Flower Festival which takes place this weekend, including a choral perfomance on Sunday afternoon. Talking to a lady I mentioned a sermon I had received from Desmond Tutu a few years ago. The following day he sent me an e-mail on Palestine!

Israeli Apartheid – A talk by Ben White

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