Part 12 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts
of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
By Dick Callahan:
Recognition 12: Israel is a cautionary tale
“There are no unsacred places;
There are only sacred places
and desecrated places .”
Wendell Berry, from his poem, ‘How to be a poet (to remind myself).’Israel is a fine example of what trouble humans can get themselves into given enough technology and denial. Mother Earth is marshaling her historical response to over-reaching desert civilizations. She’s never personal but she’s harsh.
Many, if not most, Jews in the Diaspora support Israel reasoning, “If things go badly wrong in my country, I know Israel will take me and my family in.” It’s fair to ask them, “How? With what?