Israelis celebrate 69 years, ignore occupation

A boy watches the Israeli Air Force Aerobatic team fly over the Mediterranean Sea during an aerial show as part of the celebrations for Israel's Independence Day marking the 69th anniversary of the creation of the state in Tel Aviv, Israel May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS14S3B

“It appears that the Israeli public prefers to see the half-full glass of a state founded 69 years ago that has flourished on the blood, sweat and tears of the Jewish people. It succeeds in ignoring the other half of the glass, the one poisoned with the blood, sweat and tears of another people.”
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