It is heartbreaking that Joe Biden can stand up to Putin and call him a “killer”, but he cannot stand up to Netanyahu and his crimes against humanity. It is not only the President who needs to evolve, and fast; I am calling out the press to change how they report on Israel and Palestine, to do better now, and to recognize the power of their words can heal or destroy!
I stand in opposition to Netanyahu and his Apartheid regime, and I also support the human rights of Jewish and Palestinian people – there is no good reason for anyone to torture or kill another human being, no policy or belief system to justify murder, and we must hold Netanyahu and his supporters accountable!
On November 4, 1959, while Vlado was working in Beirut as Legal and Political Adviser to the UNEF in the Middle East, there was a fight between four Egyptian and six Israeli jets at the border of the two countries. Here is a letter from Vlado’s father, Pavel, written the following day, which has a news clipping in German referencing this event. I can’t properly translate the Slovak, but it shows Pavel’s usual sense of humor, in the format of a mock newspaper front page – especially the magazine image he altered to look like Vlado, with his nose in a book at the beach, surrounded by women trying to get his attention, ha! He was so funny. I’ve included a couple photos of Pavel, showing what he looked like around this time.