If Bob Dylan Were Palestinian “Blowin’ in the Wind” Would Blow the Doors off Israel’s Occupation

If Bob Dylan Were Palestinian “Blowin’ in the Wind” Would Blow the Doors off Israel’s Occupation
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Palestinian Christian author and activist Samia Khoury updates Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” in response to this week in Gaza. 

By Eileen Fleming

Friday’s email included the following from Samia Khoury who writes from Palestine:

Dear Family and Friends:  After the massacre of Gaza on May 14, I was writing to a friend and asking how many more need to die before our voice is heard and we are granted justice. He wrote back reminding me of Bob Dylan’s song  “the answer is Blowin’ in the wind.”  I have always loved that song.  So I decided I was going to improvise new words to suit our situation:

How many massacres must we go through

Before they see us as  humans?

How many evictions must we go through

Before we have the right to go back to our homes

Yes,  and how many times are we labeled terrorists

Before we are granted our rights

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind

How many years must we stay under siege

Before we regain our freedom

How many years must we face humiliation

Before we’re granted  our dignity

And yes how many more lives need to be lost

Before justice and peace will prevail

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many years can people stay  oppressed

Before rising up towards  freedom

How many young people must die

Before the world raises its voice

And yes how many handicapped will stay around

Before they can lead a normal life

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.- Samia Khoury

“What does God require? He has told you o’man! Be just, be merciful, and walk humbly with your Lord.” -Micah 6:8

Eileen Fleming, senior non-Arab correspondent writes for TADN

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Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for TADN at The Arab Daily News
Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for The Arab Daily News
Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" who founded WeAreWideAwake.org in response to her first of 8 trips to both sides of The Wall in Palestine Israel.
In 2012, Eileen ran for US House of Representatives District 5, in Fl.
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