Israel is practicing a form of appartiide. I am turning 54 this year and some of my earliest international memories are of Palestinian refugees and the Vietnam War. For my whole life I have been fed the same story about this topic and I don't believe it anymore. The Gaza Strip is a prison, its people starved and discriminated against. The settlements are illegal land grabs. The fact that we the people of the US have continued to support this occupation with large amounts of money and unwavering support in the UN is a disgrace. We must demand an end to these war crimes, crimes that show no sign of ending. Generation after generation are being effected and destroyed by these insane policies. There is an answer and it does not involve sending more money for weapons of mass destruction. We must treat the Palestinian people with dignity and respect. We must make all financial aid to Israel contingent on real progress coming to a two state solution. There can be no piece in the middle east until Israel and Pallistine live side by side in piece. If this takes world wide divestment from Israel like we did in south Africa then so be it. The idea that divestment from Israel is somehow antisemitic is insane and the result of high priced lobbying in Washington and around the world. Two wrongs don't make a right. Both sides have committed criminal acts, the time has come to end the insanity.