visited Auschwitz twice - once with my family and once with local
schools - I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels
of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of
liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians
in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in
the West Bank and Gaza."
is a tragedy of its own kind that from the people which had suffered so
much in Nazi Europe, and during a long history of persecution before
that, should have emerged what is today an oppressor state. To guard
against misunderstanding: I am not talking of the separate tragedy of
the Palestinians which is a consequence of this fact ... I am referring
specifically to the Jewish dimension: that out of this people, with all
its own historical experience of injustice, should have come so grave an
injustice towards another people."