Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Middle East Children's Alliance. What a difference a year makes

You would think the Middle East Children’s Alliance would be concerned about  missing children in the Middle East.

You’d be wrong.

 The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) is a non-profit organization working for the rights of children in the Middle East , but not if those children are Jews. And not if those children are Israelis.

 Two 16 year olds and a 19 year old have been kidnapped. They have vanished without a trace.  Their families are distraught. Their people have united in prayer. Their government searches for them. And the Middle East Children’s Alliance, who purportedly works for the rights of children  instead dismisses them, dehumanizes them.  To Barbara Lubin’s non-profit, these boys have no names,  no identities. They are missing “settlers”, not even granted the dignity of a name.

To the Middle East Children's Alliance, a 15 year old Palestinian is a "boy", but a 16 year old Jew is a settler. What a difference a year makes.

Never you mind, MECA. Some of us will continue to hope for a world where all children are cherished, regardless of their religion or national origin 

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