A week today, on Friday July 15th, I will be joining the march in support of the Palestinian Declaration of Independence. This will put me on the fringes of Jewish-Israeli society and will not win me a popularity contest. Yet both the sense of my moral duty and my own enlightened self-interest come together to motivate me to join this demonstration. I will march because I believe that as a Zionist who believes in the right of the Jewish people to a state, I also support the right of Palestinians to self-determination. I will march because I believe that the only way to ensure the existence of Israel as a democratic, Jewish state, is to create a parallel Palestinian state. I will march to express my solidarity with my Palestinian friends. I will march because I believe time is running out. I will march because I want my children to have a future in this beautiful and in many ways, wonderful country. I will march because it is something I can do. I will march for all those who cannot march. I will march because I cannot not march.
Please join me: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, July 15th at 14:00.