What does ‘from the river to the sea’ imply? | EUROtoday

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To many Palestinians and their supporters, “min an-nahr ila al-bahr,” “from the river to the sea,” continues to be a name for a peaceable land — although not at all times with the purpose of a single, secular state. The slogan doesn’t conjure “a specific political platform,” Nassar mentioned. Instead, it’s a name for an “imagined future of peace and freedom.”

It’s “a call to end the occupation” by Israel, she mentioned, and a “call for an ability to return” to areas from which Palestinians fled or had been expelled. The internationally acknowledged “right of return” to land and residential, held by refugees together with many Palestinians, has lengthy been a key level of dispute within the Israeli-Palestinian battle.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the one Palestinian American member of Congress, was censured in November for her remarks concerning the battle, together with a video she posted on social media of protesters chanting the slogan. Tlaib, in a put up on X, defended the phrase as “an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate.”

The slogan is “a demand for democratic coexistence between Jews and Arabs,” the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee mentioned in an announcement defending Tlaib.