Mondoweiss reports on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest attempt to erase the connection of the Palestinian people to their land and USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer’s response. Addressing Netanyahu’s statement that “The Palestinians’ connection to the Land of Israel is nothing compared to the 4,000 year connection that the Jewish people have with the land,” Munayyer replied:

“Jews as well as Palestinian Muslims & Christians and countless other peoples have a connection to the land. Zionism demands a hierarchy making Jewish connection supreme to legitimize itself. Problem isn’t history but misuse of it to deny human rights.”