"The eternal return of war makes me feel like a prisoner of a mental trap with no way out, a helpless spectator, in pain for Israel but also for all innocent Palestinians, both trapped in the chain of violence and resentment." Thus the senator for life Liliana Segre, in the letter read at the demonstration 'No anti-terrorism and no terrorism' in Piazza del Popolo, promoted by the Jewish Community of Rome, and the Union of Italian Jewish Communities.
"And I don't have any solutions. And I have no more words. I just have sad thoughts. I feel anguish for the hostages and their families, I feel pity for all the children, who are sacred without distinction of nationality or faith, who suffer and die. They pay because others have not been able to find the ways of peace."
"You always think it's over, that the world has moved on. Instead, we must see Jews hunted down and killed because they are Jews; called to exonerate themselves as Jews; induced to hide as Jews. And the prejudices, and the boycotts, and the sick words that would never be used in such cases, if there were no Jews involved," said Liliana Segre. "The warehouses of hate, which we thought had almost emptied (though never completely) over the decades, have been preserved and renewed, always ready to distribute their toxic goods cheaply. This time the opportunity came with the war that broke out again after the terrorist massacre of October 7 in Israel," he adds.
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