Another Greeting from Palestine on the Fourth of July

Posted on Jul 4, 2019

Maria Khoury writes from Taybeh

We wish all of our American friends a Happy Independence Day…very fun Fourth of July celebrations to all!

In the past, Taybeh Beer was always served for Fourth of July celebrations in Jerusalem, and it was a great honor to sponsor consulate events. But with President Trump moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it’s such a loud voice for making the Holy City Jewish only! Palestinians don’t have much to celebrate this July 4th. They continue to be last-class citizens in a country that is not recognized as their own.

I avoided sending messages in June because I was full of rage that my husband David was denied a permit to go to St. Cathrine’s Monestary in Sinai with a pilgrim’s group. While Israel controls the borders, natural resources, airspace and sea, we continue to keep our hope for basic freedom of movement. One day we hope to be celebrating like Americans celebrate their freedom today ! At least Taybeh Beer has made it to Boston, DC and San Francisco….

Cheers!
Maria