Thursday, December 21, 2006

On Israel's "Right to Exist"

Smart and insightful article showcasing a small but essential part of the israeli conceptual propaganda machine.

[...] "Recognizing Israel" or any other state is a formal legal/diplomatic act by a state with respect to another state. It is inappropriate -- indeed, nonsensical -- to talk about a political party or movement, even one in a sovereign state, extending diplomatic recognition to a state. To talk of Hamas "recognizing Israel" is simply sloppy, confusing and deceptive shorthand for the real demand being made. [...]
Music on deaf ears.


Anonymous alon said...

So what do you think, that we will make peace with hamas when we know that it not recognize us, and in another 10 years or mybe before, when hamas will be strong enough it will start war on us again? we have stupid leaders, but not so stupid...

4:58 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

Interesting "Counter Punch" article by that lawyer, it gives you time to think. I never had encountered the subtlety of the "name calling" this way myself ...
What's the recipe Fouad?
Israel will never "recognize" Palestine out of it's own endeavors and give it a chance to get up on it's feet.
I just can't see it happen, not even in the long run.
As a result, Palestine will get more and more desperate by the day and the population grab the straws left to them, namely Hamas. Can I blame them? No!
I lost hope. There is no cure for that area left anymore in a reuniting way originating out of the parties involved. Neither Israel nor Palestine is able to jump over that hurdle. Instead they build walls and the others use firecrackers to shoot over the wall. It is pretty messed up I would say.
I believe the only way this situation would change to the better, is if the US declared independence again, independence of blindly supporting Israel.
After all, Israel, that petite country in the ME, does not exist by the mercy of god. It exists by a screwed up British ordain done after WW2.
But maybe "God" is the answer to all this.
I am not an atheist Fouad, so don't get me wrong.
But I believe that Israel has to reconcile and find a way to live as a nation, not as a destined "god given" country supported by the US empire. They need to be humbled in many ways. Maybe that clause of that lawyer in that article was correct: Establish permanent borders, and some of the grief would vanish immediately; no more swaggering, no more illegal settlements.

As I see it today, there is a grand denial that actually all of this belongs into the category of "religious wars"!
Muslims, Christians and Jews are the main players in this game. I wonder when the day arrives when religion transforms again to be a personal choice and path of inner development, not a state issue.

Have a great Christmas,

10:42 AM  
Blogger Fouad said...

As is usually the case, religion is a vehicle in the quest for power. If it wasn't religion it would have been something else. The Israeli plan is clear and it will eventually fail, as do such projects of tyranny and murder. I have not lost hope for the region. I have lost hope for humanity. The region will gradually cleanse itself in whichever way it knows best. All will pay the price.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Fouad said...

Oh and merry christmas to you too L. and hopefully a happy new year.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

I am glad to see you keeping up your head Fouad despite your melancholic tendencies and still carry hope. Thanks!

9:20 PM  

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