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Dunno-state solution

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Most people think that the best scenario possibly rising from the Israel-Palestine conflict, would be the two-state solution. Agreed, if the future Palestinian State were a sovereign state and not a scheduled series of bantustans, without any freedom and autonomy.
In facts, the issue has been floating above Palestinian lives, and inside their minds, for over sixty years without coming to nothing.
The alleged viable two-state alternative, for Israel and US, contemplates a fake “Palestinian entity”, disconnected, entirely submitted to the needs of the nearest Jewish State. Without arms, nor army, without control over its (uncertain) boundaries and over water resources. A little bit more – or less – than what was designed as the “generous offer” of which they talked in Camp David, with lot of reserves, and maybe some more. And – of course – other contingent obstacles as they please.
That’s not viable, nor acceptable, it’s nothing. I wish I were wrong, but Israeli behaviour, the dishonest brokering of the US, the irresponsible lightness of Europe and the ineffectiveness of the UN – due to the power of veto – don’t make us think anything but that.
Useless, then, would be the resume of a neverending process, that, we can say, is fraudulently destined to implement a “no-state” solution.
Hence, the so called two-state solution seems unfortunately dead and gone. And this happens owing to the last two decades of savage increasing of the settlements, with the indiscrimate violations of International rules made by the occupier. Thus, we could say that the most desirable solution was killed, or brought to suicide by the State of Israel.
And on the one hand, it’s not important what the mainstream is willing to accept, in theory, if it’s not even thinkable. On the other hand, it’s arguable that the alternative one-state solution would be a walk in the park.
Rather, it’s a hard one-way path toward the sole solution that somehow, as of today, has been left alive.
And sure will take a long way. As a matter of fact, there is nothing but hope, that indicates it should be less painful than a slow and bloody not-so-cold war.
Maybe it will lead to the slow death of the Zionist project. Maybe. But I don’t think that the radical Zionist dreamers will have to blame anyone, more than themselves, or the irresponsible choice of their leaders. Moreover, I think the short sight of a lobbying activity without frontiers will require, if possible, even more time.

Written by pipistro

June 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

European lightness and sense of guilt

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The EU attitude toward the Israel-Palestine issue suffers, from grassroots, for a fundamental misunderstanding. In fact, the sense of guilt of the Europeans for the horrors of Holocaust has finished to set the accent on improbable merits of the Jewish people, somehow, for having been deported and slaughtered, rather than base on the very crimes of the Nazis, and over that on the guilty conduct of the European nationals themselves.
It has been a sort of auto-absolution for having been mainly the by-standers – whether not partners in crime – in front of the Nazi sistematic annihilation of European Jews. Thereafter, it has been easier to forget their own guilt and somewhat erase their past injustice (by implementing racial laws, favouring the transfer of millions to their deadly destiny), attributing a sort of safe-conduct for any Israeli following misconduct.
Thus, the Europeans feel to justify themselves with the Jewry by putting the blame for the outcomes of Israeli greed in colonization of Palestinian soil on their very victims.

Moreover, since Israel was born in 1948, the world had got obviously an almost total lack of real information on the ground, whereas the conflict in the region went on hiding the substantial overpowering of the Palestinian and Arab militias by the Israeli military, while the ignorant peoples in Europe, would be deceived with the fancy fight of a fake David against an equally not existent Goliath. A fiction that keeps till now its remarkable power on the European popular knowledge of the issue.
So, as it were not enough the dishonest brokering of the US and the Israeli greed, a strange European mix of ignorance and guilt is, as of today, further motive for the implementation and conservation of Palestinian misery.

Then, without mentioning here, for now, US influence, we have the power of the media, inasmuch as propaganda in Europe is fit to overwhelm the lack of interest of her citizens for anything be far from their daily western life, unless it puts in jeopardy their welfare, even if only in pure theory. To prove it, just a look at the fallout of 911 is enough, whereas the so called islamic terrorism has hit Europe mainly as a sort of general paranoid, and past unease raised from their internal issues.

As a matter of fact, Palestinians suffer today also for European lightness, ignorance, and distorted feeling of guilt.

Written by pipistro

June 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

At the edge of the world

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Perhaps, sooner or later, they will understand they have jailed their people and their minds into a brand new cage. Really, a glimpse to the newspapers is enough in order to focus this suicide attitude. The exasperated need of security, effective or presumed, and the subsequent closure, first, towards the nearest people, has brought them to the extreme consequence of appreciating the fact of being at the edge of a world that arguably is walking a decisive path in the opposite direction. It’s not a dream, it is a nightmare.

The recall to the racial laws – that we argued forgotten forever – makes us feel a shiver. The mere think to human beings, marked as different for their skin, sex, religion and stuff, makes us unconfortable, because our inner feeling has walked centuries in the last sixty years. The fact is we now look at ourselves mainly as humans, without any differences, and if something leads us to different patterns, the reason rests on a series of issues (as economy, technology, politics and greed), that are anything but related with race.

So what? So it is rationally unacceptable, today, any kind of generalization, based on our limited knowledge of different peoples, or, worse, on the rooted disrespect that we inherited from a sort of anacronistic believe. Under this aspect, “religion is (not) the opium of the people”, at least, because opium might have some positive collateral effects, while religion has none, or, if one, is that of creating an illusion. In fact, in the quotation, Karl Marx is saying that purpose of religion is to create illusory fantasies for the poor.
I wish it were only this! On religion issues, peoples have massacred each other for millennia. A fancied legacy coming from divinity, or her alleged lenience, always brought us nothing, except resignation. Sometimes, destruction and grieve.

Written by pipistro

June 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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