While force must always be an option, war must be a last resort, not the first option. I opposed the first Gulf War, as did many other Members of Congress, because I believed that there was a way to achieve our goals without bloodshed, through sanctions and concerted diplomatic action.
We must admit that there is no chance for peace in the foreseeable future. Despite the disagreements, despite the fantasy of mass Return, and despite the isolated settlements, there are clear parameters for peace.
Bill Clinton presented them in late ; the Geneva plan presented a similar plan in ; Ehud Olmert repeated it, with semantic changes, in ; John Kerry introduced two versions with almost the same parameters in Even the Arab initiative, if we take away the fantasy of mass Return, could have been the basis for an agreement.
In the past century there have been many conflicts. Almost every actualization of the right to self-determination created a bloody conflict, years of struggle, and the expulsion of populations.
Yet, eventually, agreements were reached. Enemies have become neighbors. Peace agreements have also been signed between Israel and two Arab states — Egypt and Jordan, and Israel maintains cooperation with many other Arab states.
So why this should not have happened in the Israeli Palestinian conflict? Because it has another dimension, which was absent in other conflicts. The Palestinian elites have reached a status that no elite had before.
The Palestinian struggle is not one more struggle.
May 24, · Only a Mass Revolutionary Struggle From Below Can End the Bloodshed in Palestine. Date “Hamas must accept responsibility for these events. to explain why it is only a united movement of the Palestinian and Israeli working classes that is capable of bringing about a lasting peace: The absolute horror of what oppression of. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from timberdesignmag.com Jordan's King Abdullah II (right) speaks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas upon his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 7,
Courtesy Ian Black It became the most famous, most celebrated, and the most prestigious of all — the crown jewel of causes. The Palestinian refusal to accept any peace proposal is not only due to historical reasons or a sense of injustice. It is not about more or less concessions.
It stems from the fact that the Palestinian elites only benefit from the continuation of the conflict. They have become global celebrities. They enjoy the good life. Most people in the world live in much worse circumstances. But they are not in the headlines. No one is demonstrating for them.
The claim that those who identify with the Palestinians are concerned with human rights is one of the most ridiculous claims of the present era; supporters of the Palestinian struggle are, after all, not bothered by the tens of millions who suffer from internal or external oppression.
He represents one of the most miserable communities in the world, suffering from non-stop Jihadist terrorism of Boko Haram: But nobody cares about them. There are no demonstrations.
Nigeria is not included in the latest buzz words about oppression. An image taken from a video released on August 14, by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram purportedly shows dozens of girls kidnapped by the group in YouTube In any case, the world stage is dominated by the Palestinians.
Not only is there no worldwide protest against the Jihad affiliates, there is even support for those who champion an anti-Semitic, fascist, and murderous ideology. British musician Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. Legitimacy Exceptionalism and Responsibility.
Richard Falk photo credit:Issues War and Peace. Twitter; Facebook; The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been one of the world’s most difficult and intractable disputes for more than sixty years. Moreover, the failure to resolve that crisis has helped fuel other conflicts in the region. The Israelis must end the blockade of .
Toward this end it may, no — it must — invent dangers, and to do this it must adopt the method of provocation-and-revenge And above all — let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries, so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire our space.”. Online Exclusives Archive () “The Palestinian Authority held a free, democratic election in ” “Israel is building the security fence as part of a land grab to control the West Bank and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.”.
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To save the lives of innocent fellow countrymen Western rulers must stop military invasions, occupation and covert operations NOW! The following is a timeline of Israel’s land borders over the last years.
Emphasis is upon International Law as in the Balfour Declaration, the British Mandate for Palestine (ratified by 51 members of the League of Nations), Article 80 of the UN Charter (which enshrines all obligations of the League of Nations), the UN ‘Green line’ and the UN Resolution As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from timberdesignmag.com