There will no doubt be some and perhaps many anti-Zionists who will welcome the prospect of Israel self-destructing. I don’t because of what Golda Meir said to me on camera in the course of an interview I did with her for BBC Television’s flagship Panorama programme.
At a point I said: “Prime Minister, I want to be sure I understand what you have just said. You do mean that if ever Israel was facing a doomsday situation, it would be prepared to take the region and even the whole world down with it …?”
Without the shortest of pauses for reflection she replied (she almost spat the words at me), “Yes! That’s exactly what I’m saying!”
I believed her then (as did the writer of the lead editorial in The Times which quoted what Golda said to me) and I still do.
It has indirectly held Tel Aviv responsible for the failure of peace talks and therefore should have no reason to whimper before the Zionist lobby
It is astonishing that the US Mideast peace team has finally reportedly acknowledged that it was the issue of continued illegal Israeli colonies in the occupied West Bank that was “largely to blame” for the failure last month of the Washington-sponsored peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis. That comment was included in an amazing exclusive interview that Nahum Barnea of Ynetnews.com had with “American officials directly connected to the [peace] talks” and which ought to be read by anyone interested in the decades-long conflict that followed the termination of the British mandate over Palestine in 1948 and the recommendation of the United Nations to create the states of Palestine and Israel in the Holy Land.
“We do not need to do great things – We need to do all things with great care.” We the citizens of the world will stand by UN as ONE UNITED PEOPLE to bring FAIRNESS and JUSTICE FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.
Haidar Eid – Voices from Palestine: Resisting Racism and Apartheid
Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian writer and she wrote PALESTINE CAN BE WON IN A STREET FIGHT. Is that really what the Palestinians are capable off and looking back in history violent get you nowhere, why?
USING VIOLENT THE PALESTINIANS ARE PLAYING INTO THE EVIL ZIONIST JEWS HANDS BECAUSE THESE DEVILS THEY ONLY WANT TO SEE BLOOD! DON’T EVER GIVE THEM THE GREEN LIGHT TO SLAUGHTER THE PALESTINIANS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT LIKE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IN GAZA!!
Jewish Women Among Those Leading Protests Against Israeli Actions 1/12/09 from Democracy Now
UN HAD PARTITION PALESTINE in 1948 AND NOW UN MUST MAKE A WONG RIGHT BECAUSE TO SAVE THE WORLD UN MUST SAVE PALESTINE FIRST!
After reading this article I am feeling hopeful that the Palestinian people dream of a state is coming soon. I strongly believe there is a higher way to achieve this seem impossible goal and UN under the leadership of Mr Ban Ki Moon will make a wrong right with the world citizens standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Palestinian Spring was signed by President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday 1st April 2014. UN declares 2014 the ‘Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, hence it make clever sense for UN to Call for a World Spring on WORLD HARMONY DAY 20th February 2015 to bring the world to Oneness for the REBIRTH of our NEW WORLD with NO MORE WARS for future generations.
I STRONGLY BELIEVE VIOLENCE WILL GET THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE NO WHERE INSTEAD A WORLDWIDE SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT IS MORE MEANINGFUL AND POWERFUL BECAUSE ZIONIST ISRAEL WILL BE AT A LOST HOW TO HANDLE SUCH PHENOMENAL!
Professor John J. Mearsheimer WARNED AGAINST USING VIOLENCE. PLEASE READ WHAT HE HAD WRITTEN ON April 29, 2010 CAREFULLY FOR THE WORLD SAKE!
The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Most righteous Jews believe that the Palestinians deserve a viable state of their own, just as the Jews deserve their own state. In essence, they believe that self-determination applies to Palestinians as well as Jews, and that the two-state solution is the best way to achieve that end. Some righteous Jews, however, favor a democratic bi-national state over the two-state solution.
Let me conclude with a few words of advice to the Palestinians about how they should go about turning Greater Israel into a democratic bi-national state.
First, it is essential to recognize that the Palestinians and the Israelis are engaged in a war of ideas. To be more specific, this is a war about two competing visions of the Middle East: a Greater Israel that is an apartheid state and one that is a democracy. There is no question that the Palestinians have the easier case to make, as it is impossible to sell apartheid in the modern world.
Second, to win this war the Palestinians will have to adopt the South Africa strategy, which is to say that they will have to get world opinion on their side and use it to put enormous pressure on Israel to abandon apartheid and adopt democracy. This task will not be easy because the new Afrikaners will re-double their efforts to defend Israel’s heinous policies. Fortunately, their ability to do this is likely to diminish over time.
Third, the Palestinians most formidable weapon in this war of ideas will be the Internet, which will make it easy for them to document what Israel is doing and to get their message out to the wider world.
Fourth, the Palestinians will need to build a stable of articulate spokespersons who can connect with Western audiences and make a compelling case against apartheid. In other words, they will need more Mustafa Barghoutis. The Palestinians will also need allies, and not only from the Arab and Islamic world, but from countries in the West as well. Many of the Palestinians best allies will surely be righteous Jews, who will play a key role in the fight against apartheid in Israel as they did in South Africa.
Fifth, it is essential that the Palestinians make clear that they do not intend to seek revenge against the Israeli Jews for their past crimes, but instead are deeply committed to creating a bi-national democracy in which Jews and Palestinians can live together peacefully. The Palestinians do not want to treat the Jews the way the Jews have treated them.
Finally, the Palestinians should definitely not employ violence to defeat apartheid. They should resist mightily for sure, but their strategy should privilege non-violent resistance. The appropriate model is Gandhi not Mao. Violence is counter-productive because if it gets intense enough, the Israelis might think that they can expel large numbers of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinians must never underestimate the danger of mass expulsion. Furthermore, a violent new Intifada would undermine support for the Palestinian cause in the West, which is essential for winning the war of ideas, which is ultimately the battleground on which Palestine’s future will be determined.
In sum, there are great dangers ahead for the Palestinians, who will continue to suffer terribly at the hands of the Israelis for some years to come. But it does look like the Palestinians will eventually get their own state, mainly because Israel seems bent on self-destruction. Thank you.