The Gaza situation…error piled upon error January 8, 2009Posted by WorldbyStorm in Israel, Palestine.
For an historical reading of the current crisis one would have to go some way to find one as factually incorrect as that presented by Tony Blankley on KCRW’s Left Right & Centre.
But it provides a telling insight into a viewpoint abroad – particularly in the US and Israel itself – that simply will not regard this situation with any complexity and simply finds respite in bellicose assertions.
In 2000 Bill Clinton tried to negotiate an agreement on this, the Israeli’s agreed to it Arafat walked away from it. Whether he did because he maliciously not wanting an agreement because he thought that if he did he’d promptly be assassinated we don’t know. We do know that the one great Arab statesman who did negotiate with Israel, Sadat, was promptly assassinated. So the problem is that there is fanaticism among far too many of the Arabs in the Middle East against Israel and they’ll kill their own leaders if they seek peace and in fact the majority if you see polling out of the Palestian Arabs in Gaza and the West Bank, the majority of them want Israel driven into the sea. It’s a story that started on their birth and it continues to this moment and the choice the Israeli’s have is to die or to fight and they’ve chosen to fight – thank God.