Friday, 20 May 2011

The Gazan Spring

Israel is not amused.

Since May 14,1948, a small group of European American and Russian Zionists have succeeded in securing billions in aid and weapons for their “homeland” Israel based on the pretext of “victimhood” and the noble but empty gesture of being “the only democracy in the Middle East”.

So it is with trepidation that Israel has awoken to find that the nasty Arabs who would push them into the sea are pushing their own tyrant leaders out of power instead. This wasn’t in the plan at all. Israel cannot exist as a Zionist State if the countries around it don’t hate it any more, it can’t threaten the US and demand weapons and funding, it can’t declare itself a victim of its neighbours hostility and as Obama pointed out yesterday, it can no longer justify the “greater Israel” concept that the 1967 war so conveniently handed it.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis, safe in the knowledge that no one would ever trace their argument that “Jews are Gods Chosen People, we live where we please” past the first hurdle of “well, everyone wants to kill us” are suddenly waking up to the concept that their neighbours actually don’t. All they want is what was theirs. Peace and their property. On the West Bank.

This is going to strip the arguments back to the very basic tenants of Zionism itself. How we they be able to justify the brutal repression of the Palestinians if the Palestinians no longer throw fireworks over the fence at them? How will they justify lobbing phosphorous bombs into crowded markets if all the Palestinian Arabs are asking for is peace and doing it peacefully? How will they demand to be excluded from International Law and UN resolutions if those around them are not violent, tyrannical regimes any more?

Israel is not a rogue State. Those who choose to run it as one in defence of a supremacist, racist doctrine are going to find their old arguments of victimhood are no longer going to cover their own abuse of non Jews.

All the Palestinians have to do to win the full backing of the West for an independent Palestine is peacefully protest in their thousands. Just like the Tunisians, Egyptians, Libyans, Yemenis, Syrians and Bahrainis.

Expect trouble. The LAST thing Israel ever wants is peace.

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