Lesson about Israel
This post is written by Rabih, a photographer friend, on his Flickr page.
A lesson in Israeli Math
For the past two weeks Israel has also been bombing Gaza from sea, land and air, 60 civilians were killed among which a family of 9 including the parents and the children. All of this was in response to the capture of 2 israeli solider.
Israel has done the same in Lebanon yesterday, the outcome of the first day of combat is 50 civilians killed among which an entire family of 12, add to that lots of infrastructure bombed: 3 airports, an electricity plant, countless bridges etc. That was -of course- as Israel would put it, a legitimate response to Hizbollah's capture of 2 Israeli soldiers, after earlier clashes at the border... Now it’s almost a full-scale war, with Hizbollah continuously retaliating on northern Israel while the Israeli military machine executes an air-sea-land blockade and hits deep targets in Lebanon all the way up to the southern suburb of Beirut and the north of Baalbeck.
Moral of the story
Moral of the story as Israel would like the world in general and the arabs to understand:
- An eye for an eye raised by 2 orders of magnitude= For 1 Israeli eye, 50-100 arab eyes + 10 bridges + 3 airports are required in exchange
- We Israelis are dangerous don't step on our toes, don’t even come close to our toes… Hell don’t think of dreaming of having your shadow step on our toes!!! (Capisce!)
- We're strong (with a roar)
- We’re lethal and we mean it
- Ah yep, the world's only superpower is 100% behind us, coz the US is 100% behind the lovers of freedom and democracy and human rights and who else than Israel in this whole pathetic excuse of a Middle-East, mollests freedom and democracy and human rights as good as us... daily (out of pure love & lust)... ooohh yeah!
- Did I say we’re strong? Ah yep, yep, we are strong and don’t you forget that
In a way the real story behind it goes more like this:
We Israelis are victims of history and we have a big complex out of it, and therapy wouldn't work. So, meanwhile Arabs (that means you poor little people around) have to suffer for the sins of the Roman empire, European Catholics, the Tsar of all Russias and last but not the least Mr. Adolf and friends! We are self-righteous, and we’re allowed to! After all, didn’t you watch Munich?!
It is unfortunate that civilians have to die anywhere even in Israel. Almost all Israelis have immigrated there based on Zonist scheming propaganda (apart from the minority real refugees in WW2); the all encompassing Zionist machine continuously inviting jews all the way from the US to Yemen to Russia to Ethiopia etc... to immigrate to the promised land… of opportunity... and security… and hard work... asking them romantically and so innocently to come and plant trees and let the desert blossom and reap the milk and the honey (although that last part from the Bible is used for describing Lebanon)… The vast majority of Israelis even those in the army are like most people all around the world: Decent human beings looking for opportunity to have a good life and build a future for their children. Israel lures them into the trap, corners them, brainwashes the living daylights out of them and turns them into soldiers or more accurately into the fuel that foolish dreams (more like nightmares) are made of!
Palestinians are not imaginary creatures and the negotiation theory is not only about ball-busting!
Under the alibi of self-defense, Israel continues to turn its back to the miseries and injustice it created and continues to do towards the Palestinians. Israel wishes Palestinians didn’t exist because that could solve all the problems! YET THEY DO! And until Israeli politics finds a way to fix the injustice by making real peace building concessions that it can stick to -instead of the ‘negotiatory’ acrobatics it is so proficient in doing- all this madness is going to perpetuate itself!
The road to annihilation
Israel’s glorification of its military might and its blind worship of the founding myths of the Israeli state and Zionist forefathers will only lead to more incomprehensible and escalating violence and innocent civilian casualties until one of the parties annihilates the other! And we all can imagine how that might look like using the 20th century very efficient weaponry (as the 21st hasn’t produced any marvels of its own yet, or at least that we know of!).
Failed business plan
Israel should stop blindly following the already failed ‘business plan’ established by the forefathers of Zionism 100+ years ago, for whatever military might it managed to build, and whatever brainwashing disinformative ideas it managed to sell, the fact is, it is still a small nation occupying somebody else’s land surrounded by two hundred million human beings that it managed to turn into sworn enemies throughout a 100+ years of aggression (and not just since WWII as they like to claim).
Israel cannot win and it can’t lose in the foreseeable future either, Israel political and military doctrine will lead one day to mega-disasters (eclipsing its current mega-feats). This will happen, even if Israel is obviously making short term gains and allowing some of its politicians to weasel their way into the wide door of history and glory.
History has more patience than politics
In this region of the world, history points into one direction, and I don’t see how this direction would at all be favorable to the 'current Israel'! If Israel’s ultimate goal is to be a haven for Jews from future persecution, the current policies of the state of Israel are going to make it the chief reason for their future worries!
If the pee brains that are in power in Israel don’t stop looking at their immediate political gains and start looking at how they can build a seriously secure future for themselves and the Palestinians, we are all going to continue suffering till kingdom comes. One thing our region doesn’t obviously lack is patience! Time here goes slowly, years are counted in days and centuries in years, unfortunately for Israel, people’s emotions, aspirations and dreams don’t follow the stock market… For them "Kingdom comes" is what matters and "Kingdom comes" is probably tomorrow or worst comes to worst next year, and that’s not a long time to wait…
There will be life after Zionism
The current model of Israel as established by the Zionist institution is from the 19th century and from definitely different times... The way it is going, it is destined to crash as it is built on an anomaly, it takes a lot of effort to maintain such an anomaly – just look at the effort it has taken so far... Israelis should one day start thinking outside of the box -and that is the box of Zionism- and maybe then we could live happily ever after, I mean whoever is left to live ever after then... sadly!