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Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian National Authority’

Crap by any other name still stinks

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 23, 2007

paguinea-pigs.jpg“Gaza in the hands of Hamas, with masked militants sitting in the president’s chair; the West Bank on the edge; Israeli army camps hastily assembled in the Golan Heights; a spy satellite over Iran and Syria; war with Hezbollah a hair trigger away; a scandal-plagued political class facing a total loss of public faith.

At a glance, things aren’t going well for Israel. But here’s a puzzle: why, in the midst of such chaos and carnage, is the Israeli economy booming like it’s 1999, with a roaring stock market and growth rates nearing China’s?”

As if there’s something wrong with a growing economy…oh, but there is according to Naomi Klein, at least if it’s Israel’s – because the Academia is booming with intelligent, inventive and driven students that seem to be able to invent just about anything. It seems that it somehow eluded Klein that all scientists and businessmen have always tried to improve their local environment, not just Israelis.

Naomi Klein answers her own opening question at the end of her article:

“Since Israel began its policy of sealing off the occupied territories with checkpoints and walls, human rights activists have often compared Gaza and the West Bank to open-air prisons. But in researching the explosion of Israel’s homeland security sector, a topic I explore in greater detail in a forthcoming book (The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism), it strikes me that they are something else too: laboratories where the terrifying tools of our security states are being field-tested. Palestinians – whether living in the West Bank or what the Israeli politicians are already calling “Hamasistan” — are no longer just targets. They are guinea pigs.”

When the public is not buying the vocabulary of your propaganda – change the vocabulary. Preferably to something the refers to Nazi Germany by implication, and blame this alleged “industry” for the progress and success your “enemy”. That always works.

The Israelis are evil because they experiment on Palestinians like Hitler did on the Jews…</sardonic >


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Name Your Terms Then!

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on September 11, 2006

“I want to renew our rejection of these [Western] decisions because we consider them as biased, unjust and conditional decisions,” Abu Zuhri said. (The demands Hamas rejected were to renounce violence, recognize Israel’s right to exist and accept all former agreements between Israel and the Palestinians)

Link to article

Again. No surprise. It’s been the Palestinian stance for 60 years, except for a short spell in 1993, why change it now?

But then, perhaps it’s time “the West” stopped meddling? Stopped mediating, and let Israel and Palestine sort it out between themselves. It would of course mean no end to the war, but as Israel is the strongest of the two militarily, pounding the shit out of the PNA and the Palestinian Terrorists shouldn’t be too hard. Yes, it would mean more Israelis lost, sure, and that’s a tragedy (any death is) – yet, why should Israel value Palestinian life, when the Palestinians don’t value Palestinian life?

The PNA obviously think peace and prosperity is being dictated to them by “the West” – so let them have war and dispair, really – if all they can do is reject any attempt at honorable and just negotiations, that in the end would give them more than they have now – then let Israel pound the crap out of them.

Why should “the West” care? Why should Israel care? There really is no reason. If they cannot do what any other nation on earth see as self-evident – recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept deals brokered in the past – then why on earth should Israel give a shit about their situation?

Really, WHY?

If those terms are so hateful to them, why don’t they name their price, so that it becomes VERY clear exactly WHO it is that is rejecting PEACE? After all, why break a 60 year old habit?


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