Sunday, October 08, 2006

A neighbor's view

By Sharif Hafez

There are common dreams shared by all in this universe, and private dreams for each and every one of us. One cannot achieve his private dream until he achieves the common ones.

Visiting Auschwitz a couple of weeks ago, I saw through my own eyes the ordeal of a people who did nothing to deserve their suffering. Hence, they could not achieve their dream. However, in Israel, the descendants of those people, who survived such a horrible tragedy - which should have been a lesson for all - are waging one war after another, and not giving peace a chance.

Now, Hezbollah - as well as Saddam Hussein, who hit Israel with 39 missiles in 1991 - have proved that Israel may possibly be defeated from afar, even without common borders.

Israel has allowed Hezbollah to become a role model for many other organizations. No military action can stop radicalism; only peace, education and democratization can do that. Force will never be the answer.

Israel's position of ignoring the Arab League's peace initiative only increased radicalism. Israeli politicians have talked for years about their willingness to make "painful concessions." But where are the deeds? It is easy to use violence, but it takes wisdom and courage to make peace.

Whether it was Arafat, Abu Mazen or the democratically elected government of Hamas, Israel found none of them to be an appropriate partner for negotiations. Dov Weissglas, Ariel Sharon's close adviser, interviewed in Haaretz in October, 2004, said, "With the proper management we succeeded in removing the issue of the political process from the agenda. And we have educated the world to understand that there is no one to talk to."

Negotiations take place between enemies, and not lovers, but Israel acts as if it is looking for a sex partner. Barak's no partner "doctrine" and Sharon's unilateralism and separation wall, prove how much Israel wants to avoid talking peace with the Palestinians or the Arabs.

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At 1:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Deal Gertrude

You have used your worst ammunition and are in no position to dictate terms. The attacks from this point on get worse.

Read it and weep Comwad.

Morover, you started this on Greg's site. I could care less what a little pissant with no readers thinks. Obviously, you are getting the worst of this exchange.
You keep returning again and again
but the drum beat will not cease.

The person you injured the most was Greg who now must defend your tirades and trollish behavior.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Gert said...


You're obsessed with me and Eitan.

Make sure you don't end up with repetitive stress syndrome from typing in all that filth.

Keep your puerile insults coming, eventually even your brain-damaged posse of Palestinian hater/deniers, wannabe mass-murderers and homophobes will grow tired of your tirades.

Get lost and don't come back.

At 5:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Deal Gertrude/Beakerpoop

The writing styles are identical and this is a clear case of harassment.

What is the matter you can not take the abuse that you dish out.
Sorry there Gertie you aren't as clever as you think.

What was that you were saying about who is obsessed with whom.

Oh those people suddenly seem interested in you. It seems that you have slandered several.

At 11:52 PM, Blogger Timmer said...

Beakerkin -

I don't know what started all of this, but I think you have the wrong guy. I have been a "political nemesis" to Gert for many months now, and while I usually don't agree with him politically, he is not the person you are describing here.

Just thought you'd want a third-party perspective.

Gert and Sharif -

It seems to me that you are placing all of the respnsibility for the never-ending hostilities in greater Palestine squarely on the Israelis' shoulders. That, Ya Sadiqi, is utterly ridiculous.

I am not an apologist for Israel, but let us be a little balanced here...Arafat was either unable or unwilling to meet the Israelis halfway, and thus missed the chance to find peace and most concessions demanded by the Palestinians.



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