First of all let me point out, and I’m fuly aware of the deliberate digression on my part here, that I’m the first to say that Israel and its people, like any other nation, has and deserves every right to live in peace and harmony and to benefit from the years of hardships it has been through as well as hard work to bring about the actual benefits that it is receiving now. As a matter of fact, I consider Israel and its people a great role model for other nations in terms of what it takes for a people to take such huge steps in all fields of life. I also believe that the entire world deserves the same and had it not been for various disasters, among them wars, and had they been left in peace so that they can deal with their own domestic problems effectively, we would have had a much better world. I think Israel can use its incredible experience, wisdom, technological advances, also its incredible human resources in order to help its immediate neighbours to see the light rather than continuing with a conflict that is taking innocent lives on both sides to no positive end!I beliebve that not a single Israeli child nor Palestinian, nor anyone else for that matter, should be a victim of this useless conflict that has been going on for so long! Israel definitely has as much right to water as anyone else and it is also great that it is sensitive enough to let others to benefit from it generously. My ultimate wish is to see all nations living in peace and harmony, using their various resources in order to improve their lives for there is enough for us all on this planet of ours to share.
The author, Tanit Nima Tinat, holds a degree in Stage Acting and Dramatic Art from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, United Kingdom as well as a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature: Ancient Greek, Latin, English from the University of California at Berkeley.
As my father may have said, “We had some words.”
However, we may have landed on the same page, a liberal one, defined by urges toward magnanimity and righteousness.
The laboratory that is the middle east conflict affords plenty of opportunity for viewing how expectations nulling the intent to destroy Israel and the Jews and preserving the opportunity for the resident refugees of 1948 actually contributes to the promise of a real, a reliable, autonomy, dignity, and prosperity. As others govern themselves, they may too, and they may expect to do that to standards to which others adhere in mutual regard.
End the preoccupation, says I.
Real Israeli suzerainty is not and has never been an option.
That theme on which I hammer, “malignant narcissism”, gets in there in the patterns of dependence, skimming, and taxation deployed by Fatah and Hamas governing elements, each in their own way.
The best countermeasure: widespread external comprehension of a whole accurate, clear, and complete cultural, geographical, historical, and psychological story.
We don’t make it up.
We don’t deny shameful passages.
We don’t deny creditable passages either.
We look at it together, finally, or look at them together, so many conflicts extant, and that spells the beginning of the end of those artificially provoked and sustained for the ends cherished by the most narcissistic and venal of persons.
Research analysts may drown in human richness and wealth of information attending any conflict, and when one has done that get a book out of it; however, as I began my journey through the English-language editions of foreign press, I hadn’t interest in Israel and the middle east conflict. In fact, egregiously naive at the dawn in 2006-2007 (new home built computer; high bandwidth Internet; time on my hands — that’s important — curiosity intact, and blogging software made ready) I was indignant about dumping off the coast of Somalia and had wanted Greenpeace to do something about it!
So fate has provided me with other contributing paths to this point, and this point, so far, is very good: the world in social media has produced a new global political intelligentsia, and we’re here chatyping with one another, and, separately, taking stock of older histories, accessing every avenue of knowledge available to redetermine and re-frame our various cultural, ethnic, and even linguistic locations in the world.
The nascent international system its many versions of Grinch: Ayatollah Khamenei, for example, has racked up serious money beneath this position and moves it around worldwide (e.g., reference: Iran: The leading state sponsor of int’l terrorism | JPost | Israel News – 3/18/2012); Russian President Vladimir Putin knows that while Internet penetration has been pretty good in Russia, less than seven percent of the population speaks English (Wikipedia suggests 5.84 percent), and that leaves him in good shape to frame the news through state-controlled Russian media. But in the global schemes in which technology abets trade and moves money, the same technology-enabled intelligentsia, albeit with struggle against repression, may own itself most of all.
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(In its own way in politics, broadly dispersed national languages form the last broad rivers and impassable mountains defending cultural isolation, and so lend themselves to the totalitarian ends of dictators who really can and do close off the world around their constituents by shutting down external channels and nodes).
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