Monday, 5 January 2009

Analysis: Dangerous Israeli gamble

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor beleives that diplomats and leaders on all sides should have done better.


"Talk of a peace process sounds hollow on the streets of the West Bank.

For the last 18 months Israel and its allies have agreed to continue isolating Hamas and to allow only the most basic essentials into Gaza.

It was a policy which reflected their total rejection of Hamas's ideology and actions.

It was easier to stick to that policy than to make serious attempt to address the problems of Gaza, the Palestinians and Israel.

Diplomats and leaders on all sides should have done better. They might have avoided this war.

But that did not happen and it is too late now, at least until this round of bloodletting is over."


news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7810888.stm

I would add that:

It was a US/UK/Israeli/Western policy which reflected their total rejection of the Palestinian people rights.

It is a policy that is unlikely to change because no one can stand up to the US.

Not a single country in the democratic world is prepared to improve or let let any one else improve the conditions of the Palestinians.

Not a single country in the democratic world feels anything for the suffering of the Palestinians.

Not a single country in the democratic world is prepared to push the Peace process along.

All they want is to appease the Zionists and Bush.

The voices of reason in the West and elsewhere can be easily ignored.

The recent condemnations of the Quartets inaction by leading charities of the world failed to shame any democratic world leader to act and the outcome was obivious.

Here are a few images of the best behaved soldiers in the World (or Middle East):







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