Middle East Conflict: No Middle Ground By Liam Bailey


By Liam Bailey
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The Bailey Mail
April 13, 2008

2008-04-10 20:51:13 **opinion**

The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the greatest injustices in the history of mankind. Middle East Conflict: No middle ground is my outlet to release my true feelings on the matter, and hopefully achieve readership wide enough to educate some people of the up-coming generations who might be able to do something about it.

This was originally going to be the first part of a series covering all the apparently unsolvable issues in the conflict, but I was out walking and thinking, and now it is going to be an opinion piece, about Israel’s government not wanting peace, what they do want, and their strategies for making sure they get it.

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Mistaken Perceptions of Israel’s Intentions:

In the Israel-Palestine conflict, Israel is perceived as the good guy, it is assumed the all Israel’s violent acts are in self-defence and that all Israel wants is peace.

Meanwhile the Palestinians are seen as the bad guys, and while some, the so called moderates are portrayed in a better light, it is generally perceived that the Palestinian’s main cause is to wipe Israel off the map.

All the above perceptions exist because that is the way Israel wants it, and Jewish lobby groups around the world make sure the view is carried around the world. This is an aim helped by the fact that every U.S. President must be pro-Israel to get ahead, and especially by the current truly pro-Israel President, who has become a squawking box for Israeli lies. Bush is not necessarily taken in by them, but pushes them because the mis-conceptions Israel wants to become reality about the Palestinians, tie in with the U.S’ desire to maintain global fear of Islamic terrorism, allowing them to invade oil rich countries, like Iraq and Iran.

What Israel Really Wants:

  • To make sure the world continues to believe their main desire is for two states coexisting in peace.
  • To maintain the global perception that they are in genuine fear for the existence of Israel and any barbaric acts and contraventions of international law are acceptable in self defence.
  • All with the overall aim: to maintain Jewish predominance and supremacy in the territory currently belonging to them, and to take possession of further land including all of Jerusalem by any means necessary. Currently the favoured method is settlement building, and forced evictions with trumped up charges on incorrect building permits, as these methods attracts less international resentment.

On top of that there is the millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to Israel in its constant state of attack, which Israel would surely lose a hefty chunk of should a peace deal be reached.

Israel’s Methods for Achieving its Aims:

To ensure success in their aims Israel must keep provoking the Palestinians: by causing internal rivalry and violence, and if Palestinian violence towards Israel lulls, by launching (perfectly acceptable to the international community) arrest raids. Both of course, alongside constant provocations like the wall and the Gaza blockade, which also causes exacerbation and desperation within Palestinians, as well as removing their will to live, thus causing continual desperation fuelled violence and possibly even further suicide attacks.

Closing Statement:

So, as I have said before, and I will say again, until the world realises that it cannot be assumed that all Israel’s intentions are completely honourable and based on a desire to find peace, and the Israeli engineered misconceptions stop being treated as fact by U.S. administrations, in short until the conflict stops being viewed in a pro-Israel light by U.S. administrations, there will be no peace, no middle ground.

2 thoughts on “Middle East Conflict: No Middle Ground By Liam Bailey

  1. I agree with you totally. Ever since the U.S. was forced to pick a side, and pulled Israel back from the brink of defeat in the Yom Kippur war in 1973 with an emergency airlift of weaponry, following an air lift to the Arab states by the soviets.

    Prior to that US military aid was sporadic since 1962, but has been heavy ever since.

  2. Very true! Through the 50s and up until 1967, the US was relatively even handed with Israel, then things went to hell and have been there ever since.

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