As Israel strikes the Gaza Strip in its fourth war against refugees in the last 12 years, it wants better measures.
As Israeli leaders may wish, the world should not be distracted by images of death and destruction, which Hamas should be held accountable for, as it hides among the common people.
Instead, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Joe Biden, “Israel is doing everything possible to prevent harm to innocent people.”
In fact, Israel sends guns to the people of Gaza to save a little of their lives before destroying their bombs. Palestinians should be grateful.
Israel also says it is fighting the establishment of terrorists, everything else is a consequence. But what Israel calls the “financial ruin”, the Palestinians call loved ones: women, men, and children who cry every day.
Netanyahu says Israel is fighting Hamas in control of the Israeli settlement. But while this should not be condoned or condoned, the facts point to another matter: there is a stark contrast between the death and destruction that Palestinians and Israelis face.
Israel and its allies also bolstered their right to self-defense, while Israel lost that right because of its increased sovereignty.
He said Israel was only protecting its citizens, while protecting the occupation and submission of Palestine.
Israel insists that it does not cause war. This is often false, considering that it caused many wars in the past. It sparked wars of massacres, bombings, incarceration, evictions, land grabbing, attacks on sanctuaries, illegal settlements, and more.
The 40-year-old takeover of military and military forces is still going on and continues with wars and violence. Israel can stop the madness of war by ending the occupation of Palestinians.
Israel says it does not want conflict, that it wants peace. But throughout the 60 years of the “peace process”, the successive Israeli governments have continued to dominate the ancient Palestinian state and to elevate illegal lands in this way.
In any case, these “conversations”, which are repeated over and over again are not new. They have come a long way in describing the persecution of Israel in their history, though the scourge of war surpasses all waves.
But for a long time, it also showed a serious contradiction in Israeli thinking. Yes, from the beginning of Israel, he had a conflicting image of being strong but insecure, superior but needy, bloody but merciful, violent but insecure, and ultimately a compassionate and peaceful warrior.
Israel has been a powerful and powerful nuclear warrior, surpassing all its neighbors, yet it is the only country that cares about its survival.
It is because such security does not originate due to a lack of power but its inadmissibility or should be a sustainable project in an area where there are many Arabs, whose people strongly oppose it.
Israel’s insecurity was born out of sin – a state sin committed by genocide, the gross occupation of Palestine and the seizure of its citizens by the horrific violence of 1948.
Although the Zionist leaders at that time lied about the causes and control of the war, they could not escape the reality of what they were doing. As the Israeli “historians” pointed out, the Palestinian people did not flee voluntarily, nor did they heed the call of the Arabs to leave their homes. Israel conducted a series of experiments, of varying lengths, to ensure the newness of Judaism.
This left many Israelites feeling uncomfortable and dissatisfied. Besides that, many Jews who immigrated there also suffered severe persecution in Europe and elsewhere.
But while many Israelis feel justified, some express grief over the bad things they “should do”, even though no one has forced their hand into Palestine or remained in power for many years.
Indeed, early Zionist activists recognized the horrors of war and advocated peace with the Palestinians in one state for much of the first half of the 20th century.
The conflicting ideas were well understood in the ancient Israeli saying, yorim ve bochim, literally “shooting and crying”. It is an old and difficult word like the government itself.
In his 1949 book, Khirbet Khizeh, Yizhar Smilansky, a military commander and a well-known author, depicts the shocking devastation caused by the Palestinian city and the expulsion of its citizens across the frontiers of military action during the 1948 war.
As head of missions, Smilansky is well aware that this is one of the hundreds of cities and towns that have been destroyed by Israeli forces. But like Micha, the author of her book, she joined her colleagues “at the end of the project”, even though she had a conscience.
The redevelopment was made into a video and a radio show, with Smilansky becoming a member of the Knesset of the ruling Mapai party in the 1950s, as they continued to deprive Palestinians of their human rights.
It was this kind of conflict between the Smilansky, the author, and the Smilansky, politician, who made the writings of several leading Zionist writers, especially Amos Oz, who drew the attention of millions, especially “Jews of other lands”.
It took me a while to complete two Oz books, Judas and the Pictures from Village Life, and found them interesting but deceptive.
However, it was Israel’s last prime minister, Golda Meir, who took the illusion of “shooting and crying” at a new level of cattle ***.
One of the so-called racists, he told the Palestinians, “We can forgive you for killing our sons, but we will not forgive you for making us kill your children.” Then chutzpah par well.
It follows, implicitly, that today, Palestinians should apologize to Israel for its military killing of many of them.
Deception just keeps on fighting and making peace. In 1993, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin boasted of Israel’s generosity and willingness to share the smallest part of the “State of Israel” with the Palestinians for peace. Don’t worry, it’s the Palestinians who have been acting contrary to history in recognizing Israel is extending one-fifth of the culture of their homeland.
But all that has already happened. That’s right, passé.
After many years of unrepentant practice, modern Israel, especially the leaders of Israel, do not shoot and cry. They do not want to share the land or make real peace with the Palestinians. Many can shoot and laugh.
One of the most disturbing photographs I have ever had was in the Gaza war in 2014. It was neither drama nor horror, showing a single Israeli group staring at the mountains overlooking Gaza, eating popcorn and having fun, as they watched the explosion of bomb to Israel where there are many people, very poor.
Why allow a Palestinian death to destroy a massive fireworks display?
In the past, some Israeli leaders may have been confused by all that they did, and the crimes they committed, but they saw that the end justified the way.
A deceiver? Probably. But unlike the new generation of fanatical leaders and their followers, they were disunited and some were repentant.
In contrast, today, Netanyahu’s listeners and colleagues use words like sorrow and peace as props. The worst thing, he has a handbook after the first Israeli-Gaza war in 2009, directing officials on how to portray Israel as peace-loving, well-intentioned and persecuted by the Palestinian people.
Someone is watching Netanyahu warning Palestinians in Israel not to resort to violence, as well as victims, while trying to protect themselves from police brutality and assassination by Jewish militant groups.
I have written about this hasbara deception of self-deception, in several articles in the 2014 Gaza war, here, here and there, for example.
What I found to be the most instructive in my study of the war and the falsehoods of Israel is that Israel did not bring in anything new deception, except, perhaps, to spread rumors.
Many of the former colonists called their enemies terrorists, accused them of being cowards, and used civilians as human skins, blah blah blah.
But what about these colonizers and their lies?
It can be difficult or impossible to hope for the best in the short term. But once the dust settles in another brutal Israeli war, the Israelites will find themselves reunited with millions of Palestinians determined to regain their freedom.
Like the twelve colonial powers he led, especially the Western powers in South Africa and Algeria, Israel will soon have to choose: to live in peace or to renounce shame.
There is no reason to delay the inevitability and the suffering that is taking place.