Diese Überschrift eines Artikels von Mona Eltahawy, der in der ägyptischen Zeitung Daily News Egypt resümiert eigentlich, was ich in zahlreichen Diskussionen hier bereits schrieb. Israel und der Hass auf Israel ist nur Mittel zum Zweck und dient vor allem denjenigen, die den Hass schüren und eine Feindschaft aufrecht erhalten. Welchen Grund hätte Israel gehabt, den nächsten Abschnitt auf dem Weg zu einem palästinensischen Staat nicht zu gehen, wenn die Raketen nach einem Abzug der Siedler und der Armee aus Gaza nicht geflogen wären? Zurück zum Artikel von Mona Eltahawy:

On Sunday, a man on a bicycle blew himself up in the middle of an anti-Israel demonstration in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The technique legitimized and blessed by clerics throughout the Arab world as a weapon against Israel had gone haywire and was used against Arabs protesting Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. That twisted and morbid full circle completed on the streets of Mosul can be captured only by paraphrasing Karl Marx - Israel is the opium of the people. What else explains the collective amnesia on display this weekend in the Middle East? Has Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni forgotten already that just last year she was close to ousting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for his handling of Israel’s 2006 war on Lebanon launched under very similar circumstances to those that preceded the bombardment of Gaza? And yet there she was making the rounds of U.S. Sunday news shows to explain why Israel had to act against the Muslim militant Hamas movement in power in Gaza. von hier

Sie hat aber auch konkrete Vorstellungen von dem, was folgen muss:

We honor the dead by smashing through the region’s amnesia until we break through to the taboos and continue to smash. Talking to Hamas? Israel should do it if it will end the violence. Focusing on internal issues in each Arab country and ignoring the opium that is Israel? Egyptians, Jordanians, Lebanese, Syrians et al should do it before their respective states fail for the sake of Palestine. Palestinians still have no state. What a shame it would be for one Arab state after the other to fail in the name of Palestine. auch von hier

Eine andere muslimische Stimme:

The Muslim Canadian Congress (MCC) has expressed alarm at the on-going Israeli attacks on Gaza and has asked the international community to intervene and bring about an immediate ceasefire. In a statement, the MCC condemned the disproportionate response by the IDF to the rocket attacks by Hamas, leading to hundreds of casualties. von hier

via Jewschool.