|Three weeks into the Gaza War - a somber and sober assessment, with some historical perspectives||Adam Keller - what to do in the face of this terrible situation, the like of which we have never known?
First of all, not to give up. Continue to struggle, continue to raise our voice, even in difficult conditions of isolation. Even when anyone who utters a critical voice - even to simply condemn all killing of children, whatever their ethnicity - may be denounced as "a terrorist supporter" and become a target for the harassment of the authorities and the violence of the thugs of the extreme right.
Second, to hope (and pray, those who believe that Someone is hearing prayers...) that the credit that President Biden and the European leaders give to Israel is not unlimited, and that they will at least prevent atrocities and horrors from becoming a full-fledged Genocide.
To struggle, to hope, to pray, and to guard the embers of peace and coexistence between the two peoples in this land. And more elementary than peace - try to nurture decency and simple humanity and let them survive the tide of hatred and bloodshed.||27/10/2023|
|Israelis, Palestinians, Gaza, Hamas - trying to preserve sanity ||On October 6, 1973, the Egyptian army crossed the Suez Canal. This was a strategic surprise, Israeli intelligence did not foresee it and the IDF was not prepared for it. This was the beginning of a difficult and bitter war.
Fifty years and one day later, on October 7, 2023, Hamas crossed the border of the Gaza Strip. And once again it was a strategic surprise, which Israeli intelligence did not foresee and the IDF was not prepared for. And apparently this is again the beginning of a hard and bitter war.
The similarity between the two situations - fifty years ago and now - is not reduced to the strategic surprise that the State of Israel received. There is a great similarity between the background in the years preceding the 1973 war and the background in the last years preceding today`s outbreak.Is history repeating itself?||10/10/2023|