Sunday, January 10, 2010
12. Boycotts in themselves will not work, but may indirectly make the general public more political aware of what the Palestinian/Israel conflict is about and eventually - hopefully - also lead to sanctions imposed by the United Nations and which may prove to be more effective. There are marked similarities between the former Soviet Union, South Africa, Nazi Germany and present day Israel (Marxism, Apartheid, National Socialism and Herzl's Zionism) in that they all had failed the test of times. They were man made ideologies, hence had limited lifespans, even though some of them were/are masquerading as mere pseudo-democracies. Israel may be able to sustain itself military for some time, but not all the time. One day it is bound to collapse and transformed into a unitary state (which was the initially the idea), embracing both Jews and Arab/Palestinians. It's now clear that a two state solution will not and can never happen. A unitary state is the best and most democratic solution, admittedly with all its attendant teething troubles we can hope and pray for as there is no other alternative. Remember: history is never static, it repeats itself; the same mistakes are being made over and over again, but in the end something quite different will emerge.