14.6.06

The problem with Israel's 'right to exist'

Does Israel's right to exist imply the killing of children in Palestine and Iraq ?
Does Isarel's right to exist imply the destruction of Palestine ?
Does Israel's right to exist imply the destruction of the Palestinians, their culture and their society ?
Does Israel's right to exist imply the worldwide stigamtisation of Islam and Muslims ?
Does Israel's right to exist imply creating, through its neo-con American friends and defenders, perpetual chaos in the middle east in order to have its hands free to assassinate and kill any viable and human solution to the occupation of Palestine and to consolidate its imperial hold on the whole region ?
Does Israel's right to exist imply perpetual meddling in Lebanon, including the infamous Sabra and Chatila massacres and recent car bombings as well as meddling in other neighbouring Arab countries and their destabilisation ?

In addition to all of this, Israel have been practising targeted assassinations, unconventional warfare, secretly developing its nuclear arsenal and ignoring UN resolutions. And the list of Israel's crimes cited here is only symbolic, neither representative, neither exhaustive.

The world interrupted aid to the Palestinians, pushing them further into poverty, malnutrition, medicare scarcity and civil war, only to force them into...recognizing Israel's right to exist ! The recognition of Israel's right to exist in such a way by the occupied can turn into a collective act of suicide. I think the problem of the 'right to exist' is a false problem when taken in its absolute and not legal sense. Israel has been considering the 'right to exist' only in its absolute metaphysical sense. However, legally, the right to exist is mainly about the practical possibility of existence in regards to Others. There is no possible legal existence in the void, in contempt of Others. 'Right' makes reference to law. Israel is not respecting international law in its definition of its 'right to exist'. In addition, it is not respecting other people's right to exist on the same land, namely those whom Israel dispossessed, the Palestinians.

Fatah has recognised Israel before and because of Isarel's unique conception of its right to exist this has led to more shrinking of the Palestinian territories, more killings, more contempt for international resolutions and more wars in the middle east. Israel's goal is to eliminate the Palestinians and its hesitant participation in peace talks always led to the collapse of the talks. the only things Israel was able to do are cosmetic moves meant to gain time and alleviate pressure while advancing its own agenda: the greater Israel in George Bush's greater submitted, bloodied and exhausted middle east.

6 comments:

yonatan, israel said...

so according you, israel has no right to exist.

Sophia said...

I think the problem of the 'right to exist' is a false problem when taken in its absolute and not its legal sense. israel has been taking the 'right to exist' in its absolute metaphysical sense and not legal sense. However, legally, the right to exist is mainly about the practical possibility of existence in regards to Others. There is no possible legal existence in the void, in contempt of Others.

yonatan,israel said...

i don't so goog in english so i don't understand you. can yo explain me you're opinion simply?

Sophia said...

Yonatan,

'Right' makes reference to law. israel is not respecting international law in its definition of its 'right to exist'. In addition it is not respecting other people's right to exist, namely those whom Israel dispossessed, the Palestinians.

Sophia said...

Yonatan,
Thanks for making me clarify more my point.

Anonymous said...

Israel is not only asking for recognition but it wants the Palestinians to recognize that Israel is a Jewish State. That is like asking Black South Africans to recognize the existence of an Apartheid state from their Bantustans.

Recognition always involves reciprocity and the exchange of ambassadors. Something that the Israelis will not do. That means they would have to recognize borders and respect the citizens of Palestine.

Issam

 
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