Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Waltz with Bibi

Waltz with Bibi
By Gilad Atzmon

An old Israeli Joke

Rightwing Settler: Next summer we are going to expel all the Palis who are still on our land.

Leftwing Israeli: This is fine with us, but just make sure that you use air-conditioned buses.

Netanyahu’s speech on Sunday taught us once again that Jewish national political polarity is a myth. In reality, there is no such thing.

Once the Zionist political soup is ready to be served, there is no real difference between Benyamin Netanyahu and the so-called ‘Israeli left.’

They all say YES to a Palestinian state and NO to the Right of Return, for what they really want is the ‘Jews only state.’

A few months ago we wondered where the Israeli ‘left’ is, as if there has ever been such a thing. Now we happen to wonder where the ‘right’ is.

In fact, in Israel, all you have is rabid racist rightists. People who sincerely believe in the bizarre Jewish right to celebrate their national aspirations at the expense of others.

They all believe in Jewish isolation and segregation. All they really want is a sealed Jewish ghetto located on historical Palestine. They want to be surrounded by high separation walls. They actually don’t mind if there is a Palestinian state behind these walls as long as they don’t see it, they don’t smell it and they don’t hear it. They do not mind a Palestinian state as long as it doesn’t own its sky and they succeed in grabbing all its water.

Interestingly enough, they all manage to forget that in this saga they are not alone, there are Palestinians as well.

They somehow forget that it is actually down to the Palestinians to agree upon the existence of a Jewish state over their land, cities, villages, fields and orchards, around their rivers and near to their shore.

Honestly, I do not think that this is ever going to happen.

More than a while ago the Jewish state crossed into the no return zone, its disintegration is imminent. Even Barack Obama won’t be able to save it.