Stephen Lendman’s article “The Illusion of Israeli/Palestinian Peace for Our Time”, hits all the right notes and exposes the absurdity of “talks”, which the American Secretary of State, John Kerry, refers to as “the basis for resuming direct final status negotiations.” Moreover, it is an article, which facilitates simple analogies, that might make that absurdity obvious to even the most myopic among us.
He writes; “America is no honest broker. It never was,” before going on to state that “longstanding unresolved final status issues are off the table”, while referring to the myth of an Israeli peace camp as “an unborn baby” and reaching the conclusion that it is the Palestinians who have no peace partner. There can be no argument here, even if we might want to ask, and who and what exactly are the PA negotiating for? Indeed, it is that question along with the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine and America’s role as a dishonest broker, which brings us to our analogy.
It is a bit like somebody moves into one of the rooms in your house, then you wake up one morning and find out that he has brought in ten mates to stay with him, you try to resist him and his ten mates, you even go to the courts, where your right to the house is confirmed, and an injunction is issued where his mates have to get out of the rooms, but instead of them getting out you find another five of his mates have moved in and taken over practically all of the house until you find yourself in the cellar and having to get his permission to come upstairs to use a corner of the garden. Then it goes back to the courts and the guy who originally occupied your house turns up with another best mate and they tell you that you will have to get out of the cellar, but you can live in a trailer in the corner of the garden and they will even throw in a flat screen television for the guy who signed the papers, which handed over the ownership of the house, to smooth the deal.