« | Home | »

The Peace Camp’s Despair

Tags: |

Uri Avnery on ‘The Pied Piper of Zion’:

The Israeli peace camp is in a state of despair. The size and power of the right wing is growing. Almost daily, obnoxious new laws are proposed and enacted, some of them with an unmistakable fascist flavor. The Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has surrounded himself with a bunch of male and female rowdies mainly from his Likud party, compared to whom he is a liberal. The main opposition party, the “Zionist Camp” (alias Labor), could be called Likud B.

Apart from some dozens of fringe groups who brave this wave and do admirable work, each in its chosen niche, the peace camp is paralyzed by its own despair. Its slogan could well be “Nothing can be done anymore. No point doing anything”.

Comments on “The Peace Camp’s Despair”

  1. editor@dailydetox.org says:

    Three weeks ago the Israeli writer Ronit Matalon took a similarly pessimistic look at Israel in her interview with Le Monde.(January 9 edition). A translation is available at http://www.dailydetox.org. Scroll a little down from the top.

  2. Graucho says:

    Taking the long view, demographics will determine the matter. The ultra orthodox settlers are out breeding other Israelis, the Palestinians are outbreeding all Israelis and most important of all Israel’s traditional base of support in the U.S. Jews and Christian evangelicals are shrinking as a proportion of the population. It is quite conceivable that a couple of generations down the road a U.S. government will decide that an ultra orthodox utterly intransigent Israel is more trouble than it is worth and impose a settlement at the point of a cheque book. The inconvenient truth about terrorism is that it is all too often effective as the Stern gang and the Irgun amply demonstrated and as so did the IRA who now have their hands on the levers of power in Northern Ireland.A bloody road ahead I fear.

Comment on this post

Log in or register to post a comment.


  • Recent Posts

    RSS – posts

  • Contributors

  • Recent Comments

    • Mark Dando on The Eighth Hill of Rome: Decades later on the other side of the world, I feel slightly guilty when I look at some pieces of broken amphora on my terrace pilfered when we livin...
    • Chris Lintott on A Meteor in the Saturnian Sky: I'm not sure it's true that Cassini could have been solar powered - no mission relying on solar power has operated so far from the Sun. Technology is ...
    • IPFreely on ‘Herr Müller wants to talk to you’: An AfD leader, Gauland, is now saying that Germans have nothing to do with the Nazi era and that it is time to move on - quite what he wants to move o...
    • vanini on A Meteor in the Saturnian Sky: While it's appropriate to celebrate Cassini's amazing scientific discoveries, there should be a mention of Cassini's dark side: it carried 72 lb of th...
    • Stu Bry on In Praise of Process: While I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments in the blog I find it strange that there is no consideration of Process in terms of EU accountability...

    RSS – comments

  • Contact

  • Blog Archive

Advertisement Advertisement