That would definitely be an important first step as it could change the minds of many citizens and seeing the most Western countries, including the USA which is one of the main countries in question, are democratic, the opinion of the nation is vital in the policy of the country. “Israel actions will only breed extremism for generations to come, and extremism is a threat to all of us, regardless of our nationality, religion or political beliefs… We urge you, to give a voice to those who have been silenced… for the sake of Gaza, for the sake of its children and for the sake of humanity please do not be silent” (Queen Rania)
Another clear problem would be the significant differentiation appearing which is in the race and religious beliefs of the people. It seems that the liberation of the African Americans did not properly teach its lesson. Unless it becomes a universal understanding that we are all equal, peace shall never be within grasp. It is not only wrong to assume that an entire religion or race is wrong based on what a minority of them does, but it is insane. A mistake that gets no one anywhere. This message needs to be delivered across.
Muslims cannot be accused of being extremists and closed minded when it is the others who won’t give them a chance to express their views. In return, we as Arabs should be able to see the difference between Israeli politics and some Israeli civilians. As the well-known and respected peaceful leader Gandhi said, an eye for an eye leaves the world blind. We cannot hate or discriminate against them for simply carrying a certain nationality. As we read in the facts above, a small minority risked their lives for the sake of fighting for what they believed was right, risked their lives to protect many Palestinian children.
It cannot be said that the Palestinians that are residing in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have any of the luxuries that the rest of us take for granted almost every day. They live in a cruel and abnormal, rather inhuman, limbo. This cannot continue at this state or else an entire nation, if not two, will be destroyed. The whole basis of this would be the fact that the Jews faced similar treatment during World War II, and found refugee in the small and resistant country of Palestine.
“And yet, to ease their consciences, these Christian nations of the West are asking Palestine-a poor and tiny Moslem country of the East-to accept the entire burden. “We have hurt these people terribly,” cries the West to the East. “Won’t you please take care of them for us? “” Faced with this problem, there is possibly a way out. That would be giving the Israeli people themselves the opportunity to choose where they want to go. It seems unlikely that they would’ve wanted little Palestine had it not been the only option. A simple poll or survey is in order.
Once that is done, the results should be peacefully discussed (as if such a concept exists in politics) in the United Nations. From there, we can liberate Palestine from the invasion of Israel, seeing as the land is not rightfully theirs. How can we persuade them of such? Well, considering this path was actually taken, the world would have reached a mature stage where logic is finally an element in dealing with one nation and another, rather then the constant play in arms race and propaganda.
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