The utopia of the Palestinian state

The Israeli society of the 21st century (80% of Jews compared to 20% of Arab population), would be a melting pot of races, customs, languages and values that would only have in common their Jewish origin and in which a coup would be taking place of the silent hand of an ultra-orthodox minority (the “haredim” who, although they only represent 10% of their population, would be a state within the state) to engulf all sensitive areas of the Jewish state’s power (Interior, Housing, Mosad and the commanders of the IDF or Jewish Army) and try to impose the “Halajá” or Jewish law on more than 40% of the population that declares itself secular, a segment of European affiliation, immersed in Western culture and way of life and that wishes to be governed by civil law as in other Western formal democracies.

Towards a theocratic-military regime in Israel?

The vast majority of Israeli society would be a silent accomplice and necessary collaborator in the implementation of xenophobic sentiment against the Arab-Israeli population (according to the survey on civil rights “Association for Civil Rights in Israel Annual Report for 2007” published by the Haaretz newspaper, the number of Jews expressing feelings of hatred towards Arabs has doubled and about 60% of Israeli Jews would already oppose equal rights for their fellow Arabs) and the rise of apartheid regime in the Palestinian ghettos of The West Bank and Gaza, in which the Palestinian population would be subject to the legal-military regime instead of depending on civil power such as Israel, a syndrome known as “the Tel Aviv bubble.”

Consequently, we could witness the worsening of the civil fracture of Israeli society in the coming years, a prelude to a subsequent totalitarian drift of the current Israeli democracy that will culminate with the establishment in the Israeli State of a theocratic-military regime. This will mean that large sectors of Israeli secular and urban youth will have to choose to join the list of remote-controlled settlers by the Haredim or to emigrate to the West to escape the Israeli theocratic-military dystopia of the next decade. However, the German-Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt in her book “Eichmann in Jerusalem”, subtitled “A Report on the Banality of Evil”, helped us to understand the reasons for the individual’s renunciation of his critical capacity (freedom) to This time alerts us to the need to always be vigilant against the foreseeable repetition of the “trivialization of evil” by the rulers of any political system, including the sui-generic Jewish democracy, because according to Maximiliano Korstanje “fear and not the banality of evil makes man renounce his critical will but it is important not to lose sight of the fact that in this act the subject continues to be ethically responsible for his resignation ”.

Are the settlers the spearhead of the Haredim?

According to the census drawn up by the Israeli Interior Ministry, when the Oslo Accords were signed (1993), some 250,000 settlers populated the occupied territories, while at present there would be more than 700,000 settlers who would spread their tentacles throughout the West Bank (140 settlements among the that would stand out Hebron and especially the Jordan Valley that dominates the fertile half of the river and would be a true outpost to control the Jordanian border) in addition to East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, together with the planned completion of the West Bank Wall that would include approximately 10% of the territory of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem where some 60,000 Palestinian houses could be demolished due to the lack of official permits. Thus, before the recent elections, Netanyahu reaffirmed “the right of the Jewish people to build in Jerusalem”, (which would translate according to the Arutz 2 television channel into the construction of 1,400 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, the Jewish quarter of East Jerusalem located beyond the so-called Green Line), because in his words “even the Palestinians know that these places will be under Israeli sovereignty under any kind of arrangement”.

Since the Labor Party promoted the settlements in 1967, the Israeli State would have spent a whopping € 7,500 million and according to Maayan Geva, from B’Tselem, (Israeli Center for Information on Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) “said politics has consumed the budget for education, social welfare and non-arms research “and has helped” to increase poverty, with almost a million people below the minimum threshold, including 30% of the child population “so It is not surprising that with the scourge of the crisis, since 2007 there has been an annual growth of its population of between 5 and 10%, (twice as fast as in the national group).

Given that 75% of the settlers are ultra-Orthodox (more than 500,000), in recent years a dangerous symbiosis has developed in the occupied territories of Palestine between the political leaders of the settlers and the rabbis who have preached their opposition for decades. to any territorial compromise with the Palestinians and have tried to give a religious justification to the illegal Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Thus, Israeli extremist rabbis would train settlers in schools located in illegally built settlements in the West Bank and the city of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) to commit terrorist acts against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank (Attacks of Hate and Revenge), according to has informed the general security services of Jewish Intelligence (Shabak) in a report published on the website ‘Israeli Central Issues’. The utopia of the Palestinian state

Former President Jimmy Carter, who went down in history by achieving the historic Camp David agreement between Israel and Egypt in 1979 in his book ‘Palestine, Peace not Apartheid’, Carter denounces the “apartheid system that Israel applies to the Palestinians.” . Likewise, in the aforementioned book, he denounces “the breach by Israel of the commitments acquired in 2003 under the auspices of George W. Bush”, which included the demands of the total and permanent freezing of the settlements of Jewish settlers in the West Bank as well as such as the Right of Return for the nearly 800,000 Palestinians who were forced to leave Israel after its constitution as a state in 1948 (nakba). This roadmap was initially accepted by Israel and subsequently ratified by Olmert and Abbas at the Annapolis Summit (2007) with the demand to “end the policy of building settlements in the West Bank and relax the military controls that restrict life to the point of paroxysm. daily life of the Palestinians ”. Carter’s clear message would be that “peace is possible through dialogue and that Israel and the United States have to negotiate with Hamas and Syria, two crucial actors in Middle East politics,” postulates that would be a missile on the line. of floating doctrine of the Netanyahu Government that aspires to resurrect the endemism of Greater Israel (Eretz Israel).

This Doctrine would clash with the vision of Theodor Herzl, considered the Father of the current State of Israel and founder of Zionism by promoting the creation of the OSM (World Zionist Organization), in his book “The Jewish State: essay of a modern solution of the Jewish question ”, proposed the creation of an independent and sovereign Jewish State for all the Jews of the world and in his work“ The Old New Earth ”(1902), he lays the foundations of the current Jewish State as a utopia of a modern, democratic and prosperous. in which the Jewish people were projected within the context of the quest for rights for stateless national minorities of the time, such as Armenians and Arabs. Later, in 1938, the visionary Einstein warned of the dangers of an exclusionary Zionism by stating “I wish a reasonable agreement could be reached with the Arabs on the basis of a peaceful life in common since it seems to me that this would be preferable to the creation of a Jewish State ”, theses impossible to germinate in the theocratic-military wasteland of the current State of Israel, with which the creation of a Palestinian State will continue to be a utopia.

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Germán Gorráiz López

Germán Gorráiz López is a political analyst writing on economic and geopolitical issues. His articles appear in a number of publications in Europe and the United States.

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