The human spirit has a great capacity for righteousness and understanding. It sees through the cloudiest day. It sees through the darkest night. It breaks off the indignities of injustice. It gives hope to the distraught.
The human spirit knows that Apartheid Israel is not ready for peace no matter who is Prime Minister. The structure of the Apartheid Israeli system of government is such that it has to rule by a coalition government. Thus the weakest link within that coalition has all the power within that government for if its policies are not adhered to than the government will be toppled.
There are now at least 6 major parties that will compete in any future elections for the Apartheid Knesset seats each receiving about 15 seats on average, with the rest controlled by smaller political parties. The party with the highest seats is expected to be Likud with only 24, a far cry from the 61 needed to rule alone. Thus any government that will run Israel will have to have the likes of the Shas Party, whose spiritual leader wants to annihilate Palestinians, much less make peace with them; or with the Yisrael Beiteinu Party, whose leader is as fanatical as they come.
It is politically impossible for Israel to want a final peace agreement with the likes of these extremist parties within any government, either of which will most likely be a part of any coalition government. With the Kadima Party and the new unnamed Party likely to be formed by recently turned politician, Channel 2 anchorman Yair Lapid, not likely to strike a deal with Apartheid-in-Chief Netanyahu, Likud will have to turn once again to one or both the Shas and Yisrael Beteinu parties to join his coalition again.
The Parties to the center or left of Apartheid Israeli political ideologies cannot form a coalition government as the Shas and Yisrael Beteinu parties are too far right in their ideologies to join the likes of Kadima and Labor. But even if I am wrong and they do join a government led by Labor or Kadima, then their participation in any government will conditioned on an adherence to their political ideologies—continuation of settlement expansion around Jerusalem and in the West Bank which is in effect death to any two state solution.
But this only brings hope as the human spirit knows that apartheid cannot be sustained. The divisions in Apartheid Israel can only lead to the destruction of Israeli form of government, i.e. the Israeli apartheid system and to the eventual one state solution.
Let me explain.
Apartheid Israel cannot continue to function as it does. It is a house divided. Read my article entitled Apartheid Israel is a House Divided (http://fadizanayed.blogspot.com/2012/01/apartheid-israel-is-house-divided-it.html). It has too many obvious divisions within its political makeup that is cannot function for much longer.
Briefly, the divisions are within its political system, its divisions between Jews and Arabs within its mist; its military occupation rule over 4.5 Palestinians while it rules differently the five hundred thousand illegal apartheid settlers in the West Bank; its division of cultures: Jews only by-pass roads, different license plates for Jews and Palestinians, an apartheid separation wall, electronic prison holding fences around Palestinian towns, restricted entry and exist points dotting the West Bank Palestinian towns, destruction of Palestinian agriculture, and the humiliating and offensive checkpoints that are a daily reminder that the Palestinian soul is not free.
These divisions that a politically divided Apartheid Israel perpetuates each time it has an election only leads to the self-destructive path that it will eventually succumb to.
Given that the system of government in Apartheid Israel cannot possibly lead to a final peace settlement, any negotiation with it is a complete waste of time as Apartheid Israel only wants to delay the inevitable—the Palestinian human spirit’s desire to be free which will cause Apartheid Israel’s destruction and the eventual one state solution.
Still Palestinian leaders in Ramallah have caved in to pressures from King Abdullah of Jordan and to the Quartet members of the United States, European Union, Soviet Union and the United Nations and have met twice with the chief Israeli negotiator in Amman, Jordan these past two weeks.
To further entice the Palestinians to continue to negotiate, Chief Apartheid Netanyahu is about to give the Fatah led West Bank more land to control. This appeasement mentality is another delay tactic which is meant to continue the Israeli apartheid practices. There is no hint that Apartheid Israel will stop settlement expansion; that it will begin final status talks on Jerusalem, right of return and borders; or that peace will definitely come at some real definite time. Rather, Apartheid Israel wants to delay, delay, delay.
Further, appeasement measures by Chief Apartheid Netanyahu are meant to destroy reconciliation attempts between Fatah and Hamas and to prevent Palestinians from seeking international recognition at the UN. It is very likely that pressure upon President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Fatah Party, to meet with Apartheid Israeli negotiators is meant to lead Hamas to withdraw from reconciliation with Fatah. Fatah should not participate in the schemes of Apartheid Israel and its chief supporter the US.
While I understand that the monetary incentives that the West provides the Fatah led government in the West Bank are stabilizing to the economy and political fervor of Palestinians, negotiations with Israel is like burying oneself in the ground with just enough air, water and food—in essence killing the human spirit to be free.
The human spirit to be free overcame a British King as American colonist declared its Independence on July 4, 1776 with the words: “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The human spirit revolutionized France in 1789 to unshackle the traditions and hierarchy concepts of the monarchy, aristocracy and religious authority and bring forth new Enlightenment principles of equality, citizenship and inalienable rights.
The human spirit brought down apartheid in South Africa.
The human spirit ousted the mighty British Empire from India.
The human spirit completely destroyed the slavery mentality in America only to revitalize itself and bring forth equality to all men, woman and children.
The human spirit will eventually destroy the apartheid practices of Israel. It is inevitable. A one state solution is the only alternative to Apartheid Israel.
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