Thursday, January 26, 2006

Once again, the Palestinians miss an opportunity.

The Late Israeli foreign minister Aba Edan once stated that the Palestinians never miss and opportunity to miss an opportunity. Well after the election results in the Palestinian territories, the Palestinians not only have missed another opportunity, but what may very well have been they're LAST opportunity for peace.

Everything was there to accommodate their dream of a Palestinian state. And I do mean Evreything!

-You had the West which was very eager to help out the PA in financial and political support to help build a solid infrastructure for a future Palestinian state.
-One of Israel's most hawkish Prime Ministers, went so far as abandoning his own party in order to create a centrist alternative that would be more appealing to both the Israeli population as well as the Palestinian negotiators in the hope of advancing peace.
-Since the death of Arafat, The top leadership started to loosen up its social policies to make freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of association more available to its population. Hoping to stir constructive debates within their society that would contribute to the idealism of a bright and hopeful Palestine.

What do they do? They piss it all away by electing Hamas members to represent them in the legislature. What does all this mean? Well...

1. As Hamas is on the terrorist list of almost every single country in the western world, don't expect many of them to rush to the aid (financial or political) of a such a government.
2. Kadima support within Israel will certainly collapse and head towards the uber-hawkish Likud led by Benjamin Netanyahu. With the Iranian threat looming, and having a legislature led by a group of fanatics in which the main principle is the destruction of the Jewish state, I don't think the Israeli people will be in a very forgiving mood in such an atmosphere.
3. All those civil liberties advantages that the people have enjoyed, will no doubt be crushed as by the Taliban of Palestine. And those elections that they have just had...well...don't expect Hamas to honor standard code of democracy when their "term limit" runs out.

So with the election results, they have possibly
1)alienated themselves from western support as none would b eager to work with a terrorist organization.
2) Scared the Israeli population back into the loving arms of the Israeli Hawks. and 3) Threw out whatever liberties that have enjoyed since the death of Yassir Arafat.

Major missed opportunity. As usual, logic never seems to prevail among the mentality of the Arab population throughout the Middle East. God knows what will happen next.

3 Comments:

At Thursday, 26 January, 2006, Blogger Blake said...

Good, good post.

No, check that: superb post.

 
At Thursday, 26 January, 2006, Blogger Canadi-anna said...

It is a great post.
I'm afraid I haven't followed this as closely as I might have if we hadn't been going through out own election.
It's unfortunate that what was likely intended as a protest vote will now form government.

 
At Thursday, 15 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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