The human face of conflict. war, political threat, Intifada, struggle for the good life, women and their loved ones searching for the "good life" under war. Israel, the Israel Palestinian conflict.
What a sick charade. Sick, because no one in the democratic party seemed the least put out when Obama demoted Jerusalem to secondary status leaving Israel sliced like a watermelon, exposed, vulnerable, and there for the taking.
No. What went on yesterday was the opposite of democracy not even so much because the mayor of LA overruled the majority, but because it became so apparent that the only issue here was how Obama would win his election. In school, we were taught that politicians stood for something; that they had moral standards, that they cared for vital issues - anything. Not so today my fellow Americans. Today, anything and everything is up for grabs. Democracies, allies of the US, are sold - or simply thrown away, as disposable as used teabags. Obama had Israel's back on the day he addressed Aipac. Not so the day after. His policies have demonstrated his indifference to Israel's stand on the Arab Israeli conflict, as on the very real existential threat that Iran has issued - and that is his right.He is entitled to his vision for the future of the US - though treating Israel's President with the disdain that he did, when Natanyahu came calling, went way beyond political choice. However, scrambling as he did yesterday to replace Jerusalem on Israel's map crossed all acceptable standards. Jerusalem, America's pawn, has been put back on the chessboard for today, but what about tomorrow? Where will Obama stand then? Then he will stand, as he does today, firmly and staunchly, for himself.
The Human Face of Conflict www.Israelathebook.com
Israela: secrets, lies, and alienation. Heroism. Arabs saving Jews and Jews healing Arabs in Israel. Israela: An eternal struggle for peace. Three women and their loved ones seeking the "good life" under war. The complex social structure of Israel, tradition, history, war, Intifada, and love.
Author Batya Casper.