Gideon Levy is as superfluous - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shlomo
    • 10.07.05 | 17:00 (IDT)

    The analysis of Gideon Levy is as superfluous as the talks about "children of light and children of darkness". The investments into the Olympic Games will bring profits to many companies, communities and citizens of the affluent West. Much of the investments into the Third World drowns in the swamp of mismanagement, corruption, rapid population growth, patriarchal social relations, kinsmanship and other problems of the Arab world of today. Gideon Levy is right, when he says, that the West could do much more to make situation in the Third World better, could save lives and make them better. Though I admit, that my opinion on this matter is quite ignorant, the idea to cancel Africa's debts seems for me a good one. However, the Third World, including the Arab and Muslim world, will not change and will not become better as the result of the Western help. If the Muslim world doesn't change from within, and very quickly, as the matter of decades and not centuries, it may bring about terrible disasters to the entire world and to the Muslim world more than anybody else. The Muslim societies must undergo most revolutionary changes, the heads of hundreds of millions must change. And Arab and Muslim intellectuals understand it much better, than we, the outsiders. Meanwhile, we, the West (including Israel) have to be strong, resolute, courageous, united and wise. When force is necessary, it should be employed. When the economical assistence is necessary -- it should be employed. I believe, that the world is facing very tough times, but that ultimately the humankind will find its way to better times. Including our region, the Middle East.

    from the article: A world path not followed
    First published 00:00 10.07.05 | Last updated 00:00 10.07.05
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