Yes, Mr Olmert should stay - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bader Abu-Ghosh
    • 14.08.06 | 13:23 (IDT)

    Yes, Mr Olmert should stay ? he has shown to all and sundry the true roadmap to peace. Additionally, as if all else was not enough, it is considered by many sophisticated and informed Arabs everywhere that all the Palestinian refugee camps in every Arab country (e.g. Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, etc.) are, in essence, ?lands occupied by Israel?; this is particularly so in light of the UN Security Council resolutions requiring the repatriation of all these refugees back to their original homeland. Israel not only demands that these nations to cater, provide for and pay for these refugees being there (one need not state in which human conditions), but further requires them to control these people?s political aspirations and expressions on fear of Israeli pitiless retribution. All will suffer if any Palestinian refugee does, or says, anything that may be perceived as interfering with Israel?s national security. Israel alone monopolises the concept of National Security! So is the case with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and the others ? (in fact, Syria is asked not to home certain of these Palestinians in their country [send them where? one wonders!]). All Arabs believe that the real aim of these Israeli policies are to suffocate any aspirations and/or protests by keeping them weak, intimidated and, most importantly, helpless and, therefore, succumbing. Will national Resistance movements be established to free these ?lands occupied by Israel?? Only the Israeli leaders have the answer. I pray that whatever is done this time, matters are resolved where the real causes, and not the real symptoms (the two not to be confused) are attended to ably and significantly by the leaders on both sides. Suffice it to say, Mr Olmert has, wittingly or otherwise, established the true way forward for all. In reality, all these wars are nothing short of a close family dispute over land inheritance. God Bless all concerned. Bader

    from the article: Olmert should stay
    First published 00:00 14.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 14.08.06
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