and Useless Part2
Supporters of the Palestinian cause can be divided into two clategories:
the Purists, and
the Best-Resultists. I take it for granted that they are all honest, have
all a golden hearts
and would all give their life for the cause.
1) They believe that what ought to be, will eventually come to be. They
what is right, and will accept nothing but.
2) They make comparisons with all the cases in which what is right came
They neglect the cases in which what is right did not come to be. They
3) They are disconnected from reality. They do not consider what is specific
in the Palestinian question, which may demand a treatment different from
examples they want to follow.
4) They have no real strategy. They have no faith in the Palestinian people.
Salvation will come from external pressure. From the US or the European
Union, or from world public opinion. They do not believe that a solution
come from the Palestinian people. The shortcoming of the Purists results
a lack of vision and creative imagination.
5) forms and definitions are very important to them. If they encounter
the expression "Jewish Nation" they could spend a lot of energy to
demonstrate that the "Jewish Nation" does not exist. They cannot
realize that there is something in the minds of millions of Jews, which
consider to be the "Jewish Nation". Whether it exist as such, or in any
way, should have no importance. It is enough that we agree that when we
of the "Jewish Nation" we mean what some millions Jews believe it is.
thing is that we know what we are talking about. But the purist will tell
it is not enough that we know what we are talking about. We must fight
that there exists a "Jewish Nation", even though it exists in the minds
Let me define as "JN" what millions of Jews, wrongly believe to be the
Now we have two expressions "Jewish Nation" which is an abomination to
pronounce, and JN which indicates what the Jews believe as being the Jewish
which in reality does not exist, but does exist as a belief. Therefore
but Jewish Nation does not exist. Now the Purists could possibly be satisfied.
However, some will protest that JN in spite of its correct definition,
has the same
initials as the abominated Jewish Nations. And it can go on and on in
to those words and other words. Purity is very demanding.
1) They know that to be right, is not enough. They know that not everything
obtained at once. They are prepared to go by steps, provided that a given
step does not jeopardize the next ones.
2) They give importance to feasibility and credibility. Strategy is for
prime importance. Nothing will come by itself. It must be fought at many
Educational, public opinion, dividing the ranks of the enemies, unifying
the Palestinian ranks, considering every potential people or government
with respect of its becoming a potential friend. It might have to be fought
at the resistance level against the occupier on occupied land.
3) They expect success will come when the Palestinian people will take
their fate into their own hands. US, EU, and public opinion are not to
neglected, but are to be considered as important auxiliary factors. The
factor is the Palestinian people following a strategy of success, of vision
of creative imagination.
to be followed by part3
nb. part1 is available from Clement