Always in Our Minds....

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Truth

It seems that the world is more and more realizing that a just solution for the endless Middle East crisis can be only achieved when everybody gets his rights.

In his article "What is 'brave' about giving back something you have stolen?" published by The Independent on August 6th,2006, John McCarthy clearly showed the simplest yet so far expected solution for a sustainable peace in the Midddle East:

"Israel has been occupying Palestinian land, in defiance of UN resolutions, for almost 40 years. Instead of insisting on Israel leaving all Palestinian territories, Mr Blair spoke of the former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's "brave step of disengagement from Gaza" last year. What is brave about giving back something you have stolen, still keeping the rightful owners in a virtual prison? Until the safety and human rights of Palestinians - and of all people in the region - are valued as much and put on an equal footing with those of Israelis, there is no hope for a peaceful settlement."

Mr. McCarthy was kidnapped in Lebanon in 1986 and held for five years, yet he was able to see how thinsg are far away from just. I would like to personally thank him for his "courage" to say what he says in a world where it is a taboo to condemn Israel or its actions.

For the full article writem by Mr. McCarthy, please visit the following link:
http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article1215898.ece

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