06 October 2006

An Urgent Call

The following call is from our fellow blogger Sophia at Les Politiques:
"Foreword:
Because the US, the first power in the world, is an integral part of the Israeli-Arab conflict, siding with Israel no matter the circumstances, and even intiating wars in the middle east on behalf of Israel and asking Israel to do the same on ist behalf, it is becoming clear to everybody by now that the US is incapable of playing the role of a honest peace broker in the region. The EU was and is still absent from this scene trying to work out its internal divisions and to catch up on the US's hegemonic new role in the region and the world. The future is grim in the middle east. It is this context, I [Sophia] believe, that pushed the signatories of the following decalaration to unite in one voice calling for an immediate settlement. I [Sophia] am translating here their statement as published in French by le Monde. The list of the signatories is long (more than 140) and include, as you can notice, many personnalities from across the globe and the political spectra; ex head of states, ex prime ministers, ex ministers, ex ambassadors, etc... "

"The text, which is my translation from French here, is also in English at
the site of the
International Crisis Group who launched the initiative ."

Bringing the Israeli-Arab conflict to an end

"We are calling, as the middle east has been going through its worst crisis ever, for an urgent action from the international community to come up with a global settlement to the Israeli-Arab conflict. Except the extremists who prosper across the world stage by exploiting the rage generated by this conflict, we are all losing. Every passing day is taking away from us the perspective of a peaceful and durable solution. As long as this conflict will last, it will engender violence and instability in the region and beyond. [...] "

read the rest here...

3 Comments:

RoxieAmerica said...

Quoting: "We are calling, as the middle east has been going through its worst crisis ever, for an urgent action from the international community to come up with a global settlement to the Israeli-Arab conflict."

I would so love to see the this come to pass.

I love Munich said...

I wish to GOD that would pass ...
now it seems though that a conflict with Syria (Israel attacking) seems to be very likely - information Ha Aretz tonight! I wonder where we'll be standing then .. the nightmare doesn't seem to want to stop!!

Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

"Siding with Israel no matter the circumstances, and even intiating wars in the middle east on behalf of Israel and asking Israel to do the same on ist behalf"

How true.

Sums up the situation quite succinctly...

 

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