in den vergangenen Tagen haben wir uns um Einschätzungen von Freunden aus Palästina und Israel zur Situation im Gaza-Streifen und in Südisrael bemüht. Hier nun ein erster Brief eines Freundes vom 3.1. Die Person ist Mitglied der links-zionistischen Meretz-Partei und seit Jahrzehnten engagierter Aktivist für den Friedensprozess.
you asked me what I think of the present situation here. I know that the present situation is, in my eyes at least, very bad indeed, if you ask me how to get out of it, the answer is I do not know.
You know my political views but I do not hesitate to tell you that when Jamus Oron, the leader of the leftist-zionist Meretz party, on the day of the Israeli air strike, issued a statement supporting the action I fully agreed with it. There is no point, again in my Israeli eyes, to look at a situation as it was on the day of the attack without looking at what led up to it. The so called "cease fire" between
And all that after the withdrawal, thank the Lord, from the
circumstances, had any option but the use of force.
What happened after the first few days is another story. Actually the usual story for which
I was just intercepted by a call telling me that the ground forces have started to enter
I hope I have not disappointed you too much by being such an Israeli patriot. If I like it or not I have to agree that the security of
Now I can only hope that the ground actions will only be a matter of daysand not drag on once again with even more tragic results…