Peter Adamis 2 August 2014. Yochanan Gordon’s ill conceived comments places all Israeli soldiers and Defence Force at risk. It is well known that in war, emotions and passion can get the better of anyone if driven by a desire for revenge rather defeating an enemy. Download the complete copy of the article by clicking on:IS ISRAEL BEING UNDERMINED WITHIN
The US and the UN are not completely out of touch and to make that statement borders on lunacy and the ill-informed. The UN in particular is a coordinating body that attempts to bring nations together to resolve issues rather get involved. Genocide is one of these times and deliberate extermination and crimes against humanity is another.
He states that he was not aware that warfare had undergone a major shift where wars are fought to a draw. I am of the opinion that there is no such concept as a draw in warfare as lives are lost on both sides. He is supposed to have an understanding of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict but his comments indicate that he is clueless as to the origins and does not offer solutions that would be conducive to efforts to bring about a lasting peace.
War is no laughing matter and to make similarities between an NBA basketball game and war is ludicrous. who was his intended audience and what was he thinking when he wrote the article. does this young man have rocks in his head. does he not know that every time someone writes silly comments that the other side will use it as proof that Israel does not seek a peaceful solution. Has he forgotten how Israel had fought to gain recognition.
I a pretty straight forward bloke and call a spade a spade, and in it is my personal view that Yochanan Gordon is a stupid bastard. Israel’s hands are not tied, world leaders are not against Israel and the bulk of the world seek to see Israelis and the Palestinians live in harmony. Yes, I must agree that some of the Palestinian reports from the Gaza strip may be exaggerated and false, but that is what propaganda is all about and in war.
Diplomacy, Deception, and Destruction are but three words that when used in conjunction with each can only lead to misery and a huge loss of life. It is also a battle for the hearts and minds that have to be won over to make it appear that it’s a “Just War”, otherwise the lives lost were for nothing. Unfortunately it would appear that external forces are involved in the land battle, a battle by proxy if you will and there is little that we can do but provide moral support and bring pressure through diplomatic means to achieve a lasting peace.
Yochanan Gordon’s observations on CNN, BBC and Al-Jazeera reporting on the lives lost is not far from the truth and yet he does not go far enough to describe the reason why. Had it not being for the protective dome by Israel, the lives lost in Israel would have been in the thousands. There have been more rockets intercepted by Israel that all the firepower used against the Palestinians during the recent conflict and yet journalist hype up the reports by using emotive language and images that are designed to invoke anger and directed hostility. This is not professional journalism, but they know that they have a hungry audience who just lap it all up. Proof of this is by monitoring the millions of comments on social media.
A social media that has been cleverly been manipulated by Hamas and their supporters. The propaganda, the use of image manipulation, the use of distorting and describing incidents that are not related to the current conflict have been almost successful in changing world opinion. The tide is turning however due to the efforts of others who have the courage to speak out and write in response t the distortion and manipulation of the events in the current Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Syria has suffered far worse and yet the world is almost silent on that subject. That is what I would call selective journalism.
In summary, I am of the belief that the current hostilities were planned in advance by Hamas in order to gain world sympathy and support to bring about a solution that recognises Palestine as sovereign nation. This battle therefore will not come to a halt until Hamas believes that their political objectives have been met and that the loss of life was worth it. Having said the above, comments from individuals like Yochanan Gordon will not help bring about that peace that has elude both nations in the past. Undermining and criticising a nations ability to win the battle on all fronts is but undermining its ability to reach its objectives.
The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538