The Israeli government has once again unleashed unthinkable terror upon the people of Gaza. The U.S. Administration of the reelected peace prize President Obama has predictably sided with its Zionist client, while the government of Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi — who barely squeaked by with a majority in an election marked by low turnout and fraud — has tried to assert itself as a mediator. The stage has been set for another “clash of civilizations” charade with too many casualties.
Yet this is not a conflict between Jews and Muslims. It is an engineered crisis designed to advance the goals of the Greater Middle East Project, which weakens the region to allow for easier corporate exploitation. Stopping the violence requires thinking beyond the tired binary of “pro-Israeli” and “pro-Palestinian.” Any person with even a grain of decency sympathizes with the deeply oppressed Palestinians against the Israeli apartheid regime.
Opposition to the state of Israel cannot be channeled into support for the ineffective reactionaries of Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood — organizations whose platforms perpetuate the subjugation of workers to their exploiters and call for theocracy. The only lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the one least often discussed: the one state solution. A model for such a solution is outlined in Muammar Gaddafi’s Isratin Proposal.
A one state solution means a secular government administered on the basis of direct democracy. This is the path that allows for healing, reconciliation, and shared prosperity. It is also a stepping stone towards building a socialist federation of the Middle East. In opposition to the pro-capitalist, divinely-inspired autocrats that govern Israel, Iran, and the Gulf monarchies, the socialist federation would stand for:
1) Women’s equality.
2) Workers owning the profits of their labor.
3) Free healthcare; quality, affordable education for all; and massive public works projects to develop infrastructure and housing.
4) Full democratic rights for gays and lesbians.
5) Nationalization of oil and other resources.
6) Solidarity with revolutionary governments worldwide.
This is just the beginning. Of course, such an entity is at this point in time a distant dream. It may seem unrealistic and futile to pursue such a vision. But this is the only permanent way out of the crisis. Making this idea a reality will require numerous monumental tasks: Hebrew-speaking and Arabic-speaking workers will have to realize that they share a common class enemy. Squabbles that appear religious in nature have to be understood through the lens of the globalist chessboard. The controlled opposition provided by Hamas, Hizbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood has to be exposed as fraudulent.
In the immediate term, it is the task of activists to demand the Israeli regime be held accountable for its continued transgressions against the people of the world — in Palestine, in Syria, in Africa, or anywhere else.