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Observer's view on Israel: Only a ceasefire in Gaza can save Gaza from its worst crisis in history | Observer Editorial

Israel is embroiled in its most serious crisis since its founding as an independent state in 1948. The country has faced many dire crises since then, but rarely, if ever, have internal and external threats to the country's survival appeared so dangerous and pernicious. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have often been accused of lacking concern for civilian casualties, particularly in the West Bank. But never has the cost of innocent lives been so excruciatingly high as in the war in Gaza. More than 33,000 Palestinians killed In six apocalyptic months.

The Israeli government is frequently criticized by UN agencies and aid groups for its disregard for human rights, UN Security Council resolutions, and the laws of war.But this country has never been indicted before the world's highest court. of committing genocide.

On Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council supported calls for an investigation into Israel Regarding possible crimes against humanity in Gaza. The United Nations also said Hamas, which killed about 1,200 Israelis on October 7, be held responsible.

it's not uncommon IsraelFor most of its history, it was outlawed and boycotted by its enemies and felt alone in the world. However, the level of international condemnation and diplomatic ostracism it is currently receiving is completely unprecedented.

Even stalwart friends the US and UK are appalled by the action. Following increasing pressure from his own party, Joe Biden last week felt obligated to make Israel's immediate agreement a condition for continued US military aid. Open several land routes to Gaza Improving humanitarian access before full-scale famine erupts.

On the other hand, Iran vow revenge Israel has been blamed for last week's bombing of its embassy in Damascus, which killed a senior commander. The attack could bring Iran into direct conflict with Israel for the first time since the war began, with potentially alarming consequences.

If any of these disruptions occurred in isolation, it would be a serious problem. Their simultaneous and interlocking nature poses a fundamental threat to Israel's continued security and prosperity. These call into question the integrity and integrity of the state that the Jewish people have worked so hard to successfully establish.

Because in addition to all these daunting difficulties, Israel faces another potentially shattering challenge. It is a house divided against itself.For many months, that society and politics Torn apart by a deep and violent division. A house divided against itself is unbearable.

As Vladimir Lenin once asked, what to do? This insinuation is not as inappropriate as it may seem. Because if Israel is to survive and prosper, it urgently needs a revolution in its thinking, actions, and self-perception.

So let's start at the top and work our way down. Not only did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completely fail to defend his country on October 7, but his years of defending oppressive neo-colonial policies against the Palestinian people were a major contributing factor to that catastrophe. Ta. Prime Minister Netanyahu then tasked the Israel Defense Forces with the impossible task of destroying Hamas. Predictably, it failed, turning Israel into a global pariah in the process. undisciplined and directionless IDF actions; So far unchecked, there is a risk of it spreading to wider areas. Needs a quick fix.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is a one-man disaster.He should immediately resign or be removed from office by a vote of Congress. or through early elections., has been suggested by his potential successor, Benny Gantz. At the same time, Israel must open all land routes in the Gaza Strip and allow full and unrestricted access to food aid, medicine and fuel without delay. Similarly, Israel should cooperate with an independent international investigation into last week's outrageous events. Killed 7 World Central Kitchen relief workers. The IDF's internal investigation and its limited admission of error do not excuse or explain the military's trigger-happy behavior and ongoing systemic problems with targeting.

Israel must also comply with recent UN Security Council resolutions and implement an immediate ceasefire. The murders must stop now. We must accelerate sincere negotiations through reopening. Arab mediation to be held in Cairo this weekendfreeing the remaining Israeli hostages in a prisoner exchange.

Israel's new leadership must engage in serious discussions about how to govern a post-war Hamas-free Gaza, as Prime Minister Netanyahu and his far-right coalition allies refuse to do. It must formally accept the related reality that the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state is the only sure means of ensuring Israel's long-term security. These will be difficult decisions for many, but they are inevitable. To ensure change, international pressure on Israel must be maintained and, if necessary, increased.

The United States has the greatest influence. We should stop selling weapons. The UK should also suspend all military exports until it is satisfied that Israel has complied with the ceasefire and is no longer ignoring international humanitarian law. Rishi Sunak failed to take this necessary step. Persuading hundreds of top judges and a lawyer Opinion polls show clear public support The embargo is shameful. This once again exposed Sunak's weaknesses when facing right-wingers such as Suela Braverman and Boris Johnson.

Israel has the right to defend itself by all legitimate means. But if we are to survive this most serious crisis, made worse by our own actions, we must listen to our friends, adjust our ways, and heal ourselves. No external agent can do it for you. Israelis must finally accept that securing their future does not mean consigning the hopes of other countries to the past. They need to understand that no matter how great the hurt and how bad it is, it does not justify causing even greater harm to others.

Now, in the words of peace mediator Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated after signing the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993, the world is saying to Israel, “Enough blood and tears, enough is enough!” .

Summarize this content to 100 words Israel is embroiled in its most serious crisis since its founding as an independent state in 1948. The country has faced many dire crises since then, but rarely, if ever, have internal and external threats to the country's survival appeared so dangerous and pernicious. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have often been accused of lacking concern for civilian casualties, particularly in the West Bank. But never has the cost of innocent lives been so excruciatingly high as in the war in Gaza. More than 33,000 Palestinians killed In six apocalyptic months.The Israeli government is frequently criticized by UN agencies and aid groups for its disregard for human rights, UN Security Council resolutions, and the laws of war.But this country has never been indicted before the world's highest court. of committing genocide.On Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council supported calls for an investigation into Israel Regarding possible crimes against humanity in Gaza. The United Nations also said Hamas, which killed about 1,200 Israelis on October 7, be held responsible.it's not uncommon IsraelFor most of its history, it was outlawed and boycotted by its enemies and felt alone in the world. However, the level of international condemnation and diplomatic ostracism it is currently receiving is completely unprecedented.Even stalwart friends the US and UK are appalled by the action. Following increasing pressure from his own party, Joe Biden last week felt obligated to make Israel's immediate agreement a condition for continued US military aid. Open several land routes to Gaza Improving humanitarian access before full-scale famine erupts.On the other hand, Iran vow revenge Israel has been blamed for last week's bombing of its embassy in Damascus, which killed a senior commander. The attack could bring Iran into direct conflict with Israel for the first time since the war began, with potentially alarming consequences.If any of these disruptions occurred in isolation, it would be a serious problem. Their simultaneous and interlocking nature poses a fundamental threat to Israel's continued security and prosperity. These call into question the integrity and integrity of the state that the Jewish people have worked so hard to successfully establish.Because in addition to all these daunting difficulties, Israel faces another potentially shattering challenge. It is a house divided against itself.For many months, that society and politics Torn apart by a deep and violent division. A house divided against itself is unbearable.As Vladimir Lenin once asked, what to do? This insinuation is not as inappropriate as it may seem. Because if Israel is to survive and prosper, it urgently needs a revolution in its thinking, actions, and self-perception.So let's start at the top and work our way down. Not only did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completely fail to defend his country on October 7, but his years of defending oppressive neo-colonial policies against the Palestinian people were a major contributing factor to that catastrophe. Ta. Prime Minister Netanyahu then tasked the Israel Defense Forces with the impossible task of destroying Hamas. Predictably, it failed, turning Israel into a global pariah in the process. undisciplined and directionless IDF actions; So far unchecked, there is a risk of it spreading to wider areas. Needs a quick fix.Prime Minister Netanyahu is a one-man disaster.He should immediately resign or be removed from office by a vote of Congress. or through early elections., has been suggested by his potential successor, Benny Gantz. At the same time, Israel must open all land routes in the Gaza Strip and allow full and unrestricted access to food aid, medicine and fuel without delay. Similarly, Israel should cooperate with an independent international investigation into last week's outrageous events. Killed 7 World Central Kitchen relief workers. The IDF's internal investigation and its limited admission of error do not excuse or explain the military's trigger-happy behavior and ongoing systemic problems with targeting.Israel must also comply with recent UN Security Council resolutions and implement an immediate ceasefire. The murders must stop now. We must accelerate sincere negotiations through reopening. Arab mediation to be held in Cairo this weekendfreeing the remaining Israeli hostages in a prisoner exchange.Israel's new leadership must engage in serious discussions about how to govern a post-war Hamas-free Gaza, as Prime Minister Netanyahu and his far-right coalition allies refuse to do. It must formally accept the related reality that the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state is the only sure means of ensuring Israel's long-term security. These will be difficult decisions for many, but they are inevitable. To ensure change, international pressure on Israel must be maintained and, if necessary, increased.The United States has the greatest influence. We should stop selling weapons. The UK should also suspend all military exports until it is satisfied that Israel has complied with the ceasefire and is no longer ignoring international humanitarian law. Rishi Sunak failed to take this necessary step. Persuading hundreds of top judges and a lawyer Opinion polls show clear public support The embargo is shameful. This once again exposed Sunak's weaknesses when facing right-wingers such as Suela Braverman and Boris Johnson.Israel has the right to defend itself by all legitimate means. But if we are to survive this most serious crisis, made worse by our own actions, we must listen to our friends, adjust our ways, and heal ourselves. No external agent can do it for you. Israelis must finally accept that securing their future does not mean consigning the hopes of other countries to the past. They need to understand that no matter how great the hurt and how bad it is, it does not justify causing even greater harm to others.Now, in the words of peace mediator Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated after signing the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993, the world is saying to Israel, “Enough blood and tears, enough is enough!” .
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/07/observer-view-only-ceasefire-save-israel-from-crisis Observer's view on Israel: Only a ceasefire in Gaza can save Gaza from its worst crisis in history | Observer Editorial

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