[Marxism] Israel Must Win By Gilad Atzmon

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue Aug 22 19:58:47 MDT 2006


http://www.counterpunch.org/atzmon08222006.html

CounterPunch     August 22 , 2006 

"You cannot promise victory, produce a humiliating defeat and stay in
power"

Israel Must Win

By Gilad Atzmon 

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The recent victory of the Hezbollah therefore must be realized as a
major event with some global implications. While the Hezbollah regards
itself a paramilitary organization concerned mainly with some local
issues having to do with Israeli expansionism, it has managed to cause a
serious blow to neo-conservatism as a political praxis as well as a
philosophy. It has beaten the Zionized Anglo-American worldview.
Standing up to Zionism and Americanism, it is the Lebanese, the
Palestinians, the Iraqis, the Afghanis and the Iranians who happen to be
at the vanguard of the war for humanity and humanism. For those who are
yet to be convinced that this indeed the case, I will mention that the
fact that it is Iran who rushed to pay 3 billion dollars to rebuild
Lebanon after the destruction made by ‘American interventionism’ leaves
no room for interpretation. While America spreads destruction and death
all over the world, it is Iran and the Hezbollah that offers a new
beginning. 

Olmert knows very well that if Israel doesn’t win this war, it is global
Zionism that is defeated, he knows as well that without the backing of
global Zionism, Israel is basically a dead entity. Olmert knows that
without America, it won’t take long before Israel turns into an historic
event. Israel will have to win its mighty regional power status whatever
it takes. Israeli is indeed in the very eye of the neo-conservative
storm. And the Hezbollah is threatening something far greater than just
the Jewish State. As the Israelis keep telling us, the fight in Lebanon
will resume soon and every European leader knows it. 

Even now, they all know who is going to be the aggressor when violence
spreads again in the region. They are all clever enough to hesitate
about whether they want to send their soldiers to the region. They know
that if Israel must win, it is better to stay out of its way. 


Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel and served in the Israeli military. He
is the author of two novels: A Guide to the Perplexed and the recently
released My One and Only Love. Atzmon is also one of the most
accomplished jazz saxophonists in Europe. His recent CD, Exile, was
named the year's best jazz CD by the BBC. He now lives in London and can
be reached at:
atz at onetel.net.uk.




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