Every week, our public library has a themed-books-display. Yesterday, the theme was “Arab-Israeli Wars.” I appreciate the effort of the library’s staffs in gathering related books about the Middle East conflict. But, after reading the themed title I thought the title is very misleading. The last Arab-Israeli war was in 1973. That is, more than 40 years. In this recent war, no Arab country is involved in this war in any way. It is a war between the fourth military power and Hamas Organization.
I don’t support Hamas. But the way Israel is dealing with the current situation is abhorrent. Israel is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. Yet, we keep see these horrible images of dead Palestinian children day after day.
Unfortunately, as long as the United States of America insists in supporting Israel’s point of view only (and keeps lying to its citizens about Israel’s right to defend itself) there will never be peace in the Middle East. I see some politicians from all over the world condemn Israel’s actions but I am yet to hear it from ONE American Congress person.
There is no such thing as an Arab-Israeli war. Not a single rocket or a military jet crossed the Israeli border in the past 40 years. So, why America still insist in calling it the Arab-Israeli war? It is two millions Gazans suffering and living in the biggest siege in the world while the entire world and the Arabs are watching.
I wonder what these books displayed above say though. What we read in books is always true, right?