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A Palestinian Appeal to Europe to Recognize the
By Salim Nazzal
Al-Jazeera, CCUN, January 3, 2011
In memory of the 1400 palestinians in Gaza killed by Israeli
troops like these days two years ago
Palestine addresses all to pray
for justice and peace in Palestine. Prayers are part of the spiritual power
which is stronger than all physical powers, stronger than the Zionist
occupation, and stronger than the Zionist culture of racism.
millions of believers are chanting for peace on earth Palestine addresses
Europe to recognize Palestine because this is the best Christmas present
Europe can give to Palestine.
Europe has a moral and historical
obligation towards Palestine, and Palestinians wait that Europe stand for
its commitment to peace by recognizing the free Palestine. Europe must take
more responsibilities because the Zio Jewish lobby in the United States has
paralyzed the Us from playing any constructive role in the peace process.
This makes the European role even more important .The European
recognition of Palestine will spare much blood and much wars .And as we are
commemorating the war on Gaza where more than 1400 of
Palestinian children, and woman and men killed by Israel in its Christmas
attack on Gaza. let us remind Europe that its strong intervention in the
peace process will prevent more blood sheds Israel might do in the region.
Palestine is addressing Europe and all human beings who believe in
the values shared by all humans, the value of justice, the value of love,
the value of mutual respect and the value of the human dignity. It is words
of faith, of hope and words of wish to stop this dark occupation which has
created incalculable suffering for Palestinians. It is a message to the
world to expose the darkness of the Israeli occupation because as the
American president Thomas Woodrow Wilson and the Nobel prize winner said the
history of freedom is the history of resistance. For that reason Palestinian
sends a firm message of strong determination that they will be free nation
no matter of the coasts paid to achieve this goal.
leadership addressed the Israeli public with a clear language that all
parties will benefit from peace and that war is the only alternative for the
lack of just peace. Palestinians made it obvious that peace contradict with
the Zionist policy of stealing Palestinian land for Jewish settlements.
But the voice of the Palestinian leadership was not heard in Israel
because it is obvious that there is no culture of peace in the state of
Israel, which indeed is the key problem in the whole conflict. Peace is only
possible when the Israeli culture put peace as a priority something which is
lacking now. What we see now is the fact that the racist and the ultra
rightist cultures are gaining more ground in Israel, and the Israelis who
believe in just peace are getting weaker and weaker.
of the contradiction between the Palestinian culture of peace and the
Israeli culture of war, Palestinians are optimist regarding the future. They
are optimist because Palestinians have developed since the Canaanite times a
relationship of love to Palestine which the Zionist Russian and Polish
immigrants cannot understand. For that reason Palestinian resisted for
decades the Zionist arrogance and humiliation and occupation and did not
give up hope that they will be free one day.
One day the sun of freedom will shine over Palestine. From the ruins of
the occupation the Palestinian dream will appear. From the zionist policy of
humiliation Palestinians shall stand proud like Palestine
mountains. The birds of Palestine which stopped flying because of the
military Israeli planes will fly again to greet the spring of Palestine. The
Palestinian landscape which was made ugly by the Jewish cemented settlements
will restore its greenery and beauty. Europe and the rest of humanity can
help to make this day near.
Dr. Salim Nazzal is a
Palestinian-Norwegian historian in the Middle East, who has written
extensively on social and political issues in the