After years of armed struggle, Palestinians test Gandhi-style resistance
During 2005 General Election blog I wrote on this issue suggesting this tack. Lord Prof Bhikhu Parekh also vaunted the Jain Philosophy of Gandhi in the Middle -East tinder-box.
Even Rajmohan Gandhi says the Palestinians face a “much tougher battle” against US-backed Israel, than the Indians, with strong international support, did against British colonial rule.
Najmadeen al-Husseini, 62, lives squeezed between the West Bank barrier and an Israeli settlement near the Palestinian village of Qatana says “If the world supports us, peaceful resistance will get us something back.,” he says.
“Whatshisname… Gandhi… the world supported him, and he kicked the British out of India,” he says.
Of Government Mahatma Gandhi said ” What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?
It may be long before the law of love will be recognized in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.”
Now, let’s see the proof of the Palestinian-protest-penetration. I hope they do not let go of the visualisation of what is achievable.
To that peaceful resolution then, I give my unequivocal support here and now and require the corrosive Israeli lobby both in the UK & US to be castrated of its pecuniary potency of perpetrating Global conflict and injustices.
If you agree – join me without fear or favour. Vote Independents.