It won’t be simple but the United States could persuade Israel that its security interests are better served by ensuring justice for the Palestinians and promoting regional goodwill, says Ronald Benjamin.
Seramai 40 aktivis dan rakyat Malaysia prihatin berkumpul di Dataran Pidato di Pulau Pinang petang ini dalam suatu tunjuk perasaan solidariti dengan penduduk Gaza yang sedang mengalami serangan dari rejim Zionis (English version below).
Aliran is troubled by ex-premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent prediction in warning Prime Minister Najib Razak that Israel and the United States were “conspiring to cause a regime change in Malaysia through ‘a puppet government’ to be led by Anwar (Ibrahim)”.
More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson declared that every nation must act with a “decent respect to the opinions of mankind”. Israeli leaders have never accepted the wisdom of this maxim, says Israeli rights activist Uri Avnery.
The quest for an independent Palestinian state must not be derailed by Israel and the US. History must record that the world has responded to the Palestinians in their life-time struggle to establish their own state, says R N Bhupalan.