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المأساة الفلسطينية والالتزام العربي PALASTENIAN TRAGEDY AND THE ARAB COMMITMENT

Publish Date: 10/9/2022 1:16:07 PM

 

المأساة الفلسطينية والالتزام العربي

PALASTENIAN TRAGEDY AND THE ARAB COMMITMENT

باللغة العربية في الاسفل

There is no doubt that Israel's regime and its Zionist supporters aimed at driving million Palestinians out, legitimize the military occupation, stripping the Palestinians of land, rights, homes and replaced them with preferred settlers. Here, I’m still having trouble in understanding why our government allowed such acts to continue, even the stakes are high for the U.S national interest.

In lights of support, for decades into the occupation of Palestine, the Arab countries seems fiercely engage in the struggle for Palestinian rights that once championed. Hence, Arab countries competed over support Palestinian cause, but recently they have been in competition over better ties with the U.S.

Yet, the regional climate has changed, shifting alliances and making the Palestine plight less of regional priority. The instability in the Arab world led to decline in support for Palestine tragedy. Armed conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan and Yemen have left thousands killed, injured, arrested and displaced, which no end in sight. That is, everyone is busy is trying to gather shattered pieces of his or her life. Further, in most of the Arab countries, civil societies

and political parties and actors are symbolic and do not exercise a large influence on leaders' decision making. Additionally, the deep division within Palestine makes it difficult how to support it.

Thus, the latest opinion Index survey 2017-2018 indicated an aggregate support of the Palestine cause among Arabs, overall 77 percent of the respondents believed Palestine belong to the Palestinians and 87 percent opposed normalization in the absence of peace with Israel.

When looking at countries' specific responses, only 64 percent of Palestinians thought Palestine belong to them, which was the lowest percentage among surveyed countries, adding another layer of complexity to the situation.

Significantly, young people in the Arab world are generally United around common thread of ideas, principles and aspirations, irrespective of Arab governments and political systems. Over time, this unity among Arab youth will be a force of change.

Professor Bob A. Rabboh, can be reached at brabboh@gmail.com

المأساة الفلسطينية والالتزام العربي

لا شك أن النظام الإسرائيلي وأنصاره الصهاينة كانوا يهدفون إلى طرد ملايين الفلسطينيين وإضفاء الشرعية على الاحتلال العسكري وتجريد الفلسطينيين من الأرض والحقوق والمنازل واستبدالهم بالمستوطنين المفضلين. هنا، ما زلت أواجه مشكلة في فهم سبب سماح حكومتنا (الامريكية) باستمرار مثل هذه الأعمال، الى حد المخاطرة الكبيرة بالمصالح الوطنية للولايات المتحدة.

في ضوء الدعم، وعلى مدى عقود من احتلال فلسطين، انخرطت الدول العربية في النضال من أجل حقوق الفلسطينيين التي استبسلوا في الدفاع عنها. وبالتالي، تنافست الدول العربية على دعم القضية الفلسطينية، لكنها في الآونة الأخيرة كانت تتنافس على العلاقات الأفضل مع الولايات المتحدة.

ومع ذلك، تغير المناخ الإقليمي، مما أدى إلى تغيير التحالفات وخفض من اولويات القضية فلسطين إقليميا. أدى عدم الاستقرار في العالم العربي إلى ضعف الدعم للقضية فلسطين. خلفت النزاعات المسلحة في العراق وسوريا وليبيا والسودان واليمن آلاف القتلى والجرحى والاعتقالات والنازحين، وهو ما لا يلوح في الأفق نهاية له. أي أن كل فرد مشغول بمحاولة جمع الأجزاء المحطمة من حياته. وعلاوة على ذلك، في معظم البلدان العربية، والمجتمعات المدنية والأحزاب السياسية والجهات الفاعلة دورها رمزي ولا تمارس تأثيرا كبيرا على عملية صنع القرار لدى القادة. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، فإن الانقسام السياسي العميق داخل فلسطين يعيق عمليات دعمها.

وهكذا، أشار آخر استطلاع للرأي 2017-2018 إلى وجود دعم إجمالي للقضية الفلسطينية بين العرب، حيث يعتقد 77٪ من المستطلعين أن فلسطين ملك للفلسطينيين، بينما عارض 87٪ التطبيع في غياب السلام مع إسرائيل.

وعند النظر إلى الردود المحددة للبلدان، يعتقد 64 في المائة فقط من الفلسطينيين أن فلسطين تنتمي إليهم، وهي النسبة الأقل بين البلدان التي شملها الاستطلاع، مما يضيف بعدا أخر من التعقيد إلى الواقع الفلسطيني.

ومن الجدير بالذكر أن الشباب في العالم العربي متفقون عموما حول خيط مشترك من الأفكار والمبادئ والتطلعات، بغض النظر عن الحكومات والأنظمة السياسية العربية. وبمرور الوقت، ستكون هذه الوحدة بين الشباب العربي قوة تغيير.

 

Bob A. Rabboh, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and International Relations

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