The first thing that comes to mind to many when mentioning Oslo, is the Oslo agreement between the State of Israel and the PLO, followed by the White House lawn signing ceremony between Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres in 1993 that too many again mean the first steps to establish a Palestinian State in Gaza and the West Bank. But also Oslo means other things, it talks of the psychology in the Middle East and how some Palestinians and Arabs and others think of international agreements and how easily and quickly they could get desperate if things do not work out fine, instantly.
Oslo speaks of those that instead of working to make things happen, they start babbling about what has not happened so far and accordingly, scrapping and canceling agreements or get rid of them and do something else, maybe, it depends on the mood, and how much Scotch they drank and how many Cuban cigars they smoke and burned and puffed, besides other illegal substances- for some in the Middle East.
Oslo also speaks of how some in the Middle East aquatint manhood with violating and eliminating and destroying International commitments and agreements. S
ome in the Arab countries in the Middle East, including the West Bank and Gaza, still until this moment praise those that at some points in recent history closed the Suez Canal in the face of international maritime and the same those, in Arab countries, that caused an Arab Israeli war in 1967 that resulted in an unprecedented humiliation and an unprecedented loss of land in an unprecedented number of days in the history of world, relative to the size and circumstances of these countries.
Those same groups that think that holding a microphone by a demagogue threatening this or that, like Iran now, mounts to real manhood, a real man performing or making ongoing love without interruption- no breaks and no refueling . And that those that call for peace are pussycats with no sense of manhood. So instead of building (in Oslo) and building into Oslo, and on top of it, some so called politicians- many among the Palestinians- and writers and normal humans, are asking for the Palestinians to cancel Oslo, to destroy the foundation, and start something else, or why even bother, start nothing-nothing results in nothing. Leadership is tough and it is not for everybody- just ask Mitt Romney- but it is for those with patience and action and talent to inspire and motivate and move mountains, in the same time.
It is not for those setting in Ivory towers in the Middle East and elsewhere, screaming and saying cancel Oslo. The people in the West Bank and Gaza must start living, not dying, must start a national dialogue among themselves first and then with the State of Israel.
Israel is taking care of its people, do not worry about Israel, the time is now for the Palestinians to worry about themselves, to look after themselves, to drop claims and politics that will only keep delaying the dream state.
It is time for the Palestinians to brush the dust off the ballot boxes, and go to elections and elect people or force elections of people that can deliver for them. Which means to drop the demagoguery for realpolitik, it means to think and believe that Palestine is and only exists in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
All other lands surrounding the West Bank and Gaza are called the following: the State of Israel, the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, and the Arab Republic of Egypt; Period. Those countries that
I have mentioned are not Palestinian lands, Palestine is only the West Bank and Gaza- redundancy is good sometimes. Start from there, and build on the foundation that is called Oslo.
Oslo is not just a piece of paper, it’s a roadmap to a state called Palestine in the West Bank and Gaza with Jerusalem as an open city and capital for both the State of Israel and the State of Palestine; supposedly.
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