Is Always Forgiving Like a Battered Woman?
The Israeli way of negotiating is embedded in mentality that was brought to the Israel from the European Diaspora. This is the battered woman method that Israeli governments have used and are still using. This is Shimon Peres' negotiation method.
It is about always blaming the battered woman - the state of
Israel - and as the battered woman, Israel always feels guilty, therefore, she always apologizing, always giving up and always leaves it opened for people to want more of her. Which is always an inflated price for bad or defective merchandise.
The battered woman has been suffering the beatings for many years, yet she never draws the right conclusions.
The battered woman, the State of Israel, believes that the more she should give up and withdraw the more she will earn in return. Totally wrong! Because the reality is that the more the battered woman - the state of Israel - gives up to the Arabs the more the hatred and the beating, like am emerging fountainhead.
At first, in 1988, these were children who threw stones; now the Arabs are shooting Fajr missiles that are threatening Tel - Aviv.
The "Thanks" go Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak and all those who negotiate with the Arabs as a battered woman.
We need to recite to ourselves day after day, that the state of Israel is not a battered woman and Israel is no more a battered nation!
Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org Read more stories by Nurit Greenger.
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