Plot World History with Andrey Sidorchik
Against the backdrop of a special military operation to protect the DPR and LPR, a fair number of representatives of Russian bohemians and businessmen, whose views on the world differed from those of the majority of Russians, decided to move to Israel.
The apotheosis of this outcome is to recognize the post of the former CEO of “Yandex” Elena Bunina, who explained her move to Israel by “unwillingness to live in a country that is at war with its neighbors.”
This passage caused Homeric laughter among Israeli old-timers. The Promised Land, of course, is beautiful, but this is definitely not the place where you can hide from an armed showdown with the “tenants of the next apartment.”
However, continuing the figurative comparison, the situation is even worse — we are talking about the total “living area” that has not been able to share for eight decades.
While the Russian “pacifists” arranged a life, in a “quiet place”; boiled again. At first, Jewish religious radicals decided to arrange a sacrifice in honor of the Passover holiday on the sacred Temple Mount. While the Israeli police were tying provocateurs who openly offended the feelings of Muslims, angry Palestinians appeared on the Temple Mount, setting fires on fire and throwing stones at the Wailing Wall. When law enforcers took on these brawlers, they hurried to take refuge in the Al-Aqsa mosque.
The Israelis did not even think about leaving without detaining the extremists, taking the mosque by storm, detaining more than 400 people. More than 150 Palestinians suffered, including many who simply prayed and were not involved in anything illegal.
Rockets, raids, rockets, raids…
The sides accused each other of escalation, and off we go. In Haifa, a young Palestinian woman stabbed a Jewish man in “revenge for al-Aqsa.” The Israeli police launched raids against extremists, and rockets were deployed in the Gaza Strip, which fired at Israeli territory.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) responded with an air raid on Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, in response to which a new missile strike was launched. To which the IDF again sent planes to bomb the Palestinians.
Surprisingly for April 2022, but in this case, Washington and Moscow almost simultaneously called on the parties to the conflict for restraint and negotiations.
But the Palestinians and Israelis are saber-rattling, and it seems that a new round of endless conflict cannot be avoided. The last time the parties agreed on a truce was in the spring of 2021, before that, for 11 days, they were diligently treating each other with bombs and missiles. The Israelis lost 12 people killed, the Palestinians — more than 230, with hundreds of wounded on both sides. Having cooled the ardor, we decided to relax — enough for a year.
Two for one “living space”
At the heart of everything is the history of the division of historical Palestine. In 1947, the UN decided to create two states on the former mandated territory of Great Britain – — Jewish and Arabic. But if Israel was proclaimed, then Arab Palestine perished in a series of military conflicts between Jews and neighboring Arab states, which, on the one hand, did not recognize Israel's right to exist, and on the other, wanted to appropriate the Palestinian territories.
< p> As a result, Israel took over in most wars and occupied the lands of failed Palestine. But the Arabs did not show any humility, so the conflict lived its own life, either fading or escalating.
In the early 1990s, it seemed that a solution had been found — PLO chief Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed a settlement agreement, according to which Palestine was to first receive autonomy and then become independent.
Politicians managed to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, but then Rabin was shot by a fanatic, and Arafat returned to armed methods of struggle. Many years have passed, and Arafat was gone, but the circle of “aggravation” — war — truce — exacerbation» can't break.
“She ate a piece of meat, he killed her”: an endless story of battles
2004, the IDF operation “Days of Repentance”. In response to Palestinian rocket attacks, 2,000 Israeli soldiers with tanks entered the Gaza Strip, killing about 100 people. Missile factories were destroyed, Tel Aviv announced that the goals had been achieved.
2006, Operation Summer Rains. The Israelis started it after capturing Corporal Gilat Shalit, killing in its course about 240 people, including 48 children. At the same time, Shalit was not returned — the Palestinians exchanged him in 2011 for 1,000 of their prisoners.
2008, Operation Hot Winter. Tanks, aircraft, special forces, heavy artillery, and as a result, 118 Palestinians were killed with two dead Israeli soldiers.
2008-2009, large-scale operation “Cast Lead” in order to completely stop the rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli territory. In the Gaza Strip, 14% of buildings were completely destroyed, including more than 4,000 residential buildings, 48 administrative and government buildings, 30 police stations, 20 mosques, 18 schools, several hospitals, highways, power lines, water pipes and sewerage systems. Over 1200 Palestinians were killed.
2014, the large-scale operation “Indestructible Rock” in order to completely stop the rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli territory. Again Gaza was razed to the ground, killing over 1400 people, a third of them children.
Every time the Israeli command announced that the issue had been finally resolved, but the missile production workshops in the Gaza Strip reappeared, the Palestinians accumulated strength, and in turn a new military operation took place …
The whole history of this conflict is described in Russian endless song: “The priest had a dog, he loved her, she ate a piece of meat, he killed her …”
Israel is allowed, he had the Holocaust. And in Russia, the Nazis simply killed millions
Palestinians and Israelis have been living in an insurmountable paradox for generations and, like idiots, look at strange Russians who came to live in peace with them.
But Israel has a nice bonus, which is called “they can”. Despite the regular condemnation of the excessively harsh actions of the Israeli military, there is no question of any international isolation of Tel Aviv. And no one strikes Israeli athletes at international competitions in the rights. On the contrary, refusing to enter the arena with the Israelis is considered a violation of the Olympic Charter.
Israel's special position is always explained by the fact that this people suffered the Holocaust. A huge tragedy, and the memory of it is sacred. But for some reason, the world community does not consider the 27 million Soviet citizens who died at the hands of the Nazis a tragedy. And the Israeli right to self-defense in our fight against Nazism “civilized world” does not want to distribute.
What is the world, if those who proclaimed themselves the “cultural elite of Russia” do not want to see anything point-blank.