Holding Obama, Netanyahu and Mashaal Accountable

Holding Obama, Netanyahu and Mashaal Accountable
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By Mike Ghouse

We urge our governmental and humanitarian agencies to investigate and establish responsibilities for the death of 1900 civilians in the latest conflict. Through this we hope and pray for de-escalating the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Arab sentiments caused by the brutal but senseless killings in the conflict. Our ultimate goal is security for Israel and Justice for the Palestinians, one will not happen without the other.

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Aug. 7, 2014 – DALLAS — We are seriously concerned about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, and present the following proposal to bring some sense to the future of both societies, as all of them have to start living together some day, and seeing eye to eye. If they can mitigate the damage about to happen with the war of words, the better off they would be in facing each other tomorrow.

The immediate need is to de-escalate blaming and stereotyping that goes with a conflict. Judaism or Islam is not responsible for this mayhem, and neither Israel nor Palestine is responsible for this. If we blame these intangibles, we cannot restore law and order, as we cannot beat, kick, kill, shoot or bury these, nothing comes off blaming these. We cannot put these intangibles on the stand in the court of law either.

We should guard ourselves from getting derailed from our goals by divisive rhetoric or reports. The bottom line is security for Israel and justice for the Palestinians so that Israelis and Palestinians can start living a normal life as normal people.

Blaming any group amounts to stereotyping, and will lead us nowhere, and it’s an unhealthy thing to the future of both societies, as all of them have to start living together some day as normal people.

It is in the best interests of all to establish the responsibility of the crimes on to the individuals and hold them accountable.

A commission of inquiry needs to be set up, to clearly establish responsibility for the death of civilians, and take the necessary actions to hold the individuals accountable. If Netanyahu, Mashaal, Obama, and the leadership in US Senate and Congress could have averted the deaths, why did they not do it? What prevented them from getting the parties to have a dialogue?

Societies functions effectively and cohesively, when there is law and order, individuals mess it up, and individuals need to be punished to restore it. Barking at intangibles like religion or nation is useless, although their scriptures require a better interpretation to fully respect the God given rights of every human being.

Individual lapses or deliberations are responsible for this mayhem, and certainly not Jews and Muslims. My father taught me, blaming the individual stops the fire from spreading to neighborhood, town, state and the nations. As responsible citizens of the world, we need to take a step back, drop anti-Semitism and Anti-Palestinian stance and be the just people to produce just results and work on building cohesive societies, where no human has to live in fear of the other.

We will pursue this option, no one should go Scot free.

Mike Ghouse is a public speaker, thinker, writer and a commentator on Pluralism at work place, politics, religion, society, gender, race, culture, ethnicity, food and foreign policy. All about him is listed in several links at www.MikeGhouse.net and his writings are at www.TheGhousediary.com and 10 other blogs. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day.

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Mike Ghouse

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Mike Ghouse is a blogger and writer and professional speaker advocating moderation, Interfaith relations and addressing Islam, Israel, India and Human rights. He is committed to building a cohesive America, and is a born conflict mitigater and a goodwill nurturer offering pluralistic solutions on issues of the day, he has a strong national TV, Radio, web and Print Media presence. Mike's work is reflected at three websites & twenty two Blogs listed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/ and his daily blog is http://www.TheGhouseDiary.com
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  • The true

    Hamas, islamic terrorist movement ally with Eiil, Isis, Boko Haram… is the only responsible the condition of life Gazaouis people and about all deaths and injurys. Hamas and similar groups needs to be eradicates. Any one ask who is resposible or make a doubt about this is colaborating with terror and hell !!!

    • http://www.MikeGhouse.net Mike Ghouse

      The true self, are you aware of this?

      Gazan’s could not get medical supplies, food or anything – as all the borders were blocked by Israel and Egypt. How do they get their supplies? By digging the tunnels.. shame on us (the world) to reduce them to that level. It’s our prejudice against Arabs, shame on us.

      They endured this suffering – no one on the earth paid attention, what do they do? Send rockets to get the world attention, and what does Israel do? Pound them.

      If Israel lifts the blockade and let them be themselves, there will not be any rockets. We (Americans) need to look at the situation from a justice point of view.

  • efia nwangaza

    Why is Mashaal included? Why is Natenyahu’s foto so small? Propaganda!

    • http://www.MikeGhouse.net Mike Ghouse

      To be just and fair, we have to question ever one involved – how each one could have averted and did not.

      Netanyahu’s foto is small? that was what was available… any way, it should be small, he is too small – LOL