This article in Felesteen describes exactly what is so horrible with “normalization” – and is a great example of how the West fails miserably when we assume that everyone has the same hopes, aspirations and thought processes.
It is true that the scene of rabbis dancing with Arab businessmen in the Bahraini capital Manama several months ago was shocking and calls for many questions and explanations, but today after the leaks that showed the King of Bahrain’s intention to open the door of normalization with the Zionist entity it became understandable, We learned that relations between Bahrain and the Entity started since 1999.
We can not talk about “normalization” with the Zionist occupation without invoking the Camp David agreement in 1978 with Egypt and the Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement in 1979. It is also impossible to isolate the great Jordanian normalization with the occupation in the Wadi Araba agreement in 1994 after the signing of the Oslo agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993, where the door was opened to a commercial representation office with the Zionist enemy in the Omani capital Muscat in 1995 and another in Doha in 1996.
Normalization can not be limited to the Zionist enemy only in the political or economic form , but normalization, which means “restoring the relationship between the two parties so that the relationship between them is natural” goes beyond the normalization of media and cultural and even academic and religious. [Some claim] that normalization is a recognition of reality and an objective response to the existence of the State of Israel! Indeed, the Sudanese Minister of Investment in August said that “the Palestinian cause has delayed the Arab world,” expressing a state of distortion of thought and superficial thinking.
What is strange is that while the Europeans are active in the boycott of the occupying power, we see Arabs chasing normalization in a scene that can not be described as less a crime against their history and the sanctities of their nation, as if they are unaware that they will not get beyond normalization.
Perhaps the statements of Israeli officials, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he has repeatedly stated that his country enjoys qualitative relations with many countries in the Arab region, are considered an application of his great project, which he calls “regional peace.” Here, it is important to establish an explicit definition of normalization that gives us the clarity of vision and purpose. Normalization in our Palestinian, Arab and Islamic concept is “every relationship that arises with the Zionist occupation and its existence on the land of Palestine.”
The pretext of the Arabs that normalization is in support of the Palestinian cause fall in the face of the vulnerability suffered by all the countries that made agreements with the Zionist entity, Egypt has lost its security authority on the Sinai Today and today is reaping the scourge of Israeli economic hegemony, and Jordan has lost its right to water in the Jordan Valley, but does not dare to talk about it, while the weapons of repression of Israeli demonstrators failed to stop the” Arab Spring “in Tunisia! Which was carrying the words “Made in Israel”!
Yes, the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the Oslo agreement and made an agreement between the Arabs with the Zionist enemy…
Normalization with the Zionist occupation is a psychological reflection of the state of defeat before the enemy. We are strengthened when we weaken and disappear when we rise, but normalization is the beginning of the break and the end of national sense of self. It is known that normalization will necessarily negate our right to liberation and freedom.
[Opposition to normalization is] still an important bulwark in the face of all attempts to erase the Arab consciousness of the nature of the enemy based on denial of the other, and draw him to economic dependence and political slavery, under the pressure of the media and international institutions with him.
Zero-sum mentality? Check.
But most important is that the Arabs are looking at BDS and similar efforts as a lost cause, and see the train of Israeli-Arab peace is nearly unstoppable,
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