America thwarts attempts to take Israel to the International
Court of Justice and Europe expresses its reservations.
is passing and the Arabs just sit there and watch… Had it not been
for the Resistance in Lebanon and Palestine the rest of the Arab Lands
would have been occupied. There is a dire need for a movement of
change from the inside of the Arab and Muslim world, for “Allah does
not change the condition of a people until they change their own
Asked in his weekly seminar the following
question: How do you read the European
reservations concerning the issue of trying Israel for its building
of the racial wall in the occupied territories?
Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
We have always stressed that we should not forget
the main issue in Palestine and become overwhelmed with details.
We should not divert the attention from the Zionist occupation and
focus on certain details that might turn the attention of the
region and the world away from the main issue of occupation… But
when it comes to beating Israel in any of the details, we should
make every effort to defeat Israel, despite the fact that
Israel’s concentration on the separating wall aims at making the
world forget the issue of the Zionist occupation to Palestine.
The issue is that the ruling of the International
Court of Justice is not binding. Nevertheless, America does not
accept the condemnation of Israel from such a credible
international institution. Trying or condemning Israel is a trail
and a condemnation to the American Administration itself, being
the one that supported all Israeli crimes and provided political
cover for them, including that of the separating wall that
constituted a flagrant aggression against the international
However, we find no justification for the European
reservations, concerning this issue, especially those made by such
countries as France, Germany and Russia, despite all the American
pressures that are being exerted on them.
It might be that Israel, which lost a lot of
support among the European peoples as it is evident from the
latest opinion polls, has turned to the American Administration to
provide some compensations by exerting pressures on the European
governments to force them to support Israel.
Therefore, these new stands should provide a
sounding bell for the Arabs that would make them realize that
there is no international movement in this stage to jumpstart the
political process. On the contrary, it seems that the
international powers have agreed to prevent any change or
breakthrough in the Palestinian issue before the American
presidential election. In the meantime, Israel would have had all
time it needs to build the wall that would draw the borders of the
Palestinians entity as a fact on the ground.
The issue is not one of security as Israel claims.
If it were, why did not Israel build it on the 1967 borders? It is
the on the ground consequences of the brutal occupation mentality
that Israel finds several international parties to support the
steps it dictates.
We ask the Arabs: What are you going to do? Are
you waiting for the Road Map, which America has transformed into
an empty promise? Or are you waiting for the Arab summit in Tunis
to declare that you oppose what is going on with additional
Time is passing and the Arabs just sit there and
watch… Had it not been for the Resistance in Lebanon and
Palestine the rest of the Arab Lands would have been occupied.
There is a dire need for a movement of change from the inside of
the Arab and Muslim world, for “Allah
does not change the condition of a people until they change their