“If there was just one Nasrallah in every Arab country—one person with his dedication, intelligence, courage, strength and commitment—Arabs would not have had to suffer stolen land and defeat at the hands of Israel for 50 years,” said an Arab celebrity, Kuwaiti actor Daoud Hussein on Al-Jazeera. (Faiza Saleh Ambah, Arab World Riveted by Coverage of the ‘Sixth War’.
I can only imagine that Mr. Hussein gives voice to what many people in the Arab world now believe.
That’s my gripe about the UNSC 1701: the tacit recognition of Hezbollah conveys legitimacy to the wielding of force by non-state actors. Such actors are not authorized by any legitimate instrumentality and governed by no laws or conventions. That’s a position that places all of us at risk. Not just us in the United States: everyone in the world.
The Palestinian Authory Minister of Culture expressed similar thoughts:
“The saying that Israel is here to stay has proven to be a false one,” he told a pro-Hizbullah rally in Gaza City. “Israel can be defeated and this is what the Arab regimes should know. It’s time to remove the dust from Arab weapons and to use them to liberate Palestine and the Aksa Mosque.”
He expressed his wish that “every Arab capital would have its own Hizbullah… Hizbullah has taught Israel an unforgettable lesson and we hope that all the Arab countries will start recruiting and training young men to fight like the great Hizbullah fighters.”
Hat tip: Marc Schulman