The Gaza Diktat

While Palestinians die . Egypt has one goal : the end of Hamas. Some cease fires cause fires.

Words Reign Supreme

Amr Khalifa

Published 21 July 2014 by Daily News Egypt HERE

The Versailles Treaty directly led to World War II. It came, infamously, to be known by the German side as the “Diktat”. It is an insidious notion in politics: the dictation of terms by one side to another. The anger that followed, within the German Zeitgeist,led to the rise of German hyper nationalism which, in turn, gave birth to Hitler and Nazism. Several days ago, similar dynamics, albeit implicitly, played out in the Palestinian/Israeli sphere.

Seemingly, every fifty months an ugly dynamic repeats: a more muscular Palestinian resistance emerges, Israel responds with an assault on the senses that leaves in its wake many Palestinian dead and injured. As the political theatre unfolds, inevitably, a ceasefire is offered and the sides relent. Several days ago Hamas did not relent and the theories and accusations, as to why, are many. What…

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About Amr Khalifa

An analyst, a political comentator on the uber complex Egyptian and MENA scene. I may not have every answer but I know the questions to ask. When not publishing in Ahram Online, Mada Masr, Daily News Egypt and Muftah I love the dynamic of the short story. If you adore the written word you have come to the right place. Pull up a chair and join me for a cup of literary tea.
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