Gil Mildar
As the song says, a Latin American with no money in his pocket.

And we still have the north to resolve

My dear readers, the great advantage of aging is that, after 60, we learn to say “fuck it” to many things. At 62, my vision is clear and unfiltered. Above all, I want the freedom of the hostages who are still breathing, and I don’t care how it gets done. But my lucidity also prevents me from ignoring the reality: under this sick and immoral government, any plan is doomed to fail.

We are living through a political tragedy of cruel ironies. Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, these false saviors, reveal their leadership illusions with the subtlety of an elephant in a china shop. Meanwhile, Hamas, that chaos-loving chess player, prepares its response to Joe Biden’s proposal. Empty promises of ceasefire, reconstruction, and return of the displaced, as if their words could heal all open wounds.

In his almost pathetic attempt to bring order to chaos, Joe Biden presents us with a roadmap full of holes. Who will govern Gaza during the ceasefire? Who will deliver humanitarian aid? The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will be reluctant spectators, watching Hamas resume its grotesque spectacle.

The second phase of the plan is a tragic joke. The complete withdrawal of the IDF without an agreed Palestinian force is like letting the fox guard the henhouse. The Israeli government, in its blind arrogance, promised to prevent this, but promises don’t win battles. Promises are like the wind, changing direction at any moment.

The third phase, with the return of the remains of the Israeli hostages, should symbolize the beginning of Gaza’s reconstruction. But without a detailed plan, this reconstruction is a desert mirage. Hamas, always hungry for power, only needs American guarantees for Israel to comply with the agreement. And there it is, the vicious cycle continues, like a carousel that never stops spinning, perpetuating the same tragic melody.

Aware of the ongoing human drama, Biden desperately tries to end the fighting. But without a plan for the “day after,” his proposal is a house of cards ready to collapse. Confidence in Netanyahu’s government and his far-right accomplices is as shattered as the rubble of Gaza.

And what about our soldiers? How many sons and daughters have we lost in the name of a war that brought no possibility of peace? Young people with dreams and bright futures sacrificed on the altar of an endless conflict. What was the purpose of the deaths of so many of our children? Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right group are responsible for this cycle of destruction. They don’t care about the lives lost or the families devastated.

The US needs to recognize the Palestinian Authority as the legitimate governing body of Gaza. This would require the active participation of states like Qatar and Egypt. This change doesn’t guarantee a swift opening of Gaza. Still, it limits Israel’s ability to manipulate the situation, putting it on a collision course with the US and the international community.

The intolerable absurdity is that Biden, with his global agenda, is trapped by the whims of Ben-Gvir and Smotrich, Netanyahu’s puppets. Without a realistic plan, the proposal to free hostages and establish a ceasefire is just a whisper in the wind. The time has come to end this war and pave the way for a new dawn, an era of possibilities and uncertainties.

Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right group are a genuine threat to peace. They are not leaders; they are demagogues who manipulate fear and hatred to hold onto power. They have turned Israel into a stage for tragedy, where humanity is the first victim. As long as we allow them to shape the future, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes, perpetuating the cycle of violence and suffering. For there to be any hope for peace, Netanyahu and his band of extremists must be removed. Only without them in power can Israel seek true reconciliation and lasting peace.

And we still have the north to resolve.

About the Author
As a Brazilian, Jewish, and humanist writer, I embody a rich cultural blend that influences my worldview and actions. Six years ago, I made the significant decision to move to Israel, a journey that not only connects me to my ancestral roots but also positions me as an active participant in an ongoing dialogue between the past, present, and future. My Latin American heritage and life in Israel have instilled a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and justice. Through my writing, I delve into themes of authoritarianism, memory, and resistance, aiming not just to reflect on history but to actively contribute to the shaping of a more just and equitable future. My work is an invitation for reflection and action, aspiring to advance human dignity above all.
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