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

They never disappoint

An image that I generated through AI

The settlements in the West Bank are causing disappointment and uncertainty, not just in the disputed land but also in the nation’s values. Each new home built on the disputed soil seems to be creating a barrier against the possibility of achieving peace. The irony of this situation is as bitter as a strong drink: in the pursuit of security, one creates vulnerability.

Netanyahu, whose leadership is as constant as the stars and as unyielding as iron, seems to move on a board where only he knows all the rules. With each bold move and new settlement, he challenges not just the global patience but also the hope of his people. No peace can sprout from the concrete of domination, no security that can flourish in the aridness of authoritarianism.

The United States, as an observer and ally, expresses disappointment. However, is it shocking? It’s like complaining to the wind for messing up one’s hair. Netanyahu’s actions have a predictable course, like a storm. He is not playing chess, but instead, playing with domino pieces. Each move he makes knocks down another part, causing a chain reaction.

The current situation in Israel is tragically beautiful and ironic. The nation was forged by the persistence and hope of its people, but now it is led by someone who seems determined to repeat the darker moments of its past. This makes history uncomfortable, as it witnesses the repetition of its darkest chapters. A simple question echoes in the halls of justice and the streets of Israel: how long will this continue?

Unfortunately, the answer to the problem seems hidden amongst the noise of construction and the silence of those who still hope for peace. It’s a chaotic and uncertain situation where the only constant is the feeling of uncertainty.

As a result, Israel, once seen as a beacon of hope for coexistence, now appears to be lost and adrift on turbulent seas like a ghost ship.

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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