AFTER the United Arab Emirates announced the establishment of normal relations with Israel, the social media in Kuwait ignited with posts of condemnation and disapproval. Mysterious and unknown jellylike groups launched statements of rejection, as though they were the military corps that fought in the frontline of all Arab wars, and have just returned home victoriously.
Ironically, these forces are small and do not exceed the number of fingers on one hand. Despite this, they inflate themselves to appear as a superpower, unaware that Kuwait will first and foremost never deviate from the GCC course of action, and will not violate the international demeanor.
Consequently, the day will come when it will build relations with Israel like the rest of the Arab and Islamic countries.
Perhaps they should understand that Kuwait cannot act tough towards countries that are stronger than it; Kuwait has a realistic approach on issues.
As for the parties of “featherless roosters”, “mercy of chickens” and other names that are presented to us occasionally under national or Islamic slogans, they have no effect and cannot reckon within the strategic position.
Those who launched their verbal missiles in every direction must see the truth by taking off their dark sunglasses from their eyes. They should realize that Israel is no longer a random entity, but rather a country that enjoys international relations and support, be it with the United States of America, Russia, China, Britain, France, India, and others. It is an entity within the international community and presents itself on the basis of seeking peace and not as a war maker. It has a large and solid industrial, technological and agricultural base.
In contrast, what did 22 Arab countries and 56 Islamic countries offer during the 75 years of conflict?
Did they liberate even an inch of Palestine, or impose at least one condition on Israel? Weren’t these nations the ones that accepted all of the Israeli conditions over the past seven decades, and only had slogans and antagonistic speeches?
Do they believe that Ahmed Shawqi’s poem in which he says “Red freedom has a door on which every bloody hand knocks” will change the existing truth?
When this nation eats what it sows, wears what it weaves, and fights with weapons made in its factories, it will then be the right time for it to speak about some power; perhaps, Israel will then say to that force – “This is Palestine … take it”.
However, for as long as the Palestinians buy with the shekel, and import bread, food and underwear from the occupied settlements, and the same applies with the Arabs in this regard, they should all be silent and avoid flexing their vocal muscles.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times