On the menu of most news outlets, cynicism seems to be the "day's special" during this season of war on Gaza and Lebanon. Israeli and US cynicism, in particular, is served in think slices, king-size chunks, and generous heaps. Just watch the Israeli Ambassador to the UN when he mentions UN Security Council Resolution 1559, or listen to George Bush Junior as he, among all people, talks about the need to comply with that famous Resolution.
Since we are on the subject of UN resolutions, why stop at 1559? Why not go back to 242? 338? 476? Why not examine UN General Assembly resolutions which, although non-binding, clarify the legal framework of the conflict? After all, it was a UN General Assembly resolution that gave Israel its international legitimacy.
If I were a UN resolution on the Middle East, I would really feel abandoned, out in the cold, and in search of somebody to mention me and to love me.
If I were a UN resolution on the Middle East, I would need to be understood.
If I were a UN resolution on the Middle East, I would need to be listened to.
If I were a UN resolution on the Middle East, I would need a hug!
That is why Gottfried Stutz is launching a series of posts entitled "Adopt a UN Resolution".