All those that deal with explaining Israel, also known as Hasbara people, know that Israel usually grabs news headlines across the world.
But lately it seems the world is losing its balance and Israel is losing the headlines. While Israel doesn't need the headlines I find this issue troubling. Here is some of what's going on around the world:
Britain is burning with riots and violence erupting for the 3rd night in a row.
The US has lost its historic triple A rating sending world stock markets to great tumbles.
In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, the once strong man of Egypt, is lying in a cage in a trial that doesn't resemble justice and is driven by vengeance. Mubarak, the former everything in Egypt, was rolled into the court room and was put in a cage. Like a lion or other wounded animal taken captive.The Muslim Brotherhood is now calling for execution and hand amputations if the Mubaraks are found guilty of murder and corruption.
In Israel, where people traditionally are not known for going out to street protests, more than 300,000 people are calling for social economical reforms in a strong demonstration of people power. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest soaring housing prices, setting up a tent encampment along upscale Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. And their dissatisfaction has proved infectious. Parents have rallied against the high cost of child care; doctors have marched to protest hospital overcrowding.
250,000 marching in Tel Aviv
But being in the Middle East, some things don't change. The Palestinians remain strong headed and are expected to seek statehood at the United Nations in a stunt that won’t accomplish much for anybody.
Iran thrives on the all around chaos and remains determined on it's path to nuclear weapons. Iranian weapons are already causing high levels of U.S. casualties in Iraq. It's close relationship with Al Qaeda coupled with nuclear capabilities are bound to create havoc in the region as a whole.
From our point of view in Giyus.org it seems what the world needs is a bit of balance and stability. We all have our issues as individuals and our countries are no different. It's time for all leaders to pause and reflect and focus on solving their internal problems.