Israeli-Palestinian Magical Glasses
Our understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and of the entire international political arena, becomes much clearer when we use the Magical Glasses of the analysis about two powerful Western-based élite groups struggling with each other, which exported their historic rivalry from Europe to the Middle East, especially in Jerusalem. Each of the two élites in competition tries in all possible ways to bring to our attention its own interpretation of our socio-political reality: respectively on the one hand, the Statalist approach, and on the other the opposite and specular Glocalist one.
The first territorial approach is based on the land as conceived in its material, physical definition, represented by the State border as the only significant boundary for any relevant group and collective identity.
The second, and opposite, trans-boundary approach is more imaginary and volatile, based on abstract – if not artificial – collective identity’s bonds, flying in the aerial space, or floating on the mutable waves of the ocean.
With this magnifying lens in hand, the entire Israeli-Palestinian conflict becomes the crossroad of debates about competing parallel Statalist and Glocalist identity models and élites. This innovative methodology allows everyone to see our true reality, which was so far hidden behind the stereotypical images and the rethorical propaganda spread through manipulated mass-media and anti-social Networks. Anyone can even succeed to predict trends, starting to play with this magical tool as a creative game, just like when – in the famous Andersen’s fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – the child shouted “The King is Naked!”