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Diplomatic Tsunami

Is time for peace running out for Israel?
Adbusters 96: Diplomatic Tsunami

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

Egypt under Mubarak had become the lynchpin, on the Arab side, of implementing Israel’s divide and rule policies toward the Palestinians. With Mubarak gone, those policies are unraveling quickly. Egypt has secretly negotiated a unity deal, and is to open the Rafah crossing (presumably a sweetener for Hamas’s agreement on unity). Egypt has also indicated that it wants to strengthen its relations with Iran and is questioning its continuing provision of underpriced natural gas to Israel. A poll of Egyptians shows a majority opposed to the current peace treaty. Israeli officials are describing this new trend of independent Egyptian foreign policy – now responsive to the popular mood rather than to Israeli and US dictates – as a “national strategic threat.”

Something parallel is occurring among the Palestinian factions – and being reinforced by the Egyptian trend. Without Mubarak, and with no partner in Israel, Abbas is isolated; Hamas has lost its secure base in Syria provided by Asad and, needing another major Arab state sponsor, has looked to Egypt for help. So, for the first time, both factions have found an ally in Egypt. Unity will enable the Palestinian factions to hold elections, increase their legitimacy, press on with state-building and make a credible statehood bid at the UN in September. Hamas even appears to be ready to sign up to the PA’s UN strategy.

The popular mood among Palestinians and in Egypt appears to have trumped the threat of the US pulling its aid to both the PA and the Egyptian leadership.

This is very bad news for Israel and the US. The consequences of Netanyahu’s intransigence – Ehud Barak warned him that it would lead to a diplomatic tsunami – are now being felt. Israel has lost its chief regional allies, including most significantly Egypt and the PA. The Israeli occupation is now completely and manifestly dependent on US support. Through the PA and Egyptian acquiescence, Washington had been able to mask its dishonest role in backing Israel. The mask has been removed, and the charade cannot be maintained for much longer.

Jonathan Cook is a journalist and writer based in Nazareth, Israel. His latest book is Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair.

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Khazaria242

True indeed.
And this is precisely why Libya is being converted to a pro-western/pro-Zionist state. To counter the new Egypt.
This is why there will be no peace deal for Gaddafi no matter what he does or offers. He will be imprisoned or likely murdered by the Zionists henchmen in Nato armed of course by the U.S.
The strategy is to provide a hostile border for Egypt should they prove too rebellious for the likings of "israel"/the U.S.
Even now Libya is being populated with untold numbers of mercenaries and hordes of secret agents from Mossad, C.I.A, etc. As everyone knows the Libyan "rebels" that NATO is ostensibly supporting are a rag tag bunch of thugs and Al Qaeda cast-offs who will be disposed of once the the country has been thoroughly taken over by The U.S and "israel".

See if this doesn't happen.

Khazaria242

True indeed.
And this is precisely why Libya is being converted to a pro-western/pro-Zionist state. To counter the new Egypt.
This is why there will be no peace deal for Gaddafi no matter what he does or offers. He will be imprisoned or likely murdered by the Zionists henchmen in Nato armed of course by the U.S.
The strategy is to provide a hostile border for Egypt should they prove too rebellious for the likings of "israel"/the U.S.
Even now Libya is being populated with untold numbers of mercenaries and hordes of secret agents from Mossad, C.I.A, etc. As everyone knows the Libyan "rebels" that NATO is ostensibly supporting are a rag tag bunch of thugs and Al Qaeda cast-offs who will be disposed of once the the country has been thoroughly taken over by The U.S and "israel".

See if this doesn't happen.

Anonymous

the insurance ultimately is even if Israel goes down hard, all of it's "citizens" ( and I emphasize that) will be welcomed "home" to "America" to live in peace and freedom and luxury .... no one else anywhere has that protection to do whatever the hay they want, to anybody and then leave town once you destroy harmony permanently

and you underestimate the Libyan's I think due to the internet and 3 billion cell phones etc that everybody everywhere knows how bad they treat their own neighbors and in actuality their own long lost cousins

uncle sam has mucho programs policies and procedures to make sure this group is well taken care of and protected and if they need to come to the land of the free and brave uncle sam will make sure their standard of living is way above the average

these are the chosen people, gd loves them more

Anonymous

the insurance ultimately is even if Israel goes down hard, all of it's "citizens" ( and I emphasize that) will be welcomed "home" to "America" to live in peace and freedom and luxury .... no one else anywhere has that protection to do whatever the hay they want, to anybody and then leave town once you destroy harmony permanently

and you underestimate the Libyan's I think due to the internet and 3 billion cell phones etc that everybody everywhere knows how bad they treat their own neighbors and in actuality their own long lost cousins

uncle sam has mucho programs policies and procedures to make sure this group is well taken care of and protected and if they need to come to the land of the free and brave uncle sam will make sure their standard of living is way above the average

these are the chosen people, gd loves them more

Carlos DiVella

"Jews would have been less than human had they eschewed any notion of superiority altogether. It is extraordinarily difficult for American Jews to expunge the sense of superiority altogether however much they may try to suppress it."

-Charles Silberman, A Certain People.

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"An American Jewish child inherits no body of law, no body of learning and no language, and finally no lord but a kind of psychology: and that psychology can be translated in three words: Jews are better".

-Philip Roth

Carlos DiVella

"Jews would have been less than human had they eschewed any notion of superiority altogether. It is extraordinarily difficult for American Jews to expunge the sense of superiority altogether however much they may try to suppress it."

-Charles Silberman, A Certain People.

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"An American Jewish child inherits no body of law, no body of learning and no language, and finally no lord but a kind of psychology: and that psychology can be translated in three words: Jews are better".

-Philip Roth

Anonymous

I am an American and Jewish and my children have the same Lord I have; the One who was the Lord of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. He gave the Torah on Mount Sinai to the Jewish people year 2448 from creation which is 3323 years ago. The Lord chose us to heed the commandment from the Torah. These obligations and the life we live as a result is what makes us Chosen. Tonight the Jewish nation will celebrate Shevues in commemoration of that pivotal event which took place in the Sinai dessert. The whole world heard the giving of the Torah.
Jewish children who have no Lord are not fulfilling their obligation.

Anonymous

I am an American and Jewish and my children have the same Lord I have; the One who was the Lord of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. He gave the Torah on Mount Sinai to the Jewish people year 2448 from creation which is 3323 years ago. The Lord chose us to heed the commandment from the Torah. These obligations and the life we live as a result is what makes us Chosen. Tonight the Jewish nation will celebrate Shevues in commemoration of that pivotal event which took place in the Sinai dessert. The whole world heard the giving of the Torah.
Jewish children who have no Lord are not fulfilling their obligation.

Anonymous

I'm American and Jewish too and I'm claiming B.S on you buddy. Take your extreme zealotry elsewhere. You don't speak for me or my Jewish children.
God can't give land - not in this day in age. That claim is absurd and highly offensive. "Israel" is an abomination as far as I'm concerned. And yes my parents lived through the Nazis in Germany. This has nothing to do with the Zionist tyranny of Palestine and the Arab people who have suffered because of people like you who claim to speak for all Jews.
You have become the enemy pal. Take your racist hate speak and stuff it.

Anonymous

I'm American and Jewish too and I'm claiming B.S on you buddy. Take your extreme zealotry elsewhere. You don't speak for me or my Jewish children.
God can't give land - not in this day in age. That claim is absurd and highly offensive. "Israel" is an abomination as far as I'm concerned. And yes my parents lived through the Nazis in Germany. This has nothing to do with the Zionist tyranny of Palestine and the Arab people who have suffered because of people like you who claim to speak for all Jews.
You have become the enemy pal. Take your racist hate speak and stuff it.

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