Israel is saying little after its ambassador to Cairo unceremoniosly fled for his life. The ‘tsahal’s’ violation of Egyptian territory in the Sinai resulting in the killing of five border guard has fuelled unrest in Cairo.
In the Zionist state’s weltanshauung’, Egypt is a central player. The promise of peace that Anwar Sadat’s trip to Israel is fastly being squandered. Post Mubarak Egypt may not shed its treaty with Tel Aviv, is transforming it to something less than what the right wing Likud led government of ‘Bibi’ Netenyahu is hoping for.
A less pliable Egypt is bad news for the Israeli economy; Mubarak’s Egypt’s ‘friendship’ allowed the Zionist state to reduce military expenditures which it shifted to rapidly develop the economy with good returns on the shekels invested to at least six per cent growth a year. Them days are a thing of the past, it seems.
Internally, this ‘economic miracle’ has hastened a general impoverishment of the majority of Israelis who cannot pay the rent and put food on the table and pay doctor’s bills, in favour of oligarchs and their political friends living in the laps of luxury. A permanent ‘Netenyahu ville’ has grown up in the heart of Tel Aviv, and protests continue to spread and grow throughout the land, drawing at last count some 300.000.
The ever growing tension with its ally Turkey, owing to the regime’s unwillingness to apologise for and offer compensation for the killing of nine Turks aboard the ‘Mavi Mamara’ in June 2010, has ended up turning Anakara sour with the Zionist state. Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador and downgraded Israeli diplomatic representation to the lowest level.
More threatening to Israel is Turkey’s challenge to Israel predominance in the Mediterranean. Until now, the Zionist state has with impunity ruled the waves; it has flaunted it presence with shameless abandon and flouted international treaties and laws of the sea much as would Barbary pirates.
Consider Israel’s sinking the ‘USS Liberty’ in 1967 and killing Turks on the ‘Mavi Mamara’ as it took part in a freedom flotilla to brave and break an illegally imposed blockade of Gaza.
Now Turkish ships will ply the Mediterranean, thereby challenging Israel’s self styled hegemony of the seas. Furthermore, it will challenge Israel’s claim to exploit natural gas deposits offshore and not necessarily in its territorial waters. More, they will escort future freedom flotillas headed for Gaza.
Not only that, it is bringing Israel to the International Court of Justice in the Hague for its crimes.
Could anyone have imagined these developments two years ago?
The Zionist state’s ruling classes are withdrawing to ghettos that their intransigence have created, thus exacerbating political and moral isolation. No more can Israel claim that the Mediterranean is ‘mare nostrum’.
It is looking more and more probable that in the UN General Assembly meeting in late September 2011 Palestine will be recognised as a legitimate state even though its territories in the West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem is under 44 years of Israeli occupation. Such a state will benefit Palestine with the protection of UN conventions and treaties that challenge Israeli ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Arab East Jerusalem and the West Bank through illegal expropriation of Palestinian land, expulsion of Palestinians, and the illegal implantation of Jewish colonists.
Time is no long on Israel’s side.