Israel Is Now Isolated: The Future

Israel had two friends in the Middle East.  The first was Hosni Mubark who had continued with the policy of Anwar Sadat of engaging Israel. The second was Turkey which has a secular constitution. But the world changed very fast as Hosni Mubarak was overthrown and put on trial. Secondly a hard line Islamic party came to power in Turkey which began to review the partnership with Israel. Both these develpments had wide ramifications.

The new dispensation in Egypt is not at all favorable to Israel. Mass demonstrations led by hard line Islamic militants laid seige to the Israeli embassy. The

Israeli ambassador had to escape secretly and has not returned. The Turks attempted to run the blockade of Gaza and lost 15 men when the Israeli Navy fired on them.

 The situation now is a real pot boiler. Iran has declared its intention to destrory Israel and Hamas that terrorist wing of the PLO is flexing muscles for a rocket attack on Israel. In such a scenario

the US President has asked Israel to withdraw to the 1967 border and give up the West Bank. This is a bitter pill to swallow for Israel which now must fight its battles alone. The threat of nuclear Iran is real and Israel must be wary of it. They have been planning a surgical strike on the nuclear facilities of Iran for the last 6 months. One wonders why they have delayed, for delay can be fatal for Israel.

Israel has already lost the initiative in the Middle East and the only way a status quo can be maintained is for Israel to strike at Iran. But that can only be with overt and covert support of the USA. President Obama is not inclined to get involved in another war in Iran with elections around the corner. Thus Israel is very much on its own and one will have to await and see which way the drama unfolds.

Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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