Where Are the Israelis?
Those of us who have written countless opeds and blog posts trying to push Israeli strength only to witness its continued weakness will find expression for their frustration in the words of Dr. Steve Carol:
...Where are the Israelis? Where are Israeli citizens out demonstrating en masse - tens of thousands in every city - banging pots and pans, shouting, "The government must go"? Where is a nationwide strike to force the government to step down? Where are the massive calls for reforms to be made, for a sound policy voiced, and for Israel to return to the image, status and power it had at the conclusion of the Six Day War?Read the whole thing.
Today, Israel projects not strength, but weakness to the entire world, and especially to its enemies. They, like sharks smelling the blood in the water, are circling ever closer for the kill.
Excuses of United States "pressure" on Israel have been made and will be made again. But Israel itself is doing the work of the Arabists in the US State Department. The US need not pressure Israel anymore when the Israeli government voluntarily takes the steps that will ensure the state's demise.
Cross-posted at Kesher Talk.