The Israeli Shift to the Right That Never Happened
When the dust cleared on Tuesdays elections in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud had seemingly pulled off a great upset- cornering 30 seats in the incoming Knesset, and first crack at forming the next Israeli government. Bibi will almost definitely be the Prime Minister for his fourth (and third consecutive) time. Israelis, analysts and journalists included, are consistently referring to this as a failure of the left, a victory by the right, and a near-coup by the Likud Party, which merely 24 hours earlier were expected to garner Knesset seats in the low 20s and fall behind the center-left Zionist Union. Internationally, the victory is being portrayed as a barometer of Israeli public opinion, with some considering this a sign that Israel doesn’t want peace with Palestinians, or that the electorate has shifted to the far right.
Lethal Repercussions of Appeasing Policies
Have today’s unparalleled terrorism and barbarism been created or it has been given the slow awakening kiss over decades?
Yes, the appalling atrocities and its declared and undeclared proponents itself indicate the enormity of the mentality disorders and ailments prevalent in the region. But deprivation, suppression, persecution or appeasement turned considerable number of youth into mere criminals?
The Six-Day War between Political Miscalculations & Sheer Aggression
In his illustration of the crises preceding the June War 1967 – “The Six-Day War,” Sune Persson (2012) refers to the Egyptian prestige being tarnished after the setbacks in Yemen and in May Egypt’s countermeasures were carried out: army was ordered into the Sinai, which had been demilitarized since 1956, request was made for the evacuation of UN forces and a new blockade of the Gulf of Aqaba.
In addition to escalation of tensions on all Arab-Israeli fronts, further element featuring the context of the June War was underlined by Kissinger (1979), who perceived Soviet Union warning Egypt of an imminent Israeli attack on Syria setting in motion a fateful process comprising the above mentioned measures ordered by Nasser.