“Israel no longer thinks in terms of peace with its neighbours, but instead seeks to widen its sphere of influence to include countries like Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and areas like the Persian Gulf and Africa, and in particular the countries of North and Central Africa,” Sharon Doctrine, 1980s.
Hesham Tillawi PhD is an US-Palestinian citizen and host of Current Issues TV. Recently, he was interviewed by Iran’s Press TV. He told the interviewer that the current revolutions being carried in the Arab world were not planned by the Arabs but the foreigners.
“When the Arab revolution part I (in the 1930s) stopped, and they woke up to see what was really happening Israel was on the map. Israel was not on the map before. When this dusts settles, the West Bank which is supposed to be part of the Palestinian state, will be on the map of Israel. This is what the whole story is. You have to look at all the players and see what they will get out of it,” said Tillawi.
It seems, Hesham Tillawi is driving his conclusion from Oded Yinon’s article entitled A Strategy for Israel in the Ninteen Eighties published in ‘A Journal for Judaism and Zionism’, in February 1982.
“The Arab Moslem world, is not the major strategic problem which we shall face in the Eighties, despite the fact that it carries the main threat against Israel, due to its growing military might. This world, with its ethnic minorities, its factions and internal crises, which is astonishingly self-destructive, as we can see in Lebanon, in non-Arab Iran and now also in Syria, is unable to deal successfully with its fundamental problems and does not therefore constitute a real threat against the State of Israel in the long run, but only in the short run where its immediate military power has great import. In the long run, this world will be unable to exist within its present framework in the areas around us without having to go through genuine revolutionary changes. The Moslem Arab World is built like a temporary house of cards put together by foreigners (France and Britain in the Nineteen Twenties), without the wishes and desires of the inhabitants having been taken into account. It was arbitrarily divided into 19 states, all made of combinations of minorites and ethnic groups which are hostile to one another, so that every Arab Moslem state nowadays faces ethnic social destruction from within, and in some a civil war is already raging,” wrote Oded.
However, during Israel’s second Lebanon War in Summer 2006 – Hizbullah fighters shattered Israel’s invinsible military myth.
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