Sunday, April 3, 2011

Israel is getting a taste of its own medicine

Since the dumping of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has not fully restored the flow of natural gas to Israel.
The Zionist state has appealed to its pro consul US to put pressure on the new Egypt to hurry up in furnishing Israel with a source of energy necessary to meet all its needs. It is doubtful that America can do much the more especially it came late to calling for Mubarak to step down. And more to the point, US policy towards the changes in the political landscape in the Arab world, and we shouldn't forget the sticky glue of policies that it cannot too quickly pull itself out of in Yemen, Baharain, and now Libya. The Arab world, when you come down to it, is by far more important to the US than Israel, the heavy handed Israeli lobby's influence on the US government notwithstanding.
Egypt is trying to patch up a seriously damaged ship of state and Israel is not of immediate concern. Saying this, does not mean abrogation of peace between the two countries, but new conditions are colouring relations. Hence the working overtime of Israel's sweat glands.
Of course, Israel who looks down on Hamas and on the Palestinians and Arabs in general, is now feeling the pinch of being deprived of a vital element of a country's life. But the dose of this medicine is light indeed! Of course, too, the Zionist state has no empathy with the hardships that it has imposed on Gaza and the humiliating treatment it metes out to Palestinians on the West Bank.
The shoe may pinch but it hasn't persuaded Israel to change course in the light of the restructing of the Arab world towards openness and democracy, which when established would highlight the shabbiness of the Zionist state's credential as a 'democracy', and the only one in the Middle East.

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