As the Zionist state is being ravaged by growing internal dissension and unrest, scandals and the unmasking of the 'tycoons' who rule the roost, and stumbling of the right wing Likud led government of 'Bibi' Netenyahu, Israel is having a hard time accomodating to the realities in the Middle East.
The fall of its ally Hosni Mubarak in Egypt has swept away the quasi certainty that Egypt would do Israel's dirty work in patrolling the Sinai and keeping the Palestinian Hamas government in Gaza in a tight lockdown, as well as supplying the Zionist state with 40 percent of its much needed natural gas to fuel its growing market orientated economy.
Well, that's past history. Israel cannot treat Egypt in the same way its does occupied Palestine and Gaza through 'manu militari' means. Israel violation of Egypt's Sinai last week has heightened tensions between the two allies. Whereas Israel wouldn't apologise to its Turkish ally over its piratic attack and killings on the 'Mavi Mamara' in June 2010, Netenyahu was quick to offer the military council in Cairo an 'apology without assuming any responsibility'.
That 'apology' was quickly spurned for not going far enough. Not only that the mood of the Egyptian people is hardly ready to accept empty words: for three days now, protesters have demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador as well as recalling Egypt's from Tel Aviv. To add insult to injury, a 'spider man' climbed to the top of the 21 storey building housing the embassy and ripped off the 'Mogen David' blue and white flag, replacing it with Egypt's own flag.
Israel is fingering its worry beads for a break in relations with 'post revolutionary' Egypt would leave it 'eyeless in Gaza', and without a good friend in the Arab world. Nonetheless, scrambling to snatch 'victory from the jaws' of defeat, the Zionist state's leadership is scrambling to cobble together a face saving solution. Will it succeed? We cannot say for sure judging by Israel's 'smash 'em in the face' way of dealing with its neighbours and even its allies like the US.
Morever, Israel has to shift ground on economic development by beefing up oh how much more! its military budget which thanks to Mubarak's friendship it could redirect allocations to the civilian sector over three decades thereby accounting for a spike in economic growth and development. And Egypt still is not supplying it with natural gas.
Those days are gone forever. The US is sweating, too. Stuck in economic morass how much longer can it fork out billions of taxpayer dollars to Israel and asking the ordinary American to tighten already tightly knotted belts? Monies which the Zionist state never repays!, it is good to recall.
Israel is out of step. The right wing revisionist Zionist leadership is unwilling to give up its dreams of a Greater Israel by incorporating Palestinian lands into a will o' the wisp dreams of pre Hitler settlers.