Israeli Limitations in Foreign Policy

Israeli Limitations in Foreign Policy

  • Submitted By: moshe
  • Date Submitted: 03/05/2009 12:43 AM
  • Category: History Other
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The Israeli dispute resembles a tossed salad with all sorts of delicious goodies therein that slipped from the hands all over the shag carpet ... you have a real mess! From the start with the Ottoman empire carved up by England through the mouth piece of the League of Nations, the interests of the Great Powers have mingled with the ethnic divercity of this region like salad dressing mixed with the tossed salad. For example: the US does not "invest" 10s and 100s of billions of dollars into the region b/c they are sympathetic to the needs of the states in this region. During the negotiations to terminate the 1973 Yom Kippor War, the Egyptian negotiator asked Kissenger, "How do I know that Israel shall abide by the cease fire?" Kissenger's retort: "The Israelis have bullets for 9 days!" Israel had the Egyptian 8th Army completely surrounded, both the US and USSR threatened military intervention against Israel if it refused to release the 8th Army! The strategic policy of both great states: maintaining a balance of power in the region which serves the best interests of the great states/powers.

Just as the League of Nations "awarded" Britian the Palestine Mandate and France the Syrian Mandate in 1922 so too the Security Council passed resolutions 242 following the 6 Day War and 338 following the Yom Kippor War. Those resolutions effectively awarded the Arabs who prior to the 6 Day War were subject to the laws of the Jordanians and Egyptians, a mystical peoplehood. Only after 242 did a Palestinian People emerge. No such people existed under the Ottoman Turks. The Palestine Mandate of 1922 reflected the Balfour Declaration of 1917 favoring the establishment of a Jewish national home; the League had to choose a name for this piece of legislation that effectively carved up the corpse of the Ottoman Empire, they named it "The Palestinian Mandate".

The reason that the great powers accept a nuclear Israel, Israel had up to now agreed to abide by the rules...

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