Five Signs Pointing Towards the Potential Collapse of Israel
While Israel's leaders attempt to project a facade of strength for their regime, the realities, as acknowledged by Israelis themselves, tell a different story
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Abraham Borg, who served as Speaker of the Israeli Knesset from 1999 to 2003, asserted, "There is a genuine possibility that our generation might witness the last of the Zionist era." Borg believed that the Zionist colonization initiative, which commenced in the 19th century, is approaching its conclusion and will no longer be relevant in the 21st century.
Expressing these sentiments in a 2003 article, Borg's predictions have resurfaced over two decades later, echoed by Israeli historian Ilan Baba amidst the onset of the Gaza conflict. Baba underscores that "Israel" is not merely a "state," but an occupying settlement endeavor whose demise is now in motion.
While acknowledging that the end of Israel may not be imminent, Baba concedes that Israel's fate is inevitable, and "preparation is imperative." In this context, Baba highlights numerous indicators that, in his view, signal the impending collapse of Israel.
Israel's civil war
Months prior to the commencement of the Gaza war, Israel witnessed mass demonstrations, with hundreds of thousands of Israelis protesting against Netanyahu's judicial reforms, leading to what became known as the "Judicial Reform Crisis."
Netanyahu's right-wing cabinet is regarded as one of the most extreme and racially divisive in Israel's history. Its ascent occurred amidst heightened internal divisions between "secular Zionism" and "religious Zionism."
Baba perceives this schism as the initial crack in the foundation of the Zionist endeavor. He suggests that if the current semblance of integration and unity within Israeli society persists, it will inevitably disintegrate following the conclusion of the Gaza conflict. Subsequently, religious-secular tensions in Israel are predicted to reignite promptly.
Lack of security and stability
The presence of Jews in "Israel" is central to its security and foundation. This principle was the cornerstone upon which Theodor Herzl formulated the Zionist vision, leading to the establishment of "Israel" in 1948.
Israel was founded on the fundamental belief that Jews could only find safety and security within their own sovereign nation.
However, despite this founding principle, "Israel" has struggled to ensure the security of its Jewish population for various reasons. Chief among these reasons is the longstanding cycle of violence and settlement, which has persisted for over 75 years in the conflict with the Palestinians.
The perpetuation of racial discrimination against Palestinians, alongside the ongoing occupation of their lands, home demolitions, and the denial of their humanity, coupled with persistent conflicts with neighboring countries like Syria and Lebanon, as well as the significant setbacks experienced during "Operation Aqsa Storm," have collectively undermined the stability and security of Israel. These factors represent key indicators signaling the beginning of the collapse of the Zionist agenda.
Moreover, "Israel" has failed to fulfill its envisioned role as a homeland for Jews worldwide, as prescribed by the Zionist plan. While previous centuries witnessed waves of Jewish immigration to Israel, the 21st century has seen a reversal of this trend.
Between 2020 and 2022, the number of Jews emigrating from Israel surged from over 750,000 to more than 900,000 individuals, with unprecedented increases observed since October 7th of the previous year.
Recent polls indicate that Jews residing in America and Europe report higher levels of happiness compared to their counterparts in Israel. This disparity has had a detrimental impact, particularly on the younger generation of Jews in Israel, who increasingly view emigration to Europe and America as a pathway to happiness and fulfillment.
"Unprecedented" global support for the Palestinian cause
Since the onset of the Israeli war, the Palestinian cause has garnered unprecedented public support, particularly in the West. Across many European cities, mass demonstrations have taken place, with Palestinian flags prominently displayed in public squares.
The English newspaper "Financial Times" underscores that while the Palestinian issue had faded from prominence in recent years, met with indifference in the West due to unwavering support from the United States for Israel, the recent conflict has sparked a profound shift in global public opinion regarding the Palestinian struggle, particularly in the United States.
Gallup Foundation polls reveal a significant increase in support for Palestinians among younger generations of Americans compared to older ones. Israeli historian Ilan Babe contends that this shift in global public opinion has led many supporters of the Palestinian cause to envision the end of the "Israeli apartheid regime," mirroring the demise of apartheid in South Africa.
This echoes the sentiment expressed by Dr. Abdul Wahab Masiri, a prominent Egyptian thinker, 15 years ago, who predicted that Israel would ultimately face a fate similar to that of the apartheid regime in South Africa if it fails to address the issue of Palestinian resistance. Masiri argued that liberation movements cannot be vanquished by force, a historical truth reiterated by Abraham Borg, who emphasized that suppressing Palestinian resistance only fuels further opposition. Borg advocates for confronting discrimination and apartheid, warning that the continued bloodshed of Palestinians will exact a heavy toll on Israel.
Increase in poverty rate
In January 2023, the Hebrew newspaper "Jerusalem Post" released findings from a survey highlighting that one in every five Israelis resides below the poverty line.
Reports from 2021 indicate that approximately 30% of "Israelis" were experiencing some form of poverty, equating to about one-third of the population. This dire economic situation is among the factors contributing to the potential collapse of "Israel," as highlighted by Baba.
Baba predicts that the poverty rate will continue to rise in the coming years, diminishing "Israel's" capacity to maintain its status as a thriving and robust economy. This economic decline will further expedite the internal collapse of the nation.
The survival of "Israel" hinges on external factors rather than internal ones
The establishment of Israel in Palestine emerged as an alternative to British colonialism, with Zionism leveraging British colonial power to solidify its unique presence and enforce discriminatory policies against Palestinians. While British colonialism provided a platform for Zionist settlers to establish themselves, it also laid the groundwork for the ongoing crisis in the region. Despite withdrawing from Palestine, Britain continued to impede Palestinian liberation.
The origins of Zionism trace back to 19th-century European imperialism, indicating that Israel's survival for over 70 years isn't solely attributable to the success of the project itself but rather relies heavily on foreign support, particularly from the United States and England.
This dependence on external support has left Israeli society vulnerable, grappling with internal strife, economic woes, and social crises, leading to a pervasive sense of insecurity among its populace.
The emergence of the "post-Zionism" movement in the 1980s within Israel signifies a departure from traditional Zionist ideals, challenging societal taboos and questioning the legitimacy of Israel's existence. According to al-Masiri, this movement heralds "the end of Zionism," with the new generation in Israel increasingly viewing the regime as an adversary and questioning its legitimacy.
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