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Israel does not become the leader of the Middle East

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The Middle East has always been a place where the interests of the largest geopolitical actors clash. Interests were different: from the medieval religious fanaticism of some European rulers to the frank desire to control the largest hydrocarbon pantry of the planet. Add to this a significant share of world trade passing through the Suez Canal, the emergence of a Jewish state perceived in hostility by the Muslim environment, the desire to control an alternative route to Central Asia and Afghanistan, where you can threaten three world powers at once - Russia, China and India, and you will understand how difficult it is there, even now, when everyone is so passionate about the growing fire in relations between Russia and the USA.




Sometimes it took the form of opposition intelligence services, sometimes turned into full-scale military conflicts. The participation of external players was now more, then less active. But never, perhaps, the situation in this region was not boring or not worthy of attention.

What is happening there is extremely interesting now. For the first time in many years, we are witnessing the emergence there of our own and relatively independent centers of power, which would not mind turning into a regional superpower. There are four such states in total: Israel, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Probably, Egypt could be on this list, but nevertheless we will refrain from identifying it like this - the internal political events of recent years have greatly undermined Cairo’s position even in the Middle East arena, and we are only interested in it as a holder of quite significant military force to their side are some of the above candidates for the conditional Middle Eastern crown.

And we begin, perhaps, with Israel.

This state is unlikely to ever become a recognized leader in the Middle East region. But it possesses the most significant military power in the region, which has more than once proved for more than half a century. But more importantly, it is ready to use its military power to achieve political and military goals, and all the ambitions of other players are wealthy just as much as they are able to prevent the appearance of the Israeli Air Force over their capitals.

To begin with, we state: Israel, in addition to its own interests, has to defend the interests of its main ally, which is the United States of America. Moreover, this is not just a figure of speech - the annual US military aid to Israel is approximately 3,1 billion dollars, and after 2018, according to the new agreement, it will be even higher, namely 3,8 billion dollars a year. In addition, in reality, this amount can even be increased, because arms supplies to Israel go at prices that are significantly different from conditionally market prices.

Do not forget about the technological component of cooperation. Israel not only has access to the latest developments of the US military-industrial complex, but sometimes participates in them itself. One example of such cooperation is, in particular, the newest fighter F-35i, developed with the participation of Israeli companies and scientists specifically for the requirements of the Israeli Air Force.

Israel does not become the leader of the Middle East


It is clear that Israel simply cannot ignore such a partner if it wants to continue to be the most combat-ready country in this difficult region. But sometimes it happens that the own interests and the interests of the “elder brother” do not quite coincide, and this not only weakens the position of Israel, but can also undermine its long-term interests.

One of the examples of such a discrepancy was observed recently. The United States, putting on the speedy overthrow of the legitimate authority in Damascus, moved towards the goal literally at any cost, without disdaining the support of outspoken terrorists. Israel, which does not have much sympathy for Assad, even less wanted to see on its border a conglomerate of fragments of Syria, Iraq and, in the very near future, Lebanon ruled by completely reckless fanatics.

Perhaps this explains the calm goodwill with which the Israelis perceived the beginning of the operation of our videoconferencing system in Syria. Not wanting to provoke its overseas partner, Israel avoided publicly expressing its approval of Moscow’s actions. But he did not express any negative assessments, and even turned a blind eye to some unpleasant incidents, such as crossing the Israeli border with a Russian drone (which, by the way, could not be brought down). The contacts of the Russian and Israeli military also had a respectful, working nature.

Israel’s position regarding the recent incident with the poisoning in England of the Russian traitor Skrypal and his daughter is eloquent. Tel Aviv, as is known, did not support the “action of solidarity with Great Britain,” and refused to send Russian diplomats. This, of course, is not directly related to Middle Eastern affairs, but still quite eloquently shows the current level of Russian-Israeli relations and the absence of any fundamental differences in them. Solidarity is solidarity, but national interests are more important, and Israel understands this very well.

It is clear that Tel Aviv would not be himself if he missed the opportunity to weaken Syria’s air defense a little more. And strikes against air defense units near Damascus cannot be called an adornment of the Israeli position. But this has nothing to do with our fight against terrorists, and, as they say, no one promised anything to anyone.

Another threat to Israel is connected, oddly enough, with another American ally (at least it was such until recently), namely Turkey.

For Israel, in principle, the situation is unacceptable when some Islamic state becomes powerful enough to challenge it in the military sphere. And the only state that can do this in the foreseeable future is Turkey. Armed according to NATO standards and having quite good air forces, based on the F-16 universal horsepower fleet, a rather strong fleet and armored units for this region, this country now claims to be the main striking force of the Islamic world.

The situation was aggravated by the fact that in the event of the collapse of Syria, a large enough piece of it would have probably been taken over by the Turks. This would mean not only a proportional increase in Turkey’s human and industrial resources, but also its approach to the borders of Israel.

Probably, all this would not be so terrible for Tel Aviv if Istanbul continued to be an obedient American puppet. But over the past few years, Turkey’s emergence from the sphere of American influence has become increasingly apparent. And besides, the degree of Istanbul’s Islamist rhetoric has increased significantly, which Tel Aviv cannot but disturb. There are all signs of an Islamic leader emerging before our eyes, to which even arrogant Arab monarchies can swear allegiance under a certain scenario.

Obviously, such a state of affairs cannot suit the Jews, and we will probably still see their efforts to prevent such a development of events. In particular, we can expect an increase in pressure on Russia in order to prevent military and technological cooperation between our countries, especially in the transfer of critical technologies to Israel from the security point of view.



Another priority for Israel is to counter Iran’s attempts to take a dominant position in the Gulf region. Obviously, here his interests fully coincide with the American, as well as Saudi.

The most important question for Tel Aviv is whether Iran will be able to get nuclear weapon. And here, despite the whole peace-loving rhetoric of Tehran and its deal with the West, the attention of Mossad (Israeli intelligence) will be vigilant, and the actions will be extremely tough. Let me remind you that Israel has already undertaken earlier attacks on Iraqi and Syria’s nuclear facilities, and Iran itself suffered from the most likely successful sabotage operation of the Israeli and American intelligence services, during which a virus embedded in the control systems of the Iranian uranium enrichment plant disabled almost all gas centrifuges that were there.

Unpleasant for Israel, the development of events would be the collapse of Iraq, as a result of which Iran can get a fair amount of it, populated mainly by Shiites. This will not only strengthen the economic power of Iran (and the regions of southern Iraq are rich in oil), but also bring the borders of this state closer to the borders of Saudi Arabia, making it possible, in the long term, a sudden and potentially successful attack by Iran against this state.

It is clear that such a scenario will become possible only in case of a critical weakening of the American positions in this region. Which, frankly, is not at all obvious. but история knows many cases when recent hegemons collapsed or for a long time lost their military-political positions. Therefore, the strengthening of Iran in any case is a potential threat to the entire region, especially if you consider Tehran’s traditionally “warm” relations with the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf and the promise to destroy Israel.

By the way. No matter how calmly Israel viewed the actions of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, it absolutely does not accept the Iranian presence there. Strengthening the position of Iran in Syria is for Israelis that most unpleasant fly in the ointment, which ended up in a barrel of honey imported by the Russians. Probably, it is the Iranian presence in Syria that will become the main headache for Israeli diplomats and military after the threat of the collapse of this state finally passes away. But while the problems of the pros outweigh the cons, Tel Aviv is ready, reluctantly, to tolerate such unheard-of boldness of the Iranians.

The third threat that could force Israel to go "on horseback" is the Saudis' waking up nuclear ambitions. And this threat, for all its unacceptability, again exposes the problem of the periodic discrepancy between Israel’s own interests and its allied debt, which is also, in general, a part of these interests.

The Saudis, who are still cautiously declaring that nuclear weapons can only appear in response to a similar threat from Iran, are also key US allies in the region. And this to a certain extent is the insurance of Israel against some completely unpredictable actions of Riyadh. But this is only true as long as the United States plays a leading role in the region. That, as we said above, is very likely, but still with reservations.

And this means that the emergence of a Saudi nuclear weapon is unacceptable for Israel in principle. Even despite the possible coincidence of interests and cooperation with the CA in the issue of joint deterrence of Iran.

Moreover, deterrence may be unsuccessful (and the Saudis are still warriors), and Riyadh’s nuclear developments can become an honest trophy of Iran.

In addition, the traditional flirting of the monarchy with all sorts of radicals also raises doubts. It is clear that even the most inadequate government will not allow direct transfer of nuclear weapons or fissile materials into the hands of terrorists. But what if the terrorists take it themselves?

Frankly, it is very difficult to predict the actions of Israel in the event that he learns about the development of nuclear weapons in Saudi Arabia. Will one key American ally take a hit on another key American ally? The price of the issue is very high in both cases, but still it’s more believed that it will be decided: there is relevant experience and hope to beg forgiveness from the Americans.

It is clear that the permanent threat of Islamic terrorism and its own trade and economic problems, which can become a serious factor influencing both the internal and foreign policy of the Jewish state, have not disappeared anywhere either. But this is for other studies, which may someday be followed.

In the meantime, we state: the priorities of Israel will continue to be focused around their own security. Three vectors of his interests are directly directed towards other potential contenders for the championship in the region, and his policy will be aimed at preventing their excessive amplification.

Of course, Israel has other reasons for concern, including with the actions or aspirations of the world superpowers, but we'll talk about this in the next part of our little research.

To be continued ...
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  1. Vard
    Vard April 5 2018 06: 00
    +1
    Sometimes it seems that Israel specifically goes to conflict ... Of course, this brings its population together in the face of an external threat ... But for the time being ...
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 April 5 2018 06: 58
      +5
      Quote: Vard
      But for the time being ..

      Is not a fact. In such a "tone" people can be kept for a very long time. Jews in it since the time of Moses. hi
      1. Vladimir 5
        Vladimir 5 April 5 2018 12: 44
        0
        The key phrase from the article: "Israel, in addition to its own interests, is forced to defend the interests of its main ally, which is the United States of America." That’s when Israel left the USSR at the beginning of the state’s formation, that’s how it became the bargaining chip of US and British imperialism in the Middle East, And they feed and instill Arabs, that is, a suspension of blood and money, their main patrons are the British .... Israelis still do not understand that they have become hostages of imperialism, especially English, which has long been the arbiter of destinies and states in the Middle East. The first victims of the British were from Israeli Zionists (in the best sense of Israel’s ancestors) and determined the current state of Israel - a besieged fortress management of the British ... The British, the same colonialists who managed to keep the British Commonwealth from dozens of former colonies ...
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 April 5 2018 23: 13
          +2
          Israel does not seek to become a leader.
          It will be quite enough for him if he remains the only survivor.
      2. Hanokem
        Hanokem April 5 2018 13: 34
        +4
        As our defense minister answered the question of the 3 main threats to Israel: Iran, Iran, and again Iran. Regarding Perdogan’s Turkey, we are concerned not so much with the supply of S-400 to the Turks (it can be dealt with), but with the upcoming delivery of hundreds of F-35s to Perdogan. This is really very dangerous. I hope that the amers have the brains to cancel this contract ...

        PS The government and parliament are located in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, which is recognized by the Russian Foreign Ministry as the capital of Israel. Therefore, it is necessary to write not “Tel Aviv made a decision”, but “Jerusalem made a decision”
        1. Bakht
          Bakht April 5 2018 15: 32
          +7
          The Russian Foreign Ministry recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? When?
          The official position of the Russian Foreign Ministry was as follows:
          We reaffirm our commitment to UN decisions on settlement principles, including status of East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. At the same time, we consider it necessary to state that in this context we are considering West Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
        2. Serge Gorely
          Serge Gorely April 6 2018 00: 46
          0
          Quote: Hanokem
          As our defense minister answered the question of the 3 main threats to Israel: Iran, Iran, and again Iran. Regarding Perdogan’s Turkey, we are concerned not so much with the supply of S-400 to the Turks (it can be dealt with), but with the upcoming delivery of hundreds of F-35s to Perdogan. This is really very dangerous. I hope that the amers have the brains to cancel this contract ...

          PS The government and parliament are located in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, which is recognized by the Russian Foreign Ministry as the capital of Israel. Therefore, it is necessary to write not “Tel Aviv made a decision”, but “Jerusalem made a decision”

          Congratulations to you. No need to give out your wet dreams for the decisions of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Russia DOES NOT SUPPORT Trump. The Russian embassy is still and sooo long in Tel Aviv.
        3. 72jora72
          72jora72 April 6 2018 05: 19
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          PS The government and parliament are located in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, which is recognized by the Russian Foreign Ministry as the capital of Israel. Therefore, it is necessary to write not “Tel Aviv made a decision”, but “Jerusalem made a decision”
          Dear, you were struck by the nerve gas "Bredun" .........
        4. XXXIII
          XXXIII April 7 2018 23: 49
          +1
          Quote: Hanokem
          PS The government and parliament are located in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, which is recognized by the Russian Foreign Ministry as the capital of Israel. Therefore, it is necessary to write not “Tel Aviv made a decision”, but “Jerusalem made a decision”

          They themselves recognized, they themselves believed, they themselves wrote laughing ..... And by the way, the moon is part of Israel, which broke away almost 10.000 years BC. uh ..... documents will soon be restored by Jewish sages .... wassat
      3. Vladimir Ter-Odiyants
        Vladimir Ter-Odiyants April 5 2018 19: 50
        +1
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        since the time of Moses

        More precisely, since the end of the tour, led by Moses, with a length of 14.600 days and nights. Such a normal tour. sad
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 April 5 2018 21: 10
          +1
          Quote: Vladimir Ter-Odiyants
          Such a normal tour.

          The tour is normal, based on its goals! drinks
          1. Vladimir Ter-Odiyants
            Vladimir Ter-Odiyants April 5 2018 21: 17
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            Quote: Ingvar 72
            proceed from his goals

            Search, at that time, a new Suzerain (with the Pharaohs it did not work out laughing ). And then in spite of the Persians (or Iranians) turned up. Here and “thank” the sons and daughters of Israel, their savior. Since then !!!
    2. Ross_ulair
      Ross_ulair April 5 2018 09: 48
      +8
      Quote: Vard
      But for the time being ...


      Israel is like a seventh-grade school bully who constantly pesters his peers. But at the same time, a high school brother in the person of the USA constantly looms behind him. Therefore, nothing is shining for the seventh graders in the layouts of the school conflict.
      But Israel wondered what would happen to him when his elder brother graduated from school (read about internal problems, of which he has a roof, or even changes the foreign policy vector - the Jewish lobby in Washington politics is traditionally strong, but everything in this world when Anything passes ...)? Will he survive surrounded by enemies? Because there are no friends among whom you can really rely among the neighbors, and the army, no matter how combat-ready it is, has limitations in the form of a limb of mobile reserves (albeit well-trained reservists). Well, this state has no depth of defense, from the word "completely" ...
      1. Des10
        Des10 April 5 2018 12: 43
        +2
        High school student, of course - is laughing but Israel - in its specific existence - would not have survived without its strength. And she is. "The whole world is in ruin" is, after all, their motto - to the extreme.
    3. max702
      max702 April 5 2018 11: 57
      +4
      Quote: Vard
      Sometimes it seems that Israel specifically goes to conflict ... Of course, this rallies its population in the face of an external threat ..

      All these "Holocausts" from the walk of Moses to the present days are a means to unite the nation (everyone does not like us) and a way to purge the ranks of the weak and the losers, plus the reason is that the feed base (humanity) will not withstand too much sons of Israel ..
    4. Megatron
      Megatron April 6 2018 01: 42
      0
      A perfect possible alignment: the war between Israel and Turkey.
  2. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi April 5 2018 08: 00
    +18
    Israel will never become a leader in the Middle East due to the demographic, economic, ethnic and religious characteristics of the state. This was clear even before the creation of the state, when the Jewish "Yishuv" only fought for its independence. Therefore, the Israelis set themselves other ambitious goals. Turn your country into a leader in new technologies, highly developed medicine and economic well-being. What are we working on now.
    1. BAI
      BAI April 5 2018 09: 55
      +3
      Absolutely right. Consider the promise: Israel is the leader of the BV, it makes no sense. Its implementation will lead to the unification of all Muslims against Israel.
    2. Yrec
      Yrec April 5 2018 12: 29
      +5
      I agree, but technology, medicine, and economics are tightly coupled with the Americans. Not to mention the military sphere. Now in the United States, confusion and vacillations around Trump, Israel can be thrown opportunistically and its situation will be seriously complicated. He has no other allies.
    3. Bakht
      Bakht April 5 2018 13: 27
      +10
      Israel did not set itself the task of becoming the leader of the Muslim region. This is complete nonsense. The most interesting thing is that Israel is fighting for its existence. Oddly enough this sounds, but despite its undeniable advantage in the military and economic spheres, the task of Israel in general is to remain on the political map of the world. There is no time for leadership.
      But the funny thing is that not a single country in the region can claim leadership. Neither Turkey nor Iran have significant religious symbols on their territory. To solve problems in Turkey, like a Kurdish pair of trifles in general. And in economic terms, do not be supported by Russia, then the Turkish economy will immediately become lame on both legs (while limping on one - the European one).
      Shiite Iran will never become the locomotive of the region. This is unacceptable to the majority of the population. Iran can strengthen in some Shiite areas, but become a leader? I do not believe...
      Could become the Saudis (which they claimed for many years). But ... the war in Yemen showed the true value of this "hegemon".
      The chaos in the Middle East is precisely due to the fact that there is no pronounced leader.
      1. Shahno
        Shahno April 5 2018 15: 54
        +1
        Yes you are right. Local writers write a lot. Where are the holy places, Israel, CA .. Where is a powerful economy, Israel. Where is a powerful army, Turkey, Israel ... But we do not want to say anything ...
        1. Bakht
          Bakht April 5 2018 17: 27
          +4
          I do not consider a powerful army a guarantee that the country will become a leader. The gendarme - maybe. Leadership is given to those who give an idea backed by economics. States have leadership because they have seduced everyone with the idea of ​​universal prosperity and consumption. Everyone wants to consume, but few people think that they themselves can consume it.

          At one time, the USSR was attractive precisely because it gave the idea of ​​universal equality. But the United States still has an economic advantage, and the USSR has maintained its economy. Although the army was strong.
          In relation to this topic. Israel cannot give its surrounding countries any idea attractive to Muslims. Sunnis and Shiites will cut each other's throats with pleasure. So no country can give a common idea. Well, the economy let us down. If Turkey can make a breakthrough in the economy ... (again, they will not be able to give an idea).
          This whole region is at the crossroads of religions. There cannot be a hegemon by definition.
        2. Shura Sailors
          Shura Sailors April 5 2018 19: 03
          +3
          You don’t need to say anything like that - remove the “top dressing” from some states and then we can talk about a powerful economy, the army ...
  3. Ascetic
    Ascetic April 5 2018 08: 06
    +16
    Israel cannot afford war:
    1. long
    2. on its territory
    3. with big losses.
    We must proceed from this when speaking about the role of Israel and its policy on the BV.
    1. My_log_in
      My_log_in April 5 2018 08: 15
      +4
      true, therefore, he will either have to disperse his opponents with a vigorous baton, or someone more convincing will immediately have to "fit in" with him. And that means that his role in the BV is “gendarme”, and politics is “the little boy from the gateway”.
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi April 5 2018 08: 28
      +12
      Quote: Ascetic
      Israel cannot afford war:
      1. long
      2. on its territory
      3. with big losses.
      We must proceed from this when speaking about the role of Israel and its policy on the BV.

      No country in the world wants either 1, 2, or 3. If this happens, then only from despair.
      If we assume that we have a peace treaty with Egypt and Jordan, and Syria does not pose a serious danger, then the danger of a major conventional war in the coming years is not worth it.
      1. Yrec
        Yrec April 5 2018 12: 35
        +5
        Conventional wars were replaced by hybrid ones of different intensities. In your country, there are already high security costs, and professional terrorists began to roam around BV. Costs will rise again, and the competitiveness of the economy will decline.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac April 5 2018 20: 49
          +1
          Quote: Yrec
          Conventional wars were replaced by hybrid ones of different intensities.

          What epic stupidity? Hybrid wars have not replaced conventional ones; they have always been and are not a new invention.
      2. Des10
        Des10 April 5 2018 12: 46
        0
        Thanks for the short and capacious explanation.
      3. Shura Sailors
        Shura Sailors April 5 2018 20: 13
        +1
        Alas, at the present time all these peace treaties, and the like, are not worth the papers on which they are signed.
  4. K.A.S.
    K.A.S. April 5 2018 08: 13
    +2
    What a great article! So many bukaf! Why is Israel becoming a leader in the Middle East?
    And what does the author mean by the word leader? At NATO, the US leader in EU Germany That is, I understand the leader is the one who leads like-minded people in achieving the goal! And what are like-minded people in BV? There are all the leaders and everything against everyone!
    1. flicker
      flicker April 5 2018 09: 22
      +4
      Why is Israel becoming a leader in the Middle East?
      And what does the author mean by the word leader?
      Hmm, he didn’t become a leader, but I think he would like to become a kind of “looking” for the BV, although he was part of it.
      1. Shura Sailors
        Shura Sailors April 5 2018 19: 26
        +2
        Wanting and being are different concepts. The beholder is not the steward. There is KUM above the beholder request
  5. BAI
    BAI April 5 2018 09: 51
    0
    If the United States did not destroy Iraq, there would be another fifth player. It would be even more interesting.
  6. Dam
    Dam April 5 2018 10: 23
    0
    On BV, a leader is not possible a priori. And Israel will always be an annoying factor for the entire BV.
    1. protoss
      protoss April 8 2018 01: 22
      0
      for several centuries there was a leader (probably even a master), so why suddenly "a priori"?
  7. vlad007
    vlad007 April 5 2018 11: 23
    0
    The author analyzes what is obvious and without analysis - apparently a hardworking person, it was not too lazy to write obvious truths. Israel wants to become a leader not in the BV, but in the World, but in certain industries. The leader of the BV, judging by the exclusively ambitious program "Vision 2030", will be Saudi Arabia.
    1. protoss
      protoss April 8 2018 01: 20
      0
      Saudi Arabia cannot yet become a leader even in the Persian Gulf - Qatar is its troll, the emirates are competing (and what the Salman is striving for, the UAE has already come), Oman is simply ignoring, Kuwait is neutral, Iraq is under Iran, the country is in a state of cold war.
      and how can one become a leader in the Muslim region if all the surrounding faithful consider the Saudis to be sectarians?
  8. Forever so
    Forever so April 5 2018 11: 47
    +5
    Israel in some way repeated the fate of the United States, whose effector in the Middle East zone is. Like the USA of the beginning of the 20 century, Israel was a freelance agricultural country living on the handouts of its sponsor, and only the destruction of the USSR allowed Israel to essentially plunder its scientific potential and looted it turned the kibbutz into the High Tech country. But the USA’s example of this is science, on the PLATED one you can quickly rise, but planning a long life is useless.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi April 5 2018 11: 58
      +5
      Quote: Forever so
      Israel in some way repeated the fate of the United States, whose effector in the Middle East zone is. Like the USA of the beginning of the 20 century, Israel was a freelance agricultural country living on the handouts of its sponsor, and only the destruction of the USSR allowed Israel to essentially plunder its scientific potential and looted it turned the kibbutz into the High Tech country. But the USA’s example of this is science, on the PLATED one you can quickly rise, but planning a long life is useless.

      What enchanting nonsense. fool
  9. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov April 5 2018 11: 51
    0
    Quote: Aron Zaavi
    Israel will never become a leader in the Middle East due to the demographic, economic, ethnic and religious characteristics of the state.

    All the same, I think that Israel can still become the leader of the region if it manages to distance itself from first from the USA and then from capitalism. Socialist Israel is best suited in the region as the support of the oppressed masses in the fight against religious fanaticism and exploitation precisely because of its economic, ethnic and religious characteristics. But of course this is only an opportunity and it can be missed.
    1. sergeyezhov
      sergeyezhov April 5 2018 13: 40
      +2
      Quote: Kostadinov
      oppressed masses in the fight against religious fanaticism

      Does it bother you that the oppressed masses of the Middle East are cutting their heads and selling people to slave markets? For them, to understand how socialism differs from capitalism is the same as for you to understand how kufr differs from shirk.
      1. Setrac
        Setrac April 5 2018 20: 52
        +4
        Quote: sergeyezhov
        Does it bother you that the oppressed masses of the Middle East are cutting their heads and selling people to slave markets?

        Anglo-American mercenaries are cutting their heads and selling people in slave markets; the oppressed masses have nothing to do with it.
  10. svp67
    svp67 April 5 2018 12: 00
    +4
    Israel does not become the leader of the Middle East
    The leader? Does he need it? To be a "gray cardinal", this is what they strive for and not without success
  11. Lynx33
    Lynx33 April 5 2018 13: 25
    +2
    Don't make my shoes laugh laughing The leader of the middle east laughing They are hated by everyone in the Middle East and dream of sending them again to the desert for another 40 years.
  12. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik April 5 2018 13: 48
    +1
    Against Iran, the Saudis and others like them are ready to be friends with Israel. Iran, as it were, is interested in preventing Israel from singing with the Sunnis, perhaps they are looking for some contacts through the Russian Federation. So in the role of a third party, if not in the leaders, then certainly in a favorable position.

    Tel Aviv, as you know, did not support the "action of solidarity with Britain", and refused to expel Russian diplomats.
    I am sure that the Americans pressed on this subject, and the Israelis did not yield. And the reason here is rather that the US European allies have for some time been inflamed with love for the Palestinians, in Israel this will always be borne in mind.
    1. Shahno
      Shahno April 5 2018 14: 01
      +3
      The reason here is that Israel, although an ally of the states, is not going to support frankly unproven and stupid statements. And then this is an answer to Russia's balanced position on Hezbolah and Iran, when we provide clear docks, the Russian Federation does not interfere with our affairs ...
    2. alexsipin
      alexsipin April 6 2018 09: 00
      0
      Quote: Knizhnik
      I am sure that the Americans pressed on this subject, and the Israelis did not yield. And the reason here is rather that the US European allies have for some time been inflamed with love for the Palestinians, in Israel this will always be borne in mind.

      Israel believes that in the near future, such large European states as France, Germany and Britain from passive anti-Israeli will become pro-Arab and their policy will be aimed at the delegation of Israel. There will be a fusion of typical European anti-Semitism, which is now hiding under the guise of anti-Israeli politics and the hatred of new Muslim emigrants towards Israel. It is indicative of the separation of its Israeli branch from a large telephone company European Orange, and its transformation into Partner. Therefore, Israel is now actively building relations with other countries of eastern and southern Europe, the countries of Asia and Africa, and not with the countries of old Europe.
      1. Knizhnik
        Knizhnik April 6 2018 10: 46
        0
        I would like to know if this position of Europe has any other reasons besides those indicated by you. For the time being, I would have left the “typical European anti-Semitism” in doubt until clarification, as if I see it but still do not understand the reasons. But the penetration of migrants into politics is a fact.
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  14. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi April 5 2018 15: 46
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    Quote: RomaRomanov
    According to the prophecies of the Jewish prophets, including those revered by Christians and Muslims, in all three religions, Israel must defeat all enemies! Here it was necessary to start the article! smile

    Well, these are the prophets of all religions promised. From the Sumerian to the Communist.
    1. Hottabych
      Hottabych April 5 2018 21: 20
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      These are the prophecies of the old testament. Israel has already defeated those enemies. And after the crucifixion of Jesus and Christ himself, there was a prophecy about the collapse of Israel, which has already happened. And do not confuse this with the state of Israel. It speaks of spiritual Israel, which fell apart during the betrayal and crucifixion of Jesus Christ ... And Israel will defeat all enemies at the time of the coming.
      And there, of course, everyone understands prophecies and scriptures in his own way. So to say, "He who has ears - let him hear, he who has eyes - let him see!"
  15. Baby sitter
    Baby sitter April 5 2018 22: 59
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    Quote: Hanokem
    I hope that the amers have the brains to cancel this contract.

    And do not hope. Forgot Anglo-Saxon policy? "Divide and rule" .... They bred Jews beautifully ....
  16. protoss
    protoss April 8 2018 01: 13
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    she’s not attracted to analytics - a lot of water, no specifics.
    The very idea of ​​Israeli leadership in the BV is ridiculous.
  17. Professor
    Professor April 8 2018 10: 14
    +1
    Israel does not become the leader of the Middle East

    Is Israel trying? As the saying goes, "why the priest button accordion."

    Nevertheless, Israel is already leading the BV in the field of:
    1. Health care
    2. Education
    3. Innovation and technology
    5. Agriculture
    6. Military power and motivation to serve
    7. Freedom and Democracy
    8. Quality of roads
    and 1001 more things
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  18. NF68
    NF68 April 8 2018 15: 06
    +1
    Israel should not be a libertarian in BV. It has always been, and I hope it will be for a long time, a kind of club, which the most violent inhabitants of the Arab states located in this region should constantly be wary of, because otherwise the Arabs could completely unbelt.
  19. Outsider
    Outsider April 9 2018 14: 32
    +1
    Quote: Vladimir 5
    The key phrase from the article: "Israel, in addition to its own interests, is forced to defend the interests of its main ally, which is the United States of America." Now, when Israel moved away from the USSR at the beginning of the formation of the state, here it became a bargaining chip of US and British imperialism in the Middle East ...

    - Instead of becoming a bargaining chip of the Soviet Union in the fight against imperialism in the Middle East!
    Israelchi still do not understand that they have become hostages of imperialism ...

    - Israelpull, literacy ... laughing
    ... especially English, which has long been the arbiter of destinies and states in the Middle East

    - It was the British colonialists who were forced to get out of here by the combined efforts in the fight against them by the soldiers of Haganah, Etzel and Lehi.