The Unraised Hand is Weakening Israel’s Diplomatic Defenses

Israel’s Diplomatic Shield Crashes: Implications for Future International Standing

The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas has led to the collapse of Israel’s diplomatic shield, despite initial international support following the massacre by Hamas. Five and a half months later, Israel is facing increasing isolation, with huge anti-Israel demonstrations taking place in Europe and calls for a ceasefire in Gaza from American gates.

The shift in US support is evident with their decision not to oppose a resolution for a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza. This move could open the door to legal challenges and delegitimization of Israel on the international stage. Despite the limited timeframe of the resolution, its impact on Israel’s standing is significant.

For 50 years, Israel has relied on an American veto in the Security Council for important matters. However, this recent decision signals a change in US support, potentially leading to changes in the rules of conduct and expectations. The diplomatic disagreement between Israel and the US may impact Israel’s relationship with the US and its standing in the international community.

Looking back at past diplomatic dynamics, such as the embargo imposed on South Africa in 1977, we can see parallels that provide insights into potential consequences. The current crisis between Israel and the US may lead to changes in diplomacy and foreign policy that have long-lasting impacts on both countries and their relationships with other nations.

It remains to be seen how this situation will unfold, but one thing is clear: The collapse of Israel’s diplomatic shield has far-reaching implications for its future standing on the international stage.

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