Over the past couple of days 24 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza. This follows a further shift to the right on the part of the Olmert government after the ultra-racist party of Lieberman joined the coalition. With these renewed attacks they are trying to distract the attention of the Israeli masses as it become abundantly clear that the country is in an impasse.
The whole of the Middle East
has entered a crisis. Country after country is rocked by political, economic
and military crises. The shockwaves of the recent war in Lebanon are
still being felt. Imperialism seeks to manoeuvre in this situation to defend
its strategic interests, but every step they take simply exacerbates the
In spite of the claims of Israeli government
ministers and top army generals, Israel did not win the recent war in Lebanon.
It is Hezbollah that has emerged enormously strengthened, as the 800,000 strong
rally the other day amply proved. All this is forcing the imperialists to rethink
their strategy in the region.
emerging strengthened from the recent war in Lebanon, the Israeli ruling class
been enormously weakened. It failed in all its objectives. Now we are
witnessing an unprecedented level of distrust in all the institutions of the
state. What is being prepared is a backlash on the part of the Israeli workers.
The Israeli government and military failed in their declared
objectives in the recent conflict in Lebanon. Israeli society is under
shock as a result. Now while they say a new war needs to prepared, the
government is preparing vicious attacks on social spending. This will
inevitably prepare class conflict at some stage. Meanwhile on the Arab street
the desire for a genuine left alternative is becoming evident.
The Israeli aggression against Lebanon ended in defeat.
None of the objectives set by the Israeli Government were attained. The
position of the Israeli ruling class has been weakened at home and abroad. The
result of the conflict is also a setback for American Imperialism – as well as
for French Imperialism – and has strengthened the position of the Hezbollah,
Iran and Syria.