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.
Immediately following the
ceasefire the government of Israel
attempted to convince the Israeli population, and its friends abroad, that Israel had ‘won
the war'. Now they are forced to beat a hasty retreat from such declarations,
as no-one in Israel
is stupid enough to swallow them.
The imperialists have been trying
to force Lebanon to accept a
diplomatic victory for Israel
precisely because Israel
cannot win this war by military means. The Israeli war cabinet on Wednesday gave approval in principle to the generals' plan for
an expanded ground operation, but delayed its implementation in order to give a
chance to the UN Security Council to draft a resolution that fits the rulers of
as a condition to end the crisis.