As Israel stands pat with its relentless attacks on the Gaza Strip, analysts across the world are warning that the longer the war goes on, the more consequences the regime will have to face.
Some also fear that the bloodthirsty waves of violence against Gaza will not only be to Israel’s chagrin, but also hurt its Western allies who are supporting the regime unlimitedly.
In this article, we will take a look at how the October 7 Operation by the Hamas Resistance Movement has changed West Asia and essentially the dynamics of the world.
Western public opinion turns against Israel
The Israeli lobby has traditionally held significant control over mainstream media in an attempt to rectify the narratives to its benefit. Western media outlets have been working in tandem to promote pro-Israeli accounts while vilifying Palestinians in every way possible. Even the journalists that find it difficult to stay silent on Israeli crimes are forced to toe the line somewhere along the way.
That’s because Zionist institutes like the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) which ferret out critics day and night, either bully journalists into silence or get their employers to fire them. Most recently, Michael Eisen, the Jewish editor-in-chief of the prominent open-access journal eLife, was removed from his position for endorsing a satirical article that spoke to how the dying people in Gaza are being asked to condemn Hamas. There are countless of other journalists like Eisen who do not dare say a word about Israeli crimes as they could risk losing their jobs after being accused of anti-Semitism.
But Israel’s old tactics have proven to be to its own detriment in the latest war as people around the world can now figure out what’s happening thanks to social media. While media outlets continue to regurgitate the lie-ridden stories fed to them by the regime, people are becoming more aware about Israel’s 75-year-long occupation of Palestine by the day. Those hearing about the “barbaric” and “cruel” nature of Hamas on media, find themselves questioning the legitimacy of the claims when laying their eyes on the pictures of mutilated and burned corpses of Palestinian children.
Since October 7, millions of people have taken to the streets across the world to voice their support for Palestine. For the first time in history, Israel seems to have lost the media battle against the Palestinian resistance.
Countries now seek to enter the nuclear fray
This month, Israel’s Heritage Minister Amihai Eliyahu shocked the world by suggesting that the regime should use a nuclear weapon against the Gaza Strip, a territory which 50% of its population consists of children.
Several countries, including Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, condemned the remarks as a global threat.
These comments marked the first public acknowledgment of Israel's possession of nuclear weapons and contradicted the previously held premise that the regime would only consider such extreme measures in the event of an existential crisis. Now, nations in West Asia, including Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, are feeling a heightened urgency to address the threat posed by Israel's illegal nuclear weapons.
The Israeli minister seemed to only want to brandish the regime’s nuclear capabilities, but he spilled the beans and overshot the mark instead.
Normalization deals down the drain
The October 7 attack by Hamas underscored the vulnerability of the so-called Abraham Accords. Saudi Arabia, which had been progressing toward normalization with the Israeli regime just a week before the operation, withdrew from all talks with Israel. Additionally, other countries that had previously signed normalization deals with the regime were compelled to diminish their support for the Zionists.
Moreover, Jordan and Egypt, the first nations to recognize Israel, have issued warnings to the regime, indicating that they might engage in conflict if Palestinians are once again displaced and pushed into neighboring regions. This development adds significant strain to the dynamics, much to Israel’s disadvantage.
West under mounting pressure
As Israel sinks deeper into the mud, it appears to no longer be an asset to Western governments. Many in the Western world believe the Zionist regime has now turned into a burden for the states whose paramount priorities have shifted towards China and Russia. Supporting Israel has now become too cumbersome for Western politicians who are receiving growing criticism at home for turning a blind eye to Israeli atrocities in Gaza.
Furthermore, the West has allowed China to whittle away at the number of its traditional allies in West Asia. Beijing has hosted the foreign minister of 7 Arab and Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan, who have called on China to help them bring an end to the war in Gaza.
The war in Gaza will not simply end once the regime feels it has killed enough Palestinians. Its effects will continue to haunt Israel and its Western allies for decades to come.