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Sat 11 Nov 2023 2:18 pm - Jerusalem Time

Hearst: The Gaza war undermines America's influence in the world

The editor-in-chief of the Middle East Eye website, the British writer David Hearst, said that the Gaza war undermines America's influence in the world, citing that American diplomats and intelligence leaders regularly receive testimony confirming that American support for the genocide in Gaza is destroying the image of the United States in the Islamic world.


Hearst  added - in his article - that for US President Joe Biden, Israel is an out-of-control train that has effectively destroyed the strategic military presence of the United States in the region, the Abraham Accords, and much of Washington’s authority in the Islamic world and the countries of the South.


He also said that in this war, America is not even leading from behind - Barack Obama's joke about overthrowing the late Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi - but rather it is being dragged behind.


Painful encounters

Hirst pointed out that American diplomats and intelligence leaders face painful meetings with their Arab and Turkish counterparts on their regional tours, and they are told to their faces - during meetings that last for hours - that Israel is carrying out genocide in retaliation, and that the United States supports this, and that its support for this war undermines its image in the world. Islamic.


He stressed that the Americans finally understood that their policy in the Middle East - which declared that “America is back” - is in deep trouble.


Strongest responses

The writer stated that the strongest reactions to the Israeli bombing of Gaza, despite its weakness and fragility, came from Egypt and Jordan, the two countries that recognized Israel first, as “both of them are in fact exposed to severe danger due to their dependence on aid and money from the West.” Egypt has made it clear that ethnic cleansing In Gaza is unacceptable, and they will not hand over a grain of Sinai sand to resettle Gazans.


As for Jordan's position, it was stated by its Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi, who said that any expulsion of Palestinians from Gaza would be tantamount to a "declaration of war" against Jordan.


Hearst also referred to Bolivia's withdrawal of its ambassador from Israel and the severing of its diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv, and China's position opposing the bombing of Gaza, as well as the positions of Qatar, Turkey, Malaysia, and others.


Big transformation

Hearst said that most of all is that the Gaza war will produce a major transformation in the international community, with America once again ceding its influence to the rest of the world, stressing that its sphere of influence is rapidly shrinking due to its arrogance.


He concluded his article by saying that when the West was put to the test, it proved unable to modify a policy of blind and irrational support for Israel that had long passed its expiration date.


Source: Middle East Eye

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