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Yes, but is it possible

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Submitted by Ralph (United States), May 20, 2021 at 01:05

Given your (Dr. Pipes') uncanny predictive powers, I wonder if one might hazard to ask if you are not witnessing the events of the past several days with alarm. Specifically, the absolute craven adoption of Iranian propaganda on the part of the Democrat party mainstream, to an extent never witnessed before. The attacks on the very essence of Israel's legitimacy. The pressure for not only a ceasefire with Hamas, but an imposed Palestinian state coming from China, Russia, the predictable EU voices (France, the EU foreign ministry, etc.), and the US administration.

Where does this end? It's not hard to imagine a ceasefire in the near future, or a US re-entry to the Iran deal. All the signs are obvious. But can we assume that Israel will survive this latest diplomatic offensive, and not be forced into some dictated defeat in the next four years, particularly given the turbulence within Israel's political Right? It seems allies are becoming unavailing, particularly at the UNSC level. Trends in public opinion in some places like India and the Visegrad bloc, are encouraging. But can this provide sufficient ballast against the relentless, seemingly converging campaigns against Israel from the aforementioned (Putin, Xi, Biden, Macron, public opinion elite in the US, the Democratic party from the very top to the very bottom, etc)?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

You are pointing to the Left's turn against Israel. I analyzed this trend here: http://www.danielpipes.org/18644/tectonic-shifts-in-attitudes-toward-israel

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