CNN’s report shows that at least some of their core members and those cohorts below them who organized last weekend’s unrest are also driven to oppose Bibi because of the pragmatic foreign policy that he plans to implement with a view towards helping Israel navigate the twists and turns of multipolarity.
The return to office of long-serving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, popularly known as Bibi, prompted large-scale protests over the weekend after approximately 80,000 people rallied against his proposed judicial reforms. The incumbent plans to increase parliamentary oversight of the courts, which his supporters accuse of overreaching in recent years for ideological reasons connected to their desire to impose liberal values onto conservative-minded elements of society in contravention of their authority.
Bibi defended his new coalition’s plans on the reasonable basis that “The millions of citizens who voted for the right-wing camp knew about the intention to make deep reforms in the judicial system. More than that: they demanded it from us.” Quite obviously, it would be the definition of anti-democratic to let around 80,000 rowdy folks stand in the way of implementing the electoral will of many orders of magnitude more of their compatriots, hence why he’s holding his own in the face of this pressure.
There’s more to everything than just that, however, as very strongly suggested by CNN’s report about the protests. This US-led Western Mainstream Media (MSM) outlet informed their audience that “Attendees held signs comparing Netanyahu to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and saying Israel was turning into the likes of semi-democratic Hungary and theocratic Iran.” The international dimension that the demonstrators voluntarily incorporated into their supposedly domestic movement is damning.
It shows that at least some of their core members and those cohorts below them who organized last weekend’s unrest are also driven to oppose Bibi because of the pragmatic foreign policy that he plans to implement with a view towards helping Israel navigate the twists and turns of multipolarity. His ambitious vision was elaborated on earlier this month in the analysis about why “The US Should Respect Israel’s National Security Calculations Vis-à-Vis Russia & Ukraine”, which should be read for more details.
To summarize for those readers with limited time, it argues that his new coalition will be under even less US influence than the preceding one that replaced him in mid-2021, which itself had already defied America’s demands to sanction Russia and send arms to Kiev despite its ideological alliance with Biden. It’s with this geostrategic context in mind that the latest protests can actually be described as being tacitly intended to carry out a unipolar Color Revolution against him in order to avert that scenario.
What’s meant by this is that those who organized everything and made the decision to voluntarily incorporate an international dimension into their supposedly domestic movement hope to mislead the majority of well-intended anti-reform protesters into pressuring Bibi on foreign policy. To that end, they manipulated perceptions about his coalition’s judicial agenda in order to fearmonger about the alleged consequences for Israel’s self-proclaimed democracy, knowing that this will result in mass protesters.
Upon obtaining that socio-political outcome like what just happened over the weekend, they then plan to eventually leverage it in the direction of influencing his foreign policy, hence why they’re already introducing the artificially manufactured information warfare narrative falsely implying an Israeli version of the US’ discredited Russiagate conspiracy theory. The purpose is to further manipulate popular perceptions so that those under their influence suspect that the Russian leader is controlling Bibi.
Just like former US President Donald Trump was coerced through the same modus operandi into taking increasingly hostile moves against Russia in order to “save face” at home by showing the opposition that he wasn’t President Putin’s pawn like they claimed, so too do they hope that Bibi will do the same. That plot is unlikely to succeed, however, since the Israeli leader is fiercely independent and passionate about implementing pragmatic policies aimed at strengthening his country’s sovereignty in spite of pressure.
Despite the near impossibility of successfully coercing Bibi into a never-ending series of unilateral foreign policy concessions intended to enable the US to successfully reassert its declining unipolar hegemony over the self-professed Jewish State, that doesn’t mean that these efforts will ever stop. Rather, they’re likely to characterize the rest of his present tenure as suggested by protesters already introducing this artificially manufactured information warfare narrative into the discourse.
This larger geostrategic context helps observers make better sense of the latest socio-political developments in Israel. Far from being driven by purely domestic issues, the aforesaid are being exploited as the pretext for orchestrating a unipolar Color Revolution against Bibi in response to his new coalition government’s recently proclaimed policy of “talking less” about the Ukrainian Conflict and all that entails for Israel’s evolving role in the emerging Multipolar World Order.
Good stuff, Andrew!
Israel is in dire need of a color revolution.