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Israel’s Diplomatic Challenges: From Massacre to Sanctions

After facing a massive massacre at the hands of Hamas, Israel initially enjoyed international sympathy and support, particularly from democratic nations. However, fast forward five and a half months, and the situation has drastically changed. Israel is now facing international ostracism, with large demonstrations against it in Europe and American gates calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The collapse of diplomatic support has reached a turning point, with the US no longer vetoing resolutions against Israel in the Security Council.

The recent decision in the Security Council for a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza during Ramadan has further added to Israel’s diplomatic challenges. This decision paves the way for claims that Israel is violating international law, which could lead to potential sanctions in the future. Despite the decision being limited to the end of Ramadan, the implications are far-reaching. The lack of American support and the possibility of withholding weapons have raised concerns in Israel, drawing comparisons to past instances of diplomatic pressure on other countries.

The analogy of the Security Council resolution to impose a military embargo on South Africa in 1977 serves as a cautionary tale for Israel. The decision marked the beginning of isolation and sanctions against South Africa, leading to a change in the regime. The crisis between Israel and the US goes beyond a diplomatic disagreement, as it has the potential to change the dynamics of international relations. The uncertainty surrounding American support and the implications of the recent Security Council decision highlight


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