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Changing the Mental Image of Israel: Examining the Real Impact of Palestinian Activity


In every conflict, whether overt or covert, the pre-war perception of each side is crucial in decision-making.

The post-1948 image of Israel, crafted through extensive advertising and control of major global media outlets and Hollywood, depicted Israel as an indomitable power with a sophisticated intelligence apparatus, exerting influence across the world.

Israel’s portrayal of Palestinians as disjointed factions engaged in internal strife, weak and lacking Arab support, fostered a false sense of superiority. However, resistance movements in Yemen, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, and recently in Bahrain have exposed these portrayals as flawed, revealing Israel’s vulnerabilities.

Hamas, operating clandestinely with robust intelligence and effective information security, initially dealt a severe psychological blow to the Zionist regime, prompting Israel to resort to brute force to compensate for its perceived weakness.

The resulting brutality inflicted heavy costs on the Zionist regime, surpassing its capacity. Despite Germany’s annual $3 billion aid to Israel since World War II, purportedly for Holocaust reparations, the actual damages far exceed this figure, with many Israeli banks teetering on the brink of collapse.

Recent significant increases in reverse migration from Israel to Europe and Eastern Europe underscore the severe blow to Israel’s economy. Without assistance, its survival is in jeopardy, constraining its political and military maneuverability.

While the normalization of Israel’s relations with Arab states appeared imminent, it has now stalled. Presently, the Saudi Arabian government and other Islamic Arab nations are avoiding discussions on this matter and have imposed stringent conditions.

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