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In pursuit of greater Israel

Abdul Rasool Syed
THE latest developments in the Middle East are conspicuous indicative of the fact that the plan for greater Israel is in full-swing. In the wake of the latest developing story of Golan Heights, it can safely be concluded what happened in the Middle East in the name of Arab Spring was not a spontaneous but a programmed event. It was a part of colossal machinations orchestrated by Israel and its ideologues; particularly the US which is fully backing the imperialism of Israel, rather, it seems to be the architect of this entire move.
More recently, US President Donald Trump, on 25 March 2019, officially announced recognition of Golan Heights as a sovereign part of the State of Israel. Golan Heights, the Syrian territory is under the occupation of Israel since 1967, taken during six days Arab-Israel War. The Trump’s move of recognition was marked by the Israeli PM Netanyahu as “historic”. He said, “Israel won the Golan Heights in a just war of self-defence and the Jewish people’s roots in the Golan go back thousands of years.” Earlier, on 06 December 2017, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and stated that the American embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This move was practically implemented by the US and later following the footprints of US many other countries also moved their embassies to Jerusalem despite a clear defeat of US move in UN General Assembly.
Undoubtedly, this is a clear violation of United Nations Resolution 181, calling for partition of Palestinian land into two states; and Arab State (Palestine State) over 43% area and an Israeli state over 57% area with Jerusalem remaining under international control. The Zionist Plan for the greater Israel, also known as the Yinon Plan, is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanisation of the surrounding Arab States into smaller and weaker states.
The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must, (i). Become an imperial regional power and, (ii). Must effect the division of the whole area into small States by the dissolution of all existing Arab States. Thus, to realize the goal of greater Israel by implementing Yinon Plan, Israeli strategists viewed Iraq as their biggest strategic challenge from an Arab State. This is why Iraq was marked as the centrepiece to the balkanization of the Middle East and the Arab world. This peculiar development in Iraq insinuates that making of greater Israel got momentum with the fall of Sadam regime and with the taming of Syria, Iran and other Arab nations in the Middle Eastern region. To testify further, the veracity of the Yinon Plan in action, the Atlantic, in 2008, and the US military’s armed forces journals, in 2006 published maps can be quoted here that closely followed the outline of the Yinon Plan.
To effect the plan of greater Israel, the contemporary instability in the Middle East can be exploited by the Zionist expansionists. They would, for sure, benefit from Shia-Sunni schism as well as other ethnic conflicts that have enveloped whole the Muslim world generally and the Middle East particularly. The Muslim Arab world is built like a temporary house of cards put together by foreigners with their vested interests without the wishes and aspirations of the inhabitants having been taken into account. It was arbitrarily divided into 19 states, all made of combinations of minorities and ethnic groups and religious factions which are hostile to one another, every Arab Muslim State, therefore, nowadays faces ethnic, religious and social destruction from within, and in some a civil war is already raging.
Apart from religious as well as ethnic fissures, the Arab Muslim world is also divided economically. There is a yawning gap between haves and have nots. In this giant and fractured world there are a few wealthy groups and a huge mass of poor people. Most of the Arabs have an average yearly income of 300 dollars. To cap it all, given the divided Middle East along ethnic, religious, social and economic lines, it seems quite easy for the Zionists to carve out a greater Israel since they are not going to encounter any major hurdle in its way. What the Muslim inhabitants of the mid east need to do is to forge unity by putting their parochial interests aside and work in unison to scupper the plans of their common enemies.
— The writer is a Legal practitioner-cum-columnist based in Quetta Balochistan.