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Israel vs. the World    

As Israel faces its seventh month of fighting, diplomatic isolation raises a number of questions

Six months after the horrors of October 7,  Israel’s diplomatic outlook is increasingly bleak. Wall-to-wall support from Western allies has been replaced by threats of arms embargoes, the loss of diplomatic support at the UN, and near-breakdown in relations with the White House.
The hostility from the pro-Palestinian world that erupted while the Gaza area kibbutzim were still a killing ground was both wearily familiar and unprecedented in its ferocity. That anti-Israel onslaught has swung the needle. It’s hard to think of a time when the country has been this beleaguered, and that’s even before the IDF moves on Rafah, now home to a million Palestinians.
As the country faces its seventh month of fighting — with the outbreak of war in the north a very real possibility — diplomatic isolation raises a number of questions. 
Is Israel truly as isolated as the headlines suggest? How did it find itself in such peril? Does history teach us anything about the way forward? Lastly, what should the country’s leaders and allies be doing to defuse the crisis?


Victory Is the Best PR — John Bolton

Victory Is the Best PR

Expect More of the Same — Eugene Kontorovitch

Expect More of the Same

Not So Splendid Isolation — Zalman Shoval

Not So Splendid Isolation

Israel Must Move Fast to Quash Doubts — Alan Mendoza

Israel Must Move Fast to Quash Doubts

The Situation Can Still Be Saved — Malcolm Hoenlein

The Situation Is Dire — But It Can Still Be Saved


Project coordinated by Gedalia Guttentag


(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 1007)

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