Political analysts said that the visit of the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken The latter did not bring anything new to the region from a strategic standpoint, and its only goal was to try to save Israel and revive the project NormalizationAnd perhaps pressure on the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu To scale his own project.
During his participation in the program “Gaza… What’s next?”, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, said that Blinken came only to help Israel get out of the mud of Gaza, and to emphasize its right to prevent a recurrence of what happened on the seventh of last October. , referring to a process Al-Aqsa flood.
Barghouti believes that this talk is nothing but an American continuation of support for the killing, destruction and extermination carried out by Israel against the Palestinians, stressing that the most important thing Blinken came for was “to revive the normalization project, which is one of the causes of the explosion, that is, he came to confirm the United States’ stand against The Palestinian people,” he said.
Barghouti also believes that “the most dangerous thing Blinken talked about is the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip with the participation of Arab parties,” adding, “There are important questions that must be answered, the most important of which is: Will the reconstruction take place while the occupation forces are in the Gaza Strip or after they leave?”
America continues to collude
The same opinion was held by the expert on Israeli affairs, Ihab Jabareen, but he believes that Blinken also came to save Israel from the grip of Netanyahu, considering that America’s talk about… The two-state solution “just talk”.
But Jabareen asserts that the United States knows that achieving the dream of Israel from the sea to the river means granting enormous power to a religious Zionist state, and that this does not serve American interests, and therefore “Washington may try to find partners who will form a new government or support the overthrow of Likud Party “Bentanyahu.”
As for political science professor Hassan Ayoub, he believes that the most dangerous thing Blinken talked about is “Israel’s absorption in the region,” because it means that “he came to market the same old goods with regional approaches.”
Ayoub stressed that this position “reflects Washington's failure to understand the lesson that has been going on since October 7, and its continued waste of the rights of the Palestinians, which is the only solution to the crisis.”
Deconstructing the International Court of Justice case
In addition, Ayoub adds, Blinken also came to prevent Arab countries from joining the case that South Africa filed against Israel in international justice Courtuntil it is emptied of its content.
Ayoub stressed that this court, “if it continues, will have far-reaching repercussions even for America,” adding, “Blinken is only trying to influence the course of the case, as evidenced by the fact that Washington has not taken an explicit position on the ongoing displacement project until now.”
The second important thing that Blinken came to do – in Ayoub’s opinion – is “to talk about the security plan in Gaza after the war, that is, to find a lifeline for a defeated and divided Israel.”
Ayoub added, “Either there will be a clear and frank declaration regarding the State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital, or what the United States is doing is nothing more than throwing ash in the eyes.”
Regarding the US Secretary of State’s talk about commitments made by Arab countries during his visit, Barghouti said that this matter “suggests that something is cooking in secret, given that Israel will be able to uproot the resistance, which is practically impossible.”
Barghouti said that this thing – which Washington is secretly cooking – may be related to reconstruction at the expense of Arab countries, calling on these countries to refrain “from paying the cost of repairing what Israel destroyed, and to demand that Tel Aviv be held responsible for its crimes.”
Barghouti stressed the necessity of creating a Palestinian national unity government that unites the West Bank and Gaza, prevents any external interference in the Strip, and supports the case brought before the International Court of Justice, because it may force Israel to stop the genocide.
Regarding inside Israel, Jabareen said that Blinken also came to use the carrot and stick policy with Netanyahu, by using the normalization card with Saudi Arabia – which is a strategic goal for Netanyahu – to push him to accept some matters.
As for the stick – Jabareen adds – it is his threat to change the American position, especially regarding the case brought before the International Court of Justice, and also the threat of support for his political opponents, as evidenced by the fact that Blinken met with a member of the War Council. Benny Gantz individually.
On the contrary, Barghouti does not see an American desire to ease tensions either in Gaza or elsewhere The bankEvidence that Blinken met with the Israeli war council.
Barghouti believes that the West Bank may explode, as well as the borders of Lebanon and perhaps the region, due to the continued American complicity with Israeli crimes, stressing that the only real bet is the Palestinian struggle and the Arab countries’ support for the South African cause.
In the same context, Ayoub said that betting on America is a wrong bet, and that the Palestinians must take advantage of the current major historical moment and unite on the basis of a clear liberal program, demanding self-determination, an independent state, the unification of the West Bank and Gaza, and not accepting any external interference in the Gaza Strip.