The past five years have taught us an important lesson: Israel has become immune to international pressure. At the beginning of the 21st century, the Israeli-Arab conflict became more of a national problem of Israel and some of its neighbours and less of an international problem.
During the past three decades, I spent many years in various parts of the world and I was able to see the great international interest that is attached to the Israeli-Arab conflict. However, the latest Intifada and the disengagement of Gaza that has brought the Intifada to its end, prove it is not the outside world that will force Israel into the diplomatic concession it must make. The endurance Israel has evinced in the international arena during the past five years is proof of its strengthening and the world’s lack of ability to force an agreement on the region.
During the second Intifada, Israel lost the Tunisian, Moroccan, Omani, Egyptian and Jordanian embassies, and Europe mobilized in favour of the Palestinian independence. This was also expressed in a wave of anti-Semitism. The International Court of Justice in The Hague also decided to build the security fence. However, this has not prevented numerous countries, especially in Asia, to continue supporting Israel as a part of the free world victim of terrorism. When Israel announced its plan for the disengagement from Gaza, its international status was restored.
These facts have proven the world’s lack of ability to put pressure upon Israel. We are strong enough to work out the problems on our own and we will do it without a third Intifada.

Ha&8217;aretz (Israel)
Reference newspaper for the Israeli intellectual left wing. Property of Schocken family. Circulation: 75 000 copies.

Israel needs no one but itself”, por Alon Liel, Ha’aretz, September 23, 2005.
الكف عن التطلع الى الخارج”, Almustaqbal, September 23, 2005.