Netanyahu: Your Game is Over
Top Biden administration figures have pointed out to the Israelis that time is not on their side as international condemnations mount to their aggression and domestic pressure builds on Biden.
A victory for Gaza after 11 days of intense and brutal Israeli airstrikes; in broad terms, this means the end of Netanyahu. The Israeli Prime Minister had done little except new war crimes. The recent aggression on Gaza is not something new for Netanyahu. He already has a lot of blood on his hands.
Netanyahu lost, and Palestine won
Everyone knew why Netanyahu started the aggression on Gaza in the first place. It is not the first time for the Israeli Prime Minister to restore to bloodshed for internal political gains.
Former Minister of Defense and Yisrael Beitenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman stated that “The strategic purpose of the [military] operation is to improve the public opinion of Netanyahu. As long as the mandate to form a government is with Lapid, Netanyahu will try to extend the operation.”
Netanyahu has recently been battling for his political presence with all his weapons. Prime Minister has been charged with graft and corruption and is heading to a prison sentence if he falls from his position.
Today, Netanyahu's fear is greater than ever amid global and internal criticism. New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar criticized Netanyahu's plan, saying a ceasefire “would seriously harm Israeli deterrence” against Hamas.
“The cessation of Israeli military activity without imposing any restrictions preventing the arming and strengthening of Hamas, and without the return of the soldiers and civilians held in Gaza will be a political failure. The price of which will be paid, with interest, in the future,” said Sa’ar, a vocal ally-turned-critic of Netanyahu who has opposed joining him to form a right-wing government.
Sa’ar is just one voice among other critics in "Israel". From now on, the Crime Minister is simply doomed to go backward. After all, one thing is crystal clear: Netanyahu lost, and Gaza won.
Netanyahu's War Crimes
In 2012, the Israeli Prime Minister led eight-day aggression against Gaza, which led to the martyrdom of 163 Palestinians, with many more injured and thousands homeless.
In 2014, Netanyahu launched Operation Protective Edge. The 50-day war left at least 2,251 Palestinians martyred, according to the UN, and 11,231 others injured.
In 2021 nothing changed. The Israeli Prime Minister is still committing genocide against Palestinians. The recent Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip led to the martyrdom of 230 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The grim figure includes 64 children, 38 women, and 17 elderly people, while 1,620 people got injured.
The "Crime Minister"
After Palestine's triumph, Netanyahu can not manage to stay at the helm. This time, the outrage and the condemnations of Israeli war crimes were heard loud and clear by many free people around the globe. Even the traditionally biased media found itself obliged to condemn Israeli actions. CNN anchor Becky Anderson recently clashed with ex-Israeli security minister Naftali Bennett, accusing "Israel" of 'indiscriminate' airstrikes.
"How can any strikes on Gaza, which is such a densely populated area, be targeted at military sites only?" she asked. "It doesn't suggest that "Israel" is supporting international law… Perhaps will you admit that these airstrikes have been indiscriminate?"
Furthermore, Israeli "Channel 12" news reports on some imagery and comments on social media, as platforms are getting used to spread Netanyahu's war crimes. One Instagram user posted pictures of Netanyahu as Adolf Hitler, with a Star of David made to resemble the Nazi swastika. Social media platforms called to boycott "Israel" such as YouTube, which removed Israeli government-sponsored ads.
Large demonstrations were held in cities around the globe, demanding an end to the Israeli violent and intensive air raids on the Gaza Strip. The protesters waved Palestinian flags and held signs saying "Free Palestine" and shouted, "long live the uprising." Many activists also carried signs saying "Not in my name" and "Solidarity with Palestine."
Netanyahu is no longer America’s sweetheart
Many argue that Biden’s relationship with Netanyahu could be further deepened for the US president by a shifting tide on "Israel" among some congressional Democrats. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has called "Israel" an “apartheid state,” and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has labeled Israeli airstrikes as acts of terrorism. Biden, during a recent visit to Michigan, had an animated conversation about the Israeli aggression with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who has family in the Occupied West Bank. Tlaib told Biden that his administration must do far more to protect Palestinian lives, according to media reports.
Furthermore, top Biden administration figures have pointed out to the Israelis that time is not on their side as international condemnations mount to their aggression and domestic pressure builds on Biden, according to media reports.
The Israeli aggression on Gaza has plunged Biden and Netanyahu into a tough early test of the US-Israeli relationship, which is at large, as Netanyahu fails to admit that he is not the US' spoiled child anymore.
In a nutshell, Netanyahu's game is over on all levels.