Life blood of the Israeli economic rests upon tourism, service exports coupled with massive inflows of foreign investment. Dependence upon the US financial strength is a fundamental prop of the Apartheid Nation. Through capital injections supplied by loan guarantees, senate appropriations and unlawful security related cash infusions. Nonetheless, structural issues, along with labor participation challenges inherent the Apartheid system. Is, further exasperated by international perception of the Jewish Nation of Israel. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the “aggressive and racist” nature of the Israeli regime has always been and will remain a source of threat to the nations in the Middle East and humanity in general.” ‘Israel regime threat to Middle East nations, humanity: Larijani,’ by PressTV Mon May 29, 2017.
The 1982 invasion of Lebanon, however, saw a change in the favoured tides for Israel. As images of the Sabra and Shatila massacre flooded into American news media, Israel suddenly needed to defend itself. The war in Lebanon would trigger the need for an official public relations strategy, known in Hebrew as “Hasbara”. The basic strategy would be to push back with footage of Palestinians fighting against the occupation, highlighting Israel’s role as “underdog” and “victim”.
However, with the internet and the rise of social media “news”, the Israeli government and pro-Israel groups have had a harder time managing American perceptions of the conflict. How can these changes – if any – be sustained in the long-term and will the US government ever manage its media support for Israel’s position in conflict? ‘Occupation Of The American Mind – Israel And US Public Opinion’ A film by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp.
The Israeli military announced that it will begin recruiting computer experts for a planned Internet and new media department unit. The spokesman explained the new department would target the Internet’s social networking sites to create a direct link with international audiences rather than addressing them through the regular media. The plan was by the Israeli Information and Diaspora Ministry to train people to represent Israel independently on the Internet and other domains. Army Spokesman’s Office identified between 8 to 10 young people who are experts in Web 2.0 — YouTube, Facebook and Twitter — would be identified before training and assigned to the new unit. The Spokesman’s Office has also contacted bloggers who are known as opinion-makers and directly sent them information and pictures. “Facebook, Twitter, Israel’s new battle ground” PressTV December 7, 2009.
Israeli messaging is crucial in shaping the carefully groomed commodity of the global mindset. Massive inflows of capital or the restraint thereof; are influenced by the perceptions of the rich and influential investment community. Hence, pro-Jewish advocates such as AIPAC have managed to infiltrate the legislative structures of the US politic and have managed to effect laws that punish corporate participation in voicing their opposition to the Jewish subjugation of the Palestinian peoples; by refusing to financially support the Israeli agenda.
Sheryl P. Walter published in the US Department Systematic Review, “BDS was a subject of discussion and said, “Let me say that what we can do, we are doing. Senator Ribicoff authored the “Ribicoff Amendment” which had as much to do as anything whether being a restraining influence – who reaches out and grabs at the purse strings of those who would succumb to that economic boycott, and our government is making enquiries and using its influence around the world right now to see what we can do to come to grips with that I hope that out of this peace initiative, we shall get additional muscle that we need. The additional thrust that we need to do more than we have been.”
Multi-billion dollar cost of the Palestinian Intifada and negative global perception of Israel has exponentially multiplied the effectiveness of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; in spite of US government oppositions. In the long term, Israel faces structural issues, including low labor participation rates for its fastest growing social segments – the ultraorthodox and Arab-Israeli communities. Also, Israel’s progressive, globally competitive, knowledge-based technology sector employs only about 8% of the workforce, with the rest mostly employed in manufacturing and services – sectors which face downward wage pressures from global competition. Expenditures on educational institutions remain low compared to most other OECD countries (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) with similar GDP per capita. In essence it becomes perfectly clear that the BDS movement is potentially devastating to the point of changing the balance of power in the Middle East and around the world.
Historically, those ancient nations who were enlisted to defend and support the Jewish Nation of Israel were laid to waste. Questions are legitimately raised concerning the financial health of Israel’s greatest supporter militarily, financially, and diplomatically. Can the United States work in collaboration with Jewish atrocities, lawlessness and murder of the Middle Eastern peoples of color; and remain outside of the prevue of divine judgment. Just, as the structural financial failings, of the renegade Zionist nation are now uncovered. So can we now consider that there is a soft under belly in the imperialist financial model employed by the US?
China is building the world’s greatest economic development and construction project ever undertaken: The New Silk Road. The project aims at no less than a revolutionary change in the economic map of the world. It is also seen by many as the first shot in a battle between east and west for dominance in Eurasia. The ambitious vision is to resurrect the ancient Silk Road as a modern transit, trade, and economic corridor that runs from Shanghai to Berlin. The ‘Road’ will traverse China, Mongolia, Russia, Belarus, Poland, and Germany, extending more than 8,000 miles, creating an economic zone that extends over one third the circumference of the earth. When completed, like the ancient Silk Road, it will connect three continents: Asia, Europe, and Africa. The chain of infrastructure projects will create the world’s largest economic corridor, covering a population of 4.4 billion and an economic output of $21 trillion.