29/03/2024 strategic-culture.su  4 min 🇬🇧 #245806

Israel More Isolated Than Ever After Trump's Recent Statements


Lucas Leiroz

Former American president recognizes that the Zionist regime made a serious mistake in showing the results of its war campaign in Gaza.

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Former American President Donald Trump, despite maintaining a reasonably lucid stance regarding the Ukrainian conflict, is a radical Zionist and has shown on several occasions that he is willing to support Tel Aviv in its genocidal war against Gaza's Palestinians. However, the strategic errors committed by the Zionist regime are so serious that they are forcing even Trump to object to Israel's practices.

Recently, during an interview with an Israeli newspaper,  Trump warned that Tel Aviv is "losing international support" due to its war in the Gaza Strip. He advised the Israelis to "end" the military campaign as quickly as possible, thus preventing Israel from becoming even more isolated on the international arena. More than that, the former American president condemned the Israeli anti-humanitarian attacks, describing the destruction of residential facilities in Gaza as a "big mistake", severely criticizing the actions of the Zionist regime.

In a way, Trump's speech is hypocritical, as he criticizes the explicit aspect of Israeli actions. He does not seem to be really concerned with the crimes committed by Israel, but with the fact that such crimes are damaging the international image of the Zionist regime. However, this type of connivance with Israel's crimes was already expected from a Zionist leader like Trump, which is why the mere fact of criticizing Zionist explicitness is actually surprising.

"It's a very bad picture for the world. The world is seeing this... every night, I would watch buildings pour down on people (...) Go and do what you have to do. But you don't do that (...) And I think that's one of the reasons that there has been a lot of kickback. If people didn't see that, every single night I'd watch and every single one of those... And I think Israel wanted to show that it's tough, but sometimes you shouldn't be doing that," he told journalists.

As is well known, Trump and Netanyahu were close allies during the Republican government in the U.S. Some analysts considered Trump the "most pro-Israel president in history." The severe sanctions on Iran, the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem and the mediation of the Abraham Accords are some examples of how Washington and Tel Aviv were close allies during the Trump era.

However, relations between Trump and Netanyahu entered into crisis after the Israeli leader recognized Joe Biden's victory and congratulated the then new American president in 2020. According to several analysts, Trump felt "betrayed" by Netanyahu, changing his personal opinion on the Zionist politician. Obviously, it is not possible to assess how much Trump really felt affected by such actions by Netanyahu, but it is obvious that relations between the former American president and the Israeli prime minister are no longer as stable as they used to be.

Despite supporting Israel, Trump has maintained a critical stance towards Zionist actions in Gaza. According to the former American leader, Tel Aviv "was not prepared" to face Hamas. He admits that Israel has committed several serious strategic errors during the war, damaging not only its military interests, but also its international image, becoming an increasingly isolated state.

It is interesting to see that there is a growth in critical opinion regarding Israel among Trump and his supporters. This shows that the Zionist regime's  anti-humanitarian practices are damaging even Israel's most solid and traditional alliances. The more Israel attacks civilians and destroys non-military infrastructure, the more public opinion endorses criticism of the regime and stops supporting it in the war against the Palestinians in Gaza. With this, Israel's isolation on the international arena becomes a reality.

Despite being a Zionist, Trump is above all a "political businessman". The former American president is known for his pragmatism, signing alliances or breaking agreements in accordance with the interests of the U.S. Trump increasingly seems to realize that continuing to support Israel unconditionally does not seem like an appropriate move, as this would harm Washington's international relations with important countries that condemn Israeli crimes.

With the U.S. elections approaching and a Trump victory becoming increasingly possible, Netanyahu is certainly quite isolated right now. Israel has frictions even in its traditional ties with the U.S. and the EU, as its government's explicit crimes generate condemnation around the world. Trump seems to be realizing this and trying to save his own political image from the usual association with Netanyahu.