The writing was on the wall

16.05.2011                      12.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 27 des Omer

Analyse:

The writing was on the wall

Yesterday’s confrontations reflect new regional realities and a derisive perception of Israel. And there’s more to come.

For years, I have been hearing of plans by Palestinian refugees in Gaza, Lebanon and Syria to march en masse toward the Israeli border, under the watchful, headline-making eye of the international media – especially the Arab media. Israel would never dare shoot the marchers, it was reasoned, especially if they walked unarmed and showed no violence.
I wrote and spoke about these plans in Israeli media outlets.
Recently, a few things changed in the Arab milieu, and we saw the consequences on Sunday….