#Israel There is a conspiracy of silence in the world press about the revolutionary events in Israel, which reflects the fact that, not only is the Israeli ruling class unable to make head or tail of it, but so too are the ruling circles in the West. The US, in particular, simply hasn't factored such a development into its calculations for the Middle East. Bamboozled, first, on how to react to the uprising in Syria and its implications for the delicate, regional balance of forces surrounding the Israel/Palestine question, they have now been thrown into utter confusion on what the revolution in Israel represents and what its consequences might be for future developments. Should this movement develop into a challenge against the existing Israeli state, the US will have to find some way to defend it. Worse still, should the revolution lead to united action by Jewish, Arab Israeli and Palestinians to take into their own hands the shaping of their own shared future, the US would not only be redundant, but would take sides with and manipulate those forces, whose interests are to perpetuate and defend the current status quo by whatever means necessary. Until such time as policy makers can come up with some sort of coherent position on these events, the public opinion makers of the world, made up of the world's bourgeois press, will remain silent.
Police arrest 16-year-old female Palestinian who tried to stab them in Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: Could Israel's middle-class spearhead a national revolution?
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