This phrase has been repeated by many observers and analysts to a degree that we have never heard it before in all the wars that have taken place over the past seventy-five years.
So the question that now arises is what makes several observers consider the October 7 war to be the beginning of the end of Zionism?
To answer this question, it is important to say that the blow by the Palestinian resistance forces, despite its success, is limited militarily from a purely military perspective, but its repercussions and results were much greater, perhaps even more than those who planned it expected.
The importance of this attack and the rapid collapse of the Zionist forces was a fatal blow to the Zionist propaganda that it possesses one of the best armies in the world. But what we saw was fighters in modest clothes and modest weapons literally defeated, a whole division which made many in the Arab world say sarcastically, “Is this the army that defeated the Arab armies in war after war?”
The October 7 war was a major setback for Israel, and it is likely that it had a significant impact on the Israeli psyche. The war also led to a change in international opinion about Israel, and it made it more difficult for Israel to justify its occupation of the Palestinian territories.
However, it is important to note that the October 7 war was not the only factor that contributed to the decline of Zionism. Other factors that is connected to it, such as the genocide Israel is committing in Gaza, the growing international isolation of Israel,
However it can be said that in the year 2000, when Israel withdrew from Lebanon without condition that the time of Zionist retreat began. It is true that reaching the stage of the collapse of Zionism may require a decade or even more time. But it is sure the blow of October 7 may have killed the spirit of Zionist pride and arrogance.
Only time will tell whether the October 7 war was truly the beginning of the end of Zionism. However, it is clear that the war was a major turning point in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and it is likely to have a lasting impact on the future of the region.
Dr Salim Nazzal is a Palestinian Norwegian researcher, lecturer playwright and poet, wrote more than 17 books such as Perspectives on thought, culture and political sociology, in thought, culture and ideology, the road to Baghdad. Palestine in heart.
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