Your issue is that you start with a conclusion to then only find supporting evidence. No, world politics hasn't revolved around Israel at all. Definitely not in my continent, national news may bring up the topic of Israel a handful of times throughout the year. On the EU level, during my stint there we discussed Israel directly only a few times, mostly in the context of sanctions. The EU has been wanting to push for several resolutions against Israel for a very long time now with only the US being obstructionist. 'World politics' in our case was far more about Northern Africa, Turkey, Syria, Russia, trade with China, cooperation with the UN & NATO and our relationship with the US.
Dilbert_X wrote:For the last 50 years at least the world has revolved around Israel and their nutty cult with its end-of-times agenda.
We can thank them for umpteen actual shooting wars and the creation of Arab/muslim terrorism.
Australia's current military priority? Enforcing sanctions on Iran so they can't be a potential threat to Israel - which they weren't going to be but Netanyahu needed to get re-elected so now we have warships in the Gulf again....
Perhaps you could make the argument that US politics revolves around Israel, in which case you'd be wrong again as the United States in its support for the country is simply upholding a long-standing policy steeped in its own national interest. Even Kissinger (a jew mind you) consistently advised those in power to ignore Israeli/jewish affairs if it wasn't in the national interest of the United States. The neoconservatives who emerged in the 80s did uphold Israel as a pivotal ally, but the most staunch neoconservatives still considered the Bush administration (their very peak years) as not pro-Israel enough. Evidently policy still deviated from actually revolving around that country.
Has politics in the Middle East orbited Israel? It's undeniable they have a central position in many regional issues but they are also separate from many more. The rivalry between regional players, the internal instability in many middle eastern states, the war on terror, the gulf wars, all of them have very little fundamental involvement from Israel. The Saudis & Iranians aren't exactly basing their foreign policies solely on whatever happens in the Levant. Saddam had also always been much more concerned with Iran than anything Israel was doing. Egypt being a direct neighbour does maintain consistently tenuous relations with that country, though at present it's much more focused on Northern Africa than the Palestinians & Israelis.
It's not that world politics revolves around Israel Dilbert, it's that any time we discuss politics you make it about Israel. Whenever the most vague or far-fetched link could be made to anything Jerusalem, you will jump at the opportunity and no longer see anything else. Your years of obsession with this issue has even made it get to a point where apparently Jewishness is a reason for you to distrust someone. It's pretty disgusting to me that someone else would have to find books on the Middle East by academics who are not ethnically jewish for you to read because you won't bother with anything a jew writes.
I'll also recommend to you the following documentary so that you may expand your narrow worldview a little:
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