Understanding Israel’s Foreign Policy
The realist school of thought contends that a definitive objective of a state is its security and survival. Israel is a small state with little populace and geology have been in a contention with neighboring states. The rationales behind the nuclear Israel’s were driven by its military mind set and perceived security threats. Israel’s Foreign Policy follows the principles of John J. Meirsheimer who argues that, a state security depends upon its capability of the accumulation of more and more power.
Middle East faced the new social and political difficulties in the period of the 1880s, which made the main endeavor to reproduce a home for the Jews. The Tsar Alexander II executed in 1881 was ascribed to Jews and non-Jews brought equity of the thoughts of Leon Pinsker all the more enticing. Jews started moving to Palestine, the United States and different parts of the world. Toward the end of the 1880s the Jewish populace in Palestine was 30 000 to 40 000 around 5% of the aggregate populace.
The 20th century marked the advent of mass killings, uprisings and new developments in the history of International Relations. The Great Britain was considered as one of the dominant powers of the 19th and 20th Century. In the First World War British convinced different nations, tribes and colonies to fight for them in return they offered Land, Territory and Jewels.
In Middle East, there were three dominant ethnicities, one was Arabs (Suppressed class under Ottoman Rule), second was (Turks the ruling class) and the third was the Jews (Suppressed class) inclination in the political affairs of Middle East Region. British followed the cunning policy which led to the agreements as The Sykes-Picot Agreement, the Balfour Declaration and Hussein Mach Mohan pact to win the patronage of both Jews and Arabs.
Turks abuse of Arabs and Hitler-Russian mistreatment of the Jews gave the ascent of Arab and Jewish patriotism otherwise called Zionism. At the point when the British left, the patriotism’s of stun started and prompted the 1948 war, 1956 war, the 1967 war and the Yom Kippur War. The historical evidences of torture, the current experience of fighting wars with Arabs, the lure of expansion all factors has driven the state of Israel to acquire nuclear weapons. The pursuit of nuclear weapons and expansionist policies clearly indicates the Israel’s desire to achieve expansionist policies and ensuring relative gains for its perceived security.