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Tduhon t1_j28t2b8 wrote

For as much theater as Iran and Israel’s right wing display, they are both the boogeyman the other needs for legitimacy.

It’s no different with Hamas. That threat is what constitutes the very need for their existence.


Zucc_Boi_ t1_j28ygky wrote

Jews don't need an enemy to keep existing, but okay. That's like saying blacks need whites to keep existing, or vice versa.


Tduhon t1_j28zqzf wrote

I’m talking about the governments.

I think it would be hard to argue that foreign policy isn’t the wedge issue that keeps the Israeli right wing in power.


Zucc_Boi_ t1_j290cda wrote

It really isn't. In terms of foreign policy, Israel's center-left governments were consistently better performing, and that includes Iran as a threat. In case you're not following, Israel's right wing parties' PR is dominantly focused on internal security, with 2nd place being playing on the feelings of the poor.

Iran is a serious threat to Israel, not a boogeyman. Hence every party takes a strong stance vs it.