The Strategy of Mansour Abbas

The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Egyptian school teacher Hassan al-Banna to establish a worldwide caliphate run under an Islamist version of sharia law. The global Muslim Brotherhood has three pillars. 1) The original underground fraternal organization as organized into national branches. 2) The front organizations including NGOs, mosques and political parties which in most countries deny any links to the fraternal organization. 3) The Turkey-based global political action intelligence agency which focuses on infiltrating civil society and controls both the fraternal organization and the front organizations. 

The Muslim Brotherhood in each country has an independent political strategy as drawn up by the highly sophisticated Muslim Brotherhood intelligence. The Muslim Brotherhood claims to be democratic as its constituent organizations have elected leaderships. Israel is a special situation where the Muslim Brotherhood split into the more radical outlawed Northern Branch which boycotts all elections and the more pragmatic Southern Branch although both have terrorist records. Muslim Brotherhood intelligence apparently concluded that the strategy of Palestinian Israeli political parties to refuse to partake in Israeli governments so as not to further legitimize the Jewish state had backfired in harming the interests of the Muslims. The boycott on government participation in their view rather strengthened the Jewish character of Israel. Refusing to participate in the governance of Israel they concluded had no positive effect on the Palestinians, rather Israeli Muslims should in this view strive to become indispensable for the formation of any government in Israel.

Mansour Abbas, the leader of Ra’am, the political wing of the Southern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel initially strove to form a government with Benjamin Netanyahu but failed due to the veto of the extreme rightwing Religious Zionism Party. The current public rhetoric by Mansour Abbas about ostensibly “accepting” the permanence of the Jewish state should be seen as a cynical attempt to gain legitimacy on the Israeli right, including in the Religious Zionism Party as part of the strategy for making Ra’am indispensable for government formation in Israel. By helping the Muslim public with tens of billions in extra government allocations does the small Ra’am party hope to gain popularity with the Muslim public in Israel. By integrating Israeli Muslims in the Israeli civil service does Ra’am hope to undermine Jewish statehood by placing Anti-Zionists in influential positions and thus effecting a shift of paradigm that could lead to the implementation of the so-called “Palestinian right of return”. Why did this sea change occur? The highly sophisticated Muslim Brotherhood intelligence is of course keenly aware of the historical rediscovery of core Median Jewry and the fundamental changes this will bring to Israeli demography by means of mass Aliyah (immigration) to Israel of tens of millions of Median Jews once there are no more obstacles to this.

This of course does not prevent other branches of the Muslim Brotherhood from pursuing other strategies against Israel. The American branch of the Muslim Brotherhood promotes the destruction of Israel. The Turkish branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has to pursue a foreign policy under influence of the Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet deep state domestic intelligence apparatus and so Ankara maintains diplomatic relations and trade ties with Jerusalem. Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood is completely part of the Iranian “Axis of Resistance” and promotes a strategy of destroying Israel by means of overwhelming Israel with projectiles through a tactic of shock and awe, a.k.a rapid dominance. The Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in turn has long-running relations with Israel as directed against the common enemy, the one remaining Ba’athist regime. 

Muslim Brotherhood intelligence operates in this complex global reality of promoting highly divergent national strategies of the various national branches of the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood. The behavior of Ra’am is not particularly surprising in this regard as all national strategies of the Muslim Brotherhood pragmatically seek to advance the goal for which the movement was founded, namely the establishment of a global global caliphate ruled according to an Islamist version of sharia law.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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