9.7% of the votes). Today, "Alternative for Germany" is the third most
popular party in Germany. According to the research center Forsa, 10% of
Germans support antieuropean rhetoric.
Global economic slowdown, growing frustration and disappointment over
United Europe and rising tensions in the Middle East with Israel and
Palestine and Syria and Iraq because of the activity of a terrorist
organization ISIS these are the main trends that will shape 2015
political, economical and social world map.
Today it is s especially important for Israel to take into account the
perception of its army within the country and in the international arena.
After all, we are a small country with few natural resources, surrounded
on all sides by enemies who do not let us expand.
Chapter ll. IsraeliPalestinian conflict. Historical context of IDF.
Attitude towards Israeli army has changed over the past forty years.
Internet has sped up access to information and made the army more open
and transparent. With the help of social networks people can give
feedback to the army, to share their thoughts and feelings about how they
evaluate military operations.
Today, of all the currently existing democratic states, Israel is the only
country that throughout its history is constantly facing with the threat of
war. And even now, after five largescale wars with Arab countries (in
19481949, 1956, 1967, 1973 and 19821985.), as well as
IsraeliEgyptian War of Attrition (19671970.) most of them refuse to
recognize Israel's right to exist.
Since 1948, Israel was in the process that transformed population that
consisted of repatriates into a single cohesive nation. In the mid1950s,
the leadership of the country defined foreign policy of Israel after a long