Normalization of relations of the Zionist regime, first with the United Arab Emirates and then with Bahrain, has highlighted this scenario that Tel Aviv, in the light of such relations, would probably intend to maintain a military presence in the region. However, the targets of the Zionist regime should be analyzed a little more deeply and its consequences should be examined.
In fact, the Zionist regime is trying to expand its sphere of influence with two targets; first the Zionist authorities are trying to implement the historical part of the Torah, which oversees the revival of the Greater Israel plan from the Nile to the Euphrates.
Presence of two parallel blue lines in the Israeli flag confirms this, and Israeli officials have been working for the past eighty years to keep the slogan alive in every possible way in the geographical area of the region.
Presence of the Zionist regime in South Sudan and Ethiopia shows that part of the slogan from the Nile to the Euphrates has been fulfilled and now more than 10,000 Israeli military and security experts are active in these two African countries, i.e. South Sudan and Ethiopia.
On the other hand, attempts of the Israeli authorities is aimed at completing the slogan by coming close to the Euphrates, and to this end currently the Tel Aviv officials are trying to achieve their target of Greater Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates through their presence in Iraq and the Kurdish region.
The second purpose of the Zionist regime’s presence in the Persian Gulf countries is to cut off relations of these countries with Iran in the political, economic, military, and security spheres. Based on the ideas of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israeli officials believe that by normalizing relations between Tel Aviv and countries members in the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council by 2025 trade volume between the regime and the Persian Gulf states reaches 70 billion dollars annually.
On the other hand, the Zionist regime authorities believe that the military and security presence of this regime on the other side of the Persian Gulf will diminish the influence of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Meanwhile, the Zionist regime’s domination over a part of the Persian Gulf could lead to causing disturbances for the Iranian ships in this region.
Therefore, it is natural that this presence will cause disturbances for Iran and the level of the Zionist regime’s espionage operations against the Islamic Republic of Iran will increase. At the same time, in addition to the Persian Gulf, Tel Aviv may in the future establish a military presence in the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb Strait in the Red Sea and cause inconveniences to the Iranian merchant ships.
Also, from the point of view of the reactionary Arab regimes on the southern shores of the Persian Gulf, the military presence of the Zionist regime could change the balance of power in favor of these regimes, because Israel has the military capability to confront Iran.
Meanwhile, Iran will vigilantly monitor the Israeli regime’s movements across the Persian Gulf for an appropriate and measured response. However, the reactionary Arab regimes are desperately seeking a confrontation between Tehran and Tel Aviv in the light of formation of a possible global consensus against Iran.
It should also be noted that in such a situation, due to the opposition of Islamic nations with the military presence of Israel in the Persian Gulf, reactionary Arab regimes such as Bahrain, the UAE, and even Saudi Arabia will face serious challenges at home and in the region in future. The Palestinian people now face two enemies; first is the Zionist regime, and the second is the reactionary Arab regimes that are now on the side of Israel. The recent visit of Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas Political Bureau, to Beirut and his meetings with the leaders of the Palestinian militant movements, as well as Haniyeh’s meeting with Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, will lead to the formation of a broad and resistant front against the Zionist and reactionary Arab regimes. This will be one of the serious dangers of Israel’s presence in the region for its host countries.
Eventually, the illegitimate presence of the Zionists in the Persian Gulf will increase vulnerability of these forces; as the Arab nations of the region are not psychologically and culturally ready to accept the citizens of the Israeli regime and this is considered as a serious challenge for Tel Aviv. There may also be underground movements in the future to strike at the interests of the Israeli regime in the Arab countries.