Demographics and the Logic of Implosion

Last week's speech in Beirut by Hassan Nasrallah reflects the Resistance Network's Logic of Implosion which aims to cause the collapse of Israel from within due to internal pressure, demographic trends and the erosion of its legitimacy in the eyes of the international community.

In a speech given in Beirut last week, Hassan Nasrallah claimed that even if Israel cannot be destroyed militarily its disappearance is only a matter of time stating that "If Palestinians adopt a strategy of marriage and having children then demographics will destroy Israel".

Hizbullah is a member of what Reut calls the Resistance Network, a system of state and non-state actors that promote acts of terror against Israel in order to prevent Israel from military or political achievements that would lead towards its secure existence.

The demographic threat Nasrallah mentioned is a component of a strategy promoted by members of the Resistance Network called the Logic of Implosion which seeks to replace Israel with a Palestinian / Arab / Islamist state.

The Logic of Implosion is based on the assumption that the continued Israeli occupation in the West Bank may ultimately casue the collapse of Israel from within due to internal pressure, demographic trends and the erosion of its legitimacy in the eyes of the international community.

Thus, in addition to its stated goal of liberating Lebanese territory Hizbullah promotes its agenda to destroy Israel by providing financial and operational support to Palestinian rejectionist groups which aim to prevent an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and sabotage the peace process. (See: Logic of Implosion and Logic of Implosion: The Resistance Network's Political Rationale)

Sources

Yoav Stern, Ha'aretz, 2/22/08; full article.