Palestinian historian Ghassan Weshah said in a February 28, 2022 show on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) compared the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the 1956 Suez war, after which he said the world order was "rearranged" and the U.S. and the Soviet Union emerged dominant in a world that had previously been dominated by the French and the British. He predicted that similarly, the world order will change as a consequence of the Ukraine invasion, with "obvious repercussions" for the Muslims and for Palestine. In addition, he said that there are studies that predict the collapse of the United States and of Israel. Specifically, he claimed that there is a study that says that Israel will collapse within 20 years.
Ghassan Weshah: "The world is changing now. All that is happening now with Russia and Ukraine, the Russian invasion of Ukraine.... It reminds all of us historians - and I would like to bring this to everyone's attention - of the Suez war of 1956. The Suez war was a small war, just like the war [in Ukraine] is small - one country invades another, a small war.
"In the Suez war of 1956, Israel, Britain, and France invaded Egypt. The result of the Suez war was the rearrangement of the world hierarchy. Britain and France were number one in the world. They were the masters of the world. Immediately after the Suez war, Britain and France became number three in the world hierarchy. The USA and the USSR ascended to the top of the list.
"This is exactly what is going to happen with the invasion of Ukraine. This will have obvious repercussions for the Islamic nation and for Palestine. There are studies saying that the USA - the strong supporter of the Zionist entity - is in a state of collapse. These studies were conducted by Western scientists. They present evidence and numbers. I call on everyone to read these studies.
"There are studies from about seven years ago, according to which the Zionist entity will not survive another 20 years - it will collapse. I am telling you that we are on the cusp of this period in time, Allah willing."