The Self-Destruct Iran-Palestinian Linkage,7340,L-3713083,00.html, May 08, 2009

In May 1948, Secretary of State George Marshall bullied Prime Minister David Ben Gurion against declaration of independence. Thus, he professed a supposed linkage between the establishment of the Jewish State and the denial of Arab oil supply to the US, on the eve of a potential world war between the US and the USSR. It was Ben Gurion's defiance of pressure, which helped clear-thinking Americans to refute the baseless linkage.

In May 2009, the US Administration intends to roll Israel back to the 1949 Lines, including the repartitioning of Jerusalem. In order to pressure Israel, the Administration contends an ostensible linkage between the stop-Iran-campaign and the Palestinian issue. Just like its 1949 predecessor, the 2009 linkage aims at misrepresenting Israel as a peace obstructionist, which harms US national security.

Demographic Optimism; Not Fatalism

Detroit Jewish News, April 16, 2009

On the eve of Israel's 1948 Declaration of Independence, Prof. Roberto Bachi, the founder of Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, projected that in 2001 there will be 2.3mn Jews in Israel, constituting a 33% minority.  In 2001, there was a solid 60% Jewish majority, of five million. 

The Proposed Palestinian State: A Deal-Maker or a Deal-Breaker?

Jerusalem Cloakroom #223, April 10, 2009 1.  The Palestinian issue was a deal-breaker during Israel-Egypt peace negotiation.  In defiance of Carter and Brzezinski – the "Palestine Firsters" – and in spite of Palestinian terrorist threats, Begin and Sadat introduced a Palestinian-bypass, thus concluding a peace accord. Their determination to overcome White House and Foggy Bottom preoccupation with the Palestinian issue as, supposedly, the root core of the Arab-Israeli conflict and Mideast violence, produced a peace treaty.  It has lowered the prospect of an Arab-Israeli war, has decreased regional tension and has advanced US interests. 


The erroeneous assumption that Jews are doomed to become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean has eroded confidence in the future of the Jewish State.  

The Debacle of Demographic Fatalism, March 23, 2009 Demographobia – the illogical fear of Arab demography – has become a central element shaping Israel's national security policy, even though it is groundless. 
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