Realism & Optimism Overcome Wishful-Thinking in Israel

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #238, January 28, 2011 According to the January 2011 Peace Index, two thirds of Israeli Jews oppose a withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for a peace accord with Syria. They oppose the Golan-for-Peace proposition. The two thirds opposition to such a proposition has been sustained since 1994.

The Tunisia – Mideast - Judea and Samaria Connection,7340,L-4017059,00.html, January 22, 2011

The Tunisian turmoil – and its potential ripple effects - reaffirm the critical significance of the Judea and Samaria mountain ridges to the national security and survival of the Jewish State. 

"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" 2006 edition

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #193 revisited, January 18, 2011

In 1770, Patrick Henry spoke in the tradition of the Maccabees.


In 2006, 24 year old Captain Uri Lavie of Israel's Golani Brigade sustained that tradition, addressing his19-20 year old soldiers a few minutes before assaulting Hizballah terrorists, a mutual threat to the US and to Israel (i.e. the 1983 murder of 300 US Marines in Beirut by Hizballah terrorists, the role model for anti-US terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan and on the US mainland):

Attention United States Congress!,7340,L-4013700,00.html, January 16, 2011 Over 60% of Palestinian Authority's GNP comes from US, EU, UN, World Bank. "Donations go toward entrenchment of government institutions instead of development of infrastructure, industry, human capital," say research authors, economic analyst Eyal Ofer and President of Financial Immunities consulting firm Adam Roiter.

ChemChina - $1.44BN for 60% of Israel's Agan

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #149, January 14, 2011
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