From Oslo to Red Cross (a Pyrrhic Victory)

Ynet Hebrew edition, December 14, 2005

"If that's a victory, we'd hate to see a defeat," declared the Dec. 9, 2005 editorial of the Wall Street Journal – the most influential daily in the United States.  The editorial referred to Magen David Adom's (MDA) admission to the International Red Cross, in exchange for relinquishing the red Star of David for a red crystal/diamond (unless the host country allows the MDA personnel to insert the Red Star of David into the crystal/diamond).

US Pressure – Myth and Reality

Yedioth Achronot, November 11, 2005

Condoleezza Rice is a top Poker player, especially when facing Israelis who are unfamiliar with the Washington ropes, and are therefore easily intimidated by the Secretary of State.

Palestinian Demography – Squandering Taxpayers Money

Straigth from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #185, October 26, 2005 1. Grossly erroneous demographic assumptions underline US policy on the Palestinian issue.  They inflate US contributions to Palestinian-related international organizations, to the Palestinian Authority and to Palestinian NGO (which are controlled by the PA). Shouldn't US contributions conform with the demographic reality, and be reduced accordingly?!

It’s the Palestinian Authority, Stupid!

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #184, September 25, 2005

1.  THE 1993-94 IMPORTATION OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY (PA) from terrorist camps in Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia and Lebanon created the largest terrorist base in the Middle East. The PA, rather than Hamas, has provided the overriding manpower, hate-education, logistics and operational capabilities, which have produced an unprecedented wave of Palestinian terrorism.  Suspension of disbelief has presented the PA as a partner for peace, rather than a terrorist regime. It is consistent with Oslo wishful-thinking, but inconsistent with Middle East reality and with an effective battle against global terrorism.  

Leadership Crisis in Israel

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #183, August 26, 2005

1. LEADERSHIP is measured - primarily - by character (e.g. faith, integrity, humility, morality, compassion), backbone in face of pressure and temptation, long-term strategic goals, conviction (and not convenience)-driven policies.

 

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