US Pressure – A Guide for the Perplexed

http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-40868-00.html?tag=19-56-48, September 09, 2009

Fact: In 1950, the US Administration pressured Israel to refrain from Jewish construction in Jerusalem and from declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel – Prime Minister Ben Gurion built, relocated government agencies and thousands of immigrants to Jerusalem and declared Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish State. In 1967, the US Administration pressured against annexation of East Jerusalem – Prime Minister Eshkol annexed, reunited Jerusalem, and built the formidable Ramat Eshkol neighborhood. In 1970, the US Administration pressured Israel to relinquish control over parts of Jerusalem – Prime Minister Golda Meir constructed the neighborhoods of Gilo, Ramot and Neveh Yaakov (current population over 100,000!). The US Administration pressured, Israel constructed, Jerusalem expanded and the Jewish State earned strategic respect.

Beware of Serial White House Middle East Blunders!

http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-40769-00.html?tag=15-48-55, September 04, 2009

Israeli policy-makers and public opinion molders tend to accept US Administrations as top authorities on the Middle East. They have sometimes chosen to depart sharply from their own ideology/strategy – under US Administration pressure - in spite of systematic and dramatic US policy blunders, which have undermined US interests in the Middle East and have jeopardized Israel's existence.

Judea and Samaria – A Wake Up Call

http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-40095-00.html?tag=14-58-25, August 08, 2009

The public debate on the future of Judea and Samaria is top heavy with sound bites, but very low on serious examination of national security implications. Conventional wisdom suggests that ballistic missiles and advanced military technologies have undermined the importance of ground barriers, such as the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria. Is that true?

The Debacle of Demographic Fatalism

http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-36497-00.html?tag=20-11-32, March 23, 2009

Demographic scare campaigns have always been conducted against Zionist leaders. Demographobia – the illogical fear of Arab demography – has become a central element shaping Israel's national security policy, even though it is groundless. Thus, all projections claiming that Jews are doomed to become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean have been crashed at the rocks of reality.  From a minority of 8% and 33% in 1900 and 1947 respectively, Jews have become a solid majority of 67% (without Gaza), benefiting from a demographic tailwind, which could expand the Jewish majority.

Demographic Implosion in Moslem Societies

http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-32561-00.html?tag=18-56-41 , October 17, 2008

Simultaneously with the collapse of the global economy – and away from media attention – there has been an unprecedented collapse of Muslim demography in the world at-large and between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean in particular.  Such a demographic development directly impacts critical policy considerations, which determine the future of the Jewish State.  Overlooking that development, and its implications, undermines the national security of the Jewish State.

 

The UN Population Division reports a sharp decline of fertility rates (number of births per woman) in Muslim and Arab countries.

Demographic Fatalism Afflicts Israel's Center and Right

http://www.nfc.co.il/Archive/003-D-19586-00.html?tag=09-12-12 )., December 26, 2006

Israel's Center and Right have been afflicted with faintheartedness, perpetrated by Israel's "Prophets of Demographic Doom." They accepted – without any examination – that Jews were supposedly doomed to become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.  Therefore, they concluded that irrespective of critical historical and security considerations, Israel should giveaway Jewish geography (Judea & Samaria), in order to security Jewish demography.  But, what if the pathological fear of Palestinian demography is grossly mistaken and misled?!