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Friday, July 27, 2007

Understanding the obvious: U.S. policy toward Israel

Sometimes we fail to notice the most important and obvious facts, precisely because they are right before our eyes, or because they are unpleasant to acknowledge. There is one overriding fact about American policy toward Israel that has been ignored in this way. Anyone who seeks a basic understanding of American moves has to take it into account, and yet partisans of both sides have missed it, perhaps because it is so obvious, or perhaps because it is inconvenient for their pet ideas.

In 1975, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told the Iraqi foreign minister, in a secret meeting:

We can't negotiate about the existence of Israel, but we can reduce its size to historical proportions. I don't agree that Israel is a permanent threat. How can a nation of three million be a permanent threat? They have a technical advantage now. But it is inconceivable that peoples with wealth and skill and the tradition of the Arabs won't develop the capacity that is needed. So I think in ten to fifteen years, Israel will be like Lebanon-- struggling for existence, with no influence in the Arab world. (see Kissinger tells Iraqis, "We Can Reduce Israel's Size")


by Moderator @ 10:25 PM CST [Link]

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Israel and Palestine: The time for serious peace action is now

Both Ha'aretz and Jerusalem Post ran op-eds, by Zvi Bar'el and David Kimche, respectively, calling for serious peace talks with "the Palestinians." Since Hamas is not an address for peace talks, "the Palestinians" refers to the government of Mahmud Abbas. [more]

by Moderator @ 02:18 PM CST [Link]

Monday, July 16, 2007

Bush Push on Israeli Palestinian Peace: New Hope?

This evening, United States President Bush gave a major speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The speech supposedly initiates a new push for Israeli-Palestinian and regional peace. Either that, or it is the swan song of the peace process. Some of the main points:

The United states will call an international conference this fall of all "regional" states that support a two state solution.

by Moderator @ 10:24 PM CST [Link]

Monday, July 9, 2007

Syria: Winds of war, or just hot air?

Ever since Syria's president, Bashar Assad, announced his determination to retrieve the Golan heights by force last summer (see Truth about Syria", there has been a veritable flood of Syrian statements about war, reports of Syrian preparations and intelligence estimates. The latest ominous warning comes from an unnamed Syrian official, interviewed by World Net Daily: [more]

by Moderator @ 03:17 PM CST [Link]


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