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Foreign policy for Republicans, and others: Part I tagged:

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Foreign policy for Republicans, and others: Part I

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As the 2012 elections approach, the Republican Party owes America and its allies a persuasive paradigm.For a while, we were concerned that the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination were not saying much about national security and foreign affairs. Now that a few have started, maybe they were better off

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From potentate to puppet? tagged:

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Is embracing the Islamists the only way Abdullah can preserve his rule? Is preserving Abdullah the only way Islamists can prevent ‘Jordan’ becoming ‘Palestine?’ We have no eternal allies and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are perpetual and eternal and those interests it is our duty to follow

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A study in impotence tagged:

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Water in the Middle East

Israel’s diplomatic reaction to recent charges that its water policy is racist exposes a preference for passivity over preemption. Water reveals a new apartheid in the Middle East. The 450,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank use as much or more water than some 2.3 million Palestinians… even if only

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Comprehending the incomprehensible – Part II tagged:

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Comprehending the incomprehensible – Part II

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Why a failed policy of appeasement prevails and why the Right keeps winning elections but never gets into power. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=254384 Talkbacks (28) I am absolutely astounded to find so many of your “luminaries” in the universities who are teaching the [youth] that Israel was basically born in sin. Quite a

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Comprehending the incomprehensible – Part I

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The first of a two-part analysis of why Israel is     losing the international battle for hearts and    minds. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=253441 Talkbacks (102)   Israel has made itself defenseless. Israel has vacated the battleground of the mind. Israeli ‘hasbara’ is a JOKE! – British columnist Melanie Phillips, IBA Television, 2011 One

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To be or not to be – that is the question tagged:

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To be or not to be – that is the question

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

 It is time to have a clear-headed, hard look at reality: The two state solution is dead. The maximum any Israeli government can offer is less than the minimum any Palestinian leader can accept. The real gap between both sides is much greater than perceived, and that gap is growing

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Palestine: What Sherlock Holmes would say tagged:

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Palestine: What Sherlock Holmes would say

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Responding to the response: Answers to questions raised by my ‘Notes to Newt.’ Talkbacks (64) When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. – Sherlock Holmes in This Sign of the Four There has been much talk in Palestine about emigration, especially among the

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Note to Newt (Part II): Rethinking Palestine tagged:

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Note to Newt (Part II): Rethinking Palestine

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Some will consider this article provocative – especially if they deem “resettling” as more heinous than “recurrence of war.” Talkbacks (100) Consideration should be given even to the heroic remedy of transfer of populations… the hardship of moving is great, but it is less than the constant suffering of minorities

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Note to Newt (Part I): Uninventing Palestinians tagged:

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Note to Newt (Part I): Uninventing Palestinians

The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Uncategorized

I think there is an Arab nation. I do not think there is a Palestinian nation. I think it’s a colonialist invention… When were there any Palestinians? …until the 19th century Palestine was the south of greater Syria. – Azmi Bishara, 1994 I think we’ve had an invented Palestinian people

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Into the Fray: Begin – in retrospect tagged:

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Into the Fray: Begin – in retrospect

The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Uncategorized

Israel cannot afford the same miscalculations made in the peace treaty with Egypt on its fronts with the Palestinians and the Syrians. The road to hell is paved with good intentions – Aphorism attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) We cannot conclude from the good intentions of a statesman

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