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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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Surrendering sovereignty

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

  By adopting a policy to avoid confrontations in which it can prevail, Israel may eventually find itself forced into one in which it cannot. Our hope – a hope 2,000 years old – will not be lost: To be a free people in our land, the land of Zion […]

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Dismantling democracy

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The underpinnings of Israeli democracy are being imperiled by those purporting to be its staunchest defenders. Talkbacks (27) Religion, nationalism and a people’s complex of ethical habits and customs have traditionally been interpreted as obstacles to the establishment of successful democratic political institutions. But the truth is considerably more complicated, […]

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Into the Fray: Come September…

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

08/18/2011 22:21 Israel must credibly convey that support for unilateral Palestinian statehood will not be a cost-free decision for whoever acts to effect it – or fails to act to foil it. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – […]

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Into the Fray: White flag over Gaza…

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Political correctness has precluded the pursuit of strategic imperatives; Israel can no longer credibly deter terrorists.   We cannot go on as we are… to remain at peace when you should be going to war may be often very dangerous. The tyrant city… is a standing menace to all…. Let […]

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WATER IN ISRAEL: The Dry Facts

Water in the Middle East

First of all, my son, see to it you are always camped upstream and your adversaries downstream – North American Indian Adage A.  Introduction – An Overview of the Study In recent years the water problem in Israel has been increasingly thrust onto the public agenda. Up until the early […]

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Gaza sewage nightmare

Water in the Middle East

Sewage disaster in Gaza may be harbinger of Palestinian ‘doomsday weapon’. The following excerpt was taken from a classified report by Israel’s Water Commission on the “Impact of the disengagement, summer 2005.” “…if the Palestinians go ahead with their plans to lay a sewage pipe that drains into the sea […]

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Delusion of desalination

Uncategorized, Water in the Middle East

West Bank, Golan withdrawals would put Israel’s water supply at risk.   The latest report from Mekorot, Israel’s national water corporation, published a few days ago, starkly underscores the nation’s grave hydro-strategic position i.e. its rapidly dwindling supply of water. This is a shortage that is swiftly – but not […]

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Amnesty’s travesty

Water in the Middle East

The Israeli occupation changed local agriculture profoundly. It introduced modern technology, including mechanization, precision tillage, pest control, plastic covering of crops for temperature control, high yielding varieties, postharvest processing of produce, marketing and export outlets. It also introduced efficient methods of irrigation, including sprinkler and especially drip irrigation. Consequently, output […]

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