Category: Strategic Affairs

Shelve the Shelf Agreement

Mar 26, 2008

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The newfangled “shelf agreement” concept, which served as the basis for the Olmert government’s negotiation with the Palestinians, was strategically illogical and tactically ill-considered. Israel must not again go this route.

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Beleaguered Sderot: Strategic Folly and Shame

Jun 24, 2007

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The neglect of Sderot – the Israeli town that borders the Gaza Strip and was under seven years of bombardment from Gaza — is a metaphor for the ebbing away of a caring Jewish-Zionist society, and a symbol of the recklessness that passes for Israeli security policy.

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Expand the Settlements!

Feb 24, 2002

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With settlements the biggest friction point between the US and Israel, it’s time to reflect on their usefulness. They are the best Israeli response to Palestinian terrorism, and they exact a real price from the Palestinians for their recalcitrance.

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Had Bibi Been in Power

Aug 20, 2000

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Had Benjamin Netanyahu taken 12 cabinet posts, fired 11 diplomats, legislated a haredi army exemption, and annexed the West Bank with a government of only 30 seats – the country would have been on fire! Yet the leftist of government of the year 2000 did wildly outrageous things similar to this, and the media was silent. A worthwhile reminder for the year 2009.

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Oslo: No choice?

Aug 30, 1998

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It is simply not true that the repercussions of a breakdown in a bad peace process would be unimaginably worse than its continuation. Lessons for today’s peace negotiators from the past.

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