November 2004: The USA Turns Rightward

Ynet Hebrew Edition, November 04, 2004

Has Israel studied the lessons of the 2004 presidential and congressional election?  The US electorate has accorded President Bush, and the Republican party, a victory with unexpected proportion.  For the first time since 1988, an-elected president has received a majority of the electorate, winning the largest ever number of votes, 59 million, achieving and expanding majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate.  The Republican party has widened its majority – which has been retained since 1994 - in the Senate to 55 (out of 100) senators and in the House to 233 (out of 435) Representatives.

Land-for-Peace: Punishing Victims, Rewarding Terrorists

Ynet Hebrew Edition, October 20, 2004

The proposed Disengagement is a hybrid of the Oslo Process and the Land-For-Peace mentality, which have been flawed logically, strategically and morally.

Disengagement from Gaza and Northern Samaria: Liability or Asset?

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #169, October 20, 2004 1. Missile Threat Exacerbated. The deeper the disengagement, the larger the Palestinian production, upgrading and smuggling of weaponry, ammunition, explosives and missiles of enhanced range and precision.

SIX ANNOTATIONS ON SETTLEMENTS

Ynet Hebrew Edition, September 23, 2004

1.  Are settlements a major cause for the Arab/Palestinian-Israeli conflict?

 

Jewish Communities in Judea & Samaria (Settlements): Obstacle to Peace?

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #168, September 19, 2004

1. ARE SETTLEMENTS A CAUSE FOR THE ARAB/PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT? Arab/Palestinian wars on the Jewish State erupted irrespective of the presence/absence of Jewish communities in Judea & Samaria (J&S), Gaza or Golan. They were established - on 2% of J&S and Gaza area - FOLLOWING the 1967 War, which erupted FOLLOWING the establishment of the PLO (1964), succeeding the wars of 1956 and 1948/9 and the sustained campaign of Palestinian terror, which was launched with the 1929 massacre of Hebron's Jewish community and the expulsion of Gaza's Jewish community, the 1929, 1936 and 1948 decimation of Gush Etzion's Jewish communities and the 1948 dismantling of Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip.

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