THE LIMITS TO U.S. PRESSURE ON ISRAEL

"What's Going On?! - Basic Facts on The State of Israel," edited by Prof. Ezra Zohar, August 01, 2002

Does the Department of State reflect the position of the US President, Congress and public toward Israel?

Does the US Administration express - exclusively or dominantly - the US position on Israel?

Does Israel's defiance of White House pressure undermine US-Israel relations, and are the bilateral relations advanced by Israeli submission to US pressure?

The Demographic Threat - Myth and Reality

Yedioth Achronot, June 20, 2002

The demographic threat- to the survival of the Jewish State – is real.  However, it has been frequently accorded mythical dimensions, in an attempt to scare the Israeli public and policy-makers into sweeping and reckless concessions, back to the 1949 lines.

Hawkish Washington Welcomes Prime Minister Sharon

Makor Rishon Weekly, May 31, 2002 CIA Director, George  Tenet, has arrived to the region, in order to resuscitate the Oslo Process, by resurrecting the legitimacy of Arafat and by rebuilding the PLO/PA's terror apparatus (otherwise called "security and police forces").  Tenet has been the intelligent, pleasant, and professional ally of Secretary Powell in the ideological battle with the Cheney-Rumsfeld school of thoughts. While Secretary Powell has considered Arafat and the Oslo Process as viable ingredients for peace, Cheney and Rumsfeld have concluded that the Oslo Process has undermined regional stability and US interests.  They have considered Arafat and the PLO as the key to the problem rather than the solution. 

A Hawkish Washington Welcome to Sharon

Ynet Hebrew Edition, May 06, 2002

94 – out of 100 - Senators and 352 – out of 435 - House Members welcome Israel's Prime Minister with a loud and a clear message, which reverberates in the Washington corridors of power: The Administration may threaten to pressure Israel, but it does not have the support to implement the threat. The unusually large majority has approved last week a joint resolution – supported by Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, doves and hawks – which highlights the mutual struggle against terrorism, which was forced upon the US and Israel.  The resolution condemns Palestinian political terrorism, led by Arafat. 

Ill-Advised UN Jenin Commission – A Major Blow to Truth

Ynet Hebrew Edition, April 28, 2002

THE EXTENSION OF LEGITIMACY TO THE "U.N. JENIN COMMISSION" PLAYS INTO THE HANDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND OTHER SUPPORTERS OF THE PLO, while disappointing and weakening Israel's friends in Washington.  It bolsters the prestige of the UN, which is an anti-Israel organization, eroding Israel's sovereignty and Israel's posture of deterrence.  It advances a major goal of the Arabs - the internationalization of their conflict with Israel.

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