Lethal Restraint

Ynet, July 18, 2001 In 1981, Shimon Peres failed in his attempts to coax Prime Minister Begin into restraint in face of the Iraqi nuclear threat, to refrain from a drastic military offensive and to be preoccupied with the diplomatic option.

Israel's Military Response: "Powell Doctrine" lite

Ynet, July 03, 2001 SECRETARY OF STATE POWELL's spokesman, Boucher contended on April 17, 2001 that "The hostilities last night in Gaza were precipitated by the provocative Palestinian mortar attacks on Israel.  The Israeli response was excessive and disproportionate."  REALLY??? 

Hall of Famers vs. Hall of Shamers: Jerusalem Misreads DC

Ynet, June 03, 2001 In December 1990, upon realizing that the US is geared toward an all out war, Saddam Hussein moderated his rhetoric, announcing his willingness to negotiate the fate of his invasion of Kuwait.  President Bush reacted with a massive military offensive. 

It's PLO Inter-Arab Treachery, Stupid!

Ynet, May 09, 2001 Saudi Arabia and other Arab oil producers bankrolled the Islamic Intifada against the Soviets in Afghanistan (some $1 billion in 1985-6), but would not finance the Palestinian Intifada of 1987-92 and the current PLO war on Israel.

The American Window of Opportunity

Ynet, April 18, 2001 media has been relatively calm upon the 2001 election of Prime Minister Arik Sharon, unlike the assault on former Prime Minister Netanyahu upon assuming office in 1996.  It was the vicious media briefings, and leaks, by the Clinton Administration, which fueled the media in 1996,
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