Rejecting the North Samaria and Gaza Giveaway Would Not Undermine US-Israel Relations

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #159, April 27, 2004

FACT: President Bush did not initiate the Giveaway, does not consider it a top priority, and therefore refuses to finance it. President Bush has limited his support to very friendly declarations, which are ambiguous, non-binding, and do not repudiate the Palestinian "claim of return", nor do they support Israel's sovereignty beyond the Green Line.

Wanted, Leadership in Jerusalem!

Makor Rishon Weekly , March 26, 2004

In 1967, the Israeli society was panicked by the deadly threat posed by the May 30 Egypt-Syria-Jordan anti-Israel military pact, by the brutal pressure of the US, France, Britain and the international community to refrain from a preemptive operation, by the deepening (20%) unemployment, and by escalating pessimism within the political and military leadership.


Prime Minister Levy Eshkol exercised leadership.  He was not swept by the weakness of the people, and he did not allow a transient somber reality to erode long term national strategic goals.  Instead, he leveraged the crisis as a springboard for a strategic upgrade.  He defied US and international pressure, launched the preemptive Six Day War, destroyed the infrastructure of the threatening enemy, rescuing the Jewish State from pending oblivion.  Eshkol, therefore, enhanced strategic appreciation of Israel, transforming the Jewish State from a "historical accident" to a factor of regional deterrence and a unique strategic ally of the USA.


"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?

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. 

Who are you Colin Powell?

Makor Rishon Weekly, April 19, 2002

In 1991, the Chairman of the Joint C-o-S, Colin Powell, convinced President Bush #41 to abort the Gulf War, thus perpetuating the terror regime of Saddam Hussein. Consequently, the deterrence posture of the US was severely eroded, the anti-US wave of terror was drastically emboldened, climaxing on 9/11. Moreover, Saddam has evolved into a potential nuclear power, threatening US national security and requiring a US military effort, larger than the 1991 Gulf War.

In 2002, Secretary of State, Colin Powell, attempts to convince President Bush #43 to pressure Israel into a premature conclusion of its war on Palestinian terrorism, which would perpetuate the terror regime of the Palestinian Authority/PLO.

Jerusalem still does not get it!

Makor Rishon Weekly, April 05, 2002

President Bush and his administration have outflanked israel from the Right in their hawkish battle against terrorism.  During his March 30, 2002 press conference in Crawford Texas, the President repeated five times his support of "Israel's right to defend itself," refraining from any explicit or implicit arm-twisting of Israel.  In fact, for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001, he has publicly lumped together the US war on Islamic terrorism and Israel's war on Palestinian terrorism. 

Cheney Shines in Israel

Ynet Hebrew Edition, March 20, 2002

A month prior to the 2001 election in Israel, Vice President Cheney shared with some friends his CONCERN ABOUT SHIMON PERES JOINING THE RACE, "lest he defeats General Sharon."  Shortly after Sharon's victory, Cheney asked: "Why would the General, who just won a landslide victory, revive the Oslo Process, by inviting Labor to join his government?!"


Ynet Hebrew Edition, December 14, 2001

One should not overstate the significance of recent gestures made by President Bush towards Israel and the Jewish People.  At the same time, one should not ignore the unprecedently GLARING GREEN LIGHT to Israel's counter terrorism effort, emanating - SO FAR - from the White House.


What makes President George W. Bush run (with Jerusalem)?


Ynet Hebrew Edition, December 02, 2001

"Israel has repeated - rather than learnt from - US errors in Vietnam. Israel deludes itself that it would resemble the US in the potential Vietnam-like Mideast syndrome.  In fact, Israel would resemble South Vietnam.  While the PLO has consistently implemented the VietCong tactics of terror-of-attrition, Israel has increasingly responded in a South Vietnam-like manner. I am concerned that if Israel persists in its current counter-terrorist tactics, it may unfortunately end up like South Vietnam!"  (Retired Army General, W. Moore, in a recent conversation in Washington, DC).

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