Department of State – A systematic Blunderer

Ynet , October 30, 2000

Israel's pre-1993 Israeli prime ministers defied US pressure to withdraw to the 1949 Lines ("with cosmetic changes"). On the other hand, Prime Minister Barak persists - like the other post-1993 Israeli prime ministers – to implement the US Department of State policy, which is bleeding and crumbling by the day.  Barak considers the Department of State as a luminary, in spite of its failing track record in the Middle East.

Presumptuous Proposal - US troops on the Golan Heights

Jerusalem Post, Opinion Section, June 26, 1994

Involving US troops in an Israeli-Syrian peace agreement is not just a suggestion floating somewhere between Jerusalem and Washington.  Congressman Lee Hamilton, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, recently indicated that a US survey is already underway to determine the specific locations of a US peacekeeping force on the Golan. The survey's underlying assumption is that Israel will evacuate the whole Golan.

US Jewry's Political Clout

Jerusalem Post, Opinion Section, February 15, 1994

The recent scolding of United Jewish Appeal officials by top members of the Labor Party is part of what some say is a concerted effort to reduce the organized US Jewish community to its "proper" political size.

 

 

Election Year Inhibitions on Capitol Hill

Jeruslem Post, Opinion Section, October 15, 1992

The recent announcement of the transfer of $600-700 million worth of US combat helicopters, missiles and other advanced defense equipment to Israel and the pre-positioning in Israel of $200m worth of US defense items does not represent a truly new development. It is the fulfillment of legislation signed into law two years ago, in October 1990.

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