Monthly Archives: January 2007
--Olmert emphasized, "After the Holocaust, we will not live under an existential threat again." He added, "We have the right to full freedom of action in order to defend our vital interests. I do not suggest that anyone make the mistake of concluding that the restraint and responsibility we are displaying will undermine our determination and our ability to act when necessary. Our desire for peace should not be interpreted as weakness, but as a source of strength. --President Steps Aside
At a time when a Palestinian Arab sovereign state is so widely discussed, very few have taken the time to consider the consequences of establishing such an entity. Here are questions that every citizen can bring to the attention of the U.S. government, which conceptualizes the idea, and to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which seems ready to swallow such an idea.
According to Shlomo Breznitz's, a professor of psychology who specializes in situations of stress, proposal, this step, which he calls an "international greenhouse," would be led by the European community, not the U.S., which because of its involvement in Iraq, "has lost its status as an honest broker in the view of the Palestinians and the Arab states."
Israel's former chief of staff, Lt. Gen. (res.) Moshe Yaalon: "It is obvious to everyone that Hamas is interested in a Palestinian state from the sea to the Jordan River, and according to its beliefs there is no justification for a Jewish state in the region. The war of civilizations between the West and Islam is World War III. If the West wants to live, it has no alternative but conflict with the Iranian regime."