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Sunday, April 23, 2006

JoeSettler: The Curse of Cassandra

JoeSettler: The Curse of Cassandra:

A very interesting post from JoeSettler regarding a 1990 study called "Can Israel Survive a Palestinian State?" edited by Michael Widlanski. Here's a sample paragraph:
"I was particularly taken by the insights that religious fanaticism (fundamentalism) will rise, Hamas will be the central player in any future Palestinian state, Iran will provide influence and support on many levels, rockets will fall on the Ashdod ports and power plant, general terror attacks will rise as the Palestinian state would either directly utilize terror or simply permit it from their territory (as well as allow 3rd party terror groups in for their own purposes), and most interesting, Israel will also be severely restricted in the level of retaliation and reprisals that it will be permitted to utilize against this Palestinian state for a number of reasons."
Read it all.


At 12:13 AM, Blogger Yoel.Ben-Avraham said...

Way back in the late 70's I read Heller's essay analysing why Israel should empower Fatach to become the legitimate partner for negotiations and assist them in creating a Palestinian State in the West Bank.

To this day I am convinced that this was the blue print for what eventually became the Oslo initiative(s). Amazing what damage academics can do when you take their theories seriously!


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