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Wednesday, March 07, 2012


A study of Gallup polls for the last 25 years shows that American support for Israel is highest when there is no 'peace process' and lowest when it is pursuing concessions to the 'Palestinians.' Evelyn Gordon explains why.
This may seem counterintuitive, but it actually shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Oslo years were when Israel most enthusiastically endorsed the Palestinians’ narrative that they, not Israel, are the ones with a “right” to the territories. Because the Palestinians, not being public-relations morons, never reciprocated the favor, what Americans essentially heard from both sides was that Israel is a thief, depriving Palestinians of the land and statehood they deserve. Unsurprisingly, that caused pro-Israel sympathy to decline.

Certainly, Americans care about peace. But they care even more about justice. So if Israel is to maintain America’s sympathies, it must resume pushing the justice of its cause – from its historic and legal claim to the territories to the international guarantees of defensible borders it has received over the years – rather than that of the Palestinians. As the Gallup data shows, downplaying its own rights for the sake of “peace” turns out to be the worst strategy Israel can pursue.
Sounds good to me.

Read the whole thing.

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At 6:21 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Hello! Title search GIS layers showing ownership by lot, by year, elevations, rocket ranges...

And also, along the same line she's talking about, getting out of Leb in '00 and Gaza in '05 and having nothing but rockets and other attacks on Israeli civilans from those areas... that has shown the shape and depth of the pool, the reality, and has resulted in higher and higher support for Israel in the U.S. Can't say what the problem with the Euros in seeing that is, although perhaps their history of wiping out their Jewish population allows them to think that dead Jews are just part of life.


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