Monday, August 22, 2016

Israeli West Bank policy, whereto?

David M. Weinberg, Israeli West Bank policy, whereto?,

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Singer [Max Singer (a defense expert)] says that Washington and Brussels must make clear their robust distaste for Palestinian denial of the Jewish people's connection to the land of Israel and Jerusalem. They should modify their aid programs to reduce Palestinian use of foreign money to support terror; determinedly defend free speech in Palestinian society; and act to resettle Palestinian refugees outside of Israel.
Singer also feels that Israel should improve its public diplomacy "by moving from appeasement to truth-telling." Specifically, Israel should formally adopt the Edmond Levy report to challenge the myth that Israel has stolen Palestinian land. "Even opponents of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and supporters of a two-state solution should support Levy's affirmation of Israel's historic and settlement rights in the territories. This is critical in leveling the diplomatic playing field. Israel must not go into future negotiations as a guilty party."

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