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Saturday, January 5, 2019
INSS shows its inherent bias in "Scenarios in the Israeli-Palestinian Arena- Strategic Challenges and Possible Responses"

INSS shows its inherent bias in "Scenarios in the Israeli-Palestinian Arena-
Strategic Challenges and Possible Responses"
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 5 December 2019

From the very start, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) has
been pushing Israeli withdrawals and the creation of a sovereign Palestinian
State.

Their policy recommendations, be it trading the Golan for gizmos or
retreating from the Gaza Strip have consistently been on the wrong side of
history.

There is more of the same in "Scenarios in the Israeli-Palestinian Arena-
Strategic Challenges and Possible Responses"
Udi Dekel and Kobi Michael, Editors
http://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Memo186_e.pdf

Suffice it to say that their analysis declines to seriously consider how
savvy Palestinian leadership could exploit Palestinian sovereignty to become
a dangerous heavily armed military forward station for our most deadly
enemies.

Here is how they cover their backsides on this: "The chance of a direct
military confrontation between Israel and the Palestinian security forces
will be low, as long as Israel maintains cooperation with the countries in
the region in order to keep the Palestinian state demilitarized, as dictated
by the settlement."

That's nice.

But in a region where there is no telling who are what is going to be in
power this summer - let alone next decade - is it reasonable to assume that
for generations to come Israel will succeed in maintaining "cooperation
with the countries in the region in order to keep the Palestinian state
demilitarized, as dictated by the settlement"?"

The ramifications of possibly many millions of Arabs flooding into this
small territory isn't even considered.

The section of the study trashing annexation declines to consider any
possible benefit from the move.

The section of the study considering the "One State with Equal Rights for
the Palestinians" unilaterally adds a ton to the "no" side of the scale by
asserting that "Israelís immigration policy will be the same for Jews and
Palestinians; that is, either the Law of Return will be cancelled or an
equivalent law for Palestinians will be added."
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