Weekly Commentary: Leading Israeli Think Tank Suggests Israeli Concessions
To Palestinians To Win Over Democrats To Saudi Deal
Dr. Aaron Lerner 9 August, 2023
Read this incredible passage from this article from The Institute for
National Security Studies, the top (and left wing) think tank in Israel:
"....the administration might find it difficult to overcome objections in
Congress to the Saudi demands. The key to overcoming this potential obstacle
may be Israel's consent to take practical steps on the Palestinian issue,
which would meet the demands of the administration and many Democrat
legislators, who seek to stop Israeli settlement expansion and de facto
annexation of the West Bank and to preserve the prospect of a future
"President Biden Explores a Groundbreaking Move in the Middle East" - INSS
Insight No. 1748, August 2, 2023 Chuck Freilich, Eldad Shavit, Yoel Guzansky
The reason that we are supposed to fulfill the "wish list" of the "two-state
solution" cult isn't because the Saudis are insisting on it. There's a
laundry list of "gestures" we could make to satisfy the Saudis - if they
even actually WANT us to even make a gesture - which aren't on the cult's
wish list. The kind of concessions we are working on now like a new
industrial area and more work permits.
I say "cult" because the "two-state solution" is a belief system rather than
some logical policy. As Yosse Beilin put it many years ago, he believes
that there is a "two-state solution" because he cannot accept the
possibility that this "solution" doesn't exist.
Back to the INSS article.
Israel is supposed to forfeit its fate to placate a bunch of Democrat
legislators so the Dems will agree to Saudi demands?
I don't buy this.
Either the Dems think that getting a Saudi deal made before the November
2024 elections will help them at the ballot box or they don't.
That's what will drive the Dems' decision making.
The voters who want to see Israel screwed already vote Democrat, so adding
screwing Israel as part of the deal won't get the Dems more votes than they
already have in the bag.
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