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For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:

THE ISRAEL VICTORY CAUCUS: KUDOS AND CAVEATS
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IDF paratroopers at Jerusalem's Western Wall 2

1967 Victory: IDF paratroopers at Jerusalem’s Western Wall (Photo:Knesset)

The launch of Israel Victory Caucus is an initiative that has the potential to be a positive paradigmatic game-changer in the discourse on  the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):

ALGEMEINER: https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/04/28/the-israel-victory-caucus-kudos-and-caveats/
ISRAELI FRONTLINE; http://www.israelifrontline.com/2017/04/fray-israel-victory-caucus-kudos-caveats.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:   http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20452       
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE:  https://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-the-israel-victory-caucus-kudos-and-caveats/
ISRAEL RISING:  https://www.israelrising.com/time-for-israel-to-win/         
ISRAEL’S VOICE: http://www.israelsvoice.org/2017/04/28/fray-israel-victory-caucus-kudos-caveats/
ISRAPUNDIT:  http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63622824
JEWS DOWN UNDER: https://jewsdownunder.com/2017/04/28/into-the-fray-the-israel-victory-caucus-kudos-and-caveats/
MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@martinsherman/into-the-fray-the-israel-victory-caucus-kudos-and-caveats-98b32dea3174
JEWISH PRESS: (To be posted)     

An excerpt:

Palestinians will have to pass through the bitter crucible of defeat, with all its deprivation, destruction, and despair as they repudiate the filthy legacy of Amin al-Husseini and acknowledge their century-long error…there is no shortcut.—Daniel Pipes, A New Strategy for Israeli Victory, Commentary, December 14, 2016.

 

 

At just about the time that this column was submitted for publication (Thursday, April 27, 2017), an event of potentially great long-term significance was taking place in Washington. This was the launch of the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus (CIVC) by Congressmen Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Bill Johnson (R-OH)…The launch was the culmination of an initiative of the Middle East Forum (MEF), headed by its president, prominent scholar, Daniel Pipes, aided by MEF Director, Gregg Roman.

According to a MEF press release : “The caucus calls for a new U.S. approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ending the emphasis on Israel making ‘painful concessions’ and instead putting the onus on Palestinians – they must give up the goal of destroying Israel and recognize Israel as the Jewish state.”…

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome,

Best wishes,

MS