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For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:

 

Israel victory caucus – Assessing actionable alternatives
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The Humanitarian Paradigm, advocating funded emigration of Palestinian-Arabs  appears the most plausible method for achieving the goals of the Israel Victory Caucus

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

ALGEMEINER: https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/05/05/the-congressional-israel-victory-caucus-assessing-actionable-alternatives/
ISRAELI FRONTLINE   http://www.israelifrontline.com/2017/05/fray-israel-victory-caucus-assessing-actionable-alternatives.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:  (To be posted) :  
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE: https://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-israel-victory-caucus-assessing-actionable-alternatives/
ISRAEL RISING:  https://www.israelrising.com/israel-victory-caucus-can-ask-palestinians-leave/
ISRAEL’S VOICE: https://www.israelsvoice.org/2017/05/05/fray-israel-victory-caucus-assessing-actionable-alternatives/
ISRAPUNDIT: http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63622947
JEWS DOWN UNDER: https://jewsdownunder.com/2017/05/05/into-the-fray-israel-victory-caucus-assessing-actionable-alternatives/
MEDIUM:  https://medium.com/@martinsherman/into-the-fray-israel-victory-caucus-assessing-actionable-alternatives-9045be8c6095
JEWISH PRESS: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/into-the-fray-martin-sherman/into-the-fray-israel-victory-caucus-assessing-actionable-alternatives/2017/05/05/     

An excerpt:

The major issue is not [attaining] an agreement, but ensuring the actual implementation of the agreement in practice.  The number of agreements which the Arabs have violated is no less than number which they have kept – Shimon Peres, Tomorrow is Now (Hebrew),  1978

 

 

Even if the Palestinians agree that their state have no army or weapons, who can guarantee that a Palestinian army would not be mustered later to encamp at the gates of Jerusalem and the approaches to the lowlands? And if the Palestinian state would be unarmed, how would it block terrorist acts perpetrated by extremists, fundamentalists or irredentists?Shimon Peres, The New Middle East, 1993

 

 

…any post-victory policy, aimed at sustaining the fruits of Israeli victory and Palestinian defeat, must convey the unequivocal message that no such entity is forthcoming—ever…For unless such hopes are extinguished permanently, there will always be room for belief that defeat is merely temporary and that, at some later stage, the Jewish state will somehow be purged from the region…
This is the only way to smother Arab hopes of someday prising  loose the Jewish hold on land they consider Arab….given the manifest obstacles in achieving this by means of wholesale expulsion by kinetic measures, this non-kinetic formula [of funded emigration] appears to be the most plausible method for achieving the goals of the Victory Caucus—and one that  should be vigorously explored by its authors

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome,

Best wishes,

MS