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For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:

 The Humanitarian Paradigm- Hobson’s Choice for Israel (Part I)  (Kindly consider “liking”, sharing, tweeting – please use hash-tag ‪#‎IntoFray)

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Tel Aviv skyline — as see from territory designated for Palestinian state

Only one policy paradigm can sustain Israel as the nation-state of the Jews and prevent it becoming untenable either geographically or demographically—or both.

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

ALGEMEINER:https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/08/04/the-humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-for-israel-part-i/
ISRAELI FRONTLINE: http://www.israelifrontline.com/2017/08/fraythe-humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-israel-part.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20833
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE https://israelnewsonline.org/the-humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-for-israel-part-i/#.WYOGRIiGM2x
ISRAEL RISING: https://www.israelrising.com/humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-israel-part/
ISRAPUNDIT :  www.israpundit.org/into-the-fray-the-humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-for-israel-part-i/
JERUSALEM HERALD:  https://www.jerusalem-herald.com/single-post/2017/08/03/The-Humanitarian-Paradigm-Hobsons-Choice-for-Israel-Part-I
JEWS DOWN UNDER:  https://jewsdownunder.com/2017/08/04/fray-humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-israel-part/
MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@martinsherman/into-the-fray-the-humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-for-israel-part-i-bcf08d1ad4d4
JEWISH PRESS:  http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/into-the-fray-martin-sherman/into-the-fraythe-humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-for-israel-part-i/2017/08/07/

An excerpt:

…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth, – Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of the Four”

 

Hobson’s Choice: a situation in which it seems that you can choose between different things or actions, but there is really only one thing that you can take or do Cambridge Dictionary 

 

As the more-than– century old dispute between Jews and Arabs over control of the Holy Land nears its third post-Oslo decade , four archetypical approaches have emerged in the public discourse for its resolution—and one for its “management”(a.k.a. its perpetuation)…In this two-part series I will assess the merits (or lack thereof) of these various approaches –both those Hobsons Choice - cartoon reducedwhich endorse (full or partial) Israeli annexation of territory across the pre-1967 Green Line and those which eschew it…Indeed as I will show—barring divine intervention (something only the more pious than myself can rely on as a policy input—of these five (four plus one) options, all but one are demonstrably incompatible with the long-term survival of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.  All but one—demonstrably—do not address adequately either the geographic imperatives and/or the demographic imperatives that Israel must address to avoid becoming either geographically untenable or demographically untenable (or both)…

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome,

Best wishes,

MS