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By Paul Eidelberg

An American Political Scientist in Israel recounts the author's conferences with a few of Israel's political and highbrow leaders after he immigrated to Israel in 1976. His publication unearths, for the 1st time, the unsuitable mentality of those elites and the way this impacts their overseas coverage. As a political scientist and scholar of the America's Founding Fathers, he presents a qualified critique of Israel's ideological and institutional flaws. Eidelberg additionally offers an in depth account of Israel's monetary and technological contribution to the USA. opposite to traditional opinion, buck for greenback, the U.S. gets extra from Israel than Israel gets from the USA! eventually, Eidelberg deals a therapy for Israel's woes. He first exhibits that even supposing Israel, is a democracy from a sociological viewpoint, it's not a democracy from a political-institutional point of view. not just does Israel lack a written structure with institutional assessments and balances, yet individuals of the legislature will not be separately dependable to the citizens in constituency elections. working in Israel isn't really consultant executive lots as multi-party cupboard govt ruled via the leading minister. Eidelberg has accordingly drafted a structure that empowers the folks and is in keeping with simple Judaic rules.

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This is precisely what Sadat wants people in the democracies to think, which is why he repeatedly refers to the risks he took in coming to Jerusalem. I shall discuss this point later. 29 In a world torn by conflict, the emotional appeal of that slogan coming from his lips must have been tremendous, especially in the democratic West. Sadat is fully aware of the democratic tendency toward pacifism, which manifested itself so forcefully in the antiwar movement in the United States. As a student of psychological warfare, he knows how to manipulate the emotions which move most men and women.

Her resources are limited . . ” Haykal was writing before the Six-Day War of 1967, that is, before Israel acquired Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. 38 All the more reason to conclude that a Palestinian state in this area would be a knife aimed at Israel’s heart. ” The solu­tion of that problem on his terms would facilitate the “final solution” of the Jewish problem. This would not solve, however, the Middle East problem. Quite apart from the inter-Arab rivalry which has existed ever since the rise of Muhammad and his militaristic faith, the Middle East has long been the target of .

It is a commentary on our times that even intellectuals were misled. They should have seen the Sadat “peace initiative” not only as a grotesque swindle, but as a transparent one. The same conclusion may be reached by cultural analysis of the slogan “no more war” which Sadat used during the English-language international press conference held shortly after his Knesset speech. Those who admire Sadat as a devout Muslim should take seriously the fact that this slogan, coming from him, is a fundamental violation of the Islamic religion.

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