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By Paul Eidelberg

ISBN-10: 0739148907

ISBN-13: 9780739148907

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 booklet finds, for the 1st time, the unsuitable mentality of those elites and the way this impacts their international coverage. As a political scientist and pupil of the America's Founding Fathers, he offers a qualified critique of Israel's ideological and institutional flaws. Eidelberg additionally presents a close account of Israel's monetary and technological contribution to the us. opposite to traditional opinion, buck for buck, the USA gets extra from Israel than Israel gets from the USA! ultimately, Eidelberg bargains a treatment for Israel's woes. He first exhibits that even supposing Israel, is a democracy from a sociological viewpoint, it isn't a democracy from a political-institutional standpoint. not just does Israel lack a written structure with institutional tests and balances, yet individuals of the legislature usually are not separately liable to the citizens in constituency elections. working in Israel isn't really consultant executive a lot as multi-party cupboard executive ruled through the best minister. Eidelberg has for this reason drafted a structure that empowers the folk and is in keeping with simple Judaic ideas. -Amazon.ca

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Brzezinski, mistakenly regarded as a “hawk,” advocated a nonideological foreign policy even toward the Soviet Union. “Accommodation” with Communist Russia was both the advice of his books and the policy of the Carter Administration. I mention this because “accommodation”—it is now called “conflict resolution”—was and remains America’s “solution” to the Arab-Israel conflict. This (academic) panacea is based on the dogma that all ideological conflicts are irrational, that to risk death and destruction in the name of doctrines that have no absolute or universal validity is absurd—exactly Brzezinski’s position.

Sadat wants “peace” but only as a prelude to war, that is, he came to Jerusalem seeking to facilitate, by means of a monstrous duplicity, the piecemeal destruction of Israel. Sadat’s Strategy 29 Only if the first alternative is true would it be possible to establish peace between Israel and Egypt, at least for so long as Sadat remained in power. Unfortunately, this alternative is contradicted by the fact that the Egyptian dictator has not deviated in any significant way from the impossible peace terms laid down in his Knesset speech.

Brzezinski, mistakenly regarded as a “hawk,” advocated a nonideological foreign policy even toward the Soviet Union. “Accommodation” with Communist Russia was both the advice of his books and the policy of the Carter Administration. I mention this because “accommodation”—it is now called “conflict resolution”—was and remains America’s “solution” to the Arab-Israel conflict. This (academic) panacea is based on the dogma that all ideological conflicts are irrational, that to risk death and destruction in the name of doctrines that have no absolute or universal validity is absurd—exactly Brzezinski’s position.

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