The secret to understanding Israeli political behavior lies in the widespread (and fundamentally evident) notion that any change to the status quo is likely to bring more harm than good. Even passionate advocates of Israeli policy wonder at times – often in private, but sometimes also in public – why the Israeli government doesn't show a bit more urgency in pursuing a way out of the West Bank. Israel, the saying goes, is faced with two options: A two-state solution and a one-state solution. The first option involves removing most of the settlements from the West Bank (but not necessarily…Read More... | 64 Comments
Yisrael Aumann won the Nobel Prize in Economics, yet still manages to make no sense on Israeli-Palestinian peace Professor Yisrael Aumann, an Israeli laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economics, delivered on Wednesday a "master class" in the Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, under the title "Peace in the Middle East: A Game Theorist's Perspective". The Jerusalem Post devoted an entire article just to Aumann's presentation, crowning him as "an out-of-the-box thinker with a pronounced though slightly cockeyed sense of humor and a gift for delivering shockers." These shockers included praise for Helen Thomas, the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple…Read More... | 2 Comments
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