New Israel Redux

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My LRC column New Israel: A Win-Win-Win Proposal, published back in 2001, resulted in one of the highest amounts of feedback, and longevity–I still occasionally get emails about it. Some similar proposals that came out after mine are:

Interestingly, most Jewish people who’ve written me about this–and just about all the Israelis who did–were supportive of this idea (in fact, an Israeli TV show was enthusiastically in favor of the idea and wanted to interview me about it); the negative comments I got were mostly from redneck Americans who don’t want new neighbors.

Anyway, now comes CIA report: Israel will fall in 20 years, which mentions a CIA study that “forecasts the return of all Palestinian refugees to the occupied territories, and the exodus of two million Israeli – who would move to the US in the next fifteen years.” The article notes: “‘There [are] over 500,000 Israelis with American passports and more than 300,000 living in the area of just California,’ International lawyer Franklin Lamb said in an interview with Press TV on Friday, adding that those who do not have American or western passport, have already applied for them.”

1:57 pm on March 13, 2009