Posts Tagged ‘zionism

17
Oct
07

THE ETHICS OF THE IRON WALL

THE ETHICS OF THE IRON WALL
By Vladimir Jabotinsky

(‘The Jewish Standard’, 5/9/1941 (London). Originally Published in Rassviet (Paris) 11/11/1923 as a continuation of the previous article.)

Let us go back to the Helsingfors Programme. Since I am one of those who helped to draft it, I am naturally not disposed to question the justice of the principles advocated there. The programme guarantees citizenship equality, and national self-determination. I am firmly convinced that any impartial judge will accept this programme as the ideal basis for peaceful and neighbourly collaboration between two nations.

But it is absurd to expect the Arabs to have the mentality of an impartial judge; for in this conflict they are not the judges; but one of the contending parties. And after all, our chief question is whether the Arabs, even if they believed in peaceful collaboration they would agree to have any “neighbours”, even good neighbours, in the country which they regard as their own. Not even those who try to move us with high-sounding phrases will dare to deny that national homogeneity is more convenient than natural diversity. So why should a nation that is perfectly content with its isolation admit to its country even good neighbours in any considerable number? I want neither your honey nor your sting”, is a reasonable answer.
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15
Oct
07

The Iron Wall

The Iron Wall
By Vladimir Jabotinsky

Colonisation of Palestine
Agreement with Arabs Impossible at present
Zionism Must Go Forward
(Originally published in Russian under the title O Zheleznoi Stene in Rassvyet, 4 November 1923. “The Jewish Herald” (South Africa) Friday, 26th November, 1937.)

It is an excellent rule to begin an article with the most important point, but this time, I find it necessary to begin with an introduction , and, moreover , with a personal introduction.

I am reputed to be an enemy of the Arabs, who wants to have them ejected from Palestine, and so forth. It is not true.
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05
Oct
07

A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: $108 Billion

A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct
U.S. Aid to Israel: $108 Billion

by Shirl McArthur
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 15/09/07

Because of the uncertainties and ambiguities associated with U.S. aid to Israel, arriving at a precise figure for total direct U.S. aid to Israel probably is not possible. Parts of it are buried in the budgets of other government agencies—mostly the Defense Department (DOD)—or in a form not easily quantifiable—such as the early disbursement of aid, allowing Israel a direct gain and the U.S. Treasury a direct loss of interest on the unspent money. Given these caveats, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) conservatively estimates cumulative total direct U.S. aid to Israel at $107.961 billion.
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