Nothing beats reading about the inevitability of Israel’s demise in western liberal media. excerpts from a commentary in the Huff Po:
“Israel’s fateful hour is approaching. The chances of Israel existing by mid-century are no more than TWENTY PERCENT if its governments continue to pursue the settlement project.
Harkabi, former head of Israeli military intelligence and a longtime professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, called attention to what he termed Israel’s march toward “national suicide,” the inevitable result in his view of Israel’s settlement project as pushed by Israel’s Likud Party, then and now in power.The alternative was to withdraw from the occupied territories, back to the 1967 borders, not necessarily for the sake of the Palestinians but in order to guarantee the ongoing existence of Israel. Otherwise, the prospect of Israel’s survival would be undermined by two factors, the demographic factor and the threat of civil war among Israelis. Israel would, if it continued to expand its settlement project, rule over an Arab population that outnumbered its Jewish citizenry. And, if settlements progressed as he foresaw, the settler zealot mentality and belief in the right of Israel to control Judea and Samaria would lead to clashes among Jews that could tear Israel apart.
The demographic prediction has come true. The Palestinian Arab populations of the West Bank and Israel are now projected to outnumber Jews by 2016; if Gaza is included, Arabs already outnumber Jews. Shimon Peres was warning of the threat of civil war in Israel in 1995, in the aftermath of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. Added to these threats is the spread of lethal weaponry that can easily reach Israel’s cities possessed by non-state actors as well as states, a trend that will increase.”
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