The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

30-Aug-2004

Israel’s Problem, and Getting Back to a National Camp

Filed under: Party StructuresOslo/Peace ProcessIsrael’s Sovereignty Papers — eidelberg @ 2:33 am

Israel’s Problem, and Getting Back to a National Camp
A WORKING PAPER PREPARED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY

PART I. DIAGNOSIS OF ISRAEL’S MALAISE

1. In 1992, two Arab parties with five Knesset seats made the Rabin Government and Oslo possible. Seven years later three Arab parties had 10 Knesset seats. In two decades, the democratic principle of one adult/one vote will transform Israel into an Islamic dictatorship. Long before that, however, Israel will succumb to a Lebanese-type civil war. Yet no party in the Knesset has the courage to address this ominous state of affairs. (more…)

13-Jun-2004

A Plan for Israel’s Future

Filed under: Israel’s Sovereignty Papers — eidelberg @ 12:29 pm

NOTE: There is a new, unique developing website dedicated specifically to this plan. Please visit there and join the plan via the registration form there, at www.FutureIsrael.org

“By the end of 2005, not one Jew will remain in Gaza.”
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (more…)

01-Jan-2002

Policy Papers - An International Jewish Parliament

Filed under: Domestic PolicyJudaismKnesset/LegislativeIsrael’s Sovereignty Papers — admin @ 2:09 pm

An International Jewish Parliament Versus The Jerusalem Summit
Professor Paul Eidelberg

Back in April 1996, the newly established Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, recognizing the demoralized state of affairs in Israel, cognizant of the fragmented and inept character of Israel’s system of government, and seeing that Israel’s political elites were trapped in the impossible policy of “territory for peace”—a policy that is undermining not only Israel but even world Jewry, proposed the establishment of an International Jewish Parliament. (more…)

Policy Papers - A National Camp

Israel’s Problem, and Getting Back to a National Camp
A WORKING PAPER PREPARED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY

PART I. DIAGNOSIS OF ISRAEL’S MALAISE

1. In 1992, two Arab parties with five Knesset seats made the Rabin Government and Oslo possible. Seven years later three Arab parties had 10 Knesset seats. In two decades, the democratic principle of one adult/one vote will transform Israel into an Islamic dictatorship. Long before that, however, Israel will succumb to a Lebanese-type civil war. Yet no party in the Knesset has the courage to address this ominous state of affairs. (more…)

Principles of Statecraft

Filed under: Israel’s SovereigntyBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 6:41 am

Israel’s long-standing formula of “land for peace” is based on an erroneous and fatal assumption, namely, that Arab rulers who agree to negotiate with Israel on the basis of this formula are “moderate,” i.e., are not committed to Israel’s ultimate demise. This assumption prompted me, some 23 years ago, to set forth certain principles of statecraft enunciated by Metternich, the great 19th century Austrian statesman on whom Henry Kissinger wrote his doctoral dissertation.

According to Metternich, “to base one’s conduct in an important undertaking on faith in the moderation of one of the contracting parties is asking for trouble … to build on air, to gamble the future on one throw.” This faith animated the architects of the Oslo or Israel-PLO Agreement of September 1993, Shimon Peres and Yossi Beilin. (more…)

What Is A Jewish State?

Filed under: JudaismIsrael’s SovereigntyZionism/NationalismGOVERNMENT BRANCHES — eidelberg @ 1:16 am

Before one can talk intelligently about a Jewish state, we need to define the modern concept of the “state” as well as the term “Jewish.”

A. Definitions

1. The modern concept of the state originates with Machiavelli. The state is solely a product of human will. It is the supreme source of power, the power to make and execute the laws governing men. (more…)

Must The State Perish For Israel To Live?

Filed under: Israel’s Sovereignty — eidelberg @ 1:15 am

In his Epistle to Yemen, Maimonides tells us how the nations have tried to destroy Israel. He prefaces his analysis by saying “God has made us unique by His laws and precepts, and our pre-eminence is manifested in His rules and statutes, as Scripture says, ‘And what great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as this Law [the Torah], which I set before you this day?’” (Deuteronomy 4:8).[1]

To be sure, history records various individual gentiles who have spoken of the Jews in superlative terms. Theophrastus, Aristotle’s successor at the Lyceum, called the Jews “a nation of philosophers.”[2] Harvard graduate John Adams, second president of the United States, declared: “The Jews have done more to civilize men than any other nation.”[3] Friedrich Nietzsche writes: “Wherever the Jews have attained to influence, they have taught to analyze more subtly, to argue more acutely, to write more clearly and purely: it has always been their problem to bring people to raison.”[4] (more…)

Right-Left, Then and Now

Filed under: Israel’s SovereigntyBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 1:06 am

In 1917, the British government drafted the Balfour Declaration, which recognized that Palestine, on both sides of the Jordan River, belongs exclusively to the Jewish people. The members of that government make those who belong to the Right in present day Israel appear as leftists, if only because the latter would be satisfied if Jews controlled—at most—only the left bank of the Jordan.

The Balfour Declaration was approved by America’s devoutly religious President Woodrow Wilson, a man of the Right. And if this were not enough to sanctify Jewish possession of the Land of Israel, the 52 nations comprising the League of Nations unanimously acknowledged the rightness of the Balfour Declaration. Right was right; Left was wrong. (more…)

A Purim Proposal

Filed under: Domestic PolicyIsrael’s Sovereignty — eidelberg @ 1:05 am

Countless Jews complain about the ineptitude of Israeli governments, whether headed by the Labor Party or the Likud. Hence the present writer, having made an exhaustive 20-year study of Israel and its Jewish politicians, and having examined the agendas of America’s leading Zionist organizations, hereby confidently offers the only possible solution to Israel’s decrepit and perilous state of affairs. I propose that the people of Israel hire Gentiles to run their government!

Preposterous you say? But what can be more preposterous than the Jews who have been in charge if Israel’s Government, especially during the last twenty-three years? Would Gentiles surrender the Sinai with its Israeli-developed Alma oil fields, air bases, and 15 billion dollar infrastructure for what Anwar Sadat scornfully called a “piece of paper”? Of course not! (more…)

28-Feb-2001

The So-Called State of Israel

Filed under: Israel’s Sovereignty — eidelberg @ 1:31 pm

Fools aside, everyone knows that Israel is at war with Arafat’s army of Arab
Palestinian terrorists. Almost every day Jews are killed or wounded by Arab
gunfire. Arabs traverse the roads shooting at, or mowing down, Jews.
Mothers send their children to school fearful the kids may not arrive or
return safe and sound. To this add the fear that Israel may again become
the target of Iraqi missiles.

Nevertheless, Israel’s political elites jockey for place, perks, and power.
Especially irresponsible and shameless are the left-wing parties, Labor and
Meretz, but paltriness also permeates other parties lusting for the control
of various ministries, the instruments by which these parties divide the
public treasury. (more…)

01-Jan-1999

Policy Papers - Congress of Salvation

Filed under: Domestic PolicyKnesset/LegislativeIsrael’s Sovereignty Papers — admin @ 2:03 pm

Needed: A Congress of National Salvation
Professor Paul Eidelberg

The Congress will address the urgent need of Jewish unity and national security, and will do so by means of clearly defined, goal-directed Jewish leadership.

A. General Aims of the Congress (more…)

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