Current Israeli economic success story shows prosperity, peace unrelated

Martin Sherman a professor at Tel Aviv U and head of the Jerusalem Summit,recently wrote a critique of both the left and the right titled Lies of the Left

As the dollar dipped below the NIS 4 mark, it shattered another forlorn fabrication of the Israeli Left – namely, that in order for Israel to prosper economically, it must concede politically and reach a peace settlement with the Palestinians. However the general indifference the political establishment – on both side of the ideological spectrum – displayed toward this event, served to underline the two major features that characterize Israeli politics:

    – The intellectual dishonesty of the Left – which renders it incapable of admitting error; and

    – The intellectual disability of the Right – which renders it incapable of exposing and capitalizing on this dishonesty.

After citing many examples in support he concludes prosperity and economic growth is unrelated to peace prospects.

May 16, 2007 | Comments Off on Current Israeli economic success story shows prosperity, peace unrelated

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