Colin Wright - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 02.02.07 | 22:39 (IST)

    "To formulate a grand strategy, you would have to admit to yourselves what you are seeking." - Colin Wright A Grand Strategy does require a goal and a concept for achieving it. But then Israel does have a problem with goals. A significant and controlling minority want a Greater Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates- or at least from Egypt to the Jordan - and are willing to do anything to achieve it. A larger but impotent majority want peace. Said goals are not only mutually exclusive, they are internecine. The "Liebensraum" crowd have the occupation, which gives them much of what they want, and prevents any possibility of peace. By default the war lovers win the debate. Then there is the reality that their goal of a Master Race with all the Leibensraum it desires in the Middle East is impossible. . . But that doesn't stop them. The have endless war, and that above all else is what they want.

    from the article: Tossing the ball around
    First published 00:00 02.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.02.07
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