Of the 35 most prominent leaders of American Jewish groups. Twelve of them have been in power for more than 30 years – since the days of the Carter or Reagan administrations. Twenty-four of them have held their positions for more than 20 years.
“No country in the history of the world ever contributed more to the welfare of humankind in such a short period of time than Israel,” affirms the longtime professor, lawyer and author, soon to turn 80.
he multidimensional complexity with which national leaders must contend is a necessary condition for effective strategic decision-making. On many occasions, it requires that those leaders ignore, or even act in contravention of, the advice of the professional echelon.
The avowed tactical objectives of the Gaza “March of Return” on March 30, 2018, are opposition to the policies of the U.S. administration and the “deal of the century,” the U.S. initiative to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Supreme Court of Israel and the Supreme Court of the United States are like the Guardian Council of Iran. They are super-legislative bodies of purported scholars, in ceremonial black robes, imaginatively applying ancient doctrines while “conscious of the present needs and the issues of the day.”
The messages seem clear. For one thing, the U.S., the major Arab states, and some European ones are fast moving away from the notion that the PA is part of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian controversy.
How is it possible that the world's highest Catholic authority does not feel any urgency to denounce the avalanche of anti-Semitism and hate coming from the Islamic authorities, but sent Iran a letter of support?