Israel Helps Its Arab Businesses
- From: "Richard H. Shulman" <richardshulman5@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 27 Dec 2006 07:57:47 -0800
ISRAEL TO HELP ITS ARAB BUSINESSES 14640 - Shulman
IRAN THREATENS U.S. BACK
If the US attacks Iran, Iran would sink the heavy, non-maneuverable US
warships, attack US troops on their vulnerable bases in the Gulf, mount
suicide attacks (didn't say where), and call for a general Iraqi
uprising (IMRA, 12/5 from MEMRI).
The nominated Defense Secretary said that the US would not attack Iran
except as a last resort and only involving nuclear development. He
does not think that Iran would start a nuclear war against Israel. On
the other hand, he admits not knowing what the religion-obsessed
President of Iran would do. A US attack would cause an upwelling of
warfare against the US in the Mideast. Iran has not made the most
trouble for us that it could. He finds credible their threat to close
off the oil sea lanes (IMRA, 12/5).
He may be right, but consider this. Shall we let Iran fight us
successfully in one country after another, lest they fight us harder?
SHOULD THE U.S. SUPPORT DISSENTERS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD?
Democratic-minded reformers have brought peaceful regime change in
dictatorships. Should the US help such dissidents, or would US support
alienate their followers?
The record indicates that legitimate dissident groups that have built
themselves up welcome US moral and financial support. It is their
dictatorial governments that portray their acceptance of foreign aid as
unpatriotic (Michael Rubin, MEF News, 12/5).
Mr. Rubin writes essays about jihad and foreign policy frequently.
They usually are well thought out, factual, original, and useful. That
I think that US support for dictatorial regimes or partisan groups
backfires, but not for genuine reform.
ISRAEL TO BUILD ARAB BUSINESSES
The Office of the Prime Minister announced a policy of investing in the
Arab business sector so that it can integrate into the national
business environment and the Arabs can reach their potential in Israel
This is discriminatory. It treats all Arabs as needy and all Jews as
not. Many Jews have difficulty in business in Israel. The government
over-regulates, runs or allows monopolies, and over-taxes. Let it
remove those obstacles that harm all.
It is harmful to the Jews and to stability to be well-meaning towards
the Arabs in Israel. The Arabs are a lawless fifth column. They are
moving for community independence in Israel. They take the side of the
external Muslim enemy. In various cities they attack Jews; in the
forests they commit arson. Their Islamist Movement is a major
organization for jihad. Anything that strengthens their hold in the
country helps them to take over the country or to enable invaders to do
so. Government policy should be to enforce the law and ultimately to
get the Arabs to leave.