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Victory - From the Outside In

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Feb 29, 2020 at 07:15

Thanks for the (Sarcastic) informative response. Only now did I get a chance, thanks to you, to read your 1990 article with its Symmetry Plan. That at least gives me some idea of your Victory policy for Israel.

Roughly, according to your (1990) Symmetry Plan, when Arab states give Israel what it wants, Israel will gives Palestinians what they want (like Sovereignty).

I think that's pursuasive. But it probably would have been less misleading to call it an Asymmetry Plan because what you really advocate is Victory and Peace for Israel (and Jews) over Palestinians through Peace over Arabs (and Muslims).

That Policy seems to have been taking place more through the workings of Providence since 1990. For example, Iraq and Syria have been destroyed through wars without Israel's substantial participation.

However, it still remains extremely difficult for me to figure out the details of your Victory Policy for Israel, particularly with regard to the 2 most crucial issues of (1) the Palestinian People, and (2) the Borders with Palestine. In a Victory, the Victor decides what to do. How should Israel, as a Victor, decide on the Citizenship of the Palestinians living outside of the borders of self-proclaimed Soverign Jewish state. And how should Israel decide on its own Borders; Israel does not obviously want those who are not "naturally" potential Israelis (Muslim Palestinians) to be granted Israelis citizenship.

As journalist Caroline Glick recently observed, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have be more supportive of Israel than the Obama administration with Kerry at the helm. By what you wrote in 1990 I infer that should simply work with these most significant Arab powers to determine how to dispose of the Palestinian issue. I call this the Outside In Approach. You made it clear previously that you will not advocate or explicitly propose Tactics or Strategy.

Nevertheless, your so-called Symmetry Plan (for Victory?) still does not give any guidance as to how to achieve Victory since Military Victory entail a Strategy which entails Tactics. At least President Trump's Deal of a Century proposes exactly the specifics of how to determine Israeli borders and Palestinian citizenship and statehood in 4 05 5 years subjected to revision based on Palestinian behavior in the interim. That Deal, is a Plan, which entails Policy which Israel can, if it wills it, execute. But I still cannot deduce ANY Strategy for an Israeli Victory, unless I interpret your Symmetry Plan as implying that Israel do whatever it wants in its own interests which are palatable to the 2 major Arab states of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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