|David Makovsky seated far left|
Makovsky took all of his plans for the State of Israel out of human context and history.
Makovsky's "peace plans" were as realistic, or less so, than computer games. Less so, because at least in most computer games, the humans have faces. Makovsky just talked of numbers and percentages of "the settlers." I was so shocked (I felt paralysed) that I didn't do what I should have done, stand up/step forward from my standing room only spot by the wall and shout:
"I am a settler! I'm a person, a human being!"Besides the actual technical problems in keeping the various "settlement blocs" safe and secure when surrounded by an Arab terrorist state, an impossibility for those who subscribe to reality, Makovsky's "solutions" totally disregarded the human factor and the proven failures of smaller settlement/settler withdrawals.
Another speaker on that panel, Ilan Paz, dealt with the complications of such a withdrawal and Palestinian state with the typical old-time Israeli "נפתור אותם niftor otam, we'll find a solution-no big deal."
future Jewish leadership, I heard a phrase that should be remembered by all:
"You have to have a stake in the community." Rabbi Daniel SmoklerI'm taking him out of context. The moral, logical considerations one must have when talking about life in Israel and in the Jordan Valley, Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem any place etc. must be that if you're not affected/touched by the grand pronouncements and plans you're promoting, you have no right to make them. People like Mokovsky aren't personally affected by their mistakes, and I have no doubt that if any of his plans/options would be adopted by the Israeli Government it would be a security disaster for the State of Israel, should not be listened to. A realistic scenario would be to see it as, G-d forbid, the cause of the destruction of the State of Israel if we followed his suggestions.
Gazan missile attacks, the entire remaining country would be bombarded by a Palestinian sic state.
Makovsky will then "tssk, tssk" from his haven in America, and Peres, Paz and other Leftist Israeli leaders will be offered luxury refuge accommodations. And lots of memorials will be funded, but nobody will admit the truth that they and their ideologies caused the death of Jews and the destruction of the State of Israel, G-d forbid.