NEWS OF THE JERUSALEM SUMMIT
DIPLOMATIC STRATEGY FOR THE DEFENSE OF JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATIONAL VALUES
A 3-D VISION OF PEACE
NEW BOOK BY JERUSALEM SUMMIT: “The Jerusalem Alternative”
I. DIPLOMATIC STRATEGY FOR THE DEFENSE OF JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATIONAL VALUES
Gender apartheid and religious intolerance, are the two most objectionable aspects of Islamic radicalism today. These issues should become the target for assertive action by those who feel that their entire system of values and world view are gravely imperiled by the spread of Islamic extremism. For a concerted drive to abolish gender apartheid and religious repression on the one hand, and to enhance the status of Moslem women and install religious pluralism/tolerance in the Moslem world, on the other, would do much to underpin Judeo-Christian values and undermine the cause of Islamic radicalism across the international stage. Indeed, an endeavor of this kind, if successful, could be a major force for promoting positive and moderating change in the very fabric of Islamist regimes.
In implementing of such a drive, the major thrust of effort should be focused on persuading governments to adopt the type legislation which reflect the spirit of the Jackson/Vanik amendment in the conduct of their foreign policy. It was this amendment, which made benefits contingent on domestic reform and liberalization, that eventually succeeded in applying pressure on the USSR to allow Jewish emigration and induced greater tolerance in the Soviet's regime attitude to minority groups.
Similarly, groups that hold Bible-based, Judeo-Christian values dear, should marshal their resources to influence both incumbent politicians, government officials and civil society elites and o pinion makers for the incorporation of similar, morally sound principles in their country's foreign policy.
For a more detailed presentation of the proposed strategy, its rationale and operational components see http://jerusalemsummit.org/eng/diplomatic_strategy.php
II. A 3-D VISION OF PEACE
De- politicization of the Problem;
De- militarization of PA;
De- jihadization of Palestinians
We continue working on an Alternative Plan to the Arab-Israeli conflict which integrates plans and arguments of the best minds connected to the Jerusalem Summit.
De-politicization implies a change of paradigm: from trying in vain to placate historically, legally and morally unjustified political demands of Palestinian leadership to caring for legitimate humanitarian needs of Palestinian people.
Humanitarian Paradigm is described in the paper by Dr. Martin Sherman and is supported by the results of a poll conducted among Palestinians.
The urgency of a need for an intellectually honest and morally clear alternative is based on assessments from the top Israeli military and political experts that the Unilateral Disengagement from Gaza will lead to a major war, constituting a mortal danger to Israel, Middle East security and the free world.
Please, read some of these assessments:
IDF Chief of Staff Gen. Moshe Yaalon, Maj. General (res.); Gen.Yakov Amidror, VP, Lander Institute, Jerusalem & Former Commander of the Israeli Military Colleges and Yuval Stenitz, M.K, Chairman, Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee; Chairman Subcommittee for Intelligence and Secret Services.
III. JERUSALEM ALTERNATIVE
Balfour Books (USA) has published Jerusalem Alternative, a collection of best presentations from the first Jerusalem Summit. The book lays intellectual foundation to the necessity and parameters of the alternative to the failed Oslo process.