October 6, 2006

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR NEW RECIPE FOR ZIONISM?:

The Dead Sea Is Getting a New Life After Small, ‘Encouraging' Oil Find (ELI LAKE, October 6, 2006, NY Sun)

Israel is greeting news of an oil discovery with a simple message to prospectors: The Dead Sea is open for business.

That was the reaction this week from the Jewish state's infrastructure minister upon hearing the news that the Israeli company Ginko had struck black gold. "It is an encouraging sign," Benyamin Ben-Eliezer told the Jerusalem Post. "We are checking the entire area and we are opening the whole region for drilling. We will give our full support to any company that wants to try."


Take the Realists, add oil to Israel, and, voila, they're Zionists.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 6, 2006 8:11 AM
Comments

American uber-realists are already Zionists.

To be and not just to seem a realist is to value Israel as hostage and pretext. Israel keeps us in the great game. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 6, 2006 10:49 AM

Israel's never been more than a pretext. Realists oppose it because it destabilizes the region. They support it if it can sell some oil.

Posted by: oj at October 6, 2006 11:38 AM

Those people are "so-called" or "self-proclaimed" realists, or, simply, "realists."

If they cared more about realism and less about feeling like realists, they would accept and celebrate the opportunies for manipulation presented by chaos.

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 6, 2006 7:18 PM

No, just Realists.

Posted by: oj at October 6, 2006 9:32 PM
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