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Shana Tova

On behalf of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, we extend to all our members and supporters, indeed, to all lovers of Israel, greetings and best wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year. We have reason to believe that the New Year will witness the beginning of serious structural changes in Israel’s System of Governance for which our Foundation has worked so long and so hard. Indeed, we are collaborating with certain politically influential professors in designing, for Israel, a unique presidential system of government, one that should appeal to various party leaders. So, on this positive and promising note, we want to thank all our members and supporters for making the Foundation’s progress possible.

Shana Tova!

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Something to Ponder and Something to Do

For thirty years—ever since the September 1978 Camp David Accords—not a day passes that warnings are not issued or published by Zionist-oriented individuals in Israel and in America that a Palestinian state would doom Israel to oblivion.

The present writer personally warned Defense Minister Shimon Peres of this danger in September 1976, the month after making aliya. Indeed, I warned Prime Minister Menachem Begin the day before he left for Camp David of Anwar Sadat’s peace-and war-strategy. In vain.

Consider, therefore, the enormous time and energy, the millions of dollars, the countless demonstrations, the newspaper ads and articles, the policy papers, the books, the public lectures, the videos, that have been devoted to stopping the government’s policy of retreating from Jewish land, the policy of returning to Israel’s indefensible 1949 armistice lines or Auschwitz borders.

Thirty and more years of warnings issued by prominent individuals and organizations, and yet Israel is closer than ever to the abyss. The use of all these material and human resources by so many individuals and groups have had no discernible influence on Israeli governments regardless of which party of party leader has headed these governments.

I therefore ask: Suppose these individuals and groups had devoted a significant amount of the time and energy and resources mentioned above to an organized effort to change Israel’s system of governance. » Continue reading “Something to Ponder and Something to Do”

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An Urgent Public Message

The well-known Israeli Attorney Elyakim Haetzni belatedly writes in The Jewish Press: “Today, like the air we breathe, we need an organized Jewish political force in the United States that, together with our non-Jewish friends in America and the Jewish nationalist camp in Israel, can breach the siege that is closing us off.” [“Where Is American Jewry?”, March 26, 2008].

For more than a decade I have been calling for the establishment of Jewish political force, i.e., an organization, in the United States with a parallel organization in Israel, to prevent Israel’s demise—this in the same Jewish Press for which I have written more than 1,000 articles since 1988. I have given said organization various names such as a “shadow government” and even “Israel’s Future Government-USA” (IFG-USA).” » Continue reading “An Urgent Public Message”

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A Brief Message from Prof. Paul Eidelberg

What perpetuates the dysfunctional and treacherous government of Israel is its reputation as a democracy in the United States. The myth of Israeli democracy endows the government with legitimacy and its ruling elites—politicians, judges, academics, journalists—with respectability. Expose this myth in the U.S. and it will be immediately felt in Israel, especially among the elites. This is the most expeditious way of initiating basic institutional reform and regime change in Israel. For this, a well-financed and professional organization is needed in America, either in New York (perhaps better in Washington, D.C.) as well as a parallel organization in Israel.

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Audio of Professor Eidelberg’s Fiery San Diego Lecture

Professor Eidelberg gave this thunderous speech to a large San Diego, California crowd on the recent FCD US Tour. A must listen. Other audios may be pending—be sure to check back.

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U.S. Tour 2008—San Diego, March 22

Visit the audios page for PE’s 2007 San Diego lecture—and others too.

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Eureka!—Enlarged

Ladies and gentlemen, your attention please. Professor Yehezkel Dror, a member of the Winograd Committee as well as a world-renowned Israel Prize Laureate in public policy, announced, at the prestigious Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, that Israel must replace its parliamentary system to improve decision-making, which failed so miserably during the Second Lebanon War.

Professor Dror thereby affirmed what the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, founded by the present writer and Dr. Mark Rozen of blessed memory, have advocated in books, policy papers, public lectures, radio and television programs, and countless articles since 1995.

Let me explain Dror’s statement insofar it was reported by The Jerusalem Post on February 6, 2008. » Continue reading “Eureka!—Enlarged”

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US Lecture Tour—March 2008

Dear Friends:

I am going on a one-month cross-country lecture of the United States during March. Some venues have been settled, some are tentative. My primary topic is “What Can You Do to Save Israel?” Apart from travel expenses, I am not requesting any honorarium for any talk that I may give during this tour. » Continue reading “US Lecture Tour—March 2008″

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2007 Year-End Appeal

The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

19 Tevet 5768

Dear Friends and Supporters:

As other activists continue the old tired ways, the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy has been the voice for regime change, receiving standing ovations at gatherings such as last month’s New Jewish Congress in Jerusalem. We don’t stage protests or write letters or circulate petitions; we are taking regime change to the People, and you are an essential partner. Every Jew has a voice in what happens to and in the Land of Israel notwithstanding the rejection of your voice by our prime minister when he appeared hat in hand before the nations in Annapolis. “Mind your own business” he said to Diaspora Jewry. But Israel is your business! The Land of Israel belongs to you, your children, and grandchildren, just as it belongs to the Jews already living there. » Continue reading “2007 Year-End Appeal”

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An International Jewish Parliament

First published April 1996, Jerusalem Foundation Papers.

Overcoming Israel’s Fatal Flaw: Plan III—An International Jewish Parliament

“The majority of the people living in a Jewish State must be Jewish. We must prevent a situation of an insufficient Jewish majority and we dare not have a Jewish minority….There is room for a non-Jewish minority on condition that it accept the destiny of the State vis- -vis the Jewish people, culture, tradition, and belief. The minority is entitled to equal rights as individuals with respect to their distinct religion and culture, but not more than that.”

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Tel Aviv, May 6, 1976

 

Israel’s Fatal Flaw

The most neglected and most urgent issue confronting Israel—the issue implicit in the above headnote—is the Arab vote. It was the Arab vote that brought the Labor Party to power in the June 1992 Knesset elections. It was the Arab vote that led to the Oslo Accords and the shrinkage of Israel. Unless this issue is resolved, Israel will not see much of the 21st century.

Increasingly obvious in Israel is a fatal flaw. The flaw originated in the Proclamation of the Establishment of the State of 1948. » Continue reading “An International Jewish Parliament”

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Foundation Appoints New Vice-President

Announcement

The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, an American-Israeli enterprise recognized by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3), proudly announces the appointment of Matthew S. (Moshe) Finberg as its Executive Vice-President. Moshe, who founded The Finberg Law Firm, P.C., www.finberglaw.com, in Boulder, Colorado in 1996, made aliya with his charming wife Shelly in July 2007. Residing in Israel will not prevent him from commuting periodically to Boulder as the active head of his law firm. But now, as Executive Vice-President of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, he will also devote time in the United States to promoting the vital goals of the Foundation. Thus, in addition to providing legal advice, policy ideas, and links to VIPs, Moshe will also facilitate the Foundation’s fund-raising and educative activities in America. We are delighted to have this congenial professional on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Prof. Paul Eidelberg, President
Jerusalem

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