Good advice for Benyamin Netanyahu from David Ben-Gurion

“The State of Israel speaks only on behalf of its own citizens and in no way presumes to represent or speak in the name of Jews who are citizens of any other country.”

“The State of Israel speaks only on behalf of its own citizens and in no way presumes to represent or speak in the name of Jews who are citizens of any other country.”

David Ben-Gurion

 

 

 

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

One thought on “Good advice for Benyamin Netanyahu from David Ben-Gurion”

  1. Well, Mark, you forget something. In 1948, Israel was a formidable military power and had lasting security commitments from the United States, plus control of many strategic outposts in the region, not to mention the atomic bomb. Ben-Gurion could afford to say what he said. Today it is weak and vulnerable to catastrophic military invasion by its Arab neighbors, whose armored and infantry divisions could come streaming over its borders at almost any minute. Totally different situation!

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