While the need for a state in which Jews are a majority and thus control immigration has never been more obvious – note the many anti-Semitic attacks in recent months throughout Europe – Charles Krauthammer in his March 20 column “No peace in our time” seems oblivious to the greatest danger facing Israel. That danger, as many Israeli political and military leaders and nearly all current and former heads of Israeli security services have stated, is the growing demographic threat posed by a Palestinian majority if the West Bank remains in Israeli control and the loss of support for Israel in Europe and around the world.
The United States is beginning to reassess its unquestioning support. There is discussion about not exercising a U.S. veto in the Security Council the next time Palestine attempts to gain recognition.
This would have been unthinkable prior to the Israeli elections and Netanyahu’s statements about “no two states on my watch.” Israel is faced with a choice: control of all the land, a democratic state, a Jewish state. It can have two of those three, but not all three. If the Zionist dream is to continue, we must all hope the decision is for a Jewish and democratic state. The United States needs to help Israel make that choice.