I love this shit. "Will Israel Survive to 100?" Run for the hills! It reminds me of one of my favorite jokes:
So I says to the doctor, I says, Doc, am I gonna die?You know, I understand that establishment papers feel it to be a central part of their public responsibility to fan the flames of a permanent Israelocrisis, as if the Kingdom of Judea again faces the might of Babylon, but come on. I love these "existential crises." Neither Iran nor Hamas is going to drive Israel into the sea. Israel's guerilla problem has to do with its own security policy, and the Israelis, including both the supporters and opponents of its security policy, know this. They understand that pockets of stateless people in an un-contiguous moonscape of shelled concrete with no functionl economy will turn to insurgency and terrorism, but consider the alternatives. A unified Palestinian state? Ha! Israel's political-military establishment was not stupid; they knew what Occupation meant, and they've lived with it for forty years now. Of course, Israeli jingos are tickled that their US subsidizers and suppliers are so willing to believe that Ahmedinejad is the second coming of Nebuchadnezzar.
Doctor looks at me, and he says, Yes.