Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress: Is Israel Going to Ruins?

The president of the World Jewish Congress is concerned about the future of the Zionist entity.


In an article written by the President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder and published by the American Newspaper the New York Times, it is written that the threat of the irreversible establishment of a single state, the surrender of Israel to religious extremists, and the growing disaffection of the Jewish movement was jeopardizing Israel’s future.


“I am worried about the future of Israel, which faces two serious dangers that could jeopardize its existence. The first danger facing Israel is a possible disappearance of the two-state solution. I am a republican and a conservative and, since the 90s, I have supported the Likud party. It is worth remembering that 13 million people live between the Jordan Valley and the Mediterranean Sea. Almost half of them are Palestinians.


At the rate things are going, Israel will face a difficult choice:


Grant all Palestinians full rights and cease to be a Jewish state, or deny their rights and cease to be a democracy.


To avoid these unacceptable results, the only solution left is the two-state solution.


President Trump and his team are fully committed to the establishment of peace in the Middle East. Arab states, such as Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are closer than ever to Israel, and contrary to what the media claims, Palestinian leaders are ready to start direct negotiations immediately.


In the West Bank, the construction of settlements on lands that could belong to a Palestinian state, according to one agreement or another, has grown in recent years. Such blind Israeli policies irreversibly risk giving rise to one state.


In addition, Tel Aviv capitulates more and more to religious extremists, not to mention the Jewish diaspora that loses its interest in Israel.


Most Jews living outside Israel are not recognized by ultra-Orthodox Israelis who control religious institutions and holy places in Israel.


Seven of the eight million Jews living in America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Australia are conservative, reformist or secular. Many of them, especially in recent years, feel as though they have been released by the nation that they have politically, financially and spiritually supported.


By submitting to the pressures exerted by a minority in Israel, the government of Tel Aviv alienates a large part of the Jewish people. The crisis is particularly marked among the young, mainly secular, generation. A growing number of Jewish millenarians, especially in the United States, are freeing themselves from Israel because its policies contradict their values. The results are not surprising; there is serious erosion of the world Jewish community.


And the truth is that the threat of a state solution as well as the growing gap between Israel and the Jewish diaspora are jeopardizing Israel’s future. ”