"INDEPENDENT" ISRAELI THINK TANK : ONLY MILITARY ACTION CAN STOP IRAN
Dec. 21, 2006 23:40 | Updated Dec. 22, 2006 4:57
'Only military action can stop Iran'
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In a dramatic conclusion concerning the future of the state of Israel, the latest edition of the Middle East Strategic Balance, compiled by the Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies (JCSS) and released to the public on Thursday, calls for military action to stop Iran's nuclear program.
Prepared annually by JCSS at Tel Aviv University, the Middle East Strategic Balance provides an authoritative and indispensable guide to strategic developments and military capabilities in the Middle East by offering a comprehensive, insightful assessment of the complex strategic environment of the Middle East. The report is considered something of a bible for military analysts who follow developments in the region.
The 2005-2006 edition was compiled by former IAF Intelligence officer Yiftah Shapir and Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Zvi Shatuber. Shatuber is a former ambassador to the United Kingdom and was a member of Israeli delegations to peace talks with Syria and the Palestinians.
"Our conclusion is that without military action you won't be able to stop Iran," Shtauber told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.
The website of the JCSS states that regarding its funding
The JCSS budget is based largely on the annual interest that accrues from an endowment fund established by the Association of American Friends of Tel Aviv University from contributions made primarily by the Jewish community of the United States. This is supplemented by foundation support and contributions dedicated to specific projects. In this way JCSS seeks to ensure for itself the financial independence necessary for its research and other activities.
Read that last sentence again.
"In this way JCSS seeks to ensure for itself the financial independence necessary for its research and other activities."
So the JCSS receives its funding primarily from American Jews. And the JCSS claims to have financial independence!
I would be interested in reading this report to see if they contemplated the de-nuking of Israel. As of writing the JCSS does not appear to have published this most recent report on its website.