One thing that is not mentioned by Gary Rosenblatt in his column, “Israel’s Other Existential Threat” (Oct. 18), is that the brain drain and other domestic vulnerabilities of Israel relate to the vast spending on subsidizing, expanding and defending settlements and infrastructure in the West Bank.
This harms Israel economically and undermines efforts at a negotiated settlement of the conflict with the Palestinians because it erodes their trust in Israel’s sincerity in reaching a two-state solution. This in turn makes life more difficult in Israel, further encouraging a brain drain.
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