As noted in recent blog posts, I proposed, in an October 2001 article, New Israel: A Win-Win-Win Proposal, relocating Israel to U.S. public lands such as Utah or the Anwar area of Alaska. I’ve seen similar proposals since then, including Ken Layne’s FoxNews.com piece How ‘Bout Relocating Israel to Mexico?; “Fight World War IV” – Or Let Israelis Immigrate?, by Paul Craig Roberts, VDARE; and Israel’s end-times gamble, by Gary DeMar, WorldNetDaily.com.
And now, in the April 2, 2003 issue of ReasonOnline, Brian Doherty has published the article New Exodus: Let Jews leave Europe for America. While the above commentators urge Israelis to immigrate here, Doherty makes the complementary argument that, due to “the resurgence of European anti-Semitism,” America should open our doors to any “any European Jew who fears anti-Semitic persecution”. According to Doherty, this would “pok[e] a sharp stick in the eyes of European critics of the United States,” and would further benefit us: “a cohort of highly educated European Jews would certainly be a plus for our society and our economy.”