Written in 1996 by a group of advisors to Benjamin Netanyahu, the document breaks down Israel’s plan for the future of the Middle East. The strategic includes destabilizing Syria, removing Saddam in Iraq, buddying up to the Jordanian king, and changing the dialogue over the Israel-Palestine peace talks from “peace for land” to “peace through strength”.
Two members of the group, Richard Perle and Douglas Feith, would go on to be advisors of the Bush White House.
Clearly this document had no bearing on Israeli (and American) foreign policy in the Middle East over the next 20 years.
The full document is found here
STUDY GROUP MEMBERS
Richard Perle, American Enterprise Institute, Study Group Leader
James Colbert, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Charles Fairbanks, Jr., Johns Hopkins University/SAIS
Douglas Feith, Feith and Zell Associates
Robert Loewenberg, President, Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies
Jonathan Torop, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
David Wurmser, Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies
Meyrav Wurmser, Johns Hopkins University