Israel Ready to Help in NATO Security

(Jerusalem Post) Arieh O'Sullivan - Israel is ready to participate in NATO security and counter-terrorism missions on a limited and short-term basis, according to a senior IDF officer. The IDF is also offering to help NATO with missile defense based on the Arrow system technology as well as sharing its experience with erecting formidable security fences and border barriers. NATO is said to be open to the idea of Israeli participation on a professional basis. "Beating terror here is not enough for us. We have to contribute to the world fight against terror," the officer said. Last month, Gen. Harald Kujat, chairman of NATO's military committee, paid a quiet visit to Israel where he was taken to the West Bank security fence. Upon seeing it, Kujat exclaimed: "It should have been done long ago."

2004-07-01 00:00:00

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