Israel's Need for Defensible Borders

(Israel Hayom) Uzi Dayan - Israel's need for defensible borders is written in blood. The average width of Israel from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea is 64 km. (40 miles). The Middle East has become a realm of uncertainty. Civil wars and the lethal combination of terrorism and movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood make it necessary for Israel to remain vigilant over the possibility of an attack from the east. The only factor that will guarantee the demilitarization of the Palestinian entity is a permanent Israeli presence along the West Bank's eastern border. Only through full Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley can the Jewish state manage its own arrangements for security - not foreign armies. Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Uzi Dayan, who served as Deputy Chief of the IDF General Staff and as Chairman of Israel's National Security Council, headed the Israeli security committee to peace negotiations with the Jordanians, Palestinians, and Syrians.

2013-08-20 00:00:00

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