Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders "Absolutely" Will Change

(NPR) Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says, in an interview with NPR, that a future map of the Middle East will look very different than the one that exists today. "Egypt will stay Egypt," Ya'alon said. In contrast, "Libya was a new creation, a Western creation as a result of World War I. Syria, Iraq, the same - artificial nation-states - and what we see now is a collapse of this Western idea....Can you unify Syria? [President] Bashar al-Assad is controlling only 25% of the Syrian territory."

2014-10-24 00:00:00

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