Sunday, November 20, 2011
Why Israel Can't Withdraw To Its Pre-1967 Border Line
It's amazing how the majority of Israel's western critics are unaware of basic strategic facts of the conflict. Specifically, withdrawing from all of the "occupied territories" would pose grave risks to the Israeli People that no nation on earth would accept. Here is a brief and interesting documentary that discusses some of these issues:
And those who believe that major territorial concessions on the part of Israel fail to note that prior to the 1967 "occupation" of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), the majority of the Arab-Islamic world actively sought the destruction of Israel. But, it's always easier to embrace sound bites and one dimension narratives than it is to engage in a thorough study of the historical, military and cultural facts that drive conflicts.