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The Israeli Periphery

fromohio Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 8:45 AM
Mr. Friedman, look at the big picture, please. The US and Europe under the wise guide of the UN a.k.a. OIC are nearly dhimmi-tized. Israel is the last bastion sitting on the threshold between Dar al Islam and Dar el Harb. The Harbis put their arms down. There is no physical periphery that can protect us from the final push of the Muslim nation to achieve its goal - the islamization of the planet. Unless...

By Reva Bhalla
Vice President of Global Affairs

The state of Israel has a basic, inescapable geopolitical dilemma: Its national security requirements outstrip its military capabilities, making it dependent on an outside power. Not only must that power have significant military capabilities but it also must have enough common ground with Israel to align its foreign policy toward the Arab world with that of Israel's. These are rather heavy requirements for such a small nation.

Security, in...