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The Israeli Periphery

Gerald230 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 4:01 PM
Why can't comments be restricted to the Friedman article? 90% of comments are complaints from liberals about conservatives.

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...