#119 "Who Cares How Wide Israel's 1967 Boundary Was"(1st Try) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tim R
    • 25.11.09 | 22:13 (IST)

    "Who cares how wide Israel would be under 1967 borders. Israel has one of the most sophisticated powerful armed forces in the world. It would fear attack from the Palestinians who have no aircraft, no tanks, no artillery ... blah blah blah"(Ron) I also said that at those narrowest borders which are 15km wide (10 miles) is where Israel's population centre is. We all know how the Palestinians treated Southern Israel's civilians after Israel withdrew from Gaza. They were NOT worried about Israel's army because they knew that their allies (people like you) and their inbuilt majority in the UN will place constraints on Israel. And one more thing, imagine this scenario: At some point after Israel's would be withdrawal to the 1967 boundries (the 1949 armistice lines), the Palestinians would allow othe Arab armies or Iran's army to line up at Israel's borders. The UN would do NOTHING as usual. The Americans would restrain Israel as they always do and at some point that Arab/Iranian army would launch a 1973 style surprise attack and within hours could cut Israel in half. Even if Israel would emerge as the ultimate winner, just imagine the carnage that would result to Israel's civilian population. You might NOT care about that Ron, but Israelis are NOT fools, NOR are they indifferent to such possibilities. There is simply no need for them to take such risks NOR is it imperative for the Palestinian Arabs to insist on it unless that is exactly what they plan to do to Israel.

    from the article: Response / Henry Siegman on Burston and 'Israel's pathology'
    First published 15:19 09.11.09 | Last updated 19:56 15.11.09
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