Army needed until extremism exists - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • AB
    • 04.08.06 | 02:31 (IDT)

    Thank you Reuven for such a thoughtful article. Very informative and thoght provoking. However, it is my view that Israel will always need a mighty army. Islam, arabas, and extremist terrorists (and the combination of all the above) are obsesed with humillation and power. As such, they won't hesitate to destroy whatever they perceive as weak. Just like a bully kid taking on the weakest classmates. If Israel ever shows a sign of military weakness, regardless of how it does in the political real, it will be condemned to destruction. What I do believe though is that its military might whouldbe leveraged for diplomatic purposes. Even if peace accords are signed with all arab countries, I don't trust the rest of he world to protect Israel should these treaties are broken and Israel is caught in a military decline product of "army veneration" fading away.

    from the article: 'Quiet, they're shooting'
    First published 00:00 03.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 03.08.06
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