Syria released Berjas Aweidat, 47, of Majdal Shams on Monday after 13 years in jail. His brother has spoken to him by telephone. 'I asked him how he was, he says he's OK.'08:31 05.05.16 | 0 comments
I don't travel about the West Bank so I can't talk personally about it. Perhaps you have been there and know more than I do. But I have been to the Golan and I have seen the difference between 'defensible' and 'indefensible' where hills rise steeply above vulnerable fields to give a sharp vantage point. I've also been to the northernmost border of our country and seen how the wooded hilly landscape makes it difficult to see whether there are Hezbullah eyes watching us, waiting to kidnap another soldier or perhaps just a juicy Israeli citizen or tourist wandering by. Defensible borders, in that sort of context, have some meaning when I hear military people discuss them. I'm far from military myself, so I just believe the experts.