... it is big enough to match the most ambitious territorial visions of the Greater Israel. Everybody has been hearing the argument that the more settlements means more IDF presence which means more security for Israel proper, the argument coming not from kids or settlers but from the chief of staff of the IDF. For some, the best defense is the offense. Since the end of sixties the strife to the normalcy in the Zionist agenda has died out, ceding place to the older, diaspora survival reflex. Nowadays, in Israel the best offense is the defense. The cult of victimhood pays.
Knesset passes 'Norwegian Law' allowing ministers to resign their seats, remain in cabinet (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel will defend itself, vow leaders on Memorial Day