Move the Airport - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaela Katz
    • 02.08.07 | 11:49 (IDT)

    Unless we plan to occupy the territories forever, we will eventually have to make some move to protect our single international airport - anyone who remembers the first Gulf War can tell you missile interceptor systems aren't infallible. Indeed, as the author suggests, the need to guarantee the safety of this site - less than 12 km from the West Bank - is a significant problem in the peace process. We should review our options carefully, and select a site for the airport that is defensible both from small rocket fire from the borders, and from a co-ordinated attack by our neighbors. And then, regardless of the cost, start the move. While shifting the airport's location may be expensive, the alternative - security through occupation - is far less worthwhile.

    from the article: PlayStation Palestine
    First published 00:00 02.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.08.07
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