Mr. Eldar has not been paying attention. At the instigation and request of Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, Israel withdrew from the Philadelphi Corridor. Brave pronouncements were made that this would lead to peace. Instead what we received was mass smuggling of more and more sophisticated arms to Hamas via the tunnels. In short, every withdrawal that Israel has made, whether from Sinai, Philadelphi, Gaza, and South Lebanon has brought the threat of war and terror closer, not further. Why will things be different this time? The Philadelphi withdrawal was predicated on Egypt stopping smuggling, which has been a colossal failure. Now Mr. Eldar propose that we allow Jordan to patrol the border. I have every confidence that the same scenario would play itself out, and bring rockets that much closer to us. I would love to hear Mr. Eldar reply to this.
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