Understandable after Gaza arms transfers from "peacetime" Egyp - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dr. L. Brnd
    • 02.03.10 | 19:00 (IST)

    Considering the flow of thousands of tons of Iranian weapons into Gaza from a "demilitarized" Sinai - brazen treaty violations by an Egypt that signed a peace agreement with Israel - "full peace" for "every grain of sand". Well, Israel has learned not to trust Arab peace agreements, so there isn't going to be a border between a PA state and Jordan. Israel will retain (fortify and heavily patrol) a 5-10 km wide strip along the Jordan river, a waterless zone where no Arabs live anyway, totally preventing the arms smuggling that would result in rockets landing on Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Period. Its a good thing, actually, since it makes the old Green Line irrelevant for security purposes, and Israel can be more generous with land swaps and final borders. But thats not how Arabs see UNSC242's "secure and recognized borders free from threats or acts of war"...they WANT the option to launch threats or acts of war!!! Bibi is exactly right on this one, you won't see any compromise on this.None.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Israel will never cede Jordan Valley
    First published 12:09 02.03.10 | Last updated 14:46 02.03.10
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