Fiasco on the Golan: UN Lays Bare Its Peacekeeping Irrelevance for Israel

Rather than scrounging for replacement troops, the UN should ask why Israel should have any faith in the peacekeeping that has failed to protect it so many times in the past.

Last Wednesday, the government of Austria began withdrawing its 377 soldiers serving in the Golan Heights as part of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, or UNDOF. Since 1974, UNDOF has policed the disputed boundary between Syria and Israel, which...