Guns, Not Money, Are Europe’s Guarantee for Israel’s Security

The lessons of America’s military withdrawal and of Crimea are clear: Europe can’t offer security for its own citizens, let alone Israel, without returning to hard power.

Earlier this month I participated in a seminar that the European Union organized for Israeli journalists. The seminar, in addition to acquainting the participants with the workings of EU institutions, was also an attempt to clear up misconceptions and rectify the EU's image problem in Israel. In terms of economic and scientific cooperation our hosts were altogether successful in showing us that the glass was more...