Israel’s Quandary: Defensible Borders

From American Thinker 2 Jan ’11: The Occupied Territories Revisited: The Doctrine of Defensible Borders by Harry Kanigel. The article examines the philosophical moorings of Israel’s enemies and the Jewish state’s requirements for defensible borders with a backdrop of international law and the realpolitik jockeying of Israel’s early days. The essay revisits the proposed map of Israeli strategist Yigal Allon of 1967 vintage and extrapolates a neo-Allon plan applicable to present day geopolitics.

“It’s a puzzle – isn’t it? A tiny state of a few million industrious souls is viewed as a truculent, sneering imperialist bully. Surely there’s a story behind such a cognitive burr. Why would we dispute the morality of a nation that retains territory of high military value gained in a defensive war?” [read more]


2 Responses to “Israel’s Quandary: Defensible Borders”

  1. January 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I always believed that sometimes things are better left unsaid. This was just another drop of wisdom that proved me wrong. Who knows, maybe I’ll try your approach.

  2. 2 Harry Kanigel
    January 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Yes, well — hardly any point to it if we don’t tell the truth. Thanks for kind words.

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