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It's the US policies that are responsible for Israel's strategic insecurity.

Reader comment on item: Israel's Strategic Incompetence in Gaza

Submitted by M.D'Souza (United States), Jan 13, 2009 at 17:27

According to one of Carolyn Glick's report, it was ex.Pres.Clinton who had promised to release Jonathan Pollard in exchange for PM Netanyahu relinquishing Hevron to the Arabs. It was Bill Clinton who reneged on that promise, after the transfer of Hevron. That left Pollard still languishing in the US prison.

We should blame the US politicians who coerce Israeli leaders, inorder to establish their own legacy & a good rapport with the Arabs, especially the Saudis.

This has happened even with the eviction of Jewish settlers from Gaza in 2005 & removing the IDF control over the Philadelphi Corridor. Condi Rice was the one who forced this situation upon Israel. She preferred the Egyptian & the international forces to monitor & control the Rafiah Crossing. None of them were competent enough to control the activities of Gaza terrorists from building tunnels & using them to build up their arsenal against Israel.

This strategic incompetence in Gaza was forced upon Israel. Israelis were told to hold fire even when their citizens were subject to a barrage of rockets on a daily basis, so that the US could build up the 'moderate' Fatah.

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