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Israels new 2008 vulnerable border

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Submitted by Jay (United States), May 23, 2006 at 01:30

There is no doubt that Israel will be in a different vulnerable position when they withdraw to their new borders.The problem really, is that Israel seems to have only vulnerable options open to her. If Israel stays completely intertwined in all of the territories, then Israel's jewish defintion as Israel becomes blurred beyond repair.Israel is looking to be very Jewish,very safe and very supported -relationship style.

Withdrawing from 92% of the territories answers the very Jewish question.And in consultation with the US and thus the Quad group, if accomplished "in full and permanent", that will answer the supported relationship style to a great degree.That is probably what Mr. Markovsky means when he says that even unilateralism requires negotiation.Remember these borders were already fully discussed with the no to anything Palestinians at Taba.As for tha security question?Certainly Israel retaining the more important 8% of the territories is part of the answer.Ask me my opinion and I would say that Israel should also retain "about a two to three mile strip" along all of the Jordon River and Dead sea.Full and permanent too.Why? Because if you want to prevent a big army from an eastern attack and or the massive smuggling of weapons and chemicals into Palestine,thats where you do it. And guess what? There are only Jewish people there-no Palestinians. It will also prevent Palestine from attacking Jordan and answer the security question-What if Jordan and Palestine vote themselves together as one someday? So as to not skirt Dr. Pipes' point that by withdrawing, Israel will be security vulnerable,the answer is he's right. Israel will be. A new void will be created. If Israel is harmed and attacked they should take back the lands of aggression. Israel should have more friends by then. And Mr. Olmert in Washington should discuss that what if this week.

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