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Will the new borders be easier to defend?

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Submitted by Joe Dokes (United States), Aug 10, 2005 at 10:21

There wil obviously be no reduction in Muslim hostility (sentimental or active) toward Israel.

The only question worth considering is whether this leave the Israeli police and military with a simpler defense problem than other possible choices.

Initially it seemed plausible that it might. But the press has not presented much on this question, (not even such able authors as Pipes), and what few comments I've seen argue that Israel's defense posture will remain unchanged.

Netanyahu sure doesn't seem to think that it will be an improvement.

Were it really possible to lock the angry mobs out of Israel by this method it might be worth considering. Even if the rest of the world initially views it as a victory for terrorism.

But is that really possible?

If not, it's worse than a huge waste.

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