Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Israel must defend itself

From Hadar Israel, recorded at Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Jerusalem December 26, 2010:

Not relying on foreign forces to defend Israel was a key principle of Ben Gurion and the state's founders, and it is still as true today, according to Mag. General (res.) Yaakov Amidror, former Director of the Israel Defense Force's Research Division.

Ultimately Israel must defend itself by itself.

Amidror says that international troops are at best ineffective and potentially dangerous. UNIFIL has never stopped Hizbullah forces from building an illegal arsenal of tens of thousands of missiles and rockets aimed at Israel. Deploying international troops will only narrow Israel's options and provide an umbrella under which terrorists can build their capability to strike.

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