In an 8,000-word Hebrew-language monograph, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror studies the storms convulsing the Arab Middle East. He looks at the long-term implications of Middle East chaos.
“If Israel’s power is reduced or if it loses the determination required to use that power, then it will have no place in the Middle East; it will be destroyed. We live in a brutal world in which Israel’s enemies use weapons of the 21st century, but fight and kill according to the rules of conduct of the 7th century...It is supremely important for Israel’s blade to be sharp, and for Israel to be prepared to use it, and not only for its own sake. This is so even if the other democratic countries are not prepared to admit this publicly.”