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A Strong Israel in a Volatile Middle East


When negotiating pacts with countries in the region, Israel must now consider that historically, truces signed even between Arab countries, have consistently been violated following a regime’s downfall, leaving Israel with fewer strategic assets and more empty promise.

In various Arab countries, we are witnessing parallel processes of radical Jihadism and the strengthening of the Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah-Hamas axis, as they attempt to besiege the Jewish State from all directions. The strengthening of terror organizations, along with their ability to acquire conventional and unconventional weapons means that Israel must preserve its minimal strategic depth in order to ensure a secure future for the Jewish State.

Currently, the situation is precariously volatile. As regimes fall to Islamist- backed revolutions, the Middle East could be on the path to war, mandating Israeli control of the Jordan Valley. A mere 33 miles from Tel Aviv, the Jordan Valley is central to Israel’s defensible borders, minimizing the danger of a ground-force incursion.

The threat of “Arab Spring” revolutions as well as the situation in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen have made the Middle East an even less stable region. The future of the treaties, which Israel has signed with former governments, is now uncertain. Since the deposal of Mubarak, events in Egypt and the Sinai have demonstrated just how important it is to maintain assets that guarantee our security, rather than creating dependencies on international agreements to protect us.

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