Israel has a natural right to, and an internationally recognized need for, defensible borders. The Jordan Valley is the only truly defensible eastern border for Israel, says a former IDF deputy chief of staff and national security adviser.
An agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must include Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jews, or it is not worth the paper it is written on.
Efforts to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons are running months behind schedule. Even if Assad abides by his commitment, Syria’s equally dangerous biological weapon stocks will remain.