Israel’s Lessons Learned From Middle East Turmoil

With regard to Judah's post on the current developments in the Middle East, it's worth noting one of the arguments floating around among some in Israel -- mostly security-minded hawks on the right -- about the lessons from events in Egypt and elsewhere.

They argue that the turmoil in the Arab world shows that it's a mistake for Israel to trust its fate to peace treaties with despotic and ultimately unstable Arab regimes. Instead, they say, Israel should look to strategic strength, such as literal control of the high ground from where it can potentially be attacked. That includes the Golan Heights and even the West Bank.

In their view, peace treaties make Israel less, not more, secure.

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