Defensible Borders in the Age of IS

What does the upheaval in the Middle East mean for Israel’s territorial needs?

An excerpt of a map showing threats to Israeli population centers from the West Bank. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

An excerpt of a map showing threats to Israeli population centers from the West Bank. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Observation
Oct. 22 2014
About the author

Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs, is a former ambassador of Israel to the United Nations (1997-1999) and the author of, among other books , Hatred’s Kingdom, The Fight for Jerusalem, and The Rise of Nuclear Iran.

How has the tumult in the Middle East affected the debate over Israel’s territorial requirements? For an answer, Mosaic approached Dore Gold, head of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, who has long promoted the concept of defensible borders primarily as a means of meeting Israel’s security needs in the West Bank. Our exchange was conducted by email. 

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