“King David might have walked on these very cobblestones.”
How Amos Ben-Gal held the line.
And contradict every legal claim made on behalf of the Palestinians.
It never secured for its population either freedom or prosperity.
Recognition of Israeli sovereignty upholds the international order.
Perhaps peace should be the reward for peace.
Justified politically, strategically, historically, and morally.
What Monday’s shelling in the Golan portends.
To its supporters, it’s worthy because it punishes Jews.
The territory is critical to Israeli security.
Hizballah takes up positions in the Golan.
After fifteen years of restoration.
Doing so would also punish Bashar al-Assad.
The threat from IS isn’t going away, and a Russian police force won’t help maintain calm.