Amb. Dore Gold Addresses the Israeli President’s Conference – 2013 http://jcpa.org/article/the-israeli-presidential-conference/#1
I think the different Middle East we have today is one in which Israel and several Arab countries have similar threat perceptions. And if you look at the origins of Europe, that we think of as a model, the European Union grew not out of the coal and steel community alone, but out of the common threat they faced from the Soviet Union.We are facing two common threats: one, the Iranian threat, and the second one, the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood. [ED NOTE:BS MURSI STILL HAS TREATY WITH ISRAHELL...
[[[And if we are smart, we can build some foundations of dialogue with key Sunni Arab countries. That,unfortunately, will have to be kept very quiet.]]]]
The Changing Middle East. Why Israel Needs Defensible Borders.
What is happening in the region? Some might say that the region is actually less threatening. We don’t have the massive Soviet- equipped Soviet armored forces that could mass on our borders that we saw in ’73, and the Israeli army planned for years later. But what’s happening is also very disturbing and something we have to take into account: it’s the breakdown of countries. It’s the breakdown of states into smaller statelets.We talk about Syria; is the future of Syria a Syrian state, or a breakdown into four or five states? For years we talked about what will be Israel’sborder, and some references are made to the ’49 armistice line, well, right now we’re in a position where the 1916 Sykes- Picot lines are about to melt down. So the region could look very different.
Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dore Gold speaks on BBC Newsnight about how Iran and Syria Violate UN Resolution 1701, equipping Hezbollah with state-of-the-art weapons.
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