By Ephraim Sneh

Israel is a Jewish kingdom in a Muslim heart East. How can it live on in that sector? This booklet solutions this question via examining the hazards and threats that Israel faces this day. The ebook additionally highlights an incredible component to Israel's energy: the patience and the unity of its social textile, which the writer sees because the key to his country's survival within the center East. Written by means of Israel's former deputy minister of defence, this publication is key examining for all these drawn to the modern politics of the center East.

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True normalization is one of the most solid guarantees of this. The Syrians claim that normalization must be a result of peace rather than a term of the agreement. In this, they are trying to avoid committing themselves to relations beyond formal diplomatic ties. Of Navigating perilous waters 30 course, normalization may not be forced on a people that does not want it. However, an agreement with Syria must include all of the practical measures that will at least ensure that the road to normalization will be clear and secure for anyone who wishes to take it.

Local warlords and religious leaders become the only rulers. In such a chaotic situation, Iraq would not be a risk for Israel. But the creation of another focus in the region of Arab extremism, Islamist fanaticism, and terror would have an adverse effect on regional stability, mainly in the Gulf region. S. failure to prevent this scenario would encourage terror organizations and rogue states, and discourage the more moderate states. From a strategic perspective, a chaotic Iraq would constitute a threat to Israel.

It turns Iraq into a democratic federal state with a free economy, using the oil wealth for growth and prosperity. For Israel this would be a golden opportunity. In this case, Iraq would be a senior partner, with Egypt and Jordan, in the regional peace process. It would reinforce the regional coalition of moderate states, allies of the United States, committed to combat terror and extremism. From an economic point of view, both Israel and Jordan would benefit most. Israeli companies would take part in the reconstruction of Iraq.

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