Over 30 years ago, one of the explanations my associates and myself put forward, and I am sure that somewhere there is a record of this, maybe in Zot Haaretz, for maintaining the border of Israel on the Jordan River and on the Golan Heights was the concept that the border that those are the actual borders Israel shares with Iraq and Iran, and not those hundreds and more miles away.
If Israel has no military presence in those places, to act as a trip-wire, we're will be in very deep trouble.
Well, read this:
Islamist opposition fighters in Syria, including members of an Al Qaeda affiliate, took control of the Quneitra crossing point on the demarcation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, activists said . The move could bring Islamist forces within 200 yards of territory controlled by Israel. An activist in the area, contacted by Skype, said a coalition of Islamists, including members of the Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, opened an assault on the government-held crossing early Wednesday. The status of a United Nations force that is supposed to monitor the crossing point was unclear.
Militants with a rival and more extreme Sunni militant group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, have spread from Syria into parts of northern and central Iraq.
Dear fellow Israelis who believe in withdrawal, retreat and disengagement as a fundamental policy, and their liberal/prog supporters abroad, do you really feel comfortable today?
Or would you rather have these Islamists 200 yards from Kfar Saba and Jerusalem ?