Mar. 27, 2019
- Why Israel Must Act Unilaterally to Defend Itself – Michael Rubin
The real reason why Israel should possess the Golan is because recent events show the international community is too craven to be trusted to defend it against annihilationist aggression.
Consider international silence with regard to China’s imprisonment of more than 1 million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps. Germany not only has refused to stop lethal trade with Iran, but its foreign ministry actively celebrated Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Why? A desire for commercial advantage. The irresistibility of a good business deal is also why Dutch firms provided the chemical precursors which Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein used against the Kurds 31 years ago.
After surviving the Holocaust but losing 6 million of their own, Jews often say “Never Again.” Israelis, who have faced their neighbors’ efforts to wipe them off the map several times before, mean it. Jews understand that no other state experiences persistent efforts to end its existence. The writer is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Pentagon official. (Washington Examiner)