American officials are using all the tricks they can think of to get Israel to agree to its convoluted "security assurances." That would sure flush Israel's sovereignty down the drain.
On two visits earlier this month Kerry presented to PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu security “ideas” based on the work that a team of some 160 US officials, headed by retired US Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, drew up defining what it thought would be necessary for Israel’s security if a Palestinian state were created.If it takes that many people in his "think tank," then it's not simple. If it's not simple, it's not doable. There is absolutely no way that Israel could survive the establishment of a "Palestinian State." It's like telling someone that he can survive without his heart of lungs. Survive doesn't mean a year or a decade. Survive means a normal secure existence.
The 1949 Armistice Lines, aka the "green line," only lasted eighteen years.
They were the cause of the 1967 Six Days War. They didn't offer security. Israel suffered from frequent border attacks, and defending those borders were extremely difficult. We were weak and vulnerable. That's why Egypt, Syria and Jordan allied to attack us in June, 1967.
Jonathan Pollard. There's talk of using his release to bribe Israel into agreeing to dangerous border/security conditions. It could very well be one of the reasons Pollard has been jailed so long. He's being held hostage by the Americans to be used as a bribe to force Israel to do the dangerous thing and go against all common sense and security guidelines.
Unfortunately, I don't see Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu doing what he should do and get on the offensive. What he should do is:
Tell the Americans to do the legal and moral thing and release Jonathan Pollard unconditionally as far as Israel is concerned. And he (Bibi) should declare that he erred in agreeing to a Palestinian State.