Israel Defence Policy
A defense treaty with the United States is more harmful than beneficial
While a formal defense treaty between Israel and the US has several advantages, it will always be subordinate to America’s strategic interests, reducing Israel’s freedom of action. The principle established from Israel’s inception that “Israel will defend itself by itself” must be retained.
Are fears of the last 10 days of Ramadan justified?
Security fears of the last 10 days of Ramadan are hardly justified. Ramadan has hardly been the most violent month in the past, and the last 10 days are not necessarily the most violent of the month. Conceding to this fear out of tactical considerations of an overburdened Israeli police does not justify the strategic costs that impinge on Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount and its capital.