Sunday, June 09, 2013
For a change, I absolutely agree with Binyamin Nethanyahu: the decision by Austria to immediately withdraw its UNDOF troops from the Syrian-Israeli border proves (once again) that, within the framework of any peace agreement with its neighbors, Israel cannot rely on the UN (or on any other outsider) when it comes to its own security. Also, Israel does and can not expect any foreign soldier to risk his/her life and health for its own wellbeing. I still believe that foreign help in helping find a way out of the conflict is vital, and I am sure that Mr Nethanyahu's conclusions based on all current events are different from mine, but still, he and I have about the same level of confidence in the reliability of the United Nations when it comes to the conflicts between the Jewish state and its neighbors.
Posted by Bert at 3:21 PM