Former MI chief warns of “diplomatic intifada” and describes fallback plan for Israel in the event of talks with PA failing.
With the chances of success in the Israeli-Palestinian talks “very small,” and as the Palestinians have a detailed Plan B for when the talks fail, Israel needs to be proactive and consider a “coordinated unilateral” withdrawal to lines it deems suitable, Amos Yadlin said Monday.
Yadlin, a former chief of Military Intelligence who today heads the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, said that although unilateralism got a “bad name” in Israel because of the 2005 withdrawal from Gaza and the 2000 withdrawal from Lebanon, “it is not necessarily a bad strategy” if done right.
Yadlin, speaking at a briefing marking his think tank’s publication of its 2013-2014 Strategic Survey for Israel, and a day prior to the organization’s annual two-day international conference, said that a unilateral step in the West Bank would not be Israel’s first option, and that it would prefer an agreement. But if that is not possible, Israel should consider withdrawing to the security barrier, leaving some 15 percent of the West Bank – including the Jordan Valley – in its hands.
Source: The Jerusalem Post
Plan B of the Arabs have always been to destroy Israel piece by piece. To withdraw to the 1967 border will be an acceptance of Jerusalem being “captured”, not liberated.
Israel should have a plan B. That is to annex all Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, and make them proper parts of the state of Israel. Nothing more, and nothing less. Pulling back behind the security fence will leave 85 per cent of Judea and Samaria in control by Islamic terror-organizations.
The Oslo accords, correctly named as the Oslo’ war process” has been a disaster for Israel. Because of the Nazi-ideology behind this “accord”, there are no good options back on the table. But if the Arabs do not want to return to Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Egypt, they must continue to live in pockets of PLO-controlled areas gifted them by the Oslo war accord. And as they desire continue to be a stateless terror organization named the PLO. That should the consequence of the continuation of refusal to recognize the state of Israel.
Written by Ivar