George Will: Israel needs no patronizing lectures about taking risks

August 18, 2010

By George Will

George F. Will writes for The Washington Post Writers Group.  This Op-Ed column appeared in the Dayton Daily News.


During Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s July visit to Washington, Barack Obama praised him as “willing to take risks for peace.” There was a time when that meant swapping “land for peace” — Israel sacrificing something tangible and irrecoverable, strategic depth, in exchange for something intangible and perishable, promises of diplomatic normality.

Strategic depth matters in a nation where almost everyone is a soldier, so society cannot function for long with the nation fully mobilized.

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