2011-05-10

American Thinker: How Apprehensive Should an Israeli Be?

Think of the average beleaguered Israeli as he contemplates his environment during any period in recent times.  On the north, south, and east, he is confronted by bloodthirsty enemies (Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran) who make no secret of their intense desire to kill him, his family, and his countrymen.  Other neighbors (Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq) harbor the same thoughts but are more circumspect about expressing them.  And, of course, there are the two neighbors (Egypt, Jordan) with whom he is "at peace" -- but it is a frigid peace, not supported by those country's citizens, whose attitude, he believes, could easily blossom into hostility and belligerence.