27.09.2011 28.Elul, 5771
The Council for Peace and Security believes that Israel has the appropriate military responses to the most serious scenarios, and that the strategic advantages of a peace agreement outweigh the minor benefit of continuing to control the Jordan Valley and Western Samaria.
The main, if not the only, innovation in the prime minister's address at the UN General Assembly was the demand that the Palestinians house military bases inside their new state. This, of course, in addition to the need for "defensible borders," that is a result of Israel's narrow middle. In order to illustrate the sensitivity of this shape, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "disclosed" to the world that a fighter jet could cross the width of the country in just three seconds.
Pilot Amos Lapidot, who was the air force commander for five years (from 1982-1987), does not think that moving the Green Line is the security solution to the problem of Israel's compact air space and land size….