Tag: Israel’s Right to Secure Boundaries
What Happened to Secure Borders for Israel? The U.S., Israel, and the Strategic Jordan Valley
June 23, 2000 | Amb. Dore Gold
For three decades, Israeli foreign ministers from Abba Eban through Ariel Sharon have insisted before the international community that Israel could not withdraw in the West Bank to the vulnerable 1967 lines from which it was attacked at the start of the Six-Day War. The great diplomatic victory of November 1967 was the language of UN Security Council Resolution 242 that legitimized Israel's call for "secure borders."