October 11, 2007 | Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi
The memory of Islamic rule in Spain has become increasingly part of the discourse in radical Islam. The very same principle invoked for waging war against Israel - recovery of what was once Islamic territory - is being applied to Spain, the Balkans, Southern Russia, and India. Israel, therefore, is a small link in the greater confrontation between radical Islam and the West.