April 16, 2003 | Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror
In seeking democratization for the Middle East, the U.S. sees as its models Japan and Germany following World War II, both defeated in war and reconstructed in its aftermath. Let us remember that Israel paved the way for the Americans by halting Iraq's nuclear plans in 1981, a demonstration of strategic cooperation between Israel and the U.S.