Israel Keeps The Lid on The MidEast
By Micah Halpern
Wednesday July 24, 2019
I've Been Thinking:
As I mentioned yesterday, Israel's Foreign Ministry invited Arab bloggers to Israel. In the end, six bloggers visited Israel.
They guests of the foreign ministry met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During their meeting the PM told them that actually, Israel is keeping the region safer.
Netanyahu said: "but within the region, Israel is the irreplaceable power, because there is no other power in the region that without its presence and activity here, I would say the region would collapse ... Without Israel, without the things we do, the things we stand for and the things we protect, I think the entire Middle East would collapse by the forces of Islamic radicalism, whether Shiites led by Iran, or Sunni radicalism led by the Islamic State."
The prime minister continued, saying that Israel "is the one indigenous force in the Middle East that prevents the collapse of the Middle East."
I have not thought about it until now. Prime Minister Netanyahu is correct.
Israel keeps the lid on so many issues. Without Israel, Islamic extremism would have taken over major swaths of the Middle East. And then the world.
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