The Obama administration’s intensive efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict are anchored in its policy to reconcile “the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state on the 1967 lines...and the Israeli goal of a Jewish state with secure and recognized borders that reflect subsequent developments and meet Israeli security requirements.”
In light of the upcoming Obama-Netanyahu meeting at the White House next week, this video details Israel's critical security need for defensible borders to prevent threats to its existence - a defense policy rooted in a broad consensus that spans both past and present Israel governments.
But what are Israeli security requirements? While there has been significant public discussion about Palestinian demands in this diplomatic formula, there has been little in-depth analysis of Israel’s needs.
What are the security threats facing Israel? Israel has a critical need for defensible borders. This video outlines the threats to Israel from terrorist rockets, ballistic missiles, and conventional ground and air threats from the east.