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Historical Israel-Arab wars Discuss the strategies and the situation of the historical Israeli-Arab wars from 1948-1982 and it's implications on Israel.

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Arrow US Military Chiefs Advised Against Judea-Samaria Pullout in '67

US Military Chiefs Advised Against Judea-Samaria Pullout in '67

Declassified document obtained by Arutz Sheva shows Joint Chiefs agreed Israel must not give up Judea, Samaria.

By Arutz Sheva staff

12/16/2013
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...8#.Uq9VsCfTncc



From map drawn by US Joint Chiefs

US Joint Chiefs of Staff


The heads of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff were of the opinion, shortly after the 1967 Six Day War, that Israel cannot afford to give up Judea and Samaria, for strategic reasons.


A declassified document obtained exclusively by Mark Langfan for Arutz Sheva reveals that the military opinion of the US military leadership after the war is in line with that of present-day nationalist Israelis who say that Israel must not, under any circumstances, relinquish control of the Jordan Valley. In fact, the map drawn by the Joint Chiefs shows Israel keeping a swathe of land that stretches from the Jordan River in the east, all the way up to the center of the mountainous ridge in Judea and Samaria in the west.


Arutz Sheva analyst Langfan pointed out Monday that current IDF generals have become more “leftist” than the US generals were in 1967 regarding Israel's safety. The military reportedly is willing to cede most of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority and maintain only an IDF “presence” along the Jordan River. US Secretary of State John Kerry is pressuring Israel to accept this deal.

Under the subheading “requirement,” the document, which is dated June 26 and June 29, 1967, states that “A boundary along the commanding terrain overlooking the Jordan River from the west could provide a shorter defense line” for Israel. However, “as a minimum, Israel would need a defense line generally along the axis Bardala-Tubas-Nablus-Bira-Jerusalem and then to the northern part of the Dead Sea.”




Excerpt from Joint Chiefs' 1967 document.

This describes an Israeli presence along present-day Route 60 that connects Shechem and Jerusalem. The line is considerably westward of the Jordan Valley and is far more generous to Israel than the maps being currently considered in "peace talks.".


"From a strictly military point of view...the views of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...(see as necessary Israeli) control of the prominent high ground running north-south" through Judea and Samaria, reads the report. Langfan notes that this region, deemed crucial for defensible Israeli borders, is the very area that is slated to be given to the PA under Kerry's plan.

He says: "In 1967, before shoulder-fired anti-air missiles, before laser-designators, before radar and radio-jammers, before Katyushas from Lebanon and Gaza, before rampant Muslim-on-Muslim use of Sarin-tipped-chemical-Katyushas in Syria, the greatest collection of military professionals in the world concluded Israel's retention of Western Samaria was a military necessity for Israel."

Entire document for download here.

Below are parts of the document, obtained exclusively by Arutz Sheva:



Map included in 1967 document (color added by Arutz Sheva)

Five pages from the document (below).











http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...8#.Uq9VsCfTncc
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