Should Israel withdraw from Jordan Valley? Video explains why 70% of Israelis say no.

(source: JCPA video)

(source: JCPA video)

(Washington, D.C.) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing Israel to agree to create a sovereign Palestinian state and eventually withdraw all IDF forces from the strategic Jordan River valley.

The overwhelming consensus of international diplomats and political leaders agree with Kerry, and are likewise pressuring Israel with make a deal and withdraw its forces forever.

To reassure Israel that her security won’t be jeopardized, it is being suggested that ibe stationed in the Jordan Valley to provide security and provide a buffer zone to ease Israeli concerns.

However, some 70 percent of Israelis say they would not be safer under such an arrangement, and that international  forces would not be a reliable protection from a major attack from the East.

Now a new video produced by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) asks, “Who is right?”

Given the immense importance of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process — and the importance of this particular issue — I’d recommend that you take five minutes to watch the video, and/or read the accompanying background information. You may or may not agree, but at least you’ll have a better understanding of the Israeli perspective on this vital debate.

>> To watch the short video, or read the background information, please click here.

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