Real Clear Politics
Not since 1973 and the Yom Kippur War when Egypt and Syria — with logistical help from other Arab countries — joined forces in an attempt to crush Israel has the survival of Israel been in question. Today, however, Israel is in danger.
In 70 AD, the Jewish nation was sold into slavery by the Romans and condemned to wander in the Diaspora until David Ben-Gurion, its George Washington and founding Father, called it back into existence. A United Nations vote in 1947 called for the creation of two states in the historic mandate of Palestine, one Jewish and the other Palestinian.