And guard thyselves

The Jewish state must never place its security in the hands of others

By ISRAEL KASNETT
June 13, 2013 12:13
A UN soldier from Austria carries his belongings across the Quneitra border

UN Soldier Quneitra border. (photo credit: Reuters)

Imagine, for a moment, a world in which Israel heeded the international community’s advice and allowed an international peacekeeping force to maintain a security presence in lieu of the IDF, say, in the Jordan Valley. Judging by the last week’s events alone, it would be fairly short-sighted and perhaps even suicidal for Israel to take such a step. This paper reported the flight of unarmed Austrian United Nations peacekeeping troops from Syria and UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon’s subsequent frantic search for their replacements.

What good is a peacekeeping force if it runs at the slightest hint of danger? The answer, of course, is that it is not useful at all, and a look back at years past demonstrates how inept and unreliable the UN has been at peacekeeping.

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