Middle East Borders Will Change

Middle East Borders Will Change


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Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon is known for his good and realistic manner. Today in the NPR interview, he admitted  that a future map of the Middle East will look different than the ones today.

The borders of many Arabic states were drawn up by Westerners a century ago and wars in recent years show that a number of them are breaking apart, according to a soldier who become Israel’s defense minister last year.

“We have to distinguish between countries like Egypt, with their history. Egypt will stay Egypt,”

In contrast, Ya’alon says, “Libya was a new creation, a Western creation as a result of World War I. Syria, Iraq, the same — artificial nation-states — and what we see now is a collapse of this Western idea.”

 Ya’alon says that all middleast borders will change in upcoming years. Can you unify Syria? [President] Bashar al-Assad is controlling only 25 percent of the Syrian territory. We have to deal with it.”

He also says that he is trying to make a deal with Iran and his nuclear program. He says that even if an agreement is reached, he thinks Iran is likely to break it.

Ya’alon spoke  about the realignment of the Middle East post-Arab spring and the spread of ISIS, on Iran nuclear negotiations, the recent war in Gaza and Israel settlements in the West Bank.


The region of the Middle East are contradicting each other, making a war with themselves. They need  guidance and a real leader who is able to see the problem in both sides. If Israel expands over enemy territory this would affect not just them but the US. Since they are friends with each other, the US will support Israel if It is attacked. We just want peace; we are tired of wars. No matter what the cost is, humanity needs to understand that we were made to be joined by fraternity.