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Israel at 70: Strong Enough to Chart a New National Course

| Apr. 10, 2018

At 70, Israel can be proud of its many accomplishments and take a deep national breath.

As Israel prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, it has become a stable and prosperous state, a vibrant if discordant democracy, the "startup nation" and a cultural center. Ben-Gurion, Israel's founding premier, famously stated that if its Jewish population ever reached five million, a then unimaginable number, Israel's existence would be assured. It now numbers 6.5 million.

Israel's national security strategy has been a dramatic success and it was has become a fundamentally secure state, never stronger....

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For Academic Citation: Freilich, Chuck.“Israel at 70: Strong Enough to Chart a New National Course.” The Jerusalem Post, April 10, 2018.