Ex-Mossad Chief Warning: Binational State is an Existential Threat to Israel.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Former Mossad Director Tamir Pardo said he believes only one thing poses an existential threat to Israel -- a binational state. Pardo was speaking Tuesday at a security and strategy conference hosted by the Netanya Academic College in honor of the late Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
"The Jewish state faces one existential threat. This is a ticking time bomb and for some reason we have chosen to bury our heads deep, deep in the sand, opting to follow alternative facts and escape reality by creating external existential threats. Two religions, Jews and Muslims, reside between Jordan and the sea and their numbers are almost identical. One day we will reach a binational state because it will become impossible to undo the Gordian knot between the populations. That's what happens if you don't come to a decision."
Pardo asserted that "Israel has to choose what it wants, what's best for it -- not just for this afternoon, but for years to come. We have to stop burying our heads in the sand and confront the demographic reality and the question of what kind of country we want. "The writing is on the wall -- all you have to do is look up and read it. The key to ensuring Israel moves in the right direction requires courageous leadership willing to confront the difficult reality and lead a new path," he said.