If Israel were to fall, the West would cease to exist

“Allah Akbar” is the Islamist battle cry in Rafah, just as it is in Paris.

Israel is a very tiny state. From north to south, from Metulla to Eilat, a modern jet covers the entire Israeli territory in than 10 minutes. Between Natanya, the city overlooking the Mediterranean, and the Palestinian Arab town of Tulkarem, there are 15 miles.

Israel has the double of population of my Italian city, Rome. If you climb to Gush Etzion, a few miles south of Jerusalem, you can see the entire Jewish State from Jordan to the sea. In one of the narrower points in central Israel, the full width of the state from the Mediterranean to the Green Line is just 9 miles. Three times the length of the airport runway at the John F. Kennedy in New York.