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Council for Peace and Security Defensible Borders Report (2011)

A report prepared by a work group of security experts within the Council for Peace and Security, an Israeli NGO, and published in September 2011. The report analyzed the primary security threats to Israel, especially considering the strategic value of the Jordan Valley and the western West Bank, areas that Israel might withdraw from in a future peace deal. Its main conclusion was that continued Israeli presence in these areas is largely irrelevant to the pertinent threats of rocket fire and guerrilla attacks, and that a combination of political and military solutions would enable Israel to fight off any likely threat in the event of an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement.