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The geographic distance between Tel Aviv and Kabul is roughly 3,200 kilometers. But after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Israel is worried that the Taliban and their radical allies are right next door.

This is a point that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made in his meeting with President Joe Biden on the eve of the American evacuation. “We live in the world’s toughest neighborhood,” Bennett said. “We’ve got ISIS on our southern border (in Sinai), Hezbollah on our northern border, Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Iranian militias that surround us. And they all want to annihilate the Jewish state.”

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