#150 The subtlties escape you, dont they BEN? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 20.07.07 | 01:20 (IDT)

    BJ: "Egypt & Syria crossed and violated the `67 Ceasefire lines. Pay careful attention!!" I am not disputing that EGYPT and SYRIA started the Yom Kippur War, BEN. They did. I am making two points about it: 1) They restricted themselves to attacking the IDF forces in occupation of *THEIR* land, not Israel proper 2) Sadat had made repeated attempts to initiate negotiations with Golda Meir regarding the Sinai, and was rebuffed. (2) gives him an iron-clad casus belli; a CEASEFIRE is meant to be a lull to enable diplomacy to take centre-stage, and OCCUPATION is meant to be a transitory stage until that diplomacy is concluded, and Meir was making a mockery of both. That presented Sadat with his casus belli, which leads us on to your NEXT post #50.....

    from the article: Fayad: No point in goodwill gestures without negotiations
    First published 00:00 16.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.07.07
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