#2 Mark Jefferson--thanks for spelling it out?? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Labhras
    • 23.02.10 | 13:48 (IST)

    "Let me guess..."Israel doesn`t want peace", "Netanyahu doesn`t want peace", "Barak doesn`t want peace", "The Israeli people don`t want peace", "Obama is Netanyahu`s slave", "Israel fears peace more than it fears war", etc., etc., etc., ad-nauseum."MJ Quite right Mark. Just exactly what Israel leaders have been saying since at least 1936 to the present asc evidenced in the Likud Charter. " In a letter Chaim Weizmann sent to the Palestine-British high Commissioner, while the Peel Commission was convening in 1937, he stated: "We shall spread in the whole country in the course of time ..... this is only an arrangement for the next 25 to 30 years." (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 66) * Ben-Gurion emphasized that the acceptance of the Peel Commission would not imply static borders for the future "Jewish state". In a letter Ben-Gurion sent to his son in 1937, he wrote: "No Zionist can forgo the smallest portion of the Land Of Israel. [A] Jewish state in part [of Palestine] is not an end, but a beginning ..... Our possession is important not only for itself ... through this we increase our power, and every increase in power facilitates getting hold of the country in its entirety. Establishing a [small] state .... will serve as a very potent lever in our historical effort to redeem the whole country." (Righteous Victims, p. 138) * In 1938, Ben-Gurion made it clear of his support for the "Jewish state" on part of Palestine was only as a stepping ground for a complete conquest. He wrote: "[I am] satisfied with part of the country, but on the basis of the assumption that after we build up a strong force following the establishment of the state--we will abolish the partition of the country and we will expand to the whole Land of Israel." (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 107 & One Palestine Complete, p. 403) *

    from the article: Barak heads to U.S. to discuss Iran, Mideast peace talks
    First published 02:37 23.02.10 | Last updated 16:29 23.02.10
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