Moshe Arens is right about one thing. The Israeli government failed to admit a tragic mistake. Except he is wrong about the mistake. The mistake is the occupation itself! More and more Israelies are now calling the occupation the "tragic historical error." If you read Akiva Eldar's Adonei ha-Aretz or Gershom Gorenberg's new book on the history of the settlements you will see that many Israeli leaders in the late 1960's (and not just Ben Gurion) knew keeping this territory would be a disaster. Yet Moshe Levinger, Hanah Porat and the young settlers won the day. And now Israel and the Palestineans are paying the price. So, yes, Mr Arens, mistakes were made. Just not the ones you think.
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