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    • George Burger
    • 22.10.12 | 18:36 (IST)

    Diab's version of the origins of the 67 war and the circumstances surrounding it torpedo the credibility, if any, of the rest of this piece. Hindsight is 20/20, but to suggest that it was bombastic radio broadcasts from Cairo, and not Egypt amassing 80,000 troops on the Sinai border, and blocking the Strait of Tiran that terrified Israelis, is insipid. And it is universally accepted that Israel wanted Jordan to stay out of the fight;if it had, we might not be talking about the west bank today.Or was this piece intended to satirize the left-liberal version of history?

    from the article: Israel's missed opportunities
    First published 08:26 22.10.12 | Last updated 08:26 22.10.12
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