The genesis of the occupation was an event that saved Israel. So, in origin the occupation and Israel are intimately connected. Why didn't Israel leave after 1967? Why didn't the Arabs agree to Israel's offer and why did the Arab world burst with pride with the 3 famoous "no's, no peace, no recognition and no negotiations? Wake me when all three are accepted, you know the 3 conditions Israel offered up in 1967 in exchange for withdrawel - all after an attack designed to terminate the state.
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