In other times he should have mentioned it, but now he is laying a trap.. Suppose Netanyahu or the Israeli ambassador writes a counter article pointed this out. Abbas will be back and say: But the Jewish Right (proto-Likud) ALSO rejected partition. So why should they have a state and we don't? Ben-Gurion was afraid the Right will ever take over because he considered them unrealistic fantasizers who will end up destroying the State. The Old Man had good powers of observation.
Palestinian reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers after approaching Gaza border fence (Haaretz)