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.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)