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    • Jane
    • 17.02.06 | 02:18 (IST)

    Your point is very well taken.Back in 1973 when I made Aliah,most of the Israelis were still in the midst of building the state,fighting a war, burying the dead,and we felt as if we were part of something big and great for the Jewish people.The Palestinian issue was a non-issue.Israeli Arabs and Jews at that time(at least where I was in the Galilee)got along very well.Although I am proud of what we accomplished during that time,I do wish we would have gone in a different direction and given more thought to the occupation and what it would mean in the future.There was some discussion but not until years after the war did the Palestinian issue come to the forefront of Israeli conciousness.In hindsight we could have avoided so much pain for both peoples had we given more attention to the Arab people who were stuck between our wish to build a Jewish state,other Arab countries that were at war with us,and the west.

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