Eva, on "heroic Settlers" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 07.04.11 | 14:17 (IDT)

    Those settlers "are not immigrants who somehow, with great with great difficulty made their way here, slipping over borders and crossing seas, fleeing from savage enemies and the danger of destruction. Today's settlers depend on tanks, helicopters, and airplanes. They came to demonstrate their presence to show their muscles, and not to plow, to sow, and to plant. Rather than being a desperate attempt to hold on to the homeland, today's settlements are political acts, whose main purpose is to determine who will be the rulers. The settlers' slogans, 'showing the Ishmaelites who is boss here', 'putting the Arabs in their place' - well express their purpose. Not only will the effort to annex the territories not provide security; it will weaken the capacity to protect ourselves from our neighbors' hostility and the opposition of the nations." From Prof. Jacob Talmon's Open Letter to then PM Menahem Begin, 1980. Begin never replied to Talmon's Letter. It figures: In 1980, no one had yet heard about Hamas and Hezbollah. Begin had not launched yet his utterly useless and costly invasion of Lebanon.

    from the article: Haaretz WikiLeaks Exclusive / Settler leader: Some settlers would evacuate for the right price
    First published 01:32 07.04.11 | Last updated 01:32 07.04.11
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