For those who forget--Israel has nevr intended to make peace with the Palestinians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • labhras
    • 12.12.10 | 13:07 (IST)

    Read what their leaders had to say on the matter and then read the Likud Charter for an up to date view . "In 1938, Ben-Gurion made it clear of his support for the "Jewish state" on part of Palestine was only as a stepping ground for a complete conquest. He wrote: "[I am] satisfied with part of the country, but on the basis of the assumption that after we build up a strong force following the establishment of the state--we will abolish the partition of the country and we will expand to the whole Land of Israel." (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 107 & One Palestine Complete, p. 403) * One day after the UN vote to partition Palestine, Menachem Begin, the commander of the Irgun gang and Israel's future Prime Minister between 1977-1983, proclaimed: "The Partition of Palestine is illegal. It will never be recognized .... Jerusalem was and will for ever be our capital. Eretz Israel will be restored to the people of Israel. All of it. And for Ever." (Iron Wall p. 25) * ""Shamir has said Israel must keep the territories in order to accommodate the immigrants. "A great aliyah [immigration]," he said, "requires a Greater Israel."(5) He has insisted that, although Soviet Jews are not being directed to the territories

    from the article: Israeli official: Barak's vision of dividing Jerusalem is not government policy
    First published 12:05 12.12.10 | Last updated 12:05 12.12.10
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