LS --there is no comparison to be made between Israel,s dealings with Eygpt and the Palestinians. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 11.04.13 | 20:00 (IDT)

    Israel had to make peace with the Egyptians because they could not face perpetual war with such a strong neighbor. Here are the words of three Israeli Leaders stating they would never allow a Palestinian State--ever.Nothing has changed. "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, any Jew has the right to live anywhere in the land of Israel, which for most Israelis includes the territories.

    from the article: Memo to John Kerry: Israel/Palestine peace requires creativity
    First published 12:43 11.04.13 | Last updated 12:43 11.04.13
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