Petteri, Israel never attacked Syria first - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jake
    • 10.08.07 | 22:46 (IDT)

    Even the BBC now dispels the oft-repeated lie about 1967 and now admits that Syria initiated air and ground attacks against Israel before the war reached the Syrian front. Syria was a main instigator of the multi-Arab invasion of Israel in 1948. I don't care about what your biased Finnish history books say about Israel anyway. They are based on political expediency. The facts are readily available, and the minute-by-minute logs from the 67 war clearly indicate Israel had no intention of fighting other Arab countries than Egypt, which had conducted a naval blockade against Israel, an act of war. Iraq, Jordan, and Syria decided to bombard and attack Israel, which had sent entreaties via UN channels for the them to stay out of the war. These records are freely available, or am I being an "Extremist Jew"? Now that Israel controls the strategic land on the Golan Heights, the Israel-Syria border is deathly quiet.

    from the article: Israel sends conciliatory messages to Damascus
    First published 00:00 09.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.08.07
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