"We fight to survive" ??? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 17.05.11 | 19:49 (IDT)

    Who do you think you can fool? Building settlements on territories outside its recognized borders, amidst a foreign and stateless population, is no way for a so-called peace-seeking state to fight for its survival. Israel is now fighting to keep under its control as big a chunk of the West Bank as possible, if not all of it. -- "We are heading downhill towards near-catastrophe. If we go on living by the sword, we will continue to wallow in the mud and destroy ourselves." (Yaakov Perry, former Shin Bet chief, Nov 2003). www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/nov/15/israel -- "If we don't end the occupation, the occupation will end us." (Haim Ramon, former Labor Minister of Justice, Ynet, Apr 12, 2005) -- -- "To recognize error, to cut losses, to alter course, is the most repugnant option in government." (Historian Barbara Tuchman, twice winner of the Pulitzer Price, in her "March of Folly - From Troy to Vietnam", 1984)

    from the article: Abbas urges UN: Recognize Palestinian state, pave way for legal action against Israel
    First published 06:26 17.05.11 | Last updated 06:26 17.05.11
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