Prime Minister Menachim Begin's Irgun, which blew up he King David Hotel in Jerusalem with over 90 deaths was certainly a terrorist organization, but that didn't stop Anwar Sadat from negotiating a peace agreement with him. A more notorious terrorist was Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Shamir, who headed Lehi, a group that specialized in assassination British officials and police, even during World War II when Britain was at war with the Nazis. His organization also assassinated Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN negotiator between Israel and its Arab enemies. Israel is a vigorous democracy, the only one in the Near East, but it is time for it to acknowledge the skeletons in its own closet and not look for excuses to extend the status quo, which is not sustainable in the long run.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
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