Sidney, you asked what if the Arabs had accepted partition? I think that the answer might be found in the quote by David BenGurion who when partition was discussed in the late 1930s said that the Jews would accept partition. But then he went on to say "after the formation of a large army in the wake of the establishment of the (Jewish) state, we shall abolish partition and expand to the whole of Palestine." He further said: "The acceptance of partition does not commit us to renounce Transjordan. One does not demand from anybody to give up his vision. We shall accept a state in the boundaries fixed today--but the boundaries of the Zionist aspirations are the concern of the Jewish people and no external factor will be able to limit them."
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