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    • Ben Gurion
    • 18.07.06 | 18:21 (IDT)

    Good to remember: Arens voted AGAINST peace with Egypt (1979) and AGAINST leaving Beirut and South Lebanon (except for a narrow security strip) in 1985, 3 years after the invasion had accomplished all of its goals. Arens has the Likud pitbull attitude, whatever he sinks his teeth into, he will not release. Before Barak left Lebanon, there were about 2 Israeli soldiers killed every week. Only about 1 per year until today. Today's rocket attacks against cities was caused by ISRAEL, i.e., Olmert the former Likudnik. The deal with Hizballah was not to hit civilian targets. That was kept in practice, even in the present conflict. Israel used (and still does) to violate Lebanese airspace. Hizballah's answer was to fire noise making rounds that frightened civilians but could hit no plane. The Barak pullout was very beneficial. But Olmert could not tolerate some "balance of power" which is the normal mechanism that keeps more or less peace around the world. Very reasonable arrangement

    from the article: They fell asleep at the wheel
    First published 00:00 18.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 18.07.06
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