The long view vs gratifying the impulse - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 14.06.06 | 00:09 (IDT)

    "In order to correct and atone for begin`s war blunder, the Yishuv had to show it was pro-war and pro-British. The Haganah had to suppress the "revolt", sometimes surrendering Irgunists to the British." - Ben Gurion The great failure of the Palestinians has been that they have never had a leader with a long range view of the problem, and the savvy to devise a means of achieving it. The Revisionist view that they could seize the entirety of Palestine by force of arms was foolish. The plan of the Labor Zionists was far more sound. Just keep building the Jewish presence, the Palestinian economy, and the land until a critical mass had been achieved. Much less macho, and far, far more likely to succeed.

    from the article: Book links Begin to 1952 plot to kill then-German Chancellor Adenauer
    First published 00:00 13.06.06 | Last updated 00:00 13.06.06
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