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    • zeev
    • 21.10.09 | 11:32 (IST)

    "Go and learn some history, Healy and friends." (Gilad) Here is, for your education, someone who was never suspected of not knowing history. "The attempt to rule over one and a half million Arabs against their will may bring about a demoralization which will disgrace our finest dreams of spiritual and national renewal. Not only will the effort to annex the territories not provide security; it will weaken the capacity to protect ourselves from our neighbors' hostility and the OPPOSITION OF THE NATIONS." From an Open Letter to then-PM Begin, 1980, by Jacob Talmon (1916-1980), Professor of Modern History at the Hebrew U of Jerusalem. 1957 Israel Prize for Social Sciences. www.fmep.org/analysis/analysis/a-prophetic-message-from-the-past In 1980, when our leaders were still denying the very existence of a Palestinian people, and no one had yet heard of Hamas.

    from the article: Poet booted from J Street meet for comparing Guantanamo to Auschwitz
    First published 05:52 20.10.09 | Last updated 06:26 20.10.09
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