"Is there any historical precedent ..." Uh, Russia? Didn't it let all the countries it had conquered and occupied go, which led to the destruction of the Soviet Union? Some day I hope you'll understand that the most important thing Israel can do to preserve itself as a Jewish homeland is to ensure that there is always a Jewish majority. It's obvious that Sharon understands that. Maybe that's what he needs to communicate to American Jews.
Ya'alon has 'total confidence' in deputy chief, decries political attempts to harm IDF (Haaretz)
from the article: What Sharon forgot to tell the Jews