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    • tom dee
    • 14.07.11 | 16:18 (IDT)

    The diary of Moshe Saret, second prime minister of Israel pretty much tells what I believe is the truth. From his diary which is a public document: During a meeting in July 1950, Moshe Dayan proclaimed that a peace treaty with Jordan would be costly in territorial concessions and return of refugees, and Israel should capture the West Bank up to the Jordan River. Moshe Sharett refuted this idea, and said: "The State of Israel will not get embroiled in military adventurism by deliberately taking the initiative to capture territories and expand. Israel would not do that, both because we cannot afford to be accused by the world of aggression and because we cannot, for security and social reasons, absorb in our midst a substantial [Palestinian] Arab population . . . . We cannot sacrifice Jewish fighters, nor can we harm other in arbitrary fashion merely in order to satisfy the appetite of expansion." (Iron Wall, p. 66)

    from the article: Netanyahu: Boycott law reflects democracy in Israel
    First published 17:34 13.07.11 | Last updated 17:34 13.07.11
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