Defense Ministry Moshe Dayan and OC Central Command Uzi Narkis at the entrance to Bethlehem, June 8, 1967. Moshe Milner, GPO

Opinion What if Israel Had Withdrawn From the Occupied Territories in 1967?

Israel’s most serious problems are often attributed to its protracted rule in the occupied territories. But would it really be better off without them?

Many Israelis view the Six-Day War as a breaking point that ruptured the country’s development as a liberal society, aggrandizing the military establishment and dragging Israel into a protracted, corrupting...

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