Sunday, June 03, 2007
Existential Threat Reality is All Palestine's
Michael Oren [Remaking the World in Six Days, June 3] is an unabashed apologist for Israel in the guise of historian. What's appalling is to see his discredited propaganda published for clueless Americans in the Los Angeles Times. Existential threat? Not according to then Israeli Chief of Operations Ezar Weizmann, who stated that Syria and Egypt never posed a threat. Not according to General Chaim Herzog who said "There was no danger of annihilation." Not according to General Mordichai Hod, Commanding General of the Israeli Air Force who said, "Sixteen years' planning had gone into those initial eighty minutes." Not according to Menachem Begin who stated [re Nasser], "We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him."
Seventy-five percent of the Palestinians were driven off their land in 1948, and Israel continues to illegally settle and confiscate their land to this day. For Palestinians, the "existential threat" is reality.
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