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The Problem was Oslo – not the Occupation

Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres

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Again: We didn’t get into this mess because of the “occupation”. It’s the reckless, ideologically blinded pro-withdrawal policies that got us into this mess.

Originally published at  http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=56865

About the Author: Dr. Lerner is the Director of IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis).


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3 Responses to “The Problem was Oslo – not the Occupation”

  1. All this mess coming from Oslo could have and should have been forseen. Just everyone was cought up in the romance of it all. And so facts were hidden from the public. "Just get them to sign on the bottom line. It doesn't matter if they honor anything they sign or not. Nobel Prizes for everyone!

  2. (H/t to Catriel Sugarman for bringing this to my attention.)

    It's more than just having "redeemed Yasser Arafat from the ashheap of history." I've maintained for nigh onto twenty years now that the local Arabs *DO* have one legitimate grievance against Israel – that we took a group of foreign thugs, Moscow-trained and half of them not even born here, from Tunis and brought them in to the territories and set them up as overlords.

    And let's not forget WHY this happened: Shimon Peres wanted to steal the Premiership away from Yitzhak Rabin, and so he thought that by presenting a fait accompli packaged "peace" deal to the Labor party that he could take over. And his "peace" was all about "peace and quiet," and keeping Israel's hands clean. He brought in thugs, believing that they were viscious enough to "take charge," suppress dissent, and control the terrorism of the First Intifada. Foolish coward that he is, having served only as a "jobnik" and knowing nothing of either the Arab mentality or how bottom-dwelling criminals operate, he couldn't conceive that the man who tried to assasinate King Hussein, and who started a civil war in Lebanon, would ever bite the hand that fed him after being handed the kleptomaniac's fantasy — the keys to an entire "nation."

  3. If we had Meyer Lansky instead of these Stalin type idiots this place could be haven!

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