Are Israel’s battles costing the country its soul?

“The Arabs, like every other indigenous people,“view their country as their national home…and will not willingly agree to new landlords.” Writes, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the founding father of Israel’s hardline revisionists, while effectively acknowledged the logic of Palestinian resistance to Zionismn in 1923 article. Sixty-three years later, in a similar vein, Ehud Barak admitted that; “if he’d been born a Palestinian, he would have joined “one of the terrorist organizations.”

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[Ehud Eiran is a Major in the IDF reserves and worked for Israel’s attorney general and on Prime Minister Barak’s foreign-policy team. His book The Essence of Longing: General Erez Gerstein and the War in Lebanon was published in Israel in 2007. He is currently a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School.]

[By Ehud Eiran, Courtesy The News, Tuesday, June 15, 2010; ]

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