Wednesday, December 9, 2009

He Was Beaten

There is a famous anecdote describing a meeting between Hanan Porat and other prominent settlers and PM Menachem Begin in the late 70's. At the time, Begin was under pressure from the Carter administration to "freeze all settlements activities" (yes, this goes back decades), so he encouraged the settlers to rush and take the land and explained: "after that, it would be easier for me to say [to the Americans] 'I was beaten!'"

Found here
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