Saturday, May 16, 2009

Benny Morris Recalls Begin in The Guardian

In a pro-Israel piece countering an article by Max Hastings, Benny Morris writes:

Hastings implicitly takes Israel to task – "whatever government is in power in Jerusalem" –for failing to negotiate peace and preferring "its military capability". What of the Begin government, which gave up the Sinai peninsula in exchange for peace with Egypt? What of the Rabin government, which gave up slices of territory for peace with Jordan? What of the Barak government, which agreed to give up the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and 95% of the West Bank in December 2000? What of the Sharon government, which unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip in the hope this might pave the way for a resolution?
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