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Ilan Pappe: Dummy or Real?

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009

‘Gaza is the problem,’ Levy Eshkol, then prime minister of Israel, said in June 1967. ‘I was there in 1956 and saw venomous snakes walking in the street. We should settle some of them in the Sinai, and hopefully the others will immigrate.’ Eshkol was discussing the fate of the newly occupied territories: he and his cabinet wanted the Gaza Strip, but not the people living in it.

For full article, visit http://www.lrb.co.uk/web/14/01/2009/papp01_.html

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