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Menachem Begin Trusted Carter?

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Submitted by Marc Annis (Israel), Apr 14, 2010 at 16:01

I usually agree with Dr. Pipes; however, I do NOT agree that it was Menachem Begin's trust of Jimmy Carter that led to territorial concessions. I believe that the overwhelming pressure forced him to make the withdrawal from the Sinai. Barack Obama is simply another Jimmy Carter, except Obama has charisma.

When you read Carter, no matter how much Begin gave, he was considered the "hardliner." Hopefully, Benjamin Netanyahu will not fall into the same trap.

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