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A moderate Jewish response to a moderate Muslim (commenter Hatim Zaghloul)

Reader comment on item: Imperial Israel: The Nile-to-Euphrates Calumny

Submitted by Max Rogel (United States), Apr 26, 2005 at 08:44

To suggest that Israel occupied the Sinai three times only to return it reluctantly, is sheer lunacy and historical revisionism. Israel has, since its birth, been attacked by its Arab neighbors on numerous occassions (48-49, 56, 67, 73, etc.), and on each occassion conquered land formally occupied by its Arab neighbors.

If Israel was an "Imperial" state, it could have annexed each tract of land thus conquered. Additionally, it could have initiated conflict; it certainly has the muscle to do so. Israel returned the Sinai to Egypt in exchange for a Peace Agreement.
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