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Submitted by Josef Zorski (Sweden), Jun 29, 2004 at 08:40

It is very difficult to disagree with Mr Pipes. But that`s exactly what I am going to do. In my opinion, all Prime ministers had de facto the same opinion as late Yehoshafat Harkabi .The reason is very simple-Mr Harkabi made definiton of the israeli situation something what doesn`t suit the mind of the regular Israeli citizen and voter. And Mr Harkabi wrote in his "Arab strategies and Israeli Response"

"The West Bank will remain Arab by virtue of its preponderant Arab population. Israel may not be able to transcend its destiny of remaining a small country. Yet the quality of life and the size of the country are not necessarily in direct correlation.
It is the quality of life within the country that should be the real national objective,for it is this alone that will enable the people
to withstand a prolonged conflict and to look to a healthy collective life beyond its termination."

May it be,that all Prime ministers broke their word to the public about how "to deal with the Arabs" . But the reason is ,as to say, pressure of the realities.The realities described by Mr Harkabi.

Josef Zorski

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