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Why is it only apeasing policy?

Reader comment on item: Israel's Wayward Prime Ministers

Submitted by AlexK (United States), Jun 29, 2004 at 09:03

Dear Dr. Pipes,

I accept your explanation of appeasement and softness that every recent Israeli leader espouses. What about the policy of honesty and strong arm? Get rid of Arafat and his bandits. Rabin was wrong when he said: You do not make peace with friends, you make peace with enemies. The US did not make peace with Hitler or Saddam. What motivates the Israeli leaders to do this?

Can't they make into history by winning their enemies and then making peace? History is abounding of examples like this. And I am not sure if appeasements have ever won.

Please, explain.

Thanks a lot,


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