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It's not just hindsight!

Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty

Submitted by David S (United States), Nov 21, 2006 at 22:13

It is not just "with the benefit of retrospect" that the treaty was harmful. It was an obvious mistake at the time: Israel - once again - got nothing but words in return for significant concessions, e.g. the Sinai. It was another example of appeasement, and Begin should not have caved to Carter's bullying. Such mistakes are bad enough, but refusing to learn from them (e.g. Gaza) is literally suicidal.


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