Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Blast From the Past - Moshe Dayan

We want borders that permit an expression to the link of the Jewish people with its historic land.




Moshe Dayan, Rafi Conference, June 12, 1967, Jerusalem
(source: "A New Map, Different Relations", 1969, p. 18)

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2 comments:

Risa said...

Yeah, and whatever happened to 'I'd rather have Sharm-e-sheech without peace than peace without Sharm-e-sheich????

ziontruth said...

Risa,

You've hit upon the painful topic I dub "The Devaluation of the Zionist Currency." Namely: the downward slide, from the situation in the 1950s and '60s, when the controversy was about the east bank of the Jordan (Transjordan, taken out of the Jewish National Homeland and given to the Hashemites by Churchill in 1922), while everybody but members of the Israeli Communist Party agreed Judea, Samaria and Gaza were rightfully Israel's; to the present situation in which even the Phakestinian Right of Return is up for grabs with no hue and cry raised any longer.

It's a sad story of how a nation weakens itself simply by letting go of its claims, at first just in word, and later in deed.