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Wednesday, November 05, 2003

The Day Israel Abandoned Appeasement

by Stephen Plaut, at ISRAPUNDIT
The new head of state in Israel took office some time after his earlier mentor was assassinated. He initiated at once a policy of appeasement. Appeasement was openly advocated and declared, especially regarding the brutal dictator in Syria. The Israeli head of state offered the Syrian dictator everything imaginable and then some. When he was criticized by people opposed to his policies, he had them arrested for incitement. The Syrian dictator refused to be satisfied with the terms of the appeasement. He demanded more and more, including rights to the very capital of Israel.

The above passage is NOT referring to Ehud Barak and his policies, nor to Shimon Peres nor Yossi Beilin and his Geneva Boondoggle. It is not referring to the Assads of Syria. It is not the appeasement policy of Ariel Sharon being discussed, nor his offer to release hundreds of murderers from prison in exchange for the Hizbollah releasing three bodies of murdered Israeli POWs and perhaps also a captive Israeli drug smuggler. It is not the parody of Dunkirk perpetrated by Ehud Barak in Lebanon.

It is a summary of the events describes in the First Book of Kings, Chapter 20.

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