Yitzhak Laor, author of the forthcoming The Myths of Liberal Zionism (Verso, October 2009), writes about Israeli settlements and US policy in the June 16th edition of Haaretz.
“After Israel conquered Sinai in 1956, the United States allowed David Ben-Gurion to make his speech about the “Third Kingdom of Israel.” The Americans then sent the Israel Defense Forces quickly back to their tents. Had the Americans also wanted to resolve the conflict in 1967, they would have gotten Israel out of the territories four or five wars ago, with the same ease with which they coerced Yitzhak Rabin’s first government into the first separation-of-forces agreement with Egypt. But the years went by, the dead were buried, the disabled have covered many long kilometers in their wheelchairs, the American peace plans have continued to create hopes, and the United States has not expelled Israel from the Palestinian territories…” READ MORE
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