“In 1967 Israel was forced into a war against enemies who then begrudged it the peace”

NEW YORK TIMES
Six Days and 50 Years of War
by Bret Stephens
June 2, 2017

But before we fall prey to the lazy trope of “50 years of occupation,” inevitably used to indict Israel, let’s note the following: There would have been no occupation, and no settlements, if Egypt and its allies hadn’t recklessly provoked a war. Or if the “international community” hadn’t fecklessly abandoned Israel in its desperate hours. Or if Jordan hadn’t foolishly ignored Israel’s warnings to stay out of it. Or if the Arab League hadn’t arrogantly rejected the possibility of peace. READ MORE

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