“Zionist In Arab Denial?”

WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING that the Jewish conquest of Palestine was driven by great need, Zander argues that “we never admitted that our return requires from the Arab a sacrifice of the first order.” Deploring the fact that the Jews have refused to accept any guilt, he writes: “We have blamed everybody but ourselves; and very few of us have indeed accepted the full share of responsibility for what has been done.”

He continues in a passage that could have been written yesterday: “The main task, as in all periods of the whole movement, remains the solution of the Jewish-Arab problem. It is obvious that ultimately peace with our neighbors is required if the Jewish state is to survive. At present we are trying to achieve this peace by force and to build up in feverish haste the military strength which is to guarantee our security. But under no conditions can force be enough.”

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