NY Times erases Arab aggression from the Green Line's history

Leo Rennert
There are two book-ends to the 1949 armistice line, also known as the Green Line. The line was established at the end of Israel's War of Independence when hostilities ceased between Israel and a coalition of Arab countries, which tried but failed in a concerted war of aggression to wipe the nascent Jewish state off the map. The other book-end is the 1967 Six-Day War, precipitated by concerted Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian aggression, again with the aim of eliminating Israel.  That war ended with a smashing Israeli victory, which erased the Green Line, as Israel captured the West Bank, the Sinai, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.  This left Israel waiting for Arab peace partners to emerge, ready, willing and able to cut land-for-peace deals.  It worked with Egypt, which got Sinai back in exchange for a permanent peace agreement.  It worked less well with Gaza, which Ariel Sharon vacated in hopes of creating the start of a peaceful...(Read Full Post)

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