Israeli appeasement and Palestinian violence


(Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies via JNS) — Rarely do politicians have the opportunity to test the implications of their policy within a day.

In Israel, the land of miracles, such an opportunity occurred on May 9-10, when the Israeli government and its more than willing officialdom decided on Jerusalem Day to follow in the footsteps of the 1930s British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain: total appeasement of an implacable enemy.

This began with the acquiescence of the judicial branch — one that famously doesn’t bow to external pressure — to the Attorney General’s request to postpone...

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