Israel: Unusual Occupation

In its June victory over the Arabs, Is rael found itself occupying territory three times its own size. The conquest brought obvious security advantages to a nation so small that its principal cities were within easy range of Arab ar tillery, but it also brought obvious problems. Along with the land, Israel also inherited its population of 1,330,000 Arabs, most of whom feared and hated the Jews. Nonetheless, by all accounts and on almost all counts, the occupation has gone remarkably well.

As occupiers, the Israelis have sur prised the Arabs by treating...

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