The World: The Colonizers

On the eve of last week's anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Dayan pointedly paid a call on the town council of Hebron on the occupied West Bank. Turning to the mayor, Sheik Mohammed Ali Ja'abari, Dayan suggested that the council ought to begin making development plans for the next ten or 15 years. As the assembled Arab notables gasped, Dayan added with a tight smile: "I suggest that you free yourselves from any illusions you may have regarding the future."

Five years after the war, Israel's occupation of captured...

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