Israel: Digging In to Stay

On the morning after its swift and stunning victory in the "Six Day War," Israel awoke to vastly wider horizons and vastly expanded responsibilities. Suddenly the writ of Jerusalem had been extended over lands three times Is rael's prewar size, and over hostile Arab populations amounting to 1,330,000 people—nearly half Israel's own. How long would Israel want to hang onto such problems?

Most people assumed that the bulk of the "new territories," as Israelis soon dubbed them, were negotiable in any peace settlement with the Arabs. The new boundaries would be hard to...

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