World: The Israelis as Occupiers

NO one likes to be an occupier, but it's better than being occupied." So said an Israeli official recently. Most of his countrymen would probably echo the sentiment in trying to explain their feelings about their country's occupation of Arab lands. When Israel ended the Six-Day War with more than 43,750 sq. mi. of Arab territory under its control, the country also acquired more than 1,000,000 Arabs who were bitterly resentful of their defeat and implacably hostile to the occupiers.

Today even some Arabs will admit that the Israelis have been fairer than the...

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