Undoing Oslo and Breaking the Backbone of the PA
Which militant Israeli extremist said the following? The choices are:
(a) Meir Kahane
(b) Avigdor Lieberman
(c) Yigal Amir
(d) Binyamin Netanyahu
(e) Ariel Sharon
(f) Baruch Goldstein
If the Palestinians want to hold onto Gaza and Jericho, eventually
assuming power in other parts of the occupied territories, they
will have to prove to us, to themselves and to the whole world,
that they have abandoned violence and terror, that they are
capable of suppressing their fanatics, that they are renouncing the
destructive Palestinian Charter and withdrawing from what they used
to call "the right of return." They will also have to show that
they are willing to tolerate in their midst a minority of Israelis
who may choose to live where there is no Israeli government.
What if they cheat? What if they take whatever we give them
and demand even more, still exercising violence and terror?
Within the proposed settlement, Israel will be in a position to close in
on Palestine and undo the deal. If the worse comes to the worst,
if it turns out that the peace is no peace, it will always be
militarily easier for Israel to break the backbone of a tiny,
demilitarized Palestinian entity than to go on and on breaking the
backbones of eight-year-old stone-throwing Palestinians.
Actually, the answer is (g), peace-loving Meretz supporter Amos Oz, who wrote the above in The Jerusalem Post upon the Oslo accords. As Oz also wrote in that piece:
Once peace comes, Israeli doves, more than other Israelis,
must assume a clear-cut "hawkish" attitude concerning the
duty of the future Palestinian regime to live by the letter
and the spirit of its obligations.