By Rich Armbach
April 27, 2011
A new State of Israel with broad frontiers, strong and solid, with the authority of the Israel Government extending from the Jordan to the Suez Canal."
"During the last 100 years our people have been in a process of building up the country and the nation, of expansion, of getting additional Jews and additional settlements in order to expand the borders here......"
These statements in no way contradict his state of mind in 1948. He was a leading negotiator in the armistice agreement process,a signatory to the agreement with Jordan, and is perfectly clear..." The armistice lines were demarcated according to the Rhodes maps and were recognised as the borders of the State of Israel."
Story of my Life, page 117.
The armistice lines became de facto borders and were accepted by the whole world ( including Israel ) as the borders of the new state.
That he subsequently, following the conquest of the west bank, Gaza and Sinai,territories he, along with everyone else, regarded as occupied,came to a vision of a greater Israel encompassing all territory between the river, the sea and the canal, is irrelevant. This merely tells us that since 1948 Israel had evolved into a nation of territorial bandits, and that the settlement of the lands and the IDF administration of the lands has had little to do with security but is much more in the nature of a colonialist enterprise. I would remind you that the quotes in your blog were selected by you, not by me.
Interestingly your first quote starts, " A NEW State of Israel..."
In other words " that was the State of Israel but now we are starting over.." Hmmmm