Arab Leaders Did Plan to Eliminate Israel in Six-Day War

(Ynet News) Ben-Dror Yemini - There is a mega-narrative that exempts the Arabs from responsibility for the Six-Day War. Yet both the Arab League and the leaders of all neighboring states announced in an unequivocal manner that their plan for Israel was annihilation. Considering the fact that the Arab and Muslim world was engaged in endless massacres - which are still going on - it was pretty clear that what they were doing to themselves they would also do to Israel. The Arab states never accepted the State of Israel's existence, not for a moment. There was no occupation from 1949 to 1967, but a Palestinian state wasn't established because the leaders of the Arab world didn't want another state. They wanted Israel. In 1964 the Arab League convened in Cairo and announced: "collective Arab military preparations, when they are completed, will constitute the ultimate practical means for the final liquidation of Israel." In 1966, then-Syrian defense minister Hafez Assad declared: "Pave the Arab roads with the skulls of Jews....We are determined to saturate this earth with your (Israeli) blood, to throw you into the sea." Nine days before the war broke out, Egypt's Nasser said: "The Arab people want to fight. Our basic aim is the destruction of the State of Israel." Iraqi president Abdul Rahman Arif said: "This is our chance...our goal is clear: To wipe Israel off the map." Two days before the war broke out, PLO leader Ahmad Shukieri said: "Whoever survives will stay in Palestine, but in my opinion, no one will remain alive." Does anyone think that there would not have been a mass slaughter?

2017-06-02 00:00:00

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