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Iron Wall By Ze'ev Jabotinskly published in 1923

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Since the inception of Zionism in the late 19th century, its leaders have attempted to erect an impregnable IRON WALL for the sole purpose of making the indigenous people of Palestine lose hope. The road map for the Israeli leaders' policies towards the Palestinian people was clearly stated by Ze'ev Jabotinsky, the father of the Israeli right, in an article published (quoted below) in Ha'aretz newspaper in 1923:

".... Settlement can thus develop under the protection of a force that is not dependent on the local population, behind an IRON WALL which they will be powerless to break down. ....a voluntary agreement is just not possible. As long as the Arabs preserve a gleam of hope that they will succeed in getting rid of us, nothing in the world can cause them to relinquish this hope, precisely because they are not a rubble but a living people. And a living people will be ready to yield on such fateful issues only when they give up all hope of getting rid of the Alien Settlers. Only then will extremist groups with their slogan 'No, never' lose their influence, and only then their influence be transferred to more moderate groups. And only then will the moderates offer suggestions for compromise. Then only will they begin bargaining with us on practical matters, such as guarantees against PUSHING THEM OUT, and equality of civil, and national rights."

The day we lose hope, is the day Zionists win Palestine from its people. For Palestine's sake, we hope that day never comes, and for now we must Remember Palestine the best way we can.

Our DATE is 65 years LATE, we shall return.


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