It's the weekly "Questionnaire" article given to some prominent Israeli to fill out. Most run NGO's or are politicians. This week Lahav Harkov interviewed Labor MK Daniel Ben-Simon. I must admit that I'd never heard of him before. Apparently he had worked as a journalist for Left wing papers, Davar and Haaretz. His answers were pretty boring until he got to this:
His statement that his first act as Israeli Prime Minister would be to give me twelve months to leave my home, totally outrageous and dangerous for the State of Israel as it would be, didn't disturb me as much as his:
"This way we can finish the Six Day War and the tragedies it brought."
Wooh! Did you get that? This man, who sits as a Member the Israeli Kenesset and makes laws to govern our state, says that the Six Day War brought "tragedies." All of the countries surrounding Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Syria united to destroy us, threatened to "throw the Israelis into the sea." There could have been one out of two results to this war. Either we'd defeat them or be destroyed. We were victorious, and in the process liberated our historic territories and in so doing straightened the indefensible borders. Those old, aka green line borders had held for barely nineteen years. They were cease-fire lines. There was nothing holy, or even terribly legal about them.
This MK Ben-Simon claims the 1967 Israeli victory brought "tragedies." Would he have preferred that we had been defeated and destroyed? I don't care what else he said in that interview. As far as I'm concerned, MK Daniel Ben-Simon is a very dangerous man.