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Sol Salbe: Gush Shalom On Future Leaders

[This news service gets a weekly message from Gush Shalom which I usually agree with. Nevertheless Gush Shalom represents only a small section of the Israeli left and peace movement and therefore their messages are not as a rule forwarded.

This is an exception. It makes a very important point succinctly. Please distribute it widely. - Sol Salbe]

FUTURE LEADERS

Yitzhak Rabin

-was, under the British Mandate, the leader of the prisoners in Rafah prison camp.

Yitzhak Shamir

-was arrested as a terrorist and exiled to a prison camp in Eritrea.

Menachem Begin

-was branded as a terrorist with a big prize on his head and blood on his hands, after he blew up the King David hotel in Jerusalem with a hundred civilians dead.

All three became later Prime Ministers of Israel and were ceremoniously received by Britain, their former enemy.

Among the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons are the future leaders of the Palestinian nation. Marwan Barghouti is only the most famous of them.

It is in Israel's interest to release and allow them to take part in the Palestinian elections.

Only those who are accepted by their people as freedom fighters will be able to convince them that peace is necessary.

Gush Shalom,

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[The independent Middle East News Service concentrates on providing alternative information chiefly from Israeli sources. It is generously sponsored by the Australian Jewish Democratic Society. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the AJDS. These are expressed in its own statements


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