Quotation from Mattityahu Peled “Those stories about the huge danger ... had never been considered” — June 3 1972

General, from the IDF General Staff, about the 6-day war.

Author : Thematic :
" All those stories about the huge danger we were facing because of our small territorial size, an argument expounded once the war was over, had never been considered our calculations prior to the unleashing of hostilities. While we proceeded towards the full mobilization of our forces, no person in his right mind could believe that all this force was necessary to our defence against the Egyptian threat. To pretend that the Egyptian forces concentrated on our borders were capable of threatening Israel's existence does not only insult the intelligence of any person capable of analyzing this kind of situation, but is primarily an insult to the Israeli army. "

Le Monde, June 3, 1972

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