Quotation from Yehoshafat Harkabi “Our demands … must involve such conditions as to ensure that the enemy rejects them” — Nov. 2 1973
Former head of military intelligence, explaining that for Israel, negotiating is tantamount to pushing to surrender.
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" We must define our position and lay down basic principles for a settlement. Our demands should be moderate and balanced, and appear to be reasonable. But in fact they must involve such conditions as to ensure that the enemy rejects them. Then we should manoeuvre and allow him to define his own position, and reject a settlement on the basis of a compromise solution. We should then publish his demands as embodying unreasonable extremism. "
Maariv, Nov. 2, quoted by David Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch , p. 183.
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