Israeli Ambassador: Palestinians Must Surrender

Says Palestinians might survive if they surrender to Israel

In an op-ed in the New York Times, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon argued that everyone, including the Palestinians, need to accept the idea that any alternative to unconditionally surrendering to Israel would necessarily be far costlier.

Danon angrily condemned opponents of surrender, mostly Palestinians, who argue that abandoning all national ambitions would mean an end to the Palestinian people entirely. He did not, however, argued that this might not be the case.

Rather, Danon insisted that it was at least conceivable that the Palestinians might be allowed to continue to exist after surrendering to Israel, and that this was the best, and apparently only option that they have, so they should just go for it and hope for the best.

Danon compared the Palestinians to ethnic Germans after World War 2, noting that the Germans continued to exist. He said a Palestinian surrender might even lead to a similar transformation to what Egypt has enjoyed since 1979, constant military juntas who are receive large amounts of US foreign aid.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.