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      Video: Former IDF Chief of Staff Speaks On Concessions to Arabs

      Former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon says that past Israeli concessions to the Arabs were rejected by the Arabs and actually increased violence.
      By Leah Morse
      First Publish: 1/13/2008, 7:21 PM

      At the recent Annapolis summit, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni presented a policy to divide the Land of Israel and establish a state for Israel's Arab enemies in the hopes of achieving reconciliation.

      In the video below, Moshe Yaalon, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, demonstrates how past Israeli concessions to the Arabs were rejected by the Arabs and actually increased violence. In this address to the WZO's World Conference of Orthodox Rabbis and Community Leaders, he notes that even the so-called "moderate" Fatah party refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.



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      Click here to watch segments of Yaalon's address.

      Yaalon, currently a fellow at the Shalem Center's Institute for Strategic Studies, explains that the problems in the Middle East are not caused by the Arab-Israeli conflict, as is the common misconception, but rather something much bigger which started even before Israel existed.