Ban Ki Moon is Right in Principle

Yosef Rabin,

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Yosef Rabin
Yosef Rabin lives and works in Jerusalem and writes on a wide range of issues affecting Israel and the Jewish world. Yosef can be contacted at

I would like to remind everyone that in principle Ban Ki Moon is right, because if we are "occupiers" then the Arabs do have the right to armed resistance.

We must remember that Irgun, Lechi and Stern rose up in armed revolt against the British, and rightly so, and many streets throughout Israel commemorate those groups and fighters. When ones land is under occupation it is the responsibility and obligation of the people to resist the occupiers and our Jewish land was under British occupation.

Let us stop blaming the Arabs and the UN because we ourselves give credence to their claims. Every time an Israeli politician or PM speaks about a Pali-State or every time they use words like "disputed territories" they strengthen the Arab narrative.

It is our obligation to openly refute the “occupation myth” and say in a loud and clear voice “From the River to the Sea the Land of Israel is Jewish”.

How easy it is to blame others and how difficult it is to look in the mirror.