Settlements now an Israeli security factor: Sharon's concept was to make 'a pastrami sandwich' of the Palestinians
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Article/book #: 4171
Title: Settlements now an Israeli security factor: Sharon's concept was to make 'a pastrami sandwich' of the Palestinians
By: George S. Hishmeh  
Published in: Daily Star (LB)
Date of issue: Thursday, 18 July 2002
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Commentary

Abstract:

Winston S. Churchill III, grandson of the famed British prime minister, recalled last October at the National Press Club here a telling encounter he had had in 1973 with the hawkish Ariel Sharon, now the Israeli prime minister, about Zionist objectives. "What is to become of the Palestinians?" Churchill asked. "We'll make a pastrami sandwich of them," Sharon said. Churchill responded, "What?" "Yes, we'll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians, and then another strip of Jewish settlements right across the West Bank, so that in 25 years' time, neither the United Nations nor the United States, nobody, will be able to tear it apart." Geoffrey Aronson, who is recognized in the US as the preeminent American expert on the Israeli settlement movement, loves to relate this significant exchange as he did in an interview with The Daily Star on two different occasions.




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Ariel Sharon (1973):  "We'll make a pastrami sandwich of them, ... we'll insert a strip of Jewish settl... "
 






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