Moshe Dayan and his aides adopted a policy of open bridges after the 1967 War [because they] wanted the Palestinians to have an economic and demographic outlet to Jordan, the Gulf countries, and other parts of the region, so as to free Israel from the economic and other responsibilities commonly assumed by occupying authorities. These open bridges helped the occupation endure, and helped the people endure it.By: Azmi Bishara
Date: 8 January 2004
this article in Al-Ahram Weekly
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