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How was this to be done? By expelling the Palestinian people, by force if necessary, i.e. by ethnic cleansing.
Ben-Gurion, writing in 1937, "We shall organize a modern defense force...and then I am certain that we will not be prevented from settling in other parts of the country , either by mutual agreement with our Arab neighbors or by some other means."(Op. Cit., pg. 95)
And in 1941, "It is impossible to imagine general evacuation [of the Arab population] without compulsion, and brutal compulsion."(Ibid.)
Former Israeli Defense Minister Moishe Dayan was quoted in Khalidi, All That Remains, xxxi, as saying, "Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages...because geography books no longer exist...the Arab villages are not there either...There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population."(Op. Cit., pg. 96)
Did it work? One picture is worth a thousand words.
How was this done? In 1973, Ariel Sharon, the architect of the massacre of the men, women and children of the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon equal in ferocity to the Nazi destruction of the town of Ludice in World War II, said, "We'll make a pastrami sandwich of them. We'll insert a strip of Jewish settlement, in between the Palestinians, and then another strip of Jewish settlement, 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."(The Nation, May 10, 2004.)
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the American Israel Public Affairs Council on March 22, 2010 that "Jerusalem is not a settlement." He continued that the historical connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel cannot be denied. He added that neither could the historical connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem. He insisted, "The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 years ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today." He said, "Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital." He told his applauding audience of 7500 that he was simply following the policies of all Israeli governments since the 1967 conquest of Jerusalem in the Six Day War.
Even a blind man can see that there can never be a Palestinian State. The West Bank Palestinians are divided into small, isolated enclaves, surrounded by illegal Israeli "settlements". Can this lead to a viable state? Not without dismantling the "settlements" and returning the West Bank to its 1967 boundaries. There is absolutely no chance of this ever happening.
There will be no peace, no resolution as long as Israelis feel as former Prime Minister Golda Meir put it: "There is no such thing as a Palestinian." (Op. Cit. pg. 96.) The West Bank is gone, pastramied just as Ariel Sharon intended. Gaza, however, can be saved.
For a detailed treatment of the Palestine-Israel problem and it's history, see this Palestine web site