Monday, December 10, 2012

We're All Patriots, Except...

Here's a final post based on the deliberations of the Ministers' Committee for Foreign Relations and Security of December 13, 1955, and then it really is time to move on to other matters. (The previous posts on this document were here, here, and here.)

Near the end of the meeting (p.26), Ben Gurion responded to various complaints the ministers had made about the decision-making process prior to the operation against Syrian positions two days earlier. Some of the considerations of his colleagues he accepted, others he sharply rebutted. Yet ultimately, he concluded:
Our differences of opinion stem from common ground: I'm concerned for the future of the country, and others are likewise concerned. When it comes to that, I'm certain we're all equally concerned for the future of the state - well, except for the Communists.

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