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btor at a time when the economic burden on the state is a stagger- bing one and Jewish social and economic problems worsen for black of money. We know the vast amounts of state land taken by bthe Arab and the thousands of illegal buildings he has put up. bWe know the corrupting influence of cheap Arab labor and the bever-growing reliance on the Arab worker whose strikes can par- balyze whole sections of the economy. We know the ugliness of bintermarriage, prostitution, and sexual contacts between the bArab and Jewish women.

bWe know the support the Arab has in the form of the Arab bstates and universal world opinion. We know how he senses Is- braeli weakness, division, and retreat. We know the confidence he bhas that time is on his side and the boldness that he displays. We bremember the horrible rape of Jewish women and the brutal bmutilation of Jewish men when he was the majority. We know bthe sheer hate he feels for the Jews and the state and what he bwould do if ever, G-d forbid, he would have the opportunity.

bAll this Israel knows, and yet she fails to leap to her feet and brid herself of the danger to her very existence. The most basic bsense of self-preservation calls for a policy of making life as dif- bficult as possible for the Arabs to induce them to leave. Israel, bhowever, for more than thirty years, has done precisely the op- bposite. Israel has made every possible effort to make life in Eretz bYisrael better and better for the Arabs. The Arab of Israel re- bceives national insurance and welfare; Israel subsidizes his bbabies and encourages him to have more; he is not forced to do bany national service whatsoever and so can make money from bthe ages of eighteen to twenty-one while the Jew must serve in bthe army. He pays little or nothing in taxes while the Jew groans bunder the burden. He squats on government land and builds bhouses illegally, and the authorities look the other way. Is it any bwonder that he prefers to remain and plot to destroy Israel from bwithin?

bThe liberated lands of 1967 are the classic example. Not bonly did the Israeli government, and Dayan in particular, throw baway the golden opportunity of ridding Eretz Yisrael of the Ar- babs of Judea-Samaria-Gaza, but they announced a policy that bguaranteed that they would happily remain. An “open-bridge” bpolicy was implemented, allowing Arab farmers of the area to bship their products to Jordan and other Arab countries. This not b 

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