Moshe Dayan’s historic decision in 1967 to ban Jewish prayer from Temple Mount has evidently hardened Palestinian intransigence rather than encouraged reciprocal imperative for understanding.
Winston Churchill famously said, during his speech to the U. S. Congress in May, 1943, that, "The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet." That goes double for Moslems. They seem to occupy no middle ground between brutal aggression against those weaker than they (e.g., the many acts of cruelty committed against Christian and Yazidi populations during the current civil wars in Syria and Iraq) or craven surrender when they take on those able to fight back effectively (e.g, the mass--and eager--surrenders of Arab armies during Israel's war of survival in the 20th century). One would think that Moshe Dayan, of all people, should have known that making needless concessions to the Moslems during Israel's great moment of victory in 1967, would in the long run be taken for weakness by them. They seem quite simply not to comprehend the concept of generosity in victory.
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