Israel: no(t a) partner for peace...
H/T Eli Stephens who also claims that Henty Siegman is the former head (a 'national director', to be precise) of the American Jewish Congress.
Here's Henry Siegman in The Nation:
The Jewish settlements and their supporting infrastructure, which span the
West Bankfrom east to west and north to south, are not a wild growth, like weeds in a garden. They have been carefully planned, financed and protected by successive Israeli governments and 's military. Their purpose has been to deny the Palestinian people independence and statehood--or to put it more precisely, to retain Israeli control of Israel Palestine"from the river to the sea," an objective that precludes the existence of a viable and sovereign Palestinian state east of 's pre-1967 border. Israel
A vivid recollection from the time I headed the American Jewish Congress is a helicopter trip over the
West Bankon which I was taken by Ariel Sharon. With large, worn maps in hand, he pointed out to me strategic locations of present and future settlements on east-west and north-south axes that, Sharon assured me, would rule out a future Palestinian state.
Just one year after the 1967 war, Moshe Dayan, then defense minister, described
's plan for the future of the territories as "the current reality." "The plan is being implemented in actual fact," he said. "What exists today must remain as a permanent arrangement in the Israel West Bank." Ten years later, at a conference in Tel Aviv whose theme was finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, Dayan said: "The question is not, What is the solution? but, How do we live without a solution?"