Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Exactly Eban

Abba Eban has been quoted about the 1967 border being Aushwitz lines.

As I did research for Shmuel Katz on the matter, locating the original German-language issue of the magazine, here is how it appears:

A famous "moderate" - Abba Eban, former foreign minister - has described those Armistice lines to which Israel is now told to return as a death-trap. He once explained - to the German journal Der Spiegel (No. 5, 1969):

"We have often said that the map will never again be as it was on June 4, 1967. For us this is a matter of security and principle. The June map is for us identical with insecurity and danger. I do not exaggerate when I say that it has for us something of a memory of Auschwitz."

in this article:

April 30, 1993
Jerusalem Post

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