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Annexation for Exoneration: How Bibi Betrayed the Zionist Dream

| May 19, 2019

It is to be hoped that Netanyahu is too smart and politically adroit to accede to the more extreme versions of annexation espoused by his coalition partners.

Israel recently celebrated its 71st Independence Day, an annual event that has always filled me with joy, pride and awe at the miracle of national redemption after 2,000 years. I have always felt uniquely blessed: born in the US following the Holocaust and Israel's rebirth, able to take advantage of the magnificent freedoms the US affords to make my life in Israel and serve in its defense establishment. This year, however, I was filled with a pervasive sense of foreboding that overcame my joy....

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For Academic Citation: Freilich, Chuck.“Annexation for Exoneration: How Bibi Betrayed the Zionist Dream.” The Jerusalem Post, May 19, 2019.