Who Was Yigal Allon?

Jewish Ideas Daily has posted a short biography of Yigal Allon, an Israeli  general and politician.

An interesting excerpt:

During the 1948 War of Independence, Allon, by now a general, participated in many fateful campaigns, including the liberation of the Negev. Although he left the armed forces in 1950, he continued to be widely viewed as Israel’s foremost strategic thinker. Allon never forgave David Ben-Gurion for not having ordered the IDF to capture the Old City and the West Bank during the war. The 1949 armistice lines, he said, failed to provide Israel with strategic depth.

The article also discusses the Allon Plan, considered to be the original two-state solution. Read the article on Jewish Ideas Daily.

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