In the summer of 1973, the Israeli Labor Party debates policy ideas about the future of the territories gained in the June 1967 war: to what degree and in what areas should Israel build and expand its physical and demographic presence in these areas? At the time, there are less than three dozen Israeli settlements in all these territories, with fewer than several thousand Israelis settled there. In August 1973, Israel Galili, a longtime adviser to Prime Ministers Golda Meir and David Ben-Gurion, issues his plan; a series of compromise proposals derived from broad ideas for the territories previously suggested by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. These include extensive future Israeli development in greater Jerusalem and around and the West Bank, expansion of settlements in the Golan Heights; and building a deep-water port at Yamit, a settlement on the Gaza coast. (source)
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