Former Military Chief: Keep West Bank --
Moshe Yaalon, the recently retired chief of staff of the Israeli military, is a kibbutznik from a Labor movement background. He is the rare, and arguably most important, retired Israeli general to publicly oppose unilateral Israeli withdrawals from the West Bank and Gaza. The former chief of staff, credited as most responsible for Israel's success in curbing Palestinian terrorism, has harshly criticized the two-state solution as unviable. "What we are doing is leaving a legacy for the next generation where they are dealing with Palestinians who believe that terrorism pays, that Israel cuts and runs under pressure," Yaalon said in an exclusive interview with the Forward.