Talk:Sharon considered temporary Israeli coup in 1967

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Is it correct to call it a coup? It sounds like what they were considering was whether or not to go to war without authorization, but would fall short of overthrowing the government. I added a link to another article from Ha'aretz which doesn't call it a coup. - TalkHard 09:30, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Well, the military would have been exceeding its authority and usurping the PM and Cabinet's decision. Here's Wikipedia's first sentence on coup (3 paragraph intro): A coup d'état (IPA: /ˌkuː deiˈtɑː/), often simply called a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. [1]

I think their proposed actions are consistent with the accepted usage of the term. But, that's just my argument. --119 17:36, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Actually I think you are right in the temporary nature of it. "Sharon considered temporary Israeli coup in 1967" more accurate?

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I don't think describing it as a coup is neutral. It would've been exceeding its authority, but there's a big difference between this and taking over the government. Ambi 09:45, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
A small group of military men would have locked the civilian leaders up, broadcast on the radio that they were in control and were making decisions FOR the civilian leaders, and then gone to war. That is definitely taking over the government. Temporary, yes, but they were to be in charge. I think coup is accurate. --119 19:06, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I didn't see any info that they would have locked the civilian leaders up, broadcast they were in control, or make any decisions other than going to war. Where did you get that from? - TalkHard 23:38, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
First source. "Mr Sharon admitted that he suggested to Mr Rabin that they could hold the cabinet in a room until "the chief of staff goes to Israel Radio and makes an announcement"." [2] I have not argued nor does the article sugges tthat they would have made other decisions. It explicity states the takeover would be for the decision to go to war. --119 23:43, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Can we publish the article?


This article has been in reviewing past 8 hours already. Is this article ok? It can be published? carlosar Nov 20 10:44:21 UTC 2004


The link [3]to the Ha'Aretz article does not work. It should be replaced by [4]. I will post this to WN.ALERT RolandR 15:06, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply

This has been corrected. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:15, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply
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