Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ben Gurion was delighted...

Zionists often claim that the early Zionist movement never had any intentions of expelling the Arab popuation. Yet it becomes particularly hard to reconcile this with what Zionist leaders said at the time. David Ben-Gurion, for example noted, "what happened in jerusalem and what happened in Haifa could well happen in great parts of the country if we hold on...It is very possible that in the coming six or or eight or ten months of the war there will take place  great changes...not all of them to our detriment. Certainly there will be great changes in the composition of the country."

And, "In the Negev we will not buy land,. We will conquer it. You are forgetting that we are at war."

Obviously, this is just a tease more to come. 

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