Quotation from Elyakim Haetzni “We are taking our soldiers and policemen to carry out a pogrom” — Mar. 18 2004
Former member of the Knesset, from the colony of Kiryat Arba.
- Haetzni, Elyakim (1926-) ( 1 quotation )
" One cannot decide to carry out a pogrom, and this is a pogrom : We are taking our soldiers and policemen to carry out a pogrom, to destroy houses, to drag people out of their homes, to remove the bones of the dead from the cemeteries. Democracy cannot do such things according to the rules of democracy itself. A local newspaperman came to me and asked me, « And what if there’s a majority ? » I told him : « We are five in a boat and there’s no food. We are going to die of starvation, and decide by a referendum, four against one, to eat you. Does that obligate you ? Will you still day ‘democracy’ ? » "
Nadav Shragai Split right down the middle , Haaretz, March 18 2004. Quoted by Virginia Tilley, The One State Solution , Univ. Michigan Press, 2005, p. 57.
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