[wrong] Words attributed to Chaim Weizmann “Obstacles that had to be cleared on a difficult path” — Aug. 19 1918
Apocryphal or wrong quotation or doubtful.
- Weizmann, Chaim (1874-1952) ( 21 quotations )
[the native population was akin to] the rocks of Judea, as obstacles that had to be cleared on a difficult path.
The quote, taken from a letter from Weizmann to his wife Vera, was given by Simha Flapan, in his book Zionism and the Palestinians. The exact quote would be "We have to deal with that [the Jews], as well as with the climate of Palestine, the stones of the Judean Hills, the Arabs and other difficult obstacles on our difficult path. "
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