[wrong] Words attributed to David Ben Gurion “The boundaries of Zionist aspiration include” — 1938

Apocryphal or wrong quotation or doubtful.

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The boundaries of Zionist aspiration include southern Lebanon, southern Syria, today’s Jordan, all of Cis-Jordan [West Bank] and the Sinai.


This is not a quote. Chomsky writes, page 161 of ""The Fateful Triangle"" (1983): « It might be noted that the ""boundaries of Zionist aspirations"" in Ben-Gurion's vision were quite broad, including southern Lebanon, southern Syria, today's Jordan, all of cis-Jordan [the West Bank], and the Sinai. » Note 193. His note for this assertion: Report to the World Council of Poalei Zion (the forerunner of the Labor Party), Tel Aviv, 1938; cited by Israel Shahak, J. of Palestine Studies, Spring 1981. ""Boundaries of Zionist aspiration"" is merely a repeat of an expression used by Ben Gurion in an actual quotation mentioned just before by Chomsky. The rest, from ""southern Lebanon » to ""Sinai"", is not indicated as a quotation but as a summary. Note 193, ""Report to the World Council of Poalei Zion, Tel Aviv, 1938,"" could not be verified in Israel Shahak's text ""The 'historical right' and the Other Holocaust ». It should also be noted that ""West Bank"" cannot be prior to 1949.

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