Quotation from Moshe Dayan “Serious help means killing Egyptians” — June 1956

Moshe Dayan, addressing Ben Gurion before the Suez expedition.

Author : Thematics :

France will only give us weapons if we help it seriously in the Algerian question. Serious help means killing Egyptians, nothing less.


In Mordechai Bar On. Challenge and Quarrel: The road to the Sinai campaign – 1956 (hebrew), ed. Hamerkaz Lemoresheret Ben-Gurion, Beersheva, 1991. Quoted by Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall, Norton, 2001, p. 164.

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