Quotation from David Ben Gurion “These Arabs should not reside here” — 1950

At a Mapai party meeting in late 1950, Ben Gurion expressed his desire to take advantage of a war to remove the Palestinian minority from Israel.

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These Arabs should not reside here in the same way as American Jews should not reside in America … I think that we must do everything so that an Arab would reside in an Arab state because the Arabs have countries … If war breaks out all Arabs would flee, either out of fear that we would slaughter them, or because they would think that they would help their Arab states to slaughter us.


Uzi Benziman and Atallah Mansour, Dayarei Mishne, Keter, 1972, p. 57. Quoted by Nur Masalha A Land Without a People, Faber and Faber, 1997, p.3.

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