Quotation from David Ben Gurion “At least 80% Jews for a viable and stable state” — Dec. 3 1947

In a speech to the leading members of the Mapai party, Ben-Gurion clearly indicated the ethnic objective to be achieved in the wake of the UN partition plan.

Author : Thematics :

There are 40% non-Jews in the areas allocated to the Jewish state. This composition is not a solid basis for a Jewish state. And we have to face this new reality with all its severity and distinctness. Such a demographic balance questions our ability to maintain Jewish sovereignty […] Only a state with at least 80% Jews is a viable and stable state.


Ben Gurion, In the Battle, pp. 255-72. Quoted by Ilan Pappé, The ethnic cleansing of Palestine, One World, 2006, p. 48.

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