Quotation from David Ben Gurion “The danger is that… we will become a Levantine people” — Jan. 1954

Addressing the Mapai Party Central Committee in January 1954, Ben Gurion unabashedly established a hierarchy of Ashkenazi (educated Jews) > "Oriental" (uneducated) Jews > Arabs.

Author : Thematics :

The danger we are faced with is that the great majority of our children whose forebears have been uneducated for generations will sink to the level of Arab peasant children. ... In another 10 or 15 years they will be the nation, and we will become a Levantine people.


CIA report. Israel : The Sephardi-Ashkenazi Confrontation and its Implication (1982), p.4.

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