Quotation from Moshe Smilansky “We are dealing here with a semi-savage people, which has extremely primitive concepts” — 1914
Activist settler, presented as a supporter of an agreement with the Palestinians, revealing his deep racism.
- Smilansky, Moshe (1874-1953) ( 3 quotations )
" We must not forget that we are dealing here with a semi-savage people, which has extremely primitive concepts. And this is his nature : If he senses in you power, he will submit and will hide his hatred for you. And if he senses weakness – he will dominate you … Moreover ...the developed among the Arabs values which are nor common among other primitive people … to lie, to cheat, to harbor grave (unfounded) suspicions and to tell tales … and a hidden hatred of the Jews. These semites – they are anti-semites. "
Yosef Gorny. Les racines de la conscience du conflit judéo-arabe… , HaTziyonut (héb), vol.4, 1976. Quoted by Benny Morris, Victimes. Histoire revisitée du conflit arabo-sioniste , Complexes, 2003, p. 58.
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