Quotation from Yitzhak Ben-Zvi “Nous aurions dû exiger que les travailleurs soient employés sans distinction de race ni de religion” — 1914

“Socialist" Zionist, leader of Poalei Zion, who became the second president of Israel in 1952, in a letter to the editorial board of Haachdut.

Author : Thematic :
" It should have been the case that the Jewish bourgeoisie would be chauvinistic, and would demand only Jewish labor. We, the socialists, should have been more moderate. Tending towards internationalism, we should have demanded that workers be employed without regard to national and religious differences. In reality, we see exactly the opposite taking place. "

Gershon Shafir, Land, Labour and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1989, p.45

Quoted by Benny Morris: Righteous Victims... , p. 51; Victimes, Histoire revisitée du conflit arabo-sioniste, Complexes, 2003, p.65.

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