Quotation from Arthur Ruppin “We are bound in each case. . . to remove the peasants who cultivated the land” — May 30 1930
An important Zionist figure, creator of Brit Shalom, in favor of a bi-national state AND of a transfer of Palestinians to Syria,.
- Ruppin, Arthur (1876-1943) ( 4 quotations )
" Land is the most necessary thing for establishing roots in Palestine. Since there are hardly any more arable unsettled lands. . . .we are bound in each case. . . to remove the peasants who cultivated the land. "
Ruppin’s letter to Hans Kohn, quoted by Simha Flapan Zionism and the Palestinians
, Croom Helm, 1979, pp 172-73 et 189.
Rachid Khalidi Blaming the Victims (Edward Said and Christopher Hitchens, eds.), Verso, 1988, p. 216 ; Benny Morris Victimes, Histoire revisitée du conflit arabo-sioniste, Complexes, 2003, p.77.
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