Quotation from David Ben Gurion “Politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves” — 1938
Speech in 1938.
- Ben Gurion, David (1886-1973) ( 84 quotations )
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" Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves .. politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves... The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country. ... Behind the terrorism [by the Arabs] is a movement, which though primitive is not devoid of idealism and self sacrifice. "
Quoted in Simha Flapan, Zionism and the Palestinians , 1979, pp.141-2, and Noam Chomsky, Fateful Triangle , Pluto Press, 1983, pp.91-2.
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