Quotation from David Ben Gurion “Let me first tell you one thing: it doesn't matter what the world says about Israel” — 1953
Addressing Ariel Sharon, who had just killed 69 Palestinian civilians in Kibya in 1953 by locking them up and blowing up their homes; as reported by Sharon.
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" I was summoned to see Ben -Gurion . It was the first time I met him, and right from the start Ben -Gurion said to me : 'Let me first tell you one thing: it doesn't matter what the world says about Israel. Il does not matter what they say about us anywhere else. The only thing that matters is that we can exist here on the land of our forefathers. And unless we show the Arabs that there is a high price to pay for murdering Jews, we won’t survive.”
« It doesn’t make any real difference … what will be said about Kibbiya [sic] around the world. The important thing is how it will be looked at here in the region. This is going to give us the possibility of living here. » "
As told by Ariel Sharon in an interview for the documentary The 50 Years War : Israël and the Arabs
Quoted by Chad McCoy Endgame , Lulu.com, 2005, p.331. (Ebook)
2nd. version : Warrior, the autobiography of Ariel Sharon , Simon and Shuster, 1989, p. 91.
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