Quotation from Moshe Dayan “The territory from the Litani southward will be totally annexed to Israel” — May 16 1954
Israeli Chief of Staff, for whom butchering Lebanon is child's play.
- Dayan, Moshe (1915-1981) ( 17 quotations )
- "Land of Israel" or variable geometry "biblical lands ( 42 quotations )
- Colonial optimism ( 33 quotations )
" According to him [Dayan] « the only thing that's necessary is to find an officer, even just a Major. We should either win his heart or buy him with money, to make him agree to declare himself the savior of the Maronite population. Then the Israeli army will enter Lebanon, will occupy the necessary territory, and will create a Christian regime which will ally itself with Israel. The territory from the Litani southward will be totally annexed to Israel and everything will be all right. If we were to accept the advice of the Chief of Staff we would do it tomorrow, without awaiting a signal from Baghdad. "
Moshe Sharett’s diary, quoted in Tom Segev, 1949, The First Israelis , Owl Books, 1998, p. 10 & Benny Morris, Righteous Victims , Vintage, 2001, p. 497 (Victimes, Histoire revisitée du conflir arabo-sioniste, Complexes, 2003, p.541); Livia Rokach, Israël’s sacred terrorism , AAUG Press, 1980, pp. 22 and 26.
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