Database of Palestine colonization quotes



PALCIT is a database of quotes on the Zionist colonization of Palestine. Quotations do not replace History, but there is no History without quotations. Those in PALCIT come either from recognized historians or from media that have shed light on the news. Their authors are most often people who have played a direct and important role of political power. This choice is intended to give a raw material to understand the ideology that has guided the decisions taken since the birth of Zionism to lead to today's Israel.

The authenticity of the quotations and their sources have been carefully verified.

Authentic quotations are accessible:

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The quotations may be downloaded at the bottom of the QUOTATION page.

This site is a tribute to all past and present source persons and sites that have provided well-controlled data, especially Palestine Remembered.

A random quotation...

Quotation from World Zionist Organisation / Organisation sioniste mondiale “We owe it to ourselves to be cruel” — May 8 1922

Expressing, in accordance with the central thesis of Zionism, what the Zionist policy from 1933 to 1945 would be about the anti-Semitic massacres in Europe.
" We owe it to ourselves to be cruel. Let us once master the situation and we will be able to say: let the massacres happen, but we, we save the Yishuv before all else, we uphold its future because today it is in the Yishuv, and only there, that the destiny of our people is alive. "

Central Zionist Archives, Jerusalem, Zionist leadership, May 8, 1922, quoted by Georges Bensoussan, Histoire du Sionisme  , Fayard, 2002, p.781.
English version in Jacqueline Rose, The Question of Zion  , Princeton Univ. Press, 2005, p. 114.

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