What are they suppose to say? The land was crap? Wearing rags and living in caves was crap? You quote a book written by the same people being critiqued, I am sure that there is a deeper truth than the "truth" (for example) that the germans espoused about the German people. It is intellectually dishonest really, to quote a book written by the same people we are critiquing as proof that the critique is false. It's like my mother writing a book that I am god like and then using that book to justify my claim to godhood!
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: Report: Nixon feared Israeli nukes would spur arms race