Tosefta - on Ben Gurion - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 13.06.07 | 02:50 (IDT)

    "Indeed, the policy was not to allow the refugees to return, except for some 100,000 who were allowed to return soon after the 1948 war." - Tosefta Ben Gurion was wise to play upon the world's emotions and desires. Ben Gurion had tried long before to create a labor movement of ALL Palestinians, both Jewish and Arab. He understood that Israel was born in a world disgusted with religious and racial Holocaust. Indeed, he had played upon those emotions as one of his great weapons in arguing for Partition. "Ben Gurion was extremely clever. He also had conscience, but being a political leader, I wouldn`t say he was a saint, just more saintly than you may be accustomed to in these rough times." - Tosefta When compared to those of the Irgun Zvai Leumi and Lehomey Heruth Israel, he was both saintly and sane. It was his prudent mixture of socialist idealism and political pragmatism that made the success of Israel possible. In 1945, there was no capital and few arms. Yet in 1948 he won.

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