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    • Peter Hindrup
    • 19.04.10 | 07:17 (IDT)

    1938 "Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves ? politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves? The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country." ?David Ben Gurion, quoted on pp 91-2 of Chomsky's ?Fateful Triangle?, which appears in Simha Flapan's "Zionism and the Palestinians pp 141-2 citing a 1938 speech. Before [the Palestinians] very eyes we are possessing the land and the villages where they, and their ancestors, have lived? We are the generation of colonizers, and without the steel helmet and the gun barrel we cannot plant a tree and build a home. ? Israeli Army Commander Moshe Dayan "We enthusiastically chose to become a colonial society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities. Passionately desiring to

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