Varia/ Quotations from here and there

1- Vladimir Jobotinsky : "Zionist colonization must either be terminated or carried out against the wishes of the native population. This colonization can, therefore, be continued and make progress only under the protection of a power independent of the native population - an iron wall, which will be in a position to resist the pressure to the native population. This is, in toto, our policy towards the Arabs... A voluntary reconciliation with the Arabs is out of the question either now or in the future.....If you wish to colonize a land in which people are already living, you must provide a garrison for the land, or find some 'rich man' or benefactor who will provide a garrison on your behalf. Or else-or else, give up your colonization, for without an armed force which will render physically impossible any attempt to destroy or prevent this colonization, colonization is impossible, not "difficult', not 'dangerous', but IMPOSSIBLE!...Zionism is a colonization adventure and therefore it stands or falls by the question of armed force. It is important.... to speak Hebrew, but, unfortunately, it is even more important to be able to shoot - or else I am through with playing at colonizing." [Vladimir Jobotinsky, 'The Iron Wall' (pub.1923)]

2- Lord Balfour:"In Palestine we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country." Lord Balfour in a private memorandum to Lord Curzon, 11 August 1919

3- Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Should a nation which attacks and occupies foreign territory in the face of United Nations disapproval be allowed to impose the conditions of its withdrawal? If so, I fear we have turned back the clock of international order." US President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Address to the Nation, 20 February 1957

4)  Rabin memoirs: "We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, 'What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!'" --Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979; Rabin's description of the conquest of Lydda, after the completion of Plan Dalet.

 5) Heilbrun: "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves." -- Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

6) Jospeh Weitz: "There is no other way than to transfer the Arabs from here [Palestine] to the neighboring countries, to transfer all of them; not one village, not one tribe should be left." -- Jospeh Weitz, Davar, 29 September 1967 from "My Diary and Letters to the Children", Massada, 1965, III, p. 293

7) Raphael Eitan: "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." -- Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14
April 1983.

8) Benyamin Netanyahu: "Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories." -- Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, tells students at Bar Ilan University, From the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989.

9) Menachim Begin: "We have made the Arabs lose faith and confidence in themselves. Now we
must make them lose the hope of pressuring us through the United States."Menachim Begin.

10) US President Harry Truman: "I am sorry, gentlemen, but I have to answer to hundreds of thousands who
are anxious for the success of Zionism. I do not have hundreds of thousands of Arabs among my constituents."
US President Harry Truman

11) Speaking of peace with Israel, it is interesting to note that Ben
Gurion gave Arab leaders more credit than they deserve when he stated
in 1956:
" I don't understand your optimism. Why should the Arabs make Peace?
If I was an Arab leader, I would never make terms with Israel. That
is natural; we have taken their country." {Quoted by Nahum Goldman
[former President of World Zionist Congress] in "The Jewish
Paradox" Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1978, p99}

 12) Ehud Barak, stated in March, 1998: " If I had been a Palestinian, I
would now be a terrorist".

13) Ze'evi said of the transfer concept, "I am proud of it - I learned it in the
Labor movement. If transfer bothers Barak, then he is cutting off his ties
from (Israel's founding prime minister David) Ben-Gurion, from (the late
Labor ideologue) Berl Katznelson, from all of the Labor movement's leaders of past

In an apparent reference to actions taken by the Israeli army in some Arab
areas during the 1948 war, Ze'evi said: "They not only invented the concept,
they carried it out. They ordered it, they commanded others to do it And
this was not my (concept) of a humanitarian, willing transfer, but a transfer by
force, an expulsion - and this was done by the Labor movement.

So if Barak is bothered by this, he has a problem with his own heritage." In
an interview with Army Radio, Ze'evi said that in the course of nearly two
weeks of coalition talks "after 11 days it was agreed, and this was clear to
Labor representatives as well, that we are 'inside' and strongly so."