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Trying to rationalize the irrational

Reader comment on item: Not Stealing Palestine but Purchasing Israel
in response to reader comment: Ben Gurion quote

Submitted by Robert F. (United States), Apr 20, 2020 at 15:10

The quote must be placed in its appropriate context. Ben Gurion was not expressing what he regarded as "truth" but was trying to rationalize the Arab's unwillingness to make peace based on an irrational unwillingness to accept Israel's right to exist. His words were poorly chosen, and have been used to delegitimize Israel. Israel didn't steal Arab land. But the Arabs simply will never accept a Jewish State in the region. It's not so much a religious conviction as a racist one.


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