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60 YEARS OF DISPOSSESSION: A Series of Articles in the Egypt-based Al Ahram Weekly

Posted by uscsjp on May 16, 2008

“David Ben-Gurion described Zionist aims in 1948 thus: “A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion’s strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo… And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram.”

60 years after the Arab defeat in the1948 war, which resulted in the establishment of Israel, many of Ben-Gurion’s stated aims can still be discerned in the language of Israeli and Zionist leaders. The biblical language in which Ben-Gurion chose to state his meaning starkly expresses the deeply-rooted nature of these violent fantasies of conquest and destruction. Al-Ahram Weekly commemorates the Nakba’s 60th anniversary by giving voice to Palestinian victims of Israel’s politics of dispossession…”

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/897/special.htm

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