Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Survival of the fittest

history > palestine > raw
'Ben-Gurion was right. If he had not done what he did, a state would not have come into being. That has to be clear. It is impossible to evade it. Without the uprooting of the Palestinians, a Jewish state would not have arisen here.'"
Benny Morris, an esteemed Israeli historian, exposes the violence, cleansing and war crimes against the Palestinians, that were the preamble of the establishment of a purely Jewish state in Palestine in 1948. He also agrees with the necessity of most of it.
Brute sincerity (and scientific integrity) combine with raw nationalist zealotry to produce an interview that should become a reference point for years to come.
In Ha'aretz, a shining beacon of journalistic competence.
via the treasure that is Metafilter

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