“IF THERE ARE OTHER INHABITANTS THERE, THEY MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO SOME OTHER PLACE. WE MUST TAKE OVER THE LAND. WE HAVE A GREATER AND NOBLER IDEAL THAN PRESERVING SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSANDS OF ARAB FELLAHIN.”
MENAHEM USSISHKIN, CHAIR OF JEWISH NATIONAL FUND, 1930.
There is a lot of discussion about Zionism at the moment: how to define it, what it means to be anti-Zionist and whether that equates to antisemitism, and so on. But there has been a notable, and instructive, absence in these debates: an understanding of what Zionism has meant for Palestinians.
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