- Memoirs : David Ben-Gurion (1970), p. 36 — Ben Gurion was the main founder and first president of Israel.
- “I don’t understand your optimism,” Ben-Gurion declared. “Why should the Arabs make peace? If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. …There has been antisemitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that? They may perhaps forget in one or two generations’ time, but for the moment there is no chance. So, it’s simple: we have to stay strong and maintain a powerful army. …”
David Duke Commentary: Zionist Quote of the Day: “We Have Come Here and Stolen Their Country.” | The Official Website of Representative David Duke, PhD