Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Things Moshe Dayan Said

According to Tom Segev's 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East (p. 478), Moshe Dayan said the following about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank:
The situation between us is like the complex relationship between a Bedouin man and the young girl he has taken against her wishes.  But when their children are born, they will see the man as their father and the woman as their mother.  The initial act will mean nothing to them.  You, the Palestinians, as a nation, do not want us today, but we will change your attitude by imposing our presence upon you.
In other words, Israel was raping the Palestinians, but it was somehow a good kind of rape.  Nice and creepy, that.

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