Monday, August 07, 2006

"The weak point is Lebanon"

“We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Muslim regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai.”

(David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff
(From Ben-Gurion, A Biography by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978))"


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