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The Arabs Hate Us

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Israeli Exceptionalism

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The Zionists blame the violent birth of Israel, and its increasingly violent aftermath, on the Palestinians and Arabs. Notwithstanding what they might admit in private, there is no admission of Jewish guilt, of any wrong done to the Palestinians or Arabs. It is the Jews, not Arabs, who are the aggrieved party.

God forbid that we should harm any people, much less a great people whose hatred is most dangerous to us.

—Yitzhak Epstein, 1907

The Western form of anti-Semitism—the cosmic, satanic version of Jew hatred—provided solace to wounded [Arab] feelings.

—Bernard Lewis, 2006

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.

—David Ben-Gurion, 19561

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© 2009 M. Shahid Alam

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Alam, M.S. (2009). The Arabs Hate Us. In: Israeli Exceptionalism. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230101371_5

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