- 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 — There you have it from the founder of Israel. “We have come here and stolen their country.” That is the fundamental truth that cannot be denied, and it is a fundamental truth that must begin any discussion of the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. Yet, it is the one essential truth that seems to be left out of 99 percent of the media discussions on Israel.