Al-Ahram WeeklySpecial pages commemorating
50 years of Arab dispossession
since the creation of the
State of Israel
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

50 Years


Not true?

Sir-With reference to the 1948 Ben Gurion quotation in Al-Ahram Weekly (1-7 January 1998, left-hand top of page 5) concluding "... we will settle our forefathers' account with Egypt, Assyria and Aram," I have not located this quote in any source available to me. The reference to settling his forefathers' account with Egypt does not ring true. Could you provide me with your source. I look forward to your reply. I would prefer not to have to report that there was no answer.
Dr Joseph Lerner,

The Ben Gurion quotation comes from a readily accessible -- and indeed obvious -- source: the biography of the man himself by Michael Bar-Zohar. The quotation is to be found in page 166 of the English translation of the book, entitled Ben Gurion, translated by Peretz Kidron, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1978
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