"Because we took the land this gives us the image of being bad, of being aggressive. The Jews always considered that the land belonged to them, but in fact it belonged to the Arabs. I would go further: I would say the original source of this conflict lies with Israel, with the Jews – and you can quote me."
– Yehoshofat Harkabi, former Israeli Chief of Military Intelligence, in “Peace Won't be a Plane Ticket to Cairo"; International Armed Forces Journal, October 1973, p.30.
(via Noam Chomsky, Peace in the Middle East?: Reflections on justice and nationhood , pp xv-xvi).