When the Jewish state is established - it is very possible that the result will be transfer of Arabs.
Curious people who have become accustomed to think that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time.
A reprisal of this magnitude... has never been carried out before. I paced back and forth in my room perplexed and completely depressed, feeling helpless.
I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism.
Our role in Israel is a pioneering one, and we need people with certain strength of fiber.
So we need people who will remain steadfast in any hardship and who have a high degree of resistance.
We don't know what may yet happen to us, what military and political defeats we may yet have to face.
By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish immigration in the transition period on the other, we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime.
The state of Israel must, from time to time, prove clearly that it is strong, and able and willing to use force, in a devastating and highly effective way. If it does not prove this, it will be swallowed up, and perhaps wiped off the face of the earth.
I saw clearly how those who saved the state so heroically and courageously in the War of Independence would be capable of bringing a catastrophe upon it if they are given the chance in normal times.
An there is always the question: is it really proven that retaliatory actions solve the security problem?.
Once the return tide starts, it will be impossible to stem it, and it will prove our undoing.
Arabs respect only the language of force.
The opportunities which the present position open up for a lasting and radical solution of the most vexing problem of the Jewish state are so far-reaching as to take one's breath away.
We are very anxious to bring the Jews of Morocco over and we are doing all we can to achieve this. But we cannot count on the Jews of Morocco alone to build the country, because they have not been educated for this.
Fear is the main factor in Arab politics... There is no Arab who is not harmed by Jews' entry into Palestine.
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