• Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you, because these geography books no longer exist; not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahalal arose in the place of Mahalul, Gevat - in the place of Jibta, Sarid - in the place of Haneifs and Kefar Yehoshua - in the place of Tell Shaman. There is no one place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.

    Moshe Dayan's address to the students at Technion University in Haifa, Israel (March 19, 1969), a transcription of which appeared in Ha'aretz (April 4, 1969); later quoted in Edward W. Said "The Question of Palestine" (p. 14), 1980.
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