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b“The State of Israel . . . will ensure complete equality of social band political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race bor sex. . . .

b“We appeal . . . to the Arab inhabitants of the State of Is- brael to preserve peace and participate in the upbuilding of the bstate on the basis of full and equal citizenship.” (Declaration of Inde- bpendence, State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708 [May 14, 1948])

b“Today, I am in the minority. The state is democratic. Who bsays that in the year 2000 we Arabs will still be the minority: bToday I accept the fact that this is a Jewish state with an Arab bminority. But when we are the majority, I will not accept the fact of a bJewish state with an Arab majority.” (Na’ama Saud, teacher from bthe Israeli Arab village of Araba, May 28, 1976)

b“Let the leaders of the Zionist movement . . . find their na- btion some uninhabited country.” (Arab writer Issat Darwazeh in bthe Haifa Arabic newspaper Al-Karmel, 1921)

b“And the L-rd said unto Abram . . . Lift up now thine eyes band look from the place where thou art, northward and south- bward and eastward and westward. For all the land which thou bseest, to thee will I give it and to thy seed forever.” (Genesis b13:14-15)

b“We do not recognize the right which you call ‘historic’ of bthe Jewish people to this land—this is our fundamental bprinciple. . . . In this land only the Palestinian Arab people have bhistoric right.” (Mahmud Muhareb, chairman of the Arab Stu- bdent Committee, Hebrew University in Jerusalem 1978)

b“And if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land bfrom before you, then those that you let remain of them shall be bthorns in your eyes and thistles in your sides and shall torment byou in the land wherein you dwell.” (Numbers 33:55)
 

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