"We in Israel need immigrants from countries with a high standard, because the future of our social structure is worrying us. We have immigrants from Morocco, Libya, Iran, Egypt and other countries with a 16th century level. Shall we be able to elevate these immigrants to a suitable level of civilization?" – addressing the Zionist Federation of Great Britain in 1964.
"It was not as if there was a Palestinian people in Palestine and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist."