I saw this on Scott Roth’s twitter feed, “Seen in Brooklyn” and think it’s a sign of Israel’s shifting image. Chofshi is said to have written the statement in 1959, or it was quoted in the Spectator at that time. He moved to Palestine in 1908, per the same source. His statement is gaining circulation on the net, I see.
We came and turned the native Arabs into tragic refugees. And still we dare to slander and malign them, to besmirch their name. Instead of being deeply ashamed of what we did and trying to undo some of the evil we committed … we justify our terrible acts and even attempt to glorify them.