As we posted in our CAMERA Snapshots blog,
Blumenthal’s tweet in question was made in support of, and in elaboration of, another Twitter user’s claim that Ariel Sharon had said:
It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time.
The first is that there is no Zionism, colonialism, or Jewish state without the eviction of the Arabs or the expropriation of their land.
Ariel Sharon, Israel’s late Prime Minister, who orchestrated the disengagement of all Jews from Gaza in 2005, never wrote or spoke these words.