arabs-say-no-to-jewish-homeland Raghib al-Nashashibi, resident of Jerusalem to the Ottoman Parliament in Constantinople:

“If I am elected as representative, I shall devote all my strength, day and night, to doing away with the threat of the Zionists and Zionism.”

Source: Shafir, Gershon.  Land, Labor, and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,1882-1914.  Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1989