Top Israelis Quotes

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Favorite Israelis Quotes

1. "Our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek."
Author: Al Waleed Bin Talal
2. "I wrote a novel about Israelis who live their own lives on the slope of a volcano. Near a volcano one still falls in love, one still gets jealous, one still wants a promotion, one still gossips."
Author: Amos Oz
3. "I wrote The Same Sea not as a political allegory about Israelis and Palestinians. I wrote it about something much more gutsy and immediate. I wrote it as a piece of chamber music."
Author: Amos Oz
4. "So here we have found a means of a) alienating even the most flexible and patient Palestinians; while b) frustrating the efforts of the more principled and compromising Israelis; while c) empowering and financing some of the creepiest forces in American and Israeli society; and d) heaping ordure on our own secular founding documents. When will the Justice Department and the Congress and the Supreme Court become aware of this huge and rank offense, which is designed to bring us ever nearer to holy war?"
Author: Christopher Hitchens
5. "I wouldn't discount the possibility that the Israelis would act if they came to the conclusion that basically the world was prepared to live with Iran with nuclear weapons. They certainly have the capability by themselves to set back the Iranian nuclear program."
Author: Dennis Ross
6. "You don't have any communication between the Israelis and the Iranians. You have all sorts of local triggers for conflict. Having countries act on a hair trigger - where they can't afford to be second to strike - the potential for a miscalculation or a nuclear war through inadvertence is simply too high."
Author: Dennis Ross
7. "These are all good things, I said. But no one knows where your country is or who you are. You don't have a familiar ethnic cuisine; your diaspora , from what I understand, is mostly in Southern California, three time zones removed from the national media in New York; and you don't have a recognizable, long-simmering conflict like the one between the Israelis and the Palestinians, where people in the richer nations can take sides and argue over at the dinner table. The best you can do is get the United Nations involved, as in East Timor. Maybe they'll send troops.""We don't want the United Nations" Mr. Nanabragov said. "We don't want Sri Lankan troops patrolling our streets. We're better tan that. We want America."
Author: Gary Shteyngart
8. "Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden."
Author: George Ball
9. "The Israelis have suffered a great deal, we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing."
Author: George Carey
10. "We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray."
Author: George W. Bush
11. "Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!"
Author: Golda Meir
12. "For Americans I'll always be Israeli, and for Israelis I'll always be American. But I really have no need for definitions."
Author: Hani Furstenberg
13. "And if we are honest we have to make a distinction between a democratic Israel that wants to live in peace and the terrorists who want Israel wiped out. The Israelis were told to give up land for peace; they gave up the land, but got no peace."
Author: J. D. Hayworth
14. "As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties. The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate."
Author: J. D. Hayworth
15. "On average, the Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese are more similar to each other and are different from Australians, Israelis and the Swedes, who in turn are similar to each other and are different from Nigerians, Kenyans, and Jamaicans."
Author: J. Philippe Rushton
16. "In America access is always about architecture and never about human beings. Among Israelis and Palestinians, access was rarely about anything but people. While in the U.S. a wheelchair stands out as an explicitly separate experience from the mainstream, in the Israel and Arab worlds it is just another thing that can go wrong in a place where things go wrong all the time."
Author: John Hockenberry
17. "Since the intervention in Afghanistan, we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions, we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis."
Author: Jurgen Habermas
18. "Israelis are a mix of North African, Levantine, and Eastern European, which inflames the politics but does amazing things for the women."
Author: Kenneth Cain
19. "Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations."
Author: Lincoln Chafee
20. "We want the Israelis to leave. They want to leave - so let us let them leave."
Author: Mahmoud Abbas
21. "It's called peaceful coexistence, Santangelo. You should try it and if it works we may sell the idea to the Israelis and Palestinians"
Author: Melina Marchetta
22. "No one wants to abandon the Israelis. But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception, that the tail is leading the dog - that we are giving the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever they want to do in their area."
Author: Michael Scheuer
23. "From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British."
Author: Mordechai Vanunu
24. "Hamas cannot make peace with the Israelis. That is against what their God tells them. It is impossible to make peace with infidels, only a ceasefire."
Author: Mosab Hassan Yousef
25. "Hamas murders not only Israelis, but also Palestinians whose political stance is different from that which its group promotes; that is, its radical religious outlook in which Islam is the solution to the world's problems."
Author: Mosab Hassan Yousef
26. "I cannot recognise either the Palestinian state or the Israeli state. The Palestinians are idiots and the Israelis are idiots."
Author: Muammar Al Gaddafi
27. "By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail."
Author: Natan Sharansky
28. "The choices Israelis face and the decisions they make, day in and day out, are literally the difference between life and death. In many ways, I liken their reactions to the way I felt while serving in Iraq."
Author: Pete Hegseth
29. "You know, it is very clear that the Israelis, they don't want this plan and they don't agree."
Author: Rafik Hariri
30. "Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that."
Author: Richard M. Nixon
31. "In Palestine, the Israelis claim they found a land without people,' a Syrian officer explained to us. 'Now they will take southern Lebanon and claim they have found another land without people if these refugees do not return."
Author: Robert Fisk
32. "The [Israelis] believed - they were possessed of an absolute certainty and conviction - that 'terrorists' were in Chatila. How could I explain to them that the terrorists had left, that the terrorists had worn Israeli uniforms, that the terrorists had been sent into Chatila by Israeli officers, that the victims of the terrorists were not Israelis but Palestinians and Lebanese?"
Author: Robert Fisk
33. "Ich verbrachte meine ersten Monate im Heiligen Land meiner Stammväter damit, mich zu betrinken und eine Grasquellen zu suchen. Die Israelis verkauften Gras, hieß es, die Araber Haschisch; ich sah keinerlei Hoffnung für den Nahen Osten, wenn sie sich nicht einmal einigen konnten, wovon sie high werden wollten. Die Studenten der Hebräischen Universität standen eher auf Pilze, und wenn man entsprechend drauf war, gab es immer noch Haifa, ein zentrales Verteilungszentrum des internationalen Heroinhandels. Und ich hatte immer nur von Milch und Honig geträumt."
Author: Shalom Auslander
34. "Suicide bombers caused us more than 50 percent of our casualties. The fence works. There is a decline in the number of those terrorist attacks against Israelis."
Author: Silvan Shalom
35. "The discipline that aims to be objective and scientific can be used to rationalize religious-ethnic prejudiced and justify imperial ambitions. Israelis, Palestinians and the evangelical imperialists of nineteenth century have all been guilty of commandeering the same events and assigning them contradictory meanings and facts."
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
36. "Many of the Europeans who want Israel to go away don't even know why they do. Nearly a third of those interviewed concede they have no idea what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about. It's enough to know that Israelis are Jews."
Author: Suzanne Fields
37. "We've already seen proliferation. We started it with Britain, then France. Then we benignly let the Israelis do it. The Pakistanis and the Indians have recently done it. The Chinese have nuclear weapons."
Author: William Odom
38. "I am always hearing from Israelis, 'Oh, CNN is anti-Israel,' or 'BBC is against us.' But no, they are reporting facts."
Author: Zubin Mehta

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