156 Total Quotes

Shimon Peres Quotes

With the religious you can hardly negotiate. They think they have supreme permission to kill people and go to war.
Shimon Peres
#People

We are talking about human rights, ... The first human right is to remain alive, and Israel is in danger. We are exercising the most important human right.
Shimon Peres
#Danger

It is as much an internal battle within the whole Arab world as a conflict with Israel.
Shimon Peres
#Conflict

allow us to create an army without soldiers.
Shimon Peres
#Army

You are saving the state of Israel, ... Israel has dangers from the outside, and [Israel Defense Forces] face them all. And now, we have a danger from the inside, and now the IDF has to deal with that as well.
Shimon Peres
#Defense

This is the first time in the annals of Palestine that they will be completely in charge of their land. We wish them luck. Their betterment is in our interest. Their joy is not my pain.
Shimon Peres
#Land

He restored the Bible to its people, he restored the people to the Bible.
Shimon Peres
#People #Bible

I'm sure that history will justify our choice.
Shimon Peres
#Choice

This is a country which proves that it can make a difficult decision, a democratic decision, without fear, and that it is not afraid of threats and protests, ... On the other hand, it's a democratic country, in the sense that we can also protest, and we can also weep.
Shimon Peres
#Country

If things emerge reasonably well in Gaza, then the door is open for further moves, wider decisions, ... have to take their own destinies in their own hand.
Shimon Peres
#Decisions

[Another Palestinian official called the cease-fire declaration a] trick, ... I invite the Palestinians to use the same trick.
Shimon Peres
#Fire

promoting fear in the nation.
Shimon Peres
#Fear

it will be very difficult to continue with the peace process.
Shimon Peres
#Peace

Gaza from now on is the problem of the Palestinians, not Israel, ... They have tens of thousands of [security] men with guns on the payroll. They must get organized: one people, one voice, one gun.
Shimon Peres
#Israel

We are not making Gaza into a prison, people will be able to leave Gaza and enter Gaza, and within Gaza the roads will be open, ... Obviously, in all these cases we shall attend to Israel's security needs.
Shimon Peres
#People

a concentration of people who are planning attacks in Israel.
Shimon Peres
#Israel

Unless there will be an end to the rifles and the shooting, I'll be very pessimistic about the future,
Shimon Peres
#Future

To outlaw the other three organizations that have arms and bombs and use them. Then to arrest the troublemakers of the Palestinians and arrest them seriously,
Shimon Peres
#Bombs

In the new age we must be open, competitive, transparent, keep your decency, ... The Jewish people were not born to occupy the land of other people, it goes against everything we stand for.
Shimon Peres
#Age And Aging

Terrorism must be rooted out,
Shimon Peres
#Terrorism

We will continue (the peace process) together.
Shimon Peres
#Peace

It was very difficult ... yet we found, on many occasions, a way to solve problems.
Shimon Peres
#Problems

Israel's demands for a cessation of violence and terror and incitement which has not ceased.
Shimon Peres
#Violence

While fighting terrorism, you should have a political horizon and conduct a dialogue,
Shimon Peres
#Fighting

They're endangering every attempt to build a block of peace again, ... This reduces very much the necessary trust for going back and negotiating with the responsible party.
Shimon Peres
#Peace

He was a visionary, a believer in peace. He supported it, dreamed of it and fought for it, ... With his passing, we lose one of the most experienced and wisest leaders that this region has enjoyed in the last half century.
Shimon Peres
#Peace

Yesterday there was an attempt to make a decision to bring down the Palestinian Authority and in effect the Israeli policy would lean on power with no political hope, ... Since the Labor Party's demand for an organized debate on such as essential question was rejected there was no other option but not to participate in the vote.
Shimon Peres
#Authority

With words it is possible to achieve a lot more than with explosions and it is our desire to bring the current conflict to an end, ... The solution is the reconciliation between two nations.
Shimon Peres
#Desire

Israel expects the Palestinian authorities to take immediate action to stop the firing and put an end to violence.
Shimon Peres
#Action