127 Total Quotes

Israeli Statesman Quotes

Israel has an important principle: It is only Israel that is responsible for our security.
Yitzhak Rabin
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No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence.
Yitzhak Rabin
#Israeli Statesman

The struggle to get weapons is continuous, but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel displaying a willingness for peace.
Yitzhak Rabin
#Israeli Statesman

Ehud Barak
We want peace, but not at any price.
Ehud Barak
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Ehud Barak
Iran poses the most serious long-term threat to regional stability.
Ehud Barak
#Israeli Statesman

It is not worth the paper it is written on unless it is backed by the kind of force that will make the other side consider the penalties too heavy to break the agreement.
Yitzhak Rabin
#Israeli Statesman

Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

I believe however that peace is attainable regardless of the Arabs mentality, society or government.
Yitzhak Rabin
#Israeli Statesman

In this part of the world, Jews and Arabs will live together forever.
Yitzhak Shamir
#Israeli Statesman

A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace.
Yitzhak Rabin
#Israeli Statesman

We have said that Israel has had a very bad history with the United Nations, and whoever cares for himself in Israel distances himself from that Organization.
Yitzhak Shamir
#Israeli Statesman

I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.
Yitzhak Shamir
#Israeli Statesman

Ehud Barak
If I were a Palestinian of the right age, I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations.
Ehud Barak
#Israeli Statesman

I believe that it is my responsibility as the prime minister of Israel to do whatever can be done to exploit the unique opportunities that lie ahead of us to move towards peace. Not everything can be done by one act.
Yitzhak Rabin
#Israeli Statesman

Give it a kick at the right place and it'll work.
Ezer Weizman
#Israeli Statesman

You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.
Yitzhak Rabin
#Israeli Statesman

We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.
Yitzhak Rabin
#Israeli Statesman

Israel's capital will never again be a divided city, a city with a wall at its center, a city in which two flags fly. This city, will, in its entirety, absorb immigrants, welcome pilgrims and be the eternal capital of Israel forever.
Yitzhak Shamir
#Israeli Statesman

All of the land of Israel is ours.
Yitzhak Shamir
#Israeli Statesman

We must never bend too much.
Yitzhak Shamir
#Israeli Statesman

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

Our policy must be the unity of the human race. The world is divided into two blocs. We consider that the United Nations is a Jewish ideal.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

Suffering makes a people greater, and we have suffered much. We had a message to give the world, but we were overwhelmed, and the message was cut off in the middle. In time there will be millions of us - becoming stronger and stronger - and we will complete the message.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

There are eleven million Jews in the world. I don't say that all of them will come here, but I expect several million, and with natural increase I can quite imagine a Jewish state of ten million.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

Thought is a strenuous art - few practice it, and then only at rare times.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman

Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.
David Ben-Gurion
#Israeli Statesman