Some Quotes from Famous Israelis
Posted by: Errol Phillips
From Golda Meir
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!
We don’t thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.
We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.
Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.
We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon – no alternative.
From Abba Eben
I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.
One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity
Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.
From: David Ben Gurion
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.
If an expert says it can’t be done, get another expert.
Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world – the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.
Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere: from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen… Their faith is their passport.