My Favorite Quotes

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 Hanan Ashrawi - “The new Israeli government must have a peace agenda, and very clearly it does not have a peace agenda, it's a policy of anti-peace,”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “The absence of such a charismatic figure who controls single-handedly the political apparatus will be very significant to the political map. Right now you have a weakened government. The weaker you are, the more insecure you are, and the more hard-line you are. And, of course, during elections you have heightened rhetoric, so we do not expect anything to be benign at this point.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “I think they will be able to see him because he is head of state.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “Barak is going to the other extreme, he is giving the settlers too much influence, too much power.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “It's very important that they do go because we do have institutions, we do have a political hierarchy, and they have to see him,”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “Nobody should think that he is above the law. Hamas can compete through dialogue, and through political means. Everybody is requesting the PA to preserve law and order, and to build institutions otherwise we are on the verge of destruction.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “Nobody wants him to resign and I don't think he will. He understands this is a question of the national interest.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “You can't simply redefine Jerusalem. The Palestinian claim is based on legality, on the international recognition that the situation created by the war in '67 is not valid.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “It is not even within the boundaries of Jerusalem. Israel extended the boundaries of East Jerusalem to include disputed land and build settlements there.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “This is a very serious development. We are witnessing some sort of regression in social norms. Palestine has always been famous for its tolerance, pluralism, amicable relations, lack of discrimination and sectarianism. It is quite alarming that such incidents should take place.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “Atmosphere of violence, instability ...”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “The occupation is a source of violence that has to stop.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “It is indeed sad to see Israeli civilians becoming victims of the volatile situation, and we hope that the violence will stop.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “We're here because this is our city. It's an occupied city, I know. They have arms, they have weapons, they have police, they have mortar guns, but it is Palestinian and it is under occupation.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “It's not just a question of numbers. There will be more women (in parliament) who are conscious of women's rights ... There will also be women who are not committed to equality.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “We know what they say, they want all of Palestine (including Israel) and say that negotiations did not work. They talk about wanting reform. That doesn't mean they will do it.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “We have now a full and absolute American bias, ... have appointed themselves the guardian of Israel, right or wrong.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “It has been years since a man has dared tell me that as a woman, my place is not in political life. But I know that there are others who haven't been quite so lucky.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “Even if Ross were not coming to visit the region, we have learned from our experience that Netanyahu will come up with all kinds of excuses to weasel out of the obligation in the agreements (on limited Palestinian autonomy),”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “It seems to me as usual they are looking at the wrong address. They should look closer at home. I don't think the Sharon policy of attempting to besiege a whole people ... is a policy of utmost responsibility.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “We're here because we want to go to the Orient House. We're here because this is our city. It's an occupied city, I know. They have arms, they have weapons, they have police, they have mortar guns, but it is Palestinian and it is under occupation.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “We accepted the (U.S.) initiative, trying to be helpful in getting the peace process back on track. We are not willing in any way to renegotiate the initiative ... I think the clock is ticking very fast.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “Now it depends on whether he wants to rely on the extreme hard-line, right-wing, ideological, even fundamentalist elements in Israeli society. Or does he want to rely on the 50 percent or more who are committed to peace”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “Rabin had a greater sense of the historical dimension. He was quite willing to take risks which Barak is not willing to take. Barak seems reluctant, begrudging, hesitant in terms of the peace process.”
 Hanan Ashrawi - “This really exposes Barak's real intentions when it comes to peacemaking, that either (Israelis) beat (the Palestinians) into submission in accepting what (Israelis) want, or (Israel) will suspend the peace process and ... pursue a policy which is entirely anti-peace,”

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