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 Shimon Peres - “I am in favor of talking with the Palestinians, ... I think the aerial bombings should be stopped. They do us more harm than good.”
 Shimon Peres - “If there will be a war, we will be a good soldier.”
 Shimon Peres - “I think this is the end of the present government,”
 Shimon Peres - “I imagine there will be an approach to Labor during next week to join in a new national unity government,”
 Shimon Peres - “I think we can run a government with 28 seats. It will be difficult, but possible.”
 Shimon Peres - “It was impossible to clap with one hand.”
 Shimon Peres - “Since the United Nations was established in 1945, there has never been a head of state that is a U.N. member state that publicly called for the elimination of another U.N. member state.”
 Shimon Peres - “I don't see such a crazy declaration being done by a head of state, a member of the United Nations, it is unbearable. He cannot remain a member,”
 Shimon Peres - “This was not a political meeting. They discussed building a special emergency fund for humanitarian aid for the Palestinian population.”
 Shimon Peres - “I believe that a train is the most efficient and best idea among the options presented to us,”
 Shimon Peres - “There are already more Arabs than Jews living in the Galilee. It's unthinkable for Israel to engage in ethnic cleansing and expel Israeli Arabs. There's no room for savagery in international relations.”
 Shimon Peres - “If the Palestinians will appoint a man who will run the security in every place and put in jail the main troublemakers in every place, the three or four in every place, and look after security, we will be more than happy to leave,”
 Shimon Peres - “They don't want me in Labor,”
 Shimon Peres - “When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn't think about, that doesn't exist.”
 Shimon Peres - “We asked the workers to give up 25 percent of their salaries. Imagine We asked the industrialists to freeze all costs, no matter what the inflation is.”
 Shimon Peres - “Later on, there were some problems with our navy, so he made me the head of the navy - all things that I hardly knew anything about. I was basically an ignorant young man.”
 Shimon Peres - “If I tax them, in fact, I'm not taxing the capitalists, I am taxing the people who have saved, trusted. It was very controversial, those sorts of things. But finally, it worked out.”
 Shimon Peres - “I worked with a group of people who argued day and night - professors, officials, the Minister of Finance - but there were decisions that I had to make.”
 Shimon Peres - “I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned.”
 Shimon Peres - “If (the Palestinians) ask to meet, then I will say yes because we have to discuss how to stop terrorism, ... We said we would not negotiate under fire, but we can definitely talk about how to stop the fire.”
 Shimon Peres - “Terrorism must be rooted out,”
 Shimon Peres - “On the other hand, they wanted to tax the windfalls or profits of the stock exchange. This time, I took the position of the rightists against it.”
 Shimon Peres - “If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.”
 Shimon Peres - “Time is short. We must all do our best so the last gap does not become a setback.”
 Shimon Peres - “one of the ... bravest and most principled political leaders of our time.”

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