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 Shimon Peres - “Clinton is the greatest charmer on the planet. What he is doing today is noble and global, ... I personally think we have to privatize peace. This conference is inviting global companies to help build a Palestinian state. You have to construct it.”
 Shimon Peres - “it will be very difficult to continue with the peace process.”
 Shimon Peres - “They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever.”
 Shimon Peres - “Partly, because I became in charge of the Ministry of Defense when I was 29 years old, and my parents were still alive, both my father and my mother.”
 Shimon Peres - “feels his weakness, and will end the Palestinian dream for establishing a Palestinian state.”
 Shimon Peres - “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 - “Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.”
 Shimon Peres - “Israel's demands for a cessation of violence and terror and incitement which has not ceased.”
 Shimon Peres - “The decision for me is very difficult, it is so tied up with historic and other considerations. It will take me another day or two to decide.”
 Shimon Peres - “It is a very difficult decision as it is so tied up with historic and other considerations. It will take me a day or two to decide.”
 Shimon Peres - “The world is facing an unbelievable danger and we have to put aside secondary skirmishes.”
 Shimon Peres - “Saddam Hussein is one of the greatest killers -- and a smart one -- around us. He endangers his own people. He endangers his neighbors. And he will not stop being a danger because this is his nature, and this is his position,”
 Shimon Peres - “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 - “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 - “We shall not be able to fly, to walk, to come out, to drink water, if in this world there will be an intervention of cruel, crazy, fanatic people that are using modern equipment in order to kill indiscriminately,”
 Shimon Peres - “Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl that later on became my wife. At that time, we were so naive. I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx. I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength of his criticism about capital.”
 Shimon Peres - “we would have been in big trouble -- a crisis.”
 Shimon Peres - “I think it will be a mistake, ... Arafat outside the country will be more bitter and more negative and freer to do so.”
 Shimon Peres - “Israel must appear as a country which has a deterrence,”
 Shimon Peres - “We shall not agree to convert Israel into a Palestinian state by changing the Jewish majority and having a Palestinian majority,”
 Shimon Peres - “I wouldn't commit myself. I don't think I can give you a response. Israel will be very careful and reluctant to go out of the conventional domain of weaponry.”
 Shimon Peres - “We were at the point where all of us could have lost control of the situation, and the bloodshed reached an unbelievable proportion. ... we pray for a day without funerals.”
 Shimon Peres - “Unless they will control their forces, unless they will manage their money, what will the elections help”
 Shimon Peres - “Contrary to his father, he speaks foreign languages, ... He was educated abroad. He is aware that the world has changed.”
 Shimon Peres - “Contrary to all other known weapons, (nuclear) bombs are not being handed over from one nation to another nation.”

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