My Favorite Quotes
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 Shimon Peres - “We deeply dread the idea that the terrorism will move from Gaza to the West Bank which is why we are carrying out preventive operations,”
 Shimon Peres - “Yesterday there was an attempt to make a decision to bring down the Palestinian Authority and in effect the Israeli policy would lean on power with no political hope, ... Since the Labor Party's demand for an organized debate on such as essential question was rejected there was no other option but not to participate in the vote.”
 Shimon Peres - “We must pay attention to the situation and the mood of the Palestinian people in the territories. We do not want them to suffer, we do not want them to pay a price for terror and violence,”
 Shimon Peres - “You can kill a thousand you can bring an end to life you cannot kill an idea. (on the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin)”
 Shimon Peres - “While Yitzhak was alive, he couldn't have had a better supporter than Leah, ... After the assassination, she had to carry the flag, telling his greatness. She did it with such a clarity and honesty.”
 Shimon Peres - “I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.”
 Shimon Peres - “I am speaking to you young Jewish boys and girls. You must be vigilant ... But now we have a strong army and we can defend ourselves.”
 Shimon Peres - “We are going to continue the withdrawal of the Israeli army from the territory, ... If it is completed, maybe we can see a ceasefire in the whole of the West Bank.”
 Shimon Peres - “Unfortunately war has its own terrible costs and mistakes, but the whole story is now being checked by the army. I would wait and see their own conclusions,”
 Shimon Peres - “Any assassination is an assassination. It's cold, it's terrible. I'm against any capital punishment. Only the Lord has the right to take away life because he's the giver of life. And assassination stands against democracy, against civilization, against a civilized life of people. Alas, the situation in Lebanon is very chaotic and many innocent people lost their lives because they have a state within a state, an army within an army and the respect for life is not high enough.”
 Shimon Peres - “allow us to create an army without soldiers.”
 Shimon Peres - “We call upon him (Arafat) to be responsible for the destiny of the Palestinians because if the Palestinians will be divided, time and time again, into different armed groups, they will be able to do nothing really.”
 Shimon Peres - “The Arab began to understand that is not poverty creating terror, but terror creating poverty. They are the victims of their own errors.”
 Shimon Peres - “I hope that he will do his best and be able to do something concrete on the ground, ... I'm sure the United States expects Israel to listen to Arab needs as well and that is what we are doing in a very open manner and fair way and I hope it will lead to some ... achievements.”
 Shimon Peres - “It is as much an internal battle within the whole Arab world as a conflict with Israel.”
 Shimon Peres - “There is no shortage of anger in the Middle East, and to add anger to anger is not a contribution to peace, ... is really harassing the peace process.”
 Shimon Peres - “We are going to try for a while to reach a bilateral agreement.”
 Shimon Peres - “We should take 4 or 5 per cent, and we shall give 4 or 5 per cent elsewhere ... in order to reach an agreement.”
 Shimon Peres - “In order to monitor an agreement, you have to ... follow an agreement, ... If you have no agreement, what are they going to monitor”
 Shimon Peres - “To have an agreement, you have to sit with a piece of paper and write it down in small print. This did not yet happen, ... But as a general concept, we reached an understanding.”
 Shimon Peres - “Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, however, expressed optimism about the eventual outcome of talks. We can reach an agreement with the Syrians, ... The differences are not as wide as one may think.”
 Shimon Peres - “A political agreement (with Syria) may be an end of a war. But an economic agreement may be a beginning of peace,”
 Shimon Peres - “I would also like to have a comprehensive agreement, but I wouldn't want to have a comprehensive failure, ... That would be a catastrophe.”
 Shimon Peres - “I hope the people in charge of the military will meet either today or tomorrow. If the results will be as positive as the agreement to meet is, then this will open the way for negotiations,”
 Shimon Peres - “All of the cowards who try to scare us every day have no right to speak. We weren't afraid for five decades and we won't be afraid of idle threats now.”

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