Geloof mij, toen ik de Balfourverklaring in mijn hand had, voelde ik mij alsof ik door een zonnestraal getroffen werd; en ik dacht dat ik de voetstappen van de Messias hoorde. Maar ik herinnerde mij dat de ware Verlosser in stilte, als een dief in de nacht zal komen.
Chaim Weizmann, 12 December 1927 to Czernowitz.
Rulers and nations will determine their own destiny by how they respond to what G'D does for Israel, … G'D has revealed clearly in His Word that He intends to restore Israel, and that He requires all other nations to cooperate with His purpose. Any nation that rejects the revelation of G-D's Word has, in effect, rejected G'D Himself, and must suffer the consequences.
'The Destiny of Israel and the Church'
When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews, You are talking anti-Semitism.
Seymour Martin Lipset. "The Socialism of Fools: The Left, the Jews and Israel", Encounter magazine, December, 1969, p. 24.
In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
Interview on CBS, (5 October 1956).
Je moet de Joden Jeruzalem laten hebben. Zij waren het die de stad beroemd hebben gemaakt.
Winston Churchill tegen diplomaat Evelyn Shuckburgh, 1955, Descent to Suez; Diaries 1951-1956.
There were no such thing as Palestinians. When was there an independent Palestinian people with a Palestinian state? It was either southern Syria before the First World War, and then it was a Palestine including Jordan. It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist.
Sunday Times, 1969-06-15; The Washington Post, 1969-06-16
The hour of decision has arrived. You know what I have done, and what all of us have done, to prevent war and bereavement. But our fate is that in the Land of Israel there is no escape from fighting in the spirit of self-sacrifice. Believe me, the alternative to fighting is Treblinka, and we have resolved that there would be no Treblinkas. This is the moment in which courageous choice has to be made. The criminal terrorists and the world must know that the Jewish people have a right to self-defense, just like any other people.
Menachem Begin, Knesset address prior to invasion of Lebanon, June 5, 1982.