Arab Israeli Conflict Quotes

Arab Israeli Conflict Quotes by Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin, David Ben-Gurion, Yair Lapid, Alain de Botton, John Podhoretz and many others.

There is not one single place built in this country tha

There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.
Moshe Dayan
What I, as the prime minister of the present government of Israel, started to do, is first to tackle the longest part of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Yitzhak Rabin
Why should the Arabs make peace? If I was an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. Sure God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs.
David Ben-Gurion
The Arab-Israeli conflict is the biggest problem, but small problems shape the daily lives of Israelis. Unless there happens to be a war going on, the Arab-Israeli conflict is irrelevant in daily life.
Yair Lapid
Enough of blood and tears. Enough!
Yitzhak Rabin
The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it’s a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.
Alain de Botton
The idea that the rest of the world was somehow being held hostage by the Arab-Israeli conflict once had a minimal basis in reality. In the first 20 years of Israel’s existence, every Arab country was in an active state of war with the Jewish state.
John Podhoretz
Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you, because these geography books no longer exist.
Moshe Dayan
The preeminent obstacle to peace is Israel’s colonization of Palestine.
Jimmy Carter
We do not wish and do not need to expel Arabs and take their places.
David Ben-Gurion
Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.
Mahatma Gandhi
Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time; the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were interested in and that was not my specialty.
Juan Cole