Famous Quotes from ...

Ariel Sharon



    I'm appealing to everyone: Don't attack the men and women in uniform, ... Don't accuse them. Don't make it harder for them. Don't harm them. Attack me. I am responsible for this -- attack me.

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    I have ordered that there be no limitation regarding use of all means to hit the terrorists, the men of the terror organizations, to hit them, their equipment and their hideouts,

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    Not one of the arrested men was involved in espionage and not one of them has, or has had in the past, any connection with any Israeli intelligence agency,

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    Arafat is looking for (an) excuse not to proceed with negotiations, though he knows exactly that the (Israeli) government is ready to move forward and to implement the second phase of withdrawal (from the West Bank),

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    They (United States) want to cooperate very closely with my government,

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    Israel is prepared to make painful concessions for a true peace. However, the government under my leadership will not be seduced into believing false promises which will endanger the security of the state of Israel,

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    I hope that Benjamin Netanyahu will answer my proposal and will join the government quickly, ... We are standing before important and faithful decisions that can't stand any delay.

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    First, the guidelines and policy from the government won't change; second, the strategy plans taken with the United States will be respected; third, the budget will pass and stay as planned,

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    The (U.S.) government knew all the details, ... It was known to them that the Palestinian Authority paid millions of dollars. Payments of this nature are authorized only by Yasser Arafat.

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    The government I will lead will make every effort to reach peace, but the condition for starting peace talks is the cessation of terror and violence.

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    for a better government, for better security for Israeli citizens, for a better peace process.

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    Then I will quit. We will go. All the Labor Party. We'll move out of this government.

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    If the Palestinians choose the path of peace ... they will find me and my government a sincere and true partner, ... we will demand the Palestinians abandon the way of violence, terrorism and incitement.

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    This is a government in panic. The matters are too serious to be decided in a meeting in the middle of the night.

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    [The demographic fear already has concrete policy implications: Sharon's government is encouraging Jewish immigration from the United States, France and the former Soviet Union, while seeking to block the entrance of non-Jews to Israel. The cabinet recently approved a bill that will make it harder for Palestinians to gain Israeli citizenship through marriage. When the cabinet put a temporary halt to such] family reunifications ... We should not hide behind security arguments. There is a need for a Jewish state.

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    The disengagement has set out its way, ... The government decided today that, by the end of 2005, Israel intends to leave the Gaza Strip and four isolated settlements in Samaria.

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    We desire a life living side-by-side, in understanding and peace. We have no desire to rule over you. We have no desire to run your affairs.

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