In light of today's troubling events, I'd like to turn the blog over to Golda Meir - one of Israel's founders, its fourth Prime Minister, and an absolutely amazing woman.
"How can we return the held territories? There is nobody to return them to." - news reports, 3.8.69
"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 6.15.69 & The Washington Post 6.16.69
"Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us." - to the Washington Press Club, Washington DC, 1959
"We don’t thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank G-d we are efficient." - Vogue Magazine, 1969
"This country exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by G-d Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy." - Le Monde, 10.15.71