Quotations

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Where one burns books, one will, in the end, burn people. ~Heinrich Heine, German Poet

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“In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” ~ David Ben Gurion

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“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” ~ Albert Einstein

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The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie.
One word of truth outweighs the world. ~ Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

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“It is my duty to prevent anyone from credibly threatening or executing another Holocaust
against the Jewish people. When someone says they are out to destroy you we have learned
in our Jewish history to take them seriously.” ~Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

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“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises.
The great point is to bring them the real facts.” ~Abraham Lincoln
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“The face of terror is not the true face of Islam, that’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is Peace.”  ~ President George W. Bush, 2001
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“The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands,
even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it. Poland and Czechoslovakia did it.
Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchmen. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese
–and no one says a word about refugees.
But in the case of Israel, the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab.
Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis.
Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious it must sue for peace.
Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world.” ~Eric Hoffer

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“Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views
without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”
~Albert Einstein

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“Great hatred, little room, maimed us from the start.” ~William Butler Yates
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 “Our tragedy is that what we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.”
~ Elie Wiesel
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“…If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way.
Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of.
He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk.
His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine,
and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers.
He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him.
He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.
The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away;
the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time,
but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished.
The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts,
no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind.
All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains.
What is the secret of his immortality?” ~ Mark Twain
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“I will insist the Hebrews have contributed more to civilize men than any other nation .
If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations…
They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their empire were but a bubble in comparison to the Jews.” ~ John Adams
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“Israel was not created in order to disappear- Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave.
It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”
~ John F. Kennedy
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“Energy is the basis of everything. Every Jew, no matter how insignificant, is engaged in some decisive and immediate pursuit of a goal….
It is the most perpetual people of the earth…”
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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“What is the Jew?… What kind of unique creature is this whom all the rulers of all the nations of the world have disgraced and crushed and
expelled and destroyed; persecuted, burned and drowned, and who, despite their anger and their fury, continues to live and to flourish.
What is this Jew whom they have never succeeded in enticing with all the enticements in the world, whose oppressors and persecutors only
suggested that he deny (and disown) his religion and cast aside the faithfulness of his ancestors?!
The Jew – is the symbol of eternity. … He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind.
A people such as this can never disappear.
The Jew is eternal.
He is the embodiment of eternity.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
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“The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
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“I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.”
~ Elie Wiesel
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“This is a war. This is war on free speech. What are we going to do? Are we going to surrender to these monsters?” ~Pamela Geller

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“For the first time in 1,000 years not a single Jew remains in the Jewish Quarter. Not a single building remains intact.

This makes the Jews’ return here impossible. I knew that the Jewish Quarter was densely populated with Jews who caused their fighters
a good deal of interference and difficulty….
Only four days after our entry into Jerusalem the Jewish Quarter had become their graveyard. Death and destruction reigned over it.”
~ Abdullah el-Talal, a commander of the Muslim invaders

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“All we want is a normal and reasonable conversation about Israel.
Surely, that is not too much to ask.” ~José María Aznar

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“I think that the majority of people, not only inside the Likud, but also within the Israeli public, will not support such a dangerous initiative,”
he said of a Palestinian state. “It is not just my personal opinion. I represent a lot of people … that think like me that the idea of land for peace doesn’t work anymore.”
~ Danny Danon

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 “Silence makes cowards out of the best of men.”~Abraham Lincoln
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“Painful Israeli concessions, we now know, stimulate not reciprocal Palestinian goodwill but rather irredentism, ambition, fury, and violence.”
~Daniel Pipes
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“Israel is, by many measures, the country, relative to its population, that has done the most to contribute to the technology revolution.” ~Bill Gates

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“If you go to the Middle East looking for oil, you don’t need to stop in Israel, but if you are looking for brains, energy, and integrity, the only stop you need to make in the Middle East is Israel.”
~Warren Buffett
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There is a difference between objectivity and honesty in journalism. ~Bret Stephens
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Moderate Muslims who fail to strongly condemn the Muslim terrorists and rapists also bear
responsibility for the crimes that are being committed in the name of Islam.
~Khaled Abu Toameh

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Let’s first see peace between the Arabs and themselves and when they prove to all the others that they know what peace is, Israel will be the first to join it.
~Mordechai Kedar
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“For three years I have been imploring you, Jews of Poland, the crown of world Jewry,
appealing to you, warning you unceasingly that the catastrophe is nigh…
My heart is bleeding that you, dear brothers and sisters, do not see the volcano which
will soon begin to spew forth its fires of destruction. I see a horrible vision.
Time is growing short for you to be spared.” ~ Ze’ev Jabotinsky, 1938

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“Calling Hezbollah a charity is like calling al-Qaeda an urban planning organization because of its desire to level tall buildings. …
The EU must find the moral and political courage to place Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations. It must find a clear
message that Hezbollah can no longer target its citizens with impunity.”
~Ron Prosor, Ambassodor to the UN from Israel
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“Asking if Hezbollah is a terrorist organization is like asking if Paris belongs to France. Who is sleeping? Are we Israelis sleeping or are countries in Europe sleeping? There is no debate.”
~Avi Dichter, Israel’s Minister of Home Front Defense and a former director of Shin Bet
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“It is my hope, indeed my expectation, that the people of the Philippines will have in the  future every reason to be glad that when the time of need came their country was willing to extend a hand of welcome. ~President Manuel Quezon
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“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome …”

~ Winston Churchill

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Jordan is Palestine. ~Dutch politician Geert Wilders
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Moral relativism is based on a refusal to call evil evil and a concomitant willingness to denigrate truth if truth requires you to notice evil.~Caroline Glick
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Either Israel wins or Israel loses, I think it’s that stark” ~Daniel Pipes, Middle East Forum
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“The threat of force will do far more than gifts and sweet talk”-Bret Stephens
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 “Multiculturalism is a one-way street.” ~Wafa Sultan
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“If you will it, it is no dream” ~Theodor Herzl
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“Radical Islam is the problem and moderate Islam is the solution.”  ~Daniel Pipes
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“Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.” – Ronald Reagan

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“How different it is in tyranny. When artists are made the slaves and tools of the state; when artists become the chief propagandists of a cause,
progress is arrested and creation and genius are destroyed.”  ~Dwight Eisenhower, 1954

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Democracy is like a trolley car, when you get to your stop, you get off. ~ Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister
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“… No country in the world exists today by virtue of its ‘right.’ All countries exist today by virtue of their
ability to defend themselves against those who seek their destruction.” ~David Meir-Levi, 2005
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“It is hard to see how the Arab world, still less the Arabs of Palestine, will suffer from what is
mere recognition of accomplished fact—the presence in Palestine of a compact, well organized,
and virtually autonomous Jewish community.” ~ London Times editorial

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 “Islamism stands in relationship to Islam as National Socialism did to Christianity.”
~ Jeffrey Herf, author of Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World
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“Hitler’s record with the Jews is as black as that of any barbarian of the dark ages.”~Eisenhower
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“The army is the supreme symbol of duty and as long as women are not equal to men in
performing this duty, they have not yet obtained true equality. If the daughters of Israel are
absent from the army, then the character of the Yishuv will be distorted.”
~David Ben-Gurion, first Israeli Prime Minister

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History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot. ~Samuel Clemens
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“It’s good to have diversity in thinking and for people to voice their opinions. But at the end of the day, when the military command looks up, it sees us —
the minister of defense and the prime minister. When we look up, we see nothing but the sky above us.”~ Ehud Barak
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‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.
If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel’.
~Benjamin Netanyahu
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A nation deserves a state to the extent that its children are taught that their neighbors
deserve one too. In other words, no society, however in need, is entitled to what
it denies to others. ~Judea Pearl, Daniel Pearl’s father

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“America is my physical homeland but Israel is my spiritual homeland.”~Allen West
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“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” . ~Golda Meir
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Stop insisting that Islam is a religion of peace.
This is false, and falsehoods are never productive. ~ Robert Spencer

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“the Arab world has terrible rulers and worse oppositionists”~Fouad Ajami

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“First you learn, then you teach.”~ Pamela Geller

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“What we need is a ‘change of heart’. What it means is acceptance of Israel.” ~ Daniel Pipes

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“The Qur’an is like a supermarket, you can take from it what you will.” ~Egyptian philosopher, Hasan Hanafi
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 “The Islamic Republic of Iran and North Korea have common enemies.” Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
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“There’s a depth and richness of this relationship that is expressed every day…. we have an
enduring bond of values, interests, beginning with security and the way that we share
both information and other things to help the common defense of our common interests.”

~Benjamin Netanyahu

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“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”
~Albert Einstein

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“The American people and the Israeli people share a faith in the future, a belief that democracies
can shape their own destiny and that opportunities should be available to all. Throughout its own
extraordinary history, Israel has given life to that promise.”~Barack Obama

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“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”
– Ronald Reagan

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“What exactly do we [in Fatah] want? It has been said that we are negotiating for peace,
but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means;  and the goal is Palestine.
I do not negotiate in order to achieve peace.”
~ kifah Radaydeh of the Palestinian organization Fatah
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Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
~Samuel Clemens
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“The ideology of radical Islam is grounded in a religion and a God replete with eternal damnations and rewards and thus not easily discredited. None of the Al Queda radicals initiated the many commands that create strife between Muslims and non-Muslims, they only upheld them. Immutable verse from the Qur’an, as well as countless statements from and examples by Mohammad, are the ultimate source of this animosity. ” ~Raymond Ibrahim
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I’ve learned one thing in politics. You don’t make a decision until you have to.”
~Margaret Thatcher
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Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
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“Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny
the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and the
most remarkable race which has appeared in the world.”

— Winston Churchill
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“The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the
everlasting fire, and has illumined with it the entire world. He is the
religious source, spring, and fountain out of which all the rest of the
peoples have drawn their beliefs and their religions.”

~ Leo Tolstoy
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“It was in vain that we locked them up for several hundred years behind the
walls of the Ghetto. No sooner were their prison gates unbarred than they
easily caught up with us, even on those paths which we opened up without
their aid.”

~ A. A. Leroy Beaulieu, French publicist, 1842

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“The Jew gave us the Outside and the Inside – our outlook and our inner
life. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being
Jewish. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. Most of our best
words, in fact – new, adventure, surprise, unique, individual, person,
vocation, time, history, future, freedom, progress, spirit, faith, hope,
justice – are the gifts of the Jews.”

~Thomas Cahill, Irish Author

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“One of the gifts of the Jewish culture to Christianity is that it has
taught Christians to think like Jews, and any modern man who has not
learned to think as though he were a Jew can hardly be said to have learned
to think at all.”

~William Rees-Mogg, former Editor-in-Chief for The Times of London and a
member of the House of Lords

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“It is certain that in certain parts of the world we can see a peculiar
people, separated from the other peoples of the world and this is called
the Jewish people….

This people is not only of remarkable antiquity but has also lasted for a
singular long time… For whereas the people of Greece and Italy, of
Sparta, Athens and Rome and others who came so much later have perished so
long ago, these still exist, despite the efforts of so many powerful kings
who have tried a hundred times to wipe them out, as their historians
testify, and as can easily be judged by the natural order of things over
such a long spell of years. They have always been preserved, however, and
their preservation was foretold… My encounter with this people amazes
me…”

~Blaise Pascal, French Mathematician

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“The Jewish vision became the prototype for many similar grand designs for
humanity, both divine and man-made. The Jews, therefore, stand at the
centre of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a
purpose.”
~Paul Johnson, American Historian

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“As long as the world lasts, all who want to make progress in righteousness
will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people who had the sense for
righteousness most glowing and strongest.”

~Matthew Arnold, British poet and critic

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“Indeed it is difficult for all other nations of the world to live in the
presence of the Jews. It is irritating and most uncomfortable. The Jews
embarrass the world as they have done things which are beyond the
imaginable. They have become moral strangers since the day their
forefather, Abraham, introduced the world to high ethical standards and to
the fear of Heaven. They brought the world the Ten Commandments, which many
nations prefer to defy.. They violated the rules of history by staying
alive, totally at odds with common sense and historical evidence. They
outlived all their former enemies, including vast empires such as the
Romans and the Greeks. They angered the world with their return to their
homeland after 2000 years of exile and after the murder of six million of
their brothers and sisters.

They aggravated mankind by building, in the wink of an eye, a democratic
State which others were not able to create in even hundreds of years. They
built living monuments such as the duty to be holy and the privilege to
serve one’s fellow men.

They had their hands in every human progressive endeavour, whether in
science, medicine, psychology or any other discipline, while totally out of
proportion to their actual numbers. They gave the world the Bible and even
their “saviour.”

Jews taught the world not to accept the world as it is, but to transform
it, yet only a few nations wanted to listen. Moreover, the Jews introduced
the world to one God, yet only a minority wanted to draw the moral
consequences. So the nations of the world realize that they would have been
lost without the Jews.. And while their subconscious tries to remind them
of how much of Western civilization is framed in terms of concepts first
articulated by the Jews, they do anything to suppress it.

They deny that Jews remind them of a higher purpose of life and the need to
be honourable, and do anything to escape its consequences.. It is simply
too much to handle for them, too embarrassing to admit, and above all, too
difficult to live by.

So the nations of the world decided once again to go out of ‘their’ way in
order to find a stick to hit the Jews. The goal: to prove that Jews are as
immoral and guilty of massacre and genocide as some of they themselves are.

All this in order to hide and justify their own failure to even protest
when six million Jews were brought to the slaughterhouses of Auschwitz and
Dachau; so as to wipe out the moral conscience of which the Jews remind
them, and they found a stick.

Nothing could be more gratifying for them than to find the Jews in a
struggle with another people (who are completely terrorized by their own
leaders) against whom the Jews, against their best wishes, have to defend
themselves in order to survive. With great satisfaction, the world allows
and initiates the rewriting of history so as to fuel the rage of yet
another people against the Jews. This in spite of the fact that the nations
understand very well that peace between the parties could have come a long
time ago, if only the Jews would have had a fair chance. Instead, they
happily jumped on the wagon of hate so as to justify their jealousy of the
Jews and their incompetence to deal with their own moral issues.

When Jews look at the bizarre play taking place in The Hague , they can
only smile as this artificial game once more proves how the world
paradoxically admits the Jews’ uniqueness. It is in their need to undermine
the Jews that they actually raise them.

The study of history of Europe during the past centuries teaches us one
uniform lesson: That the nations which received and in any way dealt fairly
and mercifully with the Jew have prospered; and that the nations that have
tortured and oppressed them have written out their own curse.”

~Olive Schreiner, South African novelist and social activist

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“If there is any honour in all the world that I should like, it would be to
be an honorary Jewish citizen.”

~A.L Rowse, authority on Shakespeare
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“No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
– Ronald Reagan

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A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.
~Confucius (Analects 2.11)

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“…If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it. The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished.

The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind.

All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains.  What is the secret of his immortality?” ~Mark Twain

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“I will insist the Hebrews have contributed more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations…They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their empire were but a bubble in comparison to the Jews.” ~John Adams

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“Israel was not created in order to disappear-  Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”
~John F. Kennedy

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“Energy is the basis of everything. Every Jew, no matter how insignificant, is engaged in some decisive and immediate pursuit of a goal…. It is the most perpetual people of the earth…” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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“What is the Jew?… What kind of unique creature is this whom all the rulers of all the nations of the world have disgraced and crushed and expelled and destroyed; persecuted, burned and drowned, and who, despite their anger and their fury, continues to live and to flourish. What is this Jew whom they have never succeeded in enticing with all the enticements in the world, whose oppressors and persecutors only suggested that he deny (and disown) his religion and cast aside the faithfulness of his ancestors?! The Jew – is the symbol of eternity. …
He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind.

A people such as this can never disappear. The Jew is eternal. He is the embodiment of eternity.” ~Leo Tolstoy

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“The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.”~Benjamin Disraeli

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“I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.”~Elie Wiesel

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“The threat is stronger than the execution.” ~ Aron Nimzowitsch, Chess Master
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“My job is to set Israel on fire.” ~Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
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“I don’t believe in no win scenerios.” ~ Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise
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