Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Guess Who? Quotable Quotes...

Who said the following statement?

"Ben-Gurion called Hebron Jerusalem's elder sister. If we were a normal nation, when a visitor arrived here we would take him not to Yad VaShem but, rather, to Hebron. We'd take him to the place where our roots are. No other people has a monument like the Tomb of the Patriarchs, where Abraham and Sarah are buried. And Isaac and Rebecca. And Jacob and Leah. There isn't anything like it. Therefore, under any agreement Jews will live in Hebron...

"We put too much stress on the security issues. That was a mistake. My mistake, too. The element of the cradle of the Jewish people is critical for us to be able to live here. Indeed, there is a constant questioning of our right. We have to talk about the continuum of Jewish life that has been here. Even in order to live in Tel Aviv, we need a root in Hebron."




7 Comments:

It has to be someone who we would not expect. In fact I'm pretty certain I've heard it before.

My first guess would have been Yitzchak Rabin, but somehow it sounds too philosphical for him. So my second (and final) guess is Shimon Peres.

By Blogger Soccer Dad, at Wed Jan 25, 05:02:00 PM GMT+2  

Ariel Sharon

By Blogger JMH, at Wed Jan 25, 06:04:00 PM GMT+2  

ill guess rabin too

By Blogger Pinchas Floyd, at Wed Jan 25, 07:09:00 PM GMT+2  

I recall Ariel Sharon saying something like that.

He definitely said that he made a mistake by putting too much emphasis on the security issues, and not enough on our historical right to Eretz Yisrael.

By Blogger Yehudi Yerushalmi, at Wed Jan 25, 08:10:00 PM GMT+2  

I'd say Sharon or Peres...

By Blogger Ezzie, at Wed Jan 25, 08:46:00 PM GMT+2  

Definitely Sharon.

By Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report, at Thu Jan 26, 06:02:00 AM GMT+2  

I gues we see what Sharon's legacy will be - he'll likely be clumped togehter with Rabiun and Peres, since those were the only other 2 guesses.

It was, in fact Sharon, whose Kadima party is now throwing the Jews out of Hebron, who said the above words.

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Thu Jan 26, 07:14:00 AM GMT+2  

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