Ariel Sharon Quotes

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Ariel Sharon Quotes

I know I have been portrayed as a general looking for war. Many other headlines speak of that. Thats what people say. But I understand the importance of peace because I saw the horrors of war. Thats how I see it. I lost my best friends in battles.. and I had to make decisions of life and death, of others and myself.
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I was born on a farm. My strength has nothing to do with political apparatus. I get my strength from nature, from flowers.

— Ariel Sharon

But there's one thing we are not going to compromise at all: when it comes to security of Israeli citizens and the State of Israel, there are not going to be any compromises - not now and not in the future.

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To our Palestinian neighbours, I assure you that we have a genuine intention to respect your right to live independently and in dignity. I have already said that Israel has no desire to continue to govern over you and control your fate.

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If there will be a serious Palestinian prime minister who makes a 100 percent effort to end terrorism, then we can have peace. Each side has to take steps. If terror continues, there will not be an independent Palestinian state. Israel will not accept it, if terror continues.

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We do not build new Jewish communities in Samaria, Judea and Gaza. The United States has never accepted our building of communities or of the fence. Yet, I've managed to develop relations between Israel and the United States even though President Bush never supported settlements.

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One must remember that the Jews have one, tiny country, the only place they have the right and capability to defend themselves by themselves. And it is our duty and my responsibility to see that we will never compromise about that.

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We have no desire to permanently rule over millions of Palestinians, who double their numbers every generation. Israel, which wishes to be an exemplary democracy, will not be able to bear such a reality over time. The Disengagement Plan presents the possibility of opening a gate to a different reality.

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All together, we know for many years that terror is the most dangerous thing for local, regional and international stability.

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Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Palestinian) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay ours ... Everything we don't grab will go to them.

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Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that ... I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and theAmericans know it.

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If we are to reach a situation of true peace, real peace, peace for generations, we will have to make painful concessions.
Not in exchange for promises, but rather in exchange for peace.

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I am ready to compromise, but there is one thing I won't compromise on: the safety of the Israeli people.

— Ariel Sharon

He held to the idea that the Jewish people, so often victims of injustice and persecution, should have a state where they could be independent and free. Think good or ill of Arik Sharon, agree or disagree with him, but that calling - a noble one - was plain and unalloyed.

— Ariel Sharon

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