An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone, he would first drive him mad.
You cannot speak on behalf of a nation when you have no mandate to do so.
The result is that you are now experiencing what we experienced in the war in Algeria: The Israeli government says that it is a victim of terrorist activity, but this activity is less visible than the military strikes.
The suffering caused by the terrorists is the real torture.
When Joan D' Arc was asked by her judges why as a Christian she did not love the British, she answered that she did love them, but she loved British in their country. In the same way, we do not hate the Turks, we love them, but in their country.
I'm always suspicious of people who repent of other people's sins.
After all, you're not exactly a nation like all the other nations. You are unique, if only because you are such an ancient people, and because of the way you are spread all over the world and your obvious success in many fields.
If you take a book of a thousand pages on the Second World War, in which 50 million people died, the concentration camps occupy two pages and the gas chambers ten or 15 lines, and that's what one calls a detail.
In recent years - before the intifada - there were three or four incidents of anti-Semitism a year, and that's out of 18 million crimes and violations of the law.
The Vichy government was under occupation and carried out the orders of the German occupier.
When you write a two thousand page history of the Second World War, the deportations and the concentration camps will take up five pages, and the gas chambers perhaps 20 lines.
I'm not saying that the gas chambers didn't exist. I couldn't see them myself.
By analogy, if we were to develop a soccer team, then we would not invite basketball and volleyball players to the try outs. We would invite soccer players to apply.
Everyone sees drama from his own perspective.
In my speeches, I always condemned communism, national-socialism and fascism.
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