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Shimon Peres
(1923-____) born on
Aug 16
Israeli political leader. He served as prime minister of Israel, 1984-86; in 1993; as foreign minister, he helped negotiate a peace accord with Yasir 'Arafat.
         
   
F
It is not only the psychology of the people that makes them so exacting -- their geographical situation has been equally problematic.

R
Leading the Jewish people is not easy -- we are a divided, obstinate, highly individualistic people who have cultivated faith, sharp wittedness and polemics to a very high level.
A
Television has made dictatorship impossible, but democracy unbearable.
N
Israel is moving from the realm of poetry to the realm of prose.
K
Why cross and ocean when you can cross a river? Why should we sail to Washington when we can meet right away 10 miles from here?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988.
R: In "NY Times," 5 Oct 1986.
A: From an Internet collection of quotations.
N: In "Quotable Quote Book," by Merrit Malloy, 1990.
K: In "Time,"17 Jun 1985.
   


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