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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.
It is not only the psychology of the people that makes them so exacting -- their geographical situation has been equally problematic.

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.
Television has made dictatorship impossible, but democracy unbearable.
Israel is moving from the realm of poetry to the realm of prose.
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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