Tuesday, April 29, 2003
What to say?

Bomber Strikes After Palestinian Vote

I don't have it in me to rant every time this happens. This is exhausting. So instead I'll use my energy more productively-- by sending my thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, as well as all Israelis and innocent victims of cowardly terrorism. I will look forward to the day when I can visit Israel again. I will also keep posting and re-posting the quotes below.

And please don't even think that there is such thing as a Middle East peace roadmap. There will never be one. Not as long as Israel exists.

"This is consecrated land, our land of ours, now and forever, from the cradle to the grave... we with the help of God will meet next time in Jerusalem, because we are fighting in order to bring the victory to our prophets, every baby, every child, every man, every women, and every older person, and all the youngsters, we will sacrifice ourselves for our holy places, and we will establish the guard on them, and are prepared to give 70 of our martyrs for every martyr of theirs in this campaign, because this is our holy land. We will continue to fight on this blessed land, and I call to you, remain steadfast, no one will succeed in dividing us, to remove us from this holy land."

- Yasser Arafat, December 18, 2001, in a speech in Ramallah, two days after his "historical" speech, in which he called--in Arabic (under European pressure)--for an end to suicide bombings and for a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel

"We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.... We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us."

- Golda Meir

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