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  1. After all, we are not children. It’s time we planned our life.
  2. If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me, I could not last as a Defense Minister one week.
  3. To aim and hit, you need one eye only, and one good finger.
  4. It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.
  5. It isn’t a secret that my heart is damaged. All the treatments and medications haven’t been effective.
  6. It’s a democracy and if I am outvoted, I have to accept the majority decisions.
  7. The Old City of Jerusalem is in our hands.
  8. It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness.
  9. Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
  10. Israel cannot afford to stand against the entire world and be denounced as the aggressor.
  11. Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice.
  12. We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.
  13. The Jews have opened fire, and they are unready to begin a war.
  14. The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.
  15. We are a small nation, but strong.
  16. There is no more Palestine. Finished.
  17. I feel I’ve lived so long, and went through so much, that all I want is calm and rest.
  18. We should demand his blood not from the Arabs of Gaza but from ourselves. Let us make our reckoning today.
  19. I know that plans and reality may be two different things, but I think my demands on life are minimal.
  20. There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.

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