Top 10 Memorable Quotes By Historical Figures On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


1 - Mahatma Gandhi

"Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs... Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home.”"

Mahatma Gandhi

2 - Albert Einstein

"It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists (Jews) do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews."

Albert Einstein

3 - Desmond Tutu

"I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of apartheid."

Desmond Tutu

4 - Jimmy Carter

"When Israel does occupy this territory deep within the West Bank, and connects the 200-or-so settlements with each other, with a road, and then prohibits the Palestinians from using that road, or in many cases even crossing the road, this perpetrates even worse instances of apartness, or apartheid, than we witnessed even in South Africa."

Jimmy Carter

5 - Nelson Mandela

"We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians."

Nelson Mandela

6 - Norman Finkelstein

"The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats."

7 - Alice Walker

"It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multi-branched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel's attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land."

8 - Bobby Fischer

"The U.S. and Israel have been slaughtering the Palestinians, just slaughtering them, for years. Robbing them and slaughtering them."

9 - Helen Thomas

"I wrote that President Bush is passing on to President-elect Obama two wars and an economic debacle. I call it a depression. And he is arming Israel against the Palestinians in every way in Gaza."

Helen Thomas

10 - Elie Wiesel

"I would like to see real peace and a state of Israel living peacefully alongside a state of Palestine."


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