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Golda Meir on Children and War

Someone just sent this to us and I thought it was worth posting…
Golda Meir:


  1. couldn’t she make it 140 characters?
    it’s a great one for twitter.

  2. What arrogance!

    “We can forgive the Israelis for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.”

  3. this is not logic.
    Logic is nobody will love your children more than yourself, and nobody will defend your country except yourself, even if you got to give away your own life…

  4. Yes, right. Its all about learning to accept each
    other, here’s a song about that

  5. “Our sources in Gaza report that Israeli soldiers have entered and taken up positions in a number of Palestinian homes, forcing families to stay in a ground floor room while they use the rest of their house as a military base and sniper position,” said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme. “This clearly increases the risk to the Palestinian families concerned and means they are effectively being used as human shields.”

  6. It’s a beautiful quote, neither arrogant nor facile. It may be difficult, but it’s possible (and even liberating) to forgive another who commits an atrocity against me. What Meir finds unforgivable is putting me in a position where I have no choice but to jeopardize my own moral worth in defense of myself, my family, my country. I cannot forgive myself for a wrong I committed against another and the victim who alone could forgive me is dead, so I must live with my compromised moral dignity forever.

  7. i have decided to write after watching 17 days go by without a hope in sight for the people in gaza….it is a shame a disgrace to be a human being in this time and era….i am a mother of two and the image of the 8 year old boy that has lost his sight has not left my mind
    i still dont understand how a country can be based on a religion…a religion written hundreds of years ago that promised a land to a sect of people…so should all the christians from all around the world bundle up and live in the usa…would that ever be allowed??
    judiasm is a religion …jews already had nationalities to begin with…they had homes and lives
    but were all called to come and live on the promised land
    on top of a demolished palestinian home and life
    it is bewildering to see the world act so different to the same acts made by different countries…isreal goes insane over 1 hostage when she has 11,000 hostages….destroys lebanon and kills hundreds for the kidnapping of 3…massacres 900 people and injurs 4000 in gaza for a couple of rockets that have injured a few at their end.
    as a very proud palestinian….i truly can say that the world has created a new generation of palestinians and arabs that have no interest in peace….palestine should be solely for the palestinian people that have endured years of injustice and should be ethnically cleansed of isrealis that have for years punished us for the holocaust….just a reminder…hitler did it not us….long live palestine

  8. Does Israel really believe that this action in Gaza will make Arabs love their children more? And the children’s children will learn to love the Jews?

    If to-day’s leaders of Israel have failed to understand the wisdom of Mrs. Meir’s words, then how will Arab children in the future? This hope is against everything we know of human history and nature – and no amount of violence or PR will over come it.

  9. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is happening again on the streets on Gaza. Obviously his message of LOVE and not HATE is meaningless and whimpish. His memory, like the Arabs must be obliterated.

    Today the crucifix is in the shape of a US designed and supplied F-!6. Did the Romans supply JC’s cross. “Suffer little children” is about the only thing the modern rulers have learnt to implement. How could any mother say those awful words that no female should ever utter. “Forced to kill children” is so so much worse than their unusual pagan “Eye for an eye”, until all are blind.
    Dublin, Ireland

  10. On the day that the Israelis left Gaza and gave it over to the Palestinians who could have made it into an example of how they could govern and care for their people, the rockets started streaming into Israel.

    Palestinians never miss and opportunity to miss an opportunity.

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