The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
As one who participated in all the wars of the state of Israel, I saw the horror of wars. I saw the fear of wars. I saw my best friends being killed in battles. I was seriously injured twice.
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
The Arab spring confirmed that peaceful change is possible and so reinforced the vision of political Islam. The impact of this went beyond the Brotherhood to include the Salafist tendency in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya that had questioned the democratic path.
Too often, nonprofits are viewed as rigid and bureaucratic – less nimble and capable of adapting in this fluid environment than our corporate counterparts. I don’t agree.
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
It is in Israel’s interest not to govern the Palestinians but for the Palestinians to govern themselves in their own state.
As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
I think it’s important for one to take a certain distance from oneself.