Israel doesn’t have to hide anything.
Israel is the only democracy in this part of the world.
I don’t hate anyone.
I wouldn’t go so far to say that destiny preserves me. I managed to survive and to succeed.
One has to view things realistically.
We have learned a long time ago that one cannot compromise with terrorists.
If there will be a serious Palestinian prime minister who makes a 100 percent effort to end terrorism, then we can have peace. Each side has to take steps. If terror continues, there will not be an independent Palestinian state. Israel will not accept it, if terror continues.
A day will come when other Israelis will be launched into space in the service of science and progress. For them and for us, Ilan Ramon will always be a source of inspiration as Israel’s space pioneer, and his memory will be engraved in our hearts forever.
My grandfather was facing this terror, my parents, myself.
I do know that Syria never will recognize Lebanon as an independent country, and the declaration of independence of Lebanon took place in 1943. Syria never – Syria never have recognized Lebanon. They regard Lebanon as part of Syria.