Michael Ben-Ari quotes

  • I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief 'don't matter,' that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return.

  • Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without

  • If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.

  • Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its 'right to exist.' Israel's right to exist, like that of the United States, Saudi Arabia and 152 other states, is axiomatic and unreserved. Israel's legitimacy is not suspended in midair awaiting acknowledgement.... There is certainly no other state, big or small, young or old, that would consider mere recognition of its 'right to exist' a favor, or a negotiable concession.

  • When Israel was from bondage led,Led by the Almighty's handFrom out of foreign land,The great sea beheld and fled.

  • Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Arabs can be elected to the parliament in a democratic election.

  • The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.

  • Our critique of Israel has to be about the state, not culture or religion, but the state of Israel

  • The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments.

  • One of the goals of education should be to teach that life is precious.

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