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"For the sake of peace, for the sake of a peace treaty, we have assumed great responsibility and taken many risks...But there is no escape. You must accept responsibility with that degree of civic courage without which there can be no political decisions."
Former Israeli Prime Minister "[Israel] is not, as PLO propaganda imagines, an imperialist outpost with no roots in the country. It is a solid national venture with a powerful state and military apparatus..."
Dr Mordechai Nisan
Middle East Studies lecturer, Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, a historic window of opportunity opened for Israel. Actual implementation of the present disastrous political process would seal the window of opportunity forever."
Director of the Ariel Center for Policy Research