Saturday, November 12, 2005

Risks for peace

Yitzhak Rabin: Selected Reading
We are destined to live together on the same soil, in the same land.

We, the soldiers who have returned from battle stained with blood, we who have seen our relatives and friends killed before our eyes, we who have attended their funerals and cannot look into the eyes of their parents, we who have come from a land where parents bury their children, we who have fought against you, the Palestinians - We say to you today in a loud and a clear voice: Enough of blood and tears. Enough.

We have no desire for revenge.

We harbor no hatred towards you.

We, like you, are people who want to build a home, to plant a tree, to love, to live side by side with you in dignity, in empathy, as human beings, as free men. We are today giving peace a chance, and saying again to you: Enough.
Yitzhak Rabin, September 13, 1993