But I should tell you honestly that this administration under President Obama is doing in regard to our security more than anything that I can remember in the past.

— Ehud Barak

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If I were a Palestinian of the right age, I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations.

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There is a thin line between peace of the brave and peace of the hostage.

.. between compromise - even calculated risk - and irresponsibility and capitulation.

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The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more.

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We are talking about a major change in reality that has to come about, .

.. We are not idiots. If it turns out that this situation where there is no partner (in peace) remains the same, then we will know what to do.

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If we thought that instead of 200 Palestinian fatalities, 2,000 dead would put an end to the fighting at a stroke, we would use much more force.

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The Left is acting like a young child, saying 'I want peace'.

.. A child says 'I want candy right away,' an adult takes all of the factors into account and understands who he's dealing with.

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Since the Six-Day War, the whole world, which is the real arena of battle between us and the Palestinians, believes that Israel is right in regard to procedure, namely problems and disputes should be solved around the negotiating table.

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Iran poses the most serious long-term threat to regional stability.

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Until the wolf shall lay with lamb, we'd better be the wolves.

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I delivered lectures, and I was also a consultant for international companies in finance, both private equity and big venture capital funds.

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I don't do anything to impress anyone, quite successfully I can tell you.

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But at the end of the day, when the military command looks up, it sees us — the minister of defense and the prime minister. When we look up, we see nothing but the sky above us.

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About Ehud Barak

Quotes 22 sayings
Nationality Israeli
Profession Statesman
Birthday October 16

I'm no wealthier than Bibi Netanyahu or Arik Sharon.

I don't feel that I'm more hedonistic than Ehud Olmert, or Yitzhak Rabin or Shimon Peres.

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I want to study, to write to live and have a good time.

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In Israel, generally speaking, politics is much more familiar than any other place. We all know each other.

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I'm such a failed politician that all of my rivals have disappeared, on both sides.

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I can tell you I also smoked cigars 10 years before, and the watch, which is a Patek Philippe - it was my former wife who bought it for me as a gift when I completed my military service. What is all of this about anyway? I'm no wealthier than Bibi Netanyahu or Arik Sharon. I don't feel that I'm more hedonistic than Ehud Olmert, or Yitzhak Rabin or Shimon Peres.

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Israel is surrounded by a raging sea, parts of which are not willing to accept us as a partner with equal rights among the nations. The reality we live in presents us with profound challenges, the need to effectively use all of our resources, and the need to prepare for any development, near or far. The IDF will protect the security and the future of the state. The IDF will provide the response when the order is given.

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We want peace, but not at any price.

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I don't feel opportunistic ever, in anything.

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At this place, Jews have prayed throughout the generations, and it is fitting that the message of brotherhood should go out from here.

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