(Deutsch) SW #96

You have to make peace with your neighbours – not their government.

Guy I interviewed today

(Deutsch) SW #88

Once you retire from the service, you become a bit of a leftist.

Yaacov Peri, former chief of Shin Bet, the Israeli domestic secret service that is responsible for the Palestinian territories. Quote from the documentary “The Gatekeepers”. 

(Deutsch) SW #78

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.

Laurence J. Peter

(Deutsch) SW #77

All the players in the Middle East do [moral double bookkeeping]. They keep one set of moral books, which proclaim how righteous they are, to show the outside world, and one set of moral books, which proclaim how ruthless they are, to show each other.

Thomas Friedman, “From Beirut to Jerusalem”, Anchor Books 1990, p. 165