“Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us” and “When peace comes we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons.” Harvey Rachlin reports that, after much searching, he has found no solid evidence that Golda Meir made either of these statements, though variations of both are regularly attributed to her:
Did Golda Meir Really Utter Her Most Famous Sayings?
Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On
On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes: