Sunday Quotes: Can you guess who said what?


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UPDATES 7 pm Israel, Sunday, December 21 2014:

*Two Palestinian terrorists armed with knives have been captured in the Jewish community of Adam.

*Following talks in Tehran between Palestinian and Iranian officials, Iran announced today that it is resuming arming of Hamas in Gaza and is ready to arm “fighters” in the “West Bank.”

*In the wake of the Egyptian and Qatari reconciliation agreement signed a few days ago, Egypt has sacked its hardline anti-Muslim Brotherhood intelligence chief and arrested a supervisor at the Suez Canal for being a Mossad spy. 

TODAY’S BLOG:

So we have a series of quotes this morning for your interest and edification, and your job, dear reader, is to match the quotation with the speaker.

Here are the speaker possibilities:

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist who was the target of a recent assassination attempt

Yair Lapid, Israel’s former Finance Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister

Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former Justice Minister and chief negotiator with the Palestinians

Moshe “Boogie” Yaalon, Israel’s Defense Minister

Here are the quotes:

1. __________

“[The rocket attack on Friday was] a direct result of the fact that Protective Edge didn’t end decisively. There was no decisive military victory, and the IDF needs to respond with full force and strength over the renewal of fire without hesitating. There was also no politically decisive action. This government was afraid of going for a decisive political action. It still isn’t too late.”

2. __________

“Israeli sovereignty here, in this place [at the Western Wall], in Jerusalem, is the expression of the historic connection between a nation and its country that was realized with the actualization of sovereignty over Jerusalem. This holy place, this historic place, this place to which we are connected to the depths of our souls, will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.”

3.__________ 

“I turned to Kerry to safeguard the interests of the State of Israel, to prevent the world’s coercion of Palestinian demands on Israel . . . Netanyahu and Bennett instead of criticizing me, should call me and thank me for helping them in doing what they cannot. As we do not interfere in the elections in the US, the US should not interfere in ours.”

4. __________

“[I will continue] ” to be someone who is very radical in his opinions. Radical in my demand for human rights, radical in my demand for zero tolerance in the face of violence and terror and in my demand the police be honest and fair.”

5. __________

“It seems to us that this [the launching of the Friday missiles] is the work of the global Jihad organizations, but for us it does not matter. Hamas is responsible and we demand from it to worry about it; not even one rocket will be shot that we will not respond to. Meanwhile, we managed to get a message that Hamas claimed the shooting stopped.” 

And here are the answers–with apologies for the trickery (Netanyahu did not speak any of the above lines, and Livni spoke two) and apologies to Rabbi Glick for including his admirable quote in such a list of losers. How many did you get correct? 

1. Yair Lapid: 

“[The rocket attack on Friday was] a direct result of the fact that Protective Edge didn’t end decisively. There was no decisive military victory, and the IDF needs to respond with full force and strength over the renewal of fire without hesitating. There was also no politically decisive action. This government was afraid of going for a decisive political action. It still isn’t too late.”

The irony: Yair Lapid pushed for each one of the 12 ceasefires that Israel agreed to during the summer war with Hamas. He was never in favor of a “decisive military victory” and at every point fought against one. Now, suddenly, he is a hawk.

2. Tzipi Livni:

“Israeli sovereignty here, in this place [at the Western Wall], in Jerusalem, is the expression of the historic connection between a nation and its country that was realized with the actualization of sovereignty over Jerusalem. This holy place, this historic place, this place to which we are connected to the depths of our souls, will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.”

The irony: Tzipi Livni has pushed at every opportunity for an agreement with the Palestinians that will return Israel to the 1949 Armistice Lines. All of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem along with the Western Wall and the Temple Mount would be turned over to the PLO.

3. Tzipi Livni:

“I turned to Kerry to safeguard the interests of the State of Israel, to prevent the world’s coercion of Palestinian demands on Israel . . . Netanyahu and Bennett instead of criticizing me, should call me and thank me for helping them in doing what they cannot. As we do not interfere in the elections in the US, the US should not interfere in ours.”

The irony: Livni loves to cast herself as the Messiah. She specifically asked Kerry and Obama to intervene in the Israeli elections–and she did not have to ask very hard.

4. Rabbi Yehuda Glick:

“[I will continue] “to be someone who is very radical in his opinions. Radical in my demand for human rights, radical in my demand for zero tolerance in the face of violence and terror and in my demand the police be honest and fair.”

The irony: Rabbi Glick was, of course, making fun of the fact that he is continually called a “radical” by the Israeli Left and the media when all he does is advocate for equal rights for Jews on the Temple Mount.

5. Moshe “Boogie” Ya’alon:

“It seems to us that this [the launching of the Friday missiles] is the work of the global Jihad organizations, but for us it does not matter. Hamas is responsible and we demand from it to worry about it; not even one rocket will be shot that we will not respond to. Meanwhile, we managed to get a message that Hamas claimed the shooting stopped.” 

The irony: Here we go again with doublespeak. Global Jihad launched the rocket but Hamas is responsible. But on the other hand, good old Hamas is doing its best to stop the shooting. By the way, 17 other missiles have been fired by Hamas since the end of the recent war that none were responded to.

 

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