Ten Inspiring Quotes About Israel

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Date Posted: 2014-05-06 18:58:00

10 Inspiring Quotes About Israel

In honor of Israel celebrating 66 years of Independence, here are some of our favorite quotes about this amazing place!

quotes about israel


“In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.”
-Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion

Best quotes about israel

Large celebratory crowd outside the Dizengoff House (now called Independence Hall) to hear the declaration and signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, dated May 14, 1948.


“Israel has its attractions. It’s the most dramatic country in the world. Everybody’s engaged. Everybody argues. When I leave Israel, I get a little bit bored, you know?”
-Shimon Peres

Best quotes about israel

David Ben Gurion flanked by the members of his provisional government, reading the Declaration of Independence.


“No country in the history of the world has ever contributed more to humankind and accomplished more for its people in so brief a period of time as Israel has done since its relatively recent rebirth in 1948.”
-Alan Dershowitz

Best quotes about israel

Defenders of Kibbutz Nirim in southern Israel after the battle on May 15, 1948.


“Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world – the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.”
-Nnamdi Azikiwe

Best quotes about israel

The beautiful Tel Aviv skyline,


“Israel is slightly smaller than New Jersey. Moses in effect led the tribes of Israel out of the District of Columbia, parted Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, and wandered for forty years in Delaware.”
-P. J. O’Rourke

Best quotes about israel

Aerial view of Masada.


“In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.”
-Shimon Peres

Best quotes about israel

The Beautiful Banias.

“Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”
-John Kennedy

Best quotes about israel

The view of Jerusalem in 1949


“Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide.”
-Jack Schwartz

Best quotes about israel

History is made.


“As a Jew, it is my historic responsibility to defend the Jewish people. I feel this responsibility for the survival of the Jewish people. We’re not going to accept any decision by anybody else about security of the State of Israel. It is our role and only our role.”
-Ariel Sharon

Best quotes about israel

We would! 🙂


“I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.”
-Harry S. Truman

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