Tuesday, June 29, 2010

peace quote of the day

One of my friends has a writing blog in which she often posts a "true quote of the day." I've decided to modify her idea here.

Here are some words from Yigal Allon, former commander of the Palmach (the elite fighting force of the Jewish underground during the British Mandate), general in the IDF, acting prime minister of Israel, and member of the kibbutz Ginosar, which I've had the honor of visiting twice (once on my family's spring break trip to the Galilee, and once on my more recent trip to the West Bank).

He was a Jewish hero and a Zionist, but also a man who longed for peace, respected his Arab comrades, and seems to have been uniquely gifted with long-term vision.

Where, oh where, are the Yigal Allons of today?

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