Words matter. These are the best Edgar Bronfman, Sr. Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Contrary to many of the rumors and innuendo in circulation, I wholeheartedly believe that Obama views Israel’s security as absolute.
As a liberal and progressive, I abhor the notion of conflict and bloodshed and very much want to find a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear issue.
Investments are a real partnership, with an expected return; donations are a gesture made as a result of ethical, religious, or political passions.
Just as we send young American Jews to Israel through the Birthright program, we need to also consider a ‘reverse Birthright’ for Israeli kids to come see America.
Israel desperately needs peace if it is to come anywhere close to being the ‘light unto nations’ of Jewish dreams.
I remind everybody that the Sabbath was the Jewish gift to civilization.
My father put it right when he said: ‘I don’t get ulcers. I give ulcers.’
Much of what has gone wrong in the pursuit of Arab-Israeli peace is due to a lack of strong leadership, primarily among the Palestinians.
I don’t believe in God. I do believe in Judaism. I believe in ethics, morals.
No one said anything to my face, but I constantly heard comments denigrating Jews.
The search for a Jewish national home came about due to centuries of anti-Semitic pogroms, expulsions, discrimination and hate. The Holocaust was simply the evil culmination of all that came before it.
I’d vote for Mickey Mouse before I voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin.
During my many years in international business and public life, I have had the good fortune of sitting down for lunch with people with whom I completely disagreed, in practice and principle: Soviet communists, heads of state from various unsavory regimes, benighted religious figures, corrupt business leaders.
The beauty of Judaism is that it demands we ask questions, especially of ourselves.
A lasting two-state solution requires two credible partners, and not just one side – Israel – taking superficial steps simply to placate world opinion.
In politics, as in business, leadership is crucial.
Based on the Gaza precedent, Israel should not simply be expected to withdraw from territory and let it devolve into a state of anarchy. The West Bank is simply too close to Israel’s major population centers and infrastructure to allow it to become another launching pad for rockets.
There are signs that the Arab states are beginning to realize that a nuclear-armed Iran would be a threat to the entire region, and not just to Israel.
Making money is marvelous, and I love doing it, and I do it reasonably well, but it doesn’t have the gripping vitality that you have when you deal with the happiness of human life and with human deprivation.
I would like every Jew to be as comfortable in his skin as I am in mine.
Arab youth are taught to wonder, ‘Since the Holocaust was a European affair, why are the Palestinians being forced to pay for the creation of Israel?’
A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a region free of Iranian nukes are worthy goals that should be able to withstand public scrutiny in every Middle Eastern capital.
It is high time that the Arab world’s professed desire for peace is matched by responsible action, and not more of the same equivocation.
As an American Jew who loves Israel, I cannot support John McCain. He cannot provide what Israel needs most – a respected, credible, morally strong America.
Maintaining control indefinitely over millions of Palestinians will inevitably lead to a demographic nightmare and cannot be sustained if Israel is to remain true to its founding principles.
My childhood was marked by a tension between privilege on the one hand and emotional dysfunction on the other.
The Arab world needs to appreciate that legitimate historical claims and modern necessities are what make Israel the homeland of the Jewish people.
I’ve had three wives. I’ve had five weddings.
In terms of defending Jews, I’m a Jew.
The Palestinian economy is, and will likely continue to be, highly reliant on trade. And yet, trade between the Palestinian Authority and the Arab states is extremely limited.
The Jews’ fear of assimilation and intermarriage should not replace fear of anti-Semitism.
Economic support from the rest of the Arab states to the fledgling Palestinian Authority in the West Bank is virtually non-existent.
John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as running mate is the towering example of his poor judgment. Palin’s ignorance of public affairs is monumental.
The principles governing Western democracies, of which Israel rightly considers itself a part, are based on the assurance that everyone has a vote, but also that the minority needs to yield to the wishes of the majority.
The majesty of the American Jewish experience is in its success marrying its unique Jewish identity with the larger, liberal values of the United States. There is no need anymore to choose between assimilation and separation. We are accepted as equals.