"Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can
deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and
the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world."
-- Winston Churchill
"The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the
everlasting fire, and has illumined with it the entire world. He is the
religious source, spring, and fountain out of which all the rest of the
peoples have drawn their beliefs and their religions."
-- Leo Tolstoy
"It was in vain that we locked them up for several hundred years behind
the walls of the Ghetto. No sooner were their prison gates unbarred than
they easily caught up with us, even on those paths which we opened up
without their aid."
-- A. A. Leroy Beaulieu, French publicist, 1842
"The Jew gave us the Outsi de and the Inside - our outlook and our inner
life. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being
Jewish. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. Most of our best
words, in fact - new, adventure, surprise, unique, individual, person,
vocation, time, history, future, freedom, progress, spirit, faith, hope,
justice - are the gifts of the Jews."
-- Thomas Cahill, Irish Author
"One of the gifts of the Jewish culture to Christianity is that it has
taught Christians to think like Jews, and any modern man who has not learned
to think as though he were a Jew can hardly be said to have learned to think
-- William Rees-Mogg, former Editor-in-Chief for The Times of London and a
member of the House of Lords
"It is certain that in certain parts of the world we can see a peculiar
people, separated from the other peoples of the world and t his is called the
Jewish people.... This people is not only of remarkable antiquity but has
also lasted for a singular long time... For whereas the people of Greece and
Italy, of Sparta, Athens and Rome and others who came so much later have
perished so long ago, these still exist, despite the efforts of so many
powerful kings who have tried a hundred times to wipe them out, as their
historians testify, and as can easily be judged by the natural order of
things over such a long spell of years. They have always been preserved,
however, and their preservation was foretold...
My encounter with this people amazes me..."
-- Blaise Pascal, French Mathematician
"The Jewish vision became the prototype for many similar grand designs for
humanity, both divine and manmade The Jews, therefore, stand at the center
of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a purpose."
--Paul Johnson, American Historian
"As long as the world lasts, all who want to make progress in
righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people who had
the sense for righteousness most glowing and strongest."
--Matthew Arnold, British poet and critic
"Indeed it is difficult for all other nations of the world to live in the
presence of the Jews. It is irritating and most uncomfortable. The Jews
embarrass the world as they have done things which are beyond the
imaginable. They have become moral strangers since the day their forefather,
Abraham, introduced the world to high ethical standards and to the fear of
Heaven. They brought the world the Ten Commandments, which many nations
prefer to defy. They violated the rules of history by staying alive, totally
at odds with common sense and historical evidence. They outlived all their
former enemies, including vast empir es such as the Romans and the Greeks.
They angered the world with their return to their homeland after 2000 years
of exile and after the murder of six million of their brothers and sisters.
They aggravated mankind by building, in the wink of an eye, a democratic
State which others were not able to create in even hundreds of years.
They built living monuments such as the duty to be holy and the privilege
to serve one's fellow men.
They had their hands in every human progressive endeavor, whether in
science, medicine, psychology or any other discipline, while totally out of
proportion to their actual numbers. They gave the world the Bible and even
They deny that Jews remind them of a higher purpose of life and the need
to be honorable, and do anything to escape its consequences. It is simply
too much to handle for them, too embarrassing to admit, and above all, too
difficult to live by.
So the nations of the world decided once again to go out of 'their' way in
order to find a stick to hit the Jews. The goal: to prove that Jews are as
immoral and guilty of massacre and genocide as some of they themselves are.
All this in order to hide and justify their own failure to even protest
when six million Jews were brought to the slaughterhouses of Auschwitz and
Dachau; so as to wipe out the moral conscience of which the Jews remind
them, and they found a stick.
Nothing could be more gratifying for them than to find the Jews in a
struggle with another people (who are completely terrorized by their own
leaders) against whom the Jews, against their best wishes, have to defend
themselves in order to survive. With great satisfaction, the world allows
and initiates the rewriting of history so as to fuel the rage of yet another
people against the Jews. This in spite of the fact that the nations
understand very well that peace b etween the parties could have come a long
time ago, if only the Jews would have had a fair chance. Instead, they
happily jumped on the wagon of hate so as to justify their jealousy of the
Jews and their incompetence to deal with their own moral issues.
The study of history of Europe during the past centuries teaches us one
uniform lesson: That the nations which received and in any way dealt fairly
and mercifully with the Jew have prospered; and that the nations that have
tortured and oppressed them have written out their own curse."
--! Olive Schreiner, South African novelist and social activist
"If there is any honor in all the world that I should like, it would be to
be an honorary Jewish citizen."
--A.L Rowse, authority on Shakespeare