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Yasser Arafat quotes on Nobel prize, peace, Israel, Jerusalem, Palestine, etc.

23 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Yasser Arafat

Famous As: 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority
Born On: August 24, 1929
Died On: November 11, 2004
Born In: Cairo
Died At Age: 75
Yasser Arafat was a Palestinian political leader. From 1969 to 2004, he served as the chairman of the ‘Palestine Liberation Organization’ (PLO). From 1994 to 2004, he was also the President of the ‘Palestinian National Authority.’ He received the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ in 1994 along with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin for the negotiations in Oslo. Following is a compendium of famous sayings by Yasser Arafat which has been excerpted from his interviews, speeches and public utterances. Let’s have a look at some popular quotes by Yasser Arafat on peace, friendship, religion, military, war, destiny, people, generation, sacrifice, death, victory, struggle, world, goal, administration, Israel, Palestine, government, Jerusalem, etc
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In order to obtain the goal of returning to Palestine, all of us sometimes have to grit our teeth.

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I'm a man of history. My vision is guiding me, my clear vision. It is not by chance that the currents of peace are increasing daily inside Israel.

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I swear to God, I will see [the Palestinian state], whether as a martyr or alive. Please, God, give me the honor of becoming a martyr in the fight for Jerusalem.

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I know the American administration is trying to refurbish its image after Irangate, especially in the Middle East and among their friends in this area. No doubt about it. We are following it.

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I have a solution. I agree for the United Nations forces to be on the borders between me and them for any period of time. Okay? Ezer Weizman challenged me a few days ago to accept an Israeli - Palestinian confederation.

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I had support - I had started it, not to forget.

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I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.

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I am not receiving orders from Ariel Sharon.

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I am not Mr. Chairman. I am His Excellency, the President of Palestine.

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I am convinced that our people are now on the way to establishing a Palestinian state. The agreement signed in Cairo is the first step in establishing the state, and therefore it should be implemented.

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Find what strength you have to terrorize your enemy and the enemy of God.

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Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.

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Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.

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Anyone who relinquishes a single inch of Jerusalem is neither an Arab nor a Muslim.

Yasser Arafat

All religious wars are about people arguing over who has the biggest invisible friend.

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Did you follow what [General Yehoshafat] Harkabi wrote? Formerly of the Israeli military intelligence service. Remember him? Did you follow what he wrote? He said that it was for the sake of the existence of Israel that we have to accept the rights of the Palestinians to have their independent state.

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Even if only one guerilla cub survives the prolonged struggle, I am confident that he will raise the flag of Palestine overJerusalem... Jerusalem is destined to be the eternal capital of our sovereign, independent Palestinian state under the P.L.O. leadership.

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I am challenging Ezer Weizman to accept the democratic state where both of us can live in this democratic state. What confederation? No. One democratic state. He declared one offer, I am declaring the other offer. With two communities.

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I am looking to have a place under the sun for our new generations to live in peace far away from repression, from terrorism, to live as human beings freely in this free world. That is what I am looking for. I am not asking for the moon. I am asking for the United Nations legality to be implemented.

Yasser Arafat

I send my condolences, and the condolences of the Palestinian people to American President Bush and his government and to the American people for this terrible act....We completely condemn this serious operation.... We were completely shocked.... It's unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable.

Yasser Arafat

I want to tell Carter and Begin that when the Arabs set off their volcano there will be only Arabs in this part of the world... Our people will continue to fuel the torch of the revolution with rivers of blood until the whole of the occupied homeland is liberated, the whole of the homeland is liberated, not just a part of it.

Yasser Arafat

If there is any Arab problem we can solve it inside the Arab League. But we are going to deal with the other side, with the Israelis.... It is not me who will decide who will invite, to speak frankly. It is not me, it is not the Arab side, it is not the Israelis who will decide who will invite.

Yasser Arafat

In 1982, when Alexander Haig and [Ariel] Sharon put this plan to invade the south of Lebanon and Beirut, they imagined that in two or three or five days, they can demolish the PLO and destroy its infrastructure. What happened? The longest Arab - Israeli confrontation.

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