The biggest mistake made by most human beings is listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
“State and government was invented in this part of the world, in ancient Mesopotamia, precisely to manage irrigation and crop growing and Assad failed in that basic task.”
i very much support giving Syria an air defense system, against the wishes of our administration.
“The core of the four-point plan that Mr. Xi presented to Mr. Abbas was the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, based on the 1967 boundaries and with East Jerusalem as its capital. The plan was a formal version of China’s traditional stand on the conflict.”
“On Tuesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said at a news conference that Israel had to halt the building of settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, stop violence against innocent civilians and end the blockade against the Gaza Strip to clear the way for peace talks.”
“Israel’s right to exist and its reasonable security concerns should be fully respected,”
(Source: The New York Times)
“I have no expectation that any man will read history aright, who thinks that what was done in a remote age, by men whose names have resounded far, has any deeper sense than what he is doing to-day.”