"We're the only people in the world, where our neighbors openly
announce they just won't have us here. And they will not give up
fighting and they will not give up war as long as we remain alive
This is the crux of the problem: It isn't anything concrete that
they want from us. They say we must be dead. And we say we want to
be alive. Between life and death, I don't know of a compromise."
- Prime Minister Golda Meier (1948)