QUOTES TO NOTE:

British PM Neville Chamberlain's evaluation of Hitler after 1938 Munich conference:

"… a man who could be relied upon when he had given his word."

(Life of Neville Chamberlain by Keith Feiling, London, 1946)

Hitler's evaluation of the British after the conference:

"…they are little worms; I saw them at Munich."

(The Struggle for Europe by Chester Wilmot, London, 1952)

UN secretary-general Kofi Annan's evaluation of Saddam Hussein after meeting him in Baghdad:

"…someone I believe we can do business with."

(Newsweek March 9, 1998)

Saddam's evaluation of the UN after Baghdad?

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" … Jerusalem is the key to both war and peace … If the Jews think that force will allow them [to keep] both the land and the peace, they delude themselves…"

-- Sheikh Isma'il Al-Nawahdah, giving his Friday sermon in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque (Palestine Radio, April 3)

"We implore Allah to accept [slain Hamas bombmaker Muhi Sharif] as a martyr, embrace him with his mercy and harbour him in heaven ..."

-- Sheikh Al-Nawahdah, (Palestine Radio, April 3)

"Clouds of anger and tension are gathering in the region, threatening a major conflagration, if this irresponsible Israeli rejection continues."

-- Editorial, al-Jumhuriyah, Cairo (April 11)

"Having realised the depths of evil to which humanity can sink now let us hope in the future we can show the heights to which humanity can rise."

-- British PM Tony Blair, speaking at Yad Vashem

holocaust memorial (April 19)


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