Rabbi Avraham Leitner ,
Rabbi of Montevideo, a famous leading Torah authority (1929-2007)

I still remember, I lived in the Old City of Jerusalem, there were two ways to get to the Kosel. One led through an Arab neighborhood, and the other did not. We never had a problem going among the Arabs. Only after the founding of the state did the Arabs start throwing stones. (Sefer Zichron Avraham by Rabbi Avraham Leitner, p.226)