Peace [History]

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)

Rabbi Boruch Kaplan,
Principal and founder of Bais Yaakov School, Brooklyn, USA (1911-1987)

The Arabs were very friendly people, and the Jewish People in Hebron lived together with them and had very friendly relations with them. They worked with Jews, and everybody got along just fine. … no one in the yeshiva ever told me it was dangerous to go by myself among the Arabs. We just lived with them, and got along very well… Everyone must know that the anger of the Arabs against us is only caused by the Zionists! … It is the accursed Zionists who caused them to hate us. The Zionists dare to use their power to expel the Arabs, and even today in Lebanon, they kill and butcher the Arabs; they wipe out whole villages with the airplanes they get from the United States. Everyone should know who the murderers are – the Zionists are the biggest murderers in the world, who refuse to let the Jewish People live in peace either physically or spiritually!”