Sunday, December 1, 2013

Can you Date The Following Quote

For history buffs - can you identify which public figure said the following quote, and when:

"We have a historic opportunity for peace and we must do all we can to seize it," 
A. Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, May 1, 1987
B. Israeli prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 17 December, 2004
C. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, 12 November, 2007
D. President GW Bush to Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, 1 September, 2008
E. Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, 19 June, 2009
F. Israeli prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, 27 September, 2010
G. King Abdullah of Jordan, 5 October 5 2010
H. Head of Israeli Labo(u)r Party, Isaac Herzog, to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, 1 December, 2013
I. All of the above

The Correct answer is - you guessed it -  "I - All of the above"

Herzog's first month as head of Labour he has already determined that NOW is the Historic Opportunity for Peace - I really hope that we don't miss this historic opportunity - it might be weeks before another such opportunity presents itself. 


Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

Oh see, I would have guessed Neville Chamberlain at Munich.

Michael Sedley said...

OK Garnel - you win the prize, I should have listed Chamberlain at the top of the list.

But if you Google the phrase "Historic Opportunity for Peace", you'll find not only the examples I listed, but hundreds of others, mostly referring to the Israel-Arab conflict.