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Jewish People Quotes


"I have nothing against the Jewish people." - Adolf Hitler

"Faced with destruction, the Jewish people survived." - Jonathan Sacks

"I come from French Cajun Jewish people." - Shia Labeouf

"Donald Trump feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people and about Jewish people. There's no question about that." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"You can't love God without loving the Jewish people." - Corrie Ten Boom

"They're good people. I have a lot of Jewish friends." - Alex Jones

"The Holocaust marooned the Jewish people in history." - Steve Stern

"I'd like it if people thought I was Jewish-looking." - Natalie Portman

"For me, peace should provide security to the Jewish people." - Ariel Sharon

"I'd like it if people thought I was Jewish looking." - Natalie Portman

"There is no greater anti-Semite that the Jewish one, and none hates the Jewish people more than the Jewish traitor and apostate." - Meir Kahane

"When I was growing up, I didn't know who Jewish people were, what it was to be Jewish." - Mike Birbiglia

"Suddenly in high school, I'm in a predominantly Jewish atmosphere. Jewish people were my gate to white America." - Anna Deavere Smith

"I got into the situation where I was extreme right. It turned out that my mother is Jewish, my grandmother is Jewish. I am Jewish. So I can't hate Jewish people." - Csanad Szegedi

"It's typical of Mormon people to love all people, but especially Jewish people." - Orrin Hatch

"I have worked hard to build relationships between Jewish people and black people." - Jesse Jackson

"I don't think the area of Jerusalem should be part of a Jewish state; it belongs to all people, to Christians and Muslims and the Jewish people." - Patti Smith

"I strongly believe that a small Jewish clique which has contempt for the mass of Jewish people worked with non-Jews to create the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the Second World War. This Jewish/non-Jewish Elite used the First World War to secure the Balfour Declaration and the principle of the Jewish State of Israel." - David Icke

"I certainly didn't have New York Jewish humor. But I was in three Mel Brooks films so people thought I was a connoisseur of New York Jewish humor." - Gene Wilder

"I think my sense of humor is Jewish. I'm smarter than most white people, which is kind of a Jewish thing, too." - Jim Goad

"San Francisco is really fun and liberal, and it's my kind of politics. It's like being Jewish in front of Jewish people." - Elayne Boosler

"Without a Jewish state, the iron truth of history is that the Jewish people sooner or later become even more vulnerable to the next wave of anti-Semitism." - Jack Schwartz

"Most people are blown away by the fact that Beck is Jewish... and Billy Joel. I didn't know he was Jewish." - Guy Oseary

"I've long ago felt, I have many Jewish friends and I very I think creative Jewish friends, and I've long felt that the average Christian didn't realize the tremendous capacity for civic righteousness among our Jewish people." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"And some people say Jesus wasn't Jewish. Of COURSE he was Jewish! 30 years old, single, lives with his parents, come on! He works in his father's business, his mom thought he was God's gift, he's Jewish! Give it up!" - Robin Williams

"The Jewish people, no matter where they are, they become the best in the world." - Josef Mengele

"People always think I'm Jewish and changed my last name from Rabinowitz" - Nathan Lane

"The sincere Christian knows that what died in Auschwitz was not the Jewish people but Christianity." - Elie Wiesel

"Zionism wants to define the Jewish people as a national entity ... which is a heresy." - Roger Garaudy

"There are three things Jewish people worship-God, Chinese food and wall-to-wall carpeting." - Woody Allen

"They"re good people. I have a lot of Jewish friends." - Alex Jones

"I really love how Israel operates, and I love the Jewish people." - Joe Arpaio

"People always think I'm Jewish and changed my last name from Rabinowitz." - Nathan Lane

"If you hate the Jewish people, you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ." - Ted Cruz

"The driving force for the Arabs is hatred of Israel. Hatred of the Jewish people." - Yitzhak Shamir

"People do think I'm Jewish. But we're Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue." - Martin Short

"There are very close ties between the Jewish and Mormon people." - Chuck Schumer

"I am not an anti-Semite! I have a great respect for the Jewish people." - David Icke

"My music is really about people connecting with their identities, even if they aren't Jewish." - Matisyahu

"I do explicitly see Jewish people as a people - not either a religion or an ethnicity but a people." - Ken Livingstone

"I'm Jewish. Went to a Jewish school." - Jonathan Glazer

"It will not do to say that international law is the enemy of the Jewish people, since the Jewish people surely did not as a whole oppose the Nuremburg trials, or the development of human rights law." - Judith Butler

"I am Jewish. My real name is Chris Tuckenberg. A lot of people don't know about that." - Chris Tucker

"The Jewish people, ever since David slew Goliath, have never considered youth as a barrier to leadership." - John F Kennedy

"The Holocaust is not only a tragedy of the Jewish people, it is a failure of humanity as a whole." - Moshe Katsav

"But ... the days that the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies - those days are over." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Sometimes people who are Jewish are held to a higher standard which sometimes we take great pride in." - Gary Ackerman

"People who criticize power in the Jewish community are regarded the way Ahab treated Elijah: You're a traitor." - Noam Chomsky

"I don't even know if people even care what a 27-year-old Jewish kid thinks about politics." - Joe Mande

"But ... the days that the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies - those days are over." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Zionism demands a publicly recognized and legally secured homeland in Palestine for the Jewish people. This platform is unchangeable." - Theodor Herzl

""I am not an American of JEWISH faith. I am a JEW. I have been a JEW for a thousand years. Hitler was right in one thing. He calls the Jewish people a race, and we are a race."" - Stephen Samuel Wise

"When you mercilessly fire deadly bullets at innocent people taking part in a debate, when you attack the Jewish community, you attack our democracy, we will do everything possible to protect our Jewish community." - Helle Thorning-Schmidt

"I make a difference between genocide and Holocaust. Holocaust was mainly Jewish, that was the only people, to the last Jew, sentenced to die for one reason, for being Jewish, that's all." - Elie Wiesel

"The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people." - Meir Kahane

"The Jewish conception of the Jews as the Chosen People who must eventually rule the world forms indeed the basis of Rabbinical Judaism... The Jewish religion now takes its stand on the Talmud rather than on the Bible." - Nesta Helen Webster

"You could grow up in Germany in the postwar years without ever meeting a Jewish person. There were small communities in Frankfurt or Berlin, but in a provincial town in south Germany, Jewish people didn't exist." - W G Sebald

"People often ask how I can reject the phrase 'woman writer' and not reject the phrase 'Jewish writer' - a preposterous question. 'Jewish' is a category of civilization, culture, and intellect, and 'woman' is a category of anatomy and physiology." - Cynthia Ozick

"I'm really an honorary Jew, you know; all the best people are. I really do feel Jewish, even though I'm a Catholic. The way the Church has been behaving, I'm happy to be Jewish." - Nathan Lane

"I have enormous pride in the survival of the Jewish people, the cultural heritage of the Jewish people, but I'm not observant, and I don't belong to a synagogue. I don't go to temple on high holy days, but I'm proud to be Jewish." - Erica Jong

"A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people." - Toni Morrison

"When I was a little kid at home, I thought the whole world was Jewish. For years I thought Roosevelt was Jewish. I loved him. I thought of him as my father. I'm always stunned when I find out that people like Roosevelt and Tolstoy weren't Jewish. How could I love them so much?" - Mel Brooks

"When people, especially from France, would ask me to talk about or so they could write about New York Jewish humor, I'd say I don't know anything about New York Jewish humor. I know who Zero Mostel was and I know Mel Brooks, but that's about all I could tell you about New York Jewish humor." - Gene Wilder

"The Jewish culture - people that are Jewish have a certain cultural habit that they've formed and one of those habits is an appreciation of theater and music - these are cultural things one does associate with values that are promulgated by Jewish families. I think that's a good thing." - Woody Allen

"I don't do Jewish stuff because I don't want people to be left out. If I mention the Torah in Alabama, it's not going to go down that well. I used to do some Jewish jokes because when I started, I used to play lots of Jewish country clubs." - Rita Rudner

"I simply love white people. We're the awesomest. Especially Slavic people who I am especially fond of. And Capitalism is way too Jewish for me, sorry." - Mikhail Bakunin

"Leading the Jewish people is not easy - we are a divided, obstinate, highly individualistic people who have cultivated faith, sharp wittedness and polemics to a very high level." - Shimon Peres

"A creative, thoughtful, and accomplished people such as the Jewish people should be known by what they have done and not by what has been done to them." - Deborah Lipstadt

"People are always introducing me as Sarah Silverman, Jewish comedienne. I hate that! I wish people would see me for who I really am - I'm white!" - Sarah Silverman

"For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event." - Toni Morrison

"I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory." - Elie Wiesel

"My mom was Jewish, so some would call me Jewish." - Nathan Lane

"I'm part Jewish and part Christian, but I'm mostly Jewish." - Joey King

"There is a Jewish notion that holiness is found with other people. To understand what life really is, one has to share it." - Harold S. Kushner

"Without hesitation, I place Freud among the heroes. He dispossessed the Jewish people of the greatest and most influential of all heroes-Moses." - Salvador Dali

"My greatest accomplishment is Exodus. It changed a lot of peoples lives, it changed the conception of the Jewish people in the international scene." - Leon Uris

"Nothing is sacred. Not even your own mother, not the Jewish martyrs, not even people starving of hunger. Laugh at everything, ferociously, bitterly, to exorcise the old monsters." - Francois Cavanna

"The allied nations with the fullest concurrence of our government and people are agreed that in Palestine shall be laid the foundations of a Jewish Commonwealth." - Woodrow Wilson

"I'm more Jewish than you think I am...I read the part of the Bible that said the Jews are God's chosen people." - Rick Perry

"Anyone who makes the life of Jewish people difficult or grievous, as did the Pharaoh, as did Hitler, will be cursed by God." - John Hagee

"It's just what they are - they're jokes...most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks...I can't determine what offends another person." - Paula Deen

"My relationship to the Jewish people has become my strongest human bond, ever since I became fully aware of our precarious situation among the nations of the world." - Albert Einstein

"I'm always stunned when I find out people like Roosevelt and Tolstoy weren't Jewish. How could I love them so much?" - Mel Brooks

"I'll admit it, the Holocaust was definitely a bad thing, but do we really need Jewish people around? They have big noses. I said it! I said it!" - Carlos Mencia

"It's just what they are - they"re jokes...most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks...I ca' determine what offends another person." - Paula Deen

"David Simon goes to the Jewish Weekly and said he's made all this money, but he can't enjoy it because of criticism by people like Ishmael Reed." - Ishmael Reed

"For me, Jerusalem was united, will be under Israel sovereignty, will be the capital of Israel and the heart of the Jewish people." - Yitzhak Rabin

"People are scared in this country [the US], to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful - very powerful." - Desmond Tutu

"The Jewish people, for their tiny numbers, have done superbly. They don't need me. They have Einstein. They have everybody - Maury Povich." - Geraldo Rivera

"The struggle which is now beginning between the Zionist and Bolshevik Jews is little less than a struggle for the soul of the Jewish people." - Winston Churchill

"Fear of anti-Semitism almost is part of our religion. Throughout time Jewish people have experienced traumas that we relive in a lot of the things we celebrate." - Jill Soloway

"If every human rights atrocity is described as a Holocaust,[Adolf] Hitler's attempted obliteration of the Jewish people is diminished or de-recognised in our history." - Jeremy Corbyn

"The P.L.O., and later the Palestinian Authority, never truly accepted that Israel, as the national state and homeland of the Jewish people, was here to stay." - Danny Danon

"I'm Italian, but some people think I'm Jewish because I work the Yiddish. I also work the Italian, by the way." - Joy Behar

"It makes me furious to hear haters of all skin colors - especially Christian, Jewish, and Muslim fundamentalists - deride other people because of their different beliefs and lifestyles." - Rita Dove

"People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams." - Ralph Lauren

"When I tell people I'm an Italian Jew, they're very amused by it. But obviously by blood I'm Jewish, because my mother is." - Antonio Sabato Jr

"I'm not saying I'm the only Jewish person who cares about Palestinian people, but unfortunately, their voices are not necessarily heard as loudly as they should be." - Julian Schnabel

"The religious doctrine of traditional Judaism entails the acceptance of the nationhood of the Jewish people and the everlasting sanctity of the Land of Israel for them." - David Novak

"I am one of the happiest people I know. And that's a weird place to have arrived at from being a depressed Jewish kid." - Debra Winger

"I love being Jewish; I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don't look it." - Lauren Bacall

"I believe that for the small numbers of Jewish people in the United States, they exercise a tremendous amount of influence on the affairs of government." - Louis Farrakhan

"I have never talked publicly or privately about the Jewish people, including conversations with President Nixon, except in the most positive terms." - Billy Graham

"The Arab world needs to appreciate that legitimate historical claims and modern necessities are what make Israel the homeland of the Jewish people." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"Conscience is a Jewish invention." - Adolf Hitler

"Jewish men don't know anything." - Marilyn Monroe

"I'm a Jewish Jane Austen." - Howard Jacobson

"I'm half Jewish half WASP." - Lena Dunham

"My dad was old school Jewish. Not do your taxes Jewish - steal your car Jewish." - Dov Davidoff

"Son, you can't go around painting yourself black, you hear?" "Why not, Papa?" "Because they'll take you away." "Why?" "Because you shouldn't want to be like black people or Jewish people or anyone who is...not us." "Who are Jewish people?" "You know my oldest customer, Mr. Kaufmann? Where we bought your shoes?" "Yes." "Well, he's Jewish." "I didn't know that. Do you have to pay to be Jewish? Do you need a license?" ..... "'ve got beautiful blond hair and big safe blue eyes. You should be happy with that; is that clear?" - Markus Zusak

"If 3,000 people perished in the World Trade Center attacks and the Jewish population is 10 percent, you show me records of 300 Jewish people dying in the World Trade Center...We"re daring anyone to dispute its truth. They got their people out." - Malik Zulu Shabazz

"To some people, bankers - code word for Jewish - and guess who Obama's assaulting? He's assaulting bankers. He's assaulting money people. And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish. So I wonder if there's starting to be some buyer's remorse there." - Rush Limbaugh

"The ultimate goal is two states for two people: Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people and the State of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people - each state in joined self-determination, mutual recognition, and peace." - Barack Obama

"If 3,000 people perished in the World Trade Center attacks and the Jewish population is 10 percent, you show me records of 300 Jewish people dying in the World Trade Center...We're daring anyone to dispute its truth. They got their people out." - Malik Zulu Shabazz

"Many Jews are not Zionists and many non-Jews are. Zionism is a political movement, not a race. To say Zionism is the Jewish people is like saying the Democratic Party is the American people. Jewish people who oppose Zionism, however, have been given a very hard time." - David Icke

"What was lost in the European cataclysm was not only the Jewish past-the whole life of a civilization-but also a major share ofthe Jewish future.... [ellipsis in source] It was not only the intellect of a people in its prime that was excised, but the treasure of a people in its potential." - Cynthia Ozick

"Which I think is great. I don't think there's nothing wrong with it. If you look in most professional sports, they're run by Jewish people. If you look at a lot of most successful corporations and stuff, more businesses, they're run by Jewish. It's not a knock, but they are some crafty people." - Michael Ray

"As a Jew, it is my historic responsibility to defend the Jewish people. I feel this responsibility for the survival of the Jewish people. We're not going to accept any decision by anybody else about security of the State of Israel. It is our role and only our role." - Ariel Sharon

"A challenge to the right of Israel to exist can be construed as a challenge to the existence of the Jewish people only if one believes that Israel alone keeps the Jewish people alive or that all Jews invest their sense of perpetuity in the state of Israel in its current or traditional forms." - Judith Butler

"Only if we accept the proposition that the state of Israel is the exclusive and legitimate representative of the Jewish people would a movement calling for divestment, sanctions and boycott against that state be understood as directed against the Jewish people as a whole." - Judith Butler

"People need to know why we, as the Jewish people, have a right to be here. We need to tell people what we are doing here... My tourism guidebook is the Bible." - Ariel Sharon

"Seattle is like a global gumbo, a melting pot with all kinds of people - the rich, the poor, white people, some Chinese, Filipino, Jewish and black people - they're all here." - Quincy Jones

"A Jew must be sensitive to the pain of all human beings. A Jew cannot remain indifferent to human suffering... The mission of the Jewish people has never been to make the world more Jewish, but to make it more human." - Elie Wiesel

"Certainly I shall use the police, and most ruthlessly, whenever the German people are hurt. But I refuse the notion that the police are protective troops for Jewish stores. No, the police protect whoever comes into Germany legitimately, but it does not exist for the purpose of protecting Jewish money-lenders." - Hermann Goring

"I don't think being the only child of a single parent helped. I was always a little unsteady in my self-belief. Then there was the Jewish thing. I love being Jewish, I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don't look it." - Lauren Bacall

"I'm crazy about the fact that the Jewish people should survive because they have so much to contribute and so many values to contribute to the world. It would be a much better world, a much more peaceful and non-violent world if we lived by Jewish values." - Jackie Mason

"Jewish people, we're repulsed by Hitler, but we're obsessed with him. If you ever want to rob a Jewish person's house, all you have to do is call them up and tell them there's a Hitler film festival down at the multiplex - watch them file out." - Andy Kindler

"I've met a lot of people who are Christian, and they are all very loving, they love the idea that I am Jewish and from Israel. I think they are a little bit excited that I am Jewish from Israel who plays Jesus in The Snack. I can't explain it. But I think because Jesus was a Jew!" - Aviv Alush

"I am neither a German citizen, nor do I believe in anything that can be described as a Jewish faith. But I am a Jew and glad to belong to the Jewish people, though I do not regard it in any way as chosen." - Albert Einstein

"I was raised Jewish by atheistic-agnostic parents. During this journey, I had people from all walks and all faiths try to help. A Jewish priest who I was friends with wanted to lay hands on me - I didn't ask questions about how - I just said when and where and how often do you want to do it? I didn't argue." - Mark Nepo

"Developments since the rise of National Socialism make it probable that the continent will be freed from its Jewish destroyers of people and exploiters forever, and the German example after the German victory in World War II will also serve to bring about the destruction of the Jewish world tormentors on other continents." - Julius Streicher

"For neo-conservatism is a quintessentially Jewish project: a re-sanctification in everyday life of the core values of western civilisation, and the achievement of human potential through virtuous practice. The neo-cons' crucial insight is that public signals through law, custom and tradition are the key to getting people to behave well. And that is a Jewish insight." - Melanie Phillips

"I was always a little unsteady in my self-belief. Then there was the Jewish thing. I love being Jewish, I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don't look it." - Lauren Bacall

"The Nazis spoke of having a Jewish problem. We now speak of having a drug-abuse problem. Actually, "Jewish problem" was the name the Germans gave to their persecution of the Jews; "drug-abuse problem" is the name we give to the persecution of people who use certain drugs." - Thomas Szasz

"Jewish people have put the interests of race over the interests of the American people.... Jews are filled with more hatred and rage for our race, for our heritage, for our blood than perhaps you can imagine." - David Duke

"The Jewish people and their fate are the living witness for the absence of redemption. This, one could say, is the meaning of the chosen people; the Jews are chosen to prove the absence of redemption." - Leo Strauss

"It's an amazingly consistent thing with Irish people. We will talk to strangers at parties for hours. It's what we were bred to do I think. And the Jewish people were bred to write the stuff that we say." - Greg Fitzsimmons

"The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people." - A B Yehoshua

"Jewish people have put the interests of race over the interests of the American people... Jews are filled with more hatred and rage for our race, for our heritage, for our blood than perhaps you can imagine." - David Duke

"Jewish people are tough people. They believe in something and believe it really strong, and I find it fascinating that a small country like Israel is as powerful as it is." - Antonio Sabato Jr

"To be a Jew, essentially and not just accidentally, is to regard the Jewish people as one's sole primal community. Election by the unique God requires total and unconditional loyalty to one people." - David Novak

"I live in rural New Hampshire, and we are, frankly, short on people who are black, gay, Jewish, and Hispanic. In fact, we're short on people. My town has a population of 301." - P J Orourke

"I'm rather secular. I'm basically Jewish. But I think I'm Jewish not because of the Jewish religion at all." - Mel Brooks

"I make a difference between genocide and Holocaust. Holocaust was mainly Jewish, that was the only people, to the last Jew, sentenced to die for one reason, for being Jewish, that's all. Genocide is something else. Genocide has been actually codified by the United Nations. It's the intent of killing, the intent of killing people, a community in this culture so forth, but no other people has been really interested." - Elie Wiesel

"I heart Jewish girls... oh my God." - Pauly D

"I want a horny little Jewish princess." - Frank Zappa

"I came from a warm Jewish family." - Michael Marmot

"You are losing because of Jewish bankers." - David Remnick

"I feel Jewish in the sense of culturally Jewish, I suppose the way Bernie Sanders feels Jewish, but not Jewish in a religious sense." - Susan Jacoby

"Anyone who wants something else is Jewish." - Imre Kertesz



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