"His Majesty's Government view with favor theestablishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearlyunderstood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non- Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
The Balfour Declaration to Baron Rothchild,on the 2nd of November, 1917
"The past leaders of our movement left us aclear message to keep Eretz Israel from the Seato the Jordan River for future generations, for the mass aliya [immigration], and for the Jewisheople, all of whom will be gathered into thiscountry."
Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir declaresat a Tel Aviv memorial service for former Likud leaders, November 1990. Jerusalem Domestic Radio Service.