NEW SPEAK

"Today I stand before you, members of the Knesset, and before the citizens of the State of Israel--and in front of the entire world--and as a Jew, as an Israeli, as a man and as a human being, I am shamed over the disgrace imposed upon us by a degenerate murderer...This murderer came out of a small and marginal political context. He grew in a swamp whose murderous sources are found here, and across the sea; they are foreign to Judaism...To him and to those like him we say: You are not part of the national democratic camp which we all belong to in this house, and many of the people despise you. You are not partners in the Zionist enterprise. You are a foreign implant. You are an errant weed. Sensible Judaism spits you out. You placed yourself outside the wall of Jewish Law. You are a shame on Zionism and an embarrassment to Judaism. A single, straight line connects the lunatics and racists of the entire world. A single line of blood and terrorism runs from the Islamic Holy War member who shot Jewish worshippers who stood in prayer in the synagogues of Istanbul, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome, to the Jewish Hamas member who shot Ramadan worshippers."

--Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, speaking before the Knesset on Feb. 28, 1994