- I would say thatliving creatures with...
The ability to,
with cognitive abilities,
the ability, also, to feel pain,
sensation, grief, happiness,
this transcends human beings
but it's most encapsulatedin human beings.
It's their soul, and we recognize that.
And we salute what Shalvais doing in Israel,
which I think is a beaconto to the entire world.
Congratulations and thank you.
This goes to the fundamentalconcept developed in this land
a complete departure from anything
that existed in the ancient world.
And that is that all human beings
are created in the image of God.
There was an innate equality.
This is the basic Jewishidea that promoted...
The birth, then the growthof our civilization.
It's still contested;there are many forces
that contest this idea.
We have to contend with them.
I could say that it's notalways obvious to our critics,
the fundamental role that Israel plays
in this region and in the world.
And that is to hold theforces of radicalism
and intolerance and fanaticism and those
that don't recognize the universal rights
of men and women and children and girls,
and people of different faiths.
That they have fundamental rights
that have to be safeguarded,
and to guard those rightsyou have to do one thing:
You have to be prepared to defend them.
And if you don't defendthem, you will lose them.
If history teaches usanything, it teaches us that.
What you see here in Shalvaand what you see in Israel
is the belief, the deep belief,
in this, even though we mustfight not only physical attacks
but also the attacks ofslander and vilification.
This is something thathas accompanied our people
for many, many, centuries.