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After my activities in the youth movement I returned to the kibbutz, but at that time, the party was already split between young and old.
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Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl that later on became my wife. At that time, we were so naive. I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx. I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength of his criticism about capital.
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He became a prisoner of the Germans. He escaped. He was condemned to death. He was saved by a priest at the last moment.
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He taught me literature, and he actually taught me how to read. He was my personal mentor.
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He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was - I wouldn't say the "guru" - but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.
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I have a brother younger than me. My mother was a librarian, so from her, I got the taste to read.
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I identified with Ben-Gurion. Ben-Gurion was very anti-Stalin, very anti-Communist. He called them the most terrible names.
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I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
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I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy.
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I thought if I should be a colonel or a general, there would always be somebody above me, but if I should be a soldier, nobody will command me.
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I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned.
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I worked with a group of people who argued day and night - professors, officials, the Minister of Finance - but there were decisions that I had to make.
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If I tax them, in fact, I'm not taxing the capitalists, I am taxing the people who have saved, trusted. It was very controversial, those sorts of things. But finally, it worked out.
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In my family, we have had members of the Likud and members of the left. There was a very vivid argument going on all the time.
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It was the dream. I went to a Hebrew school. At our home, we spoke three languages: Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian.
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Later on, there were some problems with our navy, so he made me the head of the navy - all things that I hardly knew anything about. I was basically an ignorant young man.
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Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three, two don't trust the third one - the third one is the government. Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking organization and a spending organization.
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On the other hand, they wanted to tax the windfalls or profits of the stock exchange. This time, I took the position of the rightists against it.
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Partly, because I became in charge of the Ministry of Defense when I was 29 years old, and my parents were still alive, both my father and my mother.
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Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
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That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two.
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There was one occasion when I was very young - eight years or seven years old - that Jewish businessmen went through the forest, and they were assassinated. And that was for the first time I saw in our paper where there were assassinations in our place.
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They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents; I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever.
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We asked the workers to give up 25 percent of their salaries. Imagine! We asked the industrialists to freeze all costs, no matter what the inflation is.
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What should be the future of Israel? Is the land the most important choice, and for that reason to keep the whole of the land at any cost, or to have a partition and build the Jewish state on part of the land? And the other part?
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When they have the flowers of the citrus, it's like Chanel Number 5. You are almost intoxicated by this unbelievable smell. Everything looked so beautiful, so optimistic, so happy.
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When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn't think about, that doesn't exist.
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