"Dwell in Israel, even among a majority of idolaters, rather than outside Israel, even among a majority of Jews!" ~~ Talmud, Ketubot
"Through legend one may penetrate the Jewish nation’s living home and behold its inward parts. " ~~ Chaim Nachman Bialik
"Land is the source of life and creation, of culture and true independence." ~~ David Ben-Gurion
"The highest test for the Jewish State will be in its spirit, in its loyalty to the great purposes of the Prophets as they envisioned for the end of days." ~~ David Ben-Gurion
"The air of the Land of Israel makes one wise. " ~~ Talmud, Bava Batra
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, Who alone does wondrous things." ~~ Psalms (Tehillim) 72:18
"The Land of Israel extends to the Euphrates River. " ~~ Genesis (Bereshit) R.
"No city in the world, not even Athens and Rome, ever played as great a role in the life of a nation for so long a time, as Jerusalem has done in the life of the Jewish people." ~~ David Ben-Gurion
"A Jew in exile, even if he wish to be a Jew, will be perforce a Gentile; a Jew in the Land of Israel, even if he wish to be a Gentile, is perforce a Jew." ~~ Menachem Ussishkin
"Every Jew has the right to immigrate to Israel." ~~ Israeli Knesset, July 5, 1950
"There is singing again on Mt. Scopus. And there is rejoicing in the Holy City of Jerusalem." ~~ Louis Lipsky – Inauguration of Hebrew University, 1925
"A tent cannot stand without pegs and cord, and Israel cannot stand without scholars." ~~ Seder Eliyahu R.