The Bible says that ‘you must not remain inactive before your brother’s blood.’ When I went there [to Israel during the Yom Kippur War], I didn’t think about my attitude; I just went. In spite of being Jewish, I am a great admirer of Arab culture. And I wish I could live in those countries. In general, the Arab countries are closer to my personal tastes than Israel. But my brothers had problems, and I went with them.
Leonard Cohen Words And Silences by Constantino Romero. Vibrations 2 (November 1974). Republished in Rockdelux 356 (December 2016). Via Google Translate.