To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.
Israel is a society governed by the rule of law.
There’s no one in Israel who appreciates more than me the importance of American support for Israel.
I think that a strong Israel is the only Israel that will bring the Arabs to the peace table.
Israel’s security policy is determined by our needs. I strongly reject all the unfounded publicity suggesting that Israel is prevented from taking action because of international pressure.
We do not build new Jewish communities in Samaria, Judea and Gaza. The United States has never accepted our building of communities or of the fence. Yet, I’ve managed to develop relations between Israel and the United States even though President Bush never supported settlements.
We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon now presides over the UN Security Council. This means, in effect, that a terror organization presides over the body entrusted with guaranteeing the world’s security. You couldn’t make this thing up.
The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years.
Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial.