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By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It's the - the theater of the absurd. It doesn't only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi's Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam's Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

There’s no one in Israel who appreciates more than me the importance of American support for Israel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas is responsible and Hamas should held accountable for civilian deaths.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I want to tell you that Israel is a democracy and every citizen is automatically registered to vote. There's a commitment in our declaration of independence, guaranteed under Israel's law, that all our citizens, Arab and Jews, alike, have the right to vote.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The Palestinian society is split into two - those who are openly calling for Israel's destruction like Hamas, and those who are not calling openly for Israel's destruction but refuse to confront those who do. And that's the Palestinian authority. I think they're timid, they're afraid to actually stand up to these killers. And I think that they're afraid, maybe for their own sake, for their own political hides, sometimes for their own physical safety. And they don't take that necessary plunge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

My level of intervention in the press, trying to control stories, is zero. Subzero.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

There is a structural difference between the way that Europe views Israel, and America views Israel. The European view is informed by the importance of colonialism in Europe's past. So for Europeans we are like Belgiums in the Congo, or the French in Alger, or the British in India. Strange interlopers in somebody else's land. But in fact, we [Israeli] have been here for 4,000 years. This is our ancestral homeland.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I certainly will make sure that everybody understands that I'm the prime minister of all of Israel's citizens, and I really believe that. It's something that my actions have shown. It's not a question of fence-mending, it's a question of real belief, and it's there. I don't have to fabricate it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The rules of engagement have become so rigid that governments often straightjacket themselves in the face of unambiguous aggression.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

If we accept the notion that terrorists will have immunity because as they fire on civilians they hide behind civilians, then this tactic will be legitimized and the terrorists will have their greatest victory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The real reason we haven't had peace is because of a persistent refusal of the Palestinians to recognize a Jewish state in any border.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I will go to the UN General Assembly and, in a clear voice, tell the nations of the world the truth about Iran's terrorist regime, which constitutes the greatest threat to world peace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The application of military force, or the prospect of such application, inhibits terrorist violence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

You don't have people chanting 'Death to America' in Israel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I don't think Israel can accept an Iranian terror base next to its major cities any more than the United States could accept an al Qaeda base next to New York City.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I know Donald Trump. I know him very well. And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

May God bless the state of Israel and may God bless the United States of America.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The history of warfare has not yet enabled any army, any civilized army, the army of a democracy like Israel, to be able to deal with a ruthless terrorist enemy that uses civilians as a human shield without having some incidental civilian casualties.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I will say that I think Israel enjoys strong bipartisan support in the United States. It's really above and beyond American politics.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel has no better friend than America. And America has no better friend than Israel. We stand together to defend democracy. We stand together to advance peace. We stand together to fight terrorism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: Today, we are all Americans. In grief, as in defiance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

American leaders worry about the security of their country. Israeli leaders worry about the survival of their country.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

And by the way, a piece of news, Israel is the one country in which everyone is pro-American, opposition and coalition alike. And I represent the entire people of Israel who say, 'Thank you, America.'' And we're friends of America, and we're the only reliable allies of America in the Middle East.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Certainly the international community is putting a lot of pressure on Iran and making clear that its nuclear program must stop. If it stops with the sanctions, the combinations of sanctions, diplomacy, other pressures, I, as the prime minister of Israel, will be the happiest person in the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel has to accommodate the Palestinian demands and aspirations for ending occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. That is the only answer. The Israeli aggression on Gaza does not bring peace to Israel. We know that. We want end of occupation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

[The decision to travel to Washington and deliver the speech] has injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think it's destructive of the fabric of the relationship

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The Romans used to say that courage is not the only virtue, but it's the only one that makes the other virtues possible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence. If the Jews put ‎down their weapons ‎today, there would be no ‎more Israel'‎

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Our policy is very simple. The Jewish state was set up to defend Jewish lives, and we always reserve the right to defend ourselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

This is why, as a prime minister of Israel, I can promise you one more thing: Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand. But I know that Israel does not stand alone. I know that America stands with Israel.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Terrorism is carried out purposefully, in a cold-blooded, calculated fashion. The declared goals of the terrorist may change from place to place. He supposedly fights to remedy wrongs -- social, religious, national, racial. But for all these problems his only solution is the demolition of the whole structure of society. No partial solution, not even the total redressing of the grievance he complains of, will satisfy him -- until our social system is destroyed or delivered into his hands.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

To subdivide this land into two unstable, insecure nations, to try to defend what is indefensible, is to invite disaster. Carving Judea and Samaria out of Israel means carving up Israel.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

We will take whatever action is necessary to protect our people, including against the terror tunnels that they are trying to dig against us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

If there is a birthrate demographic problem, and there is, it is with the non-White races Israeli Arabs who are American will remain Israeli citizens.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

So I think we should stay focused on the real problem in the Middle East. It's not Israel. It's these dictatorships that are developing nuclear weapons with the specific goal of wiping Israel away.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

We are using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The instability in the region is not a result of Israel and the Palestinians. That was never the cause of this instability. Instead, the disfunctionality of many of these societies that have failed to modernize.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

But ... the days that the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies — those days are over.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas is firing at our cities, at our people, firing from these areas, from these homes, from these schools, from mosques, from hospitals. They are actually using them as weapon storage, as command posts and as firing positions, or right next to them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I say that to my colleagues, by the way, in the internal Cabinet meetings, I say, 'Look, I want to be very clear about what I want.' I just - I don't want a peace process, I want a peace result.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The right combination is between a free economy and social policy that addresses the needs of society and creates equal opportunity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

No one yet knows what awaits the Jews in the twenty-first century, but we must make every effort to ensure that it is better than what befell them in the twentieth, the century of the Holocaust.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

The people of Israel will have to be convinced that the Palestinians are ready for peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Netanyahu

I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day.