Quotes by Benjamin Netanyahu

First of all, Arafat is wrong. Jerusalem is Israel's capital, will never be divided, and will remain the capital of the State of Israel, the capital of the Jewish people, for ever and ever.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: September 11th we are all Americans - in grief, as in defiance.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
I think that a strong Israel is the only Israel that will bring the Arabs to the peace table.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
I'm a proud member of the rabble.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
In order to restore security for Israeli citizens, every home, mother and child in Israel, and to establish a stable and strong government that will unite the nation...I hereby declare my candidacy for the Likud party leadership and premiership of Israel.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel supports the UN Security Council resolution on the Iraqi issue, and values the determination of President Bush in leading the process.
– 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.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
There is a fundamental situation in which the country has reached rock bottom, that a mother can't send her children out of the house in the morning. The country has reached rock bottom and this needs to be changed.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
We don't point a pistol at our own forehead. That is not the way to conduct negotiations.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
You know, I'm just not going to get into American politics.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
You know, I think, I think the Palestinians are trying to get away without negotiating. They're trying to get a state to continue the conflict with Israel rather than to end it. They're trying to basically detour around peace negotiations by going to the U.N. and have the automatic majority in the U.N. General Assembly give them, give them a state.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
You know, I said in the U.N., I said to President Abbas, 'Look, we're in the same city, we're in the same building, for God's sake, the U.N. Let's just sit down and begin to talk peace.'
– Benjamin Netanyahu
You don't have people chanting 'Death to America' in Israel.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
You can only end a negotiation for peace if you begin it.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
Why are we talking about talking? Why negotiating about negotiating? It's very simple. If you want to get to peace, put all your preconditions on the side, sit down opposite a table, not in a studio, by the way.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
The right combination is between a free economy and social policy that addresses the needs of society and creates equal opportunity.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
The relationship between Israel and the United States is a bond of - it's just a very powerful bond. It was, it is, and will be and will continue to be.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
The purpose of the Jewish state is to secure the Jewish future. That is why Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, against any threat.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
The Palestinians want a state, but they have to give peace in return. What they're trying to do in the United Nations is to get a state without giving Israel peace or giving Israel peace and security. And I think that's, that's wrong. That should not succeed. That should, that should fail.
– Benjamin Netanyahu