"You know, I'm just not going to get into American politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Benjamin Netanyahu on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Benjamin Netanyahu on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Benjamin Netanyahu on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Benjamin Netanyahu on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Benjamin Netanyahu on Joseph Stalin
"You don't have people chanting 'Death to America' in Israel."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I can tell you one thing, Iran is closer to developing nuclear weapons today than it was a week ago, or a month ago or a year ago. It's just moving on with its efforts."