Iran sees India, China, Pakistan and, allegedly, Israel around them with nuclear weapons.
In Israel, generally speaking, politics is much more familiar than any other place. We all know each other.
The Islamization process in Arab countries is very disturbing.
I am the Israeli leader who met most with Arafat.
I cannot penetrate the soul of Arafat. I cannot know in advance whether, behind all the masks, he's the kind of leader who can reach an agreement or whether he wants to be the Moses of the Palestinians, staying in front of the river and not crossing into the promised land.
If Israel does not find the way to disengage from the Palestinians, its future might resemble the experience of Belfast or Bosnia - two communities bleeding each other to death for generations.
There is a thin line between peace of the brave and peace of the hostage... between compromise - even calculated risk - and irresponsibility and capitulation.
Israel cannot afford to be duped.
The red line must be drawn on Iran's nuclear enrichment program because these enrichment facilities are the only nuclear installations that we can definitely see and credibly target.
I'm no wealthier than Bibi Netanyahu or Arik Sharon. I don't feel that I'm more hedonistic than Ehud Olmert, or Yitzhak Rabin or Shimon Peres.
Israel is much more effective when the Israelis are convinced that we are on the moral high ground: that we are acting not just out of might, but also out of right.
I will not discuss future hypothetical situations.
The Palestinian Authority cannot hold the stick at both ends: to incite violence, to participate in it, and to tell the world how - what kind of underdog they are.
I am confident the Obama administration will work professionally with any Israeli government.
One of the lessons learned in the Middle East is to never try to anticipate the other side's moves.
There is a perception across the Middle East that America is weakened. I believe the perception is wrong. The United States remains the world's mightiest military, economic and diplomatic power by far, with reach and abilities beyond rival.
Benjamin Netanyahu seems to avoid any initiative.
I became a prime minister within four-and-a-half years, the shortest kind of career ever in Israeli political history.
The Syrian rebels, weakened by infighting, have also been victims of the growing rift between the U.S. and its closest Arab allies.
The Labor party under my leadership is working to bring the Israeli people together from all nationalities in the spirit of the scroll of independence.