Arafat carried out what I consider to be atrocities.
You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.
As prime minister, I changed Israel's position on peace negotiations. I made it clear that we are ready to go along with Resolution 242 of the U.N. Security Council, which specifies withdrawal to secure and recognized boundaries in the context of peace.
It is not worth the paper it is written on unless it is backed by the kind of force that will make the other side consider the penalties too heavy to break the agreement.
No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence.
A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace.