110+ Benjamin Netanyahu Quotes On Hamas, Gaza And Democracy

Top 10 Benjamin Netanyahu Quotes (BEST)

  1. To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle and lose the war.
  2. You can make peace with an enemy, if the enemy abandons the idea of destroying you. That is the critical test. Democracies fail to understand what I just said.
  3. 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'‎
  4. When it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy!
  5. The Nazis believed in a master race. The militant Islamists believe in a master faith.
  6. 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.
  7. Our policy is very simple. The Jewish state was set up to defend Jewish lives, and we always reserve the right to defend ourselves.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Benjamin Netanyahu Short Quotes

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  • I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day.
  • If diplomacy has any chance to work, it must be coupled with a credible military threat.
  • We don't point a pistol at our own forehead. That is not the way to conduct negotiations.
  • The Israelis wanted to sabotage the Palestinian - Palestinian reconciliation.
  • Intelligence is a critical thing.
  • There is an irreplaceable ally. It's called the United States of America.
  • Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders.
  • Our friendship will weather the current disagreement as well, to grow even stronger in the future.
  • If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone.
  • I know that Israel does not stand alone. I know that America stands with Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu Quotes On Hamas

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Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas is simply continuing all its operations. And Israel will not let this terror operation decide when it's convenient for them and not convenient for them to attack our people. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel can make peace with an organization that seeks its destruction. That's Hamas. But Israel can make peace with the Palestinian Authority. It requires a lot of courage from both sides including President Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas is responsible and Hamas should held accountable for civilian deaths. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Quotes On Democracy

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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. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

A legitimate democracy cannot act against a terror organization because it is using civilians as a human shield, and therefore it should absorb attacks on its own civilians. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

History has shown us time and again that what is right is not what is popular. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Quotes On Israel

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But so far, you know who's been violating the nuclear nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it. Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling for Israel's destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end. — Benjamin Netanyahu

We [Israel people] always blame Moses, that he was our greatest leader and one of the most gifted people in the world. He brought us the moral code and so on, belief in one God, but then he was a bad navigator. He brought us to the only part of the Middle East without any gas, without any oil. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I often hear them accuse Israel of Judaizing Jerusalem. That's like accusing America of Americanizing Washington, or the British of Anglicizing London. You know why we're called 'Jews'? Because we come from Judea. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to the radical Islam against Israel. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories. — 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. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Quotes On Peace

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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. — 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 idea of imposing peace from the outside doesn't work. — Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Israel has done enormous amount of, for peace. I myself have done things that no prime minister previously had done. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

While Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace, it cannot go back to the 1967 lines... — Benjamin Netanyahu

I don't want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution, but for that circumstances have to change. — Benjamin Netanyahu

The entire world is focusing on the compromises that are necessary from Israel's side. But people [in the world] are not focusing on the fact that the Palestinians refuse to make the necessary compromises that are required on their side for peace. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Quotes On Weapons

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The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons. — Benjamin Netanyahu

As far as a nuclear weapons-free zone, you know, when the lion lies down with the lamb, and you don't need a new lamb every day to satisfy the lion, then we might have this kind of transformation in the Middle East. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Everything should be done to prevent Iran, the world's most dangerous regime, from developing the world's most dangerous weapons. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Famous Quotes And Sayings

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In my office in Jerusalem, there's an ancient seal. It's a signet ring of a Jewish official from the time of the Bible. The seal was found right next to the Western Wall, and it dates back 2,700 years, to the time of King Hezekiah. Now, there's a name of the Jewish official inscribed on the ring in Hebrew. His name was Netanyahu. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I don't think you can rely on Iran. I don't think you can rely on other radicals like the Taliban. They dispatched Al Qaida to bomb New York and Washington. What were they thinking? Were they that stupid? They weren't stupid. There is an irrationality there, and there is madness in this method. — Benjamin Netanyahu

President Abbas, you've dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That's what we should aim for, and that's what I believe we can achieve. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I don't know of any army that does more than an Israeli army does to avoid civilian casualties. But incidental and unintended casualties accompany every war. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Saving lives is more important than preserving the quality of life. Quality of life is always amenable to improvement. Death is permanent. — Benjamin Netanyahu

The Czech Republic stood with the U.S., Canada and a handful of other countries against the prevailing international current, but history has shown us time and again that what is right is not what is popular. — 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. — 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

Iran is a country that talks about, denies the Holocaust, promises to wipe out Israel, is engaged in terror throughout the world. This is a regime that is giving vent to the worst impulses that you see right now in the Middle East. They deny the rights of women, deny democracy, brutalize their own people, don't give freedom of religion. — 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. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

We want to end this misery of the Palestinian people in order for us really to live with dignity as human beings in an independent state side by side with the Israeli state. — Benjamin Netanyahu

In the frameworks of a peace agreement, a government under my leadership would agree to make real territorial concessions but will not compromise our security borders. We want there to be less friction. We want to remove outposts to help the Palestinian population. We will not reoccupy the Palestinian population. — 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

I'm very proud of the fact that Israel is the one country in a very broad radius that - in which Arabs have free and fair elections. That's sacrosanct. That will never change. I wasn't trying to suppress a vote. I was trying to get something to counter a foreign-funded effort to get votes that are intended to topple my party. And I was calling on our voters to come out. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I would say we want to stop the firing of rockets, for sure. But we also want to dismantle the terror - the tunnel - the terror tunnel networks that we have uncovered. — Benjamin Netanyahu

The minute Mr. Putin decided to put his military forces in Syria, I went to see him. And I said, "Look, here's what I'm doing. I'm not intervening in Syria. But at the same time, if Syria tries to intervene with us, if Iran tries to use Syria to attack us, we'll stop it. — Benjamin Netanyahu

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

If the Palestinians do their part, we shall do our part and we shall have an agreement. — Benjamin Netanyahu

The people of Israel have come home never to be uprooted again. — Benjamin Netanyahu

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

I'm not naturally manipulative. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I had differences of opinion with President Obama and most well-known, of course, is Iran. — Benjamin Netanyahu

All I can tell you is that Israel's position in the Arab world has changed because they no longer see Israel as their enemy, but as their ally, in their indispensable battle against the forces of militant Islam, either those led by Iran, the Shiites, or - and those led by Daesh - by ISIS, the militant Sunnis. — 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 — Benjamin Netanyahu

90 percent, 85 to 90 percent of Israeli citizens in Judea-Samaria, in the West Bank, live in clusters, in urban blocks. Everybody understands that if we were to have a solution then those blocks would stay in Israel. And that's where you saw these cranes; that's where Israelis live. In the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem, everybody understands, they will stay. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Donald Trump feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people and about Jewish people. There's no question about that. — 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. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Don’t be fooled. The battle between Iran and ISIS doesn’t turn Iran into a friend of America. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I don't want a single state. And I talked about two states where a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the Jewish state, and I stand by that. I haven't retracted my position; I haven't changed it. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Every time an Arab leader truly wanted peace, they got it. If the Palestinians truly want peace, we will make peace. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I don't want a one-state solution. But I certainly don't want a zero-state solution, a no-state solution, where Israel's very existence would be jeopardized. And that's what the people of Israel overwhelmingly elected me to do. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Populism is dangerous. — Benjamin Netanyahu

The only good thing I can say about the deal with Iran is that it brought the Arab states and Israel closer together. — 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

If I have to reduce all of the laws of war into a single sentence, it is this. You divide the world into two, combatants and noncombatants. You can attack deliberately combatants, but not deliberately noncombatants. Israel acts that way. It attacks combatants and accidentally kills noncombatants. But in the case of the terrorists, it's the exact opposite. They deliberately attack combatants - noncombatants, civilians, deliberately. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel is very much endangering. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel does not target civilians. It targets the terrorists. — Benjamin Netanyahu

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

I've been right more than I've been wrong. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. — Benjamin Netanyahu

If the world powers are not prepared to insist that Iran change its behavior before a deal is signed, at the very least they should insist that Iran change its behavior before a deal expires. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel is doing what any other country would do, and certainly the U.S. would do. If 80 percent of your population were under fire and you had 60 seconds or 90 seconds to get into bomb shelters, if terror tunnels were dug underneath your border in order to come in and explode your kindergartens and massacre your people and kidnap American citizens. — Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Israel has always been pro-American. Israel will always be pro-American. — Benjamin Netanyahu

The prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously. But we don't want to see this turned into some great political football — Benjamin Netanyahu

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

I'm a proud member of the rabble. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I think it's my responsibility, to speak up when something threatens our very future. — 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

We wanted peace and we wanted to come to terms with the Israelis. — Benjamin Netanyahu

We'll attack anyone who tries to harm our citizens. — Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas. They're branches of the same tree. People who wantonly rocket our cities and want to conduct mass killings. And when they can, they murder children, teenagers, shoot them in the head. Throw people from the sixth floor, their own people. ... They're the enemies of peace, they're the enemies of Israel, they're the enemies of all civilized countries. And I believe they're the enemies of the Palestinians themselves. — Benjamin Netanyahu

I told John Kerry and General Allen, the Americans’ expert, ‘We live here, I live here, I know what we need to ensure the security of Israel’s people.’ — Benjamin Netanyahu

There is a great danger to the world, not only to my country [Israel] but to the United States, to the Middle East, to peace, to all of humanity, from the prospect that such regimes that brutalize its own people, that sponsors terrorism more than any other regime in the world - that this regime acquires atomic bombs is very, very dangerous. — 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. — 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

Life Lessons by Benjamin Netanyahu

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  1. Benjamin Netanyahu has shown that strong leadership, clear communication, and a willingness to take risks can lead to success.
  2. He has also demonstrated the importance of understanding the needs of the people and the importance of maintaining strong relationships with allies.
  3. Lastly, he has shown that successful leaders must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and be willing to compromise when necessary.

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