• "We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law."
  • "We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations."
  • "No state on earth can afford to allow several authorities to co-exist next to one another."
  • "I can certainly put myself in Israel's shoes. They are humans just like we are. They want peace and security inside their borders."
  • "We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces."
  • "There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom."
  • "We want the Israelis to leave. They want to leave - so let us let them leave."
  • "We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard."
  • "We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority."
  • "We have accepted the principle of democracy and we are committed to respect the popular verdict and the result of that national consultation."