Is Israel going to continue to be Fortress Israel? Or as we all hope become accepted into the neighborhood which I believe is the only way we can move forward in harmony.

I think the success of democracy is not really police security its the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.

If you look at military and intelligence positions from the 1950s the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been against American national interests.

Mr. President prime ministers let us have ambitions: ambitions to move beyond the violence and occupation to the day when two states Palestine and Israel can live together side by side in peace and security.

No matter whats happening in the Middle East – the Arab Spring et cetera the economic challenges high rates of unemployment – the emotional critical issue is always the Israeli-Palestinian one.

Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much achieve so much and still fail so many people so badly?

Earths dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless that satisfaction can come only in violence division and intellectual isolation.

When I talk to people in need they tell me they want to hope they are eager for opportunity they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed all nations lose.

Over the past few years the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives destruction and fear. Most costly however was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.

Whenever you have a crisis youre always going to have the extremists taking advantage of the situation.

In our view successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes – a virtuous cycle of change.

Fifty-seven countries in the world a third of the United Nations do not recognize Israel. In a way I think North Korea has better international relations than Israel.

Together we can create a world in which peace is real in which every human being can thrive in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed.

At the end of the day we want to bring stability and hope to Iraq. Thats the only way to defeat terrorism.

I think this is really a defining moment for the Arab world. The problem is it is all going to be about blood sweat and tears. In certain countries it may be just sweat and in some countries sweat and tears and in some countries as you can see

If you believe that the killing of innocent people is right then you are not part of my future.

I hope that none of the countries in the Middle East are planning anything but the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy.

I have the responsibility of over four million people and I am in a position to do good to be able to bring about a new life for my people and I will continue to move in that direction. Its a burden but it needs to be done and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it …

Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet for vast numbers across the globe the daily realities have not altered.