Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel and has stood up against a nuclear Iran, despite knowing he could lose favor with allies. Netanyahu also has repeatedly taken on Hamas, ISIS, and other opponents threatening his country. Like him, or not, Netanyahu is a force on the world stage, and never shies from controversy. Let’s revisit his quotes over the years.

Taking on Washington

“I’m going to Washington on a fateful, even historic, mission. I feel that I am an emissary of all Israel's citizens, even those who do not agree with me, and of the entire Jewish people.”

Freedom of Religion

“Israel is the only state in the region that respects freedom of religion and freedom of worship for believers of all faiths, and you know this better than anyone.”


“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.'‎”


“History has shown us time and again that what is right is not what is popular,” he said.

The Enemy

“When it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy. We must always remember the greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons," he said addressing Congress. "That deal would not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. It would all but guarantee that Iran will get those weapons.”

We Will Defend Ourselves

“Even if we are forced to stand alone against Iran we will not fear. In every circumstance we will preserve our right and our ability to defend ourselves."

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