"We want it as it is."
- MAHMOUD ABBAPalestinian President, demanding for the first time a precise amount of land from Israel -- 6,025 sq. km. -- for the establishment of an independent Palestinian State
"Obviously he will influence the President to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House."
- DR. BENJAMIN EMANUEL,father of Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Obama's chief of staff, on his son's position on Israel. Critics have blasted the remark as racist
"Hizballah attacked Israel. Hizballah started the crisis, and Hizballah suffered a defeat in this crisis."
- President Bushafter a meeting with his national security staff. Hizballah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah had declared earlier that his guerrillas achieved a "strategic, historic victory"
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