As opposed to journalists, politicians cannot make do with questions. They must also offer answers.

I feel we're at risk that a whole generation of young Israelis, who went to the army, work hard, pay taxes, one day will look around and say, 'Hey, this country is going nowhere.'

Arab society features apartheid of women, apartheid of homosexuals, and apartheid of Christians, Jews, and democracy.

Holocaust survivors came to Israel in order to establish a new human society where nobody would be able to hurt them just because they're Jewish. This is both a furious and vulnerable message.

Israel's master strategy needs to be moving toward a regional arrangement that will enable a full normalization of relations with the Arab states and the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel.

I want to do everything in my power to ensure the equality between all movements of Judaism in the state of Israel: Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform. In conversions, in budgets, in the eyes of the law. No one can claim ownership over the Jewish God.

How can Israel say that everyone is equal before the law - that you're equal before the law - when the law defines Judaism as the cultural, national and legislative basis for the state?

I'm going into politics because I think that the kind of discourse taking place in Israel is leading this country to oblivion, and I want to change it.

The settlers, as we know, are the only people in Israel who take the Left seriously. When you read the settlers' publications, you think that the leftists are everywhere: The leftists infiltrate the government, the leftists run the Defense Ministry, the leftists dominate the legal establishment, and the leftists control the media, of course.

I'm not telling you what to do on the Sabbath, and you won't tell me.

The Internet, Facebook, synagogue pamphlets, and the plethora of TV channels and cellular networks in our lives increasingly blur the boundary between the public and private sphere.

Even in an enlightened democracy, the media have to check themselves to make sure they are not contributing to an unnecessary mass hysteria.

The Human Rights Organisation deceives the world by calling itself a human rights council.

Politicians around the world are very different, but they all have one thing in common: The first thing they respond to is public opinion.

In politics, there is only one crime that is unforgivable - showing weakness.

For years, Judaism has been a sort of product put on the religious shelf, and on holidays, we would take it off the shelf and let seculars play with it for a bit. Now, Judaism is going back to being something that more closely touches everyone.

Jerusalem will remain under Israeli sovereignty and will not be divided.

I do not deal with threats and ultimatums.

Freedom of expression is tested during times of anger and conflict and enables all opinions and outraged expressions of dissent that we may not want to hear. But even for this there have to be limits.

The democratic system is premised on trust in the masses' wisdom. We believe that the collective is wiser than its parts and that, at the end of the day, it shall make the right choices and take the right decisions.

The views of religious-Zionist rabbis are of course worthy of being heard, yet they represent a very defined and very narrow camp within the Israeli spectrum. This is not the way to shape the perception of future division and brigade commanders.

Israelis want peace and security, and Palestinians want peace and justice - these are two very different things, and this is the real gap we have to close.

Intellectuals are people who manage the world in their head. They look at life and try to see some kind of truth, and if they cannot find it, they attempt to create it.

I am a Zionist.

Does the global Left - as well as the Israeli Left - truly not care about the horrific Taliban regime, the terrible oppression of women in Gulf states, and the mass hanging festivals in Iran?

The liberals will surely argue that every person has the right to fall in love with no regard to religion, creed or gender, but I am not that liberal.

Corruption is when a politician uses public funds to deliver pistachio ice cream to his home and transfer garden furniture to his Caesarea villa, then requesting that the expenses be covered for the water in his pool and fights to get a private jet.

I don't feel we need a declaration from the Palestinians that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Instead of personal security, citizens are afraid to walk down the street in Jerusalem.

Gregory Lee Johnson was an idiot.

I have written to Israel's friends around the world, including the U.S. Congress and the E.U., and asked them to make funding for the United Nations dependent on ending blatant discrimination against Israel at the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Intellectuals know how to answer the question, 'What God do I believe in?' not only through the question of 'What God do I abhor?' Intellectuals can also answer the question of 'What flag do I wave?' without having to answer the question of 'What flag do I burn.'

Jewish existence in the Land of Israel depends only on the Jews, and on what the Jews think of themselves.

Twenty percent of students in Israel's schools are haredim; another 20% are retired; another 20% are Arab. I have no problem with any of them.

I like Tel Aviv; I live in Tel Aviv, but our right of return is Jerusalem. We did not return after 2,000 years for Tel Aviv but for Jerusalem.

Why doesn't anyone remember that the Palestinians already had four real opportunities to establish their state, yet each time they preferred to revert to terrorism?

One of the greatest fears of the Arab world is a direct conflict between Israel and the Islamic State.

The Left doesn't understand the importance of God in the Israeli public discourse, and Yesh Atid does.

Politics - when it's not cynical, it can be a creation.

Facts cannot be replaced by opinion.

One of the hardest things is to create hope.

Succeeding in life is a difficult business - you need to work 16 hours a day, face failures along the way, remember that nobody owes you a thing, and take risks.

I think that haredi children should study the core subjects and that their parents must work, and I believe that there are many haredim who think like me and would be glad to discover that someone is fighting the radical functionaries and rabbis who embitter their lives.

One of the things that hold together a human society is the existence of basic politeness among its members.

Israeli teachers are not required to hold an academic degree, and their salaries are the lowest in the Western world.

Every Jew is my brother, and I will not succumb to hate speech.

At times, we need to stop and rethink everything. Our entire history is made up of people who were sure they knew the truth yet forgot that the truth has an annoying tendency to change on occasion without us noticing it.

When you say to Israelis, 'European boycott,' they think it means that this year they won't get Camembert cheese on time... That is not the case.

Israel was founded as a refuge for the Jewish people, but today it isn't a safe place. It is safer to be Jew in New York.