Israel Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old israel quotes, israel sayings, and israel proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Israel deserves America's friendship in reality - not just in rhetoric.     

Eric Cantor

The Land of Israel needs a People and the People of Israel needs a Land.     

Israel Zangwill

Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave.     

John F. Kennedy

Israel is the canary in the mine. What happens to Israel will eventually happen to America itself.     

David Horowitz

Israel, the Jewish state, the only democracy in the Middle East, continues to shine as a beacon of light in the darkest region of the world.     

Brigitte Gabriel

The State of Israel will prove itself not by material wealth, not by military might or technical achievement, but by its moral character and human values.     

David Ben-Gurion

In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.     

David Ben-Gurion

The State of Israel was not established by anxiety but, rather, through pride.     

Yair Lapid

Israel is a fulfilled dream. Nothing that exists here existed here a hundred years ago.     

Amos Oz

Israel desperately needs peace if it is to come anywhere close to being the 'light unto nations' of Jewish dreams.     

Edgar Bronfman

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.     

David Ben-Gurion

In Israel we tend to be carried away by our emotions.     

Ehud Olmert

Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.     

Moshe Dayan

If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone.     

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel... is one of the great outpost of democracy in the world.     

Martin Luther King

Israel is moving from the realm of poetry to the realm of prose.     

Shimon Peres

Israel is thirsting for water, and Turkey is overflowing with it.     

Stephen Kinzer

The security of Israel is a moral imperative for all free peoples.     

Henry A. Kissinger

Israel itself is the strongest guarantee against another Holocaust.     

Golda Meir

Israel has incredible entrepreneurial spirit and a deep bench of technology talent.     

Roelof Botha

The harm done to Israel is damage done to the West. And delegitimizing Israel is a delegitimization of the West.     

Jose Maria Aznar

Israel is not dangerous on one hand, but on the other hand it is dangerous. Human life is just dangerous, in general.     

Meital Dohan

Israel is still the only country in the world against which there is a written document to the effect that it must disappear.     

Menachem Begin

Israel is a democratic state with an independent judiciary, a free press and a diverse population of many cultures, religions and creeds.     

Jonathan Sacks

Israel is a piece of real estate that neither Jew or Arab will let go of; neither will leave these shores. And so they will have to learn to live together.     

Zubin Mehta

Israel is one of the greatest and most modern democracies on the planet.     

Matteo Salvini

Israel has always been and must always be America's strongest ally.     

George Pataki

Israel has an important principle: It is only Israel that is responsible for our security.     

Yitzhak Rabin

Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship.     

George Pataki

Today, Israel is stronger than ever. Israel has defensive tools of its own - those developed in the past and those developed today and those that will be developed tomorrow.     

Shimon Peres

Israel is not an aviary.     

Abba Eban

Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.     

Jack Schwartz

Israel produces more conceptual products than any other country.     

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel has its own right as a nation to defend its national security.     

Al Gore

Israel always has to be in a position to defend itself against any adversary and against any threat of any kind.     

Ehud Olmert

Israel is an independent country with a large army, and it has the ability to do what it thinks is right.     

Ariel Sharon

Israel must be able to defend itself - by itself - against any threat.     

Barack Obama