"There are many doubts and obstacles on the road to peace. Everyone understands that, but there is only one way to assure that we don't reach peace, and that is if we don't try and achieve peace. I am committed and the government is committed to reaching a peace deal."
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
"The consensus is that since the entire world is in favor of a Palestinian state and against settlements, then let us throw this problem in the face of the world and see what they can do about it.”
- Hanna Amireh, a member of the PLO body, alleging widespread opposition to resuming talks without a settlement moratorium