Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.
I can take it. The tougher it gets the cooler I get.
Always remember that others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation, if the forces of history are running in another direction.