Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom: "The Americans must understand that we have red lines, which just we will not cross."
Interior Minister Eli Yishai: "The Government will continue the building of Jerusalem, a construction freeze is out of the question. I thank the Creator for the privilege of being the minister approving the construction of thousands of housing units in Jerusalem".
Moshe (Boogie) Ya'alon, former Army Chief of Staff, Special Minister on Strategic Threats (sic!): "Nobody in the Inner Cabinet thinks we can reach an agreement with the Palestinians. I say this from first-hand knowledge. We should make this clear to the American administration, too, and I hope they will understand. Israel is stuck? Who says we're stuck? The country is forging forward, the economy is booming, there is absolutely no reason to give up any territory. Stop all the defeatist talk!"
"Captain, Sir, we protest! We, senior officers of your ship, will in no way accept a policy of appeasement and surrender, no slighting of our national honor. Who is this impertinent iceberg to dictate to us where and when to sail? The Titanic continues full steam ahead, not a millimeter off the course!"