"I will ask the permission of my people to go to Jerusalem."
"The Egyptian economy has achieved what could be called a miracle." -- Atef Ebeid, Egypt's prime minister
"The objective of [releasing new video tapes] is to emphasise that Al-Qa'eda members carried out the 9/11 attacks. And thus those who were in doubt about any of this should just be quiet!" --
Said Sonbol, Columnist Al-Akhbar
"We had no clue, none, that Bin Laden was planning to take the war to the US." -- Turki Al-Faisal,
Former Saudi security official
"The Iraqi people need to restore full sovereignty over their daily life and political affairs. I believe it is important for the UN to lead the way through which Iraqis will regain sovereignty."
-- Michele Alliot-Marie,
"We are currently facing the most difficult moment in the peace process since the signing of the Oslo Accords. The [threats] are not just about me; rather they are about the intention of the Israeli government to eliminate the Palestinian side in the equation of peace."
-- Yasser Arafat,