Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the beginning of his meeting with US President Joe Biden: "Mr. President, Joe, we have been friends for over 40 years. Our friendship has come a long way and it can take us a long way. I am happy to see you.

We live in a time of great promise but also of serious danger. You just spoke about this great promise at the G20 meeting in which you participated and led. You spoke about an economic corridor that would connect Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Such a corridor would make Israel a significant hub on a road of unprecedented prosperity.

I think, and you think, that we can do something much bigger than that. I believe that under your leadership, Mr. President, we can forge a historic peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Such a peace would contribute greatly to ending the Arab-Israeli conflict, bringing about reconciliation between the Islamic world and the Jewish state, and advancing a true peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This is within reach.

I believe that through joint work we can make history and create a better future for the region and beyond. Moreover, by working together we can face the forces that threaten this future, primarily Iran.

Mr. President, I appreciate your ongoing commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. It is critical. We can achieve this common goal through a credible military threat, crippling sanctions, and supporting the brave men and women of Iran who despise this regime and who are our true partners for a better future. I look forward to working with you and your team to realize the promise and confront the threat.

As I said, and you said, we live in an era filled with uncertainty, an era of rapid changes. So, I would like to reaffirm here, before you, Mr. President, one thing is certain and will never change: Israel's commitment to democracy. We will continue to uphold the values that both our proud democracies cherish. I believe that by working together we can realize the promise, push back the dangers, and bring about a better future for our region and the world. We can make history, Mr. President - with your leadership, we can make history."