_Acknowledgment of Jewish suffering through the ages:
"Centuries of suffering and sacrifice would pass before this dream was fulfilled. The Jewish people endured the agony of the pogroms, the tragedy of the Great War, and the horror of the Holocaust — what Elie Wiesel called 'the kingdom of the night.' Soulless men took away lives and broke apart families." — Bush
"For the Jewish people, the journey to the promise of the State of Israel wound through countless generations. It involved centuries of suffering and exile, prejudice, pogroms and even genocide." — Obama
Throughout his trip, Obama has tried to make amends for an early misstep in his presidency, when during his 2009 speech in Cairo, Israelis believed he linked the creation of Israel to the Holocaust, which goes against the Zionist account that Jews have always been a part of the Middle East.
_Swipe at the United Nations:
"We believe that democracy is the only way to ensure human rights. So we consider it a source of shame that the United Nations routinely passes more human rights resolutions against the freest democracy in the Middle East than any other nation in the world." — Bush
"There is no question that the only path to peace is through negotiation. That is why, despite the criticism we've received, the United States will oppose unilateral efforts to bypass negotiations through the United Nations." — Obama
Bush's reference, of course, has a harder edge.
_Admiration of Israel's role as global leader in innovation:
"When Americans look at Israel, we see a pioneer spirit that worked an agricultural miracle and now leads a high-tech revolution. We see world-class universities and a global leader in business, innovation, and the arts. And we see a resource more valuable than oil or gold — the talent and determination of a free people who refuse to let any obstacle stand in the way of their destiny." — Bush