Benjamin Netanyahu - Prime Minister, Israel


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Nov 24 2017
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Nov 03 2017

What's being discussed now is an American initiative. Obviously we make our interests and our concerns known to Mr Trump. He's coming with a sort of refreshing 'can-do' thing... they're trying to think out of the

Nov 03 2017

Iran had come into the Syrian war to Lebanon-ise Syria economically and militarily. They want to leave their army, their airbases and fighter aircraft within seconds of Israel and we are not going to let that happen. We do not say that lightly. We mean what we say and we back it with

Nov 03 2017

It used to be said if you make peace with the Palestinians you make peace with the rest of the Arab world. It may as well be that if you make peace with the Arab world you make peace with the

Nov 03 2017

To think out of the box, you have to know the

Nov 02 2017

And when they do, the road to peace will be infinitely closer. In my opinion peace will be

Nov 02 2017

Israel is committed to peace, I'm committed to peace. A hundred years after Balfour, the Palestinians should finally accept a Jewish national home and finally accept a Jewish

Nov 02 2017

While the state would not have arisen without settlement, sacrifice and a willingness to fight for it, the international impetus was undoubtedly the Balfour

Oct 31 2017

We learned about the ethos of courage of Australian and New Zealand's soldiers. It was an example of the spirit of fortitude and courage and the willingness to act in the defense of our people and our values. We saw here in Beersheba 800 cavalry go against 4,000 embedded Turks with machine guns, with bunkers, the few ones against the many. That's the spirit of the army of Israel. It stands

Oct 31 2017

In all democracies there is a perpetual and often stormy argument about demarcating the boundaries between the branches of government. That isn't a blow to democracy; that is the essence of democracy. It always

Oct 30 2017

We see Hamas as being responsible for any attempt emanating from its territory, and carried out by people who are under its authority, to impinge on our

Oct 30 2017

We're geared up and ready to fight a long and important battle. It's a battle that's for the soul of

Oct 30 2017

Those who try to harm us, we harm them … Today we detected a tunnel and destroyed it and we will continue to do

Oct 23 2017 - Israel

This is the golden age of Israel. Israel is in the midst of an unprecedented diplomatic and economic momentum. The industry of despondency is still here and has respectable representatives in this house and in the

Oct 19 2017 - Muslim brotherhood

We want peace. We want a genuine peace, and because of this we will not conduct negotiations with a terrorist organization in diplomatic

Oct 15 2017 - Israel

Illegal leaks have become a

Oct 15 2017 - Iran

We cannot allow this rogue regime 30 times the size of North Korea's economy to have a nuclear

Oct 13 2017 - Nuclear weapons

He boldly confronted Iran's terrorist regime. If the Iran deal is left unchanged, one thing is absolutely certain: In a few years' time, the world's foremost terrorist regime will have an arsenal of nuclear weapons and that's a tremendous danger for our collective future. President Trump has just created an opportunity to fix this bad deal. To roll back Iran's aggression. And to confront its criminal support of

Sep 27 2017 - Israel

There are two different things: denying the Holocaust and denying

Sep 26 2017 - Israel

We are still investigating the event and its implications. We can say some things with certainty. For one thing, the terrorist's home will be demolished. This murderous attack is the result of among other things systematic incitement by the Palestinian authorities and other elements, and I expect Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the attack and not try to justify

Sep 23 2017 - United Nations

I've listened to countless speeches in this hall, but I can say this: None were bolder, none more courageous and forthright than the one delivered by President Trump today. President Trump rightly called the nuclear deal with Iran, he called it an

Sep 21 2017 - Nuclear weapons

Imagine the danger of hundreds of nuclear weapons in the reins of a vast Iranian empire, with the missiles to deliver them anywhere on

Sep 19 2017 - United Nations

In more than 30 years of my acquaintance with the U.N., I have not heard a more courageous and sharp

Sep 19 2017 - United Nations

In over 30 years in my experience with the U.N., I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech. President Trump spoke the truth about the great dangers facing our world and issued a powerful call to confront them in order to ensure the future of

Sep 13 2017 - Israel

(Israel) supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to achieve their own

Sep 08 2017

The sharp increase in spending at the prime minister's residence was caused by offences committed by the problematic chief caretaker, Meni Naftali, a criminal state's witness and a serial liar. The average monthly spending on ordered meals while [he worked there] was five times the monthly average during the four years that followed, when Naftali did not work there. That says it

Sep 08 2017

Naftali is making false accusations against the prime minister's wife to extricate himself from accountability for the offences he

Aug 29 2017 - Syria conflict

This is something Israel cannot accept. This is something the U.N. should not accept. The victory over ISIS is welcome. Iran's entry is unwelcome, endangering us, and in my opinion, endangering the region and the

Aug 28 2017 - Syria conflict

Iran is already well on its way to controlling Iraq, Yemen and, to a large extent, is already in practice in control of

Aug 23 2017 - Syria conflict

I will discuss with (Putin) Iran's accelerated effort to entrench militarily in Syria. This creates a problem not just for Israel, but for all the of countries of the Middle East and the whole

Aug 09 2017 - Israel

The media and the left, which serves it... contrive endless scandals, endless reports and endless headlines so that maybe, maybe something will

Aug 09 2017 - Israel

The left's and the media's ... aim is to put pressure, which is wrong, on the law enforcement authorities to bring an indictment at any cost, without any connection to the truth, without any connection to

Aug 09 2017 - Israel

My friends, they too will be disappointed, because it won't

Aug 06 2017 - Israel

I would like to tell you, citizens of Israel, that I do not heed background noises. I continue to work for

Aug 03 2017 - Israel

We met with all the authorities – ministries of defence, housing and finance – in order to renew the work to establish the community of Amichai for the evacuees of Amona. They deserve a home, as soon as possible. There is no government that does more for the settlements than the government that I

Jul 30 2017 - Israel

I will relay my recommendation for a pardon to the relevant parties when the matter comes up for meaningful

Jul 26 2017 - Israel

The al-Jazeera network continues to stir violence around the Temple Mount. I have spoken several times to law-enforcement authorities demanding to close al-Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem. If this does not happen because of legal interpretation, I will work to enact the required legislation to expel al-Jazeera from

Jul 24 2017 - Israel

I assured the security guard that we will see to bringing him back to Israel; we have experience in

Jul 23 2017 - Muslim brotherhood

Terror will never defeat

Jul 23 2017 - Israel

We are managing this with level-headedly, determinedly and

Jul 23 2017 - Israel

Since the beginning of the events I've conducted a series of meetings and evaluations with the all the security officials, including those on the ground. We receive updates on the ground from them and recommendations on how to act and we decide

Jul 23 2017 - Israel

Yosef, Chaya and Elad were murdered by a beast incited by Jew-hatred. The home of the loathsome terrorist will be demolished as soon as

Jul 22 2017 - Israel

It is a terrorist act committed by a human animal, infused with abhorrent

Jul 20 2017 - Israel

We expected everyone to help restore calm. We should look at the facts and the truth – the installation of metal detectors does not constitute any change in the status quo. It is only meant to prevent a repeat of an attack with

Jul 20 2017

The memory of ancient times and the hope of better times, and it's a special combination that now unites us and so many other

Jul 19 2017 - Israel

The onslaught of the media on the prime minister is of unprecedented proportions. You cannot claim innocence. False tales have been concocted and they are sinking into the

Jul 19 2017 - Israel

Matters will be cleared up and I believe the deal will go

Jul 19 2017 - Israel

I think Europe has to decide whether it wants to live and thrive or it wants to shrivel and disappear. It's a joke. But the truth is the truth, both about Europe's security and Europe's economic future. And both of these concerns mandate a different policy towards

Jul 19 2017 - Israel

If you, as the Visegrad group, can begin to advance this conception, I think this would be… beneficial to you but I think it would actually be beneficial to all of

Jul 19 2017 - Palestine

The EU is undermining its security by undermining Israel. Europe is undermining its progress by undermining its connection with Israeli

Jul 19 2017 - Israel

We are part of the European culture. Europe ends in Israel. East of Israel, there is no more Europe. We have no greater friends than the Christians who support Israel around the

Jul 19 2017 - Israel

We're often criticized by Europe, (more often) than any other place in the world... It's time to have a reassessment in Europe about the relations with

Jul 19 2017 - Syria conflict

We blocked the border not only in Egypt but in the Golan Heights. We built the wall because there was a problem with ISIS and Iran trying to build a terror front there. I told Putin, when we see them transferring weapons to Hezbollah, we will hurt them. We did it dozens of

Jul 18 2017 - Israel

I also want to thank you prime minister for standing up for Israel in international forums. You have done that time and time again, we appreciate this stance not only because it is standing with Israel, but its also standing with the

Jul 18 2017 - Israeli relations

(Orban) reassured me in unequivocal terms (over the anti-Semitic concerns). I appreciate that. These are important

Jul 18 2017 - Israel

There is a new anti-Semitism expressed in anti-Zionism. That is delegitimizing the one and only Jewish state. In many ways Hungary is at the forefront of the states that are opposed to this anti-Jewish policy and I welcome it and express the appreciation of my

Jul 18 2017 - Israel

I'd like a parallel process with the Arab countries, at the same time as the process with the Palestinians. I am against. It is not a good

Jul 18 2017 - Israel

It will be difficult to push forward quickly with the American initiative. I'm not sure that Abu Mazen (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) can deliver on his commitments, for internal political

Jul 16 2017 - French election 2017

I have come here to bow my head in memory of our slain brothers and sisters slaughtered slowly because they were Jews. I have come here to mourn with you the

Jul 16 2017 - Islam

Recently we have witnessed a rise of extremist forces that seek to destroy not only the Jews, but of course the Jewish state as well, but well beyond that. ... Your struggle is our struggle. The zealots of militant Islam, who seek to destroy you, seek to destroy us as well. We must stand against them

Jul 15 2017 - Israel

Metal detectors will be stationed at the entrance gates to Temple Mount and cameras covering activity on the mount will be installed outside

Jul 07 2017 - UNESCO

This time they determined that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron is a Palestinian site, i.e. not Jewish, and that the site is in danger. Not a 'Jewish' site?!feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Israeli relations

We went on a jeep. But you can say that it is a

Jul 05 2017 - Israel

India and Israel are walking hand in hand into the future as partners. From start-ups to space, communications to cybernetics, Israel's technological capabilities are merging with India'

Jul 04 2017 - Israel

We've been waiting for you a long

Jun 28 2017 - Syria conflict

Whoever attacks us, we attack them. This is our policy and we will continue to implement

Jun 27 2017 - Israel

Mossad will continue to be sophisticated, daring and ground-breaking in its paramount task of ensuring Israel's

Jun 26 2017 - Israeli relations

The government's decision to freeze the Western Wall arrangement sends a clear message to the entire world: The Reform do not and will not have access or recognition at the Western

Jun 22 2017

This is an opportunity to pursue our common goals of security, prosperity and peace. Jared, I welcome you here in that spirit. I know of your efforts, the president's efforts, and I look forward to working with you to achieve these common

Jun 20 2017 - Israel

After decades, I have the privilege to be the prime minister who is building a new community in Judea and

Jun 15 2017 - Greece

We've had preliminary studies of it and it seems promising and we're going to look further into it. It's something we're very excited

Jun 15 2017 - Greece

The (meetings) will focus on innovation, and will deal with energy, security, strategic and financial cooperation and

Jun 15 2017 - Greece

There's a simple fact with Cyprus, Greece and Israel that brings us very close together. We are all democracies – real

Jun 11 2017 - United Nations

In UNRWA's institutions, there is a great deal of incitement against

Jun 11 2017 - Israel

Therefore it is time to dismantle UNRWA and merge its parts into the

Jun 11 2017 - Refugees

It is time UNRWA be dismantled and merged with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. I told her it was time the United Nations re-examine UNRWA's

Jun 11 2017 - Israeli relations

He crossed the line. It's a gross lie,

May 27 2017 - Trump Presidency

Who knows. I think they'll just tell us where to

May 23 2017 - Iran

I also look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region, because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners. It won't be simple. But for the first time in many years – and, Mr. President, for the first time in my lifetime – I see a real hope for

May 23 2017

I am sending condolences to the families of those murdered and wishes of a speedy recovery to the wounded. Terrorism is a global threat and it is incumbent on the enlightened countries to defeat it

May 22 2017 - Israel

It won't be simple, but for the first time in many years, and Mr President, for the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change. The Arab leaders who you met yesterday could help change the atmosphere and they could help create the conditions for a realistic

May 22 2017 - Israel

Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the

May 22 2017 - Israel

NBC's Lester Holt is in Israel to report on Trump's trip

May 22 2017 - Israel

Intelligence cooperation [with the U.S.] is terrific. It's never been

May 22 2017 - Israel

Welcome, our good friend. Israel's hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians. We do not have a greater friend than Donald

May 22 2017 - Israel

I will discuss with President Trump ways to strengthen even further the first and strongest alliance with the US. We will strengthen security ties, which are strengthening daily, and we will also discuss ways to advance

May 22 2017

Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians. The peace we seek is a genuine and durable one in which the Israeli state is recognized, security remains in Israel's hands and the conflict ends once and for

May 22 2017 - Israel

The majority of people in Israel, unlike the media, loves

May 22 2017 - Israel

Jerusalem was and will always be the capital of Israel. The Temple Mount and the Western Wall will always remain under Israeli

May 21 2017 - Israel

I will discuss with President Trump ways to strengthen our primary and steadfast ties with the United States. We will improve our security ties, which we are strengthening on a daily basis. We will also discuss ways to advance the

May 17 2017 - Israel

He's so unpredictable you cannot know what he will do. It's quite odd, but he might be the man to do

May 15 2017 - Israel

Moving the American embassy to Jerusalem will not harm the peace process, it will do the opposite. It will advance it by righting a historical wrong and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of

May 02 2017 - Israel

There is no other people in the world for whom Jerusalem is as holy and important as for the Jewish

May 02 2017 - Israel

The payment of money to terrorists by a sliding scale – the more you kill the more you get – that's the opposite of peace. It sends exactly the wrong message to young Palestinians. We want them to move towards

May 01 2017 - Muslim brotherhood

Hamas is attempting to fool the world but it will not

Apr 28 2017 - Israel

I hope Gabriel meets me on his next trip to Israel rather than a radical fringe group that undermines Israel's security. I do not welcome diplomats from other countries who visit Israel and meet organizations that call our soldiers war criminals. That is the reason why the meeting did not take

Apr 26 2017 - Israel

There are preliminary contacts between the (Israeli) Foreign Ministry and the White House and there is a 70 percent chance that a (Trump) presidential visit will

Apr 26 2017 - Israeli relations

I am leading Israel's foreign relations to an unprecedented flourishing state but I do so through proud nationalist policies and not by bowing our heads and grovelling. Our relations with Germany are strong and important and they will continue to be

Apr 25 2017 - Israeli relations

Imagine if foreign diplomats visiting the United States or Britain met with organizations that call American or British soldiers war criminals. Leaders of those countries would surely not accept

Mar 31 2017 - Israel

The Political-Security Cabinet unanimously approved this evening the establishment of a new settlement for the evacuees of Amona, in the Shilo Valley

Mar 27 2017 - Israel

Israel's hand and my hand is extended to all of our neighbors in peace. Israel is committed to working with President Trump to advance peace with the Palestinians and with all our

Mar 16 2017 - Israeli relations

To the settlers of Amona, I repeat, I gave you a commitment to build a new settlement and I will honor my

Mar 14 2017

Regarding my conversations with Jason Greenblatt, I must say that they were good and profound. I cannot say that we are finished, agreed. We are in a process, but a process of mutual dialogue, genuine, very honest, in the positive sense of the word. Very open and very honest – except it's not open to the media yet. You will have to wait a bit, not too long, in my

Mar 13 2017 - Driverless cars

The purchase dramatically proves that the vision we are leading is coming true. Israel is turning into a global technology

Mar 13 2017

The purchase dramatically proves that the vision we are leading is coming true. Israel is turning into a global technology center, not just in cyber but also in the automotive

Mar 09 2017 - Israel

I made it clear that regarding Syria, Israel has no objection to an agreement in Syria, but we strongly oppose the possibility that in such an agreement Iran and its proxies will maintain a military presence in

Mar 09 2017 - Israel

We discussed at length the matter of Iran, its objectives and intentions in Syria, and I clarified that there cannot be a peace deal in Syria when Iran is there and declares its intention to destroy Israel. There cannot be peace when they continue the war and therefore they have to be

Mar 09 2017 - Israeli relations

The victory over the terrorism of ISIS cannot lead to an upsurge in terrorism by Iran and its proxies. We will not exchange terrorism for

Mar 09 2017

One of the things that we are fighting together is radical Islamic terrorism. Of course, in the past year, there was significant progress in the fight against the radical Sunni Islamic terrorism led by Daesh and al-Qaida. Russia has made a very important contribution. Naturally, we do not want this terrorism to be replaced by the radical Shiite Islamic terrorism led by

Mar 09 2017

The threat of radical Shiite Islam threatens us no less than it does the region and the peace of the world, and I know that we are partners in the desire to prevent any kind of victory by radical Islam of any

Mar 05 2017 - Israeli relations

I hope that we'll be able to reach certain understandings to lessen the possible friction between our forces and their forces, as we've successfully done so

Feb 22 2017 - Israeli relations

It is something that we need to fight together. I think this is important in Europe. It's important in

Feb 22 2017 - Israeli relations

I've known the president and I've known his family and his team for a long time, and there is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump. I think we should put that to

Feb 21 2017

It means you can throw commanders' inquiries out the window. You can throw the military court and its decisions out the other window and the racist atmosphere that says you may kill terrorists even if they are neutralized will

Feb 15 2017 - Israeli relations

Well, he was never small. He was always big. He was always

Feb 12 2017 - Israeli relations

I understand there's great excitement about this meeting (with Trump). But ... my primary concern is Israel's security (and) strengthening our solid alliance with the United States. Requires responsible policies, policies that are given careful consideration - and that's how I intend to

Feb 07 2017 - Israeli relations

At my upcoming meeting with President Trump in Washington, I intend to raise the renewal of sanctions against Iran in this context and in other contexts. Iranian aggression must not go

Feb 06 2017 - Israel

I'd like to talk to you about how we can ensure that Iran's aggression does not go unanswered. Iran seeks to annihilate Israel, it seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world. And it offers provocation after provocation. That's why I welcome President Trump's assistance of new sanctions against Iran. I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible

Feb 02 2017

We all understand the depth of the pain and therefore we will establish a new settlement on state land. Already yesterday I formed a team that will determine the settlement location and get everything ready. And we will act so that it happens as soon as

Feb 01 2017

Iran's aggression must not go

Jan 31 2017 - Israeli relations

I did point out the remarkable success of Israel's security fence. But I did not comment about U.S.-Mexico relations. We've had, and will continue to have, good relations with Mexico. President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great

Jan 31 2017 - Israeli relations

It's fun. I enjoy it. Guess what? We should have the freedom to criticize them, and that's what I do on occasion. And it's a lot of

Jan 31 2017 - Israeli relations

The left-wing media is engaged in a Bolshevik hunt, brainwashing and character assassination against me and my

Jan 31 2017 - Fake news

It happens every day and night. They are producing about us a flood, there is no other word for it, a flood of fake

Jan 30 2017 - Israeli relations

Iran again launched a ballistic missile. This is a flagrant violation of a Security Council Resolution. In my upcoming meeting with President Trump I intend to bring up the renewal of sanctions against Iran. Iran's aggression cannot be left without a

Jan 29 2017 - Israel

I would like to clarify unequivocally that our view has always been, and continues to be, that the United States' embassy should be here in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and it is appropriate that not only the American embassy will be here but that all embassies will move here and I believe that in due course most will come here, to

Jan 28 2017 - Refugees

President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great

Jan 28 2017 - Refugees

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. Love thy neighbor' is part of this (American Christian) tradition, the act of helping others. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great

Jan 28 2017 - Refugees

You cannot settle this (refugee) issue by building walls. Nobody leaves their homes for

Jan 28 2017 - Refugees

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. The United States is responsible for the United States' policy on

Jan 27 2017 - Israeli relations

The goal is to pressure the attorney-general to press charges at any cost. There is no limit to the hounding, the persecution, the

Jan 24 2017

We are building – and we will continue to

Jan 22 2017 - Israeli relations

A telephone conversation will be held this evening between President Trump and me. Many matters face us, the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the situation in Syria, the Iranian

Jan 19 2017

I intend to keep leading the Likud and the country for many more

Jan 09 2017 - Israel

I think the most important thing we need to understand is that we are under a new kind of attack. An attack by a lone assailant who is inspired, and on the spur of the moment decides to act, in this case, a ramming

Jan 09 2017 - Israel

We know the identity of the attacker. According to all the signs he is a supporter of Islamic

Jan 09 2017 - Israel

We are under a new kind of attack, the lone attacker that gets inspiration and decides in a moment to

Jan 08 2017 - Israel

We are here after a brutal and tragic terror attack where four soldiers were murdered, three female soldiers and a male soldier. We know the identity of the attacker, according to all the signs he was a supporter of the Islamic State. We have blockaded Jabel Mukaber, the neighbourhood he came

Jan 08 2017 - Israel

We know the identity of the attacker, according to all the signs he is a supporter of Islamic State. We have sealed off Jabel Mukabar, the neighbourhood from where he came, and we are carrying out other actions which I will not

Jan 08 2017 - Israel

We know the identity of the attacker. According to all the signs, he was a supporter of the Islamic State. We know that there is a sequence of terror attacks. There definitely could be a connection between them, from France to Berlin and now

Jan 08 2017 - Israeli relations

This is wrong, incessant pressure from the media on law enforcement. They release balloons and the hot air comes out of them time after time. That will be the case here

Jan 05 2017 - Israel

Wait with the celebrations, don't rush. I've said it before and I'll say it once again: there will be nothing because there is

Jan 05 2017

This is a difficult and painful day for all of us, first and foremost for Elor and his family. I support granting a pardon to Elor

Jan 04 2017 - Israeli relations

We have one army that is the basis for our existence. IDF soldiers are our sons and daughters, and they must remain above all disputes. I support granting a pardon to Elor

Jan 04 2017 - Israeli relations

I support granting Elor Azaria a

Jan 03 2017 - Israel

I've said it before and I'll say it once again: there will be nothing because there is nothing. You will continue to release hot air balloons into the air and we will continue leading the state of

Dec 28 2016 - Israeli relations

I must express my deep disappointment with the speech today of John Kerry. The speech that was as almost unbalanced as the anti-Israel resolution that passed last

Dec 28 2016 - Israeli relations

Israel remains committed to resolving the outstanding difference between us and the Palestinians with direct

Dec 28 2016

Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign

Dec 28 2016

The United States did not draft this resolution. Nor did we put it

Dec 26 2016 - Israeli relations

The Obama administration made a shameful, underhanded

Dec 26 2016 - United Nations

I did not plan to be here this evening but in light of the U.N. resolution I thought that there was no better place to light the second Hanukkah candle than the Western Wall. I ask those same countries that wish us a Happy Hanukkah how they could vote for a U.N. resolution which says that this place, in which we are now celebrating Hanukkah, is occupied territory?feedback

Dec 24 2016 - United Nations

I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a month a re-evaluation of all our contacts with the United Nations, including the Israeli funding of U.N. institutions and the presence of U.N. representatives in Israel. I have already instructed to stop about 30 million shekels ($7.8 million) in funding to five U.N. institutions, five bodies, that are especially hostile to Israel ... and there is more to

Dec 20 2016 - Aleppo

We're prepared to take in wounded women and children, and also men if they are not combatants ... bring them to Israel, take care of them in our hospitals, as we've done with thousands of Syrian

Dec 12 2016 - Israeli relations

Yeah, I have about five things in my

Dec 12 2016 - Israeli relations

I think Iran didn't rush to the bomb before there was a deal. No, because they were afraid of

Dec 12 2016 - Israel

I'll talk about it with President

Dec 11 2016 - Israel

Israel condemns any terror in Turkey, and Israel expects Turkey to condemn any act of terror in Israel. The battle against terror must be

Dec 04 2016 - Nuclear weapons

Israel is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. That has not changed and will not change. As far as President-elect Trump, I look forward to speaking to him about what to do about this bad

Dec 04 2016 - Nuclear weapons

I opposed the deal because it doesn't prevent Iran from getting nukes; it paves the way for Iran to get nuclear

Dec 04 2016 - Israeli relations

He (Trump) has a clear vision of America's role in dominance in the world. I don't think he's going to put the world aside, I don't see that at all. In fact, I think the contrary is

Dec 04 2016 - Nuclear weapons

The problem isn't so much that Iran will break the deal, but that Iran will keep it because it just can walk in within a decade, and even less ... to industrial-scale enrichment of uranium to make the core of an arsenal of nuclear weapons. So the problem how to deal with this deal is something that I will discuss with ... President Trump when he takes

Nov 28 2016

We are well prepared on our northern frontier, we will not allow Islamic State, or any other faction, to establish a presence near our borders under the cover of the war in

Nov 25 2016 - Israel

The instruction is to bring to justice everyone that committed such an offence to create a deterrent for others and for the simple rule that those who try burn the state of Israel will be punished to the fullest extent. There are elements of terror here, of that there is no

Nov 25 2016 - Israeli relations

Every fire that was caused by arson, or incitement to arson, is terrorism by all accounts. And we will treat it as such. Whoever tries to burn parts of Israel will be punished for it

Nov 24 2016

According to the weather forecast I'm hearing here, we can say that the conditions of drought and wind have created natural blazes, but there are also some unnatural blazes, so we can't rule out

Nov 14 2016 - Israel

This is the custom in many cities in Europe as well as in various places in the Muslim world, where they limit the volumes for the sake of the general public. I support similar legislation and enforcement in the state of

Nov 09 2016 - Israeli relations

President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel, and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our

Oct 26 2016 - Israel

The theater of the absurd

Oct 14 2016 - UNESCO

With this absurd resolution, UNESCO has lost what little legitimacy it had left, but I believe that the historical truth is much stronger and will

Oct 14 2016 - Israel

The theatre of the absurd at UNESCO continues and today the organisation adopted another delusional decision which says that the people of Israel have no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western

Sep 29 2016

Shimon held the view that peace was the real security and that if there was peace, security would be the result. I told him that in the Middle East, security was the essential condition to get peace. And you know what conclusion I arrived at? As time went by, we were both

Sep 28 2016

Shimon devoted his life to our nation and to the pursuit of peace. As Israel's President, Shimon did so much to unite the nation. And the nation loved him for

Sep 28 2016 - Israel

As a man of security, he fortified Israel's strength in many ways, some of which even today are still unknown. As a man of peace, he worked until his final days toward reconciling with our neighbors for a better future for our

Sep 22 2016

I am ready to negotiate all final status, but one thing I will never negotiate is the right to a one and only Jewish

Sep 15 2016

I would like to thank President Obama and his administration for this historic deal. I also thank our many, many friends in the American Congress and the American people for their support, bi-partisan support from the United

Sep 04 2016

Ministers are appointed to resolve crises, not create

Jul 21 2016 - Israeli relations

That is the reason why he raised the election threshold… and also for this 'ousting' legislation – because he is scared of our impact. We make up 20 percent of the population. If we become legitimate in the country, he will not remain prime minister and the right wing will no longer rule the

Jul 07 2016 - Israeli relations

We have a commitment and we are keeping it on a humanitarian basis and on the basis of family reunifications. It will take place in the current

Jul 07 2016 - Ethiopia

Israel has a special place in Ethiopia and Ethiopia has a special place in

Jul 04 2016 - Israeli relations

This is a deeply moving day for me. Forty years ago they landed in the dead of night in a country led by a brutal dictator who gave refuge to terrorists. Today we landed in broad daylight in a friendly country led by a president who fights

Jul 03 2016 - Israel

Jerusalem "represented to him our ability to rise from the pit and reach new heights. The memory of this man, who taught us what memory is, will be enshrined in our hearts and in the heart of humanity

Jun 30 2016

The horrifying murder of a young girl in her bed underscores the bloodlust and inhumanity of the incitement-driven terrorists that we are facing. The entire world needs to condemn this murder, just as it condemned the terrorist attacks in Orlando and

Jun 27 2016

I think it is an important step here to normalise relations on one side. It has also immense implications for the Israeli economy and I use that word advisedly, immense implications for the Israeli economy and I mean positive immense

Jun 26 2016 - Israeli relations

There is no direct impact on Israel, except for the fact that we are part of the global economy. Israel's economy is strong, it has very considerable foreign exchange reserves, therefore, to the extent there is some effect, it is not expected to be strong, other than the unrest in the global

Jun 09 2016

We will locate anyone who cooperated with this attack and we will act firmly and intelligently to fight

Jun 09 2016

This nation is strong. They will not defeat us. That just reminds us who and what we face. We will

Jun 09 2016

Officials "were updated on intelligence and operational activity by the security services over the past 24

Jun 07 2016 - US, Russia relations

Russia is a global power and our relations are getting closer. I worked on this rapprochement and today it is serving us, our national security, preventing unneeded and dangerous clashes at our northern

May 25 2016

I've been looking out for Israel's security. I haven't done such a bad job in my years as premier, and that is how it will be

May 20 2016 - Israeli relations

I reckon that had (he) not been asked to leave the Defence Ministry, he would not have

May 20 2016 - Israel

Mr. Yaalon "should have continued being a full partner in leadership of this country, as foreign minister,". The reshuffle of portfolios did not stem from a lack of confidence between us but rather from the need to broaden the

May 15 2016 - Israeli relations

I told him the only way to advance genuine peace between us and the Palestinians is through direct negotiations between us and them, without

May 10 2016 - Egypt

Here, several years ago, in the Foreign Ministry situation room, we faced an ever-tightening siege on our people in the Israeli embassy in

Apr 19 2016 - Muslim brotherhood

We will find who prepared this explosive device. We will discover who carried it out. We will also get to those behind them. We will settle the score with these

Apr 17 2016

Whatever happens beyond the border, the (Golan) line is not going to

Mar 29 2016 - Israel

Cooperation between Israel and China can produce massive results, and we believe that Israel can be the perfect

Mar 22 2016 - United Nations

Peace won't come through U.N. Security Council resolutions but through direct negotiations between the parties. The best formula for achieving peace remains two states for two peoples in which a demilitarized Palestinian state finally recognizes the Jewish

Mar 07 2016

There have been ups and downs in this struggle. We are using many different measures, including resolute ones we have not used in the past. These include a closure on the Hebron district – 700,000 people – and revoking all working permits in the village of Bani Naim, where six attackers came

Feb 21 2016 - Israeli relations

The chief of staff stated the obvious and, in any case, the IDF and security forces operate accordingly. The debate stems from ignorance or an attempt at political bashing and it is

Jan 31 2016

I know this is a sensitive topic, but I think it is an appropriate solution, a creative

Jan 26 2016

The words of the Secretary-General only bolster terrorism. There is no justification for terrorism, period. The Palestinian murderers do not want to build a state. They want to destroy a state as they declare publicly. The UN has long ago lost its neutrality and its moral powers and these words by the Secretary-General don't help its

Jan 21 2016

It is a land survey, it is one of many, routine, and I think it is not the issue. There has been no decision on what to do with this land, but there is a decision that I have made, to negotiate peace with the Palestinian authorities if they deem to do

Jan 17 2016 - Nuclear weapons

The international community must impose severe and clear sanctions against any violation (by Iran). Without our efforts leading the sanctions and preventing Iran's nuclear plan, Iran would have possessed nuclear weapons a long time ago. Israel's policy was and remains as it was: not to allow Iran to obtain nuclear

Jan 14 2016 - Israeli relations

It's outrageous, it's immoral and it's stupid. People are defending themselves against assailants wielding knives who are about to stab them to death and they shoot the people - and that's extrajudicial killings?feedback

Dec 08 2015

Yossi has headed the National Security Council in the past years. He has great experience and achievements and has proven abilities in various aspects in the workings of the

Nov 10 2015 - Israeli relations

Three things, keep their feet to the fire. Support your allies first. And third, bring down that terror network. I think that is what I can say about

Nov 09 2015

I think everybody can see it: with the savagery of ISIS; with the aggression and terror by Iran's proxies and by Iran itself; and the combination of turbulence has now displaced millions of people, has butchered hundreds of thousands and we don't know what will

Oct 25 2015 - Wiretapping

We welcome increased coordination between the Israeli authorities and the Jordanian Waqf, including to ensure that visitors and worshippers demonstrate restraint and respect for the sanctity of the

Oct 22 2015 - Muslim brotherhood

There is no question that wave of attacks is driven directly by incitement. Incitement from Hamas, incitement from the Islamist movement in Israel, and incitement, I am sorry to say, from President

Oct 21 2015 - Israeli relations

Israel wants peace. I want peace, a peace founded on mutual recognition, iron-clad security arrangements in which Israel could defend itself by

Oct 20 2015 - Israel

Mahmoud Abbas said the other day, I welcome every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem.' Are these the words of a moderate? Who glorifies these killings? He has not condemned a single one of the thirty terrorist attacks on Israelis over the last

Oct 20 2015 - Islam

A crowd which forms at an attack site should evacuate the area and let the emergency services do their job. We've laws in this country.No one should take the law into his own hands. That's the first rule. Secondly, what we see here is a combination of extremist Islam and the Internet. It's Osama bin Laden meets Mark

Oct 18 2015 - Muslim brotherhood

We didn't change anything. The orders of prayer, the visiting rights have not changed for the last fifteen years. The only thing that changed are Islamist hoodlums paid by the Islamist movement in Israel and by Hamas who are entering the mosque and trying to put explosives

Oct 16 2015 - Muslim brotherhood

Israel is using exactly the kind and the amount of legitimate force and that any one of those governments, those municipalities and those police forces would use if they had people wielding knives, meat cleavers, axes, trying to kill people on their

Oct 12 2015 - Israel

They repeat over and over again their lies that we intend to destroy al-Aqsa or to change the status quo here. This is an absolute lie. It is the exact opposite. We are committed to maintaining the status quo at Temple

Oct 12 2015 - Israel

The terror of suicide bombers did not vanquish us, and the terror of knives will not beat

Oct 09 2015 - Muslim brotherhood

We will prove that terror doesn't pay and we will overcome

Oct 09 2015 - Israel

We are in the midst of a wave of terror. There is no magic solution and the actions we are taking will not yield instant results, but with methodical determination we will prove that terror does not pay and we will defeat

Oct 07 2015 - Israel

Civilians are at the forefront of the war against terrorism and must also be on maximum alert. I would like to praise the level-headedness that Israel's citizens have shown both in recent days and

Oct 05 2015 - Israel

I convened the heads of Israel's security forces and I have ordered a series of additional steps in order to prevent terror and to deter and punish the

Oct 01 2015 - Israeli relations

The response from nearly every one of the governments represented here has been… absolutely nothing. Other silence. Deafening

Sep 20 2015 - Israel

Stones and firebombs are deadly weapons; they kill and have killed. Therefore, in recent days we have changed the open-fire orders for police in

Aug 02 2015 - Israel

She was murdered by a vile person because she supported the simple notion that everyone has the right to live their lives respectfully and with security. The despicable murderer who stabbed Shira and five others tried to undermine this fundamental value, the basic values on which our society is built – social equality and individual rights that we

Aug 02 2015 - Israel

Try to imagine Israel funding Basque independence

Aug 01 2015 - Gaza strip

Israel's absolute commitment is to fight this evil, to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice. We have to calm spirits and recommit ourselves to our joint battle against terrorism and

Jul 31 2015 - Israel

This is a terrorist attack. Israel takes firm action against terrorism, no matter who its perpetrators

Jul 14 2015 - Israeli relations

The world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday. In fact the deal gives Iran every incentive not to change. in the coming decade the deal will reward Iran and the terrorist regime in Tehran , with hundreds of billions of dollars. This cash bonanza will fuel iran's terrorism worldwide, its aggression in the region and its efforts to destroy Israel which are

Jul 14 2015 - Israeli relations

I'm not convinced that the agreement, as I understand it, will actually stop Iran from getting a bomb. But you have to

Jun 29 2015 - Gaza strip

They chose to come and protest in the State of Israel, the only real democratic state in the Middle East which is fighting against terrorists who deliberately fire at Israeli citizens and deliberately hide behind Palestinian civilians. Therefore, this flotilla is a demonstration of

Jun 14 2015 - Gaza strip

If someone wants to know the truth he should read our report . Whoever wants a baseless, automatic accusation against Israel can waste their time reading the UN

Jun 04 2015

I call on the French government to distance itself publicly from the miserable statement and the miserable action of a company that is partially owned by the French

Apr 14 2015 - Nuclear weapons

It is a bad deal, a very bad deal that leaves Iran in possession of the capability of arming itself with nuclear weapons, that fills its coffers with a lot of money and enables it to continue its terrorism and aggression in the Middle

Mar 31 2015 - Israeli relations

It appears the deal being formulated in Lausanne will leave Iran with underground facilities, the nuclear reactor in Arak and with advanced

Mar 18 2015

I am proud of the people of Israel, that in this moment of truth they managed to distinguish between the essential and the superficial. And (managed) to stick to things that are important to us: efficient security, responsible economy and social protection that we are reaching

Mar 14 2015 - Israel

I'm certainly worried. I think that anyone who sees this gap understands that we have three days to close it, several days to close this gap. Because otherwise Tzipi and Bougie (Herzog) will be prime ministers here in Israel….feedback

Mar 12 2015 - Israel

If demilitarisation is guaranteed and we get the necessary security arrangements, and if the Palestinians will recognise Israel as the State of the Jewish people, we will be ready to come to a solution for a demilitarised Palestinian state alongside the Jewish

Mar 03 2015 - Israeli relations

Iran gets everything they wanted at this stage and it pays nothing. I urge Secretary Kerry not to rush to sign. To wait, to reconsider, to get a good deal. But this is a bad deal. A very bad

Mar 02 2015 - Israeli relations

In my opinion, Congress could be the last brake for stopping the

Feb 08 2015 - Nuclear weapons

We will continue to take action and lead the international effort against Iran arming itself with nuclear weapons. We will do everything and take every action to thwart a bad and dangerous agreement that would cloud the future and the security of the State of

Jan 29 2015 - Hezbollah

Whoever is behind today's attack will pay the full price. For some time, Iran – via Hezbollah – has been trying to establish an additional terrorist front against us from the Golan Heights. We are taking strong and responsible action against this

Jan 28 2015 - Hezbollah

Those who try to challenge us on our borders will discover that we are prepared to respond with force. Israel views the attack from Syria very seriously. Those who play with fire will get

Dec 02 2014 - Israeli relations

In one word that is called putsch and that makes it impossible to run a government, that makes it impossible to lead a country. Therefore a short while ago, I instructed the cabinet secretary to issue dismissal letters to ministers Livni and

Nov 30 2014 - Israel

We are making great efforts to restore peace and quiet to Jerusalem. Of course we will not tolerate attacks from any side and we will not tolerate setting fire to the Jewish-Arab school as we saw last

Nov 24 2014 - Israel

The state of Israel is the nation state of the Jewish People. It has equal individual rights for every citizen and we insist on this. But only the Jewish People have national rights. A flag,anthem, the right of every Jew to immigrate to the country, and other national

Nov 19 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

We have Palestinian workers working in Israel, some legally and some illegally, and they [presumably Israel's opponents] exploit that to put in terrorists of Hamas, terrorists that unfortunately are incited by the Palestinian Authority, by the Palestinian president. I think we'll do whatever we can to prevent this

Nov 18 2014 - Israel

I call upon all leaders of the civilised world. I want to see a profound indignation, without conciliation against these acts, these assassinations of Israelis, of Jews. Don't make distinctions in between blood and

Nov 18 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly

Nov 07 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

The ramming in Jerusalem is a direct result of the incitement by Abu Mazen [Abbas] and his partners in Hamas. We are in a continuous battle over Jerusalem, which I have no doubt we will

Sep 29 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

ISIS must be defeated. But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the

Sep 23 2014 - Al-Qaeda

It's a tiny country and we don't have the time or the privileges to wait and check because they could be above Tel Aviv or above Jerusalem in literally less than minutes. That's why we have this procedure. Apparently a Syrian fighter aircraft penetrated our air space. We shot it

Aug 06 2014 - Gaza strip

Israel deeply regrets every civilian casualty, every single

Jul 31 2014 - Gaza strip

As of now, we have neutralised dozens of terrorist tunnels and we are determined to complete this mission, with or without a ceasefire, and therefore I will not agree to any proposal that does not allow the IDF (Israeli Defence Force) to complete this work which is important for the security of Israel's

Jul 27 2014 - Gaza strip

Hamas is using civilians as human

Jul 22 2014 - Israel

I believe that you (Ban Ki-moon) understand that it is the right of every state to defend itself and Israel will continue to do what it needs to do to defend its people. Mr. Secretary, this is not only our right, this is our

Jul 13 2014 - Gaza strip

We will continue to act with patience and forbearance, with determination, responsibility and aggression to achieve the goal of the campaign, restoring calm for a long period by dealing a significant blow to Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army is prepared for all

Jul 11 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

So far we the battle is progressing as planned but we can expected (more) stages in the future. Until now we have hit Hamas and the terror organisations hard and as the battle continues we will increase our strikes at

Jul 07 2014 - Gaza strip

We will not allow extremists, it doesn't matter what side, to inflame the region and cause

Jul 02 2014 - West Bank

We must strike hard at the people of Hamas and its infrastructure in the West Bank. We won't rest till we get the last of them, wherever they try to hide, no matter how long it

Jul 02 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

We will neither rest nor slow down until we reach the last of them and it does not matter where they will try to

Jul 01 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

Instead of moving into peace with Israel, he's moving into peace with Hamas. And he has to choose. Does he want peace with Hamas or peace with Israel? You can have one but not the other. I hope he chooses peace; so far he hasn't done

Jun 17 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

We are at the height of a complicated operation. We must be prepared for the possibility it could take

Jun 15 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

Our teenagers were kidnapped by a terror organisation with all certainty. There is no doubt about

Apr 28 2014 - Muslim brotherhood

I think its an overture to American public opinion, to world public opinion, to try to placate and somehow smooth over the fact that he made a terrible step away from peace. He made a giant leap backward away from peace, because he embraced Hamas that calls for the extermination of Jews worldwide, for the eradication of Israel, and actually acts on a daily basis against

Apr 11 2014 - Unilateralism

Unilateral steps by them will be answered with unilateral steps by us. We are willing to continue negotiations but not at any [unreasonable]

Mar 19 2014

Our policy is very clear; we hurt those who hurt us and, as far as possible, we will also thwart the transfer of arms at sea and by air. From time to time we are required to carry out aggressive operations – as we have just done – in order to ensure the

Mar 10 2014 - Nuclear weapons

I heard a few faint condemnations of Iran from the international community after we intercepted this murderous

Mar 05 2014 - Gaza strip

Israel captured a ship on the high seas, stocked with weapons destined for terrorist groups. These weapons were going to be used against Israel. The entire operation, this clandestine operation was organised by Iran. While Iran is conducting these talks, smiling to the international community, it continues to arm terrorist groups, it continues to perpetrate terrorism around the

Mar 05 2014 - Gaza strip

At the same time that it is talking to world powers, at the same time that Iran is smiling and saying all kinds of honeyed words, that same Iran is sending lethal weaponry to terrorist organisations and it is doing so in a complex web of covert, worldwide

Feb 25 2014 - Nuclear weapons

I would like to discuss the ways to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons capability. I believe that this is the greatest challenge to the security of the

Jan 03 2014 - Hezbollah

This is a great advance in Israel's ability to protect itself against ballistic missiles. We need protection in this area because there are bad regimes led by

Dec 23 2013

Concerning matters published in the past few days, I have asked for an examination of the matter. In the close ties between Israel and the United States there are things that must not be done and that are not acceptable to

Nov 24 2013

Today the world became a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world made a significant step in obtaining the most dangerous weapons in the

Nov 13 2013 - Israeli relations

World attention must not be diverted from the primary goal – preventing Iran from achieving an agreement that would enable it to continue its nuclear military

Nov 08 2013

From there it's only a few months, possibly a few weeks before they get enough enriched uranium for the first

Nov 08 2013 - Israeli relations

Iran got the deal of the century and the international community got a bad deal. This is a very bad deal and Israel utterly rejects it and what I am saying is shared by many, many in the region, whether or not they express that

Nov 06 2013

I am concerned about their progress because I see the Palestinians continuing with incitement, continuing to create artificial crises, continuing to avoid and run away from the historic decisions that are needed to make a genuine

Oct 24 2013 - Israeli relations

This means that they shouldn't have centrifuges for enrichment, they shouldn't have a plutonium heavy water plant, which is used only for nuclear weapons. They should get rid of the amassed fissile material, and they shouldn't have underground nuclear facilities. I think a partial deal that leaves Iran with these capabilities is a bad

Oct 01 2013 - Nuclear weapons

Rohani doesn't sound like Ahmadinejad but when it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing. Rohani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. A wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international

Aug 07 2013

Iran's president said that pressures do not work. Not true. The only thing that has worked in the last two decades is pressure. And the only thing that will work now is increased

Aug 04 2013 - Israeli relations

Iran's president said the day before yesterday that Israel is a wound on Islam's body. The president in Iran has changed but the intention of the regime there has not. It has remained the same. Iran's intention is to develop nuclear capability and nuclear arms and its aim is to destroy the state of Israel. This represents a danger not only to us and to the Middle East, but to the entire world and we are all committed to prevent

Jun 17 2013

The Iranian election clearly reflects deep disaffection of the Iranian people with its regime. Unfortunately it doesn't have the power to change Iran's nuclear ambitions which are determined and guided not by the president but by the supreme ruler Ayatollah

Jun 13 2013 - Holocaust

To be here with those who survived, to be here in block 27 with those who experienced that it is something exceptional and I am very moved. There are people who deny the Holocaust, let them come here, let them read name by

May 29 2013 - Israel

We are acting with experience, wisdom and responsibility, preparing for what may