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Dareen Tatour
They didn't understand my poem. There is no call for violence. There is a struggle, they cast it as violent. The point of the poem was to say 'enough'. A person feels for their people. I am of the Palestinian people. I live this struggle and I spoke it through the poem.feedback
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Oct 25 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Israel. 700 people are quoted and you can read 1231 citations of them about Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas and Micky Rosenfeld, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Benjamin Netanyahu said: “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 media.”.
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Hagai El-Ad

We're looking at a process that has been gradually advancing since 2011 or so. The basic framework the [Netanyahu] government has established is that human rights organisations are traitors, with all the consequences that follow such a branding. Around the world there are many examples of shrinking space for civil society. But in Israel it is not broad, it is aimed at organisations that oppose the occupation. It is being done to intimidate us.feedback

Bethenny Frankel

It is indescribable and it is inexplicable and it's like, if someone wants to talk about like a war zone in Israel, how are you going to explain that to someone? I'm not comparing this to actual war but in my life, you can't even imagine the torment that this has been. There's no way to describe it. I just stifled it in because if I let any of it out, I'm going to totally break down. I can't believe this happened to me.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 media.feedback

Naftali Bennett

The supreme court is not supposed to intervene and tell us if it likes or doesn't like a specific law. That is the job of the Knesset.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

In this climate of delegitimisation, the atmosphere of 'everything is political' trickles down to the public, who receive the message that there is no more statesmanship, that there is only ruling and democracy. And in this climate, democracy means that the strong decides. Leadership in a democratic country is the art of creating agreements, not vanquishing opponents. A democratic society is based on building processes, not revolutions.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

In this revolution, the ruler is also the victim. We'll show them' is the soundtrack of the revolution. The stateliness has gone from our country. After us the deluge.feedback

Sharon Glazberg

When you isolate things, take them out of their context, you can look at them a little bit differently. And a new perspective on Temple Mount is definitely hard to find in Jerusalem.feedback

Pnina Pfeufer

But rejecting technology isn't working. The younger generation are accessing the internet, they are using technology. And it's becoming impossible to live and function in the world. There are Haredi people who one day opened the internet and suddenly, boom, the entire world came at them in their early 20s. That can be very unsettling. For some people, it's a trigger for leaving the community entirely.feedback

Pnina Pfeufer

The things about being ultra-Orthodox is that you're meant to fit into a box very neatly. The Haredi community was created 200 years ago in Europe as a counterculture to the reform movement and emancipation, and it still is a counterculture today. The one thing you can say about all Haredi groups is that they build walls.feedback

Sharon Glazberg

There has not been enough of a Muslim audience, to my disappointment. It is definitely the weak point of the work, of so many things that happen in this city.feedback

Koko Deri

Back then, we were fighting about human rights, not religion. Now, when I look out, I smell the scent of destruction in Jerusalem. This society as we know it in Jerusalem and in Israel has about 20 years left and after that it will implode. And that's not because of outside enemies, it will be what we have done to ourselves with religion. Even in biblical times, that's what happened; the settlers are the modern-day zealots. It's already starting – you can feel it in Jerusalem right now. Today it is a city filled with hate.feedback

Pnina Pfeufer

Fear has become a fact of life here. There are many places in Jerusalem I know nothing about, and I've lived here my entire life. And I think that's true of every person who lives here.feedback

Koko Deri

One of our first actions was in the Ashkenazi neighbourhoods, where they would all get their milk delivered at 3am on their doorstep. We would go round and leave notes on the milk bottles, saying: 'The milk that you are giving to your cat could feed 10 people in Musrara.feedback

Pnina Pfeufer

The Haredim have less and less need to go out of our own neighbourhoods, and that creates more separation.feedback

Tony Blair

In retrospect I think we should have, right at the very beginning, tried to pull [Hamas] into a dialogue and shifted their positions. I think that's where I would be in retrospect. But obviously it was very difficult, the Israelis were very opposed to it. But you know we could have probably worked out a way whereby we did – which in fact we ended up doing anyway, informally.feedback

Michael Cheika

It's a good time for him to have some time away from the spotlight, just sit down and relax. He doesn't get a lot of chance to do that, he's been under the microscope every single day since he's come to rugby. The ups and downs of the game, that's what rugby's about and to give them that type of enjoyment afterwards... as the national team, we're trying to unite everyone in the code when we turn up to play.feedback

Michael Cheika

(But) I'm very realistic, it's one win, it was hard-earned. We'll enjoy it for what it is, and then continue on with what we've got to do.feedback

Philip E. Hess

Many obstetric providers believe that the numbness and weakness in a woman's legs from epidural medications may affect a woman's ability to push out a baby. Our study focused on this question, and we found that this is not true. Continuing epidural medication while pushing had no effect whatsoever on the time it took a woman to deliver her baby, or any other measured variable.feedback

Philip E. Hess

Today's epidural pain relief can be targeted to providing good pain relief with minimal weakness.feedback

Michael Cheika

He's been under the microscope every single day since he's come to rugby. It'll be a chance for him to get out of that for a moment and rest his body, rest his mind, take a well earned breather and get back into it from day one of Super Rugby next year. Get a good pre-season under his belt and away you go.feedback

Rabab Abdulhadi

I am 100 percent in favor of the First Amendment. It's a question of when does speech become an incitement to violence?feedback

Rabab Abdulhadi

Any time you say 'anti-Semitism,' whether it is real or fake – like the kid who called [in bomb threats to] all the JCCs – people get scared. It has a chilling effect.feedback

Rabab Abdulhadi

When we talk about freedom of speech – not everybody's freedom of speech is equally accessible because we don't all come from equal places. We are being silenced.feedback

Daniel Hummel

The future investment the state is doing is hoping that these groups end up actually representing important players in their own countries.feedback

Daniel Hummel

I don't think it would be surprising if after Hagee dies, CUFI goes away. The Embassy sees the future in the non-American Christian community. It's another reason why the Embassy is a much more appealing partner than Americans. We need these people to be our allies in the UN.feedback

David Parsons

We're a Christian Zionist organization focused on the restoration of Israel, but we're also interested in the Jewishness of Jesus.feedback

Eric Cline

We know that, because of new technology, techniques and interpretations, we or others will do it better in the future.feedback

Eric Cline

By working together, we are finding bits of information to understand the economy of Kabri and what happened here. And we are trying to find out what catastrophe destroyed this place – was it too much or too little water, an earthquake, disease, abandonment or something else?feedback

Eric Cline

It is like eating shawarma and pita, but a little more elegant.feedback

Eric Cline

But what is exciting is that here at Kabri we are able to see the process of winemaking rather than just reading about it from ancient texts.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We want peace. We want a real peace, and exactly because of that we will not conduct negotiations with a terrorist organization in a diplomatic disguise.feedback

Bassem Naim - Hamas

This is blatant interference in Palestinian affairs because it is the right of our people to choose its government according to their supreme strategic interests, . This statement comes under pressure from the extreme right-wing Netanyahu government and is in line with the Netanyahu statement from two days ago.feedback

Diana Buttu

The reality is that there are no peace negotiations going on and even if there were, they would not yield anything positive. The Israeli government is looking for any excuse not to negotiate. They always say they want to negotiate but the facts on ground are exactly opposite. They refuse to remove settlements and are even celebrating 50-years of occupation.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 humanity.feedback

Chemi Shalev

When things get complicated, as they always do, it will be easy to point an accusatory finger at Netanyahu and his country.feedback

Jason Greenblatt

The United States reiterates the importance of adherence to the Quartet principles: any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognize the State of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the parties – including to disarm terrorists – and commit to peaceful negotiations. If Hamas is to play any role in a Palestinian government, it must accept these basic requirements.feedback

Eyal Carlin

The evangelical market is one of our main target audiences.feedback

Jeremy Ben Ami

Israel should be wary of embracing extreme Christian Zionist groups that may be more concerned with their own theological agendas than with Israel's long-term survival as a secure, democratic homeland for the Jewish people.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

This is an unacceptable Israeli interference in Palestinian internal affairs.feedback

Husam Badran - Hamas

There are no secret clauses in the reconciliation understanding, and what the occupation published on the resistance halting in the West Bank is not true. The position to choose resistance is not connected to any person or entity, but rather it is the position of the entire Palestinian people to decide. The natural situation is that when there is an occupation, there will be a resistance to confront it.feedback

Oded Revivi

That's the tension: a government that wants to satisfy, or not upset, the American administration, and the demands of citizens whose needs are not being kept. They said to the prime minister, We are not going to put any limits on you, but just make sure that what you do doesn't get us upset. I think that's where Prime Minister Netanyahu is: not knowing just how much he can pull the strings without getting the American administration upset.feedback

Hanan Ashrawi

Clearly, Israel is bent on entrenching the military occupation and its illegal settlement enterprise, further reaffirming its intentions of displacing Palestine and replacing it with 'Greater Israel.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Democrats only want to increase taxes and obstruct. That's all they are good at! Dem Senator Schumer hated the Iran Deal made by President Obama, but now that I am involved, he is OK with it. Tell that to Israel, Chuck!feedback

Tom Cotton

If Iran doesn't have a covert nuclear program today, it would be the first time in a generation.feedback

Alex Fishman

If the Israeli diplomatic move fails to bear fruit, we [Israel] are headed toward a conflict with the Iranians.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 terrorism. That's why Israel embraces this opportunity, and that's why every responsible government, and any person concerned with the peace and security of the world should do so as well.feedback

Audrey Azoulay

If I'm confirmed, the first thing I will do is work to restore its credibility.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

Then they might revert to developing nuclear weapons and Israel would not tolerate that and then we will be back where we were 10, 12 years ago with the danger of war relatively close to Europe.feedback

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

In a context where the United States and Israel are readying to leave, there is going to be an even more political and polarized dimension to the way Unesco is going to work.feedback

Heather Nauert

This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO. The United States indicated to the Director General its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute.feedback

Mike Pompeo

In recent years, the IRGC has become more reckless and provocative, seeking to exploit the vacuum left by instability in the Middle East to aggressively expand its influence. It openly vows to annihilate Israel. And when you look at the death and destruction inflicted in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq by Tehran and its proxies, the threat is clear: Iran is mounting a ruthless drive to be the hegemonic power in the region.feedback

Heather Nauert

On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.feedback

Qais Abdul-Karim

We have a very straightforward attitude toward anyone who wants to effect such a reconciliation: Recognize the State of Israel, dismantle Hamas's military wing, sever the relationship with Iran, which calls for our destruction.feedback

Donald Macintyre

A hundred years after the Balfour declaration that established a pathway to a Jewish state, the prime minister should acknowledge its role in Palestinian suffering. He has not yet confirmed that he is coming. But having warmly described Theresa May’s invitation to visit Britain to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour declaration as “speaking volumes” about the UK-Israel relationship, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is unlikely to pass up the opportunity.feedback

Eleanora Mitrofanova

In recent years, they've been of no use for this organisation. Since 2011 they have practically not been paying to the budget of this organisation... They decided to exit - this is absolutely in line with Trump's general logic today.feedback

Irina Bokova - UNESCO

At the time when the fight against violent extremism calls for renewed investment in education, in dialogue among cultures to prevent hatred, it is deeply regrettable that the United States should withdraw from the United Nations agency leading these issues. At the time when conflicts continue to tear apart societies across the world, it is deeply regrettable for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations agency promoting education for peace and protecting culture under attack.feedback

Kirsten Gillibrand

I cannot support the bill in its current form if it can be interpreted as stifling or chilling free speech. I would never put my name on legislation that would do that.feedback

Dan Fishback

I want to use this as an opportunity to shed light on negative effects of silencing in the Jewish community. This play will see the light of day one way or another.feedback

Ofri Cnaani

The people who made this decision had no access to my script. This was about my beliefs.feedback

Rachel Lithgow

I don't like this decision, nor have I liked other decisions that have been made. I answer to a board I respect. Our mission hasn't changed.feedback

Ofri Cnaani

When I heard about it, I was shocked. I immediately thought that to not do anything would amount to supporting this decision.feedback

Paul Clement

This case arises out of a suit by Israeli nationals against a corporation chartered in Jordan for injuries suffered in Israel and the adjoining territories.feedback

Ehud Barak

Think what happens in the next generation if Iran turns nuclear. It's become almost inevitable that we are entering a totally different international landscape. Iran is far from being an existential threat to Israel. It carries all the potential of turning into an existential threat in the longer-term.feedback

Dominic Gray

On a particularly slow day at work today, looking back through previous World Cup qualifying campaigns, it seems that Ethiopia were part of the Uefa qualifying for the 1962 World Cup in Chile, along with Italy, Cyprus, Israel and Romania (who later withdrew). Is there any explanation for this?feedback

Eugene Kaspersky - Microsoft

With regards to unverified assertions that this situation relates to Duqu2, a sophisticated cyber-attack of which Kaspersky Lab was not the only target, we are confident that we have identified and removed all of the infections that happened during that incident. Furthermore … Kaspersky Lab publicly reported the attack, and the company offered its assistance to affected or interested organisations to help mitigate this threat.feedback

Micky Rosenfeld

There was no security incident. The usual security measures were carried out last night, during and after the game.feedback

Oded Graf

From the beginning, we knew we wanted it to be a love-hate poem to Israel.feedback

Thiago Alcantara

The 26-year-old will in all probability be back for the home game against Freiburg.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

The sides will discuss the security issue, especially in Gaza, in the way that serves the home front, enforces the rule of law in a professional and national way and is not factional.feedback

Ram Spinoza

I stopped hoping for a peace agreement, so I do it my own way – I live the peace. Dialogue groups are not the best fun. This is fun.feedback

Karen Brunwasser

We understand it's a risk, and that's the inspiration. People were phoning the box office saying they wanted to book, but is it safe? These are the liabilities of living in and producing a festival in Jerusalem. But when it works it's the most extraordinary thing.feedback

Vivian Silver

Women for the first time are raising their voice and asking for peace because they need it.feedback

Vivian Silver

We must reach a political agreement, we must change the paradigm that we have been taught for seven decades now, where we have been told that only war will bring peace. We don't believe that anymore. It's been proven that it's not true.feedback

Yousef Munayyer

It is particularly people like him that Israel is most uncomfortable with, more than the militant carrying the weapon. People often ask, Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?' You'll often find many of them either in Israeli prisons or shot or killed or otherwise oppressed from engaging in activism.feedback

Asa Bruno

Israel has a tremendous history and legacy, architecturally speaking, much of which dates back to the architecture in Jerusalem which evolved over three millennia, formed by inspirations from the best Persian, Roman, Ottoman Turkish architecture, with a bit of colonial German architecture thrown in the mix.feedback

Shimon Peres

There is no other solution. Peace for Israel is not just a strategic choice. It is a moral call which stems from the depth of our heritage.feedback

Barack Obama

There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

There is not a single country that recognises them aside from Israel and any decision taken with MOSSAD sitting by them at a table can not be legitimate and this is illegitimate. Turkey, Iran and Iraq have no choice but to take serious and necessary measures to protect their strategic goals in the region.feedback

Steven Tyler

It breaks my heart to have left this tour early. The band has never played better. Just watch the 100,000 people at Rock in Rio. I give you all an A+ for creative speculations, but I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure (unless Joe Perry is taking a rippin' lead.) Sorry to have cut the tour short, but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the states could perform. We've been to Tel Aviv, to Russia, to Rio, and all the in between. I guess it's true what they say…'that life's a pisser when eu're a peein.feedback

Sara Netanyahu

I talk every place about her, how great she is. And how great you are. I can testify to that. Because a majority of the people in Israel, unlike the media, they love us. So we tell them how you are great so they love you. We have very much in common. We'll talk about it over dinner.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We have already said we don't recognise the referendum in northern Iraq... We have taken some measures already with Iran and the Iraqi central government, but stronger steps will be taken. There is no country other than Israel that recognises it. A referendum which was conducted by sitting side by side with Mossad has no legitimacy.feedback

Ayatollah Khamenei

America and Israel benefit from the vote ... America and foreign powers are unreliable and seek to create a new Israel in the region.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

I will not accept or copy or reproduce the Hezbollah example in Lebanon. Everything must be in the hands of the Palestinian Authority.feedback

Gaven Morris - ABC News

Contrary to Mr Danby's assertion, Ms McNeill gave due prominence to the fatal stabbing attack of the three Israelis with stories on television, radio, [ABC] News Digital and Twitter. The coverage included graphic accounts of the attack from witnesses and first responders.feedback

Gaven Morris - ABC News

The ABC strongly rejects allegations made by Mr Michael Danby MP in a paid advertisement in the Australian Jewish News that the coverage by ABC Jerusalem correspondent Sophie McNeill of a series of killings of Palestinians and of Jewish Israelis on 21 July was biased and unbalanced.feedback

Michael Danby

Yes, Sophie McNeill should have given the Salomon family, who were stabbed to death at their Friday night Shabbat dinner, at least the same human-interest coverage she gave the Shamasneh family, who were evicted after the Israeli supreme court ruled in favour of the property's owners. With all my ads, I negotiate and get the best deal.feedback

Gaven Morris - ABC News

This advertisement is part of a pattern of inaccurate and highly inappropriate personal attacks on Ms McNeill by Mr Danby. The ABC has complete confidence in the professionalism of Ms McNeill. Despite unprecedented scrutiny and obvious pre-judgement by Mr Danby and others, her work has been demonstrably accurate and impartial.feedback

Shaul Shahar - Israel Aerospace Industries

Both systems' proof of concept step is an important milestone for IAI in the world of unmanned vehicles, developing the future battlefield and in offering optimal unmanned operational solutions that minimize the risk to human lives as much as possible. I believe these developments will open many doors for us in local and global markets, military and civilian alike.feedback

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

The road ahead will be long and hard, but momentum of reconciliation and peace should not be missed.feedback

Abdel-Majid Ali

It is a day of Eid, a national holiday. We hope this time reconciliation is for real.feedback

Michael Oren

One of the issues is whether Hamas will be able to retain its arms. If it does then it's a non-starter for Israel.feedback

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

They "do not have a correct picture about what is awaiting them if they go to the idiocy of this war. If this war happens, the Zionist settlers will pay a heavy price, and the entity will reach its demise.feedback

David Collier

Members "frequently cross the line between legitimate criticism of Israel and accusations that can be identified with classic antisemitic tropes.feedback

Robert Einhorn

I think all of these practical steps to improve technical deterrent capabilities as well as these verbal outburst[s] are designed to…protect [North Korea] from what [Kim Jong Un] sees as U.S. intention to end this regime. Despite the appearance of irrationality, I think [Kim Jong Un] is a very rational actor. This was unprecedented. This talk about totally destroying North Korea. This is the type of language the North Koreans use–the hyperbole. It's the type of language Iran uses when they talk about annihilating Israel. It's not the type of language a U.S. president uses.feedback

James Cameron

I mean, [Gal Gadot] was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that's not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the '60s… I didn't think there was anything groundbreaking in Wonder Woman.feedback

James Cameron

I mean, she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that's not breaking ground. Linda looked great. She just wasn't treated as a sex object. There was nothing sexual about her character. It was about angst, it was about will, it was about determination. She was crazy, she was complicated. … She wasn't there to be liked or ogled, but she was central, and the audience loved her by the end of the film.feedback

Josh Rogin

Team Trump says Iran can't rule Syria, but nobody will say how Trump intends to stop them.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish independence, Turkey could not take any steps. Those trying to establish new states in Iraq and Syria should not be surprised when they are tossed aside by those who use them. This referendum decision, which has been taken without any consultation, is treachery.feedback

Riyad Al-Maliki

This victory was made possible because of the principled position of the majority of Interpol members.feedback

Michael Sappir

The norms of governance, the rule of law, there is much stronger. Here I feel like an embattled minority. There I know that we're a much bigger minority, and there's at least a pretty broad anti-fascist consensus.feedback

Eldad Beck

I'm not so sure the young generations of German politicians feel as connected to Israel and to the past. And I don't see yet that Israel is really making an effort to convince them why it is doing certain things and why it's important to do those things.feedback

Michael Sappir

The situation in Germany is much, much better than here, where the governing coalition is composed mostly of parties that are intellectually akin to the AfD.feedback