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Mathios Rigas
This is a significant day for the Israeli gas market. These are the first contracts for gas supplies from the Karish and Tanin fields signed with the Dalia group, the largest private power producer in Israel. The agreement is a substantial step towards bringing competition and cheaper energy to the market for the benefit of Israeli consumers and the country's economy.feedback
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NEW May 28 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Israel. You'll find 1122 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. The 4 people who have been quoted more about Israel are: Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald J. Trump, Mahmoud Abbas and Barack Obama. Benjamin Netanyahu specifically said: “The majority of the people of Israel, unlike the media, they love us so we tell them how you are great and they love you.”.
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Saif Bin Ahmed Al Thani

The statement published has no basis whatsoever and the competent authorities in the state of Qatar will hold all those (who) committed (this) accountable.feedback

Tzah Berki

They are trying to draw stronger populations, engineers, upper-middle class, to balance the weaker populations in Jerusalem.feedback

Youssef Qarain

Simply, when you are under occupation, what can you hope for?feedback

Naomi Hausman

Jerusalem is a city that faces substantial challenges economically and that is partly because of the population that it houses. It's a city where everyone knows how to live together in equilibrium on a daily basis. There are also, obviously, divisions and surely the east-west division is the biggest. Dynamically, doing this local redistribution is extremely problematic for a city, it can cause the city to attract more and more non-working and low-skill types until the city is in a poverty trap.feedback

Nir Barkat

It's not politics, it's poor management and we're catching up.feedback

Linda Rubenstein

I feel so connected. We're Orthodox. We feel very connected to Israel.feedback

Hila Moshe

The blood we have given to this country is not necessary. We can live in peace with both Jews and Arabs. They need to accept us here. We need to accept them.feedback

Iyad Baker

In the past we were allowed to sail up to 12 nautical miles, and we were suffering from a lack of distance, Today only three nautical miles are allowed, and in reality even this distance is not allowed because it's only for the benefit of the media, In fact they chase us before we have covered two miles.feedback

Mohamad Al Saiqaly

As young people and citizens of Gaza we feel that there is no horizon, we do not expect things will get better because of the blockade, Thousands of graduates here think that the future is bleak because the siege has stopped all forms of life in Gaza.feedback

Ammar Al Rahel

I can't bring workers to work with me, I have stopped all workers because of the loss of income, I just work with my children, maybe next year I won't be able to plant. I am praying to God that things will get better and get back to how they were ten years ago: planting and exporting our products, with the Israeli and Egyptian checkpoints open again.feedback

Azmi Keshawi

So soon we might start getting zero electricity, if the announcements by Israel and the PA are carried out. If this happens, the deterioration of every aspect of life in Gaza will be rapid. Nothing in Gaza can sustain such pressure: neither the failing economy nor the dilapidated infrastructure.feedback

Sean Spicer

@POTUS has spoken with U.K. Prime Minister @theresa_may to offer condolences and support on behalf of the US.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. In my meeting with my very good friend Benjamin, I can tell you also that he is reaching for peace. He wants peace. Making peace, however, will not be easy. We all know that. Both sides will face tough decisions. But with determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal. I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal.feedback

James Rubin

Maybe our politicians haven't been as honest as they should be with us about the difficulty of guarding against that. A determined individual has always been capable of causing carnage. Perhaps we need to do a slightly better job of on the defensive front in terms of packages, and all the things that consumers and business hate, like the lines at the airports. Countries like Israel do that. And it works.feedback

Sara Netanyahu

The majority of the people of Israel, unlike the media, they love us, so we tell them how you are brave and they love you. We'll talk about it in dinner. We have a lot in common, Donald and I. The same media.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Peace is a choice we must make each day, and the United States is here to help make that dream possible for young Jewish, Christian and Muslim children all across the region. In so doing we will all enjoy a safer and brighter future and a safer and brighter world. I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people. I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it can begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East and that will be an amazing accomplishment.feedback

Mike Huckabee

He's not preconditioned by most political conventions that say 'this is how this has to work out.feedback

Donald J. Trump

People of all faiths are free to live and worship according to their conscience. And to follow their dreams, right here. Today, gathered with friends, I call upon all people, Jews, Christians, Muslims and every faith, every tribe, every creed to draw inspiration from this ancient city to set aside our sectarian differences.feedback

Isaac Herzog

Let's give it a chance. This is the moment where one needs to face reality and decide if he wants to make history or not. There's no other solution. One cannot escape away from it.feedback

Michael Oren

The vaguer, the better the chances for negotiations. What's significant here is the absence of a determination of what the outcome of negotiations is. The approach is not diplomatic, it's business. To my mind it's a mistake that both Bush made and Obama made, determining the outcome of negotiations before negotiations started. It almost completely eliminated the Palestinian interest in negotiating.feedback

Naftali Bennett

Forming a second Palestinian state beyond the one in Gaza which is a failed terror state is no solution. I certainly hope he doesn't go down that path and until now he's not indicated that he's gonna go down that path.feedback

Isaac Herzog

Mr. President, as leader of the opposition I tell you that there is major support for your vision for peace.' He he kept on repeating that and said to the prime minister what he mentioned later in the press about what he heard in Riyadh. And what he heard in Riyadh is a positive tone.feedback

Ayelet Shaked

He doesn't force a plan like Clinton, like Obama ... he doesn't force a solution.feedback

Gil Hoffman

If any reporters on plane w @realDonaldTrump hear him say #settlements, #Palestinianstate, or #embassy, please let us know!feedback

Greg Miller
Greg Jaffe - The Washington Post

Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Peace is a choice we must make each day, and the United States is here to help make that dream possible for young Jewish, Christians and Muslim children all across the region. In this spirit of hope, we came to Bethlehem, asking God for more peaceful, safe, and far more tolerant world for all of us.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Such "wicked ideology must be obliterated. And I mean completely obliterated. Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name Israel. Never mentioned it during that conversation. They're all saying I did, so you have another story wrong. Never mentioned the word Israel.feedback

Dori J. Segal - Gazit-Globe

The first quarter of 2017 had stronger than usual economic FFO per share which we expect will moderate throughout the rest of the year given the sale of shares in the end of the quarter and some more impact from currency exchange rates.feedback

Shmuel Rabinowitz

He is certain he will come here again, perhaps many times. He was very moved. He asked about the size of the Western Wall. We presented the maps, what was in the past, what's happening now, the excavations, the finds.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

We can truly achieve a more peaceful future for this region and for people of all faiths and all beliefs and frankly all over the world. There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians – none whatsoever.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I had a meeting this morning with [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. In my meeting with my very good friend Benjamin, I can tell you also, that he is reaching for peace. He wants peace. Making peace, however, will not be easy. We all know that. Both sides will face tough decisions. But with determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal.feedback

Donald J. Trump

No wonder he thought Middle East peace was easy – he wasn't accounting for Israel.feedback

Hani al-Masri

Kushner is good for Israel because of his ... fanatic positions. Both of them (Kushner and Trump) are not in a hurry because they know that the current Israeli government will not give anything.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We must drive out the terrorists and the extremists from our midsts, obliterate this evil ideology and protect and defend our citizens and people of the world. All civilized nations must be united in this effort. This trip is focused on that goal, bringing nations together around the goal of defeating the terrorism that threatens the world and crushing the hateful ideology that drives it so hard and seems to be driving it so fast. I make this promise to you. My administration will always stand with Israel.feedback

Dan Shapiro

If he gets involved, I think the strongest element that he brings to it is that he's the president's son-in-law.feedback

Dennis Ross

At this stage of an administration, keeping your cards close to your vest is probably not a bad thing. To be revealing too much before you know what you can achieve and when you can achieve it ... is probably the best way to undermine your ability to get anything done soon.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

Our commitment to cooperate with you in order to make peace and forge a historic peace deal. Once again, we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem living alongside Israel in peace and security. Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and the settlements and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we recognize it, which undermines the realization of a two-state solution.feedback

Donald J. Trump

In this spirit of hope, we come to Bethlehem, asking God for more peaceful, safe and far more tolerant world for all of us. I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people. I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East, and that would be an amazing accomplishment.feedback

James Corden

By this means, as I wear my spectacles constantly, I have only to move my eyes up or down.feedback

James Corden

And I'm telling you, a more tight-knit group of people, you will be hard-pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core. If it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight, all of the staff in the MEN Arena, all of the security teams, all of the emergency services, Ariana and her team, and all of those families affected by tonight.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran? Who fought against the terrorists? It was Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Syria. But who funded the terrorists?feedback

Donald J. Trump

On those issues, there is a strong consensus among the nations of the world – including many in the Muslim world. I was deeply encouraged by my conversations with Muslim world leaders in Saudi Arabia, including King Salman, who I spoke to at great length. King Salman feels very strongly and, I can tell you, would love to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians. There is a growing realisation among your Arab neighbours that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran, and it is indeed a threat, there's no question about that.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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. And that's where we see something new and potentially something very promising. 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 peace.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We are more than friends – we are great allies. There's a great feeling for peace throughout the Middle East. So you have another story wrong.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

I wanted you to know how much we appreciate the American change in policy on Iran. We can hold back Iran's march in this region and thwart Iran's unbridled ambition. You noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners, and that is where we see something new and potentially very promising. It will not be simple, but for the first time in many years, and the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change. Welcome to our palace. Israel's hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We can truly achieve a more peaceful future for this region and for people of all faiths and all beliefs and frankly all over the world...There's a lot of love out there.feedback

Stuart Schnee

I felt like at that moment this has nothing to do with Trump, this is all about him representing the United States and us as Jews feeling like he is giving credit to our story and our place.feedback

Einav Schif

In Israel, his approval rating is going to skyrocket, especially compared to what is happening in the U.S.A.feedback

Shmuel Rabinowitz

(Trump) said that he understands the significance of the Western Wall for the Jewish people and that's why he decided to visit here during his first trip to Israel. He is certain he will come here again, perhaps many times. He was very moved.feedback

Ghaith al-Omari

It is very clear that he is himself personally motivated in the sense that there is no political logic for him to focus on it. It's something that's coming from him.feedback

Erel Margalit

I think the Israeli extreme right was too quick to celebrate Trump's victory and to be under the impression that he would sort of work with them with a one state solution strategy. I think that eventually, just like how I didn't think the extreme right should see Trump as the messiah for their one state solution, the center left shouldn't see Trump as the messiah either.feedback

Naftali Bennett

Trump's victory is a tremendous opportunity for Israel to immediately announce its intention to renege on the idea of establishing Palestine in the heart of the country–a direct blow to our security and the justice of our cause.feedback

Ziad Asali

I don't think that the internal situation either in Palestine or in Israel is conducive to enough aggregation of power on the part of negotiators to deliver.feedback

Elliott Abrams - Council on Foreign Relations

For example, the president's ability to get Congress to do things is greatly diminished. That means their ability to make promises to the parties or threats to the parties is no longer what it used to be.feedback

Martin S. Indyk

It's almost exactly what Bill Clinton did when he was president.feedback

Noah Pollak

If Pence, Bannon, and Friedman were running Israel policy the embassy would already be in Jerusalem.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think that a lot of that progress has been made because of the aggression of Iran, and it's forcing people together in a positive way. No matter where we are, we see the signs, whether its assault teams, whether it's money and guns, it's Iran. Believe me, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon. Just so you know, I never mentioned the word or the name Israel during that conversation [with the Russian officials. So you [the press] got another story wrong.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

Americans resorted to many different methods against Iran but failed in all ... We are waiting for the new U.S. administration to find stability and continuity in its policies. The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise U.S. officials are misleading them. Who fought against the terrorists? It was Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Russia. But who funded the terrorists? Those who fund terrorists cannot claim they are fighting against them.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity and peace, but we can only get there working together. There is no other way. What's happened with Iran has brought many of the other parts of the Middle East toward Israel, and you could say that if there's a benefit, that would be the benefit. I've seen such a different feeling toward Israel from countries that, as you know, were not feeling so well about Israel not so long ago. It's brought a lot of folks together.feedback

Sarah Posner

During remarks to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem today, President Trump was asked whether he had any concerns about intelligence cooperation with the United States. “Just so you understand, ” Trump responded, “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel, never mentioned it during that conversation. They’re all saying I did. So you had another story wrong. Never mentioned the word Israel.”.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Today we reaffirm the unbreakable bond of friendship between Israel and the United States. We want Israel to have peace. There are many, many things that can happen now that would never have been able to happen before.feedback

Donald J. Trump

There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran. There's a great feeling for peace throughout the Middle East. It's brought a lot of folks together. We have a rare opportunity to bring stability and peace in this region, defeat terror and create a future of peace. We can only get there by working together – there is no other way. But we need two willing parties. We believe Israel is willing. We believe you're willing. And if you both are willing, we're going to make a deal.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Most importantly, the United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon – never, ever – and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias, and it must cease immediately. Many expressed their resolve to help end terrorism and the spread of radicalisation. Many Muslim nations have already taken steps to begin following through on this commitment. There is a growing realisation among your Arab neighbours that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. President, Israel also shares the commitment to peace that you expressed yesterday. We've already made peace with Egypt and with Jordan, and 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 Jewish state is recognized, security remains in Israel's hands and the conflict ends once and for all. Mr. President, you just flew from Riyadh to Tel Aviv. I hope that one day an Israeli prime minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I never mentioned the word or the name Israel in that conversation. What? There is no other way.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The wall is part of Jerusalem. I think there will certainly be opportunities for that in the future.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 Trump.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians. There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians – none whatsoever.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Thank you, and Shalom. It is wonderful to be here in Israel. President Rivlin, Mrs. Rivlin, Prime Minster Netanyahu, Mrs. Netanyahu, thank you very much. I'm deeply grateful for your invitation, and very, very honored to be with you. In this land so rich in history, Israel has built one of the world's great civilizations. A strong, resilient, determined, and prosperous nation. It is also a nation forged in the commitment that we will never allow the horrors and atrocities of the last century to be repeated.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Your visit here is truly historic. Never before has a first foreign trip of a US president included Israel. Thank you for this powerful expression of your friendship to Israel. Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians. I hope one day an Israeli Prime Minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Tonight, I say to the whole world and in the clearest way possible, Jerusalem was and will always be the capital of Israel. The Temple Mount and the Western Wall will always remain under Israeli sovereignty.feedback

Sara Yael Hirschhorn

Surely it is easier to frame Malka as a messianic fanatic than as a fully realized person. It is more comfortable to regard her as a political heretic and psychologically unhinged propagandist than as a peer who actually shares a similar background to many American Jews of her generation.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We have the opportunity to advance the peace discussions between the Israelis and the Palestinians. I think the president has indicated he's willing to put his own personal efforts into this. If the Israelis and the Palestinian leadership are ready to be serious about engaging as well. So that is going to be an important element of the visit. To the extent the Israelis have any questions, or clarification,cI'm sure we're happy to provide that.feedback

Avi Hasson

You can really see that happening for Israel in a big way, in China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and so on.feedback

Avi Hasson

Ten years ago Israel wasn't a player in automotive, now I would claim it's a leading player. Why? Mostly because the car has become digital, connected and autonomous and that part we know how to do even if we're not automotive experts. The same goes for digital health and a lot of sectors where the players are looking for innovation. Today Israel stands out as at least a place to visit when you're considering expanding. Israel always supplies that cutting edge, out of the box innovation and there you have the scale-up, the manufacturing and, naturally, the understanding of the local market.feedback

Avi Hasson

Today there are 15,000 people working in textile industries in Israel. But if you look into the companies, these are not low-tech companies. It's smart fibers, nonwovens, all sorts of pretty high-tech textiles. The same thing goes for food, and the same would go for plastics by the way, which has done remarkably well in terms of its global performance.feedback

Avi Hasson

When you come and say let's do a high-risk R&D project that in three years' time, if successful, will take you to the international market, there's a leap of faith that needs to happen.feedback

Avi Hasson

It's a tremendous achievement, world leading, high productivity etcetera. But it only employs about nine percent of the workforce and the other parts of the economy are not performing as well, for example in their productivity, in their connectivity to the global value chains.feedback

Avi Hasson

Traditional definitions of high-tech and low-tech are out of date. Everything is getting technologized. There's not a single sector that's not being disrupted, or that doesn't benefit from innovation. We've created several programs that are oriented toward the traditional industries, like food and steel and textile and plastic, really trying to ignite innovation in those sectors. The same goes for the services sector, things like financial and also construction. Textile used to be a huge industry in Israel, I'm talking thirty years ago, and then it all but disappeared.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

He [Trump] has a complete bias towards the Israeli occupation ... which is a wrong US approach towards the Palestinian people. Trump's statement concerning the Hamas movement and describing it as a terror group is altering facts and we reject it.feedback

Avigdor Lieberman

The security relations between Israel and its greatest ally, the United States, are deep. That is how it always was and how it always will be.feedback

Naftali Bennett

The question is not Trump. The question is Benjamin Netanyahu. I think we're blowing it, this huge opportunity to form a new policy.feedback

Zalman Shoval

We really do need to get along with him. Otherwise they're going to wonder what we're doing over here in Israel.feedback

Naftali Bennett

Do I topple a government because everything I want doesn't happen? No. But giving up land is a red line.feedback

Donald J. Trump

There are many things that can happen now that could never have happened before. We must seize them together. We must take advantage of the situation. This is a land filled with beauty, wonder and the spirit of God. I've been amazed by the … generosity of your incredible people, because it's all about the people. I was deeply moved by my visit today to the Western Wall, words fail to capture the experience. It will leave an impression on me forever.feedback

Oren Kessler

The fact that he still doesn't understand what the fuss is about is deeply disconcerting and raises serious questions about his judgment.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. President, you just flew from Riyadh to Tel Aviv. I hope that one day an Israeli prime minister can fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh. In doing so we've protected all faiths, Muslims, Christians, everyone. Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians. The peace we seek is a genuine one, in which the Jewish state is recognized, security remains in Israel's hands, and the conflict ends once and for all.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name 'Israel'. Never mentioned it during the conversation [with the Russians]. They're all saying I did, so you have another story wrong. Never mentioned the word Israel.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Onto the second stop, Tel Aviv, home of Judaism, obviously, second of the great religions the president is going to also ask to join with all of us in this fight against terrorism, and his fight against these forces of evil, then onto an audience with the pope to discuss religious freedom. The wall is part of Jerusalem. Well, I think that's for a future discussion.feedback

Raja Shehadeh

As I looked over the valley, I wondered whether it would have been possible for the Israeli people to create a presence and a history for themselves here without negating ours. All evidence indicated they couldn't. But until they accept that the land must be shared and that both peoples have the right to self-determination, peace will remain elusive.feedback

Raja Shehadeh

Both short, one stocky, the other thin, we would stride down the hills in the Galilee or walk along the pebbly shore of the Dead Sea or through the Ramallah hills. And talking, always talking.feedback

Jalal Rumana

The Jews' problems were in the West, not in the East, and in the West is where they should solve them.feedback

Dani Dayan

There is no compromise between these two narratives. It will end only when one side gives up its aspirations.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have also to make sure that those hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia will not, by any means, erode Israel's qualitative edge, because Saudi Arabia is still a hostile country without any diplomatic relations and nobody knows what the future will be.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It is a regime that is responsible for so much instability in that region. I am speaking of course of Iran. From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds arms and trains terrorists, militias and extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region. For decades, Iran has fuelled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror. It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, avowing the destruction of Israel, death to America and ruin for many leaders and nations in this very room. Drive them out of this earth.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

It's President Trump's first visit outside the United States [as president] and we're honored that he has chosen to come to the State of Israel and to Jerusalem, Israel's capital. Mr. President, we look forward to your visit. The citizens of Israel will receive you with open arms. I will discuss with President Trump ways to strengthen our primary and steadfast ties with the United States. We will improve our security ties, that we are strengthening on a daily basis. We will also discuss ways to advance the peace.feedback

Simmy Allen

He is taking the opportunity to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to identify with the memory, which is meaningful.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think we have a very, very good chance of making a deal. Going with the rabbi is more traditional. But that could change.feedback

Dore Gold

For a long time, Israel's priority has been the Iranian threat. The shift that the Trump administration has made in wanting to block Iranian hegemonialism is significant for Israel.feedback

Nasser Suleiman - Hamas

The field court has sentenced the three convicted of carrying out the crime of the assassination of martyr Mazen Fuqaha to death.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think the trip's in a lot of jeopardy [in] being able to be productive because of all the chaos and controversy that's going on in Washington.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. President, we look forward to your visit. The citizens of Israel will receive you with open arms. I will discuss with President Trump ways to strengthen even further the primary and strongest alliance with the US. We will strengthen security ties, which are strengthening daily.feedback

Jonathan Schanzer

I think that if Trump himself goes to the Western Wall and does it with Israeli officials, even Israeli security, there's going to be very little argument over who controls the Western Wall – certainly [when] going there to acknowledge it as a Jewish holy site.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

For 50 years, Jerusalem has been ours, but we have not let her rest. Some want to divide her, some want to see her grow, some want to see her shrink. The city is pulled and pushed and argued about, here and all over the world.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

As we mark the half a century since the city was reunited, I believe the time has come to bring peace to Jerusalem. To grow within her an Israeli hope, a hope for Jerusalem: the city which welcomes pilgrims from all communities, from all over the world. This is our duty now more than ever. To work to develop and preserve our city. It is not enough that the city is united if its people are still divided.feedback

Avi Shlaim

Zionism [the historic movement for Jewish self determination in its own state] lost its way in 1967, that's the crucial thing. The main aim of the Zionist movement before the war was the establishment of an independent Jewish state in Palestine. But by the eve of the war that objective had already been achieved. The victory in 1967 reopened the old question of the territorial aims of Zionism.feedback

Gideon Levy - Haaretz

I think most Israelis will be quite indifferent. It is a society in denial. It is a society totally preoccupied with private affairs. No one but the settlers will celebrate. But, also, no one will mourn. In that respect, Gush Etzion is the right place to mark it, because only settlers will feel the day. In Tel Aviv, people couldn't care less and no artificial effort by the government can change that.feedback

Miri Regev

These are the areas where Abraham struck the roots of the Hebrew nation, and they are full of Jewish history from then until today. Regardless of the disagreements regarding the conflict over these areas, every Israeli must know and cherish these places as the cradle of the Jewish nation and its culture.feedback

Alon Wald

I am 50 myself. I belong to the next generation of Israelis to the men who fought here. It is about belonging. A sense of connection.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

I was a reserve intelligence officer in the Jerusalem Brigade. I remember it so clearly. I was in an army Jeep travelling between Bethlehem and Hebron, when I heard over the two-way radio the voices of my fellow soldiers.feedback

Tzachi Hanegbi

The visit is very important because it highlights the strength of the relationship between Israel and America. There was never a president who came to Israel during the first few months of his term, and there was never a visit by an Israeli prime minister so early on his term.feedback

Zalman Shoval

I think most Israelis and the prime minister as well see President Trump as a welcome change to the previous U.S. administration, especially with regards to the basic entity of Israel and with regards to security and other matters.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have not yet made a final decision about my visit to the Western Wall. We have great respect for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the decision to have the rabbi (of the Western Wall) accompany us was primarily because that is the custom at the site. It could still change. The truth of the matter is - and I always knew and understood this - that whoever sits in the Oval Office and at helm of the United States understands the complexities and sensitivities of situation here.feedback

Frank Lowenstein

What the Israelis would most like out of any U.S. administration is that we are behind them 100 percent and, ideally, that we help shift the pressure to the Palestinians. If there is any frustration on the Israeli side, it's probably not that this administration hasn't been on their side - but it may be that they haven't taken the next step and really put the onus on the Palestinians.feedback

Micky Rosenfeld

The level of security will be at its highest. It is a top priority that there is close coordination with the U.S., making sure the visit goes exactly according to plan.feedback

Nicholas Burns

I think you're going to see a bigger effort by the United States to promote arms sales to Saudi Arabia, to the other Gulf states, [and] to help Egypt and Jordan cope with this as well as Israel. You're seeing the United States struggle with the instability and the violence produced by the Arab revolutions of 2011.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The statement that the Western Wall is in an area in the West Bank was received with shock.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We want to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. We will get it done…It is something that I think is frankly, maybe, not as difficult as people have thought over the years.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Oh, that sounds like a policy decision, for, for…and you know, uh. And that's the president's intention…The president's intention is to visit these sites to highlight the need for unity amongst three of the world's great religions.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The presidential suites have independent air conditioning in case of a gas attack and are built to withstand a RPG [rocket-propelled grenade]. But still the U.S. is bringing rocket-proof glass to put in front of the window.feedback

Christopher Hagon

The more resources you have, the more someone has to organize them – that would be a really big task. People tend to look at this stuff as basic protection that they can see, but what they don't see is that 90 percent is underwater. And it is made more complicated by other agencies wanting this, asking for that. I always had concerns that if it was overkill it might jeopardize the operation.feedback

Christopher Hagon

The more resources you have, the more someone has to organize them – that would be a really big task. People tend to look at this stuff as basic protection that they can see, but what they don't see is that 90 percent is underwater. And it is made more complicated by other agencies wanting this, asking for that.feedback

Sheldon Ritz

The presidential suites have independent air conditioning in case of a gas attack and are built to withstand a RPG [rocket-propelled grenade]. But still the U.S. is bringing rocket-proof glass to put in front of the window. If the whole hotel blows up the suite will come down in one piece, so maybe a few broken bones, but they will be alive. Nothing is taken for chance so Trump and his family will be very safe.feedback

Christopher Hagon

I always had concerns that if it was overkill it might jeopardize the operation.feedback

Danny Danon - United Nations

Aid provided by the donor countries to the Palestinian Authority every year ends up funding terrorists who murdered innocent Israelis.feedback

Mohammad al-Azza

Almost every household in this camp has someone getting a payment, martyrs and prisoners. There's not a family that has not been touched.feedback

Sean Spicer

The president raised concerns about payments to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have committed acts of terror and to their families and emphasized a need to resolve this issue.feedback

Matt Rosenberg

We're not saying. Yes, it's a little tricky. American intelligence officials have asked that we not do this, saying that we could literally destroy the intelligence gathering and put lives in danger.feedback

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. - The New York Times

First, it's worth underscoring that The Times's newsroom, which functions separately from our Opinion department and is led by executive editor Dean Baquet, has sharply expanded the team of reporters and editors who cover climate change. No subject is more vital. Meanwhile, The Times's Opinion pages remain an independent and unblinking forum for debate from a wide range of viewpoints among open-minded, informed writers and readers.feedback

Danielle Rhoades Ha

Of those canceling their subscriptions between April 12 through this weekend, 5.5 percent cited the new column as the reason. That's a fractional drop from the 6 percent it was in the immediate aftermath of his firing.feedback

Sol Barer

The board will take the time it needs to find the best candidate but I am pleased with progress we have made. We are looking around the world for the best candidate. We are committed once we find that candidate to do what it takes to bring that candidate to Teva.feedback

Nikki Haley

I don't know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how, you know, we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it. I know that they're trying to fix it and get that taken care of, but we've always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel.feedback

Noah Bookbinder

We know he has had business there, has explored deals, and we don't know what deals he could explore there in the future. It is certainly enough to suggest that there could be business interests on his mind when he's there.feedback

Eric Trump

You can't build the tallest building in Tel Aviv and try to negotiate peace in the Middle East.feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

Saudi Arabia – and I get along great with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.feedback

Richard Painter

It is particularly worrisome for the president to have business with extensive involvement overseas, because we often have to make very difficult choices in dealing with situations overseas.feedback

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

This deplorable incident must be promptly and thoroughly investigated and all suspected of being involved must be prosecuted.feedback

Majdi Mohammed - Associated Press

When the army arrived, he (the settler) started shooting. I had my back turned to him. I put my hand on my head. The one next to me was hit by a bullet in his head, and people said he was killed.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I paid a military security price every day as the commander of Centcom because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel.feedback

Arik Aviad Herman

This year we are celebrating 50 years since the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem. I am proud to celebrate this historic date through art and fashion, and I am happy that this work by Israeli designer Aviad Herman is so moving and honours the beautiful status of our eternal capital Jerusalem.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace. And we are endeavoring to bring about security, freedom and peace for our children to live like the other children in the world, along with the Israeli children in peace, freedom and security.feedback

Aviv Oreg

Israeli intelligence agencies have shown that they can have such human sources. It would take a lot to put someone inside ISIS. If there is an agent, I'm sure it's the only one. If we have really lost a human source over there, it's a major loss and it will take years to regenerate another one. Israel will be furious about it.feedback

Avigdor Lieberman

The security relationship between Israel & our greatest ally the United States, is deep, significant, and unprecedented in volume. This relationship with the US is unprecedented in its contribution to our strength. This is how it has been and how it will continue to be.feedback