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NEW Mar 29 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Israel. You'll find 1009 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 Benyamin Netanyahu. Benjamin Netanyahu specifically said: “Israel is committed to working with President Trump to promote peace with the Palestinians and with all our enemies. I believe the dangers facing Israel and many of our neighbors introduce a special opportunity to build a new, safer, more peaceful future.”.
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Akram Attalah

If war begins, battles will be tougher with Sinwar at the top. The situation is on the edge of collapse. Hamas and Israel are in a dilemma over how things can proceed.

Danny Yatom

Hamas is accusing us, but it could be Hamas. It is possible we are witness to a preventive strike and not an elimination.

Federica Mogherini - European Union

We remain committed to a negotiated two state solution that remains for us the only viable way to end the conflict and all claims. Our EU policy on this has not changed, our position on Jerusalem as future capital of both states has not changed and we support Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem.

Mahmoud Abbas

As you know the international references, the international agreements on which we base ourselves, including the basis for the EU policy for peace in our region, they are all based on the two-state solution in line with the 1967 borders. Palestine and Israel living together in peace.

Federica Mogherini - European Union

Peace between Israel and Palestine is a top priority for the European Union and it will remain a top priority in our political agenda. We remain committed to a negotiated two-state solution. That remains for us the only viable way to end the conflict and all claims. And we support Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem, both in political and financial terms. We welcome the fact that the US administration shows interest in solving the Middle East peace process and we agreed to coordinate closely positions.

Benyamin Netanyahu

The common dangers faced by Israel and many of our Arab neighbors now offer a rare opportunity to build bridges towards a better future.

Jennifer Rubin

Sunday began the first national policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee since President Obama left office. It would be an understatement to say that the past eight years were a tension-filled and often acrimonious period in U.S.-Israel relations, between the administration’s hectoring over Israel’s building (inside or outside Jerusalem), a fundamental divide over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (a.k.a. the Iran deal), the president’s and his staff’s harsh public rhetoric and accusations directed toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and last but not least, the administration’s refusal to veto a lopsided United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s settlement activity. (The last was met with robust, bipartisan criticism of the administration.).

Benyamin Netanyahu

You see that expressed in seeing Ambassador [Nikki] Haley standing up for what's right and the truth at the United Nations. You see it in the budget request submitted by President Trump. My hand is extended to all our neighbors in peace.

Benyamin Netanyahu

Israel is committed to working with President Trump to achieve peace with the Palestinians and all our Arab neighbors.

Benyamin Netanyahu

We won't let them drag humanity away from the promise of a bright future, to the misery of a dark past.

Amnon Bar-Lev - Check Point

In light of cyber threats targeting nations and states, we are seeing a growing demand by countries to protect themselves with a holistic cyber infrastructure.

Chaim Katzman - Gazit-Globe

At year-end approximately 25 percent of our portfolio was held directly, compared to approximately 19 percent in 2015, with the most notable progress in Israel and Brazil.

Mike Pence

After decades of simply talking about it, the president of the United States is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. America will no longer tolerate Iran's efforts to destabilize the region and jeopardize Israel's security. So let me be clear. Under President Donald Trump, the United States of America will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. This is our solemn promise to you, to Israel and to the world.

Mike Pence

After decades of simply talking about it, the president of the United States is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel is committed to working with President Trump to promote peace with the Palestinians and with all our enemies. I believe the dangers facing Israel and many of our neighbors introduce a special opportunity to build a new, safer, more peaceful future.

Amos Yadlin

Hamas could decide that Fuqaha was assassinated by Israel and retaliate, and then we will retaliate to the retaliation and we could very quickly in another clash very quickly.

Ibrahim Ad-Madhoun - Hamas

He was listed by the Israeli security bodies and his name was mentioned many times before but what is surprising is the way the assassination was conducted. It is the first time that Israel has operated in such way in the Gaza Strip.

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

Overall, the last three months have seen a high rate of settlement-related activity, especially when compared to 2016, which saw tenders for only 42 [housing] units issued and some 3,000 units advanced over 12 months in Area C. Many advancements in settlements in the past three months will further sever the territorial contiguity of a future Palestinian state and accelerate the fragmentation of the West Bank.

Ellie Geranmayeh - European Council

Russia legitimately sees itself as a global player, and sees Iran as an important regional player to consider. Iran won't necessarily override other important regional players like Israel.

Yaakov Katz

We are talking about a situation that is unchangeable. It's very important to know the numbers, and the numbers are growing.

Doron Sapir

It's a huge step for Israel toward a better environment, and we hope in the future to build other facilities.

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

Many of the advancements that were made in the past three months will further sever the territorial contiguity of a future Palestinian state and accelerate the fragmentation of the West Bank.

Angela Merkel

As before, I see no reasonable alternative to the goal of a two-state solution. Both the Israeli and the Palestinian people have the right to live in peace and security and none of the other options can deliver that credibly. I am very concerned about developments in the West Bank, which are leading to an erosion of the basis for a two-state solution.

Zalman Shoval

There's trust. When there's trust on one side, there can also be a more conciliatory attitude on that side.

Dennis Ross

I don't think you can come to a quick deal. It looks like there is a context being created for an agreement later on.

Daniel C. Kurtzer

These guys are learning on the run. They're also understanding that you can get snookered here.

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

Such actions are in breach of international law and they must stop. Settlement expansion undermines the very essence of a two-state solution.

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

The resolution calls on Israel to take steps 'to cease all settlements activities in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem'. No such steps have been taken during the reporting period. The continued incitement to violence against Jews emanating from Hamas extremists and some Palestinian groups is unacceptable and undermines trust and the prospects for peace. Reactions by Hamas officials to terror attacks against Israelis have been particularly reprehensible and deserve condemnation.

Danny Danon - United Nations

There can be no moral equivalency between the building of homes and murderous terrorism. The only impediment to peace is Palestinian violence and incitement. This obsessive focus on Israel must end.

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

Overall, the last three months have seen a high rate of settlement-related activity, especially when compared to 2016, which saw tenders for only 42 (housing) units issued and some 3,000 units advanced over 12 months in Area C. Many advancements in settlements in the past three months will further sever the territorial contiguity of a future Palestinian state and accelerate the fragmentation of the West Bank.

Riyad Mansour

Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.

Danny Danon - United Nations

There can be no moral equivalency between the building of homes and murderous terrorism. The only impediment to peace is Palestinian violence and incitement.

Julian Braithwaite

Today we are putting the Human Rights Council on notice. If things do not change, in the future we will adopt a policy of voting against all resolutions concerning Israel's conduct in the occupied Syrian and Palestinian territories.

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

The resolution calls on Israel to take steps 'to cease all settlements activities in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem.' No such steps have been taken during the reporting period. The continued incitement to violence against Jews emanating from Hamas extremists and some Palestinian groups is unacceptable and undermines trust and the prospects for peace. Reactions by Hamas officials to terror attacks against Israelis have been particularly reprehensible and deserve condemnation.

Benjamin Netanyahu

It's simply incorrect to say the Russians are changing their policy toward us.

Michael Koplow

No matter how good the coordination mechanism between the two sides, the fundamental conflict at the heart of Israeli-Russian views on Syria is that Israel's redline is the establishment of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria and Russia's redline is the elimination of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria.

Josh Kram - US Chamber of Commerce

Now they are moving into the autonomous space and purchasing Mobileye has catapulted them to the next level. It's a win-win for both companies.

Roni Alsheich

In sophisticated cyberactivity that I cannot detail, we obtained what we obtained, and, of course, exposed him and his equipment. This does not bring honor to the state of Israel of course. But I think it does bring respect to Israel's police.

Danny Danon - United Nations

There is no moral equivalency between the building of homes and murderous terrorism. The only impediment to peace is Palestinian violence and incitement. This obsessive focus on Israel must end.

Uri Ariel

If a construction moratorium gains a foothold, tomorrow it will apply to the blocs too.

Galit Bash

This is a young person, that because of his very very serious medical condition, did not serve in the army, did not go to high school and did not go to elementary school. And this is one of the things the judge told the police to check, to talk to his doctors, to get more documents and to investigate him according to his medical situation.

Julen Lopetegui

We respect what he said and that is it. This week we have spoken, but we have other priorities like to prepare for this match.

Galit Bash

That's why the medical condition can actually affect the investigation. This is one of the things the judge told the police to check, to talk to his doctors, to get more documents and to investigate him according to his medical situation.

Roni Alsheich

In sophisticated cyber activity that I cannot detail, we obtained what we obtained and of course exposed him and his equipment. This does not bring honor to the state of Israel of course. But I think it does bring respect to Israel's police.

Karen Dombey

I hope it doesn't happen again. I hope it stops. But the fact that it happened raises awareness that we are targeted even when we think we are not.

Jonathan Greenblatt

JCCs and other institutions should not relax security measures or become less vigilant.

Harel Menashri

One of the things that helped him evade capture was he apparently took control over additional computers on the way and created a kind of computer chain.

Micky Rosenfeld

He didn't use regular phone lines. He used different computer systems so he couldn't be backtracked.

Bob Corker

Friedman "understands the complexity of the issues at stake for the U.S. and the necessity to support a democratic ally in an important and unstable part of the world.

Bob Corker

He understands the complexity of issues at stake for the United States and the necessity to support a democratic ally in an important and unstable part of the world.

Brian Schatz

Our ambassador should not be the kind of person who uses language to fuel violence, hate, instability.

Mark W. Warner

The current administration has expressed multiple viewpoints on the future, inviting concern that there may be a departure from decades of bipartisan U.S. support for a two-state solution. The nomination of Mr. Friedman to serve as ambassador to Israel adds to this concern.

Benyamin Netanyahu

New US ambassador to Israel David Friedman will be warmly welcomed as President Trump's representative and as a close friend of Israel.

Yuval Landschaft

In the United States, for example, they use recreational marijuana for medical use - that's like making chicken soup when you have a cold. We're the ones making the antibiotics.

Yaniv Azani

He used several different means to camouflage the various layers of communication mechanisms he used to carry out these calls.

Jonathan Greenblatt

Even though it appears that the main culprit behind the majority of these attacks has allegedly been identified, anti-Semitism in the U.S. remains a very serious concern.

Jordan Shenker - FBI

Certainly if that is confirmed, there will be a far greater sense of relief and comfort on behalf of all of our members.

Nimrod Vax

It's not something anyone from the street could do. But it doesn't take any expensive, or resources that are hard to get, to build this kind of an attack or diversion. This takes a processing of a lot of data, so it requires a lot of resources.

Micky Rosenfeld

He's the guy who was behind the JCC threats. He didn't use regular phone lines. He used different computer systems so he couldn't be backtracked.

Adam Fisher

A concern over the years has been that compared to the U.S., Israel cannot produce outsized returns. Mobileye is a perfect example of how a big business can be built in Israel and how a large corporate will not hesitate to pay a strategic premium for the business despite its location.

Ofer Ben-Noon

There is no doubt there will be more investments in Israel for automotive, and a lot more M&A.

Michael Eisenberg

It's an accelerant and a belief that there is no glass ceiling for Israeli companies.

Amnon Shasuha - Mobileye

All of these take time to build and time to get resources and Intel already has these resources. If we want to ... be the key player in autonomous driving, we need to think about it as an industry and not as a product.

Juan Mejia

May you find your heart's desire, healing and peace with all of your brothers in Israel – those who are traveling with you and those you've yet to meet. We're not used to this amount of popularity. I cannot save everyone, but these are my students and I'm very relieved that so many people have come together to do a little bit.

Juan Mejia

This is not a new thing, this is not a fad. These people didn't decide yesterday, Oh, Venezuela is going down the drain, let's find someplace to go.' Everything Jewish that they have, they built, which gives you a sense of ownership and pride that is not only commendable but worthy of imitation.

Franklin Perez

I don't imagine ever going back, not even to visit. The problem isn't economic. It's social, moral and ethical. For Venezuelans to rebuild their lost values it's going to take at least 50 years.

Julen Lopetegui

The main focus is to get points against Israel. We need to convey the importance of this game.

Julen Lopetegui

We absolutely respect Israel and I'm sure that they are also going to be respected by the city of Gijon.

Julen Lopetegui

He's calm and happy. He has had a lot of consistency and form at Chelsea and we are all delighted. The players who are with us have shown incredible behaviour. The players are the medicine for the Spain team and they will help us achieve our goals. They have good players and they are a competitive team. We know how difficult they are, we have to perform well.

Ran Shaham

This is a correct and fair policy of the Bank of Israel, similar to an accepted holding of up to 10 percent globally, which works for the benefit of the investing public and also positively influences the tradability of bank stocks and their values.

Xi Jinping

China appreciates Israel's continuing to take the 'two state proposal' as the basis for handling the Israel-Palestine issue.

Ron Toueg

It's an amazing discovery and it really gives a you a sense of what these soldiers were doing and how they spent their spare time. It seems they were thirsty a lot of the time.

Hani Shitrit Bach

Israel is one of most developed markets in terms of bonds. Here the market is open to everyone, it's not an over the counter market like overseas.

Bezhalel Machlis

In today's geopolitical environment we see increasing demand for our solutions in many markets, and we are pursuing increased opportunities around the world. Based on these opportunities and a growing backlog, we believe that we have the potential for further improvement and growth.

Bezhalel Machlis

In today's geopolitical environment we see increasing demand for our solutions in many markets and we are pursuing increased opportunities around the world. Based on these opportunities and a growing backlog, we believe that we have the potential for further improvement and growth.

Sabine Haddad

There hasn't been any slowing in the review process, but there are a growing number of applications every year.

Yoav Yeivin

If they (Palestinians) live under our rules, we want them to have the same that other citizens have in Jerusalem.

Daniel Seidemann

We never seriously offered citizenship, the world would never have allowed that and the Palestinians didn't want it.

Ruba Mueller

I was born here, I am a Palestinian. I don't want a visa that says I'm a tourist.

Adnan Husseini

The city will be liberated one day and these citizenships will mean nothing.

Adi Lustigman

We see a clear link between these seemingly innocent bureaucratic measures and Israel's demographic interest to reduce the number of Arabs inside its borders, especially Arabs with voting rights.

Ron Toueg

About 70% of the waste that was discarded in the refuse pit was liquor bottles. It seems that the soldiers took advantage of the respite given them to release the tension by frequently drinking alcohol. The discovery of this site and the finds in it provide us with an opportunity for a glimpse of the unwritten part of history, and to reconstruct for the first time the everyday life and leisure of the soldiers.

Arthur Green

I was horrified by the ban because it seemed to announce that people would be excluded from Israel because of political views. I feel it emboldens extremists on both sides.

Moshe Halbertal

I would map it within deep divisions among Jewish and Israeli communities about where Israel should be and is going. It really harms the case of Israel in a serious way, and the idea that it's a country that invites open debate and discussion.

Michael Solomonov

It was like it always is – there's all these places you want to hit. Just as many places that you haven't been to that have just opened up. And just as many places that have been there for, like, 300 years that you're just finding out about. I feel like that's the story with Israel.

Bonnie Burnham - World Monuments Fund

If this intervention hadn't happened now, there is a very great risk that there could have been a collapse. This is a complete transformation of the monument.

Antonia Moropoulou

Here is a monument that has been worshipped through the centuries, and will be worshipped forever.

Antonia Moropoulou

It seems we are in front of levels of history that are validated.

Iman Mughaier

All of us share the same goal: Participate and represent the name of Palestine outside and show that there are sports for the girls in Gaza.

Iman Al-Moghayer

I used to watch baseball at home while I was a child. I love it because it's full of freedom and the only thing the player needs to do is run. Girls come and practice and the numbers are increasing. There are lots of girls who'd like to sign up despite their lack of knowledge of the sport.

Mahmoud Tafesh

We targeted this group because they had permission from their families to play sport as sports students. Through them, we started to spread, attracting girls from other fields such as journalism and accountants.

Mahmoud Tafesh

We are facing obstacles in getting the appropriate equipment. For example, we don't have baseball bats or gloves. The equipment must be brought in from outside of Palestine because we don't have any here. We are trying to get the equipment through our own effort. We're hoping officials will help us by importing equipment to make the sport popular in Palestine.

Bonnie Burnham - World Monuments Fund

This is a complete transformation of the monument. The monument was surrounded by scaffolding that made it very difficult to really appreciate. And the scaffolding was often used by the worshipers to place candles, so the entire outside of the building was covered with black soot and you couldn't really see the color.

Shmuel Hauser

The structural change is a revolution that will turn the exchange into a more competitive, cheaper and more efficient bourse, like the most advanced ones around the world.

Xi Jinping

We have always believed, as we discussed on my previous visit, that Israel can be a partner, a junior partner, but a perfect partner for China in the development of a variety of technologies that change the way we live, how long we live, how healthy we live, the water we drink, the food we eat, the milk that we drink – in every area.

Mark Toner

The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the UN Human Rights Council's Agenda Item Seven. Today's actions in the council are yet another reminder of that body's longstanding bias against Israel. No other nation has an entire agenda item dedicated to it at the council. The continued existence of this agenda item is among the largest threats to the credibility of the council.

Vera Baboun

(It's) a very significant addition to the entity of Bethlehem as a touristic city. Having Banksy putting all his paintings in the hotel, it has significant political messages.

Annette Landes-Nagar

These coins give us a rare look into this Christian ancient world. The hoard was found amongst large stones that had collapsed alongside the building. It seems that during a time of danger the owner placed the coins in a cloth purse that he concealed inside a hidden niche in the wall. He probably hoped to go back and collect it, but today we know that he was unable to do so.

Eugenio Alliata

We have not found any evidence of the person of Jesus, but we have found lots of things about what happened at the time he lived, such as the population and the material culture that grew because of him.

Gideon Avni

He was one of more than a million people living here then, an ordinary Jew who had original ideas and attracted some followers. His fame only really started after his death.

Nikki Haley

It is not Syria, where the regime has systematically slaughtered and tortured its own people. It is not Iran, where public hangings are a regular occurrence. It is not North Korea, where the regime uses forced labor camps to crush its people into submission. It is Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.

Mark Toner

Today's actions in the council are yet another reminder of that body's long-standing bias against Israel. No other nation has an entire agenda item dedicated to it at the council. The continued existence of this agenda item is among the largest threats to the credibility of the council.

Danny Danon - United Nations

The secretary-general's decision is an important step in ending the bias against Israel at the U.N. Anti-Israel activists do not belong in the U.N. It is time to put an end to practice in which U.N. officials use their position to advance their anti-Israel agenda. Over the years, Khalaf has worked to harm Israel and advocate for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Her removal from the U.N. is long overdue.

Shmuel Hauser

The structural change ... will turn the exchange into a more competitive, cheaper and more efficient bourse, like advanced ones around the world.

Keith Ellison

United States foreign policy in the Middle East is governed by what is good or bad through a country of seven million people.

Yisca Harani

Why do we expect in antiquity that there would be some evidence of his existence? It's the reality of human life. It's either rulers or military men who had their memory inscribed in stone and artifacts.

Gideon Avni

There's good news. Today we can reconstruct very accurately many, many aspects of the daily life of the time of Christ. We can reconstruct precisely how the country looked. You have to remember that Christ was one among more than a million people living during this time in the Holy Land.

Salim Abu al-Qiyan

The police came charged. They came scared. I am against the word 'mishap.' This is not a car that broke down. This is an intentional shooting. The government can fix it. They need to come, sit with the people and talk to them and look them in the eye. We have no problem living Jews and Arabs next to each other.

Salim Abu al-Qiyan

This place has been cleared for building. Why for Jews and not for me? Why does this home have to be ruined and a Jewish home built in its place?

Michael Sfard

We are doubtful Israel will do the right thing, but we are not ready to give up.

Rima Khalaf

It is only normal for criminals to pressure and attack those who advocate the cause of their victims.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

This is not about content, this is about process. The secretary-general cannot accept that an under-secretary general or any other senior U.N. official that reports to him would authorize the publication under the U.N. name, under the U.N. logo, without consulting the competent departments and even himself.

Danny Danon - United Nations

Is despicable an constitutes a blatant lie. It comes as no surprise that an organization headed by an individual who has called for boycotts against Israel, and compared our democracy to the most terrible regimes of the 20th century, would publish such a report.

Franck Lecam

We had queued up to check in for the Tel Aviv flight when we heard three or four shots nearby. We are all outside the airport, about 200 metres from the entrance. There are policemen, emergency workers and soldiers everywhere in all directions. A security official told us that it happened near gates 37-38 where Turkish Airlines flights were scheduled.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

We asked for the report to be taken down from the website. No one at headquarters was consulted. None of the relevant departments were consulted.

Rima Khalaf

It was expected, naturally, that Israel and its allies would exercise immense pressure on the U.N. secretary-general to distance himself from the report and to ask for it to be withdrawn. I asked him to review his position but he insisted on it. Based on that, I submitted to him my resignation from the United Nations.

Nikki Haley

When someone issues a false and defamatory report in the name of the U.N., it is appropriate that the person resign. U.N. agencies must do a better job of eliminating false and biased work, and I applaud the secretary-general's decision to distance his good office from it.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

This is not about pressure. This is about the secretary-general having the authority to manage the organization in a way that is done effectively and can deliver on its goals. A secretary-general cannot accept that an undersecretary-general or any other senior U.N. official that reports to him would authorize the publication under the U.N. name, under the U.N. logo, without consulting the competent departments and even himself. It's about senior officials dealing with a matter that implicates other parts of the system – that they consult and they coordinate.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Our policy is very consistent. When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to the Hezbollah, and we have the intelligence and the operational capability, we act to prevent that. That is what was and that is what will be.

Danny Danon - United Nations

Anti-Israel activists do not belong in the U.N. It is time to put an end to the practice in which U.N. officials use their position to advance their anti-Israel agenda.

Gilad Erdan

The U.N.'s top donors, including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Canada, must stop funding U.N. bodies obsessed with demonizing Israel. This obsession with condemning Israel does nothing to advance peace or help the Palestinians. All countries concerned with promoting a peaceful solution should stop funding bodies that discriminate against Israel, and insist that the U.N. undergo fundamental reforms.

Nikki Haley

The United States stands with our ally Israel and will continue to oppose biased and anti-Israel actions across the U.N. system and around the world.

Rima Khalaf

It was expected, naturally, that Israel and its allies would exercise immense pressure on the U.N. secretary general to distance himself from the report and to ask for it to be withdrawn. I asked him to review his position but he insisted on it. Based on that, I submitted to him my resignation from the United Nations.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

This is not about pressure. This is about the secretary-general having the authority to manage the organization in a way that is done effectively and can deliver on its goals.

Danny Danon - United Nations

Over the years Khalaf has worked to harm Israel and advocate for the (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Her removal from the U.N. is long overdue.

Yisrael Katz

Our message is clear, we will not be complacent with a Syrian policy that arms Hezbollah. The fact that the incident developed into a situation where Israel claimed responsibility and the Syrians responded is significant.

Michael Granoff

What we are witnessing is the digitization of transportation, and digitization is something that Israel has been a leader in. This is far from a one-day or one-week story. This is going to be a story for the next 10 years.

Lior Zeno-Zamansky - EcoMotion

In the last 12 months, the global interest is rising more and more. Everyone is looking for the next Mobileye.

Jon Medved - OurCrowd

The deal confirms Israel's global leadership position in autonomous driving technologies. The deal will also increase attention and funding for the already burgeoning Israeli cohort of next generation autonomous driving technology startups.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

The report as it stands does not reflect the views of the secretary-general [Antonio Guterres].

Donald J. Trump

I'm looking at two-state, and one-state. And I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like. I could live with either one. I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two, but honestly, if Bibi and the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best.

Danny Danon - United Nations

The attempt to smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East by creating a false analogy is despicable and constitutes a blatant lie.

Richard Falk
Virginia Tilley

Israel defends its rejection of the Palestinians' return in frankly racist language: alleging that Palestinians constitute a 'demographic threat' and that their return would alter the demographic character of Israel to the point of eliminating it as a Jewish State.

Gilad Erdan

The U.N.'s top donors, including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Canada, must stop funding U.N. bodies obsessed with demonizing Israel. This obsession with condemning Israel does nothing to advance peace or help the Palestinians. All countries concerned with promoting a peaceful solution should stop funding bodies which discriminate against Israel, and insist that the U.N. undergo fundamental reforms.

Saeb Erekat

The problem is not the report but the facts that it contains. There's no other word to define what is going on here other than apartheid.

Nikki Haley

The United States stands with our ally Israel and will continue to oppose biased and anti-Israel actions across the UN system and around the world.

Elanit Jakabovics

He seems to be a very sensitive, warm and caring individual. We knew that was going to be something that was an important quality. We were going to be looking for warmth.

Hyim Shafner

I don't think it's why people come to shul. I think they come because they want to be spiritually inspired. I imagine that everybody out there probably wants to do good. They just have different ways of understanding how to do that. And I'm not a political expert. I just have no idea. I actually don't know a ton about politics.

Hyim Shafner

I think it gives me the opportunity to have a certain positive influence on the Jewish people that you don't always have in St. Louis. One advantage of the capital is that people in a synagogue are involved in things going on in the world. They're working in the world. And hopefully they're bringing their Jewish values and Jewish inspiration.

Yossi Yamin

Everything can be done remotely while the system is in outer space. We upload the link with the command files to the lab and the experiment takes place.

Danny Danon - United Nations

The attempt to smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East by creating a false analogy is despicable and constitutes a blatant lie. It comes as no surprise that an organization headed by an individual who has called for boycotts against Israel, and compared our democracy to the most terrible regimes of the twentieth century, would publish such a report.

Hensley Meulens

All I asked was they not take anything for granted and that they just play hard, the way we did against Israel. We've played great all tournament. We feel great about our chances.

Mary B. McCord

The charges unsealed today serve as a reminder that when terrorists target Americans anywhere in the world, we will never forget – and we will continue to seek to ensure that they are held accountable.

Barry Bard

The people of Stamford Hill are very sadly used to instances of anti-Semitic hate crime, but most of those times it will be verbal abuse or even assault. A lot of the time it will be more of a person-to-person kind of thing, or graffiti, which is more unprofessional. The person who planned (this sign) has obviously gone to an effort to cause alarm and distress to local people.

Danny Danon - United Nations

It comes as no surprise that an organization headed by an individual who has called for boycotts against Israel, and compared our democracy to the most terrible regimes of the 20th century, would publish such a report.

Saeb Erekat

It is time for the international community to assume its responsibilities toward this extremist government that openly supports apartheid and stands against the two-state solution.

Nikki Haley

That such anti-Israel propaganda would come from a body whose membership nearly universally does not recognize Israel is unsurprising. The United Nations Secretariat was right to distance itself from this report, but it must go further and withdraw the report altogether.

Riyad Mansour

Rather than attacking the report, it would be best to reflect on the realities that the report addresses and how they can be remedied.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

We just saw the report today. It was done without any prior consultation with the secretary general. The report as it stands does not reflect the stance of the secretary general.

Mary B. McCord

Al-Tamimi is an unrepentant terrorist who admitted to her role in a deadly terrorist bombing that injured and killed numerous innocent victims. The charges unsealed today serve as a reminder that when terrorists target Americans anywhere in the world, we will never forget.

Eytan Schwartz

There is a phenomenon of hotel rooms in unexpected or unusually inaccessible places.

Chemi Shalev

From a messiah elected by divine miracle to deliver Israel from the injustices perpetrated by his predecessor, Trump could turn out to be the Israeli right wing's worst nightmare.

Michael Oren

A background of policy-making in this matter is not necessarily a promise for success.

Jason Greenblatt

Time for morning prayer (shacharit) at unexpected stop in Frankfurt. Pray for peace.

Jason Greenblatt

I knew that he was relying on me for certain aspects of Israel, but I didn't know I was his top adviser.

Jason Marquis

I had a little more left in the tank but it was the right time to take me out. The bullpen did a great job and hopefully we can keep it going and get the win tomorrow.

Zach Borenstein

We didn't light up the scoreboard today but we were able to get the timely hits when we needed them. Things are just clicking for us right now.

Jerry Weinstein

That's what we're trying to do, help grow the game in Israel. And I think that by playing in this (tournament) and doing well that we enlighten people's awareness.

Gil Barak

No one knows anything about the game and this is entirely alien. It's a sport that has no past here, has no future and has no present.

Guy Leiba

Let's stop pretending like they really represent Israel because it is doubtful that someone who doesn't live in a country and has never visited it can truly develop affection toward it. There is no difference between these players and African sprinters who choose to represent Arab countries for a few dollars.

Emma Graham-Harrison

He has transformed himself from radical activist into a mainstream politician with an extremist manifesto. Bezalel Smotrich has backed segregated maternity wards separating Jewish and Arab mothers, called for government reprisal attacks on Palestinians and once organised a homophobic “Beast Parade” protest against Gay Pride. He is also a member of Israel’s Knesset, a confident polemicist and increasingly prominent political figurehead for the country’s ascendant far-right.

James Sorene

The first priority will be to establish what preferential trade terms the UK is prepared to offer. If the UK's exit arrangements with the EU involve restricted movement for EU nationals this could indirectly cut the flow of Israeli tech workers to the UK, unless the UK designs a special arrangement for Israel.

Anat Heffetz

Yes, of course, we would love to sell to Britain. We have excellent avocadoes – because my husband grows them!

David Quarrey

We're seeing trading bilateral relationships between the UK and Israel, in science and trade for example, doing better than ever. But there's the potential to do even better, particularly in the context of Brexit. I was with Theresa May and Benjamin Netanyahu in London and it was clear there was the determination for this. Most businesspeople in Israel look at the UK as a great place to do business, because of its culture, language, and the predictability of the regulatory and tax systems.

Ikhlas al-Shatiya

But I can say that we can break this because we share the same pain and I don't want any Israeli daughter to feel sad for the loss of her father as I am now suffering from grief and sadness.

Donald J. Trump

I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like ... I can live with either one.

Benjamin Netanyahu

I made it clear that regarding Syria, while Israel is not opposed that there should be an agreement there, we strongly oppose the possibility that Iran and its proxies will be left with a military presence in Syria under such an agreement.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 Syria.

Stephen Carpenter-Israel

Really it's that they'll cover up structural problems instead of fixing them. And a lot of times we'll see where there's termite damage or water damage in a house, and it literally just gets slap-stick, you know, right over the top of it.

Cameron McGuire

They gave us list after list after list of things that were either not permitted or violations or weren't zoned correctly here in the property. Receptacles are not permitted the way that they're installed here. The canned lighting up in the ceiling is not permitted the way that it is supposed to be in here. Even looking at them I still can't even tell they're out of compliance. It was an unending list of things.

Cameron McGuire

I would like it just to be the done place from top to bottom that we bought. So, we'd actually like to stay. In a historic home. In a great neighborhood. All of those things. In the brownstone. For us, that was really part of the dream – that we didn't have to lift or fix or do anything. We thought we were in the clear for decades.

Cameron McGuire

And that was actually part of the appeal – to have something that was completely finished that from top to bottom had been redone. All new electric. All new everything in it. High-end appliances. All of those things were part of the appeal for us.

Mikhail Bogdanov

The lawful authorities who will be lawfully chosen in Syria would be the ones with the right to demand the withdrawal of all foreign powers from the country.

Vladimir Frolov

Given all this, it is hard to see what Putin could promise to Netanyahu. He might, and likely will, promise a lot, but is in no position to deliver.

Arie Arnon - Aix Group

He wants a backdoor solution. The problem in Gaza is political, not technical.

Ahmad Tibi

Here in this house we never interfered with any religious ceremony relating to you, to Judaism. You are committing a racist act, you interfere with the most sensitive issue for Muslims and hurt the religion of Islam.

Oshrat Bachar

I think that the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) is very advanced by giving women equal opportunities.

Oshrat Bachar

I believe that we are much more advanced than other armies in the world because (service) is mandatory and of course because we believe in equal rights.

Daniel Sokatch - New Israel Fund

On the same day President Trump signed a new racist, Islamophobic executive order, the Knesset has shown that it, too, will make it a matter of law and policy to use discriminatory tests to decide who may enter Israel.

Michael Greven

The al Quds unit has its own agents ... and it considers Israel its arch enemy.

Gil Bufman - Bank Leumi

If you are importing less petroleum and coal it will put long term pressure on the shekel (to strengthen). I am not sure the way to go is forex intervention because you have enormous pressures for (shekel) appreciation over the long term that are not going to go away. Are you going to fight the market forever? The market has the ability to beat the central bank.

Shraga Brosh

It's time to get out of the box and use fiscal tools to take care of the shekel.

Barry Topf

Few people thought it should be a permanent part of policy. The policy has been in place for nine years. It has to be re-evaluated.

Sawsan Zaher

It's like tagging them, naming and shaming them and telling them directly you are not allowed in. We will have more spouses, more family members that will not be allowed to enter Israel based on their political affiliation. So we will have another threat to those families who are already under the threat of separation.

Omar Barghouti

It is not a requirement or a necessity for human rights defenders and groups supporting BDS to enter the country to do their work effectively. If anything, banning them from entry will further motivate them to increase their work.

Oded Feller

We'll find out in the next weeks and months to come. I believe if they suspect someone, they will ask to look through their Facebook account, telephone, things like this.

Debra DeLee

It would be absurd for the government of Israel to block us from visiting the country we love and care so much about because we chose to express a legitimate view in a legitimate way.

Oshrat Bachar

I think that the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) is very advanced by giving women equal opportunities. I believe that we are much more advanced than other armies in the world because (service) is mandatory and of course because we believe in equal rights.

Kerstin Mueller

Israel knew with previous U.S. governments that it could only go so far. Now with Trump, the more radical elements in Israel feel emboldened. We are at a very delicate moment. It is important how Germany reacts to this new reality. The relationship could change very quickly.

Kerstin Mueller

The sense of responsibility is still there but I don't know how long it will hold. The special relationship between Germany and Israel is not set in stone. In fact it looks right now like it may be in danger.

Ralph Kern

I am confident that BrainStorm will become the world leader in adult stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative disorders.

Avigdor Lieberman

We received a direct message – not an indirect message and not a hint – from the United States. Imposing Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria would mean an immediate crisis with the new administration.

Miki Zohar

They will be able to vote and be elected in their city under administrative autonomy and under Israeli sovereignty and with complete security control.

Ayelet Shaked

Israel cannot shut its eyes to the changes being made across the world in respect to marijuana consumption and its effects.

Benjamin Netanyahu

I will express to President Putin Israel's vigorous opposition to this possibility. 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 far.

Benjamin Netanyahu

I will express to President Putin Israel's vigorous opposition to this possibility.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 far.

Einat Wilf

Jews in America, that's supposed to work. To have these instances, is that an aberration? Or has the American president unleashed forces – willingly, unwillingly, consciously, unconsciously – but maybe he has unleashed forces that will challenge the place of Jews in America?

Benyamin Netanyahu

There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump.

Shalom Lipner - The Brookings Institution

The unenviable challenge facing the Israeli government is how to express its visceral horror over the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the U.S. without becoming a pawn in America's partisan debate or jeopardizing its critical working relationship with the administration.

Benyamin Netanyahu

Anti-Semitism certainly has not disappeared. But there is much we can do to fight back.

Natan Sharansky

We saw a lot of this left-radical, anti-Israeli feelings in the last 15 to 20 years. And a lot of people were trying to separate it from the anti-Semitism of the right. In fact, this difference is erasing itself.

Wissam Salsah

This is the hotel that has the worst view in the whole world; the view of the wall. So I think it's a great experience for people to come and stay here, [to] try to feel how locals in Bethlehem would feel being captured between four walls.

David Rubinger

When I got to Jerusalem, I heard gunshots, so I ran to the Western Wall, maybe 20 minutes after it was taken. I laid down on the ground and these three soldiers just passed by. I didn't think much of the photo at the time. Part of the face is cut off one the right [side], and on the left there's only half a face. . . . Photographically speaking, this isn't a good photo.

Hank Burchard

The Israel that photographer David Rubinger shows us is not quite the proud and feisty nation-state we think we know. It is a drier, harder, stonier, less promising land. Many of its people look dusty and weary and its leaders often appear bewildered. Its warriors seem vulnerable even in victory.

Yousef Bashir

All of those little moments showed me their humanity and I can't get over that ever. I still disagree with Israel fundamentally, but I don't hate them in my heart. What my father was teaching me all my life was that although an Israeli shot me, many Israelis were there to save my life. Suddenly now I understood my father when he said you have to choose forgiveness over revenge, bravery over fear and peace over war and this is what any Holy Lander should be doing.

Aviv Geffen

This is a great opportunity to show the world that Iran and Israel can stand together on the same stage and respect each other.

Shahin Najafi

I believe in what I do and I'm fighting for what I believe in: For democracy, for freedom and for peace and I'm ready to die for it.

Shahin Najafi

Stop the violence between people before it's too late. Let's stop dividing people. Israel is considered a taboo in Iran and I'm very pleased to break this taboo. I do this in the name of art, freedom and democracy. Let's march to our dream, no race or nationality, let's try until things get better.

Aviv Geffen

I think it is a great opportunity to show the world that Iran and Israel can stand together on the same stage and respect each other. People can talk, people can make music together and it's all fine. We've got no problem at all.

Shahin Najafi

Life is in general dangerous and my situation is such that I believe in what I do and I am fighting for what I believe in ... and I am ready to die for it. I am not representing anyone. I am representing myself and I see as my duty to support freedom, democracy and peace.

Aviv Geffen

I think Shahin is one of the bravest artists I ever met. He is a friend of mine and I care about him.

John Amaechi

In these tumultuous times, these true role models are the men and women whose voices we need to disseminate to every corner, not a braying jackal – making a desperate grab for relevance amongst a constituency destined for extinction.

John Chambers - Cisco Systems

We used to be the start-up nation and we have fallen way behind. It's tremendous to have a Snap but we need 5 Snaps. We only took 90 companies public on the Nasdaq last year – we normally run 200. We only took 35 companies public on the New York Stock Exchange, we normally do 80. You have got to do what Israel, Germany, India, France are doing.

Yossi Abu - Delek Group

This is the target. Since early this year we started to export, it's not huge quantities, but it's still an export to Jordan.

Oren Moverman

To my surprise, he wrote it in English. He told me how he learned English from hip-hop and he felt comfortable writing in English. So we shaped an outline, Udi got involved, they worked on it in Hebrew and Arabic, and it eventually became the movie.

David Rubinger

Part of the face is cut off, ... in the middle the nose protrudes, and on the left there's only half a face. … Photographically speaking, this isn't a good photo. After all this, what would I say to those who ask me the secret of a fulfilled life? Mine is really quite a simple philosophy – try to live every day as if it is your last, but plan your future as though there were endless tomorrows.

David Rubinger

Frequently these days, when looking back over the years, I find myself asking how I could have been so lucky. I went through ten wars unscathed and survived countless other high-risk situations, and I have reached the peak of the photographic profession, with worldwide recognition for my work, being the oldest person on the masthead of TIME, one of the world's most prestigious magazines. I have had personal access to many of the world's leaders and other fascinating personalities, as well as the support of a wonderful family – my two children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Amare Stoudemire

I'm going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner.

Donald J. Trump

We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet. I have also imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who support Iran's ballistic missile program and reaffirmed our unbreakable alliance with the State of Israel. The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines.

Reuven Rivlin

There are those who write the pages of history, and there are those who illustrate them through their camera's lens. Through his photography, David eternalized history as it will be forever etched in our memories. His work will always be felt as it is seen in the eyes of the paratroopers as they looked upon the Western Wall, and in the expressions on the faces of the leaders of Israel, which he captured during the highest of highs and lowest of lows.

Donald J. Trump

I have also imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who support Iran's ballistic missile program, and reaffirmed our unbreakable alliance with the State of Israel. I am calling upon Members of both parties to pass an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children. These families should be free to choose the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school that is right for them.

Rolando Gomez

The US been a very active and constructive partner in the Council for many years, spearheading a number of important initiatives, such as DPRK (North Korea), Iran, Syria, LGBT rights ... and many issues that are certainly on the agenda today.

Erin Barclay

In order for this Council to have any credibility, let alone success, it must move away from its unbalanced and unproductive positions. As we consider our future engagements, my government will be considering the Council's actions with an eye toward reform to more fully achieve the Council's mission to protect and promote human rights.

Tamar Sharon Natanel

On one side of the balance are the lives and health of hundreds of thousands of citizens, men, women and children, Haifa residents and those who enter its gates to work, shop and be entertained, while on the other side are economic interests. Under these circumstances, there is only one possible solution and that is to dismiss the appeal.

Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg - Bank of Israel

One reason why we kept rates very low is because inflation has not given us reason for putting brakes on the economy. We still think that rates are likely to remain low for a substantial amount of time.

Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg - Bank of Israel

We are seeing nice growth but we are not seeing a real step-up in the growth of the economy.

Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg - Bank of Israel

The shekel is over-valued and that has become more strongly so in the past few months. We think fundamentals point to a weaker shekel. Foreign exchange intervention is very much on the table and we will continue to use it if we think the exchange rate will depress the economy ... We feel intervention is effective.

Steven Milunovich

According to some industry sources, the company may have over 1,000 engineers working on a project in Israel that could be related to AR [augmented reality]. Our work suggests that AR could be the next major innovation from Apple and that its competencies could make the company a winner ... Augmented reality is an area where Apple could leapfrog competition in providing a superior user experience. This could result in sustained iPhone retention rates and more switchers.

Judith Germano

Israel has always been defense-minded and proactive in their defense. Combine that defense mind-set with an entrepreneurial spirit, and within Israel that has helped to create this boon.

Scott Tobin - Battery Ventures

Every big corporation is moving their data center into a modern, virtualized environment. They all have this need. For as much talk as there is about the cloud, we're still at the formative, early stages.

Scott Tobin - Battery Ventures

Israel has been on the cutting edge on the military side of developing offensive and defensive cybersecurity. It's natural that this stuff has migrated from military applications to consumer applications.

Ron Berman

In Israel, companies and customers are more open to experimentation. So you have this small playground where you can try stuff.

Guy Guzner

He was doing network security, and they were using the concept of isolation, of keeping threats away, for their classified network. It's a military-grade approach to security. We combined it with my experience with enterprise security to bring it to the civilian world.

Moshe Kahlon

The amendment is meant to diversify the investment options on the stock exchange and increase interest in it.

Eliana Passentin

We feel that this is not right at all, what's being done here: the destruction of these homes in the center of a Jewish town, in the center of a populated town that was established legally 42 years ago.

David Shimron

I am absolutely certain ... that objective, expert officials will find, once and for all, that my actions were faultless and that I acted according to the law and in line with conflict-of-interest arrangements.

Yousef Jabareen

We in the political leadership of the Arab community and the public itself strongly oppose the recruitment of Arab citizens because we cannot be part of an oppressive regime against our people.

Yossef Saluta

But after I told them about my experiences in the army they were convinced to also join.

Yousef Jabareen

The army is also a framework for instilling Zionist Jewish narrative on the recruits, a narrative underlying the denial of the equal status and rights of the Palestinian collective.

Saleh Halil

It doesn't matter if you are Muslim, Jewish or Christian. We're all the same with one helping the other.

Wagdi Sarhan

Suddenly they meet different Israelis who don't always treat everyone equally, so sometimes they feel like they are looked upon differently.

Yossef Saluta

This is my country and it's my duty to protect its borders. When I told my family I want to serve, they backed me up.

Saleh Halil

After basic training I served in Jenin and worked closely with Palestinians. You can imagine how surprised they were when I spoke Arabic with them.

Wagdi Sarhan

There is more openness among Arab Muslims that are not Bedouins to volunteer and join the army. We're talking about recruitment of dozens of Arab Muslim youth and we are hopeful that the numbers will grow. The army is a great platform to strengthen the bond between the Arab population to Israeli society. We understand that by serving in the army they will become more connected and more positive towards the state.

Mark Toner

Even though we do not agree with all of their assertions or conclusions, given the seriousness of their efforts, we support the importance of the work they do. We reference HRW reports in our own reporting, including our annual human rights reports.

Ravina Shamdasani - United Nations

This case risks undermining confidence in the justice system and reinforcing the culture of impunity.

Omar Shakir

The denial letter came as a shock, given that we have had regular access to Israel and the West Bank for nearly three decades and regularly engage Israeli authorities. Branding us as propagandists and fake human rights advocates puts Israel in the company of heavily repressive states like North Korea, Iran and Sudan that have blocked access for Human Rights Watch staff members.

Iain Levine - Human Rights Watch

The Israeli government is hardly the only one to disagree with our well researched findings, but efforts to stifle the messenger signal that it has no appetite for serious scrutiny of its human rights record. We hope the Israeli authorities will reverse this decision and allow both international and domestic human rights groups to work freely.

Mark Toner

HRW is a credible human rights organization and even though we do not agree with all of their assertions or conclusions, given the seriousness of their efforts, we support the importance of the work they do.

Emmanuel Nahshon

We are not masochists and there is no reason we should keep doing that.

Donald J. Trump

No, I like the two-state solution. But I ultimately like what the both parties like. People have been talking about it for so many years now. It so far hasn't worked. I like this two-state solution, but I am satisfied with whatever both parties agree with.

Benyamin Netanyahu

The U.N. is capable of many absurdities and I think it's important that you have straightforward and clear-eyed countries like Australia that often bring it back to earth.

Malcolm Turnbull

My government will not support one-sided resolutions criticizing Israel of the kind recently adopted by the U.N Security Council and we deplore the boycott campaigns designed to delegitimise the Jewish state. We support an outcome which has two states where Israelis, the Israeli people, the Palestinian people live side-by-side as a result of direct negotiations between them.

Uriel Lynn

If Trump weakens the dollar it will have an impact. We export 2.5 times more than we import from the United States.

Steven Schoenfeld

Whether Trump sticks with the F-35 jet or goes with the F-18, either plane will have Elbit smart helmets.

Jon Medved - OurCrowd

The key issue is you want to keep tech and business out of politics. The great bulwark of our relationship with the U.S. is that we have been bipartisan and it's potentially harmful for Israeli support to be associated with one party or another.

Ilan Artzi

If the U.S. economy will grow, then Israel will benefit and vice versa.

Jonathan Katz - Leader Capital

Then you would have a drop in tourism and private consumption, which could impact the economy.

Jon Medved - OurCrowd

Trump seems to be putting an emphasis on cyber-security so Israel and the U.S. will be even closer on the cyber-security front.

Steven Schoenfeld

In the world of investing and economics, perceptions matter and I believe investors will notice.

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

If we compare it with a year ago, the situation or the relationship is better but it is not yet what is needed. The needs of our people are great, their need to travel, pursue education or treatment, attend to their businesses and families abroad, and also the need for open trade with Egypt. Egyptian intelligence is restoring its relationship with Hamas in accordance with certain guidelines, chief amongst them being that Hamas does not become a major gateway for threats from Gaza targeting Egypt's national security.

Tareq Fahmy

We've gotten to a point now with Hamas where we're working on a framework on which to build for the coming period, and this will be contingent upon controlling the borders and the crossing will be open routinely. We're thinking of direct trade and all this is pivotal for our brothers in Hamas and the Gaza Strip, but ... trust-building processes don't take place overnight.

Siemon Wezeman

With no regional arms control instruments in place, states in Asia continue to expand their arsenals. While China is increasingly able to substitute arms imports with indigenous products, India remains dependent on weapons technology from many willing suppliers, including Russia, the USA, European states, Israel and South Korea.

Benyamin Netanyahu

We all have a stake in making sure tolerance and diversity and progress win the day. That modernity wins the day against barbarism and medievalism.

Benyamin Netanyahu

This strengthens both our countries. We have extraordinary reputations within the world, but the fact is when we combine them, we have an even more powerful brand. That brand is very powerful. We spoke today about collaborating with third countries. We're already doing that in one African case. I think we should do that in many countries in Africa, many countries in the Pacific.

Benyamin Netanyahu

Jewish children in Kazakhstan were singing Hebrew songs as they sang here, in a Muslim state and that reflects the kind of world we like to see: a world of tolerance, a world of diversity as opposed to the world that is being challenged today by the forces of barbarism and intolerance. This is a battle for the future of humanity.

Benyamin Netanyahu

It's not only that we're both innovation nations. It's not only that we're small people that have defied the limitations of our size. It is that we're committed to a better world. A world of diversity, a world that follows the values that we as a people have held for so many years.

Avigdor Lieberman

The Iranian deal…it's copy paste what we had with North Korea. And we see the results in North Korea. There is no doubt, if you ask…every man, every woman in the Middle East, everybody understands that Iran will be another example of the North Korean deal.

Staffan de Mistura - United Nations

If you want to defeat Daesh, we need, even if it looks complicated, even if it looks remote, a political, inclusive, credible solution in Syria and that is the challenge that we are going to face in the next few weeks.

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran is unmoved by threats. Iran responds very well to respect. We don't respond well to threats.

Staffan de Mistura - United Nations

Where are the United States (on a political solution)? I can't tell you, because I don't know.

Lindsey Graham

I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran on directly in terms of what they've done outside the nuclear program. Iran is a bad actor in the greatest sense of the word when it comes to the region. To Iran, I say, if you want us to treat you differently then stop building missiles, test-firing them in defiance of U.N. resolution and writing 'Death to Israel' on the missile. That's a mixed message.

Naftali Bennett

The Palestinian flag has been taken off the flagpole and was replaced with the Israeli flag.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

We are not worried (about Trump), but rather we are very optimistic because when there is an idiot living in the White House, who boasts of his idiocy, it is the beginning of relief for the weak of the world. We can turn the threat (of their nuclear capability) into an opportunity.

Donald J. Trump

As you know, our administration inherited many problems across government and across the economy. To be honest, I inherited a mess. It's a mess. At home and abroad, a mess. We have had great conversations with the UK, and meetings. Israel, Mexico, Japan, China and Canada, really, really productive conversations. I would say far more productive than you would understand.

Donald J. Trump

I'm looking at two-state and one-state and I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like. I can live with either one. I thought for a while it looked like the two-state might be the easier of the two. But, honestly, if Bibi [Netanyahu], if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best.

Donald J. Trump

As far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit. We'll work something out, but I would like to see a deal be made, I think a deal will be made. I'm looking at [a] two-state [solution] and one-state [solution] and I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like. I can live with either one. I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two but honestly, if Bibi and if the Palestinians–if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best.

Lindsey Graham

I believe he is the right guy at the right time. He'll be Trump's voice. Trump won the election.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

After what came out after the meeting between Netanyahu and Trump, I am not exaggerating if I say that yesterday there was a semi-official announcement of the death of the path of negotiations. For the Israelis, there is no such thing as a Palestinian state.

David Friedman

It primarily derives from my commitment to Jewish education. The quality of those schools is excellent.

Yoni Fromwitz

"If he comes to spend some time here on a personal level, that's between him and his wife and God,". "As far as his job is concerned, I believe he is enough of a professional that he will truly represent whatever the Trump government decides whenever they get around to deciding.".

Donald J. Trump

I'm looking at two states and one state. I am very happy with the one that both parties like. I thought for a while the two state might be easier to do, but honestly, if Bibi [Netanyahu] and the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, then I am happy with the one they like the best. I would like to see a deal be made. It might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand. It would take in many, many countries and it would cover a very large territory.

Hassan Nasrallah - Hezbollah

Would someone please reply to Netanyahu? Someone with some honor? Tell him, No, you are a liar, you are still our enemy?

Fawaz Gerges

The Arab states have already been dealing with Israel for quite some times. Iran now is a bigger threat than Israel, in the eyes of the Arab street, in the Gulf in particular. The Arab position is that the only way forward with Israel is to make peace with the Palestinians, based on the Arab Peace Initiative.

Yoni Fromwitz

If he comes to spend some time here on a personal level, that's between him and his wife and God. As far as his job is concerned, I believe he is enough of a professional that he will truly represent whatever the Trump government decides whenever they get around to deciding.

Donald J. Trump

I'm looking at two states and one state, and I like the one both parties like. I can live with either one. I thought for a while it looked like the two-state, looked like it may be the easier of the two, but honestly if Bibi, and if the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best. My administration has already imposed new sanctions on Iran, and I will do more to prevent Iran from ever developing – I mean ever – a nuclear weapon.

Donald J. Trump

I think he's been treated very, very unfairly by the media -- as I call it, the fake media in many case. And I think it's really a sad thing that he was treated so badly. General Flynn is a wonderful man. I think he's been treated very, very unfairly by the media.

Donald J. Trump

The United States will encourage a peace and really a great peace deal. We will be working on it very, very diligently. But it is the parties themselves who must directly negotiate such an agreement.

Donald J. Trump

Michael Flynn – General Flynn – is a wonderful man. I think he's been treated very, very unfairly by the media, as I call it, the fake media in many cases. And I think it's really a sad thing that he was treated so badly.

Benyamin Netanyahu

"Can I reveal, Jared, how long we've known you?". "I've known the president and 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.".

Benyamin Netanyahu

We'll work something out but I'd like to see a deal be made. I think a deal will be made.

Benyamin Netanyahu

"We'll work something out but I'd like to see a deal be made. I think a deal will be made,"

Benyamin Netanyahu

Can I reveal, Jared, how long we've known you? I've known the president and 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.

Naftali Bennett

The Palestinian flag was today lowered from the mast and replaced with the Israeli flag.

Hanan Ashrawi

If the Trump administration rejects this policy, it would be destroying the chances for peace and undermining American interests, standing and credibility abroad. Accommodating the most extreme and irresponsible elements in Israel and in the White House is no way to make responsible foreign policy.

Donald J. Trump

The United States will encourage a peace and really a great peace deal. We will be working on it very, very diligently. But it is the parties themselves who must directly negotiate such an agreement. I'm happy with the one they like the best. The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions, which I've talked a lot about. One of the worst deals I've ever seen is the Iran deal. My administration has already imposed new sanctions on Iran, and I will do more to prevent Iran from ever developing - I mean ever - a nuclear weapon.

Donald J. Trump

You're going to see a lot of love. We're looking at it with great care.

Donald J. Trump

Gen. Flynn is a wonderful man. I think he has been treated very, very unfairly by the media, as I call it, the fake media in many cases. And I think it is really a sad thing that he was treated so badly. I think it is very, very unfair what has happened to Gen. Flynn. The way he was treated and the documents and papers that were illegally, I stress that, illegally leaked.

Husam Zomlot

The two-state solution is not something we just came up with. We Palestinians are aligned with the international vision for peace, officially recognizing Israel in 1993, in the 1967 borders ... However, Israel never reciprocated and continues to undermine the prospects for a solution.

Sean Spicer

As the President has made clear, his administration will work to achieve comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so that Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace and security. The way forward toward that goal will also be discussed between the President and the Prime Minister.

David Friedman

Apology is the first step to atonement. I have profound differences of opinion with J Street. My regret is that I did not express my views respectfully. I think so.

António Guterres - United Nations

There is no Plan B to the situation between Palestinians and Israelis but a two-state solution. ... Everything must be done to preserve that possibility.

António Guterres - United Nations

There is no alternative solution for the situation between the Palestinians and Israelis, other than the solution of establishing two states, and we should do all that can be done to maintain this. We should not forget the mother of all conflicts is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is important to stress that, in my opinion... there is no plan B other than the two-state solution.

Saeb Erekat

We believe undermining the two-state solution is not a joke, it is a disaster and tragedy for Palestinians and the Israelis and the whole region.

Gilad Erdan

All the Cabinet ministers oppose a Palestinian state, including Netanyahu. We don't need to dictate a position to the president of the United States.

Husam Zomlot

The two-state solution is not something we just came up with. It is an international consensus and decision after decades of Israel's rejection of the one-state democratic formula.

Dennis Ross

It's going to succeed in no small part because both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu have a very big stake in wanting to demonstrate that whatever the problems were with the last administration, they are now gone.

Yousef Munayyer

The challenge to Netanyahu is domestic. He spent so much time arguing that Mr. Obama was the problem that now that we are in the post-Obama era, his right-wing coalition partners want to exploit the moment and take huge steps that would further isolate Israel, trigger international condemnation from other corners, and potentially destabilize the land and Israeli politics.

Aaron David Miller

This is especially true on a highly emotive and political issue like Israel, where candidates can get carried away and tend to promise more than they can and may want to deliver.

Donald J. Trump

I want Israel to be reasonable with respect to peace. I want to see peace happen. I would like to see a level of reasonableness of both parties, and I think we have a good chance of doing that. Every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left. I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace. The embassy is not an easy decision. It has obviously been out there for many, many years, and nobody has wanted to make that decision. I'm thinking about it very seriously, and we will see what happens.

Hanan Ashrawi

"If the Trump Administration rejects this policy it would be destroying the chances for peace and undermining American interests, standing and credibility abroad,". "Accommodating the most extreme and irresponsible elements in Israel and in the White House is no way to make responsible foreign policy,".

Yousef Munayyer

Netanyahu seeks to shift the discussion in the U.S.-Israel relationship away from settlements and peace and back to Iran so that he can put off the difficult political decisions that would roil his coalition and put his rule in jeopardy.

Benyamin Netanyahu

The alliance between Israel and America has always been extremely strong and it's about to get even stronger. Donald Trump and I see eye-to-eye on the dangers emanating from the region but also on the opportunities. We'll talk about both as well as upgrading the relations between Israel and the United States in many, many fields.

Malcolm Hoenlein

The alliance between Israel and America has always been extremely strong. It's about to get even stronger. President Trump and I see eye to eye on the dangers emanating from the region, but also on the opportunities,'' Netanyahu said Monday as he boarded a plane to Washington. What I hope will come out of the meeting is this kind of understanding, putting the foundation very firmly in place.

Donald J. Trump

I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.

Dan Shapiro

Already in the first weeks of the Trump administration we've seen some very cautious, very careful statements coming out of the White House, suggesting that U.S. policy has not changed that much, that the desire to achieve peace in the Middle East, is still very much on the agenda, So I think in many respects, campaign promises get reshaped into something less dramatic once the reality of governing hits.

Yitzhak Peterburg - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

"While we continue to manage through a turbulent and constantly evolving industry, we are committed to execute against our strategy with more diversified revenue sources and profit streams,". "With the entire Teva team, I am conducting a thorough review of the business to find additional opportunities to enhance value,".

Abu Yousef

It is not only their statements - what the government of the extreme right in Israel does on the ground prevents any chance of the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Sallai Meridor

It is a very important meeting. It is a new president. So there is an opportunity to listen and to develop and to impact the strategy that is being developed in the United States.

Dennis Ross

I think at a minimum that there would be an understanding that the Trump administration will insist with Putin that an Iranian-Hezbollah-Shiite militia presence can't go below a certain line within Syria.

Aviva Raz Shechter

This resolution about the creation of a database should not have been accepted in the first place. It reflects and perpetuates the discrimination towards Israel at the U.N. in general, and at the Human Rights Council in particular.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 act.

Nikki Haley

The United States was disappointed to see a letter indicating the intention to appoint the former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister to lead the UN Mission in Libya. For too long the U.N. has been unfairly biased in favour of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel.

Jeremie Smith

We've heard unofficial reports that there is strong pressure by states who did not support the creation of this database to try to delay its release and bury its findings.

Donald J. Trump

There is limited remaining territory. Every time you take land for a settlement, less territory remains. I'm not someone who believes that advancing settlements is good for peace. But we are examining a number of options. Israel has a long history of condemnations and difficulties. I don't want to condemn Israel during my term. I understand Israel very well and have a lot of appreciation for it. Israelis have gone through very difficult times. I want peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and beyond that I think peace for Israel will be great for Israel, not just good.

Donald J. Trump

"I would like to see a level of reasonableness of both parties, and I think we have a good chance of doing that.". "Every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left,". "I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.". "The embassy is not an easy decision. It has obviously been out there for many, many years, and nobody has wanted to make that decision. I'm thinking about it very seriously, and we will see what happens,".

Donald J. Trump

"They (settlements) don't help the process. I can say that. There is so much land left. And every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left. But we are looking at that, and we are looking at some other options we'll see. But no, I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.". "Well, I think we are going to have a better relationship,".

Donald J. Trump

"They don't help the process. I can say that,". "There is so much land left. And every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left. But we are looking at that, and we are looking at some other options we'll see. But no, I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.".

Donald J. Trump

"I don't want to condemn Israel. There is a long history of Israel enduring condemnations and difficulties. I do not want to condemn Israel during my tenure. I understand Israel and respect Israel,". "There might even be a possibility to achieve peace in a way that is larger than the Israeli-Palestinian peace,". "I want both sides to behave in a reasonable manner ... we could have a good chance of that.". "I am not someone who believes that advancing settlements is good for peace. But we are looking at all different kinds of options,". "Many people think that it is impossible,".

Donald J. Trump

Well, I want Israel to be reasonable with respect to peace. I want to see peace happen. It should happen. After all these years. ... Maybe there is even a chance for a bigger peace than just Israel and the Palestinians. I would like to see a level of reasonableness of both parties, and I think we have a good chance of doing that.

Micky Rozenfeld

The terrorist was captured, . We're trying to understand how he arrived in the area.

Danny Danon - United Nations

"An eighteen-year-old Palestinian filled with hatred attacked innocent Israelis today,". "This terror attack is a direct result of ongoing incitement from the Palestinian leadership. The international community must take immediate and decisive action against this incitement before it leads to any further bloodshed.".

Abu Yousef

"It seems we are headed for a new policy with this administration that is different from its predecessor in how it deals with the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian cause,"

Hanan Ashrawi

There are many decisions that are hostile to the Palestinians. Trump made some promises during the election that cannot be applied on the ground because it would create uncertainty, violence and instability which will be beyond anyone's ability to control.

Oren Gutfeld

This exciting excavation is the closest we've come to discovering new Dead Sea Scrolls in 60 years. Although at the end of the day no scroll was found... the findings indicate beyond any doubt that the cave contained scrolls that were stolen.

Danny Danon - United Nations

An eighteen-year-old Palestinian filled with hatred attacked innocent Israelis today. This terror attack is a direct result of ongoing incitement from the Palestinian leadership. The international community must take immediate and decisive action against this incitement before it leads to any further bloodshed.

Ted Malloch

We would prefer, certainly in the Trump administration, to work with countries bilaterally. It has taken positions contrary to American foreign policy in the last eight years in any number of issues, whether it's on Israel, on the Middle East, on Iran, on some human rights issues. There is a long and growing list of issues where U.S. foreign policy differs from that of the EU. All of these things, just objectively, would be good. Of course, how do you get from here to there? That's the question.

Abu Yousef

It seems we are headed for a new policy with this administration that is different from its predecessor in how it deals with the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian cause.

Talia Sasson

The state of Israel, when we are talking about Israel, has no sovereignty over there. And the Israeli law is not applying there, according to the Israeli government and Knesset. So how come the Knesset could legislate a law that applies there? If the Knesset can legislate law that applies in the West Bank, why can't it legislate laws that apply in London or Paris?

Suhad Bishara

This sweeping and dangerous law permits the expropriation of vast tracts of private Palestinian land, giving absolute preference to the political interests of Israel as an occupying power and to Israeli settlers. It violates the property rights both of resident and refugee Palestinians.

Joseph Schreiber

My message is this to all the Muslim communities on the face of the Earth -- make peace with America and make peace with Israel and stop the killings, stop the attacks.

Federica Mogherini - European Union

The law may provide for 'legalizing' numerous settlements and outposts previously considered as illegal even under Israeli law, which would be contrary to previous commitments by Israeli governments and illegal under international law. Should it be implemented, the law would further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation and conflict. The EU urges the Israeli leadership to refrain from implementing the law and to avoid measures that further raise tensions and endanger the prospects for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

The Secretary-General deeply regrets the adoption of the (bill) ... This bill is in contravention of international law and will have far-reaching legal consequences for Israel. The Secretary-General insists on the need to avoid any actions that would derail the two-state solution.

Nabi Avci

I think, I hope, that on this issue, the high court will make the right decision...a decision in accordance with international law...a decision in accordance with United Nations decisions.

Imad al-Mukhtafed

Having the legislation for settlements means that Palestinians will live in ghettos and apartheid areas. In other words, suffocating Palestinians. These areas are, according to all the international norms, known as pure Palestinian lands for the future Palestinian state.

Tomer Rehovi

Both sides benefit actually. The side who owns the land but cannot fulfil its presence on it receives a respectable amount of money and can build somewhere else. And the side who already lives there won't have to dismantle his life achievement. It's common in many places worldwide, and it makes sense. Now the decision has been made, it sounds like a good and worthy thing.

Mahmoud Abbas

What we want is peace ... but what Israel does is to work toward one state based on apartheid.

Yariv Levin

I do believe that our right over our fatherland is something that cannot be denied.

Naftali Bennett

"At the end of the day, behind all the talk there is a simple question: what do we want for the future of Israel?"

Naftali Bennett

At the end of the day, behind all the talk there is a simple question: What do we want for the future of Israel?

Federica Mogherini - European Union

Such settlements constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten the viability of a two-state solution. (It) would further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation and conflict.

Ofir Akunis

We are voting tonight on our right to the land. We are voting tonight on the connection between the Jewish people and its land. This whole land is ours. All of it.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 nations.

Nabil Abu Rdeneh

This is an escalation that would only lead to more instability and chaos. It is unacceptable. It is denounced and the international community should act immediately.

Tzachi Hanegbi

People on the right haven't got the courage to tell the settlers the truth. It is reasonable to assume that the bill will not pass.

Suhad Bishara

"This sweeping and dangerous law permits the expropriation of vast tracts of private Palestinian land, giving absolute preference to the political interests of Israel as an occupying power and to Israeli settlers,"

Dan Meridor

The idea is that we are taking land from someone, accidentally or not, and then are getting rid of him without him getting in a word, without him participating in the legislation. This is something destructive that must be stopped.

Shalev Goodman

I'm not the most athletic person. I do want to give something to the country. So cyber is a good thing to do.

Donald J. Trump

Jared is such a good kid and he'll make a deal with Israel that no one else can. He's a natural dealmaker - everyone likes him.

Yitzhak Rabin

He (Nasser) was a major. I was a lieutenant-colonel. We offered them to come and have lunch at (Israel's) Kibbutz Gat and they came. And I believe at that time that we were very close to peace. And what happened happened, and he went the opposite direction. I guess the road is much longer than we would have wished.

Yitzhak Rabin

"He (Nasser) was a major. I was a lieutenant-colonel,". "We offered them to come and have lunch at (Israel's) Kibbutz Gat and they came.". "And I believe at that time that we were very close to peace,". "And what happened happened, and he went the opposite direction. I guess the road is much longer than we would have wished,".

Abdel-Rahman Saleh

Our feeling is indescribable. This will open the way for other Palestinians to move ahead and retrieve their confiscated land.

Hugh Lovatt

If he reverts to pushing for a process for the sake of process and diplomatic prestige, then he will prove no more successful than his predecessors. If he acquiesces to Israeli territorial demands and gives a green light to more settlement activity, he could even do irreparable damage to the prospects of long-term peace.

Hani al-Masri

If he attempts to resume negotiations, he will seek to hold them at a lower level than previous negotiations. It will be more biased to the Israeli position in an era where Israel is more extreme.

Avi Lavi

He will stand up for our interests. I suppose he will lean in our favour. He'll be fair, as opposed to Obama, whose policy leaned always towards the Arabs.

Bezalel Smotrich

"There is a great pain, a huge disappointment. They are uprooting a community in Israel. It is a terrible thing,"

Issa Zayed

With God's help, it will be evacuated and our land will return to us.

Elite Zexer

"Layla is growing up in this film in the very simplistic universal growing up story of a girl who worships her father and learns during the film that he is a person that can't do anything. In the beginning, she thinks I can be and do whatever I want because Dad will help me and throughout the film she realises that Dad has limits, and if she wants to be or do something, she's got to get it for herself. No magical Dad is gonna come and make everything right,"

Benjamin Netanyahu

I take this opportunity to explain or clarify what I did and did not say in my tweet the other night. I thought you'd be interested in that. 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. And I believe our ties are much stronger than any passing disagreement or misunderstanding. And in fact, I've had a long, fruitful and very friendly relationship with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and it will continue. President Trump is right.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Luis Videgaray

I would ask Prime Minister Netanyahu how many walls has President Trump said he wants to build? It's obvious he was referring to the relationship with Mexico, and we should be serious and assume responsibility for what we say. We are expecting a clarification, a rectification. I think an apology ... would be appropriate in this case. It's absolutely incomprehensible that its prime minister should express himself in this way, which frankly we consider an aggression.

Sean Spicer

Our relationship with the only democracy in the Middle East is crucial to the security of both our nations. And the president looks forward to discussing continued strategic, technological, military and intelligence cooperation with the prime minister. I think with respect to, you know, Israel and the Jewish people specifically, there's been no better friend than Donald Trump when it comes to protecting Israel.

Elite Zexer

Layla is growing up in this film in the very simplistic universal growing up story of a girl who worships her father and learns during the film that he is a person that can't do anything. In the beginning, she thinks I can be and do whatever I want because Dad will help me and throughout the film she realises that Dad has limits, and if she wants to be or do something, she's got to get it for herself. No magical Dad is gonna come and make everything right.

Anat Ben Nun

It is very possible that Netanyahu is trying to take advantage of this time and of the change of administration in the United States for his own advantage. More than anything, I think that Netanyahu is trying to change the public debate in Israel to divert the conversation away from his investigations, from the corruption allegations that he is dealing with.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 fun.

David Keyes

He speaks directly to the people and can bypass the often deeply biased traditional media. The prime minister's innovative use of social media is making Israel accessible and understood to countless people around the globe.

Maysaloun Hamoud

The women have chosen to seek a modern life by abandoning the customs and traditions of their home villages but at the same time, as ethnic Palestinians in Tel Aviv, they encounter discrimination.

Sana Jammelieh

No one wants to talk about homosexuality, or a woman who feels free enough to party all night and drink alcohol, but they should be discussed so that (Arab society) can catch up with the modern world.

Mouna Hawa

It took courage to make this film but I feel convinced that it reflects many real lives in our society.

Donald J. Trump

I want to take the opportunity to make it unequivocally clear that our position has always been, and remains so now and at all times, that the US embassy should be here, in Jerusalem.

Dan Shapiro

Israel's challenges with Sinai border not similar to US border. Hard to explain this intervention on a hotly debated issue in domestic US politics. Unless this endorsement is Trump's demand of Netanyahu for something Netanyahu wants, the quid pro quo. But for what? Canceling the Iran deal? Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem? Supporting building in settlement blocs? To me, it looks like Trump is already squeezing Netanyahu hard. The Art of the Deal.'.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and it is proper that not only should the American embassy be here, but all embassies should come here, and I believe that over time most of them will indeed come here, to Jerusalem. I would like to note again that our fundamental alliance is with the United States. There is no substitute for this alliance. Our relations are tight and getting tighter and I would like to take this opportunity to make it unequivocally clear that our position has always been, and will always be, that the U.S. embassy needs to be here, in Jerusalem.

Venky Ganesan - Menlo Ventures

If we want to buy American and hire American, we do that best by creating companies in America,'' he said. :Having the best and brightest from all over the world come and create companies in America is better than them creating companies in India, Israel or China.

Benjamin Netanyahu

There is no substitute for this alliance. Our relations are tight and getting tighter, and I would like to take this opportunity to make it unequivocally clear that our position has always been, and will always be, that the US embassy needs to be here, in Jerusalem.

Sean Spicer

We're going to have a meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu and we'll continue to discuss that. Israel continues to be a huge ally of the United States, he [Trump] wants to grow closer with Israel, to make sure that it gets the full respect that it deserves in the Middle East. We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject.

Yuval Eldar

If you are talking about an ecosystem with more than 400 start-ups it's not really a coincidence. Israel is huge in security.

Oded Revivi

Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria are the answer to peace. We hope to continue building a peaceful future with the blessing of the new Trump administration.

Saeb Erekat

This decision destroys the two-state solution. We call on the international community to hold Israel accountable immediately.

Nabil Abu Rdeneh

This decision is a challenge and provocation and disregard for the Arab world and the international community and requires a real and serious position from the entire world.

Lenny Ben-David

Trump will not waver, will not stop the law from being enacted, that's the issue. Do I think he will do it? I believe he will. It may actually be a process, a gradual process to bring that about. I don't see it as an attempt to anger the Arab world or Palestinian. It need not hurt the peace process, but it gives the Palestinians an impetus to move ahead and say 'we will negotiate over east Jerusalem' rather than saying 'we're declaring wa.

Samed Shoukry

I don't want to indulge in speculation about what might or might not happen, but I think everyone recognises the importance of this issue. This is one of the final status issues that has to be addressed between the two sides ... it is our interest that all issues are resolved through negotiations.

Meir Turjeman

I was asked by everyone to wait until the 20th of the month when the Donald Trump era as President of the United States will begin. Trump gives us hope. Trump said clearly that he will allow construction in Jerusalem and not the nonsense there was beforehand.

Mahmoud Abbas

We say to Mr. Trump that we hope he will not move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem because Jerusalem from the Israeli point of view is a united city and this is not correct and illegal. Therefore, moving the embassy to any place will be a step ahead of anything that may happen in the future and will damage the peace process.

Nir Barkat

We've been through eight difficult years of Obama, who pressured us to freeze construction. I hope that era is over, and from this moment on we will continue to build and develop Jerusalem for the good of its residents, Jews and Arabs as one, in order to strengthen sovereignty over a united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Hanan Ashrawi

By targeting specifically Jerusalem, they are making use of the statements during the Trump election campaign, about recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and therefore, legalising Israel's illegal annexation of Jerusalem in order to expand its settlement activities in Jerusalem, particularly in the two areas of Ramat Eshkol and Ramot.

Mahmoud Abbas

We discussed the possibility of moving the embassy, and we say that if this thing happens, then we have measures that we agreed to implement together with Jordan. And we hope that the American administration will not do that.

Hagit Ofran - Peace Now

If they are serious about making it part of Israel and closing it down, then it is actually cutting the West Bank into two.

Sean Spicer

We are the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject. There will be a further announcement on that.

Naftali Bennett

For the first time in 50 years, the prime minister can decide: either sovereignty or Palestine. The continuation of the Bar-Ilan/Palestine line will be a disaster for generations to come. We will work toward sovereignty.

Naftali Bennett

For the first time in 50 years the Israeli Prime Minister has the chance to make a decision: either sovereignty or Palestine.

Betzalel Smotrich

I believe this is the gift that the people of Israel deserve in the run-up to Trump's inauguration.

Itamar Rabinovich

In reality, where the United States needs to live not just with us but also with the Arab and Muslim world, supporting extremist measures in Israel could turn out to be something the United States cannot live with.

Yair Tarchitsky

I would never have imagined these two big enemies would be sitting down together and discussing how to shape Israel and the media landscape. This deal, if it's really true, is a threat to Israel as a democratic state and to freedom of the press.

Tzachi Hanegbi

He does not want to shake the entire world and put Israel at the center of contention, isolation and criticism. I hope the government will not let itself be dragged after Jewish Home's agenda.

Naftali Bennett

It's either (Israeli) sovereignty or Palestine. The question is not what will Trump do but what will Israel ask for. What will Israel present as its vision. We are in the money-time now for forming this vision.

Barack Obama

I'm worried about it both because I think the status quo is unsustainable, that it is dangerous for Israel, that it is bad for Palestinians, it is bad for the region and it is bad for America's national security. Ultimately what has always been clear is we cannot force the parties to arrive at peace. What we can do is facilitate, provide a platform, encourage, but we can't force them to do it.

Nikki Haley

Nowhere has the U.N.'s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than in its bias against our close ally Israel. I will not go to New York and abstain when the U.N. seeks to create an international environment that encourages boycotts of Israel. I will never abstain when the United Nations takes any action that comes in direct conflict with the interests and values of the United States.

Barack Obama

I don't think it caused a major rupture in relations between the United States and Israel. If you're saying that Prime Minister Netanyahu got fired up, he's been fired up repeatedly during the course of my presidency, around the Iran deal and around our consistent objection to settlements. So that part of it wasn't new. And despite all the noise and hullabaloo – military cooperation, intelligence cooperation, all of that has continued.

John Kerry

It is being debated publicly at home and does not belong within international fora at this moment in time. It's inappropriate.

Mahmoud Abbas

We hope that this news is not true, because it is not encouraging and will disrupt and hinder the peace process.

Mahmoud Abbas

Going back on our recognition of Israel is one of them, but we hope that we won't get there and will be able to work with the next American administration.

Mahmoud Abbas

Reversing our recognition of the State of Israel is one of them. But we hope that it doesn't reach that point, and that, on the contrary, we will be able to work with the next American administration.

Donald J. Trump

One cannot have such a clear-cut, unilateral position. You have to create the conditions for peace.

Mahmoud Abbas

We have heard in the media that the US administration wants to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. We hope this news is not true, because it is not encouraging and will disrupt and hinder the peace process.

Mahmoud Abbas

Emphasis was placed on the importance of safeguarding the sanctity of the holy places for believers of all three of the Abrahamic religions.

Mahmoud Abbas

This Embassy in place of pride for us and we hope all of the countries of the world will recognize the state of Palestine , because this recognition will bring us closer to the peace process.

Mahmoud Abbas

This embassy is a place of pride for us and we hope all of the countries of the world will recognize the state of Palestine, because this recognition will bring us closer to the peace process.

Mahmoud Abbas

If this is the decision - to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem - it will not help peace, and we hope it doesn't happen.

Riyad al-Maliki

The president will raise this issue with the Pope on Saturday in the Vatican.

Francois Hollande

The objective is to reaffirm the support of the international community to the two-state solution and ensure that this solution remains the reference. But I see that has weakened, on the ground and in the minds (of the people). If we let it decay, it would be a risk for the security of Israel.

Oskar Deutsch

A couple of nice comments about Israel do not make this party kosher. The FPO's whole past – and in fact, its present – is still xenophobic, and its leaders are trying to set parts of the Austrian population against each other.

Heinz-Christian Strache

Anti-Semitism, regardless in which form, is a crime against humanity. If Israel as a state is threatened and ceases to exist, that is the beginning of Europe's downfall.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

The president-elect has already made it clear that we're going to meet our obligations to Israel as the most important ally in the region. Russia today poses a danger, but it is not unpredictable in advancing its own interests. NATO allies are right to be alarmed.

Barack Obama

The settlement issue has become a barrier to a two-state solution. Bibi says he that believes in two-state solution and yet his actions have consistently shown that if he's pressured to approve more settlements he will do so, regardless of what he says of the importance of a two-state solution.

Pierre Kraehenbuehl

They were told since they were born that if you embark on negotiated processes … there will be a reward at the end of the road, which is a stable state of Palestine living in peace and security side-by-side with Israel. This has not happened and of course can lead to further serious and significant developments.

Pierre Kraehenbuehl

The reality is just that right now there is no such thing that one can call a peace process for Israel and Palestine. And it's a very big risk that the world is taking.

Mohammed Qunbar

He used to go to the mosque like any other person. He had a happy life, he did not have problems. He was married with children. What happened is a normal thing, after all this is a response for what is happening at Al-Aqsa.

Benjamin Netanyahu

The most important thing to understand is that we are under attack by a new kind of lone terrorist who decides to do something in an instant. The guard, the officers and the soldiers who acted quickly yesterday thwarted greater disaster.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

We know the identity of the attacker and according to all the signs he is a supporter of the Islamic State. I have just come from a meeting with the defense minister, the chief of staff, the head of the Shin Bet and others about steps we need to take. We know that these are a series of attacks and there definitely could be a link between them, from France to Berlin, and now Jerusalem.

Donald J. Trump

Those ballistic missiles, with a range of 1,250 miles, were designed to intimidate not only Israel ... but also intended to frighten Europe and someday maybe hit even the United States. We're not going to let that happen.

Meryl Streep

Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Where are their birth certificates? And (Indian-origin) Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London, and is here playing an Indian raised in Tasmania. Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you'll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts.

Benjamin Netanyahu

We know the identity of the terrorist. All signs are indicating he is a supporter of the Islamic State [of Iraq and the Levant group].

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 from.

Micky Rosenfeld

Just over half an hour ago a suspect was driving his truck into an area where there were a number of buses and people that were leaving the buses.

Micky Rosenfeld

Special patrol units and police arrived at the scene and are still working at the scene, both forensics as well as special patrol units and a heightened security is continuing in Jerusalem after this morning's terrorist attack.

Roni Alsheich

It is difficult to get into the head of every individual to determine what prompted him, but there is no doubt that these things do have an effect.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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 detail.

Chen Lendi Sharon

When we arrived there was chaos, I saw a truck that rammed youngsters getting off the bus next to the Armon Hanatziv view point. On the grass near the road, [there] lay 10 trapped individuals. Teams arrived on the scene, provided medical treatment and evacuated the injured to hospital.

Paul Ryan

I am stunned – I am stunned at what happened last month. This government, our government, abandoned our ally Israel when she needed us the most.