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Donald J. Trump
Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace. We are telling you right now that Iran will not have nuclear weapons. So many young, beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life.feedback
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May 24 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Israeli relations. 159 people are quoted and you can read 350 citations of them about Israeli relations. Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald J. Trump and Benyamin Netanyahu, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Benjamin Netanyahu said: “I wanted you to know how much we appreciate the American change in policy on Iran. We can hold back Iran's march in this region and thwart Iran's unbridled ambition. You noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners, and that is where we see something new and potentially very promising. It will not be simple, but for the first time in many years, and the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change. Welcome to our palace. Israel's hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians.”.
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Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Naftali Bennett

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

Donald J. Trump

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Rex W. Tillerson

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

Donald J. Trump

Pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they so richly deserve. Peace in this world is possible – including peace between Israelis and Palestinians. I will be meeting with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Donald J. Trump

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Jonathan Schanzer

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

Gideon Levy - Haaretz

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

Donald J. Trump

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

Eric Trump

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

Yisrael Katz

Intelligence cooperation between Israel and the United States regarding the threats posed by Iran and its proxies and ISIS (the Islamic State jihadist group) and its affiliates will continue and deepen.feedback

Ian Bremmer - Eurasia Group

The Saudis wanted to see the back of Obama; they're much happier with Trump. [Israeli prime minister] Netanyahu wanted to see the back of Obama; he's much happier with Trump. The Pope gives nice symbolism. He's got bigger problems, and doesn't really know anything about NATO. Most of his key advisers don't really want to change things–I think he'd rather pretend he has a win, saying: 'They're spending more and it's because of me.feedback

David Keyes

No external pressure is required for him to begin negotiations and no domestic pressure will prevent him from doing so. It requires some chutzpah for President Abbas to say he educates Palestinian children 'on a culture of peace' when he names public squares, schools, and sports clubs for mass-murders and pays convicted terrorists hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Prime Minister Netanyahu will be the first to welcome a genuine change in these Palestinian policies.feedback

Amnon Sofrin

It may cause small damage, or a local one, but not a disaster. None of us in the intelligence community likes this event, but it can be put aside.feedback

Yossi Melman

If he did this with malicious intent, then that is a different story, which borders on treason and espionage. There is no doubt that officials in the U.S. intelligence community are also embarrassed by the president's amateurism. But at this point what can they do?feedback

Conor Powell - Fox News

Everyone I've spoken to in D.C. that has been briefed on #Jerusalem embassy move says #Netanyahu told #Trump not to move embassy at this time.feedback

Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler

Netanyahu did not like the independence that the corporation was showing. They told him from square one that they would do what they wanted, in accordance with the authorities given to them by the law.feedback

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Those that know the region know that it has now become really urgent to implement the proposals of the two state solution. From our point of view, there is no other negotiable solution, therefore now is definitely the time to work on the requirements for it.feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

The new Hamas document says that Israel has no right to exist, it says every inch of our land belongs to the Palestinians, it says there is no acceptable solution other than to remove Israel... they want to use their state to destroy our state.feedback

Tzipi Hotovely

We will ask our friends in the world to respect this red line and to stop contributing to this organization.feedback

Yehuda Shaul - Breaking the Silence

On the other hand, it gives us more stages to speak about it. I believe Jews have a right to self-determination in the Holy Land. But I refuse to accept that the only way I will be allowed to implement my right to self-determination is if I strip my neighbors, the Palestinians, of the exact same right I demand for myself. A permanent occupation is the most anti-Zionist position one can ever have because it says we are doomed to live in a sin.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

It seems Mr. Netanyahu is under big pressure over what he has done. This is why he is appearing in German newspapers.feedback

Angela Merkel

Yes, he has that. We were in close contact during his visit to Israel.feedback

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan

Whatever the responsibilities of the irresponsible leaders of Hamas in the outbreak of this new confrontation, the path chosen by Israel only pushes it into an impasse. It is not by accumulating the ruins and the dead that Mr. Netanyahu will appease the tensions, passions and hatreds in this region of the world. It's an historic day because we are putting France before personal and partisan interests.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

I hope Gabriel meets me on his next trip to Israel rather than a radical fringe group that undermines Israel's security. Foreign diplomats are welcome to meet with civil society activists and members of the opposition and anyone else they'd like. But my red line is that I will not meet diplomats who come to Israel and lend legitimacy to fringe radical groups that falsely accuse our soldiers of war crimes and undermine Israeli security. It was a particularly insensitive time to seek a meeting like this.feedback

Devora Khafi

If you look behind the BDS lens, it calls for these things that are not peaceful. They harm Jewish students and pro-Israel students and they don't support a peaceful, atmosphere on campus.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Sigmar Gabriel

I regret it greatly. And, I'll say it openly, we cannot become a political football for Israeli domestic politics. But it's not a catastrophe. There will be another occasion to meet somewhere ... We have to let things cool off. You can absolutely be sure we are committed to the friendship, the partnership and the special relationship with Israel and nothing will change this.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

It is perfectly normal for us to meet with representatives of civil organizations during a diplomatic visit, and you do not get a full impression of the state when you meet only with the government. You have to talk to artists, writers and even critical organizations. Imagine if the Israeli Prime Minister ... came to Germany and wanted to meet people critical of the government and we said that is not possible ... That would be unthinkable. The Israeli ambassador has informed us that - to my regret - the meeting with Netanyahu has been cancelled.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again. Denying the Holocaust is only one of many dangerous forms of anti-Semitism that continues all around the world. This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism. We will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act. As President of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people, and I will always stand with our great partner and friend, the state of Israel.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Sigmar Gabriel

Democracy is the most difficult and at the same time best form of government because it continues to seek common ground in a never-ending dialogue, even despite very different viewpoints and positions that run contrary to peaceful coexistence.feedback

Donald J. Trump

His absence leaves an empty space in our hearts, but his spirit fills this room. It is the kind of gentle spirit of an angel who lived through hell and whose courage still lights the path from darkness. This is my pledge to you: we will confront anti-Semitism. We will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act. As president of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel. So today we mourn, we remember, we pray and we pledge never again.feedback

Ken Loach

I do hope Radiohead, and Thom Yorke in particular, realise the damage they will be doing to the Palestinians if they perform in Tel Aviv. The Palestinians' land is being stolen, they are being oppressed in every way, their daily lives made intolerable, many are imprisoned unlawfully in Israel, including shockingly, their children. I'm afraid your pious words will mean nothing if you turn your backs on the Palestinians. For their sake, and your own self-respect, please think again.feedback

Richard Gere

I think this kind of thing has been going on for years. All our top politicians have done and are doing what [Netanyahu] is being accused of doing.feedback

Danny Gutwein

I don't think Netanyahu is obsessed with the media. He is completely rational, he understands the power of the media and what he did with all this shutting and opening is to create a mechanism that he can now control. It is a calculated system.feedback

Yair Tarchitsky

Netanyahu is doing everything in his power to liquidate the corporation because he understands that he cannot control it.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

As I've said, I've never heard anybody say anything anti-Semitic, but there's been a very well-orchestrated campaign by the Israel lobby to smear anybody who criticises Israeli policy as anti-Semitic. I had to put up with 35 years of this.feedback

Hanan Ashrawi

Israel's relentless efforts to expand its illegal settlement enterprise with the aim of displacing Palestine and replacing it with 'Greater Israel' should send a strong message to governments worldwide that they need to intervene immediately and to undertake concrete measures to hold Israel accountable with serious punitive measures. We also call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to ensure compliance with Security Council resolutions, including UNSC resolution 2334, and to make certain that Israel respects them.feedback

Hanan Ashrawi

Forty-one years later, Israel's policies remain unchanged as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his extremist, racist coalition government continue to persist with their systematic policies of settler colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, showing a total and blatant disregard for Palestinian human rights, independence and dignity. Today's announcement once again proves that Israel is more committed to appeasing its illegal settler population than to abiding by the requirements for stability and a just peace.feedback

Oded Revivi

The details are much more than what the headlines can hold. From what I understand, it is quite promising. On the other hand, it is not everything that we would like to receive. The true test will be the implementation of these plans and their manifestation as actual bricks and mortar on the ground.feedback

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi

Ken Livingstone is being pilloried because he is a prominent figure on the left of the Labour Party who has actively defended it from attacks based on false allegations of anti-Semitism. As a Jewish person who supports Palestinian human rights, I reject the notion that criticism of Israel and Zionism is necessarily anti-Semitic. Those who allege anti-Semitism against Ken Livingstone discredit the term. His track record in public office is a clear testament to his commitment to supporting the Jewish community and fighting racism in all its forms, including anti-Semitism.feedback

Boris Johnson

The reality is that they have some pretty tough views about Israel and if you listen to some of the things that are being said about Israel and what should happen to Israel, in my view, it shades into anti-Semitism.feedback

Ken Livingstone

There's been a very well-orchestrated campaign by the Israel lobby to smear anybody who criticises Israeli policy as anti-Semitic. I had to put up with 35 years of this. It's completely over the top but it's not anti-Semitic. Let's remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism - this is before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews.feedback

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.).feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

David, I look forward to welcoming you warmly to Israel, and especially to Jerusalem.feedback

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.feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

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

Benyamin Netanyahu

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

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Daniel C. Kurtzer

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

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.feedback

Martin S. Indyk

He can't square the circle. He can't agree to a freeze and keep his coalition.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Ben Caspit

(Netanyahu) now realizes just how misplaced the right wing's adulation over Donald Trump the Messiah was.feedback

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.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

To the residents of Amona, I reiterate: I gave you a promise to build a new community and I will honour that commitment.feedback

Sara Netanyahu

Everything that is published about me, it's all lies, evil lies that bear no connection with who I really am. The media uses me as a tool to try and topple the prime minister.feedback

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.feedback

Husam Zomlot

It is crucial that they are consulting, and that is why we believe this is an opportunity for us. The road to peace is well known, and we are all willing to give it a chance.feedback

Michael Oren

The U.S. administration has made various statements on the peace issue, and one can understand the president is taking a businesslike approach to the problem, as opposed to a diplomatic approach. That is a breath of fresh air from the previous eight years. What I hear from Netanyahu is that this president is open to different ideas. It is not about ideology but what stands a chance of succeeding. We have an opportunity now to regain a level of intimacy and trust that has been lost, that is vital for moving ahead with the peace process.feedback

Erik Wemple

A joint news conference in February between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prompted numerous complaints from big-time media outlets. They’d been shut out of the Q&A session in favor of news outlets that they considered friendly to the interests of the Trump White House. In a discussion about the kerfuffle, Fox News host Shannon Bream asked colleague Howard Kurtz whether such outlets had fretted in the past, when Fox News had been iced out.feedback

Amir Halevi

Today tourism looks for cities. We sell Israel through Tel Aviv.feedback

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.feedback

Michael Oren

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

Hanan Ashrawi

We knew that the Israelis tried to exclude the Palestinian side, saying that the leadership does not represent the Palestinian people anymore.feedback

Jason Greenblatt

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

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.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

It has nothing to do with reality. It hasn't been discussed, and there is no talk about it.feedback

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.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Yisrael Katz

No Palestinian can oppose this, not Abu Mazen and not Hamas, because it gives them an opening to the world. In an absurd way, we are giving Hamas the keys to the world's largest prison.feedback

Arie Arnon - Aix Group

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

Yisrael Katz

I'm talking about an interim arrangement for 10 to 15 years that can lower violence and friction, loosen the reins on the population and let them develop.feedback

Yisrael Katz

The day he retires, I am running for head of Likud and prime minister.feedback

Nabil Shaath

We are capable of taking care of ourselves. All we need is for Israel to leave us alone and lift the siege on Gaza. Katz's idea is to build a place that will be easy for Israel to control. Israel is the main reason for the crisis in Gaza and it is the obstacle in the way of our development.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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.feedback

Tzachi Hanegbi

Syria is at a crossroads right now, on one side, there is a cease-fire that seems to be holding and Assad has managed to regain control of parts of his country. Israel is worried that Iran and its proxies will gain a permanent foothold in Syria.feedback

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.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Yossi Verter

His junkets to far-flung places and visits with the leaders of world powers are intended to persuade Israelis that he's the be-all and end-all. The deeper the investigations, the more he'll be in the air.feedback

Menachem Klein

Active politicians and those on the benches waiting to enter, all of them have concluded that early elections are coming because of the investigation. They are starting to prepare themselves.feedback

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.feedback

Benyamin 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.feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

I've known the president and his family for a long time and there's no greater support of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump. They continue to call for Israel's destruction inside their schools, inside their mosques, inside their textbooks. You have to read it to believe it.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

Australia has been courageously willing to puncture U.N. hypocrisy more than once.feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

Anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

I found that there was a bit more precision [on foreign policy], even if I found that on the Israeli-Palestinian dossier it was very confused and worrying. I wanted to remind him after the meeting between Donald Trump and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu that in France's view there are no other options other than the perspective of a two-state solution and that the other option which Mr Tillerson brought up was not realistic, fair or balanced. With Russia we have some serious points of disagreement and they have to be put on the table.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Labeeb Taha

It was an opportunity for (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu to stop his lies about him supporting the two-state solution. We all know that he was lying in this issue and no one on earth will believe that Netanyahu is going for the two-state solution unless the Palestinian state will be established in another planet.feedback

Richard Bell

It was important for Netanyahu that Trump does not insist on two states, because there is some serious opposition, both in the Likud (Netanyahu's party) and the right-wing parties in the government, to the idea of a two-state solution.feedback

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.feedback

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?feedback

Sima Kadmon

Netanyahu received exactly what he wanted from the American president. One state, two states – what difference does it make? That is precisely the attitude Netanyahu wanted to see from the president - someone who doesn't have the foggiest clue what he is talking about.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think we're going to make a deal, it might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand. That's a possibility. So let's see what we do.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Donald J. Trump

That doesn't sound too optimistic, but he's a good negotiator.feedback

Donald J. Trump

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. As with any successful negotiation, both sides will have to make compromises. You know that, right?feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

There's a lot of mending of fences that has to happen between the Netanyahu government and a lot of Democrats who feel like he unnecessarily politicized the U.S.-Israeli relationship.feedback

Sean Spicer

While we don't believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal. As the President has expressed many times, he hopes to achieve peace throughout the Middle East region.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I am thinking about the embassy, I am studying the embassy [issue], and we will see what happens. 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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Gilad Erdan

I think all members of the security cabinet, and foremost the prime minister, oppose a Palestinian state. No one thinks in the next few years that a Palestinian state is something that, God forbid, might or should happen. The prime minister has to weigh things according to what he feels in the meeting and the positions he encounters there. No one knows what the positions of the president and his staff are.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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.feedback

Danny Danon - United Nations

The statement is very clear .... It says: 'Wait for the meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu ... and President Trump, and then we will determine the policy.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Yair Lapid

A serious mistake by Netanyahu. It is a needless declaration of war on Mexico and Hispanics and a rupture with the Democrats (including the majority of U.S. Jews). It doesn't matter what we think of the wall, don't we have enough troubles of our own?feedback

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.'.feedback

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.feedback

Dan Shapiro

Hard to explain this intervention on a hotly debated issue in domestic U.S. politics. Unless this endorsement is Trump's demand of Netanyahu for something Netanyahu wants. To me, it looks like Trump is already squeezing Netanyahu hard.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great Idea. Who even mentioned Mexico? It doesn't surprise me. The media is left-wing, mobilized on a Bolshevik hunt [against me], [dedicated to] brainwashing, and character assassination against me and my family.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. The United States is responsible for the United States' policy on refugees.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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.feedback

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.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

This evening there will be a telephone conversation between President Trump and myself. There are many issues between us, including the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the situation in Syria and the Iranian threat.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

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.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Avichai Mandelblit

The nature of the investigation precludes us at this stage from giving details of the ongoing investigation. But we will consider releasing more information from time to time according to developments.feedback

Lindsey Graham

Israel is always the bad guy in the eyes of the United Nations.feedback

Gerry Connolly

The point of the measure seems to be to bash Obama on the way out.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

This is a hard and painful day for us all – first and foremost for Elor and his family, for IDF soldiers, for many citizens, and for the parents of our soldiers, myself included. I urge all citizens to act responsibly toward the IDF, the officers, and the IDF chief… IDF soldiers are our sons and daughters, and they must remain above all conflict. I support pardoning Elor Azaria.feedback

Yair Lapid

I wish for him and his family, and the State of Israel, that we uncover that there was no fault in his behaviour. If two prime ministers in a row fall from office because of corruption, it will be very hard to rehabilitate the public's trust in its leadership.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

I suggest that the opposition calm down, and send an all-clear siren to the tailors.feedback

David Friedman

I don't know that Israel has the commitment to make [a peace deal], and I don't know that the other side has the commitment to make it.feedback

Morton Klein

I don't think there's going to be issues of any significance or consequence in which Trump and Netanyahu will differ.feedback

Yousef Munayyer

Saying such a thing was almost blasphemous in Washington, which is a very openly pro-Israel space. As his campaign went forward, we saw a lot of things that suggested he wasn't interested in being neutral at all.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. The Israeli prime minister publicly supports a two-state solution, but his current coalition is the most right-wing in Israeli history, with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements. The settler agenda is defining the future in Israel. And their stated purpose is clear: They believe in one state: greater Israel.feedback

John Kerry

What we laid out today was a very constructive, pro-Israel, pro-region, pro-Palestinian, pro-the communities' ability to try to make peace. Why are people fighting peace? What is suddenly in the air that people want to go down a road which is so obviously confrontational? For years, Republican and Democratic administrations alike have invested in two states.feedback

John Kerry

Despite our best efforts over the years, the two-state solution is now in serious jeopardy. We cannot, in good conscience, do nothing, and say nothing, when we see the hope of peace slipping away.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We are not about to be swayed by a mistaken policy that could cause big, big damage. Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. I must express my deep disappointment with the speech today of John Kerry, a speech that was almost as unbalanced as the anti-Israel resolution past at the U.N. last week.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

No one wants peace more than the people of Israel. Israel remains committed to resolving the outstanding differences between us and the Palestinians through direct negotiations.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Sean Spicer

He put out a statement about the Egyptian motion that was going to happen at the UN. It was revoked. President al-Sisi called, Prime Minister Netanyahu called. He [Trump]is getting results, whether it's domestically or abroad.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

Despite the Israeli occupation, our presence in our homeland and the preservation of our cultural and national heritage are the most important form of resistance in the face of the darkness of a foreign colonialist occupying power.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

There are ways, various ways of undoing [the deal]. I have about five things in my mind.feedback

Jacob Parakilas - Chatham House

It's difficult to see the advantage for the U.S. in abrogating the deal at this stage. It would be nearly impossible to convince Europe, Russia and China to restore their sanctions on Iran in the absence of clear evidence of Iranian violations of the deal. So any sanctions the U.S. restored would have much less impact on the Iranian economy.feedback

Jacob Parakilas - Chatham House

It may be possible in time to build up support for a multilateral restoration of sanctions. But at the moment that's just not really the case - and ending U.S. participation in the deal right now would make it more, not less, difficult.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Jean-Marc Ayrault

We have to recreate the conditions for a two-state solution and we are determined more than ever to do everything to implement our initiative. The sooner the better.feedback

Amnon Abramovitz

Naftali Bennett has scared him more than the U.S. administration and more than the European Union. Even though Netanyahu has been prime minister for 11 years, he still remains more a politician than a leader.feedback

Saeb Erekat

Additionally, we will provide the International Criminal Court with information about this and other steps taken by the Israeli government.feedback

Talia Sasson

The prime minister will come out looking good to his supporters once again -- after all, (it will be seen that) he tried to legalize the theft of lands in the West Bank, and it was the Supreme Court that got in his way.feedback

Saeb Erekat

We call upon all states of the United Nations, particularly Security Council members, to support a forthcoming resolution on settlements.feedback

Alex Ansky

You don't have statues like this in all of Israel. The provocation is touching a very, very, very open wound in this country.feedback

Itay Zalait

Many people in Israel refer to Benjamin Netanyahu as 'The King Bibi' so it was only natural to put the King on the square of the Kings, the previous name of Rabin Square. I just want to ask the question like to see if it's going to make some change in the people's mind.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Amit Segal

It's a political blame game: who will be the guilty one if the bulldozers demolish Amona. Bennett and Netanyahu each want the other guy to be the baddy.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Roni Alsheich

It's likely that where it was arson, it goes in the direction of nationalistic.feedback

Noah Wolfson

Meteorology is not responsible but it is conducive to the spread of these fires. The atmosphere will remain very dry, at least until Monday or Tuesday.feedback

Karnit Flug - Bank of Israel

This has of course influenced the level of interest on mortgages, which is also very low. It is important to remember that mortgage interest is also influenced by other factors, such as the bond market, credit risk and more, and as these indicators have changed we have seen mortgage interest rates rise over the past year.feedback

Avichai Mandelblit

The attorney-general told the committee that the bill does not sit with the basic principles of the rule of law as it contradicts the position that the state must respect the judiciary's decisions in individual cases.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region, The ironclad bond between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests and driven by a shared destiny. I am confident that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights.feedback

Yossi Verter

Netanyahu's emissary is on a death mission to destroy what's left of Israeli media.feedback

Elad Man

What we see is an across the board attempt by Mr Netanyahu and his government to control all forms of media. I don't think we should even try to imagine what will happen to Israel as a society and a democracy if those attempts succeed.feedback

David Bitan

The corporation has been hijacked by people whose agenda is leftist and anti-government.feedback

Ben Rhodes

I wouldn't rule out the president taking any particular step.feedback

Ben Rhodes

We have been concerned about some of the trends as it relates to the prospect of peace. We've been concerned about continued settlement activity, the potential viability of a Palestinian state in the face of that settlement activity. And we've raised those directly with the Israeli government. I'm sure President Obama will do so tomorrow as well.feedback

Hagit Ofran - Peace Now

The [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu government decided to expand the settlement in the heart of Hebron, one of the most crucial and controversial settlements. They are doing it by bending the laws and allowing settlers in a military base in an unprecedented way, and we think it is bad for Israel and bad for the future of the two state solution.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Debbie Gilad-Hayo

Arab (lawmakers) whose actions and remarks do not find favour with the political majority will be the first people harmed by the bill – however, it is a slippery slope and the bill has potential to affect all.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Mwenda Njoka

An attempted assassination can't be secret. It has to be something visible, and to my knowledge there was absolutely nothing of the sort.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Roger Alpher - Haaretz

What were you doing there, Elie Wiesel? Netanyahu is my prime minister. You are not an Israeli citizen. You do not live here. The Iranian threat to destroy Israel does not apply to you. You are a Jew who lives in America. This is not your problem.feedback

David Bitan

Something happens to people when they become Mossad and Shin Bet directors. They turn into leftists.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Ofer Klein

Interest rates will remain unchanged until at least the middle of 2017 and the Bank of Israel will buy foreign currency in the event of a rapid strengthening of the shekel.feedback

Crispin Hawes

The reality is that there is no possibility of any other state playing as much of a role as the U.S.. Netanyahu will try forge stronger ties with the next U.S. president.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Yariv Levin

Broadening the government, with the inclusion of the Yisrael Beitenu party in the nationalist coalition, is an important and required step that will ensure its stability.feedback

Isaac Herzog

I am sorry that you are the one who slammed the door. I am sorry that you chose to abandon the good of the country in favor of your political interests.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Moshe Yaalon

In the future I will return to contend for Israel's national leadership. The reshuffle in portfolios did not result from a crisis in faith between us. It resulted from the need to expand the government so as to bring stability to the State of Israel given the great challenges it faces.feedback

Moshe Yaalon

Unfortunately, I have recently found myself confronted by hard dilemmas on issues of principle and professional matters with the prime minister, a number of ministers and several Knesset members.feedback

Moshe Yaalon

The State of Israel is patient and tolerant toward the weak among it and minorities … But to my great regret extremist and dangerous elements have overrun Israel as well as the Likud party, shaking up the national home and threatening harm to those in it. In the future I will return to contend for Israel's national leadership.feedback

John Kirby

We appreciate Mr. Yaalon's leadership and partnership as defence minister and we look forward to working with his successor. Our bonds of friendship are unbreakable and our commitment to the security of Israel remains absolute.feedback

Moshe Yaalon

To my great regret, I have recently found myself in difficult disputes over matters of principle and professionalism with the prime minister, a number of cabinet members and some lawmakers. In the future I will return to contend for Israel's national leadership.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

Here, several years ago, in the situation room of the ministry of foreign affairs, we dealt with a siege that grew ever tighter around our people in the Israeli embassy in Cairo. A wild mob came to slaughter our people and that night we worked with all the tools at our disposal, including threats to extract them using the Israel Defense Forces, which finally tipped the scale.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Lillian Pinkus

We say, unequivocally, that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks and we take great offence against those that are levied against the president of the United States of America from our stage.feedback

Hillary Clinton

Some things aren't negotiable. And anyone who doesn't understand that has no business being our president.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I've studied this issue in greater detail than almost anybody. The biggest concern with the deal is not necessarily that Iran is going to violate it, although it already has, the bigger problem is that they can keep the terms and still get to the bomb by simply running out the clock.feedback

Hillary Clinton

We need steady hands, not a president who says he's neutral on Monday, pro-Israel on Tuesday, and who-knows-what on Wednesday because everything's negotiable.feedback

Joe Biden

Bibi (Netanyahu) thinks it can be accommodated, and I believe he believes it. I don't.feedback

Joshua Block - American Civil Liberties Union

Trump has said a lot of things about Israel over the years, most of it favorable but some of it more ambiguous. This will be an opportunity to address the ambiguity before a serious foreign policy audience.feedback

Jonathan Greenblatt

We have decided to redirect the amount of funds that Trump contributed to ADL over the years specifically into anti-bias education programs that address exactly the kind of stereotyping and scapegoating he has injected into this political season. We are taking this step to demonstrate that, even as the campaign has surfaced ugly rhetoric, we can reach higher.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Gadi Eisenkot

There were places where a 13-year-old girl was holding scissors or a knife and there was an obstacle between her and the soldiers.feedback

Barack Obama

What is clear is that Iran will now have more resources to dedicate to their terrorism and aggression in the region and in the world, and Israel is prepared to deal with any threat. The nuclear negotiations which succeeded by the guidance of the Supreme Leader and support of our nation, were truly a golden page in Iran's history.feedback

Moshe Yaalon

We are managing to foil plans by the organizations, the terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to carry out attacks. If it were up to them, there would be suicide bombings and gun attacks here every day. The fact that we are succeeding lends salience to the attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks. We will also prevail over this phenomenon, I say, but this is a process that takes time. Statistically, we see a waning of this.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

He stressed to Mr. Mulet that he stands against any form of anti-Semitism and fully respects the millions of victims of the Holocaust. He also informed the chef de cabinet that he had personally apologised to Ambassador (Danny) Danon of Israel.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Donald J. Trump

Very, very pro-Israel, nobody is more pro-Israel, but I would like to give it a shot.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

We discussed concrete ways to de-escalate the situation on the ground and to guarantee the status quo in the holy sites.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

John Kerry

If parties want to try, and I believe they do, want to move to a de-escalation, there are a set of choices that are available.feedback

John Kerry

I would characterise that conversation as one that gave me a cautious measure of optimism that there may be … a way to defuse the situation and begin to find a way forward.feedback

John Kirby

Both agreed on the need to stop incitement, reduce tension and restore calm.feedback

John Kerry

It's absolutely critical to end all incitement and all violence and to find a road forward to build the possibility, which is not there today, for a larger process.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Angela Merkel

I can say that we know who was responsible. We do not see any reason to change our view of history on this particular question. We stand by German responsibility for the Holocaust.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

Security measures can be counterproductive if they are applied without special effort to defuse situations before people lose their lives. If the use of force is not properly calibrated it may breed the very frustrations and anxieties from which violence tends to erupt.feedback

John Kerry

Over the weekend I was in touch with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas, and we're working on trying to calm things down.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Nicolas Shahshahani

This (Tel Aviv on Seine festival) is all part of Israeli propaganda to show an Israel that is different from the bombs, soldiers, checkpoints, etc, etc. And the 'cool', fun', gay friendly' Tel Aviv is all part of an Israeli PR exercise.feedback

Ned Price

We were looking forward to hosting the bilateral meeting, and we were surprised to first learn via media reports that the prime minister, rather than accept our invitation, opted to cancel his visit. Reports that we were not able to accommodate the prime minister's schedule are false.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Mehereta Baruch-Ron

I came to attend an event at the square in Tel Aviv, a policewoman stood at the entrance and asked me who I was. I replied,'I'm the deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, and I need to enter the VIP section. She told me 'it's good that you didn't find yourself a fancier title' and she didn't let me in.feedback

Isabelle Kumar - Euronews

You mentioned the US and Israel in terms of Iran. Now, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu obviously doesn't want the Iran nuclear deal to work, and he says….feedback

Sadegh Zibakalam

There are a lot of countries who want and take satisfaction from the hostility between lran and the US: Israelis living abroad, mainly Netanyahu hardliners and the Saudis.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Saeb Erekat

Mr. Netanyahu has done nothing in his political life but to destroy the two-state solution.feedback

Isaac Herzog

We need to join forces, we need to unite, we need to work together to win; it's either us or him.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

John Kerry

Israel is safer today with the added time we have given and the stoppage of the Iranian nuclear programme than they were before we got that agreement, which, by the way the prime minister (Netanyahu) opposed.feedback

Saeb Erekat

Palestine commits itself to the international law, to all the obligations emanating from the conventions and treaties we have signed. We will also submit the letters of accession to other relevant parties, especially concerning the non-proliferation treaty and to the registry of the ICC.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

David Ricci

We do not think that Lapid is going to make trouble for Netanyahu in the area of foreign policy, because I think everyone assumes that some kind of negotiations will open.feedback

Jaffa Gate

The reticence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to launch a massive attack against Hamas in Gaza is seen as a sign of weakness by parts of Israeli society. They say being cautious won't stop the missiles and rockets fired from the Gaza Strip to Israel.feedback

Haim Bleicher

The feeling is that the people are sobering up. They understand that everything until now has been an illusion: the idea that we can give the Palestinians guns and let them rule here and that will give us peace. But there will be peace only if we are strong and believe in our right and not give way.feedback

Naftali Bennett

First of all, before we go about annexing, we have to reverse Israel's position and the world's position vis-à-vis forming a Palestinian state and only then very gradually apply Israeli law on the Israeli parts of Judea and Samaria. I think sometimes common wisdom is wrong. I think this is one of those cases. We are all together on a bus, the whole international community, riding towards a dead end.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

Hamas are a part of the Palestinian people. I cannot exclude them, they are a part. Love them or loathe them they are a part of our people. Please Mr Netanyahu, you have to choose between settlement activity and peace.feedback

Yigal Palmor

Prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu has committed himself not to build any new settlements. There will be no construction within settlements other than natural growth, within existing settlements.feedback

Hani al-Masri

Netanyahu announced during yesterday's cabinet that he will not halt the settlements in Jerusalem, that it's the same as in Tel Aviv, and he will continue what's been going on for the past 42 years. Netanyahu is invited to meet Barack Obama, so the US administration is bowing to Israel, and we should not bet on the outcome.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

We are ready to get to an understanding with Palestinians and to live side by side. Unfortunately, the Palestinians believe that the occupied land is Jerusalem, is Tel Aviv and Jaffa, is the land of Israel. They are not accepting the idea….feedback

Saeb Erekat

Unfortunately, Mr. Netanyahu failed to mention the two-state solution, failed to mention the agreement signed, failed to mention his commitment to stop settlement activities. And the only thing he mentioned was Palestinians entitled to govern themselves by themselves.feedback

Jonathan Speyer

He will probably face some opposition from Israeli society but Netanyahu will now be riding a wave of popularity.feedback

Barack Obama

Words are not sufficient. We have to have actions that give the international community confidence that, in fact, they [Iran] are meeting their international obligations fully and that they are not in a position to have a nuclear weapon.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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