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When they checked on me, they directly knew what I had. I feel that the American doctors [are] better than Arabian doctors … because they have more knowledge.feedback
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NEW Apr 30 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Lebanon. 208 people are quoted and you can read 342 citations of them about Lebanon. Fouad Siniora, Najib Mikati, Kofi Annan and Matan Vilnai, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Fouad Siniora said: “The UN's peacekeepers are welcome in Lebanon and we believe they play a vital role in keeping the peace and protecting Lebanon. In co-operation with the Lebanese army they ensure security in the border zone south of the Litani river. We are following the developments very closely, and we would like to salute the serious and constructive collaboration between our army and the UN.”.
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All quotes about Lebanon

Kushal Das

The AIFF is leaving no stone unturned to provide the best of preparation for the National Team. I hope the two matches would serve as an ideal build-up for future matches in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.feedback

Marcel Ceccaldi

The searches on Monday took place while Marine Le Pen was in Lebanon, a fact of which the authorities were well aware. It was an attempt to get around her parliamentary immunity and, is in fact, an attack on her right to the free exercise of power as head of a political organisation.feedback

Marine Le Pen

You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti, but I will not cover myself up. He did not have this demand. But it's not a problem, you can pass on to the Grand Mufti my considerations, but I am not putting the veil on.feedback

Michel Aoun

Everything that is extracted will be for the Lebanese people.feedback

Wolfgang Spindler - Euronews

We bring the sound of our region, which is the sound of Great Syrian, Levant The Levant is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean, which is Palestine, Lebanon and part of Iraq, the music is inspired from the wedding , the ceremonial music that happens in the towns and villages.feedback

Nur Hasan al Faraj

If there had been such a possibility before, yes, I would like to have gone. But now, after Trump has come, no, I think I will never go.feedback

Rami Halloum

Trump's pretext is a fear that there could be terrorists among migrants. This is a lie.feedback

Tanya Chapuisat - UNICEF

Poverty, social exclusion, insecurity and language barriers are preventing Syrian children from getting an education, leaving an entire generation disadvantaged, impoverished and at risk of being pushed into early marriage and child labour.feedback

Saad al-Hariri

In the coming three years, Lebanon needs no less than eight to ten billion dollars worth of new investments.feedback

Mazen Hanna

The first sign of the government's seriousness is if they will pass a new budget. This is the priority now.feedback

Marwan Kheireddine

Today we have all the building blocks required (for) those entrepreneurs to develop locally.feedback

Marianne Hoayek

This has kept the economy growing for the last five to ten years. The government sometimes is not capable of doing what it wants to do.feedback

Mazen Hanna

The solutions are there, today we have a political will. Let's hope it materializes into tangible results for the Lebanese.feedback

Joseph Torbey

The Bank of Lebanon and the country's banks have spent enough time, sometimes at great cost, preserving monetary stability. It is time to support this stability with fiscal and economic policies which favour real growth.feedback

Nicolas Sehnaoui

We can sell, we are creative and we are engineers. Instead of shipping our people out we want to ship our digital products out.feedback

Mathios Rigas

We have full confidence in the Israeli government's ability to protect Israel's territory and the development of its natural resources.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran and Saudi Arabia were able to actually stop impeding the process of the presidential election in Lebanon. We have a success story.feedback

Diana Kaissy

The oil and gas industry can be a curse or a blessing. Lebanon is blessed with the chance of starting straight from the beginning with its oil and gas industry. It can learn from others' mistakes and best practices.feedback

Sami Atallah

Oil and gas are not the answer. You don't want it to stall reforms ... to be a disincentive for making changes to the economy.feedback

Mona Sukkarieh

It is essential now to do things right, even if not swiftly ... A competitive fiscal regime, in addition to regulatory and fiscal stability are key to gain back investors' confidence.feedback

Mona Sukkarieh

At times, country risk might be high, but that does not entirely conceal Lebanon's energy potential. Oil and gas companies are used to operating in areas where political and country risks are high.feedback

Cesar Abou Khalil

The committee is committed to finalise comments on the tax law [with] the shortest delay. It might take a couple of weeks, and then we will go back to the council of ministers and we will transfer the [draft] law to the parliament, where it is expected to be passed in the first legislative session.feedback

Ayham Kamel - Eurasia Group

Lebanon had to demonstrate that it is extremely business-friendly and that political issues will not represent a real obstacle. The Lebanese Petroleum Administration (regulatory body) is proving responsive to international dynamics but the body needs political support to manage the process and broaden interest in the Lebanese energy sector.feedback

Gibran Bassil

The two oil decrees have been decided in the first achievement for the government.feedback

Zaher Nasser

I was very concerned about this trip. I asked her not to travel in light of the bad security situation there, but she insisted to go with her friends.feedback

Numan Kurtulmus

We are not going to sit by and watch as three to five social media trolls spread discord among the people.feedback

Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya

There are many different nationalities, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Libya and citizens of other nations.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

Russia and Turkey are guarantors in the agreement being worked on in Ankara. There is nothing final on whether Iran will sign it as a guarantor... All foreign fighters need to leave Syria. Hezbollah needs to return to Lebanon.feedback

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

Everyone is responsible for looking for ways out, for solutions, and to co-operate for us to reach the necessary conclusion on the government.feedback

Ghida Anani

This is like saying the victim is a victim twice, a daily victim because she has to share her life with a person that violated her, and is hence raped every day.feedback

Hayam Baker

If they don't put themselves in our shoes and feel what we feel, nothing will change.feedback

Ghida Anani

We reject this violation of women regardless of their age, background, environment, whether they have special needs or the circumstances of the rape.feedback

Marwan Maalouf

It's the general problem of public spaces. Drive up the whole coast and you can see there's a violation of the coast law; there are already hotels that are constructed on the beach.feedback

Saad al-Hariri

There are some stumbling blocks. There is someone complicating matters.feedback

Avi Dichter

They view Hezbollah positively as the errand lackey of Iran in Syria and Lebanon, (and) they are backing the Shi'ite militia activity in Iraq and Syria. Russia does not view Iran and its proxies according to the level of threat they pose or broadcast towards Israel.feedback

Hoda Baroudi

Living in Beirut, having to go through the war like we did, 17 years of war, it has really marked us. There is a certain fragility, there is a certain precariousness that brings out your creative juices, it is the only thing that can keep you grounded and keep you going.feedback

Nabih Berri

If there wer no intentions to cooperate we would not have named Hariri.feedback

Alice Mogabgab

We started with a small festival for amateurs. We weren't expecting people to respond so well. This year, it has become national.feedback

Nabil Boumensef

Lebanon is no longer a priority for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabia no longer backs its allies in Lebanon, which has led to the weakening of its main ally in Lebanon – former Prime Minister Hariri.feedback

Saad al-Hariri

In our dialogue with Michel Aoun we reached an agreement to revive the state, the institutions, the economy, basic services, job opportunities and to give Lebanese women and men the chance to live a normal life.feedback

Ayman Odeh - The Joint

We have strong objections and criticism to Peres of the occupation, of building the settlements and the crimes in Qana (in Lebanon).feedback

Andrea Tenenti

We had purchased four of these devices and none of them were working. They were objects with no value.feedback

Bassam Khawaja - Human Rights Watch

We are calling on the Lebanese government to immediately revise its residency regulations, specifically by waving the annual 200 US dollar fee for Syrians to maintain their legal status, the requirement to either sign a pledge not to work or to provide a Lebanese sponsor.feedback

Saddam Al Jassem

I don't like school, they don't teach us, and they hit us. I stopped school 7 months ago. I want to work, live, provide money for the house and family. We want to eat. I want to buy and play on my bike, and play football.feedback

Robert Mazur

You have the movement of cash into Lebanon, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, other parts of the world, and then you have the drugs going up into Europe. This is a very lucrative route. It's a route that relies very much on the longstanding smuggling route in West African nations and countries within the Middle East where there are factions loyal to Hezbollah.feedback

Hassan Nasrallah - Hezbollah

The defense of Aleppo is the defense of the rest of Syria, it is the defense of Damascus, it is also the defense of Lebanon, and of Iraq. We will increase our presence in Aleppo.feedback

Dimitris Avramopoulos

So far, only 7272 people have been resettled, of the the agreed 22.504 under the July scheme, mainly from Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.feedback

John Kirby

The justices ruled 6 to 2 that Congress had not violated the separation of powers when it passed a bill making it easier for about 1,300 people to collect money on behalf of those killed or injured in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran.feedback

Francois Hollande

France stands by you and France is worried that safety is boosted in Lebanon via army cooperation. We're with you as a result of Lebanon is surrounded by disaster and wars … Lebanon that is aware of the conflict on its border additionally is aware of the specter of terrorism.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Our aim is to find admission for at least 10 percent of the Syrian refugee population or 480,000 people over three years. This may seem a large number, but it is not, if compared to the number of refugees the neighbouring countries have been hosting. If Europe were to welcome the same percentage of refugees as Lebanon in comparison to its population it would have to take in 100 million refugees.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

We must find a way to manage this crisis in a more humane, equitable and organised manner. It is only possible if the international community is united and in agreement on how to move forward. If Europe were to welcome the same percentage of refugees as Lebanon in comparison to its population, it would have to take in 100 million refugees.feedback

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

Who gives Saudi Arabia a right to retaliate Lebanon and a army and Lebanese people vital in Saudi Arabia and a Gulf usually since Hezbollah is vocalization out? We titillate Riyadh to settle accounts with Hezbollah and not all a Lebanese.feedback

Khaled Eissa

You can't neglect a force that controls an area three times the size of Lebanon. We will not respect any decision taken without our participation.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

We want a safe Afghanistan. We want Iraq and Syria to be safe. We want Lebanon to be stable, Libya to be safe and on all of these issues we can collaborate, engage in dialogue together.feedback

Abdulaziz al-Sager

The Revolutionary Guard is part of the Iranian government and their threats should be taken seriously because they control militia in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen and I would not be surprised if they use it to act against the Saudis.feedback

Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya

Thank you. I am giving this prize to my country, Lebanon, my country which, sadly, doesn't believe in us, but in which we will always believe.feedback

Walid Jumblatt

I do not agree, it is neither here nor there. I am responsible for my words and actions. I've heard this from those close to me, the so-called sovereignists, and many others. But I think Bashar al-Assad has got bigger difficulties which are more important than occupying himself with the affairs of Lebanon. What would he gain in Lebanon? It has already Hezbollah which is involved in the fighting taking place in Syria. So it does not profit him. Nothing. As I told you at the beginning, the conflict will continue. So we work on a mutual agreement, politics, you know is a compromise.feedback

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani

Lebanon and France and other places are all part of the operations ordered two months ago.feedback

Ali Mokdad - Hezbollah

Everyone in Beirut and across Lebanon will fight these jihadis at all costs.feedback

Hussein al-Khalil

What happened here confirms that we are on the right path. This battle against terrorism will continue. This is not a short battle but a long war between the people of Lebanon and the forces of terrorism.feedback

Hani Abu Hamdan

We want power, we want water, we don't want rubbish in the streets. We want these politicians to get lost.feedback

Mohammad El Agha

We are here today to say no to corruption, no to garbage. . Garbage is everywhere, health problems are everywhere. We have enough problems, this should not be a problem anymore. We should solve this. Let's wake up, wake up guys, wake up.feedback

Angela Merkel

You know, in Palestinian refugee camps, in Lebanon, there are thousands and thousands of people and if we say they can all come and they can all come from Africa, we can't manage that. So we are caught in this difficulty and the best thing we can do is avoid taking too long to reach a decision about deportation. But some will have to go back.feedback

Nabil Shurafa

Gaza was like a duty-free zone, with Egyptians coming to buy goods brought by merchants from Lebanon.feedback

Gabriel Kino

It's been hundreds of years that we (Syriacs or Assyrians) are being slaughtered or forced to leave Syria, Turkey, Iraq or Lebanon. It is nothing new. The scenario is the same but the actors are different, they want us to lose our lives, our culture and our language.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Saly Greige

Since the first day of my arrival to participate to Miss Universe, I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel, who tried several times to take a photo with me. I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, suddenly Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie, and uploaded it on her social media.feedback

Doron Matalon

Too bad you can not put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime that we can meet girls from around the world and also from the neighboring country.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

I think these measures should make the international community enhance in a very meaningful way the support to host countries, including Lebanon in this case, in order to help them cope with this enormous challenge.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

We are facing what I really consider the most dangerous crisis for global peace and security since the Second World War.feedback

Karim Bakradouni

We call on all Lebanese across the whole country to go on general strike on Thursday and consider it a day of national mourning.feedback

Marwan Hamadeh

Once more, the Syrian regime is using its terrorist skill to assassinate the MP belonging to the Lebanese Independant Movement majority.feedback

Najib Mikati

We are pretty sure that the incidents in Beirut's southern suburb and Tripoli yesterday were by the same people. We are not calling for reconciliation really, nor are we accusing each other of planting bombs. What we need to do is unite in order to fill any void that might come about.feedback

Fouad Siniora

We face many different challenges – the first of which is rebuilding what Israel destroyed and making up for the losses we suffered from our internal fighting.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

I think we need to be able to take care of the concerns of Israel. And I understand the issue of rearmament that we need to make sure that arms do not come in either through the airports and the borders or through the sea ports.feedback

Elias Murr

This enemy, has many interests in Lebanon. One of them is to apply pressure on Lebanon economically because it considers it a principal competitor in the Middle East.feedback

Annika Soder

This conference, will try to fill the gap and to give a peace dividend to the people of Lebanon who have suffered a lot as we know.feedback

Goran Persson

Seventeen days have passed since the ceasefire in Lebanon – 17 days of fragile security for the people of the region. People are returning to their villages, they return to demolished houses, roads and bridges, to destroyed hospitals and schools. So much of what had been built-up has once again been reduced to ruins.feedback

Hassan Nasrallah - Hezbollah

I would like to congratulate all the winners in yesterday's election, whether from the ruling majority or from the opposition and we hope they realise that they are now responsible for the people.feedback

Alain Tabourian

We also have a big grief with Turkey in that they are not recognising the Armenian genocide, something which is unacceptable after almost 100 years of its occurrence.feedback

Abu Yamen

We don't get any help here. I'm paying 250 dollars in rent a month here. I don't work but I've been trying to find work. I've been to several regions in Lebanon but I found nothing…even as a driver. My children can't work either. We are waiting on help from associations, charities, and hand-outs from the European Union…but we do not get anything.feedback

Abu Yamen

I decided to leave because my children couldn't stand it anymore. Three of my kids are university students. We suffered a lot from the bombings and air raids each day. We left with the shirts on our back, just some summer clothes. We rented a car and then we left.feedback

Abu Yamen

We are in a disastrous situation. We want to go back to Palestine right away, tomorrow even! We want to go back to Palestine because we have land there, it is our home.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

The Lebanese government deny the Palestinians their rights to work, to establish associations, to have free movements in and out of many camps in Lebanon. The Palestinians have no right to own a house out of the camps. This is the tragedy for the Palestinians.feedback

Tarek Mitri

Two council members representing Hizbollah agreed to it. For us it is very clear. There is an unanimity in the country about giving the Lebanese army a chance to exercise its duty and responsibility.feedback

Ehud Olmert

We will study this, it looks interesting and we will examine it closely and we will take council with other parties that are interested in the situation and who are working towards the resolution of the United Nations and we will make up our mind about it.feedback

Phillipe Douste-Blazy

France is, according to President Chirac's wishes, a point of stability between the Arab nations – the moderate Arab nations – and Israel and the Americans. Why are we playing this role? Because a strong Lebanese state is needed.feedback

Ehud Olmert

I know you all think we are fighting against Hizbollah, but let's face it, the state of Israel is fighting against the Iranians and the Syrians, who are using Hizbollah in order to attack Israel from the North.feedback

Tony Blair

We first of all make sure that we take account by the reasonable representations made by the Arab League and by Israel of course as well. Secondly we get the resolution down and agreed, tomorrow and do that without delay. Because it's important and that will call for the cessation of hostilities.feedback

Vitaly Churkin

It is obvious to us that a draft resolution that fails to satisfy the Lebanese side should not be adopted because it will only further escalate the violence.feedback

Mark Regev

In this case, we have had to have indirect talks with Hezbollah, a cynical and brutal terrorist organisation that was deliberately manipulating the feelings of the loved ones of our servicemen.feedback

Amir Peretz

That would allow the extremists to rear their heads again.(…) In a few months, we would be back in the same place again.feedback

Condoleezza Rice

This morning, as I head back to Washington I take with me an emerging consensus on what is necessary for both an urgent ceasefire and a lasting settlement.feedback

John Kerry

The information that I have at this point does not confirm it to me in a way that I would be comfortable commenting on it as a fact, but obviously whatever allegations are made have to be thoroughly investigated and it is appropriate to chase this one down and find out what's going on, no question about it.feedback

Barack Obama

As president of our country and commander in chief of our military I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. And I will always defend their right to do so. There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. There is no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in Lebanon or destroy a school in Tunis or cause death and destruction in Pakistan.feedback

Adrian Edwards - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Also in eastern Lebanon, in the Bekaa, we've had to reconfigure the way we work to avoid large gatherings of people there.feedback

Javier Solana

We are, as you know, cooperating very strongly with UNIFIL, the forces of the European Union. We are satisfied. I have been talking this morning with General Pellegrini. I think that the application of the UN resolution has been carried out in the correct fashion from the UNIFIL point of view.feedback

Condoleezza Rice

This was an agreement that I think serves the interests of the Lebanese people, and since it serves the interests of the Lebanese people, it serves the interests of the US.feedback

Angela Merkel

Germany wants to show support towards Lebanon with regards to the problems it is currently facing with the most difficult being of course the situation with its Syrian neighbour and the rising number of refugees.feedback

Isaac Herzog

What we are focusing on is that the arrangements regarding the embargo on arms to the Hizbollah from Iran and Syria will be fully implemented. That is why I beg to differ with the honourable Secretary-General with his comments.feedback

Saad al-Hariri

We in Lebanon care about seeing the Golan being given back to Syria, just as Syria is interested in seeing all the Lebanese territories occupied by Israel being given back to Lebanon.feedback

Amir Peretz

We have no intention of letting any player responsible for this crisis off the hook.feedback

Amir Peretz

All sovereign regimes in the region must know that they too bear responsibility.feedback

Ronnie Bar-On

Nobody will intimidate Israelis living in the northern borders again.feedback

Ronnie Bar-On

We will settle the account with him fully somewhere, sometime.feedback

Ali Jirbawi

Most Palestinians are sceptical because we have been into this so many times before. We are not willing to be deceived by words. We are looking at deeds on the ground.feedback

Andrea Tenenti

We constantly talk to the parties in order to urge them to use maximum restraint.feedback

Marina Catena

There are many. But I think the loveliest was these young Lebanese girls, in Al-Bazzuria, a small village in southern Lebanon, full of very bright flowers. These girls came over to me and told me that they wanted to become UN peacekeepers. I lent them my blue helmet, they tried it on, the UN blue helmet. So, I think that our role as women, when we are in these countries, is also to make it possible for people to understand that there is another world, another life, that exists. Which they can reach, gradually. It's a gradual process to move from a burka to a uniform.feedback

Samuel Maoz

The war took place inside neighbourhoods and the enemy was wearing jeans so we couldn't see the difference between soldier and civilian. The general direction was north, but that north turned off very quickly to 360 degrees. The sensation was that things got out of control and I think that's what makes this war chaotic. From Beirut, from the end, all I remember is craziness in the eyes, madness in the air.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

This is a truly international effort and I think if we all pool our efforts, with goodwill, reasonableness and determination we can resolve this issue.feedback

Tareq Metri

As all Lebanese I'm saddened, angered by this terrorist act against the UNIFIL forces, the Spanish battalion. This is meant to be a threat to Lebanon, to Lebanese security, to the international community.feedback

Avital Leibovich

IDF soldiers were on the Israeli side of the border conducting some routine work on the Israeli side of the border where sniper fire – which we assume was well planned – was opened at these soldiers.feedback

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

From the first moment of the confrontation at the area of the battle, Hezbollah was on high alert. Lebanon, all of Lebanon, will not tolerate any Israeli violations or aggressions on any inch of its land, its holy land.feedback

Shaul Mofaz

Hezbollah is al-Qaeda and (its leader) Nasrallah is bin Laden.feedback

Shimon Peres

So the minute they'll stop it, there is no problem with Israel. We don't want anything from Lebanon – neither land, nor water, nor influence. The only thing we want is to live in peace. If Lebanon can do it, welcome. If not, we have to defend ourselves and we shall do so.feedback

Alon Liel

I think Turkey and Israel can fight not because of Gaza or Lebanon, but over Cyprus. Arguments over the rights of gas and oil reserves, its shipping, demarcation of territorial waters may cause conflict. Both navies know each other, this may help to overcome crisis but it is possible for the two countries to enter into an armed conflict.feedback

Fouad Siniora

The killer is the same, the same as the one who is thirsty for blood, both Syrian and Lebanese… in Beirut, in Tripoli, all over Lebanon…. as in Syria, from Deraa, to Aleppo, to Damascus, all over the country.feedback

Patricia O'Brien

The special tribunal for Lebanon is distinguished from other international criminal tribunals. An international prosecutor and a Lebanese deputy prosecutor will be heading the investigation and the prosecutions.feedback

Fouad Siniora

There is no place on this sad morning for any discussion other than an immediate and unconditional ceasefire as well as an international investigation into the Israeli massacres in Lebanon.feedback

Danny Ayalon

Well, I have no knowledge of what they are talking about, but I think the problem that we face in Syria is emanating a lot from support, the massive support that the brutal Assad regime gets from the Iranian Ayatollahs and also from their surrogates in Lebanon, the Hezbollah.feedback

Abu Hamid

My family were hurt when shells fell on our house. Some of my children are in Lebanon and some are in Syria. They couldn't get out. We could only save ourselves and the little children.feedback

Bashar al-Assad

Soon we will see that all Arab, neighbouring and Western countries who have supported terrorism will pay a heavy price.feedback

Tzipi Livni

The news from Lebanon is another example of the kind of region, the kind of neighbourhood we are living in. This supports what I tried to explain before. This is between moderates and extremists.feedback

Margaret Beckett

We hope very much that whatever lies behind this it is a one-off because obviously what we are all anxious to do is to rebuild in Lebanon, not to look for further death and destruction.feedback

Nicholas Burns

We were shocked by this assassination. We view it as an act of terrorism. We also view it as an act of intimidation and we believe it's the responsibility of all countries to support the Siniora government and to oppose those who try to divide Lebanon or return violence to political life in Lebanon.feedback

Amin Gemayel

I have one wish, that tonight be a night of prayer to contemplate the meaning of this martyrdom and how to protect this country.feedback

Elias Murr

The Lebanese army has destroyed all their strongholds. The terrorists have been crushed.feedback

Angela Merkel

The weekend showed that the ceasefire situation is very fragile. This fragility cannot be tested too much.feedback

George W. Bush

Today I am announcing that America sends more aid to support humanitarian and reconstruction work in Lebanon for a total of more than 230 million dollars.feedback

Bashar al-Assad

There are now a very large number of Hezbollah fighters in Syria, in Qusair, in Idlib, in Aleppo, in Damascus and I can say everywhere in the country. . Hezbollah fighters are invading Syrian territory. And when they continue to do that and the Lebanese authorities don't take any action to stop them coming to Syria, I think we are allowed to fight Hezbollah fighters inside [Lebanese] territory.feedback

Robert Anciaux

Hizbollah is completely intergrated within the social and political fabric of Lebanon. It has its own agenda in terms of internal and external politics. Even if it is unquestionable that it depends financially and logistically on Syria and Iran, I think that Hizbollah has a reached a stage where it allows itself to carry out an action without asking permission from its protectors before its partners.feedback

Angela Merkel

It has also been decided to support Lebanon's reconstruction with money from a donor conference.feedback

Omri Avni

We need to know if they are okay, if they are healthy and if anyone can help us to bring them back home. The army cannot do it.feedback

Amin Gemayel

Without doubt there are direct consequences. For example, because of the violence in the territory and the weakened Syrian economy, some Syrians have been forced to take refuge in Lebanon and Lebanon, in this case, will have to bear that burden. For some time Palestinian refugees have been welcomed home, and now that Lebanon is in a difficult economic situation can the country accommodate the number of Syrian refugees who may arrive? This is an issue which concerns us in the short and medium term.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

I have been edging for the immediate lifting of the blockade on Lebanon.feedback

Fouad Siniora

Our stance is very clear. Until there is a comprehensive and just peace based on the Arab initiative, on the basis of that, we have said time and time again, Lebanon will be the last Arab country that could sign a peace agreement with Israel. When the 300 million Arabs agree to it, Lebanon will have agreed.feedback

Ivo Sanader

Croatia will be even more determined and tough in dealing with with organised crime and terror that appears on Croation streets. As hard as it may sound, we will not allow Croatia to become another Beirut.feedback

Angel Muino

There is always the risk with this kind of mission that the conflict will start again.feedback

Fouad Siniora

Who are planning unscrupulous projects which have nothing to do with the mainstream party.feedback

Fouad Siniora

We will not surrender to terrorism. We will work on uprooting terrorism and finishing it off.feedback

Marwan Hamadeh

We accomplished a large part of our independence. We got the Syrians out and this was a major step. Without Hariri's sacrifice we'd still be under Syrian hegemony.feedback

Angela Merkel

We will be taking positions between two fronts where we will always be a focal point.feedback

Angela Merkel

This decision was made in view both of our particular responsibility for Israel's right to exist and for a solid solution for peace in the region.feedback

Tarek Mitri

I've also come to ask for setting in motion a process of international investigation with regard to the crime of Qana.feedback

Dan Gillerman - United Nations Security Council

How long can we keep hearing these alibis and excuses for the violence. Violence is there because you have allowed violence to take you over.feedback

Robin Lodge - World Food Programme

There is absolutely no sign of civilian population, the people may be hidden or they may be in the surrounding villages. We are told that there are people near here, people who will receive our supplies. The municipal authority will take charge from here.feedback

Emile Lahoud

Israel is profiting every day from committing more massacres in Lebanon. This is not acceptable and the whole world knows it. We demand a truce.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

In these circumstances, the most important contribution a country can give to this humanitarian drama is to keep the borders open for those in need of protection.feedback

Jose Antonio Alonso

The mission was risky but necessary, justifiable but more than that, a moral obligation.feedback

Fouad Siniora

Your support adds to our determination to protect our freedom, enhance our democracy and cosolidate our independence.feedback

Amin Maalouf

It's been said that when someone asked an Arab nomad which of his sons he loved the most, he answered: the sick one until he was well again; the absent one, until he came back. I say the same thing about my identities. When there are problems in Lebanon I suffer and feel, at that moment, Lebanese. And when there are problems in Europe, I behave like a European.feedback

Georges Corm

The solution is that things calm down in Syria, so the Syrian refugees can go back to their country.feedback

Georges Corm

It's a chronic failure and it's not recent. The government has asked various Arab and international players to help it take care of the Syrian refugees, but it seems that the Lebanese government has not received what it asked for.feedback

Georges Corm

Syrian workers, especially in the construction sector, have brought their families to Lebanon, and have also registered them as refugees. This is why we see this rise in the number of refugees. But Syrian manpower is a key element in the economic system of Lebanon.feedback

Georges Corm

On the contrary: for instance, in Beirut or some of the tourist regions there are furnished apartments for rent, and well-off Syrian refugees have replaced tourism tenants who before came from the Gulf countries.feedback

George Mitchell

President Obama is determined to facilitate a truly comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. That means peace between Palestinians and Israelis, between Syria and Israel and between Lebanon and Israel.feedback

Saad Hariri

Today we are again meeting in Liberty Square to say to Rafik Hariri and all those who died fighting for freedom, that international justice is now close.feedback

Phillipe Douste-Blazy

Lifting the embargo is crucial for rebuilding Lebanon and for its economic life. We ask the Israeli authorities to lift the embargo and at the same time we ask the Lebanese government to do everything in its power to make sure that there is no arms trafficking.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

The UNIFIL force will help the government of Lebanon do the job, but disarming Hizbollah is not the direct mandate of the UNIFIL force.feedback

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

So let us return to Spain again because we left in 1492 and called for the re-occupation of Britain, India, and Arab and Muslim nations, and called for re-occupation by France of Syria, Lebanon, Algeria.feedback

Moshe Katzav

The release of the kidnapped soldiers is a top priority for Israel. There are contacts, there are sources involved he said and we hope very much the soldiers will return safe and sound.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

I would not want to refer to it as an agreement, but I would want to say that both parties have accepted the good offices of the Secretary-General to help resolve this problem. And I will work with the parties and I will designate someone to work discreetly and quietly with them to find a solution.feedback

Shehade Skaff

Our house is very near to where the explosion happened. Our minds raced, thinking of our kids who were at school and at university. It is a disaster.feedback

Ayala Hasson

The committee is trying to find out if the decision that was taken in those days realised that they are talking about a war and not about something else.feedback

Pope Francis

We saw the beauty and the strength of the Christian communion from Lebanon and and the friendship of so many Muslim brothers: and many others.feedback

Romano Prodi

It's an extraordinary example of cooperation. It will be a mission without weapons and uniforms.feedback

Mohammad Ali Jafari

Because of the special situation in Lebanon and Syria, a number of Quds forces have been in those countries. However, that does not mean we have a military presence there.feedback

Hassan Nasrallah - Hezbollah

It was after only after much thought that he decided to join the conflict in Syria.feedback

Omar Karami

I call upon everybody in Lebanon not to listen to the foreign countries. We had it. I feel that every foreign country is using us for its own interests.feedback

Ehud Olmert

The Lebanese government, of which Hizbollah is a part, is trying to shake regional stability. If necessary we will carry out very painful and far-reaching action.feedback

Hassan Fadlallah

This is the right of the resistance to get back its detainees in Israeli prisons. There are several Lebanese detainees and some have been held for 30 years.feedback

Peter Doorman

With the ongoing instability in the region – and it is not just Lebanon itself which remains politically divided – we are starting to see a spillover now in Lebanon, especially with the Syrian crisis bringing probably close to one million refugees to Lebanon; so those are things which continue to concern us.feedback

Peter Doorman

We have budget issues of course, every university does. AUB relies very much on the tuition we bring in. One reason we have raised tuition in recent fees is that we are using a portion of these tuition fees for financial aid for students who can't otherwise afford to come to AUB.feedback

Makhlouf Haddadin

What characterises this university is that it is in Lebanon, and in Lebanon there is freedom, particularly academic freedom which is not present in most Arab countries.feedback

Amal Mabsoot

In this university they don't segregate along sectarian lines. We get places here according to our educational achievements, not according to which sect we belong to.feedback

Noor Hamdan

The American University certificate is highly valued in the job market and opens a lot of new job opportunities.feedback

Sahar Mashmushi

The students' educational levels are very low, and they need help in every way, from A to Z. We are here to encourage students to express themselves. I make them free so that they can bring out their potential. We have lots of students who have great potential, and we are trying our best to help them.feedback

Leila Nicolas Rahbany

That's why I don't think that the assassinations for political goals will stop through a tribunal.feedback

Adnan Haraki

This tribunal is especially political, politicised more than you imagine and we hope we finish with this joke because Lebanon has spent eight years going through hardships and troubles linked to the situation of the tribunal and its issues.feedback

Fouad Siniora

There are also other groups which can mobilise people in the streets but this is not a compeitition of large numbers and this is not the way to communicate.feedback

Jacques Chirac

There's no future for our world or for the French speaking world without peace. And the tragedy that once again has struck in Lebanon is a sad reminder of this.feedback

Shimon Peres

We recommend to the government to correct all the mistakes.feedback

Danny Ayalon

Israel has the right to self-defence, we have an obligation to defend our population. Unfortunately, we are seeing a rampant radicalisation in the region and what has been called the 'Arab Spring' is becoming an islamist winter and much of it is attributed to the Ayatollahs in Tehran.feedback

Marwan Charbel

Of course, what they're trying to do is create sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites, but I can assure you that neither Sunnis nor Shiites will be dragged into a full-scale conflict no matter what happens.feedback

Moshe Yaalon

The Syrian civil war has long spilled over into Lebanon as a result of Hezbollah involvement in the Syrian conflict. We're not involved in this and we're not intervening in it.feedback

Fouad Siniora

We respect them and this is their right. At the same time, there are plenty other Lebanese, plenty, much more, who have different opinions. We have to do our best in order to reconcile.feedback

Nadine Labaki

I don't do politics, I don't have the power to change anything, I don't know anything about politics, maybe I can change things through a film, or maybe I can make people listen to me. If I cannot make people listen to me in a conversation, because they think I am too naive, maybe through a film I can make people listen.feedback

Matan Vilnai

At first glance we saw some Katyusha rockets. And for us that's enough. And Katyusha rockets, as I mentioned before, are against the population, not against soldiers.feedback

Ahmad Fatfat

The Captain was no ordinary officer. He was a specialist in communications, which is a very important field. He played a central role in analyzing the phone calls in a large number of attacks, starting with the assassination of Rafik Hariri.feedback

Amir Peretz

Hezbollah will not be allowed to become what it was before.feedback

Walid Jumblatt

I accuse the Syrian regime because it does not want Lebanon, the people of Lebanon, to be free, independent and safe.feedback

Mohsen Bilal

Syria, the people and the government, strongly condemn what happened. It's a kind of crime.feedback

Bilal Masri

We fought in Hezbollah's ranks, we resisted the Israeli enemy. But now we find that the Israeli enemy is more merciful to Sunnis in Syria than Hezbollah.feedback

Bernard Kouchner

This is truly a new beginning. Maybe tomorrow, maybe Tuesday, we will have a government and that is really the aim. It is going in the right direction.feedback

Sandra Hassan

The application is not specific to bombs or attacks, but can be used in any crisis situation or civil emergency, and I have started coordinating with the Observatoire International des Crises to implement this application for emergency response management.feedback

Sandra Hassan

The situation in Lebanon is a bit agitated at the moment, with January witnessing multiple explosions in the country. Like all Lebanese, as soon as there is an explosion, I rush to my phone to try to call my friends and family and make sure they are safe. Being abroad just amplifies this worry.feedback

Sandra Hassan

I am already working on updates for this application making it independent of social media, but keeping Twitter and adding Facebook as options for the user. The application would use a minimum of internet bandwidth, and provide its services even to those who do not have social media accounts.feedback

Sandra Hassan

The idea for the app comes from that experience. When I published this version last week, it was out of frustration over an explosion that had taken place on that same day. However, although the situation is sad, I hope this application can be useful and I am working on developing it further.feedback

Sandra Hassan

I was surprised by the amount of feedback and the requests from users to update the application and include more features in it. Although I am dedicated to developing this application further, I wish that there was no need for it, at least not due to man-made situations.feedback

Naema Ghazi

I was coming back from the field. I just stepped on the ground and I don't know how it exploded but then I was bleeding. I immediately felt that I had lost my leg, it was hanging on by just one vein.feedback

Fraser Cameron

I think this attitude has changed. There was a certain mistrust of the EU a few years ago, but the EU has become, I think, more even-handed; it has demonstrated in monitoring the border crossing at Rafah between Egypt and Gaza that it is an objective force in the region, and I think Israel now does trust the EU to play a security role in the region.feedback

Tzipi Livni

The goals of Hizbollah are to set the region in flames and to dictate the Israeli-Palestinian agenda.feedback

Condoleezza Rice

It is a difficult time for the people of Lebanon and it is a difficult time for the Palestinian people. If we have learned anything it is that any peace is going to have to be based on enduring principles and not on temporary solutions. We will talk about how to get to an enduring cessation of violence.feedback

Amir Peretz

The bottom line is to create a deterrent force for the state of Israel so that when a ceasefire agreement is signed no one will dare hurt the Israeli home front.feedback

Condoleezza Rice

We need always to be cognisant of, and looking to, what kind of Middle East we are trying to build. It is time for a new Middle East. It is time to say to those who do not want a different kind of Middle East that we will prevail, they will not.feedback

Adel Tawile

We have had 20 years of war followed by 10 years of rebuilding Lebanon. And now the infrastructure has been totally destroyed, people are appalled.feedback

Dan Halutz

The target of this operation was to enter to what Hezbollah is calling a hospital, in which we thought we may find materials and the intelligence information.feedback

Condoleezza Rice

I still believe that if we really put our minds toward it, that it is entirely possible. Certainly we are talking about days and not weeks before we can get a ceasefire.feedback

Ehud Olmert

Our resilience has created a new balance of power between Israel and its enemies. I have no doubt this new balance of power will enable the creation of a new reality that will be safer and better for Israel.feedback

Ari Shavit

Lebanon is an Israeli trauma; most Israelis have lived through the experience of fighting a war in Lebanon. Lebanon in many ways is our Vietnam, but as Israel is being attacked, as its borders are not being respected, as its borders are not respected by Hezbollah fighters, there is no alternative to Israel but to act harshly.feedback

Javier Solana

Those who have the possibility or influence to stop the violence (should) do so and do it immediately.feedback

Ali El Takach

The contract holding Lebanon's government together has fallen apart. The coming hours will determine if this age-old conflict is about to start up all over again.feedback

Wolfgang Bosbach

We Germans should not refuse to get involved in a peace mission because of our history. But we must take great care not to get drawn into a conflict where we might one day find ourselves possibly having to face Israeli troops.feedback

Miri Eisin

We will stop the aerial blockade of flights into Lebanon with the arrival of German forces who will be in the airport implementing the embargo supervising mainly the cargo which arrives into Beirut International Airport.feedback

George W. Bush

In my judgement, the best way to stop the violence is to understand why the violence happened in the first place and that's because Hizbollah has been launching rocket attacks out of Lebanon into Israel and because Hizbollah captured two Israeli soldiers.feedback

Alan Pellegrini

The new UNIFIL will be stronger, enhanced with more people, and above all with new rules of engagement.feedback

Michèle Alliot-Marie

France has been part of the UN presence in Lebanon since 1978. We will continue to be part of that presence, and are ready to take command of the enlarged force until early next year.feedback

Rainer Griesbaum

The pressure to arrest someone, which also led to the first arrest, was so big in Lebanon that the accused turned himself in.feedback

Tzipi Livni

The aim of the international force is not only to support Lebanon but to guarantee the complete sovereignty of the Lebanese government and to enable the application of accords between the different Lebanese forces.feedback

Tzipi Livni

There is a need of enforcement of the arms embargo in order to prevent rearmament of Hizbollah in the future.feedback

Dominique de Villepin

France has doubled its contingent within the framework of UNIFIL, and we have 1700 men on the ground who are giving logistical support to the UNIFIL troops. So we are the country that is currently the most involved and present on the ground.feedback

Abdel-Karim Alibrahim

The tents blew about letting the rain and snow come in on the little children. We would have preferred to stay in Syria with the shelling.feedback

Jose Manuel Barroso - European Commission

I received a very dramatic phone call from the Prime Minister of Lebanon and we are already prepared to meet the most immediate humanitarian needs.feedback

Naji al-Otari

Anyone who bargains on breaking Syrian-Lebanese ties will lose.feedback

Jacques Chirac

I can't imagine that there would be no solution because that would mean – which would be the most immoral result – that we accept the current situation and that we abandon an immediate ceasefire.feedback

Monica Sereni

We think the negotiations must continue and we must also look at how relations between Israel and the Palestinians evolve. The Middle East issue needs to stay on the political agenda.feedback

Fawzi Salloukh

The decision to send about 7,000 to 8,000 European soldiers to join UNIFIL is of great assistance and help to back the Lebanese army which has already started to deploy in the south of Lebanon.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

The disarmament of Hizbollah cannot be done by force. It has to be a political agreement between the Lebanese, there has to be a Lebanese consensus and an agreement amongst them to disarm.feedback

Ömer Çelik

The situation in Syria has a negative effect on Turkey and also for Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, the entire region. All of what is happening there is having a negative effect on regional peace and tourism as well.feedback

Leila Shahid

I really think this illustrates Mister Barak's comeback. His first aim is to cleanse the Israeli army's honour following the 2006 war with Lebanon, especially after the Vinograd report, and second he wants to boost his ratings ahead of February's election, and sadly you can see that he has grown in popularity since the launch of the Gaza offensive.feedback

Charles Salame - Euronews

The greatest humanitarian crisis of modern times is not receiving the greatest amount of attention from the rest of the world. NGOs say countries bordering Syria are all struggling to cope with a problem which as can be seen in Zaatari shows no sign of going away.feedback

Bachar al Assad

Stay where you are. You have no business coming here!feedback

Walid Jumblatt

It's normal that there are problems. Having said that, I think the talks between Siniora and President Michel Suleiman will lead to a solution that satisfies everyone.feedback

Fouad Siniora

The government has been formed and we will work together to confront the challenges that lie ahead.feedback

Fouad Siniora

Any action that aims to strengthen Arab relations and iron out differences can only be beneficial. We cannot face up to our challenges, on the Palestinian question or on Israeli-Arab relations if we are divided. That's even more obvious now we have to deal with a new hawkish government in Israel. When you think that the previous two governments were considered as doves, who knows what we'll get from this new administration.feedback

Fouad Siniora

This was an innovative and civilised approach to try and end the violence in the region, but it depends on Israel who, until then, could only dream of such an offer. But until now Israel has done nothing, whatever the government, hawks or doves, who have been in power. They need to seize this chance so that the initiative can revive and move forwards.feedback

Fouad Siniora

It is a serious mistake to accuse the tribunal of being manipulated. I think it will do its job, and it is being closely watched. Its sessions are in public, and no-one can manipulate it or divert it from its chosen course.feedback

Fouad Siniora

Arabs need a relationship of equals with Iran. We don't want to be involved in Iran's internal affairs and, equally, we don't want Iran to interfere with us. We have a responsibility, and Iran even more so, to ensure our relations are between two states, and not between a state and an organisation. I don't think that is useful. Imagine that an Arab nation establishes relations with an Iranian organisation. How do you think Iran would feel about that? Would it accept it? I think not.feedback

Fouad Siniora

The EU is keen to have good relations, just as Lebanon is. They are very important, as is our association agreement with the EU.feedback

Fouad Siniora

We certainly can't fire off unfounded accusations. We have to wait for the conclusions of the tribunal conducting the enquiry. We place our entire trust in it, and we will be satisfied with whatever decisions it comes to.feedback

Fouad Siniora

Lebanon is an Arab country, and Syria is a brother nation. We want a healthy relationship. We have achieved a lot in recent years, and Lebanon has ceaselessly reaffirmed its sovereignty without leaving the Arab fold.feedback

Fouad Siniora

We believe this opening up towards Syria is important and we support it. But at the same time we want relations with Damascus to be based on trust and mutual respect. In other words, a relationship of equals. There has to be a real will to solve the unresolved problems that have hung over us for years. That is why we think that this change in tone between the US, Europe, and Syria doesn't disturb us. On the contrary.feedback

Fouad Siniora

The UN's peacekeepers are welcome in Lebanon and we believe they play a vital role in keeping the peace and protecting Lebanon. In co-operation with the Lebanese army they ensure security in the border zone south of the Litani river. We are following the developments very closely, and we would like to salute the serious and constructive collaboration between our army and the UN.feedback

Alan Bernstein

If we hadn't looked on the Internet, we wouldn't really know about it. Obviously, we heard the tanks manoeuvring and we heard some shells fired, but that's kind of normal. We've been in Golan before.feedback

Jacques Chirac

Two extra battalions will be on the ground, increasing our involvement in UNIFIL. Two thousand French soldiers will be wearing blue helmets in Lebanon.feedback

Romano Prodi

We are not holding a beauty contest here. We must contribute to peace. If we are handed leadership responsibilities, that will be fine. Otherwise, we will still do our bit for peace.feedback

Bashar al-Assad

It is the handing over of this sovereignty to other parties that is a hostile move against Syria which will naturally create problems between us.feedback

Freddy Eytan

Netanyahu is not a warmonger, he has not ordered extensive operations like [former Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert did in Lebanon and Gaza. He is not hesitating, he is careful, prudent. I think he will manage the situation until Gaza goes quiet again.feedback

Bashar al-Assad

We are going to speak with the Iranian leaders. As far as we know, there is no nuclear military programme. We are against all weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.feedback

Matan Vilnai

You are speaking to a general who has fought in all the wars you can think about since before the '67 war….feedback

Matan Vilnai

In some places, we've made mistakes. And we inquire every incidence in Jenin, and in Sabrah and Shatila. But they never did it.feedback

Matan Vilnai

Iran is the enemy of the whole free world. If the whole free world will gather together and push them, by using diplomatic channels and economic obstacles, we can do it. We are using diplomatic channels and economic sanctions in order to understand what they can do and what they can't do.feedback

Matan Vilnai

We can negotiate everything. The basics is first of all, the understanding of the whole Palestinian society, the whole Palestinian political range, about the existence of Israel and about stopping terror. If there will be no terror and each one of the Palestinians will understand that the main thing is the existence of Israel – we can talk about everything.feedback

Matan Vilnai

We would like to live peacefully in the Middle East. This is our goal, this is our vision. You ask every Israeli in the street, in the market, whenever you want. Every Israeli would say: I am in favour of peace. The most important thing is to secure the security of Israel, to defend the state of Israel. My goal, my mission is to secure the home front because the Arab states understand that they cannot beat our army in the battlefield, so they prefer to hit targets in civilian areas.feedback

Matan Vilnai

Waqf' is holy ground; holy Muslim ground. There is a wonderful example: there was a wonderful small democracy in the Middle East called Lebanon. What has happened to Lebanon? The old Lebanon disappeared; there is no Lebanon. There is something else although there is Lebanon, there is a president, a prime minister..a force of the Lebanese army, but there is no Lebanon. There is more Christian Lebanese in South America and in West Africa than in Lebanon, because they were not strong enough. The radical Muslims are sure that in time, they will do the same to Israel. No chance.feedback

Matan Vilnai

On one condition: that the whole government, including the radical Muslims will recognize the existence of Israel.feedback

Neyla Chehwan

The time lapse separating the two explosions was about 30 seconds. There was shooting between Iranian embassy personnel and the attackers. The attackers could not reach the embassy – which was their goal of course, to attack the Iranian embassy – but they could not reach it, they failed.feedback

Alon Liel

If somebody in the region, especially in Syria or Lebanon, understands these attacks as a direct intervention in the civil war, it might be a real problem for Israel.feedback

Khaled Al-Faisal

In the year 2000, I was invited to a cultural conference in Beirut, and I do not know why I included this idea in my speech, but I proposed establishing an Arab Thought Foundation. I imagined the initiative as cooperation between thought and finance. This initiative is based on bringing wealthy Arab businessmen together to create an investment fund and use the returns to finance cultural activities.feedback

Emile Lahoud

You will have another Kosovo in Lebanon. You will have the French who will want their influence, the Americans… And we had these four countries in Lebanon in 1982 and what happened. We had a war.feedback

Ehud Olmert

We are ready to end the ceasefire not when the international force will be ready but will be deployed. OK? This is an entirely different thing. First of all the international force should be made of countries which have a genuine concern for change in this part of the world. I would consider France a natural candidate and many other European countries, British soldiers, Italian soldiers.feedback

Michel Suleiman

The rescue operations are taking place under very difficult weather conditions. The crash took place at night when the weather was incredibly stormy and the sea was very choppy. So the rescue operation is going on with great difficulty. Sabotage has been ruled out and in any case the investigation will uncover all the details.feedback

Franz Josef Jung

It is a historic matter to be involved in such a peaceful mission.feedback

Alessandro Miglietta

The men have been at work for the last two days. They're setting up camp, there's the equipment to install. We're ready to get to work.feedback

Angela Merkel

The offer remains but prudence must be the priority.feedback

Jan Egelund

These are violations of humanitarian law and the civilians should be shielded, civilians are protected people, they are not the targets.feedback

Rabih Kbar

Every day we see new faces, they are all new patients. In the past six months I think the numbers have doubled.feedback

Khaled Abou Louhai

Some of us are concerned about both the situation there, and here in the camp, where our wives are, our children, who are hungry, or cold, or who are ill. Hopefully someone can help us. Maybe they can give us houses, rooms where we can live through the winter because it is very cold here then. We can not stay in these tents. The conditions are very difficult. We want people to realise what our situation is like.feedback

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

If we didn't resist, we don't know where the Zionist frontier would stop. You have shown your willingness to oppose the Zionist sabres, tanks and planes.feedback

Ayoob Kara

The Israeli government does not want to do anything, but I personally, because I speak Arabic, I know how to tell Ahmadinejad in Arabic: leave the region. We want peace in the region, we do not want wars in the region.feedback

Samir Kassir

This is a message for the whole of Lebanon, for the freedom of expression. It's a message for everyone who believes in the freedom of this country, a message sent by Syria's totalitarian regime, and Syrian agents in Lebanon.feedback

Bashar al-Assad

The commission must rectify these mistakes, and write an objective report that will tell the truth about Hariri's murder and clear Syria of blame.feedback

Javier Solana

Having lists of terrorism is not necessarily the same in one country as in the other, but we consider Hezbollah to be part of the political life of the country (Lebanon). They have representatives in parliament and in that context I have talked to them.feedback

Fouad Siniora

This party is not a Lebanese party. It is is an Iranian group which works in and from Lebanon. Therefore, contrary to all the claims Hezbollah is trying to spread among the Lebanese – that it is a resistance group – we find out now that they are putting on a different face.feedback

Hassan Nasrallah - Hezbollah

An entirely new phase began a few weeks ago, of safeguarding the resistance and protecting its back and safeguarding Lebanon and protecting its back – and this is everyone's responsibility.feedback

Mohammad Kabani

The trial will start soon. We are backing the Tribunal as we did always and we think that it will reach the facts and it will also reach justice.feedback

Jacques Chirac

The diplomatic process needs to be re-launched immediately. I would like to have a meeting of the Quartet very soon.feedback

Tzipi Livni

So the role of the international peacekeeping force is to help the Lebanese government and also to implement, fully, completely, and I also hope quickly resolution 1701, including the deployment of the Lebanese army to the south part of Lebanon, enforcement of the arms embargo in order to prevent re-armament of Hizbollah in the future.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

It is time now to look to the future. Let us look at this post-war period as an opportunity for peace, prosperity and stability in Lebanon.feedback

Elias Chakkour

We love to come to Lebanon because it is hospitable, and to welcome his holiness the Pope. We are here with a group of priests from Haifa and the Holy Land.feedback

Fouad Siniora

The ratification of the international tribunal should not be considered as a victory for one party over another Lebanese party. It is a victory for Lebanon and all Lebanese.feedback

Omar Bakri Fostock

The pope is not welcome in this country as far as I am concerned. I represent myself and the Islamic views I believe in, because he did insult my religion, insulting my beloved messenger Mohammed – may peace of God be upon him – in his public speech, when he said Islam is an evil call and it is not suitable for humanities, and Mohammed has spread it by force.feedback

Marwan Tabet

I am sure that he is worried about the Christians and Christianity in Syria, as well he is worried about the Christians in the entire region. That is why an important part of his message will be to the Muslims in the region and to all the regimes. Can you imagine a Middle East without the Christians in it? What would be your stand on that?feedback

Walid al-Moallem

This ship was not carrying Iranian weapons to Syria. It didn't even include material to manufacture military weapons. This ship was carrying Iranian goods to Syria.feedback

Juliana Khalaf

What really excites me about contemporary Lebanese artists is that they are not afraid to try different techniques and at the same time they're not afraid to share their messages on inconvenient truths. That includes them as acting as historians, journalists, politicians, satirists. I think that brings for interesting dialogue and narratives.feedback

Melhem Harmouche

In Deir Al-Zour, about 20 cases were identified and reported in Syria, and because there are a lot of Syrian refugees fleeing to Lebanon, to the camps due to the shelling, being under siege and the economic situation, the Mediterranean countries around Syria are carrying out protective campaigns.feedback

Mohamed Othman

We are on the streets today to say, We are not afraid of you anymore, we are not afraid of explosions no matter how much you try. We are staying here.feedback

Samer al-Hirri

We came from the north yesterday, and we want to say that weapons cannot overcome the power of the pen. Wissam al-Hassan is from our area and we came here to bid him farewell.feedback

Fawzi Salloukh

We are fully cooperating with the United Nations organisation which is the legitimate international organisation, and others should also cooperate with this as we're doing.feedback

George W. Bush

France has said they'd send some troops. We hope they send more. And there's been different signals coming out of France. Yesterday they had a statement. Today they had a statement. We're working with France. France is a friend. France is an ally. France has got a great stake in the future of Lebanon. President Chirac has made it very clear that he believes that democracy in Lebanon is very important.feedback

Mark Regev

That is a direct violation of the UN Security Council resolution that established the ceasefire and we were responding to that violation of the ceasefire.feedback

Bahiya Shuraih

We want to ask Abbas to improve the living conditions for Palestinians everywhere, and to improve our situation as Palestinians in Lebanon. Because there's no work for our young people. And most importantly we want to go back to Palestine.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

I view with great gravity this attempt to violate our border. We will continue to do what is necessary to defend the security of Israel's citizens.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

The resolution requires them to withdraw. The resolution is clear that there should be full withdrawal and I am sending my envoy there to sit with them and discuss full and complete withdrawal.feedback

Amr Moussa - Arab League

We hope that it won't escalate. Our job is to work with all the parties on the basis of retrieving the national unity in Lebanon. And we believe that all the Lebanese are in the same boat.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

The influx of a million refugees would be massive in any country. For Lebanon, a small nation beset by internal difficulties, the impact is staggering. The Lebanese people have shown striking generosity, but are struggling to cope. Lebanon hosts the highest concentration of refugees in recent history. We cannot let it shoulder this burden alone.feedback