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Mahmoud Abbas
This day is special because the Palestinian people are uniting behind the prisoners in their battle, their uprise against injustice. Today proves that, since 10 years, Gaza and the West Bank have united in one activity, today this has been achieved, which proves that the Palestinian people are united by struggle and resistance and are divided by
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You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Palestine. 80 people are quoted and you can read 116 citations of them about Palestine. Mahmoud Abbas, Naftali Bennett and Ken Livingstone, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Mahmoud Abbas said: “This day is special because the Palestinian people are uniting behind the prisoners in their battle, their uprise against injustice. Today proves that, since 10 years, Gaza and the West Bank have united in one activity, today this has been achieved, which proves that the Palestinian people are united by struggle and resistance and are divided by politics.”.
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Ken Livingstone

[Hitler] didn't just sign the deal. The SS set up training camps so that German Jews who were going to go there could be trained to cope with a very different sort of country when they got there [Palestine]. So you had right up until the start of the second world war real collaboration. It's completely unfair. We have a tradition of law and that is open. There's absolutely no justification for something like this being done in

Ken Livingstone

It's really coming down to claiming I brought the party into disrepute by defending Naz Shah. As she's been readmitted to the party that does seem a bit excessive to try and expel me for supporting

John Follain

I think he represents a past era in international terrorism when the principal cause, the so called popular cause, was Palestine, a free Palestine, and of course Marxism. I think terrorism has evolved so much that today he represents a solitary voice in the desert, a pretty old fashioned

Mustafa Alani

There could actually be a product of the Arab summit - a unified attitude towards Washington's policy in Palestine. They might disagree on all other issues, but I think this is the unifying

Ken Livingstone

I did not say or suggest that Hitler was a Zionist. I did not make any equation of Hitler and Zionism. I neither criticised the transfer agreement or the section of Zionism that participated in the agreement. I did not draw any historical parallels with the situation today anywhere, including with the conflict between Israel and Palestine. It has been suggested that my comments were offensive. For the sake of absolute clarity, I reiterate that I had absolutely no intention for my remarks to cause offence, least of all to Jewish people, and I am sorry if they

Mahmoud Abbas

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

Federica Mogherini - European Union

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

Xi Jinping

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

Iman Al-Moghayer

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

Mahmoud Tafesh

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

Mahmoud Tafesh

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

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

Iman Mughaier

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

Naftali Bennett

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

Benyamin Netanyahu

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

Benyamin Netanyahu

Can I reveal, Jared, how long we've known you? I've known the president and his family and his team for a long time and there is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald

António Guterres - United Nations

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

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

Tareq Abu Kwaik

If we had the ability to travel…all the Arabs, if we had no boarders to travel between each other, like in Europe, we would have like a union, you know, then I think we could build a lot because the problem now is we don't know each others peoples, its the first time I have seen my Moroccan people, it's the first time I see these brothers and sisters and I know, we feel the same about a lot of things but we need to talk you know , we need to sit down and

Naftali Bennett

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

Naftali Bennett

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

Naftali Bennett

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

Mahmoud Abbas

This embassy is a place of pride for us and we hope that all of the countries of the world recognise the State of Palestine, because this recognition will bring us closer to the peace

Mahmoud Abbas

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

Mahmoud Abbas

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

Pierre Kraehenbuehl

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

Pierre Kraehenbuehl

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

Hazem Abu Helal

When we see our leaders speaking for hours about the rights of youth, we start laughing (because) youth in Palestine starts from age 66. These people don't accept a new generation. They don't accept change because they have power, they have money and they have

Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani

We believe this will be a step for having some relief for the people of Gaza. Forgetting Palestine – postponing it until later – will be much

Din al-Akhras

We hope the Facebook campaign of suspending and removing Palestinian accounts will stop. We do not practice incitement; we are only conveying news from Palestine to the

Kito de Boer

The question is what can (Obama) do in those remaining weeks. If you put the test of 'what is a lasting legacy', one thing that I would argue is: simply recognize the two states, recognize Palestine. We talk about the fact that where the two-state solution is under threat, well, you know, that is something that the U.S. government could

Marina Barham

This young man always struggled with whether to go and throw stones at a soldier or at a checkpoint, but he felt if he did that he would loose his life. So, he decided to enroll in a theatre training and now Murad has a masters degree and is travelling all over the world; he is telling the story of the refugee camp, he is telling the story of Palestine and he is trying to achieve justice for his country through culture and

Gideon Remez

Now one of these items is all of two lines ... it starts with the code name of the person, Krotov', which is derived from the Russian word for 'mole', and then 'Abbas, Mahmoud, born 1935 in Palestine, member of the central committee of Fatah and the PLO, in Damascus 'agent of the

Choi Kyong-lim - United Nations

I don't know whether it's fair or unfair, but it's obvious that the majority of members want to continue to focus on the situation of Israel and

Abdullah Ensour

We were surprised since we announced our intention to carry out the project by the reactions of some of our brothers in Palestine who were skeptical about the project. We have found that this project is no longer enjoying a consensus, and it might be controversial. Therefore we have decided to stop implementing

Ted Cruz

Let me say at the outset, perhaps to the surprise of the previous speaker, Palestine has not existed since

David Grossman

First of all I think that Palestinians should do for traumatised Palestinians, for traumatised Palestine. Release? No, I think that… You know, I take reality very seriously and the alternative is be either cynical or desperate of the situation and I don't want to be

Yousef Munayyer

So this is coming at a moment when there is a real question about the role of the motion picture industry when it comes to social responsibility. We think it is important at this time that they think about the issue of Palestine as well and not take the bait and not take the trip to act as apartheid lackeys in this casting call by the Israeli

Ayatollah Khamenei

We will not stop supporting our friends in the region: the oppressed people of Palestine, the oppressed people of Yemen, the people and government of Syria, the people and government of Iraq, the oppressed people of

Annemarie Jacir

My family is from Bethlehem, which was occupied in 1967. I was interested in doing something about this time period that was a tragedy for the Palestinians, but also a time of great hope. All over the world, not just in Palestine, but everywhere, young people were trying to do something to change their lives: student movements, anti-colonial movements, civil rights; there was something very special

Barack Obama

I did indicate to him that we continue to believe that a two-state solution is the only way for the long-term security of Israel, if it wants to stay both a Jewish state and democratic. Well, we take him at his word when he said that it wouldn't happen during his prime ministership, and so that's why we've got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we don't see a chaotic situation in the

Barack Obama

We indicated that that kind of rhetoric was contrary to what is the best of Israel's traditions, that although Israel was founded based on the historic Jewish homeland and the need to have a Jewish homeland, Israeli democracy has been premised on everybody in the country being treated equally and

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

Abdullah Gul

Palestine is a state under occupation and the Palestinians are using military means to end the occupation. Even after United Nations rulings, Palestine is still under

Mahmoud Abbas

Israel has decided that this year will see a new war of genocide perpetrated against the Palestinian people; in the same year in which this Assembly, on behalf of the people and countries of the world, conveyed the world's yearning and determination to realise a just peace that achieves freedom and independence for the Palestinian people in their state of Palestine alongside

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

Margot Wallstrom

Today, the government takes the decision to recognise the state of Palestine. It is an important step that confirms the Palestinians' right to

Fabienne Van Eck

Some activities we do also help the teachers to relax, to take care of themselves, because especially here in Palestine, it's not easy to work in schools. There are many issues, there are many problems, so, also the teachers need to take care of themselves, or the social

Mohammed Assaf

My message to them is my songs more than anything else, this is what I have to offer, I mean the lyrics of my songs are much stronger and speak louder than the sound of bullets and

Mahmoud Abbas

The international community must condemn and put an end to any actions on the ground that undermine

Azzam al-Ahmad

We will not overreact and abuse the rights that we obtained at the United

John Bolton

The draft resolution before the Council was unbalanced. It placed demands on one side in the Middle East conflict but not the other. This draft resolution would have exacerbated tensions in the region and would have undermined our vision of two democratic states – Israel and Palestine – living side by side in peace and

Abeer Alrifai

Traditional music is always about love of the land, of Palestine, of Palestinian folklore, I mean they are songs that we always sing at weddings, at the harvest, in the villages, at all big events, as well as for the liberation of Palestine!feedback

Nassim Aldogom

The Al-Quds group is trying to preserve and develop the identity of Palestinian culture. Our main aim is to safeguard the rich culture of a people who have suffered a lot and who are looking for life and that's what we want to do with our music: preserve this heritage and enrich it. That's part of our

Mohamed Métalsi

There's no such thing as Arab Music – that's why we say music from the Arab World. There is music which is sung in Arab, other music sung in Berber, other music in Kurdish, in Noubian, Syrian, Aramaic, etc. The diversity of these populations, from the whole of the Arab world, is reflected in the different musical

Nassim Aldogom

The Palestinian diaspora has listened to music and read books from all over the world and we too are working on a fusion of cultures involving mixing European and International music with our music to show that we are part of the international community and that we – like other peoples – have the right to

Andrea Bolitho - Euronews

The imminent repercussions I would say in financial terms are some difficulties that we have with the financement from the United States. There are other, wider repercussions, maybe more political; there are those who praise us, those who accuse us. Let me say that the question for the admission of Palestine in the organisation has been on the agenda for 22 years, it is not something new that came up but apparently member states, this time 107, decided to vote in

Yossi Bellin

What we have to know is whether Hamas is going to have any say in the security of the West Bank and whether the government or Hamas in that case is going to allow Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President to negotiate on peace with

Mahmoud Abbas

Those who are pro-peace must support our endeavour…must stand tall and support the admission of the state of Palestine in the UN…there's no excuse for not doing

Saeb Erekat

These are Jordanian-Palestinian borders, since Israel has finished its gradual withdrawal. We will not accept any Israeli staying on our eastern and western borders, nor in any port or passageway or territorial waters, or in Palestinian airspace. This is an independent, full sovereign state of

Saeb Erekat

I can't go deeply into the details of negotiations, but what must be constructed under the legitimacy of international law is clear and specific. A Palestinian state has no meaning without announcing East Jerusalem as its capital, and there is no Palestine without the Gaza strip as a part of it. Gaza means the Mediterranean and total incorporation. We are the same people. We cannot end this struggle without finding a solution for the refugee issue, referring to UN resolution

Mahmoud Abbas

We will ask the states of the United Nations to recognise our state. In doing this, we do not aim to isolate Israel or deprive it of legitimacy. Work on these negotiations is not unilateral, but the continued construction of settlements is a unilateral action by the Israeli

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

So, now the United Stated is talking about human rights?! Where are human rights in Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya, Tunisia, or Egypt?feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

We are here to say once again that we are ready to implement our commitments and decisions; and to respect the international agreements and resolutions meant to build the peace process; and to achieve a peaceful solution for our two states, Palestine and

Ismail Haniyeh - Hamas

Armed resistance is the way and is the strategic choice to liberate

Ibrahim Mahmud

We went up to the mountains and stayed there for four or five nights. People were like sheep without a shepherd. Then we went to Jamala and Deir Amara and Beit Tilo, and then to Akabat

Mahmoud Abbas

The passing of our great poet, Mahmoud Darwish, the lover of Palestine, the pioneer of the modern Palestinian cultural project and the brilliant national leader will leave a great gap in our political, cultural and national

Hamid Karzai

Today we, the Muslim world, especially the people of Afghanistan, remember the people of Palestine, in Gaza, who are suffering such brutality. They are being killed night and

John Ging - United Nations

We cannot make a distribution, we were to make a distribution today but we have used our reserves, we are the same as anyone else, we don't have a reserve of

Irina Bokova - UNESCO

The United States contribute 22 percent to the regular budget and then we have also the withholding of funds for 2012 for (sic) Israel, so it's quite substantial. We have to know that budgetary contribution of each member states is an obligation in respect for the organisation and I believe that, still, the US will change the

Mahmoud Abbas

The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other people of the earth, free in a sovereign independent

Javier Solana

I think that everybody in Israel and Palestine will have to be aware of the difficulties of the moment. To maintain the calm will be the most beneficial for

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

If you ask the French, what they think of the occupation they will say its illegal. And what about the Nazi's occupation of France, it is illegal of course and the resistance by Charles de Gaulle's followers was seen as action by warriors for freedom, but they will not talk about the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the same way, because of their

Mahmoud Abbas

Palestine's membership in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation represents a lot, politically and morally, since we have asked the Security Council to let Palestine be a member of the United Nations, and this request still stands. At the same time, we wanted to be in UNESCO, which is a very important organisation, as it has close relations with people all over the

Hussam Murtaja

The spirit of joy is also missing this year not only for Christians but also for Muslims. We have noticed that demand is very low and I think that is for several reasons. First, we don't have stability, also the borders are closed, and we don't have enough

Barack Obama

The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognised borders are established for both

Sandra Babcock

We have done research on 90 countries, as well as two different territories, Palestine and Taiwan, that still retain the death penalty in their laws. Some of these countries apply the death penalty by carrying out executions. Others just have it as a matter of law, but they never apply

Nour Odeh

This decision coincides with a very important historic date. November 29 is the international day of solidarity for the Palestinian people. It was on this day in 1947 that the General Assembly took the unprecedented and never-repeated step of dividing a territory into two states: Israel and Palestine. But Palestine was never recognised, until today, with the international community's correction of that historic

Mahmoud Abbas

We are going to upgrade the status of Palestine to an observer state at the United Nations. This is the first step towards attaining our Palestinian rights – cemented in our national councils since

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

The Hamas movement supports all the diplomatic acts that add to Palestinian victories. We welcome the move toward statehood at United Nations. However, we want it to be through a national programme based on resistance and the preservation of Palestinian

Ghassan Khatib

I think that the war on Gaza marginalised, to a certain extent, the public stand of the Palestinian Authority. This move to the United Nations seems to strengthen the internal stand of President Abbas and the Palestinian

George Giacaman

UNESCO membership may be a moral victory for the Palestinians but there is no political advantage. It may put Palestine on the world map but it also creates a split between Europe and the United

Hans-Gert Pöttering

We hope there is – when there is a new government – a new approach to peace and we in the European Union and the European Parliament are in favour of a two-state solution, that means Israel in safe borders and Palestine in safe borders and I think we have to make a new approach for

John Gatt-Rutter

The real challenge is to make sure, now that we have this agreement, that it is implemented in good faith. I don't think the agreement in itself is supposed to be an answer to all the issues that bedevil Gaza. The only durable solution that exists for Gaza is obviously a political one. A political one between Israel and Palestine, in terms of the peace

Mohammed Awad - Hamas

We're demanding that Palestine is a full member of the UN, and that also includes the position of the PLO and internal reconciliation. They are issues of the utmost importance for us and are central to the Palestinian cause. So to make a decision like that or take such a stance, you have to reassure yourself that all those questions have been taken into

George W. Bush

There should be an end to the occupation that began in 1967. The agreement must establish Palestine as a homeland for the Palestinian people, just as Israel is a homeland for the Jewish

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

You are here to participate in the World Water Congress, what are the most pressing problems with regard to the provision of water in Palestine?feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

They have to admit unequivocally that the Palestine Liberation Organisation is the only legal representative of the Palestinian people, and with that we can have

Valérie Gauriat - Euronews

Israel, Hamas, Palestine, Egypt, Obama, the children's words speak of politics and war. It's hard to believe that this generation, with what they have gone through, will be able or willing to contribute to efforts for future peace in this

Hildegard De Vuyst

Dabke is the name of a folk dance from the region. It is not only danced in Palestine, the Palestinians were also very successful in turning it into their dance. So it is considered as their national dance. It is a way of dancing that is very much connected to the ground. There is a lot of stamping, it is very affirmative. It is very collective.The challenge for the dancers was that they were invited by us to create their own material for the

Uri Avnery

If you want a Jewish state in all of historical Palestine, if you want to put Israeli settlements all over the West Bank, then you don't want this peace. If you are ready to accept to give back the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem in return for peace you can have it tomorrow

George W. Bush

To promote this democracy, I will ask congress for $350 million to support Palestinian political, economic and social reforms. The goal of the democratic states of Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace is within

Rulah Ma

We had many cancelations during this month – the month of August, and last month, in July. We had a decrease in the number of tourists arriving to Palestine, and the decrease was up to 60 to 65

Mahmoud Abbas

We are not here to take away the legitimacy of a state, which has existed for decades – that is Israel. We are here to ask for legitimacy for a state which has to born the soon as possible – and that is Palestine. We are asking the world one direct question today – are we considered an extra people which has no place in the region?feedback

Abu Ahmed

First we call for an immediate cease-fire, second a retreat of all armed militants from the streets and a return of security guards to their positions before the start of these events, third a stopping of all media campaigns and especially those inciting

Tony Blair

And one other thing I would like to say while I'm on this subject if I might, neither have they any justification for killing people in Israel either. Let's just get that out of the way as well. There is no justification for suicide bombing whether in Palestine, Iraq, in London, Egypt, in Turkey, anywhere, in the USA, there is no justification for it.

Mahmoud Abbas

We must be aware that your victory has provoked the forces of war, colonisation and

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

Ayatollah Khamenei

Do not forget that if the Palestinians, as they have already done in Gaza, succeed in liberating a part of Palestine and to manage their own affairs through elected representatives, then that is what they must do. But we must never forget the ultimate

George Mitchell

We have said many times that our vision is for a two-state solution that includes a Jewish democratic state of Israel living side-by-side in peace and security with a viable, independent, souvereign and contiguous state of

Mahmoud Abbas

I wish for the Palestinian people that next year will be the year that peace will be implemented in the occupied Palestinian lands. We, my brothers, believe in peace and are working to implement

Hua Chunying

We support Palestine and Israel resolving their differences and disputes through peaceful talks. China's hosting of state visits by leaders of the two countries is part of our efforts to promote the peace process in the Middle

Sepp Blatter

We call upon the Israeli government to facilitate human relations when entering the territory of Palestine for national or international

Bülent Arınç

If you look at the past ten to fifteen years, you see that a cohabitation policy exists between two neighbouring states which each have their own borders. This is why Palestine deserves to be a sovereign state. Turkey will always support the just cause of Palestine. It can provide for its needs within its borders, while acknowledging the reality of

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