More Quotes

“Confiscation and annexing two million Palestinians who will demand full civil rights is not the answer. Only the two-state solution can end the prolonged, bloody conflict. The infrastructure for this existed a year ago and exists today more than ever before.”

(Chairman of the Zionist Union Isaac Herzog writing in Haaretz on his ten-point plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace, 23/02/2017)

“My government will not support one-sided resolutions criticising Israel of the kind recently adopted by the UN Security Council and we deplore the boycott campaigns designed to delegitimise the Jewish state.”

(Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull writing in The Australian ahead of Netanyahu’s visit, 22/02/2017)

 

“Even though Hezbollah forces are gaining significant operational experience through their actions in Syria, this activity has also brought on an economic and morale crisis for the group.”

(IDF Chief of Staff Lt.Gen. Gadi Eisenkot speaking to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, 22/02/2017)

“Singapore and Israel are old friends. When we became independent, the IDF helped us build and train the [Singapore Armed Forces]. Today, our ties extend to investments, technology and R&D. Our universities and research institutes have exchanges and joint research projects, and we are planning further collaboration with each other.”

(Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at a joint press briefing at the Istana with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 20/02/2017)

“If you ask me, ‘What is the biggest news in the Middle East?’ I think that [for] the first time since 1948 the moderate Arab world, Sunni world, understands that the biggest threat for them is not Israel, not Jews and not Zionism, but Iran and Iranian proxies.”

(Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaking at the Munich Security Conference, 19/02/2017)

“The Palestinian Authority’s strategy of putting heavy international political pressure on us has collapsed. We have freedom of action…but this is also our chance to dictate, from a position of strength, what we want. If it’s squandered on building another four outposts, that will be a mistake that will be mourned for generations.”

(Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid speaking to Times of Israel’s correspondent Avi Issacharoff, 6/02/2017)