More Quotes

“If Israel does not encourage international aid to Gaza, with Hamas’ government being in the loop, we may experience another armed conflict. This one, like the last, will not come about due to a lack of deterrence—but due to the lack of its necessary companion: positive incentives.”

(Israel’s Maj Gen (res.) Giora Eiland writing in Ynet on what is needed to prevent another armed conflict with Gaza, 23/08/2016)


“It is an honour for me to represent Israel at the UN, here in Geneva, and to be the first Israeli woman diplomat to hold this important position. I am looking forward to engaging with my colleagues and to highlight Israel’s positive contribution to the world.”

(Israel’s first woman ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Aviva Raz-Shechter, on her new role which formally began on Monday, 22/08/2016)


“I will do everything to make my country, my relatives and the Arab sector proud, showing that there is no difference between all of us and that we can live together.”

(Elham Mhamid, Israeli-Arab Paralympian Goalball Team Captain, 21/8/2016)



“What we wanted to do was bring Israeli art and culture back to the Fringe, to give people an opportunity to enjoy it.”

(Nigel Goodrich, founder of the Confederation of Friends of Israel Scotland on the Shalom Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 18/08/2016)


“Israel is surrounded by real, serious and constantly developing threats. There’s no belittling even the smallest of them. But you cannot forget that despite [those threats], the State of Israel is militarily the strongest country for 1,500 km (930 miles).”

(Former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak speaking at a conference for the social movement Darkenu in Rishon Lezion, 17/08/2016)