More Quotes

“The modern form of antisemitism is the denial of the existence of the State of Israel… As secretary general of the United Nations I consider that the state of Israel needs to be treated as any other state.”

(United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressing the World Jewish Congress’s plenary assembly in New York, 23/04/2017).

“The logic of 242—of balancing rights and responsibilities, withdrawal and security—remains sound, and can only be expressed in a two-state framework. The problem is not with the principles but the commitment to apply them. International actors should use this moment to reaffirm those principles.”

(BICOM Senior Research Associate Toby Greene on the enduring value of UN Resolution 242 in Prospect magazine, 21/04/2017)

“We, as a people who survived the greatest of atrocities and rose from the ashes to be a strong and secure nation, we will do all we can to continue to aid the survivors of the horrors in Syria. We know all too well how dangerous silence can be, and we cannot remain mute.”

(Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s statement following the chemical attack in Idlib, Syria 04/07/2017)

“The days of Israel-bashing at the United Nations are over.”

(U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaking at AIPAC’s annual policy conference in Washington, US, 28/03/2017)

“Britain, under the leadership of May, has made a concerted effort to make it clear that its December vote does not accurately reflect the British stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We welcome this change and encourage other western countries to join Britain in combating Israel’s unfair treatment at the UN.”

(A Jerusalem Post editorial following UK criticism of the UNHRC’s disproportionate focus on Israel 27/03/2017)

“Regarding the Gaza Strip, we must hold on to the formula of ‘rehabilitation for demilitarisation.’ Israel has an interest, as well as a moral commitment, to prevent deterioration toward a humanitarian crisis in Gaza around missing basic infrastructure.”

(Amir Peretz writing in the Times of Israel on Israeli policy in the Gaza Strip, 30/03/2017)