Wednesday March 22, 2017
DCI-Home Incitement Monitoring Report November 16, 2016: Updated Fact Sheet: Samples of recent inflammatory comments and incitement by Israeli officials and leaders

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PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi:

“The real incitement stems from Israel’s military occupation of Palestine and its enslavement of an entire nation. The Israeli hardline extremist government led by Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for generating a culture of hate and racism in Israel, inciting violence and feeding extremism. Updated regularly, this fact sheet includes samples of recent derogatory and inflammatory comments and incitement by Israeli government officials specifically meant to distort reality and mislead public opinion.”


Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “It's no secret that I think that the notion of setting up a Palestine in the heart of Israel is a profound mistake.” (November 2016)

Knesset Member Avi Dichter: "There is nothing more just than to allow children [of the original 'settlers'] to build their homes in the communities to which they were sent by previous Israeli governments, even if they are in Judea and Samaria,.”

“The time has come and it seems that circumstances are ripe, with the introduction of a new and different president in the U.S., to end the freeze and resume the construction boom in Jerusalem and in the communities in Judea and Samaria.”

“We will develop Jerusalem vigorously and build towns in order to provide their residents with the most basic need – the need for housing! We will do this with determination and sensitivity, while maintaining the law.” (November 2016)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: "National rights for Arab minorities can be attained in our neighboring Arab countries. Whoever wishes to realize his national rights as an Arab is invited to leave to these countries. I can't promise that he will be continue to enjoy the conditions he receives in our villa." (November 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “Trump’s victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the center of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause. This is the position of the President-elect, as written in his platform, and it should be our policy, plain and simple. ... The era of a Palestinian state is over.” (November 2016)

Knesset Member Yoav Kish: “We call on the prime minister to act from now on in accordance with the historic opportunity created by the election in the United States to resume building all in every part of our land, and to say farewell to the dangerous two-state plan, and instead to promote normalization and sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.” (November 2016)

“We believe that the policy of freezing and blocking settlement expansion is over. It’s time we stop talking about two states and we start talking about building, settlements, and sovereignty.” (November 2016)

Knesset Member David Bitan: “There is no reason why Ma’aleh Adumim shouldn’t expand. We will start with Ma’aleh Adumim and continue to all of Judea and Samaria.” (November 2016)

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely: “The answer to the international struggle over Jerusalem is applying sovereignty over Ma’ale Adumim, which will guarantee Jerusalem will always remain united and develop.” (November 2016)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “This morning we asked for a delay in the Amona issue, which is important in my eyes, to deal with the issue in a responsible manner. And we are also handling similar cases. We are a law abiding country. Everyone must remember this. I am sure that in the end the settlers will act responsibility. They know that there was and will not be a more sympathetic government toward settlement than this one.” (October 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “Gentlemen, it is time to extend our sovereignty in the land of Israel.”

"There is discussion that in the coming months the UN Security Council will force a resolution on Israel. If that happens, we need to have an appropriate Zionist response, immediate sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, including Maaleh Adumim, Gush Etzion, Ariel, Ofra, and Beit El." (October 2016)

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Meir Turgeman:“We have reached the moment of truth,” he said in an interview on Radio Jerusalem. “Let’s put all the cards on the table. The people in East Jerusalem want to kill us and destroy us. Why do we need to give them a new chance every day?

Each time we lived in false hope that these people, if we would help them, would change their animal behavior, but it turns out that nothing helps,” he said. “Why do people need to die in Jerusalem? Where is it written, and who said it? We have to take responsibility here. And I am going to give an example. I took all the construction plans related to East Jerusalem off the agenda. I shelved all of the plans. They say carrots and sticks. There are no carrots left, only sticks.” (October 2016)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: “When we wish to put Israel through advanced democratization processes, we must simultaneously deepen its Jewish identity. These identities are not contradictory. On the contrary: I believe they reinforce one another. I believe the more Jewish a state we are, the more democratic a state we will be, and that the more democratic a state we are, the more Jewish a state we will be.” (October 2016)

Lower Galilee Regional Council head Motti Dotan: "I don’t hate Arabs, but I don’t want them at my pools. I don’t go to their pools, either.”

"If I'd come in a sleazy bathing suit, or if girls in bikinis come with me, it's clear to you what will happen to them, so that's why they'll [Arabs] stay in their pools and my guys will stay in our pools."

“…On a day that Jewish men and women can feel comfortable in an Arab town I'll be happy to have them [Arabs] at mine's. Until that happens I don’t want them."  (July 2016)

Knesset Member Yoav Kish: "We will withstand the greatest pressures. We'll stand up for our truth, and stand at the gate of the city that was built to protect the eastern gate of our capital, Jerusalem. To clarify, this is not an isolated move. This is the opening salvo in the fight for Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samara. Ma'ale Adumim is the first stop in a long journey to strengthen the Zionist endeavor." (July 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “We should do what the State of Israel once did. What we once did in such situations was we would go and kidnap from the other side, and create new leverage against the other side, rather than releasing more and more terrorists.” (July 2016)

Finance Minister Moshe Khalon: “Indeed, now we must make clear to the other side — terror will not uproot [us]. We cannot be content with words alone. We have no other choice but to build now and build a lot. At the end of the week, I went to the prime minister and demanded that he stop the construction freeze in Jerusalem.” (July 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: "The world has a goal of establishing Palestinian contiguity from Bethlehem, through Beit Jallah to Givat Hamatos, Beit Safafa through to the Malha Mall. What we want, though, is exactly the opposite: We want to establish contiguity from Talpiot to Gilo in order to keep Jerusalem united."

"I'm sure that's what the prime minister will approve and that he will not help establish a Palestinian bridgehead in the heart of Jerusalem." (July 2016)

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat: “In Jerusalem, there is and will continue to be a Jewish majority. It is a mistake to approve construction in Jerusalem only after a terror attack. We need to build in Jerusalem always.” (July 2016)

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel: “We swore today to build more. We always have to build, but today even more so. The time has come for full sovereignty, with a stress on Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.” (June 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: "Our enemies think they can cut off the chain of generations. We here will win. Whoever gives up Kiryat Arba gives up all of Israel. Therefore we are here. We must not err. This war will go on for as long as our enemies don’t give up trying to get rid of us… we will hold on, we will live in our land.”

“Let’s build it, in Sarona, Tel Aviv and in Hebron, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Itamar and Be’er Sheva.” (July 2016)

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel: “Between the river and the sea will only be the State of Israel. There are not two states west of the Jordan. And the Temple Mount is ours! And it is not to be divided, not with the waqf (Muslim religious authorities), and not with anyone else! Sovereignty is within the power of the State of Israel, it must use it and implement it all the way. We say to Prime Minister Netanyahu, it is time for sovereignty. It is time for sovereignty on the Temple Mount.” (June 2016)

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel: "We have to aspire to the annexation of Area C; these are areas where there are no Arabs at all. We would remove a few thousand, who do not constitute a significant numerical factor.”

“There is no way that we remain in a government that takes territory from the Land of Israel and hands it to others — the word ‘return’ isn’t appropriate — it’s ours, not theirs. We have been there [in the West Bank] for 49 years, 50 years — compared to 19 years in which the Jordanians [controlled it.] There can be no comparison. It’s absurd.” (June 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: "The time has come to say clearly: The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel. In Hebrew, English, Russian and French; in summer and in winter; when there are elections and when there aren't. Why? Because the world listens to every word we say."

"We can't be in favor of the land of Israel in Hebrew and establish a Palestinian state in English." (June 2016)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: “I will say the obvious: As long as we are in the government, there will be no Palestinian state, there will be no settlement evacuations and we will not give any land to our enemies.” (May 2016)

Former Minister and Knesset Member Gideon Sa’ar: “Our only solution is to build, and to build in Jerusalem now. In order to ensure the future of the city for generations, we must build today.”

“I call on the presidential candidates, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, to publicly support our right to build in the undivided, united capital of Israel – Jerusalem. I call on the presidential candidates to declare that the next administration will not put any pressure on Israel with regard to its implementation of our right to build in our capital.” (May 2016)

Knesset Member Betzalel Smotrich (Jewish Home Party): “It is possible to assume that if the State of Israel had not erased, under the influence of twisted Christian morality, the word revenge from its lexicon and had done things in legitimate ways and deterred the enemy, we would not have been faced with these harsh incidents of private individuals taking the law and revenge into their own hands.”

“The murder of the youth Muhammed Abu Khdeir and the murder in Duma (if it was carried out by Jews) are serious and forbidden, but they do not stem from racism – whose meaning is the hatred of the other only because they are different – or from the desire of someone in Israeli society to destroy the Arab people. They reflect anger and a desire for revenge, justified in their own right, on the basis of the hostility and war of annihilation the Arabs are conducting against us.” (May 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: "I believe we should apply the full extent of Israeli law to Judea and Samaria, as we have done with the Golan Heights.” (May 2016)

Chairman of the Labor Party and Knesset Member Yitzhak Herzog: “Where do we enter into the hearts of the public? By making them believe we have not only the experience but also the ability to change the situation in the country, without abandoning the security of Israel, God forbid, and without giving the feeling – which I encounter during meetings with a myriad of Israelis – that we always love the Arabs. It’s complicated, but it's part of the deal, it's part of the challenge. We are a party that always knew how to be a ruling party.” (April 2016)

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan: "When, in all the world - and certainly in the Middle East - there is unrest, and when organizations are trying to harm Israel - there is a country which is an island of stability in a thriving democracy, and declares that the Golan Heights is an integral part of Israel."

"I hope it is also a preliminary step to guide public opinion toward the application of Israeli law to Judea and Samaria. This is the next logical step, especially in light of the reality that we find ourselves in, and I hope it will happen in the near future." (April 2016)

Knesset Member Betzalel Smotrich (Jewish Home Party): "My wife really isn't a racist, but after giving birth she wants to rest and doesn't want those mass parties that are the norm among the families of Arab women after birth.”

"It's natural that my wife wouldn't want to lie next to someone whose baby son might want to murder my son." (April 2016)

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: “If our hands were strong, if we had governing power, then non-Jews shouldn’t live in the Land of Israel. But our hands aren’t strong. We’re awaiting our righteous Messiah, who will be the true and complete redemption, and then they’ll do this.” (March 2016)

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: “If someone is coming with a knife – it’s a commandment to kill him. If someone is coming to kill you, kill him first. Don’t start being afraid of all kinds of ... that they’ll make a court case against you afterward, or that some [Israel Defense Forces] chief of staff will come and say something different.” (March 2016)

Likud Lawmaker and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Oren Hazan: “If the day comes and I have the opportunity to lead the country, not to mention become the prime minister, I will build the temple on the Temple Mount.” (February 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “We have to bury Palestinian anti-occupation fighters in secret cemeteries and knock down all the homes in their native villages.”

“Let's roll into every single home and rake through every single corner. The anti-occupation fighter must bear in mind that all of those around him are under threat.” (February 2016)

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely: “The legal advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sat down and wrote a legal document and this legal document essentially says that all claims of occupation are legally unfounded. What does the idea of the occupation actually state? That you’re occupying a sovereign state. There was never a Palestinian state. Never. A Jordanian state that ruled over the territories did so contrary to the rules of international law. That’s what happened within the framework of Israel’s war of independence when you [the Palestinians] refused the partition plan which is important to remember historically.” (February 2016)

Knesset Member Anat Berko: “I want to go back to history, what is our place here, about Jerusalem, about Palestine, when like we said, Arabic doesn't even have 'P,' so this loan-word also merits scrutiny.” (February 2016)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all.”

“I'll be told, 'this is what you want, to protect the villa?' The answer is yes. Will we surround all of the State of Israel with fences and barriers? The answer is yes. In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves against the wild beasts.” (February 2016)

Yesh Atid Leader and Knesset Member Yair Lapid: “My principle says maximum Jews on maximum land with maximum security and with minimum Palestinians.” (January 2016)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: “The spirit of the Jewish people cannot be broken, and from within the great disaster we will continue to plant and to flourish, and to develop the settlement project in the beloved Land of Israel.” (January 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “The terrorists act in the hope of breaking us. Only when they understand that we are flourishing, only when they understand that there is no expectation of a Palestinian state here, will they be comfortable with our existence.” (January 2016)

Chief Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: “Israeli army has to stop arresting Palestinians but it must execute them and leave no one alive.” (January 2016)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "This is not a territorial dispute over territories or settlements; something like that we might be able to solve. The root of the conflict is the very existence of Israel and the desire to wipe us off the face of the earth. This is, of course, a false hope, because we will remain here forever. No one is displacing us from our land and we will continue to build and protect it." (January 2016)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: "From a desolate countryside, we turned the magical tracts of Hevron, Yehuda, Samaria, Binyamin, Jerusalem and the Golan into areas teeming with 500,000 Jews who have returned to their homeland. We will be 700,000, then we will reach 900 thousand, and celebrate the million, and then we will reach two million Jews in Samaria, Hevron, the Etzion Bloc, Jerusalem, the Bik'a and Yehuda. We shall continue. And we shall win through life.” (January 2016)

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel Uri Ariel: “We should tell the prime minister, the government and the Knesset that the time has come to annex Area C.”

“If someone asks about Areas A and B, than their time will come. When, we will see. For now, lets agree on Area C. There is more than 60% of the [West Bank] territory, with 50,000 Arabs. They do not pose a problem to the state of Israel.” (January 2016)

Knesset Member Betzalel Smotrich (Jewish Home Party): “There isn't and there never has been a Palestinian people."

“The Oslo Accords were a great injustice, and this great injustice was accompanied by smaller ones -- one of which we have the chance to correct today.”

“You have to understand that we don't simply want to cancel the Oslo Accords, we want to apply the law and the sovereignty of the state and of the Jewish people in Judea and Samaria.”

“Members of the Opposition, we will annex [Judea and Samaria], whether you like it or not. This is our Israel; it was given to us by God. We will annex all regions of the motherland." (December 2015)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “…I say to anyone who wants to uproot us from the Tomb of the Patriarchs: Except for a few years in the last century, we’ve been there (Hebron) almost 4,000 years. We will remain there forever. You cannot defeat us.” (December 2015)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “There is a difference between Arab terror and Jewish terror." (December 2015)

Minister of Welfare and Social Services Haim Katz: "The land of Israel is whole. There is no Palestine."

"Let the Palestinians go to Jordan, to Gaza, to Saudi Arabia, to Kuwait, to Egypt and to Iraq. They don't want peace and don't want us here. They are manipulating our weakness. The Palestinians know how to play. They stick to their place." (December 2015)

Head of the far-right Lehava organization Benzi Gopstein: “Christmas has no place in the Holy Land.

"Let us remove the vampires [the Christians] before they once again drink our blood.” (December 2015)

Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis: “…united Jerusalem, the capital of Israel for over 3,000 years, stands above any consideration."

”If I agreed to accept the demands of the guests it would be as though I would agree to divide Jerusalem, which will never happen." (December 2015)

Knesset Member Betzalel Smotrich (Jewish Home Party): “The murder in Duma, with all its severity, is not an incident of terrorism. Period. Whoever calls it terrorism is deviating from the truth, causing mortal and unjustified harm to human and civil rights ... Cheapening the term terrorism, and as a result at the end of the day damaging the effectiveness of the battle against it. We are not in a war against Jews.” (December 2015)

Minister of Welfare and Social Services Haim Katz: "There is no logic in giving the Palestinian Authority further civilian control in Judea and Samaria, especially when they are the sources of terror.” (November 2015)

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely: "Israelis after 2009 understand that the root of the conflict is the Palestinians' demand to recognize the 'right of return,' and therefore, the solution must be the dismantling of the refugee camps and taking the subject of the [Palestinian] 'right of return' off the agenda. The 'right of return' is de facto the end of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state." (November 2015)

"More and more people understand that the settlement enterprise is not the problem. After [the Disengagement from Gaza in] 2005, the thought that transferring 400,000 Jews will bring peace is not only an illusion, but also a moral distortion. It is time that the world understand that the settlement enterprise is the front line in the fight against global jihad." (November 2015)

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel Uri Ariel: "This reality, in which the place where Palestinians – some of whom may be terrorists – continue to drive through a location where a terror attack took place, is unacceptable. (November 2015)

"At a place where a murder occurred, the Palestinians should have to detour and not [be allowed] to drive through." (November 2015)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: "I represent and reflect the government's present position. As we speak, the government's basic agenda does not mention a Palestinian state and certainly not handing over land." (November 2015)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “A Palestinian state will never be established in the heart of the Land of Israel; a state in Samaria is a strategic mistake that must be uprooted.” (November 2015)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “The era of a Palestinian state is coming to a close. I believe that it is absurd to just form another Arab state that’s bound to become an Islamic outpost.”

“I think the Palestinian issue is diminishing, and it is about time to prepare for the day after and to lay out for ourselves what the Israeli national interest is.” (November 2015)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “I’m not suggesting to form a Palestinian state in the midst of Israel; I think that would be a profound mistake.”

“I vehemently oppose the notion of forming another failed Arab state in the heart of Israel; that’s crazy.” (November 2015)

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely: “I think it’s the center of Israeli sovereignty, the capital of Israel, the holiest place for the Jewish people. It’s my dream to see the Israeli flag flying on the Temple Mount.”

“We need to fly the [Israeli] flag. This [Jerusalem] is the capital of Israel and this is the holiest place for the Jewish people.” (October 2015)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "At this time, we need to control all of the territory for the foreseeable future."

"You think there is a magic wand here, but I disagree. I'm asked if we will forever live by the sword — yes." (October 2015)

Knesset Member Avi Dichter: “The Palestinians no longer hide their goal to erase the nation-state of the Jewish people. The events of recent months proved to anyone who still needed proof that this is a battle for the country’s image and national identity.” (October 2015)

Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party Yair Lapid: “It is true that the Palestinians – 3.5 million Muslims stuck like a bone in our throat – are not a partner but an enemy. But it is also true that specifically because of that, we must separate from them as soon as possible. (October 2015)

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon: In an interview with Israel Radio concerning the illegal settlements, Ya’alon said: “We haven’t frozen construction. No decision was taken to do so.” (October 2015)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “If there was one political outcome of the terror wave, it was the end of the “dream” of a Palestinian state. Terrorists do not deserve a state.”

“The only “wall” that will work is a clear one that the government builds to deter terrorists from undertaking attacks. This wall demands that incitement be ended, and that terrorists are shot dead before they have a chance to hurt innocent people. It means that a terrorist who is shot will be dead and never walk again. It means that Israel remains in control of its homeland forever, unmoved by terrorism.” (October 2015)

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely: “…Palestinian children have been taught to idolize the murder of Jews as a sacred value and to regard their own death in this “jihad” as the pinnacle of their aspirations.”

“Israeli society and Jewish tradition sanctify life. Palestinian society glorifies death. Israeli children grow up on songs of peace and the biblical vision of “nation shall not lift up sword against nation.” Palestinian children are taught to hate.” (October 2015)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: “We are against a Palestinian state. There is not and there will be no Palestinian state." (October 2015)

Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party Yair Lapid: “Don’t hesitate, even when an incident just starts, shooting to kill is the right thing to do.”

“The directives should specify shooting to kill when anyone pulls out a knife or screwdriver or whatever.” (October 2015)

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan: “Palestinians have to understand they won’t have a state & Israel will rule over them.” (October 2015)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: In reference to the two-state solution, Shaked said: “I don't think it's a valid solution right now... I think that the status quo is the best option for everyone." (September 2015)

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev: “We need to decide immediately that a soldier that is attacked is permitted to return fire. Period. I call on the minister of security to put an end to the humiliation and change the open fire regulations immediately!”

“Anyone who tries to harm Israeli civilians and soldiers needs to know his blood is in his head.” (August 2015)

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan: “There has never been an Arab village called Susya.“ He described the village as “a ploy by leftist organizations to take over Area C [of the West Bank].” (July 2015)

Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: “The answer to terror is to build settlements, and not to be cowards. You, my brothers, are continuing this path. We know that the Land of Israel is acquired through suffering.” (July 2015)

Chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee Nissan Slomiansky: “….we believe Israel already has a constitution, the Bible.”

“Knesset legislation should be compatible with Jewish law. There is no reason why this should not be the case…”

“It is crucial that we incorporate as many Jewish precepts as possible into our laws because these precepts have governed legal matters for 3,000 years with such beauty.” (June 2015)

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely: “I negate the idea of a two state-solution.”

“…instead of suicide and education towards terror [the Palestinians] have to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and express their will to live alongside it.” (June 2015)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “[The Palestinians] said that we are the focus of all evil in the world. They said that we are the poisoners of the wells of humanity. They said that we drink the blood of little children. All of these things are being said about us today as well.” (June 2015)

Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party Yair Lapid: In response to the BDS movement, Lapid said: “This is not about policies, or about the settlements, or about the peace process, this is classic anti-semitism in a modern disguise. In order to fight it, we need to move as the rabbi said, in the Vince Lombardi way, from defense to offense, and remind the world that behind these movements are the people responsible for 9/11, for the terror attacks in Madrid and London, and for the 250,000 people already killed in Syria.” (June 2015)

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev: “Institutions that delegitimize the State of Israel will not receive funding. We had a crisis with FIFA and with Orange, who apologized, because they realized that Jewish power is consumer power. We can’t apologize for our existence as the State of Israel. I am for pluralism that allows for views to be expressed – but not for tarnishing or for boycotts against Israel….As minister of culture it’s my job to ensure a diversity of voices in Israeli society, [but] currently we are in the midst of a diplomatic campaign and we must do everything possible to stop giving ammunition to our enemies.” (June 2015)

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely: “We need to return to the basic truth of our rights to this country. This land is ours. All of it is ours. We did not come here to apologize for that.” (May 2015)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “They know that as long as Likud is in power, we won't divide Jerusalem, we won't make concessions, we won't withdraw from land." (March 2015)

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman: "Those who are against us, there's nothing to be done – we need to pick up an ax and cut off his head. Otherwise we won't survive here." (March 2015)

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev: “Leave the fantasies of peace alone at the moment, because the Palestinians don't want peace, they want Israel, all of it. The Palestinians don’t want peace with us. And if they do, they should start with Gaza.” (February 2015)


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