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"The Israelis wanted to sabotage the Palestinian - Palestinian reconciliation." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?" - Julia Bacha

"There will be no Palestinian state" - Max Blumenthal

"The Palestinian people's needs must be respected." - Bernie Sanders

"Palestinian people are in love with life." - Mahmoud Darwish

"There won't be a Palestinian state within Israel" - Naftali Bennett

"Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state." - Yasser Arafat

"Israeli lives are worth more than Palestinian ones." - Ehud Olmert

"The era of a Palestinian state is over." - Naftali Bennett

"The world mistakes Palestinian military weakness for moral innocence ." - Ilana Mercer

"Peace cannot come from punishing the Palestinian people." - Nick Rahall

"There is no such thing as a Palestinian." - Golda Meir

"A Palestinian state will never be created by terror." - Elliott Abrams

"Today three-quarters of the Palestinian people are displaced: there are 5 million Palestinian refugees throughout the world." - Ismail Haniyeh

"In my view, Arafat is the only Palestinian in the world that isn't willing to have an independent Palestinian state." - Silvan Shalom

"The movie [Miral] is not pro-Palestinian. It's about Palestinians. It's a Palestinian story, written by a Palestinian person. I don't know anybody else that could have done that" - Julian Schnabel

"We repeat today that we are with the establishment of a Palestinian state on any liberated part of Palestinian land that is agreed upon by the Palestinian people, without recognizing Israel or conceding any inch of historical Palestine." - Ismail Haniyeh

"The important issue for us is bringing (people) who recognize the Palestinian people's rights and work on ending the occupation (to the Palestinian territories) and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." - Mohammed Dahlan

"The Palestinian state is within our grasp. Soon the Palestinian flag will fly on the walls, the minarets and the cathedrals of Jerusalem." - Yasser Arafat

"We can also reassure our Palestinian partners that we understand the importance of territorial contiguity in the West Bank for a viable Palestinian state." - Ariel Sharon

"We have to recognize that there is a Palestinian entity, that the PLO and the Palestinian Authority has to run their life." - Yitzhak Rabin

"We can also reassure our Palestinian partners that we understand the importance of territorial contiguity in the West Bank for a viable Palestinian state. -June 4, 2003 CNN" - Ariel Sharon

"Another Palestinian Mass Murder Attack... An attempted kidnapping and mass murder attack by Palestinian terrorists - killing civilians in cold blood... Two Israeli civilians and seven Palestinians were killed..." - Charles Foster Johnson

"The Palestinian situation is different. We can have military cooperation with other factions in the Palestinian territories. But we cannot have this with Hizbullah in Lebanon." - Ahmed Yassin

"In the West, they have no clue what Palestinian suffering is about, and the terrorist attacks give a wrong picture about the just Palestinian cause." - Mosab Hassan Yousef

"If the Palestinian Olympic Committee or Palestinian Federation provide good facilities to the athletes then maybe I can become better than these Bahraini or Qatari athletes." - Nader Almasri

"Rather than undermining the Palestinian Authority, it is in Israel's interests to strengthen it by... continuing to transfer Palestinian tax revenues and pursuing other avenues of cooperation." - Leon Panetta

"It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state." - Alan Dershowitz

"If the Palestinian Olympic Committee or Palestinian Federation provide good facilities to the athletes then maybe I can become better than these Bahraini or Qatari athletes." - Nader al-Masri

"The Palestinian economy is, and will likely continue to be, highly reliant on trade. And yet, trade between the Palestinian Authority and the Arab states is extremely limited." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism." - Jacob T. Schwartz

"Without a Palestinian partner, Israel needs to take the initiative itself." - Avi Dichter

"I will do everything in my power to prevent a Palestinian state" - Naftali Bennett

"there is not going to be any pass for Palestinian leadership in fighting terror." - Condoleezza Rice

"Zionist willingness to compromise met by Palestinian rejection and Jew hatred." - Sol Stern

"Palestine is only a stones throw away for a small Palestinian boy or girl." - Yasser Arafat

"No Palestinian, young or old, would be frightened by these Israeli tactics." - Mohammed Dahlan

"It is wrong to say the U.S. should "not take sides" in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute." - Howard Berman

"I'm Palestinian, I'm disabled, I'm female and I live in New Jersey..." - Maysoon Zayid

"We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return" - David Ben-Gurion

"Palestinian Arabs [are] people who breed and bleed and advertise their misery." - Ruth Wisse

"Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense..." - Elizabeth Warren

"I'm Palestinian, I'm disabled, I'm female and I live in New Jersey..." - Maysoon Zayid

"I am very hopeful that there is a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian injustice." - Mairead Corrigan

"Trump's victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state." - Naftali Bennett

"The Muslim world is deeply hurt by the campaign of violence initiated against our Palestinian brothers." - Ahmet Necdet Sezer

"I don't think there should be a Palestinian state because I don't believe in states." - Elia Suleiman

"There were no such things as Palestinians. When was there an independent Palestinian people with a Palestinian state?... It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist." - Golda Meir

"I have been in love with the Palestinian people for many years..." - Jimmy Carter

"After 9/11, we did see Palestinian terrorism in the context of all terrorism." - Elliott Abrams

"The Hamas organization is unwilling to honor the obligations that the Palestinian Authority has signed." - Moshe Katsav

"I think that peace will require two states, a Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Resistance in Palestine will continue until the final liberation of all the Palestinian lands." - Ahmed Yassin

"Our Jihad will remain on Palestinian soil that is wide and large." - Ahmed Yassin

"The Palestinian election is something that was really a turning point. It's a mandate for peace." - Warren Christopher

"My friends, there is no Palestinian-Israeli conflict. There is only the global war on terrorism." - Tom Delay

"Hamas is a Palestinian political party with an aggressive militant wing." - Richard Engel

"You still can't find Israel on a map of the Middle East in a Palestinian schoolbook." - Suzanne Fields

"It is wrong to say the U.S. should 'not take sides' in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute." - Howard Berman

"I'm Palestinian, I'm disabled, I'm female and I live in New Jersey..." - Maysoon Zayid

"Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism." - Jack Schwartz

"The Muslim world is deeply hurt by the campaign of violence initiated against our Palestinian brothers." - Ahmet Necdet Sezner

"I am an American Jew and aware of the sensitivities involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." - Steven Spielberg

"I call on the Palestinian people to elect new leaders - leaders not compromised by terror." - Elliott Abrams

"The failure to set standards for Palestinian conduct hurts the cause of peace." - Elliott Abrams

"The United States should encourage Israel to take further steps to improve the Palestinian economy." - Elliott Abrams

"The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Jihadism have nothing to do with each other." - Steven Spielberg

"Egyptians are always and will always be supportive of their Palestinian brothers, all Palestinians." - Mohammed Morsi

"Palestinian militancy has accomplished nothing but increasing the misery of the Palestinian people. If Palestinians instead turned more to huge Gandhi-style nonviolence resistance campaigns, the resulting videos would reverberate around the world and Palestine would achieve statehood and freedom." - Nicholas D Kristof

"Invariably, also a Palestinian state should live side by side with Israel within recognized and secure borders and the security and prosperity of the Palestinian people must be guaranteed" - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"I hope that my new status will be an example of Israeli-Palestinian co-existence, I believe that the destinies of the Israeli people and the Palestinian people are inextricably linked." - Daniel Barenboim

"Palestinians are a hard-working and an incredible community. They have done remarkably well outside their country. I have never met a poor Palestinian in the United States; every Palestinian I know is a college professor or a doctor." - William J Clinton

"If people are pro-Israel, they are pro-Israel one-hundred-and-twenty percent. If they are anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian, they tend to be pro-Palestinian one-hundred-and-twenty percent." - Amos Oz

"Palestinian society is filled with poetry, but not experimental poetry. The Palestinian poetry that people know is not the modernist experimentations, it's certain kinds of poetry that lends itself to recitation and song and things like that." - Elliott Colla

"The Palestinian issue should be at the heart of our unity. It must motivate us to unite and stand in one row behind the Palestinian Mujahideen and the brave uprising." - Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri

"The Palestine National Council, in the name of God, and in the name of the Palestinian Arab people, proclaims the establishment of the state of Palestine on our Palestinian land, with Jerusalem as its capital." - Yasser Arafat

"The issue [Israeli-Palestinian conflict], already lasting more than half a century, has brought deep suffering to the Palestinian people and remains an important reason of extended turbulence in the Middle East region." - Xi Jinping

"We need to expose the lies and educate the Palestinian public that Israel is not the enemy. Israel actually helps the people of Gaza more than anybody else. We need the average Palestinian to see this clearly." - Mosab Hassan Yousef

"Hamas was born to destroy. Hamas does not know how to build. I doubt they will be able to build a modern Palestinian state and hope their lies will be exposed to the Palestinian public." - Mosab Hassan Yousef

"Invariably, also a Palestinian state should live side by side with Israel within recognized and secure borders and the security and prosperity of the Palestinian people must be guaranteed." - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"Every Palestinian family feels the effects of the international embargo. But the more the pressure on the government grows, the more support we receive, both from the Palestinian street and from the Arab and Islamic world." - Ismail Haniyeh

"We know there can be no justice in the Middle East without a Palestinian state. But there can be no security in the Middle East without a Palestinian state." - David Miliband

"Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new tool to continue the fight against Israel and for Arab unity." - Zuheir Mohsen

"As long as Palestinian violence exists, but not a Palestinian state, Israel is in danger, because it cannot obtain assistance from the international community against an entity that is not subordinate to international law." - Stephane Hessel

"I think it was so unfair that people attacked Freida Pinto for being an Indian, playing a Palestinian." - Julian Schnabel

"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism." - Zuheir Mohsen

"Unless Hamas recognizes Israel's right to exist and renounces terror, the Palestinian Authority should receive no direct U.S. assistance." - Lois Capps

"It's not that I place less value on Palestinian lives, but that Chairman Arafat and his chums in Hamas do." - Mark Steyn

"I have been a long-time advocate for a just Arab-Israeli peace and for Palestinian refugees." - Queen Noor of Jordan

"It's not for me to say from the outside what the Palestinian people should have. That would be very arrogant." - Mairead Corrigan

"From here, our people begin the march towards establishing an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital" - Mahmoud Abbas

"I support the Intifada of the Palestinian people...And I welcome the national and Islamic resistance efforts in Lebanon." - Taj El-Din Hilaly

"The Palestinian cause is the cause of the entire Islamic world, and we cannot stay indifferent to it." - Ahmad Khatami

"Obama has been the single worst president in modern American history in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." - Reza Aslan

"The United States stands willing to work with a transformed Palestinian Authority with new leaders coming to the front." - Colin Powell

"The Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel." - David Baker

"I simply cannot see how denying chemotherapy treatment for Palestinian children increases Israel's security or advances U.S. national interests." - Lois Capps

"The underlying problem remains the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and the continuing Israeli assaults against our people." - Ismail Haniyeh

"Our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek." - Alwaleed Bin Talal

"The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine." - Yasser Arafat

"The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem." - Yasser Arafat

"I cannot recognise either the Palestinian state or the Israeli state. The Palestinians are idiots and the Israelis are idiots." - Muammar Algaddafi

"If I were a Palestinian of the right age, I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations." - Ehud Barak

"And on the other hand, we see that the Israeli government is attacking that part of the Palestinian leader." - Rafik Hariri

"At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence by groups in Palestinian against Israel." - Jane Harman

"Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories." - Alice Walker

"In all cases our stance will be determined by what serves the interests of the Palestinian people." - Ahmed Yassin

"Hamas' battle is against the Zionist occupation in the Palestinian land. Hamas has no desire to change its battlefield." - Ahmed Yassin

"I cannot recognise either the Palestinian state or the Israeli state. The Palestinians are idiots and the Israelis are idiots." - Muammar al-Gaddafi

"Russia can play an important role in removing the occupation, ending the aggression and achieving national (Palestinian) rights." - Khaled Mashal

"Moreover, resolving the mother of all problems - the Israeli-Palestinian question - requires cooperation between Europe and the U.S." - Romano Prodi

"I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe, Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism." - Oriana Fallaci

"Press TV is one of the few TV channels anywhere in the West that fairly presents the Palestinian case." - Ken Livingstone

"Agribusiness could provide an opportunity for joint Israeli-Palestinian projects, spurred on by Israeli technical expertise in this field." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"Our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek." - Al-Waleed bin Talal

"Referring to Palestinian refugees: "We must do everything in our power to ensure that they never return." - David Ben-Gurion

"God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built." - King Hussein

"I don't know something called International Principles. I vow that I'll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian childs existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger." - Ariel Sharon

"As a Palestinian today I speak of a Palestinian and Arab demand for a state on 1967 borders. It is true that in reality there will be an entity or state called Israel on the rest of Palestinian land. This is a reality, but I won't deal with it in terms of recognising or admitting it." - Khaled Mashal

"We are pushing towards the dream of having our independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. If there is a real project that aims to resolve the Palestinian cause on establishing a Palestinian state on 1967 borders, under full Palestinian sovereignty, we will support it." - Ismail Haniyeh

"Look, I am a Palestinian elected representative from Jericho. If a Palestinian wants to sell his fruit anywhere in the West Bank, he goes to the Israeli civil administration. If a Palestinian sick person wants to leave a hospital, he goes through the Israeli civil administration. Nobody can leave or enter my constituency without Israeli permission. Israel is, in effect, resuming the occupation." - Saeb Erekat

"God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built." - King Hussein I

"All the people who live in the West Bank are Israelis, they're not Palestinians. There is no 'Palestinian.' This is Israeli land." - Rick Santorum

"We [Libyans] support the Palestinian resistance, and all the world supports this. We support their just cause, but we are against terrorism." - Muammar al-Gaddafi

"I think that anyone who moves to establish a Palestinian state and evacuate territory gives territory away to radical Islamist attacks against Israel." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"The so-called 'Palestinian autonomous areas' are bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of the Israeli apartheid system." - Nelson Mandela

"The histories of our two peoples, Palestinian and South African, correspond in such painful and poignant ways, that I intensely feel myself being at home amongst compatriots" - Nelson Mandela

"Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to radical Islam." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"The idea of Jewish settlements under Palestinian sovereignty, as was suggested by someone in the Prime Minister's office, is very dangerous and reflects an irrationality of values." - Naftali Bennett

"China will continue to support the efforts of the Palestinian people to regain their legitimate rights, including the establishment of an independent state," - Jiang Zemin

"I think we've had an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs, and who were historically part of the Arab community." - Newt Gingrich

"The greatest tragedy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that everyone knows how it will end. We will divide up the region." - Yair Lapid

"On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people - Muslims and Christians - have suffered in pursuit of a homeland." - Barack Obama

"When I say something, I mean it. The world needs to have a Palestinian state that is free and at peace." - Bill Hemmer

"The goal of BDS is the full restoration of Palestinian rights, not an agreement to create an artificial mini-state in order to save Zionism" - Ali Abunimah

"Let us not forget the East Bank of the (River) Jordan, where seventy per cent of the inhabitants belong to the Palestinian nation." - George Habash

"The Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel." - Yasser Arafat

"The United States is squandering international prestige and goodwill and intensifying global anti-American terrorism by unofficially condoning or abetting the Israeli confiscation and colonization of Palestinian territories." - Jimmy Carter

"From here [the Gaza withdrawal], our people begin the march towards establishing an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital" - Mahmoud Abbas

"If we thought that instead of 200 Palestinian fatalities, 2,000 dead would put an end to the fighting at a stroke, we would use much more force...." - Ehud Barak

"The minute they become a partner in the Palestinian government, reality will become a lot more complicated for them than when they were a terror organization alone." - Avi Dichter

"If you look at military and intelligence positions from the 1950s, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been against American national interests." - Abdallah II

"I believe the government of the United States should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause." - Al-Waleed bin Talal

"We are here to condemn the Palestinian occupation of the territories, but also to condemn the recent racist attack in France, against both Jews and Arabs." - Jean-Claude Van Damme

"You can't simply redefine Jerusalem. The Palestinian claim is based on legality, on the international recognition that the situation created by the war in '67 is not valid." - Hanan Ashrawi

"It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists (Jews) do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews." - Albert Einstein

"I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him." - Ariel Sharon

"The problem is that when you grow absolutely certain that all authorities are corrupt, then that would include the Palestinian authorities as well." - Elia Suleiman

"We support the Palestinian resistance, and all the world supports this. We support their just cause, but we are against terrorism." - Muammar Gaddafi

"Instead of negotiating with the Israeli regime, the Arab states should talk to the Palestinian nation so as to garner divine consent and national popularity." - Ahmad Khatami



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