Mahmoud Abbas quotes

  • A partnership was established between Hitler's Nazis and the leadership of the Zionist movement... [the Zionists] gave permission to every racist in the world, led by Hitler and the Nazis, to treat Jews as they wish, so long as it guarantees immigration to Palestine.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Israel #Long #Wish

  • We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Law #Foundation #States

  • All of this wasn't enough - the Zionist movement led a broad campaign of incitement against the Jews living under Nazi rule to arouse the government's hatred of them, to fuel vengeance against them and to expand the mass extermination.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Government #Hatred #Campaigns

  • The Zionist movement did not send any assistance, financial or otherwise, for the victims of Nazism and it did not allow any other side to provide any kind of aid. The Zionist movement concealed the information that came from within the ghetto walls and concentration camps, news that shed light on what was really happening. If it had to publish anything, it did so by questioning that information and diminishing its importance.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Wall #Ghetto #Light

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

    #Independent #People #Withdrawal

  • Israel reoccupied the cities of the West Bank by a unilateral action, and reestablished the civil and military occupation by a unilateral action, and it is the one that determines whether or not a Palestinian citizen has the right to reside in any part of the Palestinian Territory.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Military #Israel #Cities

  • No state on earth can afford to allow several authorities to co-exist next to one another.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Earth #Next #Authority

  • The time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestine refugees in the homeland and the Diaspora, to end their displacement and to realize their rights, some of them forced to take refuge more than once in different places of the world.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Rights #Suffering #Different

  • We have lost a very important religious figure who dedicated his life to peace and justice for all. [on the death of Pope John Paul II
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Religious #Justice #Important

  • The little jihad is over, and now we have the bigger jihad - the bigger battle is achieving security and economic growth
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Growth #Battle #Littles

  • I can certainly put myself in Israel's shoes. They are humans just like we are. They want peace and security inside their borders.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Israel #Shoes #Borders

  • The PLO and the Palestinian people adhere to the renouncement of violence and rejection and condemning of terrorism in all its forms, especially State terrorism, and adhere to all agreements signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Israel #Agreement #Organization

  • We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Afterlife #Want #Path

  • We would continue our commitments, president and cabinet, to the manner of negotiations as a strategic and political reality, through which we would pick up the fruits of our struggle and our people's sacrifice.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Struggle #Commitment #Sacrifice

  • The core issue here is that the Israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and United Nations resolutions, and that it frantically continues to intensify building of settlements on the territory of the State of Palestine.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Law #Issues #Government

  • We want the Israelis to leave. They want to leave - so let us let them leave.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Want

  • Our efforts are not aimed at isolating Israel or de-legitimizing it; rather we want to gain legitimacy for the cause of the people of Palestine. We only aim to de-legitimize the settlement activities and the occupation and apartheid and the logic of ruthless force, and we believe that all the countries of the world stand with us in this regard.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Country #Believe #Israel

  • We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Country #Pieces #States

  • I simply want tomorrow to be better than today. I want Palestine to be independent and sovereign... Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.
    -- Mahmoud Abbas

    #Fall #Independent #Hands

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