Anti-Israel

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the IRGC, September 16, 2012

“Given Israel’s small land area and its vulnerability to a massive volume of Iran’s missiles, I don’t think any spot in Israel will remain safe.”Steven Lee Myers, “Netanyahu Says Iran Is ‘20 Yards’ From Nuclear Bomb,” New York Times, September 16, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/world/middleeast/netanyahu-says-iran-is-20-yards-from-nuclear-bomb.html.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, September 2012

In case of an American or Israeli strike against Iran: “A decision has been taken to respond and the response will be very great.”Rana Muhammad Taha, “Nasrallah Threatens US on Behalf of Iran,” Daily News Egypt, September 4, 2012, accessed August 4, 2014, http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2012/09/04/hezbollah-if-attacked-iran-could-attack-us-bases/.

Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization and former IRGC commander, August 15, 2012

“[Quds Day] is a reflection of the fact that no other way exists apart from resolve and strength to completely eliminate the aggressive nature and to destroy Israel.”Herb Keinon and Joanna Paraszczuk, “Senior Iranian Official Threatens Israel with Destruction,” Jerusalem Post, August 15, 2012, http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/Senior-Iranian-official-threatens-Israel-with-destruction.

Said al-Shihri, Former Deputy AQAP Leader, July 2012

“To our brothers in religion, men of Islam, companions on the road in jihad against international Zionist Crusades and their agents on the land of Somalia. Peace and prayers be upon you.”“Al-Malahim Media Presents a New Audio-Visual Message from Al-Qa’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s Shaykh Abu Sufyan Al-Azdi (Sa’id Al-Shehri): ‘Greetings and Support for the Mujahidin in Somalia and the Islamic Maghrib,’” Jihadology, July 27, 2012, http://jihadology.net/2012/05/22/al-mala%E1%B8%A5im-media-presents-a-new-audio-visual-message-from-al-qaidah-in-the-arabian-peninsulas-shaykh-abu-sufyan-al-azdi-said-al-shehri-greetings-and-support-for-the-mujahidin.

Khalid al-Batsh, PIJ senior official, July 2012

“The fruit was unripe, green, and bitter; the Oslo accords were bitter and we were made to swallow the bitterness. The result of this premature step was the Palestinian Authority… So what is our strategy today? We consider ourselves on a path to national liberation and therefore proclaim ourselves a movement of national and Islamic liberation from Israeli occupation. This requires us to adhere to the motto of resistance and continue with that option to reclaim the land… At all events, it must be made clear that this land is occupied and that resistance, jihad, and liberation are the only paths to restore our rights, while rejecting all compromise with Israel… They knew they were fighting Islamic Jihad, and that Islamic Jihad has nothing to lose, controls its own decisions, and does not count its casualties…. [So] trying to match Islamic Jihad in battle would entail great losses, particularly if Jihad extended the range of its missiles.”Mouin Rabbani, “Between Hamas and the PA: An Interview with Islamic Jihad’s Khalid Al-Batsh,” Journal of Palestine Studies 42, no. 2 (Winter 2013): 61–70.

Jobbik MP Márton Gyöngyösi, interview with London’s Jewish Chronicle, February 2, 2012

“[Israel was founded by] terrorists… [and runs a] Nazi system, based on racial hatred. Look at Lieberman, he's no different to Goebbels. He is a pure Nazi.”Orlando Radice, “Hungary’s far-right: Jews not welcome here,” Jewish Chronicle Online, last modified November 2, 2012, http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/62968/hungarys-far-right-jews-not-welcome-here.

Jobbik MP Márton Gyöngyösi, interview with London’s Jewish Chronicle, February 2, 2012

“I always support the position of a threatened country [Iran]. Iran is in the centre of a Middle East axis that Israel and the US want to subjugate and keep under their control. Iran is an extremely peaceful country and never started a war, unlike Israel which has declared wars on anything and everybody around it.”Orlando Radice, “Hungary’s far-right: Jews not welcome here,” Jewish Chronicle Online, last modified November 2, 2012, http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/62968/hungarys-far-right-jews-not-welcome-here.

Márton Gyöngyösi, Jobbik MP, interview with London’s Jewish Chronicle, February 2, 2012

“Jews are looking to build outside of Israel. There is a kind of expansionism in their behaviour. If Peres is supporting colonisation, it is a natural reaction for people to feel that Jews are not welcome here.”Orlando Radice, “Hungary’s far-right: Jews not welcome here,” Jewish Chronicle Online, last modified November 2, 2012, http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/62968/hungarys-far-right-jews-not-welcome-here.

Jobbik MP Márton Gyöngyösi, interview with London’s Jewish Chronicle, February 2, 2012

Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza, including a “apartheid wall,” mean “the Jews don't have the right to talk about what happened in the Second World War.”Orlando Radice, “Hungary’s far-right: Jews not welcome here,” Jewish Chronicle Online, last modified November 2, 2012, http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/62968/hungarys-far-right-jews-not-welcome-here.

Ismail Haniyeh, then–Hamas-designated disputed prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, February 2012

Hamas can obtain its goals “only through fighting and armed resistance and no compromise should be made with the enemy.”“Haniyeh: No Compromise, Only Armed Resistance,” Jerusalem Post, February 13, 2012, http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Haniyeh-No-compromise-only-armed-resistance.