Anti-Israel

Nasir al-Wuhayshi, former leader, January 2009

“We must cut the supply routes of the Zionist-Christian Crusaders, and we must kill every Crusader we find in our lands.”“Qaeda: From Here We Begin…and at Al-Aqsa We Meet,” World Analysis, February 19, 2009, http://worldanalysis.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=212.

Nasir al-Wuhayshi, former leader, January 2009

“O Muslim nation! You must take a truthful stance in regards to the rulers in the Islamic world. These rulers must either send their armies to Gaza and Baghdad, or they must let the masses march, armed or unarmed, to face the Jews.”“Qaeda: From Here We Begin…and at Al-Aqsa We Meet,” World Analysis, February 19, 2009, http://worldanalysis.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=212.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, 2009

Addressing Hezbollah’s stance toward Israel, Nasrallah issued the following statement: “This stand is firm, permanent, and final, and it does not tolerate any retreat or compromise even if the entire world recognizes Israel.”Jonathan Masters and Zachary Laub, “Hezbollah (a.k.a. Hizbollah, Hizbu’llah),” Council on Foreign Relations, January 3, 2014, http://www.cfr.org/lebanon/hezbollah-k-hizbollah-hizbullah/p9155.

NPD youth organization, 2009

“The youth group congratulated Iran’s then-president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on his re-election, praising him for not shunning “the confrontation with the capitalist world power USA and its Zionist pedants Israel. […] His fearless standing up for the disenfranchised and oppressed Palestinians and for the freedom of research in contemporary history earned him the hatred of the Zionist rulers of Israel and the U.S.”Heribert Schiedel, “Heiliger Hass. Zur rechtsextrem-iranischen Freundschaft,” in: Der Iran im Weltsystem. Bündisse des Regimes und Perspektiven der Freiheitsbewegung, ed. Stephan Grigat and Simone Dinah Hartmann (Innsbruck 2010).

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, March 2008

“We don't deny the Holocaust, but we believe the Holocaust was exaggerated by the Zionist movement to whip people.”Tim Marshall, “Hamas Leader Talks Exclusively To Sky,” Sky News, March 31, 2008, http://news.sky.com/story/591531.

Khaled Meshaal, March 2008

“We agree on the [Palestinian] state with the borders of June 4, 1967, Jerusalem as its capital, fully sovereign without settlements, the right of return, but without the recognition of Israel.” “Hamas: No Plan to Recognize Israel,” CNN, April 21, 2008, http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/04/21/carter.hamas/index.html.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, 2008

After accusing Israel of assassinating a Hezbollah bomb maker: “You crossed the borders. Zionists, if you want an open war, let it be an open war anywhere.”Robert F. Worth and Nada Bakri, “Hezbollah Threatens Attacks on Israeli Targets,” New York Times, February 15, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/15/world/middleeast/15lebanon.html.

Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas prime minister, November 26, 2007

“Let the whole world hear us: We will not relinquish a centimeter of Palestine, and we will not recognize Israel.”Isabel Kershner and Taghreed El-khodary, “Hamas Urges Taking Hard Line Against Israel,” New York Times, November 27, 2007, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/27/world/middleeast/27mideast.html.

Adam Gadahn, Al-Qaeda Spokesman, May 29, 2007

“End all support, moral, military, economic, political, or otherwise, to the bastard state of Israel, and ban your citizens, Zionist Jews, Zionist Christians, and the rest from traveling to occupied Palestine or settling there. Even one penny of aid will be considered sufficient justification to continue the fight.”“Adam Gadahn: “Al Qaeda’s American Voice,” Anti-Defamation League, accessed March 16, 2015, http://archive.adl.org/terrorism/profiles/adam_gadahn/words.html?m_flipmode=2.

Ahmad Bahar, speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, April 20, 2007

“This is Islam, that was ahead of its time with regards to human rights in the treatment of prisoners, but our nation was tested by the cancerous lump, that is the Jews, in the heart of the Arab nation...”“Hamas in Their Own Words,” Anti-Defamation League, May 2, 2011, http://www.adl.org/anti-semitism/muslim-arab-world/c/hamas-in-their-own-words.html.