Anti-Israel

Ismail Haniyeh, then–Hamas-designated disputed prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, June 2006

Haniyeh: “Now I have a question. In addition to being prime minister, I am also the Minister of Youth and Sports. I used to play football myself. What do I have to do to receive an invitation from (German) Chancellor Angela Merkel to attend the World Cup games?”

Spiegel Online: “For that to happen, you would also have to recognize Israel's right to exist and renounce violence.”

Haniyeh: “Then I'd rather watch the World Cup on television.”“SPIEGEL Interview with Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh: ‘We Want Peace and Stability,’” Spiegel Online, December 6, 2006, http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/spiegel-interview-with-palestinian-prime-minister-ismail-haniyeh-we-want-peace-and-stability-a-421332.html.

Ismail Haniyeh, then–Hamas-designated disputed prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, May 2006

“We are a nation that sacrifices all of itself for resistance to the occupation. Our people know that we only have an enemy and it is the Israeli occupiers. We must fight only the occupation.”Dudi Cohen, “Haniyeh: US Is Enemy of Islam and Muslims,” Ynet, May 31, 2006, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3257312,00.html.

Ali Khamenei, March 21, 2006

“They say we are violating human rights. They themselves are the greatest violators of human rights. If in the world today... I don't mean only the Islamic world... If a referendum were held throughout the world, you should have no doubt that the current American president would be grouped together with Sharon, Saddam, and Milosevic, as the icons of evil.” “Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei: The Slogan "Death to America" Is No Longer Chanted Only by the Iranians,” MEMRI, March 21, 2006, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1081.htm.

Abu Dajana, al-Quds Brigade spokesman, March 2006

“The Zionists will swallow the same bitter drink that each Palestinian family has drunk from before.”“Blast Kills Islamic Jihad Leader in Gaza,” New York Times, March 1, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/01/world/africa/01iht-web.0301mideast.html.

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, March 2006

“The Israeli state is the aggressor and the occupier. The Palestinians are the victims, so who should recognize whom?” Steven Lee Myers and Greg Myre, “Hamas Delegation Visits Moscow for a Crash Course in Diplomacy,” New York Times, March 4, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/04/international/middleeast/04hamas.html.

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, February 6, 2006

“We will stop targeting Israeli civilians when Israel stops its aggression against Palestinian civilians.”“SPIEGEL Interview with Hamas Leader Khaled Mashaal: ‘Our People Will Never Rest,’” Spiegel Online, February 6, 2006, http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/spiegel-interview-with-hamas-leader-khaled-mashaal-our-people-will-never-rest-a-399153.html.

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, February 3, 2006

“Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated and degraded. Allah willing, before they die, they will experience humiliation and degradation every day.” ““Hamas Leader Khaled Mash’al at a Damascus Mosque: The Nation of Islam Will Sit at the Throne of the World and the West Will Be Full of Remorse When It Is Too Late,” MEMRI - The Middle East Media Research Institute, February 3, 2006, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1024.htm.

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, February 3, 2006

“We say to this West, which does not act reasonably, and does not learn its lessons: By Allah, you will be defeated. You will be defeated in Palestine, and your defeat there has already begun. True, it is Israel that is being defeated there, but when Israel is defeated, its path is defeated, those who call to support it are defeated, and the cowards who hide behind it and support it are defeated. Israel will be defeated, and so will whoever supported or supports it… America will be defeated in Iraq. Wherever the [Islamic] nation is targeted, its enemies will be defeated, Allah willing. The nation of Muhammad is gaining victory in Palestine. The nation of Muhammad is gaining victory in Iraq, and it will be victorious in all Arab and Muslim lands.”“Hamas Leader Khaled Mash’al at a Damascus Mosque: The Nation of Islam Will Sit at the Throne of the World and the West Will Be Full of Remorse When It Is Too Late,” Middle East Media Research Institute, February 3, 2006, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1024.htm.

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, February 3, 2006

“Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated and degraded. Allah willing, before they die, they will experience humiliation and degradation every day. America will be of no avail to them. Their generals will be of no avail to them. The last of their generals has been forgotten. Allah has made him disappear. He's over. Gone is that Sharon, behind whose back they would hide and find shelter, and with whom they would feel relatively secure. Today they have frail leaders, who don't even know where our Lord placed them. Allah willing, we will make them lose their eyesight, we will make them lose their brains.”“Hamas Leader Khaled Mash’al at a Damascus Mosque: The Nation of Islam Will Sit at the Throne of the World and the West Will Be Full of Remorse When It Is Too Late,” Middle East Media Research Institute, February 3, 2006, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1024.htm.

Mahmoud al-Zahar, member of Hamas’s politburo in Gaza, January 25, 2006

“[Hamas] will not change a single word in its covenant [which explicitly calls for the destruction of Israel].”“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.