Israel's 20th Knesset (2015 - 2019)

Ayelet Shaked

Minister of Justice

“Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.  They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists." - Daily Sabah, 14 July 2014  

“Our plan is to apply Israeli sovereignty on Area C [Occupied West Bank] and give the Palestinians living there full citizenship. Areas A and B will be part of a confederation, together with Jordan and Gaza. There’s a large Palestinian population in Jordan and the Palestinians already have a state in Gaza. In the distant future, a confederation of these three entities will be the right way forward.”     “In the international community, they like to say that Judea and Samaria [the West Bank] are under occupation - they’re not. They’re areas under dispute.” - Times of Israel, 28 November 2018

“We’re not in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank] in order to disappear one day. We’re here for 50 years already, and we will be here for another 5,000 years. Our policy is clear: Settlement in the entire Land of Israel and normalization of life in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank].” - Knesset , 03 January 2018

“A Palestinian state is no longer the only solution for peace in the Middle East. We think that a valid peace can be born from a position of strength, from building and strengthening the settlements in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank], and from encouraging economic peace and economic development of the Palestinian Authority.” - Arutz 7, 21 November 2017

“Palestinians are not refugees. We have to change the definition of their refugee status and we have to start a new chapter with regard to the refugee camps and, of course, to the UNRWA schools.” – Arutz 7, 11 September 2017

“The State of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, it will never be a state for two nations and if anyone has any national ambitions it’s not the place to accomplish them you can accomplish them in neighboring Arab Countries. Israel is a Jewish and Democratic state and it will continue like this forever” - Knesset Channel, 09 November 2016

Bezalel Smotrich

Living in the Illegal Israeli Settlement of ‘Kedumim’ Built on Lands Belonging to Qalkilia Governorate

“It’s forbidden. Forbidden in any way to release any terrorist in return for the bodies of our soldiers. We must bring back our sons to be buried in Israel by pressuring Hamas (when there will be a real right wing government) and not by releasing terrorists who are endangering the citizens of Israel.”  - Twitter, 17 November 2018

“It is good that this pathological liar is saying once the truth: The issue of Khan Al-Ahmar is not an issue of human rights or existence. It is an issue of a strategic national struggle led by the Arabs with the support of Europeans in order to control Adumim area, it is a struggle over the question of whether there will be an Arab territorial contiguity from north to south or a Jewish contiguity from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea that would prevent an Arab contiguity.” – Twitter, 27 September 2018

“Seventy Percent of Gaza strip residents are refugees. The only way to solve the Gaza problem is by reducing its population to adapt with its capacity. At this stage, we must disperse the refugees in other countries. Closing UNRWA must be the first step in this plan.” - Twitter, 2 September 2018

“The state must not miss this moment [to destroy the village of Khan al-Ahmar]. [Israel should] enforce its laws and prove its sovereignty, while Palestinian flags are proudly raised on its lands.” – Arutz 7, 25 July 2018

“Our role is to help [US President Donald] Trump understand that Jerusalem and the refugees are a sign - not a cause. They're a sign that any Palestinian nationalism would in effect negate Jewish existence, and here too he will decide. Trump wants to stop foot-dragging, stop selling illusions; put it on the table and cut. He also understands that the classic two-state model won't work.” – Arutz 7,  3 September 2018

“There's no choice other than to reconquer Gaza and return to the how it was before the Oslo foolishness. Afterwards, my plan for [Israel] ruling Gaza will present Gazans with the same options as all the other Arabs in Israel: Make peace with the status quo, emigrate, or fight and lose. There's no other way.” – Arutz 7, 27 June 2018

“This is the first official visit of a member of the [British] Royal Family to Israel. The Kosel and Har HaBayis [Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound] are under Israeli sovereignty, and anyone who wants to visit them must do so as part of their visit to Israel. Anyone who thinks that they can visit those sites as part of a trip to Jordan or the PA is not wanted here.” – Hamodia , 25 June 2018

“The right path of action is to make Hamas prisoners' conditions more difficult so that they do not receive one millimeter beyond [what] international law [prescribes]. Beyond the bare minimum, do not allow anything into Gaza. Bring them to their knees, that is our security interest.” – Arutz 7, 1 June 2018

“Today, some 20,000 Palestinians leave Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank] every year. I want to help them to [leave], on fair terms, with full financial compensation and without any coercion…” “[The goal is to] erase the paradigm of Palestinian statehood both on the ground and as a concept.”   - Arutz 7, 06 September 2017

“It is historic day [passage of ‘regulation law’] for the settlement movement and for Israel Today Israel decreed that developing settlement in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank] is an Israeli interest. From here we move on to expanding Israeli sovereignty and continuing to build and develop settlements across the land.” -  Haaretz, 07 Feb 2017

Eli Ben Dahan

Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Defense

Living in the Illegal Israeli Settlement of ‘Har Homa’ Built on Lands Belonging to Jerusalem and Bethlehem Governorates

“Historical justice- Trump’s Administration has repeatedly demonstrated its just fixed position towards Israel by deciding to close the PLO mission in Washington, which was working to sow poison against Israel in the corridors of the US Government over the past years. It is good that Israel has real friends across the sea!”- Twitter, 11 September 2018

“There is deterrence but not is time to expel the families of terrorists, even those living inside Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank]…”- Twitter , 7 October 2018 in an interview with Kann News

“It is inconceivable for the citizens [settlers] of Israel who live in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank] to be discriminated against relative to the rest of the residents of Israel. I will continue to work in the near future to have more orders signed that will benefit the citizens [settlers] of Israel who live in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank].” - Haaretz, 9 October 2018

“We've drafted laws that should be applied to Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank], almost 70 percent of which deal with planning and construction. In the coming year we'll advance more and more laws and apply them to Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank].”- Arutz 7 , 03 January 2018

“In the last year and a half we have been working on the planning of bypass roads…The bypass roads will be a blessing for all residents of Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank] , and they will strengthen Judea and Samaria communities, as well as adding to safety and security on the roads.” – Arutz7 , 04 September 2017

Mordhay Yogev (Moti Yogev)

Living in the Illegal Israeli Settlement of ‘Dolev’ Built on Lands Belonging to Ramallah Governorate

“I request the PM to approve the law of demolishing the homes of terrorists’ families, which I submitted to the ministerial committee for legislation, and it is still pending. It is our duty to deter and save souls, it is our duty to protect the security of Israel, and our moral duty as well towards the families of the victims of terror.” - Twitter, 5 November 2018

“The PLO finances the families of the murderers, glorifies the martyrs and the Palestinian charter to destroy Israel in stages, the PLO vision has never changed. The land of Israel is the land of the Jewish people, to where we returned after thousands of years of being in exile. We will live here and we will create a life of peace not terrorism.”- Twitter, 27 September 2018

“We are working on – approving the immediate construction of hundreds of additional residential units in Gush Etzion, we will establish new neighborhood that would carry name of Ari in Efrat where he lived. We will deter – and ensure that the family of the terrorist won’t receive money from the Palestinian Authority and we will stop all funds transferred by the Palestinian Authority to the families of the murderers.” - Twitter, 16 September 2018

“The closure of the PLO embassy in the United States showed the entire world that the PLO, known as ' Palestinian Authority ', is a terrorist organization that has never had a state and will never have a state and therefore there no justification for the existence of such a mission, as its interest is to distort the image of Israel in the United States and the world.”- Twitter, 11 September 2018

“I am a native of the land long before you [Knesset Members Ahmad Tibi and Taleb Abu Arar]: this is the Land of Israel, forever, it will be the land of Israel and all the traitors out. Ramallah will also be Israel. Go to Paris or to Britain. Go to your anti-Semitic friends, We welcome your leaving, your place in the hall of those who leave.” – Arutz 7, 3 September 2018

 “The Europeans are again working barefacedly behind the back of the State of Israel, against the Israeli interest, in order to establish a Palestinian state. But no worries, we will take advantage of this plan to promote the master plan of Judea and Samaria [Judea and Samaria], which would be accommodate Arabs and Jews under Israeli rule.” - Twitter, 7 August 2018

 “Our goal is to protect state lands, consistent with decisions by the state not letting their status be determined by construction terror guided by the Palestinian Authority with the intervention of international elements such as the European Union.” – Ha’aretz, 29 January 2018

“Torah will go forth from Zion, and UNRWA will be out of Jerusalem…”- Twitter, 17 October 2018

“…this vision that brings us back to the dangerous hallucinations regarding a state of Palestinian terror, endangers our security and is not responsible for our future. There was no Palestinian state and will never be. The land of Israel goes back to the people of Israel. We will continue to cling to it, including giving  autonomous administrative independence to the Arab citizens in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank].” - Twitter, 8 October 2018 

“There had been no Palestinian state and there will never be a Palestinian state. Israel will remain Jewish.” - Middle East Monitor, 26 September 2018

“We need to close the Temple Mount to Muslims for an extended period of time, and to tighten our security and diplomatic control of it. The Temple Mount is in our hands' should not be a slogan, it needs to be a clear fact on the ground.” - Arutz 7, 14 July 2017

“This lie called Palestinian people or Palestinian state was never here and will never be established here” - Inn, 22 September 2016

Naftali Bennett

Minister of Education and Minister of Diaspora Affairs

“…in the last two years Lieberman has destroyed the Israeli deterrence, the terrorists are not scared. They know that their homes won’t be demolished and that their families will get 12000 Nis a month as an award in glorification of the martyrs. We will put to vote the law of expelling terrorists’ families so that they will be scared again.” - Twitter, 4 November 2018

“Khan Al-Ahmar will be evacuated. We are talking here about illegal construction that the High Court of Justice approved its demolition. In the state of law, the law should be applied even if the International community threatened and opposed this. The Jewish Home Party will work to make this happen.” - Twitter , 20 October 2018

“Abu Mazen speech reminds us of one basic fact: a nation that hallow the murderers, and a chairman who finances terrorists would never attain a Palestinian state in the heart of Israel. We are here to prevent it.” - Twitter , 27 September 2018

“We need to stop shooting next to the target and start shooting at the target.”- Times of Israel, 18 June 2018

"Abbas’s body is drenched with antisemitism, from head to toe. He continues the tradition of his predecessors, the Grand Mufti who was a friend of Hitler, and Arafat, an arch-murderer of Jews. He fills the minds of the next generation with the poison of antisemitism. Peace will come from the public, not from a corrupt and antisemitic Palestinian Authority." - JPost, 2 May 2018

“We must make clear that every murder will be met with immediate [settlement] construction. Regulating [the status of the outpost of] Havat Gilad and building there is the most painful price Israel can exact to deter terrorists from undertaking the next attack.” - Haaretz, 10 January 2018

“If terrorists were arrested they should be simply killed. I have killed many Arabs in my life and there is no problem in that.” - Adala, 29 July 2013


“In the meantime, the reality has changed completely and everyone understands that the vision of a Palestinian state has dropped from the agenda, and therefore we have to move to an optimistic and pioneering message of sovereignty…The time for sovereignty has arrived, and it's time to bring this idea from potential to reality…” - Autz 7, 15 January  2018

“When speaking about United Jerusalem is the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the entire Old City, the City of David, Ma'aleh Hazeitim, The Mount of Olives, and Nof Zion should also be remembered. All of Jerusalem that will remain united under Israeli sovereignty and only under the sovereignty of Israel forever." - Arutz 7 , 24 May 2017

“The time has come to say in a clear voice: the Land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel. It’s impossible to be in favor of the Land of Israel in Hebrew and of establishing a Palestinian state in English.” - Times of Israel, 06 June 2016

“We’re in a government that I insisted not have [the establishment of] a Palestinian state in its guideline. If we are talking about a return to the 1967 lines and the division of Jerusalem, I won’t just resign from the government, I’ll topple it. We shouldn’t give up an inch of land, we shouldn’t give any land to the Palestinians.” - Times of Israel, 06 June 2016

Nissan Slomiansky

Living in the Illegal Israeli Settlement of 'Elkana' Built on Lands Belonging to Salfit Governorate

“...The problem is that maybe we could have prevented the accident, and the roads in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank] must be fixed. We're already crying and pleading with all the enforcement authorities to do something. People drive on these roads like madmen, mainly the Arabs, besides that fact that the roads aren't in good condition. The Arabs drive like maniacs, as if their lives were worthless ... this mustn't be allowed to happen.” – Arutz 7, 24 January 2018 

“Apparently if we try to be ‘okay’ with them and conduct negotiations, they start with terror…I said to close the mountain [Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound] to the Arabs, not to the Jews.” - Arutz7 , 16 July 2017

On a bill to oust Palestinian MKs: “The new law does not relate to the definition of support for a terrorist organization, because the present wave of terror is by [lone wolves] and not an organization. When the law states ‘act of terror,’ it includes everything” – Haaretz, 15 February 2016

“After nine years of freezing in the urban settlements, everyone expects a change. We are a right-wing government that wants to act as a right-wing government and it is time to make a profound change and enable settlement in our country. We can build in Jerusalem and strengthen urban settlement in Area C.” – Arutz 7, 15 November 2018

Shuli Moalem-Refaeli

Living in the Illegal Israeli Settlement of ‘Neve Daniel’ Built on Lands Belonging to Bethlehem Governorate
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“The goal is to apply Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria [occupied West Bank] and to normalize the lives of the citizens there.” – Arutz 7, 3 September 2018

"The Nationality Law is a good law. It is desirable, right and proper. The word "equality", which does not appear in the law, appears in two Basic Laws enacted in 1992. This is not a law aimed at equality, And not of any other nation. It can not be that on the one hand they will explain to us that this law does not add anything and on the other hand they will explain how bad it is. If it does not change anything, and everyone agrees that this is the nation state of the Jewish people, then it is excellent.” Arutz 7,  29 July 2018

“We call upon the prime minister to follow the recommendation of the security forces and to allow MKs to ascend the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound) without restrictions, as every Jewish citizen in Israel can.” - Arutz 7, 03 July 2018

“The State of Israel is in its 70th year. The 50th year since the liberation of Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank]. This is a critical point for the State of Israel. The time has come to apply sovereignty over the Land of Israel.” - Arutz 7, 11 October 2017

In reference to the Israeli “Basic Law: Jerusalem the Capital of Israel”: “This law has a clear message: The State of Israel will not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state whose capital is eastern Jerusalem.”- Arutz 7, 26 July 2017  

“Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria [Occupied West Bank] will not be destroyed, and Arab landowners will receive compensation. That is justice”. “This is the best way for the State of Israel to exercise sovereignty ...”- Jpost , 07 December 2016

Uri Yehuda Ariel

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Living in the Illegal Israeli Settlement of ‘Kfar Adumim’ Built on Lands Belonging to Jerusalem Governorate

“We must immediately regain deterrence to stop the bloodshed against Jews. We must respond with an iron hand including the demolition of houses, expelling families of terrorists and immediately annulling the ‘privileges’ and ‘prizes’ that the terrorists’ families receive!”- Twitter, 11 October 2018

 “As minister in charge of the Settlement Division, I am planning to strengthen the settlements and we know that there is a great demand from many families to move to the area.” – Arutz 7  - 24 June 2018

“When Amona was first evacuated [in 2006] there were about 250,000 Jews in Judea and Samaria. Now that number is about half a million. So things are moving in the right direction – things go up and down, but I can say conclusively that I know who the ultimate sovereign will be here: The State of Israel. There will only be one country between the river and the sea, and that’s a good thing.” - Breaking Israel News, 03 February 2017

“Israel needs to kill the hope that Arabs have, for the establishment of a Palestinian state. There are no two states for two nations. There is one state for the Jewish people.” - Arutz 7, 09 June 2016


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