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Miri Regev Quotes

(Last Updated On: September 25, 2018)

“You cannot on the one hand receive $300 million in American aid per year and at the same time close the door on negotiations. … We are dealing with a president [about Donald Trump] who says what he thinks clearly and does not resort to diplomatic convolutions that mean nothing.” – Miri Regev, Business-Standard, 3 January 2018.

“I would like to express my disapproval and am asking you to immediately remove the ‘Palestine – occupied territory’ from the list of states.” – Miri Regev, Manila Times, 30 December 2017.

“I view the inclusion of ‘Occupied Palestine’ in the list of countries appearing on your official website as legitimizing the division of the State of Israel and as gross and blatant interference, in contrast to the official position of the American administration and the declarations of President Donald Trump, who just recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” – Miri Regev, The Guardian, 29 December 2017.

“Israel’s lands are not occupied; therefore what was written was false and should have been deleted.” – Miri Regev, The Guardian, 29 December 2017.

“I was surprised to discover that on the official website of the NBA, where hundreds of millions of basketball fans are voting and who are currently choosing the players for the 2018 All-Star Game, the state of ‘Palestine – Occupied Territory’ was listed as one of the many countries to which basketball fans belong.” – Miri Regev, Israel National News, 29 December 2017.

“Palestine a country everyone knows doesn’t exist. … I view the inclusion of ‘Occupied Palestine’ in the list of countries appearing on your official website as legitimizing the division of the State of Israel and as gross and blatant interference, in contrast to the official position of the American administration and the declarations of President Donald Trump, who just recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Therefore, I would like to express my disapproval and ask you to immediately act to remove ‘Palestine – Occupied Territory’ from the list of countries.” –  Miri Regev, Israel National News, 29 December 2017.

“I am glad that my request fell on attentive ears and the NBA leadership and its chairman, Adam Silver, accepted my position, and I thank Silver, who understood the mistake and acted immediately to correct it. As I said in the past and say again: The territories of Israel are not occupied. Therefore the lies written there should be removed.” – Miri Regev, Israel National News, 29 December 2017.

“In this decision, Adam Silver proved his honesty and integrity. I wish him continued success in leading the best league in the world and looking forward to meeting the NBA All Star team here in Israel, as part of the 70th anniversary of our independence.” – Miri Regev, Israel National News, 29 December 2017.

“The bride closed the door to our world but opened many people’s doors to thoughtful literature that will remain with us forever [referring to Israeli writer Ronit Matalon, that passed away].” – Miri Regev, The Jerusalem Post, 28 December 2017.

“Lorde, I’m hoping you can be a ‘pure heroine,’ like the title of your first album, be a heroine of pure culture, free from any foreign – and ridiculous – political considerations.” – Miri Regev, TVNZ, 26 December 2017.

“When I watched that, I felt humiliated, I felt crushed [refering to the incident where a Palestinian teenage girl was attacking Israeli soldiers].” – Miri Regev, Israel National News, 27 December 2017.

“You need to get back on the Mavi Marmara and go to Gaza, you traitor [referring to one of the ships which attempted to force its way past Israeli forces to the Gaza Strip in 2010] … The fact that you’re still here as a member of the Israeli Knesset is a stain on Israeli democracy.” – Miri Regev, The Jerusalem Post, 28 December 2017.