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    Statement by MFA DG Gold on Joseph's tomb arson

    The Palestinian attack on Joseph's tomb reminds us of the actions of the most extreme Islamist elements, from Afghanistan to Lybia. Only Israel can protect the sites holy for all religions in Jerusalem.
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    PM Netanyahu meets with US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford

    The two men discussed strategic cooperation between the two countries and the strategic challenges that we face.
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    PM Netanyahu holds press conference for international media

    Yesterday, President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of putting to death, executing an innocent Palestinian boy. First of all, he's not dead - he's alive. Second, he's not innocent. The only way that we can fight this big lie is to tell the truth.
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    PM Netanyahu addresses Knesset on security situation

    I say to the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority: Do not turn murderers into heroes. If there is further deterioration due to the incitement by Hamas and the Islamic Movement and the Palestinian Authority, you will be held responsible.
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    PM Netanyahu at press conference on wave of terrorism

    We are in the midst of a wave of terrorism with knives, firebombs, rocks and even live fire, the result of mendacious incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, several countries in the region and the Islamic Movement in Israel.
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    President Rivlin addresses Foreign Press Association

    Partnership must begin with dialogue. Dialogue is not just words, it is the building of mutual understanding and respect. We and the Palestinians will not be able to reach an agreement without a basic confidence in our ability to sit together as partners.
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    PM Netanyahu on the security situation in Jerusalem

    The status quo does not allow bringing pipebombs into the al-Aqsa Mosque. We also demand sharp action against incitement, including its sources, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority - but first and foremost the Islamic Movement in Israel.
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    PM Netanyahu on CNN: Palestinian incitement and terrorism

    The problem is that Mahmoud Abbas is inciting to terrorism. There's only one way to get a peace process going, peace negotiations going – you've got to sit down and negotiate.
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    PM Netanyahu meets US Secretary of State Kerry

    PM Netanyahu: "Any path forward requires one thing: you have to fight terror. But when we hear incitement - worse, when we hear praise for the terrorists from our supposed peace partners, we say cut that out, start fighting terrorism."
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    PM Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly

    Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran's rulers promise to destroy my country. Murder my people. And the response from this body, from nearly every one of the governments represented here has been absolutely nothing! Utter silence!
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    Statements by President Rivlin and PM Netanyahu on terror attack

    Tonight, bloodthirsty murderers claimed the lives of a mother and a father, leaving their young children orphaned. The heart breaks at the magnitude of such cruelty and hatred.
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    Response of PM Netanyahu's Office to Abu Mazen's speech

    Abu Mazen's speech was deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in the Middle East. We call on the Palestinian Authority and its leader to enter into direct negotiations with Israel without preconditions.
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    PM Netanyahu departs for UN General Assembly

    Israel desires peace with the Palestinians who are continuing to spread gross lies about our policy on the Temple Mount. Israel is committed to the status quo. It is the Palestinian rioters who are harming the sanctity of the place.
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    Israel welcomes Egyptian President's call to expand peace with Israel

    The Government of Israel welcomes Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi's call to expand the peace with Israel to include additional Arab countries.
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    Chief Rabbis of Israel call on religious leaders to halt violence

    They called on Islamic religious leaders and others to work together to end the violence in Jerusalem and its surrounding area and to prevent riots and violations of public order in the holy places, which are for prayer.
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