23 quotes found by Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas
Our efforts are not aimed at isolating Israel or de-legitimizing it; rather we want to gain legitimacy for the cause of the people of Palestine. We only aim to de-legitimize the settlement activities and the occupation and apartheid and the logic of ruthless force, and we believe that all the countries of the world stand with us in this regard.
Rather  stand  force  # 3143
Mahmoud Abbas
We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law.
Cannot  law  State  # 3144
Mahmoud Abbas
The time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestine refugees in the homeland and the Diaspora, to end their displacement and to realize their rights, some of them forced to take refuge more than once in different places of the world.
time  Once  Realize  # 3145
Mahmoud Abbas
We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
life  hope  freedom  # 3146
Mahmoud Abbas
And also I assert our interest in respecting all our obligations and implementing all our commitments. And will save no effort whatever to protect this newborn opportunity of peace, that is provided through what we have already declared here today.
peace  today  Here  # 3147
Mahmoud Abbas
The core issue here is that the Israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and United Nations resolutions, and that it frantically continues to intensify building of settlements on the territory of the State of Palestine.
government  Here  law  # 3148
Mahmoud Abbas
We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.
Rather  Itself  Path  # 3149
Mahmoud Abbas
We have accepted the principle of democracy and we are committed to respect the popular verdict and the result of that national consultation.
respect  democracy  Result  # 3150
Mahmoud Abbas
Here, I declare that the Palestine Liberation Organization is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on international legitimacy and a complete cessation of settlement activities.
Here  Ready  Terms  # 3151
Mahmoud Abbas
The PLO and the Palestinian people adhere to the renouncement of violence and rejection and condemning of terrorism in all its forms, especially State terrorism, and adhere to all agreements signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.
State  violence  Rejection  # 3152
Mahmoud Abbas
We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution, the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of the occupation that started in 1967.
Started  State  President  # 3153
Mahmoud Abbas
We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces.
Cannot  Small  State  # 3154
Mahmoud Abbas
I say: The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other peoples of the earth, free in a sovereign and independent homeland.
time  Free  earth  # 3155
Mahmoud Abbas
We have agreed with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to cease all acts of violence against the Israelis and against the Palestinians wherever they are. Tranquility and quiet that will be witnessed and in our land, starting today, is the beginning for a new era.
today  Against  Beginning  # 3156
Mahmoud Abbas
We want the Israelis to leave. They want to leave - so let us let them leave.
Leave  Israelis  # 3157
Mahmoud Abbas
I can certainly put myself in Israel's shoes. They are humans just like we are. They want peace and security inside their borders.
peace  security  Inside  # 3158