Nir Barkat

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Nir Barkat said : "While we will or will not have support from American presidents, I don't think that's the biggest factor in the decision process of the Israeli public," External link

nbcnews Monday, March 22, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : “We need to hold primaries to choose the list for the Knesset because this is our obligation to the 140,000 Likud members,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, December 28, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : “We need to hold primaries to choose the list for the Knesset because this is our obligation to the 140,000 Likud members,” External link

timesofisrael Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “The fight for the right of Jews to live everywhere in the Land of Israel is not done,” External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Jerusalem is the capital of only one state. The eternal capital of the Jewish People, the capital of the State of Israel," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "There is no better place to launch this plan for Bible-inspired tourism coupled with economic development than the Tomb of Patriarchs where it all began: The stories of the Bible, and forbearers of the Jewish nation whom all humanity receives its inspiration," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “You will be forever engraved in history of Israel as a true friend of ours,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “You will be forever engraved in history of Israel as a true friend of ours,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The Supreme Court decision delivers a tough message to IDF forces who risk their lives against terrorists who have learned that they will not pay a price for their crimes," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "one that demonstrates that a policy of political determination and opposition to concessions and withdrawals only brings peace closer. We will not give up on the application of sovereignty, and now more than ever we need to expand construction in Judea and Samaria, in order to convey a clear message to the entire world that we will continue to stand up for our historic right to the land," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Agreements must be honored, but more important than agreements is what will be good for Israel" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, August 10, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I know that this arrest brings no consolation for your losses," External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : “Happily I feel good and wish only health to all Israeli citizens,” External link

ynetnews Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "All systems in our country, and I believe also in yours, need to upgrade and change in time," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 24, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "There are other democracies in the world that don't enable [the Supreme Court] to rule out laws that are defined by the parliament," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 24, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Netanyahu believes in his innocence and he feels that he is getting an unfair treatment both by the press and many, many other elements, maybe also in the police and in other elements of the legal system in our country. That's what he feels and he's saying that," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 24, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "As mayor of Jerusalem for a decade, I earned a salary of one shekel a year," "We should be enabling MKs, too, to become public examples of correct behavior, especially in this complex period when every little helps when it comes to assisting those less fortunate" External link

israelnationalnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Ayman Odeh ) : "Such an incident should never occur, in which an Israeli Knesset member takes part in a meeting between terror organizations," "By doing so, he expressed support for their armed struggle against the State of Israel, which is cause for impeachment - and Odeh has done similar things on many occasions in the past. The time has come to put a stop to this" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The Treasury left me out of their discussions on the epidemic crisis, because they were scared that I would tell them exactly what I thought," "Not all politicians are businessmen, and they don't necessarily understand the issues involved, so they just follow the Treasury officials blindly" External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “I applaud the establishment of the new government and I am glad that I have done my part for the cause, even if I will not serve as minister. I’m a long distance runner and will continue to work hard for our beloved state in the Knesset,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "This morning 26 Israelis, who had not been able to return home from Morocco because of corona(virus), landed," External link

israelnationalnews Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "This morning 26 Israelis, who had not been able to return home from Morocco because of corona(virus), landed," External link

afp-en Friday, May 15, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I am excited to see thes plane land here in the country and I was delighted to have had the opportunity to be a part of this operation," External link

ynetnews Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "It is a mistake that the Supreme Court has gotten involved in the issue, but we have no other court and the decision must be respected," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "All of the reforms together do one main thing: they create economic growth and a dramatic reduction in the cost of living," "All of them together will bring us a better future. It might sound ambitious, but we know how to do it" External link

jpost Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The choice in two weeks is between a free and successful economy or the trade unionist economy of [Benny] Gantz and [Avi] Nissenkorn," "I have no doubt that the Israeli public will know what to choose" External link

jpost Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "There might be a lot of skeptics. I remember it when I was at Check Point and when I proposed reforms in Jerusalem," "When I hear skeptics, it wakes me up. Let's not allow the skeptics to control us" External link

jpost Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat claimed : “This is a commitment which requires that we lay the framework now to make that possible and this is an investment which will also benefit the Palestinian people,” External link

middleeastmonitor Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "I support Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, who is committed to the Likud's success and will soon embark on the field with the economic plan I am formulating these days," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Everyone wants to see him continue running the country, and when you choose a leader for Likud, then you are choosing a leader for the country,” “He has the best global perspective, the best understanding of international issues, economics and security, far more than Sa’ar” External link

bangordailynews Friday, December 27, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Everyone wants to see him continue running the country, and when you choose a leader for Likud, then you are choosing a leader for the country,” “He has the best global perspective, the best understanding of international issues, economics and security, far more than Sa’ar” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 27, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat added ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Congratulations to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the overwhelming victory. I thank all the Likud members who went out to vote in inclement weather and with a warm and loving heart, and proved that the Likud chose the best interest of the state and loyalty to the prime minister who brought the State of Israel to extraordinary achievements," External link

israelnationalnews Friday, December 27, 2019 2:12:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “As far as I’m concerned, the Likud primaries tomorrow are unnecessary,” “We even know the results beforehand” External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Everywhere in Israel can be ripe for growth if we invest and budget properly while taking advantage of local resources,” “We need to start thinking long-term about how to expand well beyond our current urban centers because in a short amount of time these areas won’t be able to handle the burden of growing populations” External link

israelnationalnews Friday, December 13, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat claimed ( about Dirk Burger ) : “the UNRWA is used as a platform to incite and indoctrinate hatred and violence against Israel and its Jewish population. The UN agency is teaching youngsters in the schools it supervises in Jerusalem anti-Semitic content, while the terrorists who killed children and women are being praised in the textbooks used in those educational facilities. ” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, November 29, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat claimed ( about Dirk Burger ) : “the UNRWA is used as a platform to incite and indoctrinate hatred and violence against Israel and its Jewish population. The UN agency is teaching youngsters in the schools it supervises in Jerusalem anti-Semitic content, while the terrorists who killed children and women are being praised in the textbooks used in those educational facilities. ” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, November 29, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “UNWRA explicitly encourages incitement against Israel and attacking our citizens,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat charges ( about Dirk Burger ) : “UNRWA’s continued existence is increasingly irrelevant but also harms the very interests of the people it was founded to serve. UNRWA provides poor service and supports the idea that the Arab population should always be treated as refugees whereas we know that in Jerusalem there are no Palestinian refugees, only residents with the same rights as any other resident,” “This significantly damages any hope for a better future for that community and our region, and we need to ensure that the agency closes its doors in Israel once and for all” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The era of UNRWA in Jerusalem is over,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “UNWRA explicitly encourages incitement against Israel and attacking our citizens,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat charges ( about Dirk Burger ) : “UNRWA’s continued existence is increasingly irrelevant but also harms the very interests of the people it was founded to serve. UNRWA provides poor service and supports the idea that the Arab population should always be treated as refugees whereas we know that in Jerusalem there are no Palestinian refugees, only residents with the same rights as any other resident,” “This significantly damages any hope for a better future for that community and our region, and we need to ensure that the agency closes its doors in Israel once and for all” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “UNWRA explicitly encourages incitement against Israel and attacking our citizens,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat charges ( about Dirk Burger ) : “UNRWA’s continued existence is increasingly irrelevant but also harms the very interests of the people it was founded to serve. UNRWA provides poor service and supports the idea that the Arab population should always be treated as refugees whereas we know that in Jerusalem there are no Palestinian refugees, only residents with the same rights as any other resident,” “This significantly damages any hope for a better future for that community and our region, and we need to ensure that the agency closes its doors in Israel once and for all” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat replied : “I would, at a minimum, annex all of the settlements. And the access routes to them. And probably the maximum would be annexing all of Area C. This is something that has to be negotiated” External link

middleeastmonitor Monday, November 18, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “If we thought Netanyahu was a bad leader then we would be challenging him now,” “He’s been in office for a decade, and he’s 70 years old. We wish him lots of success still, but it is certainly legitimate that some of us, including myself, are eyeing the post-Netanyahu era to see how we can run for office” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 8, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Now is the time to form a broad unity government led by Netanyahu, which will preserve and develop our beloved state. And a little tip, don't build on our 'rebellion'. It won't happen," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat declared ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “The day the Netanyahu era ends, I will present myself as a candidate for the leadership of the party and the premiership,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “I’m an international man, I’m great at doing business,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat replied : “What businesses have they run? What worldly wealth have they made? With all due respect, I don’t think that they or anyone else at the head of the party have the advantage of business-like thinking” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I won't head on this road," "Running for national leadership will happen at right time and only at the right time, I will be there for you" External link

ynetnews Monday, October 7, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “Likud and Prime Minister Netanyahu propose to continue the path we’ve been on for the last decade,” External link

nbcnews Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat disse : "Nunca aceitaremos pessoas que querem ditar quem é nosso líder" External link

noticias-terra-br Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The Likud is committed to a national camp, there is no chance that we will abandon the Haredim" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “Likud and Prime Minister Netanyahu propose to continue the path we’ve been on for the last decade,” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat argues : “far behind other places in terms of public transport,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works,” External link

fox5sandiego Friday, August 16, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works," External link

click2houston Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works," External link

wptv Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works," External link

wkbw Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat added : "We may not agree on ideology," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "From my experience as Jerusalem Mayor, consideration of Muslim worshipers at their holiday is proper, but this should not be at the expense of police determination and maintaining the accepted status quo for decades. " External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Right behind me, where I stand, is where an 18-year-old boy was murdered last night just because he was a Jews," "The reality is that the Palestinian Authority incites their young people to kill Jews to try to scare us and to make us walk away from the land of Israel," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “There is a sense of urgency because when you look 30 years ahead, it’s very clear that the challenge is to make sure that Israel’s periphery becomes attractive for young people and investors,” External link

jpost Monday, August 5, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The biggest challenge is how to expand the success story, not just for the classic hi-tech sector which I came from, but figuring out how to expand it to desert tech in the South, agritech in the North and to expand international tourism opportunities to other regions of our country,” “We must, for the security of the state, for the benefit of expanding the pie and making sure that more parts of the country enjoy the same opportunities. It’s nothing less than international security for our country” External link

jpost Monday, August 5, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "There is a sense of urgency because when you look 30 years ahead, it’s very clear that the challenge is to make sure that Israel’s periphery becomes attractive for young people and investors," External link

jpost Monday, August 5, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The biggest challenge is how to expand the success story, not just for the classic hi-tech sector which I came from, but figuring out how to expand it to desert tech in the South, agritech in the North, and to expand international tourism opportunities to other regions of our country," "We must, for the security of the state, for the benefit of expanding the pie and making sure that more parts of the country enjoy the same opportunities. It’s nothing less than international security for our country" External link

jpost Monday, August 5, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Unfortunately, I heard that the NIF poured out its resources to fan the flames. I've spoken with Ethiopian friends and they said they received assistance from the NIF," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat added : "I admire the Israel Police. Sometimes the organization makes mistakes, and there are people who are sloppy," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "You did nothing to bring people together with your words about Likud voters, including myself, people whose normative threshold is grass-high'. If you ever want to be listened to, I suggest you apologize," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "Throughout the generations and for thousands of years, Jews have made pilgrimages to Jerusalem. In recent days, the National Infrastructure Committee approved the plan that we began in 2016 for a cable car that will take millions of visitors to the Western Wall. Jerusalem will be renewed, the State of Israel will be renewed. Happy Shavuot," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Today I was informed about a second cell in the past year that plotted to harm me and was caught before doing so. As I acted for Jerusalem, I will continue to act without fear in every role that I will play on the national level for the citizens of Israel and our beloved country," External link

israelnationalnews Monday, May 13, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “After 10 years of serving as mayor of Jerusalem for the symbolic salary of one shekel per year, I ask to now set my salary as an elected representative in the Knesset at the same level of one shekel per year,” External link

timesofisrael Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "A prime minister was elected and the people expressed their position and perception. I suggest that Blue and White members change a diskette and think about how to help us lead the people of Israel," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I’m quite surprised by the happiness in Blue and White, since when you look at the numbers, you see that the right-center bloc, headed and led by our Prime Minister Netanyahu, is significant. You have more than 61 parliament members who said before the elections that they will support Prime Minister Netanyahu. So this means that the Israeli public would like to see Prime Minister Netanyahu continue to lead Israel in the next term,” External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat added : “I also condemn many people on the other side,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat replied : “Yes I condemn them. And I fight violence and racism all over. And I’m going to tell you a secret: I am not going to vote for them,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Whether Israel ) : “by definition, we [Israel] will never divide Jerusalem. It’s not acceptable to me, it’s not acceptable for Likud or for our friends in the right of centre camp” External link

middleeastmonitor Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I have learnt in my business career that it’s better to say no to a bad deal than to do one” External link

middleeastmonitor Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “I saw how Prime Minister Netanyahu balances in between being really aggressive with the bad people and trying to be good, as much as you can, with the good people,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “We are not against the Gazan people,” “But we will fight the terrorists in Gaza. And we don’t want Gaza to totally fall apart. I think it’s for the best interest of Israel” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote ( about Benny Gantz ) : "Benny , don't sling mud at a prime minister who risked his life, was wounded and lost his brother, all for the sake of Israel's security," External link

jpost Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat replies : "We trust the Prime Minister to take the right steps. This rule is valid for everyone, but on the face of it, a survey done in the Likud shows there's no logic in combining Otzmah with the Likud" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “It makes me emotional and shocked to see the force and the extent of the support and trust that I received from Likud members,” External link

jpost Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “The US decision to stop funding UNRWA creates a rare opportunity to deal immediately and decisively with the Palestinian Authority’s intention to perpetuate the ‘refugee problem’ and encourage incitement,” “There are no refugees in Jerusalem, only residents. They will receive their services from the Jerusalem municipality alone, like all residents” External link

jpost Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Their goal is to maintain refugee status for Palestinians instead of helping them get on with their lives," External link

jpost Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “I am excited to serve the State of Israel and the people of Israel, to put my shoulder to the wheel and harness my skills and experience in order to bolster Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu and the Likud movement in its path, which I believe in with all my heart,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, January 14, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Our mission is to build a team that will bring a new force and the wider public to the Likud movement," "Only a large Likud, led by Netanyahu as leader of the national camp, will ensure Israel's security and economic stability" External link

jpost Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:46:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Our task is to build a team that will bring a new wind and large parts of the public to the Likud," "Only a large Likud headed by Benjamin Netanyahu who leads the national camp will ensure continued security for Israel and economic stability" External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Our mission is to build a team that will connect new forces and a large public to the Likud movement," "Only a large Likud led by Netanyahu leading the national camp will ensure Israel's security and economic stability" External link

jpost Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:38:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat announced ( about Occupied Jerusalem ) : “It is time to remove UNRWA from Jerusalem,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, December 17, 2018 3:41:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The campaign launched in ancient Shilo is the best answer to the boycott movement, and we want to attract tourists from all over the world and, along with their arrival in Jerusalem, call on them to connect to sources in Judea and Samaria," "The goal is clear to those who want to boycott - to bring in new audiences who will see the impressive historical diversity that this country has to offer, alongside spectacular attractions that combine nature and breathtaking views" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “the expected announcement by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a historic declaration that sends a clear message to the entire world that the U.S. stands with the Jewish people, the State of Israel and Jerusalem” External link

focus-news-en Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:10:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “On behalf of the city of Jerusalem, the beating heart and soul of the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment and intention to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” “This historic step will send a very clear message to the world that the United States stands with the Jewish people and the State of Israel. In Jerusalem, we don’t cave to pressure and we don’t let threats or violence stop us from doing what is right. President Trump, I encourage you to do the right thing: Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and bring the US Embassy home to Jerusalem” External link

jpost Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Yisrael Katz ) : “On behalf of the city of Jerusalem, the beating heart and soul of the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment and intention to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” External link

jpost Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:59:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "They just take the symbol of the consulate and switch it to the embassy symbol - two American Marines can do it in two minutes, and give the ambassador David Friedman a space to sit in," External link

newstalk Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:09:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "They just take the symbol of the consulate and switch it to the embassy symbol - two American Marines can do it in two minutes, and give the ambassador David Friedman a space to sit in," External link

jpost Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The implementation of this decision is immediate and then later slowly start moving the employees in a more structured manner to begin providing services in Jerusalem," External link

jpost Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I turn to you President Trump, on behalf of the city of Jerusalem, the beating heart and soul of the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years," External link

jpost Monday, December 4, 2017 9:34:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Elkin’s plan isn’t good; I won’t support it,” “The solution would be to upgrade the services in the neighborhoods behind the wall and to invest more resources there” External link

jpost Monday, November 27, 2017 12:45:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “This budget is supposed to pass by the end of this year, and then I will decide,” External link

jpost Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “The Jerusalem Municipality is the only one who knows how to provide civil services to the neighborhoods being the wall,” External link

jpost Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “The Jerusalem Municipality is the only one who knows how to provide civil services to the neighborhoods being the wall,” External link

jpost Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:34:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The Jerusalem March is tradition for over 60 years, and as time goes it is ever more exciting,” “In the year that we celebrate the reunification of the city, it is even more exciting. Jerusalem is hosting this holiday hundreds of thousands of visitors and tourists who enjoys the magic of the city, its gorges site and our unique attractions,” External link

jpost Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the State of Israel and the Jewish people, is the right thing to do, with or without a peace agreement,” External link

jpost Sunday, October 8, 2017 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “We will not allow a situation in which the residents are harmed because of real estate deals,” “In the past year we have been restlessly working behind the scenes for good of the residents and we will keep working until we will find an appropriate solution to this painful issue,” External link

jpost Monday, October 2, 2017 8:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "We are proud to host one of the biggest and most prestigious sports events in the world, and the biggest sporting event ever held in Israel, here in the city of Jerusalem. Hundreds of millions of viewers around the globe will watch as some of the world's best cyclists ride alongside the walls of Jerusalem's ancient Old City and our historic sites. Our message to the world is clear: Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel, is open to all" External link

jpost Monday, September 18, 2017 4:47:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “Now, following the High Court’s ruling in the case of Amona, the Jerusalem Municipality will be required to carry out the demolition orders issued by the said courts,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:41:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Barack Obama ) : “My fellow citizens, during the last eight years, the Obama administration has pushed for a settlement-building freeze, has surrendered to the Iranians and radical Islam and abandoned Israel to a hostile U.N. resolution,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:03:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “Now, following the High Court’s ruling in the case of Amona, the Jerusalem Municipality will be required to carry out the demolition orders issued by the said courts,” External link

jpost Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:45:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “I don’t just expect, I know that he will do it,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:42:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "we are bolstering and expanding Jerusalem. In the 50th year of its reunification, it continues to grow and develop. Establishment of the new neighborhood will allow us to attract young families to the city, to better respond to the housing demand in the city, and of course to strengthen Jerusalem as Israel's capital" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:37:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “We went through a difficult period of eight years during the Obama administration,” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat added : “I want to strengthen the hands of the prime minister during the important mission he is on in the United States right now. I have no doubt that the building freeze in Jerusalem will be canceled thanks to the prime minister” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “They have nothing to fear from threats and pressure,” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I back the decision of the city’s legal adviser, and regret that the organization has chosen to repeatedly violate the city’s provisions regarding the permissible and prohibited use of urban structures,” External link

jpost Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:51:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “The Jerusalem culinary scene is renowned worldwide, appealing to visitors and residents alike,” “We want to bring restaurants to residents, workplaces and neighborhoods in order to connect Jerusalemites with their local businesses” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:25:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The city’s residents will be able to enjoy shortened travel times, fewer traffic jams, cleaner air, and exciting urban renewal,” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I thank the prime minister, who deeply understands the needs of Jerusalem, and allowed an in-depth discussion with the government for over one hour to find a solution to the budgetary plight of the capital,” “The decision to establish a team of ministers and CEOs, led by the PMO, to find a solution to the Jerusalem budget crisis within two weeks is the right decision, which we demanded all along” External link

jpost Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:26:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I am also pleased that the finance minister expressed support at the meeting for the establishment of a team to find a solution for the immediate fiscal crisis,” “The consent of the finance minister sends a positive signal to make a significant step to solve the problem, and I welcome that” External link

jpost Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:26:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The refusal of the Finance Ministry to transfer the funds that were promised to Jerusalem will lead to fatal damage to Israel’s capital,” External link

jpost Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Moshe Kahlon ) : “Kahlon has a paper signed by Prime Minister Netanyahu that leaves all budget issues exclusively in his hands,” External link

jpost Monday, January 30, 2017 8:51:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "This is a sad day for Jerusalem," External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, January 29, 2017 1:32:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat disse : "Não podemos ser ingénuos ou politicamente corretos. É preciso ter inteligência para salvar vidas e evitar ataques. Temos que ir atrás das pessoas más. Não podemos deixar o terror ganhar espaço" External link

DiarioDigital Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat diz : "Temos mais árabes residentes em bairros judeus que o contrário. Os judeus não se sentem seguros nos bairros árabes" External link

DiarioDigital Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat disse : "Não podemos ser ingénuos ou politicamente correctos. É preciso ter inteligência para salvar vidas e evitar ataques. Temos que ir atrás das pessoas más. Não podemos deixar o terror ganhar espaço" External link

sabado Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat proclamé : "Notre réponse au terrorisme, c'est de poursuivre notre vie normalement. Les célébrations de Pourim sont maintenues et la sécurité dans les différents quartiers de la ville sera renforcée" External link

varmatin Saturday, March 7, 2015 12:41:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat proclamé : "Notre réponse au terrorisme, c'est de poursuivre notre vie normalement. Les célébrations de Pourim sont maintenues et la sécurité dans les différents quartiers de la ville sera renforcée" External link

nicematin Friday, March 6, 2015 11:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat dit : «Notre réponse au terrorisme, c'est de poursuivre notre vie normalement. Les célébrations de Pourim sont maintenues et la sécurité dans les différents quartiers de la ville sera renforcée» External link

cyberpresse Friday, March 6, 2015 10:31:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mayor of jerusalem22.97%EN02/12/201712/02/2017
businessman8.11%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
mayor33.78%EN11/25/201325/11/2013
incumbent mayor20.27%EN11/05/201305/11/2013
israeli mayor1.35%EN05/02/200902/05/2009
elected mayor2.70%EN04/13/200913/04/2009
conservador1.35%PT11/12/200812/11/2008
membre1.35%FR11/11/200811/11/2008
candidate1.35%EN11/11/200811/11/2008
opposition leader4.05%EN09/03/200803/09/2008
leader1.35%EN09/03/200803/09/2008
councilman1.35%EN09/19/200719/09/2007
Names Lang Count
Nir BarkatEN60.08%
Nir BarkatFR15.94%
Nir BarkatPT8.88%
Nir BarkatES6.35%
Nir BarkatEU6.35%
Nir BarakatEN2.14%
Nir BarkatSA0.13%
Nir BarakatFR0.06%
Nir BarkatHR0.06%
ניר בארקאטYI0.00%
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Nir Barkat said : "While we will or will not have support from American presidents, I don't think that's the biggest factor in the decision process of the Israeli public," External link

nbcnews Monday, March 22, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : “We need to hold primaries to choose the list for the Knesset because this is our obligation to the 140,000 Likud members,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, December 28, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : “We need to hold primaries to choose the list for the Knesset because this is our obligation to the 140,000 Likud members,” External link

timesofisrael Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “The fight for the right of Jews to live everywhere in the Land of Israel is not done,” External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Jerusalem is the capital of only one state. The eternal capital of the Jewish People, the capital of the State of Israel," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "There is no better place to launch this plan for Bible-inspired tourism coupled with economic development than the Tomb of Patriarchs where it all began: The stories of the Bible, and forbearers of the Jewish nation whom all humanity receives its inspiration," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “You will be forever engraved in history of Israel as a true friend of ours,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “You will be forever engraved in history of Israel as a true friend of ours,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The Supreme Court decision delivers a tough message to IDF forces who risk their lives against terrorists who have learned that they will not pay a price for their crimes," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "one that demonstrates that a policy of political determination and opposition to concessions and withdrawals only brings peace closer. We will not give up on the application of sovereignty, and now more than ever we need to expand construction in Judea and Samaria, in order to convey a clear message to the entire world that we will continue to stand up for our historic right to the land," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Agreements must be honored, but more important than agreements is what will be good for Israel" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, August 10, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I know that this arrest brings no consolation for your losses," External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : “Happily I feel good and wish only health to all Israeli citizens,” External link

ynetnews Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "All systems in our country, and I believe also in yours, need to upgrade and change in time," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 24, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "There are other democracies in the world that don't enable [the Supreme Court] to rule out laws that are defined by the parliament," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 24, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Netanyahu believes in his innocence and he feels that he is getting an unfair treatment both by the press and many, many other elements, maybe also in the police and in other elements of the legal system in our country. That's what he feels and he's saying that," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 24, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "As mayor of Jerusalem for a decade, I earned a salary of one shekel a year," "We should be enabling MKs, too, to become public examples of correct behavior, especially in this complex period when every little helps when it comes to assisting those less fortunate" External link

israelnationalnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Ayman Odeh ) : "Such an incident should never occur, in which an Israeli Knesset member takes part in a meeting between terror organizations," "By doing so, he expressed support for their armed struggle against the State of Israel, which is cause for impeachment - and Odeh has done similar things on many occasions in the past. The time has come to put a stop to this" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The Treasury left me out of their discussions on the epidemic crisis, because they were scared that I would tell them exactly what I thought," "Not all politicians are businessmen, and they don't necessarily understand the issues involved, so they just follow the Treasury officials blindly" External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “I applaud the establishment of the new government and I am glad that I have done my part for the cause, even if I will not serve as minister. I’m a long distance runner and will continue to work hard for our beloved state in the Knesset,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "This morning 26 Israelis, who had not been able to return home from Morocco because of corona(virus), landed," External link

israelnationalnews Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "This morning 26 Israelis, who had not been able to return home from Morocco because of corona(virus), landed," External link

afp-en Friday, May 15, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I am excited to see thes plane land here in the country and I was delighted to have had the opportunity to be a part of this operation," External link

ynetnews Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "It is a mistake that the Supreme Court has gotten involved in the issue, but we have no other court and the decision must be respected," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "All of the reforms together do one main thing: they create economic growth and a dramatic reduction in the cost of living," "All of them together will bring us a better future. It might sound ambitious, but we know how to do it" External link

jpost Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The choice in two weeks is between a free and successful economy or the trade unionist economy of [Benny] Gantz and [Avi] Nissenkorn," "I have no doubt that the Israeli public will know what to choose" External link

jpost Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "There might be a lot of skeptics. I remember it when I was at Check Point and when I proposed reforms in Jerusalem," "When I hear skeptics, it wakes me up. Let's not allow the skeptics to control us" External link

jpost Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat claimed : “This is a commitment which requires that we lay the framework now to make that possible and this is an investment which will also benefit the Palestinian people,” External link

middleeastmonitor Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "I support Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, who is committed to the Likud's success and will soon embark on the field with the economic plan I am formulating these days," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Everyone wants to see him continue running the country, and when you choose a leader for Likud, then you are choosing a leader for the country,” “He has the best global perspective, the best understanding of international issues, economics and security, far more than Sa’ar” External link

bangordailynews Friday, December 27, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Everyone wants to see him continue running the country, and when you choose a leader for Likud, then you are choosing a leader for the country,” “He has the best global perspective, the best understanding of international issues, economics and security, far more than Sa’ar” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 27, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat added ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Congratulations to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the overwhelming victory. I thank all the Likud members who went out to vote in inclement weather and with a warm and loving heart, and proved that the Likud chose the best interest of the state and loyalty to the prime minister who brought the State of Israel to extraordinary achievements," External link

israelnationalnews Friday, December 27, 2019 2:12:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “As far as I’m concerned, the Likud primaries tomorrow are unnecessary,” “We even know the results beforehand” External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Everywhere in Israel can be ripe for growth if we invest and budget properly while taking advantage of local resources,” “We need to start thinking long-term about how to expand well beyond our current urban centers because in a short amount of time these areas won’t be able to handle the burden of growing populations” External link

israelnationalnews Friday, December 13, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat claimed ( about Dirk Burger ) : “the UNRWA is used as a platform to incite and indoctrinate hatred and violence against Israel and its Jewish population. The UN agency is teaching youngsters in the schools it supervises in Jerusalem anti-Semitic content, while the terrorists who killed children and women are being praised in the textbooks used in those educational facilities. ” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, November 29, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat claimed ( about Dirk Burger ) : “the UNRWA is used as a platform to incite and indoctrinate hatred and violence against Israel and its Jewish population. The UN agency is teaching youngsters in the schools it supervises in Jerusalem anti-Semitic content, while the terrorists who killed children and women are being praised in the textbooks used in those educational facilities. ” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, November 29, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “UNWRA explicitly encourages incitement against Israel and attacking our citizens,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat charges ( about Dirk Burger ) : “UNRWA’s continued existence is increasingly irrelevant but also harms the very interests of the people it was founded to serve. UNRWA provides poor service and supports the idea that the Arab population should always be treated as refugees whereas we know that in Jerusalem there are no Palestinian refugees, only residents with the same rights as any other resident,” “This significantly damages any hope for a better future for that community and our region, and we need to ensure that the agency closes its doors in Israel once and for all” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The era of UNRWA in Jerusalem is over,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “UNWRA explicitly encourages incitement against Israel and attacking our citizens,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat charges ( about Dirk Burger ) : “UNRWA’s continued existence is increasingly irrelevant but also harms the very interests of the people it was founded to serve. UNRWA provides poor service and supports the idea that the Arab population should always be treated as refugees whereas we know that in Jerusalem there are no Palestinian refugees, only residents with the same rights as any other resident,” “This significantly damages any hope for a better future for that community and our region, and we need to ensure that the agency closes its doors in Israel once and for all” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat says : “UNWRA explicitly encourages incitement against Israel and attacking our citizens,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat charges ( about Dirk Burger ) : “UNRWA’s continued existence is increasingly irrelevant but also harms the very interests of the people it was founded to serve. UNRWA provides poor service and supports the idea that the Arab population should always be treated as refugees whereas we know that in Jerusalem there are no Palestinian refugees, only residents with the same rights as any other resident,” “This significantly damages any hope for a better future for that community and our region, and we need to ensure that the agency closes its doors in Israel once and for all” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat replied : “I would, at a minimum, annex all of the settlements. And the access routes to them. And probably the maximum would be annexing all of Area C. This is something that has to be negotiated” External link

middleeastmonitor Monday, November 18, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “If we thought Netanyahu was a bad leader then we would be challenging him now,” “He’s been in office for a decade, and he’s 70 years old. We wish him lots of success still, but it is certainly legitimate that some of us, including myself, are eyeing the post-Netanyahu era to see how we can run for office” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 8, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Now is the time to form a broad unity government led by Netanyahu, which will preserve and develop our beloved state. And a little tip, don't build on our 'rebellion'. It won't happen," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat declared ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “The day the Netanyahu era ends, I will present myself as a candidate for the leadership of the party and the premiership,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “I’m an international man, I’m great at doing business,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat replied : “What businesses have they run? What worldly wealth have they made? With all due respect, I don’t think that they or anyone else at the head of the party have the advantage of business-like thinking” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I won't head on this road," "Running for national leadership will happen at right time and only at the right time, I will be there for you" External link

ynetnews Monday, October 7, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “Likud and Prime Minister Netanyahu propose to continue the path we’ve been on for the last decade,” External link

nbcnews Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat disse : "Nunca aceitaremos pessoas que querem ditar quem é nosso líder" External link

noticias-terra-br Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The Likud is committed to a national camp, there is no chance that we will abandon the Haredim" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “Likud and Prime Minister Netanyahu propose to continue the path we’ve been on for the last decade,” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat argues : “far behind other places in terms of public transport,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works,” External link

fox5sandiego Friday, August 16, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works," External link

click2houston Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works," External link

wptv Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works," External link

wkbw Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat added : "We may not agree on ideology," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "From my experience as Jerusalem Mayor, consideration of Muslim worshipers at their holiday is proper, but this should not be at the expense of police determination and maintaining the accepted status quo for decades. " External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Right behind me, where I stand, is where an 18-year-old boy was murdered last night just because he was a Jews," "The reality is that the Palestinian Authority incites their young people to kill Jews to try to scare us and to make us walk away from the land of Israel," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “There is a sense of urgency because when you look 30 years ahead, it’s very clear that the challenge is to make sure that Israel’s periphery becomes attractive for young people and investors,” External link

jpost Monday, August 5, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The biggest challenge is how to expand the success story, not just for the classic hi-tech sector which I came from, but figuring out how to expand it to desert tech in the South, agritech in the North and to expand international tourism opportunities to other regions of our country,” “We must, for the security of the state, for the benefit of expanding the pie and making sure that more parts of the country enjoy the same opportunities. It’s nothing less than international security for our country” External link

jpost Monday, August 5, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "There is a sense of urgency because when you look 30 years ahead, it’s very clear that the challenge is to make sure that Israel’s periphery becomes attractive for young people and investors," External link

jpost Monday, August 5, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The biggest challenge is how to expand the success story, not just for the classic hi-tech sector which I came from, but figuring out how to expand it to desert tech in the South, agritech in the North, and to expand international tourism opportunities to other regions of our country," "We must, for the security of the state, for the benefit of expanding the pie and making sure that more parts of the country enjoy the same opportunities. It’s nothing less than international security for our country" External link

jpost Monday, August 5, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Unfortunately, I heard that the NIF poured out its resources to fan the flames. I've spoken with Ethiopian friends and they said they received assistance from the NIF," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat added : "I admire the Israel Police. Sometimes the organization makes mistakes, and there are people who are sloppy," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "You did nothing to bring people together with your words about Likud voters, including myself, people whose normative threshold is grass-high'. If you ever want to be listened to, I suggest you apologize," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "Throughout the generations and for thousands of years, Jews have made pilgrimages to Jerusalem. In recent days, the National Infrastructure Committee approved the plan that we began in 2016 for a cable car that will take millions of visitors to the Western Wall. Jerusalem will be renewed, the State of Israel will be renewed. Happy Shavuot," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Today I was informed about a second cell in the past year that plotted to harm me and was caught before doing so. As I acted for Jerusalem, I will continue to act without fear in every role that I will play on the national level for the citizens of Israel and our beloved country," External link

israelnationalnews Monday, May 13, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “After 10 years of serving as mayor of Jerusalem for the symbolic salary of one shekel per year, I ask to now set my salary as an elected representative in the Knesset at the same level of one shekel per year,” External link

timesofisrael Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "A prime minister was elected and the people expressed their position and perception. I suggest that Blue and White members change a diskette and think about how to help us lead the people of Israel," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I’m quite surprised by the happiness in Blue and White, since when you look at the numbers, you see that the right-center bloc, headed and led by our Prime Minister Netanyahu, is significant. You have more than 61 parliament members who said before the elections that they will support Prime Minister Netanyahu. So this means that the Israeli public would like to see Prime Minister Netanyahu continue to lead Israel in the next term,” External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat added : “I also condemn many people on the other side,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat replied : “Yes I condemn them. And I fight violence and racism all over. And I’m going to tell you a secret: I am not going to vote for them,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Whether Israel ) : “by definition, we [Israel] will never divide Jerusalem. It’s not acceptable to me, it’s not acceptable for Likud or for our friends in the right of centre camp” External link

middleeastmonitor Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I have learnt in my business career that it’s better to say no to a bad deal than to do one” External link

middleeastmonitor Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “I saw how Prime Minister Netanyahu balances in between being really aggressive with the bad people and trying to be good, as much as you can, with the good people,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “We are not against the Gazan people,” “But we will fight the terrorists in Gaza. And we don’t want Gaza to totally fall apart. I think it’s for the best interest of Israel” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote ( about Benny Gantz ) : "Benny , don't sling mud at a prime minister who risked his life, was wounded and lost his brother, all for the sake of Israel's security," External link

jpost Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat replies : "We trust the Prime Minister to take the right steps. This rule is valid for everyone, but on the face of it, a survey done in the Likud shows there's no logic in combining Otzmah with the Likud" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “It makes me emotional and shocked to see the force and the extent of the support and trust that I received from Likud members,” External link

jpost Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “The US decision to stop funding UNRWA creates a rare opportunity to deal immediately and decisively with the Palestinian Authority’s intention to perpetuate the ‘refugee problem’ and encourage incitement,” “There are no refugees in Jerusalem, only residents. They will receive their services from the Jerusalem municipality alone, like all residents” External link

jpost Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "Their goal is to maintain refugee status for Palestinians instead of helping them get on with their lives," External link

jpost Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : “I am excited to serve the State of Israel and the people of Israel, to put my shoulder to the wheel and harness my skills and experience in order to bolster Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu and the Likud movement in its path, which I believe in with all my heart,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, January 14, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Our mission is to build a team that will bring a new force and the wider public to the Likud movement," "Only a large Likud, led by Netanyahu as leader of the national camp, will ensure Israel's security and economic stability" External link

jpost Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:46:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Our task is to build a team that will bring a new wind and large parts of the public to the Likud," "Only a large Likud headed by Benjamin Netanyahu who leads the national camp will ensure continued security for Israel and economic stability" External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Benjamin Netanyahu ) : "Our mission is to build a team that will connect new forces and a large public to the Likud movement," "Only a large Likud led by Netanyahu leading the national camp will ensure Israel's security and economic stability" External link

jpost Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:38:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat announced ( about Occupied Jerusalem ) : “It is time to remove UNRWA from Jerusalem,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, December 17, 2018 3:41:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The campaign launched in ancient Shilo is the best answer to the boycott movement, and we want to attract tourists from all over the world and, along with their arrival in Jerusalem, call on them to connect to sources in Judea and Samaria," "The goal is clear to those who want to boycott - to bring in new audiences who will see the impressive historical diversity that this country has to offer, alongside spectacular attractions that combine nature and breathtaking views" External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “the expected announcement by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a historic declaration that sends a clear message to the entire world that the U.S. stands with the Jewish people, the State of Israel and Jerusalem” External link

focus-news-en Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:10:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “On behalf of the city of Jerusalem, the beating heart and soul of the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment and intention to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” “This historic step will send a very clear message to the world that the United States stands with the Jewish people and the State of Israel. In Jerusalem, we don’t cave to pressure and we don’t let threats or violence stop us from doing what is right. President Trump, I encourage you to do the right thing: Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and bring the US Embassy home to Jerusalem” External link

jpost Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Yisrael Katz ) : “On behalf of the city of Jerusalem, the beating heart and soul of the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment and intention to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” External link

jpost Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:59:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "They just take the symbol of the consulate and switch it to the embassy symbol - two American Marines can do it in two minutes, and give the ambassador David Friedman a space to sit in," External link

newstalk Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:09:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat told : "They just take the symbol of the consulate and switch it to the embassy symbol - two American Marines can do it in two minutes, and give the ambassador David Friedman a space to sit in," External link

jpost Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "The implementation of this decision is immediate and then later slowly start moving the employees in a more structured manner to begin providing services in Jerusalem," External link

jpost Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I turn to you President Trump, on behalf of the city of Jerusalem, the beating heart and soul of the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years," External link

jpost Monday, December 4, 2017 9:34:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Elkin’s plan isn’t good; I won’t support it,” “The solution would be to upgrade the services in the neighborhoods behind the wall and to invest more resources there” External link

jpost Monday, November 27, 2017 12:45:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “This budget is supposed to pass by the end of this year, and then I will decide,” External link

jpost Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “The Jerusalem Municipality is the only one who knows how to provide civil services to the neighborhoods being the wall,” External link

jpost Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “The Jerusalem Municipality is the only one who knows how to provide civil services to the neighborhoods being the wall,” External link

jpost Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:34:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The Jerusalem March is tradition for over 60 years, and as time goes it is ever more exciting,” “In the year that we celebrate the reunification of the city, it is even more exciting. Jerusalem is hosting this holiday hundreds of thousands of visitors and tourists who enjoys the magic of the city, its gorges site and our unique attractions,” External link

jpost Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the State of Israel and the Jewish people, is the right thing to do, with or without a peace agreement,” External link

jpost Sunday, October 8, 2017 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “We will not allow a situation in which the residents are harmed because of real estate deals,” “In the past year we have been restlessly working behind the scenes for good of the residents and we will keep working until we will find an appropriate solution to this painful issue,” External link

jpost Monday, October 2, 2017 8:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "We are proud to host one of the biggest and most prestigious sports events in the world, and the biggest sporting event ever held in Israel, here in the city of Jerusalem. Hundreds of millions of viewers around the globe will watch as some of the world's best cyclists ride alongside the walls of Jerusalem's ancient Old City and our historic sites. Our message to the world is clear: Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel, is open to all" External link

jpost Monday, September 18, 2017 4:47:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “Now, following the High Court’s ruling in the case of Amona, the Jerusalem Municipality will be required to carry out the demolition orders issued by the said courts,” External link

jpost Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:41:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Barack Obama ) : “My fellow citizens, during the last eight years, the Obama administration has pushed for a settlement-building freeze, has surrendered to the Iranians and radical Islam and abandoned Israel to a hostile U.N. resolution,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:03:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “Now, following the High Court’s ruling in the case of Amona, the Jerusalem Municipality will be required to carry out the demolition orders issued by the said courts,” External link

jpost Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:45:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “I don’t just expect, I know that he will do it,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:42:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "we are bolstering and expanding Jerusalem. In the 50th year of its reunification, it continues to grow and develop. Establishment of the new neighborhood will allow us to attract young families to the city, to better respond to the housing demand in the city, and of course to strengthen Jerusalem as Israel's capital" External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:37:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “We went through a difficult period of eight years during the Obama administration,” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat added : “I want to strengthen the hands of the prime minister during the important mission he is on in the United States right now. I have no doubt that the building freeze in Jerusalem will be canceled thanks to the prime minister” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “They have nothing to fear from threats and pressure,” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I back the decision of the city’s legal adviser, and regret that the organization has chosen to repeatedly violate the city’s provisions regarding the permissible and prohibited use of urban structures,” External link

jpost Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:51:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Jerusalem Municipality ) : “The Jerusalem culinary scene is renowned worldwide, appealing to visitors and residents alike,” “We want to bring restaurants to residents, workplaces and neighborhoods in order to connect Jerusalemites with their local businesses” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:25:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The city’s residents will be able to enjoy shortened travel times, fewer traffic jams, cleaner air, and exciting urban renewal,” External link

jpost Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I thank the prime minister, who deeply understands the needs of Jerusalem, and allowed an in-depth discussion with the government for over one hour to find a solution to the budgetary plight of the capital,” “The decision to establish a team of ministers and CEOs, led by the PMO, to find a solution to the Jerusalem budget crisis within two weeks is the right decision, which we demanded all along” External link

jpost Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:26:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I am also pleased that the finance minister expressed support at the meeting for the establishment of a team to find a solution for the immediate fiscal crisis,” “The consent of the finance minister sends a positive signal to make a significant step to solve the problem, and I welcome that” External link

jpost Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:26:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “The refusal of the Finance Ministry to transfer the funds that were promised to Jerusalem will lead to fatal damage to Israel’s capital,” External link

jpost Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Moshe Kahlon ) : “Kahlon has a paper signed by Prime Minister Netanyahu that leaves all budget issues exclusively in his hands,” External link

jpost Monday, January 30, 2017 8:51:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "This is a sad day for Jerusalem," External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, January 29, 2017 1:32:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat disse : "Não podemos ser ingénuos ou politicamente corretos. É preciso ter inteligência para salvar vidas e evitar ataques. Temos que ir atrás das pessoas más. Não podemos deixar o terror ganhar espaço" External link

DiarioDigital Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat diz : "Temos mais árabes residentes em bairros judeus que o contrário. Os judeus não se sentem seguros nos bairros árabes" External link

DiarioDigital Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat disse : "Não podemos ser ingénuos ou politicamente correctos. É preciso ter inteligência para salvar vidas e evitar ataques. Temos que ir atrás das pessoas más. Não podemos deixar o terror ganhar espaço" External link

sabado Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat proclamé : "Notre réponse au terrorisme, c'est de poursuivre notre vie normalement. Les célébrations de Pourim sont maintenues et la sécurité dans les différents quartiers de la ville sera renforcée" External link

varmatin Saturday, March 7, 2015 12:41:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat proclamé : "Notre réponse au terrorisme, c'est de poursuivre notre vie normalement. Les célébrations de Pourim sont maintenues et la sécurité dans les différents quartiers de la ville sera renforcée" External link

nicematin Friday, March 6, 2015 11:22:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat dit : «Notre réponse au terrorisme, c'est de poursuivre notre vie normalement. Les célébrations de Pourim sont maintenues et la sécurité dans les différents quartiers de la ville sera renforcée» External link

cyberpresse Friday, March 6, 2015 10:31:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mayor of jerusalem22.97%EN02/12/201712/02/2017
businessman8.11%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
mayor33.78%EN11/25/201325/11/2013
incumbent mayor20.27%EN11/05/201305/11/2013
israeli mayor1.35%EN05/02/200902/05/2009
elected mayor2.70%EN04/13/200913/04/2009
conservador1.35%PT11/12/200812/11/2008
membre1.35%FR11/11/200811/11/2008
candidate1.35%EN11/11/200811/11/2008
opposition leader4.05%EN09/03/200803/09/2008
leader1.35%EN09/03/200803/09/2008
councilman1.35%EN09/19/200719/09/2007
Names Lang Count
Nir BarkatEN60.08%
Nir BarkatFR15.94%
Nir BarkatPT8.88%
Nir BarkatES6.35%
Nir BarkatEU6.35%
Nir BarakatEN2.14%
Nir BarkatSA0.13%
Nir BarakatFR0.06%
Nir BarkatHR0.06%
ניר בארקאטYI0.00%
ניר ברקתHE0.00%


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