Nir Barkat

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Nir Barkat said : “If I already know it, or someone else has done it, why do it?” External link

expressindia Monday, January 17, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “If I already know it, or someone else has done it, why do it?” External link

nytimes Monday, January 17, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “My mother tongue is sculpting in clay,” External link

nytimes Monday, January 17, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “The strategy is that we will not be first in our region to use nuclear warfare, but we will not be second,” External link

nypost Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I think It’s more imminent than people think,” External link

nypost Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I support the fighters of the Border Police, who operated with appropriate determination against the terrorist in the Jerusalem's Old City," "The fighters acted as expected of them, worked to make contact, neutralized the criminal terrorist and prevented him from continuing to terrorize innocent Jews. Every terrorist who attempts to raise his head and harm Jews - will meet the iron hand of our dear fighters" External link

israelnationalnews Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat claimed : "In the next attack, with missiles coming from Lebanon, this will not be the Third Lebanon War, this will be the First Iran War. I think we are not properly assessing the threat coming from Iran that plans to act against us in six arenas: The Lebanese, the Gazan, the long-range missiles, the attempt to establish itself in Syria, Judea and Samaria and there is also a new threat from home - some residents of the State of Israel," "The Iranian conventional threat requires us to rethink how we not only harm Lebanon when we are attacked by the Iranian proxy sitting in Lebanon, but how we harm Tehran. So that when the Iranians in Tehran want to order Hezbollah to open fire against Israel, their voice will tremble because they will know that they themselves would be harmed in Tehran - and they are no longer protected," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "It has been revealed that this association transfers money to terrorist families and allegedly assists terrorist organizations. These are very disturbing findings that raise legal questions and doubts about the association's legitimacy, members, and actions. In light of this, I ask that a thorough investigation be carried out to prevent Israeli money from going to terrorists and their families" External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I thank my friends who have rallied for the State of Israel and our capital, Jerusalem. I was happy to meet my friends during my recent visits to Washington, where I explained to them the great danger of opening a Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem. I am pleased with the good result of the many meetings we have held and the support of the members of the Senate for the State of Israel and our capital, Jerusalem. The proposal submitted to the US Senate joins the bill I submitted here in the Knesset and is intended to prevent the move that will divide Jerusalem and establish it as the capital of Palestine. " External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Mahmoud Abbas ) : "We must increase the number of Jews in Judea and Samaria from 450,000 to 2 million in the next thirty years. The Israeli government is abandoning Judea and Samaria and instead its ministers are meeting Abu Mazen. The government is freezing settlement and has not approved the construction of a single housing unit since its establishment. I will continue to work to strengthen Jewish settlement throughout our country," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat responded ( about David Amsalem ) : “Instead of uniting with his fellow party members against the Bennett-Lapid government, David Amsalem is harming the Likud party with his attacks” External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat responds : “when he entered the public arena some 18 years ago, he transferred the management of all his business activity to his brother, and when he was elected to the Knesset, he filed blind trust documents alongside a full declaration of capital to the ethics committee and asked for its guidance. It is hard to disconnect the political interests at play in the publication of this ridiculous ‘investigation.'” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat tells : “The prime minister erred in his considerations. If the prime minister had said, ‘I’m stepping aside,’ and sought to hold primaries for the leadership of the national camp, my assessment is that the national camp would have unified behind the [winning] candidate,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat adds : “He got his considerations wrong because if he had enabled this [primaries vote], the Likud and the national camp would have been forming the government on Sunday” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "If the Prime Minister decides to step down, then I will certainly run for prime minister and I will win," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:29:00 AM EAT

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 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 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 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 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



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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
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conservador1.35%PT11/12/200812/11/2008
membre1.35%FR11/11/200811/11/2008
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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%
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Lee Zeldin said ( about Nir Barkat ) : “Throughout its history, Israel, the only functioning democracy in the Middle East, has faced repeated unprovoked attacks from its hostile neighbors. In the past year alone, the rise of antisemitism around the world has resulted in increased aggression toward Israel, including through the antisemitic BDS movement as well as Hamas terrorists launching rocket attacks at Israel,” “It is more imperative than ever that the United States unequivocally support our greatest ally, Israel. I am extremely grateful to MK Barkat for his commitment to maintaining the strong U.S.-Israel alliance as well as Israel’s safety and sovereignty” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, March 20, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

David Amsalem told ( about Nir Barkat ) : “Nir Barkat does not scare anyone. This is a person who joined the Likud two years ago,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:47:00 AM EAT

David Amsalem said ( about Nir Barkat ) : “The story is the money, take the money out of the equation and hello, hello. There is nothing to prevent him from sending a check for NIS 2,000 [approximately $640] to every citizen in Israel. Barkat should be asked why he opposes the law. He is not an activist — he bribes people with money. It is illegal — people like that should be in jail today,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:47:00 AM EAT

Yisrael Katz wrote ( about Nir Barkat ) : "The meeting that Nir Barkat is organizing in order to present his vision for leading the country is something unprecedented in the history of the Likud as directly opposed to a serving prime minister. It is also utterly superfluous, in light of Prime Minister Netanyahu's ongoing efforts to establish a Likud-led government" External link

israelnationalnews Friday, May 28, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Benjamin Netanyahu said ( about Nir Barkat ) : "Barkat deserves a senior role in both the Likud and the government," External link

ynetnews Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Benjamin Netanyahu added ( about Nir Barkat ) : "Unfortunately, this did not help before the government inauguration. I will make a great effort to integrate MK Barkat into a senior government position down the road," External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, May 17, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Benjamin Netanyahu said ( about Nir Barkat ) : “I asked Nir Barkat to be the finance minister of the next Likud government,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

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Nir Barkat said : “If I already know it, or someone else has done it, why do it?” External link

expressindia Monday, January 17, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “If I already know it, or someone else has done it, why do it?” External link

nytimes Monday, January 17, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “My mother tongue is sculpting in clay,” External link

nytimes Monday, January 17, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat told : “The strategy is that we will not be first in our region to use nuclear warfare, but we will not be second,” External link

nypost Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : “I think It’s more imminent than people think,” External link

nypost Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I support the fighters of the Border Police, who operated with appropriate determination against the terrorist in the Jerusalem's Old City," "The fighters acted as expected of them, worked to make contact, neutralized the criminal terrorist and prevented him from continuing to terrorize innocent Jews. Every terrorist who attempts to raise his head and harm Jews - will meet the iron hand of our dear fighters" External link

israelnationalnews Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat claimed : "In the next attack, with missiles coming from Lebanon, this will not be the Third Lebanon War, this will be the First Iran War. I think we are not properly assessing the threat coming from Iran that plans to act against us in six arenas: The Lebanese, the Gazan, the long-range missiles, the attempt to establish itself in Syria, Judea and Samaria and there is also a new threat from home - some residents of the State of Israel," "The Iranian conventional threat requires us to rethink how we not only harm Lebanon when we are attacked by the Iranian proxy sitting in Lebanon, but how we harm Tehran. So that when the Iranians in Tehran want to order Hezbollah to open fire against Israel, their voice will tremble because they will know that they themselves would be harmed in Tehran - and they are no longer protected," External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat wrote : "It has been revealed that this association transfers money to terrorist families and allegedly assists terrorist organizations. These are very disturbing findings that raise legal questions and doubts about the association's legitimacy, members, and actions. In light of this, I ask that a thorough investigation be carried out to prevent Israeli money from going to terrorists and their families" External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "I thank my friends who have rallied for the State of Israel and our capital, Jerusalem. I was happy to meet my friends during my recent visits to Washington, where I explained to them the great danger of opening a Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem. I am pleased with the good result of the many meetings we have held and the support of the members of the Senate for the State of Israel and our capital, Jerusalem. The proposal submitted to the US Senate joins the bill I submitted here in the Knesset and is intended to prevent the move that will divide Jerusalem and establish it as the capital of Palestine. " External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat said ( about Mahmoud Abbas ) : "We must increase the number of Jews in Judea and Samaria from 450,000 to 2 million in the next thirty years. The Israeli government is abandoning Judea and Samaria and instead its ministers are meeting Abu Mazen. The government is freezing settlement and has not approved the construction of a single housing unit since its establishment. I will continue to work to strengthen Jewish settlement throughout our country," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat responded ( about David Amsalem ) : “Instead of uniting with his fellow party members against the Bennett-Lapid government, David Amsalem is harming the Likud party with his attacks” External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat responds : “when he entered the public arena some 18 years ago, he transferred the management of all his business activity to his brother, and when he was elected to the Knesset, he filed blind trust documents alongside a full declaration of capital to the ethics committee and asked for its guidance. It is hard to disconnect the political interests at play in the publication of this ridiculous ‘investigation.'” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Nir Barkat tells : “The prime minister erred in his considerations. If the prime minister had said, ‘I’m stepping aside,’ and sought to hold primaries for the leadership of the national camp, my assessment is that the national camp would have unified behind the [winning] candidate,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat adds : “He got his considerations wrong because if he had enabled this [primaries vote], the Likud and the national camp would have been forming the government on Sunday” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Nir Barkat said : "If the Prime Minister decides to step down, then I will certainly run for prime minister and I will win," External link

israelnationalnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:29:00 AM EAT

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 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 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 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 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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Lee Zeldin said ( about Nir Barkat ) : “Throughout its history, Israel, the only functioning democracy in the Middle East, has faced repeated unprovoked attacks from its hostile neighbors. In the past year alone, the rise of antisemitism around the world has resulted in increased aggression toward Israel, including through the antisemitic BDS movement as well as Hamas terrorists launching rocket attacks at Israel,” “It is more imperative than ever that the United States unequivocally support our greatest ally, Israel. I am extremely grateful to MK Barkat for his commitment to maintaining the strong U.S.-Israel alliance as well as Israel’s safety and sovereignty” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, March 20, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

David Amsalem told ( about Nir Barkat ) : “Nir Barkat does not scare anyone. This is a person who joined the Likud two years ago,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:47:00 AM EAT

David Amsalem said ( about Nir Barkat ) : “The story is the money, take the money out of the equation and hello, hello. There is nothing to prevent him from sending a check for NIS 2,000 [approximately $640] to every citizen in Israel. Barkat should be asked why he opposes the law. He is not an activist — he bribes people with money. It is illegal — people like that should be in jail today,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:47:00 AM EAT

Yisrael Katz wrote ( about Nir Barkat ) : "The meeting that Nir Barkat is organizing in order to present his vision for leading the country is something unprecedented in the history of the Likud as directly opposed to a serving prime minister. It is also utterly superfluous, in light of Prime Minister Netanyahu's ongoing efforts to establish a Likud-led government" External link

israelnationalnews Friday, May 28, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Benjamin Netanyahu said ( about Nir Barkat ) : "Barkat deserves a senior role in both the Likud and the government," External link

ynetnews Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Benjamin Netanyahu added ( about Nir Barkat ) : "Unfortunately, this did not help before the government inauguration. I will make a great effort to integrate MK Barkat into a senior government position down the road," External link

israelnationalnews Sunday, May 17, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Benjamin Netanyahu said ( about Nir Barkat ) : “I asked Nir Barkat to be the finance minister of the next Likud government,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT