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  • Hamdah Salhut
    Hamdah Salhut “The latest developments will likely strain the Israeli military, which is already stretched thin, amid fears of an all-out regional war. Israeli reservists are operating in both the northern and southern parts of the country as Israel fights Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon. If the air force is going to have to be additionally deployed to more parts of the Middle East like Yemen, it's tough to say how exactly they're going to manage that when they're looking still to recruit more people for the army. It's a lot of pressure on the Israelis as yet another front has opened this morning.” 4 hours ago
  • Yoav Gallant
    Yoav Gallant “The fire that is currently burning in Hodeidah is seen across the Middle East and the significance is clear. The Houthis attacked us over 200 times. The first time that they harmed an Israeli citizen, we struck them. And we will do this in any place where it may be required.” 4 hours ago
  • Izzat al-Rishq
    Izzat al-Rishq “The occupation state will undoubtedly be burned by the fire ignited in Hodeidah today, and the mounting Zionist crimes will change the entire equation.” 4 hours ago
  • Yousef Mawry
    Yousef Mawry “The Houthis say that any state, any Arab regime, any government in the region that helps Israel or the US carry out attacks on Yemen will be met with retaliation. It's going to be an all-out attack against all Israeli, US and British military presence across the region - whether that would be in the island of Socotra here in Yemen, US military bases in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan. The Houthis are basically declaring war on Israel, the US, the British government and any Arab regime considered an ally of Israel.” 22 hours ago
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“The latest developments will likely strain the Israeli military, which is already stretched thin, amid fears of an all-out regional war. Israeli reservists are operating in both the northern and southern parts of the country as Israel fights Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon. If the air force is going to have to be additionally deployed to more parts of the Middle East like Yemen, it's tough to say how exactly they're going to manage that when they're looking still to recruit more people for the army. It's a lot of pressure on the Israelis as yet another front has opened this morning.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist
20 Jul 2024 7 3
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“The fire that is currently burning in Hodeidah is seen across the Middle East and the significance is clear. The Houthis attacked us over 200 times. The first time that they harmed an Israeli citizen, we struck them. And we will do this in any place where it may be required.”

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Israeli Defence Minister
20 Jul 2024 (approx) 5 2
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“The occupation state will undoubtedly be burned by the fire ignited in Hodeidah today, and the mounting Zionist crimes will change the entire equation.”

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Member of Hamas’s political bureau
20 Jul 2024 4 1
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“The Houthis say that any state, any Arab regime, any government in the region that helps Israel or the US carry out attacks on Yemen will be met with retaliation. It's going to be an all-out attack against all Israeli, US and British military presence across the region - whether that would be in the island of Socotra here in Yemen, US military bases in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan. The Houthis are basically declaring war on Israel, the US, the British government and any Arab regime considered an ally of Israel.”

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Journalist and political analyst based in Sanaa (Yemen)
20 Jul 2024 8 2
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“We want to get this message - that we're so grateful for all you've done, and now it's seriously time to pass the torch - directly to President Biden. We'll be going up on his favourite programmes, and we plan to stay up until we hear the announcement that he's going to do the right thing and step aside. Hopefully, we'll be able to take it off the air in the very near future.”

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Member of Pass the Torch's steering committee and Former Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
20 Jul 2024 3 3
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“By passing the torch, he [Joe Biden] would secure his legacy as one of our nation's greatest leaders and allow us to unite behind a candidate who can best defeat Donald Trump and safeguard the future of our democracy.”

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New Mexico Senator
19 Jul 2024 3 3
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“Trump's dark vision for the future is not who we are as Americans. Together, as a party and as a country, we can and will defeat him at the ballot box. The stakes are high, and the choice is clear. Together, we will win.”

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President of the United States
19 Jul 2024 3 3
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“The public is anxious as people didn't expect the army to be deployed. But some people are also relieved because there is a great deal of respect for the army in Bangladesh. But the mood is just sombre because so many people died. People don't understand why there was such a heavy crackdown on student protests that were peaceful. There are a lot of ordinary people who are supporting the students. There's a great degree of frustration in the country right now and many people don't accept this government and feel like the prime minister came to power by force.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist reporting from Dhaka
20 Jul 2024 3 2
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“The rising death toll is a shocking indictment of the absolute intolerance shown by the Bangladeshi authorities to protest and dissent.”

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Deputy regional director for South Asia at Amnesty International
20 Jul 2024 3 2
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“To take a country of nearly 170 million people off the Internet is a drastic step, one we haven't seen since the likes of the Egyptian revolution of 2011.”

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Chief scientist of the networking and cybersecurity division at USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute
20 Jul 2024 2 2
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“Palestinians, when they get a demolition order, which is approved by the court, they can go to the court but they lose 100 percent of the time. [But] their houses will be demolished and so they have a draconian choice: either the Israelis will demolish their house which means bringing out police, bringing out bulldozers and so on which costs a lot of money, or the court will make a deal of so called self-demolition with the family and they'll say look, if we don't have this expenditure your house is going to be demolished, you're going to get a fine. The fine can be about $20,000, but the courts argue that if the family demolishes their house, the fine will be reduced by half. There are thousands of cases like these. It's routine oppression.”

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Director of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions
20 Jul 2024 3 1
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“This is an extremely strong ruling. It includes Western judges, judges from the United States, judges from Germany, judges from Australia. [The US and UK] love lecturing other countries about - one of their favourite phrases is the 'rules based international legal order' … Now the International Court of Justice, by an extremely compelling majority, has said what the rules are, and they're going to have to start respecting them. [The advisory ruling] is not just directed against Israel. It's directed against Israel's friends, and it's telling them that they cannot contribute in any way to the settlement policy, to the continued acts of violence and persecution in the occupied territories.”

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Expert in international law
19 Jul 2024 9 2
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“For a long time, there has been real concern that the so-called world order supported by the world legal system has been prepared to play second fiddle to and be cowed down by political pressure. The ICJ and the International Criminal Court are changing things now. As a result of what's happened in Russia and Ukraine, and more particularly perhaps in Israel and Gaza, the two senior international courts have emerged from periods of slow or no activity and they've shown that they are prepared to do that which they were set up to do. It's something the public would want, and it puts countries that are suppressing the application of international law, in particular the US and also Britain, in a difficult position. The UN General Assembly could now potentially move forward with suspending Israel's activities at the organisation. Israel is going to suffer. Is it going to suffer because of trade sanctions or matters of that sort? It's hard to tell at this stage. But it's going to suffer almost inevitably in the approach that is going to be taken by countries to the ongoing war between Israel and Gaza.”

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Human rights lawyer
19 Jul 2024 4 1
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“We've already seen Israel's use of collective punishment and its use of starvation as a weapon of war. Now we are witnessing its weaponizing of water, which is already having deadly consequences.”

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Oxfam Water and Sanitation Specialist - Oxfam's office in the Occupied Palestinian Territory & Israel
18 Jul 2024 4 2
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“Most journalists from our team who were threatened directly are already out of the country. It's hard to switch to remote model of work, but we had to develop new mechanisms to continue operating. If they can stop us, they can stop anyone. There is systematic repression of anyone who tries to speak freely. Dozens, if not hundreds, of regular people who said something online that the authorities did not approve of now languish in prisons. In part, the government's actions are caused by fear. They are afraid of the people of Kyrgyzstan, of their own people. Japarov - because a revolution brought him to power. Tashiev - because he can be fired any day. I think they're also afraid of each other.”

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Head of the investigative outlet Kloop
18 Jul 2024 6 1
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“The recent unprecedented crackdown on free press in Kyrgyzstan is the authorities' direct response to the investigative reporting by Kloop and Temirov Live - both members of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. They uncovered corruption by the highest-level officials, including the head of the Kyrgyz security services and family members of President Japarov. The reaction of the authorities was to suppress these voices.”

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Head of the Committee to Protect Journalists
18 Jul 2024 8 1
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“Targeted assassinations have become a near-daily occurrence in the ongoing confrontation between the Israeli military and Hezbollah. In the early morning hours, a car was hit and a commander belonging to the al-Fajr forces - the military wing of the group al-Jamaa al-Islamiya - was killed. This group cooperates with Lebanon's Hamas branch. A few hours later, a car close to the border in southern Lebanon was hit, killing a Hezbollah member. In recent days, civilians have been caught in the crossfire and this has prompted Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's leader, to issue a new warning to Israel. This is a conflict that is dangerously poised and the chances of it widening are real.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist reporting from Beirut
18 Jul 2024 7 2
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“Our documentation illustrates how the Israeli authorities are using the Unlawful Combatants Law to arbitrarily round up Palestinian civilians from Gaza and toss them into a virtual black hole for prolonged periods without producing any evidence that they pose a security threat and without minimum due process.”

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Secretary General of Amnesty International
18 Jul 2024 3 1
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“In June, the Russian army lost more than 1,400 artillery systems, more than 600 armoured fighting vehicles, almost 360 tanks. These are unprecedented losses. And what are the achievements on the battlefield? These figures are evidence of the fact that we are winning the counter-battery struggle … Russians shoot more often, but the results are better with us.”

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Ukranian Deputy Defence Minister
09 Jul 2024 7 3
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“It is astonishing. The European Union, which was created to ensure the wellbeing and stability of all its members, has now evolved into a NATO appendage. And [now the EU] is no less aggressively and, perhaps, sometimes even more aggressively demanding to inflict a defeat on Russia. What kind of strategic or any other dialogue could there be?”

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Russian Foreign Minister
17 Jul 2024 3 2
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“What is happening in Gaza is going down as the most documented genocide in history. When will the world denounce the crimes and stop tolerating their reoccurrence?”

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Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations
17 Jul 2024 2 2
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“I know the people very well, respect them greatly. They did take about 100 percent of our chip business. I think Taiwan should pay us for defense. You know, we're no different than an insurance company. Taiwan doesn't give us anything.”

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Former US president
25 Jun 2024 2 2
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“Biden has been one of the most consequential presidents in our nation's history, and his lifetime of service as a Senator, a Vice President, and now as President has made our country better. But our nation is at a crossroads. A second Trump presidency will undermine the very foundation of our democracy, and I have serious concerns about whether the President can defeat Donald Trump in November.”

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United States Representative - Democrats - California
17 Jul 2024 5 4
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“The events of July 13 have only strengthened the public image he [Donald Trump] honed in the past decade as president and candidate: a no-holds-barred macho populist who - powered by his business acumen and conservative values - challenges the liberal establishment and promises to make America great again.”

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Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Arab Center Washington
17 Jul 2024 1 3
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“In Trump's hands it's just instincts and impulses, some of which emerge from white grievance. But in Vance's (formulation), it's much bigger than that. Or at least he wants it to be. Vance is now well positioned to help mold Trump's often scattershot vision into something coherent for the future.”

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Political science lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania
17 Jul 2024 5 2
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“J.D. Vance can speak Trump to people who don't understand Trump. He can explain his agenda. That MAGA agenda is largely a loose form of economic populism that focuses on the middle class and favors more government involvement in the economy and seeks to avoid foreign alliances and entanglements.”

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Prominent conservative commentator
17 Jul 2024 4 2
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“Great to meet President Trump who is on top form after the shameful attempt on his life. We discussed Ukraine and I have no doubt that he will be strong and decisive in supporting that country and defending democracy.”

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Former UK Prime Minister
16 Jul 2024 4 2
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“That's ultimately the biggest risk. If Trump is president, tariffs are going up for sure. The question is how high do they go and how widespread are they.”

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Lead US economist at Oxford Economics
16 Jul 2024 2 2
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“From Henry Cabot Lodge in the late 19th century to Donald Trump, anti-immigration politicians have repeatedly tried to link immigrants to crime, but our research confirms that this is a myth and not based on fact.”

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Associate professor of economics at Stanford University
16 Jul 2024 5 3
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“If you go back a few months, certainly a year, [NATO's] public narrative was: We're watching to see if China is arming Russia. The statement now says, in effect, yes, China is arming Russia, not by providing finished weapons systems but by providing key components, which enable Russian production of weapons systems. So, I would say that the political pressure to act has gone up substantially. Sitting in Washington, the mood on China is pretty tough on both sides of the political aisle. There's almost competition between the Democratic and Republican sides to be tougher on China. In a way, especially for European countries, [there are] some difficult choices, and the EU has perhaps been more hopeful for longer than the U.S. on being able to find ways of having a slightly more cooperative relationship with China.”

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Former NATO assistant secretary-general
16 Jul 2024 6 3
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“I met with a lot of Republican governors. They treat Ukraine, the people of Ukraine, our soldiers, me, with great respect, and I see that we will develop these relations regardless of the election's outcome. Therefore, I do not see any major threats here.”

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President of Ukraine
15 Jul 2024 3 2
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“Trump is going to hold on to the MAGA baton for as long as he can. But Mr. Vance is somebody that's going to have an inside track, a head start on getting the MAGA baton in four years.”

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Republican strategist
16 Jul 2024 6 2
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“The region stands, in these moments, on the brink of a precipice. At any moment, a bloody, destructive regional war can erupt. More and more pain and death. Parentless children. Parents burying children. This catastrophe must end.”

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Palestinian citizen of Israel and head of the Hadash-Ta’al list in Israel’s parliament
16 Jul 2024 2 1
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“Orban has made it clear that he doesn't support Ukraine's victory. If Ukraine is not to win, that will help undermine European liberal democracy, too, because it creates a grey zone right in the heart of European geopolitics, which will continually be used against us. The EU needs to think about refreezing the aid from Brussels that was released last December, and to force Hungary to choose a side. We haven't yet made the Hungarian people put the pressure on Orban, because we haven't made them choose between the benefits that they get from living under a corrupt regime that is channelling EU money to them [and] paying any of the dues of democracy. They've chosen Orban four times. They've been clear. If there's a chance of getting kicked out of the EU, getting limited membership of NATO rather than the full thing, then I think it starts to change the equation. A break needs to come.”

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International relations expert at the Centre for Liberal Modernity, a Berlin think tank
15 Jul 2024 7 3
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“There's going to be a lot of finger-pointing and blame-shifting that goes on here. There are still many questions that need to be answered to get a comprehensive picture of exactly what went on. What's obvious is that there was a massive security failure that led former President Trump to being an inch away from being assassinated at a political rally. This is just one of those moments where everybody has to calm down, take a deep breath and - no matter what side of the political spectrum you're on - this is about security, protecting politicians and others as well. Let's not forget - people in the crowd were shot, civilians that were attending a political rally. That's totally unacceptable.”

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Senior research fellow at the US-based Soufan Centre
15 Jul 2024 3 1
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“I think it is important to understand that we do not want to see unintended consequences, escalation, which can turn this conflict into a wider one that will go beyond Ukraine. I think it's something we all need to look at and take very seriously. It is necessary to look at secondary and tertiary consequences in terms of potential escalation if targets inside Russia are under attack.”

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Pentagon spokesperson - Military officer and United States Air Force brigadier general
15 Jul 2024 2 3
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“The spectacle around Biden's age and the rally shooting would serve as a distraction. I fear that all the way till November, women's rights, including abortion rights, climate change, education, healthcare, the economy, immigration, foreign policy - all these issues in the most important American election in peacetime since 1865, they won't get a look in.”

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Professor of US and international politics at University College Dublin
15 Jul 2024 5 3
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“The campaign season will likely be defined by that spectre of fear. There are hundreds of people who are running for Congress, for Senate, thousands of people running for state legislature. And on top of that, there's all of the issues that people are advocating for. There is this fear that violence begets more violence.”

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Democratic strategist
14 Jul 2024 3 3
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“Violence typically begets violence, right? It's not like there's a violent attack, and then all of a sudden, things quiet down. So I think the attack kind of pushes the country into a more dangerous place over the next few months and years. Polls show that a minority on both the left and the right believe political violence is justified and that of course is very worrisome. The assassination attempt on Trump is likely to be thrust to the forefront of the convention and the campaign. I think that they will paint Trump as a martyr, and someone who sacrifices [himself] for the good of the country and for his supporters. Trump will likely use it to reinforce his strong man image. Many of his supporters find it appealing.”

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Professor of political history
14 Jul 2024 2 4
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“So you would expect Trump's candidacy to have a post-convention booster bump. And that may be a little higher because of this assassination attempt. But I think in the space of a few weeks, the relative poll standing of Trump and President [Joe] Biden will even out to where they have been in the last month or two.”

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Professor of political science at the State University of New York at Cortland
14 Jul 2024 3 3
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“Following my visit to the United States, we have secured new Patriot systems and dozens of other air defense systems. We are working tirelessly to increase the strength and number of Ukrainian Patriots. The Ukrainian Compact, approved at the NATO Summit in Washington, focuses on weapons for our soldiers, the work of defense companies in and with Ukraine, and support for our recovery - all concrete and genuinely supportive of our defense.”

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President of Ukraine
14 Jul 2024 6 3
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“Our message is clear: we need an immediate ceasefire, the immediate release of all hostages, the protection of civilians, unfettered access to aid in Gaza, and a pathway towards a two-state solution.”

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UK Foreign Secretary
14 Jul 2024 4 3
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“When war is conducted so lawlessly against civilians, it means policies accepting the elimination of a protected group under the Genocide Convention, as if it was an incidental cost of warfare. Israel has for a long time tried to devise a distortion of the laws of war concept of proportionality, progressively de-humanising hundreds of Palestinian civilians killed in each attack as 'collateral damage'. This has no legal basis. This is per se a war crime of disproportionate attacks - criminalised in the Rome Statute. The fact these crimes have been committed in the hundreds means the overall policy of the war has a genocidal character.”

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Senior lecturer in the law of armed conflict at Nottingham Trent University
14 Jul 2024 6 1
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“Snap judgments on the political repercussions of such an event are almost always wrong. It's going to take a long time before this plays out. On the one hand, it could benefit Donald Trump. He could be seen as a martyr, as a heroic figure. On the other hand the Republicans could be blowing this by baselessly blaming it on Joe Biden and the Democrats. And so far, what we know about the shooter is he's a registered Republican who, three years ago, donated $15 to a Democrat organisation and appears to have no ties whatsoever to Joe Biden or the Democrats.”

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US historian
14 Jul 2024 5 3
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“I think it gives Trump another boost in this election overall. He was really presented as a victim overall in some of the prosecution cases earlier this year and then obviously this ratchets things up quite a bit.”

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Republican political strategist
14 Jul 2024 2 3
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“I've been worried for months about this kind of incident, either against President Biden or President Trump or a Supreme Court justice. My assessment … is that we are entering an era of greater political violence, that we saw in one form on January 6, we're now seeing in other forms of assaults and harassment of judges. And there is this fragility out there right now, and one has to ask 'Is that going to change and get better, or get worse?' And unfortunately, I have to say that I fear about it worsening and that will have impacts on the election and how the election is conducted.”

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Journalist, host of Al Jazeera show The Bottom Line
14 Jul 2024 6 4
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“To put it in perspective, in the primary, Biden got about 600,000 votes in Michigan, easily winning over any other rivals, but about 100,000 voters voted 'uncommitted'. Those were largely Arab and Muslim Americans and young Americans who are upset about his handling of the war in Gaza. So, Biden's got to turn those voters around. But Biden's also underwater with Black voters, young voters, Hispanic voters. He's down from where he was in polling last time around, so it's really a problem across the board for him. He's just not drawing the numbers he was four years ago.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist reporting from Detroit
13 Jul 2024 6 3
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“I think the quickest path to peace is that Ukraine be strong enough to win the war and between what we are doing here this week and what has been done in recent months, we feel very confident that Ukraine will be able to say to Russia we can continue fighting and defeating you through 2025.”

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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
11 Jul 2024 2 1
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“It was an honour to visit President [Donald Trump] at Mar-a-Lago today. We discussed ways to make peace. The good news of the day: he's going to solve it!”

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Prime Minister of Hungary
12 Jul 2024 3 1
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“At this summit we are turning a corner and putting in place the foundations for Ukraine to prevail. Today, we send a strong message of unity and resolve to Moscow that violence and intimidation do not pay, and that Ukraine can count on NATO now for the long haul.”

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Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
11 Jul 2024 3 2
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“This was a political mistake to go to Moscow. In 10 years, I have never seen such a severe reaction from 26 other countries to the actions of [one country]… a yellow card.”

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President of the European Council
11 Jul 2024 (approx) 3 1
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“NATO has committed to most of what Zelenskyy has been asking for, noting that in addition to the F-16s, the alliance has promised to provide Ukraine with dozens of air defence systems. In particular, the US has agreed to provide Ukraine with four Patriot missile systems, while other members are providing the upkeep and maintenance of these systems. So the Ukrainian president has been given most of what he's been asking for - apart from one very vital thing and that is membership of NATO.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist reporting from Washington, DC
10 Jul 2024 6 3
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“Well, sometimes you wonder about the ego, especially of some men. Every country in the European Union knows that especially in the field of foreign policy and security, the responsibility doesn't lie with the presidency [of the EU Council], which only lasts for six months, but with the High Representative of the European Union for foreign politics. During his trip to Moscow, Orbán basically urged Ukraine to stop defending itself. Telling this to the victim of an aggression - that is in total breach not only of the European Union peace order but also of the UN Charter. In Beijing, Orbán did not urge China to stop supporting Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. It obviously makes it very clear that this is not the foreign policy of the European Union.”

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Foreign Minister of Germany
10 Jul 2024 7 1
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“For India, the most critical strategic challenge is China's expansionism at its borders, said. It will tend to look at all its relationships through that prism. The China factor makes for an additional driver for India's engagement not just with China's strongest global competitor, the U.S., but also with its closest ally, Russia.”

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Former Indian diplomat
10 Jul 2024 2 4
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“It's devastating to say it, but the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at the fund-raiser was not the Joe 'big F-ing deal' Biden of 2010. He wasn't even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all witnessed at the debate. We are not going to win in November with this president. On top of that, we won't win the House, and we're going to lose the Senate.”

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American actor and filmmaker
10 Jul 2024 2 3
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“Analysis of the video footage and an assessment made at the incident site indicates a high likelihood that the children's hospital suffered a direct hit rather than receiving damage due to an intercepted weapon system.”

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Head of UN human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine
09 Jul 2024 4 1
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“India has always called for respecting the UN Charter, including territorial integrity and sovereignty. There is no solution on the battlefield. Dialogue and diplomacy is the way forward.”

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Prime Minister of India
09 Jul 2024 4 4
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“With Europe trying to increasingly speak with one voice in its relations to China and Russia, Orban's unannounced and uncoordinated trips [to Moscow and to Beijing] are not helping in signalling or creating a unified European Union with regard to EU-China relations. Orban's proposals for resolving the war largely correspond with Putin's interests.”

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Foreign policy and security expert with the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin
09 Jul 2024 9 4
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“Only when all major powers project positive energy rather than negative energy can a ceasefire occur. It is in the interests of all parties to seek a political solution through an early ceasefire.”

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President of the People's Republic of China
09 Jul 2024 5 3
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“China is a key power in creating the conditions for peace in the Russia-Ukraine war. This is why I came to meet with President Xi in Beijing, just two months after his official visit to Budapest.”

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Prime Minister of Hungary
09 Jul 2024 5 5
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“Prime Minister Orbán was in Kyiv and then flew to Moscow. I had no idea he was flying to Moscow; it was his choice. As for whether he could be an intermediary... there is no mediation between Russia and Ukraine... Only serious, strong partnerships can serve as intermediaries; the entire world can force Russia to end this conflict. It isn't about mediation, but about opportunity. You have to have either an economy that has an impact on Russia or that the Russian Federation and Putin depend on, or a formidable army that Putin is afraid of because it's stronger than the Russian army. Are there many such countries in the world? Not many. I believe the United States is one such country… [So are] China and the European Union (not one specific EU country, but the EU as a whole). That really could be a mediatory mission. That's why we came up with an opportunity to put pressure on Russia and stop Putin. We have to pool all our efforts together to accomplish this, because he has no respect for those who are weak. Even if he talks with (a representative of) a certain state, that doesn't mean he wants to end the war. He wants to pretend there are some steps [taken towards peace], but this is invariably followed by a murderous demonstration, such as this morning in Ukraine.”

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President of Ukraine
08 Jul 2024 9 4
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“My orders in the south and the north are clear: Even if we reach a settlement in the south, we will continue to fight in the north until we bring Hezbollah to a settlement and restore the [Israel's] residents with security.”

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Israeli Defence Minister
07 Jul 2024 1 2
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“The result is a huge relief for most European capital cities - but not just because of what a far-right government's Ukraine policy would have been. Governments are also happy that France will keep a government of people who know how to run a country. The problem with the National Rally is not just its policies, especially concerning migration, but also the fact that its members had never been in power before. They have few people who can become ministers overnight, and that is probably why many French citizens said 'we don't want to try this party' because they seem to not have enough experience to run the country.”

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Director of the Jean-Jaures Foundation Research Group
07 Jul 2024 1 3
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“The timing of Saturday's announcement by the Sahel alliance was aimed at showing the three countries [Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger] can do without the regional bloc. But some analysts say Mali and Niger in particular could face difficulties if all member countries of ECOWAS decide to isolate the two landlocked countries. Right now, the military leaders of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger seem to have momentum on their side and they are scouting the global community for support. ECOWAS has a lot of work ahead before it can bring these three countries back into the fold, if at all they agree to do that.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist reporting from Abuja (Nigeria)
07 Jul 2024 4 4
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“Many people believe that the meeting in Niger was to counter whatever is coming [from] ECOWAS and to also outline their position: That they are not returning to the Economic Community of the West African States.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist reporting from Abuja (Nigeria)
06 Jul 2024 4 4
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“Westerners consider that we belong to them and our wealth also belongs to them. They think that they are the ones who must continue to tell us what is good for our states. This era is gone forever. Our resources will remain for us and our population's.”

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President of the Transition of Burkina Faso
06 Jul 2024 1 2
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“We are going to create an AES [Alliance of Sahel States] of the peoples, instead of an ECOWAS whose directives and instructions are dictated to it by powers that are foreign to Africa.”

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Nigerien military officer - President of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland, the military junta of Niger
06 Jul 2024 4 2
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“This meeting with Putin is special because it took place during the war. We have realised over the past two and a half years that we cannot achieve peace without dialogue and diplomatic channels. Hungary is one of the few countries who can talk to both sides of the war. I felt that the positions are very far apart, that many steps need to be taken to establish peace, but the first important step towards dialogue has already been taken.”

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Prime Minister of Hungary
05 Jul 2024 6 5
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“Given what I saw and heard from the President [Joe Biden] during last week's debate in Atlanta, coupled with the lack of a forceful response from the President himself following that debate, I do not believe that the President can effectively campaign and win against Donald Trump.”

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United States Representative from Minnesota's 2nd district - Member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL)
06 Jul 2024 2 2
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“He [Masoud Pezeshkian] once again repeated that he is not the president only for the reformists but also for every Iranian who did not vote for him. That is very important, because Iran socially is quite a divided country now and that fragility is a great concern for the political establishment. So, now he's promising to be a bridge between the state and the people.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist reporting from Tehran
06 Jul 2024 1 4
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“China will continue to unswervingly promote friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation with Tajikistan...firmly support Tajikistan's efforts to safeguard national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.”

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President of the People's Republic of China
05 Jul 2024 1 1
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“Many countries remain silent and turn a blind eye to the crimes being committed every day. Every day, the enemies are killing the Sudanese people, plundering their land and raping their wives and daughters … Everyone who remains silent and those who support what the other side is doing daily is definitely an enemy. Perhaps some countries have used their influence to stop aid provided to the Sudanese state. Some countries may have used their international and regional mechanisms to stop supporting the armed forces.”

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Sudanese Army general
05 Jul 2024 1 2
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“I think the American administration is fed up with Netanyahu's manoeuvring and deceptions over the last two months. And this is true, especially when Hamas has agreed and has responded in a positive way to the American guideline and framework. The Israeli government itself is divided within its ranks between those who actually support a truce and those who are adamantly opposed to it because they want to continue the war. Those people, especially the right-wing people like Smotrich and Ben-Gvir, strongly believe that they can restore occupation of Gaza in order to pave the way for something similar [to] the West Bank. Netanyahu needs to probably leave his position as a fence-sitter and choose whether he wants to [be] ultranational Zionist or he wants to serve the interests of Israel. And those interests of Israel require the Palestinian state and require some sort of agreement with the Palestinians.”

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International affairs professor at Qatar University
05 Jul 2024 8 4
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“The multipolar world has become a reality. The circle of states that stand for a just world order and are ready to resolutely defend their legitimate rights and protect traditional values is expanding. New centres of power and economic growth are strengthening.”

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President of Russia
04 Jul 2024 1 3
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“We should join hands to resist external interference, firmly support each other, take care of each other's concerns … and firmly control of the future and destiny of our countries and regional peace and development in our own hands. It is of vital importance to the world that the SCO be on the right side of history and on the side of fairness and justice.”

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President of the People's Republic of China
04 Jul 2024 4 2
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“We need to ensure that the other side agrees to take steps that are irreversible and acceptable to the Russian Federation. A ceasefire is impossible without reaching this agreement. Russia cannot agree to a ceasefire with Ukraine because it is not sure of Kyiv's reciprocal actions.”

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President of Russia
04 Jul 2024 2 3
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“We know the road is long, but we are determined to restore security to the north, and return the residents safely to their homes.”

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Prime Minister of Israel
04 Jul 2024 0 1
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“There is a serious division between Israel's military and political establishment over how to proceed. Military leaders realise there is no path to a better future for Israel out of this entire mess, and that it is time to simply end this war. The country's political leaders, however, have absolutely no interest in doing that.”

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US-based political analyst
04 Jul 2024 2 2
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“This is not a deadlock, this is just a problematic situation. A deadlock means there's no way out, but a problem... A problem can be solved if there is a desire and tools. We have the desire. But the tools... have not arrived, as they say. That means we have brigades with no weapons. We have a reserve. We have 14 brigades that are not equipped, and lack the necessary weapons, which they [Ukraine's partners] have already voted for. They said that the packages should come, but they [the deliveries] are slow.”

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President of Ukraine
04 Jul 2024 (approx) 2 3
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“It's still trying to figure out what it is now and what it can be. At the end of the day, its main advantage is just the sheer size and its collective GDP, but there are still almost no substantial results.”

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Fellow at the Carnegie Russia Eurasia Center in Berlin
03 Jul 2024 2 1
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“Nobody wants a war now, but it is Israel that is the one waging conflict. If Israel launches a [full-scale] war, it will be an open and major one.”

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Lebanese political analyst believed to be close to Hezbollah
03 Jul 2024 2 2
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“At this moment of incredible importance for America and the Democratic Party, I would urge President Biden, his family and his party's leadership to ask the same question: What does your worst enemy, Donald Trump, want you to do now? Then do the opposite. Trump is salivating at the prospect of Biden staying in the presidential race so he can pummel him from now until Election Day with 15-second television and radio ads - not to mention memes on social media - of Biden's incoherent responses in last week's debate, each ad asking: Is this the man you want answering the phone at 3 a.m. if the Russians or the Chinese or the Iranians attack us? That is a campaign the Trump G.O.P. cult is surely confident it can win.”

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New York Times foreign affairs Opinion columnist
02 Jul 2024 5 2
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“We have been pretty clear also that we do not want to see Hamas in charge of Gaza any more. This is something that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid out last fall when talking about certain principles that the United States views as nonstarters when we're talking about the day after this conflict ends.”

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Deputy Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
02 Jul 2024 3 1
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“No state in our region, including Turkey, can feel safe as long as Israeli aggression under Netanyahu's administration is not stopped.”

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Turkish President
02 Jul 2024 2 1
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“What is success? And for me, for us, I think success is very clear. It's a Ukraine that is a strong, successful country, increasingly integrated with the West, and a country that can stand on its own feet militarily, economically, democratically. But it's also critical that Ukraine develop the capability to deter and defend against aggression going forward over many years. President Biden led the way in getting now more than 30 countries to agree to negotiate bilateral security agreements with Ukraine over a decade. The United States is trying to stimulate private investment in Ukraine so that its economy can grow and thrive. Now, of course, for both its military capacity and its economic capacity, you've got to make sure that you have air defences in place to try to protect the areas in which you're making investments. We're driving that. I think you'll see more news on that in the coming weeks as we get to the NATO summit actually next week.”

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U.S. Secretary of State
02 Jul 2024 4 3
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“This [Israeli army evacuation orders for previously declared 'safe zones'] demonstrates that they cannot win the war because they wanted to eliminate Hamas physically and politically, but so far the group is still there. It also proves that Israel wants to win this war by exhausting the people. In this way, it creates much more trouble and harm for Palestinians who cannot stay for more than one month or 15 days in one place.”

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Professor of Gulf politics at Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center
02 Jul 2024 4 5
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“I asked Mr. President whether it was possible to take a break, to stop the firing, and then continue the negotiations. After all, a cease-fire could ensure speeding up the pace of these negotiations. I am very grateful to the president for his frank opinion on this issue.”

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Prime Minister of Hungary
02 Jul 2024 2 4
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“No one is above the law. Not even the President of United States. But with today's Supreme Court decision on presidential immunity that fundamentally changed. The ruling sets a dangerous precedent because the power of the office will no longer be constrained by the law, even including the Supreme Court of the United States. The only limits will be self-imposed by the president alone.”

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President of the United States
01 Jul 2024 2 2
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“Under this Court's opinion, the only thing that will stop a president from abusing their power is their own sense of restraint and people in the executive branch who may not follow their orders. We face the imminent prospect that a would-be dictator could take office if Trump wins the election this fall.”

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Assistant professor of government at American University
02 Jul 2024 1 2
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“The Russian economy is overheated but, sadly, very far from crisis. It will be hard to achieve a Russian crisis if the West does not block Russian oil exports. Some might say it's basically impossible: they could block it for six months but then Russia will find new ways. Or we will block it but the prices will rise and partially compensate for the losses. For instance, if tomorrow oil price falls to US$40 for some reason, then a crisis will definitely begin in Russia. But oil prices are not expected to plummet like this so Russia has resources to continue the war. With the current oil price Russia can live at least a few years without crisis.”

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Vice President of the Kyiv School of Economy
02 Jul 2024 2 2
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“Jalili won't be able to completely avoid talks with the West, as Pezeshkian won't focus just on nuclear talks. Iran's foreign policy will also depend on external factors - most importantly, the US election in November. The challenge is not from inside Iran but from outside - on whether Trump or Biden wins. Even if Pezeskhian is the president, he will face foreign challenges, rather than domestic.”

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Director of DiploHouse a think tank focused on foreign policy
01 Jul 2024 5 5
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“When it comes to the nuclear deal, the president can be very important in exploring possibilities for different kinds of outcomes. Pezeshkian would make a case to start talks with the US while Jalili would not. For sanctions to be lifted, one needs to be interested in talking with the West - whether you have… an intransigent president, it does make a difference.”

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Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
01 Jul 2024 4 6
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“If you get 180-degree change between a Trump or a [current US President Joe] Biden administration on the general trajectory of the US, in Iran, with a change of presidency, you get a 45 percent difference - it's not insignificant but not as impactful as in other countries. There are elements of continuity that limit how much change one can see.”

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Iran director of the International Crisis Group
01 Jul 2024 0 2
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“In both North Korean politics and military policy, the best defense is often a good offense. Pyongyang is also determined not to appear weak while South Korea conducts defense exercises with Japan and the United States.”

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Professor at Ewha University in Seoul
01 Jul 2024 3 3
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“Le Pen has done plastic surgery to her party. But is it still the same rotten, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-minorities party … we know what the far right is standing for. The results of this vote were also a rejection of Macron's policies, with the president seen as haughty and pandering to the wealthy. I know personally about cases of people who voted for the far right because of the policies made by Macron, especially at an economic level.”

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Academic at Toulouse Capitole University
30 Jun 2024 6 3
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“This evening, our democracy and our republican values ​​are at stake in the face of the National Rally on the threshold of power. In the face of danger … It is imperative to block the extreme right.”

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Former secretary-general of the French Democratic Confederation of Labour and current president of the European Trade Union Confederation
30 Jun 2024 3 2
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“The French have shown their willingness to turn the page on a contemptuous and corrosive power.”

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President of the National Rally group in the National Assembly
30 Jun 2024 0 2
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“We will respect the hijab law, but there should never be any intrusive or inhumane behaviour toward women.”

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Iranian presidential candidate
28 Jun 2024 1 3
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“Our forces are operating in Rafah, Shejaia, everywhere in the Gaza Strip. Dozens of terrorists are being eliminated every day. This is a difficult fight that is being waged above ground, sometimes in hand-to-hand combat, and below ground as well. We are committed to fighting until we achieve all of our objectives: Eliminating Hamas, returning all of our hostages, ensuring that Gaza never again constitutes a threat to Israel and returning our residents securely to their homes in the south and the north.”

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Prime Minister of Israel
30 Jun 2024 6 3
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“I know I'm not a young man, to state the obvious. I don't walk as easy as I used to, I don't speak as smoothly as I used to, I don't debate as well as I used to. I would not be running again if I didn't believe with all my heart and soul that I could do this job. The stakes are too high.”

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President of the United States
28 Jun 2024 0 3
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