Our family has lived in Iran for 2,500 years, and Iranian Jewry has the long history in that land.— Moshe Katsav
The most pioneering Moshe Katsav quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international community and accept its universal values.
If Iran does not change its policies, it won't be able to integrate into the international community and will become even more isolated than it is now, which likely will have a negative impact on the Iranian people.
Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us, together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad. It pretends to care for the Palestinians.
There are severe limitations on civil rights.
In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
The Holocaust is not only a tragedy of the Jewish people, it is a failure of humanity as a whole.
Persian social manners are well known, and there is no other society that can compete with them.
The international community is unwilling to accept the policies of the Iranian regime, which gives financial support to terrorist organizations all over the world, denies the Holocaust, and calls for the wiping the state of Israel from the map, while developing long-range missiles and trying to obtain nuclear weapon.
There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies, not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbours here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy.
Aggressive and irresponsible steps endanger the peace and stability of the world, and the international community feels the need to protect itself from Iran.
I don't think that Iran with a nuclear capability will be just the problem of the state of Israel. This is a matter that concerns the whole world.
The Hamas organization is unwilling to honor the obligations that the Palestinian Authority has signed.
The internal conditions in Iran are worsening in all aspects.
Poverty and unemployment are becoming more severe, despite the fact that Iran has turned into a developed and industrialized country.
Fundamentalist governments and organizations endanger stability in the world.
Apparently Iran thinks that it can continue to deceive the world in order to reach its goals.
The international community is unwilling to accept the policies of the Iranian regime.
John Paul II called us Jews the older brothers of Christians.
He represented humanity, dialogue and reconciliation, and he laid the foundation for religions to work together.
I am deeply saddened by the suffering of the Iraqi people.
The Iranian regime doesn't express the wishes and values of the Iranian people.