Israel authorizes more reservists after rockets target cities

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flower1 wrote:

With the help of US, Egypt and Libya have become Islamist countries. Wonderful! Give one more Nobel Peace Prize to Obama. Quick, he just won election again, hurry up!

Nov 15, 2012 8:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mantissa128 wrote:

For those who haven’t seen the superb “This Land Is Mine” by Nina Paley, I encourage an internet search. It sure puts all this in perspective.

Nov 15, 2012 8:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SuptIsrael wrote:

“no legitimacy”??? … following the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly on 29 November 1947, recommending the adoption and implementation of the United Nations partition plan of Mandatory Palestine, on 14 May 1948 David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization[8] and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared “the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel”, a state independent upon the termination of the British Mandate for Palestine, 15 May 1948

Nov 15, 2012 8:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
orlandojim wrote:

The muslim brotherhood which now governs Egypt, Libya and soon Syria has it’s roots in Palestine and began at a terrorist organization. It sickens me that the USA and the UN helped terrorists increase their power in the oil producing region. We set up this conflict with Israel

Nov 15, 2012 8:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kiwibird wrote:

This could well be the ’2012′ holocaust as predicted – think 21 December was the date.

Nov 15, 2012 8:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
alibabaforty wrote:

isreal /plastain conflict has to stop .both parties have to be blamed. hamas should not attack isreal by rocket .Isreal should not attack civilan .so both are guilty. at the same time ,egypt should not interfere to make the situation worst.islamic cause is the main problem of the world and it is gettng worst.islam is not the soultion .islam is prescription for diaster

Nov 15, 2012 8:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rightster wrote:

The only “right” in this conflict would be to give the Palestinians the same arms we gave the Israelis all these years so they are not put in a position like the Jews were during the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and at least have a little bit of deterrent to their destruction.

Nov 15, 2012 8:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BuckSargent wrote:

We should withdraw any and all future foreign aide to Egypt as long as the Islamic fundamentalists are in control. Hamas is a terrorist organization. Anyone who supports Hamas supports terrorism. Enough said.

Nov 15, 2012 8:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sashland wrote:

Well, then that makes Egypt a supporter of an officially designated terror organization. This violation of US law should trigger a cut-off of foreign assistance funding.

Instead the EEC gave them billions more.

any US Senator care enough to make an issue?

Nov 15, 2012 9:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kewldaddyo wrote:

Thank you Israel for not parading your dead and wounded before the media as propaganda. Your actions speak volumes about your integrity. God Bless & keep Israel strong and protected against all the enemies round about him.

Nov 15, 2012 9:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rightster wrote:

All of the Islamophobe comments get posted but any comments that are critical of Israel’s policies usually get dumped in the garbage by the Israel-centric media.

Nov 15, 2012 9:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jas77 wrote:

Just a matter of time before Barry “Muslim Brotherhood” Soetoro visits Hamas.

Nov 15, 2012 9:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Kailim wrote:

I have a dream.

The police (USA)come and disarm both parties (Israel and Palestine) at the same time. And force them to cool down. The police then without any interference let the court and its jury (UNO) work out a solution for both of them. It will take a couple years to settle the dispute I think.

However if the police keep on supporting and arming one side, the conflict might carry on for another 6 decades. Ongoing killing each other for 6 decades is a human tragedy.

Nov 15, 2012 9:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MadCharles wrote:

Welcome to Obamaville

Nov 15, 2012 9:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

Kailim, this would be a great solution, but unfortunately the “police” have been corrupted by the criminals and the arms dealers.

Nov 15, 2012 9:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AtaColJT wrote:

Why are the Palestinians in the West Bank quite? Because Egypt can’t move weapons there and Jordan wont. Next to Israel Jordan is our best friend in the region. They just keep it on the DL. Jordan has no great love for Palestinians especially after the PLO tried to take over in Jordan and their king had to push them out with his military. So the Palestinians in the West Bank don’t have rockets. The Egyptian PM is going to Gaza to act like a Human shield but I think the Israelis will attack anyway and be prepared to take on Egypt at the same time. The Egyptian military is weakened by the Muslim Brotherhood replacing the Military leadership with their own members and that might make the Army less effective. Like in WWII Hitler was our secret weapon against Germany so I hope the Muslim Brotherhood is Israels secret weapon against Egypt. And whoever says Obama is behind all of recent trouble in the Middle East is right. And that Facebook creepy kid Zuckerberg is responsible to because he personally helped overthrow Mubarak.

Nov 15, 2012 10:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AtaColJT wrote:

Why are the Palestinians in the West Bank quite? Because Egypt can’t move weapons there and Jordan wont. Next to Israel Jordan is our best friend in the region. They just keep it on the DL. Jordan has no great love for Palestinians especially after the PLO tried to take over in Jordan and their king had to push them out with his military. So the Palestinians in the West Bank don’t have rockets. The Egyptian PM is going to Gaza to act like a Human shield but I think the Israelis will attack anyway and be prepared to take on Egypt at the same time. The Egyptian military is weakened by the Muslim Brotherhood replacing the Military leadership with their own members and that might make the Army less effective. Like in WWII Hitler was our secret weapon against Germany so I hope the Muslim Brotherhood is Israels secret weapon against Egypt. And whoever says Obama is behind all of recent trouble in the Middle East is right. And that Facebook creepy kid Zuckerberg is responsible to because he personally helped overthrow Mubarak.

Nov 15, 2012 10:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tols wrote:

Sigh. Am I the only one in the United States who sees Barry’s attachment and friendship to the Muslim brotherhood, the same group Osama bin laden started with?

Sigh. When shall we expect the Islamic caliphate to take hold, ‘mr president?’
Do tell.
I can’t believe my country is being taken apart by this man while those sworn to uphold the Constitution cower in fear of the liberal media cabal.

Nov 15, 2012 10:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlexJones wrote:

The GOP knew they would lose with their Israel-first policy and they did. What does that say about them? They would rather pursue their Israel-first policy and let Obama appoint SC judges, etc…..than put AMERICA first. Until the GOP purges the vile forked-tongue vipers like Kristol they will continue to lose. So, conservatives, are you ready to abandon the GOP and create a new party that puts AMERICA first? We will hold off our support until you make it clear you have no truck with Z1onist filth like Kristol and Krauthammer and Dick Morris. That or you can let the demographics of the country drag you down to 3rd world status. Up to you.

Nov 15, 2012 10:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlexJones wrote:

Goodwolf – wrong. There was no problem until a bunch of pushy foreign terrorists showed up and did things like blowing up hotels.

Nov 15, 2012 10:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BillyG_1 wrote:

Israel has a right to protect itself, wake up to a two
state solution. Bill in Arcadia, California

Nov 15, 2012 10:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
newheart200 wrote:

Israel is the only state in the region that has a free society.All the Muslim states are vile and ruthless and their people are not free.Show me one that free speech is respected.

Nov 15, 2012 11:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
newheart200 wrote:

Israel is the only state in the region that has a free society.All the Muslim states are vile and ruthless and their people are not free.Show me one that free speech is respected.

Nov 15, 2012 11:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
newheart200 wrote:

Israel is the only state in the region that has a free society.All the Muslim states are vile and ruthless and their people are not free.Show me one that free speech is respected.

Nov 15, 2012 11:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
newheart200 wrote:

Israel is the only state in the region that has a free society.All the Muslim states are vile and ruthless and their people are not free.Show me one that free speech is respected.

Nov 15, 2012 11:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LesLegato wrote:

Two words for Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood:

ASWAN DAM…

Nov 15, 2012 11:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Robert76 wrote:

If these Hamas Terrorists were shooting rockets at any one of our houses, we would bring the world down on them. Why, then are some people writing comments so anti-Israel. I know that if some one was shooting at me, I would not stand idly by and take it. I would settle the situation once and for all!

There is a simple answer to peace in the region. If Hamas was not shooting at them, the Israelies would have no reason to attack.

Nov 15, 2012 11:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DonDeMarco wrote:

Funny how Carter created an Islamist state in Iran and was thrown out of office. Obama and Soros organizations through hundreds of activists helped to overthrow a stable country and is part of the Islamic caliphate, gets re elected. Oh well, Obama did say he would stand with the Muslims.

Nov 16, 2012 12:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
SVanNeuter wrote:

Somebody paint a bullseye on this retard’s head – we can’t afford to have the IDF miss this one :)

Nov 16, 2012 12:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
Invictuss wrote:

Israel and USa are world top terrorists there is no second opinion about that….

Nov 16, 2012 2:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
Quietman wrote:

On the bright side, the U.S can now save $1.3B in aide that it has been giving to Eqypt.

Nov 16, 2012 2:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
RandyBrass wrote:

If the Muslim Brotherhood controlling Egypt has and sense at all ( rofl ), They will leave Israel alone. But, they won’t so Egypt will be in another war they can’t win.

Nov 16, 2012 2:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
Viedoklis_lv wrote:

Egypt PM visit Gaza in support of Palestinian people – civilians and children that are being killed, not in support of Hamas.

Besides, it was Israel AGAIN who first attacked Palestinians, they just responded. And has anyone forgotten that Israel still continues to break international law by occupation of Palestinian territories?

Nov 16, 2012 2:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
Viedoklis_lv wrote:

Israel needs Hamas, and Hamas need Israel but Palestinian people doesn’t need any of them. If there is Hamas launching rockets in reply to Israel attack than there is excuse for Israel to call Palestinians territories which can not have their own state so Israel keeps occupied territories.

And Hamas needs Israel because if they don’t give back Palestinian people their territories and right to have their state (by their lobby in US) than there is point to exist Hamas. If there is normal Palestinian state than there is no point of Hamas existence.

So only one who suffer are Palestinian people not Hamas and not Israel. Israel only let Hamas rockets so far as much as they want to have large war campaign in Palestine. If they want large killings than they will let some rocket to pass in and kill some Israel people like these named in article. Than they has their excuse for killing Palestinians and keep occupying.

Nov 16, 2012 2:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
Dem4ever wrote:

The question is who is occupying whom. Israel has the air space for itself. It looks like can hunting to me. I am afraid that Israel policies will bring more hate for its people, while the ME is changing. Pray for peace. A regional war will produce no winners.

Nov 16, 2012 4:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
Alex5627 wrote:

Those who blame Isrel for bombardment completely ignore the fact that the war is started by bombardments from Gaza, not from Israel. All the responsibility for deaths and damage is on the side who started the war.

Nov 16, 2012 4:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
CannibalCat wrote:

“Brothers in Egypt”
How nice everyone forgets that no one, not Lebanon, Syria, Jordan or Egypt wants the Palestinians in their lands any more than the Israelis do.
If any of these countries were really friends of the Palestinians, they would be putting political pressure on both the Palestinians and Israelis to finally settle on a two-state solution instead of pushing military force and terrorism as a solution.

Nov 16, 2012 4:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
anthonyebaker wrote:

Egypt need not worry about a truce. Egypt should tell HAMAS to stop shooting rockets at innocent civilians and viola, their will be PEACE!

Nov 16, 2012 5:46am EST  --  Report as abuse

President Obama should take the initiative and set aside 20,000 sq km of land

As a Palestinian child is burned alive by Israeli aircraft bombers and Netanyahu endangers not only 1.7 million in Gaza but also 4 million of his own people, in an act of war designed to help his own re-election, it would appear that he has made a potentially catastrophic error of judgement.

The time has now arrived for serious consideration to be given for the whole of the Israeli state to be moved, lock, stock and barrel, out of the ancient land of Palestine and completely away from the Muslim Middle East, in order to avoid a disastrous global, nuclear war.

President Obama should take the initiative and set aside 20,000 sq km of land, (equal to the present area of Israel) in a low density state such as North or South Dakota. Compensation should be paid in full to all Israeli citizens in respect of their property assets and all removal expenses. Upon the land being vacated, all nuclear weapon installations to be dismantled and all stocks of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction to be neutralised.

This is the only alternative now to an escalating conflict that could see Israel deploying her nuclear weapons in an attempt to regain its military superiority and which will soon engulf the whole region and then spread its lethal radiation over Europe.

The UN, the EU and the US must now take decisive action against this latest warmongering. Time is of the essence if global markets are not to be seriously affected and million of lives put in danger. The situation is extremely serious, the danger is palpable and the time to act is now.

Nov 16, 2012 6:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
ImNoPushOver wrote:

The tragic irony of all of this is that the Palestinians are actually directly descended from Jews who were forcibly converted first to Byzantine Christianity and then to Islam, over a period of some 1,500 years. The ultimate goal of Israel should be the eventual dissolution of the Palestinian people by reabsorbing them into the Jewish people, and the absorption of Palestine into Israel even if a Palestinian state needs to be temporarily created. The Jews are the indigenous people of the region, and the Palestinians are only indigenous inasmuch as they’re descended from Jews. And don’t bring up the Canaanites–they were not exterminated, but were absorbed into the Israelite people long ago.
When Israel goes to war against Hamas, what they are doing is fighting off a foreign invasive entity that has enslaved a part of Israel’s own people and has turned them against their own brethren.

Nov 16, 2012 6:44am EST  --  Report as abuse

What a stupid planet. It’s 2012 and so called ‘civilised’ people are murdering the weak. How do these leaders and soldiers sleep at night? Guess they are all brainwashed.

Nov 16, 2012 6:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
gripp13ndk wrote:

You just don’t bring rocks to a gun fight !

Nov 16, 2012 7:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
ConradU812 wrote:

It’s pathetic that Hamas put their dead on display, even the children, for political purposes. The Israli don’t. This should be a flag and a message for the Hamas supporters out there: Terrorists don’t care about their dead, only the corruption of the ignorant and gullible.

Nov 16, 2012 7:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

And suddenly the Israeli agression against Palestine for 50+ years is Obama’s fault, for not starting wars in every country with an uprising, and not occupying them with US troops, and not forcing a fake US puppet president on them.
Now that’s really funny. No really, those people make me laugh, they amuse me, like a clown.

Nov 16, 2012 7:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
DoctorJ wrote:

Kandil isn’t interested in a truce or peace in the region. He is bent on destroying Israel. Otherwise he would have spared the time to visit Israel in solidarity with those innocent civilians who were murdered by Hamas rockets.

Nov 16, 2012 7:39am EST  --  Report as abuse

The people commenting about Israel are clearly ignorant.

Nov 16, 2012 7:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
MaryGW wrote:

Israel has an obligation to protect its citizens. Period!

Nov 16, 2012 7:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
Glockster wrote:

@flower1 So you would rather see two undemocratic totalitarian states? We in the West need to accept that when democracy takes place elsewhere, we wont always like the outcome. I can’t stand people like you who would support an oppressive regime over a democratically elected leader.

Nov 16, 2012 8:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
Snippet wrote:

Does this mean Egypt is not an even-handed broker?

Nov 16, 2012 8:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
panjok2 wrote:

Obama has helped the whole world recognize Islamist and he has helped them grow in these countries! He has told our nation that we are not a Christian nation, cancelled the day of pray and he has basically attacked all kinds of things Christian! Not to mention his family that is full of Muslims and bowing to the Saudi King in an act that basically says America is submitting to Islam! These things are just a few of the anti-Christian behaviors Obama has shown yet….he got elected to a second term? Well when you have a president that is bribing people to get reelected then I guess it’s easy to win!
This election just shows proof at how screwed up things are in this country and how much ship people are willing to just let this man get away with! How much more before people realize he is bad for our country? I cannot wait for next year when all the money starts coming out of peoples checks for Obamacare, taxes, etc and then people will see what they voted for! As if the tax of inflation wasn’t enough…actually it hasn’t been! Gas is sky high and the cost of everything else is just ridiculous but I guess it’s ok to people who don’t pay taxes and their food is free! This country is full of dumb people….just plain old stupid!

Nov 16, 2012 8:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
mominmich wrote:

The ignorant and anti-semetic comments are beyond belief.
Look at a map. Look at tiny Israel in the midst of its enemies. Any one of these
countries could take in the Palestinian refugees, but then they wouldn’t be
a useful tool for Hamas, and the other terrorists who want to wipe Israel off the map.

Nov 16, 2012 8:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
gatever wrote:

Goodwolf, I challenge your contention. Even if it were true that both sides have “blood on their hands”, that would not mean in any way that one side is equally right or wrong. I wish the wrong side/s would just disappear, or better yet, change. But that is not realistic, so I just hope they disappear. You have asserted there is mutual hatred, this may be true, but it also may be true that there is an instigator of the hate, in which case it is entirely understandable why the other side reciprocates the hate. I find your comment entirely lacking in logic. The reason being, if you simply look at what happened here, it becomes glaringly apparent who the source of the issue is. Innocent civilians have been privy to scores of rocket attacks. 12,000 in the past 12 years. The perpetrator clearly has murderous intentions, otherwise why would he be doing such a thing? The retaliation, subdued as it has been, because of a complex on the side of the victims, effected by vicious media propoganda, is entirely justified. No amount of supposed thievery of land can legitimize these genocidal actions. When thousands of supposedly “unaffiliated with terror” Palestinians gathered together today to encore Hamas into “bombing Tel Aviv,” which clearly does not mean soldiers but also, and mainly, innocents, the fact that they were not bombed to death is unfortunate, for these evil people have made clear their murderous intentions. And as long as they live there will be no rest to it. The reason why they are not killed is because of sore-brains, who have a perverted moral compass, who say murder is self-defense and self-defense is murder.

Nov 16, 2012 8:19am EST  --  Report as abuse

Auslinda, YOU can’t support Israel? It has failed? You’re a buffoon. Israel is a legitimate, peaceful state, a tiny speck in the sands of the middle east, constantly attacked by it’s Neanderthal neighbors who do nothing but promote death and violence in the name of their throwback religion. And Goodwolf, the middle east should disappear because the sides there disagree? I disagree with you, should you and I disappear? What is so hard for people to accept about Israel? It is the only democracy and the only bastion of peace in the middle east, and somehow it always takes the blame for everything. I support Israel, long live Israel.

Nov 16, 2012 8:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
AmericanJoe wrote:

Obama put the MUSLIM brotherhood in power and gives them millions so they can plot against Israel and support thier foes. Now that he has more “flexibility” he has given a nod and a wink to his Islamic brothers to attack Israel.

Nov 16, 2012 9:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

Don’t give up Egypt. Peace is what everyone needs!

Nov 16, 2012 9:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
GeorgeDee wrote:

flower1 has it Right!

Nov 16, 2012 9:07am EST  --  Report as abuse

President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, your rooms are ready. Time for you to lie in the beds you made.

Nov 16, 2012 9:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
derdutchman wrote:

Instant solutions are for oatmeal and tea, not international peace. In spite of or because of its values, America still doesn’t quite have the hang of picking the winners and losers, and has no control over Israel or Palestine, Libya or Iran, not even Afghanistan and Iraq after years of sacrificing lives and treasure. The peoples of other countries make their own choices and they must endure the consequences of those choices. Our principal task is to not become entangled in their centuries old hatreds and sociopathic feuds to the point that we bleed our blood for their causes and do so in vain. We should stick by our friends and let our enemies make their mistakes without interference.

Nov 16, 2012 9:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
KDupre wrote:

I know that Palestinians are smart enough to be educated but to attack Israel when they know they haven’t the strength to overcome them in battle isn’t very smart.

Plus they continually violate their agreements and are calling the peace negotiator a traitor! Their behavior makes one wonder if they are mentally ill and unable to understand the connection between action and reaction.

Nov 16, 2012 9:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
cassandra32 wrote:

I believe the current situation was predicated by an air attack by the IDF where a 13 year old boy was killed while playing soccer. For no reason in otherwords. This is the usual tactic used by the Zionist state along with vast amounts of other false flag instigations,(they taught our intelegence agencies a lot of tricks). Hammas, by the way, was created by Israel to counter Arrafat’s PLO back in the day, as a charitable organization, no reason to believe they are not still running the show. Yes, I believe they would kill their own citizens for political gain, Bibi was a terroist before he became a manufacured “hero”. This is hot hatered vs cold blooded strategy. Speculate what benefits Israel obtains from this new conflict, since Gaza has been on total lockdown for 2 years how are they even getting the gunpowder to make their innefective “rockets”? Israel is not to be trusted. Remember the USS Liberty

Nov 16, 2012 9:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
cocostar wrote:

Why doesn’t Egypt come down on the Hamas for their unprovoked rocket attacks on Israel? Why wait till the war starts? Do they want the Hamas people to die? One rocket attack is to many! These cowardly acts have gone on long enough! The end!

Nov 16, 2012 9:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

There is no solution to the Gaza Crisis!
The Isreali-Palestinian conflict is thousands of yrs old and won’t be ending tomarrow(read the torah).
A brief window of peace opened with Yassar Arafat, a strong leader who was sadly corrupt.
Abbas is a weak leader who is reining in El-Fatah. Ergo, the West Bank is a safer and healthier place.
Haniyeh is as weak as Somalia’s leaders. He says peace and his cronies go right out and bomb Isreal, hourly.
Morsi brokering a truce? He has opened the “gates of hell” by making Rafi a clearing house for Iranian missiles and other weapons of mass destruction.
“If thy eye offends thee, pluck it out” Here comes the IDF, again.

Nov 16, 2012 10:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
DominicPaz wrote:

@mantissa128 – that video was AMAZING, and awesome. Thanks for the share.

Nov 16, 2012 10:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

The Palestinians in Gaza are, evidently, still being trapped inside the strip. The Israeli’s can still move out of range of rockets.

Nov 16, 2012 10:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
rich34952 wrote:

These are the same people that Barack Obama backed in the overthow of the previous Egyptian government. Obama was warned about the Muslim Brotherhood, but he claimsd that they were “moderates”. As you all should know, Barack Obama was releelected and the American Jews were the 2nd largest percentage of block voters in the USA, who voted for Obama. I guess “NEVER AGAIN” doesn’t mean anything any more.

Nov 16, 2012 11:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Objections to Israeli foreign policy does not an “anti-Semite” make.

Grow up, and find an adult argument, rather than throwing around inflammatory rhetoric.

Nov 16, 2012 11:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

“Hamas refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist.”

Hamas should be happy i’m not the PM of Israel, there would be no Palestine left if my enemy blatantly believes the above garbage.

I would fully assault Palestinian territory until there was no Hamas left. Then I would rebuild western civilization in Palestine and give the Palestinians jobs, education, food, drink, and freedom (I would not treat them like a second class citizen though as Israel does). I would have the largest Mosque in the world built in the center of the city. I would have scholars teach Palestinians the western world and bring them into the 21st century, not that the west is perfect far from it, but its most definitely more civilized than east.

Then I would hunt Hamas down in any country it resides in.

Nov 16, 2012 11:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
atlasfree wrote:

If we could remove all the weapons from Palestine, the violence would end. If we could remove all the weapons from Israel, Israel would end.

Nov 16, 2012 11:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
usa.wi.vet.4q wrote:

Good luck to Israel.

Nov 16, 2012 12:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kurmudgeon wrote:

Obviously Abbas recognises Israel,,, as a target

Nov 16, 2012 12:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
se3eeerrrr wrote:

Religious violence will never end until all religious stupidity is completely eradicated from this planet. darwinkilledgod dot blogspot dot com

Nov 16, 2012 12:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reddog1234 wrote:

what part of don’t shoot rockets at us and we won’t retaliate don’t you understand? i don’t support either side but come on now, when i get shot at, i will shoot back. plain and simple.

Nov 16, 2012 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
okwow1 wrote:

Do people just not understand? Israel has not written a charter or publically called of the complete annihilation of anyone. Those that are attacking Israel have and are doing just that. They are looking for genocide not take over, not to suppress, or coexist people should remember this.

Nov 16, 2012 12:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
blasterman wrote:

I don’t know why Israel would put up with this stuff. i can say with 100% certainty that if the US was “hit by a rocket”, the country that did so would be bombed to hell and back. They’d be living in the stone age with no electricity, running water, sewage treatment, schools, government buildings, etc.

Nov 16, 2012 12:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
smallpeople wrote:

Hamas is counting on no US military support to Israel at this moment, but failed to recognize the fact that Israeli army alone can easily crush them. They just put Palestinians under more death and suffering, and for what?

Nov 16, 2012 12:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bucky_2 wrote:

Norquist’s wife is a Palestinian Muslim that gives money to terrorists.

Norquist, with his wife, Samah Alrayyes, born Muslim, founded the Islamic Free Market Institute which shares office space in Washington­, D.C. with Norquist’s lobbying firm Americans for Tax Reform. The Islamic Institute was founded with seed money from Abdurahman Alamoudi, a convicted jailed terrorist who pleaded guilty to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Libya.

Now, she is employed as a public affairs officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development – and so it appears that yet another Islamist finds employment in a branch of the U.S. government.

Grover Norquist is an advocate for legitimating Shariah Compliant Finance as an ethical alternative to capitalism. And second, Norquist’s chosen battle ground for this subversive effort has been and remains the chiefly influence- and lobby-based contracts drawn up through USAID.

Nov 16, 2012 12:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jose3 wrote:

If Obama can do targeted assasinations, so can Israel.

Nov 16, 2012 12:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Vison8 wrote:

“The Palestinian dead include eight militants and 14 civilians, among them seven children and a pregnant woman. Three Israelis were killed by a rocket on Thursday.”……………

…….. and, where’s “Amnesia International” and the bogus “human rights watch” now?????

Nov 16, 2012 12:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DCX2 wrote:

Ya’ll are ridiculous, yanno that? This war has been going on for millenia.

Why does Israel bomb Gaza? Because some Gazans shoot rockets. (btw not all rockets are shot by Hamas, there are other factions in Gaza that are even more militant than Hamas)

Why does Gaza shoot rockets at Israel? Well, that blockade that keeps Gaza in perpetual depression is a good start. Settlements are another. And of course the Israeli army probably killed a few of their relatives.

It goes on and on like this. Make no mistake, everyone has blood on their hands in this region. But at the end of the day, I think the summary of Operation Cast Lead describes why I feel Israel is in the wrong. About a dozen Israeli soldiers died, while over a thousand Palestinians died, including women and children, some who were burned with White Phosphorous (which is illegal to use as a weapon!)

Don’t get me wrong. I do not support Hamas and I think shooting rockets at the strongest military in the region is suicide – even if the vast majority of rockets hit open land, harming no one, not even their property. But the Israeli government’s reaction is clearly disproportionate, and their actions will only lead to further international isolation.

Nov 16, 2012 12:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Adam.Smith wrote:

“Hamas refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist.”

Pay attention, Gaza supporters. THIS is why there is no peace.

Nov 16, 2012 12:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Adam.Smith wrote:

Auslinda wrote:

I can’t support Israel. It has no legitimacy. It has been a terrible experiment. It has failed.

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I can’t support you. You have no legitimacy. You have been a terrible experiment.

You have failed.

and you are more irrelevant than you can ever imagine. Your support of non-support of Israel makes no difference to anyone.

Nov 16, 2012 12:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RitchInvestur wrote:

No matter how many people die, no matter how impossible peace, no matter how badly Israel behaves, the U.S. must support the stupid idea that Zionists can be shoved into an area simply because the people there are inferior non-whites.

Nov 16, 2012 12:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

On paper “ChangeWhat” has the only solution to the Hamas issue.
The torah speaks of the fierce Amaleks, who also vowed to wipe out the entire Hebrew race. As Moses held his arms high, the Hebrew army wiped them out instead. In reality this cannot float in today’s world.

Nov 16, 2012 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Adam.Smith wrote:

“goodwolf” wrote:

“There is no “right” or “wrong” side in this eternal conflict. Both sides have blood on their hands, Honestly, I wish this part of the planet would just DISAPPEAR. It boils down to mutual hatred, and it’s nauseating. ”

1) It’s not all about you. That part of the planet should disappear?
2) Quoting Reuters : “Hamas does not recognize Israel’s right to exist” – does this give you a clue as to the guilty party?

Nov 16, 2012 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Adam.Smith wrote:

gregbrew56 wrote:

Objections to Israeli foreign policy does not an “anti-Semite” make.

Grow up, and find an adult argument, rather than throwing around inflammatory rhetoric.

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Objections to Israeli foreign policy, without recognizing Israel’s right to self defence, is anti-Semitic.

How about you grow up and “find an adult argument”

Nov 16, 2012 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Adam.Smith wrote:

Jose3 wrote:

If Obama can do targeted assasinations, so can Israel.

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Right on.

Don’t forget, Obama/US didn’t just “target” random enemy combatants, WE TARGETED AND KILLED A US CITIZEN Anwar Al-Awaki AND HIS SON.

Nov 16, 2012 12:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Adam.Smith – You are confusing national foreign policy with racial heritage. One is a disagreement with behavior, the other is racism.

Disagreement with policy involves a healthy dialog. Anti-semitism is racism, and is unacceptable.

Try to look through your rhetoric and understand the truth.

Nov 16, 2012 1:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

Two Israeli pilots captured in Gaza.

Read more at: http://theeuropeanaffairs.blogspot.ca/2012/11/two-israeli-pilots-captured-in-gaza.html

Nov 16, 2012 1:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LesLegato wrote:

Two words for Egypt:

ASWAN DAM.

Nov 16, 2012 2:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CEASE wrote:

The Palestinians can have their independent state if they stop lobbying rockets into Israel and the war can be stopped in hours rather than days, weeks, months or years only when Hamas stops lobbying rockets on the citizens of Israel and Israel has given their last statement regarding this and Israel will institute an immediate cease fire when Hamas informs Israel they will stop lobbying rockets into Israel, and only then will the fighting end and Palestine can live in Gaza as long as Hamas ceases the fighting and only when Hamas ceases fighting as Israel was attacked by Hamas and is defending the citizens of Israel and will continue to do so until every citizen in Gaza is killed. The horror of war is on and there is no stopping it until Hamas stops lobbying rockets into Israel. Hamas is rioting in the streets of Gaza right now and they will not stop and those who remain will be killed and maimed by Israeli attacks which are increasing at this very time.

Nov 16, 2012 2:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
lbjack wrote:

No right or wrong side in this conflict? I wish moral relativists like Goodwolf would DISAPPEAR.

As for Auslinda. Israel’s legitimacy was recognized by the United Nations and is strongly supported by the civilized nations of the world. Israel is probably more legitimate than you are. As for failure, I suggest you look at yourself.

Nov 16, 2012 2:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VincentVery wrote:

Doc62 wrote:
“There is no solution to the Gaza Crisis!
The Isreali-Palestinian conflict is thousands of yrs old and won’t be ending tomarrow(read the torah).”

I suppose you meant ‘tomorrow’ but never mind the grammar now.
Yes, there is a solution to the Gaza crisis. International community implments its law, Israel gives back what it has been stealing since 1967 and Hamas would have no legs to stand on. There would be an independent Palestinian state accountable to international community and the world would be a better place. There, you have peace.
May I suggest that you read it too because if you did you would have read that Torah experessly forbids Jews from having their own state (maybe you missed that bit).

Nov 16, 2012 4:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Hamas works for Iran. They are staging this war so Israel takes their eyes off of Iran. Something big is going on in Iran.

Nov 16, 2012 4:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
aberdeenvet wrote:

Israel should notify the Palestinians that within 24 hours of any rocket or shelling attack from their territory they will obliterate an area within a 10 mile radius of the source of the attack.

Nov 16, 2012 4:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SyriasTruth wrote:

It happens this way…

Iran is afraid that the FSA opposition in Syria is about take over Syria from Iran’s pet…Bashar Assad the ruler and butcher of 50,000 unarmed Syrian citizens.
Iran will lose their control of Syria, when Assad falls.
Obama was reelected, he is stepping up support to the FSA opposition in Syria, to help them bring down Assad.
Iran want’s the US, the EU, Israel, and Jordan to be too busy, too engaged elsewhere….anywhere else, to keep them all out of Syria.
So Iran…with their proxy stooges who are Hamas, in Palestine, are given additional rockets by Iran, to attack Israel.
Iran knows Israel will fight back in Gaza against the Hamas attacks, but it’s OK.
This fighting in Israel and Gaza will bring in more islamic fighters from all over to …fight Israel, which includes fighting against the USA, EU, and any other allies who support Israel.
This will keep them all busy in Gaza…while Iran finds time to get support to Assad…and save his ass…with Hezbollah helping.
The more chaos Iran can create…the more they stand to gain…as they help the islamic countries fight on all fronts.
Egypt will not be able to sit on the fence..it will have to fight for one side (Hamas) or the other ( Israel/US ).
Exactly what Iran wants…Egypt to fight with Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Yes…Iraq together against the US/Israeli, EU allies.

Iran thinks ….All this makes it harder for the US and Israel to hit Iran’s nuclear sites. Just in case though…Iran is stepping up it’s production and enrichment of unranium …so it can build the nuclear bomb it wants.
If Iran isn’t scary creating chaos…wait till Iran gets the nuclear bomb to wipe out whole nations.

Iran is behind the sudden increase of rockets from Gaza, falling on Israel…everyone knows it…now you know why!!

Nov 16, 2012 4:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@VincentVery

The Torah does not forbid a Jewish state. The only Jews who believe Israel should not have been re-established until the Messiah arrives are a very small minority of the Orthodox Jews, the Neturei Karta which has about less than a thousand members. The only reason they are even relevant is that anti-semites love to use them to justify their racism.

Nov 16, 2012 5:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

The endless stupidity on all sides continues. There are also too many outside influences that prefer this conflict continues endlessy because it takes their minds off of their own countries problems and serves as a recruiting tool for the terrorist organizations everywhere.

Nov 16, 2012 5:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Alex5627 wrote:

VincentVery,

There is de-facto Palestinian state, even two, one in Ramalla, one in Gaza. They have all attributes of State, Government, army, police, education, religion freedom … the only thing they miss is representatives in UN, which doesn’t change much on the ground. They are in full control of their territories, right now there no one Israel soldier in Gaza, and never would be, would they not start another act of war. Contrary to their false statements they are not occupied. They must bear full responsibility for what they are doing. They ARE state, and this state are in war with neighboring country that they always attack and refuse right to exist. They are clearly aggressors, not poor suffering people as they like to represent themselves. International community must stop to support aggressor and punish aggressor, not Israel that do everything possible and nearly impossible to keep peace.

Nov 16, 2012 5:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
newpilgrim wrote:

It is is a matter of mystery how the poison of Israeli racism continues to have such general support in the USA.
The firing of missiles from Gaza into Israel is not good news, but nor are the far more devastating Israeli air strikes. These have been nothing but a part of a grim game of tit for tat in which Israel is most certainly not an innocent partner.
The enlosure of the whole Palestinian ghetto by the Israelis, appears to be a crime against humanity on an intolerable scale. The article above cites the grim statistics of the killing ratio. Over one hundred Palestinian victims for each Israeli killed in the last major episode of Israeli violence. And yes, each Paleatinian life is just as precious as each Israeli one. The ancient law of a tooth for a tooth is grotesquely exceeded by the disproportionate Israeli military response. And it is not just in this last episode that Israel has exerted disproportionate violence. So far as I understand the killing ratio has never fallen below about six Palestians per Israeli. And it is not just a question of killing. There is also the matter of economic deprivation, and the disproportionate taking of water resources in an area in which access to water is of paramount importance.

Hamas’s often cited opposition to the state of Israel is hardly surprising when Israel refuses to recognise Hamas as the democratically elected leadership of Gaza. And in any case, what is it that Hamas are supposed to recognise? It is a bit difficult to know what and where Israel is. It keeps on expanding settlements into areas recognised internationally as forming a part of the occupied territories, East Jerusalem included.
I was born in 1945.
I do not accept responsiblity for the victimization and murder of Jews, Gipsies, Slavs, class enemies and other groups under the regimes of Hitler and Stalin. It happened before I was born. And it is certainly true that the Palestinians were not responsible either. It is a curiosity of history that the UN agreed to recognise the new jewish state of Israel to be established in the homeland of the Palestinians. Of course the civilian refugees from Palestine were never allowed to return to their homes after the end of hostilities.

There is little evidence that Israel has ever really sought to find peace and understanding with its neighbours, or indeed with its own sizeable non-jewish minority, who do not enjoy equal rights within the state.
Israel cannot expect to achieve a negotiated peace when it assasinates Palestinian leaders, and destroys the Palestinian’s civil administrative infrastructure. Who do the Israelis expect to negotiate with if they kill all the spokespeople on the other side?
Why do Israel’s Palestinian neighbours not like them? Perhaps because the Israeli’s, apeing the politics of the 1930′s, behave like a regional master race!
I think it is time that Israel re-examines the racist dogma which are inherent to Zionism. It is hard to see any hope of peace when a country made up largely of recent incomers (with a high proportion from Eastern Europe and Russia) continues to be driven by supremacist racism. How can a people who have such a tragic history show so little understanding for their neighbours?
The best friends that Israel can have will be those that tell Israel the truth. That they cannot continue to imprison a whole Paletinian population within the West bank and Gaza. They cannot continue to seek regional domination aided by the threat of Israeli weapons of mass destruction. They cannot continue to regard the seas and airspace around Gaza as being available for unrestricted Israeli military activity. If they do, there can never be peace, and heaven help us all.
At present the two state solution appears virtually dead.
Perhaps we need to move on and accept a single secular federal state for Israel-Palestine with full respect for religeous freedom, and, perhaps, with recognition of religeous law within local communities as determined democratically within those communities?

Nov 16, 2012 6:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:

@newpilgrim:

“The firing of missiles from Gaza into Israel is not good news…”

Pray tell… what is it then? From the body of your diatribe, I can only assume that you would consider it excellent news.

None of this matters anymore anyway. It is all irrelevant – including you and your (very one-sided) opinion: it is time for Mars to speak. God help them all!

Nov 16, 2012 6:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:

@newpilgrim:

“The best friends that Israel can have will be those that tell Israel the truth.”

And do you believe that you are that friend? I think you will find a) that the truth is a bit shallow around here right now and b) that the Israeli’s do not agree.

Nov 16, 2012 6:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@Newpilgrim

“The firing of missiles from Gaza into Israel is not good news, but nor are the far more devastating Israeli air strikes. These have been nothing but a part of a grim game of tit for tat in which Israel is most certainly not an innocent partner.”

I agree with you, Israel should just launch missles into Gaza neighborhoods. That is a lot more acceptable than targetting Hamas leadership who just so happens prefers to use the neighborhoods of “innocent” civillians as their base of operations.

Nov 16, 2012 7:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cautious123 wrote:

I bet those Israeli soldiers feel real brave hiding inside their armored tanks while they shoot down women and children. Israel should stop its blockade of Gaza and end the occupation in the West Bank. Then and only then will it stop the resistance of the Palestinian people. Only a fool would expect people not to resist the jackboot on their necks.

Nov 16, 2012 7:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:

And only a fool would expect Israel to roll over and die. No matter how you attempt to square this, the daily rocket attacks on Israel must stop. It will be stopped, one way or another.

Hamas is like the warship bearing down on a lighthouse, demanding that the lighthouse gives way. The ball is in Hamas’ court. People are dying. As a result, this is far more important than your petty likes or dislikes. The following needs to happen and in this sequence:

a. Hamas must stop firing rockets into Israel.
b. Israel must stop retaliation.
c. Go back to the negotiation table.

Nov 16, 2012 8:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mijomitch wrote:

More war in the middle east did someone say? Can any one tell me when there wasn’t war there? One thing’s for sure peace can’t be acheived with explosive projectiles.

Nov 16, 2012 8:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MichaelMann wrote:

Here’s “God’s chosen,” on their way to do what they do best: rape, rob, torture and kill. And when it’s over the leaders of this rabble will employ their prostitutes in the press to lie about what really happened, making themselves appear to be the victims of the atrocities they commit. Wake up “Christian” Zionists to the reality that the Palestinian’s enemies are the enemies of all Goys, including those who mistakenly believe that they are Israel’s allies.

Nov 16, 2012 8:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

Aside from the obvious historical nature of this conflict, I have to ask:”What did Hamas expect Israel would do after a long protracted program of rocket attacks? NOT respond?” If These attacks were committed to provoke Israel’s retaliation so they could whine on the World Stage (They would NEVER have made a military advantage), that translates into sacrificing their own children’s lives for marginal political gain (if any at all). No pathetic rocket attacks were ever going to dissolve Israel, and I feel confident that they know this. So the only reasonable assumption is that this an attampt to galvanize the Arab/Muslim will/hatred for Israel. This will not change at all until Iran or some other entity obtains nuclear capability. Of course, this would be tragic for all as Israel already has this capability, therefore. should push come to shove, the Arabs, even if they do launch a nuclear strike, will themselves be incinerated. Again, no win. But if their seething hatred for Israel is accompanied by their own self loathing, then I’m afraid this can be the only outcome.

Nov 16, 2012 9:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
OzBolts wrote:

Look, no one wins in this. But there’s several things that seem to be omitted:

-What does any supporter of Hamas expect the Israelis’ to do when their state is not even recognized by the group in question? Say “Oh, okay!” and leave?

-Force met with better-equipped force is not disparity that should have people up in arms. You can’t expect ANY nation state to rid itself of tactical and strategic advantage to “level the playing field”… War has NEVER worked that way.

-Both sides have a whole lot of blood on their hands in this conflict. Been going on forever. I just always feel like the outrage the media shows seems a bit odd to me. Hamas, and similar groups, cry murder but will gladly do the same. I just feel like a lot of these pro-jihadist groups use their own people’s lack of education for political means in an equally disgusting way as anyone else. Some video comes from the US with Mohammed being disparaged? Attack an embassy! … but bitch and complain when women and children die… while the “freedom fighters” stand behind them for cover. (I know, the video wasn’t Hamas’ real schtick, but it’s a similar mindset of reaction).

- I realistically do not support either side, I live in Canada… a heck of long ways-away. I cannot pretend to know exactly what it’s like to be an Israeli or a Palestinian. What I see is a State (Israel) that is in a bit of an ambiguous position from what is asked of them: to exist or not to exist and to what extent?

My thoughts and hopes are with all innocents on both sides of this conflict, but if I were to offer the Palestinians a little bit of advice: Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight… get out of this head on collision NOW. It will NOT end well for you this way.

Nov 16, 2012 9:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@cautious123

Israel isn’t the problem. Hamas is. They do not recognize Israel’s right to exist. They will wage war with them forever. The Palestinians will never have peace as long as they are committed to end the existance of Israel.

@MichalMann

“Here’s “God’s chosen,” on their way to do what they do best: rape, rob, torture and kill. And when it’s over the leaders of this rabble will employ their prostitutes in the press to lie about what really happened, making themselves appear to be the victims of the atrocities they commit. Wake up “Christian” Zionists to the reality that the Palestinian’s enemies are the enemies of all Goys, including those who mistakenly believe that they are Israel’s allies.”

Hitler couldn’t have said it better himself.

Nov 16, 2012 9:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse

“The last Gaza war, involving a three-week long Israeli air blitz and ground invasion over the New Year period of 2008-2009, killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians.”

Good to see reuters referring to one of the great crimes against humanity of this century as an ‘air blitz’….

Absolutely despicable, disgusting propaganda!!

They guys need to be arrested and tried in international courts as facilitators of hate crimes the world over, you aren’t a media organization, you’re the goebbles of the modern day!

Your editors and writers should be on the next deck of terrorist playing cards like Saddams henchmen.

Nov 16, 2012 9:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VincentVery wrote:

Alex5627
“They are clearly aggressors, not poor suffering people as they like to represent themselves. International community must stop to support aggressor and punish aggressor, not Israel that do everything possible and nearly impossible to keep peace.”

Let me get this right. There are 600.000 Israelis living on stolen Palestinian land in settlements illegal under the international law and 4th Geneva conventionand you are calling Palestinians ‘aggressors’. Have your head examined friend before you start posting idiotic comments on public websites. I suppose Hitler was ‘defending himself’ when he invaded Poland in 1939 too.

‘International community must stop to support aggressor and punish aggressor’ – please forgive me but that statement makes no grammatic sense whatsoeever. I would love to engage in an open debate with you but first of all I would need to understand what the hell are you talking about. May I suggest that you burry your ignorant head where sun never shines and wait for zionists to bring justice to you or anybody else who they managed to deceive.

He is comming friend, for the second and last time and his name is not Dajjal, Baphomet or Jahbulon. You will know him and you will know his name when you see him and so will Netanyahu, Obama, AIPAC, Olmert, Rotschilds, Rockefellers, Tony Blairs, JW Busih and the rest of the genocidal filth worshipping scum of this earth. Their filth will be washed away friend, and your ignorant self’s with them.

Nov 16, 2012 9:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

I would like to point out, Egypt/Gaza strip. Jordan/West Bank.Syria/Golan Heights. Attacked Israel in the six day war. Israel won that land fair and square. In My opinion they were not obligated to give back the Sinai Peninsula as well. But Israel Did give back The Sinai as soon as Egypt recognised Israels right to exist. It was their spoil of war to keep. That is the best example of what Israel would do if the Muslim world would finally recognise their right to life.

Nov 16, 2012 9:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Alex5627 wrote:

It’s very wrong to call Gaza occupied ghetto. It’s a country to Kuwait or Bahrain, smaller then Singapore, but bigger by territory then Malta or Bermuda. It is country with cities and roads, government and international recognition, foreign minister of Egypt visits freely. To call Gaza occupied is malicious propaganda. But this country proclaims hatred to the neighbor and starts war. This is pure evil. So Israel is trying to control Gaza borders. Israel is nothing to be blamed at all. Hit any country and it will strike back with all means to defend its own people.

Nov 16, 2012 9:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bedar wrote:

Actually Israel is firing a rocket towards Jerusalem and then says that it was from “terrorists”, then Israel make this an excuse for a bloody plan against Palestine. This is a very old trick and I hope that it did not fool anyone.

Nov 16, 2012 9:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Here’s the heart of the problem, the creation of Israel was not thought out–unfortunately there is no changing that–creating a tension with the Palestinians but the the Israelis fought for the creation of their nation so they will not be willing to give any of it up. at the same time the Palestinians view the Israelis as the invaders and will not cease their struggle to be rid of the Israelis until Israel falls of their is a recognition of the of Palestine. Neither nation can be view as “the aggressor” because both are aggressive, but for different reasons. The fact is this conflict is so religiously rooted that no one can expect the conflict to end quickly or easily it will take the miracle of compromise in order to solve this conflict and, as the situation stands, neither side is willing to do so. Until that point Israel and Hamas will drag each other down swings with all the power they can muster.

Nov 16, 2012 10:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

All those Israeli military assets sitting on the border like sitting ducks. Why isn’t Hamas hitting them with as many missiles and RPG’s as possible?
Hamas could deal Israel a severe blow.

Nov 16, 2012 10:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
paulinemnz wrote:

Interesting the elected Govt of Gaza is called terrorist, but the state of Israel whom invaded Gaza is not a terrorist state!
Interesting at the instigation of Iran there are crippling sanctions on Iran ..why becasue Israel demands action against Iran

Why becasue they MIGHT have nuclear weapons hmmm doesn’t US Israel Pakistan etc etc have nuclear weapons.

Why is NW s a problem with Iran ..because they are a evil terrorist state says Israel ..OH so how come the state Israel whom says Iran is evil is not an evil terrorist also.

Israel who is now killing Gazans at will including babies is the same state that uses US to assure they can force one and half million Gazans to live in a open prison… and denies the population basics such as clean pure water and the building of a sewage ..and forces Gazans fishermen to fish in polluted waters rather than further out( which is still Gazan territory) where the waters and the fish in them are not so polluted. Interesting despite Israel actions some of the comments here see as heroes etc and label people anti semitic for criticising their actions.

In 1990s US lead sanctions on Iraq ..why weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ..UNESCO told us at least half a million Iraq children died from deprivation as result of the US sanctions …

Ahh weapons of Mass destruction how many were found when US lead an illegal invasion of Iraq !1

Guys its election time in Israel ..this is why there is conflict in Gaza at the moment !!

Solution to Palestine and Israel ..same as South Africa problem last century ….ONE DEMOCRATIC ( one person one vote )STATE between Gaza Palestine and Israel ! yes the Israelites will loose control( Palestinians outnumber the Jews) just as the white South Africans lost control of South Africa..outcome PEACE for SA ..Outcome for ME in this solution PEACE also!!

Nov 16, 2012 10:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Pdiddy86 wrote:

This is not good for Israel, it’s the Arab Winter and it’s not showing any signs of letting up.

Nov 16, 2012 10:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Olympus wrote:

Israel/Netanyahu’s concern is that the rockets can strike deep into the heart of Israel. Maybe now Israel would start feeling how Gaza feels on a daily basis.

The least Obama can do is to stop giving aid to Israel, Palestine, Egypt. The state of Israel through its zionist policies has been grabbing Palestinian land left and right and shows no signs of halting. Its the only country in the Middle East that has nukes. Withdraw to the borders of 1967 and live in peace, that should be the advise Obama should be giving to Israel. Not listening to the lobby groups and his advisers who are pathetically pro Israel.

Nov 16, 2012 10:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

Israel existed 200 years before Islam was even invented.Jerusalem was the Jewish Capitol for over three thousand years. How does this land now supposedly belong to a group of people that decided to call themselves Palestinians twenty years after The Allies helped Israel get their country back. Enlighten Me.

Nov 16, 2012 11:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VonHell wrote:

Some time ago i saw a documentary of the 1973 war in wich a radical israeli rabini even had a scale model of the Jerusalem temple and actually plans and blueprints ready to rebuild it…
That was interesting… i was thinking about it and the conclusion was: the only way that guy’s dream of making Jerusalem capital, rebuild the temple and start to sacrifice sheep to God comes true is by invading, conquering and driving the palestinians out, reduce them to some sort of second class citizens or exterminating them in some sort of palestiniam “final solution” and finally imploding the dome of the rock… otherwise there will always be the pretty dome there…
Ofc one of the likely causes of ww3 many war experts believe today is the destruction of the dome itself… with all hell breaking loose within the islamic world…

Sometimes is hard to believe how the world allows the future been put in check because conflicts with small countries with small populations… like Serbia and ww1, Greece and the euro or Israel and the promised land… this world is a nonsense

Nov 17, 2012 12:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
ShiroiKarasu wrote:

I read Reuters a lot and I want it to be an even better news outlet. I want to know who those three Israelis were. Were they women? Were they children? Were they pregnant? When you talk about the details about one side’s tragic civilian casualties, but not the other, you are promoting the “Palestinian victim/Israeli aggressor” narrative, which is biased and not representative of good journalism. Tell us the details- all of them, without trying to lead people by the nose.

And anyone with two brain cells to rub together can tell that Hamas rockets are utterly indiscriminate, at least israelis are attempting to hit military targets. If they were actually interested in slaughtering Palestinian civilians, they are not nearly as effective at it as their military industrial complex would allow them to be. Look at the way Assad is hitting *his own* cities with *his own* people in them. Now look at how Israel hits Palestinian targets, in cities full of people that, if they all disappeared, Israel’s life would be easier. They could easily be reckless like Assad. That doesn’t make civ casualties less sad; but it does bring into question implications about the IDF’s conduct.

As far as Hamas, the fact that they shot a rocket at Jerusalem, of all places, shows how out of touch they are with reality. I thought maybe a renegade brigade of some kind did it at first (I hear there are lots of “Do It Yourselfers” in Palestine). But then Hamas claims credit? What an incredibly stupid thing to do. I hope Muslims everywhere in the world take note that Hamas is even willing to shell one of their holy cities for military gain. Palestinians should take care that, in trying to achieve their political goals, they do not destroy them in the process.

Nov 17, 2012 12:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
boreal wrote:

Gee, what a surprise! Gaza Konzentrationslager’s tenants are rioting. They don’t appreciate many of their own and their kinfolk’s homes are bulldozed down to make space for the ever expanding Jewish settlements, they are chased off their land, their precious water is stolen by Zionist illegal settlers. Didn’t once upon a time in Warsaw ghetto they also rise up against overwhelming forces?

Nov 17, 2012 12:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
RevDrDark66 wrote:

Israel has gone too far. The USA and the UN can no longer tolerate this dangerous, rogue state possessing nuclear weapons, to wage aggressive war on its weak neighbors.

Oh, wait, it’s somehow OK if the Jews do all that stuff.

Nov 17, 2012 2:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
wintertime wrote:

What is going on in this world? Why people don’t know how to live side by side in peace? There will be no “winner or loser” in this war. What will people of Israel and Gazans get by the end of the day? The only things, they will get are destruction and loss of innocent lives, especially innocent children whose lives were cut short because of those stupid and blood hungry leaders. Those leaders claim to love and protect their own people, if so, they all should open communication and try to find resolutions peacefully, each needs to compromise so their people can live in peace and prosperity. Their own people do not have to live in fear from day to day. Please let the innocent people and children live, I am deeply sorry and heartbroken to see small children died this way. They didn’t have a chance to see the world longer, their lives cut short because of those blood hungry leaders. Those leaders, each has enough blood on their hands, enough is enough, the UN and the world must come together to stop the bloodshed peacefully. It does not have to be war in order to solve the problem. There are a lot of ways to solve problem without shedding blood on each other; revenge will not solve the problem, if one keeps revenging, when it is going to end? Revenge will never end and will get nothing in return besides bloodshed. Let find the solution and making peace so all people can live better lives, life is so precious. Therefore, The world must act now to stop bloodshed and to save innocent lives. The world must bring those leaders to the negotiation table so they can find peaceful resolution, the world must not take side, if taking side, each will expect someone would back them up, then war will not be ended.

Nov 17, 2012 2:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
fuctanyway wrote:

this entire thing is gross. the time line shows that israel threw the first attack. go back further they have always thrown the first attack. gaza is cornered in. they are low on food and water. not allowed to fish in their own waters. children dieing on both sides. people just wanting to live on both sides. why does israel continue the palistinian apartheid and the take over of their land if they claim to want peace?
if this goes to war like it seems to be then gaza doesn’t have a chance. even if new democracies such as egypt come in defense of them.
i fear the u.s is going to get involved on the wrong side. israel is lucky we don’t hold them to the same standards we hold the rest of the middle east. i think it is time we do. how many weapons of mass destruction do they have and why won’t they let us have a look?

Nov 17, 2012 2:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
0nc0m wrote:

one thing that I think is why Americans always help israel? I do not believe the American people agree taxes they run to build another country just to kill people. hopefully they are aware of this

Nov 17, 2012 3:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:

@EthicsIntl

The lie: “Israel has the capability to easily intercept any missiles headed its way.”

The truth: Israel only has 4 IronDome batteries – a 5th one is being delivered tonight. These batteries cannot cover the entire threat area. No system is perfect in intercepting anyway.

The lie: “So why are they allowing a few to get through ? Here are some hints.” And then a whole bunch of stuff…

The truth: Since the Israelis have a limited number of IronDome batteries, they have to move those batteries around according to the threat assessment at the time. This creates the occasional cracks in the defence. Of the 500+ rockets fired yesterday, 150 were targeting cities. Of these 26 got through.

Nice going EthicsIntl… people are dying on both sides, and you use this event as an opportunity to showcase your petty hatred.

Nov 17, 2012 5:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
VincentVery wrote:

KaosHiker
Let me enlighten you then.
If you are referring to Semites then read about the history of Europe and you will come to realize that people living where today Israel is are not Semites but Ashkenazi Jews that arrived to that part of the world fro mwhere Germany is today. This anti-Semitism b.b. was created by Zionists to enslave 300 million American taxpayers and their evangelists to support Israel no matter what. It worked a treat. Go under any bridge in US and you will find Americans sleeping in carton boxes while their politicians are pumping billions into Israel. Also, Torah is Jewish holy book which you are obviously not aware of and it expressly forbids Jews from having their own state. There are hundreds of thousands of Jews protesting against the very existence of the state of Israel but you are not supposed to know that as Zionist owned media will not allow you to know that so that you can post uneducated questions on public websites. Here is some further reading:

http://www.nkusa.org/AboutUs/Zionism/opposition.cfm

Google Ortodox Jews Oppose State Israel, that will enlighten you for sure.

Nov 17, 2012 7:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:

Then VincentVery spewed forth his propaganda:

“…are not Semites but Ashkenazi Jews that arrived to that part of the world fro mwhere Germany is today.”

Inspired by his own creativity, he then went on to write:

“Torah is Jewish holy book which you are obviously not aware of and it expressly forbids Jews from having their own state.”

Utter rubbish! And to start that with “Let me enlighten you then” must be the most classic line ever penned here.

Nov 17, 2012 10:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

a little off topic, bur the example fits. my ancestors came from Ireland 200 years ago. I still have a strong Irish name and My family crest is in the archives in Ireland. I am an American, born and raised in the usa, as was my father. But We can still consider Ireland Our Homeland. IE The displaced jews who returned to Israel are still the legitimate occupants of their homeland.
Ponder that VincentVery.
Oh yeah by the way, There was never ever a country of Palestine,there is no such thing as a Palestinian Homeland.The arabs stole the land from the Jews. Go Home Occupiers

Nov 17, 2012 1:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rmreader wrote:

“The siren that sounded in Jerusalem stunned many Israelis”. That was really very important to mention, well before the “16 Palestinian civilians killed, including 8 children and 1 pregnant woman”.
Professional and neutral journalism. With 2 featured photos of Israeli women in a state of panic after hearing the sirens. How about the Palestinian mothers who actually lost their children in this Israeli offensive? no pictures of them? or they weren’t “stunned” enough for you Reuters?

Nov 17, 2012 5:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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