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January 10, 2009
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The United Nations today said it would re start transporting aid into Gaza.

The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees suspended food delivery operations Thursday to 750,000 Palestinian refugees after strikes by Israel killed one of its drivers and wounded another. The U.N. said the aid workers "had received Israeli clearance."

U.N. officials attended a high-level meeting at the Israeli Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on Friday. There, "the U.N. received credible assurances that the security of U.N. personnel, installations and humanitarian operations would be fully respected," a U.N. statement said

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Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 4:39 am ET

Glad to here aid can make its way back in again.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 4:50 am ET

Watch Hamas now disguise themselves as these UN personel aid workers somehow, or kill some more aid workers, lie, and blame it on Israel. I sure hope not, what a dangerous job (UN Aid Releif in Gaza). That should be on Discoveries 10 Most Dangerous Jobs list. Aswell I hope Israel does not make the same mistake again and fire apon the aid.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 4:53 am ET

Yea, now just leave out the vests and other aid to the fighters. Help these people

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:00 am ET

No doubt
Hey Linda hows it going

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:00 am ET

Hi Nick, Linda! Glad aid can make its way in again but will be happier when Gaza doesn't need aid!

How is everyone tonight?

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:02 am ET

Hey Nona
Doing pretty good,

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:05 am ET

Well, Hamas certainly has a history of doing that aid. And withholding aid and selling on the black market for personal profit. I hope it gets to the people it's meant for.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:07 am ET

Nona
I must agree, because it is needed more than ever.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:08 am ET

Hey, guys, you have been hiding over here. I was on the next blog.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:08 am ET

What a bunch of sick puppies this Hamas.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:09 am ET

I have been in a debate all night. Boy am I tired, Thanks for showing up late you guys! ;)

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:09 am ET

Hey Linda
I can't believe how many comments on the other blog

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:10 am ET

My computer kept mess'n up everytime I tried to go on

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:10 am ET

Mostly because of Akiva. I have just been in the mood too.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:11 am ET

I'm glad you are here now!!!
Nona, how are you?

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:11 am ET

Linda
It seems she won't ever change her mind on any views

clayton   January 10th, 2009 5:12 am ET

Let’s hope this time IDF murderers won't kill UN staff members.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:13 am ET

Nick,
Well, He/She/IT, which is not clear, now says man in Europe, said 2 days ago IT was a she at some point in the US, same blah blah blah, and I have just been relentless for once.
do you know who Rabi Akiva was? I pointed it out to "IT"

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:13 am ET

Hi Linda!

AMEN, Nick! People do not realize that supporting Palestinian people is not the same thing as supporting Hamas. I am astonished to see on these boards how many people who care about peace in the region have no idea what kind of extremist group Hamas is. They just see dead children and assume Israel is raining senseless violence on Gaza out of senseless cruelty. It's one thing to look at the photos; another to take them at face value without knowing any other facts.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:14 am ET

Clayton
Just lots and lots of Hamas terrorists

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:14 am ET

I hope no one kills anyone that is trying to get in Aid!

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:15 am ET

I saw that Linda. I feel for you. It's so draining to deal with people with no interest in rational discussion, isn't it, Linda?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:15 am ET

nick
:)

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:16 am ET

Why is it that when Islamist insurgents in Somalia kill UN aid workers, nobody calls them murderers?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:17 am ET

Nona
You are so right, that is why I do not jump on the bandwagon of "the photos" How do we know if Hamas is not murdering the people of Gaza for a photo op?

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:18 am ET

Nona
It is even surprising for me cause I was singing a lot different tune a few days ago
Linda
Good call I was just making an asumption, Probably an IT

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:19 am ET

Nona,
Akiva really got mad when I pointed out Rabi Akiva, then IT claimed IT was a Jew. New ones come out it IT"S mouth every 10 minutes.

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:22 am ET

I know, Linda. I am sickened by the hate that's indoctrinated in some of these people based on religion and nationality. The dogma that is regurgitated by some of these people with no basis in reality is absolutely hair-raising.

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:23 am ET

Hate to be ignorant guys, but what is an IT?

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:24 am ET

Akiva claimed to be a Jew? Are you kidding?

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:28 am ET

Nona
Many are afraid to call Islamic terrorists anything, as to not want any happen to them. Do you remember that photo of Mohammed with a bomb ilustrated as his head.( European newspaper I believe) Any negativty expressed they don't take lightly too

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:28 am ET

I have started calling Akiva IT because we don't know if it is a he or she

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:29 am ET

Nona, really,
I will go cut it and paste it here,be right back

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:30 am ET

Nona
An IT is just kind of saying you don't know what they are. Male/ femele

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:30 am ET

Yes, Nick. I do remember. I actually saw the offices of that newspaper when I was in Copenhagen. And truthfully, I understand Muslims being insulted about it, but I don't understand them burning down embassies over it, and I don't understand them being insulted when libel of other religions is such a routine part of preaching in the mosques.

Linda - OH! LOL!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:30 am ET

here it is:

January 10th, 2009 402 GMT

Linda

“Linda January 10th, 2009 351 GMT

Akiva:
Rabbi Akiva. One of the greatest of the Tannaim, Scholars of the Mishnah, the earliest written form of the Oral Torah.

You are arguing the wrong side, or maybe you didn’t know where the came from, you ignoramus.”

you get surprising your maybe one of the first who did investigate something

OK let me tell you

my family had to run because hitler!
hitler did a holocaust on jews!
a holocaust is allways shit!!!!!!!!!
it dont matter if by germans or israelians!
fascism is fascism and have to be condemnd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Israel works with nazi tactics
all old methods with modern tools
i hate that… i feel ashame about that
and i feel neat to suicide if i see what israel is doing … what jews are doing to others!!!!!!!
its the same as hitler did

slaughterin … seeding terror… manipulating… keeping neutral international medias out of this holocaust

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:31 am ET

Oh Linda beat me too it I ment to say female with an a
sorry

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:33 am ET

Did both of you see the Arab protesters in the US today on the news? they were actually chanting "Death to America" While they are in America. What a bunch of loonies they were. Someone needs to give them an old fashion a** kicking right back to where they came from

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:33 am ET

If you're going to insult other religions, don't be insulted when other people insult yours.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:34 am ET

OMG, IT is back on the other blog

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:35 am ET

Uh, Linda ... WOW. That would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic and ridiculous.

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:36 am ET

Isn't that the same guy who never heard of Darfur until last night?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:36 am ET

go look at what she is saying about me on the other blog. she is trying to get Rod to help her/him, IT

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:38 am ET

Nona, yes

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:40 am ET

Akiva says IT is moving to this blog, I told IT not too, we didn't want IT here, get ready guys

Rod   January 10th, 2009 5:40 am ET

ok the UN is not going to get involved now Akiva and Linda you guys deal with it

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:40 am ET

Linda
Have not yet seen it, but I believe it. Thats the thing I've been saying all along. This is a war against freedom and democracy, Hamas's fight with Israel is a fight against the west.

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:40 am ET

Well Nona, that's what the ignorant do. They can't make their case on the facts, so they resort to lies and insults.

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:41 am ET

HA! Linda, I mean that last remark for you.

I'm tired, but I guess I'm more tired than I thought if I'm talking to myself on message boards! LOL!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:44 am ET

Hi ROD!

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:44 am ET

Nona
I did'nt want to ask

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:45 am ET

bye nona, see you soon!

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 5:46 am ET

i am also happy to hear that humans in need get aid !
i hope this will be respected this time !

Rod   January 10th, 2009 5:48 am ET

'As I ran I saw three of my children. All dead'

The small dead bodies were laid next to one another on the tiled floor of the morgue corridor, the blood drained from their cheeks. One had a bandage still wrapped around his head, another lay with his mouth half-open in his oversized, bloodstained clothes.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/06/gaza-israel

So do we all agree that this woman had told Hamas to kill her kids and now she is blaming the Israeli Military? she wanted to stage the pictures for Hamas!
Wake up people! This is just impossible.
This is a Genocide made against civilians

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:48 am ET

Oh Rod,
Let me say it, come on, let me say it!

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:50 am ET

Nick, you are 100% right about Hamas's fight being a fight against the West and freedom. It's a radical Islamic extremist group affiliated with al-Qaeda. Hamas is basically Al Qaeda's cell against Israel.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:50 am ET

Nice observation brother

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 5:50 am ET

Hey folks, about time anew blog started

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:51 am ET

No Rod,
No every video, nor every report. No one said that, I am sure some are real. I'm sceptical of them. I have seen it before. Remember in Lebanon, when Hezabollah did the same thing. Anderson Cooper even told how they would stage things. I believe him

Nona   January 10th, 2009 5:51 am ET

Oh Linda! I hate to see you leave! Won't you stay?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:52 am ET

King,
How can Bush stop it?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:52 am ET

Hi A J,
Where have you been?

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 5:53 am ET

King–watch the blanket statements, not so. You sound like the mythic Elders of Zion

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:53 am ET

Nona,
I thought you were leaving, I am staying. You stay too! Thanks for making me feel wanted.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:53 am ET

Nona
Could'nt agree more. And with people out there with so much hate that they are born into, I think peace is so close yet so far.

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 5:53 am ET

bush will go to hell anyway
sadly he is such a fool that he will not know where he is if his ass burns in hellfire :D
he will think that he is in marshmellow-land :D or what ever ... such a fool

Rod   January 10th, 2009 5:54 am ET

American jew hey buddy how are you

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:55 am ET

Oh, here we go!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 5:56 am ET

I felt ignored when I made a brief appearance today.

The blogs can get overwhelming at times! I got lost amongst the Benys and Dan P's

yeek!!

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:56 am ET

Linda you were'nt kidding

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 5:57 am ET

Rod! Nona! Linda! Friends!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:58 am ET

Schizophrenic:
a severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.
a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.

Rod   January 10th, 2009 5:58 am ET

American Jew you are never ignored your message is one that we want
keep posting your views

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:58 am ET

AJ
I missed you!

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 5:58 am ET

Akiva now believes It's the judge.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 5:59 am ET

A J,
Rod is the funniest guy on the internet!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:00 am ET

Thanks folks, it is nice to be here

Shabbat is here, the day of rest, good thing cos I am beat!!

:(

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:01 am ET

A J,
I have been Blogging ALL day, Whew!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:02 am ET

I have seen Linda, are you exhausted??

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:03 am ET

boy, it has been a day! :)

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:03 am ET

You brought some humanity to the other blog today

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:04 am ET

Mazel Tov!!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:04 am ET

cnn is live about it right now

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:04 am ET

AJ,
I also brought chaos to Akiva

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:05 am ET

King,
Just because you have your CAPS LOCK on does not mean you are any louder! We can see you and can't hear you at all

KING   January 10th, 2009 6:06 am ET

MAZEL TOV!! ????

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:06 am ET

Not at all true, King.

I am one Jew representing at leat 100 Jews who oppose Israel's bombardment.

I think Rod is another one here, eh Rod?

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:06 am ET

Hi AJ!

Linda I am so happy you are staying! I thought YOU were leaving and got up to make a nice cup of tea to console myself.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 6:07 am ET

Be back later, stomach growling, got home and just started blogging,
good to see you all again

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:07 am ET

Not at all true, King.

MELLOW, Guy!

I am one Jew representing at leat 100 Jews who oppose Israel's bombardment.

I think Rod is another one here, eh Rod?

KING   January 10th, 2009 6:08 am ET

LINDA
GROW UP

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:08 am ET

King,
Russia stopped the gas to the Ukraine, and other european countries, does that mean that the Ukraine should start shooting, the Bush should make them stop? Those people can freeze to death

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:09 am ET

AJ, King has never even met a Jew. Try to educate him, please.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:09 am ET

No nick
don't go

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:10 am ET

King,
You are the child that is only typing in CAPS because you don't know how to write a sentence

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:10 am ET

Please come back very soon Nick! We need all the voices of sanity around here that we can get!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:10 am ET

Whew, Nona
Make me a cup of tea too, it's gonna be a long night!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:11 am ET

Like I say, King, don't judge all Jews under one blanket...likewise Muslims, folks.

For every two Jews, there are 3 opinions.

skyler   January 10th, 2009 6:12 am ET

King

you are mistaken

hamas are the baby killers they target civilians on purpose

Israel defends itself against hamas

hamas hides among civilians and hopes for civilian casualties

if hamas had not fired rockets at Israeli civilians there would be no conflict in gaza today

Rod   January 10th, 2009 6:12 am ET

U.S. seeks to ship hundreds of tons of arms to Israel

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1054236.html

So what do you guys think with a failing economy we are generous with giving money and arms to kill Women and Children.

I should be so proud now.

We cannot give Humanitarian Aid to palestinians but with the economy approaching depression and people losing jobs, homes and retirement we care about killing more civilians with our TAX Money!!

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 6:13 am ET

the pictures at CNN did hurt me again!!!
i am so sad !!!
a total hunam catastroph in Gaza

this while egypt and westbank and europe are going mad!!!

greek are now also very angry about israelians.... but they call em jews
and italians call to boycott all jews

thats whats israel is seeding now
... thanks ... all jews get blamed because israel

thank you

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:13 am ET

It's a HUMAN issue on both sides, everyone.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:13 am ET

Hi Skyler! Thank goodness you are here!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:14 am ET

Here I go again...sigh...

KING   January 10th, 2009 6:14 am ET

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE RUSSIANS IS DIFFERENT, BUSH HAS NO SAY!!
WITH THE ISRAELIES BUSH HAS A LOT OF SAY...ANY ONE KNOWS
THAT LINDA.
AND WHEN ISAY BUSH CAN STOP THE SHIT I MEAN HE CAN JUST CALL ON THE PHONE
JUST LIKE AFTER LEBANON, HE SAT ON HIS HANDS FOR A MONTH AND THEN GOT ON THE PHONE.
WE DONT NEED ANOTHER WAR YOU IDIOT.
AND GAS IS ONE THING LINDA, THE PALESTINIANS HAVE NOTHING.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:14 am ET

absoutely AJ

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:14 am ET

Hi Skyler, good to see you!

skyler   January 10th, 2009 6:14 am ET

glad to be back

the spagetti was very good

also I watched the day the earth stood still with keanu reaves

it was very good

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:15 am ET

*Notice*
Until further, I have lost the ability to spell :)

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:16 am ET

I'm with you, Rod. Money that could go toward health care for US citizens

skyler   January 10th, 2009 6:16 am ET

King

you are right Bush should call hamas on the phone and tell them to stop targeting innocent civilians

then all of the violence would stop

because that is the only reason Israel is fighting now

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:16 am ET

Well now,
King does not like me
Umm
Let me think
Umm It's on now!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:18 am ET

Let me tell you something you dumb muther fuc*er, if you weren't so ignorant, you may be able to see the forest for the trees. Or are you to stupid to understand that analogy?

skyler   January 10th, 2009 6:18 am ET

Linda

King does not like anyone who does not thing exactly like him

there is no room for desention

with him you must convert or die I suspect

he would probably fit right in with hamas murderers

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:18 am ET

Linda, try not to grieve.

AJ, Rod, was wondering what is your opinion about this?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2103995.ece

KING   January 10th, 2009 6:19 am ET

SKYLER
THE HAMAS ARE KILLING BABIES....
THE JEWS SAID THAT
WHERES THE PROOF
REMEMBER THEY ARE TELLING US THESE THINGS, WE DONT SEE ANYTHING ON TV BUT WE CERTAINLY SEE EVERYTHING THAT WHAT THEY DO\
GULLABLE SKYLER

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:19 am ET

KING, BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:20 am ET

Nona,
I saw that, it was so terrible, the world has gone mad.

skyler   January 10th, 2009 6:20 am ET

King

why do you support hamas targeting Israeli civilians?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:20 am ET

Nona,
:)

Rod   January 10th, 2009 6:20 am ET

American Jew,
Yes I am I am very disgusted with this. this cannot happen in the 21st century.

UN levels war crimes warning at Israel
Killing of 30 people in Gaza when army shelled house full of evacuees 'has all hallmarks of war crime', says high commissioner for human rights
Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, singled out the killing this week of up to 30 Palestinians in Zeitoun, south-east of Gaza City, when Israel shelled a house where its troops had told about 110 civilians to take shelter.

Pillay, a former international criminal court judge from South Africa, told the BBC the incident "appears to have all the elements of war crimes".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/09/gaza-palestinians-israel-evacuees-zeitoun

Now if Hamas is the problem why kill civilians you put in a house as a Shelter

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:24 am ET

Deplorable!

As you all know by now, I find the hatred, whether from the Muslim camp or the Jewish camp, despicable,

I am a humanist, as is obvious.

What did Rod think? Rod??

Rod   January 10th, 2009 6:25 am ET

Nona
are you now my spokes person?
I feel so important lol

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:25 am ET

Deplorable indeed!

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 6:26 am ET

Bombing of shelter in Gaza condemned
euronews.net/en/article/09/01/2009/bombing-of-shelter-in-gaza-condemned/

Italian politicians condemn anti-Israeli boycott
euronews.net/en/article/09/01/2009/italian-politicians-condemn-anti-israeli-boycott/

Israel strongly criticised by humanitarian groups
euronews.net/en/article/09/01/2009/israel-strongly-criticised-by-humanitarian-groups/

skyler   January 10th, 2009 6:26 am ET

had enough fun for one night

good night to all.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:26 am ET

I think the violence on both sides is awful. I hope it stops soon cos in the long run it will get no one anywhere

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:26 am ET

wait skyler
don't go

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:27 am ET

So, if it's important to Hamas to protect it's civilians, why doesn't it build bomb shelters for THEM like it does for its weapons?

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:28 am ET

Skyler don't go! You are so fun!

KING   January 10th, 2009 6:29 am ET

LINDA
YOU WOULDN,T HAVE AN IDEA
I CARE ABOUT FAMILIES, CARE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN.
I SMELL THE ROSES. BUT WHEN I SEE CHILDREN BEEN KILLED THEN I GET ANGRY... FROM BOTH SIDS, BUT SKLER RECKONS HAMAS STARTED IT....NO ..WHEN PEOPLE DONT HAVE FOOD AND WATER AND MEDICAL.....WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE STUCK IN THE ASS OF THE WORLD
YOU SIT HERE DOING NOTHING, GET OUT THERE AND DO SOMETHING ,LIKE MARCH IN FRONT OF EMBESSIES , ISRAEL, AMERICAN ETC..
YOU ASUME TO MUCH LINDA

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:29 am ET

Nona, there is no reason in war

blood is red   January 10th, 2009 6:30 am ET

Just to know the truth from the man who supoprt the creation of ISRAEL

Washington DC, USA, Friday, July 11, 2003

Harry Truman’s Forgotten Diary 1947

Writings Offer Fresh Insight on the President

By Rebecca Dana and Peter Carlson
Washington Post Staff Writers

“THE JEWS, I find are very, very selfish,” President Harry S. Truman wrote in a 1947 diary that was recently discovered on the shelves of the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., and released by the National Archives yesterday.

Written sporadically during a turbulent year of Truman’s presidency, the diary contains about 5,500 words on topics ranging from the death of his mother to comic banter with a British aristocrat. But the most surprising comments were Truman’s remarks on Jews, written on July 21, 1947, after the president had a conversation with Henry Morganthau [sic. Morgenthau], his Jewish treasury secretary. Morganthau called to talk about a Jewish ship in Palestine — possibly the Exodus, the legendary ship carrying 4,500 Jewish refugees who were refused entry into Palestine by the British, then rulers of that land.

David Irving comments:

YES, I knew about Truman’s disregard for the Jews although I confess that I too did not find this diary, when I researched in his library.
“I gave them the state they asked for,” he said, commenting on their ingratitude, in another document that I did read, “but they’re all still here.”
One by one the inner thoughts of the world’s great and goodly people about their Jewish fellow-humans are revealed, as the archives disgorge their cruel secrets.
Those who attended my Libel action against Deborah Lipstadt, where the defence lawyers (but not Lipstadt herself) accused me of anti-semitism, will recall that I invited their expert witness Prof Richard “Skunky” Evans to read (to himself) certain passages of the diaries of well-known statesmen, which I put to him while in the witness box, and I would then ask him questions.
I was going to ask if these were not statesmen of the utmost esteem and respectability; and whether he did not agree that their private comments on the Jews far exceeded any statement that I might have made.
Mr Justice Gray panicked, and refused to allow him to answer.
There’s Justice for ya.

——————————————————————————–

Related files on this websites:

Our dossier on antisemitism and its origins

Private statements by the world’s leaders on the Jews

What even Churchill wrote about their cruelty, as the torturers and murderers of the Bolshevik regime

President Roosevelt and Molotov talk about the Jewish Problem

Introduction by David Irving to his book Der Morgenthau Plan (A Documentation)

“He’d no business, whatever to call me,” Truman wrote. “The Jews have no sense of proportion nor do they have any judgement (sic) on world affairs. Henry brought a thousand Jews to New York on a supposedly temporary basis and they stayed.”
Truman then went into a rant about Jews:

“The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as D[isplaced] P[ersons] as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or political neither Hitler nor Stalin has anything on them for cruelty or mistreatment to the under dog. Put an underdog on top and it makes no difference whether his name is Russian, Jewish, Negro, Management, Labor, Mormon, Baptist he goes haywire. I’ve found very, very few who remember their past condition when prosperity comes.”
Yesterday, those comments startled scholars because Truman is known as a president who acted to help Jews in postwar Europe and who supported recognition of Israel in 1948, when his State Department opposed it.

“My reaction is: Wow! It did surprise me because of what I know about Truman’s record,” says Sara J. Bloomfield, director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Truman’s sympathy for the plight of Jews was very apparent.”

KING   January 10th, 2009 6:30 am ET

NONA
YOU TALK FUNNY

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:31 am ET

King,
if you knew me at all, I assume nothing. Ask anyone here.

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 6:32 am ET

Linda and Nona

why you two dont go to a jewish chat in yahoo?
people are blobing here about the topic and you two show only how ignoratn and dumb your are!
your allways offtopic
ignoring everything
turning words as you like
and you show so much agression

what ae you trying?

are you so angry that the war in gaza comes to end ... do you need a new war now?
is it that what you call peace?

your both are only nonsns contraproductive to all jews !

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:32 am ET

Can we bring some humaness to this conversation, like you did today, Linda, in the other blog?

–you even brought Beny and Dan down to earth for a few minutes.

I commend you!!

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:33 am ET

Maybe there is no reason in war, AJ, but there is such a thing as basic common sense, even in war. Common sense would dictate that you invest in infrastructure to protect your citizens in a place that hasn't seen peace in 60 years. And humanity would dictate that you invest in protecting citizens before you invest in protecting your weapons.

blood is red   January 10th, 2009 6:33 am ET

I agree with Mr. Obama that is not acceptable to attack with rockets his home where his daughter sleeping. (His statement when he was visiting Israel) But I was expecting from him to have the decency to coming out and make the statement that is also unacceptable to attack by airplane and helicopters and with any other means for retribution the houses of others. ISRAELI OR PALESTINIANS for that matter.
When Georgia bombed South Osetia the world condemns the Russian response like an aggression in disproportion with the size of the Georgia attack to the Osetians. Now the retaliation of the Israelis against Hamas rudimentary rockets is clearly disproportionate to the extreme. Peace in Middle East is not possible when Israel attack and kill civilians with the approval of the USA and when the Arabs use the Palestinians for political gains!
U.N Resolutions only good for the invasion of Iraq. What about numerous resolutions against Israel?
Not Nuclear weapons for Iran. What about the nuclear weapons of Israel?
Shame, Shame!
We know already Bush but we not expecting
Double standards from you to !MR .OBAMA

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:34 am ET

KING YOU TALK OUT YOUR ASS.

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:34 am ET

Akiva,
You are the one that claims to be the Jew. You go to the Jewish site, you cut and paste from so many as it is.

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:38 am ET

Blood is Red,
Mr Obama won't or doe not need to say anything until he is President. He is waiting until Jan. 21. If I were him, I would keep my mouth shut too, It may be over by then, we can only hope!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:39 am ET

Hamas has not been around for 60 years.

The Palestinian people have been around a lot longer than 60 years.

I do not at all condone Hamas's actions.

Either do I not condone the Israeli's actions.

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:40 am ET

Same here A J

Rod   January 10th, 2009 6:40 am ET

American Jew we are both humanitarians we cannot condone killing.

but there is a difference between a hate list by people who are called terrorists and people who are actually killing women and children and call themselves a "Defense Army".
not that I condone any group.

On the other hand I believe those who are using terrorist as a blanket to kill civilians are worse than the terrorists themselves.

The worse of all are those who support State sponsored terror. It is just unacceptable and shows lack of respect to human life other than theirs. This has been said about jews all the time. And we see people here like those here on this blog they just prove it right.

When they see pictures and videos of children killed they say killed by hamas and killed by their mothers. then RedCross say something REd Cross Are liars, All the UN Agencies are big group of liars. Human rights organizations are liars too!!
The only truthful thing is the Israeli Propaganda Machine. Just non sense. the world is not full of fools, people can think but some people here like to keep discrediting everyone like nothing is right in this world but "Israel"

You see all this. This is a "Genocide" this is worse than the "Holocaust"
because the ones who suffered from something should not be the ones doing it to others.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:40 am ET

Neither, I mean...eesh, my grammar and spelling deteriorates as I write...

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:41 am ET

War in Gaza has been around for 60 years. Hamas knows that, and knew it when it became responsible for the safety of its citizens.

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:42 am ET

Rod hates me now

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:42 am ET

I hear you Rod and I agree!

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 6:43 am ET

blood is red

sadly your not wrong :(

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:43 am ET

Rod, AJ - I have to ask you:

Do you think it is acceptable for Hamas to build miles and miles of tunnels to smuggle, store and protect its weapons and not one single bomb shelter for its citizens.

That is acceptable and excusable to you? We all want peace, but come on guys. At what point to do start expecting some personal responsibility from Hamas for the protection of the people it claims to defend?

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:43 am ET

Well, IT finally had something intelligent to say. Who knew?

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:43 am ET

And Hamas was losing popularity with the Palestinian people until Israel began its bombardment

Nona   January 10th, 2009 6:45 am ET

That may be true, AJ. But it wasn't the question.

chris   January 10th, 2009 6:45 am ET

A LOOK AT THE PAST:
WHAT HOLDS FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE?

The Israeli imposed closure

The Effect of Closure on Health Care in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Following the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in September 2000, Israel imposed a comprehensive closure on the Occupied Palestinian Territories, denying Palestinians residing in the West Bank and Gaza Strip the right to enter occupied East Jerusalem and Israel. Israel also imposed an internal closure impeding movement within the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Restriction on freedom of movement is part of daily life for the population of the Occupied Territories. Restrictions are imposed by the Occupying army under the guise of Israeli security, and take various forms: checkpoints in the middle of the road, submitting people and their property to strict controls and humiliations, heaps of earth blocking access to roads, trenches encircling villages, curfews of variable duration and “military zones” to which all access is forbidden.

The internal closure enforced through the placement of at least 482 1 permanent military checkpoints, supplemented by an increasing number of randomly erected temporary road blocks and physical barriers, divide the West Bank into 300 clusters, the Gaza strip into 4. These divides have created a series of enclaves reminiscent of South African Bantustans only smaller and in several cases overpopulated. In the West Bank alone, OCHA has counted 734 2 barriers blocking Palestinian roads and towns and severely restricting movement to 2.3 million Palestinian, subdivided as follows 3 :

• 73 manned checkpoints
• 58 ditches blocking vehicular access
• 95 concrete blocks
• 34 road gates
• 33 wall gates for Palestinian
• 464 earth mounds blocking vehicular access

The establishment of these many obstructions enables the Israeli army to completely control and restrict the movement of people, their access to health facilities and the transport of goods and services within the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The effect of such closure on the provision of regular health care services and emergency medical aid has been devastating. Though the beginning of 2003 was marked by a progressive lifting of the curfews and a very gradual opening of certain villages in the West Bank in fact the violence, and occurrence of military incursions, has increased.

On 30 April 2003, the so called US sponsored “Road Map” to peace was established, with the declared purpose of a peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an end of occupation of the Territories and the constitution of an independent Palestinian state by 2005. In parallel with this, since the beginning of the Second Intifada, the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian Territories has become more precarious and continues to deteriorate.

A concrete wall or Israeli termed “security fence” [25ft in height and 30-100m wide, encompassing trenches, barbed wire, electrified fencing, watch towers, electronic sensors, thermal imaging and video cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles, sniper towers, and roads for patrol vehicles], is rapidly being constructed through the West Bank. Started in June 2002, it is planned for completion by the end of the year. In many places this wall penetrates many kilometers into Palestinian Territories, placing further serious limits on the freedom of movement of the civilian population. Currently the wall carves off about 123,000 dunums 4 of land from the Palestinian side of the Green Line. This land amounts to about 2% of the West Bank, and contains at least 16 Palestinian villages and 12,000 residents, according to Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups and the World Bank. This number will rise to 395,000 if all sections of the wall are completed – 17.8% of the Palestinian population 5. The evidence strongly suggests that Israel is determined to create facts on the ground amounting to de facto annexation. Annexation of this kind, known as conquest in international law, is prohibited by the Charter of the UN and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

The wall is rapidly redrawing the socio political geography of the West Bank. Within their steadily shrinking increasingly fragmented space the local Palestinian population is experiencing an unraveling of economic and social networks, with health provision being among the most critical 6 . It goes without saying that the risk this wall poses of aggravating the humanitarian situation within the occupied territories is very real.

Medical Care: Access Denied: Road blockades have directly prevented patients in need from receiving emergency medical care

• More than 991 incidents of denial of access to Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees’ (UPMRC) ambulances have been reported 7 . UPMRC reports that during the Israeli invasion of spring 2002, their ambulances were stopped on average, three times per day. Since April 2002, mobile clinics have been regularly obstructed by total closures of all access roads; with medical staff forced to carry equipment over checkpoints, posing risks to both personnel and equipment.

• Between 1 September and 15 October 2003 OCHA reported:
22 cases of ambulances delayed from 1hr to 4 hr
21 cases of denial of access
4 cases of verbal/physical abuse on medical crew
4 cases of shooting at the ambulances

• On 6 November 2003, PRCS’ Health Incidents Reported 3 cases of denial of access: two in Khan Younis, and the third in Nablus where IDF soldiers stopped a PRCS ambulance reaching a patient in critical condition. The soldiers ordered the crew out of the ambulance and searched it. They detained the ambulance for 30 minutes denying access to the patient. A second attempt to access the injured person succeeded. However, by the time the ambulance reached the hospital, the woman patient was pronounced dead.

• Medical personnel often face serious difficulties in reaching workplaces: non-attendance at rural clinics due to closure has been reported at 35-40% in some cases 8. In 2003, this continued to be the primary reason for health service suspension 9 .

• PRCS reports severe understaffing both in Emergency Medical Service stations and in Primary Health Care clinics 10 . The United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) has hired 100 new staff members, and reports an increase of 6000 hours of extra work to help NGOs experiencing extreme difficulties in getting to work.

• General restrictions on movement, curfews and damage to the health sector have led to acute blood shortages in hospitals.

• Medical staff’s inability to access patients has affected implementation of Ministry of Health and UNRWA vaccination programs. The unavailability of vaccination programs in some isolated communities, and delays in delivery of programs, will increase the risk of preventable disease such as Hepatitis B. The Ministry of Health normally carries out vaccinations for Hepatitis B at birth, yet it is clear that in several areas, particularly those now isolated by the wall, a significant number of mothers will not have access to such services 11.

Attacks on medical services

Attacks on those attempting the provision of medical services are frequent in the Palestinian Territories. Attacks have been reported on medical personnel, establishments and health related vehicles. During the 2002 Israeli invasion, the UPMRC reported daily attacks, detentions and humiliation of their staff; on several occasions medical staffs were forced to strip and lay on the ground, others endured severe beatings. Other such incidents have continued on a regular basis:

• On Wednesday, January 28, 2004 Israeli forces withdrew from al-Zaitoun south of Gaza City leaving eight dead. One of the casualties was a medic, killed when the ambulance he was in, transferring injured to hospital, was hit by Israeli fire12.

• On 11 January 2004, a PRCS medic was beaten, detained and threatened with fatal harm by Israeli soldiers during a routine transfer of patients from Nablus to Ramallah Hospital. The ambulance was carrying a child with a cardiac condition and a disabled person suffering leg injuries 13.

• On September 9 2003, in Nablus, Israeli soldiers stopped a Palestinian Medical Relief ambulance on its way to Salem village. They used it, and the first aid volunteers it was transporting, as a human shield. Standing behind the ambulance, they opened fire on Palestinians. When the ambulance driver protested, they viciously attacked him. The ambulance and staff were only released after much negotiation from Israeli Physicians for Human Rights. Earlier on the same day, Israeli soldiers detained a patient and driver of an ambulance for four hours 14

According to article 18 of the 4th Geneva Convention, civilian hospitals must be respected and protected. Under the principle established by this article, not only must hospital facilities not be the target of military attacks, but the belligerents have the general obligation to do everything possible to protect them from any attack.

• On 2 March 2003, the Nasser hospital at Khan Younis was targeted during a military operation. This was one of fifteen such attacks since the beginning of the second Intifada. On each occasion, patients, visitors and medical personnel have been wounded by firing which has penetrated inside the hospital.

• Since the spread of the current Intifada at least 290 hospitals and clinics have been attacked and damaged.

Between the 29th of September 2000 and the 14th of October 2003, the Israeli occupying forces carried out the following attacks on Palestinian medical services:

• 121 ambulances were attacked and damaged 36 ambulances were damaged beyond repair
• 991 cases of ambulances being denied access to the injured

• 25 medical personnel were killed by Israeli soldiers

• 425 medical personnel were injured

• 71 emergency personnel were arrested

• 290 counts of hospitals and clinics attacked & damaged

Palestinian civilians denied access to health care facilities

o Restriction of passage through checkpoints has prevented Palestinians requiring medical treatment from accessing health care services. Over 70% of the Palestinian population lives in rural areas that cannot provide hospital services; closure therefore severely restricts the majority of the population from secondary and tertiary health care facilities.

o More than 83 deaths have occurred due to prevention of access to emergency health care or treatment of chronic diseases, 27 of these were children, 19 newborns. The victims were not involved in clashes. During the last Israeli invasion, Palestinian ambulances were repeatedly denied access to the sick and wounded and in many cases the injured were left to bleed to death. In other instances, those requiring treatment (for example for cancer or kidney failure), suffered extreme hardship when they were prevented from leaving their villages to receive treatment.

o In the last three years there have been numerous cases of Palestinian women in labor delayed at checkpoints or refused permission to reach medical facilities resulting in 52 women giving birth at checkpoints. Since the beginning of the Intifada a 29% increase in home deliveries in the West Bank has been recorded.

o At least 90 Palestinians requiring medical treatment abroad have been prevented from leaving the country.

o Hospitals report a decline in access to services, for example St Luke’s hospital in Nablus reports a 49% decline in GP patients, a 73% decline in specialty services, and a 53% decline in surgery. The only ophthalmic hospital in the West Bank is in Jerusalem; closure has therefore prevented West Bank inhabitants from accessing this specialized service.

o The Ministry of Health also reports a 60% decline in implementation of school health programs.

Blockade on raw materials

The Israeli blockade on goods entering the Occupied Palestinian Territories has further serious ramifications for Palestinian health services 15 .

o The Israeli Ministry of Defense banned imports of raw materials required by pharmaceutical companies, and on 4 June 2001 pharmaceutical companies reported a supply of less than one month’s raw materials required for production of medicines 16.

o Health providers have faced great difficulties in the distribution of medical supplies to Palestinian towns and villages.

o In November 2003 Medicins du Monde reported that UNFPA delivery kits had been held up at Tel Aviv customs since April, and were unable to reach the West Bank. The branch of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Nablus has been waiting for delivery kits since February 2003, during which time they have been delayed. 17

o Medical aid is consistently detained by Israeli border control in both Jordan and Egypt.

Israeli restrictions have closed the pharmaceutical market to international competition therefore the prices paid by the Palestinian Ministry of Health are considerably expensive. The delay of drug deliveries from suppliers and the lack of contact between MoH in Gaza and the MoH in the West Bank, due to movement restrictions have a direct impact on drug procurement. Towards the end of 2002 MoH reported that its facilities were operating at about 30% of their capacity.

Health providers are consistently facing great difficulties with distribution; in the last months the situation has become critical in the villages of the North-western part of the West Bank (Tulkarm, Qalqilya, and Jenin) due to the construction of the Separation Wall.

The impact of the Israeli Apartheid Wall is having disastrous affects upon both the health and social status of Palestinian communities and damaging the entire structure of the Palestinian Health Care System. By cutting deep into the West Bank, encircling Palestinian communities and severing infrastructure connecting them to public services, including water and sanitary networks as well as regional and national health care facilities, the Wall is simultaneously sundering as well as foisting a greater burden on a health care system already operating under considerable strain. 18

For more information on the Wall and its impact on health please see:

Health and Segregation: The impact of the Israeli Separation Wall on access to health care services (Report issued by The Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute – HDIP)

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:45 am ET

The political process is slow, but Israel should have let it proceed and stop rying to control the people. WE here would never allow others to control our process...

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 6:46 am ET

Rod

i also agree totaly!
all makes me so sad :(

The Warrior (formerly known as Linda)   January 10th, 2009 6:46 am ET

Oh, Great, another cut and paste

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:47 am ET

I did not see your question til after I sent last blog

Isaac   January 10th, 2009 6:48 am ET

IDF operates in accordance with international law,
the Palestinian citizens are warned in advance about any attack,
and are being asked to provide Israel a clear target to Hamas.
Israel honestley does'nt want to harm the civilians.

Hamas use civilians as a human shield,
firing from homes and neighborhoods , schools ,
hiding in hospitals, and that's the only reason why the civilians
die on the IDF attacks.

Hamas is firing dozens of rockets on Israel since 2001 and no one cried,
about the fact that they violate international law.
Any other country that have been taking
as much rockets on a daily basis would have done the same.

the amount of anti-Semitistic lies and Propaganda
out there crosses any border – we all must put this to an end!

I'm asking all of the doubters in Israel's right to defend herself,
and all of you belivers that Israel "Torture" Gaza,
just come to visit Israel, settle for a couple of days in southern
Israel and feel what our civilians have felt for the last
7-8 years!

Oh, And do me a favour, Don't compare it to the situation in
Gaza, because it is a time of war and the attacks by Israel are well
aimed at Hamas(=it is a terror organization!), and not towards truly
innocent citizens.

Thank you for the attention,
A common Israely citizen

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:49 am ET

test

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:49 am ET

I have been here this entire time, blogging, awaiting moderation because I was trying to change my user name. What a pain

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:52 am ET

No I never ever said it was excusable and acceptable..

Yes, I agree that responsibility
MUST be taken... on BOTH sides...I think that the political factions on BOTH sides are culpable. Not just Hamas...Israeli gov't, too!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 6:55 am ET

Rod hates me now!

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 6:58 am ET

noone hates you Linda

your so fool so full of hate ... and you show it so clear ... no wonder that you try to change your name .... what kind of drugs have you taken?

you act like a 11 year old jewish fundamentalist full of agression and totaly frustrated about what ever

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 6:59 am ET

At the risk of repeating myself...

From my view, the Palestinians have it and have had it worse–the sewer is very badfor them, and in my view, unjustly so.

Our reasoning is not their reality.

The Israelis have the upper hand right now with all their US made weapons–they are fighting this war with first world artillery.

Palestinians are fighting this war with 3rd world artillery, rocks, rockets and human bodies.

Both sides are fighting a losing war.

I deplore both.

It can not be said enough:

An eye for an eye–disproportion aside–leaves all blind.

BOTH sides are culpable and No one will win

NO One

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:00 am ET

Thank you, AJ. And Rod, I agree with much of what you say. But I must note that there is a difference between not believing everything that comes out of the "Israeli Propaganda Machine" and believing nothing that comes out of Israel, just as there is a difference between what comes out of Gaza and what Hamas says is happening in Gaza. Neither side denies that they use propaganda. Both sides spin the truth in their favor to win public sympathy, and both sides have valid grievances. The truth is somewhere in the middle, but I'm pretty sure that the Israelis would support our right to exchange these diverse opinions on a CNN message board, and that Hamas would should down CNN.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:00 am ET

Akiva,
I'm least least one here with hate. You are Schizophrenic.
No One asks for a comment from the IT section

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:00 am ET

Akiva, name calling is not helpful

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:01 am ET

Get off of the Crack Pipe Akiva

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:01 am ET

Akiva, just wondering ... if you hate Jews and Americans, why the hell are you on a message board talking with a bunch of Jews and Americans?

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:01 am ET

Linda, you are here and that counts for A LOT!!

Rod   January 10th, 2009 7:02 am ET

Nona, I did not appreciate that you say to American Jew Rod wants you to see this. there is a big difference between you and American Jew and me.

you are a jew who is blinded ( sorry to say that but i have to tell you hopefully you just can open your heart) you think palestinians are dogs like your other friends who call for killing palestinians " Nuking them" . you condone the killing civilians in your blogs and it is very clear.

you keep saying hamas you have not argument really. you sound educated but you just have no heart except for israelis. I do not say you should not be a nationalist but smart people should be balanced.

you keep talking about the Hamas charter like it is the bible. we know hamas does not recognize israel but does israel recognize the Palestinians right to freedom and their right of self determination.
Israel is killing civilians like they are even less than dogs .I swear if you saw a dog killed like these little children you will have more sympathy.

Talking about hamas who said hamas is protecting Palestinian. people Hamas is a creation of the Shin-bet. read more and see. if you disagree with this read here at least they wanted them to exist as a rival to the PLO.
http://www.avnery-news.co.il/english/index.html

You talk about the tunnels but you forget the Blockade and the experimental starvation for 1.5 million individuals (or animals in you dictionary)

I am so tired of this Racism. jews should wake up. killing palestinians will not bring peace. this is all based on our hatred to them just because they are not "Jews"

the jewish extremism have expressed itself in many ways and this is one of the most disgusting ways I ever seen.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:03 am ET

Guess what, folks, I do not think any of us will change the others' minds, but at least we are having dialogue and getting info out–
very important!!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:04 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)
A J,
you have taken over my role very well, Good Job.

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 7:08 am ET

American Jew
your so right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Both sides are fighting a losing war. "

sadly the whole world is hating again all jews :(
arabs europe latinamerica russia africa they really are not friendly anymore to jews :(
and in america people are splited in pro and contra

india and asia have heyr own problems and dont mind it all so extremely

thats what israel is calling, making of peace
or as livni said ... "we change reality"

so sad ... and nothing won then hate :(

and this on the cost of many inoccent lifes :(

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:10 am ET

Whoa whoa whoa, Rod! Step back!

WHAT did I say that offended you? I have no idea what you're talking about. Back up please.

And when exactly did I say I was Jewish?

bold bill   January 10th, 2009 7:12 am ET

The UN stopping its aid shows how democratic a country it is. Israel can't hide like an Ostrich does (hiding its head thinking no one is noticing its big body)

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:12 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Everyone has gone crazy!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:13 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nona,
I'm going to need more tea :)

Rod   January 10th, 2009 7:14 am ET

American Jew,

I really do not want anyone to change I just want them to have respect for Human life. I do not say love the Palestinians. I am saying just feel bad for the kids who were with their mothers' corpuses for 4 days. two kids were Wounded and died Hungry. The one surviving brother gave them tomatoes to keep them alive. they died because the the Israeli military would not let RED Cross go in even when they knew there were wounded. now blame this on Hamas and excuse yourselves from this responsibility!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:15 am ET

From a Jewish perspective...that is...MY perspective, an American Jew who has visited and lived in Israel:

The mythological idealogy of Zionism and the idealogy of extremists like Hamas MUST die out to make way for the human reality (humanity) of social justice, peace and equality for the Palestinian and Israel people.

Idealogy, regardless of sides, is at the core. People need to move away from the fear idealogy creates.

Culture, spirituality can be preserved without idealogy's help.

Fron One Country, by Ali Abunimeh, a Palestinian-American and son of 1948 Palestinian refugees:

“Changing society does not require us to forget or revise the past, and living together does not require us to abandon our identity, culture, and history, even in the context of a bitter and bloody conflict” (page 9)

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:16 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Very well said, A J

bold bill   January 10th, 2009 7:16 am ET

A concentration camp is a sealed area with lots of people in it who cannot get out without permission and the masters shell them, burn them, or suffocate them with gas.

Does this sound familiar? Is this what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany, or is it the Gazans in Occupied Palestine? Take a guess.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:17 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

ROOOOOD,
are you still not talking to me?

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:17 am ET

Rod, I loathe to think of the horrible psychological damage to those poor kids.

That will be a lifelong hell!

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:17 am ET

Um, Rod, just trying to get through your big Nona ass-ripping here and have a few more comments –

* I said Palestinians are I have said repeatedly that Palestinians are worthy of compassion and dignity, that their lives are as worthy as the life of every American, Israeli, Christian, Jew, Arab, Bhuddist whatever. I have said repeatedly that Palestinians have the right to live in peace, tranquility and dignity alongside their neighbors. I have said repeatedly that Palestinians have the right to a state of their own. I HAVE NEVER SAID OR THOUGHT THAT PALESTINIANS WERE DOGS. That accusation is patently untrue and unfair.

Hamas not recognizing Israel is not my big issue. Hamas vowing to wipe Israel off the map IS my big issue.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:18 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

She's right Rod, she did say that, I saw it, I saw it all! :)

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:19 am ET

Rod, In Lindas defense...you are thinking of Dan or zBeny

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:19 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

In Nona's defense

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:20 am ET

Furthermore, I have never agreed with ANYONE who said the Palestinians should be nuked or wiped off the map. I have said repeatedly that I do not advocate genocide in any shape form or fashion.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:21 am ET

Or do I mean in Nonas defense??

Debra   January 10th, 2009 7:21 am ET

Wow, I have been reading all these comments for awhile now! I don't know whether to say anything or not. Afraid I will be shot down. I am ignorant when it comes to a lot of what you are saying. I have never looked a a person and only saw in them whether they were, Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch, Greek, Palestinian, Israeli or whatever their nationality might be. Just if they were a nice and friendly human being. It is a shame that women and children are being killed. What can we do? It is out of our hands. Pray a lot, pray! God Bless!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:21 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

That's right Rod, she said that too, I saw that too! :)

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 7:21 am ET

so your both maybe not jews ... maybe your arabs or what ever, and only seeding hate to jews... who knows
but i think most people here who are interessted in the topic of this blog will not care so much about that nonsence
not all are so totaly blind

i see also very peacefully people here and thats good ... we maybe are not all one mind ... but most are disscusign here and not only attaking

i think a disscusion can lead to understand each other and mybe also to respect each other
i hope in that what will bing peace

and all this hate and nonsence attacs i am ignoring ... i stand for peace
maybe you attak me all the time ... if it makes you happy ... its ok ... be happy with it
better here with words then in a war with killing weapons

maybe you attak me all the time ... i hope it will give you peace ... i hope it will lower your agression and your frustration

so go on ... put all ove me ... so the others maybe can stay in peace and do a real disscusion

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:22 am ET

You obviously have me confused with someone else.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:22 am ET

The ragers are Dan Perman and Beny, Rod

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:22 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Hi Debra,
Glad you joined he discussion.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:23 am ET

Thank God, they are NEVER hear at night :)

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:23 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Ut oh, Crack Pipe woke up again

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:24 am ET

Hi Debra, good words!!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:25 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Am I invisible?

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:26 am ET

Akiva, A Jewish name...what part of the world ae yu writing from if I may ask?

I think we need to humanize you here a bit.

:)

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:27 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Akiva is from the region of crack Pipe

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:27 am ET

No Linda. You are not invisible. Apparently my words are to some people. I appreciate immensely that you and AJ backing me up, and anybody who doubts my words can go back and look it up.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:28 am ET

Hi Linda
You have not yet appeared under your new handle WARRIOR

You are still Linda, I'm afraid...LOL

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 7:28 am ET

Debra

your so righ ... i agree completely !

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:29 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Oh, Nona,
I thought my drugs made me invisible

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:30 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

A J
Above is what I was trying to change my handle too, since it didn't work, I just put it at the beginning of each post.
I'm on drugs, you know, and I'm full of hate, did you hear?

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:31 am ET

Nope. But apparently my pro-Israel stance has made me invisible. And a vile hater who believes in genocide and loves dead babies.

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 7:32 am ET

American Jew
europe

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:33 am ET

I don't agree with Linda and Nona,,,,well ok once in a blue moon, but at least I can TALK to you Ladies!

Unlike BENY and DAN, who call me a fake JEW and terrorist because I do not support Israel, right or wrong...and totally disagree with them!!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:33 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Europe today, the Sudan tomorrow, who knows where they crack pipe will take IT

Rod   January 10th, 2009 7:34 am ET

Nona, I hope I am confused but i really got fed up with justifying the killing of palestinians. this will not bring peace to Israel and will never bring peace to the region.

in 2006 in the last three days of the war with Hezbolla the Israeli Army dropped over 2000000 ( yes two million bombs on lebanon and I have seen even 3 million in other reports) this is after they agreed on the cease fire.

Mr Egeland described the fresh statistics as "shocking new information".

"What's shocking and completely immoral is: 90% of the cluster bomb strikes occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict, when we knew there would be a resolution," he said.

The UN ceasefire resolution which ended the month-long conflict between Israel and Hezbollah was agreed by the Security Council on Friday, 11 August, and came into effect on Monday, 14 August.

Mr Egeland added: "Cluster bombs have affected large areas – lots of homes, lots of farmland. They will be with us for many months, possibly years.

"Every day, people are maimed, wounded and killed by these weapons. It shouldn't have happened."

So is this a regard for human life. Please !

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:34 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Thanks A J
I can talk to you too, When I'm not on drugs, of course

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:35 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

ROD,
ARE YOU GOING TO TALK TO ME?????

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:35 am ET

Hello Warrior

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:35 am ET

Here is Lakota wisdom for us all:

'Mitakuye Oasin'

We are all related
We are all interconnected

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:36 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nick,
My friend! I'm on drugs and I spread hate, did you hear?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:37 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

That is correct A J
some of us have been saying that for days.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:38 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

I'm such a hater! :)

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 7:38 am ET

American Jew

i think some here are totaly fundamentalist! i then to say fascist
and i guess i also see balanced people here
and i did also se very peacefully people here and that makes me happy again :D

but most happy actualy i am about what we all are bloging about...

the suffering people will get some aid :D

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:39 am ET

Rod, human life is at stake in BOTH Israel and Gaza. Nobody friggen disputes that.

But I really have nothing to say to you until you apologize, so spare me your excuses and justifications for accusing me of everything I've denounced and proudly oppose. Look up my posts if you have to, but an apology is in order. I don't believe in days or hours - much less generations - of grudges, but at the moment I am profoundly wounded and have nothing to say to you.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:39 am ET

I was picking that up, They must be jonesing or somthing

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:39 am ET

Really?

Linda, I saw on other blog today you use a power chair?

I have one too

What is your brand?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:40 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Hello Crack pipe, you actually made a coherent sentence there.

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:40 am ET

And the LEAST you can do is point me to whatever I posted that says "AJ Ron wants you to see this."

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:41 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

My is the Alante Gold, what about yours? I only use it sometimes

Rod   January 10th, 2009 7:41 am ET

I am going to bed and I feel Horrible. I just cannot take this little kid who was feeding his dying siblings and stayed with corpuses for four days in hunger and despair.

Whichever supreme power you believe or do not believe in. Just know you will be asked about this!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:41 am ET

Rod, hello?

It was the guys–not Linda or Nona!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:42 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nick,
Crack Pipe (formerly known as IT) said I was

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:42 am ET

Hi Nick. Welcome to the big fricken party.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:42 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Are you going to say bye to me ROD?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:44 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Poor Rod, I hope he dreams of me!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:45 am ET

Mobility–I use it a lot to get around, tho I can walk short distances. I call it 'my jalopy'

Fast booger! I have run over many toes with it. I am waiting to get a speeding ticket with it–LOL

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:45 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nick,
Sit back, Nona will get you some tea, we are hard core here.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:46 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

I have ran over a few things myself AJ
Why do you have to use it, if you don't mind me asking

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:47 am ET

Yeah, us power chair 'terrorists'–lol

Watch out–our motto is:
BRAINS NOT BRAWN

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:48 am ET

I guess "humanists" are above apologizing to people whom they've wrongly accused, even when their false accusations are clearly documented.

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 7:48 am ET

Nona

i also have to say that i had also good discussions with you!
and i also rmember that you did deny genocide and such things:)
maybe in some points we also disagree ... i think that can happen
and i hope we can respect also others wich other minds
maybe people who are not totaly nationalists or not the same religion or language or race
and i think you did aslo show at somepoints that you dont deny this:)

so i hope just in peace for all

-------–
let us see what will happen with this human aid ... i hope no one will bomb then anymore!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:48 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nona, you go girl!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:49 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nona,
Don't follow the crack pipe, don't do it, don't :)

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:50 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

A J
yea, power chair terrorists, we will take your......electricity

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:51 am ET

rIGHT BRAIN STEm STROKE, 61/2 YEARS AGO.

i'M AFFECTED PHYSICALLY, BUT NOT MENTALLY, OR AT LEAST AS SOME THINK, THANK GOD

Sorry about those caps...I have no problem you asking at all.

Debra   January 10th, 2009 7:51 am ET

What do you think will happen in Iraq when the Americans leave? Will that country again be invaded and taken over? I hope not!! A lot of Americans have died over there to bring freedom to that country. Is that fair? We were put down for that, interfering where we didn't belong. Look at all the innocent people, your people, that died under the rule of Saddam Hussein(spelling)?, and it went on for years. Is that all people of that culture know over there? What is wrong? Do other countries think the US has it so good here, they are jealous? Why, I ask! Things are bad here, just in a different way. I really feel bad for my grandchildren and what they have facing them in the future, when they get to be my age. I am just glad I won't be here to see it cause I would die anyway, just seeing them sufffer. I guess if nothing else we all are venting our frustrations out on this blog. Thanks for listening. Keep the faith!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:52 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

I am so sorry to hear that A J, Wow, that is serious! Were you in an accident? Duh, I'm assuming

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:53 am ET

You raise excellent questions, Debra.

I cannot solve the I/P conflict much less what you raise...

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:53 am ET

Sounds good
I could go for a good cup tea, feel free to add anything you want to that tea Linda, Ha Ha just joking,

Nona   January 10th, 2009 7:53 am ET

Akiva, thank you very much. I sincerely appreciate your kind words.

You and I have had some meaningful discussions and I love being here when all sides can behave like intellectuals and not devolve into ugliness. It's a very emotional topic we're all here to discuss, and we all have moments we're not proud of, but I hope we can all keep our eye on the ball here, which is peacefully sharing the world that we've all been most graciously blessed with by our Creator.

Thank you again. I truly appreciate the kind words of all of you. I'm really pretty devastated right now.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:54 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Debra,
Thanks for posting, I feel the same way, so many unanswered questions. and what are we doing to our next generation, or the generation after that.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:55 am ET

A freak accident...very!

Because I wish to protect my anonymity here, I won't go into it, but if ever we meet, I am happy to tell you all about it...

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:55 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nona,
Shake it off, don't worry that he accused you of something. I am just being funny, because I am not going to let name calling etc. get to me and bring me down. I am going to make fun of it.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:56 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

AJ
Thanks, and I respect you for that.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 7:57 am ET

Linda,
We certainly agree there!!

Generations to come...very devastating to ponder, indeed

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:58 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Everyone, send our LOVE to NONA, She needs it. We are all human beings here.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:58 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nona,
I will get you a cup of tea this time :)

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 7:59 am ET

some people call names here ... and deny the same right to others and it will end on a other gaza ....

see ya later

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:00 am ET

Thank you, my beautiful WARRIOR! With a touch of honey and a drop of milk, please!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 8:01 am ET

I type with ne hand cuz my left side is paralyzed...so...my dear friends, my neck is killing me and I must call it a night.

I sure appreciate this sane group.

Todah Rabah v' Laila Tov!
Thank you very much and good night
:)

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 8:02 am ET

Love ya Ladies!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:02 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Debra,
A man on another blog asked a couple of us mothers, if we had more or less hope in the world because of this crisis. This was my answer, I am posting it because I think I goes along with what you said.

My perspective has changed, but only to fear. I fear what we are doing to one another as a race. I fear that hatred will overtake love, I fear that other countries will get pulled into this, which in return, will cause more innocent mothers to lose their children.
I fear for my son, for the world he lives in, and the hatred he may experience at the hands of ignorance.
I don’t think I have less hope, i just fear what the world is becoming.

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:02 am ET

Good night, AJ. And Shabbot Shalom. Thank you again for your witness accounts in objection to the slander of my name and ideals.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:02 am ET

Debra
I am in my early twenties and sometimes I fear what the future holds. America like Canada has a good few problems, I just hope that any problem that comes our way the country stands together, anything can be accomplished then.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:03 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Night AJ
Have a good sleep

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 8:03 am ET

and to many blogers here i suggest to join a chat system

in yahoo there are some jweish rooms .... to be fair there are also muslim rooms

someimes its better to chat then to spam a disscusion with nothing

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 8:03 am ET

SHABBAT SHALOM

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:06 am ET

I am WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda)

Nona,
Are you Alright?

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:09 am ET

Yeah, I'm all right. I'm just really wounded. I don't agree with Rod on many things, but I have always thought his heart was in the right place and respected his reasons for his positions. But if he can't even apologize to someone he's so dramatically wrongly accused, then I have to question if I was right to respect him. And it hurts to realize that your respect for somebody was misplaced.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:12 am ET

Ok, I am not WARRIOR (formerly known as Linda) anymore

Nona,
Don't worry about what someone says, that was totally off the mark. And did not bother to respond when you, I nor A J corrected him. That is a cowardice way to act. You are better than that, and YOU did not say the things he said you did.
Some people want to come on, treat people like crap, get away with it, and then run away.
Do NOT let him do that to you. You are a wonderful and inspiring person. Your way of thinking is very valuable and it what the world needs to get past this crisis.

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 8:13 am ET

Nona,

I'm still here.

I don't blame you. That was one helluvan unfair onslaught, very seemingly out of character for Rod, I must say.

Bizarre.

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 8:13 am ET

Nona

try to be patient
maybe his PC did crash
maybe he has a problem somehow
this can happen too we dent know!!
wayt ... maybe he will be back tomorrow
who knows
he was very peacefully!

i think if h will come back you can disscuse your differences!

dotn take it to much personaly ... and as i said maybe something happened to him

stay in hope for peace give him a chance until we kno whats up ;)

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 8:16 am ET

I sense he was 'surfing' the blogs, which may have been why he seemed so discombobulated...drunk maybe...? It IS Friday night and he sounds young.

I am not making excuses for his very unkind behavior tho.

Truly weird!

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:16 am ET

Linda, thank you. I cannot tell you how much your kindness and support mean to me right now.

And you are right, some people want to come on, treat people like crap, and run away. Apparently, some people also want to misrepresent and what they stand for. When you call yourself a "humanist" and then treat a person so wrongly and do nothing to make it right even when your wrongs have been pointed out, that is not a "humanist." That is somebody who is horribly deluded about what a humanist is.

Thank you again!

{{{{HUGS}}}}}

OK, I'm gonna snap out of it now! LOL!

O

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:18 am ET

Happy to hear the hostages of that oil tanker have been released aswell got the tanker back. It's crazy that they actually got the ransom and they got away with it. Imagine if it was Canadian or American hostages, does anyone think a ransom would be paid?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:18 am ET

Akiva,
Have you tried to be patient? Do you have a problem somehow? She tried to discuss her differences with him and he would not respond. Do NOT make excuses for him. And she gave peace a chance, he was totally WRONG and if you don't see it, they go back to one of your chats. This is EXACTLY why you get on other peoples nerves

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:19 am ET

Snap out of it Girl, We love and appreciate you!

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 8:20 am ET

Hugs to you Nona. So sorry that happened!

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:20 am ET

AJ, Akiva I just saw your comments - I did not realize you two were still here! Thank you, sincerely, for your kindness and comforting words.

OK. I'm over it. LOL!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:21 am ET

Nick,
Isn't that tanker a crazy situation? the US are training the United Emerates to help fight these pirates

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:21 am ET

See, A J
You couldn't leave us

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 8:22 am ET

Good night again, all...until next we meet...

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:22 am ET

Akiva and I have had some good conversations and I appreciate his comforting words. I have many disagreements with him but I think it was very big of him to stand by me on this.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:22 am ET

Mad love over here for you Nona (Mad as in lots)

American Jew   January 10th, 2009 8:23 am ET

:)
Im really leaving now with hugs and kisses
:)

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:23 am ET

Nick is right, Mad, Mad, Mad

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:24 am ET

Mad love back to ya, my Canadian friend.

Now let's spread the love!

(This post is intended to be read with The Carpenters song of your choice playing in the background.)

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:24 am ET

Hugs A J :)

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:25 am ET

Linda
It's so crazy, I could'nt believe it when I heard they were free'd after what was that a month or more, And that the pirates in the end got away. I think we can expect this happening again now

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:26 am ET

It's only just begun, NONA!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:29 am ET

Nick,
It will just, unfortunately, excalate this type of behavior

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:32 am ET

Nona,
Did you not get my pun? Carpenter song: It's only just begun?

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 8:32 am ET

Linda

i was many times patient too !
I did not excuse anything!
i acrualy sdont knwo what rod did to Nona so i cant excuse what ever!
but i did say that maybe something did happen to him
maybe his internet is boken ... maybe he cant join to excuse or not excuse
so w must wait until maybe a day until maybe he has fixed his internet
such things can happen!
we dont know !
and we should not do prejudice as you do
and again why you try tho seed hate?
and you tell me i shall not speak for him what i never did
but you speak for Nona
you take right to speak for people but deny this to others
so whats that?

thats the reason you cant get much attention from me
you talk so and do other

ou all the time seed hate

and Nona said that Rod was at begining peacfull looking and i thoght the same
so before we all judge him we also have to think that he maybe had an accident
maybe he will come tomorror and will say sorry for what ever

so again dotn turn my words as you like !
try to do something what will let us thint that your in the age of a mother and not a baby

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:32 am ET

Linda
This could only mean more high gas prices

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:34 am ET

Well, my friends, the other half of the wheelchair terrorists is going to bed. I'm going to plan my next hijack of electricity. You guys have a good night. I had a great time.

Akiva   January 10th, 2009 8:35 am ET

ahh i am sick of talking to such a baby as you linda
sorry the typos ... turn my words as you like ... have funn
see you when i will come back
because of discusion ... and not yout childhood

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:35 am ET

We've Only Just Begun - good one, Linda!

Sorry for the delayed response. I needed a wardrobe change. I was burning up. I look much cooler and cuter now.

I need to go check out this tanker thing. Haven't been paying attention to news that isn't Israel/Gaza related today.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:36 am ET

OK Crack Pipe,
I can't stay up longer than you, because I'm not on crack!

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:36 am ET

Leaving, Linda?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:38 am ET

Nick, Nona, I'll leave you with IT. Ha, another pun, I'm so quick tonight, especially for a BABY. Wa Wa Wa

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:38 am ET

See you Linda, Have a good sleep

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:39 am ET

Thanks Linda

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:40 am ET

Goodnight gf! Have sweet dreams! And thank you for being such a good friend!

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:41 am ET

Nick, thanks for bringing my attention to that tanker thing. Fascinating story, huh?

Nona   January 10th, 2009 8:43 am ET

It's late. I think I'll hit the sack too. Goodnite Nick & Akiva.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 8:43 am ET

Nona,

Just logged on.
I just want to echo support you have been given.
Think ur wise and kind.

Siamak Khatami   January 10th, 2009 8:46 am ET

Every time there is an incursion/war between Israel and one or more of its Arab neighbors, the attention of everybody around the world focuses, perhaps only naturally, on the immediate conflict at hand. But at times when there is no bloody crisis at hand, all the good intentions to bring the Arab-Israeli conflict to a peaceful end do not, unfortunately, go beyond good intentions to translate into a meaningful peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. And now, of course, there is the additional problem that we no longer have only Arab parties in conflict with Israel but also, and just as importantly, Iran, using its allies/friends–Hamas, Hizbollah and Syria–to destablize the situation just so that Iran could "fish in muddy waters": for Iranian leaders, the murkier the waters, the better! Because it is only through creating as much chaos as possible that they see any way to advance their on ends on this issue. Meanwhile, all proposals to bring peace between Israel and Arabs end with obstacles on their path due to one problem or another. Either Hamas refuses even to recognize Israel's right to exist (and if they don't even recognize such a basic right of their adversary, how do they even think about negotiating peace with a party even whose right to exist they are denying??!!), or at times the specific Israeli leaders in charge are hardliners who are more interested in crushing the Palestinians' movements than in making peace with any Palestinian authority (and this is precisely the reason why I hope Benjamin Netanyahue does not win the next Israeli elections in February–I am particularly in favor of Tzipi Livni, specially because I think her experience in Mossad enables her particularly well to deal with all aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict). No matter what is done at this specific moment to crush Hamas' military capabilities, I believe that, unfortunately, there will continue to be Palestinians who will be willing to tie explosives to their own bodies and get killed but also kill Israelis in the process; both Hizbollah and Hamas will also continue to exist, counting the moment so that, at some future occasion, they can engage Israel in bloody conflict again; Iran will also continue to be under the control of the same dictatorial regime as at present, whose leaders will continue to promote bloody conflict with Israel so that they can "fish in murky waters." Perhaps Israel's military will really succeed in crushing Hamas' military capabilities at this particular moment. However, I BELIEVE THAT ANY LASTING SOLUTION WILL DEPEND ON A FINAL PEACE AGGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ITS ARAB NEIGHBORS. AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH PRESSURE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND THE EUROPEAN UNION MAY PUT ON ALL SIDES INVOLVED, A FINAL PEACE AGGREEMENT DEPENDS ON THE READINESS, AS WELL AS WILLINGNESS, OF THE LEADERS OF ISRAEL AS WELL AS ITS ARAB NEIGHBORS TO MAKE LASTING PEACE WITH EACH OTHER. Perhaps, specially if Tzipi Livni wins the elections in Israel, we will see a very important step in this direction–peace between Israel and Syria, something which will be absolutely and completely impossible if Netanyahu wins. May it be, God willing, that Livni wins.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:46 am ET

Good night Nona
nice chatt'n with ya, oh and your welcome, pretty crazy

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 8:48 am ET

oops I forgot to add Eh to the end of my sentece, ha ha

kalbo49ers   January 10th, 2009 9:10 am ET

with this kind of war who will suffer the most?
no doubt, everybody will suffer whether were muslim or christian the fact that this war created havoc to the lives of many civilians especially the kids who, for some don't really understand the reason they're fighting against each other.... will they stop? when? and how?
hope this war will end soon because for me the best thing to enjoy this mother earth is by giving love to each other and embrace the serenity of the world if there is....

Logan   January 10th, 2009 9:26 am ET

1. What is the difference between Hamas and Humas ?

2. When is war crime is a war crime?

3. When is genocide is genocide?

4. When is breach of Geneva Convention is a breach of Geneva Convention?

5. When is breach of human rights is a breach of human right?

6. When is common sense is a common sense?

Why Americans thinks it is OK for the Israelis to defend its country and build nuclear weapons BUT not the others and their occupied territories?

harvey   January 10th, 2009 9:46 am ET

In answer to your question.

1. Yes to lots of Humas if you mean that gorgeous mid eastern food and no to Hamas a terrorist organisation dedicated to the destruction of another state even if it means piling misery and despair on its own people.
2. a war crime is using human shields such as children, hospitals and schools from which to fire weapons from.
3. genocide is the systematic and deliberate slaughter of a people. The Israelis are not rounding up every man, woman and child and sticking them in gas ovens. If (God Forbid) the Israelis wanted to wipe out every Gazan Israel would just carpet bomb the place. Instead Israel sends in its troops because it is trying to fight Hamas not civilians. Unfortunately Hamas hides behind the skirts of its women and children.
4.Human rights means respecting everybodys right to live. For 8 years Hamas bombarded Israel with rockets.The people in the south could not live tnormal lives. Even during the so called six month cease fire the sirens regularly went. We live here so we know. Our lives were disrupted. How would you like to spend your day wandering whether you should go buy your groceries or maybe not in case the bloody sirens go off?
6. Common sense is not consistently stamping and twisting a lion's tale for 8 years and thinking the lion won't react. Common sense is looking after your people and building a state instead of trying to destroy someone elses.

As regards to occupied territories. Not a single Israeli or Jew in Gaza for the last 3 years. Whe Israel left the border crosiings were all open. They were closed cos of the suicide bombers. The only reason why Israel has ventured back is to staop Hamas bombing us.

With regard to nuclear weapons Israel has never threatened to wipe ot any other country (unlike Iran).

Sufficient explanation.

Siamak Khatami   January 10th, 2009 9:54 am ET

I guess, Logan, that we can have such a long debate about the questions you pose here, that we can write a whole book about our debate! But, just to make a short comment to respond to the last point you make (why Americans think Israel should have nuclear weapons and defend its territory, but not "the others"): I guess that from my name, you can guess I am from Iran, one of "the others" that I assume you include in your question. As you yourself know, Israel has never, absolutely never, used nuclear weapons even against its worst enemies. Never. It might very well sound hypocritical if we admit, for example, even Pakistan's right to have nuclear weapons, but not Iran's! But my point is that I just cannot, cannot, trust the current regime controlling Iran enough even now, much less if they actually have the capability to build nuclear weapons! Even some Iranian friends of mine who live in Iran but travel to Europe to see me (I have the citizenship of Spain and no longer even travel to Iran at all), tell me that if Iran obtains the capability to build nuclear weapons, its leaders will surely use that ability to "force the rest of the world to convert to Shi'ite Islam, but also to recognize Iran's Supreme Leader as the Leader of the whole world!" Even if this assertion sounds exaggerated, you can be sure that Iran's leadership, if it gains access to nuclear weapons technology, will use it to force as many concessions of the rest of the whole world, as possible.

With respect to your question about why should Israel have a right to denfend its country but "the others" should not, I would like to point out that "those others" are not just defending their territory: THEY ARE TRYING TO ACTUALLY FORCE ISRAEL TO DISAPPEAR FROM THE MAP OF THE WORLD. Israel's response may, at first hand, appear out of proportion. But put yourself in the position of the Israelis. What would you do if your country had only 6 million people but was surrounded by hundreds of millions of enemies, many of whom actually desire to WIPE IT OFF THE MAP OF THE WORLD, and many of whom were actually, each and every day of every week of every year, hitting your country with tens of rockets?! I would certainly not just sit down without reacting!

Tony giblin south wales u.k.   January 10th, 2009 10:05 am ET

Sorry folk's, but you are missing the point,Hamas were legally elected by the Palestinian people.The U>S>A> and Israel objected to this and wanted their own PUPPET put in.America are and have done for many many years FUNDED Israel. Billions of usa taxes have been handed over, to keep the ILLEGAL occupation AND STEALING OF PALESTINIAN LAND. give back the land, take down the walls, OPEN GAZA BORDERS BOTH ENDS GIVE THE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO LIVE FREELY NOT BE OPP RESSED ALL THERE LIVES read your bibles God said the Jews would wander the earth.NOW ALLTHEY WANT TO DO IS CREATE THEIR OWN GENOCIDE AND HOLOCAUST OF THE PALESTINIANS .WHO IS NEXT//////??????
Just to let you know I'M POUD TO BE WELSH BUT ASHAMED TO BE BRITISH

Saudi   January 10th, 2009 12:07 pm ET

.

Israel supporters, boycut Arab oil.

http://saudisolutions.org/boycutNOW.htm

tim   January 10th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

Israel is not safer and the people who will pay for this is us, as far as i can tell we r not the "chosen 1s" so y I we picking sides. Israel and Hamas are the same (but not in power), they all kill people in the name of there GOD this includes children (over 250) and that I can not support I don't care what god sent u wrong is wrong stop the killing

tim   January 10th, 2009 12:39 pm ET

i think Israel is not safer and the people who will pay for this is us, as far as i can tell we r not the "chosen 1s" so y I we picking sides. Israel and Hamas are the same (but not in power), they all kill people in the name of there GOD this includes children (over 250) and that I can not support I don't care what god sent u wrong is wrong stop the killing

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

Israel is a nation built on the ideology of war and occupation. Israelis know that palestine is not their land; accordingly, even if there is no resistance, they will always feel menaced. Threat is deeply rooted in their psyche. The problen worsens everyday palestinians resist because israelis feel that history will never forget that they occupy a land and that a time will come when they will have to return back to poland, russia, etc. Only see their names: some are called Linda, others polansky, etc. Isn’t this a bastard state?

GLeigh   January 10th, 2009 12:47 pm ET

As a person who has never been to Israel or Gaza, I don't give two hoots about who did what to whom 50 or 100 years ago. I only want future generations to live in a peaceful, secure world. I'm pretty sick and tired of all the fighting which causes more fighting. Hamas would not stop firing missiles at Israel. If someone were firing missiles at my town, I would demand my military stop them. I don't consider self defense a war crime. Hamas hides and shoots this stuff from populated areas. Shame on them. They wouldn't let in unbiased monitors so the people of Gaza could have peace. They still won't. They are still firing rockets. And, if you pray the wrong way or call by a different name, you are the enemy. More groups to be killed. Israel isn't totally blameless either. Guess what – most of us are just sick of the hatred, killing, and waste of lives. Unfortunately the fanatics of the world don't care. They don't want peace. They feed upon hate and blowing things up. Who is to blame for what? Who cares. The world needs to work together to bring about the end to violence.

GLeigh   January 10th, 2009 12:51 pm ET

That should be the discussion. How to stop both from fighting. How to have a lasting peace. Some don't want it. They just want to wipe Israel off the map. They want everyone to call God by the name they choose.

GLeigh   January 10th, 2009 12:52 pm ET

Have a fun Saturday. Enjoy your weekend.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

Thanks Mohamed...
If we have become a warrior nation it is because we are a tiny country surrounded by countries that want to wipe us out.
We accepted partition in '48, the Arabs didn't.
It was Arafat who jettisoned the peace process not Rabin, Peres and Clinton.
I live in Israel, and sorry I don't feel menaced.

I feel sad for the Gazans

1.Whose leaders hate us far more than they love their own people
2. Whose fellow Arab States have let them down so badly by not opening up the Egyptian border and bringing in food, gas, water and all the neccesities needed. The wealthy Arab States, through the Egyptian border could have turned Gaza into a sophisticated, self sufficient state. But they chose not to. Instaed the Gazans rely on their "enemy" Israel to provide them with all their necessities. How sad that they have to rely on the Jews to live.
3. I feel sorry for the Gazans who have been held hostage by Hamas.
4. I pray that sensible Palestinians will emerge with whom we can make a deal. Fed up with swapping atrocity stories. Ultimately the Good Lord or Allah or karma with divine sense of humour has decreed that the sons of Abraham's descendants Ishmael and Isaac should be neighbours.
So stop spouting aggressive, warlike empty threats. We are not menaced or scared. Start thinking of how we can live together now in peace, so that our children, Arabs and Jews can have better lives and not be slain needlessly.
Till you can arrive at this conclusion and I recognise it is a painful one, I will not be menaced by you...I will merely feel you and your kind are deserving of pity.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

I urge all arabs to protest against their preidents because God has blessed us with the gift of oil.Why should we give it to our enemies while israelis use all that they have to fight us.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 1:09 pm ET

And I urge all Arabs, Christains and Jews in fact all of humankind to try and live together in peace and heal the world. To be kind to one another and to understand, celebrate and appreciate diversity in culture and religion..Lets start in small ways. We got a group of Palestinian kids to play soccer with a group of Israeli kids. Mixed the teams up. Had fun. Small beginnings, but the kids were calling eachother by their first names. Small beginnings, lead to great ends. Creating brotherhood rather than urging boycott should be the agenda. Lets break the vicious cycle.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 1:16 pm ET

Harvey
You have chosen to immigrate and seize a tiny country which is not yours. This is your fault, not ours.
I1- t is nonsense to say that hamas leaders hate their own people. Do they have another option apart from resisting. During the truce you turned the population into hungry and sick persons and you did not stop killing people on a daily basis.

You blame egypt. this is a good point. we know the mubarak relies on the US to rule. his people hate him but he has the army with him and this is another problem. Besides, to give the responsibility to egypt to take care of ghaza means that you don't occupy ghaza. I f you don't , why do you prevent peopole to help them from the sea. this logic is pathetic. Finally, you are a force of occupation according to the international law. this means you have the obligation to provide humanitarian help.
3- Be sure that ghazans are hamas and hamas is ghaza and hamas is the arb world and the arab world is hamas.
4- You will never made a peace deal with anybody because you want more land. you said it: your country is tiny.
For god sake, have you ever heardaboud a peace process that lasts more than 28 years.
you could have accepted the Arab league initiative : FULL PEACE and withdraw from all occupied arab land (in 1967). What was your answer: of course NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harvey   January 10th, 2009 1:16 pm ET

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1048672.html – 85k

Link to site re soccer with Israeli and Palestinian kids.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

Harvey
we dont want our kids to play with yours. all we want is to let our children live.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 1:21 pm ET

nona, linda, and the idf bunch
people want to know why israel refused the arab league offer:
full peace ( no rocket , no war, etc) provided you withdraw from all arab land that was occupied in 1967.
This is the real question. as simple as that.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 1:24 pm ET

Harvey
You have chosen to immigrate and seize a tiny country which is not yours. This is your fault, not ours.
I1- t is nonsense to say that hamas leaders hate their own people. Do they have another option apart from resisting. During the truce you turned the population into hungry and sick persons and you did not stop killing people on a daily basis.

You blame egypt. this is a good point. we know the mubarak relies on the US to rule. his people hate him but he has the army with him and this is another problem. Besides, to give the responsibility to egypt to take care of ghaza means that you don’t occupy ghaza. I f you don’t , why do you prevent peopole to help them from the sea. this logic is pathetic. Finally, you are a force of occupation according to the international law. this means you have the obligation to provide humanitarian help.
3- Be sure that ghazans are hamas and hamas is ghaza and hamas is the arb world and the arab world is hamas.
4- You will never made a peace deal with anybody because you want more land. you said it: your country is tiny.
For god sake, have you ever heardaboud a peace process that lasts more than 28 years.
you could have accepted the Arab league initiative : FULL PEACE and withdraw from all occupied arab land (in 1967). What was your answer: of course NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harvey   January 10th, 2009 1:34 pm ET

Mohamed,

Thank you for treating my comments sincerely.
Look there have been chances of peace on both sides. Oslo was a time of great hope for both Jews and Arabs here.
The Saudi plan has actually not been adopted or accepted by Hamas, as it involves recognising Israel. Believe you me if Hamas were prepared top accept the Saudi peace plan we would certainly bemore than happy to talk....
Fatah is in negotiation with Israel. I don't think that all of Gaza is Hamas. Hamas did round up 100 Fatah supporters and massacre them, but there are lots of Fatah supporters still in Gaza. And if thewhole Arab world is Hamas why isn't the Egyptian border open and aid flooding in. Why have all the arab countries been so quiet?

With regard to occupation. 3 years ago we pulled out of Gaza. Not a Jew or Israeli in site. The checkpoints were open. Gaza was there for Arabs to rule the way they wanted....The suicide bombs started. We didn't starve the Gazans...we just attempted to protect our own people. We put up with being bombed and rocketed for 8 years....

Forget the discussion of who owns the land and who is right or who is wrong.

And you are so wrong about us wanting more land. Every time we made peace with Jordan and with Egypt we have chosen to give up land. So your point has no basis.

Fact, we are both here now. Lets tear up the past and create a great future together. The possibilities if we decide to do this would be amazing and positive.

The past can either be a chain and ball dragging us down into still further acts of violence or an incentive to do better for our children.
I watched the kids, Arabs and Jews together at camp playing soccer. It gave me hope. Thats the scenario I want to put my energies into....Join me???Or would you rather continue the cycle of violence and hatred rather than teach children to ride cycles....

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 1:35 pm ET

Israeli soldiers have gathered 130 civilians in a house and then gave the green light ot an F16 to bombard the house .The result is that 30 people were killed at once. Isn't this Nazi?

harvey   January 10th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

Mohamed,

Please read my post....I do not want to swap horror stories...if we get into the discussion taht way it leads nowhere.
I repeat the last lines I wrote

Fact, we are both here now. Lets tear up the past and create a great future together. The possibilities if we decide to do this would be amazing and positive.

The past can either be a chain and ball dragging us down into still further acts of violence or an incentive to do better for our children.
I watched the kids, Arabs and Jews together at camp playing soccer. It gave me hope. Thats the scenario I want to put my energies into….Join me???Or would you rather continue the cycle of violence and hatred rather than teach children to ride cycles….

THAT IS THE TRUE QUESTION YOU HAVE TO ANSWER. CONDEMN THE VIOLENCE ON BOTH SIDES ! GET THE ROCKETS TO STOP FLYING BOTH WAYS SO THAT WE CAN BUILD TWO PEACEFUL STATES SIDE BY SIDE AND CO-EXIST.

jon Campbell - australian   January 10th, 2009 1:46 pm ET

THE GAZA SITUATION IS BEING REPORTED BY SERIOUS MEN IN DARK SUITS IMPLYING THAT IT'S A REASONED, INEVITABLE AND ACCEPTABLE OCCURENCE IN OUR WORLD TODAY...
IT'S NOT, VIOLENCE NEVER IS ANY OF THESE THINGS..WHEN I WAS YOUNG MY FATHER SAID I'D NEVER UNDERSTAND WHAT (the second world) WAR WAS...MY REPLY WAS THAT I DON'T WANT TO UNDERSTAND, AND THE FACT THAT I DON'T IS THE DEFINING THING....THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS THAT IT CAN'T BE UNDERSTOOD BY "NORMAL" PEOPLE....................................jc

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

Harvey
Too many points but I ll try to answer quickly.
I will not react to the Oslo agreement because it was a fiasco.
You said that Hamas refused the Saudi plan and this is wrong. Hamas (according to Machaal) accepted the deal. whether they recognize israel or not is their business. give us our land and don't talk to us. North Korea has its land and south korea has its own and they are enemies. territoty is one thing and diplomacy recognition is another.
I explained that when you withdrew from GHaza, you made our people starve. You call this a truce. at least let people help us by sea. we don't want you to help us (and mubarak too).
As far future is concerned, believe me that what you are doing now in ghaza (and im watching aljazeera now) draws you to the point of no return. Even people in Kenya have tried to attack your embassy . the worls is awaking now.
Your bank of targets is over. the next step is the killing of journalists (see the news).
I f ypu want to see really real images of what you do to palestinians give me your email and ill send them to you.Then give meyour feedback.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

Normalization of relations should have a basis. Before talking about letting our children playingsoccer ,w e should talk about letting them eating, curing their wounds, visiting their dead parents, uncles. They are human beings too.
Hmas rockets dont harm you butthey are important for us because they are the only means to show to the world that you are a forc eof occupation. they will cease to target you once you go away to where you used to live: at least before 1967, right?

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:01 pm ET

In the arab world people have started to throw shoes on three things: the israeli flag and the photos of mubarak and abbas.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:04 pm ET

I was astonished two times during this war when levni and perez blamed aljazeera for showing the images of killed children. Israelis want to kill children and leave in silence. isnt this a crime of war.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 2:06 pm ET

Not true my friend. The Hamas rockets have placed us under horrible pressure. Kids cannot go to school. W

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:08 pm ET

People in the southern and northern colonies should know that they will never live in peace. Nobody forced them to leave their countries and come to colonize others'. They are like cancer; they expand very quickly and it is our duty to do the right ablation.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

harvey
I am sure the rockets putpressur on you, but what about the pressure of a haevily armed nation that colonizes us for long decades?
WE SHOULD DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN CAUSES AND EFFECTS. RESSTANCE IS A DIRECT EFFECT OF COLONIZATION.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:14 pm ET

I actually laugh when I herr some israelis say that their soldiers run an ethical war. Have you ever heard about an ethical army using artillary to bombard densed towns?
It's true that israel is ademocratic "nation" but democracy is not just internal ; it should be reflected in its deeds. It should act as a real nation too.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 2:15 pm ET

Sorry let me finish. Life has not been happy. People have been killed and maimed over these last 8 years. 80 rockets alone on Christmas day. No people Arabs or Jews should live like this.

So in answer to your question. Yes of course children on both sides are important.

If Israel really wanted to eradicate (God forbid) the women and children of Gaza carpet bombing or Saddam Hussein style Kurd killing would be the way. Why are we risking the lives of our soldiers? Because we are after the terrorist fighters of Hamas.

With regard to Oslo to us here in Israel and to many of our Palestinian neighbours it was no fiasco. It was real There was optimism and hope on both sides.

saudi plan...hamas would take and give nothing. Recognition is key to peace. Egypt and Jordan took this step. So frankly I can't accept what in effect is not a true and lasting peace, but just a cease fire.

Throw your shoes at us...I would rather have the world's condemnation thanits commiserations. We have to defend our people and we have to search for peace.

Abd respecting each other and getting to know each other as people is crucial. So I am very saddened by your statement that you have no interest in our children palying with each other.

mahmoud jboor   January 10th, 2009 2:17 pm ET

updates untill now
821 killed :-–

233 child
93 women
60 elderly
6 aid worker
3 journelist

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:21 pm ET

Harvey
I understand that its difficult to convince me because im a man with a real cause. you should convince your own people that they are wrong and that if they don't face the facts, they will disappear fro the map, which would be unfortunate. We can line together, but only if you retrear back from all our land (i will be realistic and say before 1967). This means that you will have to dismantle all your colonies from this land and especially from eastern jerusalem. Finally , you should give the criminals (olmert, levni, barrack) to the international penal court for the crimes being committed now. Be sure that we (I and the arab organization of lawyers are working on it).

harvey   January 10th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

Update

4681 rockets fired by Hamas between 2007 and 2008

harvey   January 10th, 2009 2:31 pm ET

Mohamed,

I too am a man with a real cause...I want my kids and the kids of my Arab neighbours to grow up in peace and without fear.
Fact is that we your people and mine are both descendants of Abraham. I think we need to find commonality. That's why I have more faith in helping run soccer games with kids, Arabs and Jews than in the Court rooms.
We have to move forward together..otherwise sad world we will be leaving for our kids.
As for war crimes if you want to pursue the criminals, put Hamas in the dock too...
I am happy to line up with you, if you forsake the bombs raining down on us...
Sadly there is blood on all our hands. Just lets make sure we don't turn our kids into killers....

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

Harvey
The fact that egypt and jordan signed a peace treat with you does not mean that everything is OK. Believe me that people inegypt and jordan do not want this peace. Why? because in the arab world , we consider that tha palestinian cause is a national cause.
Why do you need a recognition from hamas? When abbas was negociating with you in a time where he has an agreement with hamas to lead the negociation, the peace process did not advance one step. I mean whom are you fooling? we hear too what is said by the ultra conservatives in israel and even leaders like natenyahu.Without wars, you ll never abandon one inch of our colonized land.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:36 pm ET

I think i told you that if you give me your email , ill send you some revealing photos, photos that I will post on the net anyway.

mahmoud jboor   January 10th, 2009 2:37 pm ET

updates : at this moments brave hamas freedom fighters are face toface with (idf) >>>>>....>>>>>>you will see the hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daniel   January 10th, 2009 2:38 pm ET

I think about a peaceful coexistence, of mutual recognition.
Please see http://www.petitiononline.com/pax4ever/petition.html

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:40 pm ET

Although I am grieving now, iam happy at the same time because for the first time the whole world is lining with our cause. This morning , i saw demonstrations in latin america, asia, and even in the US!
I think we should work more to make the world see really what is happening in palestine.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

update:
The idf has just killed a twin.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

A note to Americans
Its high time you wash your hands from the israeli blood.
They make people hate you and this leads to the loss of your soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We, arabs and muslims, do not have any hatred for you, but we are deeply unhappy with your blind support for israelis.
Israel uses your weapons, your money (the US gives israel 15 Million dollars daily , money of tax payers) and political support (e.g. rice abstaining from the vote yesterday) to kill women, children, and secourists and even the UNRWA agents.
This makes the world associate you with israelis. thats why people all around the globe burn your flag with theirs.
Be sensitive and tell your congreessmen that their full support worsens the situation and that the moderate world is turning into a radical one.
beware

harvey   January 10th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

My friend... not true.

Believe me I know that just because Egypt and Jordan signed a peace treaty with us everything is not hunky dory. But you prove my point. Jordan got land from us, Egypt got land from us. We got a piece of paper recognising our right to exist and a promise of peaceful co-existence. In other words we were willing to give up land and jeopardise our security for a promise written on a peace of paper. Not very war like and not really in the style of an imperialistic country. Thanks for illustrating my point.

We pulled out of Gaza 3 years ago hoping that we would never have to come back....

I don't believe in the unity of the Arab world. With respect Black September doesn't exactly back up your vision of Arab unity. In fact have a look at the old map of the British mandate of Palestine. Most of Palestine is now Jordan...have a look my friend...

Poll after poll in Israel shows that the vast majority of us want a 2 state solution.

We need recognition from our neighbours, because if you don't recognise someone's right to exist in effect you are saying you have no right to exist.

We need to recognise each other.Not just in the grand treaty kind of way. Small steps. Kids playing football/soccer...

You stick to the hatred, I'll stick to the soccer. I think my cause is advanced by a load of kids, having fun kicking a ball around.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 3:08 pm ET

Harvey
I know that you are an intelligent person who knows how to use words, but here are the facts. Israel is against arabs' unity .this was the reason behind signing the peace process with sadat and jordan and letting palestine alone. Now here is your strategy: you are expanding as far as you can. Ghaza is a problem for you; thats why sharon withdrew from it. the aim is to annex to egypt and annex what remains from the west bank to jordan.
Harvey, palestinians are palestinians and jordanians are jordanians.
Its true that the majority of palestine in the british map is jordan, but dont forget that the rest is today's palestine.
As i told you before, before any recognition from the arab world, you should withdraw from our land and dismantle your colonies.
Don't count on our rulers to legitimize you; our rulers are shaking now because they know that you undermine their authority .

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 3:15 pm ET

UPDATE
IDF prevents israeli journalists from reporting casualties which have reached more than 40 deads and 200 injured.
See aljazeera to find the photo of an israeli arm taken from a dead israeli soldier sniped by alkassam .

Beny   January 10th, 2009 3:17 pm ET

Mohammed,

"Without wars, you ll never abandon one inch of our colonized land."

Yeah? And how helpful your wars really were?

In two wars YOU DECLARED ON US you threw away to all winds everything the world gave you. 1948 and 1967. I know you didn't expect us to survive, but still.

Hamas rockets are really hepling the Palestinian cause, are they? These attacks, which are a DIRECT response to the rockets, are helpful to Palestinians?! Only if the cause is "death in the name of Allah", which your Hamas friends believe.

On the other hand, even the terrorist Arafat, when he put on a facade of peace, managed to squeeze the Oslo pact out of us.

This Oslo pact, by the way, had two sides: we accept the their PLO leadership to be active Gaza and West Bank, and in return they stop the bombings. Guess who kept up their end and who violated theirs?!

Face it- even if you want to destroy Israel, which I'm sure your wet dream is, it's much easier going like Arafat (a facade of peace to squeeze harmful deals out of us), than like Hamas (attacking us headfirst with no chance of compromise)

Johnson(Nigeria)   January 10th, 2009 3:20 pm ET

If HAMAS loves the gazans and hates the bombing of its women and children,why cant they stop sending rockets into Israel

Beny   January 10th, 2009 3:21 pm ET

Mohammed,

"Harvey, palestinians are palestinians and jordanians are jordanians."

Take a look at Jordan's population and you will see: Palestinians are Palestinians and Jordanians are Palestinians.

Jordan could be the Palestinians' state if that was all they wanted. But they want more than the existence of their state: They want to stop the existence of ours. And that I'm not gonna let them.

Siamak Khatami   January 10th, 2009 3:23 pm ET

Mohammed,
do you notice the difference of ideologies between yourself and some of us who hold different views from you?! And I mean not just between you and Jewish people but, rather, between you and me, too. I myself am of Muslim and Iranian origins. But if you have read my comments above, you would have noticed that what I am saying is that BOTH Israeli AND Arab leaders have to be willing, ready and able to make peace with each other. I think Harvey and some of the others commenting on this blog, would agree with me.

But what you are saying is that Hamas is doing everything O.K., and Israel is to blame for absolutely everything wrong that happens, and responsible for absolutely all the bloodshed. If all of us start thinking like you do, then we will just go on and fight each other until either Israel, or all of its Arab neighbors, are completely destroyed. There will be no chance for any peace whatsoever until one of the sides is completely destroyed.

In order to even start thinking about peace, we must first of all have a situation in which people who think that way change their mentality, and be willing and able to look to themselves first and accept that they also share part of the blame, and not think that everything they do and say is O.K. and the other side is the one that bears all the responsibility for all the horror and all the bloodshed that goes on. The only way to get anywhere and improve the situation is for all of us, on all sides, to accept that all sides have done wrong, and be able to look into ourselves and first improve what we have done.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

Mate, you have it all wrong....point.

I repeat....Jordan got land from us, Egypt got land from us. We got a piece of paper recognising our right to exist and a promise of peaceful co-existence. In other words we were willing to give up land and jeopardise our security for a promise written on a peace of paper. So in effect Israel gets smaller and smaller in return for a promise of peace written on a piece of paper. Your premise therefore of a gobbling, land grabbing Israel therefore is to put it mildly a crock of pooh!

Gaza is a problem because Hamas keep pelting us with rockets for the last 8 years. Stop pelting us and we're out of there. we left 3 years ago (no occupation) and believe you me we really do not want to be back.

I notice you still haven't answered me as to whether you believe in a 2 state solution.

So let me ask you two questions.

1. If we did withdraw to pre 67 borders would you recognise the State of Israel, its right to exist and promise an eternal peace??????

2. Meanwhile I'll stick to my football dream....what do you think of the football games? Do you approve of Arab and Jewish kids playing together? In other words do you believe in buiding bridges?

harvey   January 10th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

My comment is addressed to Mohamed not Siamak.

Simak, thank you. I think you are correct.

Its good to read what you have written.

Thank you

Zain   January 10th, 2009 3:32 pm ET

I dont understand why CNN allows Israeli spokesman to talk on CNN. If they are not allowing CNN reporters to enter Gaza, why do them favors by allowing them to justify their actions on tv?

Its obvious they dont want the world to see how bloodthirsty and morally depraved they are – although everyone already knows it.

Charles Reed   January 10th, 2009 3:49 pm ET

America and Isreal are full of it, we have a history of dropping bomb on civilian targets. To say the enemy is living with the civilian population and that the reason for using bombs drop by these brave punk pilots who kill women and children at the price for freedom or some other BS reason just doesn't get it. WE American set the tone for the world with Iraq. These human, yes human being live with their families as our soldier live with their families when there not invading other countries. These pilots who for their countries can come home after doing God work and just sleep with no conscious are less than the corward who strap a bomb to himself and get on a bus full of civilian.

Beny   January 10th, 2009 4:01 pm ET

Thank you Siamak

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:02 pm ET

siamak
im sure you are israeli because we know that iranians are good and objective people and we know how they think; thats why I ll ignore you.
Harvey
Withdraw first , then we will see whether we are going to play football or basketball.
Benny
whom are you fooling, yourself? Rocket launching is the result of the siege and of occupation in general. you say you dont occupy ghaza, why you dont let people arrive there from the sea.
Talking about the two wars. you are right , we lost but things are different now, the war with Hezbollah has shown us how to make you lose.All you can do is kill newborns. Carry on ; all you do gather more enemies in asia, europe, africa and latin america. your embassies have become military bases in the whole world. Excuse me, but israel has become a burden on the neck of the world.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:06 pm ET

Benny
Tell your military to give you real number of the casualties. you wont believe the numbers. Give me your email and Ill give you evidence.
By the way, we kill military people, not infants.

barham   January 10th, 2009 4:08 pm ET

Harvey, if i may answer your questions.
1- yes im with two states solution with 67 borders.
2- sure why not, we all have much in common than we think, we all same humans after all, and i believe both can grow up to be closer to each others than any, if the two states are not built by religious extremists.

I have 3 questions for you quoted from Solomon.

(1)Do you accept the fact that the west bank including (Jerusalem) are occupied Territories.

(2)do you accept that the Jewish settlers in the west bank are Illegal and should be removed.

(3) do you think that the Refugees have the right to return to their homes or compensated according to their choice as said in resolution 194.

andrea   January 10th, 2009 4:11 pm ET

I am a Christian woman and I agree with Khatami. There is only one road that leads to permanent peace and progress in the ME and that is the guaranteed existence of both israel and an Arab Republic of Palestine.

As long as there are groups such as Hamas which seek to destroy the state of Israel, peace will elude the region and the suffering of millions of both Muslims and Jews will continue.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 4:12 pm ET

Mohamed,

No. We will not withdraw first. We will not withdraw till the rockets stop. That simple.

I also think on every level ignoring Siamak is pretty rude. You just don't want to respond to a view that does not tally with your own.
By not responding you concede to his points. In soccer parlance you scored a couple of own goals.
Siamik 3 Mohamad nil! Siamik you won the argument hands down!

And I notice that you have failed to answer my questions....

Oh well

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:12 pm ET

barham
I disagree with you when you said that hamas is an extremist group , but, anyway, the question are good and i m waiting for their answers esp. benny.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

harvey
I am not going to repeat myself but you are going to withdraw for our land whether you like it or not; you know why, because you occupy our land. This is the destiny of occupation through history. Whether i agree or not with a peace process or not, ill give you my answer:there is no peace with infants killers until they withdraw from our land.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:25 pm ET

andrea
Everybody agrees that we need two palestinian states but israel does not. As a proof (and you can verify this), arabs have launched a peace initiative which says this: israels, withdraw from all our lands that were occupied in 1967 and we will give you full peace (by the way hamas implicitely accepted) because at that time abbas worked with hamas together on the issue. Wha twas the result: Israel ignored the proposal and is still ignoring it because they dont want to peace. Do you believe that a party like shas will accept to give land? ask them.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 4:26 pm ET

Barham,

To answer your questions it is all up to negotiation and to the partners negotiating with us. I am not an elected politician just believe in the power of soccer! However....

1. Personally I would be in favor with sufficient guarantees and would withdraw from the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

2. With sufficient guarantees I would dismantle the settlements in the West Bank.

3. I believe in compensation but not right of return. If you have right of return you undermine 2 State solution. So compensation yes, but return no. Also would like to see Arab lands compensating the Jews who were forced to leave but thats another topic.

Thats honestly how I feel. But I do not necessarily feel that all of this should be on offer all at once. it should be conditional on not being shelled and over a period of years. We pulled out of Gaza and look what happened. Suicide bombings and constant shelling. This is a personal view....

andrea   January 10th, 2009 4:27 pm ET

Barham: all those questions are very valid and they are also OPEN TO NEGOTIATIONS. Negotiations is the key word here. Hamas does not wish to negotiate with Israel because that would be implicitly recognizing Israel.

And personally I believe that, with the exception of Jerusalem, the other 2 points are far from unsurmountable. Jerusalem is another matter. The 1948 UN partition plan called for internationalizing the city and its surroundings. Tha plan, by the way, was rejected by the Arab side and that led to the war of 1948.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

Barham
I think now you see the real image of israelis. They ll never give you anaything.
Who has told jews to leave their countries? THEY USED TO PAY MONEY TO REACH THE NEW STATE.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 4:34 pm ET

Mohamed,

Read Siamak's comment to you.
Nothing to add to it except whether you want it or not you have my pity...

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:41 pm ET

Harvey
you have my pity too. If you want me to believe the way siamak sees the victim and the occupier as equal in responsibility , then you are pathetic.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:47 pm ET

update
Abrams (human rights watch): "israel uses internationally prohibited weapons in condensed cities: phosphoric and flame bombs that burn houses. Israeli sources deny but we have seen it with our eyes"
15 minutes ago
souce: Aljazeera

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:47 pm ET

update
Abrams (human rights watch): "israel uses internationally prohibited weapons in condensed cities: phosphoric and flame bombs that burn houses. Israeli sources deny but we have seen it with our eyes"
15 minutes ago
source: Aljazeera

harvey   January 10th, 2009 4:48 pm ET

Well Mohamed if we both feel sorry for each other, maybe we have something in common?

I refuse to be drawn into the world of insults and abuse that you seem to revel in. Seems to me like anybody who doesn't share your view is lambasted by you.

I have to go!

But wishing everybody (including Mohamed) peace.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 4:54 pm ET

update
Robert Minar (association of the protection of journalists)
Now in aljazeera
"at least two journalists were killed by israel"
"israel prohibits journalists from entering to ghaza"
"egypt too does the same"
"israel prohibits its own journalists from diffusing the news"

the interview is still going on

barham   January 10th, 2009 4:54 pm ET

Mohammed
I think any group built on the belief of total destruction to the other is an extremist group. without the need to mention names.

Harvey
Since we have problems of settlements, and the right to return on both sides, do you think a one state solution with equal rights of all to Palestinians and Israelis, is a better more mature solution to solve the conflict once and for all? and even better for the kids to get together while forgetting the unjust of who proclaimed what? question also to Mohammed and Andrea

Andrea,
yes i would call for internationalizing the city, with free access to Palestinians and Israelis, that will make it more of a unique sacred place in the world, would help flourishing both the palestinians and israelis economies out of global tourism to the holy city, instead of killing each other.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:05 pm ET

barham
lets make the question more personal: can you live with the man who lilled your mother, father, one sister and two brothere(one of whom disabled) in the same house?

barham   January 10th, 2009 5:16 pm ET

Mohammed,
Based on the circumstances, i think it is always better to choose what is wise for your future than for your history.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:20 pm ET

breaking news
clashes between policemen and protestors who attempt to enter the israeli embassy in london.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 5:22 pm ET

mohammed,

what do you think are the ood points of hamas ? I do not understand a group who's only agenda is to destroy. Why do they not buile up the territory and people they have and help them. If they can get weapons, why not food, hospitals, education etc. ?/

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:23 pm ET

breaking news
see aljazeera now to see the clashes between the police and protestors near the israeli embassy.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:26 pm ET

tens of thousands coming from different regions of the uk protest now
see aljazeera for the breaking news.

Calli   January 10th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

Mohammed, you DO understand that al-Jazeera isn't exactly a paragon of truth and provider of all accurate facts, don't you? You DO understand that al-Jazeera reports only selective facts and purposely omits significant other facts, don't you? You DO understand that al-Jazeera intentional distorts its stories to make one side look great and one side look terrible, right?

Or do you just blindly believe everything al-Jazeera tells you?

Joan   January 10th, 2009 5:32 pm ET

you can see it on bbc.com as well

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:35 pm ET

joan
you have been misinformed
hamas aims to free the palestinian territory from israel's occupation. throughout history, resistance has been legitimate and it will always be. Concerning the means implemented to achieve the desired objective, of course fighting is the only means.Are there any other options.Who is the colonizer who kills our children, women, doctors, nurses, who make us starve and die when we reach a truce, who kills our brothers daily in the wet bank when we agree not to launch rockets. Who is the occupier and who is the occupied? WHO TRIES TO HUMILIATE US DAILY,
OK! concerning food, where is it. neither israel nor egypt will let it pass. the arms we have are the arms that we took from the army of abbas which was armed by the US and Israel to eliminate hamas because abbas is always dining, kissing and hugging levni. Do u think we should count on people who have been negociating for 30 years without any results.this is nonsense

Saudi   January 10th, 2009 5:36 pm ET

.
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http://saudisolutions.org/USinIRAQ.htm

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

"between the police and protestors near the israeli embassy......."

Wow……. Amazing, do we still have Israeli embassies in the middle east?.........I mean embassies got more to do with diplomats and diplomacy, and talking like human.......But lately Israel exhibited itself as a brainless bully rampaging everything they got in their way……. And beating the crap out of every weak, poor , and unarmed Palestinian, just like old times, the difference is "this time they are the bullies"………

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:42 pm ET

calli and jan
I KNOW WHY I TRUST ALJAZEERA.
It always brings two sides of the issue.only days ago we have heard the versions of levni and perez.
Another thing, when i talked about aljazeera as a source, i was not promoting a certain agenda. All i did is refer you to human rights spokesman, journalists protection association spokesman, and to the images live from london.
by the way, i watch CNN? and BBC news too. where is the problem. I have the tools to make independent judgements mùyself.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 5:43 pm ET

I agree that you cannot count on people who have been negotiating for 30 years without results. But I do not see how you can win by sending rockets over to Israel. They will always be armed better than you and you cannot win that way. I am not misinformed and I agree that the Palestinians do have grievances, but I cannot see that the current strategy will get them anywhere.

I really think that Palestinians need a new strategy.

How can you possibly win this way. The world will never sympatize with violent resistance and you are not powerful enough to win a war, so why keep banging your head against a brick wall?

mackawee   January 10th, 2009 5:43 pm ET

Yesterday, someone said something about body armours or vests were discovered along the UN aid to Gaza. I thought that that makes no sense. The last thing those fighters wll try to smuggel is a vest. They don't use them. Few hours ago the international press spokespersone has said that those vests were not been sumggeled. The vests were for the international press inside Gaza . He said that this is well known for few days since the time they have asked for.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

mackawee,

"y, someone said something about body armours or vests were discovered along the UN aid to Gaza....."

Thanks to IDF secret services they are doing hell of a good job

mackawee   January 10th, 2009 5:47 pm ET

By the way, President Carter said that there was no need for this war. I hope that someone listen. I hope that all the efforts made for this war will be as strong to bring peace

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

Even shimon Perez (the nobel prize winner) said this to krichan (aljazeera journalist): you should not show these images to the public; why you do that?
This is what we call censorship.
Is this the free world israel to which israel says it is a member of.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

They are not allowing Media, isn't that enough "Israelis are doing everything to hide their crimes and trying their best to falsely implicating Palestinians for things they have not done"

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 5:51 pm ET

mackawee, common sense Israelis know that, they are just enjoying killing innocent Palestinians,

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 5:52 pm ET

or working their ass off to collect votes from fundamentalist jews

Saudi   January 10th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

Every time Israel bumbared to kill more civilians we know Hamas is stronger on the ground.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

joana
I refer you back to my earlier comments. I am not a parrot.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 5:55 pm ET

joana
I refer you back to my earlier comments. I am not a parrot. by the way, people are sympathizing with us.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

By the way their operation has entered in the third phase, God knows what they plan to do 'wipe out the entire population in Gaza'

Tal   January 10th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

how can you be so blind ?
has your antisemitism drove you that mad ?
or is it that you are just scared like hell of the Muslims that lives in your European countries .
they operate among civilians because they WANT them to get hurt . they shoot for eight long long years in which no body of you hypocrites EVER went demonstrating .
why is that whenever jews are not killed but defending themselves the world hates it so much ?

Michel   January 10th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

if no media allowed in gaza how do so many photos get out and so much film on la jazirah . how do the reports and casuralties get out.

that is silly to say no media allowed wehn so obvious media is there

Beny   January 10th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

Barham,

"(1)Do you accept the fact that the west bank including (Jerusalem) are occupied Territories."

Let's make a distinction: Between the (a) West Bank controlled by Mahmoud Abbas, with Ramallah, and the (b) territories captured in 1967 in a war you declared.

(a) I see absolutely no reason why somethihng you gambled away in a stupid war you declared on us is "occupied territory". It is not, and neither is settling there "illegal".

(b) Do you accept the fact that that place is a breeding ground for terrorists, that countless suicide bombers try to pass those checkpoints each day, and that this "occupation" is a direct answer to those terrorists?

"(2)do you accept that the Jewish settlers in the west bank are Illegal and should be removed."

NO. See above comment. Poland annexed a lot of land from Germany after WW2. Are Polish towns there "illegal"? Do Germans explode in Polish buses?

"(3) do you think that the Refugees have the right to return to their homes or compensated according to their choice as said in resolution 194."

And isn't that exactly what Oslo gave them? They can't be satisfied living next to me, they want to live instead of me?

Besides, REAL refugees also have the property of having nowhere else to go. Palestinians have 57 Arab countries, including Jordan which is two-thirds Palestinian.

Oh and, while you're talking of refugees, kindly remember the 800,000 Jews kicked out of Iran and other Arab countries. How about they let us back?

By the way, imagine I started exploding in German buses demanding for all 3 million European Jews here to go back. Let me guess at Germany's reaction.

Taking a look at how Hamas violates the Children's Rights resolutions, for example, along with countless agreements like the Oslo pact, I personally couldn't care less about UN resolutions.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:02 pm ET

What IDF is trying to accomplish is either beyond comprehension or I can put into simpler words 'crazy massacre based on hate against Muslims'........the kind of hate we can only expect from A.Q. or neo Nazis

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

If that's the case moderate Muslims should reshape their policies, now its about survivor against the power which intent to wipe out Muslims off the Earth

Kelly   January 10th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

Interesting comparison, Fawad. Al Qaeda & Hamas are brother organziations that have the same goals and stand for the same things. There is no difference between them except where the innocents they target are located.

mackawee   January 10th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

Fawad Ali, I won't put it this way. I think this war should be stopped now. Yet I stand strongly that what is going on shouldn't be forgotten. If there is any kind of war crimes or innocent people where subjected to unhumain treatment, then justice should served. I saw and I heard horrifiying inccidents, the last one was yesterday. A littel boy brought to the hospital shouting (have mercy on me.) He was found beside the corps of his mother vfor days, his brother was injured and died beside him. The world must never stand still untill the responsibels for his suffering pay the price. If Hamas has done any war crimes or has subjected anyone to what that child was subjected to, then Hamas should be face the law as well

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

benny
I see you are back. well.
In 1976 israelis attacked egypt first.
the territory colonized by force in 1967 is not to be considered as israeli territory by the force of occupation.
I will not comment on the other ideas (e.g. the poland argument) because it does not deserve to be answered.

Beny   January 10th, 2009 6:08 pm ET

Fawad,

Oh yes, I'm sure that destroying Kassam warehouses and command centers (and you can thank Hamas for the latter being on top of schools and hospitals) is "crazy massacre".

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:08 pm ET

benny
I see you are back. well.
In 1976 israelis attacked egypt first.
the territory colonized by force in 1967 is not to be considered as israeli territory by the force of occupation.
I will not comment on the other ideas (e.g. the poland argument) because it does not deserve to be answered.
Israel knows only one force: the force of fire.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:08 pm ET

benny
I see you are back. well.
In 1967 israelis attacked egypt first.
the territory colonized by force in 1967 is not to be considered as israeli territory by the force of occupation.
I will not comment on the other ideas (e.g. the poland argument) because it does not deserve to be answered.
Israel knows only one force: the force of fire.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:12 pm ET

Media is barred,

UN is attacked,

Resolutions have been ignored,

And thousands of people have been killed and mutilated ,

What happened against Jews 60 years ago, is happening against Muslims right now,

it’s very unfortunate that the US again is sitting on the sidelines and watching the worst

Beny   January 10th, 2009 6:14 pm ET

Mohammed ,

The stupid and ignorant excuse of "we attacked first" shows complete stupidity.

We attacked after Nasser declared a war for the destruction of Israel and after 5 ARMIES WERE POISED ON OUR BORDERS. I'm sure you would have been more glad if Egyptian planes could have bombed a little before us destroying them, but Dayan realized that Israel cannot afford a war inside Israel like 1948 (in which 6000 Israelis out of 600,000 were killed) and thus the counterattack. Which turned out to be very effective.

On the same logic, you could say that US invading Normandy is agression against Hitler. He didn't attack US, did he?!

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:16 pm ET

A note to Americans
Its high time you wash your hands from the israeli blood.
They make people hate you and this leads to the loss of your soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We, arabs and muslims, do not have any hatred for you, but we are deeply unhappy with your blind support for israelis.
Israel uses your weapons, your money (the US gives israel 15 Million dollars daily , money of tax payers) and political support (e.g. rice abstaining from the vote yesterday) to kill women, children, and secourists and even the UNRWA agents.
This makes the world associate you with israelis. thats why people all around the globe burn your flag with theirs.
Be sensitive and tell your congreessmen that their full support worsens the situation and that the moderate world is turning into a radical one.
beware

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:17 pm ET

BENY FIGHT SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE,

THIS IS A GEONOCIDE KILLING UNARMED PEOPLE

THIS IS A COWARDLY ACT,

Beny   January 10th, 2009 6:21 pm ET

Fawad,

"resolutions are being ignored"

But you aren't so outspoken when Hamas keeps on violating Children's Right's resolutions, eh? Yknow- indoctrinating agenda of destruction in schools, using the same schools as launching pads, sending 14-year-olds to explode at border passes, et cetera....

That isn't a crime against humanity? Or do children only have rights when you want to bash Israel?!

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:22 pm ET

BENY FIGHT SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE,

THIS IS A GENOCIDE, KILLING UNARMED PEOPLE

THIS IS A COWARDLY ACT

HAMAS IS A JOKE

'KASAM ROCKET' EVEN A BIGGER JOKE

BUT ISRAELI LED DEATH AND DESTRUCTION IS REAL

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:24 pm ET

Benny
You compare israel with real nations. ok! let us assume that with you.
Here too the normandy argument is off-target.

mackawee   January 10th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

He' guys, are we disscucing with each other or fighting?

Calli   January 10th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

Is al jazeerah showing any of the many pro-Israel demonstrations heppening all over the world? Just wondering.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:26 pm ET

Hamas is a terrorist organization, OK BUT what do you call ‘IDF’ , which is inflicting collective punishment on civilians

John Doe   January 10th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

What has Israel's Prime Terrorist Olmert achieved so far?

Let's see...

- Rockets have not stopped.
- Ten Israeli "soldiers" have been killed.
- At least 250 innocent women and children have been massacred gestapo-style.
- UN relief supply truck drivers have been mercilessly mowed down as they drove their vehicles to deliver the supplies.
- To date, at least 821 Israelis have been sentenced to die by Olmert, because I have no doubt in my mind the relatives and families of those murdered by Israeli terrorist forces will do their damnedest to avenge their deaths.
- Hamas is still active, and all it has to do to win this battle is survive. Nothing more.
- Any possibility of a lasting peace agreement with Palestinians has been completely eliminated for the foreseeable future, and hence any possibility of peaceful life for Israelis has also been completely eliminated.
- Olmert has once again managed to cement the reputation of the IDF as a force of cowards.

And the list goes on and on. That's what Israelis get for putting a terrorist son of terrorists in charge of the government.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

Calli, nobody watch al jazeerah here........so save your words

mackawee   January 10th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

By the way ,Sorry for not replying yesterday. I had a problem. I couldn't get you mail. Harvy if you are there , Sorry

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

Benny
even carter has recently compared israel with the apartheid system.

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

Beny,

Why the IDF didn't send a a group of soldiers backed with tanks and take those lunching the rockets from top of a school , you dont have choppers ..... don't run away from a answering this ... can i have a direct answer on this ....

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:34 pm ET

Calli
Sorry but i dont get it. Do you mean israeli protestations because may be they want to kill more children or what?

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:36 pm ET

there is no solution for the problem at hand.

except Israelis soldiers retrieved from Gaza

Israeli government lift economical embargo on Gaza

and Finally people will get to see 99.9% of the IDF sent to The Hague for the war crimes they have committed

And then I will stop blogging........

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

there is no solution for the problem at hand.

except Israelis soldiers retrieved from Gaza

Israeli government lift economical embargo on Gaza

and Finally people will get to see 99.9% of the IDF sent to The Hague for the crimes they have committed

And then I will stop blogging……..

Calli   January 10th, 2009 6:38 pm ET

nobody watches aljazeera? then why do people keep quoting what they see on aljazerra?

I guess some people prefer to lie than give truthful answers to questions that make themm unconfortable.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

CALLI
even people in kenya who have never demonstrated against anybody, have found it necessary to express themselves on this unprecedented act of terror.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

Everyone must understand that is is not unfortionate that the U.S. is just "sitting on the sidelines". I'm from Canada and it irks me to here people talk about the States that way, or Israel for that matter. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and see's Israel as the aggresssor. I support Israel, first because it is the Jewish homeland after two- thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defence.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

Calli ignore them,

I guess you can

after all, you are ignoring Genocide in Gaza....don't you

Eve   January 10th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

The Palestinians are even worse off than the Warsaw ghetto victims, they are in a prison being slaughtered and anyone that has the audacity to help them be it a doctor, journalist or aid worker is murdered. Israel believes everyone should die but them strip the Palestinians of everything and think its ordained by God. Its more like Satan has control, the massacre of civilians is disgusting and I pray the world will condemn them and not let them forget the Holocaust they are causing on the Palestinians. Shame on you and all that support you.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:44 pm ET

Nick-Canada

You last line of defense is causing death and destruction to millions of Muslims in Gaza

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:45 pm ET

CALLI
are you dumb?
im proud to watch aljazeera for the reasons i mentioned before. By the way, even israelis now watch aljazeera because they know that all it does is provide information.
Second, i did not quote aljazeera. I refered people to what is being said in aljazera by primary sources like the human rights watch spokesman. I THINK YOU DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN A PRIMARY SOURCE AND A COMMENTARY. If not, you are in trouble. Do some media studies because you have a problem with logic.

Beny   January 10th, 2009 6:45 pm ET

Fawad,

"FIGHT SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE"

As far as I know, the Arabs populate one-third of the world's landmass, and there are more Arabs than Christians now.

Israel holds a landmass that is 0.2% of the Middle East. The rest is open to Palestinians. Fight someone my own size? Sure. I'd love to.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:46 pm ET

Nick-Canada

Your last line of defense is causing death and destruction to millions of Muslims in Gaza.......

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:49 pm ET

Beny,

Have you ever wonder why sheeps do not rule the world although 'They are in trillions'

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:49 pm ET

Nick
This is the discourse of zionism. Good boy. you follow the instructions of the zionist booklet.

Beny   January 10th, 2009 6:49 pm ET

No Mohammed, Israelis like me visit Al-Jazeera website because I have this tendecy from Intelligence days to try and figure out how the enemy's brain works.

But talking to you makes me wonder whether the enemy even has a brain

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:50 pm ET

Beny, you gotta work on your logic

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:53 pm ET

Beny,

But anyway Genocide can be traced even if you just watch pictures on FOX news

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 6:54 pm ET

I think supporting Israel is morally unacceptable and is a burden to the people of the world, use weapons that are banned intentionally ... and still play as victim.

Beny   January 10th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

Fawad,

There are less humans than sheep, and yet humans rule the world because they are smarter.

There are less Israelis than Arabs, and yet we won every war you declared on us so far, we stand before every attempt to eliminate us because...

Yep. I see what you're getting at.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

My friend common sense, of course

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

Nick
we don't care whether you are a democracy or not . This your problem. Our goal, though, is to make pay the price of what you did to our infants on the ground and in penal courts.
I dont get it here too when you say that this your first line of defence.Who are you? tO MY KNOWLEDGE? THE WHOLE WORLD IS IN THE STREETS AGAINST YOU. we are already victorious because you lost internationally on the ethical level by killing children and journalists.

ashaheen   January 10th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

I am a palestinian. and my best friend is a Jew. and We both are against this WAR.. What is being accomplished here. NOTHING.. You think once Hamas is gone.. don't you think another group well be born. Jewish, Moslems and Christians live togethor all over the world. why can't they do in palestine... Don't the Jewish people remember what happend in the HOLLICAST.. how did that FEEL. What is the difference here..
Killing children is not going to solve the problem. Destroying homes is not going to solve the problem. It will only add to the PROBLEM...
we are the next generation. we need to think more logical.. NOT HATE.. we need to find how we solve this problem.. It's NOT the palestinians or the jews its our governments that are playing us like puppets.

Calli   January 10th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

no mohammad i mean pro-Israeli demonstrations because they believe israel is a sovereign state has the right to defend its citizens against terrorists who send suicide bombers and rocket launches at Israelis.

Nobody is saying the palestinians deserve to be killed and that horrible things havent happented to them, but the insistent denial that that terrible things are happening on BOTH sides discredits those who claim to be advocates of the palestinian people, That denial leaves many in the world very skeptical of what anti-Isreal people claim – and especially when the palistinan's elect a terrorist government like Hamas that wants to force Islamic law on eveerybody.

Hamas and Israel each have to show the world that it wants to live in peace if it wants the world to support them and so far Israel talks about trying to minimize palestinian casualties and hamas talks about retribution and destroying israel. hamas does not talk about peace hamas talks only about how it thinks the existence of israel is an occupation. many in the world just do not agree with hamas becuase of that and so they support Israel.

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

Beny,

Could answer this .... its the 2nd time i am asking you ...

Why the IDF didn’t send a a group of soldiers backed with tanks and take those lunching the rockets from top of the school , you dont have choppers ….. don’t run away from a answering this … can i have a direct answer on this ….

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 6:59 pm ET

Beny, so you confess killing Muslims is just like killing sheeps, U made my point we are dealing with N*zia......Now moderates should wake up

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

Benny
Let me remind you about the lebanese war. You won it too? All I saw is israelis praying and weeping like women.

andrea   January 10th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

I see a lot of people playing with fire...once the REAL WAR starts, where casualties are counted in 6 digit figures, there will be no way to stop it...

And can anybody explain to me that euphemism "to remove Israel of the occupied lands" what is that? all Palestine? West bank and Gaza?
By now most Israelies are born in Israel. Where does Hamas plan to do with all 7 million of them? You know I do not know a single person in Israel and I just have 1 Jewish friend but if what Hamas and company are pushing for is another blood bath of Jews, then I am Jewish too

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

Beny, so you confess killing Muslims is just like killing sheeps, U made my point we are dealing with N*zis......Now moderates should wake up

Beny   January 10th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

Hunk,

And explosive vests aren't banned internationally?

Besides, who's playing the victim now?

Who's flaunting their injured to westen media instead of GIVING THEM TREATMENT?

Who's stealing international aid to feed their terrorists and then cries about how Gaza doesn't get enough aid (and of course it's Israel's fault)?

Who squeezes for Israel to give them money because the poor Palestinians can't get their wages (even though there are billions of Iranian and Saudi money coming through)?

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:01 pm ET

Beny, so you confessed killing Muslims is just like killing sheeps, U made my point we are dealing with N*zis……Now moderates should wake up

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:01 pm ET

Samuel Huntington writes so aptly: 'Islam has bloody borders'. Israel is located precisely on that border. This tiny country is situated on the fault line of Jihad,like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Pholippines, Southern Thailand. Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia. Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the cold war. The war against Israel is not a war against Israel, it is a war against the west.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:02 pm ET

Beny,

so you confessed killing Muslims is just like killing sheeps, U made my point we are dealing with N*zis……Now moderates should wake up

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:04 pm ET

Nick-Canada, Beny work in IDF and he thinks

killing Muslims is just like killing sheeps

that's yourlast line of defense

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 7:05 pm ET

Beny,

This is the 3rd Time , I am asking you this ...

Why the IDF didn’t send a a group of soldiers backed with tanks and take those lunching the rockets from top of a school , you dont have choppers ….. don’t run away from a answering this … can i have a direct answer on this ….

Direct answer ....

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:05 pm ET

Nick-Canada, Beny work in IDF and he thinks

killing Muslims is just like killing sheeps

that’s your last line of defense

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:06 pm ET

Nick
don't associate yourself with the west.
the west is the west and israel is israel.
Benny
You want to say that I have to refer to foxnews in order to have a brain, In this case i prefer not to have one.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:07 pm ET

Beny, in fact is a war criminal if he really believes in IDF's mission

ben   January 10th, 2009 7:08 pm ET

Salam to Huda followers here whom are harassed by jews, like when they harassed MR. ADOLPH HITLER (May his soul rest in peace in Heaven) All bloggers should repeat after me AMEN.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:08 pm ET

Hey I care for any child that is suffering or one that is is pain. I feel for that child that has no choice in whether he wants to be the wall Hamas hides behind, like cowards. Grown F'n men hiding behind children. These innocent children have been called Martrs, a martr is someone who suffers death or persecution for his/her beliefs. Think about that.

Beny   January 10th, 2009 7:08 pm ET

Hunk,

"Why the IDF didn’t send a a group of soldiers backed with tanks and take those lunching the rockets from top of the school "

So you want us to sacrifice our own lives to save the people Hamas is sacrificing?!!

Nice logic you've got there: Hamas sacrifices children, and we need to sacrifice ourselves to save them?

We avoid them if we can, but I still care more for the IDF soldier than for the Palestinian who wants me dead.

Besides, tell me of ONE SINGLE COUNTRY that wouldn't have flattened Gaza from the first Kassam. The fact that we're even going there on foot instead of flattening Gaza like YOUR country would have done, shows how we want to avoid civilians, despite Hamas's greatest efforts

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

Nick-Canada

my friend i rather call myself an atheist......but taking side of people who don't value human life and kill children them like animals,

I am sorry, You are no good either even if u slightly mix yourself with Israelis at the moment

Joan   January 10th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

I do not understand the Muslim/Palestinian attitude. It is true that the world, in general, thinks that the war should stop. It is pointless and can only harm both sides. But I do not think it is beacasue they are taking sides. Yes, the Israelis are stonger and inflicting inhumane damage on the Palestinians. However, suicide bombing and firing rockets also inflict inhumane damage damage on innocent people.

It is time to stop the violence and find some other method. Violence does not work. Wanting to stop hurting innocent peole is not the same as taking sides.

Mohammed,

I don't agree taht the Palestinians have the worl's sympathy. They do ahve their sympathy for the injuries, but not for the cause.

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:13 pm ET

Nick-Canada

my friend i rather call myself an atheist......but taking side of people who don't value human life and kill children like animals,

I am sorry, You are no good either even if u slightly mix yourself with Israelis at the moment

Fawad Ali   January 10th, 2009 7:15 pm ET

Joan......go and take a long sleep, you really needed it.......

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

U keep on running and running ,,,, this will not help you beny .... i told PLO is corrupted and Israel want a corrupted leadership people to deal with .... when in the beginning i said Haniya will keep his word and will not break the ceasefire people here taken that as a joke .....

I advised last night to not take this war from border war to existence war but it seems Fawad was able to take the truth from you ..... you are one of the lost sheep and still lost and really Moses PBUH had toooooo much of nerve to deal with you people ....

Arabs were never ready for a WAR and when that happen .... U will realize that no army of yours can take us ... we fight face to face and you fight behind barriers .... this is history .... when u realize that your army is a myth u will come to make peace .... till that time ..... so long .... sleep tight ....

Calli   January 10th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

Fawad, you'd be better off practicing atheism than terrorism in the name of Gd.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:18 pm ET

Nick
We fight your tanks face to face. We even explode ourselvesas a sacrifice to our people to revenge your cruelty. Your soldiers hide in tanks and f16they dont have the bowls to fight face to face coward.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:20 pm ET

Nick
We fight your tanks face to face. We even explode ourselvesas a sacrifice to our people to revenge your cruelty. Your soldiers hide in tanks and f16they dont have the bowls to fight face to face coward.
Beny
you are not a country; you are a criminal band haggana.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:20 pm ET

It politically has everything to do with the west. Ultimattly Islamic terrorists won't stop till the Islamization of the world is complete. If Hamas or any other Islamic Terrorist group were to have hold of Israel there a lot closer to having a hold on us. They would look at that as a victory over the West. If there had been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beggining. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination, if they can get Israel they can get everything. .Therefore, it is not that the west has a stake in Israel. It is Israel.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 7:21 pm ET

mohammed,

do you know how some people in US, Canada, etc. commit suicide. They point guns at policemen. Why? because they know that the police must shoot back. They cannot take the risk of waiting.

It seems to me that is what Hamas is doing. Only they are putting innocent civilians in their path. You suggested that you are a lawyer. I shoud think that intelligent peole counld understand taht Hamas tactics (and strategy) can't possibly bring about any good to anyone.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:22 pm ET

Okay Osama
Get out from behind that child and tell me that

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:23 pm ET

Nick
We fight your tanks face to face. We even explode ourselvesas a sacrifice to our people to revenge your cruelty. Your soldiers hide in tanks and f16they dont have the bowls to fight face to face coward.
Beny
you are not a country; you are a criminal band haggana.
Nobody asks thius question: why did hitler did what he did? OF COURSE BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO get money out of banks massively in order to put germany in trouble.

keys   January 10th, 2009 7:23 pm ET

mohamud from what i can tell you haven't blown yourself up. You should get ur suicide vest and go to gaza and do that. i'm sure the entire world would appreciate you making the contribution – then we'd all have something to agree on.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

Good luck on getting any of these countries to back up one ran by Islamic terrorists, or a people that support Islamic terrorism

Sos   January 10th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

Nick-Canada,

Take "Canada" out of your name, u speak on your name as nick.

Not on my name, or the name of any Canadian do we accept this war, and this number of killing, 258 children, on whose name . ha

Joan   January 10th, 2009 7:27 pm ET

I do not need a long sleep. I just think people who point guns at policement to commit suicide are very cowardly. And it is the policemen who are forced to shoot them who get sympathy, not the people who point the guns.

I think suicide is very cowardly. It says that you do not value yourself and cannot do anything to help yourself. Brave people wil find a way to help themselves.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

Joana
Soory, i will not answer you; i feel like you are not of age. sorry.
Nick
Whether you belong to the west or the stone age is your problem. My problem is to reach victory over a heavily armed criminal band that kills innocent kids. is this manhood.
Concerning our hiding behind kids: i dont get it frankly. Do you want our fighters to get out of towns to be killed by f16 bombs in order to say we are courageous whereas your soldiers moves in groups of hundreds. this is funny coward jew.

Oh Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

Based on what he's written so far, Nick certainly speaks for me and for every Canadian i know.

Rena   January 10th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

To mohammed gharbawi: If you and your Moslem brethren do not want to live next to Jews, then live in your separate neighborhoods. Just don't preach death to the Jews who live in the next neighborhood down the road, or across the border, or across the ocean from Europe or America.

One more time:

Hamas declares openly its aim to destroy Israel and teaches its women and children in military camps to kill all Jews and be killed as shahids.

If Israel's goal was to kill civilians, it had many opportunities to bomb people at mass rallies and funerals. Never happened.

Anti-Israel haters coneniently ignore what is really going on.

Israel has developed weapons that target with great precision weapons, tunnels and single individuals (militant leaders). It has no interest in killing innocents.

Accidents and unintentional consequences happen in battle. The Israeli army shot at its own soldiers too and caused death and injury to its own.

In Gaza there are underground networks of tunnels for militant movement and weapon storage. These tunnels are under houses and mosques. To destroy a weapons cache endangers civilians. The militants relied on Israeli hesitance to attack civilian areas.

Have you seen the video of gun-toting males shooting from civilian buildings and jumping into a UN ambulances to get away?

If anyone is targeting civilians, it is surely Gaza.

Israel has set out to destroy the sources of rocket firings on major civilian populations, and whoever can't understand that, is just an Israel-hater.

If Syria does not fire on Israel, there is quiet on the border with Syria.

If Lebanon does not fire on Israel, there is quiet at the Lebanese border.

If Hamas fires on Israel, there is war with Gaza.

barham   January 10th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

Joan said?

"I don’t agree taht the Palestinians have the worl’s sympathy. They do ahve their sympathy for the injuries, but not for the cause."

Joan, how not for the cause? do you actually know the cause? what would you do if someone migrated to your country, then expelled you out of your home? would you have a cause or not to defend your home?

calli   January 10th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

mohammut no, we want you to stop trying to destroy the state of israel. try to let that sink in.

and your excuse for hiding behind little boys and girls is pathetic and dispicable. if you advocate suicide bombing, what's your problem with facing an army? afraid you might die?

Joan   January 10th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

barham,

I did not say that the Palestinians do not have a cause. I only said that I do not think world sympathy is with their cause. I agree that they have legitimate grievances, but their strategy and tactics are wrong, in my opinion.

Beny   January 10th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Mohammed,

"Your soldiers hide in tanks and f16they dont have the bowls to fight face to face coward."

BETWEEN HIDING IN SCHOOLS, BEHIND KIDS, AND HIDING IN TANKS, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN CALL US COWARDS

Joan   January 10th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

mohamed,

Not of age?? Really. I guess that means you can't can't debate with logic, and quite simple logic.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:38 pm ET

breaking news
Khalid Machaal on aljazeera

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:40 pm ET

breaking news
Khalid Machaal on aljazeera live

Keys   January 10th, 2009 7:43 pm ET

hopefully he's committing a glorious suicide to protest terrors committed upon the innocent hamas on live television.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 7:47 pm ET

Mohammed,

you do not answer because there is no answer. NO reasonable person can justify Hamas tactics.

Nick-Canada   January 10th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

Innocent Hamas
This blows me away. Its not like calling them that is gonna work. Ever since 9/11 you can pretty much bet the farm on America never ever taking sides with an Islamic terrorist ever. America would rather blow a plane up full of Americans hijacked by Islamic terrorists before ever negotiating with them, think about that. Your crys and whinning about humanity here are quiet in our leaders ears.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

To all zionists
Ask anybody in the world whether we fight or hide and you ll get the correct answer. I am proud to side with hamas fighters because they have revealed your ugly faces and bloody hands. The rhetoric of saying that we hide behind kids is behind belief. Our cause is right and the world finally has realized this fact.
Now the countdown of the disappearance of your bastard state has begun, terrorists.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:51 pm ET

To all zionists
Ask anybody in the world whether we fight or hide and you ll get the correct answer. I am proud to side with hamas fighters because they have revealed your ugly faces and bloody hands. The rhetoric of saying that we hide behind kids is behind belief. Our cause is right and the world finally has realized this fact.
Now the countdown of the disappearance of your bastard state has begun, terrorists.
From now on, people will start to see levni as a woman with a develish face that canot be tolerated.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:54 pm ET

Hello All!

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 7:54 pm ET

Zionists have historical/religious rights to the Holy Land
The Fact is ….

Religious Jews believe that the Torah only allows return to Palestine by
divine intervention. Human attempts to re-establish Israel are
considered heretical and many orthodox rabbis openly condemned
Theodore Herzl and the entire concept of Zionism.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:55 pm ET

Israel will have to do a lot to make the world forget what it did.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

joana
go to sleep

Linda   January 10th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

Mohammed,
You wrote:
Ask anybody in the world whether we fight or hide and you ll get the correct answer.
Where is the leader of Hamas? Hiding
Where is Osama? Hiding
Where was Saddam? Hiding

UMMM......

Beny   January 10th, 2009 7:58 pm ET

Hey Linda

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 7:59 pm ET

keys
I ll blow you with law because as we speak now, im coordinating with my colleagues within the arab association of lawyers to sue ypur leaders in the international penal court.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:01 pm ET

ok! Linda is back. let me introduce first. This sis person who works full time in blogs for the israeli criminal band. Focus on her to see how zionists think.
ok linda start.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:01 pm ET

Hi Beny!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

Funny Mohammed,
I have refrained from taking sides. You are so funny! And I don't work for anyone, because I don't have to :)

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

LINDA and where is levni?
LYING!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

Mohammed,
I don't know where Levni is, why are you asking me? I don't care what Levni has to say, unlike you.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

linda
wait for dan because you work together

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

Beny,

"So you want us to sacrifice our own lives to save the people Hamas is sacrificing?!!"

That is the point .... IDF has no moral ground that's why its :

Morally unacceptable and is a burden to the people of the world to side with Israel.

Moral ground is non negotiable , my enemy will never dedicate to me but I act on my own moral ground.

Beny   January 10th, 2009 8:07 pm ET

Now that we've exchanged greetings I have to go to sleep (it's 10 pm here).
Forgive me for abandoning you to Mohammed. Good luck and good night.

Talk to you tomorrow when it's noon in Israel.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:07 pm ET

Here is a tid bit of info I came across.
The UN reports(if you choose to believe it) that the United States is the biggest contributer of aid to Gaza. According to them, this fact gets lost in the shuffle because the money is given through the UN.
Here are a couple of other organizations that the United States gives aid to Gaza.

america.gov and usaid.gov
I tried to post them with the links, but I guess they are moderating postings with links now

Carl   January 10th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

mohammed, why do you say Hamas does not hide? Suicide bombers blow themselves up and leave very little to see. They can't face people and fight. They just blow up innocents and themselves, so then they are hidden forfever.

And their leaders stay in hiding, but certainly do not blow themselves up. People sympathize with the bombers only in so far as they are foolish enough to be taken advantage of by unscrupulous leaders.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

Linda
God exists
do you think He will tolerate the number of kids you have (israels) have killed. Is there a justification for the huge nuber of killed civilians. Why dont you attack Iran which is your size.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:12 pm ET

Mohammed,
What are you talking about? Who is HE? News flash, I'm not Israeli, and I am not justifying anything.
Why are you trying to get someone to attack Iran?
I think you are trying to incite violence.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

now on aljazeera, i watch a kid (a girl) who has lost both of her legs. How do you explain this linda? DOES SHE FOLLOW HAMAS FIGHTERS, Bythe way, she lost her sister, her cousin and other family members. justify this linda.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:18 pm ET

Mohammed,
What do you mean, How do I explain this?
And it is absolutely horrible that she has lost those people in her family! You are ridiculous.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

levni can win her elections without creating this drama

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 8:22 pm ET

Mohammad,

They have to press hard to be a Jew and they are pressing really hard to become Jews and Israeli by supporting the unjust Israeli cause ... what they are doing here is like filling an application for conversion to Judaism.

I am not Israeli and I am not Jew but ... but when you call them as Jewsh they take it as a compliment its like a fashion now a days ....

Joan   January 10th, 2009 8:26 pm ET

mohammed,

Everyone knows that the situation of the people of Gaza is bad. Intelligent people don't need to watch any more news coverage to know that. The fighting needs to stop on all sides. Trying to get Israelis to war criminal court, or whatever, won't help the people of Gaza, especially those who are dead. JUst stop fighting if you realy want to help them.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

If you dont side with israeli why did you say that hamas leaders are hiding? DO YOU WANT THEM TO FIGHT TOO, in this case ask barrack to come to the field too in the company of the bunch of criminals among whom olmert and the devil levni.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:28 pm ET

If you dont side with israeli why did you say that hamas leaders are hiding? DO YOU WANT THEM TO FIGHT TOO, in this case ask barrack to come to the field too in the company of the bunch of criminals among whom olmert and the devil levni.
to linda

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

Joan,

Allow to disagree with you, bringing people to the court and try them is everybody business, comomn if we don't press hard for that we will eventually accept the rule of the Jungle – the strong eats the weak.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

Mohammed,
I said the Hamas leader is hiding, because he is, and yes, he should come to the battle field. And Barrack is NOT our President yet.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

If you dont side with israeli why did you say that hamas leaders are hiding? DO YOU WANT THEM TO FIGHT TOO, in this case ask barrack to come to the field too in the company of the bunch of criminals among whom olmert and the devil levni.
to linda
you said this this morning
January 10th, 2009 517 GMT

Nona
You are so right, that is why I do not jump on the bandwagon of “the photos” How do we know if Hamas is not murdering the people of Gaza for a photo op?

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:31 pm ET

If you dont side with israeli why did you say that hamas leaders are hiding? DO YOU WANT THEM TO FIGHT TOO, in this case ask barrack to come to the field too in the company of the bunch of criminals among whom olmert and the devil levni.
to linda
you said this this morning
January 10th, 2009 517 GMT

Nona
You are so right, that is why I do not jump on the bandwagon of “the photos” How do we know if Hamas is not murdering the people of Gaza for a photo op?
believe me i know who you are. beware.

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 8:32 pm ET

Mohammad,

Adlof Barrak , please

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

Let me see anyone on this blog justifying this, big mouth mohammed

May 2, 2004

An Israeli woman in her eighth month of pregnancy and her four daughters were killed this afternoon when two terrorists opened fire at Israeli cars traveling on the Kissufim-Gush Katif road in the Gaza Strip. Soldiers shot the terrorists dead, but only after an explosive device at the scene detonated, wounding three soldiers, two of them with moderate-to-serious injuries.

The victims of the attack were identified as Tali Hatuel, 34, and her daughters Hila (11), Hadar (9), Roni (7) and Merav (2). Tali's husband was not in the car at the time of the attack, ynet reported. The Hatuels lived on the Gush Katif settlement of Katif.

The Hamas terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the terror attack, Channel Ten television reported. Palestinian sources said, however, that the attack was a joint effort of Islamic Jihad and the Fatah's Popular Resistance Committees, media sources reported.

Police said the terrorists hit Tali Hatuel as she drove, causing her car to swerve from the road, then approached the car and executed her and her children at close range.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

hunk
sorry, i forgot the title

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

Mohammed,
If you look at the post below that, I was also talking about other wars, and doing the same things. Have you been in war, have you been in these situations? I have, and I have seen it. Even newspapers and news media do the same, I was talking about both sides doing it and I don't believe everything I read and see from either side. You should have read our entire conversation.
Thanks

Joan   January 10th, 2009 8:40 pm ET

mohammed,

of course, I don't want the Hamas leaders to fight. I don't want anyone to fight.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:40 pm ET

Dan
you said this before. nobody will believe you with what your criminal band is doing. we will sue them in penal courts till they pay for what they do to innocent people. Where is the geneva convention? where is the international law?
by the way everybody, here is the friend of linda; both work for the idF as hired propagandists.

Rena   January 10th, 2009 8:43 pm ET

To all the haters of Israel and the Jewish people on this site, like Fawad Ali and mohammed gharbawi:

There is nothing Israel or its defenders can do or say that will satisfy you. You talk and act out of hate. You do not want to see the other side. You turn Jews into a demon just like anti-Jews have been doing for 2000 years.

For the first time in 2000 years, there is a Jewish army which is defending itself against Jew-haters. So of course you hate the Jewish army too.

Jews are hated if they are weak and hated if they show strength.

You throw around words like criminal, genocide, Nazi, massacre, occupation, as if they apply to the Jews and the Jewish state of Israel. You use these words for dramatic effect, but they are misplaced and wrong and show a distortion of history and fact.

What it boils down to is that you hate the Jews for having a different religion and different customs.

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 8:43 pm ET

"Dan
you said this before. nobody will believe you "

so you deny this happened?

you also deny the lynching of the two soldiers in ramallah who made a wrong turn?

you also deny your sharpshooter killing 10 months old shalhevet paz in her father's arms?

do you deny all this happened mohammed????

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

it is our right to resist occupation
it is our right to defend our people
it is our right to unveil the real ugly face of israel
it is our duty to help hamas win the battle that takes place in hamas land

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

linda

i am honored to work together with you

:-)

Joan   January 10th, 2009 8:46 pm ET

Hunk,

I agre that war criminals ned to be brought to court, and maybe some Israeli's will be. I just don't think that getting people tried as war criminals is a reasonable objective of war. I can't see that the people of Gaza have anything to gain from this war. If there only objective is to get war criminal trials then that seems like a large price for very little. What else can their objective be??

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 8:46 pm ET

so mohammed

you are afraid to reply?

i ask again:

do you deny these murders happened?

Linda   January 10th, 2009 8:46 pm ET

Me too Dan! :)

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

Rena
whether you have the right to live or not is not my business, but if you have to live, leave my land (at least the land occupied before 1967) .
Whether i like you or not is not relevant.

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

mohammed you coward

afraid to admit that i speak the truth?
defending the three murders i listed

want more, you coward?

Joan   January 10th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

mohamed,

the flaw in your argument is that Hamas is not defending the people of Gaza from occupation. They are 'shooting at policemen' as I said earlier. That is an entirely different thing. HOw can you say they are defending their people and at the same time keep pointing us to scenes of the Gazians being killed. It doesn't make sense.

Anger only defeats the angry.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

Dan the coward
denounce what? DENOUNCE THE KILLING OF COLONISERS?
You have to be kidding

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

everybody on this blog

mohammed just defended the followin, saying it was justified:\:

An Israeli woman in her eighth month of pregnancy and her four daughters were killed this afternoon when two terrorists opened fire at Israeli cars traveling on the Kissufim-Gush Katif road in the Gaza Strip. Soldiers shot the terrorists dead, but only after an explosive device at the scene detonated, wounding three soldiers, two of them with moderate-to-serious injuries.

The victims of the attack were identified as Tali Hatuel, 34, and her daughters Hila (11), Hadar (9), Roni (7) and Merav (2). Tali’s husband was not in the car at the time of the attack, ynet reported. The Hatuels lived on the Gush Katif settlement of Katif.

The Hamas terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the terror attack, Channel Ten television reported. Palestinian sources said, however, that the attack was a joint effort of Islamic Jihad and the Fatah’s Popular Resistance Committees, media sources reported.

Police said the terrorists hit Tali Hatuel as she drove, causing her car to swerve from the road, then approached the car and executed her and her children at close range

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 8:57 pm ET

mohammed also justfied this:

Today's events began when two soldiers, on their way back to their army
base in or near Beit El after a short furlough from their reserves duty,
were brutally lynched by a wild mob of Arabs.
Palestinian sources falsely reported that they were undercover agents.

The Israelis entered the city by mistake, and were detained by the Palestinian police.
After they were brought to the police station in central Ramallah,
a crowd of between 1,000 and 2,000 Arabs broke into the building,
overcame the police, and murderously beat and killed the Israelis.
Some of the Palestinian police took part in the lynch.

The body of one of the Israelis was dragged around
the city chained to a car. Television pictures show Arabs
in the window of the station, alternately beating and stabbing
someone inside and gleefully making a V sign out the window;

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

Dan the coward
my view is the following:
although you came from distant lands , there is no harm in giving you some land to live in (the land you occupied before 1967 provided that all refugees you expelled with force return to their lands). Are you ready for peace?

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

and mohammed justifies this;

21 people were killed and 120 were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a disco near Tel Aviv's Dolphinarium along the seafront promenade just before midnight on Friday, June 1. The terrorist mingled with a large group of teenagers, who were standing in line to enter the disco. While still in line, he detonated the explosives strapped to his body. The explosive charge contained a large number of metal objects – including balls and screws – designed to increase the extent of injuries.

Most of those killed were youngsters

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

In fact, this is essence of the arab initiative that you have refused. the proposal says this: full peace with land occupied in 1967. Can you disagree coward?

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

mohammed supports hamas the charter of which calls for the elimination of all jews from israel

in other words, mohammed supports genocide

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

update
854 people killed till now and more than 3740 injured. this is the israeli democracy.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

dan
why dont you accept the arab initiative and leave us in peace? What do you want? TO KEEP COLONISING US FOR ETERNITY?

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

Joan,

Its one side of the war that's there are crime been committed and even at WAR there are conventions that govern , like the 4th Geneva convention so its not that all acts are acceptably .

Isreal started this WAR and this was confirmed by CNN, the main objective of this WAR is not to stop the rockets as Isreal calim but to seize more land out of Gaza and to have control over the only exist hat Gaza enjoy with the world .... thas the main objective ... here is CNN

CNN Confirms Israel Broke Ceasefire First

This is a war that comes to serve Isreal Agenda and not serve as defense it was will planned for weeks.

Besides that its a war to serve the political parties to guarantee more votes on the coming election....

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

dan
change your tactic; it will not work with me.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

13 mosques have been destroyed till now.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Dan
there is no israel; you can talk about israel only after you give us our land and let refugees to their places. till then dont say that you have a state. this is disputed area according to the interna

Linda   January 10th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Mohammed,
Can I ask you a question about the land, and get a straight answer?

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

israel is not a state according to the international law. it is considered as a state only because you have a strong lobby in the US that supports you. that why the international law is not respected. By the way, only two days ago the security council has issued a resolution that you violate now. LIKE I SAID YOU DONT ABIDE BY THE LAWS IN VIGOR AND SO WE DONT CONSIDER YOPU AS A STATE EITHER.

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

13 mosques destroyed

the moment grads are stored in a place of worship, it changes into a storage hall

weapon storage halls are legitimate targets and always will be

but wgy do i waste facts on sombody who justifies the murder of a pregnant mother and her four daughters by headshots?

somebody who claims israel does not exist

somebody who never heard the word TRUTH

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Joan,

Those police forces are there to control the traffic and to control the streets and they are Civilians police and report the PA authority headed by Abbas.

The one killed at the first day were those one, many of them were trained and funded by countries of the EU, Egypt, Jordan, UAE and many other countries ( their M16 was given to them by IDF) .... you think because they are in uniform they are at combat ... no .

Joan   January 10th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Hunk,

I am not suggesting that anyone is or is not committing war crimes. I'll leave that to the world courts. All I am saying is that Hamas is not helping the people of GAza by sending rockets into Isreal. It gives Israel an excuse to retaliate and only brings devastation to the people of Gaza. They need to find other methods.

But I don't think they want to. They are acting from anger and stubbornness and they do not care what they do to their people. They can achieve nothing by goading Israel.

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

By the way, only two days ago the security council has issued a resolution that you violate now

maashal, mohammed's boss and the leader of hamas:

Hamas' Politburo Chief, Khaled Mashaal, slammed the door on all Gaza ceasefire proposals Saturday, saying his organization would treat any international peacekeeping force in Gaza as an occupying entity.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

DAN
Answer the question and let the bloggers decide. the question of why did you reject the arab initiative: full peace and total normalisation and 1967 land + return of refugees in return

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

mohammed

change your tactic; it will not work with me

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

return of refugees and land?

after the poles return koenigsberg, danzig and breslau to germany

after the germans return to sudetenland

after new mexico, california and texas are returned to mexico

after the indians get all the land back that they inhabitated before the white man took it away

after all whites leave australia and go back to britain

get it, mohammed????

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

dan perman,

You give one lady and four kids .... we are talking of 827 babies and children.

According to Islam Sharia those are Civilians and should be spared and not harmed .... but again how many of Gazans killed who are non combat .... Gazans blood is cheep and Israel blood is not the same ..... did Judaism teach you that .... .

Your existence is subject to the existence of Palestinians they have the same right ..... they land is still at dispute ......

Linda   January 10th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Well, I guess the answer is NO.
I can't ask a question about land, and I won't get a straight answer.
Oh well.

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

hunk

so you too justify indiscriminate and deliberate murder of israelis?

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

dan
its an honor to have mashaal as a boss.

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

no linda, you cannot

you notice the insistence on the saudi initiative

take it or leave it, they say

let me explain:

the saudi "peace " initiative calls for withdrawal of isarel to the pre 67 ceasefire lines (contrary to the Rhodes ceasfire agreements of 1949, signed by the arabs, which call for negotiation of the final borders) and for isarel to accept 4,000,000 arabs (the children, the grandchildraen and the great grand children of the original so called refugees)

make a simple calculation:

5.5 mil jews in israel
1.5 mil arabs in israel

add 4 mil more and you get 5.5 mil arabs

ergo, no more israel within about 5 years (the arabs population groeth is about three times the one of the jews)

and you expect israel to agree?

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

dan perman,

You are tired and suffering from fatigue .... have a rest and come back here .... its pointless talking to you ....

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

linda
what is your question?
DAN
Answer the question and let the bloggers decide. the question of why did you reject the arab initiative: full peace and total normalisation and 1967 land + return of refugees in return

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

hunk?

no reply

i did not think so

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

hunk

i am tired?

that is your reply to verifyable and documented facts?

i pity you

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

linda
what is your question?
DAN
Answer the question and let the bloggers decide. the question of why did you reject the arab initiative: full peace and total normalisation and 1967 land + return of refugees in return
THE PEOPLE YOU MENTIONED ARE NOT REFUGEES NOW. MINE ARE .SEE THE PALESTINIANS LIVING IN LEBANON. THEY LIVE IN CAMPS.

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

i wonder why they are not refugees?

i really do not understand

why are they not refugees any more?

why mohammed

enlighten me, terrorist

Joan   January 10th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

mohammed,

you want to go back to 1967, why 1967 ? if you go back to 1967, someone will want to go back to another former year and so on. Where do you finally go back to? The Turks, the Romans, The British?? It goes on and on. That land has belonged to a lot of people as has land everywhere in the world. Maybe we shoud go back to Adam and Eve, or whoever your religion starts with.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Ok mohamed,
My question is this. A reminder first. My father is 1/2 native american. So I have experience in this.
You said to give back your land. Since this is something that happened 0 years ago, did you yourself have to leave? If so, then when and where did you go?
Also, it seems to me that the people that had to leave their land is 60 years old + by now. So is it the ancestors of the the people that left the land saying "our Land'?
I am just wondering because here in the United States, the Native American people have moved on from this. My Grandfather's sister was killed in a land battle, but I do not hate anyone because of it. He lost his land, but I do not harbor any resentment. My family and I have tried to work hard, make a life for ourselves, and teach our children to do the same.
I am confused about this.

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Joan,

Allow me to disagree on part with you .... if u dont mind ....

Its our duty to press the world opinion that if war crime is committed then somebody to be tried ...

Yes these rockets are not doing any harm but the war on Iraq comes came to sever this purpose and the war on Lebanon on 1982 and 2006 and so and so forth ..... these cartoon rockets is killing the pride of IDF and causing little damage .... its a battle out of many battles on this war for the last 50 years ... target is an Independence sate living side by side with Israel ..... its not a battle in vain – as i see from Hamas point of view – as you maybe correct , toooooooooo much blood and toooo much killing and people life are tarnished .

I have to see somebody from the IDF tried at Dan HAAG

Linda   January 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

60 years ago, sorry

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

dan
you are pathetic with this "terrorist". By the way, even the british were saying this word about you in london demonstrations.
concering the numbers with which you try to justify occupation, everybody knows that you wont let them return back and everybody knows that you will not give us our lands. you go as far as calling expansion "natural evolution of colonies". Jew, colonies are colonies.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Hunk,

I watched the videa. But since when is anyone here accepting a CNN newsreader as an authority. There is probably some truth in it, but targeting people smuggling weapons is hardly the same thing as firing rockets indiscriminately at innocent people. Of course Gaza is going to dig tunnels. It's too bad they didn't use them for humanitarian rather than military purposes.

I think the Israeli's should have captured rather than kiled the weapons smugglers.

Hunk   January 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Joan.

I can some spelling mistakes on what i wrote to you .... sorry ... i need to have a sleep and will catch with you later.... i am really sorry ...

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

mohammed

i really do not give a sh*t what you think or say

you have proven over and over again on this blog that you do not care about verifyable documented facts, that you support deliberate murder of innocents

so go and try to convince people who have no idea

as a matter of fact, do what ever you wnat

your tactics do not work with me, so why do you keep trying?

harvey   January 10th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Hi guys,

I want everyone to read what Siamak posted for Mohamed's attention this pm. Unsurprisingly Mohamed refused to address any of Siamak's points preferring to insult and berate or was it ignore?

As a jew/Israeli living in Israel, Siamak's message renews my hope that we can find like minded peace partners...

Siamak Khatami January 10th, 2009 1523 GMT

Mohammed,
do you notice the difference of ideologies between yourself and some of us who hold different views from you?! And I mean not just between you and Jewish people but, rather, between you and me, too. I myself am of Muslim and Iranian origins. But if you have read my comments above, you would have noticed that what I am saying is that BOTH Israeli AND Arab leaders have to be willing, ready and able to make peace with each other. I think Harvey and some of the others commenting on this blog, would agree with me.

But what you are saying is that Hamas is doing everything O.K., and Israel is to blame for absolutely everything wrong that happens, and responsible for absolutely all the bloodshed. If all of us start thinking like you do, then we will just go on and fight each other until either Israel, or all of its Arab neighbors, are completely destroyed. There will be no chance for any peace whatsoever until one of the sides is completely destroyed.

In order to even start thinking about peace, we must first of all have a situation in which people who think that way change their mentality, and be willing and able to look to themselves first and accept that they also share part of the blame, and not think that everything they do and say is O.K. and the other side is the one that bears all the responsibility for all the horror and all the bloodshed that goes on. The only way to get anywhere and improve the situation is for all of us, on all sides, to accept that all sides have done wrong, and be able to look into ourselves and first improve what we have done

Joan   January 10th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Hunk,

Yes, please disagree with me. There is no debate if evveryone agrees.

But I don't understand what you are saying. I agree that if war crimes are committed, then it is everyone's duty to see that the criminals are brought to justice.

But what do Iraq and Lebanon have to do with it? And why do you say the rockets do no harm. Inocent people do get kiled by them. They may injure Israel's pride but unfortunately pride is playing too big a part in this. Pride is very selfish and not worth anyone's life.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Linda
I dont know how your father used to think when he did not claim his land back . this is his problem and the problem of native americans although i have a lot to say about this topic. I know the sufferings they went through. normally this should make you side with us ,the oppressed , not the colonizer.

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

joan'

hunk is justifying shooting rockets at civilians

but he justifies everything hamas does, even the brutal execution of the pregnant mother and her daughters (see above)

have you read the hamas charter? google it if you are interested

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Harvey is back. by now the bunch of terrorists will do their best to change all the facts that everybody take for granted. see how dan calls the denial of the return of war refugees as documented and verifiable facts.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

linda
for you since israel has taken our lands with the weapons of mass destruction of usa and its allies in 1967, we should get amnesic and forget that it was our land. you want us even to let us let them expand their colonies where they want. is this your logic? if yes, this is pathetic.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

http://www.terrorismawareness.org/what-really-happened/

Hi guys,

Please see link for adifferent and historical perspective....

Thanks

dan perman   January 10th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

mohammed

i really do not give a sh*t what you think or say

Linda   January 10th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Mohammed,
Why do I have to side with anyone.
My father could not take his land back because of the Native American Land Deal. Was it fair? No, but I don't hate everyone and my grandfather, nor his brothers taught us to hate. They Chose not to live on a reservation, the Chose to work, became fence builders, and ended up in the middle of the country, married, and made a new life. I do not feel oppressed, I feel very fortunate that my family taught me strength,how to make a life for myself, not to hate, and to work hard and build your own life.
What about the question I asked?

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Linda
if you want to know what is colonization and what is the real ugly face of colonisation, give me any email, and ill send some photos of how their soldiers behave in normal times with palestinians. I M SURE YOU LL CHANGE YOUR MINDS.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

dan,

yes, I know what the hamas charter is about. I don't agree with Hamas at all.I just don't understand why the Palestinians voted t hem in, and why those Palestinians who don't agree with them put up with them and their tactics that can only destroy the Palestinians.

Hamas have a strategy that can not bring and good to them or anyone else.

I have seen your posts about the killing of Israelis. This is not news, everyone knows that Israel has been the subject of terrorism for years. There is no excuse or justification for it.

But trading horror stories and pointing fingers won't solve anything.

Rena   January 10th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Moderator: Please ban mohammed gharbawi for promoting terrorism against a nation. He is dirtying this website.

We've read enough of his hate. This is not intellectual discourse. He is using this site for justifying a terrorist entity whose declared purpose is the destruction of a neighboring government. No one of the defenders of Israel is promoting further death of Gazans or the destruction of the Gaza people. He is spouting rumor and nonsense and conspiracy theory.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

LINDA
For us palestinians , its not a question of love or hatred or of education , its a question of survival. shall we let this oppressor take everything we have? SOME SAY GO TO THE ARAB WORLD AND LIVE? FINE. BUT WHERE, THE ONLY COUNTRY WITH WICH WE HAVE BORDERS IS EGYPT. YOU KNOW THAT MUBARAK TELLS YOUR LEADERS TO KILL AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. THAT S WHY? I TELL YOU? IAM PALESTINIAN AND ILL REMAIN PALESTINIAN AND HISTORY WILL JUDGE WHO IS THE WINNER/ THE ONE WITH A JUST CAUSE OR THE RAPER OF OTHERS4 LANDS.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Rena,

Sadly I agree with you, I expressed this opinion earlier this afternoon. Mohamed's response was calling me a terrorist....

I feel sad for the Gazans

1.Whose leaders hate us far more than they love their own people
2. Whose fellow Arab States have let them down so badly by not opening up the Egyptian border and bringing in food, gas, water and all the neccesities needed. The wealthy Arab States, through the Egyptian border could have turned Gaza into a sophisticated, self sufficient state. But they chose not to. Instaed the Gazans rely on their “enemy” Israel to provide them with all their necessities. How sad that they have to rely on the Jews to live.
3. I feel sorry for the Gazans who have been held hostage by Hamas.
4. I pray that sensible Palestinians will emerge with whom we can make a deal. Fed up with swapping atrocity stories. Ultimately the Good Lord or Allah or karma with divine sense of humour has decreed that the sons of Abraham’s descendants Ishmael and Isaac should be neighbours.
So stop spouting aggressive, warlike empty threats. We are not menaced or scared. Start thinking of how we can live together now in peace, so that our children, Arabs and Jews can have better lives and not be slain needlessly.
Till you can arrive at this conclusion and I recognise it is a painful one, I will not be menaced by you…I will merely feel you and your kind are deserving of pity.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Mohammed,
Sorry, I 'm not giving my e-mail to anyone. But I know of the horror that has been committed.
I also know that photos can be altered. On ANY side to make a point.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

LINDA
ok fine.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

LINDA
ok fine. but history cannot be altered.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

LINDA
ok fine. but history cannot be altered. i hate political hypocricy.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

LINDA
ok fine. but history cannot be altered. i hate political hypocricy.
Rena
your country makes the whole world dirty.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

LINDA
ok fine. but history cannot be altered. i hate political hypocricy.
Rena
your country makes the whole world dirty.
By the way , you have began name calling from the beginning.
this is called free expression, a thing you cannot tolerate

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

Rena
if you dont tolerate different opinions, go an israeli site. this cnn WORLD.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

RENA
You made me laugh when you mentioned "intellectual discourse" hahahaha

Joan   January 10th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

mohammed,

you say you have nowhere to go. Way is only Egypt an option? what about the other states?

You are right. History cannot be altered, so why are you trying to alter it ? to a very specific point in time??

what can you expect to offer your children? Linda sounds like she is very glad about the route her family took, in similar circumstances.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

Freedom of expression/freedom of speech!!!!
Its something enjoyed in USA, enshrined in their constitution I believe.
Great Britain has it. Europe has it.
We in Israel are lucky enough to enjoy it too. All of us criticise our government ll the time.
Tell me Mohamed which Arab country allows freedom of speech or one person per vote even? Fatah were wiped out or expelled by Hamas for promoting their brand of secular nationalism.And yet you talk about how hypocrisy turns your stomach.
Thanks you've given me a good laugh.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

mohammed,

anger and hate take a lot of energy and mindspace. I feel sorry for you that you are unable to direct your energy to helping yourself and your people.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

Before leaving i will give one of my important remarks that i mentioned earlier and which Dan the zionist ignored and which constitutes the essence of the arab-israeli conflict:
1- a fact: israel occupied arab lands in 1967.
2- a fact: palestinians react violently to this colonization (something that is legitimate).
3- a fact: israel commits violence too to preserve what it has colonized.
4- ISRAEL HAS EXPELLED MANY PALESTINIANS FROM THEIR LAND BY FORCE.
5- a fact: arabs dont want to normalize in the light of this situation.

NOW OUR PROPOSAL

6- a fact: the arab league said to israelis: give us the land you colonize and let the expelled return and we will live in full peace and total normalization.
till now, israelis refuse.
Now, judge for yourselves.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:41 pm ET

To joan, harvey and others, reply to the proposal. as a person im not important but the proposal is.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

joan
we are not linda haahaa

harvey   January 10th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

No the Arabs are not saying that Mohammed! Some of the Arabs are saying that.
Hamas are saying they want to destroy us! Read their constitution.
Israel time and again has illustrated that it is willing to give up land and security for the promise of peace written on a piece of paper.
We gave up land to Sadat in return for recognition of our right to exist. We did the same for Hussein of Jordan.
We stand ready to do the same again with a willing and complicit and able peace partner.
We want to put aside the hate and build a new future....
We have never refused a hand held out in peace....

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

joan
why dont you look for another country and educate them well like linda
harvey
the question of freedom in our countries concern us alone. give us our land and leave us to fight each other on democracy.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

mohammed,

just who do you in "OUR" ?

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

Harvey
before getting hamas to sign this paper and this is possible (in fact im sure about it), would you let all refugees return to their lands? THIS IS THE REAL QUESTION. WITHOUT THIS? YOU KNOW AS WE KNOW THAT HTERE WILL BE NO PEACE.

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

JOAN
I MEAN PALESTINIANS

Joan   January 10th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

mohammed,

i didn't say anything about democracy, and, i have no authority to give anyone any land.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

Mohammed,
why dont you look for another country and educate them well like linda

what do you mean?

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:52 pm ET

JOAN
DID YOU GET IT

harvey   January 10th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

OK so Mohammed you can insult and slag off the United States of America, Great Britain, the West, Egypt etc....
Yet we are not able to comment on the lack of democracy in your country/countries???

Second good laugh you have given me in the last ten minutes. Good night mate and wishing you peace.

Joan   January 10th, 2009 10:54 pm ET

All Palestinians. Hamas. Some Palestinians, You ??, Your friends??

Raana   January 10th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

SHAME ON THE ARAB NATIONS GOVERNMENTS! WHILE ISRAEL BREACHES ALL HUMAN RIGTHTS THEY ARE UNABLE TO COME UP WITH A FORCEFUL REACTION- MAYBE THE PEOPLE OF THE SUBCONTINENT SHOULD SEND THEM GLASS BANGLES- LET THEM FIND OUT WHAT THIS MEANS!
WE ALREADY KNOW THAT THE US GOVT. SUPPORTS ISRAELS ACTIONS OF TERROR. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE EU- THEY HAVE GIVEN ISRAEL FAVORABLE TERMS OF TRADE- SHOUD THEY NOT REVOKE THEM- OR MAYBE THEY SHOULD REWARD THEM- SEEING THAT ISRAEL CAN DO NO WRONG EVEN WHILE IT BREAKS EVERY HUMAN RIGHTS LAW.
WHY ARE NOT THE PEOPLE OF THE US AND EU WRITING TO THEIR LOCAL POLITICIANS AND EU POLITICIANS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

OK
I got to go . iM HAPPY YOU HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED TO DIFFERENT IDEAS FROM WHAT YOU USUALLY SEE ON THIS BLOG. SOME OF YOU EVEN CALLED THE MODERATOR TO BAN ME BECAUSE I DONT COMPLY TO WHAT SHE CALLED "INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE". REALITY IS BITTERBUT YOULL HAVE TO CONSIDER IT. BEFORE LEAVING ILL RESTATE OUR PROPOSAL: me, palestinians, arabs, muslims and all honest people of the world:
1- a fact: israel occupied arab lands in 1967.
2- a fact: palestinians react violently to this colonization (something that is legitimate).
3- a fact: israel commits violence too to preserve what it has colonized.
4- ISRAEL HAS EXPELLED MANY PALESTINIANS FROM THEIR LAND BY FORCE.
5- a fact: arabs dont want to normalize in the light of this situation.

NOW OUR PROPOSAL

6- a fact: the arab league said to israelis: give us the land you colonize and let the expelled return and we will live in full peace and total normalization.
till now, israelis refuse.
Now, judge for yourselves.

harvey   January 10th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

I'm checking out to Mohammed.. so I'll repeat my point in answer to yours...

No the Arabs are not saying that Mohammed! Some of the Arabs are saying that. (The Saudis).
Hamas are saying they want to destroy us! Read their constitution.
Israel time and again has illustrated that it is willing to give up land and security for the promise of peace written on a piece of paper.
We gave up land to Sadat in return for recognition of our right to exist. We did the same for Hussein of Jordan.
We stand ready to do the same again with a willing and complicit and able peace partner.
We want to put aside the hate and build a new future….
We have never refused a hand held out in peace….

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

bye everybody

Linda   January 10th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

bye mohammed

mohammed gharbawi   January 10th, 2009 11:06 pm ET

harvey
I was leaving but with this statement you made me laugh too. check first whether nathinyahyo and shass will accept first. the hamas chart is not a problem. the audis with all arabs are able to convince them dont worry about this , worry abour your extremists. bye

harvey   January 10th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

Night all and just cos Mohammed and I are leaving together, don't go thinking we are in a relationship....I mean what would people say? A Jew and an Arab, a Zionist and a Palestinian?
My reply. Its possible, its happening, looking forward to the day when me and Mohammed can have a drink (me a beer him a soft drink on account of religion) together. I'll toast his state and he'll toast mine and we'll drink to our children living in peace.
Amen

Joan   January 10th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

mohammed,
how can you say the hamas charter is not a problem?? they are ruling palestinians now.

Linda   January 10th, 2009 11:25 pm ET

Bye harvey, have a good night

Nona   January 11th, 2009 2:42 am ET

Amen, Harvey!

Debs   January 11th, 2009 3:01 am ET

Hello all,

Aid finally returning to Gaza. Lets hope these workers wiil be respected by all.

Solomon,

really would appreciate feedback to my comment to you under blog cease-fire resolution. Some very important points.....

Junkob Tky   January 11th, 2009 5:21 am ET

Israel should go back to 1967 border (i.e. 1948), and stop occupying land of Palestine. You asked " why isn't the Egyptian border open and aid flooding in. Why have all the Arab countries been so quiet?"
Because if any of those Arabic country attack Israel, America will attack them under the name of God. Don't you remember what happened to Lebanon (Beirut)? Bush and Dick Cheney want war for their own interest (making money) selling weapon, missiles etc. Iran knows next target will be them and they wants to avoid that. (probably other nation as well).
Again, what Jews in Israel is doing now is completely against God's will.

Junkob Tky   January 11th, 2009 8:04 am ET

Please check this.
http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=456129

To Joan the hypocrite:
That land has belonged to a lot of people as has land everywhere in the world??? So, why Jewish is occupying more and more this part of this part of land now???

Hamas is not right to throw stone rocket gun etc., but how else they can protect from those extreamly selfish Jews who started to ingnored the board line and occupyed land.
Any intelligent and logical people who knows the situation of Palestinian life at refugee camp, can not agree with Jews in Israel.

A concrete wall or Israeli termed “security fence” into Palestinian Territories, placing further serious limits on the freedom of movement of the civilian population.
The evidence strongly suggests that Israel is determined to occupy Palestinian's land, and that should be taken into International court.

territory occupied in 1947 or 46? Some one has to draw the line to establish co-exist of Arab republican of Palestine and Jew's state. Isn't it?
Jew in Israel need to understand the other people's feeling and have sympathy toward others. (not only to themselves)
Both party need to forgive each other for future, otherwise it will be a living hell.

miriam   January 11th, 2009 9:49 am ET

Junkob Tky,

The borders between 1948 qnd 1967 were never recognized borders. They were just the lines at which armies stood when fighting stopped in 1948/1949.

In 1967, Israel did not occupy Palestinian land since there was no entity called Palestine. She won land in a war initiated by Arab states who were seeking Israel's destruction.

In 1947, the Arabs rejected a UN resolution to create an Arab state on part of British Mandatory Palestine, prefering to destroy the Jews in the Jewish state that would exist alongside that Arab state.

All Israelis understand the feelings of the innocent Palestinians on the other side.

Israel can not accept the actions of the terrorists on the other side whose primary aim is the murder of innocent Israelis and the destruction of a Jewish state.

Israeli's actions are all in self-defense, protecting her citizens first. That is the responsibility of a responsible, accountable government to her citizens.

Saudi   January 11th, 2009 9:51 am ET

The Palestinians have to wait; Arabs are busy chasing what interests them most at this time!

This is special message for Linda first,

http://saudisolutions.org/Busy-arabs.dot

mackawee   January 11th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

mohamed, Israel admits that the attack on UN school was by mistake.
IDF continue on saying that Hamas fighters are among the population, I wonder why does the IDF uses the airforce then. Wouldn't it be more logic if they starts to send thier troops into Gaza to fight. Thier couldn't be more loss among civilience than what already happend.

mackawee   January 11th, 2009 1:03 pm ET

harvey, have you said that Hamas didn't accept the arab peace inechetive? I didn't know that. Did Israel accept it ?

Free Palestine   January 11th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

For the people on here that are defending Israel. Israel defend itself? Does this sound like defense? Palestine doesn’t even have an army, navy, or air force —they have nothing but people throwing sticks and stones and homemade rockets trying to defend themselves. Israel has one of the most advanced military operations in the world. Can they not just kill Hamas if they wanted to. Does their great technology not allow this? Do they need to send in tanks, military planes, and a ground invasion against a country that doesn’t even have a military?

This is not defense —it’s an invasion and complete genocide. Israel is making up stories of Hamas —look at the numbers —what like 5 Israelis killed compared to 1000’s of palestinians —1/3 of all whom are children.

Israel managed under US support to cover its humanity crimes and massacres done to palestinian whom were displaced and butchered over the past 60 years,as the jewish lobby influence the decision makers and media in the west,they portrait Hamas as a monsters not just people of no option except defending thier homeland.

They are draining the US economy and taxpayers money (3 billions $$ are the US donations to Israel each year) and they get unconditional aid in different forms.

USA STOP YOUR AID TO ISRAEL, THEN THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE.

Free Palestine   January 11th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Israel managed under US support to cover its humanity crimes and massacres done to palestinian whom were displaced and butchered over the past 60 years,as the jewish lobby influence the decision makers and media in the west,they portrait Hamas as a monsters not just people of no option except defending thier homeland.

They are draining the US economy and taxpayers money (3 billions $$ are the US donations to Israel each year) and they get unconditional aid in different forms.

USA STOP YOUR AID TO ISRAEL, THEN THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE.

alechiko   January 11th, 2009 11:44 pm ET

CNN and their reporters claim to give u the truth. I want to see them showing this to their viewers:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1054533.html

The video clearly shows a school and zoo that are booby trapped an explosive device.

Tomorrow's headline. Child walks into gaza school, gets leg blown off. Well, the Israeli's will no doubt get blamed for that too.

WAKE UP PEOPLE. HAMAS PLAYS DIRTY

mahmoud jboor   January 12th, 2009 1:08 am ET

you are playing dirty !!!

Edna   January 12th, 2009 2:37 am ET

Ijust want to say why the HAMAS lesder was so proud to say that he wiill not surrender gaza to ISrael? while he him self in exile in egypt and he is risking all the lives of people in gaza what a selfish moved.

hourani   January 13th, 2009 10:41 am ET

Letter from Pr André Noushi a jewish french professer to the ambassader of Israel in Paris:

Cher(e)s ami(e)s,
Vous trouverez ci-joint en pièce attachée une

lettre à l'ambassadeur d'Israël en France de mon
ancien directeur de thèse, l'historien André Nouschi
(86 ans), originaire de Constantine (Algérie), qui
souhaite que son texte soit diffusé autant que possible.

André Nouschi, qui fut combattant de la France
libre, est notamment l'auteur d'un livre, maintenant
bien oublié, sur le niveau de vie des populations
rurales constantinoises durant la période coloniale

jusqu'en 1919 (PUF, 1961). Ce livre, décisif, avait
en son temps été salué par le ministre du GPRA et
historien nationaliste algérien Ahmed Tafiq al-Madanî
comme "la gouttre d'eau qui s'offre au voyageur après
la traversée du désert".
André Nouschi a été enseignant à l'université de
Tunis, et il est professeur honoraire de l'université
de Nice.
Bonne lecture, et amitiés,
Gilbert Meynier

Le 3 janvier 2009

Monsieur l'Ambassadeur,

Pour vous c'est shabat, qui devait être un jour de paix mais qui est celui de la guerre. Pour moi, depuis plusieurs années, la colonisation et le vol israélien des terres palestiniennes m'exaspère.

Je vous écris donc à plusieurs titres :comme Français, comme Juif de naissance et comme artisan des accords entre l'Université de Nice et celle de Haiffa ..

Il n'est plus possible de se taire devant la politique d'assassinats et d'expansion impérialiste d'Israël.

Vous vous conduisez exactement comme Hitler s'est conduit en Europe avec l'Autriche, la Tchécoslovaquie .Vous méprisez les résolutions de l'ONU comme lui celles de la SDN et vous assassinez impunément des femmes, des enfants ; n'invoquez pas les attentats, l'Intifada.

Tout cela résulte de la colonisation ILLEGITIME et ILLEGALE. QUI EST UN VOL.

Vous vous conduisez comme des voleurs de terres et vous tournez le dos aux règles de la morale juive.

Honte à vous :Honte à Israël ! Vous creusez votre tombe sans vous en rendre compte. Car vous êtes condamné à vivre avec les Palestiniens et les états arabes.

Si vous manquez de cette intelligence politique, alors vous êtes indigne de faire de la politique et vos dirigeants devraient prendre leur retraite.

Un pays qui assassine Rabin, qui glorifie son assassin est un pays sans morale et sans honneur.

Que le ciel et que votre Dieu mette à mort Sharon l'assassin. Vous avez subi une défaite au Liban en 2006.

Vous en subirez d'autres, j'espère, et vous allez envoyer à la mort de jeunes Israéliens parce que vous n'avez pas le courage de faire la paix.

Comment les Juifs qui ont tant souffert peuvent-ils imiter leurs bourreaux hitlériens ?

Pour moi, depuis 1975, la colonisation me rappelle de vieux souvenirs, ceux de l'hitlérisme .

Je ne vois pas de différence entre vos dirigeants et ceux de l'Allemagne nazie ?

Personnellement, je vous combattrai de toutes mes forces comme je l'ai fait entre 1938 et 1945 jusqu'à ce que la justice des hommes détruise l'hitlérisme qui est au cœur de votre pays. Honte à Israël.

J'espère que votre Dieu lancera contre ses dirigeants la vengeance qu'ils méritent.

J'ai honte comme Juif, ancien combattant de la 2ème guerre mondiale, pour
vous.

Que votre Dieu vous maudisse jusqu'à la fin des siècles ! J'espère que vous serez punis..

André Nouschi

Professeur honoraire de l'Université

blood is red   January 14th, 2009 11:11 am ET

Israel doesn’t want a democratic independent Palestinian state without Hamas. If this was possible then not any excuse valid for the Israelis to stop Palestinians asking for their rights and what lawfully belong to them .Also in absolute freedom they will be able to breed like crazy with non stop.
Hamas not want a democratic Palestinian state where people live in peace and prosperity. Because without fear you can’t control people and implement your extreme fanatic policies.
The Arab rulers they hold the power without real and free elections need Israel attacking Palestinians, to keep the mind of their people full of hate and then no one will talk about freedom and democracy challenging the ruling class and the religious fanatics controlling the crowd with promises in heaven.
The Americans want Hamas and other extremists alive and not really dead because if the Middle East issue can resolve then the Israelis not have anymore the excuse that they lives are under threat and they should stop play the sheriff in the region protecting USA interests.
Maybe I am wrong or maybe I am right?


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