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Did the Israeli military defy PM Netanyahu?

November 9th, 2012
12:34 PM ET

By Samuel Burke, CNN

A sensational story is rocking Israel this week – alleging that the Israeli military defied orders from its commander in chief, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Leading Israeli journalist Ilana Dayan is reporting that Netanyahu ordered his military to prepare for an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities nearly two years ago. Dayan's story documents that both the army chief and the head of Mossad (Israeli intelligence) refused to comply with Netanyahu’s order.

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Thursday, Dayan said the information came from officials who were in the room with Netanyahu when the conversations took place, during a meeting of Israeli ministers.

“It happened in the course of 2010 and all of a sudden, just when they are at the door, the chief of staff [of the Israel Defense Forces], then Gabi Ashkenazi, and the head of Mossad, Meir Dagan, are given an order by the Prime Minister Netanyahu to step into a pre-attack alert and be ready to strike in Iran.”

Dayan told Amanpour that she believes this is the closest Israel has ever come to striking Iran, but the dramatic rift between the military and political establishments stopped it.

“You have on the one side Prime Minister Netanyahu with a deep conviction…. And on the other hand, you have the chief of staff and the head of Mossad who very courageously set off the alarms and say, ‘Guys, this is not the right thing to do now. And if we step into this pre-attack alert, this is noisy; this can lock us into war.’”

Also speaking with Amanpour on Thursday, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, would neither confirm nor deny some parts of Dayan’s report.

While Ayalon implied there was not an order from Prime Minister Netanyahu, he did allude to disagreements between Netanyahu and the military.

“Israel is a democracy. And although we have very opinionated high brass…we're very proud that they can very freely actually give their opinions,” Ayalon said. “But at the end of the day, it's the commander in chief… to make the decisions. But the very fact that nothing happened means that the commander in chief in Israel did not give the order.”

What the world is telling Obama now

Israel’s tone on the issue of Iran’s nuclear program appears to have very quickly changed since President Obama’s reelection on Tuesday.

The Deputy Foreign Minister gave what could only be described as a ringing endorsement of the Obama administration’s handling of Iran.

Ayalon told Amanpour that despite past differences with the Obama administration over Iran, “I think today we can safely say that we are very much on the same page and will continue to follow the lead of the U.S.”

But Israel has not always said it would follow Obama’s lead. Israeli journalist Dayan says Ayalon’s comments to Amanpour are in stark contrast to what Netanyahu had told her just days before Obama’s reelection.

“[Netanyahu] very, very strongly said if the United States doesn’t do it, we’ll have to do it ourselves.”

Dayan now believes Israel has postponed a deadline on Iran until the spring of 2013.

The Iranian Ambassador to the U.N., Mohammad Khazaee, responded to the report Dayan’s program in a letter to the Security Council, saying, “The Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its strong protest and condemnation of such a provocative, unwarranted and irresponsible statement by the Israeli regime's prime minister. I wish to reiterate that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never had any intention of any attack on any other nation."

Mending fences with Obama: Israel says it follows U.S. lead on Iran


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  1. martiniano

    No military support for Israel! Let them stand on their own. Let them be a bit more humble on the world stage, I am sick of their Napoleon Complex. Not one drop of American blood for Israel!

    November 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
    • Ted

      If America goes to war with Iran, it will be to protect its oil shipping lanes, not Israel.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply
      • ApplePienallthatisNice

        We need to spend those dollars right here in the USA. Forget about new stupid wars, we don't need them.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
      • Chuk

        Nonesense. If U.S goes to war with Iran, it will be because Israel finally forced the U.S to do so. And the best part is, Israel will then sit back and watch the show; just as it did during Iraq and Afganistan. Israel knows how to urge others to start a war but won't do anything once war starts (it does know how to pick on weak opponents like the Palestinians).

        November 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
      • nick

        Thats BS. he only reason those lanes will be closed by Iran is if Israel strikes Iran first PERIOD

        November 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
      • Indian111

        Are you kidding me?

        November 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
      • Nope

        Chuk... that's just a bunch of misinformation. The US keeps Israel on the sidelines to avoid WWIII.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
      • Dave

        Who cares about the war mongering genocidal psychopathic state of Israel?

        we should allow Palestinian to have a state and arm them with the same military hardware we gave Israel and than we'll see how fast Israel stops war mongering. Israel knows it fun to shoot innocent people, but not fun when people shoot back

        November 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
      • Canuck613

        DAVE, where in th heck do you get your information/opinions from? War mongering? Explain with details. Shooting innocent people for fun? Again, back up with facts. I'll be waiting but since there are no facts, I will be all alone.....

        November 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
      • John

        alot of comments here indicate that the muslems are busy on CNN instead of with their prayer rugs! Now go back you all and pray for your 72 v's.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
      • Pete W

        Hey Canuck ... the facts are abundant and incontrovertible. Just because you're too lazy to look them up doesn't mean there are none. We ain't your librarian.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
      • IranIsCrazyButNotStupid

        They want the biggest payoff at the lowest risk, which is why they always work through proxies. They will get a nuke, they will not nuke Israel, Israel is too hard a target and too likely to nuke them back. They will smuggle the bomb, like they smuggle their other weapons. They will nuke an American Port City and America will be too weak to do anything about it.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
      • Dave

        Canuck: All you have to do is go on youtube and see the terrorist state of Israel wipe out 10 times as many civilians as the supposed terrorist org like hamas. The IDF is responsible for more than 10 times the amount of civilian deaths than Hamas, WE Americans supposedly cant say anything to Israel without getting fired or being called anti-semitic, times have changed and you can take your "race card" and shove it up your a@#@#

        November 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • Jerry

        Dave, there's no such thing as a "Palestinian". Those claiming to be such are merely the descendants of Arabs who stole the land from the Jews long ago. The Israelis have taken nothing that is not their own by rights and not nearly as much as the could (and should) have. You and anyone like you who backs these murderous pigs in their indiscriminate rocket, mortar, and suicide-bomber attacks on non-military targets or who thinks they have any righteous claim whatsoever to Israeli lands has either no perception of reality or worships Hitler. Which is it?

        November 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
      • Dave

        jerry, I'm glad to hear you talk because alot of jews speak just like you do, which is that you have to respect the jews but by the way the Palestinians supposedly dont exist.

        I now know that the Palestinians are the victims from terrorist in Israel who like you belive that the land was their from 4,000 years ago and it gives them the right to murder women and children, its disgusting!!!

        Had the American people known that you are murdering and enslaving and torturing these people just because of your religious beliefs and have brought you to the extreme of murdering people without remorse, I believe the rest of my fellow Americans would have never supported Israel, Thank you for showing the American people what Jews are really about instead of what we see in jewish hollywood movies about jews

        November 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
      • James

        If you guys are claiming Palestine stole the land from Jews....

        Didn't you all steal it from Africans? Since during the stone age they owned all that land?

        Or do people only accept claims written in their religious text?

        November 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
      • Jerry

        Dave, I'm not Jewish. I'm a Euro/Native American of above-average intelligence and am far more moral an atheist than most religious people I've met. You, on the other hand, appear to be either a Nazi, a Klansman, or an Arab in all but name and, as such, have no business trying to tell Americans how we should feel about the happenings in the Middle-East. You are either sorely deluded or an outright liar trying to play the part of Goebbels in your sad little group of maniac friends. You and those who believe your nonsense are the true "untermenschen" of the world.
        Now, why don't you run along and play with your SS dagger while we grown-ups converse, heh?

        November 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
      • Bob Bales

        No other nation has started a war for Israel.

        November 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
      • DCBill

        If a place for the Palestinians to live and thrive is the issue, what would happen if every Palestinian, who wanted to emigarte to their country, was offered today's equivalent of "40 acres and a mule," by the Saudis, Iranians, Iraqis, Egyptians, etc. etc?

        Part of the reason so many are packed into Gaza is because they haveen't been given a legitinate invitation to join other Arab/Muslim countries, which dont' really care abotu their plight but use them to goad Israel.

        November 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
      • Józek

        @Jerry, if so, should America give the land back to the real native americans?

        November 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm |
      • IG

        Dave, Id love to meet you in a NYC alley, oh the fun I would have with you...

        November 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
      • israebest

        The coverage of Ilana Dayan program had proven to be exaggerate and brought out of context. Netanyahu ordered the Army chief to prepare the IDF ready to attack in order to signal to the Iranians to halt their nuke program. The Army did so and the Iranians did some casual gesture, Israel's Mossad did some "unknown" action, Israel and the US took care of some Iranian computers and the story is rolling back and forth. The bottom line is that Israel will do the job if the US will fail to meet the challenge. Obama is quite a week president and that leads me to the only conclusion, that Israel will attack the Iranian nuke sites during 2013.

        November 10, 2012 at 1:03 am |
      • israebest

        Dave, OR should I call you DAWUD?
        We should allow Israel to have a state from the sea shore to the Jordan River and leave the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians to have their new state in Trans-Jordan, now called Jordan kingdanm.
        Israel is fighting against her enemy, that such as you say, want to annihilate Israel from the face of the earth. Israel doesn't go to wars all around the world as the US or some Arab coalitions. So while talking about warmongering states just look at some Arab states as Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Muslim Iran.
        Arab Muslims shoot kids and women all around the world. It is an Islamic value to mass murder civilians for nothing but for the sake of their Allah. So those Muslims do it to Palestinian Jews forcing the Jews to defend themselves by appropriate measures needed to tackle Islamic aggressiveness.
        Please, deer Muslim, don't blame the righteous and self protecting Israelis for doing the only and the correct actions, but yourselves! Tell your brother to love the Palestinian Jews and make a real peace with them – not Hudna, not Oslo but Completion and Affection feeling with the existing of a free Jewish state in the land of Israel next to 22 Arab Islamic state of the one Arab nation around.

        November 10, 2012 at 1:19 am |
      • israebest

        2008, Ahmadinejad said: "Those who think they can revive the stinking corpse of the usurping and fake Israeli regime by throwing a birthday party are seriously mistaken. Today the reason for the Zionist regime's existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation."

        November 10, 2012 at 1:27 am |
      • israebest

        July 2012, ahead of Qods Day, Ahmdainejad said that "any freedom lover and justice seeker in the world must do its best for the annihilation of the Zionist regime in order to pave the path for the establishment of justice and freedom in the world," and that the ultimate objective of world forces must be the annihilation of the "Zionist regime". Ahmadinejad added that “the Zionist regime is both the symbol of the hegemony of the Zionism over the world and the means in the hand of the oppressor powers for expansion of their hegemony in the region and in the world” and that "liberating Palestine" would solve all of the world's problems. Ahmadinejad also made allegations and repeated traditional anti-Semitic slurs that "Zionists" control the world's media and financial systems, and that a "horrible Zionist current" had been managing world affairs for "about 400 years."
        ( Islamic Republic News Agency. 2 August 2012. http://www.irna.ir/News/Politic/Ahmadinejad,-Qods-Day-to-liberate-Palestine,-solve-entire-world-problems/80257558. Retrieved 2 August 2012. . Al-Akhbar. 2 August 2012. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/ahmadinejad-jerusalem-key-worlds-problems. Retrieved 2 August 2012. ).

        November 10, 2012 at 1:29 am |
      • israebest

        The Arab-Israeli conflict: http://www.ahavat-israel.com/eretz/conflict.php .

        November 10, 2012 at 1:55 am |
      • David Iganov

        @Canuck, James Miller is a perfect example of Israelis shooting innocent people for fun...and then not getting punished for it.

        November 10, 2012 at 2:50 am |
      • David Iganov

        @Jerry: Palestinians stole the land from Jews, but Ashkenazi Jews from Europe, who run Israel, did not steal any land? LOL.

        November 10, 2012 at 3:02 am |
      • Jerry

        The Ashkenazi Jews were only in Europe because they'd run from the land of Israel to avoid being murdered by the Conquering Muslims; any land they took in Israel they only TOOK BACK.

        November 10, 2012 at 6:09 am |
    • Just Observing

      Spoken like someone that knows nothing about the conflict in Israel. Israel's threats to its existence (and the existence of the Jewish people) is very real. To minimize that threat by referring to their real concerns as them having a Napolean complex demonstrates you do not grasp the situation.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • martiniano

        I grasp the situation very well. Israel's right to exist is NOT AMERICAN BUSINESS. It is the business of Israel.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
      • Choices

        Israel does not have an exisential right to US support, it has to earn it. As long as the settlements keep growing, it should have no support. We have asked multiple time for an end to new settlements and the K____es can not seem to hear that the request comes from the hand that feeds them. So, when they ask for military support, we simply remind them of their hearing problem and acquire one of our own.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
      • me

        Israel's rise or decline, prosperity or destruction is NONE of our business

        November 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
      • hal2000

        Wrong there are almost as many Jews In the USA (5.2 million)as there are in Israel (5.7 million), so the thought of genocide is fallacious.

        November 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
      • z2cents

        You dont seem to know anythig about Isarel. Drawing a picture of a bomb does not mean there is a bomb. I bet you bouth the coolaid Busj sold you on WMD's in Iraq. Also, prior to WW2, there was no Isarel..wonder what happend??

        November 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
      • Mike

        If and when war break out. The US will be the main ones fighting and spending $$$$. Even thro it's to protect Israel, they won't remburse us. Thats why Israel should sit back and let the US handle it our way!

        November 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
      • Sulphurdunn

        You are correct, and that is why the majority of Israelis and American Jews know that Israel cannot survive unless it comes to equitable terms for peaceful co-existence with its neighbors. Every year that passes without the Israeli military invading someone makes Israel stronger.

        November 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
      • David

        there r many opinions out there eg Israel's rt 2 exist..ur statement is more in line w the truth...

        November 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
      • neuronally

        But you choose a side that is hardly different than Hitler's Germany. Israel has killed many Palestinians in what can only be described as ethnic cleansing, has defied EVERY UN mandate to back off, has cordoned Palestinians living in Gaza to what is the equivalent of a Nazi camp, has gerrymandered the West Bank with the equivalent of Nazi barbed wire, on and on and on. In psychology (I'm a psychologist) it's called reaction formation– acting like your oppressor, enemy whatever. I've been to Auschwitz and Birkenau and seen the horrors of the Nazi regime– I'm no Holocaust denier, and am horrified by what they did. However, there is a fairly direct link between the Israeli government's actions (NOT the Israelis themselves– they just want peace!) and the Nazi's actions. It's disgusting, and needs to be stopped.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
      • IG

        if you hate jews so much then why are you using a lap top to write this post? It was created by jews!

        November 10, 2012 at 12:00 am |
      • curious

        IG, I could be misinterpreting your tone, but likewise, if you hate arabs so much why do you use a computer? Arabs invented much of the math necessary to make modern science and technology possible. Not to mention, the person that invented laptop computers was Adam Osbourne born to a british father and polish mother in Thailand. I don't think he was Jewish. But I guess it is possible. Either way it doesn't affect me. It's the Chinese that make them.

        November 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • Jeebus

      Don't fool yourself, Iran has proven over and over again it will give weapons to terrorists and let them cause the damage while Iran reaps the rewards. Iran doesn't need to launch a nuke themselves, they can just give some to terrorists so they can set off dirty radiation bombs and then deny responsibility like always. That's not just bad for Israel, that's bad for every Western democracy that is opposed to radical Islamic law.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • martiniano

        Right, so the media tells you.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
      • Dave

        Thats jewish propoganda.....AMERICANS do not want war...the Jews who have enslaved the Palestinians and committed genocide just want to do it again..this time to Iran for not bowing down o Israel

        November 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
      • z2cents

        Jee..you seem to know a lot of facts..can you please disclose your sources..

        November 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
      • Gilbert

        THE ARABS ARE CANCER! MURDER!...

        November 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
      • John

        absolutely !! Muzlies with Nuclear technology = BAD BAD BAD for the entire world.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
      • Bill

        go back under your rock you uneducated twit

        November 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
      • Bill

        to both john and jeebus
        you two sound like the epitome of the media brainwashing.
        the zombies have arrived.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
      • Robert

        The same argument was given for the Iraq War which Israel pushed hard for. There were no WMD's in Iraq and we aren't going to be fooled again. Screw Israel!

        November 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
      • Dave

        Extremist Jews like Nutty yahu want to wipe out the whole middle east, using jewish lawmakers in the United States to carry out their genocide by saying Israel needs to defend themself all the while have done most of their wars as an "offensive" not defensive, so much for the defense argument, start saying genocide from now Israel and Israeli symnpathizers, bc thats what you do

        November 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
      • Bob Bales

        Dave: All of Israel's wars have been defensive. They have never either committed or urged genocide.

        November 9, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
    • Chimo

      There never has been one drop of American blood shed for Israel and that is just the way both countries want it. You display total ignorance by your statements, no one cares how you feel about Israel, the intelligent ones know that Israel gives our country a ton of excellent intelligence on Iran, Al Qaeada, Golbal jihad ect... Real intelligence that has resulted in terror not being perpetrated against the U.S. If you lived in a country where every other country around you wanted you dead just because your a jew, then you would understand why Israel is so concerned about Iran, whose leaders have called for Israel's destruction numerous times. Try getting educated about what is really going on in the world

      November 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Reply
      • martiniano

        The fact that we need such intelligence is the real issue. We do not! Exxon needs to know. KBR wants to know. But you and I have no interest in Israel or the existence of Israel. Unless oil is more valuable to you than America Blood.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
      • JayHobeSound

        Plenty of US navy blood was spilled when Israel fired upon and sank the USS Liberty in 1967.

        November 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
      • Robert

        Screw Israel!

        November 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
      • JMANROD

        Chimo; We wouldn't need intelligence on Iran or other Arab/Middle Eastern enemies of Israel if we didn't feel a requirement, Judeo-Christian/ Jew control of US politicians etc.. or otherwise. All the Arab / Middle Eastern countries would be our friends and probably allies if the US wasn't led by the nose by Israel. Get your mind straight.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
      • jeannetta

        you are so right chimo. god will bless those who bless israel and curse those who do not. our country is suffering do to as u can see all the ignorant hate for israel and even thier own self. pains me to hear any of this hate speech these people spew out....they will answer to a higher power one day. they will be squrming on the ground.they live in total darkness

        November 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • Ruby

      This view is too simplistic. If we abandon paranoid Israel, if they feel all alone in the world, they will most certainly move to war against those who would destroy them.
      America is a moderating influence that prevents the mid east from exploding into a nuclear wastland, bombed and burning, good for nothing. You might not like the price of oil now, but what would it be if a major part of the world supply were taken off the market?

      November 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Reply
      • martiniano

        Good. Let Israel attack Iran and let Iran wipe Israel off the map. It is not America's concern.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
      • martiniano

        And Ruby, there you go again with the "price of gas" argument. I will pay more for gasoline if it means no American's die for Exxon. Never again.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
      • hal2000

        Good point Ruby, as proof Seymor Hersh wrote about the Israeli plan known as the "Samson Option". Read about it, quite chilling to say the least.

        November 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
      • Cuervo Jones

        the amount of oil is accesible right in this hemisphere. Zionazis and Jihadists alike gtfo

        November 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
    • Jayagor

      Its very simple- US will not let Iran acquire a nuclear bomb come what may- a nuclear Iran automatically becomes a regional power which would challenge the current balance of power and the US control of Oil..When does US decides to abandon "sanctions" and go for a military solution- anybody's guess but a military solution will not happen at Israel's choosing.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
    • jim

      Boy, the morons are coming out today aren't they?

      Napoleon complex?

      Israel has been attacked officially 4 times by a group of its neighbors.

      There has been constant terror attacks on Israeli civillians since 1947 (including thousands of rocets per year fired into Israel that Israel doesn't respond to).

      That isn't a Napoleon complex you ignorant tool, they MUST be strong becase their neighbors exploit any weakness or perceived weakness.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Reply
      • Jamal

        Israel has occupied Arab land and still expanding illegal settlement. Not a single Arab nation has occupied a single inch of Israeli land. Who is the culprit here and continuously breaking international law?

        November 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
      • Adolla

        Reply to William Demuth,

        You are so brain washed dude. Go look at the facts, and once you do that you will find that your story is totally wrong.

        November 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
      • jeannetta

        jim this is what our country is having to go threw now, listening to people who are so dumb . they will beieve anything the puppetmaster and his croonies up in washington tell them. GOD HALP AMERICA AND ISRAEL.

        November 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Dan

      The issue is not just about Israel. The bigger issue is a triggering of a nuclear arms race. Saudi Arabia has already told President Obama that if Iran gets the bomb, they will get the bomb also. Coupled with Irans statements that Israel should be wiped off the map, a massive arms race is what they are headed toward. This whole situation could deteriorate into the next world war. Despite the interests the U.S. has to protect its oil routes, a nuclear arms race in the middle east is the last thing anyone on this planet needs.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Reply
      • Jamal

        why dont you demand fr nuclear free middle east? all worry will be off. Be true to yourself.

        November 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • John

      Are you an utter moron. We're lucky to have an ally willing to do the "dirty work" for the free world. Too bad Pakistan, our supposed ally – didn't do the same w/ Afghanistan. In fact, they AID the Taliban. Israel is on the side of the free world here. Bombing Iran back into the stone age may prevent a nuclear war. Muslims with Nukes == BAD BAD BAD. Get it.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
      • katlin

        U R A utter moron..... israel can not b trusted. remember USS LIBERTY...... israel is no friend of USA

        November 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
      • Cuervo Jones

        Pakistan has plenty, or do you think they're all Presbyterians?

        November 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
      • god

        So what are christians with nukes? GOOD GOOD GOOD? UH... the only nation ever to attack another nation(s) with a nuke has been a christian nation. So are you saying that its good for the christains to have it? You poor "God" fearing people are truly insane!

        November 10, 2012 at 1:21 am |
      • Robert

        Israel is no ally. An ally, let alone one that we pay millions to, does not interfere in US elections by trying to embarrass our President and making clear he supports Romney. Israel's and Netanyahu's arrogance knows no bounds and payback is going to be fun to watch. No US lead on a war with Iran. Israel goes it alone. We make it clear to Iran that we do not approve nor are we assisting an an attack so all of Iran's retaliation is directed towards Israel. It's clear that Netanyahu has the same messianic and expansionist goal of "Eretz Yisrael" (Greater Israel), which is the forcible takeover of most of the Mideast, including parts of Iran and the expulsion or death to all non-Jews on these lands. This is the belief of the settlers and the Ultra- Orthodox. Other payback for Netanyahu is no more vetoes on US resolutions against Israel and a push for sanctions on Israel, making US aid to Israel contingent on an end to settlement building, and in January interfering in Israel's election in support of Netanyahu's opposition. I want Iran to get a nuke to stop Israel's expansionist goals.

        November 10, 2012 at 6:48 am |
    • katlin

      agree 1 million percent .............

      November 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • SnafuBob

      Chuk, you may want to read up on what happened during the 6 day war in 67; also I suggest studying the Yom Kippur war. I'm not pro Israeli or anti-Israeli, however the Arab coalitions of both wars was sent packing with their tails between the cracks of their a s ses. I think Israel has proven that if provoked or in both of those cases attacked outright they will defend themselves, let alone win. The armor clashes of the war alone shows how heavily dependent the Arabs were on Soviet military doctrine, and why not; after all they had spent a great deal of wealth on Soviet hardware and technical training. Not very wise to funnel all of your armor columns into a choke point to be picked off by the Israeli Air force as well as the displacement tactics of the IDF armor forces. The Arabs had a overwhelming force on paper, yet lacked the technical training and wisdom to use their forces effectively. I could go on and on, but I'll leave it up to you to learn more. It wasn't the hardware that was purchased from the Soviets that did them in so much as it was themselves with a fundamental lack of knowing how to use tactics...

      November 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        in both of those wars the U.S helped them as always by backing them with the most modern technological warefare which far beats having more in your country, Israel can't fight a ground war, everything is from the airforce paid for by the U.S taxpayer...Rememer when Israel tried to go toe to toe with Hezbollah? Israelis got their yamakas handed to them

        November 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • Gilbert

      Probably arab terrorist infiltrators are writting here asking the public not to support Israel. I am trully sorry for this people, that still playing games with the arab boss... Arabs were not unfriendly with the jews before Israel, they were even closer than christians to the jews. Since the State of Israel creation, the arab world did not want to recognize a new neighbor that will not think and act like them, believen in mahoma and all of that whch is as good as judaism, christianism, and other religions. Mahomma and all other profets respected the jews, Jesus was a jew, so now what is going on here? suddenly so many antisemitic thinking? Why so many people want to let Israel stand alone agains a country that was kidnapped by terrorists like IRAN? Iranians are and were for a long time ( Since Humbaba and so on ) close to the jews, but they always wanted the destruction of Jerusalem and the jewish state. They have that in their blood, but nowadays in cosmopolitan times, we as human beings cant allow this to happen again. THe first and strongest democracy has to take a stand and fight for its beliefs. IF America will let something like that happen with Israel, NY will be next and so on.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • leon

      And when in history did America fought for Israel? Name one war where US troops with boots on ground came to aid Israel?

      November 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        You ungrateful looser, Israel would not be standing today without the help of the United States. The U.S has given modern weapons, fighters jets, navy subs, among many other things for Israel to atleast fight themself, and this is what you say to us? You ungrateful turd

        November 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
    • DJones

      You make the same mistake as so many people in thinking that if we go to war against Iran that we are doing it for Israel's sake. Maybe you didn't notice but it wasn't Israel that was hit by terrorism on 9/11. Even Obama states that the likely target of Iranian nukes would be America, not Israel. So your comment is senseless.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • Chumash

      HOW much American blood has been spilled IN ISRAEL? FIGHTING FOR ISRAEL????
      As a Desert Storm Vet who fought and watched others die and become handicapped in ARAB lands. I can tell you AMERICANS are dieing in Arab lands PROTECTING very WEALTHY and dictator countries.
      BTW the answer is NOT one NEVER has an American soldier needed to fight for Israel and none have ever died or been injured. Let's remember who our friends are (ISRAEL) and not just paper allies like the ARAB nations who can't protect themselves. Don't compare Israel to the Arab Nations, unless you have a different agenda for bashing the Jewish State?

      November 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
      • Robert

        Israel , AIPAC, and its Zionist neo-con traitors pushed hard for the Iraq War and fabricated the lies to justify it.Soldiers from many countries died supporting us, yet not a drop of blood was shed by an Israeli. Now Israel is wants another pre-emptive war against a sovereign nation regarding alleged WMD's. Been there, done that and it sure worked out well. The Zionist neo-con traitors in the US are busy fabricating more lies. Iran has never threatened Israel directly they have said that they would like to see Israel "wiped off the map" but never said they would do it.

        November 10, 2012 at 7:29 am |
    • vero

      Agreed 100%

      November 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
    • Cheese Wonton

      Israel is busy developing oil and gas deposits off it's coast in the Levant Basin. When they have revenue coming in fro sales of oil and gas, they are predicted to make them a net energy exporter, do not be surprised to see Israel cooperating publicly with China on arms development and manufacture. Israel is the second largest foreign supplier of arms to the Chinese armed forces. They have in the past co-developed weapons and sensors but have done so very quietly so as not to stir public opposition in the US. The Israelis take technology transferred to them from the US, repackage it and sell this to China as a way to more or less bribe the Chinese not to sell their arms to Israels enemies in the Middle East. So far this has been moderately successful. Chinas best has not been sold to any of Israels enemies.
      Once oil revenues flow in, however, expect Israel to thumb their noses at the US and begin to work openly with the Chinese, co developing and co producing weapons for both nation's militaries. Then the US will have no leverage over Israel.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
    • slippery

      ben needs to just vanish into jewish dirt.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Jerry

      Dave, you wanna know why so-called "Palestinians" suffer such a high rate of casualties during Israeli military operations? It's because the murderous pigs are too cowardly to fight in the open and hide everything they do among the civilian population. The "Palestinian" terrorists are really the ones who kill their own civilians, they just use the Israelis as the gun.

      November 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        Ive never heard anything soo stupid, go wear your yamaka and act as if you're the victim while you genocide the palestinians, than come crying to the U.S that you need us for more weapons, than go back commit genocide again against the palestinians, and finally when they have nothing to live for and start killing you, than start crying that you're the victim you leech

        November 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
      • Jerry

        The word is "yarmulke", idiot.

        November 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
    • anna lee

      ⭕⭕🎯❌ After desperately trying and failing to elect a puppet... "Romney", Israeli is in clean up mode . Israeli Officials are already apologizing for nuttyahoo's interference in an American election by disrespecting Obama and Publicly Supporting Romney. American Jews had to tell this guy to Go away and stop disrupting the election with his stupid Bomb and red line cartoon.

      November 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
    • Andrew

      Napoleon complex? You have it all bassakwards,bud. And totally wrong , Its the insane generals in country's all around Israel ,and NOT Israel , whom have been and continue to be a problem in the middle east and the globe.

      November 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • PEWPEWLAYZOR

      lol these israelis have overstepped ever since their creation and will no longer exist withing 20-30 years theyve dug themselves in a whole they cant climb out of only a matter of time before they reap what they sow

      November 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
    • Anthony Kovic

      America felt the same way about Nazi Germany in 1940.
      "Let the Europeans fight their own wars. Not one drop of American blood for Europe."
      Then Pearl Harbor was attacked ...and the rest is history.
      America is neither neutral nor immune to the world's problems.

      November 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
    • pockets

      It is time for the US to stop sending welfare payments to Israel. Long long overdue to stop them. No wonder the US is "Broke", and time for Israel to get along with their neighbours. Stop the killing, end of story, get on with your lives and learn to live in peace.

      November 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
      • amnesiaclinic

        Exactly.

        Well done.

        Peace, peace, and loving kindness and all the corporate, fascist, military industrialists hung out to dry.

        Homes for America, not bombs for Israel. End of story.

        Lovex

        November 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • Mike

      Israel stands alone like a firewall on the front line between the dangers of the Arab world and the west. She shields and protects you and everyone else on this forum lucky enough to enjoy their freedoms even if they take pleasure in complaining about returning the favor by giving back even the little they themselves don't even have to offer.

      November 9, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply
    • Rob

      This is the stupiest thing Ive ever heard ... God said, "Curse Israel, and I'll curse you ... the US has, and we got GHW Bush, GW Bush (twice) Clinton (twice), and now, Obama (twice) ... Katrina, Sandy, the US Economy, the Supreme Court on OObamacare ... need I go on? Stop the cursing already, or Israel will be the least of the world's problems!!!

      November 10, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
    • mikael

      I dont bother to start a round of drivel with the hasbaratsnjiks, I have slapped them around for almosut a decade, and they are simply putt, boring.
      The constant harasment of comentary feilds with, strawman agruguemnts, drivel about anti semmitism, by the way the ONLY semitts in this cause, is infact the Shepardhic "jews" and the Palestinian people, this is a fact, anyone can faind this, them selfs and I recomend You do so.
      The Palestinian teritory is the single one in the Balfour declaration, and is even mentioned in the W, Ch. White Papers in the UNm, this is also a must to read, aslo for the Hasbaratsnjiks.
      There anyone can see, and still this is facts, that Israel selfdeclaration is iligale and fals, and therby completly iligimate.
      The area is Palestina and have been since time immemorial.
      A fact, and chekk this for your self, I recomand this, look ate old World maps.
      Anything before 1947.
      And then tell me, am I lying.
      I know Iam not, so whom is.

      And I am sincerly Glad that this is leaking out, it makes me happy to realiise that there are Sane people in the Israeli goverment after all, I am glad the Israeli people escaped a war of uncertain implications and scope.
      Israel loost in Lebanon in 2006, and they resorted to bomb civilian sites, randomly, and with clusterbombs, remeber anyone. They even started the war, with sending trops inside a foreign land teritory, aka Lebanon, and killed(kidnapet Lebanes citisens, completly iligale and in eons considdered as an act of war.

      I am relifed.

      I can only hope that Israel also realize that this constant war games will drain their economy, like the USA. In the end, Israel runs out of money, its not even about IF, only when, and I know they Know this.
      This may be a turning point, a peace with Palestinians and Israel, is the ONLY way where everybody can prosper and grow, not only a few Oligarcs, from Russia and whom know where else.'Who makes money on this insane enteprice, huh.
      Cue Bono, as ancient Romans would recoment to start with if to investigate the reasent events, its always some that profits, despite the costs to the sosciety at large.
      As Israel, a criminal entety, runn by Mafia and the Mossad as their steroid filled, drunken Bigg brother.

      All in all, my hopes for the future is britghtening.

      A god day.
      peace

      November 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Reply
    • SanMan

      You got that Israel is not worth a dollar or dime. and the Zionists are constantly constantly worming away behind the scenes trying to get a war with Iran going.
      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1-_mpskz0A&w=640&h=390]
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZbzs5BwBLA

      November 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  2. Ted

    The only thing the America people should be asking Obama now – fulfill your election promises starting with the budget.
    Immigration should be the last on your list.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply
    • El Presidente

      Actually immigration is tied for number 2 on the list. Budget is # 1 then foreign policy and immigration are #2. Multi tasking.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  3. tony

    America can't afford to have the Israeli loose cannons as allies. They have the same gut religious motivations and convictions as the Taliban on the other side.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply
    • Ted

      The religious Jews have convictions, but they did not burn millions of people at stake, or cut off their limbs. In fact, besides building houses on the disputed lands, the religious Jews did not harm anyone.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Reply
      • ApplePienallthatisNice

        Tell that to the Palestinians who on a daily basis suffer "tag" attacks by Jewish settlers. Tell that to the Christians in Israel and the West Bank who have Jewish settlers write insulting graffiti on their religious places.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
      • Socrates

        Building illegal houses in disputed land? No, Ted. You don't build houses in Palestinian territory, that is called invasion or in legal terms, stealing land that belong to your neighbor. In my book if you steal you go to jail.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
      • SlayFalseGod

        God has given them the Promised Land funded with American Tax Dollars forever.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
      • right

        buiilding houses? thats all theyve been doing eh? forget the decades of razing people's farms and homes, relocating people, preventing palestinians from buying the land they want while selling only to jews, imprisoning kids for throwing rocks, using kids as human shields, restricting movement, restricting economic progress, poisoning drinking water, daily humiliation.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
      • Dave

        Ted, its actual the complete opposite of what you said, let me guess you're going to remind me of the holocaust from mid last century and than tell me you're the victim and than say im anti-semitic if i dont give you my wallet, than you'll cry a little more, blah blah blah, just get out o my country and go to israel , yessss we will pay your 65k a year salary for being jewish like we currently do

        November 9, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
    • Just Observing

      Ah Tony, how little you know. Israel is a very secular country with religious extremists comprising a tiny fraction of the population. Your attempt to compare a society with free speech, where gay people can walk hand-in-hand down the street with no problems, where young people can go to dance clubs late at night, where you can protest the government, where women have equal rights, etc. to the Taliban is laughable and ignorant.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
      • AngryJew

        Some gays have been murdered by Mobs of Jews in Tel Aviv proper.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
      • Socrates

        Seems to me that according of what your saying Israel is paradise. Well, I don't think so. Maybe if you are a wealthy Israeli, yes, it is a paradise, However, the majority of Israelis, I mean the 99% will disagree with you. A few months ago hundred of thousand Israelis were on the street protesting against the extreme right Israeli government because they didn't have enough money to pay their rent or their mortgage. The problem is that the media do not cover this news that are not very popular with Israeli government. I don't agree with the people who put all the Jews or Israelis in one bag, not at all. There is a 1% and a 99% like in every country. Just Observing.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • AngryJew

      Israel can not be trusted. We must remember the USS Liberty.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
      • Chimo

        You are no jew. The liberty incident is what neonazi's and arab jew haters always refer to when they want to talk crap about Israel and try to convince the average American that Israel is bad for our country. Anyone with half a brain knows how valuable Israel is to the United States. The Liberty incident was a terrible thing, but it was dealt with at the time, and both nations have moved on. Those who advocate our breaking relations with Israel have no clue what they are talking about

        November 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
      • Dave

        chimo: there is no such thing as an accident. the Jewish state of Israel was trying to sink the ship and say it was the egyptians but failed after the navymen spotted the star of david on the plane, even than the sailors put out an American flag and even than Israeli planes did not stop shooting at them. It was an intentional hit on our Navy and it will never be forgotten.Just because our crooked politicians said sureeee it was a mistake, doesnt mean it was. You can probably convince Israelis that it was a mistake but you will never convince Americans it was a mistake

        November 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
      • leon

        And let’s forget hostages taken from our Embassy in Iran or Marine barrack attack in Lebanon or the insurgents fighting our solders in Afghanistan being trained by Iran al quads forces...thanks Nazi

        November 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • Chimo

      you are so full of sh!T you smell bad. They are not like the stinking Taliban who actually go around blowing women and children up with suicide vests. Not one jew in history has ever done that, so all you've done is prove that your an ignorant dolt.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Reply
      • ben

        lol samson

        November 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
      • AngryJew

        Stop embarrassing yourself. Go and read about the Lavon affair and about Prime Minister Ben Gurion. Jews have committed terrorism They are no different from other Humans.

        November 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • jim

      Only a Jew-hater or a complete ignoramous can make the comment Tony.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        LOL Jew hater? i find that Jews are the most racist in the world not the other way around...also since when has being racist against jews the worst thing in the world? what about other races and ethnicities out there?

        The problem with Jews is that they think they're the victim, i kno this sounds anti-semitic to you but EVERYONE IS EQUAL

        November 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  4. anna lee

    ⭕⭕🎯❌This election has exposed who the real evil people are. Who hates Obama's win ? 1. Muslim Terrorist. 100% hate Obama......... 2. Racist skin heads klan members etc. 100 % hate Obama ...... 3. Israelis 85% hate Obama

    November 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Reply
    • AngryJew

      ha ha ha I guess you are equating the 85% of Israelis to the Klan? Interesting.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
      • bill

        the klan? and jews?? i need to re-read my membership paperwork.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • jim

      You must be the wife of the commenter "tony." You both demonstrate the same abject lack of knowledge and wisdom while displaying a level of Jew hating that makes the NAZI's look like pikers.

      No wonder why Obama got re-elected.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      Fifty percent of this country ...the Divided States of America hate Obama...There is no majority...50/50...not since the Civil War have we been so divided...Another Civil War...probably happen within the next few years...

      November 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Reply
      • DM

        Oh really? And George Bush was Mr. popular when he left office? Has everyone already forgotten the "Bush Derangement Syndrom" charges just four years ago? Civil war? Mental m a s t u r b a t i o n by hateful neonazis and skin heads. And seriously, Bush was a bigger supporter of Israel than Obama is! It's knida pathetic. You apparently hate so many different people that you can't keep them all straight.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  5. ApplePienallthatisNice

    Yes, it is true. The IDF leadership and the spy leader of Israel both defied crazy netanyahoo and did not prepare for war with Iran.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      Well you obviously have never been in Israel...everyone has a weapon, and ready for the attack we know is coming...and most of us want to attack instead of being attacked...Americans no longer will fight for what they want because all they want is an iPhone...America will go away as Rome did...watch..America has become a pathetic country with loss of respect throughout the world. if Hitler was here now you would all talk German and wear a Nazi insignia because Americans are wimps

      November 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        Israel is the terrorist, they keep threatening Iran over and over again, imsurprised Iran is just taking it without speaking out...Imagine if a country like Israel kept threatening the United States that it wants to attack us...what would we do?

        The funny thing is after all the war mongering Israel does, they still say that they're the victim, hahahahahahh

        November 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
      • Judith

        If America were to go away, who would support you? Do not bite the hand that feeds you; though the time has come and gone for you to stand on your very own feet and become completely self-feeding&supporting.

        January 18, 2013 at 1:02 am |
  6. anna lee

    ⭕⭕🎯❌ Israel is in SUCKUP mode. Whatever

    November 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  7. Socrates

    What's wrong with Netanjahu? You are the commander in chief in Israel, however, if your intelligence services, Mossad and your generals disobey your orders is because there is something very wrong with you. Obama can't work with you either and, I am sorry to tell you this, but his country gives you 5 billion every year so he is very much your boss. Maybe it is time for you to get into another line of work.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Reply
    • Chuk

      Couldn't have said that any better!

      November 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Reply
    • ANN

      BEAUTIFULL

      November 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
    • Gilli45

      Well said!!

      November 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  8. Dan, Tx

    Most of the Israeli's I know are atheists. They are Israeli, so that makes them more Jewish than any Jews anywhere else in the world. Israel to me is a big mix of believers of the different religions and non-believers, but of course the biggest group are the Jews. Some of them believe in God fervently, others not at all, but they are all Jews and they are willing to die and to kill in order to protect their homeland.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      You are someowhat right...we will give our lives for our country...Americans have lost their way and would rather live in threat than defend themselves...America is willing to give up whatever they have to in order to text on their iPhone...America will come to an end soon as Rome did.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Reply
      • hal2000

        How old are you Keith? People have been saying we were going to collapse since the Cold War started, the Soviets were always saying that the USA would fall, and here we stand.

        November 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
      • jim

        And we continue down the road to destruction both economically and morally...

        November 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • z2cents

      A homeland they created by killing and displacing native palis after Hitler kicked them out of europe..mmm

      November 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
      • Jerry

        No, a homeland they RECOVERED from the descendants of the Arabs who stole it from them in the first place.

        November 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  9. Keith

    This is Left-wing lies...My brother was in Israel seeing our grandmother last month...Israelis are not at all happy with Obama and America...they know they are on there own and it is the military leaders that are pressing for action because they know soon there will be no choice...Amenpour is a Left -wing nut who no longer reports truths...Israel is tiered of living under pressure of annihilation. they want to finish it and live in peace.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Reply
    • Chuk

      How do you "live in peace" when your leader is practicing war mongering on one hand, and on the other hand you're suppressing a weak opponent like the Palestinians? You can't have it both ways.
      If Israel wants to fight with a formidable opponent, then go for it. Iran will fight back.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • ChiTownArt

      They don't need permission. They don't need our help. Go ahead and be silly when all your right wing rhetoric blows up in your face.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • martiniano

      So what Keith? Actually it makes me happy that Israel is feeling all alone. They ARE all alone. They have walled themselves in. When the walls come down and Palestinians can work and not a single dollar of American taxes goes to support Israel I will reconsider my position. But if Israel ceased to exist tomorrow I would not be upset.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Reply
      • Keith

        Carter's American administration did it...they gave palisitnians GAZA and the W. Bank...enemies on both sides,,,Anti-semite Carter knowingly did this...Besides..its America that will be hit with a NUKE because the Muslims blame America for this mess more than Isreal...You're forgetting...The TEMPLE MOUNT is in Israel and will never be Nuked or hurt by the Muslims...it is the most holyiest of places...they'll hit America before Israel...You obviously have no idea about Arabs...I've lived in the area long enough and was in Beirut in the 80's in the U.S.Army just wait it's coming...America is so deeply devided that a civil war will probably break out here firstt though...I armed to the hilt and ready..

        November 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
      • hollywood

        Martiano – if Israel didn't exist tomorrow, you'd be very upset. You see, that would mean that Saudi Arabia would not exist either since Iran would go after them as well. Your gas prices would be over $10/gallon. Of course, since Israel has the 2nd most companies listed on the Nasdaq, if it were to go away, your economy would be hurt quite a bit by that too. Also, since defense companies get money from Israel and US tax dollars to supply weapons to Israel (yes, Israel does have a military budget of their own too, and not just the US help), these companies would lose revenue and have to layoff quite a bit.

        You'd also have to deal with a large influx of immigration from the Middle East and a lot of Jews from Israel too...that would flood your country with more people looking for work/refuge during an economic crisis.

        Perhaps you should reconsider your comments?

        November 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
    • Crow

      Interesting. I think that any semblance of "land owner rights" went out the window when the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE and Rome absorbed the entire area into the Empire. The claim Israel has over this area is entirely arbitrary and was part of the "deal" at the end of WWII. If any people has a beef about :"stolen" land it is the Northern Irish and the American Indian. So long as Israel remains quiet about insisting that Native American lands be returned, it remains the epitome of hypocrisy.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Reply
  10. ChiTownArt

    The FrettinYahoo is a manipulator. Your own military won't obey your order so you appeal to the West.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  11. Bill

    I am a strong supporter of Israel. But it is obvious that Netanyahu wants to provoke a war with Iran knowing that if things go badly, that the United States and other Western countries will be forced to step in and prevent the annihilation of Israel. The result will be a decade long war costing thousands of American lives but will also devastate Israel. It is time for the moderate voices in Israel to step up to the bar, elect new leadership and get rid of Netanyauh before his ego and the right wingers turn them into an impoverished island in the middle of the Arab world.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
    • AngryJew

      Screw Israel and screw you too for supporting those terrorists.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  12. Dave

    The Terrorist State of Israel can attack Iran if they like, Buttttt when Iran retaliates and it will and send nutty yahu his terrorist regime to kingdom come......dont come crying about being a victim to the U.S!!

    November 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      Idiot...don't you know it was so easy to hit Israel with a 9/11 type attack than America...they hate you (Americans) more than isrealis you fool....They want to annighialate america becasue it built Israel...Your a fool and will die a fool when the wars break out...we are divided 50/50 in this country..never since the Civil War have we been so divided...I'll see you on the battlefield one day..God help you.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        Thats total propoganda keith, matter of fact after all the pain we inflicted in the middle east and constantly taking Israel side, the PEOPLE of the middle east LOVE the U.S and dont USE the U.S like Israel does, matter of fact most of our exports go to the middle east, saudia arabia has taken 1 trillion of our debt and china too, what has Israel doen for the U.S? spy on us ? murder our navymen? transport illegal organs?

        November 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
      • ANN

        i have a better idea for you keith. Go back to israel so they can bend you over. you JEW lover

        November 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
      • ANN

        KEITH why don't you use your real name JEW lover......

        November 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
      • Mark

        This is why I wish we (the British) still owned the Levant along with the French. But no, we gave it away so you could have your own place to live. If we had never given this land away these problems in the middle east would not be as bad as they are now.

        November 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
    • ben

      google 'the samson option' – no one is gonna mess with israel so easily lol

      November 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Reply
  13. AngryJew

    It is time to stop supporting israel. We need those dollars right here in the US.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      Yea...your unemployed looking for a handout...need money....LOL...go to OBAMA he'll give you money... We need to cleanse the world of people like you...go get a job and get off the internet

      November 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Reply
      • hal2000

        Keith, Hasbara much?

        November 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • leon

      Post your real name "Angry anti-semi looser" it will fit you best!!

      November 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  14. Choices

    Here is a clear message for the AICPA and your average Israeli voter. Netanyahu crossed a line, a big line. You have a choice to make. Let's see if you understand.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • objectivity ..

      Bibi must go , not only because of his over hype from Iran.. He failed to deal with Hamas, he failed to deal with the immigration problem , he failed with his foriegn meddling scheme ( endorsing Mitt Romney for president ) , he failed economically... as our wealth gap is increasing and our economy is going down the drain , he failed morally, and he failed in trying to make peace .. As he lied to us so many times But I never voted or will vote for him.. But just like in America , there is a very large public who reads and digests Israel Hayom and its proxies ( Sheldon Adelson's newspaper, equivalent of Fox news) and would vote for him again..

      November 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
  15. martiniano

    Who here would send their son to die so that the price of gas will go down? No one? Well how about your neighbor's son, or a daughter from the next town? How far away does a young person need to live from you before you are willing to sacrifice their life for your Sunday drive?

    November 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  16. lewtwo

    " I wish to reiterate that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never had any intention of any attack on any other nation."

    They prefer to work through their proxies such as hamas and syria ... having a spot of bother with syria but with assad's help they will shortly have that cleaned up.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      With all hate focused on America...If you ask...they'll tell you America is the real enemy...they built Israel and America is the cause of their troubles...Israel is more safe than America...Palastenians to close and intertwined in Israel so they won't NUKE it...They'll hit AMERICA...F YOU..it's coming..

      November 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply
      • katlin

        go live in israel U freaking JEW lover

        November 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
      • katlin

        ISRAEL IS A CANCER....... and keith is a jew lover.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • Keith

      did you know that Iran means Aryan in German...Hitler named Iran...It was Persia but since the friendly relationship between the Nazi party and the radical Mullahs..They renamed Persia...Iran....

      November 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
      • Bmore Cautious

        Katlin – you sound charming.

        November 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  17. SUNNY

    I'm Hindu,of Indian heritage and am Neutral with this Iran-Israeli issue. Hats off IDF and Mossad Chief for defying right wing neo-cons for not starting an all out regional war. Last thing we need is the entire region to be turned into a parking lot. Hope the conflict or dispute can be neutralized thru diplomancy or more subtle means without the entire region or world being affected. Shalom to all my wise friends in Israel.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply
    • Crow

      Diplomacy has not worked in the Mideast for the last 3000 years. What makes you think that it will work now? The peoples of this region are warring tribes and their culture cannot be changed by a few nice words over a bottle of brandy. The best advice would be complete isolation from the rest of the civilized world and let them continue to beat each other up just as they have done since the days of the Pharaohs.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  18. SFlannery

    This is for CHUK: boy, you sound like a real piece of work.. ignorant, anti-semitic. Since when did Israel orchestrate wars and then "sit back and watch"? Idiot!! Who attacks who? While Israel continues to offer aid, employment opportunities and health care, especially in cases of emergencies, to the Palestinians, THEY continue to lob mortars & bombs into Israeli towns, with no regard for human life. It's morons like you that keep bolstering the totally-false image of what's transpiring in the Middle East, and therefore, keeping the so-called "Palestinians" from ever coming to a deciion on how their lives should play out.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Reply
    • sam

      Congratulations !! you just won the award for the most ignorant comment on cnn billboard.

      No wonder with people like you, this world is going down the toilet.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
    • katlin

      sflannery you are the most stupid person in this world. google 1946 palestine map their was no israel you jack ass.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
      • objectivity ..

        but to be fair in 1946 there was no Palestine.. There was a British Mandate... And demographically in 1946 Jews numbered at 1/3 of the population in the entire mandate of Palestine... So no , there was never an independent nation of Palestine ( not that it is a reason for them not to get one) , but to be fair .. The land was divided upon demographic reality , and not the theft of lands ( most of the land was public land not belonging to anyone , and most Jewish population lived on legally bought lands) ..As an Israeli I admit to some wrongdoing on our behalf.. But to call us invaders is untrue , as my grandparents were born here in Palestine (though their birth certificate states that they are subject of king George) , and my family bought numerous lands here legally.

        November 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
    • katlin

      go live in israel you JEW lover.....

      November 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Adolla

      Reply to SFlannery,
      did somebody pay you to write this? You are so dumb, and you have no knowledge WHATSOEVER.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  19. Crow

    Regardless of the rights or wrongs of such an order. the people who defied the Commander in Chief, both military and Mossad chief should be sent to stand in the soup line. Their actions amount to nothing less than treason.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  20. Mohammad

    I'm a Kurdish guy, live in Kurdistan, southern of Turkey,I guess the war with Iran is inevitable, and both Israel and US will get involved in this war, and I think this will not be just a simple war as many think, but the worst scenario waits, I'm afraid this leads to the third world war!

    November 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  21. SFlannery

    Hey, DAVE.. the Jews didn't enslave the Palestinians,.. they opted to leave Israel, en masse, when they decided they didn't want to share the land with Jews. Tough crap! Those lands were Jewish lands, long before the "Palestinian people" were even created. THERE NEVER WAS ANY SUCH COUNTRY, STUPID!! These people are mostly Jordanians..
    surprising that Jordan does not want to take them in?? And how about Saudi Arabia, with its giant land mass? They don't want them either!! What's up with that?????

    November 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Reply
    • i12bphil

      As much as your vehemence is over the top, you are correct.

      November 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  22. sam

    I urge everybody to watch " tears from gaza". warning graphic content but thats the reality of everyday palestinian life.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Reply
  23. TXJew

    Wow, interesting story. Bibi is, without question, the W. of Israel. Grandiose, destructively self-confident, and seized by a almost religious certainty about his moral superiority. The fact that the Israel security establishment pushed back is fascinating. Not surprising, because the Israeli military has a bigger culture of dissent then we allow in the US military. I like the subordination of military to civilian government, but imagine if the Joint Chiefs had had the beitzim (That's Hebrew for cah++nes) to tell their commander-in-chief and the Sec. of Defense that invading Iraq was a stupid and counter-productive enterprise? Maybe, just maybe, we'd be less of a mess than we are now.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  24. Ikputu

    We have two different opinion here, one supporting Islamic agenda, another supporting the zionist. The truth here is Iran has been sending weapons to Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Supporting Syria to eliminate the Jews. The Jews are worried has tried to defend themselves from Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon. So there is war already going on. Critics want you to believe that Israeli are killing the Palestine and occupying their land, Waging war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. Another side see this that Israeli was cautious with handling issues of Hamas and Hezbollah who are anti Israeli living inside Lebanon which is sponsored by Iran. They believe that this is Islamic agenda because non care to talk of bombs sent into Israeli from Gaza of Lebannon.
    Israeli has made all these clear to the world body and Islamic nations do not want to recorganize the international body once what they say is not in line with their demand.
    Israeli was rumored to have nukes long ago and have advanced Military for security reason should Iran one day acquire such.
    Israeli calling on USA is to let us know that despite their nuclear power that they still don't have to use it till they are left alone. The whole world knows that Islam has interest to go on war with those who are not Islamist considering what is going on in parts of the world.
    The truth is that USA along with other nations must be united over Israeli issues. Israeli is a democratic state. The only solution to this is to bring Israeli and Palestine as one nation. Iran and other Islamic nations interested on sending terrorist to Israeli will now suspend actions. Till today, Islamic nation is sending Islamic fighter to dis-sttabilise countries and they are united in their agenda despite how the present themselves as divided enemies.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  25. Premal D.Shah

    If what is said about Netanyahu is true, that he tried to prepare for war with Iran, he should be told to step down. War is war and Netanyahu thinks that he is commander-in-chief of the US Army also.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  26. Keith

    Israel is the only place in the world that has the holiest places for Jews, Muslims and Christians to pray to their deity in peace... Israel ensures all get to occupy these places in peace...destroy that? If Iran had Israel it would be only for Muslims...So if you are Christian, Muslim or Jewish we should thank Israel for ensuring everyone enjoys Israel and their place of worship is protected.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Reply
    • ruth

      israel is a real cancer here...... we will not support dead beat JEWS again. DEATH TO ISRAEL.

      November 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
    • Judith Cohen

      No non-Israeli has to pray in those places. A prayer is a private conversation between God those he created, and those ones who continue to believe in and worship him. It is great to note that Bibi and his fellow Israelis are so very passionate about maintaining a relationship with God; as long as they bear in mind that the God they and we serve declared himself to be a just God, a God who would not stoop to some of the levels embraced by Bibi and against some members of the population of Israel and Palestine; they these two groups of people, are supposedly first cousins after all and that such evident hatred between them would so undermine the teachings of Christ and the dignity of his creation. Oh and by the way, Bibi and Israel should cease taking financial hand outs from the USA. Especially when many American families go without in these austerity times and due to the level of American indebtedness. I am with Ron Paul on this one. Peace!

      January 18, 2013 at 1:47 am | Reply
  27. SSG Barnes

    Maybe one day israel will support and defend itself, like the hundreds of other countries across the globe.
    Israel, pathetic, cowardly, miserable failure.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  28. Dan

    The issue is not just about Israel. The bigger issue is a triggering of a nuclear arms race. Saudi Arabia has already told President Obama that if Iran gets the bomb, they will get the bomb also. Coupled with Irans statements that Israel should be wiped off the map, a massive arms race is what they are headed toward. This whole situation could deteriorate into the next world war. Despite the interests the U.S. has to protect its oil routes, a nuclear arms race in the middle east is the last thing anyone on this planet needs.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Reply
    • M. Khan

      Isn't this same Saud family that usurped power from the true holders of the key of Kaaba. Isn't these same Saudis who support anyone who propagates their version of Islam called
      Wahabism... the official religion of both Saudis and Taliban.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
      • ruth

        you have no idea what you are talking about. please go read up on your history. then go back to sleep. also please use your real name. as you have no balls

        November 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  29. Mauro

    Palestinians have no voice in the world and live under the rule of Israel. Whenever Israel wants to take lands, they go in without any regards for Palestinian well-being. Iran is a big country with educated people who has a president that does not send messages clearly and the media has used his comment about Isreal to promote a possible war.

    I cannot support a new war to kiil people and put the US again in economical and social problems for a country that promotes wars all the time. The victim face does not work anymore for the Israelis.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      You wait until the civil war right here in the Divided States of America breaks out...what r u gonna do then...

      November 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      Palestinians have too much of a voice through Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas bombing Israel and threatening their destruction...How would you feel living under the threat of annihilation...maybe you should live with the threat that we are divvied 50/50 and we are ripe for civil war and if your not prepared like myself...you might not live long enough to see the end of it...just saying...our country was born through war...

      November 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • i12bphil

      The major problem with your statement is that there has never, ever been a country or culture known as "Palestine". They are squatters from other areas who have convinced a gullible public that they were natives and that their country was taken from them. Its been a lie the whole time. Amazing how many people don't actually study history and still parrot what other people tell them.

      November 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  30. DanEden

    I totally agree with tony. A chaotic world festers with fear. And that fear drives people to the psychological relief found in religion. Then the myriad religions create the chaos... God is unknowable, outside of the creation. We are so afraid of dying that we invent Him.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Bmore Cautious

      Sing it, brother.

      November 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  31. Keith

    Remember Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah only has to get it right once...A dirty bomb or missile that Russia will allow then to come into range...IDIOTS...Its America that has the threat more than Israel...we'll be hit again soon

    November 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • OH

      Kind of like Americans "had to" invade and occupy Iraq .

      November 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Reply
    • objectivity ..

      again with the BS.. As an Israeli i think you guys are taking it too seriously ... As Iran might get nukes, but it won't give it to proxies, and won't threaten Israel ( give them credit, they may be crazy but not crazy enough to wipe themselves off the map). Fact of the matter is that they for years had Chemical weapons (as proven in the Iran – Iraq war) and they have yet to give it to any of its proxies... So nukes?

      Unless they give them the bomb finished and ready to send, these proxies can't threaten us.. Cause if nukes were so easy to get , and maintain every country would pursue it.. And they won't give it to them , just like Iran doesn't trust Hezbollah to have Chemical weapons. Cause no matter if its Hamas or Iran , it means war..

      So why does Iran want nukes? to keep the US out of it , so you can't go all Iraq style on them .. But mostly to threaten their Arab neighbors and show dominance over them ( like in land disputes over oil rich islands in the gulf).. And that is since Iran's regular army is weak , and its air force and navy are ancient ( even if they want to close Hormuz off they won't be able to as their newest warship is an upgraded ship from the 70's) .. And that is their assurance..

      November 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  32. Aqil m. imdad

    ISRAEL IS A CANCER...........

    November 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
    • Commentator

      Islam is a cancer. Google: Muslims behead 9 year old boy and his family.

      November 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  33. katlin

    please google:::911missinglinks::: israel is no friend of USA.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  34. katlin

    GOOGLE;;;; USS LIBERTY ;;; israel killed 35 U.S sailors cold blood..... israel is no friend of USA

    November 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
    • OH

      If the story is true, apparently the head of the Mossad IS Americas friend and other Israeli generals are Americas friend too.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  35. blackfeet

    So what American people have to do ? Nothing. the American government already controlled by jews , obama just another dog in White House. sorry american lost thier independent for long time ago.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  36. Joel

    My God. All the comments here are stupid, both pro and anti Israel. Both sides are blind to the fact that there are no nuclear powers in the region...yet. WHEN Iran gets nukes, they become the regional super power. That is why they want nukes, not to blow up Israel ....but to enforce their will in the region. As much of the world's oil flows through there and has the most reserves, it is of VITAL importance to the US and WORLD economies that Iran NEVER gets nukes. Iran is a rogue nation with a rogue government. They can and will control the world price of oil and bring the economies of the world to their knees WHEN they acquire the nukes.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Reply
    • OH

      Why did Saddam Hussein have weapons that it turns out he didnt have?

      November 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
      • i12bphil

        Your argument is flawed. What Saddam Hussein did or did not have isn't relevant to this topic and draws conclusion from conjecture. Argument ad hominem tu quoque.

        November 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
    • Cuervo Jones

      Israel has lots of nukes which put them in the catbird seat, so huh? If the SHTF they will nuke every Arab city with 100.000 people. Those countries tossed out the leeches decades ago so only Muslims to kill. Jew dream come true. The sons of Ishmael are intolerable to the paranoid freaks.

      November 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Reply
  37. OH

    I condemn everyone who is trying to get a war started, this is a war based on lies, we just been in Iraq, this is bankruptcy for the US economy, this is a permanent state of un-ncessary emergency for American workers, this is a wet dream for reactionaries on all sides. Israelis, you take our money, sorry it doesnt come with sufficient praise, I tell you what, I PRAISE THE ISRAELIS who are preventing another stupid war based on lies!!!!!

    November 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  38. cathy

    best jew is a dead jew.....

    November 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • OH

      What is the name of that Jew, you Jew?

      November 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • leon

      Just like the best human trash is white trash

      November 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • Bob Bales

      Another example of why Israel must continually defend herself.

      November 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  39. Bob

    Clearly smarter and more nationally loyal people than we have here, as after all our generals fell over themselves in their rush to comply with Bushes order to invade Iraq. And we all know now how that has served our interests/worked for us.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  40. sharon

    Never Never trust a jew. israel is a cancer.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • leon

      So I guess Nazism cured you from cancer!!

      November 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
      • Crow

        Sorry to burst your bubble BUT....the Jews were only ONE of many groups targeted by Hitler's regime. Blacks, orientals, Jehovah's Witnesses, people with mental health issues, the old and the disables. The list goes on and on. The fact that the Jews were one of those targeted groups is no more important than any of the others.

        November 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
      • i12bphil

        Crow, you're only partially right. Hitler did target all "non Arians" (Arians being Atlantians, which never existed) but he and his cronies were particularly obsessed with removing the Jews from Germany and then later to wipe them from the face of the Earth. Its a sentiment that goes back beyond Wagner.

        November 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  41. sharon

    i agree with cathy. Best jew is a dead jew

    November 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Reply
    • ukrjew

      best nazi is a dead nazi

      November 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
    • Bob Bales

      So why do agree with prejudice, racism, and violence?

      November 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  42. ANN

    GOOGLE::::: insidejob :::::: israel is no friend of USA

    November 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • OH

      google the "kook museum"

      November 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  43. OH

    Who here thinks alot of people here arent what they pretend to be, and wonders why people like them dont have the confidence to just state their own opinion.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  44. clara

    We should stop supporting them; they are not our friends.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  45. DJones

    With Obama in charge this can only end one of two ways. One, Iran will get nuclear weapons. Iran doesn't even remotely believe that Obama has the guts to back up his words and all they have to do is tighten their belt and endure a few more months of sanctions, they are after all 9/10ths of the way there. The second possibility is that Obama will try to stop them and since they don't take him seriously he will have to revert to military action. So we would then be at war with Iran.

    The real problem is Obama's lousy foreign policies and mixed messages.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  46. sid

    when usa go to war in the midle east , israel profit from that and their economy get stronger, because they sale food, blankets and all the necessary equipement to usa .thats why israel is pushing for another war. instead of spending millions of dollars in war, whey they dont buy poor amricans houses , help them , go to the south bronx and see how people are living . enough war , only bad president go to war.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  47. Chumash

    HOW much American blood has been spilled IN ISRAEL? FIGHTING FOR ISRAEL????
    As a Desert Storm Vet who fought and watched others die and become handicapped in ARAB lands. I can tell you AMERICANS are dieing in Arab lands PROTECTING very WEALTHY and dictator countries.
    BTW the answer is NOT one NEVER has an American soldier needed to fight for Israel and none have ever died or been injured. Let's remember who our friends are (ISRAEL) and not just paper allies like the ARAB nations who can't protect themselves. Don't compare Israel to the Arab Nations, unless you have a different agenda for bashing the Jewish State?

    November 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Reply
    • yeah yeah

      ohhh really?

      http://www.ussliberty.org

      tell that to your naval brethren

      November 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  48. Truth Hurts, Doesn't it?

    Americans re elected Obama because he was wise enough to avoid using American military to fight for Israel. Enough is enough, Americans should stop taking sides, whether its with Israel, Palestine or any other country in the world. Instead of helping to Israel to kill thousands of Iranian civilians (like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan), we should spend that money in making America a better place to live. Spend it on American education system, science and research or anything else but war.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • hilroy

      you have a very god point but I have to say that we should not stand by and see thousands of people dying as is no wthe case in Syria. It still bothers me that so many poor and innoncent people also died in Gaza who had no jets or helicopters. They do have to stop recycling leaders in israel.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  49. William Demuth

    Not one drop of American blood nor one cent of US treasure should be squandered on either the Zionists or the Persians

    The world will be a better place if they slaughter each other.

    After a few months, either one side will win, or both will have absorbed enough bloodshed to have slacked their thirsts.

    If we engage, it will only draw the conflict out.

    Let them slaughter each other.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Reply
  50. hilroy

    I have always heard that at one time when the dark skin real Jews with roots in Israel were in that country all was fine not perfect but fine with their neighbors until the white Europeans arrived mostly in 1948 in israel. We all know they were of dark skin and going back to the bible, when the Lord said to Mary and Joseph to go and hide Jesus in Egypt and also when Moses was hidden among the tall bulrushes in the swam in Egypt he had to be of very dark skin as the Egyptians were at that time. It is like hiding a white man in the darkest part of Africa. Herod, would have found him in a second. I have always wanted to pose this question for clarity. Is it because of the agressive European immigration that has cause the problem. My father has always told me that Ben Gurion wasthe best leader of israel.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • yeah yeah

      ohhh you mean the black Jews from Egypt...yes

      November 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Reply
  51. Don Canard

    Bubi is a vain arrogant a55 who likes to wave his sword around. A typical conservative politician in the American mold in other words. About time Likud was voted out of power, they've been wasting everyone's time for long enough, no ?

    November 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  52. The Truth Teller.

    ALMIGHTY GOD has given right to co exist with fellow humanbeing. In ancient time, people used to make weapons to safeguard themselves against ferocious animals. now we make nuclear weapons to kill our own fellow humanbeing.
    It cost nothing to smile at others,nor it cost anything to thank otthers. Most men misinterpret the Religious teaching of LOVE to enmity. every person has his/her democratic rights to live & give respective opinion through Votes.
    Rulers like Saddam, Goddafi & Asad are ruthless people . Therefore two were dethroned & its time for Asad to go.
    Why UNO does not impell Syria to grant democratic right to people .why all Killings.
    Poor people of Palistine :They sold lands blindly to Jews & called them their cousins & lost everything. The Jews are ruling USA & middleeast by trick & power & USA has become subservient to jews & oblivious to help poor palistanaians ,staying away under various pretext. ALMIGHTY GOD is watching all of us. Leaders will come & leaders will go, but be aware unless honest & poor people are helped by bigger power Natural disater will stike them.
    Guns have sound but punishment of ALMIGHTY GOD does not come with warning. Let all leaders of this world be aware that The supreme Ruler of the UNIVERSE is none but ALMIGHTY GOD who is ever glorifed .HE NEEDs no rest, He niether begets nor begotten ,ever watcher ,Most Omniscient & Omnipresent. Let all fear HIM & render peace
    & prosperity to make the world a peaceful & better place to live in. Thank you.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
  53. Adolla

    Isreal commited war crimes in GAZA according to Goldstone report. People need to be treated equally. Palestinians are suffering every day. Childrens are being killed every single day.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Reply
    • Bob Bales

      The Goldstone report has been repudiated - by Goldstone.

      November 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Reply
  54. marsilius

    And the men who hold high places/ Must be the ones to start/ To mold a new reality/ Closer to the heart.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  55. blah

    As an Israeli who lived there for 16 yrs, I would not believe 95% of the BS that comes from Ilana Dayan's mouth. She is over biased to the left and interprets stories accordingly. If Bibi calls his wife on the phone and the line is busy she would publish that Sara Netaniahu has left Bibi for a Palestinian man.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  56. Chester

    i think we should stop supporting Israel completely. Then you will be amazed how fast they seek peace with the arabs.

    isreal

    November 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
    • Thinker23

      Israel recognized ALL Arab states since 1948 and offered them peace. It even recognized the still non-existing Palestinian state and offered peace to the Palestinian Arabs in 1948, 1967, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009... It's unfortunate that the Arabs REJECTED all Israeli peace offers (with two exceptions, Egypt and Jordan). You see, one side can start and maintain a war but BOTH sides are necessary to make peace.

      November 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
      • Cuervo Jones

        lets see. strangers from another country take your house then say if you agree you can live in the back yard. really, you would go for that?

        November 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
    • Crow

      If the Jewish people were so caught up in having Israel as a nation why hasn't the rebuilding of the Temple started yet? Solomon's Temple site is only one of several ancient Jewish temple sites and if they were serious about their national commitment they would build it anywhere. There is no scriptural mandate that it need be built on the Islamic site. Until rebuilding of the Temple begins Israel is just so much hot air. Hitler is long dead and the Jews have not been "victims" more than anyone else since then. Even then they were not the only ones led to the slaughter.

      November 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Reply
  57. yeah yeah

    The Israelis sank the U.S.S Liberty in 67......

    http://www.ussliberty.org

    November 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Reply
    • Thinker23

      The Israelis sank the U.S.S Liberty in 67...... and the Americans shot down an Iranian airliner in 1988. Mistakes happen.

      November 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Reply
      • yeah yeah

        that airliner shooting was no mistake nor was the sinking in 67

        November 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
  58. stan

    Fuuccking cowards, it's easy bombing people who can't defend themselves e.g. Gaza, but when it comes to Iran the rats showed their true colors, when Iran takes them out I won't be sad

    November 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • ukrjew

      Israel bomb S.Hussein and B. Assad reactors. That make you cry f nazi

      November 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
      • Cuervo Jones

        So jump in your plane and do it hambone.. Didn't think so. Persia is a whole other animal. They aren't women and kids getting bombed, your favorite target. Israels great air force? 20,000 SAMs missing from Libya, enjoy. Iran isn't just freedom fighters with rifles, too bad for you

        November 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm |
  59. heliocracy

    Wait, wasn't Romney complaining that Obama wasn't handling the Iran situation correctly, when even the Israeli military was against doing more?

    November 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  60. ukrjew

    Anti-Semite never complained about money America spends to keep for 55 years 30000 troops to protect S. Korea

    November 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  61. Eli

    God Bless Israel. Jew Haters sleep with their sisters in trailers and then out of guilt they lash out on Israel because the Jews wrote the Moral code to the entire world which is spelled out in the Torah (Bible)

    Jew Haters want to see the Jews dead so they can live their lives screwing their sisters and not worrying about what the rest of the civilized society will say about them.

    The God of Israel has sworn to protect the Jewish people forever, the day all the Jews are gone is the day when these sister bangers can say the bible is a fairy tale and thats their only agenda. The Jew is evidence that there is a God who holds humans accountable for their acts and this is something Jew haters like Hitler could not live with. In summary those who hate Jews are really just showing their passionate hatred towards God.

    There is a warm place in Hell for all of them for eternity when God decides he has had enough of them, one day the Jewish messiah will arrive to this planet and the sisters living in the trailers will be free from rape.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Cuervo Jones

      oh yes, that great old fairy man in the sky will get us if we don't kiss jew ass.lol little obsessed with the sister thing eh?

      November 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  62. emanuelle

    i agree with the other guys, the best jew is a dead one

    November 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  63. Sam

    There has been a very solid proposal from influential Arab country. I think it was from Saudis.
    1967 bordes in exchange for ALL Arab countries recognition of Israel. Iran (not Arab) would be in isolation, and would never dare to attack Israel, if recognized by ALL Arab countries, and having Peace with Palestinians.
    Two major issues (East Jerusalem and refugee return) woud be resolved. East Jerusalem in favor of Palestinians, Refuges return to West bank only, and not to Israel – in favor of Israelis.
    This is a difficult compromise, yet very reasonable. Israel rejected it. There is no other peaceful solution.
    Perpetuum war will never end.
    US shall not fight the war for Israel, if they are not ready to make difficult choices.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  64. Brycan

    The very face of evil – NetanYAHOO.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Reply
  65. Scott

    Ah... I see. Their commander-in-chief is just like ours. He ignores the law and makes war without the consent of the people's representatives. Great.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  66. newengland2

    First, American not interest any news between Israel and Iran.
    Second, "Friend " of Israel is only interest American's blood and money.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Reply
  67. jvance

    The Israel-Iran standoff is unnerving. I just hope everyone can keep their guns in the holster for another generation or 2. I don't want American soldiers trying to defend Israel land and I have fear that the next atomic weapon that goes off in anger will be Israeli-made. Right back to 1 minute to midnight.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
  68. Publius

    There is a quote from Israel's first (and 3rd) prime minister General David Ben Gurion that puts it all into perspective:

    “If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti – Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?”

    November 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  69. BigGuyHasBigGuns

    A large majority of Israel's top Generals have NO respect for Benjamin Netanyahu.Hopefully that IdI_OT doesnt send the planet into World War Three

    November 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  70. M I Snow

    I guess the UN IRI ambssador forgot about Ahmadinejad saying that they would wipe Israel from tha map (or something like that).

    November 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  71. Earnest T Bass

    All this PMS on this site! Ya'll got way too much testosterone. Give it a break, the election is over and you sore losers your guy lost. O'Brother!

    November 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  72. joe

    israel is a plague on this planet all they want to do is steal american foreign aid 6 billion a year to build weapons to kill women and children!!!!! iran has never attacked a country in centurys check your history!!!!! and this so called argument of palestinians dont exist well i was born in the outskirts of jerusalem and my family can date back 1200 years there so what am i???? these so called israelis born from nazi germany and steal palestine and claim god sent them there what a joke!!! go back to europe and stop killing babys IDF stop making wars america wants peace if anyone attacks the good old usa we will fight back

    November 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  73. Little Schlomi

    Not another delay! The nukuler genius will be getting out of the bottle and the vile medes will become drunk with the power and nuke all the holocaust survivors. Woe ist mir!

    Oy vey! Somebody needs tp do something before that! Gott strafe Gaza!

    November 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  74. bribarian

    Satanyahoo should be in a straight jacket.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  75. KEVIN

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Israeli miltary did defy Netanyahu's orders. Netanyahu is a lunitic and the Israeli people need to vote him out.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  76. Julie

    See israeli PM nuttyahoo's lies about nukes in Iraq!! deja vu now with Iran!

    LiveLeak – Psychopath Netanyahu Lies Again to Lead Us into World War III

    http://www.liveleak . com/view?i=946_1348660621

    November 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Reply
  77. TheRonin

    That video is disgusting, the interviewer was close minded talking off script and the Israeli ambassador to US stated Iran has been attacking Israel for years through Hamas. Israel wants war with Iran, they act as though they are the innocent ones...when if fact neither side of that war can honestly state that as truth. US and Canada better not get involved in this, political interest is not worth the amount of lives our nations will lose over preventing Irans nuclear push, But Iran does need to allow UN officials to inspect...which i have not heard abotu this issue in ages.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Reply
  78. Jorge

    This is easy,give the land back to the palestines,take the Jews out of the middle east and everybody happy,the problem are the Jews,so get rid of the problem, give a piece of land in Wyoming. Or Montana where no body live, if USA is so friendly with the Jews is already half of them here bring the other half

    November 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • Rob

      An idiot ... what is a palestine?

      November 10, 2012 at 12:21 am | Reply
    • Kat

      true, the US already spends on every Israeli more than it spends on every American citizen.

      November 10, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply
  79. dou44

    Wish that poster would go off next to his lying, scowling face.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  80. babooph

    Too bad the US did not have bold minds to say no to little Bush & his collection of fools...

    November 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  81. Seyedibar

    Sounds like Israel's problem, not the USA's. If they want to keep kicking the hornet's nest, then back off and let them get stung.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply
  82. pjoe

    The US should support Israel fully. An attack on Israel should be considered an attack on the U.S. & vice versa. We must stand together.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Reply
    • Kat

      I don't think so. hmmm let me guess, you're one of those Israel firsters?

      November 10, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply
  83. james

    We have acted arrogantly in the past, we need to appologize to Israel and to Iran. Maybe this thing can be avoided.

    November 10, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply
  84. Steveo

    As a Republican in Ohio who voted for McCain 2008, I was enraged that Netanyahu interfered in our Presidential politics. That is why I and my family voted for Obama 2012. Netanyahu disrespected my President in front of reporters at the White House and interfered in my country's Presidential internal politics. Does this deserve understanding on the American people's part and our President's part? Can one afford to trust the untrustworthy? Only a fool would do so, and we are not Netanyahu's fools.

    What Netanyahu did will NOT be overlooked nor forgiven. Let them keep him at their own expense. The friendship that existed has been broken. We will not trust the untrustworthy Netanyahu. It seems after all the heat the US tolerates for protecting Israel's interest in the UN was for nothing. What are the American people repaid with? Disrespect of our President before the world media at the White House and the undermining of our Presidential elections with Israeli interference. Hell no Netanyahu will not be forgiven.

    November 10, 2012 at 12:52 am | Reply
  85. israebest

    This

    coverage had proven to be exaggerate and brought out of context. Netanyahu ordered the Army chief to prepare the IDF ready to attack in order to signal to the Iranians to halt their nuke program. The Army did so and the Iranians did some casual gesture, Israel's Mossad did some "unknown" action, Israel and the US took care of some Iranian computers and the story is rolling back and forth. The bottom line is that Israel will do the job if the US will fail to meet the challenge. Obama is quite a week president and that leads me to the only conclusion, that Israel will attack the Iranian nuke sites during 2013.

    November 10, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply
  86. AgrippaMT

    Yep, exactly the right approach. Let all the racist Israeli girls and boys die this time. We Americans want no part of it.

    November 10, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply
  87. wulfranoruizsainz

    Israel only has to fire one missile at an American ship whereon all the Zionist media, including Burrak Aboma, will be shouting that Iran has attacked and the USA will have been manipulated into World War III."

    November 10, 2012 at 3:58 am | Reply
  88. Ken

    It's true that people dont value what they have until is lost. If the westerner and America should lose Israel, that brings an end to the world.

    November 10, 2012 at 6:05 am | Reply
  89. billy bob

    obama best have everything he can to protect him in the coming days, the bush crime syndicate and israel arent happy with obama being in office, you know what that means, or do you?

    November 10, 2012 at 7:56 am | Reply
  90. the Lord

    z Belgians are preparing staging of Prince Philippe Sarajevo assassination, while Israel is preparing for regional war. Regional, as China Xi Jinping survived. But it is not end of surprises.

    Yesterday original Sigumunt reappeared. While Israeli one – that committed this assassination – is hardly working in Berlin, Germany . In same time both originals, as Asterix and Obelix are helping to prepare a true Balkan pot for IDF . As they did not stopped, Sieg Hailing.

    More: http://lnk.ms/dXyQp

    November 10, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
  91. Jonquil

    You open with an error. The Prime Minister is not the commander-in-chief of the IDF. The government collectively is. If Netanyahu gave such an order without a vote by the government, it was no more than a recommendation.

    November 10, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
  92. mitt

    Firstly Israel is as much a democratic country as China; where only one party has a say and secondly Israel wants US to attack Iran but can never do it themselves; not this coming spring not ever.

    November 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
  93. anna lee

    ⭕⭕🎯❌For the first time Israel , Muslim Terrorist and Skin head KKK nazis are all in agreement. All three groups hate Obama and All three groups hate peace!! I was amazed when a friend forwarded me 12 hateful "anti-Obama" youtube videos his " rabid rabbi" sent to his flock. Shame Shame Shame

    November 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  94. mitt

    by the way Breaking news is Israeli soldiers killed 4 palestinian civilians and injured 25, thats what Israel is capable of not attacking Iran.

    November 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  95. Overrider

    I remember that very well. There was a very, very chilling thing going on that might have had something to do with it.

    Photographs of Russian jet fighters fueling in the Ural mountains surfaced and circulated. There was this impression this was a very blunt threat that the Russian air force would enter Iranian airspace on behalf of Iran and engage any Israeli aircraft. Bluster or not Israel blinked.

    November 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • Overrider

      This is why I don't honestly think any of the Allied forces will be STUPID enough to attack. That threat merely has to be made and they won't risk it.

      November 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
      • stanleyblogusa

        They will create a false event, in order to cook up a pretext for war. Look up U.S.S. Liberty, look up Gulf of Tonking Resolution and McNamara, he admitted 30 years later, it never happened, but it took us to war with VN. They will sink a U.S. ship, most likely U.S.S. Enterprise carrier to do it. and sacrifice all those U.S. Sailors and blame it on IRAN submarine when it will be Isreali submarine that did it. Enterprise is scheduled to be decommissioned and is on it's last deployment, it's cheaper to sink it than decommission a nuke carrier. Look up on Youtube Patrick Clawson and False Flag war with Iran, Look up on YouTube General Wesley Clark on war with Iran, and you will know the dark evil of Pentagon.

        November 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  96. stanleyblogusa

    Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu is a Psychopath, who is willing to sacrifice his own people for the Elite. The real agenda is to jack up oil prices. Such a war would do that immediately and benefit the Bankers and Federal Reserve Petro-Dollar aka Dollar-Reserve Currency. This has NOTHING TO DO WITH ZIONISM, but Bibi hides behind that. They used U.S. military to take down Iraq because Saddam Hussein had switch to the Euro instead of Petro-Dollar, They Used U.S. Military and Nato to take down Gadafi because he was going to switch to his Gold back Dinar for Oil, instead of Petro-Dollar and to steal his gold 140 Tons of Gold in London. That gold belongs to the Libyan people and not it's gone. In order Iraq 1 & 2, Afghanistan, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, (Syria is in progress) then Iran, Jordan, and lastly Saudi Arabia. Then Sudan, Somalia and Kenya, where they found the same OIL Shelf from Saudi Araba runs under Persian Sea to Kenya (East Africa), that's where U.S. troops will go next.

    November 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  97. stanleyblogusa

    Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu is a Psychopath, just like his other two buddies, John McCain and Joe Lieberman both Psychopaths. both Career Senator Politicians need to be thrown out of office by voters. Wake up Connecticut & Arizona. They both Lieberman and McCain advocate for Isreali war machine and AIPAC Military lobbyist to openly and covertly attack Syria and Iran. These three have no respect for military and military lives. To them, those that voluntarily joined the military joined to be sacrificed like pawns in their war games. Why does the military serve crooked politicians like that? Ask yourself that question. Military, You DO NOT SERVE your country, you serve crooked and evil politicians that work for the Banksters to prop up their Petro-Dollar. You serve the likes of false war propaganda of non-existent WMD people like, Donald Rumsfield, Condoleeza Rice, Daddy Bush, and Jr. Bush, Wolfowitz, The DICK CHENEY, Leon Panetta, Hilary Clinton. Obama-Rama, Bibi Netanyahu and Lieberman & McCain. And the Banksters – Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Gary Ginsler, Henry Hank Paulson, George Soros, Jamie Dimon, Blythe Masters from JP Morgan, crooks every one of them.

    November 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  98. Eddie Haskell, Jr.

    The IDF has kick Israeli heads in as they evict great Israeli patriotic settlers out of their God-given homes in Gush Katif but they can't attack the Iranian beasts!! I Laugh!! LOL LMFAO ROFL Yimach Shmam Veziichram Shem reshaim Virkav to all Israelis.

    November 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
  99. Steven

    No more American blood for israel!!!!!!

    November 11, 2012 at 9:07 am | Reply
  100. danny

    honestly i dont care nor want to know who is right and who is wrong here! between jews and arabs. all i dont want is another war! no more man! to much people getting hurt over politics........ and please america! dont go to war!!! so many people are suffering due to sandy! mother nature it self is kick our ass!!! so lets fix our selves first then talk of other issues!!!

    November 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  101. anna lee

    ⭕⭕🎯❌ Being Friends with Israel means …
    1. Paying Billions every year to support them.
    2. Spending time training THEIR military .
    3. Losing Thousands of American lives fighting THEIR enemies
    4. Being a sitting Target🎯 for every terrorist in the world.
    5. Defending the American Presidency from their infiltration via Romney. Today Israel is sad because they purchased a puppet named romney and he LOST!!
    With friends like these ……

    November 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  102. prophet

    Torah is saying already what is happening now.

    Did you all know that when David had to meet with goliath, he said that anyone that can beat him then the philistines will be their slaves and so really things are as agreed all those years ago infact the philistines are priveleged as they have medical treatment etc at Isreals expense.

    November 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Reply
  103. prophet

    We are praying for all people as there is already a war but its not been obvious, how many people in the middle east have been killed in the last 10 years. The difference is now that none of the major middle east have yet reacted but thats quite close now.

    ithe iranian leaders want this war to begin because they believe it will make their god sort things out quicker but because their religion is evil and began by the adversary then they have to have a last go at having their opinion but really its the end of them its so obvious and they know it.

    They are pathetic and history has plenty of examples of such failures of arrogance.

    November 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  104. remmstain

    Iran need to be stopped because they are distrotive.

    November 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Joe

      Honestly .... Israel isn't that innocent either. Nobody is actually ... Look around you and see how that region is boiling since 1948... And to my opinion it will only get worst ... Thinking the contrary will only be foolish.

      November 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  105. Joe

    What I see right now is that Israel is a Goliath in a middle of Davids .... How long will that last that's what I am wondering... Maybe in 50 years maybe in 20 ... who the hell knows ....

    November 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  106. gliese42

    It doesn't matter who, what or when but Obama really didn't give a damn for Israel and the fate of the Israelis are in their own hands. It reminds me of the time when Israel is being attacked by the Babylonians and the king ask the aid from the Egyptians but nobody gave a damn and the show goes on.

    November 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  107. dornooc

    I think it was Egypt that invaded the Golan Height in the "6 day war" and how many rockets are fired into Israel by Hammas? Israel is almost surounded by Arabs and some of you think that Israel shouldn't foght back?????

    November 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  108. dornooc

    Does anyone really believe that Iran's nuclear program is for peaceful means and if the do they had better put down the KookAid?

    November 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  109. helove

    Fortunately there are people or individuals in every country who don't seem ready to lynch other People because of race, tribe, physical appearance. We need to be strong and stand tighter togeather as satanic influences (hate, racism, tribalism, warmongering, persecution of the innocent etc) want to annihilate us. Hateful folks its much healthier and nicer to love and pursue peace. More rewarding too.

    November 12, 2012 at 2:19 am | Reply
  110. Rocky(Former Army Officer)

    I read a few of the comments on this site, and got bored. Too many Zio-propagandists to suit me. I don't mind a little intellectual jousting, but when it is reduced to name calling, and nyah, nyah, nyah, I take my leave. Won't be back!

    November 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  111. phillippasmanick

    So CNN is not doing any major reporting of the fact that OVER 150 terrorist rockets have been fired to hit Israeli civilians.

    I'll bet you'll be one of the first to splash all over the web & TV how Israel responds, though......every hr on the hr.

    Just like the BBC.

    November 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  112. George

    Anyone saying that "Palestinians don't exist" is ignorant to the facts. Where do you think the Samaritans, and all of those other groups went? They didn't just disappear off the face of the earth. Arab culture and Islam overwhelmed the area and those people assimilated into Arab culture, but that does not make them ethnically or genetically Arab. Palestinians are the descendants of Samaritans. They have been in that area since forever.

    November 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  113. AngryJew

    It is good to read that at least some Israeli leaders are not crazy and single-minded.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  114. Name*telemetry

    right now – 'Israel' is happily confirming a growing distrust and actual confirmation of those who hate Jewish culture. they are pursuing a course of self destruction.FACT.
    netanyahu is destroying a viable future for. 'Israel'. mossad has done terrible things. I blame the u.s for creating a monster due to its own religious extremism.
    Israel has become the very thing it claimed its enemies to be. violent. bloated on handouts from u.s. dangerous. cowardly. stupid and drunk on the madness of its own sense of being a victim – when in fact 100,000,000 non jewish people died in WW2. but the media and Israel have claimed their own suffering as 'unique'.
    what amazes Me – is how happily these hot headed cuckoos are destroying the safety and security for their own children. it is possible for a people to make themselves hated – but in the end – they've brought it all upon themselves. no one escapes karma – even those who mistakenly believe they are 'chosen'. god does NOT have favourites. and how could Israel ever be one?

    January 29, 2013 at 3:34 am | Reply
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