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Egypt: Treaty with Israel 'not at all' in jeopardy

November 15th, 2012
06:10 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Amid concerns about its decades-long peace treaty with Israel, a top Egyptian cabinet official said on Thursday that the pact was “not at all” in jeopardy.

Egypt yesterday recalled its ambassador to Israel in response to Israel’s targeted killing of a Hamas military commander in Gaza – an attack that President Mohamed Morsy called an “unacceptable” aggression.

“We are abiding by our legal obligations but we are active to help establishing real peace in the area,” Mohamed Refa'a al-Tahtawi, the chief of the Egyptian presidential cabinet, told CNN’s Hala Gorani. 

Rockets strike Israel, Gaza amid fears of ground war

“We cannot be indifferent human sufferings,” he said. “Respecting a peace treaty does not mean to stay idle or indifferent to what is going on along our borders.”

Tahtawi will accompany Egypt’s prime minister, Hesham Kandil, on a trip to Gaza on Friday. He said he hoped that, if nothing else, the visit would “stop the escalation at least for some time.”

Israel and Hamas in Gaza have exchanged rocket fire for the past several days, with casualties on both sides.

Responding to criticism over the Gaza strike, Israeli UN Ambassador Ron Prosor told Gorani that Israel made the right decision in killing the Hamas commander, Ahmed al-Jabari.

“The world is a better and a safer place without him running around,” Prosor said, “and we will be able to achieve better understanding between people when these people are out of the way.”

Tahtawi called the Israel’s attack a “miscalculation,” and told Gorani that he said as much to the Israeli government.

“I warned our Israeli partners that if [they] continue along the path of escalation and violence this would backfire and they would be the first losers,” Tahtawi said.

Israel has no interest in escalation, Prosor told Gorani, but would not stand for living under constant threat from Hamas.  Prosor said he helped oversee Israel's leaving Gaza in 2005 and hoped he would never have to look back.

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that if rockets fall on your head, you are allowed to defend yourself,” he said. “This is what Israel is doing.”

Egypt has positioned itself as a mediator of the conflict, and Tahtawi said his government was working with both Israel and Hamas to prevent escalation.

“It is in the interest of everybody to restore just peace,” he said.

Ambassador Prosor, while expressing a desire for peace, was resolute in his view of the Gaza’s leadership.

“At the end of the day,” he said, “you won’t be able to achieve peace if you have terrorists like Hamas ruling the game.”

Israel: 'All options on table'

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  1. Brett

    Never believe an Islamist, what they say means the opposite.

    November 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Reply
    • ronald reagan

      don't you mean white people? World 1, World War 2, Vietnam War, etc, etc ,etc

      November 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
      • Ghassan

        I strongly believe that the west lost its insatiability for waging unnecessarily wars, as the notion of multicultural society based on the traits of acceptance and tolerance, can be easily detected in the western society as well as the developed world in general; moreover, the west has applied and implemented a chain of laws that fight racism and sustain minorities' freedom and rights. The west is fully secular in regimes and mentality;therefore, the west reads history very well. On the other hand, we can monitor how profoundly the Middle East plunges into bigotry and hatred toward the others! All the Middle East deficiency is because of intolerance, thus what you call it in the west "Arab Spring" is nothing but long ferocious winter.

        November 15, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
      • danita

        What do you mean white people? These wars are not white people.

        November 16, 2012 at 10:01 am |
      • MOSHE



        > .

        November 16, 2012 at 11:16 am |
      • hube

        like i stated. The united states have coup the middle east in favour of Israeli and Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt,Iraq and now Syria. Now it's helping israeli to despair the Palestinians from globe or take away take the Palestinians the full right to become a nation in u.n.. They coup will turn against them like it done started in some latin american country. The u.s. government need to reconstruct they foreign policy in the term of coup and they love to use non profit org when they are going to destroy a country in which i call it society-terrorism. I wonder why come any other nation have never tried they own techie on them, they respond is arrest and charge the people with dosmatic terrorism instantly.

        November 18, 2012 at 2:44 am |
    • Israel Lover

      lol...It is sooo Trueee...!!!
      Myself from INDIA .... GO ISRAEL GO !!! Fu*k the Palestine !!!

      November 16, 2012 at 2:39 am | Reply
      • rce

        I agree!

        November 16, 2012 at 4:40 am |
      • freeman

        shut up hindu. i will slay ur cow hahaha. go eat with rats lol

        November 17, 2012 at 12:46 am |
      • iR

        wow look at this indian taking sides with jews .. these people beg arabs to let them into their country and are ready to work on minimum salary .. I dare them to say this infront of arabs officially and see what happens

        November 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
      • Tony

        F..CK you and trrorist IDF. KILLER OF KIDS.

        November 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
      • Tony

        LOVER OF TERRORIST ISRAEL.Go and your self.

        November 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
      • Mvd

        Listen, What you have said its bad. You are against humanity. Whatever they are. Muslim or Hindu or christian etc. Main thing is they are human being. I won't support any kind of aggression against human being and also against any living being.

        November 18, 2012 at 8:57 am |

      ما يتعين علينا القيام به في هذه المرحلة الدقيقة هو لضرب وهدم بثروة جيشها والقدرة على ضرب أي دولة عربية، استعادة أراضينا بالقوة المدقع وطرد الصهاينة من هذه الأرض. ماذا يجب أن توضع السياسة الداخلية أو القضايا من أي وقت مضى لدينا مع بعضها البعض جانبا ويجب رفع راية الإسلام على كل السطح، كل مبنى في جميع البلدان حيث يمكن العثور المسلمين إرسال حياتك إلى الأمام، وصحتك ثروتك. وهي جنودنا مسلم؟؟

      What we should do at this precise moment is to strike at isreal and demolish its army and ability to strike at any Arab state, retake our lands by extreme force and expel the zionists from this land. What ever internal politics or issues we have with each other should be put aside and the banner of ISLAM should be raised on every rooftop, every building in every country where muslims can be found send your life forward, your health and your wealth. Were are our Muslim soldiers???

      November 16, 2012 at 4:09 am | Reply
      • Tal

        Good luck Abuhazma... I think it quite funny that you Muslims "brotherhood" is doing so well with Syria and breaking down Asad, that I can sleep well at night with your nations capability.
        Didn't you get the message way back when Ismael & Eisav only got seconds by the
        hand of the lord?

        You will never win and we can never be destroyed.

        November 16, 2012 at 4:17 am |
      • plumbic dirigible

        OR you could all become Buddhists.
        That would smooth stuff out right now. I thought Islam was the religion of peace. again and again....., not so much.

        November 16, 2012 at 4:38 am |
      • neil

        Yeah mohammed thats it, strike at Israel, attack attack attack because that has served the Palestinians so well for the last 70 years... yeah jihad! Yeah violence and death! Yeah! (repeat, repeat, repeat).

        God, you muslims are so damn stupid.

        November 16, 2012 at 6:13 am |
      • jimmy

        By "we", I assume you mean someone else, not a lying, stinking coward such as yourself. I had the misfortune of living in Egypt for four years, and what I learned is that if an Arab tells you the time of day, always get a second opinion. And if he tells you: "You are like a brother to me".. well then, watch for the knife in the back that is sure to come.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:18 am |
      • jimmy

        "Where are our muslim soldiers?" - haha, obviously not coming from your family of yellow dogs.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:20 am |
      • DEAN


        November 16, 2012 at 9:29 am |
      • karbvi

        you are living in a dream world, arabs uniting is not a reality, they cant even get along with family members, they murder there daughters for talking to men, cavemen had more brains.The whole of the Middle East is in turmoil due to arabs lack of unity, they will never change as inbreeding is hard to eliminate.

        November 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
      • DON

        @hey abu-moron
        take that nonsense back to your islamic toilet or go blow yourself so you can recieve 72 virgins.

        November 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
      • togirl

        Your Muslin brothers are busy looking after their own a$$. This latest spat is because of the persistent rockets that keep falling on Israel. Don't send rockets, you don't get attacked. If you insist on sending rockets, you will get attacked. See, it's simple!

        Leave us alone, and we will leave you alone. Attack us, and we will come after you. We are not ghetto jews.

        November 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • Koose E Mack

        Probably buggering goats and sheep!

        November 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
      • Cyril

        It is only a man who have not seen war that prays for war. why not join your brothers to seek peace and pursue it. But remember the world is watching you

        November 17, 2012 at 1:19 am |
      • avi l.

        you are an sub-human pepole. subculture civilization in any aspect of life. we'll always step over you on our way to destroy al-aqsa.....inshallah soon!
        whenever we'll meet you on the battlefield we will crush you. it happend in the past and still will be in the future. you just make the decision to stop fighting from behind women and children and we'll take care the rest.
        proud israeli.

        November 17, 2012 at 1:43 am |
      • pastor Bolaji

        Dear Abuhamza,stop wasting your time arabs joint forces can and will never win ISREAL, take time to read this BIBLE passage Ezeikiel 35verse 12-15, Egypt rejoice at rockets fire into Isreal they got Bus accident from the JEWISH God, BE WARNED.

        November 17, 2012 at 10:32 am |
      • PeterC

        People like you are sooooo whats wrong with this world

        November 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
    • BobZemko

      Heard that at the cross burning last night?

      November 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
    • Mark Reiber

      It means recall ambasador is just time pass " to show their sympathy towards hamas" then ignore later on hahaha hahah they are real chokers and israel a real king maker of region

      November 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Reply
    • Tony

      Hope all arab get toghether and attck trrorist Israel. then they learn the lesson they fergote in 1940s

      November 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Reply
    • Tony


      you pig IDF is a terrorist army. killer fo kids

      November 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
      • Ken

        IDF never planned of killing any kid, they love kids. Read your BIBLE Jesus loves kids. It's the Muslims who use kids as their shield, they position rockets and kids and in retaliation from Israel the kids are hurt and if not dead, the militants Islamist kill them their self and broadcast to the world, putting blames on Israel, God's own country

        November 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
    • Tony

      what stupid guy you are

      November 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
    • jeff

      What will it take of peace in the middle east?

      November 18, 2012 at 9:14 am | Reply
  2. adonison

    no peace until israel is eradicated

    November 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
    • 1josh2012

      And your post gives the reason why Israelis will elect another hardline government, and continue with their business of seggregation inside their country. Without the acceptance of Israel, there will be no flourishing state for the palestinians. Just because to much resources will be wasted continously on arms and people who die to early. Easy to understand.

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

      No Peace in the world until Islam is eradicated

      November 16, 2012 at 2:27 am | Reply
      • israel


        November 16, 2012 at 6:35 am |
      • Tony

        Jay teri maki chut mey muslamono ka land..hey Jay did muslim bonk your MUM...LOL

        November 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
      • Tony

        Jay terrorist Hindu did you drink your mama (COW) s urine today...f...king filthy Hindu

        November 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
    • Tal

      I guess then you have a very very very long wait....

      November 16, 2012 at 4:19 am | Reply
    • rce

      Israel is defensive...sorrounding it are offensive muslim countries...

      November 16, 2012 at 4:41 am | Reply
      • Tony

        Hope all muslim country attck terrorist israel very soon

        November 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
    • John

      Nobody can eradicate Israel.They are th original owners of the land.It was given to them by God.They need to coexist with their step brothers,the Palestinians but all this will be made possible when terrorism acts seize.

      One can try wiping Israen as they purport but they will be shocked.There is a great covenant that is in play...between God and their father Abraham.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:03 am | Reply
      • Tony

        Thank God I AM not a Jew F.KING CHOSEN PEOPLE....LOL

        November 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
    • neil


      No peace then.

      November 16, 2012 at 6:21 am | Reply
    • togirl

      Our disappearance wouldn't make a $%$$ bit of difference to the Muslims. Right now we're a convenient target, but if we were out of the way they'd go after another sect. Alawites, Sunnis, Shiites.......they're out to subvert and destroy the other. All in the name of Allah, of course.

      November 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Reply
    • famakinde olumide

      The world is being torn apart by 3 things gender, race and religion of all these evils religion is the worst and islam is the cankerworm

      November 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
      • Tony

        Jews are the criminal people of the world...Isareiles are the terrorist.

        November 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
    • Tony

      100 % agree.criminal people of the world

      November 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
    • jeff

      Obama agrees, his support for Islam is obvious.

      November 18, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply
  3. Tanzeel Rana

    why dont cnn show the attacks done by israel on gaza ?

    November 16, 2012 at 1:46 am | Reply
    • CookieSand

      Why doesn't Al-Jazeera report rocket attacks on Israel which is almost a dialy occurance in the last 13 years,.

      November 16, 2012 at 2:18 am | Reply
      • Jim

        Who are you asking?

        November 16, 2012 at 2:53 am |
      • flick

        Because CNN does not report the continuation of illegal settlements, crazy blockades etc etc. Both sides are politically motivated. There will be no winners, as the innocent civilians on both sides will be the ones suffering. And suffering begets hatred for one another. unending cycle.

        November 16, 2012 at 3:01 am |
      • snowmman

        Its obvious because, Israel are the occupiers in the region.

        November 16, 2012 at 3:43 am |
      • gaza flotiila

        i see both CNN & ALJAZEERA as zionist propaganda outlets

        November 16, 2012 at 10:20 am |
      • jeff

        Even Obama wants Israel gone. Muslims voted for him 85% as lets them keep pouring into America and giving them unlimited welfare checks to build thier cells safely where Israel won't attack.

        November 18, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • Name* patti

      I know, its appalling how the media automatically slant the story!

      November 16, 2012 at 4:11 am | Reply
    • neil

      No one cares about Gaza, we just want you all to drop dead. Clear?

      November 16, 2012 at 6:24 am | Reply
  4. Dan

    Israel, may the power be with you. You live in a tough neighborhood

    November 16, 2012 at 2:52 am | Reply
    • Rajesh G

      Not only tough, but uncivilised, barbaric, fanatic people, and their goal is to die so they can get 72 virgins

      November 16, 2012 at 3:06 am | Reply
      • rce

        getting 72 virgins??? pervert thinking....

        November 16, 2012 at 4:43 am |
    • snowmman

      tough neighborhood, because Israel is the cancer in the region

      November 16, 2012 at 3:50 am | Reply
      • rce

        wierd idea

        November 16, 2012 at 4:45 am |
      • rce

        wierd idea huh!

        November 16, 2012 at 4:45 am |
    • rce


      November 16, 2012 at 4:43 am | Reply
    • Tony

      May God punish ISRAEL for her cime...Ameen

      November 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  5. Rajesh G

    As an Indian, we are fed up of islamic terror, agressive behaviour, fanatism..We fully support Israel's right to existence, and its determination to wipe out islamic jihadi terror, Well done Israel, and keep it up...

    November 16, 2012 at 3:02 am | Reply
    • Tony

      Ratech kutty teri maki chut..sut up Hindu terrorist

      November 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Reply
    • Tony

      you not a Indian. you are f...king jews sob

      November 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Reply
    • hanem

      ohh PAKISTAN.....

      November 18, 2012 at 3:31 am | Reply
    • jeff

      To bad Obama does not feel the same way you do. He is a muslim the loves terror because it is good for his ego and poll numbers.

      November 18, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
  6. jack

    we can not expect peace.
    since by nature Muslims in general are not motivated by common sense, they have logical deduction capabilities of a cricket (that's why they are so advanced scientifically).
    they are prisoners of deep religious feelings of conquest,bravado and most of them suffer from early childhood Emotional and Psychological Trauma,their all life they have been told they are the best and allah or al-uzza is great, yet when they look around on the way they live and on their achievements in ANY field comparing to the west they encounter a brick wall ! (not to mention inferiority complex).

    they are 100% dependable on Judeo-Christian science.
    planes,medicine,machinery,electronics,grain... ETC -ALL COMES FROM THE WEST !-.
    in return they "give" the west oil that western companies discoverd and drill
    and what do they receive for all the oil ?
    PAPER !
    stocks of companies ownership that exists IN the WEST !
    the moment the oil runs out you will see government regulation turning these stocks in to toilet paper !

    since their whole "religion" is based on unsophisticated Plagiarism (copied from jews/christians) and strongly contradicted with archeological,theological,scientific evidence and even early islamic scholary accounts !
    (in The 13th century Arab biographer -Yaqut ibn-'Abdullah(Arabic: ياقوت الحموي الرومي‎)- noted Mecca is holy to muslims; Jerusalem is holy only to the Jews)
    their only way of keeping a minimum of a "functioning" social and political structure
    is to live in lies and fantasies of greatness.
    but that's not the amazing part !
    the amazing part is that they actually believe their fantasies.

    they are 100% failure as a society !
    no human rights what so ever !,gay kids are hanged,women can't drive and get beaten,slavery,tribelism,Mutilation, over 50% of them are engaged in inbreeding that causes lower mental and physical capabilities.
    The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the "Prophet" rule or live.
    even saudi arabia with all its oil and no wars to worry about, have lower G.D.P per capita than tiny poor israel.

    thats why muslims keep immigrating to the west & israel to live like parasites on their hosts blood
    what do they bring ? any scientific or cultural achievements ?.
    (never heard of "jascha abdulla heifetz" or "albert Alhamdulillah einstein" did ya ? )
    they live on benefits and spread terror among the same people that where kind enough to accept them,financially support them
    & grant them the freedom that they unable to grant their own wives and daughters.

    multiculturalism works GREAT !
    except when it come to muslims.
    civil war is inevitable

    November 16, 2012 at 3:13 am | Reply
    • jerri

      You got it Jack...Spot on and well stated!!!

      November 16, 2012 at 3:58 am | Reply
    • Tal

      Brilliant over sight. Someone that see's it as it really is!

      November 16, 2012 at 4:20 am | Reply
    • Z

      Do you wear foil on your head so the aliens can't hear your thoughts?

      November 16, 2012 at 5:15 am | Reply
    • DON

      islam is a great disease infecting us africans too.
      and this palestinian "occupied" mongering and mantra needs to stop its annoying.

      November 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Reply
    • mario

      Funny! Hitler used to think the same way about jews and Judaism, you have the same level of tolerance and open mind, congrats. seriously visit and meet muslims in their countries before lunching such a stupid comment.
      The only threat and cancer I see through human history is the so callad western "civilization", a very bright and great history, of massacres, WW1, WW2, massacre of jews across europe, massive colonization during the 19th and 20th century of the 3rd world countries- as the west decided to call them-, vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, hiroshima, nagazaki, overmass nuclear weapons production, polution, mass media control. The "muslim" or "islamic" threat is absolutely nothing compared to what the west has done to this planet and what it will do in the near future, and only a retarded mind would believe that muslim countries as weak as they are now would harm anyone.
      Now back to Israel, I see many comments defending them, anybody here is free to think whatever he wants, jews once suffered from the european's persecution, they should remember that and stop what they are doing to the palestinians, the daily occupation, the daily construction of collonies through palestians lands, keeping out palestination refugies from coming back to their homeland, when they'll stop then maybe they can get peace, but knowing their racist mentality, this is not going to happen untill they are stroke hard, and this day will come for sure.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
      • mariku namigata

        Your post is the only comment that is wise and true. Seems that majority of people who are commenting in here are not knowing history, because in the US noone cares bout the world history, the just know 300 years of their history, which is quite boring just like the whole us.

        November 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
      • DON

        another useless moronic leftist with no strong evidence and common sense. tell me something: have you been to israel? naaah. the reason is because muslim propaganda nonsense have been fed into your head. what do you understand by "racism" here? arabs are about 20%, they have rights and have the ability to stay in government parliament. and also jews from all racial colours have been accepted too. but hey check the islmaic majority countries: christian girls have been forced to convert to islam after been raped, women are used as tools, many muslims run to the west for life because they cant stand the living conditions in their countries. also check hostory that islam is responsible for nearlly 100 million deaths even though the catholic church have contributed to this religious madness. so stop your abracadabra rubbish.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
      • khalifah

        i agree with ya. some non-muslim told muslim have nothing..not satisfied with muslim, wanna make muslim dissapear like 4eva..if non-muslim have everythg why would they afraid of muslim? why they keep attacking muslim if muslim so called nothing? does they felt threaten by muslim that have nothing?? muslims are the problem ? we that have nothing are the problem for them that have everythg? shame !

        November 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
      • Mike the right

        Mario, if you knew anything about history you would understand that Palestine was an empty almost completely unpopulated land until the Jewish return in the 20th century. They made the land bloom. This "right of return" is another lie cooked up to blacken the image of Israel. Just poor Egyptians and Syrians who are jealous of their cousins ( Israeli Arabs ) who enjoy the fruits of being Israeli just like Jewish citizens. Israeli Arabs live better than Arabs anywhere else in the Middle East

        November 18, 2012 at 3:25 am |
    • Bamdad

      It is very funny to see people leave comments about matters that they have absolutely no idea about them!
      Dear Jack,
      Next time u want to post some of your Ideas and call them "facts and truth" at least try to FIND something that u know more about it.... don't copy-paste others words! maybe they are wrong like you...
      I am not Muslim but I leave in middle east. most of people here are more educated than you... some of the big shots in your country came from here...

      November 18, 2012 at 4:14 am | Reply
  7. Joshua Nesbit

    The 'Treaty' was made between Israel and a US bribed 'dictator'. The Egyptian people had nothing do to with it. Israel tricked dumb Americans. Americans supported dictators, Israel benefited. Americans flushed their values down the toilet. Most Americans have no idea how 'clever' Jews are. Jews control America. bin-Bernanke/Yellen... un-elected money printers are both Jews. Supreme Court is half Jewish. Christian Americans die in wars while Jews make money 🙂

    November 16, 2012 at 3:15 am | Reply
    • Mike the right

      Are you the same guy who wrote the Protocols of the Elders of Zion ? I guess you believe Jewish people still back their Passover bread with non Jewish blood. Sick anti-Semite

      November 18, 2012 at 3:29 am | Reply
  8. HTofS

    I read most comments here with dismay... So much hatred... So much blind ignorance... Instead of promoting strike and counter strike, attack and revenge, I see no one saying a word about a bit of mutual tolerance and desire for real peace...

    November 16, 2012 at 3:32 am | Reply
    • mario


      November 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
  9. Dem201

    I believe Egypt wants to respect the treaty with Israel, just as much as I believe Assad is an angel, just as much as I believe that Lebanon is a democratic country that is not ruled by Hizbollah (who receive commands from Iran), and as much as I believe that Muslims in Iran have freedom of speech, that they can protest against their regime, or women can walk freely without having to cover their whole body.

    That's how much I believe Egypt.

    November 16, 2012 at 3:39 am | Reply
    • adtrt

      have you even been to Egypt. have you read the history. are you familiar with what the situation is on the ground? My answer to all those questions is yes and I am on the ground there now. You know Nothing! Egypt just wants to move forward and try to better the lives of our people. Butt then we get stuck with Israel cowboy behaviour. Yeah the Hamas rockets are wrong, but proportionality is important.

      November 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  10. gazza

    It is time for sanctions against Israel. It worked on apartheid South Africa and it will also shame this pariah state.

    November 16, 2012 at 3:42 am | Reply
    • adtrt

      it will never happen. Israel has control of too many american interests and that will never happen without america.

      November 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Reply
  11. local resident

    thank you CNN for posting a non bias story every once in a while.
    this is one of thoes few times.

    November 16, 2012 at 3:45 am | Reply
  12. Simon

    More than 50 rockets were launched this morning to Israel !!!!

    November 16, 2012 at 4:01 am | Reply
    • Rajesh G

      Hamas Rockets are being fired randomly towards innocent civilians, childrens etc, where Israel only targeting the terrorists and Hamas infrastructures

      November 16, 2012 at 5:57 am | Reply
      • adtrt

        Israel has been targetting civilians for over 60 years. Why not count the number the dead civilians on both sides over the years and then come talk. Be honest instead of sensationalist.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
      • Mike the right

        You are way off buddy. Palestinians have been using "human shields" for years. Israel just wants to survive amongst terrorists who target civilians. Women and children on buses, in restaurants, etc..

        November 18, 2012 at 3:35 am |
  13. Name* patti

    I so admire the "new Egyptians" and the path they are taking toward self-determination! They demonstrate the leadership that is firmly committed to peace for all people, while speaking out against the aggression they witness by Israel toward the Palestinians, and clearly acknowedging their solidarity with their Palestinian brothers and sisters.
    They are truly inspirations for a better way forward, and i hope they can strengthen all people and nations still battling for the right to be free from oppression, and live peacably in their own truths.
    As an American, Egypt is where the rest of the world is going–in a search for true democracy!

    November 16, 2012 at 4:06 am | Reply
    • karbvi

      you really need to stop smokin that ganja, Egypt where the islamist want to destroy the Pyramids, Egypt where western women are raped in the street, yeah you should definately move there.

      November 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply

    What we should do at this precise moment is to strike at isreal and demolish its army and ability to strike at any Arab state, retake our lands by extreme force and expel the zionists from this land. What ever internal politics or issues we have with each other should be put aside and the banner of ISLAM should be raised on every rooftop, every building in every country where muslims can be found send your life forward, your health and your wealth. Were are our Muslim soldiers???

    November 16, 2012 at 4:11 am | Reply
    • Tal

      good luck camel jockey!

      November 16, 2012 at 4:31 am | Reply
    • Name* patti

      Obviously that hasnt worked so well–for the last 50 Years. .
      But i think it all boils down to USs "UNCONDITIONAL support" for Israel, regardless of what happens! I honestly cant believe that most amers dont even question that!

      November 16, 2012 at 4:36 am | Reply
    • BobZemko

      Can we wait until my cartoon show is over?

      November 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
    • PDub

      ABUHAMZA, you are a coward and a fool! Hate and anger fills your soul. A real man looks to help life, not end it. Peace is only reached when listen and understand. If you are Muslim, you better go pray and do not stop until you only have love for everyone. If you feel the need to kill, start with yourself!

      November 17, 2012 at 2:27 am | Reply
  15. plumbic dirigible

    regardless of who was there first, Israel is there now. Hamas is constantly provoking Israel with rocket fire.
    I don't see anything wrong with airstrikes or even a ground campaign. I also don't see how it will help. I saw a picture of
    the 10 month old child who was killed by israeli airstrikes and I thought... If I was that father, Israel would have an enemy in me until my death. I'm no tree hugger but I'm not a warmonger either. I just wish their was some other way.

    November 16, 2012 at 4:30 am | Reply
    • TheNonIgnorantTruth

      Yes, regardless of who was there first, even though even Muslims acknowledge Jews were there first. Let's put that whole question aside, as you say. Now, about the 10 month old who was killed, since the conflict started with Hamas lobbing missiles, he should consider Hamas the cause (he very well might consider them the cause, actually), and not Israel airstrikes. After all, although maybe fewer in number, Israeli 10 month old have been killed too, and their airstrikes are intended to stop the killing of 10 month olds on both sides. Whereas Hamas intends to kill 10 month old. When they lob their missiles toward Israel, they don't give a d*mn that it's very likely a 10 month old Arab will be killed when Israel tries to wipe out where the missiles are coming from. In fact, Hamas specifically fires the missiles from schools hoping the Israelis will kill some kid and get bad press about it. So let's not be naive about this. Where do you think Gazans go to get medical treatment...Israelis go out of their way to give them medical treatment. Rich arabs come from all over the Middle East in secret to Israel to get medical treatment. The problem with Gaza is that they simply do not value human life. Do you think Israel wants to blockade Gaza just because it's fun? They do it to prevent armaments from entering Gaza that could wipe Israel off the map. There will be peace when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate Israel and so far that is not the case.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:44 am | Reply
    • mario

      you don't see anything wrong?? with a many years blokade, a daily persecution and humuliation, coloniszation, you don't see what is wrong? Palestinains are just evil peapole trying to destroy the lovely peacefull Israelis?? what you see here as a provocation, others see it as a rightfull act of defense and resistance from the occupied against the invadors. you know, maybe when the palestians will get F22 and advanced weapons they will cease aiming randomly and would target the IDF soldiers and bases directly.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
  16. Name* patti

    You cant forget about the blatent inequality – of ahem, American assets – among Israelis, compared to Palestinians. How can so many ppl NOT take that into consideration?!

    November 16, 2012 at 4:42 am | Reply
    • TheNonIgnorantTruth

      Israel would have no reason to use their weapons if there was peace. If you're anti-semitic and just think they are warmongers which no one intelligent thinks is true, well, then what's the point of arguing with you?

      November 16, 2012 at 5:51 am | Reply
  17. okey22

    Egypt must respect the treaty they sign with Israel or they will meet another shamful defeat by IDF.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:38 am | Reply
    • hanem

      i doubt that this time..... egypt has had alot of time to get ready. egypt doesnt have too !! understand that . besides this time israel is surround by muslim countries. we will take back what is " palestines" what ever is palestines is every muslims.

      November 18, 2012 at 7:45 am | Reply
  18. okey22

    Its the duty of the state of Israel to defend its citizens by all means from this Islamic fanatics AND NO SENTIMENT this time .

    November 16, 2012 at 5:42 am | Reply
    • TheNonIgnorantTruth

      Totally agree. If Gazans don't like the blockades of their ports of entry and whatever else they don't like about their daily life, they shouldn't vote in an internationally-known terrorist organization such as Hamas which targets civilians and whose stated purpose is the annihilation of Israel through any means. That is why there is a blockade.

      It's amazing that Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. They are just gluttons for pain. They always reward the world for getting some about what they by terrorism which makes the world hate and pity the at the same time.

      Wake up Palestinians...the world wants to love you and help you but you make it impossible.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:55 am | Reply
      • Roi

        Amen! Israel tried to make peace with the Palestinians dozens of times before, but Hamas does not want peace, he wants to destroy Israel.

        November 16, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  19. Julian Assange

    World comments on Hamas missile that hit Telaviv: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!

    November 16, 2012 at 7:57 am | Reply
    • Mike the right

      How about the next one up your backside. Remember there are plenty of Arabs living in and around Tel Aviv ! Terrorists should die !!!

      November 18, 2012 at 3:40 am | Reply
  20. Revona

    It is an insane man (Nation) that will go to sleep with his (its) roof on fire. If really Egypt is what they profess to be as a true defender of Muslim's right, why don't they speak for those persecuted in Bahrain, Saudi, Iran and other Muslim countries? Every nation possesses the inalienable right to defend itself when when under aggression even ISRAEL

    November 16, 2012 at 8:03 am | Reply
  21. Meir Weiss

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    November 16, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply
  22. Roi

    For a peace treaty with Egypt, Israel returned "Sinai" to Egypt , an area three times the size of Israel. If the Egyptians cancel the peace treaty, Israel has the right to demand "Sinai" Back.
    If the Egyptians will start a war against Israel, IDF conquer Sinai, as he did in 1967 and 1956. And this time Sinai will remain Israeli's forever.
    anyone who open war against Israel must know that he will lose it. IDF is one of the strongest armies in the world and he knows how to act in field conditions in Israel.
    In the past Egyptians demanding Israelis Mercy and Israelis were nice and gave them Mercy. Not this time!
    Long live Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East!

    November 16, 2012 at 9:29 am | Reply
  23. LR

    If Egypt DOES stand behind what they say, I will have new respect for them. It really is the only sliver of hope in the area, other than Iran backing away from their aggressive, contentious policies. This is from an American Jew.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:29 am | Reply
  24. neutral

    so why dont the islam states of join forces and attack israel? coz no unity in this so called islamic states and afraid of the big brother ar?

    November 16, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
  25. Majestic Stuff

    It's unfortunate that militants are the leaders of the Palestine. They are to blame for whatever happens there. Hamas should allow Israel stay and stop firing rockets into Israel for peace to reign in Gaza. The world leaders including Egypt should rise up and condemn the atrocities of hamas on Israel. They should know that hamas started the fight by first firing rockets into Israel. There can never be peace in Gaza if hamas and their militancy against Israel is not condemned.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
  26. MOSHE

    Jerusalem Special Report



    November 16, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
  27. JOSHUA

    Prophecy in the News
    Jerusalem Special Report


    November 16, 2012 at 11:41 am | Reply
  28. L.b pun

    First tell Palestine to stop rocket attack on Israel then they can have justice otherwise bro. No way

    November 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  29. Britney

    “I warned our Israeli partners that if [they] continue along the path of escalation and violence this would backfire and they would be the first losers,” Tahtawi said What about the rockets Hamas has been firing on Israel on a daily basis over the years without a response from Israel. I guess they've had enough. How come nobody reports on that? Only when Israel retaliates. Hamas should know better what happens if you poke a tiger.

    November 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  30. PlanetOfRetards

    U.S. Republicans and Israel want another retarded war in the middle east to protect their retarded wealthy clients. Yippy Skippy!

    November 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Reply
  31. PlanetOfRetards

    You would think the broke-ass American public would be tired of wrecking itself with war after war.... of course if you are mentally challenged, it may be hard to connect the dots and understand that endless spending on wars abroad has an effect on life at home.

    China and Russia would love to see the USA balkanize into multiple infighting states. Would love it. Of course if you are mentally challenged, you can't connect the dots and see what a boon that would be for China and Russia. Ask Nixon and the Chinese nationals he colluded with in order to extend the Vietnam war so that the mentally challenged would vote him in.

    November 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  32. PlanetOfRetards

    "What time is Amanpour on?"

    Who cares what time Warmanpour is on. You care? I don't care.

    November 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  33. isrial and muslim

    i would like to say Isrial is the only country and the jews people are the only nation making FATINA , in world . FITNA mean in muslim islmic mean like DAVIL . if you like to make peace in world and this GAZA and middle east make, just one answar , NO isrial .............As you know that no ISRIAL EXSIT IN just UK AND AMERICA creat ISRIAL to sell there weapon nothing , ---------–


    November 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
    • BobZemko

      I think you mean FANTA which is a yummy soda pop.

      November 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  34. Roma

    Куча госдеповских кошерных проституток и прочих долбаёбов здесь на форуме

    November 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  35. Ghaus


    November 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  36. Father Abraham

    We have two sides, but they are not equal. Israel has, time and again, come to the negotiating table to find peace.

    Every time Hezbollah and Hamas have attacked Israel to prevent a permanent peace. The Palestinians are pawns in Iran's game.

    The Persians are hoping to start war between the Arabs and the Jews, which will of course strengthen Persia (Iran).
    Of course if 300 rockets landed in any other country, it would be an act of war. Israel has shown great restraint in permitting the Palestinians to continue living inside the land given by God to them.

    Do you think that Saudi Arabia, or Egypt, would be so restrained if they were subjected to 300 rocket attacks in a single day? I suspect that whole cities would be up in flames as the attackers and their whole communities were the subject of a justified retaliation.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Reply
  37. Damilola Abolarin

    Hello just making corrections, am sure you meant you can not be indifferent to human suffering. Not indifferent Human Suffering. please make corrections. Cheers

    November 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  38. Bengoudron

    here what Israel do with the 4 billon Dollar of american military help

    November 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply
  39. Peter Dybing

    The hatred on display in this comment section makes me sick. On both sides those who preach hate are the problem.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  40. PDub

    All we need for terror to live is for good men to do nothing. Every person that fires a weapon should realize that they are making the choice but the deaths they cause belong to the person who fired the weapon, not the person who gave the instruction! As a war veteran, it is the hardest thing to do. Real men know this as they only defend and protect from immedate threats. Cowards shoot from blindly and never care where who gets hit or killed! Every man, woman and child have the right to freedom without fear and equal rights in all matters without discrimination. If anyone disagrees with that, please do the world a favor and dig a grave jump in it and die by any means as long as it no one has to clean up after you or be bothered by you. We will greatly appreciate it so the rest of us can live in peace and have better chance to resolve and understand our differences knowing we have the same respect for all humans!

    November 17, 2012 at 2:18 am | Reply
  41. Richard

    Freeman your mum suks kok

    November 17, 2012 at 4:01 am | Reply
  42. YOSSI


    November 17, 2012 at 5:07 am | Reply
  43. jana

    muslims will always place religion over nationality, that is their only loyalty. In India, it is often noted as a point of pride as to the variety of religions we have and the fact that we have remained Indian first. With the muslim community in India recently, there has been cause for much instability and they contribute to much of the strife and terror problems india has been having.
    There is also a double standard here, none of these muslims were up in arms when the people dying in Homs, Syria were much higher than this. It is just a blind hatred of Israel and an extreme religious intolerance towards other faiths that Muslims are renowned for.
    I am an Indian expat living in Doha, Qatar. I feel Arab Muslims are a nice outgoing race of people but this fundamentalism will destroy them.

    November 17, 2012 at 7:40 am | Reply
  44. Ariel

    Wow. Egypt knows it cannot face Israel for more than 5 hours of fight. Then the Muslim Brotherhood would be kicked out of Cairo all the way to Sudan, where they belong.

    November 17, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply
  45. Sander30

    For some reason the question is never asked when Israel will uphold the treaty,since included in the conditions was self determination and statehood for the Palestinians something Israel has still not fullfilled.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
  46. PIPPIE


    November 17, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
    • Tony

      just sut up you pig

      November 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Reply
  47. Herman

    As far as I'm concerned the cradle of terrorism lies in the Israel/Palistinian region. The situation had gone on so long now that utter hatred prevails between it's peoples. The Israeli / Palistinian situation is a major cause for unstable world politics. Both sides are to blame and responsible leaders should be brought to justice for war crimes against humanity. Possibly only then can we start bringing this never ending status-quo to an end!

    November 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  48. Tony

    hope GOD punish terrorist Israelies for thier crime...very soon..amen

    November 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Reply
    • khalifah


      November 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  49. Ken

    Egypt will never dream of attacking Israel because I know Israel is already waiting to take back the whole of entire Egypt according to the previous war which was settled my the United State. Up till today Egypt is still owing the United States and Israel

    November 17, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply
  50. WW3

    UN NATO PENTAGON Global Forces Joint in WW3.
    WW3 Objective: Eliminate the evil islams.
    1.Destroy palestinian for Israel supported by EU Russia USA
    2.Destroy mecca & the evil kaaba supported by Africa Iraq Qatar Yemen Omen
    3.Destroy indonesia for the new 7 countries supported by ASEAN Australia UK USA

    The Earth Weapons:
    CERN EU Russia Germany: ready to launch 2 nukes to Destroy mecca kaaba the evil axis.
    IAEA UN USA UK ASEAN: ready to launch 2 nukes to Destroy jakarta & surabaya the terrorist nests.

    WW3: Creators Destroy islam.
    Bomb mecca & medina like their islamic story as the Armageddon day.
    Send muslims to heaven by death like their islamic past ego story they made.

    For All future human beings: Sacrifice islam.

    November 18, 2012 at 6:52 am | Reply
    • Australia

      Destroy java the terrorist nest:
      The java forgets their islands are surrounded by Sumatra Borneo Nusa Bali Sulawesi Malaysia Singapore Australia and the other islands can attack java from everywhere everyday to punish java to blockade java to isolate java until their islands are free to be the new independent countries separated from indonesia like East Timor did.

      November 18, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
  51. Ifti

    This is not war ,its massacre by Israel,War is between equals or near equals,Here one side is armed to teeth while the other side has ragtags equipment not even called Weapons....

    November 19, 2012 at 1:31 am | Reply
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