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Peres: Iran threat should be resolved politically
Ronen Medzini and AP
Published: 05.09.08, 16:27
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1.  NEED FOR PERIODIC I.Q. TESTS?
ROLAND SEENER ,   LONDON ENGLAND   (09.05.08)
IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE MENTAL BALANCE OF LEADERS UNDER INTENSE PRESSURE,THEIR DECISSIONS MUST ALWAYS BE SOUND.FOR THIS REASON PERIODIC I.Q.TESTS SHOULD BE INSTITUTED AS THE FATE OF THE NATION LIES IN THEIR HANDS .BEING OVERWHELMED BY SOMEONE OF THE STATURE OF PRESIDENT PERES,DOES NOT MAKE HIS DECISSIONS RIGHT.
2. In the same way sanctions worked in Iraq
Y ,   Nitzan, Israel   (09.05.08)
3. Peres has a severe mental health issue
Ran   (09.05.08)
Whether it's schizophrenia or psychopathy would need to be established by whichever psychiatric institute he is to be confined in.
4. #2, Do you see a win in Iraq, Afghanistan?
Jake   (09.05.08)
5. Assad come to visit olmert - where ?
common sense   (09.05.08)
in prison .... Yeah, a nonsense suggestion vs. a stupid idea of Peres regarding peace talks with Syria .
6. HE HAS BEEN WRONG ON EVERYTHING SO FAR, LOOK AT STATE TODAY
HE IS WRONG AGAIN ,   ..............DACON9   (09.05.08)
APPEASMENT HASNT WORKED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THE BRITISH DID THIS WHEN THEY SPLIT THE LAND IN 1914.. NOW ARABSIS STILL KILLING ISRAEL DID THIS AGAIN IN 1948 INVITING ARABS TO LIVE WITH US IN PEACE NOW THEY ARE STILL FIGHTING THEY ARE THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF HISTORY AS EXAMPLES. no need to rpeat this now ITS DECIDED THERE WILL BE A MAJOR WAR THE FINAL WAR..DUE TO IRAN AND XTIANS its written JEWS HAVE TO PROTECT THEMSELFS THROUGH HONEST AND SINCERE PRAYERS PRAYERS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
7. begin and peres
alexi   (09.05.08)
you rremember being attacking osriak in 1981. I recall him saying that he did especially because peres would not have guts to do it. Do israelis think that knocking out osirak was a good thing? I think so! peres brought us lousy stinking oslo and is a supporter of the number one coward of all israel time ehdu olmert. Peres-go away!
8. Yeah, And The US and UK Should Have Negotiated With Hitler
David ,   Marietta USA   (09.05.08)
The holocaust would never have happened, WWII would never have happened, Hiroshima would never have happened, but no, we had to go to war rather than seek a negotiated settlement with Nazi Germany. Mr Perez, go to Teheran, and start negotiating, please.
9. Negotiation is good; but so is observation
Avinoam ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (09.05.08)
Iran: Denies the Holocaust, calls for the destruction of Israel; develops nuclear capability and long distance missiles; funds terrorists; is a cornerstone of fundamentalist Islam; and has not changed her behaviour despite any condemnation or embargo. What makes Peres believe that negotiations are the way forward? What can he offer Iran? Money, peace, security? She does not fear isolation or public opinion and is bent on our destruction. The military option must always remain an option, it is the only useful currency in negotiations.
10. peres was against osirak strike
gil ,   city of david   (09.05.08)
menahem begin was right to destroy sadam atomic bomb seed sold 20 millions dollars by french ,...but peres didn't change , he was against before and also now this time the danger is sold by north korea and russia to iranian fanatics and peres is still against ..... The problem is wordwide responsibility but jewish people can rely on themselves if needed
11. PERES YOU DIDN'T TAKE YOUR BLUE PILLS AGAIN TODAY ..
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12. Sure let's keep talking
Rivkah Rybak ,   Israel   (09.05.08)
Then one day we will suddenly wake up, or not, and it will be too late, if it is not too late already.
13. At his age, what does he care.
Zk   (09.05.08)
14. the father of Israels neuclear plan wants more neuclear fath
zionist forever   (09.05.08)
When it comes to stopping Israels enemies getting nukes he allways seems to be the main voice against trying to stop them. In 1981 Peres was against Begins plan to bomb Saddams neuclear reactor on the grounds it might upset France who happened to have sold the reactor to him. He threatened to make the plan public knowladge to stop it going ahead so Begin was forced to move up the date of the strike to do something before Peres started shouting his mouth off. Now we have another mad man wanting to get their hands on nukes to be used against Israel but once again good old Peres has let everybody know he is against anything but diplomacy even though we have been trying and failing to use diplomacy for years now all the tme Iran keeps enriching uranium. The man is president now not PM and the president in Israel is supposed to be a head of state not a politician but Peres has decided that he wants to be just as involved in politics as he allways was rather than out kissing babies and doing ceromonial work. That nobel prize has gone to Peres head since oslo the left have hijacked Israel and the political attitudes are peace treaties at any price.
15. Peres is a senile fool
JAyyy ,   Israel   (09.05.08)
that wont accept the fact that most Arabs want Israel destroyed. He clings to the hope of a bogus peace between Israel and it neighbors but refuses to admit that the Arabs dont want peace. He has caused many Israeli deaths through his appeasement to the Arabs. He was only given the position as President by Olmert....no way would he have been voted in by the people! The man is a disgrace and a traitor to Israel!
16. Tendencies to delusion, wishful thinking.
Robert Bernier ,   Tel Aviv   (09.05.08)
Can Israel overcome its own dangerous tendencies to delusion, wishful thinking, and appeasement that have been encouraged by its mostly incompetent leaders since 1992. In March 2006 Israelis, after all, elected the incompetent government they now so lament being saddled with. The fortitude of the Israeli army and citizenry during last summer's Lebanon war showed the other side of the Israeli psyche, which remains strong, tough, and determined. Israel will not cope well with the military and terrorist dangers it faces until and unless this government is removed and replaced by people who understand the Middle East, security, and world politics and are capable of coherent and effective action. We should be prepared to any eventuality : http://xrl.us/bi5de
17. Debka: Russia raids bases Israel could use for Iran attack
shneerhere ,   Chicago   (09.05.08)
Russia raided Georgian bases Israel could have used to raid Iran. Game over. No wonder Peres is pushing 'political' solution.
18. "Iran threat should be resolved politically"
Marc ,   Nice, France   (09.05.08)
..could be right, only if we remember that "War is merely a continuation of politics". Let's hope no one will have to continue politics this far. But who knows ?
19. Arab stubborness preventing peace
Sam ,   Canada   (09.05.08)
The Palestinians and Syrians are hung up on getting the 1967 borders and that is preventing peace.They seem to think that the Jews will cave in to accepting their version of peace. It's not the case and Jews will just move on if the Arabs show no flexibility. Let's see how important regional peace is to the Arabs.
20. I've said it before & I'll say it again, Peres is Carter in
olive colored skin ,   Maurie, Israel   (09.05.08)
21. Look let's face it
Hisham ,   DC, USA   (09.05.08)
The time for wars are over. People now realize their fear of war, although they don't all vocalize it. Israel fears war, Iran fears war, Hezbollah fears war, Hamas fears war, Fateh fears war, Syria, Egypt, Jordan.... everyone. Its over no one wants to fight, and no one will fight. So what will happen? nothing really! over time things will get resolved through political methods in the meantime people will keep talking about war and peace. However no one will fight its over. Do the Greek Cypriots recognize their northern neighbor? no they don't ! They Greek Cypriots hate the Turk Cypriots, nevertheless, they never fight. They talk and talk, but never fight. This is what will. Its called game theory.
22. Peres should enjoy his retirement
Brod ,   USA   (09.05.08)
The Iran nuke threat is too challenging for an old man who should be enjoying his retirement. This is not an issue that a man of his age should be dealing with. It is beyond their understanding and capability. Most people his age are already in nursing homes.
23. choice
Septimus ,   Rome   (09.05.08)
Either a smoke screen, or Peres is dumb. By the way, he also opposed the bombing of the iraqi Reactor of Osirak in 1981. But the bombing goes on, with the sucess w e know; So should it be with the criminal nuclear sites of the Shiite entity. Bomb Iran now !
24. the Holocaust occured cause...
ygalg ,   israel   (09.05.08)
countries forwarding diplomacy with Nazi regime instead opposing it. Iran, Syria till today execute their civilians based on false premise and Peres seek to make peace with them?
25. Some Presidents chase Women-other Presidents chase dreams
Alan ,   SA   (09.05.08)
26. the solution should be....
Psalms83 ,   Selah   (09.05.08)
Hashems
27. ALL THOSE YEARS OF EATING HAM...
hymie zoltsveis ,   NYC, NY, USA   (09.06.08)
All those years of eating ham, have finally caught up with Peres. PLEASE---someone SAVE Israel, and get rid of him. (and take Olmert, Livni, and Barak, too)
28. #21 Afraid of war?? Only if your Nobama and cowardly dems.
We have not yet ,   begun to fight.USA   (09.06.08)
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