"launch dialogue with Hamas which will lead to peace agreement "
Sure. Dialogue with Hamas will lead to peace, but not the peace of the brave. Instead, the peace of the grave.
Stephen in New York
2. Never heard of any of those except Amos Oz
And well, he's known more for his Israel hatred than anything else...
3. PERIODS OF PEACE...what the fk planet are they on?
Let them move South!
4. Intellectual Buffoons
No sh*t, the intellectuals believe Bibi should strive for a long-term ceasefire. And how do you do such a thing when the muslims want nothing more than to kill the Jews and removed them from the middle east? Send your petition to hamas you cowards.
Anaheim, CA, USA
5. To the author:
Please do not refer to Israel's enemies as intellectuals.
There is nothing intelligent about them.
Q: Why are they asking for peace now?
A: Hamas is devastated. They do not want Hamas to be humiliated.
Maybe these "artists" should all move to Sderot, live there for a year while runnign for bomb shelters, and then afterwards pontificate on the benefits of cease fires. Because of people like these and the never ending whine to co-exist with terror and evil, there is a rain storm of rockets falling all over Israel.
7. These Guys Are Nuts
So let me get this straight:
Israel withdrew from Gaza several years ago
1. Hamas policy is still to destroy Israel
2. Hamas sends deadly missiles over to Israel without provocation
and these folks expect Israel to talk to Hamas? Israel should do it's best to wipe out the entire leadership and make sure they understand that anyone related to firing missiles has bought themselves a death sentence.
8. Dialog is Good!
Here's the actual transcript from the first meeting between Israeli Leftists and Hamas. Unfortunately, it didn't go too well but we will keep trying!
Oz: "Hi everyone and welcome to the very First Hamas-Israel Conference for Peace and Understanding. My name is Amos and it's a pleasure to be here today to meet all of you face to face. Some of you may know me. I'm a well known writer who has made a fortune writing about how Israel is really the crux of the problem in the Middle East. My books sell especially really well in countries where there were lots of Nazis. They tell me my writings help alleviate their conscience. So without further ado, let's go around the table and introduce ourselves. Why don't we start with you, sir?"
Ismail: "You Jew?"
Oz: "Well, yes, but only technically. Actually, I consider myself somewhere between a Nihilist and and atheist. My favorite newspaper is Haaretz and I love reading Thomas Friedman, Amira Hass and Gideon Levy! My parents were personal friends of Abu Allah and staunch socialists. My Kibbutz..."
Ismail: "Shut the f#$k up. I've heard enough".
Oz: "I beg your pardon, please Ismail, there really is no reason for any belligerent tone. I like you and I want to be your friend. I know deep in your heart you don't really mean..."
Ismail: (Gets up and storms out of the room shouting orders to his armed bodyguards) "Itbach el-Yehud!" (Slaughter the Jew)
Oz: "But, but, I'm your Habibi... hey that hurts, please don't touch me like that, I have friends in... ahhhhh"
Avi Israeli ,
9. Go back to your art ,spoilt proud artists.
10. Not that smart
or they wouldn't release asinine suggestions..
11. Dozens of artists call for ceasefire.
Until you live in the South, in Ashdod or Sedrot, I don't think you have the right, just because you are famous Israeli artists, to urge the Israeli government to call for ceasefire.
Israeli citizens have been under attack continuously for years in that region. Just because your daily lives or that of your children have not been threatened does not diminish our fellow citizens terror,
To have a dialogue, as you should know since you are writers and performers, means there needs to be someone to dialogue with. Since the withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, there has been no one to speak to, no one either with the authority or the vision to live peacefully side by side with Israel.
Your poetic words sound so nice and moral....
"The residents of the south, like the residents of Gaza, deserve to look up to the sky with hope rather than with fear".
However, I think you should be reminded that a government's first priority always is the safety of its citizens. No other government anywhere in the world would have stood by as long as Israel has before resorting to force as a means to end the threat to our country.
Since there is no one to talk to, since the world powers have remained silent, since this situation has just continued to escalate, our government has not other recourse.
And again, until you relocate to live next to the citizens of the south, your poetic words should be first and foremost supportive of your fellow citizens!
Marti Leebhoff ,
These left wing Israeli appeasers are a naive bunch of jokers. Perhaps they should all go and live in the south and then we'll see if they are still of the same opinion. Action against the enemy is more affective than words when it comes to hamas.
13. Who cares what these leftists want?
They would have us surrender and leave us to the mercy of our enemies.
jason white ,
14. artists..move to Ramallah and
experience life under the PA ...you might be more appreciated there
15. Why do the leftists ignore and twist history?
Historically, the results of a dialogue and agreements have NOT been peace and quite. They have been followed by exactly the opposite, periods of intensified violence and terrorism. Security and periods of peace have only come following military operations like Operation Defensive Shield and Operation Cast Lead.
17. We "know' these people from experience
For an ex-E. European these people activities evoke the painful memories of the Judenrat and other assorted ghetto Jews who openly or indirectly served the enemies.
The DNA of Josephus Flavius have passed onto these figures.
Tom W ,
18. Time to expel treasonous leftist "writers"
19. "Periods of peace and quiet ..."
"Dozens of artists call for ceasefire" Dozens? Really? WHO CARES?
"Intellectuals" No. They're dumber than a box of doorknobs, and the appropriate word is "wussies."
Ynet, you are scraping the bottom of the barrel with this article.
20. truce like peace
the arabs don;t want it. Clear?
21. They are correct
It is time for the violence to stop! Israel has become a warrior society. Stop illegal settlements and go back to the pre-1967 borders and end this once and for ALL. Everyone needs to start living in peace.
22. They would make Neville Chamberlain proud.
The Hamas Charter explicitly states that the organization's purpose is to destroy Israel in particular and Jews in general. This warped attitude comes directly from the Quran. They will not abbrogate these directives any more than any orthodox Jew would the 613 mitzvot. To think otherwise is just being naive- or stupid. The way to peace is through strength- and to use that strength to eradicate Hamas. There'll be plenty of time to talk peace when Hamas is destroyed. Haniyeh and Mashaal have fostered hate and death for years- time to get rid of them.
23. Stick to Art !
Roland Seener ,
"Periods of peace and quiet were always the result of a dialogue and agreement." What agreements were that?
Agreements to let Hamas continue building up their arsenal?
25. Who cares about a bunch of leftists?
Their opinion is no consequence.
26. yeah maybe they can cop so good gazan caif
27. You don t talk to' the devil,you crush His head ....!!!!
Talking to' the devil is not a good idea;you put is head under your feet and crush it until the enemy is finished...
This is true in every sense...you talk to' someone willing to' talk,not to' terrorist
Anna m Sedda ,
28. Nadine #21
stay in NY .until you have missiles raining down on your building you have no right to an opinion.
29. Why Is There An Inverse Ratio Between...
one's ability to draw a doodle and common sense?
If you, "intellectuals", fail to listen to what most people are saying and you fail to engage in fruitful dialogue with Rightests, how in the world do expect the Arabs to come to reason with us?
In other words, if we can't convince you that you are clods, how do you expect us to convince those other clods that they are also clods?
Reuven Brauner ,
30. #8 Avi..lol
That's about the size of it...I can't understand these appeasing lefties at all.