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Italy to support Palestinian state at UN    News agencies
1. Palestine
Bravo Palestine! With your entry into the UN as an observer we are one step closer to justice and finally an end to Israel's odious occupation and its government policy of land theft. The settler enterprise has been made moribund and nothing could be better for the sake of peace and justice.
Yaakov Sullivan ,   New York, NY   (11.29.12)
2. Oozing with falsehood,Israel shouldn't have bougt Italian pl
anes from Aeromacchi for IAF training. Not that South Korea which competed with Italy will vote NO,but at least they're not friendly smiling while knifing Israel
ab   (11.29.12)
3. Eurabia Is Scared Silly
Are the leaders of Europe afraid to be what the arabs are incapable of being: united for a common goal? It is a fact if arab life, it impossible to arrive at a consensus, they will fight util only one person is left standing. If Europe stands united against this silly resolution, the arab bid for UN recognition will be nullified. But no, Eurpoe knows that the arabs within their borders will hold protest after protest, each protest turning more vehement that the last until open riots break out. Rather than doing the Right Thing and standing for humanity, they are giving in to threats of terrorism and giving free reign for more terror.
emanon ,   USA   (11.29.12)
4. this decision doesn't represent the will of Italian people
This decision of the Italian government does not represent in any way the will of the Italian people.This government was not elected by the Italian people and this decision is a serious mistake. I'm very sorry.
Michele ,   Treviso - Italy   (11.29.12)
5. Monti's assurances
I find Monti's statement amusing 'PM Monti nevertheless assures Netanyahu decision does not mean weakening of ties ' Thats like someone coming to my neighbor asking him if he could borrow his tractor to dig up my lawn.After the neighbor gives him a tractor to dig up my lawn,the neighbor says to me we can still be good neighbors.Hell no we can't still be good neighbors
Rod ,   Fargo N.Dakota   (11.29.12)
6. And what happens in a few years when they're still occupied?
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (11.29.12)
7. Grazie Signore Monti
Today you made me a proud Italian citizen living in Israel
Gregg ,   Haifa IL   (11.29.12)
8. leaders the ones that run the country and the apposition...
I said not once, but hundreds of times Israel is blessed with leaders from the right and left including today leaders the ones that run the country and the apposition that made catastrophic decisions on subjects that could cause Israel irreversible damage. The sad thing it is repeated with almost every leader. What saves Israel are the people, they rush to the flag and save Israel every time, I do not give the credit to the leaders, they are scared from their shadow, from the American's, Europeans, the Arabs, which dose not allows them to look after the real interest of Israel. TOO BAD FOR ISRAEL
JJJ   (11.29.12)
9. #7 Gregg. Now that you have what you have want.
You can be a proud Italian citizen living in Gaza.
Jake   (11.29.12)
10. Everyone should support this bid
Enough nonsense. If this works out Abbas will emerge stronger than Hamas and it will also be a major step towards peace. Look at these Palestinians rallying, do they look like they want more years of war? They just want their country.
Dave from Brazil ,   Sao Paulo   (11.29.12)
11. To: Rod at No. 5
I agree. Does the Italian prime minister truly not realize that the State of Israel may feel differently about its relationship with Italy going forward? Italy's assurances are quite irrelevant to a nation which places considerably more weight on what other nations do, not on what they say. Sheer arrogance and stupidity on the part of Monti!
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.29.12)
12. Ashamed to be Italian
As usual the Italian his opportunity. In the '80 they sign agreements with PLO to have PR support in exchange of territorial neutrality . Ashamed to be Italian
Ashamed tobe Italian ,   Amsterdam NL   (11.29.12)
13. 4 and Berlusconi? Who did he represent?
Certainly not us
Gregg Umbria ,   Haifa IL   (11.29.12)
14. #1
I agree with you. This is a great day for Palestine and, though most of us have yet to realize it, a great day for Israel, since it is the first step to peace.
yafe nefesh ,   nahariya   (11.29.12)
15. Europe apparently is still anti-Jewish
The current support for allowing a community of terrorists to form a UN recognized state with a mission of destroying the Jewish people shows how anti-Jewish the countries of Europe still are.
George Douglas ,   Fairplain, VA   (11.29.12)
16. Friendship, the most misused term in politics!
But, what looks good today might prove disasterous looking back (and vice versa).
tiki ,   belgium   (11.29.12)
17. #13, At least Berlusconi was elected.
Jake   (11.29.12)
18. Baby Bibi
Like an infant who seeks instant gratification, Netanyahu doesn't understand that he cannot have settlements and universal approval simultaneously. But maybe he settles happily for Micronesia.
Michael ,   Haifa   (11.29.12)
19. #5. Your comment could not be more silly or laughable...
Ali ,   PALESTINE   (11.29.12)
20. Italy
Porca della Maddonna !!
Yosef   (11.29.12)
21. Amazing
No comments in the comments about how the evil Obama is the most vocal international supporter of Israeli position. I wonder where all of the Israeli and Jewish Obama bashers have disappeared to.
Amerikaner Yid ,   USA   (11.29.12)
22. PALESTINE was, is and will always be...
Ali ,   PALESTINE   (11.29.12)
23. palis rallying
So what were they rallying for a couple weeks ago at the news of the rocket that killed the Chabad mother and injured her children? They are rallying for the same reason now, and it is not peace or land.
yosef ,   williamsburg US   (11.29.12)
24. Sarah B and Israel's "weakening ties"
with not just Italy, but the rest of the world really is due to the ignorance displayed in Sally's letter. She writes that it is pure "arrogance and stupidity" for Italy to recognize Palestine as an observer. Actually it is the arrogance of Israel to try and oppose the demographic "facts on the ground" that are getting worse each year. Israel came about just as the world was ditching colonies and racist policies. Resisting the forces of history, demography, democracy and the Arab spring, and virtually the will of the whole world is really what is "stupid and arrogant." Time is not on Israel's side and it would be wise to do business with a guy like Abbas while you still have the chance. I don't think Hamas will come up with a better alternative.
John Robey ,   Austin, Texas   (11.29.12)
25. For something that supposedly doesn't matter
Netanyahu and his cronies appear to be spending an inordinate amount of time on the issue. Olmert is a lot more statesman like
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (11.29.12)
26. #21
You will find one of them right here in the good ole USA with you. That would be me! You can rest assured my leftist and ill-informed citizen that anything that Obama does is for Obama first and foremost, for the muslim brotherhood secondly and a very very very long list of priorities before he gets to Israel.
DavidR ,   USA   (11.29.12)
27. Reiterate My Prediction
I am reiterating my prediction: if this resolution passes in the UN, the first act of the arabs will be to attack Israel. They will see this a free license and a sanction to try and wipe Israel off the map. I firmly believe this resolution is just the camel's nose entering the tent.
emanon ,   USA   (11.29.12)
28. #25. Yey, stay in London, impostor.
Jake   (11.29.12)
29. #22, Ali, indeed, but only in a fictional sense.
Jake   (11.29.12)
30. #18, Michael, incredible your one-track mind
Bibi-bashing, and repeating this "Micronesia" line ad nauseam. It befits a Microbrain hasn't got much useful to contribute to any discussion.
Jake   (11.29.12)
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