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Britain says EU not looking at Israel sanctions    News agencies
1. SANCTIONS AND INCENTIVES
WHAT INCENTIVES DOES ISRAEL HAVE ...NOT TO BUILD HOUSING IN JERUSALEM? WILL THE EU GIVE ISRAEL ANY THING BUT THE ENDLESS CRITICISM THEY PROFER. AND NO ONE SEEMS TO COMMENT THAT THE HEAD OF SUDAN WANTED FOR WAR CRIMES HIMSELF SPOKE ON THE PALESTINIAN BEHALF AT THE U N. AS FAR AS OPENING ISREAL'S NUCLEAR PROGRAMS ...BIBI SHOULD AGAIN GIVE THE U N THE FINGER. I AM SURE SIR HAGUE DOESN'T WANT THE EU TO SEEM LIKLE A BUNCH OF ANTISEMITES WHEN HE SAYS SANCTIONS ARE OUT ..THE FACT THAT THE WORD SANCTION WAS SAID IS DEFINITELY A THREAT..FOR NOW THE BAT SHEVA DANCE COMPANY WILL BE UNWELCOME IN EUROPE AND THAT WILL BE IT
H ROSEN ,   PA USA   (12.04.12)
2. Remember Mrs. Robinson?
Shaath reminds me of a guy about to get laid for the first time. He's a loose cannon, and he just can't wait.
Devorah   (12.04.12)
3. Don't be vague like W Hague
He really is a bully boy full of pro Arab sentiment the likes of which have not been seen at the UK Foreign Office since Ernest Bevin. PM David Cameron is no better than Edward Heath as PM and Clem Attlee. Heath witheld spares for the Churchill Tanks for which Israel had already paid for. Hague like Cameron and the Conservative Party are no friends of ours especially when they want to sell offensive arms to Arab countries to keep their weapons factories full staffed in this poor economic times. Hague should learn to keep his big mouth shut tight - we don't need his advise nor is it his business what we do in Eretz Yisrael
Sid Levine ,   Jerusalem   (12.04.12)
4. Israel acting like a spoiled child
Israel is already a country with a negative image and it is just making things worse. As an Israeli Jew in Brazil I ask you to stop this nonsense and listen to what the international community is telling you.
Dave from Brazil ,   Sao Paulo   (12.04.12)
5. The momnet you try
to make a move to bring israel to ICC all your lovely leaders will accompany her!
Mira ,   Vienna   (12.04.12)
6. steps
what moral authority do the European nations have to order Israel around? Which other people in all the earth have demanded right to their land, a land that is theirs by all means that a land is acquired. Let them first restore back the lands they stole from indigenous peoples then they can order people around.
Joshua ,   Nairobi - Kenya   (12.04.12)
7. We are no longer "Jewboys" who submit to Europeans.
Seems like some Europeans miss kicking around their "Jewboys". It was good sport for a couple of thousand years. Those days are over. Europeans can still find their "Jewboys" among the Israeli left. But most of us have more guts, intelligence and dignity. Never Again!
Chaim ,   Israel   (12.04.12)
8. To #4 in Brazil
If Israel listened to the International Community, it wouldn't exist now. All the world wants to do is to appease the Arabs (who aren't willing to make ANY concession whatsoever by the way). Judea & Samaria has been Jewish land for thousands of years by right. Even when occupied by Christians and Muslims. Israel should be able to build however many homes it wants. Thanks.
Liz Biggin ,   Rotherham, UK   (12.04.12)
9. #4 Israeli Jew in Brazil
A Jew in Brazil sounds like a Brizilian Jew. You're no more an Israeli Jew than I am. Take your self-righteousness and self-hating back to Israel then you can criticize her.
Amichai ,   Huntsville, US   (12.04.12)
10. number 4
What do you want us to do commit suicide? If they tell you to jump of a bridge would you jump? Truth is your name is not Dave, you not in Brazil and you not an Israeli. Your real name is prob Mohammed and you writing in from London (that would be my guess) cause no Israeli (that still has family and friends in Israel) would want Israel to expire, like your comment suggests.
Tom ,   IL   (12.04.12)
11. # 4
This guys should do aliyah then his language will change. I would be only surprised if he made the statement while already living in Israel. The intention of the nations is uproot you, even you! Israel should build, the land is theirs, Ishmael was assigned land elsewhere!
Joshua ,   Nairobi - Kenya   (12.04.12)
12. How kind of them...
(12.04.12)
13. Falkland Islands
Why does the UK feel they have the right to interfere in what Israel does? Would they appreciate it if Israel told the UK that they should give the Falkland Islands / Malvinas back to Argentina?
expat   (12.04.12)
14. to no8. in UK
when are giving back northern Ireland to Irish people?
mustafa ,   belfast   (12.04.12)
15. building settlements
well how do the palestinians like it all their own way. They enlisted the world to bully israel instead of negotiating with her. Now they dont like the consequences! Im disgusted with my uk government and insist they give the falklands back to the Argentinians......as if.
june Watson ,   sandbach   (12.04.12)
16. seriously, Israelis are so self
centered. every stupid article I read here has something to do with Israel. get over yourselves. America is shifting from a pro Jewish country to a pro Arab country. thank god. Arabs are for liberals. Jews are for republicans. when I helped organize in San Francisco "queers for Palestine". not one Jewish person donated money. if Israel's becomes a Muslim country again, Human rights, freedom, and justice for all will prevail in the middle east. but im grateful that the old Obama I know that attended pro Palestinian rallies in the past is now convincing Europe and the UN to pressure Israel into allowinginspectors into its nuke sites. if Iran gets nukes, they will forceIsrael intobeing humane, and force them into aabiding by human rights. long live Palestine. and the US of Arabs is coming. just look at CNN. I'm so proud.
Melissa ,   US of Arabs   (12.04.12)
17. OK, let's go to the ICC!
Then Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the countries that the British Empire exploited and slaughtered people by the thousand, can do the same! Israel, the USA and others have never signed the Treaty of Rome and are thus not subject to the jurisdiction of this useless court. Why useless? The ICC issued a A Warrant for the Arrest of President Omar al-Bashir pf Sudan but he still travels around Africa and it received royally! Its just another waste of time UN Body making friends of the Secretary General into millionaires!
Dee Bee ,   Israel   (12.04.12)
18. The question is will Netanyahu go ahead
? I hope so but I don't trust him
DT ,   TA Israel   (12.04.12)
19. Melissa #16: "queers for Palestine?"
Arabs are for liberals that support their cause; Islamization of the (ultimately subjugation of the) West under Islam and the obliteration of Israel. You've not seen what they do to homosexuals under sharia-compliant regimes like Iran, Hamas, etc.? Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar: "You in the West do not live like human beings. You do not even live like animals. You accept homosexuality. And now you criticize us?"
Steve   (12.04.12)
20. to dear mr secretary hague.
i know you did not ask for my advise, but i give it to you anyway. one possible option, or step you can take is to deliver all the bricks neede, and heavy reinforcing materials, for when your pal friends start to fire rockets. thank you in advance sir.......
les ,   canada   (12.04.12)
21. Why sanctions only against Israel?? Very strange, indeed!!
Jouko ,   Finland   (12.04.12)
22. Queers for Palestine?
AAAAAHHHAHAHAHAHAHA! Go be a homo in Palestine. Go. Hold your boyfriend's hand in public. See how tolerant they will be towards you two. You think because the Palestinians are portrayed as an underdog you have something in common with them? Thank you for making my morning. I haven't laughed at anything so naive in a long long time.
Liran ,   Toronto, Canada   (12.04.12)
23. lol number 16
Are you aware of what happens to "queers" in Gaza, Iran and the rest of the Muslim world? Death, hangings, humiliation… basically Islamic Apartheid on Gays. btw both republican and Democrats alike are anti-Muslims, and this fact is not because of Israel, but rather because of the Muslims' behaviour towards Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Saudi. Also because of the treatment of Hindus by Muslims in India/Bangladesh. Furthermore, the treatment of Buddhists in South East Asia. You will find most liberals and conservatives alike are anti-Islam, simply because Islam does not preach peace like they would have us all believe. Salam.
Tom ,   IL   (12.04.12)
24. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Let’s see . . . building houses is a “war crime” worthy of international outcry, but prolonged rocket attacks directed at civilians and the using of human shields prompts no objection from the world community. What is the world smoking?
Rolo Tamasi ,   San Francisco, USA   (12.04.12)
25. Entertainment
If the situation wasn't so deadly serious the talkbackers here - from the fanatical Zionists through to the fanatical Islamist / Arabist at 16 - would constitute a collective comedy act. Incidentally, by all means criticise UK governments over the Falklands / Malvinas, or anything else for that matter. I am sufficiently secure in my identity both as a Brit and as a Jew so as not to depend on the kind of precious nationalism that characterises so many of the comments on this forum. It is time to grow up, discuss things sensibly and not automatically run for the cover of blinkered patriotism which is, indeed, as Johnson said, the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Bertram ,   London, UK   (12.04.12)
26. An interesting split in UK cabinet.
Actually,it's NOT Hague who's saying this.It's PM Cameron.who seems to be asserting his authority and stamping on the Foreign Secretary and the Foreign Office for yesterday's anti-Israel invective. Hague had better watch his step or he'll be shuffled out next time Mr Cameron has a cabinet reshuffle. THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (12.04.12)
27. I do not like Israle's new decision
What's wrong with Israeli government? To me it seems they don't seek peace among Israelis and Palestinians and they don't give a @#%& about Israeli and Palestinian citizens. Why are they expanding? Because the bible says these lands were given to the jews? PLEASE!! We're 21st century stop believing fairy tales!! Jeez man when's humaniity gonna grow?? Why can't you guys coexist and live in harmony together? There's only one planet for us to share... sharing is everything.
Ludvig ,   Creel, Mexico   (12.04.12)
28. Melissa # 16
You think Israel is self centered just because the articles here are about Israel? The last time I looked this was a Jewish web site located in Israel. What did you expect? Don't strain yourself thinking to hard. I know it's hard for you liberals to use reason but keep trying.
Eaglbeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (12.04.12)
29. # 24
# 16 should be able to tell you the answer to that question.
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (12.04.12)
30. Why shout about it?
Couldn't the PM have just gone ahead with this building project without announcing it to the world? Why poke a stick in a hornet's nest?
Hmm. ,   Chicago   (12.05.12)
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