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Report: Israel abandoning diplomacy    Attila Somfalvi
1. 'diplomat, a profession
In to-days world where news & opinions fly over the world in seconds, the ''diplomat" is a indeed a profession which is highly overvalued. Palestinians have indeed time to play around as a 'diplomat, although it hasn't brought them anything except lip service. The Arab diplomat is somewhat a match between oil merchant & blackmailer.
tiki ,   belgium   (02.13.13)
2. Liberman is a joke he has done more damage than good
zionist forever ,   Israel   (02.13.13)
3. and Big Boy BB continues to hold the foreign ministry
incase Lieberman is able to clear his name???!?
Sam ,   Kfar Saba   (02.13.13)
4. Officer Krupky
I am depraved on account of being deprived.
Enough already   (02.13.13)
5. Very Few Israeli Diplomats Are Presently Qualified
Most have no Jewish IQ, much less formal Jewish education. A sine qua non of representing the Jewish state is the belief- the knowledge, that G-d gave the land of Israel to the nation of Israel, and that the Torah of Israel is Truth. Only one who has this can really represent us- knowing who we are and why we are here.
Yishai Kohen ,   YeShA, Israel   (02.13.13)
6. State burocracy
is also existing in Israel. The problem is that is a little bit too large, and burdens the state budget. More money for raising the life standard, and less for burocrats !
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (02.13.13)
7. The Time Tide of HASHEM ?.
Zechariah 14. 2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for the battle, Foreighn relations are declining and, there is no Idea to speak to those who will not listen ot heed. God bless Israel anf the Jews !. Arn.Sweden.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (02.13.13)
8. This world is ...
... inherently anti-Semitic. There is nothing the diplomacy can do when the UN is committed to the destruction of Israel by giving a "State" status to a terroristic non-entity of "Palestine".
Jules   (02.13.13)
9. #5 Yishai Kohen - oh really
So i see only religious people can apply to be foreign diplomats, now regarding levels of religious, do they have to be ultra orthadox or knitted kippah, i presume you will judge them according to your own religious beliefs, because quite obviously your are morraly superior to the rest of us? When you say "represent us" i guess you mean the fanatic religious.In case it escaped your notice there are also secular citizens here in Israel who also deserve representation. You know the same secular people that serve in the IDF, who do army reserve duty , dragged away from their famalies so they can protect the likes of you and your ilk who put their selfish real estate dreams above everyone else. God gave the land to the Jews? Well i didnt know this god of yours dealt in real estate? Maybe it was the tooth fairy afterall ? You cannot and will not force none belivers to live by your religious rules , end of !
Haim ,   TA   (02.13.13)
10. Israel abandoning diplomacy
The positions are few and far between with all the good posts given to allies of the party in power ! The places that don't have diplomats are countries that those friends don't want to go to, and the public here are not given notice of availabilty of such jobs.
Roxy ,   Israel   (02.13.13)
11. Israeli dimplocatic corps is and has always been a failure
having lived outside of Israel most of my life I can only say that the diplomatic corps of israel has always failed and mostly resembled a branch of meretz instead of defending israel. Also their boorishnes did not make them populair. They might love jews if they bash israel (incluidng the idiots we pay to 'defend' us as dimplomats), but will neither respect jews nor change their prejudices. The israeli dimplomatic corps was a bunch of 'vitamine p' on a long-term state oaid holiday.
Daniel ,   beer sheva   (02.13.13)
12. #9- Really
We see how poorly the secular left does at representing the nation of Israel and its state. You don't even know why you have a right to this land- and many don't believe that we have a right to every centimeter of it. In terms of army service, you don't want to go there. I was a combat soldier and have done much more miluim as a combat reservist than you have. The national religious proportionally serve in combat units- including as officers; including in the top IDF units, WAY beyond our numbers. Where I live, it is the default that the boys go to these elite units. So continue sipping your latte on Sheinkin. We will protect you. Because we also know WHY we're protecting you.
Yishai Kohen ,   YeShA, Israel   (02.13.13)
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