Opinion  Nahum Barnea
Time to recognize Israel
Nahum Barnea
Published: 26.11.07, 15:14
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1. Who Cares?
Yishai Kohen ,   YeShA, Israel   (11.26.07)
Israel is doing fine without their "recognition". We exist and will continue to do so with or without them. To quote Abba Eban: "Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its 'right to exist.' Israel's right to exist, like that of the United States, Saudi Arabia and 152 other states, is axiomatic and unreserved. Israel's legitimacy is not suspended in midair awaiting acknowledgement.... There is certainly no other state, big or small, young or old, that would consider mere recognition of its 'right to exist' a favor, or a negotiable concession." – Abba Eban New York Times, November 18, 1981
2. The wrong question!
Simon ,   London   (11.26.07)
The right question is will the Muslim world accept Judaism as a valid religion. The answer is NO. "before Islam their was only darkness" so say the Muslim scolars, therefore stop trying to achieve the unachievable. The Muslim world does not accept Judaism and therefore it can not accept a Jewish state.Don't be fooled by western ignorance.
3. to no 1
you have the right to exist but not on our land , you can exist in europe america australia but not over our land .
4. no 1
if you dont want the recognition of the arabs on your right to exist , so why you bigging for the peace and the recognition of hamas,while it is terrorst group asyou said , you will leave our land
5. We will never recoginze the racist zionist entity
Mohammed   (11.26.07)
Palestine is Muslim. Peace will come when it is under muslim rule. Anyone who doesn't understand the land must be ruled by its rightful owners is a warmonger.
6. 16 year old kids in Israel love the expression 'who cares' !
redmiike ,   tel aviv   (11.26.07)
who cares about this and who cares about that. The expression suggests laziness and apathy on the part of the person who uses it. I hope that doesn't apply to you?! Anyway who cares what you think!? I didn't mean it but you see the feelings that it engenders. Mike
7. Annapolis Zoo-Please not throw nuts to participants-you are
Tayfun_Turkey ,   Istanbul   (11.26.07)
free and encourged to throw stones without getting closer their cages! Who do you fool Naum? Could not Zionists find a tool, a non-jewish zionist slave to tell what you wrote and you urged to write?; You just try to brand Annapolis Zoo an event against IRAN, they have no care about Iran, they all know your Iran Fear and Play the game accordingly to get more LAND back. So they are there because both they are slaves of Zionism and US and also as it is with all slaves they hate you and try to pick off as much as they can. You funny would be ideolog!
8. Arragant Article. "Moslem Robes??????"
semsem ,   New York, USA   (11.26.07)
If I was a Saudi reading about ............."chasing Moslem Robes??????" I would say to myself what a bunch of jerks these Jews are. This arragant attitude is not going to help us try to get along and be accepted by the Arabs. I am a Jew from an Arab country and they are sensitive like we are and want to be respected.
9. Mohammed (#5) demonstrates selective Muslim historiography
Raymond from DC ,   Washington, DC USA   (11.26.07)
Mohammed claims, "Palestine is Muslim. Peace will come when it is under muslim rule. Anyone who doesn't understand the land must be ruled by its rightful owners is a warmonger." And it's "Muslim" why? Because Muslims *conquered* it during their age of imperial expansion. They did it by *war*, killing untold millions in the process. So who is the warmonger? I guess anyone who challenges that earlier conquest. The Jews have returned to *their* homeland, and are there to stay. Get over it.
10. Um........No.
I Killed Farfur   (11.26.07)
11. to 3,4,5
mohelly ,   usa   (11.26.07)
ummm...errrrrrr.....in your respected brilliance, have you forgot that you yourselves are a newcomer to THE LAND and that jews have existed their continuously?
12. #5, spoke like a true warmonger afraid of truth and history
David ,   Boston, USA   (11.26.07)
The truth is, there never was a Palestinian people or a Palestine, but there is a native Jewish population to the land that existed before Islam, before all of these made of Arab countries and has more of a right to be there than the Arabs do. You can live at peace and prosper with Israel or die like all enemies of Israel have throughout time. No enemy of Israel has ever survived, this has been true for millenia. You may hurt us, but you can never defeat us.
13. #8, semsem, I have no respect for Arabia
David ,   Boston, USA   (11.26.07)
The Sauds are a bunch of corrupt pompus joke, put into power and ruled by hypocrites. They have created one of the worst threats to mankind...wahhabi Islam and fund terror schools around the world. I would never pay respect to those hypocrites.
14. #5 Peace will come when....
Bill H. ,   Oregon, USA   (11.26.07)
Palestine is under Muslim rule. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Oh yes Mohammed. Then the Shiites can peacefully kill the Sunnis and the Sunnis can peacefully kill the Shiites and you all can peacefully kill anyone who draws cartoons you don't like or who has a different opinion. What a peaceful bunch you all are. Ha ha ha ha. Tell us some more funny stories Mohammed.
15.  anonymous, pathetic #3
Marc ,   Nice, France   (11.26.07)
Then, you really believe you're entitled to grant people "right to exist", and where ? Let me guess your name : -"Farfur"?? And the place you live in : "Gaza" ?? Go learn History, Farfur. BTW, find a trace, even the slightest, of an arab owner of any part of this land, 2000 years ago...
16. Bahrain promised the US- Israeli
Brooke   (11.26.07)
recognition and SURPRISE!! Today they are instigating a boycott and new laws to further ostracize the occupying Zionist identity. The arabs need Israel and the US and this strange and weird yearining by Israel---when she is in the stronger position is delusional and dangerous. Its time for some serious psychoanalysis to purge the persecuted mentality and take pride in Israel's strengths and accomplishments. Rather than chasing crumbs from bullies and barbarians. Why is the respect from the arab league--a group of women hating, jew hating, christian hating, beheading loving backward bizarre violent people so important to the knesset? They will never honestly accept you or have any dependable and true inter-relations. Enough already!!
17. #5 - I will never recognize the racist Muslim entity
Joe ,   Los Angeles, CA   (11.26.07)
Palestine is Jewish, just look in any history book where it says that the Romans named the region Palestine after they stole it from the Jews. Peace will come when all of it is fully under Jewish rule. Anyone who doesn't understand the land must be ruled by it's rightful owners is a warmonger. Mohammed, friend, isn't it funny how the reverse of everything you say is the truth?
18. palestine was invented by the romans to annoy me
velvel ,   decatur ga usa   (11.26.07)
Mohammed---There will never be peace anywhere in the middle east so long as there is jealousy, blaming one's failures on others, and fools like you. There is no palestine--there is Israel, there is Jordan, there is Egypt. There is no mystery why Jordan and Egypt want to have nothing to do with those who now call themselves "palestinians." The solution is for you to join the 21st century and free yourself and your women and your children. But you are jealous because Israel, Jordan and Egypt try to live in the 21st century. One last item: when the Muslims ran the area there was desert, yurts, camels, and flies. Now Israel supplies water to the West Bank. Would you supply water to Israel? I did not think so.
19. To The Anonymous Philistines Above
Yishai Kohen ,   YeShA, Israel   (11.26.07)
I don't care if you recognize us or not. I exist either way- in MY land. You don't and never will- not in MY land. Peace will come when you understand that. We can continue like this forever. Look what your greed, violence, and aggression has gotten you; naqba, naqsa, and wakseh. That will NEVER change.
20.  Saudis have the worlds lowest Women Drink Driver Offenders
Alan ,   SA   (11.26.07)
21. First go back behind the Green Line pre-67
Derek ,   Amsterdam   (11.26.07)
Then it will all be good. Before that, nada, nothing, nichts.
22. #5
Igor ,   Munich, Germany   (11.26.07)
read some history, you ignoramus. Did the Muslims build up the whole country? did the muslims recultivated the land which was only swamp? did they build up everything on this land? Everything your brothers did is following the incitements of some Muftis, who were afraid of losing their power, to hate and kill Jews. Smart Arabs in East Jerusalem already apply for Israeli citizenship cause they don´t want to live under the anarchy of the PA. I know Israeli Arabs myself and they´re happy to live in Israel and respect this country and don´t want to be ruled by "the rightful owners", who bring nothing but terror, poverty, fanaticism, abuse the Islamic religion for their own idiotic selfish goals and absolutely don´t care about its own people. You know I often critisize Israel for its actions but as long as people like you exist there will be no change in situation. Because of people like you, ordinary peaceful Arabs have to suffer! Go grab your weapon and enlist in Hamas and fire Qassam rockets! that´s the only thing you can do anyway..
23. Mohammed
Simon ,   London   (11.26.07)
Mohammed I rest my case !
24. # 21 - I'm Sure Europeans Can Guarantee What Would Happen
if Israel retreats that far.
25. Hey #5! I bet you'd pack your bags fast
Chaya ,   Bat Yam, Israel   (11.26.07)
if you were offered enough money! At least half of the Arabs of Judea and Samaria have said they would!
26. Arab rule = Chaos and Bankruptcy
Chaim Yankel ,   Brooklyn   (11.26.07)
If the Palis would run the show, you would be Humus all day long. :))
27. Don't do us any favors. Thanks!
ys ,   Israel   (11.26.07)
28. Derek, Amsterdam
David ,   St Louis, USA   (11.27.07)
First you release the Dutch Antilles and Aruba.
29. Gaza & West Bank: Proof of peace love and prosperity...
Evan ,   Milwaukee, US   (11.26.07)
...that will never exist as long as there is land in any way, shape, or form controlled by a "Palestinian" entity. It's obvious from how well they manage in Gaza and the West Bank that they need more land to desecrate. Let's end the occupation and relocate the Arabs back to where their great grandfathers came from. It's always funny to listen to a "Palestinian" talk about their ancestry because it usually ends with their grandparents, because they're all the descendants of Arab migrant workers who were once upon a time offended by being called Palestinians. That was the name for the Jews of the Palestinian Mandate. Of course Jews have the claim to Israel, the only reason it's holy to anyone is because of the original Jews. If the Palestinians want to delude themselves into thinking their the stewards of the holy land, let them infect Mecca and Medina. Islam's claim to Jerusalem is an attempt to undermine Judaism. Look at how Al-Aqsa is conveniently situated on top of the Temple Mount, the holiest site of the Jewish people. It's time to end Arab greed.
30. You R Wrong
Saudi ,   Saudi Arabia   (11.27.07)
Look Pal, Saudi Arabia could choose sides! They can go with the Iranians if they wanted since they r a stronger power in the region now a days. However, they dont agree with their idiology. Its Israel who r looking for peace since thier faces have been bashed in the Mud in Lebanon recently thanks to Hizbollah. The Saudies chose not to agree with both and they were criticized. Now, who is more desperate, the Saudies or the Israelies? I think we have common grounds and that could only be successful if Israel made the palestinians a bit happier. Just immagine, how will the situation be if the Saudies took sides with the Iranians and the Syrians? I think Israel can be wiped out easily then with the support the Saudies will recieve from the rest of the Islamic world!!!! DONT EVER THINK THAT THE SAUDIES R WEAK. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY R DOING.
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