Abbas condemns settler attacks during olive harvest
Published: 19.10.08, 23:52
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1. Abbas...........
Harriet ,   U.S   (10.20.08)
who recently traveled to Beirut to visit Jew Killer extraordinaire Samir Kuntar who of late has been seen training with Hezbollah feels comfortable enough to tell Israel what to do. Abbas who has done NOTHING to change the Fatah charter which calls for the extermination of Israel. Abbas who has done NOTHING to eradicate the virulent anti Israel anti Jewish hate from every corner of his society. Abbas the denier of the Shoah. Abbas who is soon to reconcile with his other half...........Hamas. Abbas should talk while his evil Abbas-Fatah santioned a poster which shows all of Israel, Palestine is proudly displayed everywhere within his supposed peaceful society. Pot calling kettle black simply because he can. Shame.
3. GET OF ISRAELI LAND !!!.. and dont touch our olive trees!!
Holyone ,   USA   (10.20.08)
For the last time.. The land belongs to the Jews.. and the olive trees do too.. Get lost and stay gone.. and have a nice day
4. Abbas more interested in propoganda than welfare of Pals
Sam ,   Canada   (10.20.08)
The key here is Abbas calling for international intervention. Unable to defeat Israel, Palestinians are always looking for an excuse for intervention by a third party to do the job for them. Abbas cares as much about olive trees as he does for Palestinians sitting in refugee camps for years and years. They are just propoganda pieces.
5. More lies and more lies from the same old liar.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (10.20.08)
6. Fairness.
Robert Bernier ,   Tel Aviv   (10.20.08)
One must beware of those who talk about the greatness of the rule of law even as their hearts are full of hatred when it comes to the Other. Someone who beats up Palestinians and damages their property should sit in jail. But are the settlers as a whole - all 300,000 of them - responsible for that? What does Talia Sasson, the champion of the rule of law when it comes to illegal outpost construction, have to say about the tens of thousands of illegal buildings constructed by Bedouin and Arabs in the Galilee, Negev and East Jerusalem? In order to know more about the rights of settlers :
7. Legitimacy : Israel and the 22 Arab League countries.
Robert Bernier ,   Tel Aviv   (10.20.08)
It should be remembered that in 1918, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Britain and France were handed 5,000,000 square miles to divvy up and 99+% was given to the Arabs to create countries that did not exist previously. Less than 1 % was given as a Mandate for the re-establishment of a state for the Jews on both banks of the Jordan River. In 1921, to appease the Arabs once again, another three quarters of that was given to a fictitious state called Trans-Jordan. (Jack Berger, May 31, 2004.) The total for all the 22 Arab League countries is 6,145,389 square miles (SM). By comparison, all 50 states of the United States have a total of 3,787,318 SM. Israel has 8,463 SM, about one-sixth of that of the State of Michigan. Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan are Muslim but not Arab and are not included. World Arab population: 300 million; World Jewish population: 13.6 million; Israel's Jewish population: 5.4 million. More at :
8. abbas
jj ,   montreal canada   (10.20.08)
Doesn't he read reports? It was reported in Haaretz that the attack was by the palestinians so they could blame the Israelis.
9. Reuters and honesty=oxymoron
Arie ,   BaGolan   (10.20.08)
10. #1 I agree with your words - but it isn't right
Sheila ,   Jerusalem,Israel   (10.20.08)
We are not discussing Abbas's personal trees - these are the source of income (and nourishing olive oil) for many villages. Jews plant trees - we do not tear them down in reckless anger.
11. And they only plant explosive and throw firebomb
Ilan ,   Ariel   (10.20.08)
Nothing hurts them more than when despite their best efforts to kill and maim Israelis fail. Poor babies.
12. Bernier is Orwell's Minister of Truth
observer   (10.20.08)
In Orwell's novel, the Ministry of Truth is an enormous pyramidal structure of glittering white concrete rising 300 meters into the air, containing over 3000 rooms above ground. On the outside wall are the three slogans of the Party: "War is Peace," "Freedom is Slavery," "Ignorance is Strength." There is also a large part underground, probably containing huge incinerators where documents are destroyed after they are put down memory holes. The Ministry of Truth is involved with news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history and change the facts to fit party doctrine, for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite history so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate. This is the "how" of the Ministry of Truth's existence. Bernier said: ((Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan are Muslim but not Arab and are not included. World Arab population: 300 million; World Jewish population: 13.6 million; Israel's Jewish population: 5.4 million.)) … Islam, unlike Judaism, is not about race. So, to compare apple with Mellon; both are the same in the eyes of the Ministry of truth
13. those settlers should go straight to jail
Jimi ,   Jerusalem   (10.20.08)
Settlers shows large courage & braveness when they attack olive trees planted hundreds of years , also when attacking unarmed palesteninans while accompanied with israeli army to protect them if the Palestenians decided to protect themselves , whatever is said about this thing but noone can deny the courdness of the settlers who flee from any area they belive Palestenians can defend themselves , instead of being brave on treas and unarmed women and childeren , let them show us their courage against Hezbullah or
14. LET THE SETTLERS REPLANT THE TREES, maybe that will air thei
shlomo ha melech ,   Israel   (10.20.08)
15. When Abbas "condemns" Arab terror...
Vered, Israel   (10.20.08)
for the Western audience (which usually doesn't involve trees, but MURDER) he always takes an opportunity to "condemn" terror on "both sides". Why not this time. "This atrocity, the ruining of our trees, was horrific, and must be stopped, just as terror against the Jews must be stopped". Why no "both sides" claims this time, Abbas?
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