Our speech at the UN
Assaf Wohl
Published: 29.12.08, 01:39
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1. I wish this speech could be delivered...
Flavio ,   Sao Paulo, Brazil   (12.29.08)
...not only at the UN, but at each and every other press conference, interview and similar opportunities!! Its words deserve to break the wall of hostile indifference towards Israeli lives; they should be heard -and carefully thought about- by the too many that hurry to criticize and to vilify Israel, while always keeping Palestinians unimputable!!
2. Too many words, too much wasted effort
M. Hartley ,   Atlanta, US   (12.29.08)
It only takes 4 muscles to extend a middle finger for the only message israel needs to send to its critics.
3. brilliant and so very true!
if anyone really wants to know about those europeans and the terrorists INSIDE THE UN, please read the most revealing book yet: a mandate for terror the united nations and the plo by: harris okun schoenberg you'll cry, i promise you!
4. Brilliant. How was this received?
Avinoam ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (12.29.08)
5. True but wasted
Shimon ,   Cincinnati, USA   (12.29.08)
Remember this? Lo Hashuv ma yomru ha goyim. Hashuv ma shyaasu hayehudim. Now more than ever: crush them into dust until they BEG for mercy and peace.
6. Give the UN time, they will endose violence over peace.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (12.29.08)
7. turkey war crimes against poor kurds
alexi   (12.29.08)
Erdogan's bombings of defenseless kurds in iraq is a war crime and shows erdogan to be a war criminal. The hague should be notified. I ask the supreme court of turkey to remove erdogan from power and appoint a secular government.
8. Kol HaKoved!!
Ruth ,   San Diego USA   (12.29.08)
It has to be said. Whether anybody hears it or not is beside the point: the truth is here for anyone with a brain and a heart.
9. Excellent letter- the UN needs to be read this .nm
Jae ,   Lynn US   (12.29.08)
10. This is absolutely the BEST article I have ever read on Ynet
Max Lurya ,   Berlin, Germany   (12.29.08)
Assaf Wohl you are a brilliant man
11. Finally!!
Hadassah ,   Near Jerusalem   (12.29.08)
Shout it from the house tops! Amen! Amen! and Amen!
12. Un Speech
Zvi ,   Jerusalem   (12.29.08)
I hope the Hebrew was better than this translation. It starts off clear enough but then uses the same rhetoric that has not succeeded for the last 60 years. We are not morally superior. Our right to defend ourselves is not because of the Holocaust. More than that, what does hanging homosexuals, stoning women and cutting off children's arms have to do with this invasion? While it's true that the Europeans may have an "obsessive preoccupation with the actions of the Jews," that's not the point. The point the last thing we wanted to do is go into Gaza. Again. We didn't and we don't. But we had/have no choice. Whether or not this fits into some twisted Hamas strategy remains to be seen. But as for this speech, our obsessions are showing. And they are blurring the real message. That message should have been: We tried restraint, we waited and we endured more than anothher other UN member country would have endured.
13. Israel Needs To LEAVE The UN. Period.
MK ,   Philadelphia USA   (12.29.08)
14. excellent letter
friend ,   Washington State, US   (12.29.08)
Thank you for publishing your letter the UN. We support you.
15. 6 Bunnie Meyer: The UN endorses violence over peace when the
Rivkah   (12.29.08)
violence is against Jews or Christians. 900,000 Christians in Rwanda were slaughtered in six weeks with the UN troops standing by, watching the holocaust. Same in Darfur. The UN did not seem to object to Gaza shelling Israel ad nauseum. So what does all that mean? The UN is a Muslim/Communist front organization that needs to be disbanded before it slaughters or allows the slaughter of more Chrisians and Jews.
16. Too ridiculous for delivery
review   (12.29.08)
You want us to treat you like we treat Sudanese, Afghans and Iraqis? Maybe we should reconsider because your level of barbarity is rising to theirs. You stopped substantive peace negotiations in 2001 and you have only barked at the Arab peace initiative that was presented in 2002. Until you get more serious about making the compromises necessary for peace in the region please spare us the hypocritical whining about the need to "defend" yourselves. The only thing we see you defending is the status quo of your grip on land that you're unwilling to share.
17. Nothing but " THE TRUTH " , Bravo.
Shlomo   (12.29.08)
18. We should ignore the abject condemnation of the Jew-haters.
Robert Bernier ,   Tel Aviv   (12.29.08)
Israel is the only country which continues to provide electricity and basic services to its enemies and routinely treats thousands of Palestinians in its own hospitals, even those who have Israeli blood on their hands. And yet it is the only country which, in the court of public opinion, is condemned for behaving ‘disproportionately’ when it uses targeted military means to defend itself, and is accused of causing the very ‘Nazi’ or ‘apartheid’ atrocities of which it itself is the victim. The world has lost its correctness as explained at: http://xrl.us/kkxrc
19. It's About Time! Readers, please, pass it along!
Carolyn ,   USA   (12.29.08)
This is an excellent speech.Now, please, Mr. Wohl finish it, and publish it. It will be distributed.Everyone who reads this should, immediately, distribute it, because this is exactly what many of us-Jew and non-Jew alike- are thinking and want out in the public consciousness.
20. speech at UN
Phil Tobin ,   Portland Ore.   (12.29.08)
This should be sent to every public official, government representaive and senator through out the US....people need to know the truth.
21. #16 - who is this 'us' that you refer to?
redbourn ,   tel aviv   (12.29.08)
"You want us to treat you like we treat Sudanese, Afghans and Iraqis? ". Who do you represent and how do you treat the Sudanese, Afghans and Iraqis? Mike
22. the auther is smart and his suit is fine
shahla ,   rafah ...india   (12.29.08)
write his letter while sitting on a valuable deskand conveniant chair and he is smiling .... but the photoes on tv screens are honest than you and what i see here is real than what you try to tell . and god know better than the un .do you pray once aske the help from the heaven as you aske it from the usa not the un .... salam habibi
23. very satisfying for Jews (most of them)
Ilana   (12.29.08)
Only people don't want to open their ears to the truth. Also, Those very european countries, and others like China or Russia should be reprimanded for their criticism of Israel when they are so very far from being humane!!! Look at Russia to Chechniya or China to Tibet!! How dare they even assume they can demand us to stop our crimes against humanity!!! It is hard to believe the world just listens and doesn't shout!! But then again, it is hard to believe that they all let a holocaust happen. I think when you get right down to the core of all these annoying responses and media support of Gaza, it is all because they hate Jews are jealous and as soon as an oppoerunity arises, it is grabbed blindly,
24. The truth at last...
Nathan Rai ,   Bangalore   (12.29.08)
Disseminate this to the world aggressively. The future of the civilized world depends on Israel in may more ways than you ever imagined.
25. this truth should be shouted
Phyllis ,   Tel Aviv Israel   (12.29.08)
How well this is written and how true. These words should be on the front page of every newspaper and on every TV and radio broadcast - over and over and over and over until the world finally understands that placing Western values on our enemies is like trying to feed steak to a newborn baby. IT JUST CANNOT BE DONE. WE ARE ENTITLED TO DEFEND OURSELVES - and as the world stood by in silence during the Holocaust - so the world has stood by in silence these last seven (and more) years. NOW IT IS OUR TURN!
26. #12 pipe down
Jonathan Levi ,   Israel   (12.29.08)
His reference to the holocaust was not used as a defence for our use of self defence. Nowhere in his speech does it imply that only because of the holocaust we have a right to defend ourselves. Thats our innate right. What I got is that he is saying these slobs in Europe have been trying so desperetly to wash the blood off their hands using anything they can to depict Jews as evil, so they can assuage their guilty conscious. It's very easy to forgo responsibility to a victim when you can demonize them. On the other hand, it pisses the world off so desperetly that we're no longer sitting ducks or victims in the classical sense of the word. The reference to gays and women is used to depict a mentality that is pervasive in this corner of the world. It shows how we are not dealing with rational people but rather insidious monsters hell bent on mudering innocent people and Israeli military alike (they see no distinction). Your (Zvi) message is a childish and stupid one thats been reiterated incessantly. Mr Wohl's message strikes right at European hypocracy and shows them to be the double faced devils they've always been. Your message works with Americans who for the most part give us their support. Europe has always been vehemently against us. When dealing with Europeans you don't waste time appealing to elementary logic like the type your employing, you hit them ideaologically and let them know exactly that we know their malicious games. While I never have patience for the Israeli elite as they flip-flop on everything, at least this speech is sound. I just hope that more on the military front than the diplomatic one we can maintain our stance and accomplish something lasting. I'm sick of seeing my brothers suffering in the south while my people have the power to change this dismal reality.
27. Finally someone has learnd how to speak to fake moralist
Daniel ,   Amsterdam   (12.29.08)
28. Kol HaKavod! (Good for You)
Toni Friedman ,   Israel   (12.29.08)
At last someone with clear vision and will speak up against hypocrisy.
29. Something is missing
David ,   USA / ISRAEL   (12.29.08)
Not one word about your own trash in Israel the now peace group and all the hypocrits in Israel funded by the EU and supported by your left. If you want change, clean up your basement first
30. #22, is that before or after they are photshopped?
Danny   (12.29.08)
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