Obama urges Israel, Hamas to keep peace in Gaza
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Published: 22.01.09, 22:41
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1. LIsten Carefully, Mrs. Clinton: It Won't Work!
Reuven Brauner ,   Raanana, Israel   (01.22.09)
Basically, what Mrs. Clinton will be doing is pushing Israel into making dangerous concessions to the Arabs resulting in a weakening of our position. Placating the Arabs will only spur them on to make more agressive demands resulting in Arab violence and more Arab terrorism when they will be asked to make compromises, themselves, such as recognizing Israel's right to exist. Effectively and ultimately, only a one Jewish-controlled and run state here will work and be peaceful. Besides, we simply do not have the elbow-room to accomodate a hostile Arab entity breathing down our necks in this very tight country. What? We should invite more Kassams and Grads upon own heads?
2. um...good luck with that
mk ,   atlanta,usa   (01.22.09)
3. Obama don't have a clue in this matter.(!!!)
Roy C. Hudson ,   Pittsburg USA   (01.22.09)
All that burden themselves with My Land Israel & My Elect Jews In My Jerusalem, shall be cut into pieces. Zechariah; 12;1-9 The PLO has no right to one sq,inch of the Land of Israel. When they sign Daniel 9;27. which they will in time, God will take them all out. Mr,Obama should be told. God has a plan, there is going to be a CHANGE , but not to fit any Nation but ISRAEL. We are at the Door according to the Word of God. When they shall say Peace & safety Then......Sudden Destruction, & they shall not escape this trip. 60 + years of this,God will save Jacobs Kids.(!!) John,3 16, & Roy C Hudson. USA
4. All I want is a room somewhere,...
Gideon Reader   (01.22.09)
Oh! He wants peace between Israel and the Palestinians, more specifically Hamas. Well why did he not say so, in the first place. Maybe lay on hands. Wave a wand. POOOOF! There you go. Peace. Was THAT so difficult? Now if those pesky Jooos will just give up some teeensy teeny bit of land; say from Natchez to Mobile, from Memphis to St.Joe, whereever the four winds(not the Hotel or is that the Four Seasons?) blow, we all can say: "YES WE CAN!!" See? Was that so hard? No. Now about that Shalit nudnik, and those rockets; a mere nothing. Zip, nada, effes. On with the peace. Music please?
5. Same core issues remain no matter who is President or Envoy
Sam ,   Canada   (01.22.09)
The issues are still Jerusalem,refugees,borders and security no matter who the president or envoy is.So long as there is no willingness of Palestinians and Israelis to change their stance there is no chance for agreement. So long as Palestinians don't accept that Israel will remain the Jewish state it is, there is no chance for anything, Obama or not.
6. yes we can
david ,   nahariya   (01.22.09)
Good luck with that, Mr. Obama and Mitchell. And I'd like to propose something: in the next Inauguration let's drop completely any reference to gods and Bibles, so we can feel truly free and know we have entered a new era, the era of reason.
7. another optimist
when you make peace with el quaida. then you could "help" us.
8. What does "aggressively" mean, I wonder ?
Avi ,   Geneva   (01.22.09)
9. PEACE !.
Orao Stranka. ,   Tsarigrad u Srbia.   (01.22.09)
Only God can Bring Peace. Until God comes there will be Wars. Obama the Jerk can only make it worse. Israel should have taken the whole of Gaza. an exterminated Hamas. Now a second round will be neded and follow. Orao.
10. This will go just as well as it did for the last two
Chana ,   Israel   (01.22.09)
American presidents.. They each go in thinking that they will solve the crisis and bring peace and rainbows to the region... and yet they each fail miserably. In any case, I would love if our next PM would have the guts to push for lasting peace between the US and Al Qaeda. It amounts to the same thing they ask of us.
11. Abe Foxman is concerned:
PunditRich ,   Wisconsin, USA   (01.22.09)
"“Sen. Mitchell is fair. He’s been meticulously even-handed,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. “But the fact is, American policy in the Middle East hasn’t been ‘even handed’" Well, the US not being an honest broker has delivered only deeply worsening results for Israel and the US, as well as everyone else. Kudos to President Obama!
12. "Push for peace"
Matityahu ,   Slovenia   (01.22.09)
You don't push to achieve peace. You can't force people to make peace. Clinton tried to do that as well and look where it got us.
13. Pressure on Israel to start immediately
Sam ,   NY   (01.22.09)
The pressure on Israel is about to begin. The State of Israel will be treated as Hamas is being treated--as equal partners in a conflict. Don't worry, Obama will solve this using his Harvard skills. Meanwhile, leftist secular Jews such as his right hand man, Axelrod, will cheer him on. Israel needs a strong leadership to stand up to the pressure that will be placed from Day One.
14. N. Ireland
marty ,   us   (01.22.09)
They don't understand that there is a great difference between Catholics in N Ireland and Islamics in Gaza
15. The best you can expect from these actors is a false peace.
Ken Quinn ,   Amsterdam   (01.22.09)
16. israel does not want peace.
a christian french   (01.23.09)
it is so obvious that israeli people do not want peace in these world that blind?
17. We were waiting, M. Godot
Gideon Reader   (01.23.09)
Mon Cher A. Christian French(#16) I am so glad you could attend. We were missing a total Putz(not that that is a bad thing to be)among those herein, and were hoping for change, in that one would attend. And here you are. Une Milagro, as they say in Ciudad Juarez when the bullets are not flying. Regarding your clever comment, I respond: "In the world of the blind, the French A. Christian is a schmuck". Thank you and good night, Mrs. Calabash, whereever you are.
18. peace in the Middle East
valerie garding ,   Winfield, BC, Canada   (01.23.09)
Prophetic Scriptures make it clear there will be no lasting peace in the Middle East until the Messiah rules from his throne in Jerusalem. A seven year peace treaty will be signed with a charismatic world leader, guaranteeing peace to the Israelis, but will be broken after 3 1/2 years, when this leader shows his true desire for power. He is not the messiah.
19. Time to reject the two-state solution.
Terry ,   Eilat, Israel   (01.23.09)
Forget the roadmap, forget negotiations, & forget ''peace''. Peace should be banned from our political discourse - even the mention of the word is reason not to vote for a candidate. ''Peace'' only means greater conflict in the future - every concession we have made has led to more violence. Since we started talking about ''peace'' all we have gotten is war. We have irreconcilable differences with the Palestinians - and all Obama wants is to push more concessions on us that will lead to more conflict but from a weakened strategic position. Who will deliver this BS ''peace'' - Abbas & Fatah? That's a joke. This guy got his ass kicked out of Gaza - the Palestinians can't even make peace between themselves much less with us. So, to Mr Obama I say thanks but no thanks - save your time & energy and take care of America & let us take care of our own business.
20. Vive l' difference
Gideon Reader   (01.23.09)
Yeah. Them Northern Ireland buggers is drunk on their arses most of the time. And even if they are all F'ed up, they are still human, as opposed to out Hamasnik neighbors.
21. Hamas Teheran representative, Osama Abdul Moti
Obama/Mitchell=Naive   (01.23.09)
If Iran did stop supporting Hamas, it's not like Hamas is going to put down its weapons. "We have been fighting Israel for the last 60 years," he said. " We will continue our struggle until we reach our objectives."
22. to # 16 the antisemite
Dave ,   Jerusalem   (01.23.09)
It is obvious that you Mr 16 are anti semitic that after failing to destroy the Jews in head on confrontations , you are trying to seduce the Jews to commit suicide by giving up their land for your false promises of peace. You know it yourself. you are right we don't want YOUR peace because it is equal to suicide
23. Easier said than done
Jimmy37 ,   Brooklyn USA   (01.23.09)
All Hamas has to do is never, ever launch another missile or suicide bomber or raiding party and the peace will be kept. Oh, I that was a dream! Back to reality.
24. Special envoy
Ale ,   B. Aires Argentina   (01.23.09)
"US special envoy to Middle East" Is it a deja vu, or I' ve already seen this picture?
25. Mr. Obama should know: The historical and political ...
Robert Bernier ,   Tel Aviv   (01.23.09)
Mr. Obama should know : The historical and political truth about our rights and legitimity is unquestionable. The Jews have the right to build and live freely in their country. We have modern political rights dating back to the First World War: "After World War I, the borders and countries that today make up the Middle East were created - Iran, Iraq, Syria, etc. Modern Israel was created the same way! The countries of the world charged Britain [in the San Remo Resolution of 1920, based on the League of Nations and Balfour Declaration] with creating a 'national homeland' for the Jewish People, based on the 'historical rights' of the Jews, and calling for Jewish immigration and settlement here. Only a quarter of the land, including Hevron and Shechem, originally designated for the Jews by the League of Nations, was left for us. The historical and political truth about rights and legitimity can be read in its 5 parts at :
26. Oy, here we go again!
fed up   (01.23.09)
External meddlers who have absolutely no understanding of the real roots of "conflict' thinking that they can just march in and "solve" it. It's just mind boggling how stupid people can be. Anyway it'll be a good show, maybe even better than the condy-rice show. Gazans to Egypt Jordanians/syrians to Jordan. In the end everyone (EU, USA) will realize how stupid they were, and how they should have paid the money to Jordan and Egypt and not to the corrupt and hopeless PA. It'll take time, but in the end people will admit, that they were wrong. stupid and antisemetic in joining the arabs against Israel. Lies are always lies, they never become the truth.
27. Jino's (Jews in name only) are about to find out the truth
BJL ,   usa   (01.23.09)
about Obamas real intentions. He will try to FORCE the creation of a terror state within Israel. Judea and Samaria will be as Gaza. Pray that Hashem will intervene. Obama will be the worst President ever for Israel.
28. Christian French #16
Steve   (01.23.09)
Are you representative of Christians in France? If you are isn't "Christian French" an oxymoron?
29. israel needs to step off.
USA   (01.23.09)
you HAVE NOT done nothing for peace. you still want your priveleged 'jewish' only state, which is a foundation of racism. face it. its not going to work unless jews stop being racists. and give equal rights to the ARABS. they were there FIRST afterall.. and after all the jews suppposedly have been through. you STill have illegal settlements and use the long gone past as some type of free pass to commit crimes this era. enough is enough.
30. to #22, #5 is the real danger not #16
shmu ,   unholyland   (01.23.09)
#5 is a retarded jew, who knows nothing of his own history , that is far more dangerous than #16
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