US slams Israel over designating heritage sites
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Published: 25.02.10, 08:26
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1. lets make it interesting let us declair Abraham lincolen
ghostq   (02.25.10)
monument site as mexican native American place, we will see what Amerikans reaction will be.
2. The Jewish people's heritage goes back nearly 4,000 years,
Eitan ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (02.25.10)
and it is centered in the cradle of Hebrew/Israeli/Jewish civilization:in Eretz Israel (Land of Israel). Should we, Jews, neglect our heritage? Should we forget it? The US present administration, with all due respect, has only slightly over one year of "heritage" and by definition, this administration will be a thing of the past in three years or maximum in seven additional years. I suggest that we maintain a perspective as to what heritage should or should not be preserved...!!
3. Nothing wrong with maintaing those site
Galut ,   Selah Washingtn USA   (02.25.10)
they are a heiritage for the Jews ,christians and Islam..... the whole world will benifit when they are well maintained .... josephs tomb has suffered desecration under muslim control.... a sad editorial on the supposed reverance muslim say they hold toward the patriarchs
4. Stae Department deligitimizes itself
mordechai taub ,   jerusalem   (02.25.10)
Irrespective of one's desire of what the final outcome will be, challenging Israel's referring to the Tomb of the Patriarchs or Rachel's Tomb as an Israeli heritage site further deligitimizes State Department representatives.
5. So are US and Europe's claims of
Vardina   (02.25.10)
heritage over the Christian sites in Israel. No discrimination applies to every nation, including the Jewish nation even though Ms Clinton may not like the idea.
6. Does State Dept. have to comment on everything Israel does?
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (02.25.10)
Every time Clinton or one of her proxies blathers about this or that thing that Israel has done it only results in more Israeli resentment against US interference. Repeat after me: "Israel is a sovereign state." Aside from the usual "No comment", the better response here would be "It's not for the US to determine what's a heritage site for any nation or people."
7. Proof US muslum "president" o-BUM-a hates Jews.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (02.25.10)
On behalf of American citizens who do not hate Israel and Jews, I apologize for the actions of our Jew hating president who hires Jews to "advise" him so that it fraudulently appears that he is not the Anti-Semitic terrorist lover that is deep in his heart.
8. how dare she tell us what we can and cant include
in OUR HISTORY!!!! she needs a good slap in the face
9. to #3 - christian and moslem holy place?
Yitzchak ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (02.25.10)
I don't quite see how the Tomb of Rachel is holy to Christians and Moslems. There is NO reference in those religions to this tomb as being a holy place to them. As for the Tomb of the Patriarchs, how is this holy to the Christians? Once again, no reference to this tomb. As for the Moslem reference to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, that's nice, but it's not theirs. It's ours, bought and paid for by Abraham himself and was GIVEN TO ISAAC (for whom I am named) as an inheritance and was specifically NOT given to Ishmael the wild and wayward son of Abraham, who is NOT BURIED IN THE TOMB as is Isaac the forefather of the Jews.
10. Our ancestors, our graves, our land
Shoshi ,   Galil, Israel   (02.25.10)
Americanstan? Obamination? just wait until all those Arabs in America claim the Washington monument as the resting place of the beloved Sheik George Ibn Islam and riot until all infidels are barred from the site.
11. US slams Israel
Robert Cabitt ,   Boston, MA, USA   (02.25.10)
The rockets will continue to rain on Israel until they elect a prime minister who has the will and the courage to drive the Palestinians and Hamas out of Gaza and the West Bank. When George Bush gives back his Crawford,Texas ranch to the Native Americans is when peace will come to Israel. To the victor goes the spoils. Americans killed thousands of Indians during the conquest of the United States. The Indians that survived were placed in concentration camps euphemistically described as reservations where alcoholism and unemployment reigns. Since the Bureau of Indians Affairs has granted gambling casino licenses, some Indian tribes have prospered. Maybe gambling casinos are the solution for the Palestinians.
12. Who cares of what that piece of trash says?
Arthur ,   SF, CA   (02.25.10)
13. The US can't stop Bi-National Arrangement
Nour ,   Palestine   (02.25.10)
And the reason is very simple: It's already consolidated and implemented on the ground, in parallel with apartheid policies of segragation and total control over the native Palestinian population. Why the fuss over Israel declaring these sites as national, Jewish, or Israeli heritage sites? Can't they see we Arabs also regard sites in Haifa, Remle, Nazareth, and Acre as Palestinian Arab heritage sites - and would eventually recognize them in official lists similar to this one? It's totally absurd and unrealistic to expect Palestinians to give up our national, historical, and human rights in ALL of Palestine from River to Sea.
14. dear bunnie
you superficially appear to be emotionally disturbed. just chill.
15. To all you Jews
Joseph ,   Malta   (02.25.10)
I am from Malta. we have heritag as old as yours. So I understand how important heritage sites are for you. The US is only few hundred years old. Clinton cant understand what heritage is. please forgive her gross ignorance. The heritage sites in question proves the land belonged to you before the Arabs took over. May your leaders never give up the land which truly belongs to you.
16. Everybody sux up to the Palestinian whiners
Brian Cohen ,   PeoplesFront ofJudea   (02.25.10)
Oh those poor Palestinians! They might have to admit that there are Jewish holy sites in their backyard that predate Islam! Silly Americans for getting sucked into the Palestinian propaganda machine. Sucking up to Palestinian racism and hatred doesn't make it legitimate, it just makes you a sucker for Palestinian propaganda. If the Pals truly want peace, then they'll negotiate. We know they don't want peace with Israel, that's why even Fatah doesn't accept a 2 state solution (read their website, don't listen to their English language propagandists).
17. she is zigzaging like mad woman one
ghostq   (02.25.10)
time she slam Israel the other time she slam Iran, the lack of persistance is the huge problem and no backbone. untill now they made only threats they r not going to impiment or can impliment. this a total wast of time. and web space.
18. Dear Hilary
Proud Jew ,   Israel   (02.25.10)
The Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel'sTomb are around 3400 years old. Islam is 1300 years old. So who do they belong to? Hilary you will have to read up on Jewish history since your future grandchildren will be half Jewish (and probably won't know anything about Judaism just like their father).
19. Bunnie, don't pay attention to #14, the LOSER!
Yitzchak ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (02.25.10)
The last breath of every loser in a debate is NOT to address the issue at hand, but to attack the person who made the comment. Very typical of arab-loving jew-hating anti-semites.That's the sure-all sign of DEFEAT. This loser was too embarrassed to even identify yourself. I laugh at him!!!
20. This is the same Clinton who told Jews in a racist statement
Roger ,   Paris, France   (02.25.10)
that only because they are Jewish they may not reside in certain towns, villages and even neighborhoods of Israel. Sadly, anti-Jewish racism has permeated the most "liberal" members of the US government!
Arn. ,   SWEDEN.   (02.25.10)
The Obama administration criticized Israel for designating two shrines on Palestinian territory as Israeli national heritage sites. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the administration viewed the move as provocative and unhelpful to the goal of getting the two sides back to the table. SO ISRAEL SHALL COMIT HERTAGE SUICIDE FOR YOUR SAKE ???. Jews revere the site as the Cave of the Patriarchs, where the Bible says the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were buried along with three of their wives. Muslims call it the al-Ibrahimi mosque, reflecting that Abraham is considered the father of both Judaism and Islam. ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER OF JUDAISM BUT OF ISLAM. JUDAISM AND ISLAM CAN NEVER COME TOGHETER, ONE IS A TRUE RELIGION THE OTHER A FAKE ONE. GO TO HELL THIS ANTISEMITIC ANTITEISTIC US ADMINISRATION. Arn.
22. #13 just some questions
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (02.25.10)
Please explain, in the name of peace. Acre is an Arab heritage site? I thought it was built by Crusaders who you consider foreign invaders, even though they simply tried to free Israel from the Muslim occupation. Nazareth is an Arab heritage site? Why is that? Is it because it is the birthplace of a Jew? Or did something else important happen there?
23. Missed out!
Ram ,   London   (02.25.10)
Did Israel perhaps say it was taking control of the pyramids, Petra, the grand canyon or maybe Lourdes? Will someone fill me in please?
24. Thank you, Roger # 20, for remembering that racial demand of
Svetlana ,   Vilnius, Lithuania   (02.25.10)
the Obama administration, pronounced by Ms. H. Clinton: Jews should not be permitted to live in neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Indeed, as you put it, liberal racism, not dissimilar from the anti-Jewish leftist racism pronounced in Europe and the UK.
25. Not all of the US is slamming Israel
Kim Hamlin ,   Lexington, KY USA   (02.25.10)
I believe in the biblical boundaries of the Israelis. There is no question that this land in question belongs to them because God has spoken. Not everyone in America believes in our current administration and are working hard to ensure that our future administration will be more supportive of Israel.
26. so we have to deny our history in order to please obama?
Randi ,   Jerusalem   (02.25.10)
27. clinton is crap
eddie ,   london uk   (02.25.10)
The sites are israelite sites. The land is Israelite land. If palestinians are uspet, they can claim restoration from those who transferred them to Israel, eg Ottomans, Arabs, romans etc.
28. #2 beginning to believe that Jews aren't mankind for
observer   (02.25.10)
Jewish people's heritage goes back only 4,000 years, while mankind goes back for millions of years.
29. observer. again with your pathetic idiot statements
hopefully next time you can observe my foot up your arse
30. Obama is truly the enemy!
shneer ,   Chicago   (02.25.10)
Never in my 50 years have I seen such an arrogant, overtly anti Israel president like Obama and his crew. Israel, Jews, BEWARE. This man WILL NOT stand by you when all hell breaks loose on four fronts, he will SQUEEZE the life right out of you and your sons, all for a sham 'peace'. We know what peace means to Jihadists like Hamas and Hizbollah. Stop being a frieir and sharpen your swords! Assimilated US Jews will not help you either. They are lost.
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