PM: I am proud of soldiers
Roni Sofer
Published: 02.06.10, 21:11
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31. That is good. He asks himself.
Albrecht ,   P.O.   (06.02.10)
He asks himself , what soldiers of other democratic countries would have done. They would act like professionals. They would stop the UNARMED flotilla in the national waters without killing or harming anyone.
32. #13, Mr.Kiwi, I am also disgusted about
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (06.02.10)
the slime bags and terrorist appeasers from the end of the world...You not...??? Ts ts ts....
33. You should be proud this PM too
Germany   (06.02.10)
34. I saw on BBC World TV that an English guy killed 12 in UK
Alan ,   SA   (06.02.10)
He ran amock with 2 guns somewhere in North UK.
35. Netanyahu speech was pathetic!
We the People ,   Israel   (06.02.10)
Netanyahu must resign. This the second time he has embarrassed Israel, the first was the botched attempt to kill Khaled Mashal in Jordan for which then Mossad Chief Dani Yatom took the fall. This time he sent our marines, one of the elite of the elite into a situation which they were not prepared for and he has damaged Israel's already tarnished image even further. He spoke in Hebrew to Israelis who know the facts instead of English to a world of hatred and told us the the old story of the Iranian/Hamas danger. He gave the international press an excuse not to publish our side of the story and failed to show the world the videos from the ships security camera which prove the intended violence! He hardly said a word about the bloody Turks who massacre Kurds on a regular basis. He failed to tell Turkey to go to hell and break of relations with this now enemy state and is he still prepared to sell them Israeli hi-tech drones which, no doubt, will be used against us! A fair share of the blame must be put on Barak or even Deputy Prime Minister Boogy Ya'alom but Mr. Netanyahu, you are the Prime Minister! You allowed our soldiers to get hurt and nearly killed by a vicious Muslim rabble sponsored by Turkey. You have allowed Israel' name to be dragged through the mud. Mr. Netanyahu, you failed us and a soldiers and thus you MUST step down!
36. #7, Billy Bobby...only some slime bags
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (06.02.10)
hate Israel...You know some of them accidentaly...???
37. one english guy can kill 12 people by himself and the world
british citizen   (06.02.10)
calls it a mass murder???? what happend today proved me the world is hypocrite indeed.
38. Israel hates all things to do with "Human Rights"
Emre ,   Istanbul   (06.02.10)
Israelis don't like to think of themselves as a bad people. They are a good people who does bad things. No, wait. That doesn't sound right. They are a good people that does good things. Much better! Killing thousands of civilians since 2006 is not a good thing, but that was not Israels fault. Hizbollah and Hamas forced them to do it. In the same way, the peace activists forced the IDF to kill them. Israel is the victim here, and now these UN guys are sniffing around like Israel did a bad thing. Why do they always pick on Israel? haven't they heard of the "Armenian massacre". Haven't they heard of Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc? How about the "Hebron massacre? Israel is entitled to kill a certain number of civilians with no questions asked! The nerve of the anti-semitic world! Israel demands their rights!!
39. It's an obscene sight to see all of the
zooog ,   US   (06.02.10)
jackals of the world ganging up on Israel in their anti semitic frency. It's also obscene to see Obama tip toeing before the fanatics of the world. Like Jimmy Carter, he is a one term president.
40. the elite Commads
john ,   USA   (06.02.10)
did what they have been told to do they were told to do the least damage as possible and believe me you dont wanna engage them when they have other mission objectives.. I suggest you sit still and keep your mouth shut boy
41. :: K1w1 - #13 - Great Post
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (06.03.10)
These civilians, who armed themselves with cutlery and plates from the galley of the ship and faced off one of the most powerful armies in the world, deserve far greater credit than their governments. If any ‘good’ was to come from this event, and the deaths of these civilians, it is that it has reinforced public sentiment and determination that the siege of Gaza will be lifted by collective civilian action.
42. The people responsible for the flotilla are irresponsible.
Ernest   (06.03.10)
Israel made it known from the start that they would be willing to accept this flotilla into Gaza through an alternate port after inspections. That was being very receptive and sensitive to everyone. Israel can not be blamed for taking this precaution. It was known exactly where this flotilla was intending on going. The flotilla was intercepted in coastal waters, whatever waters they were. The members of Krav Maga are not pirates. They boarded the ship mobbed and had orders not to shoot. The duress they experienced was extremely troubling. The intentions of the passengers of the ship were to harm them. Mind you, the ship could have been sunk. Whoever was responsible for this flotilla is responsible for the loss of life, damages and pain and suffering. Who's going to pay? If there's any question as to who's honor is redeemed here, it's Israel's.
43. 13 disgusted
abraham ,   toronto   (06.03.10)
I am disgusted at how muslims can let 'peace ships' to break a blockade. its a bitch when jews defend ourselves !
ABRAHAM   (06.03.10)
45. gaza siege
abraham sokol ,   scarsdale ny   (06.03.10)
Think Cuba. The USA did the same
46. Speak out Mr Netanyahu
Neil Turner ,   Watford, UK   (06.03.10)
I would love to hear Mr Netanyahu condemn David Cameron and William Hague's comments from today. As a British citizen I am ashamed that our Govermnent cannot support Israel at this time Please beleive me when I say that many in the UK support Israel. Don't be misled by the BBC or the Government If the Israeli PM were to speak candidly to the people of the UK, he would speak "over the heads of Cameron and Hague". THis also applies to Obama
47. #32 Chris, why are you wasting your time on this douchebag?
Tahl ,   Ashdod   (06.03.10)
Clearly this "K1W1" completely and conveniently ignored Netanyahu's speech, and used this forum only to advance his own ready-made Israel-hating agenda. So why should we pay any attention to his extremely hateful and tiring drivel.
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (06.03.10)
Invites your praise of course.This has been your trend in the past as well.Your confusion arose only in 2006.
49. #3
Norman ,   Philippines   (06.03.10)
No martial arts could stand up against a multitude of people attacking one individual. A one man army that you see in movies is choreographed and is meant to entertain moviegoers nothing more. When the going gets tough, use everything you have in your possession to save your own life and that's what Israeli commandos did. They don't take hostage other activists on the ship.
50. #48
Norman ,   Philippines   (06.03.10)
Defenseless? Another Arab propaganda! Do you know that most of killings and armed conflicts in the world is caused by moslems/Islamist? Jews/Israelis had nothing to do with it. Israelis don't kill christians unless they happen to be with a bunch of terrorists like those in the flotilla masquerading as peace activists caught in the crossfire.
51. #38, love the quotes around Armenian massacre
Danny   (06.03.10)
I guess it is only a massacre when 9 Turks die?
52. #41, you have seen the video on this site
Danny   (06.03.10)
You KNOW for a fact they had more. You have seen that they attacked soldiers with paintball guns with bats, metal rods and knives. Hence the only way you can write what you wrote is if you are a pathological liar. For once the IDF managed to make and open and shut case.
53. #13, congrats managed to get every single fact wrong...
Danny   (06.03.10)
Nobody said the diplomats and the Holocaust survivor were in league with Hamas they said IHH was. Exactly one ship violently attacked the soldiers, exactly one ship had deaths and injuries. The ship with IHH supporters. Again there is a video that shows exactly what happened. There is simply no dispute and George Orwell would be proud that you are calling people with baseball bats, knives and metal rods attacking people with paintball guns "unarmed civilians". I have an open challenge to anyone who thinks the people on that boat were "unarmed civilians" - let yourself be beaten by 20+ guys with bats and metal rods and stabbed repeatedly with kitchen knives and in return you can have a paintball gun.
54. #42 summed it up earnestly.
Ypip ,   Canada   (06.03.10)
Ben ,   USA   (06.03.10)
May the Lord bless you & protect you. May the Lord countenance you & be gracious to you. May the Lord favor you & grant you peace. AMEN
56. To Bibi
Jerrold Cohen ,   Seal Beach, USA   (06.03.10)
Mr. Netenyahu, if I had the power, I would imprison you for life. I would have life-size color pictures of every person your psychopaths murdered placed all over your cell. I would allow only visits by members of the families of the civilians your psychopaths killed, and the only contact they would be allowed would be to spit in your face.
Zev ,   USA   (06.03.10)
58. Response To The Frenzied World!
Robert Blum ,   New York USA   (06.03.10)
Courtesy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Thursday Israel will again be the target of a jihadist-leftist propaganda assault. A flotilla of nine ships which set sail for Gaza from Cyprus earlier this week is scheduled to arrive at our doorstep. The expressed aim of the flotilla's organizers is to unlawfully provide aid and comfort to Hamas - an illegal terrorist organization. Since it seized power in Gaza three years ago, Hamas, which is openly committed to the genocide of world Jewry and the physical eradication of Israel, has transformed the Gaza Strip into a hub of the global jihad. It has been illegally holding hostage Gilad Schalit incommunicado for four years. And it is continuously engaged in a massive, Iranian-financed arms buildup ahead of its next assault. Beyond providing aid to Hamas, the declared aim of the "Free Gaza" movement is to coerce Israel into providing Hamas with an outlet to the sea. This too is in contravention of international law which expressly prohibits states and non-state actors from providing any support to terrorist organizations. IN SENDING out the latest group of ships, Turkey and its Irish, Greek and Swedish partners seek to appropriate the imagery of the Jewish pre-statehood struggle for independence from Britain. In a bid to appease Hamas's jihadist precursors, in 1939 Britain's Mandatory authorities broke international law and prohibited Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine. The League of Nations' letter of mandate for Britain specifically enjoined the British to facilitate Jewish immigration to the land of Israel. Yet following the Arab terror war from 1936-1939, the British issued the White Paper that all but prohibited Jewish immigration. This move blocked the one place on Earth where European Jews were wanted from accepting them and so trapped 6 million Jews in Hitler's Europe. In the aftermath of the war, the British maintained their prohibition on Jewish immigration. To fight this British policy, the Zionist leadership in pre-state Israel organized the Aliya Bet program of illegal immigration. Jewish agents scoured the world for ships large enough to bring Europe's Jewish refugees to the land of Israel. The ship most emblematic of the era was the Exodus. The Exodus which set sail from France in July 1947 with 4,515 Jewish Holocaust survivors on board was the Zionist response to a new British policy to force illegal immigrant ships to return to Europe. The British rammed the Exodus in Haifa. They boarded and killed three Jewish defenders. They then forced its passengers to board British prison ships that would return them to Europe. French authorities denied the ships the right to land in France, so the British sailed on to Hamburg, Germany, where the refugees were forced to disembark. The international outcry against Britain in the wake of the Exodus affair shamed London into cancelling its new policy. It also paved the way for Israel's independence 10 months later. Now the Turkish, Greek, Swedish and Irish governments are colluding with Hamas to purloin the imagery of the Exodus and the heroism of the Jewish people in the years leading up to statehood and project that imagery onto a terrorist organization that seeks to complete Hitler's work. They further seek to invert reality by portraying Israel, which in accordance with international law is trying to contain and defeat Hamas, as a combination of the German Nazis and the British imperialists. SO FAR, they are getting away with it. So far, for their efforts on behalf of a genocidal terrorist organization Erdogan and his ilk are being extolled as human rights champions. Barring any unexpected events, Israel will suffer yet another public relations disaster on Thursday when the ships approach Gaza. Caroline Glick
59. To #85 - KIWI NZ, you & NZ are disgusting!
Mina ,   Haifa   (06.03.10)
Here is why: 1) You recycle lies made by Anti-Semites & Muslims/Arabs. The Israeli soldiers NEVER massacred anyone! They were forced to defend themselves in the midst of being brutally lynched by dozens of semi-militant, radical Muslims/Arabs who were especially hired to carry out such attacks on Israelis. The organizers of this ship are associated with terror, arms smuggling, etc. The unexpected development is to be blamed upon them & those paid lynches they hired. 2) Unlike in the Media of those Muslims/Arabs countries & the Western countries that appease to them e.g. NZ, the coverage in the Israeli Media was based on facts, was well-balanced & provided evidence in support of the truth. The reactions of the IDF & the Israeli public were of admired self-control & care for civilians lives. I have no doubt that neither those Muslims/Arabs you support, nor NZ would have acted in such a caring way. 3) Israel actions in those waters were legal & within the law, which you are yet to learn about & understand. 4) Many of those 'civilians' were actually armed with various, large amount of weapons that were brutally used against the Israeli soldiers without justification. 5) Israel attempted all negotiations with that ship as well as offered to transfer their goods to Gaza, subject to those being inspected. The people on that ship refused & were in breach of the law. The last such ship that refused inspection carried massive loads of weapons to Gaza. 6) Those IDF soldiers are indeed brave heroes, belonging to one of the most moral & ethical armies in the world. They in fact landed unto that ship in peace & initially unarmed as well as suffered much before being forced to defend themselves. There is no proof that the relevant false activists defended themselves but there is plenty of proof that they are radical anti-Semites, who engaged in a well prepared brutal lynch against the Israeli soldiers. 7) The sea blockade on Gaza is totally legal. Israel is still at war with the Fakestinains & the blocked was amongst other things to prevent the smuggling of weapons into Gaza that continue to be used against Israeli civilians. Israel continues to allow tones of food & Humanitarian aid into Gaza on a daily basis, in fact over a million tones of in the past 18 months alone. 8) No acts of kidnapping, piracy of anything similar were involved. Those who were arrested faced that for breach of the law. Most of those were released by now & sent back to their countries. 9) Dark regimes operate in those countries to which your very own country appease & maintains multi-millions deal with. While doing so, yours & other countries also ignore the massive breach of human rights, wars & genocide that characterizes them. 10) Now that some of the facts have been re-established in my reply, I recommend you will go back & make every effort to compensate those Maoris who were infact massacred & had their land stolen by your very own Kiwis ancestors. Once you will do that, then re-channel your energy to resolving the so many disturbing problems your own country NZ is facing, often amongst the highest rates in the world e.g. murder, sexual & physical abuse of children, suicide rates amongst teenage, domestic violence against women, drinking problems, mental health problems, racism, damage to the environment & many more. In conclusion KIWI, your response & much of what is happening in your country is disgusting! Kiaora & long live Israel & the IDF.
60. What would world have done?
Michel ,   Jerusalem   (06.03.10)
Certainely not looking weak as you do when releasing all these terrorists. How could the citizens stand firm if the politicians are not able too? Shame and sad..
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