Holland calls off settlement heads' visit
Aviel Magnezi
Published: 19.09.10, 11:04
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1. Things will change when Geert Wilders is PM.
Terry ,   Eilat - Israel   (09.19.10)
We won't have to wait too long - while the Leftist elites continue their surrender to Islam & the betrayal of their people, opinion is fast changeing among average people. People all over, the EU as well as the United States, are waking up. Hopefully, they're not too late.
2. Koh ha-kavod!
Alicia Cohen ,   Santiago   (09.19.10)
A great move. It should be clear that it is not against decent Israelis within the Green Line, but those real state speculators beyond the Green Line. In addition, the same measures were taken during the apartheid and they worked well. I will suggest that in Chile to be implemented too.
3. The land talked about is IN DISPUTE!!! Is it for the Dutch
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (09.19.10)
to determine its future and resolve the DISPUTE or rather for the parties directly involved...??!! The European arrogance, in this case that of Holland, is a left over of imperialism and colonialism of in which Holland has taken a major part. Those days are over of course, but the Dutch can't bring themselves to disconnect themselves from their past behavior and they continue to the the Jews what they should and what they shouldn't do. Shame on you, anti-Jewish racists...!!
stone ,   jerusalem   (09.19.10)
Wake up Israel: the whole world is telling you that the dream of Greater Israel is unfortunately out of touch with reality. No, they are NOT trying to "delegitimize" Israel, but YES delegitimize a future of eternal occupation of another people.
5. Bravo Holland
Hussam ,   Ramallah, Palestine   (09.19.10)
Thank you Holland, and to all other countries that do not turn their back on international law and globally agreed conventions. Israeli settlements indeed are illegal and must be totally boycotted. Even Israeli educated elites (artists, academics) are boycotting the decaying settlement enterprise.
6. No settlers here.
David Thomson ,   Scotland   (09.19.10)
Well done Holland.A trickle of anti Israel government policies fom European countries will soon become a torrent.A full blown boycott is inevitable.
7. Dutch Arrogance
Louis Fried ,   Woodbridge, Canada   (09.19.10)
Good decision by the Israeli authorities to cancel the trip to Holland. The Dutch position is extremely arrogant; no country can dictate the borders of Eretz Yisroel.
8. #2
Arthur ,   Houston   (09.19.10)
Alicia Cohen is a self hating Jew
9. The Dutch are back to their old ways
Cornelius ,   Jerusalem   (09.19.10)
WARTIME AND POSTWAR DUTCH ATTITUDES TOWARD THE JEWS: MYTH AND TRUTH while the Queen and Government officials fled to England to form a Government-in-exile, the Dutch beaureacracy largely colaborated with the NAZI occupation authorities. The Dutch were shattered by the speed and force of the NAZI Blitzkrieg. The Dutch had been sympathetic toward the Germans in World war I and believed that in World War II that the Germans would again respect Dutch neutrality. Within a matter of days their country was in NAZI hands. The fall of France a few weeks later convinced many Dutch people that the NAZIs had essentially won the War and cooperation with the occupation authorities was the only realistic option. And the NAZI occupation authorities at first behaved relatively correctly. Only gradually did the occupation regime become gradually more onerous. A Dutch reader writes, "Dutch girls fraternizing with the Germans actually was kind of harmless compared to the assistance many Dutch people gave to the Germans in several fields like the railroads, police, and what was left of city and provincial administration."
10. Really It's the era tramps!
Salma ,   Palestine   (09.19.10)
Mr. Revivi wants to learn foreign countries, the credit for the create of "Israel" when and how to intervene !!!!
11. To No2
Nachman ,   Maale Adumim Israel   (09.19.10)
Obviously you have no knowledge of the Middle East other than to try and delegitimise israel otherwise you would know that Efrat is built on Jewish land known as Gush Etzion that was illegally occupied by the Jordanians for 19 years after they had slaughtered its inhabitants in 1948 and before it was liberated in 1967. See where I live that is also built on State land it never belonged to any Arab let alone a "Palestinian" and so it will not be given away to your terrorist friends. You should also take the trouble to learn about Apartheid simply applying it to Israel or even to Chile does not mean it is true as a rudimentary study of what went on in South Africa would teach you.
12. Dutch anti-semitic hypocracy!
Is this the same Dutch country whose army whitewashed their role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in the Balkans? Yes! oh Yes! it is! They are anti-semitic hypocrites! and so their opinion is irrelevant!
13. What's good for the goose
R ,   Israel   (09.19.10)
If they want to try to determine our issues, let's adopt the same attitude. Maybe we should deny access to all sites within our European-approved borders to all the Dutch with whom we disagree on any matter.
14. :: Well done Holland!
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (09.19.10)
Holland (like the EU, UN, US, etc) is sending a very clear message here: It will not legitimise the illegal settlements in the Palestinian WB. If Israel wants to be treated like a normal nation it has to remove the illegal settlements and declare its permanent borders, it is really that simple.
15. #1 is right
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (09.19.10)
The last election made it clear that the Dutch are sick of the extreme-Left pro-Islamist position that has made it impossible for Gays to walk in Amsterdam without being attacked by Arabs and let film-maker Theo van Gogh be murdered. When the new coalition with Geert Wilders is finally made, the Leftist bureaucrat who canceled the visit will quit.
16. the Oslo failure
Golan ,   Modiin   (09.19.10)
Instead of strengthening Israeli position the peace process has weakened it. It was a mistake to give them everything without getting anything in return. By the way the future will be a Euro-diplomat will refuse to go to Jerusalem because it is an "occupied" territory too. Israel needs to make it clear that this is our land, it is not up to negotiations. and that the idea of land for peace is as absurd as money for love.
17. Holland calls off settlement heads' visit
Yonatan ,   Jerusalem   (09.19.10)
even if they speek arabic?
18. not long
Charles ,   Voorburg NL   (09.19.10)
there will be a real dutch Gov´t, without leftie dhimmis.
19. Well done to the Dutch
Avi ,   Israel   (09.19.10)
land thiefs are not welcome in civillised society .
20. Holland and themselves
Antonio ,   Spain   (09.19.10)
It's funny to see how a country as Holland, wich grown and advanced thanks to its 'legal piracy' and robbering for centuries, comes now and lock an educational iniative like this (perhaps if the contest were about how plow and care marihuana, they accept them) Spanish comitee did the same, mixing politic with education. Very sad again ..
Israeli 2   (09.19.10)
22. By Jove! #12 is 100% correct!
The Dutch governments and the Dutch army did their best to hide their role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre! And if we wanted to we could go back in history and have a look at how the Dutch handled their occupied territories and possessions throughout the world! Definitely the Dutch are hypocrites!
23. Most amusing as Aparthetid is a Dutch word!
because we all know that Africaans is a Dutch decended language! Give it a rest are guilty of way too many sins!
24. no.1
hebrew prophet ,   israel   (09.19.10)
In the interim the Dutch social welfare system ,like that of France ,Britain,Spai n ,Ireland ,Potrugal,Sweden,Denmark, Norway ,Greece ,Belgium ,is being sucked dry ,by Muslim leeches ,but for how much longer as these economies are sufering big time,thanks to far left looney govts.
25. European hipocricy at its best
CHRIS ,   CYPRUS   (09.19.10)
Amazing hypocrisy… the Dutch are the strongest supporters in Europe of the Turkish invaders of Cyprus. They have done absolutely nothing in the last 36 years of the illegal occupation to condemn the illegal settlement of the island.
26. Dutch import Islamic Terrorists to live amongst them
David P. ,   Capitola, CA   (09.19.10)
that's how pathetic & stupid they are
27. Quartet has set Israel's borders, they just don't accept it
Bloodyscot ,   Dallas, Texas   (09.19.10)
The final borders are basically set and that is a major problem for settlers. Giving up that land is not an option but the deal just needs to be signed, the question is can the current PM get out of it.
28. Silly Dutch people! Listen to Jimmy Carter!
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (09.19.10)
Who says that some settlements are kosher! Don't listen to me, listen to Jimmy himself: Go to the 1:55 second mark where Carter says: "This particular settlement is not one that I envision ever being abandoned or changed over into a Palestinian territory...This is part of the close settlements to the 1967 line that I think will be here forever." Jimmy Carter, June 14, 2009
29. Thank You Netherlands!
Edan ,   Tel Aviv   (09.19.10)
Sane and logical Israelis (meaning those who are not messianic religious fanatics) agree. The settlements are and have always been illegal and immoral. And talkback number 8 is a perfect example of hatred instead of understanding....
30. Stop looking for "Validation" from the EU
Andrew ,   Miami,FL   (09.19.10)
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