US president must do more
Orly Azoulay
Published: 20.05.11, 15:27
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1. you mean dog and pony act
because this here is a circus act and nothing more.
2. Not Obama's business
David N ,   Haifa, Israel   (05.20.11)
Obama has no position or right to be even suggesting what anyone should do. He is not president of Israel. Only a fool looks to a hack politician in a far-away land as a superior guide to peace than the Torah before our eyes. The US is not the moral beacon of this planet, and its presidents are not a superior breed of human. Obama did NOT stae accurately or clearly any understanding of the problems or the solutions.
3. Azooulay's Dhimitude
David N. ,   Haifa, Israel   (05.20.11)
This op-ed is a revolting example of dhimitude.
4. This fact must be cenzored by Ynet!
Argus ,   USA   (05.20.11)
O. Azoulay is a drug addict with previous arrest record for pot growing. (Google). She's part of the Obama worshiping New York Leftist Jewish establishment and she's spouting the Jstreet cabal talking point. Typical Court Jew.
5. Don't give up an inch
Lisa C ,   Dallas, USA   (05.20.11)
Obama does not speak for the American people, don't give up an inch. We support you.
6. Peace
William Schwartz ,   Lansdale   (05.20.11)
The Torah is where you look for God and spiritual growth. Suggesting you'll find peace in the Torah is as absurd and saying you'll find it in the Koran.
7. To Orly Azoulay
Abraham Nachmias ,   Petach Tikva IL   (05.20.11)
May be you feel you are an american vassal, maybe you believe Israel owes blind obedience to the USA, maybe you are sure Mr. Obama is the new Caesar and that we must obey his orders. I got news for you my lady! You are absolutely wrong, Obama is just feeling like the emperor, but, he is nothing, he has no right to impose his point of view over other countries that didn't ask him for his advice. Dear Orly, did you ever heard about democracy and independence????
8. Isn't it hard to write in a strait-jacket?
Terry ,   Eilat - Israel   (05.20.11)
I'm assuming that the author of this bizarre babbling is in restraints because of her suicidal inclinations. I'm sure I'm joined by all YNET readers in wishing Madame Azoulai a speedy & successful recovery. You can see how dangerous it is to go off your meds by reading this article. Such delusions can cause great harm if taken seriously.
9. A "later stage"
solomon ,   bklyn   (05.20.11)
Postponing those two issues (Jerusalem and "refugees") gives the arabs an excuse to abrogate any previous agreements and continue their salami tactics. If there is to be a "Palestinian" state, I agree it should be within the 1948 armistice lines. The question is; how deeply within.
10. orly opinion article
steve ,   usa   (05.20.11)
is the dumbest op-ed I have read to date. Obama is dictating thestarting point of a new round of negotiations and putting Israel in a deep hole. Ultimately what Obama is doing is attempting to get Livni in the PM spot. The irony is that he wants to get rid of Netanyahu and keep Assad in office.
11. Unbeleivable!
Steve ,   USA   (05.20.11)
This will be the argument I'll get at family get togethers from my 'left leaning' Jewish relatives (Obama supporters)! 'In order for Israel to have peace, they have to sacrifice'. They just don't understand...or perhaps they don't care. Unbelievable!
12. Don't worry, guys. Soon Vadim Rabinovich and
tanya ,   tel aviv israel   (05.20.11)
Igor Kolomoisky, Ukraine based tycoons, will launch International Jewish channel in 7 languages. It's in addition to Alexander Moshkovich's project "Jewish Al Jazeera" . These people, unlike many Israeli oligarhs, were never involved in the "peace process", do not have PA business partners, their capital was made elsewhere. So very soon the monopoly of the left media in Israel will come to an end, the agenda will be different and the quality will improve. Good luck.
13. obama speech
Donna ,   Paulden USA   (05.20.11)
obama is an idiot! 2012 will be a turning point for the American people and for Israel for the American people will send him back to Chicago where he belongs. God bless the people of Israel and the USA. My prayers are with you.
14. "This fact must be 'cenzored' by Ynet
Meir ,   Baltimore USA   (05.20.11)
Argus has "fact" wrong. Repeating it amounts to libel and lashon hara. Does either bother Argus?
15. Azoulay's delusions leave doubt about his sanity.
Chaim ,   Israel   (05.20.11)
As Terry noted (#8), Azoulay is delusional to the point where his sanity is in doubt. To begin, Azoulay embraces the clearly lunatic view that an Israeli return to "the borders of Auschwitz", in Abba Eban's words, is a good thing! He goes on to state that the most hostile U.S. President Israel has ever faced is our friend. There seems to be no end to Azoulay's delusions. I'm confident the vast majority of Israelis realize this column is the prattling of someone who isn't all there mentally speaking.
16. #12. Good riddance to leftist media dominance in Israel.
Chaim ,   Israel   (05.20.11)
Tanya, I second your hopes that we will soon see an end to leftist media dominance in Israel. It is impossible to exaggerate the harm it is doing to Israel every day and in every respect. Good riddance to it. It is way past time for patriotic media to dominate Israel.
17. Return to pre 1967 borders
Debbie Cooper ,   Richland, USA   (05.20.11)
I am very disappointed inPresident Obama 's comments. I believe that we , as a country, should continue to support Israel, and stop trying to appease all other middle east countrys.
18. Israel, you are a small
John Prophet ,   of Light   (05.20.11)
sandbar in a writhing sea of uncertainly. The sea has been eroding you around the edges for years, but now the storm around you is raging the sea into frenzy. Your edges are threatened to be eroded further. Do not let this happen, stop the erosion before you’ve been shrunk down to insignificance. Failure to stem the tide means all it would take is one good wave, one more push to toss you into the sea completely.
19. "Carrots and sticks"
Sue ,   Los Angeles   (05.20.11)
I have a great idea what Obama and his loyal followers (like Azoulay) can do with their "carrots and sticks."
20. Terry: you asked, I answer
G Fränkl ,   Hungary   (05.20.11)
Terry, you are almost always 100 % right and I appreciate your stance and attitude generally. You say: "I'm sure I'm joined by all YNET readers in wishing Madame Azoulai a speedy & successful recovery." You are joined. Madame Azoulay is high representative of the arrogant, isolated, über-conceited vain elite entrenched on Israel's back who call the tunes through their unrepresentative media conglomerates. I have news for you though: here in Hungary, the old guard completely dominated the scene and public discourse through their media microphone-stalls. Not dissimilarly like Ynet (Yedioth Aharonoth) "journalists"/"reporters". Then howver somthing snapped. The right massively invested in massmedia and communication and completely trampled under its jackboot the old guard. This is the way to go I'd say and if a center-rightist group has even an itsy bitsy brain(power) they will foloow us on the road. This is the only solution terry. Let's not forget: Information is Power. The Livnis and Heczogs and Mitznas etc. simply don't stand a chance.
21. Trouble is, Obama's as naive as Orly
Observer ,   Israel   (05.20.11)
and a lot more dangerous. If Armageddon comes, it will be on the shoulders of naivete. Obama was dangerously close.
22. Obama looks like a devil and he talks
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (05.20.11)
like a devil...
23. thats it.. no more questions...
eporue ,   europe   (05.21.11)
obama made clear what his support for israel is... ZERO for the occupation... but it was anyway totally delusional from bibi and his "aides" to assume, obama could have pressed europe to (further) look away on this... bibi hasnt brought up any (counter-)argument, nor even anything one might stop for a split-second and think about... hot air only... so, israel, two options: (1) go back to 1967... (2) if not, take the consequences... and whatever the consequences will be, nobody in the world will have any compassion with you...
24. #18 - john prophet... question...
eporue ,   europe   (05.21.11)
you wrote "Do not let this happen, stop the erosion before you’ve been shrunk down to insignificance."... could you please elaborate, how israel should do this... in clear words... ?
25. Orly Azoulay sings "Don't Let Me Get Me"
Jake   (05.21.11)
"Don't let me get me. I'm my own worst enemy. Doctor, doctor won't you please prescribe me somethin' A day in the life of someone else 'Cuz I'm a hazard to myself." Don't let me get me (Ohh) I'm my own worst enemy
26. Right of Return discussion must end
Mark Jeffery Koch ,   Cherry Hill, NJ USA   (05.21.11)
The biggest mistake Obama and others have made is deciding to put the issue of Jerusalem and the Right of Return off until last. They should both be decided on BEFORE any question of final borders, security, water, etc. Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert did conclude a workable agreement on Jerusalem, and although Jerusalem is an emotional issue for religious Jews especially, it can be worked out. The main problem and the only thing preventing a two State solution and an end to the conflict has been and is the Palestinians total refusal to accept that the Right of Return must be to the new Palestinian State only. Arafat and his successors have lied to the Palestinian people promising them the right to return to Israel and telling them to save the keys to their homes from sixty years ago. They lied to their people and are scared to now go to their people and tell them the truth. They have convinced their people that they will be able to return to pre 1967 Israel and that will never happen, and because they have not done one thing to prepare their people for the truth the Palestinians still have every expectation of the Right of Return coming true, but it will never become a reality and no amount of Kassam missiles, Grad rockets, busses and restaurants and innocent Israelis blown to pieces will change this. A real leader would have prepared his people for peace and not entered negotiations based on a lie. Borders, sharing water, Jerusalem, etc etc are all workable compromises, however painful, but as long as the Palestinian people continue to have expectations that they will be allowed to return to present day Israel then the conflict will not end, the refugee camps will continue to exist, terrorism will still happen, and the Palestinian people will continue to be disenfranchised. Yes, Israel made many mistakes but if there had been a Palestinian leader with vision and integrity who was honest with his people this conflict would have ended many years ago.
27. Obama offer carrots & sticks, but FAIL TO PRESENT THE TRUTH
mary of Bethany ,   singapore   (05.21.11)
"Obama presented the truth about peace deal, but failed to offer carrots and sticks?" Wrong! Obama offer carrots but FAIL TO PRESENT THE TRUTH. "there is no room for tyrants on the one hand but also to an ongoing occupation on the other hand. " Wrong! the only Jordan is occupying Jewish's land, so are Gaza, Westbank, above all, the Temple Mount been occupied! "The issues of Jerusalem and refugees will be left for a later stage." Wrong! Jerusalem and refugees are never to non-negotiable. it's stupid to give up lands to pre 1967, then Israel find herself in deadlock with Jerusalem / refugees issues which will never be dissolves in this millennium. may "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" or "the REAL Dark Lord" stop occupying the White House, and return it to pre 2009 state!
28. Orly
ronny judah ,   Melbourne Australia   (05.21.11)
You make me sick. The last two paragraph's you wrote is completely rubbish,Obma is not our jewish state's keeper and he has no right's to dictate Bibi what to give and what to do , if not we will black mail you.Bibi should start getting closer to China and Russia and make the US think twice how in the future they should treat their only true frend in the middle east.
29. he must do more, yes: dissapear!!
tom ,   tel aviv   (05.21.11)
30. hmmmmmm
julie ,   owensboro, ky   (05.21.11)
he absolutley does not speak for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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