Obama's Israel anorexia
Karl Asner
Published: 24.05.11, 17:24
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1. obamafraud to admit "he was WRONG"
Edward ,   Savannah, USA   (05.24.11)
Surely this article is written in jest!!!??? For the illegal alien muslim poser from Kenya in the White House to admit that he was WRONG about anything, much less about Israel is to deny that he is THE One, THE Chosen, THE Messiah as his brainless retard zombie followers call him in worship. That would be like asking him to present a LEGAL birth certificate, and he won't do that because it will show that he was born in KENYA, just as his grandmother stated!!! What Bibi needs to do when he speaks before Congress is to MAKE Congress choose between Israel OR keeping this illegal alien poser in office!!! I guarantee you you obamafraud would loose this one!!!
2. You are way optmistic my frend
Yackov ,   Joburg, South Africa   (05.24.11)
You assume they want to see "fair play". These lefties and antisemites don't, they have no incentive to question their idea's and when the proverbial hits the fan they just move on and inflict their well intended harm on some other group or misguided cause leaving shambles behind them.
3. To: "Karl Asner"
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.24.11)
May Ha'Shem bless you and your family, and cause His countenance to shine upon you, all the days of your lives. While your analogy was exquisite, I am truly sorry that events in your personal life brought you to such clarity of vision. Refuah shlema to your lovely daughter; she will remain in my thoughts and my prayers.
4. It's not just Obama that is Anorexic then.
noa ,   israel   (05.24.11)
Rabin was. Menachem Begin was. Pere is. Tsippi Livni is. Barach was. There is a whole population in Israel that still thinks peace is possible. That with negotitions here and there, there could be peace. Maybe we are all anorexic too. But we are drunk with the possibility that maybe our grandchildren won't have to go to war.
5. Wrong premise
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (05.24.11)
This assumes that Odumba doesn't want to destroy the State of Israel. That premise is false, his actions have been shown to be the exact opposite.
6. An apt comparison for sure, for sure.
RobJohn ,   Seattle, Wash.   (05.24.11)
7. It always amazes me when individuals
RobJohn ,   Seattle, Wash.   (05.24.11)
enter public office, for whatever reason, and mutate into their version of father knows best. The current US "leader" is case in point. Here we have an individual with no more than a community service background suggesting to a country of millions the best way"in his opinion" on who to live a carefree, stress free life". His ideas are wacko to say the least. He travels the earth mouthing platatudes which bear no resemblence to reality. He confronts groups with whom he feels some resonance, speaks his prepared message, adulates in their clapping and fawning retorts then moves on to his next love-in. His policies are dangerous to those in Israel to say the least. If Israel were to follow them she would be no more in short order. It begs the question....is this his aim?
8. Narcissists never admit they're wrong
Sue ,   Los Angeles   (05.24.11)
especially narcissists who spent their entire lives being indoctrinated in the anti-Semitic ideologies of Marxism and Islamic jihad.
9. self infactuation/good article
John ,   Boise, Idaho USA   (05.24.11)
Historia has proven all so clearly the muddled minds of self absorption. From early history to recent times, the Herod's, Hitlers, Stalins, the Achtungmadinejab's and all other power hungry and egocentric have mixed their emotions with pride at the cost of many lives...don't let it happen again
10. It's the imbecile Western Civilisation that's anorexic not
tom ,   tel aviv   (05.24.11)
Husni Obama: he knows all too well what it is he's doing. Remember, nobody wanted to bomb the Auschwitz crematoria& rail tracks. Nothing's changed folks. Cure for antisemitism has not been found yet!
11. One question
Jarda ,   Czech Republic   (05.24.11)
"Israel was created to be the homeland and safe haven for Jews"-and what was the intention of Zionists with original inhabitants of Palestine?
12. If no peace then another war ?
Ian ,   Israel   (05.24.11)
Everyone including you are quick to fault Obama ,,,, do you have a solution to prevent the next war? Do you have a solution to Israel's degradation of the Arabs, Israeli and Palestinian? Do you have a solution to give these people self determination? Its very easy to be critical and judgemental and say there is no solution and blame the other side as is done all the time.
13. logical argument
Rosa ,   Los Angeles, USA   (05.24.11)
Karl, so sorry to hear about your daughter. The trouble with your argument against peace is that the identical one could be used to support peace. It is clear that approaches used for the past 50 years need to be put to rest. They haven't worked. The world is tired of this never ending conflict, and as always, the truth is ALWAYS somewhere in the MIDDLE.
14. Obama's birth certificate
Rosa ,   Los Angeles, USA   (05.24.11)
Not sure if you read the news about a month ago, you may be interested in this: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-04-27-obama-birth-certificate_n.htm?csp=34news
15. To: Rosa at No. 14
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.24.11)
Oh, we've thrashed this one about quite a bit. Most of us are in agreement that it is nothing short of miraculous that Obama's "ORIGINAL [emphasis added], long form birth certificate" appears to have been printed by a laser printer.
16. To: Rosa at No. 13
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.24.11)
The problem, Rosa, is that Israel cannot afford to take the risk of believing the ersatz "Palestinians." There are some thirty-odd ersatz "Palestinian" organizations, each of them purporting to be the sole true representative of the ersatz "Palestinian" people and each of them with one thing in common: their charters all call for the destruction of the State of Israel and the extermination and/or expulsion of the Jews. They categorically refuse to repudiate their charters. They cannot be believed, and they cannot be trusted. Understand, too, that if G-d forbid Israel ever feels that its survival is no longer possible, we will pull the temple down with us -- no more going gently into that good night. Israel is a nuclear power, and is quite capable of taking much of this planet with us, and rendering the rest of it uninhabitable. Please keep that in the back of your mind, always. The days of Jews filing passively into gas chambers is over.
17. How can we expect Obama to understand if WE don't explain...
EG ,   Tel Aviv   (05.24.11)
the history and facts to him? Has anyone tried to explain that the "settlements" evey one screams about are in fact legal by international law? Has anyone explained there is no occupation? This is our job. He will never hear it from his own advisors.
18. hopefully more
bill ,   canada   (05.24.11)
jewish girls will starve idf child killers will be dragged to court in canada we put child killers in jail we arrest war criminals so STAY AWAY FROM CANADA
19. #11
Jim Smith ,   Chicago, Ill.   (05.24.11)
The original inhabitants of "Palestine" were Jews, living in Judea, Samaria with its capital Jerusalem.
20. Self-pity itself a disease
john ,   cardiff   (05.24.11)
It appears that many writers and politicians in Israel suffer from self-pity.
21. peace at all cost will lead to war remember chamberlain
dovdevan ,   ashdod,paris   (05.24.11)
IT REMIND me 1938 when chamberlain gave the sudettes to the nazi to appease hitler it didn't stop hitler madness ! israel is like tchechia europe and the US are fed up with israel they want to sell israel to appease the arab world but they are wrong the arab world won't be satisfy and they will ask others lands your turn will come in europe and america
22. #11
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (05.24.11)
The Jews have the inherent aboriginal right to live as sovereigns in their homeland Israel. There is no nation I know whose claim to their homeland is stronger than the Jews to Israel. Read the Koran if you doubt me. As for the "original inhabitants". I agree that every single person whose forefathers lived in Israel prior to 1920 (less than 100 years ago, hardly "original inhabitants") can live in Israel with full citizen rights, but that Muslim immigrants who came between 1920 -1948 must go back to their homeland. Do you know why the Arabs don't agree? Because most of the "Palestinians" who call themselves "original inhabitants" are recent immigrants. If they accepted my offer, there would be immediate peace and no more refugee problem.
23. #17 Bibi did explain & steam came out
Sue ,   Los Angeles   (05.25.11)
of Obama's ears. Did you see Obama's body language when the two men were sitting next to each other? Bibi did a masterful job today of explaining Israel's history and that Jews are not "occupiers" in their own land. Read "Netanyahu Rocks Congress" at HotAir dot com with links to the video and transcript. Also please read my brief #8 to understand why Obama will never change his anti-Israel position.
24. What a beautiful article!!!
Iranian Jew ,   LA   (05.25.11)
Thank you Karl Asner! God bless your aching heart! I hope a lot of people red it and think about your analogy. Your daughter will be in my prays.
25. joshualistair@hotmail.com
Joshua Baird ,   United States   (05.25.11)
This article is under the assumption that Obama believes peace will come to the Middle East if Israel returns to the 1967 borders. This is not the case. Obama is little more than a muslim activist. His true desire is to see both Israel and the Untied States fall. It is toward these goals that he is working. So from his point of view he has made no mistake in condemning Israel. The true mistake is the United States faith in Obama, and to a greater degree American Jews who think he is their and Israel's friend.
26. Wait a minute.
noa ,   israel   (05.25.11)
You used your daughter's illness. How could you?!
27. #11 Jarda
galilean ,   Israel   (05.25.11)
The intention of the original Jewish settlers who created the modern state of Israel, was that the local non Jewish inhabitants live in peace side by side with the Jews. I will not argue about the legalities of it all. Or how most of the Arab refugees fled because their leaders told them to go on vacation for 2 weeks, and then come back after they have killed all the Jews who had just declared the state. The intention was that we all live in peace. And yes, there is enough room.
28. Hussein Obama listen well: Holocaust? NEVER AGAIN!
29. No 18
Who on earth would want to go to Canada if they could live in Israel? It's nothing more than a tiny strip of inhabitants clutching the American border. People from Winnipeg have to go to Fargo, South Dakota to shop. Who would volunteer to live in a country where you have to go to South Dakota to shop? No. 18, you can rest easy, we wouldn't go to your country if you paid us.
30. Why equate the two? I think it's pretty poor form
Talula ,   Israel   (05.25.11)
To be quite frank - I think this article is in the utmost poorest of taste. You're a bit too 'proud' you need to tone it down a bit and learn to separate the issues. That said, I hope your daughter finds the help she needs, and there is help out there and it's 100% curable.
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