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Barak: Netanyahu caved in to Lieberman over Turkey crisis
Attila Somfalvi
Published: 19.09.11, 09:39
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1. Fire him!
Abraham Nachmias ,   Petach Tikva IL   (09.19.11)
Barak should be fired from the government! He is a loser and promotes just defeat!
2. what dont you inderstand barak?
ronen   (09.19.11)
you have no mandates from the people!!! next elections your party will evaporate. why do you think your opinions are more legitimate than those of liberman to whom so many vote?
3. Liebermans diplomacy
Jon ,   Baltimore US   (09.19.11)
lieberrmans idea of conducting diplomatic negotiations seems to be to restate the same position over and over again, getting louder each time until the other party concedes or walks away in disgust. Did Israel not learn from his trip to South and Central America ? Not long after he took up his post, this diplomat toured that region of the world because he said there was growing antiSemitism there and when he returned he claimed he had a very successful trip. Within the next six months almost every country in Central and South America came out publicly in favor of Palestinian statehood. You might have gotten the clue.
4. Talk is cheap
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (09.19.11)
Talk is cheap. Barak, prove that you are a man: quit the government immediately and take the "Independence party" with you.
5. No apology to Turkey, ever!
Devy ,   EARTH   (09.19.11)
Mr. Barak, Israel is not a banana republic, grow up a back bone and stand up for what is right. Better then that , leave the IDF and this government and fade away in the sunset. Israel needs a real leader , not a wimp like you. SHAME ON YOU!
6. The Stance the Israeli PM has taken in this case -
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (09.19.11)
- is according to me the only rightfull thing he has done. Arn.Sweden.
7. Israel os right not to apologise
Christian citizen ,   Eu   (09.19.11)
Turkey wants to humalite Israel.Even if Israel have apologised, Turkey will find another excuse. Israel should stand firm against Turkey,never to give in to any Turkey demand.Erdogan not friend to Israel
8. Time to fire Barak : Weak man who has
Tarbouche ,   Aswan   (09.19.11)
lost his balls a long time ago, and is not in a frame of mind to defend Israel, having gone messianic, and now in remission. Clings to office like a limpet. Should have resigned long ago, when helicopters crashed with 87 deaths. Call it a day Barak. Most generals know what you have become
9. Another treason from barak ...
Trumpeldor   (09.19.11)
how can Bibi keep that troll as DM ????
10. Y Ndt is a right wing news,never posts me,but
mark ,   usa   (09.19.11)
Barak is right and hiding your head in the sand will not make your trubbles go away,Leabrman wants to support PKK terrorist organization, that makes Israel terror supporting state, many Turks belives that now it is official, all the right wing Jews here clearly from Russia Jews wanna bees we have to check your real identity to see is you are a Jew that is,Clinton said you are the biggest problem in Israel today, take you Maldovan bar bouncer and go back to Russia and stop undermining Israel
11. Barack parroting Friedmann
Takan ,   Eilat israel   (09.19.11)
That's a new low, even for Barack. Is he trying to compete with Livni for the best of the worst? If an apology was all the Turks were barking about, I would agree with Barack. To hell with pride, let's go on as friends. But Erdogan the Arogan is demanding compensation for the family of these jihadists-wanna-be who died on the Marmara and he demands that the Gaza blockade be lifted. Turk is on the way down economically and is siding with Islamic terrorists. Turkey is not a relevant player anymore in Israeli politics, kind of like Barak.
12. This jocker speaks again!
Jew1 ,   Ashdod   (09.19.11)
Why this failed leader keeps on talking nonsence always? Isn't he ashamed of his own history of failuars? The latest one is no fence between Egypt and Eilat. Barak used the money given for fence to pay salaries. Now the whole people of Israel are paying the price. He should keep his mouth shut.
13. strange he didn't offer Livni to London
Miron ,   USA   (09.19.11)
when she could be imprisoned. That would of reconciled lot more people with Barak... and made him Nobel Prise contender.
14. Vacant position: Israeli Minister of Defense
Menachem ,   Israel   (09.19.11)
Barak should fullfill his dhimmi dreams by emigrating to any of the 50+ Moslem states as soon as possible and bring Shmolmert and whiny Livni with him.
15. Barak almost had a compromise with Arafat but ...
ab   (09.19.11)
Barak won't stop until he destroys Israel.Fire him now !
16. Barak forgets that Israel appology = criminal case vs Barak
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (09.19.11)
He needs to realize that his name is at the top of the list of people to be accused of crimes that will be upheld if Israel apologizes. In this case there is no way to apologize to Turkey's satisfaction that does not both admit guilt and require that the arms embargo blockaded be dropped. Barak is a fool to think otherwise
17. Barak & Friedman
Yossi ,   Arad, Israel   (09.19.11)
How about Ehud Barak and Thomas Friedman spend a year living in the friendly, warm environment of Turkey? Then let's see what they have to say.
18. Make no difference
Matt   (09.19.11)
It is about energy
19. Mark in the U.S.
Linichka ,   Gdynia, Poland   (09.19.11)
Before posting again, I suggest you look into a course in elementary English. Your poor spelling and grammar render you incoherent.
20. throw barak out of the gov!
nadav   (09.19.11)
he only causes damage to national security with his two faced, double-speak
21. Barak is a wise man
Emre ,   Istanbul   (09.19.11)
He knows diplomacy far better than Lieberman. He is an old wolf and he know the consequences Israel may face if Israel loses its friends. Lieberman makes you alone in this dangerous region !
22. Friedman in right! America will take some heat.....
sheik rattle & roll ,   USA   (09.19.11)
Only an arrogant nationalistic idiot would not see the growing isolation that is causing Israel major headaches throughout the world. Israel needs more friends not enemies. The United States is doing it's best to protect Israel diplomatically with it's veto, however when you go against 90 percent of the world to protect 1 country that is going to do some long term damage. I support Israel 100 percent, however America should look out for America first and if any one else doesn't agree is not a true friend.
23. #21 Not true. Barak is a loser like Olmert
24. Why is he the Defense Minister?
Rachel ,   US   (09.19.11)
25. B and F
Ronny Judah ,   Melbourne Australia   (09.19.11)
Barak and Friedman are both Idiots.When will Barak understand that our soliders followed his instructions and did the right thing. Netanyahu and Liberman did the right thing by not appologising to Turkey as it was not our fault at all.Barak is surely doing this fot 2 reasons.1 He can't stand Liberman because Liberman is a tough guy and not a match for Barak and the Arabs which we need right now and 2 Barak wants to score political points by critisising Netanyahu who is a tough guy too.
26. ELS Scripture codes on Ehud Barak say he is a traitor.
27. Why is this coward our DM???
Jayjay ,   Israel   (09.19.11)
Sack him already Bibi! Majority of Israel will back you on this!
28. Barak is a traitor
Joe tango ,   USA   (09.19.11)
Barak is a traitor pure and simple. My opinion
29. i wonder how barak could have the army chief of staff
dovdevan ,   ashdod,paris   (09.19.11)
and more dangerous our prime minister his political ideoligie is to surrender to each and every demands of the ennemies of israel ! remember we still pay the price OF our retreat from lebanon in the year 2000 and the negociation with arafat that lead israel to the infida !!! barak is a loser
30. Barak Chamberlin
Kenneth Smith ,   Polson, Montana   (09.19.11)
Barak is an appeaser.
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