Time for Obama to step up
Orly Azoulay
Published: 21.09.11, 01:22
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2. If anyone has had hopes up upon Obama's arrival they surely
tom ,   tel aviv   (09.21.11)
deserve the present world-wide mess he caused. To hope for prolonged "Palestinian-People-charade" is moronic, antisemitic and plain immoral.The only way Obama could step up is to step down, which he won't do.The Israeli Left's desire for every burro& half-wit in the international arena to come up with a plan to bring peace& destruction for our people is verging on a pathological disorder. It is hard to cure, but we must try to ....!
3. one problem
alexi   (09.21.11)
both barak and olmert did not have the confidence of the israeli public when they offered treasonous concessions, barak to save his PM ship since he was finished as he would not defend israel, and olmert who tried to stay out of jail by becoming the court etrog. The israeli public massively rejected barak and olmert's approach. obama using these weaklings' approach does meet with the approval of the israeli electorate is a non starter for israelis. That is why that barak and olmert have harmed israel terribly going forward. The US and europe and putin have not been able tostop hamas or hezbollah rockets. Only haaretz and ynet writers who are from the peres sarid wave the white flag school.
4. Barak Hussein Obama should step DOWN !
Who cares   (09.21.11)
Its his policy that caused the present political and economical mess around the globe ! Maybe thats what he wants......Anyway, the sooner this promoter of Islam quits the White House the better for Israel and the rest of the world
5. Time for Obama to step DOWN
LK ,   USA   (09.21.11)
6. Unbelievable
Frank ,   Cairo   (09.21.11)
Bibi would likely snub the effort anyway. It would be a waste, just like the columnist's line of thinking: a 3rd party can come up with a solution. No third party - especially the US (who is completely discredited as an 'honest broker') - can resolve the conflict when one side - Israeli gov - hasn't honestly committed to a resolution. My guess: "More Negotiations", more settlements and continued racism.
7. who thinks up these cockamami ideas not some one intelligent
ralph   (09.21.11)
8. Editorial Nonsense
Ross Gallen ,   Henderson USA   (09.21.11)
Obama is a failed president with a suitcase of failed programs. He has nothing to offer except professorial dreams. His foreign and domestic policies are out of touch with reality. The Palestinians have a state in Jordan. We don't need another hostile Arab state.
9. You mean Time for Obama to step down.
Steven Wilson ,   Anchorage, Alaska   (09.21.11)
The New guy can step up to the plate as soon as possible.
10. Absolutely NOT
Mark ben Josuf ,   USA   (09.21.11)
Obama should not put up a proposal. It would just be political fodder to bring him down. It also would just supply his political enemies with ammunition to partisanize the issues further. If Israel and its government wants a resolution, Israel's government will make a proposal. So far we know what the current Israeli government opposes. And we know they want the Palestinians to disappear.
11. Obama should try to fix the messes he made in America.
Chaim ,   Israel   (09.21.11)
The last thing Israel needs is a "peace plan" by the author of unconstitutional disastrous Obamacare. The last thing Israel needs is a dose of the lunacy which informed Obama's wholesale destruction of the U.S. economy. Obama needs to try to fix the messes he created in America. It won't work. It would take another Ronald Reagan to do that. However, Israel has no need of Obama's incompetence and hostility.
12. Dear Orly: Some people can't be helped
Israeli 2   (09.21.11)
Your presentation here is naive to say the least. Your attempt to show how angry you are at Obama being in Israel's favor failed terribly. Obama can't reshuffle any deck except for getting out of the White House. This goes for all Liberal (leftist) Jews who ever supported this bumb and pretend now that they are on Israel's side...including yourself. One thing positive though: Your articles along with Alonis et.al. never fail to amuse me. Thanks.
13. Time for old Opa ma to step down.
Israeli 2   (09.21.11)
14. Declare gaza to be the state they want and move all the
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (09.21.11)
arabs there. Annex the West Bank and and that will be that. If anyone doesn't like it, well too damn bad.
15. His plan could destroy Israel
David M.   (09.21.11)
You got it wrong. It's time for Obama to step down. The incapable president hasn't done anything good either for the US or the rest of the world. It's impossible to list even one good move by his administration. The Middle East is no exception.
16. Orly Azoulay, are you dumb ?
Yossef   (09.21.11)
17. Obama needs to step down and this author needs to wake up.
Rafael ,   Yerushalayim   (09.21.11)
18. That's the obvious solution, but it won't happen.
Alex   (09.21.11)
19. Are you crazy : Obama last man to help
Norbus ,   Jerusalem   (09.21.11)
Obama has created real problems; advocated freezing the Settlements , and unleashed extreemists around Israel. I would not trust him to act in our interest. His heart is elsewhere
20. The man is drowning domestically
Cameron ,   USA   (09.21.11)
He has no luxury of real time or energy for the grand gesture, or to swim about in ME dynamics. Internal politics will overwhelmingly dominate his attention until the election in 2012.
21. What about a clause that......
solomon ,   bklyn   (09.21.11)
What about a clause that the "Pals" will accept an agreement as final, with no further claims. What about a clause that the "Pals" will change their education of their children (as they promised to do in the Oslo accords) and stop teaching that it's ok to kill Jews. What about a clause that the "Pals" and Hamas will not play good cop, bad cop, with Hamas not agreeing to any of this. What about a clause that the "Pals" will accept a Jewish state (inasmuch as THAT is a main bone of contention with them). What about a clause that the "Pals" will accept Jews (although I doubt any would want to live there) as Israel accepts Muslims and Christians. What about a clause that...... Get the point? There is an amazing amount of reality lacking in this article.
22. Israel, Don't Be Fooled By Obama!
Beth ,   USA   (09.21.11)
You cannot negotiate with murderers. The Palestinians don't want a state, they want to wipe Israel off the map, and Obama is on their side. PLEASE WAKE UP!
23. A nice idea, however...
esnuffnstl ,   USA   (09.21.11)
...it will only be met by calls from the Palestinians that it "doesn't go far enough" and by the Israelis that it "goes too far." Nothing would come of it, and Obama would again be left hanging. Besides, the American people don't want our President involving us further in foreign affairs, we want him to help us out at home--and get us OUT of MidEast involvements. The time of American "leadership" (for it's worth) is over. The Palestinians have found a new track (the UN) and it will certainly bring better results than their past paths (terrorism and reliance on the US and EU.) While Israel is floundering--it has lost its only regional allies and is likely soon to face crippling sanctions and a world increasingly united against it. After many years of Israelis suffering and dying, they will come to their senses and accept a peace plan that is almost certainly similiar to what Obama would propose. So it goes.
24. Ynetnews, are you turning Left? joining Haaretz?
mary of Bethany ,   singapore   (09.21.11)
"Establish Palestinian state and put an end to the occupation." Ynetnews, WHY are you reporting this "vomits"? I RESPECT your editors and column writers, thinking yours is a heaven and hell difference from Haaretz, am i wrong this time? Israeli newspaper suppose to serve Israelis interest, not anti slogans. SACK Orly Azoulay!
25. step DOWN is appropriate ....
trumpeldor   (09.21.11)
26. The title of this article should be...
ex-frummie ,   johannesburg S.A.   (09.21.11)
'Time for Obama to step down'
27. "EGYPT toilet paper" cost Israel Sinai Pen & the Oil there,
mary of Bethany ,   singapore   (09.21.11)
Israel also gave up Temple Mount Top to contain the stupid Golden Inverted Toilet Bowl. Israel gave up Gaza without even any "toilet paper" from Palestinians. now you want Obama to speed up withdrawal to 1967 lines and some stupid swop, just for a New "Palestine Toilet Paper"? Israel only get a verbal acknowledgment of "Jewish State", but must give up real Land that every inches earned with Jewish blood and sweat. knowing that by the next generation of palestine, the future palestinians will do as what the present Egyptians do, re-considering (in truth nulling) all "Peace talk" with Israel. Orly wants Israel to commit suicide!
28. Different positions
Devorah   (09.21.11)
"...the American president can re-position himself as a leader, not only as a president." Orly, are you out of your mind? Obama has NEVER positioned himself as leader of anything except pushing the U.S., Israel and the rest of the world to hell in a handcart. And even if the deck is reshuffled, there are still two jokers - Obama and Abbas.
29. bHo couldnt even give a plan for drunkards party in a brewery
Alan ,   SA   (09.21.11)
30. What planet are you on?
Isaac Storm   (09.21.11)
The entire reason that Obama (and most importantly Israel) is in this mess is because of Obama - or do you not get that yet? If Obama had not openly displayed such hostility towards Israel, ignoring the Bush letters, demanding that building of natural growth stop, declaring the '67 lines as boarders - none of this mess would have happened. Israel was purposely placed between a rock and a hard place- either accept Obama's demands as preconditions or have it imposed in the General Assembly through UN resolution 377, uniting for peace. You may not get it, but Israel is in danger if she were to accept those terms because it appears that the Arab Spring is nothing more than a cold winter. As for the Jewish Americans, they are leaving Obama in droves.
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