Should Bibi speak at UN?
Hanoch Daum and Uri Misgav
Published: 21.09.11, 11:17
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1. Yes
Adam Neira ,   Melb, Australia   (09.21.11)
Yes, PM Netanyahu should speak at the UN. Many people want to hear Israel's side of the story. Bibi is also a very good public speaker. He knows how to convey a message.
2. Uri Misgav
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (09.21.11)
Misgav is saying "I never complained about the millions used by Peres, Barak, Olmert and Sharon to enjoy themselves while pushing Leftist policies. However, I will condemn Netanyahu. I won't acknowledge Netanyahu's betrayal of his voters to make concessions to Abbas for negotiations, and instead I will blame him, and not Hamas, Fatah. Olmert, Sharon and Zippy, for Israel's problems" Netanyahu was stupid to think there was anything he could do that would win approval of the extreme Left.
3. everyone can skip Uri Misgav's ranting, just read Hanoch's
mary of Bethany ,   singapore   (09.21.11)
Ynetnews, you are back to the Right, thank you, after the very dumb choice of Orly Azoulay's Time for Obama. if anyone remember both Netanyahu's speech to congress, and speech to AIPAC? NOBODY NEEDS TO SWEAT FOR BIBI! Ynetnews, pl post. and toda!
4. Public humiliation in Manhattan?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.21.11)
I think not. I think the only ones who will drag themselves home, tail comfortably tucked between their legs, will be the ersatz "Palestinians." In fact, I'm quite sure of it.
5. Absolutely Yes
Yishai Kohen ,   YeShA, Israel   (09.21.11)
Bibi speaks better than any other Israeli politician. Hands down.
6. Absolutley Yes (2)
Michael ,   Haifa   (09.21.11)
He may possibly convince the delegates of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands to support Netanyahu's apology for a policy
7. Uri Misgav, your argument is so pitiful
Devorah   (09.21.11)
that you had to change the subject to economics. To suggest that anyone but the Prime Minister of Israel address the U.N. at this time speaks volumes about your lack of concern for Eretz Yisroel, your home. Go back in your tent and consider making Tshuvah for such an offense to Hashem and to your fellow Jews who do love Israel.
8. Looks like a strategy from the beginning.
aura ,   US   (09.21.11)
The Palestinian apply to the UNCS and end up getting the non-member state upgrade at the GA, with membership in ICC and all institutions like any other nation. Now, the blackmail to abandon the UNCS is that Israel will have to say yes to many of the non-starter proposal. Basically everything the Palestinian have been asking. Half Jlm, 1967 border with swap lands and a recognized Jewish state under those set borders only, still making the settlements illegal under international law because their aim is the ICC for that issue.
9. If Livni had to speak, then there'd be a question
Rebecca ,   Modiin   (09.21.11)
10. How could anyone say "no" in given situations.
leo ,   usa   (09.21.11)
Palestinians are prepared to defend their case, why shouldn't Israel. Not to speak up is irrational and self-defeating.
11. Palestine will win - at the UNGA also
Palestinian   (09.21.11)
Palestinians have the Patience ... 63 years is not that long of a time to come up with the real peace.
12. uri re Netanyahu
Ben Friedman ,   Raanana Israel   (09.21.11)
Uri , you clearly did not watch Ehud Baraks pathetic apologetic and fawning interview in shocking English on CNN .Bibi is someone we can be proud of .Your arguments are illogical
13. he is going to bring back lots of iron dome
wmd   (09.21.11)
14. #11 The Palestinians have patience - and nothing else to do
Rebecca ,   Modiin   (09.21.11)
while Israel is busy building a nation the Pals are ... what... sitting on their behinds, going to the un and building bombs.
15. Bibi should speak and shame countries voting for a 23rd Arab
Marco ,   Spain   (09.21.11)
Bibi should speak at the UN and shame countries voting for a 23rd Arab State at the expense of one tiny Jewish State.
16. #14
Palestinian   (09.21.11)
Hagana and Irgun did exactly that then went before the the UN and got a state of 1948
17. Palestinian @ 11, you may win the vote, but I doubt you
leo ,   usa   (09.21.11)
will win the country. Let's start with simple question - do you intent to negotiate borders with your neighbors, especially Israel, or you intent to declare your borders unilaterally? If former, then you will have to sit down for direct talks with Israel and I do not believe you will be able to negotiate more in 2011 as opposed to 2000 or even 2008. If it is latter, then you will have to go into war with Israel, the war, which you are surely to lose and along with more territory. There is much more to it, of course, but I prefer to start easy. PS. 63 years is nothing, try 2000. You are as funny as you are delusional.
18. He was given a gift, let him use it!
AB ,   TheRock   (09.21.11)
Bibi is a natural on stage and he knows how to make all those listening feel like the dirt they are for supporting the motion in a very polite way.
19. when it comes to charta barta
sweeter than honey ,   far away   (09.21.11)
bibi takes the biscuit, (ps he really is one of us).
20. Tell it like it is, Mr. Prime Minister
Shalom Freedman ,   Jerusalem Israel   (09.21.11)
Silence in this case is cowardice and escapism. The Prime Minister will speak truth to hypocrisy, ignorance and an upside down majority who care only for what is expedient for them. He will speak reasonably, and offer negotiations. He will also explain the changing situation in the Middle East that complicates the situation.
21. Should Netanyahu speak at UN?
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (09.21.11)
Absolutely. I would love to see him do so. I also think it would be right and proper if the representative of each nation that calls itself Muslim, Christian, or civilized walks out the instant he begins to blather his Zionist propaganda.
22. Bibi's mouth
MAB ,   Ontario, Canada   (09.21.11)
What can he say but more lies and obfuscation? His position is set in stone - his base won't ever let him make a settlement - too many stakeholders unwilling to give up anything. If he would just be honest and say that Israel won the last two wars, and that's it, I would have at least a little respect for him . These games of pretending to be willing to give anything substantial in negotiations are repugnant and are making Israel look very bad. Why continue the charade by playing dangerous games in US politics which may just come back to haunt Israel once people get tired of the GOP "Christian conservative" BS... These "friends of Israel" are toxic morons.
23. Of COURSE Bibi should go
Well Doh ,   Israel   (09.21.11)
Uri is a perfect example of Israeli "head in the bag" mentality. Lack of PR and effective hasbara is what got and keeps us in this mess. If the Moshiach were here I would send him instead but for now Bibi is all we have.....
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (09.21.11)
Firstly,it would be degrading for Israel's PM to skulk in the sidelines and leave the unelected Abbas stand up like a conquering hero and never have his mendacity answered. Secondly,it should be Mr Netanyahu because,of the alternatives,he's the best,most powerful speaker and speaks the best English. THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
25. Speak Bibi speak
Tambour ,   Eilat   (09.21.11)
The UN is dominated by a ring of jew Haters Bibi speaks to the rest of the world. Go tell it
26. absolutely YES
Borislava ,   Sofia, Bulgaria   (09.21.11)
Confident, smart, highly educated, charismatic leader! Politician of the level of Benjamin Netanyahu is serious potential for each country. He is able to resist the direct and insolent political attacks. Must accept the challenge and can seriously worried his opponents of an impressive level. Jews know that the world is cruel and no particular reason, but what happens when there is one.
27. hell, YES he should
A ,   Belgium   (09.21.11)
While Isreal is surrounded by hosility in the Middle East, and stupidity in the United Nations, only Bibi would be able to give the speech that might persuade a few fence-sitters to see things as they really are and support Israel. In fact, I predict (after, of course, the arabs, turks, and iranians have walked out) that when Bibi is finished talking, there will be complete silence followed by thunderous applause. If the "palestinians" are still in the hall, they will probably look for a way to subtley crawl under their seats like punished dogs. Show the world what the real truth is, Bibi, and good luck!
28. You are interesting people.
leo ,   usa   (09.22.11)
Of course Bibi must speak, but do not think even for a second that his or Abbas's speech in front of GA would mean anything. By the time UNGA will get together each and every representative will have strict instructions from their country leaders on how to vote. GA is just a formality.
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