MK Herzog: Syrian rebels want peace with Israel
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Published: 01.03.12, 00:24
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1. Why does this need to be made public now? Who does it help?
PETER SM ,   AUSTRALIA   (03.01.12)
Does it come with a written guarrantee?
2. not so fast
mohson   (03.01.12)
peace for peace, but golan remains israeli as it had in ancient times and legally reclaimed following war. herzog is warned to suggest or imply that the golan would be traded or negotiated back. That is out.if the syrians really want peace, israel will be happy to oblige and trade with damscus. Again, golan is israeli-end of story and herzog should shut up on renewing dumb olmert and barak's notions of negotiating golan. Barak has Zero support in israel and will not earn his seat back in the next election. And bibi's efforts to give him a spot on the likud list will not come to pass as l ikud and liebrman'e beitenu want yaalon instead of barak. in the meantime,contrary to barak's preditictions, assad is not leaveing anytime soon.
3. But...but...the Libyian rebels said the same thing!!!
Harry Wright ,   UK   (03.01.12)
And nothing came of it. This only confirms that they have GIVEN UP on the US, UN, EU, the Arab states, Russia, China and the world in general. They know they are now definitely on their own. Spring is coming round again, and it won't be like last year's.
4. Actions speak louder than words
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (03.01.12)
I'll believe them after they prove it. Personally I have a bridge for sale too.
5. Syria
G ,   Oakland   (03.01.12)
Yes, and they also want to be friends with Hezbollah. Can't have both.
6. Are these the same rebels
PersianJew ,   Holon,TA,Israel   (03.01.12)
who are chopping off the heads of Christians, Shia, and Kurds on a weekly basis in Syria? who are using child soldiers, suicide bombs, and holding massive rallies lead by Salafist Imams? Herzog is an absolute buffoon.
7. A media ploy to gain western support
MARK KLEIN, M.D. ,   OAKLAND, CA   (03.01.12)
The Syrian rebels are smart enough to use peace with Israel palaver to trick the west in backing their cause. These radical Islamists once in power their guns will pointed straight at Israel's heart. A fractured Syria under Assad is still the best deal for Israel.
8. No Doubt.
shrinkDave ,   Miami USA   (03.01.12)
And Ahmadinajad is a Zionist.
9. Remember 'Eli Cohen '? Same Crowd !
Roland Seener ,   London England   (03.01.12)
10. Realy ?
Murdock ,   Germany   (03.01.12)
With all this "Allah whatever" screaming in every youtube-video about the syrian opposition i doubt they want peace. Be careful, Israel
11. No they are not!
Dan the Jafa ,   Auckland, NZ   (03.01.12)
Not the ones I talked to in New Zealand during their demonstration anyway. In fact they accuse Assad of being A SECRET ALLY of Israel (he has not started a single war against "the Zionist enemy"). I say the government and the rebels deserve each other.
12. Is Herzog a Muslim Brotherhood agent ?
Jules   (03.01.12)
Judging on the behavior of the "old nomenklatura", it looks like, if Bibi had not been elected the P.M. in 2009, there would be NO ISRAEL today. Who are the Labor-Kadima working for ? They behave like Qatar secret agents.
13. Syrian overture
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (03.01.12)
This story has to be a fantasy. In the unlikely event it is not, however, then President Assad must absolutely be kept in power, whatever the cost. A friendly Syrian relation with the Zionists would defeat the whole cause of Holy Land Liberation, and is therefore totally inadmissible.
cristian ,   JESUSALEN   (03.01.12)
in the roar of anxiety the minds starts to heat the nightmare becomes real the wake up we cheated the horror mocking all the world injected the acid direct to my mind my sword take out my salvation take it we target the roots that bind us we cheated the horror mocking all the world injected the acid direct to my mind let fall the mantle that vision hidden the world inject the deadly acid in your mind pretend that you do not accept a total hug we cheated the horror mocking all the world injected the acid direct to my mind let fall the mantle we cover the vision the world injected the acid acid in our minds
15. Talk is cheap
Zionist forever   (03.01.12)
Actions speak luder than words and when Assad falls and the new regime wants peace then we can rejoice until then nothing has chaged especially as we don't know who will succeed Assad yet.
16. Arabs are Not Trustworthy and Spoiled
Noah Lev ,   LosAngelesUsA   (03.01.12)
This fight in Syria, is between the Sunni underpriviledged class, and the more affluent Assad clan, Christians and other Shias Its been building for decades, as in Iraq. The Suhnis have no love for we Jews, nor do the Syrian Christians (the ASyrians). Dont let them fool you. Hez/Hamas want to expand into Syria using the Sunni revolt. Assad is a tyrant, no question, but what if a Sunni leader took over.? I would take this offer with a grain of salt..and not even nod. Let it play itself out..see how things develop, and then look closer at any friendship. Frankly, I dont believe anything the Arabs say, the greatest liars on the planet. ( They say Christ was a Palestinian and the Holocaust a myth). Lets see what the Muslim Brother hood does? Israel should keep its guns loaded, and I mean the 500 nukes. That is their best security, and will remain so for decades. Arabs/Muslms are a dysfuntional people..with too much oil wealth for their own good.
17. Very religious Muslims and Israel.
GSR   (03.01.12)
Another reason, besides, historic, religious/moral, legal, and political reasons for Muslims to want peace with Israel is that Israel as the Jewish people's nation, and the Covenant, are referred to in the Koran several times, and the direction of the quibla was changed from Jerusalem to Mecca which is Islam's principal Holy City. Yet, whereas only Muslims are allowed to worship in Mecca, in contrast, in Jerusalem, (which, throughout history has only ever been Jews’ capital city), the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock & precincts, are protected by Israel for Muslims' sole worship, and, moreover, given to the Muslim Wakf council, to independently administrate. The surrounding area - which is called ‘The Temple Mount’ - is Judaism's holiest site, since the remains of the ancient 2nd Jewish Temple - the Western Wall, where Jews pray - are close by. Some Muslims have envisaged Muslims, in the future, helping Jews to build a new Jewish Temple somewhere near the vicinity, perhaps not far from the Mosque and Dome. Muslims have complete religious freedom in Israel, as do the other religions, Christianity, Druze, etc. Muslims should feel thankful to be living in Israel, compared to war-torn Syria, for example, and loyally support the tiny Jewish nation, which is situated in the midst of the vast Muslim-controlled Middle East, and condemn the evil murderous terrorist attacks on innocent Jewish Israeli citizens, many/most of whom are survivors or related to survivors of the evil atheist-based Nazi Holocaust or of the up to a million Jews who were cruelly expelled from Muslim nations. Of the latter, many had their property confiscated, and were left with only the clothes they were wearing or a small suitcase and forced to trek through the desert, some dying en route before reaching Israel. Hopefully, both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis can form friendly relations with Israel. Every society can be expected to change and progress over the years, and there was some online news reporting that the main Muslim Brotherhood organization in Egypt - which gained respect for its work among Egypt’s poor - has denounced violence, and that both of those devoutly faith-based movements have members with new ideas. Saudi Arabia, which is based on a particular interpretation of Salafism, has taken to heart the Koran’s teaching on relieving poverty and generosity to strangers, apparently being the world’s biggest single donor to overseas aid, having donated billions of dollars - see for example, the UN’s World Food Programme website. Who knows, optimistically, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis might even have new insights which could contribute to solving global environmental and economic problems? Past enmities can be at an end, and a new era of peace and loving kindness begin. In an earlier comment, I suggested how Israel and Egypt, for example, might cooperate in medical and religious tourism. And note too, Israel currently has dental tourism. With regard to religious tourism, seems there could be a good chance of success, as I have since learned that tourism to the Amish religious communities, which stretch over thousands of miles in the United States, is popular as more people are keen to find out about the Amish very religious way of life.
18. If it were true ...
Ed ,   USA   (03.01.12)
then imagine how strategically great this could be. Israel helping topple a brutal dictator then assisting Arabs in Syria to set up a better government. Having a friend in Damascus could 1) create a launching point for action against Iran and 2) stop the flow of weapons from Iran to Hezbollah. We can dream, can't we?
19. hahahahhaha
Paco ,   Canada   (03.01.12)
another bs propaganda false article from the controlled media. first its a bad timing for it, second it shows that Israel and the US triggered that fake revolution (similar to the others) by sending israeli agents inside syria.
20. can you trust people who scream allahuakhbar ?.
J.K. ,   Brooklyn USA   (03.01.12)
21. What the Syrian rebels want is a Piece of Israel..
Ivan ,   South Africa   (03.01.12)
22. peace without ceding the golan!
Jackson ,   Melbourne   (03.01.12)
how does peace without ceding golan sound? economic and industrial trade would benefit both long as they can keep their rockets in their pockets!
23. Hard to believe
Mike caton ,   USA   (03.01.12)
And the moon may be made of gorgonzola cheese, but first I've got to taste it to believe it.
24. The credibility of that is close to
Li ,   USA   (03.01.12)
that of a talking horse that claims that an angel told him that dogs must become vegetarian.
25. The check is in the mail
Arturo   (03.01.12)
LOL!!! The check is in the mail, I won't ... in your ... Trust me... Certainly the Sunni Syrians are trustworthy when it comes to Jews. :)
26. keep it quiet .. sherlock -hemlock
UNCLE JOE ,   CONN , USA   (03.01.12)
that would be nice . however HERZOG should have kept his mouth shut to avoid doing serious damage to the very people he wants to help . too late .the butcher of syria will now say ; see i told you ,the rebels are all a bunch of an AMERICAN - ZIONIST conspiracy to control SYRIA BLAHBLAHBLAH.. VERYSTUPID on the part of HERZOG .elementary ,keep it to inner circles and out of the media .
stude ham   (03.01.12)
herzog is anything but a reliable mediator between the government of israel and the anti-government rabbles in syria. therefore this offer of peace is about as good as oslo. israel is best to stay out of this war in syria.
28. peace until they get power
k ,   US   (03.01.12)
then they will be enemies in a few years
29. #2 Mohson
David ,   USA/Israel   (03.01.12)
You said, " herzog should shut up on renewing dumb olmert and barak's notions of negotiating golan." I went back and re-read the article after reading your words. I could not see where Herzog said anything about Golan. Did I miss something? I agree with you that it is not to be negotiated. It is Isra'el. End of Story!
30. All Israeli BS again..and so is the BS spouted .
Edithann ,   USA   (03.01.12)
Persian Jew in Israel...comparing again is always a sign Israeli Zionists don't know what they're talking about ... Why not pay attention to your own problems instead of sticking your noses into Syrias.... No Arab country will ever accept Israel without the US ...and the US is leaving... TATA
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