Why I no longer hate Israel
Romeu Monteiro
Published: 07.04.12, 18:19
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1. I do not care what you think.Just leave us alone !
olim hadashim ,   tel aviv/israeli   (04.07.12)
2. Romeu: beijo, beijo muito obrigado
Amy ,   Israel   (04.07.12)
Romeu kiss, kiss, thank you very much (I know that sounds better in portuguese) ;-) I am most impressed with the fact that you took the time to learn and to find your way to a different view of Israel. Wishing you all the best and every good wish for success.
3. With love
Haim ,   Israel   (04.07.12)
From Israel with love to you and the people of Portugal.
AMERICAN HINDU ,   USA   (04.07.12)
Saw the song on you tune "Only Israel". She explains Israel's point of view better than any state official can. Also saw "We con the World" on the Turkish flotilla. Israelis should work harder on their PR. God bless Israel!
the mentally ill ,   from mental hospital   (04.07.12)
DA RAP ARTIST ,   SFAD ISRAEL   (04.07.12)
7. Congratulations on your conversion to the right way.
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (04.07.12)
8. Your story is really good to read, Romeu,
Robert Haymond ,   Israel/Canada   (04.07.12)
in the face of all the ill-tempered and miserable things we read and hear about Israel both in the press, media and in forums. Thank you for standing up for us. Please come and visit us in Israel. You will be accepted and treasured here.
9. We don't need your love
Sarah B. ,   U.S.A./Israel   (04.07.12)
I agree with # 1. Jews dont need to be liked by goin. Find your tribe and dedicate your love to them. Leave us alone. jews are a special people and self-sufficient. You are quite irrelevant to us.
10. #1
Madeleine ,   Rehovot Israel   (04.07.12)
Quite a disgusting remark you made. Olim like you, with remarks like that, we do not need. Exactly the sort of attitude that encouages anti-Semitism. titbayesh l'cha!
11. Sarah B - no representative of mine
Gabe ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (04.07.12)
Sarah, you really are a vile, bigoted creature. Someone who makes me feel ashamed to be Israeli. Perhaps it's you who should run off and find your own tribe, cause to be perfectly honest - we don't want the likes of you in ours.
12. #1 and 9
El ,   Canada   (04.07.12)
I am disgusted with your both of your comments, especially Sarah B who I see posting on ynet news defending Israel's rights and beliefs frequently. If it wasn't for many righteous gentiles during the Holocaust there wouldn't have been so many survivors today. The one thing that Israel needs is allies and friends and try to play the person that doesn't need help is coward like and from you're comments pretty big-headed. As I was reading this article I was hoping to see comments of people wishing him thanks for the support but instead I see comments of hate towards him. Disgusting
13. @10 I will surely not ask you what to think
olim hadashim ,   tel aviv/israel   (04.07.12)
or not.It is also quite irrelevant for me what kind of olim you may need.
14. #1 and #9
Moses ,   New York,USA   (04.07.12)
Leave you alone? Brave talk after billions from us taxpayers every year.
15. #9 ur rude & insouciant comments tire
further since when are u the spokesperson for the Jews? What is this use of "we" that I see in your subject line?
16. He must have been paid handsomely for his betrayal of values
christianpalestinian ,   las vegas   (04.07.12)
Principles and morals must always come before material gain.
17. #9 Sarah, the kind of arrogant talk you use will backfire
christianpalestinian ,   las vegas   (04.07.12)
The type of arrogant zionist supremicist talk you use leads to more resistance and hostility towards israel and israel supporters. Please come back down to earth and learn how to be a humble (and friendly) human being like the rest of us.
18. Israel needs to get the truth out to more people.
Chaim ,   Israel   (04.07.12)
While Israel should never rely on the good will of anyone, it never hurts to have sincere friends, as the author appears to be. False friends, who try to get us to cede our land and endanger us, on the other hand, are worse than enemies. Israel needs to get the truth out to more people. We could have hundreds of millions more sincere friends.
19. Madeleine , you're RIGHT
And those # 1 & 9 are disgusting
20. # 9
Birdi ,   Israel   (04.07.12)
Not Sarah B's post, but that of an imposter.
21. To #1 & #9
Bertram ,   London, UK   (04.07.12)
I have never liked the term 'self-hating Jew'. It is a worn-out cliche telling us more about the people who use it than anything else . However, in your case, I will make an exception.
22. Romeu, do not pay attention to #1 and #9
Emperor ,   USA/Israel   (04.07.12)
Como Judeu e Sionista, muito obrigado Romeu. Vocè es um irmao de Israel! Benvindo. In English: As a Jew and Zionist, I am very grateful Romeu. You are a brother to Israel. #1 and #9: how sad to see that we have people like you in our ranks, at a time when we need friends like Romeu more than ever.
23. #9 To Sarah's weekend imposter
Cynthia ,   USA   (04.07.12)
Please find your tribe and slide down the drain with them. Keep "goin" and you'll eventually find them.
24. Thank You Mr. Monteiro for your friendship for Israel & my
Moshe ,   Usa   (04.07.12)
25. #1 and #9
Ben ,   Oregon, USA   (04.07.12)
Thank you Romeu for your incredible support. As you can tell, an overwhelming amount of people (aside from #1 and #9) support your article and your activism. The best thing to take away from #1's and #9's comments is this: Those comments, and the reactions to those comments by the majority of the readers, really highlights the freedom of speech in Israel and the spirit of Israelis. Israelis are free to say whatever they want....But when hate speech is spewed, Israelis will rally to drown out this type of inflammatory discourse. #1 and #9 speak for noone but themselves...the rest of us speak for the Israeli public.
26. #16 The only ones being paid handsomely...
Sabientje ,   Weston, Florida, USA   (04.07.12)
from my tax dollars are the leeches of the West Bank and Gaza who expect the world to support them and all they do is plan terrorist acts agains innocent people. There is my two cents. Go find yourself a job and stop begging for money.
27. I'm with you El/#12
Justin ,   Canada   (04.07.12)
Those are stupid comments from #1 and #9. We need all the friends we can get. I am grateful to people like this author.
28. Thank you Romeu Monteiro
Justin ,   Canada   (04.07.12)
29. 17. I find it hard to believe that the educated Sarah B.'s
poster that I have read for more than a year, would write post #9. That's the danger in having an identifiable moniker...anyone can use it as their own.
30. Romeu we accept you and welcome you as a brother
who stands shoulder to shoulder with us and all of Israel. Thank you.
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