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'US commitment to Israel's security rock solid'
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 12.06.12, 08:41
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1. woohoo !...just like in WWII
Amos Jonah   (06.12.12)
America never came to help during WWII despite knowing millions of Jews were being exterminated., they only entered the war when Japan attacked them. America talked peace when Saddam was building Osirak reactor, but after Israel did the hard work, was able to invade & take over Iraq easily. America is 10,000 miles from Iran, Israel is next door. America is more worried about their economy, Israel their survival. Israel - do what has to be done....before its too late.....Attack NOW !
2. Syria - urgent: freedom, do something !
We are the "Friends of Freedom". If you have Oil we form a grand "coalition of the willing" instantly [even without UN mandate] like Iraq and invade with great glee and enthusiasm to bring you "democracy & freedom" on a platter. Freedom in Libya, freedom in Iraq, freedom, freedom everywhere, but....errr... no oil ?...sorry, you can shove it...period..ha ha !
3. Solid as a wall of jello
moriah ,   sacramento usa   (06.12.12)
4. Peres has tried to divide and stab Israel at every turn...
Narcissism 101 ,   Tel Aviv   (06.12.12)
but he still thinks he deserves a medal. The man's ego has only grown bigger the older he gets
5. Who cares?
Keren IL-BR   (06.12.12)
Who cares about what the US think about us? We have technology, abundant natural gas reserves and a thriving and creative society. America is just one more rogue state in Israel's views. Just release our hero Pollard and keep your medals to yourselves.
6. Amos 1
Dan ,   Israel - UK   (06.12.12)
How do you know its not already too late ???
7. grow up
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (06.12.12)
Panetta is a bold faced liar and Israelis should grow up. US commitment to Israel extends only as long as that commitment coincides with US interests. Kissinger admitted he encouraged Egypt to violate post-'67 agreements that triggered the '73 war because he believed it was an US interest. Despite commitments, Carter betrayed the Shah and Obama betrayed Mubarak, both because they believed (wrongly) that the betrayal was an American interest. Reagan, the most pro-Israeli president, sold Saudi Arabia weapons despite American commitments because he thought it was good for America.
8. Medal of Honor= Nobel prize?
A ,   Belgium   (06.12.12)
"The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States." Why give such a citation to Peres, who never wore a uniform, never fought a battle (and actually shook hands with one of Israels arch enemies Arafat) , and certainly didn't serve in the US Armed Services. Its a dishonor to the brave people who earned, and in many cases died for this citation by awarding it to this coward.
9. Guess Pollard is gonna keep sitting in his cage
Cameron ,   USA   (06.12.12)
10. To No 7
Bertram ,   London, UK   (06.12.12)
You seem to have a naive view of international relations. There is no such thing as friendship between nations in the sense that you and I might understand. All international relations are on the basis of mutual self-interest, only occasionally tempered by high-minded values. When we talk of peace between nations we mean there are agreements between states not to go to war and to act in a mutually beneficial manner. It is time that Israel's leaders woke up to that fact, stop all this talk of friendship and hatred, and instead act with reason and wisdom. The US will not easily give up this foothold in the Middle East.
11. Same ol' Party-Line (Lie)!
Jake Stone ,   USA   (06.12.12)
The Obama Administration smiles pretty for the cameras and say all the right things for public consumption, while, at the same time, putting that long blade in Israel's back; and, the old fool, Perez, bites like a fish on the line that doesn't understand--it's caught! Let's hope the Israeli government, by-and-large, doesn't take (bite onto) that I'll-fated bait...hookline-and-sinker?! God bless, Israel; praying for the peace of Jerusalem! Christian Zionist
12. Caution - Congress critters can't be bought forever
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (06.12.12)
For some reason, Israeli can not seem to understand that US support, while very broad at this moment in time, is also very, very shallow. That is, if Israel causes Americans any discomfort the congress critters will turn on Israel even though most of them have been bought and paid for by Israeli agents for years. As soon as Israel causes the congress critters to worry about their power (elections), they will do what is best for themselves (not the best for the US or Israel, no matter how much they are paid). So even though the congress critters say 'US commitment to Israel's security rock solid,' the reality is vastly different. Remember, in the end every human does what is best for them and screw the rest of the humans if necessary.
13. It's obvious why Obama regime likes Peres.
Chaim ,   Israel   (06.12.12)
Obama wants Israel to cede our rights to our more than 3,500 year old heartland and retreat to indefensible borders. So does Peres. It's obvious why the Obama regime likes Peres.
14. @ 9 Pollard is an American prisoner
Sheik rattle & roll ,   USA   (06.12.12)
serving time in an American prison for crimes against America. We don't care if Israeli gave him citizenship for betraying his country of birth and employer ( US Navy) after he got his hand caught in the cookie jar. If Israel wouldn't put the clown( Pollard) on such a high horse, maybe the US government will release him, however Israel politicizes the matter and who ever releases the (idiot traitor) will look weak in the eyes of the American public who would love to see Pollard hang for treason against his own people (AMERICANS).
15. mr l.penetta Has This Current Administration
Allowed ISRAELI Nuclear Scientists to Study in the u.s. In the past 3 years?
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