Opinion  Ron Ben-Yishai
Will Israel respond now?
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 19.07.12, 00:43
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1. All it takes is one intelligence
SD Charger ,   San Diego   (07.19.12)
failure - how many times have we heard that from our officials? The terrorist can be wrong 1000 times and all we have to be wrong is 1 time. Today is an example of that philosophy. My heart and prayer go out to all of the victims and their families, they were innocent people. The perpetrator's hearts are full of darkness. Those responsible must be brought to justice! Their indoctrination of hate toward Israel and the Jewish people must be stopped at all cost. They have no respect for life or their fellow human beings. I will never comprehend how a person's heart could be so dark that it allows one to kill innocent people and children? My heart also goes out to the people working to stop these terrorist attacks. They will now carry the guilt of not being able to stop this attack. They must find out who was responsible and bring them to justice. They must also find out where their intelligence went awry and strengthen their information gathering. It's a sad day when we lose innocent people to the war of racism and hate.
2. " Will Israel respond now ? "
David Axelband ,   Rio, Brazil   (07.19.12)
Extremely clear and elucidative your position. I completely agree. Congratulations
3. Nasrallah 2012, "establish a democratic state" in Palestine
COLBERT ,   Treadmill, ISS   (07.19.12)
End the cycle of violence, more killing will not bring back the tens of thousands of dead Arabs, Jews, Christians. No one is innocent, everyone has blood on their hands, the Germans, the Israelis, the Americans, the Arabs, all guilty of killing innocents. "In a television interview with Julian Assange on 17 April 2012, Nasrallah said that Israel “is and will be an illegal state… It was established on the basis of occupying the lands of others.” He added, “If I occupy your house by force it doesn't become mine in 50 or 100 years.” While “Hezbollah does not want to kill anyone”, the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he argued, was to establish a democratic state on Palestinian land where Muslims, Jews and Christians live in peace but that the US “won't let people listen to Hezbollah.”"
4. Who ever did this
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (07.19.12)
Had better be sweating a lot. Because when we find out - it won't matter where they are, we will get them. That includes Iran.
5. Israel's best response should be...
Persian CAT   (07.19.12)
to stop assassinating and terrorizing others. That's all. Otherwise the show has just started.
6. If Israel does not respond to the Bulgarian
DT ,   TA Israel   (07.19.12)
terrorist attack it will be another sign of weakness and succumbing to "US Pressure"
7. apeasers again....
michel ,   ashkelon   (07.19.12)
the apeasers will never learn,it`s pathological.
8. "Terror": what a wonderful term for those, who refuse to
tom ,   tel aviv   (07.19.12)
call the child by it's name. "Terror has struck again" proclaim various TV talking heads/newspapers. "Tornadoes have struck Poland", it sounds almost the same and THAT's the real problem with the so called "fight" with terror. We cannot do it alone and what we're doing is not at the level, that these animals should've been dealt with either. As long as we prefer to worship illusive values of "Humanitarism" we shall continue to lay blood-offerings on said Humanitarism's altar! This time we've offered seven lifes. Time to cut off snakes head, how? You ask the experts. But I have a feeling that I'll be seeing Mr.Barak's jovial face telling the enemy, that "we'll strike at a convinient for us time & place". Oh, and a "finger" will be "pointed" in certain direction......
9. Iranian cowards targeting children
Yisrael Chai ,   Santa Maria, U. S. A   (07.19.12)
Our hearts and sympathies go out to the victims of this cowardly terrorist action. Shabak, Mossad, AMAN, and the IDF need to pinpoint the terrorists who were responsible, be they Iranian intelligence operatives or the Hizbollah or both. Then Bibi needs to dispatch the murders with cold efficiency before they have the opportunity to murder again. Death is the only dialogue those Iranian cowards who targeted Israeli children understand.
10. The Failure of - the last option Ideology !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (07.19.12)
When One is not taking the initiative when one has the opportunity to do so, the Enemy will take it, and One must sit and wait for an opportunity, a lull in the Enemies escalation. If such an opportunity doesent arrive, you then has to react at the worst possible moment, an reaction the enemy well can foresee. The best moment and option to act is always when the enemy does not expect it, an option and moment the Chamberlaining Fool in the White House has completely destroyed. May God bevere Israel for that Fool. Arn.Sweden.
11. #9 if Iranians are "cowards," so are Israelis and Americans
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (07.19.12)
Because EVERY country targets children. Right this moment, the Americans are killing Afghan and Pakistani children. Sure, they are JUST "collateral damage," but they are dead none the less and the Americans know full well they are going to be killing children and still go ahead anyway. So IF (a big IF) the Iranians actually did this, they are no more cowards than any other humans on earth. If you don't want to be a target, don't live on the earth because in reality all humans are "fair game" and have been for 50000 years.
12. Some facts:
Yaffa   (07.19.12)
1. Israel is not an occupied land there was no sovereign state in that area before the establishment of the country. It was an area under the roll of alternately others. Starting with the Romans and ending with the British. 2. In the past 2000 years there has always been Jews living in that area. Some times more sometimes less, but there was always a Jewish presence in that area. 3. The Arab neighbors had occasionally attacked Jews who lived here for ages. There were very cruel pogroms on Jews made by Arab mob incited by Imams, In safed and in Hebron in Gaza' yes Gaza, and in Ashkelon. Whenever they could, and whenever they wanted. 4. In Arab countries they were not treated any better. There too occasionally, the murdered Jews as a result of blood plot. 5. Have you taken the time to read the 'Hamas covenant'? What is written there is a fair competition to the 'Final Solution' of the Nazis. 6. You may fool yourself, and believe in what Nassralla said, but those who live here in that country, and know the history, and speaks Arabic cannot buy it. A wise French philosopher said that: 'Israel is just the lab of experiment; the real target is the rest of world that is not yet Muslim. He who wants human rights should not buy that lie of the Arabs.
13. "Mopping with the tap running" NOT ethical. Total Victory IS
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (07.19.12)
14. # 3
Miriam ,   Miami, USA   (07.19.12)
You must be on drugs. Nasrallah is the one occupying Southern Lebanon. He is not a Lebanese. Israel is a democratic country. the Arabs occupied it for many years. You have the whole history backwards. I think you should go live with Nasrallah and his friends Syria and Iran.
15. # 12
Miriam ,   Miami, USA   (07.19.12)
Kol Ha Kavod, Excellent reply to an idiot.
16. It's a false flag operation to start war.
Rich ,   Toronto, Canada   (07.19.12)
Don't believe the hype.
17. Bingo and why Israeli mentality is
Avram Goldsmith ,   Toronto, Canada   (07.19.12)
To cheap and sleazy vacation and be exposed as soft target. How many time the alerts fall on deaf ears: DON'T GO TO EGYPT OT TURKEY YOU ARE SUBSIDIZE THE TERROR.
18. Remember the "Lavon Affair"?
Avi ,   NYC, USA   (07.20.12)
There are numerous men willing, for money, to carry a package given to them and hand it over to someone who is supposed to approach them in a given date and time at a given airport, and who will meet them near a certain bus stop. That is easy to arrange! The key lies in the passport. No one ever used it to go into Bulgaria. So for what purpose was it given to the bomber? And if the conspirators are Iranian or Arabs, why would the passport carry an Arab name, wouldn't it rather carry a distinctly Jewish or Israeli name? Just thinking.
19. Respond against whom, genious?
Avi ,   NYC, USA   (07.20.12)
Israel is now enjoying advantage of being the most hated guy in the neighborhood. With so many diverse enemies we can never know who attacked us: Was this this enemy or that enemy? Was it the enemy of our enemy that wants us to respond against his enemy, or maybe this is our original enemy that wants us to think the above and respond against his enemy? Or maybe...it is a false flag operation? Hard to believe? Heard about the Lavon Affair?
20. as if in Israeli territory ???
AK ,   Eurabia   (07.20.12)
"Jerusalem officials previously declared that they will hold Hezbollah responsible for any attack on Israelis overseas, which will be treated as if it targeted Israelis in Israeli territory" . . Does that mean they do not want to do anything?
21. "Will Israel respond now?"
agokoy ,   cebu   (07.20.12)
A "proportional" response will never serve to end atrocities against Israel. A "more than proportional" like that of Operation Cast Lead will not end these atrocities either but simply polarize further Israels enemies. A total resolve on an entity could be the wick on a powder keg. But that there will have to be a resolve one way or the other. Why? Because Israel's enemies are committed to their sick 'martyrdom'. My sympathies to the victims families, and prayers that Israel will finally know their Messiah.
22. I love u terrorists
Ehud Barak ,   Western Al-Quds   (07.21.12)
I continue to pledge I will never use force against you, only continue to bomb the occasional abandoned house or tunnel. Love, Uncle Ehud
23. response
Art ,   USA   (07.21.12)
Of course there must be a response. But carefully thought through.
24. Great idea. Lets take advice from some one whose main job is
Johnny   (07.25.12)
killing Jews.
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