Opinion  Ron Ben-Yishai
Dragged into unwanted war
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 11.11.12, 09:55
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1. Prayers
Adam Neira ,   Paris, France   (11.11.12)
Prayers for the injured IDF soldiers..
2. Mostly thanks to an isolationist Obama
Tarbouche ,   Aswan   (11.11.12)
3. This article only adds confussion. Firts it
says Hamas is not behind then Hamas is behind......So what is it?
4. Let's be clear
Raphael ,   Rishon   (11.11.12)
Your lexical richness is really imoressive when you need to adress bad marks to the ennemy: " It is safe to assume that hamas did not want ...etc..etc.." then you admit that Hamas gives logistical and political suppport to djihad islami rockets firing.So Hamas and Djihad Islami are working hand in hand.And the conclusion is that israel does not have to take silk gloves when it is necessary to repulse that kind of orchestrated attack; the heavier on the heads of hamas and jihad the better .Those little warmongers needs to sustain personally the sanctions of their actions.
5. They slap your face on your own doorstep
Cameron ,   USA   (11.11.12)
Every week. Go on, keep supplying Gaza with petrol & electricity, you damn fools. They used to fear you, now they look upon you with contempt. How long has this BS madness with Gaza been going on for? At this point, you just simply deserve it.
6. There was a time when the IDF was feared and respected
Al   (11.11.12)
today you are a nothing. You are led by nothings who are piss poor leaders and commanders. You are so PC that you will end up dead. I was born in the golus and I am one Jew you don't push around. I deal with goyim each and every day. They know damn well I am not a pushover. They may not like me, I dont care, but damn they respect me. I don't have an army to back me up and I stand my ground. Why don;t the Jews of Israel stand their ground? What has happened to you? 69 years after Warshaw Ghetto and the chorban of 6 million and you want to forget. Without a safe strong country of Israel you will be dead. As to the 'religious' fools who don't want to serve. Wake the hell up. My grandparents were 10 times more frum then you pretenders. They didnt get paid to learn Torah like you lazy asshioles. Their frumkeit didnt stop the Nazis from killing them. Had they been atmed maybe they would have survived. Start defending yourselves for heavens sake.
7. Why the Escalation?
Simon ,   Burbank, U.S.A.   (11.11.12)
When Netanyahu opens his mouth to crow that he kept Israel out of war during his term in office, he sends the clear signal that he intends to stay out of war, and that gives the Jihadists the green light to escalate the attacks.
8. re:5 Cameron
HaifaGuy   (11.11.12)
It's not that simple. We can't just stop supplying them with water, electricity and petrol, and sit on the (security) fence hands crossed, watching Gazans writhe in agony. Wait... Or, maybe, just maybe, we can? YES WE CAN))))
9. War on one front?
Hunt S Cross ,   England   (11.11.12)
More prudent to assume two. Hamas knows that Israel can defeat it. Hizbollah knows that Israel can defeat it. Despite the rift between Hamas and Hizbollah's ally, the Syrian regime, they will think that two fronts improves the chances for both. And it may be true - for about an hour. Then there's Iran.
10. Bad Apples of Palestinians are hired guns of Iran's and
wideView   (11.11.12)
Syria... It would be more useful to pay attention to the chiefs Ayatollahs and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhoods.They organize and finance the bad apples of Gaza to conduct an unending aggression against Israel. Some Saudi rulers can be added to the circle. Let us consider them as targets.
11. #9 two fronts?
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (11.11.12)
There will be more than two fronts. Gaza and Sinai, will be two distinct fronts, with a chance of Egyptian intervention in Sinai. Lebanon will be a third front, with a possible fourth front in Golan by Assad's forces. Jihad will probably attack through Jordan. Inside Israel, you will have two fronts, Dayton's Fatah army and Shovrim Shitka.
12. lucky for you
bill ,   canada   (11.11.12)
that syria is still boiling; when syria is complete then israel will feel the uprising; then Obama will make peace
13. cut off the head!
tom ,   toronto, canada   (11.12.12)
playing with the tail of a snake will only get you bitten. israel must aim for the head of the snake, namely hamas' leadership, or better yet, their masters in tehran.
14. name a war anybody ever wanted ?
zionist forever   (11.11.12)
The title of this article makes it look like we want to go fight wars sometimes just for kicks although sometimes get dragged into it. War is an extension of politics, nobody actually wants it even the people who declare Sometimes its needed because of a life or death situation created by one side, sometimes because politicians who want to think war is the best way to get what they want but at the end of the day nobody wants it. Israelis do not want war never have but at the same time they are not going to come up with their hands up and say I surrender and even the ordinary arabs for the most part don't want a war but they want land and they will fight for it.
15. I'll atand with you
Mike ,   Palm Beach USA   (11.11.12)
Myself and a large amount of Americans will be happy and proud to stand with Israel. We have no leader here. Just say the word and we will be there. Psalm 83 is at your doorstep. Israel wins.
16. Hamas loves firing behind civilians.
Lisa Epstein   (11.11.12)
Why does Islamic Jihad and Hamas send rockets from a school praying that the other side return fire and kill some of it's children. Thats Gaza today. The Arabs are the only people in the world that go out day by day figuring ways to get their children to die in front of the world press. Palestinians and opportunist's will continue to attack Israel and any other target that they decide is worth attention. Its called Pallywood.
17. This is why nobody wants the Pals
Ken Jurist   (11.11.12)
Palestinians, don't you realize nobody wants you? Palestinians are not welcomed in no nation on earth. Even those Arabs and Iranians who pay you to keep this conflict alive and send you weapons don't want you in their countries. They pay you for their own political gain and laugh at your blood and tears. You are useful idiots, and the war will never be over so long as you remain so.
18. There can no peace with Islamo fascists.
Ed Frias   (11.11.12)
Of course not. No Jewish nation can be at peace when it is surrounded by Islamofascists. The question you should be asking is there a day in history when muslims have ever been at peace with non-muslims? Israel needs to stop playing defense to the thousands of rockets being fired at them and punish the Gaza regime and its terrorists where it hurts. Cut the electricity to Gaza and turn Gaza into a parking lot.
Rafi ,   US   (11.11.12)
incidents... it may be in Iran's interest to set off warfare to ease current pressure on both Assad and Tehran. Before responding, the larger regional picture should always be considered by Israel... who benefits and who suffers by an outbreak of warfare? If there is a strategic threat, Israel must respond... But if not, it is better to proceed with caution & discretion.
20. #5 Camern - Quite true, except for the
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (11.11.12)
fact the last time Hamas did it, we destroyed half of Gaza as a response You're so eager for blood & thunder, how about getting your sorry, cowardly ass over here to participate
21. #6 A - Your were born in Galut
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (11.11.12)
How about your leaving your haven U& come here, to show us how to do it Kibbitzers are a nickel a dozen, you type about 3 cents gross Think of it, you can be the leader of the pack, instead of hiding behind your computer refuge, afraid to show your name
22. #12 bill - Canada
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (11.12.12)
Far better men than Obama have tried His basic problem is that he is Muslim anbd can't be impartial
23. Israeli international TV
Simone ,   UK   (11.13.12)
I just wish that one day Israel will have it's own international channel in order to show the world the Israeli reality from the Israeli angle It is not fair that the international media keeps victimizing Hamas while this group does not stop provoking conflict. If only Hamas group , could use the millions they receive from the international comunity to invest in the well being of their people, Israelis would never have a reason for retaliate. Quite simple!
24. #6. Unfortunately, Israel is led by utter wimps.
Chaim ,   Israel   (11.13.12)
#6. You are, unfortunately, right on target. Israel's south is being bombarded and the wimps who lead Israel do nothing about it. If a single rocket landed on any American city or town, even under Obama, America's response would be devastating. Yet Israel's wimp leaders let "Palestinian" terrorist thugs use our citizens for target practice. Despicable cowardice!
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