Friedman: Israel being run by arrogant far-right group
Published: 05.12.12, 09:32
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1. Moron
Ed ,   Israel   (12.05.12)
Thanks to the Iron dome me and my family are still alive... What a scumbag....
2. Absolutely correct, again.
miki ,   tampa   (12.05.12)
3. Friedman
Mickey ,   Sydney, Australia   (12.05.12)
You are the arrogant one who disgustingly criticises Israel no matter what she does. You are an arrogant self hating Jew
4. Doesn't Tom have a different story?
sasha ,   Bilbao, Basque   (12.05.12)
5. look who's talking!
tiki ,   belgium   (12.05.12)
get lost fried man.Stay in Usa and keep out of Israel business
7. 100% Correct time to end the right wings rule
Laura ,   NYC   (12.05.12)
The fascist right wing is leading this country to disaster, all they care about is building more houses for the radical settlers and riding East Jerusalem of its arab population. Slowly the world is waking up to the fact and hopefully will impose sanctions on the arpatheid right wing goverment.
8. Friedman is too stupid to realize
Devorah   (12.05.12)
that the U.S. is playing a deadly game of good cop, bad cop at Israel's expense.
9. NY Times controlled by left-wing arrogant idiots.
miky   (12.05.12)
10. Friedman wants Israel weak & defenseless
Cynthia ,   USA   (12.05.12)
He must have snored through 1500 missiles the sweet, peaceful Palestinian terrorists fired at Israel. That was some olive branch. After this attack, even Thomas Friedman must realize peace with terrorists is not possible and therefore, Israel should proceed with building plans and security measures to match the needs of the people.
11. UN and US same thing ????
Jonny ,   Cape Town   (12.05.12)
I am not a fan of the present Israeli Government, in fact there are a lot of governments in the world that I am not a fan of, including my own, but I am not sure what the connection is between the UN vote and the US voting against it. The settlement blocs, whether one agrees or not, is a response, one could argue, to the UN vote, and not the US. Of course, if Thomas is so arrogant to beleive that the UN and the US is the same thing, then one has to question a lot of UN policy and decisions, that has taken place over the years.
12. TF is a broken record
Ron ,   Los Angeles   (12.05.12)
Any opportunity to bash Israel and TF is first in line. Per TF Israel's only option is for surrender to the PA and the so called Arab or Saudi plan which was also calling for Israel to step back to 67 lines and take in the so called refugees.
13. ???
even though the US did everything possible to block that vote !? check out what a former UN ambassador claims on fox news
Let Mr Friedman return to the box he has crawled out from.
HANS .C. ANDERSEN ,   FAIRYLAND   (12.05.12)
Once upon a time there was a black pot . One fine day ,as the black pot was leaving his house to go for a walk , he saw a black kettle. The pot shouted to the kettle : " Hey you , do you know you are black ??"
16. Friedman is boring
Joe ,   Europe   (12.05.12)
telling us always the same. What a lousy journalist is this single track minded person. Go find another job!
17. there's no king in "Israel" anymore.
Salma ,   State of Palestine   (12.05.12)
just bunch of stupid, coward leaders :)
18. Talk about the height or arrogance and chutzpa.........
David ,   Tel Aviv   (12.05.12)
Fat Tommy sits in his cushy office in NY, has a fat salary paid by NYT's (majority of stock holders are Arabs and ultra leftists like Soros)... He has no plans to ever live in or probably even visit Israel.... Yet he has the unmittegated gall to tell us how we should run OUR country. I think Tom-boy and his ultra-Israel hating backers should stop calling the kettle black.
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mary_of_bethany ,   singapore   (12.05.12)
(one of the rare article that don't deserve comments)
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mary_of_bethany ,   singapore   (12.05.12)
this is an perfect example of an articles that you simply cannot comment, that's too many errors, too many lies, that we can write a critic, a thesis length debating. thus, Friedman don't deserving our attentions and comments. (END)
21. Creative Ideas
Zivron   (12.05.12)
How can their be a Palestinian State of ten million the refugees will return in triumph and democratic and vote Hamas which wants the Jews to leave except the Netura Karta and Satmar maybe if they are not massacred to exist in peace with the Jews .
22. Read this at the NYTimes and it was garbage
Ilan   (12.05.12)
His analogy of the Iron Dome to a wall separating us from the Palestinians is pathetic. The system is a defensive measure against missiles and not a means of separating or isolating us from the Palestinians. What he wants is for Hamas to be a bit more successful at murdering Israelis so that we will feel the pressure. A true friend of humanity that puts his hope in a larger number of Israeli casualties.
23. lets not put all our faith in Iron Dome
zionist forever   (12.05.12)
$50,000 a shot and 85% effective means some rockets of get through and with the fence no matter how high we make it there will always be the odd terrorist that gets through so we should remember the best defense is always going to be a good offence. Iron Domes never won wars, instead they dragged them out because we are content to shoot down the rockets. You want to end the threat you need to go on the offensive and crush the enemy like a bug. There is a place for Iron Dome and the security fence but they should not be considered our saviours so we don't have to do anything which we are at risk of doing after seeing the thing worked.
Israeli 2   (12.05.12)
Why are you always in a rush to publish such trash from people like this guy F.......?
25. # 1
Daniel Mendoza ,   Afula, Israel   (12.05.12)
And who do you think helped finance the research efforts to develop the Iron Dome ? .The very generous Americans. About time you got a sense of gratitude and begin to realise that Israel is not a leading world power.
26. The walrus speaks...
nadav ,   tlv   (12.05.12)
I don't know why this guy is even important anymore. He is a has-been and the media outlet where he works is a has-been that lost any notion of impartiality and the public's trust decades ago. Based on his "Obama is the new God" theory, Israel should give up its 3000 year claim to its eternal capitol and the heart of the Land of Israel because it may somehow upset Obama and his plans to leave a legacy after 8 years of insanity. Rather than criticize the abysmal Foreign Policy of the US administration and its failures vis-a-vis Iran, Russia, North Korea, China, Venezuela, Turkey, Africa, Mexico, Cuba, and of course the Arab World chooses to mud sling against Netanyahu, an incredibly successful, well respected democratic leader with majority support in the parliament and among ISrael's citizens? Did he ask WHY the Left and so called "center" in israel is not offering any alternative? BECAUSE THERE AREN'T ANY! Israelis are NOT stupid, we are not going to sacrifice thousands of more lives on trying to reach a deal with yet another European created, failed Arab-Muslim State! New solutions are indeed needed, but Oslo is dead.
27. Friedman Is The Arrogant One
M Carr ,   Baltimore, USA   (12.05.12)
“…and the settlements would sever any possibility of a contiguous Palestinian state," he wrote in his column. Friedman has his point of view and it seems to coincide with the advocates of the two state solution. When I read the quote above I see perfectly valid reasons to continue building in the West Bank because it changes facts on the ground. Most Israelis and their supporters realize that the two state solution is a fantasy that will never be realized. Friedman is the arrogant one and completely wrong on this one.
28. Brainless Salma
We have Liebermann, BIBI, & others as king of Israel. Yes it is true we have cowards & stupid people in Israel, for example Tipsi, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, and more.
29. #24 Israeli 2 YNET!!! YNET!!
Michael ,   Haifa   (12.05.12)
YNET also publishes your trash
30. There he goes drunk driving again.
Ypip ,   Canada   (12.05.12)
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