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Netanyahu voices grief over US school shooting
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 15.12.12, 19:28
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1. I was born in Hartford and went to grade school in Conn.
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (12.15.12)
myself, and even fun loving Cousin Noody shed a few tears over this one.
2. Who's gonna save Americans from themselves?
Gunnar ,   Gothenburg, Sweden   (12.15.12)
Living beyond its means economically, polluting the atmosphere with the world's highest emission rates of carbon dioxide, obesity like nowhere else and weekly shootings that kill innocents. Americans have declared war on themselves, but are still too outraged with things like a nipple being shown FOR TWO SECONDS during Superbowl and same-sex marriage.
3.  Bibi.... You don't sound true..
Shield of David ,   USA   (12.15.12)
Bibi... Double mistake you are making... A) You don't sound true.... Not to say Phony... And b) don't compare what is going on in Israel with Americain stupidity when it comes to guns and ills of American society... We are better than that...!
4. And guns are on the bottom list of items that kill
Steven Wilson ,   Anchorage, Alaska   (12.15.12)
you in the United States. 10,600 people die from guns a year. 500 thousand from cigarettes. 200 thousand from botched hospital visits. 1.2 million from abortion clinics 30,000 from suicides. 120 thousand from accidents in the home. China just had 23 kids cut up yesterday in a elementary school with a knife. Do we ban all these things as well? Do people in the Gaza Strip need guns to kill Jews? They obviously find other methods such as rockets to do their foul deeds. It's the person who kills ....not the weapon. Any half wit can find a brick to bash your skull in.
5. Bibi's remark innapropriate
Marshall ,   NJ USA   (12.15.12)
At the moment of grief such acts stand on their own. To an American ear what your PM said comes off as self serving and overly political intruding into an American moment. Condolences were appropriate but respectfully there were better words to use. Were this an act of political terror perhaps those parallels can be drawn. However this was the senseless evil deed of a sick man.
6. Cruel
Gallula ,   Paris   (12.15.12)
I cannot avoid thinking Itamar and Toulouse massacres even if this current tragedy is not a racist crime but children are either victims.
7. Speaking of innocent children ...
A.Q.   (12.15.12)
... killing children should be presented and amplified by the media equally regarding whichever country. And it's better for everyone that the hypocrite Netanyahu stay quiet
8. You could have added Sabra and Shantia
Waltz with Bashir   (12.15.12)
9. # 6 that was you could have added Sabra
Waltz With Bashir   (12.15.12)
and Shantila I meant
10. Steven Wilson from AK
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (12.15.12)
I agree with you that guns don't kill, people kill. However we do require people to be fit and and obtain a license to drive a car that might potentially kill a person. Furthermore we require every car owner to have liability insurance. Wouldn't it be the right thing to have similar requirement for people who own firearms? I would also add to this a national firearms registry to track every firearm and their owners as well as every stolen firearm. I would also suggests a standard and safe way of storing firearms when not used as a legal responsibility.
11. Gun control
Volvi   (12.15.12)
There was a time in Israel after terrorists targeted schools like the Ma'alot massacre of 1974 where many school children were murdered. That teachers were encouraged to carry small Baretta .22 pistols either side holstered or in their handbags, they were small enough but at least offered a first line response (after some training of course). These pistols were supplied none other then the Ministry of Education themselves. After Rabin assassination the left went ballistic with gun control in Israel and I dont know if this is allowed anymore. However there is not a school in Israel that does not have an armed guard posted outside at the gate for security.
12. 4 Amen, Steven. 10: David, so you want the government
Rivkah   (12.15.12)
to know where all the guns are so that they can confiscate them to render the populace defenseless to forced detentions and mass slaughter like in Russia under Josef Stalin, in China under Mao Tse Tung, in Cambodia under Pol Pot, under Fidel Castro in Cuba and other places where gun confiscation resulted in genocide? Ask the Armenians in America if they will give up their weapons after suffering genocide in Turkey in the early 1900's. You are a sucker of the radicals (left and right) to think government won't become tyrannical if the population is disarmed. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
13. 10# I've always wondered why they don't make you get a
Steven Wilson ,   Anchorage, Alaska   (12.16.12)
license to practice sex. But to this day... the Liberal academia never asks why 1.2 million women a year... can't figure out how to keep from getting pregnant. Needlessly running to a clinic and terminating their child's life. If you really believe in getting a license to stop unwanted could start there. Just saying.
14. # 12 find a way where there is a will there
ben   (12.16.12)
is a way have militias where you have all the guns locked down and someone voted and trusted with the key the government can't possibly sieze all those cathches of weapons. Find a way they get all the guns and melt them all down . other countries don't allow citizens to have guns Only military and police and armored car gaurds and FBI and a few others should have guns. The American second amendment dates back to the days of the old frontier. In the 1700s it took about 10 minutes to load with gunpowder a singe shot gun. They were setting of the gun with burning rope. A cross bow was more lethal
15. Gun control
David Asleson ,   Minneapolis USA   (12.16.12)
Our founding fathers had stated right to bare arms. But back then they had a flint firing gun. Today they have automatic rifles. This is Not needed,
16. Your PM has no class
Nina ,   NYC   (12.16.12)
He won't miss an opportunity to turn any tragedy to an Israeli PR campaign. He can keep his insincere sympathies to himself.
17. Nina #16
Dovid ,   Haifa   (12.16.12)
maybe you Yanks should stop shooting people. his sympathies were genuine as all of ours are. ut then you comment reflects a babaric Yank gun culture.
18. Statistics, last year handguns were used to kill people:
Just Askin' ,   Israel   (12.16.12)
48 people in Japan, 8 people in Great Britain 34 people in Switzerland 52 people in Canada 58 people in Israel 21 people in Sweden 42 people in Germany and 10,728 people were killed using handguns in the United States of America While the TBers commenting about the Israeli PM's sincerity may have a point I am left wondering what their real point is? I just want to know are they ok with Americans using handguns to murder 10,728 fellow Americans? What does that say about each one of you in the United States?
19. Anti-gun/Pro-Abortion
ASTRONAUT ,   ME, USA   (12.16.12)
Tell me David, how you NY liberals rationalize being Anti-gunners who scream "Guns kill innocent children!" while backing PRO-ABORTION agenda: "Women have the right to our own bodies! The government can't deny us our right to suction a live fetus from our wombs! Partial birth abortion is fine! After all, it's not "really a baby..." Come on, David, respond with some slick obfuscation.
20. Israelis Pro-Abortion?
ASTRONAUT ,   ME, USA   (12.16.12)
To Dovid and Just Askin' in Israel: same question I posed to Mr. NYC liberal: "Are you anti-GUN and PRO-abortion; and how do you rationalize between the two? You come down on us "Yanks" when some mental case targets little children; but I'll bet you stand alongside your wives and girlfriends who slither into Abortion Clinics to vacuum away their unborn children; because that is their "right." Hypocrites.
21. Astronaut
Dovid ,   Haifa   (12.16.12)
am I anti gun? I do not like them but I have used them in the army. Am I anti abortion? As a religious man yes. As a man... is not my business what a woman does with her body. My wife and I are against abortion. Enough said. I have no idea why you think I woul dbe anti abortion. Interesting. well... you yanks can hardly speak English much lessa second language.
22. #20 I asked first answer my questions then I will answer urs
Just Askin' ,   Israel   (12.16.12)
and just to be clear that you understand why I say that ... please do go have a look at what it says in Roberts Rules of Order regarding the manner in which to conduct a lively debate while staying on topic. Answer my questions first and then we'll get to yours...
23. Rivkah #12
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (12.16.12)
But you have no reason to oppose licensing drivers or registering the motor vehicles with the government. Doesn't the same apply to the cars? Knowing who owns every vehicle governments can confiscate them too. I am not against people owning firearms. All I am saying is that they must register train to use, get a license and take responsibility for them. In this case in Connecticut an emotionally disturbed son was able to get hold of his mother's gun and kill 27 little children. Wouldn't it be much better if there were laws that would have require firearms stored in save locked standardized closets? Also liability insurance. Although it would not bring back the poor dead children back at lest the money would have helped with some of the expenses.
24. #19 let me answer
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (12.16.12)
1. I am not a Liberal. When it comes to politics I am in the middle. 2. Abortion is a personal choice. Those who believe that it is immoral they don't have to use it. One woman's decision to have an abortion only kills her own unborn child. But as we saw last week one gun that was not secured properly killed 26 unrelated children belonging to other parents. 3. I am not against people who are qualified to own firearms. I am only saying that they must be accountable for it just like we are accountable for driving safely and when we own a motor vehicle responsible for everything that happens with it even the driver is someone else. 3. Why is it that the gun lobbyist would oppose the accountability for owning a deadly firearms while they are fine when it comes to motor vehicles is a mystery to me.
25. Terrible Realities
Zecharia   (12.17.12)
Human nature has some with terrible cruelty and evil and criminal psychopathic sadism and the challenge has to be met .with gun control and draconian security .
26. Is that all he said?
Suburban ,   Media, PA   (12.23.12)
Netanyahu didn't say anything about how they haven't had a school shooting in Israel since 1974, after which they trained and armed teachers, and allowed armed parents to chaperon students?
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