Hagel in 2010: Israel on its way to apartheid
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Published: 20.02.13, 12:42
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1. Why doesn't obummah rescind his nomination . . .
Moshe ,   Usa   (02.20.13)
because obummah is an antisemitic moooslum.
2. H sed US Congress is terrorised by Jews.11 Jew Senators
Alan ,   SA   (02.20.13)
should vote against his nomination -not as Israel supporters but as United States JEW Senators! He insulted them.They should have guts to show him what they think and not come under H o spell... That would do enough to reject his nomination
3. The terrible truth
taxpayer ,   hod hasharon   (02.20.13)
The terrible truth is that he is one hundred percent correct - the inevitable result of the Likud madness is that we will end up as a minority ruling over a majority
4. Not Crime ... to tell the truth !!
Peter Morris ,   New Zealand   (02.20.13)
The statements if said by Hagel are a realistic description of the state of Israel. What should be said now is that Israel is a wealthy state with a lot of assets held overseas. Therefore the time is right to start putting together massive recompensation packages to displaced Palestinians.
5. 2013 and Apartheid is still alive word wide..
Ivan ,   South Africa   (02.20.13)
6. What's wrong with Hagel's statements?
Siedjan ,   Indonesia   (02.20.13)
His statements are true.
7. Anyone with eyes in their head knows he's right-
miki ,   tampa   (02.20.13)
United Jerusalem for a start-united if you happen to be Jewish.
8. #4 Heh heh The "NZ Israeli Expert" ..very funny
NudNik69   (02.20.13)
Another string of nonsensical claptrap from the esteemed antipodean observer. Absolutely no idea. Focus on keeping yourself well. Let us know when you can tie your own shoe laces.
9. Apartheid? Not in Israel mate.
NudNik69   (02.20.13)
Don't believe everything you see on TV.
10. He's just stating a fact
Mike Carmel ,   Rishon le Zion   (02.20.13)
It is on its way there. That's a fact unless a major change is made. It's not a negative statement, it's a negative situation.
11. I fail to understand the anger against this man
Sagi   (02.20.13)
Every word he has said, at least what has been reported here and else where, is absolutey true. Natanyahu - radical Israel - apartheid Jewish Lobby - strong Contiguity - impossible Hamas - must be included etc.etc.etc. The man speaks the truth and is called unsuitable for the job.
12. Let us note: He is Obama's nominee...!!
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (02.20.13)
13. To # 9 Let me explain it to you.
Stan ,   Israel   (02.20.13)
I quote "(Israel) was risking becoming an apartheid state if it did not allow the Palestinians to form a state" If there will be one state from the Jordan River to the sea, Palestinians will not be given the right to vote for their representatives in the Knesset (parliament) That will be Apartheid !
14. Hagel
yoshua ,   tel aviv   (02.20.13)
How right he is.... Every sane person knows and aknowlege he says the truth so what is the pb..Jewish bashing on the guy will only increase anti israeli and anti jewish sentiments in US and the world Even my dog understands this..but it is clever dog..l
15. He is 100 % right.
X   (02.20.13)
16. Hagel said it and he was accurate.
Mark ,   Cleveland USA   (02.20.13)
From the creation of the State, Arabs were viewed as low-wage street cleaners and cheap construction labor. They were viewed like blacks in South Africa. Hagel has an accurate analogy. As far as Bibi being a radical, we see by his government selections that the only thing he is radical about is keeping his office. Build in the West Bank or not. Peace talks or not. Whatever he needs to do or say to keep the government checks coming in. If he ever loses the top seat in the Likud, he should join Shas.
17. He spoke the truth and it has stung the liars
Rachel Rabin ,   TA, Israel   (02.20.13)
18. 100% right on everything
abdalla   (02.20.13)
19. This hagel Guy In A Complete YAHOO
All these Vile Anti-Israel Bashing Anti-Semetic Scum Come To A Israeli News Site To Spread Their Vile POISEN! Bibi Is A Experianced Leader Who Has Managed To CARVE OUT A Democracy in Sea of Hate, Surrounded by muzzie's Who Kill Eachother Daily, commit Murder Against Israeli Civilians! arab MK's in he Knnesst Are A Subversive, UNGREATFUL, Domesic Terrorists Wihin The Boarders of the Jewish State! It is Plainly Clear, Actually CRYSTAL CLEAR no matter what Israel Does will Disected By Anti-Semites, With syria, eygpt Killng it's citizens because of public unrest! Then here is the persian arabs Fomenting the whole region and Exporting Terrorism To Creat Unrest!
20. Attention low information citizens worldwide:
Cylia ,   Modiin, Israel   (02.20.13)
Read the NYT op-ed written by Richard Goldstone in 2011. Yes, the same one of the Goldstone Report. If you please, the definition of Aparteid is a state run program of segregation (duh!). Please come up with some evidence of this. Where else,except democracies that hold freedom of speech sacred, will have representatives in government that will call for that country's destruction?
21. The one thing he said wrong
Sagi   (02.20.13)
Apartheid "on its way". Apartheid is here already, it is a simple fact.
22. #15 Money Talks, BS walks, start walking
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (02.20.13)
“MUSLIM DHIMMITUDE” IS “APARTHEID & RACISM” For well over a millennium, across three continents - Asia, Africa, and Europe - non-Muslims have experienced jihad war ideology, and its ugly corollary institution, Dhimmitude. Today, the debate among Muslim scholars regarding the theological "correctness" of "lesser" versus "greater" jihad are meaningless to the millions of non-Muslim victims- Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Buddhists
23. #9
Rau   (02.20.13)
don't believe anything you wrote.
24. # 20 Response
Sagi   (02.20.13)
You are correct by definition, but we do not live our lives with a dictionary in our hand. Israel is not a "De Jure" Apartheid state, but it most certainly is a "de Facto" Apartheid state. If you want a detailed explanation then I am prepared to give it to you.
25. Hagel is 100% WRONG for the job!!
Carl ,   USA   (02.20.13)
So the elected leader of a democratic state - Netanyahu - is too radical to deal with, but avowed terrorists whose charter calls for the annihilation of a people and whose actions defy every civilized norm of society are worthy partners for peace. And Israel, where Arabs hold every conceivable office and profession and live side-by-side Jewish Israelis, is somehow "apartheid?" This is the Alice in Wonderland version of reality where up is down and right becomes wrong.
26. #24 please
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (02.20.13)
Please give a your detailed explanation. The only apartheid-like issue I know is that Jews are forbidden from living in what are known as "Arab villages", like what happened in Pki'in or Sachnin.
27. To all you latent antisemites: why not go back to the usual
tom ,   tel aviv   (02.20.13)
"Jews crucified Christ" mantra instead of inventing new canards a la "Apartheid state"? Even the ever so popular "Christian children's blood for matzos" is more believable.... (I know since I use it , but in a very minuscule quantities)!
28. To all the Pavlov's dogs in the TB section:
HaifaGuy   (02.20.13)
Comments, such as "He's 100% correct", or "he spoke the truth" etc. expose the authors not only as trigger-happy lefties and servile dhimmies as most of you happen to be Israeli Jews (Newzies and Indomuslians aside) but also as extremely lazy-minded people. Zero proof and/or research. These (self)hate-filled exclamations are just that. Hot air. No facts. Void of ANY truth or even content. Israel is an apartheid state? Prove it with one fact. Netanyahu a radical? Seriously?What you did is akin to dropping a cherry bomb in a high school toilet. Lots of noise and stench but that's about it. You have been flushed))
29. The burden of Israel - for leftist Jews
Tom W ,   USA   (02.20.13)
There is no other group of people in the world who expresses a comparable, palpable self-hate and self debasement than the Jews. To have a homeland is more of a burden for many: enjoying the benefit of Wall Street and Hollywood easy money is more attractive than picking tomatoes. The ghetto was safe place too - for some. But remember -if you still have this ability - this is the only safe place on earth for you. No other nation wants the Jews: read the posts here: if you destroy it your fate will be sealed. There will be no more "next year in Jerusalem". What is giveth will be takeh away.
30. #4 nz
aaron ,   toronto,canada   (02.20.13)
You're 100% right BUT we'll do it right after the arab states compensate the jews that they murdered and confiscated everything they had,threw them out with nothing but the clothes on their backs.By the way they could of had a decent and prosperous life 65 years ago but chose to hate us jews.Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
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