Netanyahu: I am exploring all options to restore calm
Yoav Zitun
Published: 11.07.14, 15:05
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1. To all those who care for Israel
Al   (07.11.14)
Pray..Donate..Advocate.. This will be a war for peace. God Bless the IDF..God Bless our soldiers. I trust the leadership will do what needs to be done.
2. Benny Gantz for U.S. Homeland Security!
ASTRONAUT ,   SC, USA   (07.11.14)
Sir, once you've secured the borders of Eretz Yisrael, please consider coming here to secure the borders of Eretz Arzot H'abrit. AM YISRAEL CHAI! G-d Bless.
3. Political leadership should be strong and decisive
Brod ,   USA   (07.11.14)
Obama is not king or god of Israel. Israel should not allow him to intrude in its national security and defense. Israel is under relentless rocket bombardments from Islamist-Jihadists in the South and now the North is opening a new front. Israel should say NO to Obama. The latter can't even defend America from 'foreign invasion' from America's Southern border. And he has the temerity to intrude in Israel's internal affairs. He is bad for America and Israel. The PM should focus on defending Israel and neutralizing Israel's enemies soonest rather than be occupied by phone calls that were intended on stalling Israel's defense and sabotaging Israel from winning the War. External interferences are facilitating Israel's enemies and eroding Israel's deterrent. Israel should say NO to them. The Political leadership should not stall the military from doing its job effectively. Time is running. Meanwhile, Israel is being terrorized and bombarded with Rocket Bombs by HAMAS.
4. bibi and gantz-shut up about calm
areieh   (07.11.14)
tath is not the goal for anyone wiht half a brain as hamas comes back 10X stronger rockets. The goals is to damage hamas arsenals severely and kill their leadership. That is the goal. Shut up about intelligence, senssitivity, how dumb hamas is cause they are not, and calm for calm. You can now see why bibi whines to all about iran;cause he lacks guts. IDF and the people are good each time out except under olmert. Bibi , herzog, livni and lapid, peres, haber, barnea, the whole of haaretz, even shas and some members of likud even lack guts and are not up to the job. Even if bibi gets a good result in gaza, I would not vote for him next time out cause he lacks guts though his heart is in th eright place. He has zero capabability to tell kerry to bugger off, totally gutless. Instead of talking, set the invasion plan and shut up about it. Let it happen.
5. Bad idea
Eli ,   Haifa   (07.11.14)
Sending jewish soldiers to Gaza because the palestinians use human shields is the most insane and non-jewish solution.Israel has non-fearing G_D leaders and then they are acting like christians Tell the arabs there is a deadline to stop sending missiles ,if they do not comply,stop electricity,water,gasoline,bomb indiscriminately every square inch of gaza.
6. Flush out the sewer rats
John ,   Boise, ID USA   (07.11.14)
Hit them's the only thing they understand
7. "We are ready to battle until the end."
mb   (07.11.14)
Excellent. We'll clear our calendars. See you soon. - IDF
8. Perspectives from an IDF Soldiers Father
Al   (07.11.14)
Got a call 6:45 AM Eastern son saying good buy. He popped over to his moms for an hour and was on his way. Wished him well, biting my lip and closed the phone. If you love Israel and are not a believer or a believer, then pray. If you have money, donate. If you can talk, advocate for Israel. This is a war of survival. God Bless the IDF, God Bless our soldiers.
9. Disturbing
DOV ,   USA   (07.11.14)
What disturbs me is when you look at western news sources they all equate hamas and Israel as being equal partners in violence. There is no mention that hamas are the initial aggressors. They are the reason for all actions taken by Israel. There have been a few seconds or a few lines that hamas is obsessed with rockets but that's it. The blame here is ignored. Israel and hamas are both responsible for the violence. NOT LOGICAL. NOT TRUE. I want someone to come out in the media and say so.
10. hamas is a terrorist orginization.
DOV ,   USA   (07.11.14)
Why don't all the international news agencies go and get close to ISIS as they do towards hamas. I'm sick of the hypocrisy.
11. Big mistake
Jeff B ,   London   (07.11.14)
100 gazans have already died, including many many children and women! A ground offensive will kill many more civilians! A war is not the way to solve the problem, the people of Gaza are under siege, they dont have a comfortable life like Israelis in general, they have nothing to lose and they will keep resisting. What they need is a fair solution, lift the siege, dismantle the settlements and end the occupation, give them a state and the rockets will stop. Dont forget, they are resisting, its not like they do it for fun. When the 3 israeli teens were killed, Israel wanted revenge. Now with 100 people killed in Gaza, dont you think they will want revenge? This will never end. To people who say the Palestinians started this round of violence,let me clarify,the IDF had killed 2 Palestinian teens 3 weeks before the abduction of the 3 israeli teens. I wish to see Israelis calling for peace instead of calling to "bomb them", "kill them all", "wipe gaza off the map". Peace!
12. The Option Not Taken...
Mike O'Diomasaigh ,   USA   (07.11.14)
remember before the three kidnapped and killed israeli teens. remember before the revenge killing by fire of the young palestinian boy and the brutal beating of the young american boy by israeli authorities. try to remember before the countless rockets from gaza and the israeli killings of gazan women and children and civilians....ISRAEL HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH HAMAS AS PART OF A UNITY GOVERNMENT AND REFUSED. this is all on israel. if they had taliked, none of the above would have or would be happening.
13. Israel should learn from NATO how to fight.
naro ,   jerusalem   (07.11.14)
bombing of Serbia. In the course of the Kosovo 1999 campaign, NATO launched 2,300 missiles at 990 targets and dropped 14,000 bombs, including depleted uranium bombs and cluster munitions. Over 2,000 civilians were killed, including 88 children, and thousands more were injured. Over 200,000 ethnic Serbs were forced to leave their homeland in Kosovo. NATO airstrikes destroyed more than 300 schools, libraries, and over 20 hospitals. At least 40,000 homes were either completely eliminated or damaged and about 90 historic and architectural monuments were ruined.
14. There is no war for Peace You guys are C R A ZY
lydia ,   Brisbane   (07.11.14)
If Israel couldn't win in 65Y when the Palestinians had no weapons. It's pure delusion to think you can win now they are heavily armed in a region were they will fight for centuries.
15. Hamas - an Islamist organization with the same religious-
N.L.Katz ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (07.11.14)
philosophy as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, ISIS and Islamic Jihad - has decided to finally bring down the liberal-democratic and sovereign nation-state of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, through the use of its short, medium and long range mortars, rockets and missiles by attacking and extracting a heavy price of the civilian population of Israel. The State of Israel, a sovereign country and a member of the UN, simply can't and will not allow this Islamist group to violate its sovereignty and harm its civilian population without standing tall and proud and defending both. This is precisely what is happening, and it is precisely what every other country on earth would do under the same circumstances. You see, we, Jews, refuse to be delivered to the slaughter houses without fighting: Never Again!!
16. Ever Considered Suicide Bibi?
World Citizen ,   the world   (07.11.14)
It would solve a lot of the world's problems.
17. Keep bombing and soften their front lines.
Ben S ,   Free world   (07.11.14)
18. This pathetic coward is ready to surrender.
Chaim Schonbrun ,   Brooklyn ny   (07.11.14)
One of the options is to declare a ceasefire and leave Hamas with the approximately 50,000 rockets intact and ready for the next round,as long as this defeatist insane leftist coward Is PM,Israel will never win a war,this latest war with Hamas will end just like the previous two ,which ended in a draw,which actually is a bitter and embarrassing defeat for Israel. People of Israel with traitorous leaders like this,you better get used to sleeping in underground bunkers for years to come,in any other normal country these traitorous leftist swines who wll not protect their country by defeating the enemy agressors ,would have been vomited out by the citizens and would be hanging from the gallows.
19. To restore calm, give war a chance.
Jack ,   San Diego, USA   (07.11.14)
20. Elohim is with the IDF. Michael the Arch Angel of Israel
Rivkah   (07.11.14)
will lead the IDF as the Captain of Elohim's Host (army). Elohim will terrify the enemy before the IDF as He did when the Egyptians fled their tanks and weapons, fleeing from "Father Abraham" when it was Michael the Arch Angel leading the Lord's Host. May Elohim receive the souls of any fallen IDF into His loving Son Yahoshua's arms and kingdom.
21. I wonder: does he consider a military option as well? :-)
tom ,   tel aviv   (07.11.14)
22. remember Lebanon 2006?
holy warrior ,   uk   (07.11.14)
That's what awaits you in Gaza if you go in. I hope Hamas burn you to the ground like Hezbollah did.
23. "We are ready to battle until the end."
Mark ,   London, UK   (07.11.14)
In other words, to the last civilian. What a disgusting bunch of degenerates!
24. Iran terror state will fight till the last Gazan
C   (07.11.14)
the terror state of iran will fight till the last gazan. iran is fighting a proxy war against israel as it has done for thirty years. the timing this time is not a coincidence. they are trying to deflect the world' attention from the 20 july deadline for a deal with the p5+1 on their nuclear weapons program. israel must end this particular war on her terms. israel cannot allow the shia terror regime to hold her hostage indefinitely. islamic terrorists who fire missiles at dimona's nuclear reactor must be stopped at all costs. terrorists who are willing to cause a nuclear holocaust cannot be allowed to exist and function.
25. all options are on the table
Anthony ,   usa   (07.11.14)
This motto means we do nothing. That's the most popular slogan in western leaders. So Bibi meant he is not going to send ground troops to gaza. End of the story.
26. There should be only two options--period!!!
Jake Stone ,   USA   (07.12.14)
Defeat all terrorists in Gaza and in Judea and Samaria! Then annex all the land! God bless Israel!!!
27. 15 Hamas is an Israeli conception
lydia ,   Brisbane   (07.11.14)
ISIS/ Al Qaeda et al trained and armed by Israel and the 'coalition of the dummies' The State of Israel is a rogue State in violation of some 250UN res more UN violations than Saddam, Gaddafi and the Mullahs combined.
28. "A good plan violently executed now
A ,   Belgium   (07.12.14)
is beter than a perfect plan executed next week." George S. Patton If only King Bibi the Weak was such a leader...
29. above
moishe   (07.12.14)
don't send in ground troops. make life a living hell in Gaza till people force Hamas to stop sending rockets. send Israel rockets to civilian targets in Gaza. tit for tat.
30. lydia Fatma and World Idiot Citizen, very frustrated today
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (07.12.14)
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