Opinion  Ben-Dror Yemini
As the world keeps silent in light of Syria massacre, Israel must act
Ben-Dror Yemini
Published: 10.02.17, 23:39
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1. B.D.Y must be regetting he hadn't stayed in Yemen.among
ab   (02.11.17)
oh so humane Arabs.
2. rest of the world silent ..Israel must act
Rob ,   Auckland   (02.11.17)
The ''rest of the world'' has been taking in Syrian refugees for several years already.
3. Sure. Israel needs more Muslims. Yemini is out of his mind.
Steve Benassi ,   Minneapolis USA   (02.11.17)
4. Save a whale Yemini, if you feel need to be good &tzaddik!
5. The Scorpion and the Frog
Jon ,   Baltimore   (02.11.17)
The Scorpion and the Frog
One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.

The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn't see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.

Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.

"Hellooo Mr. Frog!" called the scorpion across the water, "Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?"

"Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?" asked the frog hesitantly.

"Because," the scorpion replied, "If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!"

Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. "What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!"

"This is true," agreed the scorpion, "But then I wouldn't be able to get to the other side of the river!"

"Alright then...how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?" said the frog.

"Ahh...," crooned the scorpion, "Because you see, once you've taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!"

So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog's back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog's soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

"You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?"

The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog's back.

"I could not help myself. It is my nature."

Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.

Self destruction - "Its my Nature", said the Scorpion...
6. Syrians despise Jews
C   (02.11.17)
they are among the worst jew haters in the world.

a nation does not have the obligation to save members of an enemy
those who are fighting assad have the opportunity to stop fighting.
they refuse since this is a war between shia and sunni.
israel must stay out of this fight.
7. Israel must act to help "Palestinians" leave our land
Chaim ,   Israel   (02.11.17)
Yemini's suggestion is crazy. The last thing Israel should do is get involved in an internal Arab feud. That is not in Israel's interest. Israel needs to act in our own interests. Meaning Israel must act to adopt sensible carrot and stick incentives to foster mass "Palestinian" departure from our land.
8. Wrong again, Yemini.
Brad   (02.11.17)
Israel has no obligation of any kind to help their Syrian enemies. Yemini should apply his highly selective morals to Jordan and Saudi Arabia, both of which have taken in a grand total of 0 refugee/invaders.
9. Will no one save the rabble of Syria?
Cameron   (02.12.17)
10. If you cared about Syrian civilians
Carol ,   NYC   (02.12.17)
Why did you instigate the civil war along with your Saudi cousins?
11. unrealistic for 100 reasons. Meanwhile Israel already provid
Rafi ,   US   (02.12.17)
provides medical & humanitarian assistance to the most severe cases when they arrive at the border. That seems about right.

The real villains causing the suffering are the Russians and the Iranians. Where are the protests against them ??
12. not so fast
ian   (02.12.17)
israel has to be stop being the moral compass of the world. in the middle east, you help someone, and his way of thanking you is to blow you uip.. ben dror is simple minded. israel can help the yazidis and kurds. it is doing enough to assist medically helping syrians.

israell has so much alleged corruptin, mayors, rabbis and now possibly bibi. you have deri brushing onions on his face to generate fake tears at some notable,s funeral. israel has to take care of its own and know when to mind its own business.
13. So take action!
Ghilmeini ,   Qum or Dearborn   (02.14.17)
Bomb a Damascus Airbase and tell Assad it is payback for the 13,000 murdered.

Better still, impose a 10KM by 10KM safe zone attached to the Golan and protected by the full force of the IDF. The Safe zone is a demilitarized safe zone open to refugees for aid by NGOs.

Any rebel, Syrian Army or allied force attempting to attack the zone or prevent refugees from entering will be destroyed.

Anything less is to be a bystander.
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