Comments on: Israel’s Netanyahu Takes Heat After Obama Victory http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:12:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: carpinteyroztm http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-10671432 carpinteyroztm Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:41:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-10671432 Our updates Recent articles: Our updates Recent articles:

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By: John Fenner http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9646654 John Fenner Sat, 10 Nov 2012 02:14:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9646654 Ironically, if Islam had not mandated religious toleration for all "People of the Book"--Jews, Christians and Hindus--it is unlikely that Judaism would have survived in a Christian world. (Think how many other non-Christian religions survived in Europe from 400-1500.) When Ferdinand & Isabella expelled the Jews & Muslims from Spain in 1492, most Jews went to North Africa.. Arabs are Semites, too, so this is a fight between cousins. My relatives have been beating each other up in Ulster, for more than 300 years. They have the same DNA, but "slight religious differences". (See also Bosnians, Croats & Serbs.) I hope that this does not take 300 years. Ironically, if Islam had not mandated religious toleration for all “People of the Book”–Jews, Christians and Hindus–it is unlikely that Judaism would have survived in a Christian world. (Think how many other non-Christian religions survived in Europe from 400-1500.) When Ferdinand & Isabella expelled the Jews & Muslims from Spain in 1492, most Jews went to North Africa..
Arabs are Semites, too, so this is a fight between cousins.
My relatives have been beating each other up in Ulster, for more than 300 years. They have the same DNA, but “slight religious differences”. (See also Bosnians, Croats & Serbs.) I hope that this does not take 300 years.

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By: John Fenner http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9646621 John Fenner Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:59:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9646621 I think it was the former head of Mossad who said that it was his (and one other Israeli leader's) role to restrain Bibi's "adventurism". It may be Obama's role to take their place. As Tom Friedman said (about the US & Israel) "Friends don't let friends, drive drunk." The sanctions on Iran may work, and it is important to let the rest of the World see that they were tried as much as possible. A strike may set back Iran's nukes for 2-6 years, but it will entrench that nutty regime there, for the foreseeable future. And there is another "existential" bomb ticking--the Palestinian population bomb. If Israel insists on a "Greater Israel", it will soon be a place where Jews are the minority. Its options then will be unpleasant or unacceptable (I hope). I think it was the former head of Mossad who said that it was his (and one other Israeli leader’s) role to restrain Bibi’s “adventurism”.
It may be Obama’s role to take their place. As Tom Friedman said (about the US & Israel) “Friends don’t let friends, drive drunk.”
The sanctions on Iran may work, and it is important to let the rest of the World see that they were tried as much as possible. A strike may set back Iran’s nukes for 2-6 years, but it will entrench that nutty regime there, for the foreseeable future.
And there is another “existential” bomb ticking–the Palestinian population bomb. If Israel insists on a “Greater Israel”, it will soon be a place where Jews are the minority. Its options then will be unpleasant or unacceptable (I hope).

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By: ANDYINATL http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9642079 ANDYINATL Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:34:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9642079 The United States/Queen Elizabeth of England created Israel to use as a pawn, like a pawn on a chessboard, so that Europe (backed by the United States) may interfere in Middle Eastern politics and manipulate their Government, to obtain OUR OIL. Its all Henry Ford's fault. The United States/Queen Elizabeth of England created Israel to use as a pawn, like a pawn on a chessboard, so that Europe (backed by the United States) may interfere in Middle Eastern politics and manipulate their Government, to obtain OUR OIL.

Its all Henry Ford’s fault.

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By: Lela http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9642005 Lela Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:31:59 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9642005 Laughable, soooo laughable. Such obvious friendships and country military ties have existed for thousands of years. And if anyone believes that political figures will change that they better get their head checked. Laughable, soooo laughable. Such obvious friendships and country military ties have existed for thousands of years. And if anyone believes that political figures will change that they better get their head checked.

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By: Commonsenseparty http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9641944 Commonsenseparty Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:55:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9641944 notmike the dumbelectrician | November 8, 2012, 4:25 pm ---- YOU said I have 4 degrees, blah, blah. I have 3 degrees, speak 3 languages and retired in 2003. I said that in response to your post earlier. As for who paid for my degrees? In my days, we didn't get 100% education so I paid 75% for my 1st, 50% for my 2nd and I paid for my 3rd. Then again, as an aircraft mechanic, I was paid $600 per month when I enlisted and shared a room in a dorm. As for Obama and success, he did that to himself. Unless you can somehow define what the "fair share" is in a country where 48% of households pay zero federal income tax. notmike the dumbelectrician | November 8, 2012, 4:25 pm —- YOU said I have 4 degrees, blah, blah. I have 3 degrees, speak 3 languages and retired in 2003. I said that in response to your post earlier. As for who paid for my degrees? In my days, we didn’t get 100% education so I paid 75% for my 1st, 50% for my 2nd and I paid for my 3rd. Then again, as an aircraft mechanic, I was paid $600 per month when I enlisted and shared a room in a dorm. As for Obama and success, he did that to himself. Unless you can somehow define what the “fair share” is in a country where 48% of households pay zero federal income tax.

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By: notmike the dumbelectrician http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9641830 notmike the dumbelectrician Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:25:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9641830 is that in reference to me not believing that you have four degrees, speak seven languages and spent 20+ years in the military? why would the military pay for you to get 4 degrees? you are active military which i assume is a full time gig, yet you have free time to learn six extra languages? not sure if you are being groomed to be the next 5 star general or the next james bond or are lying. gotta go with lying. how that relates to obama is unclear. obama hates success? is that a current talking point on fox news? you're losing focus again, stop with the multi tasking or abc may "delete" another one of your posts which they deem as being mean to obama. is that in reference to me not believing that you have four degrees, speak seven languages and spent 20+ years in the military? why would the military pay for you to get 4 degrees? you are active military which i assume is a full time gig, yet you have free time to learn six extra languages? not sure if you are being groomed to be the next 5 star general or the next james bond or are lying. gotta go with lying.

how that relates to obama is unclear. obama hates success? is that a current talking point on fox news? you’re losing focus again, stop with the multi tasking or abc may “delete” another one of your posts which they deem as being mean to obama.

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By: Pollyanna http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9641827 Pollyanna Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:25:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9641827 Israel needs to remain strong because Jews need a country they can go to when no one else will have them. What happened in the past will happen again. In the United States many can’t fathom that happening, but once the fanatical Christians who believe all Jews will accept Jesus realize ‘that ain’t going to happen’ they will turn against the Jews. Israel needs to pick and choose their friends more carefully. They need to learn to be more neighborly and less arrogant and belittling. Just like they work with Turkey and Jordan, they need to work with Egypt and other Muslim countries. They need to realize Obama is their friend not their advocate. Israel needs to remain strong because Jews need a country they can go to when no one else will have them. What happened in the past will happen again. In the United States many can’t fathom that happening, but once the fanatical Christians who believe all Jews will accept Jesus realize ‘that ain’t going to happen’ they will turn against the Jews. Israel needs to pick and choose their friends more carefully. They need to learn to be more neighborly and less arrogant and belittling. Just like they work with Turkey and Jordan, they need to work with Egypt and other Muslim countries. They need to realize Obama is their friend not their advocate.

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By: Commonsenseparty http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9641807 Commonsenseparty Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:14:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9641807 notmike the dumbelectrician | November 8, 2012, 3:58 pm ---- Wow, you act like Obama when it comes to success. You are certainly a Democrat. notmike the dumbelectrician | November 8, 2012, 3:58 pm —- Wow, you act like Obama when it comes to success. You are certainly a Democrat.

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By: notmike the dumbelectrician http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israels-netanyahu-takes-heat-after-obama-victory/#comment-9641783 notmike the dumbelectrician Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:58:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=457971#comment-9641783 wow, so you have four degress, speak seven languages and spent 20+ years in the military? and you won the silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly at the 1988 Seoul Olympics? i need you to write my next resume for me, i may finally get that job as president of stanford i've been after. as i said, iran is not going to start a war with israel, they have absolutely no reason to. and if israel learns that we will no longer fund their military and give them 100% unconditional diplomatic cover when they are the aggressor, then they won't start a war. it's people like you and wolfowitz, and cheney, and kristol who embolden israel into thinking they can do whatever they want and the u.s. will support them. i do not want israel to have suicide bombers killing civilians in their markets or be worried about their future survivial, but in truth it will be ultra orthodox jewish religious nuts who pose a greater threat to their future than some poseur persian politician who doesn't care about palestinians any more than he cares about jews. wow, so you have four degress, speak seven languages and spent 20+ years in the military? and you won the silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly at the 1988 Seoul Olympics? i need you to write my next resume for me, i may finally get that job as president of stanford i’ve been after.

as i said, iran is not going to start a war with israel, they have absolutely no reason to. and if israel learns that we will no longer fund their military and give them 100% unconditional diplomatic cover when they are the aggressor, then they won’t start a war. it’s people like you and wolfowitz, and cheney, and kristol who embolden israel into thinking they can do whatever they want and the u.s. will support them. i do not want israel to have suicide bombers killing civilians in their markets or be worried about their future survivial, but in truth it will be ultra orthodox jewish religious nuts who pose a greater threat to their future than some poseur persian politician who doesn’t care about palestinians any more than he cares about jews.

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