May 29th, 2011
01:59 PM ET

Fareed's Take: Netanyahu doesn't want a deal

We've just gone through an arcane debate about whether Barack Obama said anything new when he called for an Israeli-Palestinian settlement based on 1967 borders with mutually agreed upon land swaps. In fact, that has been the working assumption of all negotiating parties - America, Israel and the Palestinian Authority - for over 20 years. It is what the Camp David talks of 2000 were based on; it's what former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's talks with the Palestinians was based on.

The newsworthy and real shift in U.S. policy was President Obama publicly condemning the Palestinian strategy to seek recognition as a state from the U.N. General Assembly in September.

Instead of thanking Obama for this, Prime Minister Netanyahu chose to stage, in the words of the former Israeli diplomat Alon Pinkas, "Nothing less than a bizarre tirade at the White House on Friday, educating the president about the plight and the pogroms of Jews throughout history."

So why did Netanyahu do this? Does it help Israel's security or strengthen it otherwise to stoke tensions with its strongest ally and largest benefactor, Washington? Does such behavior further the resolution of Israel's problems?

No, but it helps Netanyahu stir up support at home and maintain his fragile coalition.

The real revelation, which has been picked up by many in the Israeli press, is that it shows finally that Netanyahu simply doesn't want a deal. He always has a new objection, a new problem, a new delaying tactic because, at core, he has never believed that the Palestinians should have a state.

Here is the young Bibi, 33 years ago, at a forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

"I think the United States should oppose the creation of a Palestinian state for several reasons, the first one being that it is unjust to demand the creation of a 22nd Arab state and a second Palestinian state at the expense of the only Jewish state. There is no right to establish the second one on my doorstep, which will threaten my existence. There is no right whatsoever."

Prime Minister Netanyahu's references to the indefensible borders of 1967 last week also reveal him to be mired in a world that has really gone away. The chief threat to Israel today is not from a Palestinian army. Israel has the region's strongest economy and military by far, complete with an arsenal of nuclear weapons.

The chief threats to Israel are from new technologies - rockets and biological weapons - and from demography. Its physical existence is less in doubt than its democratic existence as it continues to rule millions of Palestinians who are entitled to neither a vote nor a country.

Ironically, the young Bibi understood that it was impossible to keep the Palestinians in such serf-like conditions forever. Listen to him advocating that Palestinians should be given citizenship, either in Jordan or in Israel:

"In the event that this negotiation process will continue, I am sure that what we're talking about is, in fact, eventual citizenship of some kind, either Jordanian or Israeli or in any other arrangement."

If the Palestinians were smart, they'd take Prime Minister Netanyahu up on that offer of citizenship in Israel, and then Bibi would wish he had been for a two-state solution all along.


soundoff (1,396 Responses)
  1. Anna

    To TheEtruscan:

    200%RIGHT!
    AMEN!
    We're giving them our money and they're giving us the finger

    May 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      The finger and, as far as I can tell, nothing else. Other than the prevention of a humanitarian disaster, what is our interest in Israel? None of the pro-Israel posters have explained that. Other than the finger, what do we get or need from Israel?

      May 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  2. Bob

    Would someone please explain why Israel keeps stealing land from the West Bank and the Palestinians? They steal land, and then are worried about being attacked? Sounds like a bunch of nut jobs live in Israel.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  3. Jon

    Fareed: Nice try to attack Bibi, including trying to impeach him with his words of 33 years ago. Your column was so slanted you damaged your own reputation. In spite of being attacked so many times, Israel returned the Sinai to Egypt, made peace with Jordan and left Lebanon and Gaza. The Arab world could have resolved the Palestinian issue a long time ago. Egypt could take the Gaza and Jordan could have the Arabs in the West Bank. Any why is it Arabs who fled Israel at the time of its creation are still kept in camps in Lebanon? Bibi said he accepts a Palestinian state. I am still waiting to hear the Palestinian leaders accept the existence of Israel. Be a professional and next time stick to the facts.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      He accepts a Palestinian state, and, as has been noted, the solution to the problem has been known in outline for 20 years. Which is the solution Obama referenced. So, lets get on with it, and get on with it NOW. And if we (America) get more flack, let's just start to withdraw our support. Since the PM wants a Palestinian state, let's give him one!

      May 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  4. steve

    Yes Bob you're right and they're not only in Israel they're here in the US too!
    And we are helping them with our money

    May 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  5. Ron From Rochester NY

    I don't understand why any organization that calls itself a news/journalism outlet, would allow an obvious Isreali hater and closet solialist like this to continue to pollute a very important and sensitive conversation such as this. There must be some serious anti-semites at CNN to keep a man of this ill will towards the jewish people.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  6. Alfredo

    Zakaria is usually very good at analyzing and interpreting a news situation but in this case he's misjudging a universal theme amongst Arabs- to remove the Western entity among them. I hear it over and over again from Arabs, that the 1967 borders are only a temporary goal, the endgame is that Israel is gone. The Arabs will never accept Israel regardless what Israel does or doesn't do. Period. Netanayu knows this so of course he's reluctant to harm his country. There are many Arab nations but only one Israel....

    May 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      It seems to me that, in the long run, resistance is futile. The best chance for Israel is to make peace and start assimilation. If they can change harts and minds through decency and human rights, they MAY have a chance. If they don't start trying, I don't see why we (America) should support them.

      May 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  7. misi

    i agree that CNN should take someone who is neutral, not pro-palestine or pro-israel. It would be fair ,i am fed up of people like fareed taking sides.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
    • STEVE

      You're fed up with people saying the truth.
      We're fed up with people like you supporting criminals!

      May 29, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Ayman

    I srael has and will remain a united country and will do what is necesary for the self interest of Israel...There is not a country in the world who wouldnt do that. The "Palestinians" have a land ....A country that is linguisticaly..culturally religiously their's It called Jordan...Prior to the creation of Jordan in 1922 that area was called Palestine...They have a home there..let them go there.. This statement is false..."as it continues to rule millions of Palestinians who are entitled to neither a vote nor a country" The Israelis do not control the Palestinians...the Palestinian Authority controls the Palestinians.
    The Kurds with 16 million people who were promished a homeland back the 20's are the people the UN and the world should be discussing and focusing on. With populations scattered across , Syria..Iran..Turkey..Iraq...anyone with any knowledge (obviously noone here in this group) who have been persecuted for centuries whose massacress legendary...and whose families live tenuously at the mercy of these govenrments...Palestinians have 22 other countries to call their own the kurds have none!
    People....stop wasting time reiterating the same jibberiesh and propaganda about the Palestinians...Learn the facts...Pick up a book....read history....visit a library! (that's a place where you can read books...) But please...get the facts...and for you anti-semites out there...Get a life and move out of your parents basements..and see a psychiatrist!..Meds will help you..!

    May 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
    • Jeff

      To Ayman....
      Stop wasting time reiterating the same jibberiesh and propaganda about the Zionists...Learn the facts...Pick up a book....read history....visit a library! (that's a place where you can read books...) But please...get the facts...Get a life and move out of your parents basements..and see a psychiatrist!..Meds will help you..!

      May 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
    • Bob

      Why would any sane person want to live in Israel? Israel keeps expanding by stealing land from the West Bank. In the process they are creating enemies among their hundreds of millions of Arab neighbors. The whole Arab World hates the Israelis because they keep stealing land, and because they keep abusing the Palestinians.

      No wonder Israel needs such a big army – they keep pissing off all their neighbors!

      May 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
    • clearick

      Bob, it isn't stealing,. It's land they took in a war they didn't start. So why do you keep repeating a lie? Or do you think the US stole land from Mexico when they had their little war? Maybe you should actually look at history and how borders have changed and continue to change as a result of wars. Usually the fighting ends after a while, except when the UN gets involved. It's a stupid idea, that simply prolongs suffering both for Israelis and Palestinians, err Jordanians, Syrians and Egyptians who should go back to their own friggin countries!

      May 30, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
    • ZeemanCarolina

      If we apply your logic, then the Jews also have a home and that is called Eastern Europe. They should go back there. They have no genetic link to the Jews who lived in the Jerusalam area thousands of years ago. Under no international law are you allowed to claim land that your distant ancestors may have lived in. Palestinians, on the other hand, have lived there non-stop, so they are the true owners of the property. Allow them to return, hold elections, and then live with the majority rule. Until the European jews starting stealing the palestinian land in the last century, the arabs had a history of protecting jews that lived under their rule. Look up the history, it's true.

      June 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  9. STEVE

    Arabs and Jews are the same race.
    They have the same father, Abraham
    The only difference between them is the religion.
    They have to be careful for what they're saying about Arabs

    May 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
    • Bill M

      No Steve, the difference is one wants to eliminate the other from the face of the earth. They say it everyday. They include it in their founding documents and make every attempt they can to kill as many as possible. Three times the Arab world has tried direct assaults and failed. Those here supporting the so-called "Palestinians" are supporting murderers who glorify other murderers.

      May 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      Bill, there are nations all over the world who trash-talk about other nations. And try to kill the other guy's leaders. So every day this goes on, all over the world, and we, America, have nothing to say and nothing to do with it. It isn't in our interest to get involved. The question is, why is this in our interest? What do we, as Americans, get out of supporting Israel? Exactly what do WE get out of it? I've asked that question several times, and, as yet, have gotten no answer.

      May 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  10. movitar

    there were no Palestinians...they were simply 'other Arabs' looking for work who came to Palestine to work for western Jewish settlers...once the Jews made what Mark Twain called a deserted wasteland in to a Beautiful country again all of a sudden everyone wants it..?

    May 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
    • cetlavie

      Touche.

      May 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      Really, cetlavie, do you actually believe that BS?

      May 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
      • cetlavie

        Yes, I always believe the truth.

        May 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
  11. Jon

    Fareed,

    Since you want to quote netanyahu from 30 yrs ago, why not then discuss abbas' doctoral thesis, namely holocuast denial. I fail to see why CNN keeps you in place when your obvious bias clouds your ability to present news fairly. All you are trying to do is distort the narrative about israel so you can help weaken her in the mindset of americans, which no doubt you've been enlisted to do by your master, barack, who you consult with in the WH. You mention the Israeli press picking up on anti bibi stuff...can you mention which press? haaretz by chance? the most liberal left wing and frankly, propagandistic anti israeli site in israel.... they are a disgrace to the journalism profession. Your article is nonsense. Obama is a wolf in sheeps clothing vis a vis israel. He is no true supporter of theirs...he just says what he needs to say for their money for his elections...he is a fake...a muslim sympathizer in his heart. His list of friends and mentors is just filled with anti american, anti israeli anti occidental people.

    I think CNN out to boot you off their network. You are a misleading and frankly compromised journalist.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
    • Amit-Atlanta-USA

      Jon:

      I agree with most of what you say.

      But, I also strongly believe just as Mike Huckabee put it, that Obama has a NATURAL AFFINITY for the Muslim world given his background growing up in Muslim Indonesia and his Muslim father. Surely his NAIVE attitude is NOT exactly in America's secutrity interests and dangerous to Israel.

      On the contrary my former countryman Mr. Zakaria has a clear worldwide Islamist agenda. He has mastered his skills in capturing the mind of gullible Americans by pretending to portray all sides of the coin, but any sane reader can easily see though his RABID HATEREDNESS of Israel and also its supporters in America & the west.

      Lot of people are increasingly seeing through that.

      Amit-Atlanta-USA

      May 30, 2011 at 9:29 am |
  12. melk

    What utter nonsense. Netanyahu's remarks of 33 years ago supercede his explicit statements in front of Congress? Every Israeli Prime Minister in recent memory knows and has said publicly that land will be returned to the Palestinians.
    The Israelis are not idiots. The solution is entirely obvious, except to the Palestinians and Fareed. The Israelis return Gaza and pretty much all of the West Bank. The Palestinians give up on the right of return. Relatives of refugees will
    become citizens of the new Palestinian state. The Palestinians will then have a state far smaller than the one they could have accepted in 1947, without any warfare. But, that's the Palestinians. Fareed needs to work on the Palestinians. People like him are their worst enemy. They encourage their delusional hope that the Jewish state of Israel will eventually be swamped by Palestinians.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      Sure, and this is basically what Obama said. So why did N pitch a fit, raise a ruckus and start acting like a spoiled kid? If everyone knows how this is going to play out, let's get on with it....

      If not, I don't see why America should play along. Let's withdraw our support until we see some progress. We can find out if the demographic calculations of the Palestinians are as delusional as you think they are!

      May 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  13. barbara

    who cares what this liberal fareed says i didnt think for a seconf that this liberal woudnt find ways to blame israel this guy is a muslim that hates israel

    May 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      Fareed is an American. I don't know if he is a Muslim, but if he is, it makes no more difference than if he were Jewish or Christian.

      May 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  14. michel meyer

    to Fareed Zacharia.First of all ,go back to school and learn the new and old testament before you made some comments against Israeli prime minister Natanyahouwho is smarter than you by far.you have no rights whatsoever to tell Israel how tu secure their border against loosers when they don't want to reconise Israel.Besides,they don't like each other,because I know about them ,more than you do...etc ,etc

    May 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  15. Dave B

    If only the British had given Maryland, Virginia, and DC to the Jews in 1948. Just take it, and then give it. It would have worked out so much better.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  16. jon

    ...Imagine that the Middle East was populated by 250 million Jews. In the middle of all this there is a tiny country where a hostile bunch of Arabs live...Within that country there are a few million Jews who look to the world and other Jews for help...Why is this a ridiculous story? Because everyone knows that 250 million Jews would not let a minority of Jews suffer just to make a statement...When all the Jews were expelled from all the Arab lands who complained...anyone giving back property and wealth accumulated by Jews over 2000 years in Arab countries...oh and why were they there in the first place? Because they were kicked out of Israel...

    May 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  17. cetlavie

    Fareed is the epitome of an intelligent, intellectual fool.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  18. William

    I have never in my 60 years of life seen a more arrogant and totally left wing biased person presenting to be somehow connected to news as is this fake know it all. He only has guest that like the New York Times writer of today are totally left wing as well and totally anti Israel as he is himself. How CNN gets away with having such a PHONY and fake program and not divulge it is pure liberal bias is the reason no one trust the news anymore. That is why FOX beats all of them three to one. It is easy for all the JEW Hatters of the world like Obma and this idiot to get away with whatever they want to get away with because they do not live in Israel. COWARDS!

    May 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  19. operation OBF

    IIsrael should lose its funding from the U.S. that dictator Netanyahu, thinks he is big and mighty. Obama is just being smart, but things will drastically change for Israel during Obama second term, Netanyahu will regret what he is doing.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      Right On! Who needs who anyway? Isreal is dependent on America, not the other way around. Let's let N know who is boss.

      May 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  20. operation OBF

    Obama please arrest Netanyahu for war crimes during your second term, Israel as no friends in the world!!

    May 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  21. JOE

    The Israelis say that Israel is the only nation in the region who can provide democratic access to all the holy sites of Jerusalem. Essentially, he is saying that Arabs won't or couldn't do the same. Let me remind you all that the Christian holy sites of Jersualem were under Arab control for 1000 years and they're still standing today.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      And who in the world cares about "democratic access to holy sites" anyway?

      May 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
    • ASC

      Joe, no one can deny that the structures are still standing today. However, it is also true that prior to 1967 access to the holy sites including the walled city of Jerusalem was off limits to anyone who was not muslim. It was also true that when the Israeli's liberated Jerusalem in 1967 what they found was that the immediate area surrounding the walled city was usaed as a garbage dump with rotting trash piled 6 feet deep and icluded decomposing bodies. The Jewish and Armenian quarters of the city were in decay, this is how the arab states took care of the holy Christian, Jewish, and other religious sites. I lived in Israel for over 14 years (returned to America in 97) and I have seen numerous photographs of this when I was in the army.

      The Israeli's on the other hand cherish these sites, including the arab quarter. Since Israel has been in control of Jerusalem a mandate calls for all structures to be built of "Jerusalem Stone" (dolomite), which is what the ancient structures were built from. The result? A beutiful, well maintained clean city with it's original ancient look intact.

      Just saying.

      May 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
  22. blessedgeek

    Dear Almighty,

    I am sorry that Israel needs to live and live it will.

    Perhaps, there are people who believe strongly that you have created new cultures and religions that are meant to replace Jews as the "chosen people". See, dear Almighty, these people don't even understand what "chosen people" means. They think "chosen people" means some ultra man band of people with super powers and they are ever so enthusiastic to replace Jews as the "chosen people".

    "Chosen People" is not a privilege. not an advantage. It is a responsibility and a chore. A chore that nobody should want. It is the short end of the stick. And those people don't even know that. There are many Jews who have chosen to relinquish that chore and have chosen to be Christians or other religions. Those Jews have no guts.

    A Jew does not depend on any messiah for salvation. They depend on self-resolve to survive. At the bleeding edge of survival. There are many people and nations who are under the shadows of tyranny, hunger and poverty. Throughout history, Jews have undergone massacre, tyranny, betrayal, hunger and poverty. Perhaps, now is a calm between the storms.

    We cannot let go and be negligent. We must persevere, in the face of criticism. Some of us introspectively criticize the Jewish nation. That is good, but dear LORD, self-criticism does not mean we will let go and let someone else take away possession of the land of blood, tears and sweat – misnomered as the promised land of milk and honey.

    No, no, no, dear LORD, regardless of what people think – Israel will live.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
    • blessedgeek

      Adonai is our Shepherd
      We SHALL NOT be in want
      He lay us down in lush vegetation
      He leads us besides calming waters
      He restores our lives
      He encircles us within the encirclement of righteousness for His Name

      Yes even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death
      We shall fear no evil
      For You are with us
      Your shepherding staff and your sceptre – they are comforting us

      You concierges a table before us
      As an affront to our enemies
      You luxuriate our head with oil
      Our cups overflows

      Surely goodness and mercy will pursue us all the days of our lives
      And we will prolong our dwelling in your presence for many more days.

      May 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  23. barbara

    fareed is another liberal looser on cnn we should ignore his stupid liberal opinion ,liberals will never like israel and will always find excuses for these Muslim terrorist animals

    May 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
    • John

      And you Barbara a zionist looser.
      The animal is you. Remember, you'll never win, you can kill palestinians as much as you can but other voices will raise.

      May 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
      • barbara

        I am not a zionist u liar ,just becasue i hate this liberal fareed doesnt make me a zionist.

        May 29, 2011 at 11:46 pm |
    • Peikovian

      I'm worse than a Zionist, John. I'm an atheist who can picture you getting bum-rushed in the prison washroom.

      June 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  24. Albert

    Fareed is an Arab with extremely biased views against Israel. Asking him about Israel is like asking a Nazi what he thinks about Jews (of course I am not saying that Fareed is a Nazi!)

    May 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      Fareed is an American. A loyal American, realistically thinking about America's interests in the world.

      May 29, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
  25. Jesus Is Lord

    God bless the Jewish people and their promised Land – Israel.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  26. Jim

    At 65 years old, I have watched and listened and read about the "happenings"in the Middle East for a long time. Atrocities have been committed by both sides. Israel has had to defend itself from the moment the nation was created by a United Nations resolution (not unlike the one the Palestinians are now seeking.) It was wrong for European nations to interfere with the geopolitics of the Middle East, but it was politically popular. Once done, Arabs declared war on Israel threatening to "wipe them off the face of the earth." This was also wrong. Year after year, decade after decade Israel was attacked for no reason other than being a Jewish State. Wrong again, but it continued with the backing of "outside" friends and supporters. The US,and rightfully so, became a staunch ally of Israel. As Israel became stronger, it has been in a much better position to defend itself, but the US continued(for political reasons as well as security reasons) to support Israel with money and weapons. While this is understandable, a blind allegiance to Israeli policy was, ad continues to be, WRONG. The entire situation has been built upon and maintained by a series of WRONGS on both sides. It has gotten to the point wherein the Arab states are frustrated with this endless situation, and Israel has become arrogant and intransigent because of the "unwavering support" of the US. Perhaps if all third parties were to remove their "influence" both sides would see the need to sit down and work together to solve their problems. .On their own, neither side could threaten or dictate to the other.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      Thanks for your comment. We (America) need to be more detached from this situation and we need to think more about our own self interest as a nation, within the parameters of humanitarian regard for others (all others) and the way to peace and avoidance of humanitarian disaster.

      May 29, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  27. Steven

    This is disappointing. Mr. Zakaria, have you ever visited Israel? As a non-Jewish Asian-American, I had the opportunity to visit Israel last summer. It reminded me a lot of my parents home country. A small nation outnumbered by enemies, it has still managed to make for an existence. Trust me, the Israelis don't want war. I had lunch with a number of IDF officers and one told me about her experiences during the intifadas. How would you feel if your father went to lunch and the next day the restaurant blew up? What would happen if your kids couldn't take a bus because of the threat of bombing? What would you do if you had to run for an air raid shelter every time some boneheaded Palestinian decided to launch a rocket? I guarantee you if some guy started launching explosives into my yard at midnight, I'd first ask the police and military to deal with him, and if that didn't work, go do it myself. The Israelis show incredible restraint and yet here you are accusing them of being stubborn. OF COURSE THEY'RE STUBBORN. I sure as hell wouldn't sign away the future of my kids and neighbors to placate and bunch of liberals.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      Steven, as you noted, there are many countries in the world surrounded by enemies. And there are (at the very least) two sides to every conflict. So the question is, why are we, as Americans, involved? Other than humanitarian concerns, why should we be supporting Israel unless they are progressing, very rapidly, towards a solution and an accommodation with the people in their region? The solution to this problem has been known, has been on the table, for 20 years or so. Obama simply reiterated what has been said on both sides for a long, long time. And N. gives him, us, the finger. Israel needs us, we don't need them, and we aren't getting anything out of this "relationship". It is time to start insisting on a quick and expedient settlement.

      May 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
  28. John

    To all the zionists insulting Obama and Fareed, it's easy for you when you have full support from us.
    I wish USA stop helping you, perhaps you'll be more respectful.
    Bunch of ungrateful.
    It has always been like that. Traitors!

    May 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • Peikovian

      You speak for St. Coprolite, John. That's your holy vision.

      June 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  29. Oscar D

    Fareed, when the Palestinians recognize Israeli's right to exist as a Jewish state there will be peace. Until then there will not. What you propose for Israel is the peace of the grave.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
    • reACTIONary

      What is being proposed (by Obama, not Fareed) is what has been proposed consistently for the last 20 years. If the outcome of its acceptance is "the peace of the grave", then that is the only peace Israel will have. I don't see why America should put up with the disrespect and disregard that N. showed to the President. It is time to start pulling a few strings and making sure Israel understands who is supporting whom. We don't need Israel, Israel needs us. I don't see what we get for our time, trouble and treasure. Let them work it out with the Palestinians on their own.

      May 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  30. misi

    steve why are you in US if you hate Americans . go and be in patestine.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
    • John

      Hey Misi, I think Steve lives in the US and have the right to support his country and fight against injustice.
      It looks like you're supporting the zionist ideology, it will be fair for YOU to leave the US and go to israel

      May 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
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