His view on some things has changed, but its funny how a lot of the stuff he said back then is still very relevant today.
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:26
one day this liar will be put on trial in the Hague. Israel cannot continue down this one way street. The world wants this aparthied country to change
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:25
Well then the world has a problem Simon. Was watching Exodus the other day, and paul Newman said something along the lines of...He (the person in question) will sell us out like all the others, in the end we can only rely on ourselves. As a Jew I know the only country I can rely on to care for my needs is Israel, so the world can either like it or lump it.
Also, ironic how you call Bibi a liar. I think he speaks nothing but the truth. He told Obama the Right of Return ain't gonna happen, he told the world that Jerusalem will never be divided. I know the truth might not be what you want to hear, but you have to respect the guy for telling it like it is.
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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:33
I dunno, Snoddy....he scares the hell out of me.
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 14:24
The idea that the world's most dependent country can tell the world to like it or lump it is hilarious. The world , including the US, has made up its mind what it wants and will get it. It isn't anywhere near Bibi's vision.
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 15:39
'the world's most dependent country' ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
Serious, that comment was surly said tongue in cheek. I mean last time i looked Israel's economy was, how a young one might phrase, smashing it. However, if you mean dependent on G-d, that i can agree with
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 08:16
Was watching Exodus the other day,
This was one of the most idiotic naive films ever to come out of Hollywood. Try watching The Promise instead.
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:18
Robert, the last time I looked Israel was the biggest recipient of US aid by many a mile,receiving more aid then the whole of poverty stricken sub Saharan Africa put together.
The previous time I looked Israel was dependent for its very existence on the iron shield of American diplomatic protection, without which it wouldn't last five minutes.
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:09
Watched The Promise, didn't rate the acting in it. The story line was quite inventive though, very imaginative! If the writer got his historical facts right, maybe he could’ve made a documentary as opposed to a drama series.
Also Jon, Israel receives around $3 billion of aid from the US. Although I am grateful for this, unfortunately the aid stipulates that it has to be reinvested back into the American economy via the purchase of over inflated weaponry from US firms.
Israel's GDP as of the end of 2010 was $217 billion, which is actually is comparable to that of Egypt, even though Egypt has more than ten times as many inhabitants. Therefore, the $3 billion in aid from the US is merely a drop in the ocean, but I suppose every little helps!
It just pains you Jon that this tiny nation has managed to create such a successful economy whilst your country and the rest of Europe is going to the dogs. I actually take it as a compliment that Israel's success annoys you so much!
If you want to continue this argument, I would appreciate some facts and figures. I understand if you are unwilling to take this upon yourself.
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 11:32
If you want to continue this argument,
will do Robert. Lets call it a discussion huh ?
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 14:13
'the world's most dependent country'
That's an exaggeration. There was some dependency after the Nixon Administration came to Israel's aid during the Yom Kippur War. Israel returned the favor by often supporting US allies in Central America. They supplied troops to Nicaraguan dictator Somoza from 1978 to 1979, and aided the Contras.
However, Israel doesn't owe the US a blank check, and won't cut its own throat to please a US president.
Fri, 06/10/2011 - 09:50
Otway, you will in fact find that, per capita, the Palestinians receive more aid than any other people on earth, despite their need not being nearly as great as sub-Saharan Africa. Most of this aid is also squandered and siphoned off into luxury villas of fatah officials or disappears into Swiss bank accounts.
Israel gives the US a lot. The Palestinians hate the US and incite violence and terrorism against her. It is right that the US supports Israel. They shouldn't give qa penny to people who hate her - like the Palestinians.
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