What do you think of Benjamin Netanyahu? He is the brother of the late Col Yoni Netanyahu, who was killed during the raid.

Bibi is now the head of Likud. I want to see him get another term as PM. He knew how to deal with the animals in Gaza and the West Bank.


Even though I'm an American, I'll respond. I admire Netanyahu, and it infuriated me when the bumbling Clinton administration helped defeat him for re-election by helping Labor against Likud.
All of the unulateral concessions that Sharon, Olmert and the Kadima Party have made to the PA have come to nothing. Hamas and Hezbollah do not want to co-exist with Israel; they want to destroy Israel. Like the communists, they regard negotiations with the enemy as a tool to get at the negotiating table what they could not get on the battlefield. In this case, it is the weakening of Israel so that they may eventually destroy her.
My view is that Israel needs Netanyahu right now and they will soon return him to power when they realize that appeasement does not work.
Has no one learned the lessons of Munich?


Speaking of Netanyahu, he PWNed some dumb idiot on BBC.

When Benjamin Netanyahu was interviewed on British television last week, the interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Lebanese have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?"

Netanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?"

Interviewer: Why not?"�

Netanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war was caused by Germany's aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden, burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima. Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children's hospital, killing 83 little children. Perhaps you have another question?"


Good for him!!
Although a lot of the public doesn't want to believe it, much of the press in both the USA and Europe is heavily biased against both the US and Israel. I note the excessive coverage of Abu Griab in the NYT, and the coverage against Israel in the BBC. These are just two examples out of many. Which is a shame, especially about the BBC, because the Beeb puts out soome of the best dramas anywhere. If Entebbe were done today, the press would be on Israel's back faster than ugly on an ape, saying how the response was 'excessive', etc.
Like I say, has no one learned the lessons of Munich and 1938?


That is true, the BBC and England in general give us some of the most brilliant programmes and films and theatrical productions and actors and actress and novelsts and poets that exist yet the BBC and England are anti-Israel and the BBC itself can be labeled as anti-semitic because they have produced and broadcast anti-semitic radio dramatizations and recitations written by Arabs and Persians yet have refused to produce and broadcast radio dramatizations and recitations written by Jewish Israelis or any writings about the Middle East written by Jews.


I just looked back at this thread. Look who's PM again!!!

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I think he and the hardliners will ensure that the fighting and destruction continues, and that their actions have more in common with an abused child who becomes a bully than an oppressed people. Israel has many grievances but has also created as many in the Occupied Territories. Someone has to finally say enough and find a way to live in peace, but Netanyanhu has constantly demonstrated he has no interest in this area. Rabin did and was murdered by an Israeli for his troubles. Even Begin, as hard line as they came, came to the realization that peace was the only future for all. Yes, it must come hand in hand with a renunciation of violence by the PLO, Hamas, and other groups. Bombings must stop, but eviction of Palestinians to make way for Israeli settlers must also stop.

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I want to see him get another term as PM. He knew how to deal with the animals in Gaza and the West Bank.

With that sort of statement being made regularly by Israelis is there a wonder that many in the civilised world don't exactly have that rosy a view of Israel.

Also "Bibi" is bad for the Middle-East, the world and even Israel; he's worse than that terrorist Begin.


The original posters in this thread pretty much exemplify why the world is such an awful place.

And the BBC is so anti-Israel that it never says ''military occupation'' in regards to the occupied zone and always has an official Israeli spokesman on hand to remind us how oppressed and harassed Israel is.

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