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Steve Benson

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  1. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 2 years ago

    I seriously doubt that’s what Bibi’s thinking.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Thank you, Israel! We’re with you!”

    Who’s “we”? To paraphrase President Bush, I’m not with them. I’m against them. I am against any kind of support for Israel and Palestine until the two get serious about peace. Both sides are guilt of continuing the cycle of conflict. Both sides have committed of crimes against innocent civilians. Neither side deserves our support.

  3. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Obama has been a success in Israel so far! http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/listen-to-obama.premium-1.511236

  4. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As usual Harleyquinn is so far from the truth it’s disgusting. http://www.haaretz.com/obama-visits-israel/full-text-of-obama-s-speech-in-jerusalem-so-long-as-there-is-a-united-states-of-america-ah-tem-lo-lah-vahd-1.511078

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Here are the death statistics for the Palestinians, and Israelis… Just an F.Y.I.. for those of you interested. B’Tselem-The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. http://btselem.org/statistics/fatalities/any/by-date-of-event

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stats/deaths

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s no longer 2010, or had you not noticed? The Israeli students loved Obama.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You didn’t even read President Obama’s speech. You are falling all over yourself to try to discredit a great paper from Israel.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Wow. A supreme effort in right-wing incoherence and incomprehension. The most touching part of Obama’s speech wasn’t even from a script. Or maybe you think there was a secret teleprompter? You really should read the news from time to time, you’d look less like an ignoramus.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Haaretz is Israel’s oldest newspaper and the world’s leading Israeli paper in the English language! It’s also considered Israel’s most influential paper!

  11. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I often read the Haaretz and have often posted url links to their articles. It is an excellent newspaper. When I was in Israel, it was the newspaper I read every morning before breakfast and I have been reading it on and off since.


    Oh-oh…in your eyes, and every other person of an ultra- conservative nature, that’s condemned that newspaper. But still, a fine newspaper.

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I watched the coverage of Obama’s visit to Israel, West Bank & now Jordan on Al Jazeera English. Very good coverage of the entire visit.
    His speeches were all televised live.

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Thanks omQ R! :-D

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    ‘“Haaretz describes itself as broadly liberal on domestic issues and international affairs. "


    Yeah, I agree with that self-description.


    ’Others describe it alternatively as liberal, centre-left, left-wing, or even hard left.


    Hard left? Hardly. Centre-left, for sure.


    ‘David Remnick in The New Yorker described Haaretz as “easily the most liberal newspaper in Israel”, its ideology as left-wing and its temper as “insistently oppositional.”


    Excellent, the 4th estate doing its work.


    ’US weekly, The Nation, describes Haaretz as “Israel’s liberal beacon”, citing its editorials voicing opposition to the occupation, the security barrier, discriminatory treatment of Arab citizens, and the mindset that led to the Second Lebanon War.‘


    And these are noble positions to hold, and importantly, for many Israelis to hold.
    Whilst in Israel, I met many Israelis who held these same views which is one of the reasons I remain somewhat optimistic there is a vocal minority who hopefully will come to fore one day.


    ’Andrea Levin, executive director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA)‘
    CAMERA is known for its pro-Israel media monitoring and advocacy”


    This same organisation, a “Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting”, was noted in CAMERA campaign in Wikipedia’
    My quote from wiki entry: ‘Five editors involved in the campaign were sanctioned by Wikipedia administrators, who wrote that Wikipedia’s open nature “is fundamentally incompatible with the creation of a private group to surreptitiously coordinate editing”.‘


    Back to Ansonia’s quotes: ‘In March 2010, The Jerusalem Post reported that a pollster was unhappy with the way his poll results regarding Israeli views regarding President Obama were presented in the English edition of Haaretz, which he felt was ’misleading’, due to the fact that the Hebrew word ‘inyani’ had been interpreted as ‘fair’ instead of ‘businesslike’.’


    The Jerusalem Post
    “While it was once regarded as left-wing, the paper underwent a noticeable shift to the right in the late 1980s.”
    “Left-wing and right-wing columns are often featured on the editorial pages. It espouses economic positions close to those of libertarianism: tight fiscal control on public spending, curbing of welfare, cutting taxes, and anti-union monopoly legislation, among others.”[citation needed]
    ”The paper competes with Haaretz newspaper"


    And your point was…?

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    They recognized he STRONGLY supports Israel.

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