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Netanyahu says Gaza war has entered new stage and will be 'long and difficult'

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Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu is treating Palestinians in Gaza worse that his countrymen were treated in Germany during the Second World War.

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Being holocaust victim during WW2 that doesn't mean have right to do genocide.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2023/10/14/this-is-genocide

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Inflict more misery on your adversaries that they can possibly stand, Biden look like a big fool, knowing Bibi has a history of betrayal of America,like the the snake he is

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Lots of orthodox Jews engage in welfare fraud in NY,they believe their main purpose in life is read the taldmage and wait for the Messiah to return and not work Google Orthodox Jews NY Welfare Fraud

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Of course Israel is committing war crimes. Now, by the same logic, you should point a finger at Russia's leaders for committing war crimes. Can you admit it? We're all waiting..

The rate of civilian losses in Palestine is orders of magnitude higher than that of civilians in Ukraine.

The total civilian deaths in Palestine will soon surpass those in Ukraine, despite the fact that the conflict in Ukraine has been raging for much longer.

Whomever accused Russia of war crimes should point the same finger at Israel otherwise they are exposed as disingenuous, hypocritical and dishonest.

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Top 5 Bibi enabler will post Hamas are terrorists,when have they not been terrorist,while Israel funded them through Qatar, (2)Hamas are Nazis,their historical evidence that lots of Jews collaboration with Nazis, willingly and Israel established a special court to try Jewish collaboration (3)God justified this war,the same god ,that stood by while Israelis were (4) This beginning of the rapture,usher in Jesus returns,to reclaim his throne,if I was Jesus,I would come no where earth, because of all the hell is going on and finally and number (5) Jesus say he who liveth by the sword,shall die by the sword and beat you swords into plowshares

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There is no war in Palestine but there is a massacre…

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I agree, this is going to be a long and drawn out War .. if it is to the "end" as I suspect the Israeli Government is suggesting.

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“It will be long and difficult,” he said. “We are ready.”

Israel has the right to defend itself at all costs.

Israel didn't want this, but apparently the Arabs did, so now they are going to feel the wrath of the strongest country in the Middle East. Hezbollah is shooting missiles into civilian populations in northern Israel--the Arab war crimes continue.

I'm wondering if Hamas supporters still think it was a good idea to massacre 1400 civilians in Israel, and kidnap more than 200 people.

Hamas beheaded and murdered infants, children, women, the elderly, the disabled, but did anyone see Palestinian Arabs protesting this slaughter? How about now? Is there a mass Arab movement pushing for Hamas to release the hostages?

No.

But we saw Palestinian and other Arabs dancing and celebrating the massacre of innocent people.

We don't see them dancing anymore though, and that is a good sign.

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This is just appalling. It's a Humanitarian disaster.

They are just on a blood fueled rage of holus bolus revenge killing of anyone in the animal pen that is Gaza.

It's murder.

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Glad I’m flying out of here (AOR) in the next 48 hours…it’s going to get worse around here.

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For some background, lets take a look at common statements often cited by various groupings of peoples to see how intractable this Situation has become - not just regionally, but Globally... these statements will certainly enrage both sides - which is the point on how intractable the current situation is.

(Note: These statements are not my own... they're taken from various internet sources).

The History of Israel and Palestine has been intertwined in many Wars over many Millenia.

Hamas is a Terrorist organization and they run the Gaza strip.

Israel is not a Terrorist run Country.

Hamas embeds itself amongst the Palestinian population, drawing upon them all to fill it's ranks.

Israel has an Army which is clearly separated from its Civilians

Hamas uses civilian infrastructure to hide behind/unerneath.

Israel does not hide its Military

Hamas is aligned with Islam.

Israel is aligned with Judaism.

Hamas is associated with Iran - an arch-enemy of the U.S.

Israel is associated with the US and vice-versa.

Islamic Terrorists have strapped bombs to themselves (even Women and Children) all around the World and blow themselves up to cause chaos in those regions all under the guise of supporting their goals.

Citizens of Israeli don't go around suicide bombing people in other Countries.

Hamas are fighting for the freedom of the Palestinian people

Israel has a right to exist as History dictates

Hamas is fighting for the right for Palestinian people to have their own Independent Country

Israel just wants to be left alone.

Islamic Terrorists are a threat to the rest of the World

Judaism doesn't have Terrorists and therefore isn't a threat to the rest of the World

Jewish people are thought of as always being Wealthy Individuals.

Muslim / Islamic peoples are always thought of as not being Wealthy.

Jewish peoples are a level up from the Amish - they keep to themselves, but have stepped out of their surroundings to expand.

Muslims / Islamic's integrate within other societies without hinderance - and that is a perceived threat.

Jewish people are seen as being Politically Powerful - Globally

Criticism of the Israeli Government is Criticism of Jews as a whole and is a Crime - Globally

Saying "anything" that is deemed not supportive of Israel can get you fired or worse make you unemployable.

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Israel do not have a no right,if it start causing American lives and money,they say Biden is pissed off at Bibi for launching the ground invasion,that cost him Michigan Google Biden Michigan Arab Voters

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It is written, you reap what you sow. This is what you get…don’t act surprised

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Israel has the right to defend itself at all costs.

Funny how that cost never includes stopping Israeli Zionist colonizers from stealing Palestinian homes and land.

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Deliberately withholding food, water, fuel, electricity and medical aid from a captive civilian population while simultaneously bombing the hell out of the entire city. If that isn’t a war crime, then what is exactly? As usual Israel gets away with it because their supporters in the west ignore it or make excuses for it. It’s a disgrace.

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Israel has the right to defend itself at all costs.

They have the absolute right to defend their Jewish nation and homeland, not only that, they have a moral obligation to do so.

Israel didn't want this, but apparently the Arabs did, so now they are going to feel the wrath of the strongest country in the Middle East. Hezbollah is shooting missiles into civilian populations in northern Israel--the Arab war crimes continue.

I'm wondering if Hamas supporters still think it was a good idea to massacre 1400 civilians in Israel, and kidnap more than 200 people.

Hamas beheaded and murdered infants, children, women, the elderly, the disabled, but did anyone see Palestinian Arabs protesting this slaughter? How about now? Is there a mass Arab movement pushing for Hamas to release the hostages? 

No.

Absolutely not, there is not one photo or video that shows the IDF kidnapping, rapping women and beheading babies, using them as hostages and human shields imagine if the IDF just went in, kidnapped 200 Palestinians and cut off the heads of babies to try and get Gazans off their land, how would the Muslim world react? How would the international community act?

But we saw Palestinian and other Arabs dancing and celebrating the massacre of innocent people.

We don't see them dancing anymore though, and that is a good sign.

100% spot on.

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Bass4,why cannot you be defend Trump and his craziness ,the people of Israel,think they are catching hell now, continue on this path , the world has spoken and the world say enough is enough

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When will Biden send US troops to Gaza? The American hostages taken by Hamaswere desperately need your rescue. They were crying in the Hamas underground tunnels!

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“It will be long and difficult,” he said. “We are ready.”

There is a special place in HELL for those who KILL Women and Children.

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Hamas is NOT going anywhere, by now the Palestinians are more determined than ever to Fight till the BITTER end with or without Hamas.

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why cannot you be defend Trump

Not sure how Trump got into this conversation…

and his craziness ,the people of Israel,think they are catching hell now, continue on this path , the world has spoken and the world say enough is enough

It doesn’t matter what the world thinks, Israel has the right to defend and seek out and eliminate the people that did this, no questions or doubt about it. We got OBL, El Baghdadi and Soleimani, let the Israelis do what they need to do to cut this cancer out. No country would allow such a horrific attack go unpunished. Again, Israel has a moral obligation to hold the people responsible and to see this through until the bitter end.

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Get em BiBI and be done with it. Its enough.

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When enough Blood is spilled Arabs and Jews alike will MOURN the death of their loved ones, Hamas will still be there and so will Israel. War mongers may rest in HELL and so their supporters.

Israel and Hamas will carry on with their HATE & TWISTED ideologies and the victims will never forget.

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The people of Israel deserve Bibi,and the hell that came along with him on Israel

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I'm wondering if Hamas supporters still think it was a good idea to massacre 1400 civilians in Israel, and kidnap more than 200 people.

I think this is exactly the response Hamas wanted - war.

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These are holy wars, the scourge of the humanity.

If it wasn’t for religion or ethnocentric there would be no wars.

We’re a dreadful species who think we’re so smart.

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Only thing the US got to show for 9/11 revenge is more dead American more than ,that died on 9/11 in the thousands in while in the military in Iraq and 100 of thousands of innocence dead Iraqis and some are still killing themselves each day Google US Military Death In Iraq

I understand, and I don’t want to drag this out and making this about Iraq and the lies associated with it to go and do what we did, however, in the end, the two people responsible for masterminding that operation that had killed close to 3000 people all met their same fate and for that I’m glad in the end. We did what we had to do ultimately and so will Israel.

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Spanish Minister Lone Bellara calls Netan. a "" War Criminal ""

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoK1Ix4n_C8

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Here is a link for an article in the Free Pree by Alan Johnson. It was a speech given in 2014 after the 50 day war between Gaza and Israel. It's a long read, but worth it, especially since the points made still apply to this day.

www.thefp.com/p/six-myths-about-hamas

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Why is the headline "Netanyahu says...."?

Should the article even attempt to be impartial? We need to know what is happening. The starting point must not be one side's opinion.

Will Ukraine coverage now start with "Putin says.."?

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Many hundreds of thousands of pro-Arab protestors across Europe calling for a ceasefire and aid to Gaza. 8,000 Arabs were killed, 60% women and children.

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Members of Brooklyn's orthodox Jewish community join THOUSANDS of pro-Palestine protestors at a rally slamming Israel's war in Gaza.

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Many hundreds of thousands of pro-Arab protestors across Europe calling for a ceasefire and aid to Gaza.

So? Do you think Israel is going to change their strategy because of antisemitic demonstrations?

Those anti-Israel mobs should be calling on Hamas to stop hoarding fuel and food.

8,000 Arabs were killed, 60% women and children.

Nah, that's fake news.

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We did what we had to do ultimately and so will Israel.

Then take care of Iran. It's enough

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kohakuebisu

Why is the headline "Netanyahu says...."?

Should the article even attempt to be impartial? We need to know what is happening. The starting point must not be one side's opinion.

Will Ukraine coverage now start with "Putin says.."?

Because it's AP, which sold its soul a very long time ago:

"The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/30/associated-press-cooperation-nazis-revealed-germany-harriet-scharnberg

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Members of Brooklyn's orthodox Jewish community join THOUSANDS of pro-Palestine protestors at a rally slamming Israel's war in Gaza.

You are talking about the Ulta-Orthodox Jewish community a small fringe group that is anti-Isreal.

They do not make up for the majority of Pro-Isreali Jewish supporters. so when you say members of the Orthodox Jewish Community, be specific.

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https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ultra-orthodox-anti-zionist/

These are some very seriously crazy people.

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bass4funk

These are some very seriously crazy people.

They are still Jews. Not all Jews support Netanyahu and his war in Gaza killing thousands of women and children.

In London Jewish groups joined the protestors.

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Israel's zionism has long been morally bankrupt. The massacre from the skie in Gaza is Guernica dialed to 11. I still hold out hope that decent Jews will prevail in finding a modus vivendi with their Arab brethren (living together in ONE state)

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They are still Jews.

That a majority of Jewish people don't take seriously, especially in the US or Israel. So how about this, Nazis are Christian, I do not like or take these people seriously, the same thing.

Not all Jews support Netanyahu and his war in Gaza killing thousands of women and children.

Not all Americans support Biden and his involvement with this Russian/Ukranian war killing thousands of men, women, and children.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Message to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu: So after 6 million Jewish people in the gas chambers of Auschwitz you are now roasting 2.2 million Palestinians in a fire oven?

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They are still Jews.

That a majority of Jewish people don't take seriously, especially in the US or Israel. So how about this, Nazis are Christian, I do not like or take these people seriously, the same thing

Which Jews do you take seriously?

The majority of Jews in the US vote Democrat and you see Democrat voters in a very negative light.

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Which Jews do you take seriously? 

Not them

The majority of Jews in the US vote Democrat and you see Democrat voters in a very negative light.

Yes, but the majority of them still support overwhelmingly Israel and its right to exist.

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Message to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu: So after 6 million Jewish people in the gas chambers of Auschwitz you are now roasting 2.2 million Palestinians in a fire oven?

So why is Hamas not allowing the majority of the people that want to go, to leave? If Hamas cared about its people why on God's green earth would they build their headquarters underneath a major hospital? If Hamas cared about its people why are they taking fuel, food, and aid from their own people to fight a war they know they can never win?

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Message to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu: So after 6 million Jewish people in the gas chambers of Auschwitz you are now roasting 2.2 million Palestinians in a fire oven?

About 900,000 Jews were murdered at the camps in the area known as Auschwitz. Not all of them by gas.

But your point about Netanyahu is on point.

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bass4funk

Which Jews do you take seriously? 

> Not them

You have to accept all Jews regardless.

The majority of Jews in the US vote Democrat and you see Democrat voters in a very negative light.

Yes, but the majority of them still support overwhelmingly Israel and its right to exist.

Many non-Jews also support Israel's right to exist. I do. But are opposed to the current level of bombing in Gaza. Supporting the Arabs is not supporting Hamas. You can't kill Hamas by killing all 2.2 million Gaza Arabs.

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That a majority of Jewish people don't take seriously, especially in the US or Israel. So how about this, Nazis are Christian, I do not like or take these people seriously, the same thing.

The Nazis were not Christians. They were into mysticism. Which they made into Nazi occultism.

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“It will be long and difficult,” he said. “We are ready.”

I understand it can be long, because killing 2M people takes some time, but why difficult? Palestinians have sticks and stones and not in a mood to fight the invasion while Israeli army has all types of modern weapons. Meanwhile the few thousands of HAMAS terrorists are probably already not in Gaza anymore.

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The only practical solution I can imagine is to force Egypt to let Palestinians escape to there.

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I'm wondering if Hamas supporters still think it was a good idea to massacre 1400 civilians in Israel, and kidnap more than 200 people.

1400 israelian civilians killed for 4000 palestinian children killed

children.

and people still defend israel, what a shame

i'm waiting to see what people like you will say when Israel will use an atomic bomb but I think it's the same stupid excuse a country used when they used twice an atomic bomb : we have to stop the war (when Japan already asked for surrender, check the Internet)(if you can)

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The Arabs do not want to leave Gaza because they know they will never be allowed back. Just like in 1948.

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Many of the Palestinian "Arabs" are likely descendants of the Jews who never emigrated (absurd to think they all did). No matter, all human lives are equally precious: enough of this 10 Arabs for 1 Jew obscene calculus.

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