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Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state if he is re-elected

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"Israel’s numerous security challenges"

Look where Israel is. No wonder they have numerous security challenges.

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The good thing is that he will probably not be re-elected.

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The good thing is that he will probably not be re-elected.

Kabukilover -- one can hope.

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The US should remove formal relations with Israel then if he is re-elected.

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"Netanyahu, who has governed for the past six years and has long been the most dominant personality in Israeli politics, has watched his standing plummet in recent weeks."

A last minute desperate ploy. The only card he has left is the nationalistic one.

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Adios.

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The US should remove formal relations with Israel then if he is re-elected.

Israel is a nuclear power. Do you really want them without a leash?

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Correct me if I'm wrong @Schultz, but I can't think of any case in history of a country breaking off diplomatic relations because it disapproved of the winner of another country's election. There has got to be a better reason to sever ties than that.

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I hope he loses. In the end, just as only the Israelis can guarantee Israel's security, only they can save Israel, the brilliant dream and the flawed reality, from themselves.

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I do like the tough bones of mr.Netanyahu and but i dont think his stance is feasible . The Palestine state is existing customers everyday and it is not good for israel not recognize the its existence . You are just helping the hamas and putting your nation in danger.

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The US should remove formal relations with Israel then if he is re-elected.

Sorry,that response should have been directed to scipantheist.

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So essentially "If I am elected, I will ensure millions remain stateless, impoverished, and oppressed."

What a foul piece of work this man is.

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@GalapagosnoGairaishu This would be breaking off relations because of the illegal (according to international law) building of settlements. Normally I would agree that it shouldn't just be because of an election, but in this case, this is a man throwing out all notion of human rights.

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Netanyahu has also complained of an international conspiracy to oust him

The left is doing that, burying its head in the sand time after time

"International conspiracy", "The Left".. Do Israelis not feel insulted that their elected leader thinks they're so stupid?

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I hope he does get reelected.

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A politician the world could do without. The fact that the extreme right in the US adore him speaks volumes about his character.

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Israel is a nuclear power. Do you really want them without a leash?

I sometimes wonder who is on the leash, and who is holding it.

I can't think of any case in history of a country breaking off diplomatic relations because it disapproved of the winner of another country's election. There has got to be a better reason to sever ties than that.

There are plenty reasons to do so.

Anyway, Palestine does exist, and it is recognized by many countries. The occupation of Palestine by Israel is also recognized by the world as being illegal.

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A politician the world could do without. The fact that the extreme right in the US adore him speaks volumes about his character.

More like, speaks volumes that the left do not or refuse to see the danger, Hamas and other radical terrorists pose to Israel.

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He's a stand-up guy. Not like the cowards who constantly vow to terrorize Isreal. Give them no state, for which would only act as a base to launch terrorism @ Netanyahu.

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' The occupation of Palestine by Israel is also recognized by the world as being illegal.'

Not by the extreme right in the US. We saw how much regard they had for international law by invading Iraq. For many crackpots on the US right this is at the level of a biblical struggle, not piddling international laws.

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bass4funk: "I hope he does get reelected."

Everyone who wants war does, yes. Fortunately for the world, though, these most people actually want peace. Netanyahu clearly does not, going against even his promise way back when of not building settlements and trying to talk with those who want a Palestinian state. He has otherwise made he clear he wants war, so hopefully this clearly desperate last-minute act will fall flat on its face and we can finally say goodbye to this absolute maniac.

If he does win, the US should cut off Israel completely.

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The last president who threatened to cut off Israel's funding was JFK.

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Until Palestine acknowledges Israels existance, I would be against them having a state too. THey blew it in '48

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@Yeinats AFAIK the PLO acknowledges Israel's right to exist. And I don't think any sane person says Hamas should be dealt with in any way other than with violence. That doesn't mean Israel gets to build settlements everywhere.

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Netanyahu on Monday ruled out the establishment of a Palestinian state and vowed to keep building east Jerusalem settlements

And now we know why the world is slowly but gradually coming to the inescapable conclusion that Netanyahu is a complete and utter a-hole.

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bass4funk: "I hope he does get reelected."

Everyone who wants war does, yes.

No, that's another liberal delusinal statement that libs love to throw around because they know making a hollow deal with Iran does nothing for anyone except for them there are 12 Democrats that are siding with the Republicans on this as well and I know they aren't war happy!

Fortunately for the world, though, these most people actually want peace.

If that's true, the Dems and this president wouldn't make this deal.

Netanyahu clearly does not, going against even his promise way back when of not building settlements and trying to talk with those who want a Palestinian state.

And please tell me at this, what have the Palestinians done over the years that gives them a right to statehood?

He has otherwise made he clear he wants war,

Where specifically did Netanyahu say, he was looking forward to go to war with Iran. Show me any statement where he said that.

so hopefully this clearly desperate last-minute act will fall flat on its face and we can finally say goodbye to this absolute maniac.

I hope not.

If he does win, the US should cut off Israel completely.

ROFL! That will never happen.

Not by the extreme right in the US.

Not only the right.

We saw how much regard they had for international law by invading Iraq.

After 14 resolutions, we had every right.

For many crackpots on the US right this is at the level of a biblical struggle, not piddling international laws.

But what about the about the loons on the left that feel that way? You forgot to mention Stop thinking that parties are monolithic in their geopolitical ideological views.

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The international community overwhelmingly supports the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip

The international community also overwhelmingly supported the ouster of communists from Afghanistan, Saddam from Iraq, Gaddhafi from Libya and now Assad from Syria. The 'international community' have overwhelmingly got egg on their faces each time, but it seems the 'international community' overwhelmingly refuses to learn.

Netanyahu said that turning over captured territory to the Palestinians would clear the way for Islamic extremists to take control and attack Israel.

True but nobody wants to accept it.

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' The occupation of Palestine by Israel is also recognized by the world as being illegal.'

Not by the extreme right in the US. We saw how much regard they had for international law by invading Iraq. For many crackpots on the US right this is at the level of a biblical struggle, not piddling international laws.

Indeed, it's time for the American people to get rid of those crackpots in government. This would solve many problems at home, and also give the Palestinians a decent chance to live free lives. As it is now, the israelis can do anything they like, and America will support them.

The last president who threatened to cut off Israel's funding was JFK.

Yeah, and we all know how that turned out...

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'For many crackpots on the US right this is at the level of a biblical struggle, not piddling international laws.

But what about the about the loons on the left that feel that way? You forgot to mention Stop thinking that parties are monolithic in their geopolitical ideological views.'

I said for 'many'. In my admittedly limited knowledge of the English language the use of the word 'many' generally indicates not everyone ( but I'd be happy to be corrected on that by a professional journalist ). The point I was making is the dangerous meeting of minds between crackpot messianic Jews and barking mad evangelicals with fantasies about the second coming has been well-attested to by those who've worked closely at the very top of the US government. US policy on Israel has some wildly irrational ideas behind it. I'm prepared to call out nutcases of any stripe, are you?

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Benjamin Netanyahu statesmanship just passed him by, totally devoid of even a semblance of diplomacy. If Islam fundamentalism is on side of a coin this feckless nauseating nationalist is on the other. Har Homa of all places.

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Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state if he is re-elected

It is clear that Netanyahu has lost touch with the reality. May the door hit him on the way out.

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Netanyahu marched with world leaders in Paris after the bloodbath. Cause Isreal has been dealing with those plights (for decades) caused by radical islam. Was Palestine leadership there? Nope, they were lubing their AK's, or plotting some suicide mission. If Y. Arafat was still here, he'd be calling for Isreali blood along with the legitimacy of his terror-sponsored "statehood."

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'For many crackpots on the US right this is at the level of a biblical struggle, not piddling international laws.

So then how would you describe the Mullahs that say the Quran tells them that Jews are dogs and the Sunnis, Christians and Apostates are none believers, sane people? Or is it religiously selective?

I said for 'many'. In my admittedly limited knowledge of the English language the use of the word 'many' generally indicates not everyone ( but I'd be happy to be corrected on that by a professional journalist ).

Many in that context also loosely implies that you mean the majority, if not all. You are welcome.

The point I was making is the dangerous meeting of minds between crackpot messianic Jews and barking mad evangelicals with fantasies about the second coming has been well-attested to by those who've worked closely at the very top of the US government. US policy on Israel has some wildly irrational ideas behind it. I'm prepared to call out nutcases of any stripe, are you?

Yes, that is one reason why I think this president is nuts.

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'So then how would you describe the Mullahs that say the Quran tells them that Jews are dogs and the Sunnis, Christians and Apostates are none believers, sane people? Or is it religiously selective?'

I'd describe those mullahs as crackpots. I'd also describe both messianic Jewish settlers stealing land supported by evangelical Christians in the US with mad fantasies of bringing about the second coming as crackpots. Wouldn't you? Not selective in the slightest.

'Many in that context also loosely implies that you mean the majority, if not all.'

Many implies a majority or even all? So, the sentence 'Many US citizens voted Republican in the last presidential election' loosely implies a majority if not all did? How about 'Many US citizens believe Obama is a Muslim' or 'Many US citizens believe Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11'?

'Yes, that is one reason why I think this president is nuts'

Can you give me an example of a nutty Obama statement based on prophecies? I'm not a fan of Obama but sanity does seem to be one if his qualities. You can disagree with his politics but I don't remember him prefixing anything approaching the lunacy of 'God told me to....' when promoting a policy.

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When Netanyahu loses, a certain J. Boner (or however it is spelled) along with the rest of the Do-Nothings will be left with masses of EGG all over their suntanned faces. Imagine the humiliation of bringing over and giving rapturous applause and standing ovations to ... a REJECT. Delicious!

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I'd describe those mullahs as crackpots.

Then please don't gloss over that very important point.

'Many US citizens believe Obama is a Muslim' or 'Many US citizens believe Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11'?

To answer the first question, at this point and time, I have the slightest idea. Second, usually left wing moon bats believe that.

Can you give me an example of a nutty Obama statement based on prophecies?

He didn't and I never implied that, however, the man has overall been reckless, rouge, acts like a monarch, thinks that he can do whatever he wants when he wants, when you think about it, it's much worse.

I'm not a fan of Obama but sanity does seem to be one if his qualities.

That statement is what makes the far left so overly insane.

You can disagree with his politics but I don't remember him prefixing anything approaching the lunacy of 'God told me to....' when promoting a policy.

True, but he doesn't have to in order to destroy the country. Because an Atheist can do an equally bang up job.

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Israelis' peoples and Palestinians' peoples will never settle their dispute in peace even if only one Israeli and one Palestinian were left on the earth. I believe Israel Government will never allow Palestinians to have their own nation and Palestinians will never stop attacking on Jewish peoples. Islam and Judaism were created to hate each other.

Satan had tried recruited Mosses as his disciple but Mosses didn’t accept Satan and refuse to worship him. Over thousands of years after Satan unsuccessful recruitment of Mosses as his disciple, now Satan had met with Mohammad. Stan had successful recruited Mohammad as his disciple and Mohammad worships him. Satan has grudged against Mosses and Jewish peoples for Mosses refusal to worship him. So Satan had created Islam with his disciple Mohammad to destroy Judaism and Jewish peoples. So there won’t be peace between Jewish and Muslim.

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"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ruled out the establishment of a Palestinian state" - article

King BiBi, indeed.

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ChopChop:

" Israelis' peoples and Palestinians' peoples will never settle their dispute in peace even if only one Israeli and one Palestinian were left on the earth. "

Reall? What kind of "Palestinian"? An Arab Christian, a Druze, a Yazidi? There would be peace immediately. The resistance against the existence of the Jewish state is an islamic issue only. Israel was attacked by its muslim Arab neighbours immediately upon its founding, and the demands to destroy Israel are coming from the entire islamic world, and not only from the residents of Palestine.

To ask for any Israeli leader to ethnically cleanse the West Bank of all Jews and then allow a Hamas-run terrorist camp to emerge on the West Bank is a recipe for Israel`s suicide. Which is of course why Hamas and the PA are demanding that.

If "peace" was the issue, Arafat could have had his "Palestinian state" back then in Oslo. But of course it never was.

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When Netanyahu loses, a certain J. Boner (or however it is spelled) along with the rest of the Do-Nothings will be left with masses of EGG all over their suntanned faces.

Loses?? Time to eat that crow now! ROFL! I wonder how Obama's frowned face now looks.

Imagine the humiliation of bringing over and giving rapturous applause and standing ovations to ... a REJECT. Delicious!

The humiliation is going on somewhere else and that's all the big mouth talking leftist that once again thought they knew it all and then what? Priceless. As they say, be careful for what you wish for.

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Jimizo: Many implies a majority or even all? So, the sentence 'Many US citizens voted Republican in the last presidential election' loosely implies a majority if not all did? How about 'Many US citizens believe Obama is a Muslim' or 'Many US citizens believe Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11'?

bass4funk: To answer the first question, at this point and time, I have the slightest idea. Second, usually left wing moon bats believe that.

bass, your ability to follow conversations has really taken a dive over the last few months.

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@Super, Funny, I feel the exact same way about you guys. As to why that is, it just baffles me.

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What a miserable evil little vampire this guy is, can we please end aid to israel and put some sanctions on them if they keep up the land stealing and refuse to make a real effort to make a deal with palestinians

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Funny, I feel the exact same way about you guys. As to why that is, it just baffles me.

No, I mean you sometimes respond to a point and miss it completely, like you haven't read the entire post or something.

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Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state

Uhm, the violent break between Hamas in Gaza and the P.A. in the West Bank settled that years ago.

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What a miserable evil little vampire this guy is, can we please end aid to israel and put some sanctions on them if they keep up the land stealing and refuse to make a real effort to make a deal with palestinians.

Israel is not the problem here. I feel bad for the Palestinian people on one hand, but on the flip side, they democratically elected Hamas to represent them in Gaza and what do you expect? IF you want to blame someone and vent real anger towards someone, how about Hamas they are the people that should build better infrastructures and make better living conditions for their people and yet, they don't, they are too busy trying to do the impossible which is trying to defeat Israel. End aid?? ROFL that will never happen.

I'm still unsure whether he's sneaky, or just not very intelligent.

I am assuming you meant the Obama, right?

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If the West Bank is no longer beholden to a joint declaration of a two-state solution, wouldn't that mean they're free to go their own course to achieve statehood even if it means unilaterally?

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