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November 19th, 2012
12:08 PM ET

Shimon Peres on Hamas: "They are really producers of death"

As the deadly conflict in the Middle East continues, tonight Piers Morgan interviews Shimon Peres, allowing the president of Israel to offer a response amidst those that disapprove of his nation's airstrikes into Gaza:

“Well you know, whoever criticizes us should suggest an alternative – we started with great restraint. In the last six days thousand two hundred [1,200] missiles fall on our civilians lives, on mothers, on children," says Peres. "We tried to do it with restraint, but apparently they hide themselves in private homes, even in mosques, and we are trying to do our best not to hit any civilian on the other side, but unfortunately a war is a war and they can stop it in one minute if they’ll stop shooting, there won’t be any causalities."

Joining "Piers Morgan Tonight" from his home in Jerusalem, Peres insists that the Palestinian militant group Hamas is most to blame for initiating the violence and death that has dominated the news cycle since last week:

"We don't know why all of a sudden they started to shoot. I’m not talking about civilians only, but at the children ... you know, they start to shoot at eight o’clock in the morning when the children go to the school. Why? What for? I mean it is not in our hand, you know, that – to terrorism, to fight terrorism is not a pleasant experience, and they don't care," he tells Morgan. "They are really producers of death, and without any consideration."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 for the full interview with the president of one of the country's involved in this increasingly deadly engagement.
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  1. ULTIMA POWER

    Sad, but true hamas is the problem not Israel if only they could grow up

    November 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom

      100% correct. But the answer lies in their religion, their ideology. They are like the BORG from Star Trek. They are brainwashed to hate. Its not just in Gaza, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq – there are millions of people who are indoctrinated to hate. If you stop shooting at them, if you embrace them – they'll kill you anyway. They believe that is the way to heaven.

      November 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • BD

        Don't insult the Borg like that, at least they treat women equally! Besides, a lack of assimilation is more the issue in this case. See what I did there? :)

        November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • mark levy

        To Tom: you must be one of those ugly racist zionist who spit us their venum and propaganda.

        mark, Jew for peace

        November 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • majhul

        the only brainwashed are the americans that love the jews

        the jews and sons of pugs and monkey the Zionist

        that killed alot the Prophets and insult Jesus they are the cause of war. evil ppl stop crying about your holocaust what about the muslims you are killing and preventing to pray every day?!

        March 5, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • vor

      It's obvious that everybody want Israel and more so the US to just bomb the krud out of Gaza, Iran, West Bank etc. Let me ask YOU do you truly know the whole story? I've read President Carters book and many others.. Trying looking an entire segment of your population up in two ghetos, take away all but near living conditions, destroy their schools, call any time of government they elect to be terrorists, btw owning the US Media is also helpful. Take away their crop lands, drive tanks into their streets, fly F15 overhead all day... do you think they might act up? Do you think they want a better life for their children? Israel give the Pals no option for a better life...Israel says it wants peace and then tortures the pal using the exact same type of warfare the Nazi's did to their forefathers. Somehow the US ends paying for this, why is anybody's question. Israel does NOT want peace it wants the land the native dead. Every few years they go in and kill a few thousand and of course blame it on the other side who have few weapons often throwing rocks at tanks. We in the US something think this is ok because it's Israel... if it were any other country we would be calling it war crimes. Truly tragic...

      They have become terrorists for a reason. Without a strong military force they're reduced to terrorism as their only means of resisting occupation. How did the French, Poles, Hungarians, and Dutch resist the occupation of Hitler? If the U.S. was a militarily weak nation and a group of powerful nations decided to return America to the Native American tribes would we resort to terrorism to defeat the attempt?

      November 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nicole

        The palestinians put their lot in with the arab nations attacking Israel...THEY LOST... Now you are the enemy. Israel won 3 wars to keep what is theirs (since biblical times). Live peacefully and you will be treated well, raise a hand and you will be treated as an enemy.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • raymond harper

        it is clear that most here have no idea of the hatred the Palestinians have for israel. All the surrounding muslum nations want the total destruction of Israel and all Jews world wide!I say Israel take back Gaza and drive all the palestinians into the ocean before they do it to you!

        December 21, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Johan Hillstrom

        The folks criticizing you are so messed up they think that Palestine started the war in '67. Israel declared it would invade Syria first, and then Egypt made the entirely legal threats of blocking the straight and moving troops to their own land in Sinai, and then Israel bombed Egypt's air force without ever declaring war.
        LBJ and the Israeli intelligence both agreed that Egypt was not going to attack, and that Israel would win if Egypt did attack. This invalidates the "Israel faced an existential threat" fairy-tale unless you think that LBJ and the Israeli intelligence community were telling the same embarrassing lie by coincidence.
        As you suggested everyone should read President Carter's book "Peace not Apartheid" and they should watch the A. A. nominated doc " 5 broken cameras" and the older doc "from Beirut to Bosnia" by Mr Robert Fisk so that they can get a more balanced perspective on why Palestinians, Lebanese, and Syrians who have their lands occupied might be so angry.

        January 16, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      That's your view. Mine is the exact opposite! If someone took your land and wiped out your family...you wouldn't spent the rest of your life getting revenge at those responsible, who happens to still be oppressing you? Who was there first and who's killed more of who?

      November 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • raymond harper

        Israel was there first long before palestine was called palestine you twit! Long before the islamic faith ever existed!You are just a brain washed lazy fool Study you world history

        December 21, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • BRANDO

      From CNN reporting said Most Palestinians in Gaza wants revenge as well as Peace. That's impossible. either you want revenge or peace not both. CNN didn't even made a comment. what comes after that is the anchorman asked what the US will do...

      November 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mark levy

      Israel is doing an illegal blockade of Gaza which hurts civilians;many civilians die because of lack of proper food/medicine.
      Israel committed War Crimes in Gaza in its 2008 invasion.
      Israel is killing civilians in its bombings of Gaza, Gaza resistant are killing civilians as well, much less though.
      Israel has been labeled "Apartheid" by the Russell Tribunal in South Africa in 2011 by legal people, with Israelis among them.
      We can all see that there is a huge Propaganda in the medias, and that many Israelis are blogging their own propaganda as well.

      Israel and Gaza are both killing civilians, Israel is bombing Gaza knowing that they will also kill civilians, and Israel does continue its bombings.
      Israel and Gaza are the same, ugly governments committing War Crimes.

      The solution is a Free Palestine; that is coming soon, then Israel and Palestine will negotiate on a equal level.

      Mark levy, Jew for Peace.

      November 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • britekat

        This is a problem which goes back years and the way most of you "talking" is really disgusting – the Palastinians are human beings. You should realise the difference betweein Zionism and being a Jew. I certainly do NOT support Israel in their slaughtering and continued occupancy of Gaza. Please study the history of how this whole stuff came into being and how Britain and the rest of the west created Isreal. Take some time and read "There goes the middle east by Alfred M. Lilienthal (December 25, 1915 in New York City – October 6, 2008) was an American Jew, who was a prominent critic of Zionism and the state of Israel.".... Since the introduction of the web, if you are inquisitive enough and wanting to educate yourselves you can find more information on the subject – stop being so one sided! Perhaps we should send all non-american indians back to where they came from... should we change all of the borders all over the world and to when – biblical times? A lot of your conversations above sound quite ignorant and arrogant!

        November 20, 2012 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Nicole

        there wasn't a blockade to begin with...until missiles, guns, and bombs were being brought in without impunity. Every muslim with a wish to become a suicide bomber was simply walking into Gaza and on to Israel....THAT'S when the blockade was put in place. Even now that there is a war, Israel is keeping the humanitarian corridor open AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN. It is closed to weapons and terrorists. Everyday (in the past, now, and in the future), hundreds of Gazans are lining up at the border with Israel to be treated at hospitals. Again...IT IS CLOSED ONLY TO TERROR.
        No other nation would do that! The Gazan people are lucky they are dealing with Israel and not syria...(30,000 civilian deaths)

        November 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nicole

        Hamas said, (and I quote): “the Palestinians are a nation of jihad and martyrdom; we desire death more than you desire life”. Hamas TV instructs the population that (quote) “bombs are more precious than children.” Hamas (and the other fine upstanding organizations) will hide behind their women, children, elderly, and the media; this is their “brave” tactic. That’s why all the $ they get from the arab and European world is spent on bombs instead of shelters and sirens, like in Israel. I’m curious what tactic you would use to stop Hamas from their publicly advertised wish to destroy Israel? Or lobbing hundreds of missiles a month onto your town, city, or home? A “pretty please” will not work.
        When Israel GAVE GAZA TO THE PALESTINIANS to do with as they wish, they CHOSE to become a platform for terror. Live in peace with Israel, and you will be treated well....raise your hand against Israel and you will be treated as an enemy.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fay

        Mark Levy, self-hating Jew!

        November 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheDirect

      @newyorker

      Correction, Israeli's didnt gradually lose their land.

      They were slaughtered and exiled out of a land they have inhabited for hundreds of years by the Roman Empire.

      Local natives of the roman empire thus moved into this land and claimed it as their own once the roman empire fell.

      There has been struggle since for the israeli's to gain there ground back of which they succeeded in 1948.

      November 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sca187

      Honestly, it's tragic to see that two different groups of grown men – leading two different mass groups of civilians no less – NOT be able to negotiate a settlement without violence. Wow... Too bad they seem to need an arbitrator to steer them away from killing each other. I'm dumbfounded by that notion... BOTH are at fault at this stage.

      November 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sca187

      Both sides need to grow up and put innocent human lives above principal...

      November 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Fay

        Israel has grown up! They only shoot when shot upon – and have restrained themselves remarkably until now!!! Thousands upon thousands of rockets have been falling on Israel since Israel (stupidly) gave Gaza to the "palestinians!" Those sending off the rockets don't care to discuss peace or anything else. They just want to kill Jews and anyone else who has different beliefs than they do!!!

        November 20, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • SK

      Sad Israel is the only problem creator country....If only it can be removed from earth....I wish.....
      Then Children can be living peacefullly.....So sad Israel hasnt got his humantary education...

      November 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nicole

        the palestinians are lucky they are dealing with Israel and not Syria.....

        November 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • raymond harper

        Look every one here is the prime reason we have this problem A hater of Jews in the first degree! why do I think it is a muslum

        December 21, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Vail Palmer

      Peres lied through his teeth when he said Israel's naval blockade has prevented only arms from entering Gaza. International delegations bringing humanitarian supplies have also been prevented from landing.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nicole

        There isn't a humanitarian crisis in Gaza. A very robust humanitarian corridor is open 24/7 EVEN NOW from Israel. Hamas is angry that weapons and terrorist can't come into Gaza freely, but rather smuggled in through tunnels. As we speak, the humanitarian corridor is STILL OPEN and any person from Gaza (who is not a terrorist) who wishes to be treated in an Israeli hospital IS HAPPILY TREATED.
        Again, be peaceful with Israel and you will live well, raise your arm to Israel and you will be treated as an enemy (the Israeli way not the syrian way)

        November 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • raymond harper

        liar cite the delegations that have been forbidden to bring humanitarian aide!

        December 21, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • W.G.

      It´s true they even encourage Gazan children thru t.V. shows to commit martyrdom !
      The arabs in Gaza do not want peace !

      November 20, 2012 at 6:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Latif

      This conflict has been going for a Century and you want to have an opinion on it for 30 seconds. The challenge in this type of conflict is to see from both sides and to forget about our prejudices and to remember our biases. The position towards the other is something that is predefined in each culture? Can each one of us check that before we start judging others in billions ? They are like this ans they are like that , but where is the truth ? how many people can speak the truth? It looks to me that one has to has a minimum Histroy knowledge before launching statement like the ones in the last post. Where was Israel before the Beloford promise? and why put Israel in the Middle East ? and what was happening in this Country just before the Civil Rights Mouvement? Did we forget already? waht can one say about what was happening in this Country and elsewhere? Do you get it ? I hope so !!!!

      November 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason Smith

      Piers Morgan claims that no one can answer him when he asks if there are any reasons that civilians should own an AR15.

      Well Piers, I don't see how your common sense hasn't taken over on this subject by now.

      America is a country which is currently at war in several different countries. We've been in many wars in the past. We have many enemies in the world. If you think we are immune to invasion, right now you're probably right, but if you don't think that someday in the future, it is at least possible that we will be invaded, then you're probably wrong.

      Also Piers, who's going to be okay with the government taking away their guns? Not many people that I know.

      December 22, 2012 at 3:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • ivo

        And why you have so many enemies and you are at war at so many places?

        January 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • ivo

      Give the people of Palestina the right to live.stop the genocide and then nobody will fire rockets against Izrael

      January 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • palichampion

      Ignorance abounds, evidence of very effective Israeli propaganda perpetrated by US Zionist-controlled media. Israel's European CONVERTED Jews invaded Palestine by the hundreds of thousands in the mid- 20th century, ethnically-cleansing nearly a million people from 500 Palestinian towns and villages in 1948 to illicitly spawn, without UN approval, their Zionist "Jewish" state on stolen lands. No one denies that Jews lived in the Levant for thousands of years, but they were a minority people, and their rule, (which has no archaeological proof, just Biblical text, to back the claim of David and Solomon's rule) was short lived. Other cultures preceded Jewish culture, and lasted far longer than ancient Jewish culture did. "Jews returning to their ancestral homeland", is no more logical that other cultures and people's claiming the same right to move Palestinians out of the way my murder en masse.
      For historical fact, please google Jewish historian, iLan Pappe's work: The Ethnic cleansing of Palestine for a good read on what this map depicts:

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/11/29/how-palestine-became-israel/palestinian-loss-of-land-1946-2005/

      Also see this article on the illegitimacy of Israel by close friend of former Israel Prime Minister Golda Meir:

      http://www.countercurrents.org/hart050410.htm

      If you are Jewish, you should read what these good people say regarding what the Torah says about Israel:

      http://www.truetorahjews.org/our_mission

      February 26, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Ted

    Gazans have a freedom to move to Egypt, and many other arab lands, so there is no more blockade except at sea. The sea blockade was implemented to keep the Iranian ships carrying large assembled missiles from getting there.
    Stop Iranian threat and there will be a lasting truce in the region.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mark levy

      To Ted.

      Israel is the threat in the Middle east and you also know that.
      Stop doing your propaganda, this is wrong.

      Mark Levy, Jew for Peace

      November 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • simhoni

        one more jew like you and we will be gone for ever. you are needed in gaza ASAP the need humen shields and you willl make great one.

        November 19, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • w1nluv

      Why should they have to move if they were born there, and so were many other generations before them? Palestine is the only home they know. Why don't you just up and move tomorrow? Leave your job your family your way of life and just go to some other country and make a new life.

      November 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Patrick Douglas

    In my opinion, rather than engage in the outdated and barbaric act of taking human life to settle disputes, those that would declare war should instead poop on a plate and present their excrement to a nonbiased 3rd party for careful and deliberate analysis. Whoever has the biggest loaf would win the dispute. It's more humane and nobody dies. War.. lol Ranks right up there with thinking we created ourselves. We forget we were created.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. mehr

    really??? i have a question ,which side produced more death in this conflict??answer me?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! facist,racist lier

    November 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vlad

      So your ONLY criterion for who is right is who lost more lives??? Hamas has less efficient weapons and does not care for the civilian population (they by more rockets instead of building shelters for civilians, they actually do build shelters – but only for their military). So what you suggest – let's give these Muslim fanatics some tanks and ballistic missiles, let them slaughter civilian population in Israel and then you will be satisfied???
      The true criterion for who is right is what is the intention: Hamas deliberately fires rockets on cities i.e. civilians. They do not aim at Israeli military at all. They are true war criminals. Fortunately, they do not succeed too much because of Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile defense. Israel fired hundreds of missiles into Gaza – with more than 90% targeting Hamas militants and their rocket stockpiles. Never in the WHOLE HUMAN history there was more effort to prevent civilian death during a war (which unfortunately occurs anyways).

      November 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mike

      Why does that have any relevance? If I shoot 1200 rockets at you and miss, doesn't mean you shouldd not retaliate, because I still have 9800 more missiles to go.

      November 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dan

      More Palestinians have died because the Israeil do not use suicide bombers to kill there own like the muslims do.

      November 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • TheDirect

        Wrong. More palestinians die because the people they harbor put their military weapons in public places, full knowing there will be retaliation to that location.

        Hamas is not stupid. They know do this in the hopes to deter Israeli attacks.

        November 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • sca187

      People like you should lobby for the legalization of marijuana, cause you sound like you could use a little...

      November 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sca187

        @mehr
        People like you should lobby for the legalization of marijuana, cause you sound like you could use a little...

        November 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Don

    You're wrong... Egypt just like Lebanon does not want nor need 2 million people to add to the present calamities they have.

    Forget about Hamas for one moment & think about people that are trying to just survive while you sit comfortably at your PC, sipping a coffee.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      I was totally sipping a coffee in front of my PC when I read this. How did you know?

      November 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. avicn123

    hamas has been labeled a terrorist organization, the same as assad has labeled the FSA. hamas shoots rockets from civilian areas because it doesnt have military bases. How can the world let this holocaust like situation go on in this day and age. Have the jews forgotten the holocaust, that they would want to do this to another people? Israel is doing to the palestinians exactly what germany was doing to the jews. you can not label a democratically elected group as a terrorist organization just because you dont agree with them. What they have to do is sit down and engage in serious dialogue, because hamas is the representation of the palestinian people. Both hamas & israel have to make tough decisions and sacrifices for the sake of the innocent people involved on both sides. Sometimes pride has to be put aside for a greater cause, and I hope both sides can do that and come to an agreement fo a lasting peace.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vlad

      You are either a complete illiterate who does not know history or a deliberate liar.
      Germans during Holocaust built concentration camps and killed millions of jews who were unarmed, civilians and did not do any physical harm to a single German! How you can even compare this to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict???!!!
      Hamas is a terrorist organization because they sent suicide bombers to kill deliberately children, women and elderly. If this is not terrorist action – then I do not know what terrorism is. The fact that they were elected does not mean anything – Hitler, Mussolini and others were also elected democratically.
      And they do have plenty of space to fire from instead of mosques, schools and civilian houses. And by the way, if they do fire from civilian sites this constiutes a war crime according to Geneva conventions that people like you always cite and if Israel fires back at the civilian site that is used for rocket fires it is perfectly allowed by Geneva conventions – read them carefully!

      November 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • I'm just sayin'

        http://www.ifamericansknew.org/

        November 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Werner

        Gaza would be a prosperous small enclave in the Sinai if Israel would let it prosper. Instead Israel blockades entrance by sea, air and road. Israel has created an open concentration camp with nowhere to go for 2 million Palestinians who rightfully should prosper together with their kind on the Westbank.
        Anybody living under such inhuman conditions will turn to organizations like Hamas, they have more to offer than Israel and its Allies.
        There is only one way to peace and that is the creation of a two nation state with Israel returning to its pre-1967 borders, anything else will lead to continued bloodshed. Nations in the Middle East are changing and will not put up with Israel's agressive behaviour for much longer. Israel is fast becoming the biggest terrorist state in the world.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      WOW! I'm not one to usually respond to posts but yours really does take my attention. HAMAS is labeled a terrorist organization by more than just the UNITED STATES and Israel. Reason is simple: they attack unarmed civilians, not tanks and people in military or military confines. Israel only attacks when threatened. Hamas militants/terrorists are definitely doing that by firing rockets into Israel. I'm sorry, but if your neighbor attacked your home, wouldn't you retaliate...especially if they WEREN'T targeting you BUT YOUR CHILDREN or your wife/husband!!! Thats pretty much what Israel is doing. Israel is even negotiating on how to make Gaza its own state. But when Iran and other Arabic countries continually send weapons to fire into Israel, it doesnt help.

      PLEASE use common sense before writing anything else. If they would stop terrorizing US, then we'd pull back our troops and Israel wouldn't have to defend herself.

      November 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Werner

        Hamas is not threatening the US. They are only defending the right of Palestinians to get back their land that was taken by the Zionists who continue to occupy those lands without recognition by UN. They even take the Olive Trees who are sacred to Palestinians and plant them in Israel. The actions of Israel against Palestinians since 1948 do resemble terrorist actions in the real term of the word.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • simhoni

      the jewish people will never forget the holocaust and thats why we stand strong we don't turn the other cheek ever again just so people like you will have something so dumb and ignorant. just hope you will never have to go through it

      November 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. volks

    Hamas is just a puppet for Iran. It's Iran that is driving this war and encouraging Hamas.
    Blow up Iran and most problems will disappear.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. High Way

    How can you negotiate with Hamas, when the need to destroy Israel is entrenched in their beliefs? Therefore, Israel has every GOD given right to defend themselves no matter what. If Hamas accepts the existance of Israel, then the embargo could be lifted and peace negotiations could resume.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Andrew

    That's funny, Peres, since all the ordnance is coming from Israel and all the casualties in Gaza. I think you're full of shi#mon.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • zen

      yeah and your ana&*holedrew. The causalities are a direct result of Hamas terrorist activities. No Hamas terrorism – no war in Gaza. Simple as that.

      November 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • darshe

      I am confused that liberals keep bringing this argument up. Yes, one side takes more casualties than the other. In the normal, sane, world, this is called 'winning'. Have you people never heard of this? Who told you that war had to be totally fair and equal number of casualties? While Hamas invested in rockets and death, Israel invested in defensive bunkers and anti-rocket fire to protect their citizens. Obviously there's going to be less death on the Israeli side.

      How naive do you have to be to think that just because Israel's winning, it's somehow the aggressor?

      November 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • I'm just sayin'

        Hold up. Israel didn't spend money to build bomb shelters etc. for their people. The United States did. The united states gives Israel millions of dollars a day.

        Hamas could either spend their money [with no outside help] to "protect" their people from an onslaught from Israel [to no avail] or spend money to defend against / attack Israel.

        You can either fight fire with fire or just stand still and burn. What would you do?

        I'm not defending one or the other. Honestly, if you're not living in Israel or Hamas than why you're even talking about the subject matter as if you're an expert is beyond me. Basing your knowledge off of a CNN article is....well, stupid.

        To put things in perspective, we're told Hamas targets children and kills them, yet Israel has killed 10x the amount of children. We are told that Hamas fires rockets into neighborhoods filled with children and civilians, yet Israel has killed nearly 6x the amount of civilians.

        I know people on here seem to hate the numbers game but you need to stop portraying Israel as the victim just defending themselves. If you don't think Israeli's hate Palestinians as much as the Palestinians hate Israeli's you're either horribly ignorant or just plain stupid.

        November 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sumedha

    i hope Isreal not stop now and continue and remove all the threats to Isreal citizen.

    I do not want to see any innocent people get killed in both sides.

    It is upto HAMAs a terrosit ordganization to stop sending f.... rockets to isreal.

    isreal should go to gaza and occupy , clean up and hand over power to United nations not to hamas.

    If they threaten again use the full power of isreal and killed all the hams leaders.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Craig Nardi

    The Palestinians have never stopped firing rockets from Gaza into Israel, and the Israelis dealt with it until they significantly upped the attacks.They left acres of functioning greenhouses behind when they left Gaza years ago and the Palestinians destroyed them instead of using them for food and now that same land has Hamas govt buildings and weapons sockpiles on it being targeted by Isreal.Elected or not they are a terrorist organization,who use the misery of their own people to further their lust for power.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. ac74

    wow, 1,200 rockets and they are still talking to them... hmm, US dropped a nuke after Pearl Harbor. Grown up men must be responsible for their actions, especially since they were elected to do so!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. R. Gillis

    Perez is right, keep the missles in your own backyard and there will be no death and destruction. When Gazan's continue to fire them by the hundreds, hoping to cause maximum damage and death to civilians, they are nothing but terrorist thugs. They democratically elected Hamas to govern them, a group of known terrorists, now they are reaping what they voted for, war, death, destruction, havoc. You got your wish, now don't complain.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. just wondering

    One wonders how much this is nothing more than an attempt by Iran to deflect attention from it's Nuclear Weapons program

    November 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. sly

    Israel has no choice but to protect itself from 1,200 Hamas rockets.

    Solution is still the same:

    1. UN creates a Palestinian state
    2. Palestinian state controls it's rockets, so other nations are not bombed.

    When any nation is bombed, they strike back in defense.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. ray

    has anyone of you stop to think if someone stole your land what will you do? israel is a a thief and it should be punish. the world's greatest terrorist is the state of israel

    November 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sly

      Well Ray, I do agree with you that the Palestinians should be given their own nation.

      Don't blame Israel though – they haven't done anything to anyone, just defending their land.

      You do know who actually took away the Palestian land in WWII though, right?

      Yes, the US. So, if you want to go around labeling nations as 'terrorist' – start with your own nation, and leave the Israeli's to defend the nation they were given.

      November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. gregory21

    Just another way for hamas to extort money from other countries to stop firing rockets. No money and stop or bomb them till there isn't any more rockets.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Bob

    Piers Morgan is a pacifist. Israel is defending itself. If Hamas launched missiles into Morgan's lawn for weeks I think he would then realize it was past-time to wake up and defend himself! Hello out there!! Hamas wants to destroy Jews and Americans, period...

    November 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Hao Zhu

    The strategy Hamas is using is trying to discredit Israel by provoking the response and increasing the death toll. They figure that the more casualties the better for their cause. Of course the objective is the usual: power and money but the means are different. To them, of course the end justifies the means. Will see if the world will see through their game...

    November 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Blaise Mac Innis

    Mr Morgan
    With your bias showing through Im not even going to waste my time. Instead of reorting news you are far to intent on creating your own news.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. ray

    STOP GIVING OUR HARD WORKING MONEY TO THIS TERRORIST COUNTRY ISRAEL. OBAMA, STOP IT RIGHT NOW, THESE POPLE ARE THE WORLD'S GRESTEST TERRORISTS. STOP NOW

    November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • fuzzy1450

      typing in caps only makes you look stupider, regardless of context, which was also moronic.

      November 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Mike

    So soon do we Americans forget who the enemies are. Hamas=Terrorists.

    The people elected them. I have no sympathy for them. Nor should any other american or country part of the civilized world.

    "We will never forget"......until the next news story.

    People really need to read and history.....it is a lost education on the yutes of today because it is much easier to go with a headline or soundbite.

    Please let your children read history. It is more important than we all think.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. stuart mintz

    If I remember the quote: Golda Meir said:
    "When they love their children more than they hate us, there will be peace"
    Also, we could use Morgan's commentary about massacre.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Rob Fest

    Ray you jihadi freak show. Get your head out of your camels hole. the Israelis are not the ones teaching their kids to make bombs and blow themselves up. Terrorists dont deliver food, water, medical supplies and other aid into the enemy territory as Israel has done. They value life, your people hate life, and only want destruction. Thats your people you whack job. Just like your jihadi brother Osama met his fate eatching pig $h&T in hell, so will the rest of the sand junkeys living in Gaza.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. VJ

    We have to think in both ways and then conclude which side is having the issue. Instead of blaming Hamas/Gaza, People realize that they create issues. You have to see other side, where the same children, women were getting killed. I am not favor of Islam/ nor Israel.. Israel has to declare Gaza as separate state, then only this issue will be resolved, otherwise it will continue .....

    November 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Russell

      Gaza has vowed to annihilate Israel. Why in the hell would Israel allow Gaza to become a state of their own? So that they can build up armaments and continually attack them? Use common sense. The Israeli's are staying. Get over it. Live your life and let them live theirs.

      Their plan is to get Israel to attack them so that the rest of the idiotic Islamic Extremist regimes will join them.

      I hope they do. The Israelis will kick all of their a$$es in 3 days this time around. If you mess with the bull you get the horns.

      November 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. JJ

    Israeli terrorists are no one to talk about producers of death. How many children, toddlers and babies have the COWARDS of the IDF slaughtered with impunity!? Those are crimes that would land any soldier in any civilized country in front of a FIRING SQUAD. In Israel it lands those murderers in parties where jews shriek "MAZEL TOV!" ANIMALS!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Areyoucrazy

    ANYONE THAT SYMPATHIZES WITH HAMAS, SYMPATHIZES WITH AL QAEDA. All of you western liberals that condemn israel for defending herself, and support these animals in GAZA and ALL other parts of the arab world, are supporting the most vile and disgusting form or terrorism. SHAME ON YOU!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobob 1947

      animals will have more respect for each other,be careful when using the word animals,does not belong here.

      November 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jmomge

      Then you agree just nuke gaza and all like them

      November 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Areyoucrazy

    JJ.... those babies you speak of were tortured by HAMAS!!!! Go live in SYRIA you hypocritical arab freak show!!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Areyoucrazy

    VJ, Israel repeatedly says they support a Palestinian State. That is why they withdrew from GAZA completely in 2005, hoping that it would bring Peace. What did Hamas and the Palestinians do with the opportunity and all of the money they received from around the world? Did they start building a Palestinian state? NO! They invested all of that money time and energy into building and buying nothing but rockets!!!! It is not Israel that doesn't want peace, it is the Palestinians!!! Read the charter of their leadership for heavens sake. It very clearly says, the only single thing that they want is the destruction of Israel. How can any blame be placed on Israel. Pull your head out of the sand man. Palestinians/HAMAS is the equivalent of Al Qaeda and Radical Islamic Animals. How can any sane person (non muslim) support this???????

    November 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. The Truth

    “Peace will come when the Arabs will LOVE their children MORE than they HATE us.” Golda Meir, former Israeli PM in 1957.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Actual Truth

      "Our race (the Jews) is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves."

      Menachem Begin (1913 – 1992), Prime Minister of Israel (1977 – 1983)

      November 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • paulronco

        This quotation appears to be a forgery.

        November 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Get your facts.

        No it is not why not hear other non terrorist Jewish People what they have to say. How about talking to Norman Chomsky and others : http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=SD32EP-JHFE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSD32EP-JHFE

        November 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristen

      She was a killer of more innocent children so why bring up her name.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. jklein12

    New Yorker needs a history lesson when he/she says: "3. Jews can't come back all of the sudden and create their own state under the belief that this territory belonged to them thousands of years ago, if that territory belonged to them then fine come and live there as Jews but you have no right to create a country named Israel there, by killing thousands of innocent people. And you cannot artificially create a country at some other country's expense."

    The world actually gave 2 groups of colonial inhabitants the right to their own share of the English colony of Palestine to have their own countries (which neither party had after thousands of years of empires and colonies). The Jews declared the independent country of Israel w/ their granted territory. The Arabs instead declared war and lost. Further wars w/ neighboring countries lost more territory. Palenstinian "refugees" were those who never declared a country rather than war and were also turned back by the neighboring Arab countries from becoming their citizens.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Rob Fest

    What I find funny about these Arab Camels who live in the US, is that they all condemn Israel and the United States. Why dont they go to Gaza and help their Arab brothers against this so called "terrorism". Fact of the matter is that it is easy for them to talk from far, but they wouldnt go back to that $&ithole for any money in the world. On the converse, there is not a single jew in the world that would not go back to Israel to help if the need should arise. How can Israel be considered a terrorist when they are risking life in order to take food, water and medical aid into the enemy territory. How can they be considered terrorists when they are accepting wounded Gaza camels (people) into their hospitals. Are you crazy you Arab Osama supporters? Would hamas help out an innocent jew? answer the questions please. Would hamas accept a wounded jew into their hospitals? Gaza is a $&ithole because the terrorists that live there decided to make bombs instead of an economy, and to teach their kids how to kill, rather than teaching them a proper education. The world doesnt sympathise with these dirty arabs anymore. Osama (who had a pig shoved up his A$$) just before he was thrown off the US Naval Ship) gave you all the reputation you deserve.

    PS: All you Arabs – its now time to take a shower. You all stink like your camels have been pi$$ing on you for years!

    November 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Robbin

      Why not give New York City and Florida to Israeli this way every one will be happy. We American have no issues with this. It will be lots cheaper than occupying land, fighting for Israel and have the world hate us. We are broke now.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. The Truth

    Its amazing how many people forget the 70's and 80's when the terrorist Palestinians highjacked commercial aircraft around the world and used innocent civilians as part of their terrorist plots...

    Ever heard of Entebbe ??? Ask BiBi ... he does, his brother DIED trying to save innocent civilian hostages from those animal terrorists

    November 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. José Hernández

    Israel is not concern of future generations of Palestinians been more anti-israel simply because their plan is to kill them all before they get to an age when they can fight back. The People os God… please!

    November 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Rob Fest

    seriously – who can they blame for their personal hygene? surely they cant blame israel for this as well? there is a reason that they all stink!

    November 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. b white

    Why isn't the Israeli President wearing his recently U.S. awarded "Medal of Freedom"?

    November 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Rolf Wiegand

    Peres lies when he says the Palestinians started this latest round of horror. The Israelis started it Nov. 14 when they assassinated the Hamas general with whom they had been dealing because he was one of the few Hamas leaders who could control the hotheads in his organization. Israel started this round. Netanyahu and the Likuds are trading dead Palestinians for re-election votes.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lisaspups

      You are incorrect. Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel all year and they start it every time. They had an opportunity to take out the leader, and they took it.

      November 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Rob Fest

    Rolf Wiegand – listen up. They assisinated the humas leader because he decided to take after Osama Bin Ladin and follow in his terrorist footsteps. The Arabs are the terrorists, not anyone else, and the sooner the whole region (exept Israel) is nuked, the better off the entire world (not just the jews) would be.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Fred

    The Palestinian is minding his own business when the Khazars invade his country because they bribed
    the British who didn't have any claim to the land to give it to them for financing a war that the Khazar started.
    They steal his land, murder his family. Confine him to an open air prison, deny him food, education, shelter,
    medical care and a future. And when he objects they call him a "producer of death". Is it just me of is
    something wrong with this picture??

    November 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rob Fest

      Sorry sir, but an Arab is never minding his own business. He is always thinking of ways to create chaos.

      November 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. paulronco

    "We don't know why all of a sudden they started to shoot. "

    Really? I thought it had something to do with Israel's unprovoked assassination of a Hamas leader who was working on brokering a cease-fire.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Nasir

    I am impressed with newyorker writing... good my friend..

    remember guys.. when the Jews is kicked off from all the European Lands . who says "Ahlan wa Sahlan" a beautiful words. "Wecome and be at Peace" these Palestianians.. What these Palestianian got in return ?.. Apartheid !!!
    So my friends when you choose a side . chose wisely with truth and justice. You have to stand for the Truth even if it against your own brother.. This way you saving your own soul and the soul which after us..

    Oneday Truth/Justice will Prevail and the Opressor and supporters of Opressor will get their equal recompense.

    Peace.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vlad

      If by saying "ahlan wsahlan" you mean the massacre that "peaceful" Arabs performed in Hebron on the whole Jewish population there in 1929 – then you are right....

      November 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Daval

    For a long time I thought that the Palestinians want to live in peace side by side with Israelis ; but the extremists in that part of the world are damaging the good cause of Palestinians. I wish a calm wise leader with non-violence aspirations emerges in the Arab world. But the record seems otherwise.When you are intolerant towards other religion(s) and promote violent path screaming destruction of jews and Israel, their options are limited. Note that many of them championed and supported the cause of Bosnia.They are not enemies of Islam.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • The Truth

      Daval.. Anyone who wants to know if Palestinians want peace only ask Pres. Clinton. McCain said yesterday he should go broker peace, and do you see him step up? No! Why? Read his book he released in 2001, he got almost everything Arafat ever wanted and ARAFAT WOULD NOT sign it??? WHy? because if the palestinian leaders made peace...their whole reason for being and their $$$$ they steal for themselves would end!

      November 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. comentador

    One more confirmation that voting for Obama was a big mistake. As Romney complained during the debates, Obama went on an apology tour throughout the Muslim countries and purposely avoided contacts with Israel, including during official events. That sent a clear message to terrorists that USA for the first time in history would not stand behind Israel any longer in the event of an attack. And only two weeks after the elections we are witnessing the results of a weakened American image overseas at the edge of an international war in the Middle East that could have been prevented had Obama acted as a real leader in foreign matters. "Good job" democrats.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • paulronco

      Pay attention, kids... this is a prime example of how a little knowledge is a dangerous thing

      November 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. vor

    It's obvious that everybody want Israel and more so the US to just bomb the krud out of Gaza, Iran, West Bank etc. Let me ask YOU do you truly know the whole story? I've read President Carters book and many others.. Trying looking an entire segment of your population up in two ghetos, take away all but near living conditions, destroy their schools, call any time of government they elect to be terrorists, btw owning the US Media is also helpful. Take away their crop lands, drive tanks into their streets, fly F15 overhead all day... do you think they might act up? Do you think they want a better life for their children? Israel give the Pals no option for a better life...Israel says it wants peace and then tortures the pal using the exact same type of warfare the Nazi's did to their forefathers. Somehow the US ends paying for this, why is anybody's question. Israel does NOT want peace it wants the land the native dead. Every few years they go in and kill a few thousand and of course blame it on the other side who have few weapons often throwing rocks at tanks. We in the US something think this is ok because it's Israel... if it were any other country we would be calling it war crimes. Truly tragic...

    They have become terrorists for a reason. Without a strong military force they're reduced to terrorism as their only means of resisting occupation. How did the French, Poles, Hungarians, and Dutch resist the occupation of Hitler? If the U.S. was a militarily weak nation and a group of powerful nations decided to return America to the Native American tribes would we resort to terrorism to defeat the attempt?

    November 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • vlad

      OK, let's look a little bit into history (something you probably not doing regularly):
      1. "How Hungarians.... responded to German occupation?" – my friend, they blew up German military facilities and railroads. I am not aware of a SINGLE occasion that hungarian (or russian, or polish...) blew himself in a crowd of German kids and women. I am also not aware of a single Indian who did it during brutal English occupation of India. Or Algerian during brutal occupation of France. Or Vietnamese during brutal occupation of the US.
      2. Israeli signed Oslo agreement, started to give Palestinians their own administration. Went to talk with Arafat in Camp David for getting final agreement. During that time there were no Israeli tanks firing and actually Israeli soldiers had patrols together with Palestinian policemen. Many Palestinians worked in Israel and their GDP was close to the GDP of Cuba (which by the way is under brutal embargo by US and guess what? they do not fire missiles on Florida!) Then what happened??? Arafat said he is not signing peace agreement and allowed Hamas to start to blow themselves in the middle of the civilian Israeli population.
      So please stop inventing "alternative history" which has nothing to do with the reality.

      November 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Ian

    So what's that make Israel? "The manufactures of death?" Who has killed more of who?

    November 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. vdanker

    Tell that to the dozens of women and children killed by Israel. Apartheid is apartheid. Israel could end that policy against the Palenstinians tomorrow and begin the peace process, but they would rather pursue an ancient policy of an eye for an eye.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vlad

      Yes, they can stop it even today: when Hamas stops fire rockets I can guarantee you that they will stop firing back that same hour. Do not you ask yourself why these "bloody Israelis" fire only in Gaza??? Why do not trying to kill as you say innocent people in West Bank? Because they are responding to the rockets!!

      November 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Rob Fest

    Who can those Arab sand camels blame for their personal hygene and horrid stench? A stench that could be used to anethatize an entire heard of elephants?

    November 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. cooldude

    We appreciate the valuable contribution of Jews to the civilized world. Israelis are brave and standing up to these terrorists. The rest of the world should thank Israel's for their selfless sacrifice. Israelis make the rest of the world safe from these mindless terrorists.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Opus

    Most of the comments have merit on both sides. Religion is to blame especially Islam, while there are many
    Peaceful Muslims there are 150 million who are nut jobs and want to kill everything not Islam and folks dats
    The problem.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • paulronco

      Let's not forget the United States' interest in world domination of the oil supply, and the convenient cash cow that supporting Israel with U.S. taxpayer dollars provides to the U.S. armament manufacturers. Kind of important.

      November 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      Religion itself is the problem. Well, that and each group thinking that their Diety is the only true Diety.

      November 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Ian

    Nothing good comes from a country forcing their will on another. If Israel doesn't want to be attacked by Palestine.......Maybe they should ask themselves, "why do they want to attack us in the first place?" Same goes for the USA and the terrorists effecting us.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Mike

    Hmm, and here I thought this latest round of fighting was due to Israel killing some loser militant leader in Gaza. Gee I wonder why the Muslims are lobbing munitions back at the Jews.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vlad

      Nope. The killing of that loser was a response to continuing rocket firing at Israel all the time. They took this guy out of the equation at the first chance they could do it, but the rockets from Gaza to Israel were firing before that for many months.

      November 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. American Thinker

    The Palestinians are heroes and true warriors. These men with barely any weapons take on one of the mightiest armies in the world with no fear. It is human nature to resist and fight for your land and your rights. The Jews need to look at their own history and understand where they came from. But this is just another case of the victim become the aggressor.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vlad

      Yee, real warriors... Exploding themselves in the crowd of helpless women, kids and elderly. How brave! How humane!
      They are the same type of warriors EXACTLY like those who blew up innocent civilians in 9/11, and in London, and in Madrid, and so on. These are Muslim fanatic non-human animals.

      November 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. John

    Piers is a good little Goyim.

    November 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Steve

    Why doesn't the whole world in general realize that were are all human beings. The world needs think about and worry about the kids of the world who know no predjuce and have no heat. The only ways that they grow up to be hatefull and predjuce is by their parents and relatives plus the media. If the world would learn that we on the eart to live together. There is so much that can be accomplished if that was done. We would have no famine and a reduction in disease. What should happen is that all of the leaders in the world should be put intoseparate rooms with no windows, white walls and just 2 chairs. They will be given a pitcher of water and food every 6 hours. They will not be allowed to leave the room unless their isssues are fully resolved. The chairs will be placed facing each other. There would be a way for the countries of those leaders to be able to see that they are ok.. Alot of the conflicts in the world are old and the people who battled in those deputes are long gone. Everyone in the world has a right to live together and work together goal fo living in piece. By sending missles at each other does not do anything that hurt and kill innocent people and KIDS who do no care of about the conflict. The counties who are labled a terrorist counties and supressing countries should wake up and understand that people should live as they see fit and not go under norished on a daily basis because those countries are not providng theit people food. It is sad that a country such as North Korea which for 60 years or more have a DMZ that separates people from the North from the South who do not see their familes and grandparants who are getting older day by day. The North needs to realize that not being isolated could and would bring alot of beneifts. 60 years or more is more then time to sit down and get rid of the DMZ. It's purpose is long gone.
    The world should realize that workng together has so many benefits for the humans of the world. It would and could create more jobs as making and trading of products will be a better life for it people. The countries of the world who have leaders who are oppositive need to be removed by democratic elections. The world is full of olde leaders who have old ideas. New young leaders need to be elected and have their ideas conveyed to their countries and to the world that living peace is the only way that the world will be able to surive for a long time....

    November 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. pivotman

    Why does everyone hate the Jews? What did they ever do? Discuss...

    November 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Chuck

    They manage to get along better in the West Bank, the difference is Hamas in Gaza, get rid of Hamas and things will get better

    November 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. justice66

    Israel shoul have never withdrawn fro Gaza.

    November 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. justice66

    It is a sad day for Obama. His cousins are being bombed by Israel.

    November 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. John

    Like Hitler saying Poland is bad

    November 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Bilbo

    I love how the US, UK, Chinese, Russians, etc all sit ioslated and give advice about how Israel should show restraint. Yeah...and if any of their cities had rockets coming in , blowing up in their homes, yards and playgrounds..they'd be screaming for blood. If I were Netanyahu I'd tell them all to stuff it...let's see you suffer these barrages first and do nothing , then you can talk...until then shut your yap.

    November 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Line In The Sand

    Dear Israel.

    Please take off the gloves and finish this now.
    The rest of the civilized world will thank you.

    November 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • paulronco

      The rest of the civilized world unilaterally and unequivocally opposes Israel's treatment of Gaza. The UN has spoken very clearly on this matter. With the exception of perhaps the island nation of Palau, the US and Israel are completely alone in the world in their stance on the matter. As for "not taking off the gloves," it is precisely to avoid an overt international backlash that Israel has decided not to commit outright genocide on the Gazan people, preferring instead to imprison them indefinitely.

      November 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • chatticathi49

      You are right on it! Israel needs to finish the job!

      November 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • paulronco

        Anyone who advocates murder as a solution to a problem is not someone anyone should take seriously.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  62. KEVIN

    Whatever agreement Israel makes, they will NEVER follow through with it. That is why no country in the world likes them

    November 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • simhoni

      what do you know about israeli agreements?

      November 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. mohammad

    Polish president of Isarel Peres asked so what is the alternative? The alternative is a just and lasting peace. the policy of what is mine is mine and what is yours is negotiable doesn't work any more. It takes one minute to make peace, announce now that there is one state (call it Israel if that makes you happey Mr. Peres) where all people in it are equal, one man one vote from the midetranean sea to the river of Jordan. That's the alternative.

    November 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • simhoni

      you guys had 98% of your demands met by the israeli government and you refused it while Iranian ships full of missile
      and host of weapons were making their way to gaza shore line. so stop play the victim and change you life by sending all the corrupt terrorist leaders to hell and elect educated peaceful leaders who choses life and prosperity for all palestinians
      and see how fast peace will come. Don't forget to teach you kids love Not Hate. We have lived with and around arab people for long time and done well . just respect any human and you will be respected back

      November 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • tbart

      Israel should not expose it's people to the risk of being victims of the murderous impulse that is on ample display among it's "neighbors". Realistically what is offered at this time to Israel in return for more compromise more withdrawing from terriitory is not by any means going to be peace. All you have to do is look around and you have to be a real fool to believe that. This very night there are reports that Assad's forces are "mixing" Sarin gas presumably to use on his own people. Jews have already seen their children gassed in the holocaust. There is no morality is subjecting your people to the risk of exposure to such a murderous impulse running wild among Israel's neighbors. Sorry nothing against Muslims or Arabs. Would very much like to see peace between Israel and neighbors with generous compromise but there is no opportunity for it now. Find some other fools.

      December 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. chatticathi49

    Let's see, what would you so if your children were being shot at? UMMM...shoot back?? Israel has every right to defend their children, citizens and country!!! Piers Morgan is stupid! Where is Larry KIng??

    November 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. chatticathi49

    Let's see, what would you do if someone was shooting at your child? Shoot back? Defend your family? Israel has every right to defend the children and citizens of their country. Piers Moron needs to be replaced-what a stupid response to the Pres. of Israel question! Where in the hell is Larry King? What happened to CNN? WOW, a bunch of losers commentating now...with the exception of Anderson Cooper!

    November 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. StevenJ

    The roots of modern-day Israel were planted decades before 1948. You should learn about that history, the players involved, and the succession of events that finally led to the recognition of the state of Israel. That is where the truth begins. World War I. The Balfour Declaration. Herzl. A vast swampland cultivated into an oasis by the persistence and dedication of Jewish settlers who were (at that time) welcomed by the Arab leadership. It did not take long for the Arab population there to begin attacking and murdering their Jewish neighbors. This is not a simple story of "stolen" lands. There is a progression of events in this region. Any attempt to pass judgment without understanding these events is foolish and irresponsible. How easy would it be for Israel to completely annihilate ALL of Gaza and its inhabitants? Why haven't they done so? What would the situation be if the roles were reversed? Holocaust II, that's what.

    November 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. SK

    Then if Hamas is responsible 4 the attack...My question is how many Israel soldiers r dead there? 50,500?......All we reading deaths of innocent children,old people dying by israel attack.Thats brutal act and against human rights .........

    November 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. George Faradjian

    For Mr. Perez to state that there is no siege in Gaza is utterly absurd. Mr P. Morgan should have challenged him on this assertion. Israel can live in peace if they end the occupation because occupation is main culprit of the violence in the entire region.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nicole

      there wasn't a blockade to begin with...until missiles, guns, and bombs were being brought in without impunity. Every muslim with a wish to become a suicide bomber was simply walking into Gaza and on to Israel....THAT'S when the blockade was put in place. Even now that there is a war, Israel is keeping the humanitarian corridor open AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN. It is closed to weapons and terrorists. Everyday (in the past, now, and in the future), hundreds of Gazans are lining up at the border with Israel to be treated at hospitals. Again...IT IS CLOSED ONLY TO TERROR.
      No other nation would do that! The Gazan people are lucky they are dealing with Israel and not syria...(30,000 civilian deaths)

      November 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. jo_smith456

    REVOKE this man's Nobel peace prize...

    prosecute him for war crimes and genocide..

    November 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Ali

    The root cause of all the problem is Iranian regime. Everyone agrees that this problem has been going on for quite a long time without a solution. But we never asked ourselves why. Iranian regime has been in power for 34 years and they have been backing terrorist organization with money, weapon and many other capabilities. I believe the cancer must be uprooted from its root. Unless these mollas are gone we will not see peace in the world, and that's is a reality.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  71. tonny2

    why are u deceiving yourself , you are supporting rong side small time palestinian will come back to their land and all their ernemy weill collapse

    November 20, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Blackhawk

    Rob Fest, I am ashamed to be a fellow American. You are the Republican party that just lost. Does that tell you something? The times are changing.......and ingorant and racist Americans will never again run this country.

    As far as Israel and Palestine are concerned, it's a complicated issue. There are no answers to solve that issue without upsetting anyone. I don't agree that anyone should have a claim to a land that supposetly God gave them. I mean come on it's 2012. If that was the case then Native Americans should have the right to their lands, too. Palestinians don't have the right to kill innocent citizens of Israel. Let's face it, the civilians are there because their government encourages them to build on occupied lands that Israel will never give back.

    However, times are changing and Israel won't have the support of the United States forever. China will be the next super power and we'll see who they choose to support.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  73. vancouver

    And they should note what God said to Israel via Abraham: "I will bless those who bless you and I will curse him who curses you" (Gen 12.3). God also promises Israel: "No weapon formed against you shall prosper" (Isa 54.17).

    November 20, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  74. W.G.

    The arabs in Gaza do not want peace . They want to open their ports to recieve Bigger weapons of mass destruction .

    November 20, 2012 at 6:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  75. asian MY

    what does Israel want from Palestinian ? since 1946 they have been taking the land bit by bit and then killing all the people who's trying to stop them ? and then they want to declare themselves as a state ? rubbish Israel http://www.leedspsc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/israel-palestine-map.jpg

    November 20, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tutuvabene

      What does Israel want from the Palestinians? Israel would like them to disappear from the face of the earth, although it won't say that openly.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Tutuvabene

    If Hamas are "producers of death" as Pere says, they are producers that Israel has created. Israel has financially and physically isolated the Palestinians in a crumb of land on coast and a West Bank that is carved up by the Israelis like hamburger. The blockade of the sea and air and the capricious border controls that the Israelis have imposed create resentment in the Palestinians. Golly gee, I wonder why? Under such conditions, I'd be shooting rockets into Israel.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  77. aurelius

    Israel says it didn't start the conflict and that it wants peace. Yes, the whole world knows that. But that's completely besides the point. Israel likes the status quo and consequently peace, but what about the Palestinians? They see no effort on the part of Israel to resolve the fundamentals in the Middle East (and the world agrees with them), so the only way to remind the world of the terrible situation they are in is to start firing rockets. The fact that Iran helps them does not negate the fact the situation is unmanageable and without hope for the Palestinians. We too lost patience with the British rules in America and we did what we had to do to solve it. Why would anyone deny that right to the Palestinians?

    November 20, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Kutlwano

    I pray that the Isrealis and Palestinians have peace because i believe the world can be a better place. The Jewish Arab conflict is consuming so much energy and resources that i feel can be put to better use.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Wellington

    I belive Peres that 1200 rockets have been shot to Israel,but i don't belive him that is neccecesary to attack civilians and kill children and destroy gaza.Israel can defend itsef without using the power,it has iron Dome to shot down all the rockets fired from gaza.Looks like the Israelis are the one who don't want peace and they never wanted the peace since they exist.If you go back from Abraham,David,jesus Christ all of them came there and try to teach them to live in peace but the jews diden't lisseng to them and even they Killed jesus Christ.On WW2 Hitler killed 6 milion jews and God know how many jews Stalin Killed,do the Israeli wants to do the samething to Palestianians what Hitler and Stalin did to them.For me they are nothing better then Hitler.

    November 20, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  80. jose luis samaniego

    IN RAINBOWS....

    November 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. Stefan Radu

    To Doug: Outlaw all religions? Mao did it in China. Where do you belong? Forbid people to read the Bible? It happened in the middle ages. Would you try again? And call yourself an American, with high values to protect?

    November 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Nicole

    there wasn't a blockade to begin with...until missiles, guns, and bombs were being brought in without impunity. Every muslim with a wish to become a suicide bomber was simply walking into Gaza and on to Israel....THAT'S when the blockade was put in place. Even now that there is a war, Israel is keeping the humanitarian corridor open AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN. It is closed to weapons and terrorists. Everyday (in the past, now, and in the future), hundreds of Gazans are lining up at the border with Israel to be treated at hospitals. Again...IT IS CLOSED ONLY TO TERROR.
    No other nation would do that! The Gazan people are lucky they are dealing with Israel and not syria...(30,000 civilian deaths)

    November 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Nicole

    Hamas said, (and I quote): “the Palestinians are a nation of jihad and martyrdom; we desire death more than you desire life”. Hamas TV instructs the population that (quote) “bombs are more precious than children.” Hamas (and the other fine upstanding organizations) will hide behind their women, children, elderly, and the media; this is their “brave” tactic. That’s why all the $ they get from the arab and European world is spent on bombs instead of shelters and sirens, like in Israel. I’m curious what tactic you would use to stop Hamas from their publicly advertised wish to destroy Israel? Or lobbing hundreds of missiles a month onto your town, city, or home? A “pretty please” will not work.
    When Israel GAVE GAZA TO THE PALESTINIANS to do with as they wish, they CHOSE to become a platform for terror. Live in peace with Israel, and you will be treated well....raise your hand against Israel and you will be treated as an enemy.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Somebody

    To quote Bible texts that God promised to Abraham . . . . and . . . and . . .! It is a principle of Bible interpretation that all God's promises are conditional. Were the conditions fulfilled by those who claim the promises? That is problematic. Never mention a promise without the condition attached to it. Read Deuteronomy 28:1-14 and 15-68 about blessings and, respectively, curses. Religion should never be mixed with politics – it is bad for both parts.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Saba A.

    Correction to your Mr. Peres.

    Gaza is not open! People can't move in and out easily. The naval blockade is not only weapons. The UN has written many reports on the Naval blockade on Gaza.

    Your lies serves you one sided propaganda, should have been easily detected by Mr. Morgan. Please Pierce, you need to read more on the issue!

    November 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Masnicemary

    The Israel -Palestinian issue has made us tired.it started at the beginning of the God's creation of this world in which we live in.Is it a curse for these people to reject Jesus?Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh even the tall wall of Berlin fell down,why can't they change?We're tired and have had enough of that conflict.

    November 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. kevobx

    The Israeli flag is the star of David, is that correct! Where is the God of Jacob, the Star of Jacob is Christ himself (Numbers 24:17) *Jeremiah 5:19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the Lord our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours. *Acts 7:6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. *Genesis 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

    November 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  88. kevobx

    When will the world stop blaming war as terror? Why did mankind invent the word ism? To attach themselves to terror, by calling it terrorism. *Genesis 35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. (How many sons of Jacob are they, 12 tribes) *1st Kings 18:31 And Elijah took twelves stones, according to the number of tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: (Revelation 21:12)

    November 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. tbart

    There's a report now that Syria is mixing Sarin gas. All you have to do is look at Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Gaza, etc., and if you are Israel you have to be certified crazy to at this time ""compormise for peace". Assad may indeed gas his own people and the Syrian children.He'as already murdered tens of thousands. The Jews in the holocaust already saw their children gassed, and went down that road. There is no morality in seeing your children gassed. Jews do not hate Muslims, and do want to see peace between Israel and it's Arab neighbors. But Jews are not foolish and have a lot of historical experience to draw on. They are not and should not risk the security and well being of their people by exposing them to the murderous impulse that is on display among their "neighbors".

    December 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. John

    Giving this piece of human f i l t h a megaphone to spread his z i o n i s t propaganda is like giving Hitler the same. One day, hopefully, the world will wake up and see what a vile inhuman nation israel is

    December 16, 2012 at 4:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Barbara B. Miller

    Hello Piers,

    My husband and I are devotees of your programs. Thank you for coming to America to help wake up this insanity we have regarding unstable politics, people with guns, and the general remiss of what needs to be corrected. The World is watching us. We lost our only granddaughter to violence just last year. We have lived long enough to realize that the beautiful safe country we grew up in has changed beyond belief. We have lived in Canada during the 80s, 90s, and 2000's and have always felt very, very safe. You know why! All of the problems can be solved if only people would use some common sense, communicate and work together to make it happen. Since a very young child I have realized that communication is the name of the game. You do it brilliantly. Thank you for all your concerns and candor. We and many of our friends certainly appreciate it.
    Sincerely,
    Barbara & Crane Miller
    Sequim, WA

    December 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  92. Weiss

    The main argument of the jews and US is that this place belonged to Jews before Palestines. I think if this is a legitimate argument why don't we give United States en Canada back to the Indians and Australia to abroginals. We won't right ? Exactly it is always easier blame otherones.

    December 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. Sharon Lampert

    Shimon Peres,

    Piers Morgan bypassed the issue stating that whenever Israel protects herself, she will face hostility from her enemies. TOO BAD.

    SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A CREATIVE GENIUS

    http://www.WorldFamousPoems.com

    December 27, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Sharon Lampert

    Dear Shimon Peres,

    Israel has every RIGHT to protect herself; clearly her enemies will protest.

    SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A CREATIVE GENIUS

    http://www.WorldFamousPoems.com

    December 27, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  95. NotSoBrainwashed

    Yes, Israel is a true role model of restraint!

    Piers, you should be ashamed of yourself. Not only is Israel on occupied lands ... (thanks to your countrymen), they are one of the youngest countries in the world that happen to have nukes. They launched thousands of cluster bombs in Southern Lebanon in civilian areas in July 2006. They continue to violate UN Resolutions with absolute disregard (never mentioned on any mainstream media). They fly their fighter jets over Lebanon daily, breaking the sound barrier. They have a blockade preventing all resources, not just "weapons" from getting to the Palestinians. They say they are all for peace and the two state solution, but they vetoed the heck out of the Palestinian bid to become part of the UN. They are mining for natural gas in Lebanese national waters and threatening war on the Lebanese government if they act on it.

    It pains me to see that the land of Jesus Christ has been desecrated by the filth of the Israeli government. I am sure this comment will be labelled as anti-semitic and probably not get through the moderation process, but this simply is the other side of the argument that the rest of the world probably does not know or even care to know. This is not an attack on the whole country.

    January 7, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  96. HN

    gun control had become like a systematic that could never be done anything. It like a communist corruption and bribes system. It had been "deep into Bone" , and a part of American "Blood". Honestly, We can't change this one-two days, months, years. it 's going to take a Revolution point to change it . question is : who are going to do it ? it is not a one man job..? ..

    Obviously, Gun never be good into civilian. Because if every one have a gun, it would be more dangerous and difficulty for authorities and government enforcement working with criminal and suspects. those government enforcement will be work under dangerous and riskier , if more gun goes into individual hands.

    why you need gun? you have basic defense way that do not hurt or endanger any one " learn martial art , self-defense, pepper prays, other basic tool.....those is no cause of instant-death. More gun = more death = more difficult to manage criminal or suspects. Do a research on amount of death tolls and amount of gun increase about 10-50 years. look at the statistic figure , they will speak to you.

    finally,, Gun = business legal benefit = become a larger income = GDP income = main financial sources of USA = Bone of this country... therefore ...it became systematical and you couldn't change this system unless...new Revolution = new system changes....that would be only happen it 1000 yrs....:)) but i hope it would happen sooner....like most every one else does....

    January 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. Science

    The EARTH was not created by a fairy in the sky...............shake the faith

    No heaven on fire pit of hell.

    The water and chondrites................life providing stones.

    Water On Moon, Earth Came from Same Primitive Meteorites

    Water On May 9, 2013 — The water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed, researchers from Brown and Case Western Reserve universities and Carnegie Insti-tution of Washington have found.Moon, Earth Came from Same Prim-itive Meteorites

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130509142102.htm

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/19/proofs-of-heaven-popular-but-not-with-the-church/

    Peace

    June 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Science

      And fossils

      High Diversity of Flying Reptiles in England 110 Million Years Ago

      June 12, 2013 — Brazilian paleontologists Taissa Rodrigues, of the Federal University of Espirito Santo, and Alexander W. A. Kellner, of the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, have just presented the most extensive review yet available of toothed pterosaurs from the Cretaceous of England. The study features detailed taxonomic information, diagnoses and photographs of 30 species and was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130612101853.htm

      June 13, 2013 at 5:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  98. zen

    yeah and whose fault is that? Financially, Gaza could have a great economy. Beaches, a mild climate. But instead its leaders have chosen to produce weapons of companies. Terrorists instead of tourists. Gaza life may not be easy, but at least try to make a life for yourself instead of a culture of death.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Darryl

    Wow, you are truly an intellect!!!

    You determine who is in the right and who is wrong based on who is getting their b*tt kicked the worst. Israel doesn't want the PR or the expense of bombing and fighter jets over Gaza. Tell Hamas to just stop firing the rockets and Israel will stop the same day!

    November 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  100. Joe

    Don,

    Let's say that I agree with you, I would like to ask you how did that happen? Israel was at war with the Arabs and they conquered Gaza. Let me ask you, how did that happen? How could a handful of Jews defeat 50 million Arabs? You need to face the truth. The fact that those in Gaza are isolated is not the fault of the Israelis. There isn't a country in the Arab world that would welcome them in. Look at what they did in Lebanon and in Jordan. If Israel is isolating them is the right thing to do. Why do you think that Jordan does not want the West Bank? Why do you think that Egypt does not want Gaza?

    November 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  101. Bikegirl

    The country of Monaco is tiny and it is splendid. What the citizens of Monaco DON'T do is attack everyone around them. They live peacefully with everyone. Unlike the Palestinians, they do not have a unifying mission to eradicate all citizens of another, neighboring country. No one wants the Palestinians. They breed hatred and death. They teach their children to "slaughter the Jews like goats". That is their single unifying goal. They know no other.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  102. linda Operle

    I believe the Indians once slaughtered the white man to protect land that belonged to them. I guess it's in our DNA to side with land robbers. Although I don't.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Mike

    Whatever Don. You reap what you sow. And the Arabs don't sow anything but violence.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  104. BD

    I just want to make sure I'm understanding: when you get attacked by numerous countries on all of your borders and not only win the war but push them back behind their border. You are then wrong if you establish buffer zones in that area? Or were you referring to the fact that Egypt closed the border to Gaza?

    November 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  105. Lagos

    Oh well in that case I guess that means they should rain down explosives on civilians. Absolutely, proper justification right there.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  106. Doug

    New Yorker, well said.. I never thought of this under the terms you state.. How sad for those caught up in this situation..
    You know, if it were not for America they would not be able to do this.. If we outlawed all religion this would stop all this nonsense ..

    November 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  107. lisaspups

    Linda Operle - Your analogy is off. It is my understanding, and forgive me if I am wrong, that the Palestinians started the war with Israel, and when they lost, they lost the rights to that land. Now, they are fighting because they want Israel to give it back. With regard to the Indians, they did not attack the white man, lose the land, and then, want it back. The white man invaded their land, and they were fighting to keep it. Big difference.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  108. racistmuch?

    You guys make us americans really proud... if only this wasnt anonymous then you could put your name to your rubbish comments... this is suppose to be an enlightened country? this is the best country in the world? we talk about people like they arent even humans.. hahaha look at how u people talk.. ignorant to culture and religion.. im sorry but real "islam" doesnt condone violence just like real "Christianity" doesnt support racism.... As an american I am embarrassed to be associated with people who use racism as their justification with no actual basis... if i didnt know better i would say this is similar to rhetoric of the slave days..

    November 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  109. Carl

    new yorker, Jews are cool, you suck.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  110. Ian

    @ Linda Operle said, "I believe the Indians once slaughtered the white man to protect land that belonged to them."

    We taught the Indian's how to drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, cheat their friends and fight their neighbors! They were peaceful people before we arrived. The closest thing to genocide in our country's history is what we did to the native indian's. Your ignorance is astounding!

    November 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  111. noned

    to Ian: The American Indians weren't living in peace amongst each other. They fought different tribes for much the same reasons as Isreal fights Palestine.

    American Indians used brutal and 'barbaric' means to kill, maim and torture those they captured. Please, don't YOU be so ignorant of historical facts.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  112. mark levy

    Israel has been labeled "Apartheid: by the Russell Tribunal in South Africa, Israelis were among the legal people as well.
    Israel is doing an illegal blockade of Gaza punishing and killing civilians.
    Gaza fighters are killing Israeli civilians.
    Israel government=Gaza government, both are Terrorist. But Israel is officially a state, but does not act like a state, it acts like a Terrorist state killing and torturing civilians.

    There is a Huge propaganda in the US medias, telling us wrong information.
    There are tons of Israelis blogging their lies and propaganda in various blogs (and here).
    This is ugly.
    The solution? a Free Palestine, which will happen soon;then Israel and Palestine will be more equal in their negotiations; I hope Abbas goes for it on Nov 29 !

    Mar Levy, Jew for Peace.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  113. BigdaddyUSA

    Yea, and just because their main goal is the destruction of Israel, Isreal should open their hearts and wallets to the caged people. Take down the barriers so Hamas can bringing tanks and patriot rockets. Hey, why not give every Palestinian 1 million dollars because they are peasefull. You are t
    Dummer than a box of rocks!

    November 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  114. Nicole

    Hamas said, (and I quote): “the Palestinians are a nation of jihad and martyrdom; we desire death more than you desire life”. Hamas TV instructs the population that (quote) “bombs are more precious than children.” Hamas (and the other fine upstanding organizations) will hide behind their women, children, elderly, and the media; this is their “brave” tactic. That’s why all the $ they get from the arab and European world is spent on bombs instead of shelters and sirens, like in Israel. I’m curious what tactic you would use to stop Hamas from lobbing hundreds of missiles a month onto your town, city, or home? A “pretty please” will not work.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  115. zen

    Wow Ray...you are quite the model human being. congrats on being a total nutjob.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  116. sly

    I'd be more inclined to nuc whatever state you live in.

    Right wing Americans are responsible for 500,000 deaths in the mid-east. Palestinians about 100.

    Palestinians are fighting for independence. I believe some of you Americans may recall 1776 when you also actually fought your British government, just like the Palestinians are fighting their Israeli government.

    I believe that in America the War of Independence is considered a good thing ... guess y'all forgot when you assumed role as King of the World and #1 Killer in the World.

    November 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  117. NotSoBrainwashed

    You are a fool!

    How happy would you be if somebody took your livelihood away from you and then slapped you when you asked for it back? Who cares though ay?

    They can have it because of the holocaust right? Well my friend, between 5-8 million jews were killed in WW2. Between 60 and 80 million others (mostly Christian) were killed. For some reason, we are still overly sympathetic to the plight of the Jews. Don't get me wrong, I feel for them as they were targeted mainly – but so was every other country that Hitler tried to conquer. No more special treatment ...

    Oh wait, in 2009 – Obama signed off on $30billion in money and military aid to the Israeli government. Overkill dont you think? Especially considering they are fighting a bunch of camel jockeys?

    January 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  118. WarLord

    It sux to be weak, keep wining thought, may be it will help you LOL

    November 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  119. Vlad

    Please cite SINGLE event of independent warriors in US (or for that matter, India, Vietnam, Alger, whatever) who blew themselves in a crowd full of enemy's kids, women and elderly!!!
    Palestinians were fighting for independence during first intifada when they targeted Israeli soldiers. The moment they started to blow intentionally civilians they (I mean Hamas militants, not truly suffering regular Palestinians) become bloody inhuman rabid animals that have to be preventively killed.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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