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November 21st, 2012
09:07 PM ET

Two civilians from Gaza and Israel respond to the cease-fire

Tonight at 9 p.m., upon the news of today's announced cease-fire in Israel and Gaza, Piers Morgan speaks to two civilians on both sides of the conflict, Ameera Ahmad in Gaza and Natalie Edelman in Tel Aviv.

"I'm sure that she's facing a difficult reality," says Edelman to Ahmad during their opportunity to talk directly to each other via satellite and Skype. "We are dealing with a terrorist organization. Hamas is controlling Gaza at the moment and that is a problem."

Disagreeing with Edelman, Ahmad responds, "when they decided to make the Palestinian election it was a free election and the people, they choose Hamas. The Israeli side, they should respect their choice as a people they are going to represent the Palestinian people. If it is a terrorist organization it doesn't mean that all the Palestinian people are terrorist people."

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  1. piers moron

    Now Andy can sit on a Scud and fly home.

    November 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. TheScaryOne

    This shows how deep the Israeli propaganda machine runs.

    We're both mothers, and civilians, but she's a terrorist. She caused 9/11, and the London subway bombings!

    The only reason Hamas is holding Gaza is because Israel forced their hand.

    November 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jeff

      Propaganda indeed!

      She was not accusing her of terrorism, she was asking her to throw out her government, which the Palestinian sort of agreed was a terrorist one.

      November 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jake Hatter

        That's not what happened, that's where the interview was cut off in the video. IN fact, they should throw out Likud, and Netanyahu, who meddles in US politics, AND is committing an ethnic cleansing campaign.

        Genocide is so 20th century, Jeff.

        November 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jaker, Dublin

      You're like Hamas, you keep twisting the words, but Jeff, answered for me on that one. Hamas just said this evening that today's ceasefire was a victory for "Armed Resistance" so they'll keep on trying to do things with violence, just watch the future tell this.

      As I said, this is only a ceasefire, you can bet there is a war to follow, because the Jihad's are not all of the same sound mind regards wanting "Peace". This lull will just give them (Hamas & Jihad's) time to stock up with more weaponry (rockets,etc) from Iran & Syria & Sudan. And lastly, can we trust Mursi & the Brotherhood to police/stop weapons getting through the Egyptian borders from same for Hamas & ilk?

      Well...I for one surely can't!

      November 21, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jake Hatter

        Jake, you are completely spinning things like a propaganda tool

        November 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Wake up America your country needs you.

        No Jaker, it is the state of Israel that is not only terrorizing Gaza and Palestine its terrorizing the world. It not only terrorizing its neighbors it's terrorizing us in America. It's used our friendship and made laws in our Govt nothing
        about Israel can be questioned. It was a big part of all our elections. Can any one win any election with out the Jewish Lobby?
        Why don't you Google how many media and network is owned and run by one group of the good Chosen People ? this propaganda keeps spinning out of control.
        Why don't you Google: Annie Mochon of MI-5 Whistle Blower on YouTube or read what she knows.
        Annie Manchon fear she will become another Rachel Corrie why? What would you do if your land was taken from you ?
        What would you do if you homes were bulldozed to make new Jewish Settlements even after UN condemned it, even after US presidents gave one of his forceful NO to Israel. Israel basically said F.... U and what ironic gets away with it. Why does Iran fear Israel miles and miles away. Iran is not an Arab state. Iran has never invaded or attacked any country in the history of Iran ? Why does Israel want to attack Iran? Iran has the second largest Jewish population after United States. Why did the Iranian leaders get the highest award by Jewish Rabbi in New York? Please do see this on YouTube
        Why our leaders of the world fearful of Israel?
        Israel has no respect for the good Jewish people any more than Hitler did of Germans and Europeans did he ?
        Oops! CNN how many house rules did I break now to be fearful.

        November 22, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
      • rs1201

        Are you that simple minded not to realize that if Israel wanted to, it would obliterate gaza in a couple of hours. The only reason that Israel shows restraint is because of international pressure...specifially, Israel's enemy in the White House.

        November 25, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Adam Orelleis

      Thank you for noticing that. The Israeli girl should talk, instead, about how Israel committed 9/11 and pretending the Arabs did it. Just google "Israel did 9/11" You'll see NJ Police arrested 5 Israelis who were taping and CHEERING that 3,000 Americans died.

      November 21, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tod Zuckerman

        You and that other moron, Jack Hatter need professional help. I suggest the ex-KKK -Rev.Wright-Lous Farrakan self-help society, where folks who used to think as you got straightened out. Medications will be distributed. There is hope.

        November 23, 2012 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
    • stacy12

      i like how they cut the other woman right off in the middle of her talking but the woman from israel got to say what she wanted propaganda or what. america isnt interested in hearing both sides if they were they would let her speak the woman from gaza.

      November 25, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jeff

    I don't know. But the Israeli was coherent and Palestinian was incoherent, she was contradicting herself.

    November 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jake Hatter

      The Israeli completely lied about 9/11. Israel did 9/11 and all Americans know it now. NEXT HASBARA (paid Israeli propaganda units trolling forums)

      November 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve Shrimpton

        I can't believe I just googled "Israel did 9/11" and found all that information. Former director of studies at the US Army War College: US Military knows with 100% certainty that Israel committed 9/11 to false flag draw America into a protracted campaign against its enemies.

        Wow. I HATE Israel ! ALL AMERICANS SHOULD!

        November 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. magugudavis

    Excellent job Piers. Very relevant interviews. Get younger people from both sides like you got the 2 women. Brilliant bro!!!!

    November 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Lorus

    The cease-fire will not hold –

    November 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Petro

      How many more have to dies before occupation ends ? People by nature are not caged animals they resent occupation.

      November 22, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Miri

      After the so-called ceascefire Hamas launched nearly 20 rockets at Israel. Why does media keep silent about this?

      November 22, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • stacy12

        becuz the end is near and israel is the antichrist the third anti christ.

        November 25, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. Kim

    Appearance – Ameera Ahmad – very make’d up, yes make’d. Brows trimmed, cheeks blushed, very pretty in makeup, as she covers her hair and head? Natalie Edelman – common folk, common sense; not made up.

    November 22, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. New voices

    Why did Steve Shrimpton get " Report abuse " what did he say that was wrong? People have said much worse and no one is bothered to " Report Abuse."
    Please don't hate America, Steve Shrimpton. Please, please work with it to get your voice be heard. This is a young country it's media is privately owned and can spin what it's wants. If you want to hear truthful reporting hear Amy Goodmen. Please read her book and join Democracy Now.

    November 22, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. New Voice

    Wow ! How quickly " Wake Up America your country needs you " got "Report Abuse" why ?
    What is wrong CNN ? Any one can abuse any one but truth can not be told why?
    What's become of free speech?

    November 22, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Wake up America your country needs you.

    Thank you Norman G. Finkelstine once again.
    " I still say, no invasion."

    November 22, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Rachel

    Norman Chomsky

    "World-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and MIT professor Noam Chomsky
    joins us to discuss his recent trip to the Gaza Strip, where he publicly called on Israel to
    put an end to the blockade on the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave. "[Gaza] is a lesson for
    people from the West," Chomsky says. "If they can struggle on under really harsh and
    brutal conditions, [it] tells us we ought to be doing a lot more." Chomsky also comments
    on President Obama’s re-election, saying: "There are two good things about it. One is,
    the worst didn’t happen, and it might have. The second is, it’s over. So we can put it
    behind us and get back to work." [includes rush transcript] on Democracy Now.

    November 22, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Nabil Youssef

    I have a way to peace in the Mideast

    A Middle East peace map:

    1 – One elected Palestinian government will control Gaza and West Bank through free elections.

    2 – Gaza Strip will join to West Bank through a highway or (underground tunnel) it will be called a Freedom Highway or Freedom Tunnel.

    3 – Declaration of a Palestinian State and the capital is in the West Bank and the parliament building will be in Gaza City.

    4 – Jerusalem will be under U.N. control (guarded by Israel, Palestine, U.N. forces) and open 24 hours for people from all over the world (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, etc.) to visit the holy place.

    5 – All monies that come from Jerusalem will be divided equally by a third for Israel, Palestine, and U.N.

    6 – The Middle East will be in peace so God help us.


    Nabil Youssef

    Former City Council Candidate
    Jersey City

    November 23, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ray

      It sounds simple ..... Why not give New York to the Israelis. It's costing the US tax payers more to keep Israel on occupied land.

      November 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Rgr

    Israel is not on occupied land.

    November 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rachel

      Don't get your facts from the occupies please.

      November 24, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Rgr

    Also the Arab woman is so smug about not being a terrorist yet is very proud of voting for a recognized terrorist group. That means she is responsible for terrorism by way of her support and encouragement. I too could hire a hit man yet say I am not a murderer. And, Nazis were also elected to government. Doesn't mean it was good.

    November 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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