April 24th, 2012
11:27 AM ET

Netanyahu: "We know" what Iran is doing

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says sanctions are taking a bite out of Iran's economy but it is not enough.

"So far they haven't rolled back the Iranian program, or even stopped it by one iota," Netanyahu told CNN's Erin Burnett in an exclusive interview that will broadcast on Tuesday night.

"I can tell you the centrifuges are spinning.  They were spinning before the talks began recently with Iran. They were spinning during the talks. They were spinning as we speak," Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu also expresses confidence that Israel knew what Iran was trying to do with its nuclear program.  "We know," he said.

"This is not the case, the questions, people had about Saddam Hussein,"  Netanyahu said, referring to the faulty intelligence that was relied on ahead of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Watch the whole interview tonight at 7pET on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront.


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    September 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
  2. cweinblatt

    One thing Jews have learned from centuries of genocide is that when a nation, like Iran, vows to exterminate the Jewish people, they mean it. After the Holocaust, and the rebirth of Israel, Jews will never again allow themselves to be victims of genocide. There will always be one safe place in the world for Jews, or there will be no safe place for any human on this planet.

    For centuries, Jews have been the witless, innocent victims of prejudice and intolerance. Jews have been scapegoats for angry European and Middle Eastern gentile societies and have become the victims of genocide thorough Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Russia. This was despite the fact that Jews possessed no way to threaten anyone. Jews have had no army, to CIA, no FBI, no air force, drones or bombers and no means to defend themselves.

    This will not occur again. The next time Israel and the Jewish people are attacked, the world will perish from unrelenting radioactive fallout. Israel has more than enough nuclear weapons to assure the end of humanity. You can attack us. But no one will survive. It’s your choice, gentiles. Just know that you will never again be able to push Jews around, to use them as scapegoats or to blame them for things that they have not done. You can acknowledge the viability of the State of Israel, or the world can die.

    In every generation, some society has risen up in anger at Jews; but why? For almost 3,000 years, Jews have attacked no one, have possessed no nation, no armed forces and have threatened no other nation. Jews represent the most benign religion on the planet, in historical terms. Jews have willingly assimilated into cultured around the world, gathering their progeny time and again throughout the Diaspora. Yet at least twelve million Jews have been murdered only because they have been Jews (ex., Babylonia, Egypt, Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, English Expulsion and the Shoah).

    Since biblical times, there has never been a Jewish nation that attacked and conquered other people. In 1948, when the contemporary Israel was formed by the UN, the first act of that nascent Jewish state was to beg Arabs (Muslims) living in Israeli territory to remain as free and equal citizens. Hundreds of thousands did. Today, those Muslims and their progeny live side by side with Israeli Jews and Christians. They have jobs, homes, businesses, political parties in the Knesset, they are allowed to possess government jobs and their offspring are exempt from compulsory military service. Israeli Muslims are allowed to own homes, have government jobs, and engage in every freedom and right that Israeli Jews have.

    Yet, Jews in Muslim nations are allowed none of those rights. In Muslim nations, Jews are unable to own homes where they desire or to work in government jobs. Jews in Muslim nations are denied their own political party and they are disparaged by the government and the people. Schoolchildren in Muslim nations learn that Jews are “animals, monsters and murderers.” The Supreme Ayatollah and the President of Iran have vowed to “wipe Israel off the map.”

    From the time of Babylonians and Egyptians, through the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the English Expulsion and the Holocaust, Jews have been unable to defend themselves from genocide. Today Israel exists and this iteration of the Hebrew people possesses many nuclear weapons. The next time a nation (ex. Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.) decides to invoke genocide against Jews, the next time a dirty bomb or a nuclear weapon is used to “wipe Israel off the map,” Israel will make sure that a cloud of radioactive vapor will surround the Earth, wiping all of humanity from the living.

    The Jewish people will no longer be led to slaughter, as has happened so many times in the past. The next time Israel (or the Jewish people) is attacked, all of humanity will perish. Take that as a promise. You may no longer blame Jews for things that they never did. You may no longer use Jews as a scapegoat. You may no longer distract the problems of your nation in an effort to divert anger towards Jews. The next time will result in the end of humanity – period.

    May 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  3. chasemonster1

    QUESTION: When the U.S. invaded Iraq, how many coalition troops did Israel contribute to the fight?
    ANSWER: Zero!!

    April 26, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • Robman

      Did anybody ASK Israel to contribute to the coaltion? No.

      That's because our leaders in the U.S. are so busy kissing Moslem booty, they can't be seen as acting directly in concert with Israel in a military operation in the region, particularly one involving a Moslem country. Then, we'd be accused of being "Crusaders" or something like that.

      And chasemonster1, if you're like the other Israel bashers on this site, I'll bet that if Israel had been an active part of the coaltion, you'd then be accusing them of manipulating us into fighting "their" war, right?

      Anybody here who thinks we fought Gulf War One or Gulf War Two on behalf of Israel, better think again. We fought the first one for Saudi Arabia, and we fought the second one so we could look like we were doing something in response to 9-11. It didn't help Saddam that he publicly applauded the 9-11 hijackers...wonder how history might have turned out differently if like Iran, he expressed sympathy with the U.S. public in the wake of 9-11. What an idiot. Got what he more than deserved.

      But it is a matter of record that Ariel Sharon advised Bush AGAINST invading Iraq. Interesting, that.

      Israeli intelligence on the Middle East, as well as the improvements they've made to our weapons – 600 to the F-16 alone; ever wonder why we outsell everybody else with that plane? – make them a far more valuable ally than any Arab or Moslem country.

      During Gulf War One, Jordan, supposedly our "best" Arab ally, declared neutrality and then let supplies get shipped to Saddam through their country.

      During Gulf War Two, Jordan sided with us and let us use one of their airbases...but our troops there were warned to stay in their barracks as much as possible, as they could not guarantee their safety from local snipers. Some "ally". And that's our "best" Arab ally!

      Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia grows terrorists to attack us, funds mosques here in the U.S. to spew hatred against us "infidels", Pakistan hides OBL from us for years...the list of treachery goes on and on and on.

      Israel is one of our best genuine allies, even as we double cross them again and again at the behest of Arabs and Moslems who play us like a violin. What a sad state of affairs.

      April 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  4. ayala

    wow people...so much anti jewish propagand on here.
    I for one am a proud israeli citizen, not some crappy fake,
    whoever fakes themselves on the net is a pathetic....crazy attention seeking mongoose.
    and for any arabs pretending to be jews....GO GET A F*****G life.
    look around at the muslim countries...they are racist, bigoted and breed hatred against jews.
    of COURSE you choose not to notice that and believe media wiring and propaganda.
    we want peace believe it or not, our neighbours are plotting our very demise.
    most of you idiots have NEVER been to israel so ur comments are empty and meaningless, you have no idea wot is going on here.
    how do u expect israel to react?! when faced with annihilation anyone would step up to defend themselves, unless of course you are some weak subserviant arab. think i have made myself crystal clear.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:42 am | Reply
    • Pudendal Cleft

      Yawohl!

      April 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  5. haroldb1234

    and informed americans know that israel did 911. see dr. alan sabrosky's 2010 conclusions .sabrosky ran the usa war college's curriculum, served 10 years in the usa marine corps, and is a jew; look it up.

    April 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Reply
    • cweinblatt

      You expect us to believe that "Jews were responsible for 9/11," although many of the victims were Jews, the crime was committed against America (a staunch ally of Israel) and that somehow "Jews hired Arabs to fly the planes into the twin towers and the Pentagon." Only a deranged mind could postulate something so illogical.

      This is just one more example of the volume of current anti-Semitism in any location. Small minds create illogical postulations focused only on damaging the reputation of Jews. Jew haters around the world fabricate nonsense in a punitive effort against members of the Jewish religion. Yet, this is not new. For the past three thousand years, Jews have been denigrated, persecuted, expelled, placed into forced labor, had their wealth stolen and have been victims of massive genocide. No religion in history has been such a colossal victim of genocide as have Jews.

      What can one say when someone states that “Jews perpetrated the 9/11 attack on America?” That’s as believable as America attacking Israel or England, France or any other free and independent Western nation.

      And while Muslims in Israel are free and equal citizens, Jews in Muslim nations are victims of terror. They are denied the right to own land, to have an occupation that serves Muslims (Jewish physicians are not allowed to practice except on Jews), to be a part of the political process, to have a government occupation and they are denied the chance to observe their religion in public.

      Meanwhile, Arab Israelis have all of the same rights as Jewish Israelis. Moreover, the children of Arab Israelis do not have to sign into compulsory military status, as do all Jews. In Muslim nations, girls are denied a formal education and entry into the same jobs that males occupy. They cannot even show their face in public. In Muslim nations, women who have been raped become victims who are stoned to death in “honor killings.” In Muslim nations, non-Muslims are “infidels,” denied equal rights and destined to become the trash heap of humanity, or simply expelled or murdered. Yet, in Israel everyone (no matter the religion, race or gender) has an equal opportunity under law.

      If you believe that Israel was responsible for 9/11, then you are part of a select group of people including Neo-Nazis and anti-Semites. You live to see Israel and the Jewish people destroyed. You are mendacious, spiteful, denigrating haters of those who have done nothing wrong. You are everything evil in our world. You hate for the sake of hating, for the sake of committing yet more genocide against Jews. You seek to murder people (children) you have never met or known. You are the worst aspect of humanity. You shame all of the rest of us with your blind hatred and prejudice.

      Charles S. Weinblatt
      Author, Jacob’s Courage
      http://jacobscourage.wordpress.com

      April 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Reply
      • ayala

        i just took a look at your website. its great. good on you.

        April 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
      • spaceboy

        You use the same infamous non-logical rebuttal: The Anti-Semite card.

        In response to a question about Americans expressing dissent against the Israeli government and Israeli policies, Former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni said Israeli Jews use the anti-Semite card as a way of rebutting criticism of Israeli "it's a trick we always use it".

        In 1954 Israel attempted to carry out a covert operation known as "Operation Susannah". Israel's goal was to perform a false flag attack on Egyptian, American, and British owned targets within Egypt; The attack would be blamed on Egyptian Muslims as a way of getting America into a war with Egypt. Fortunately, Israel failed to properly carry out the attack, but if they had succeeded, it would cost America a great deal of money and America would've lost many lives all based on an Israeli false flag attack lie. Furthermore, a couple of years ago, Israeli President Moshe Katzav awarded the Israeli terrorists from Operation Susannah and referred to them as "heroes".

        Only a day before 9/11 a Washington Post article was released stating (Top U.S. Army analysts believe Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad, is "ruthless and cunning," "a wildcard" that "has [the] capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab attack)

        Another interesting aspect of 9/11:

        "Five Middle Eastern men, using a white van, dancing and celebrating in different places, and videotaping the attacks were reported to the police by several New Jersey residents. These men were making shouts of joy and mockery, jumping in joy, making fun of the WTC ruins and going to extreme lengths to photograph themselves in front of the wreckage. They had set up the video cameras prior to the planes hitting the towers.

        One anonymous call to the police led them to close all of New York’s bridges and Tunnels after the caller said that a group of Palestinians with white sheikh uniforms were mixing a bomb in a white van and were headed for the Holland Tunnel.

        The white van was apprehended as it approached the George Washington Bridge to New York, and the people in it turned out to be Israelis. The driver, Sivan Kurzberg, told the officers that they were Israelis and not their problem but the Palestinians were NYPD’s problem. These Israelis were found with maps of the city with several places highlighted, boxcutters, $4,700 stuffed in a sock and foreign passports. The police brought bomb sniffing dogs and the dogs positively responded to traces of explosives that had been in the van. Their cameras were confiscated and the photos developed by the police. One of the photos showed Sivan Kurzberg flicking a cigarette lighter in front of the smoldering ruins of the WTC towers, in a celebratory gesture.

        Two of these five Israelis were determined by the FBI to be Mossad agents, and the van they were using belonged to Urban Moving systems, a Mossad front. These 5 Israelis were in custody for 71 days and released when orders came to close the investigation, presumably from the White House."

        There are so many coincidences that link Israel to 9/11. I encourage everyone to look up 9/11 Missing Links and/or 9/11 and the cover up by Ryan Dawson. The facts presented in these films are nothing that "Loose Change" or Alex Jones like to cover, which is odd because the "coincidences" are overwhelming.

        Israel is like the elephant in the room everyone is afraid to talk about.

        May 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • Artadi

      Rabbi thanks for lenittg me hang out with you and Peter at Sunday's Rabbi Show. Aryeh Green was fascinating and I wish him continued success in this endeavor.

      May 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  6. hopeless.

    they should both watch the documentary White Light, Black Rain. chill them both out.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
    • both walking on thin ice

      you aren't going to like radiation. its not that fun. better quit while you are ahead. think of something civil between both of you. cooperate, not competition.

      April 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  7. truth hurts

    The jews were the chosen people till they crucified Jesus Christ ,the bible says quote (The Royal rule of Israel has been ripped away) tuff luck if you a jew hahahahahahaha

    April 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • Andy Wilson

      And what Jew crossed your path, or you just jumping on the bandwagon.?

      April 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • Atheist Hunter

      They're still God's chosen. You will soon see.

      April 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply
      • Allan

        to people in a forum held in Jaffna that If poclie powers are given to Tamil province now It will act as another para military. But what I commented was seriously criticized. The bloody elitist scoundrel living in Europe and USA wish to make another fight in Sri Lanka. Because their children will be never affected .Do you agree or not?Regards,Bharthipan

        May 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Pudendal Cleft

      I thought the ancient Wops nailed ol' Jesus to the cross.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  8. Robman

    You know, I'll bet a lot of the people posing as Jews or Israelis on this site are Arabs or other Moslems trying to make Jews look bad. I go to a lot of other sites where I know there are Israelis and Diaspora Jews and even the most obnoxious ones don't talk like what I see above. This is such transparent propaganda.

    Just remember, the Shah had good diplomatic and trade relations with Israel, not just the U.S. When he was overthrown, the Israeli embassy was closed, and they were allowed to quietly pack up and leave. But the U.S. embassy was seized and hostages taken. To Iran the U.S. is "The Great Satan", and Israel is only "The LIttle Satan".

    Also remember, the same Iranian missiles that can hit Tel Aviv...can hit the U.S. from Venezuela. Iran and Venezuela have very, very cozy relations. I've heard they are even now starting to construct missile bases there. CONNECT THE DOTS.

    America had better help stop Iran for her own good, even apart from Israel. Israel will do it with or without America, but it will be easier to contain the crisis if we cooperate with Israel like allies. But if Israel goes it alone, don't blame them, THANK THEM.

    Blame Iran. They are the ones causing the crisis.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
    • Pudendal Cleft

      Didn't Hitler once sing that same song about the Jews?

      April 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  9. ayala

    without JEWS this world will be desert full of empty minded nomads
    jews have the brains, strategy, power and drive and we have shown how much SUPERIOR we are as a RACE.
    just because you cant hack it you come here and try down talk us...
    Never goin to work.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Reply
    • jake

      Agreed. The Jewish race is superior.

      Einstein. A Jew.

      Jesus. A Jew.

      We will rule the goy, as a shepard rules his sheep.

      April 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
    • we cried for help, but nobody came

      oh puhleeze...stop nauseating us to death. get over yourself already. bunch of relgious nuts.

      April 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
    • Andy Wilson

      Im just wondering about how many of these commentor's have brushed up on their Arabic.. Seems like they want to submit to the ways of the oppressor's... Some people have no hope I guess, Shalom from a white dude in TN. Love America or leave it.

      April 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  10. ayala

    hahahaha..for anyone who calls israel a terrorist state....you goyim need us...we have power, wealth, we control all the finances.. WE own all the TOP companies...WE rule HOLLYWOOD you mofos..when we decide to pull the trigger you pathetic goyim will feel it the MOST. We have you right where we need you and thats BELOW us. think TWICE before you defame israel

    April 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
    • we cried for help, but nobody came

      what is goyim?

      April 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • we cried for help, but nobody came

      every hegemony comes to an end

      April 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Mprov

      Blah, Blah, Blah.. And where do all of these top exes and Hollywood people get their power and wealth?? Here in America.. Money and Power are all as meaningless as the paper they are printer on if Isreal "pulls the trigger" To a device no dount that they bout from our fire sale!! LOL.. Get a grip people.. Hate Mongering is old news cold war mumbo jumbo. The world will react to sever unjustice.. And Gideon.. Although I don't believe in the bible becaue it was created by MAN and therefore flawed... My Aunt who has been a Catholic Nun for 30+ years thinks that All Jews are going to hell becasue the only way to God is through Jesus Christ.. so.. who's to say she's not right.. Let's keep fighting holy wars. or better yet why don't we just sit around and make things with our poop.. both are just about as useful to mankind.

      April 25, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
  11. brutus9448

    Guess what bibi. Your centrefuges are spining as well and have been for the last 50 years. Even if iran gets a nuclear weapon, which is a big if, then MAD will work again. Mullahs are as suicidal as you bibi. no more. no less.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  12. delos

    There is no way in hell I would support the US goverment, or US troops fighting in a quote Holy War involving 2 rabidly religious group's that have been fighting over this same bullshit for 1000's of years to no avail. It's time to let these people have at it no matter what the fallout. I've always thought a Nuclear bomb going off in the ME would in it's self bring world peace
    think about it.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • we cried for help, but nobody came

      i agree. let the supremacy nuts blow each other up. leave us out of it.

      April 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  13. Hahahahahaha

    Well let's see the dolie heads and towel heads go at it then!!!!! Hahahahahaha

    April 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
    • Heeheeheeheehee

      Let's see you give head.....heeheeheeheeheeheeheehee!!!!!!!

      April 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Reply
  14. canadian30

    America its time to kick Israel in the nuts and put them in their place. They make a mockery of your government and will eventually drag your country into another war to serve their purposes. Let them go at it alone, Iran will hand them their asses! That being said I dont support Iran, they are dangerous and no match for you Americans!

    Canadian Friend

    April 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • Gideon

      Israel will fall upon your children should you withdraw your support.

      The third temple awaits the blood of traitors.

      Jews are Chosen, and your are chosen to follow.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
      • canadian30

        wow, you and the Rabbi are the lunatics, no different than the Ayatollahs that run Iran!!

        April 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • The Queen is a Man

      Hey, look!!!.............its another batshit from Alberta!

      April 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
  15. Jannani

    Israel is a terrorist state which occupies other people's land.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Reply
    • Gideon

      Israel is the chosen land, given to us fair and square by Yahweh.

      Goy have no place there.

      Either side with Israel, or die.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
      • USInfantry

        Come Get Some!! IDF wont have a chance against the US Military

        April 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
      • Mprov

        That's interesting I don't remember him being mentioned at the UN Summit... Why are you so Angry, and why is it that the only people who are talking about Race supiriority on this thread are Hebrews? All my jewish friends don't seem to have this complex that seems to be a theme inthis forum.. "We're the smartest, and the richest, and the most powerful" Oh and the USA better help us or else, we will tell God.. well since the loss of the plagues in Egypt I've seen no intervention, so I'm going to feel pretty safe rolling the dice on that one.

        April 25, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  16. krm1007

    Netanyahoo needs to chill out and have some pork chops for suppaa tonite. Bon Appetito.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  17. Skorpio

    The ayatollah, Iran's maximum authority, said many times IN PUBLIC that he will wiped off Israel from the map. I don't understand why nobody gets it, whatever this Islamic rat says, he will accomplish it. It's a matter of time and setting up the atomic bombs.

    April 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Reply
    • Choad

      As usual, you are so full of shit that it defies belief.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • Gideon

      Yes.

      Those fools who sit idly by while Israel is threatened, will burn in the third temple.

      " if a Jew kills a goy, he will not face the death sentence"
      Torah

      April 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply
  18. ayala

    i hope israel will punish america it comes to it

    those gentiles should burn in hell..all of them

    April 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
    • Mprov

      That's a pretty dark statement.. I feel like I wouldn't like you. You are actually expecting help, and telling us to burn in hell in the same post.. It's extreme points of view like yours that make this world an unsafe one to live in.. You are no better than what it is you fear, and hate.

      April 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • Rabbi

      Rest assured, the gentiles will feed the fires of the third temple, should they withdraw support of Israel.

      Their children will suffer, should the Jewish nation be betrayed.

      April 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply
      • John Jones

        I have an idea Rabbi, why don't you pursue your own interests and stop expecting help. How about you enlist in the isreali army and go to Iran and stop them all by your self since you are so tough.

        April 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
      • YoungMarine

        id fight and die for Iran before I ever consider helping Israel

        April 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
      • friend and foe

        folks post like this are not from a stable source and the intent of such post as this is to cause divisions , this idiot is not in support of israel or the usa .

        the only thing that this idiot is in support of is division and hstred , do not fall for such ugly games.

        April 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  19. ayala

    iran wont attak israel yet

    lets hope!

    April 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply
    • Thor

      Stop playing zionopoly. There is no danger, Israel just wants America in the region to enforce their agenda.

      It's time to drop them, on their heads.

      April 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  20. Rabbi

    Israel will not be defeated.

    Should America withdraw support if Israel, mossad will see their people are punished.

    The blood of the goy will flow in the Third Temple, their children given as burnt offerings to YHWH.

    For too long has Israel suffered oppression, if America does not help, Israel will see America destroyed.

    April 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
    • Mprov

      The only reason Isreal officially exists is because of the U.S. FACT! WE have been allies since WE recognized you as a country and in tern WE were dragged into a bloody war becasue of it... Time and time again. The blood will flow? Get a grip the blood has been flowing since LBJ sold his soul.

      April 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Reply
      • Umakemeraff

        Fact rejected due to it not being an actual fact. The U.S. actually voted against Israel becoming a nation. Only later on in history did the U.S. and Israel become allies.

        April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
      • Mprov

        UN Resolution 181, defined the outline of a settlement in Palestine creating both a Jewish and a Palestinian homeland. The 1947 UN Partition divided the area into three entities: a Jewish state, an Arab state, and an international zone around Jerusalem.

        At midnight on May 14, 1948, the Provisional Government of Israel proclaimed the new State of Israel. On that same date the United States, in the person of President Truman, recognized the provisional Jewish government as de facto authority of the new Jewish state (de jure recognition was extended on January 31). The U.S. delegates to the U.N. and top ranking State Department officials were angered that Truman released his recognition statement to the press without notifying them first. On May 15, 1948, the Arab states issued their response statement and Arab armies invaded Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war began.
        Adn I was actually refering to Johnson's private recordings in the 50's with the prime ministor if the Soviet Union that was released to pulic record recently. Where he indicates he was goign to back Isreal despite the fact that there were 2 million isrealis and 100 million muslims. Because and I'm paraphrasing of course. "what is right to do should be done" Although he did advise them to look to western Europe for aid and support first.

        April 25, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • Thor

      Wait, why are my people giving billions to people like you??

      Mabey supporting Israel was a mistake.....

      April 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Reply
    • Peace Keeper

      Rabbi you are pathetic in every way. I bet your some fat @$$ guy with breasts bigger than your moms sitting behind a computer all day writing "doubled spaced comments" saying how america will be destroyed over and over. Get off your fat @$$ and do some pushups you tub of lard.

      April 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • dagroovydad

      This guy is a troll. No Jew talks or even thinks like this. Pay him no attention.

      April 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Reply
      • Gideon

        How many Jews do you know, shmuk???

        We are better than you. It's in YOUR bible....

        April 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
    • YoungMarine

      your "we were almost exterminated in the holocaust" excuses are getting old

      April 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Reply
      • redjeans

        Oh really? Let's see... Before the Holocaust, there were about 18 million Jews in the world. Minus 6 thanks to Hitler, that left them with 12 millions. Today, they are approximately 15 million. In other words, they still have no caught up, 65 years later. To give you a proportional sense of what that means, it would be like slaughtering 100 million of the current 300 million Americans. Would that get old 65 years later? Bottom line: when a third of your people has been exterminated for no other reason than pure, insane, irrational hatred, you do NOT want to forget.

        April 25, 2012 at 3:13 am |
      • Mprov

        I agree with Redjeans.. We should never forget the horrors of the 2nd world war.. Including what the russians did to Berlin and the german people when they sacked the place. Pretty horrific stuff.. I'm not in any way saying the US isn't an offender on an almost constant basis.. For God sake Iran hates us for trying to overthrow their demorcracy and place our own Oil friendly one. our leadership has done unspeakable things in the name of the ""common good"
        or their own personal agendas. But Nothing so far compares to the vulgar unhumain acts that the Nazis pulled in WWII. We must remember, history can not repeat itself..

        April 25, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  21. kilo is not pound

    this guy will do what takes to secure israel and that may totally derail obama election chances , TO BAD

    April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  22. Snoot

    Well then Bibi, why don't YOU do something about it.

    April 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Reply
    • Gideon

      America had better help Israel, or we may just lose a nuke.....

      April 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Reply
      • Mprov

        It's ok. Gideon we have a bunch more we can sell you.. yeah I got the point.. I'm laughing at it. Losing one nuke may cost us one major city but provoking a nuclear war would cost humainty it's existance... Even the most crazy Zelot would have to think long and hard about that. Frankly I think there are way too many people in the world anyway... Besides isn't the former Soviet Union already missing something like 200 suitcase Nukes?? Everyone has them. using them is a different story all together. Iran wouldn't use a nuke on Isreal because it's certain that the world would react with extreme retailiation. They just want to be taken seriously at the table like big kids and Isreal doesn't want to lose their ace in the hole.

        April 25, 2012 at 10:48 am |

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