July 11, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 06:00 PM ET

Israeli Prime Minister Primetime Exclusive!

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on

his meeting with President Obama – and

what’s next for the Middle East peace process.

How far will he go to protect Israel?

Are Israeli-U.S. relations post
Netanyahu trip hot or cold?

Weigh in below!

AND – Click here to take our poll! Can
Obama bring peace to the Middle

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Anthony Smith   July 7th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

There will never be peace in the Middle East because no wants it.

hafez sami   July 7th, 2010 7:50 pm ET

Mr Netanyahu,
You and President Obama mentioned that we are two democracies "Who Share Common Values". We have a black president. We have had serious candidates to the presidency who were Jewish, Catholic and Greek Orthodox. Can you say the same of Israeli citizens? Does limiting the political leadership to members of one faith or ethnicity constitute " Sharing Our Values"?
Thank you.

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

President Obama and the American people should tell Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu that America at this time has no free Billions of American taxpayer dollars to give him at this time, America has no free US Military Weapons, Bombs and equipment to give him at this time.

And show Benjamin Netanyahu the door, handing him his hat and his war drum to him on is way OUT.

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

I have little to no love for Israel right now, with all of their warmongering, because our country supports them, if the support was not there they would have long ago come to an agreement with the countries that surround them.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 7th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Sir no matter how much America is friends with Israel America is tired of fighting wars so be good and dont drag America into another one .

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

The PM stated the people that attacked America attack Israel. When did Israel attack Saudi Arabia? Most of the attackers including Osama bin Ladin COME from Saudi Arabia. Speak the truth Netanyau!

molly   July 7th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I wish you the best as you prepare to retire. We will miss you but hope to see you on specials. Thank you for all the great interviews. It was your true calling.

jack   July 7th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

He speaks of a great relationship between between our two countries. What kind of relationship is it where we keep giving large amounts of our tax money to a tiny country, in fact enough to enrich every person in Israel. Also, I am tired of Israel mistreating other countries and then expect the US to back them up right or wrong. That was one area the failed Jimmy Carter presidency got right. He tried to be fair to both the Arabs and Israelis. Now we just bow and scrape before Israel more often than not, whether they are right or wrong. I feel sorry for the Israeli people , with their sucession of warmonger leaders.

Todd Jacobs   July 7th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

We give just as much to Egypt. Why is that ok?

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

There is no question Israeli PM Netanyau the only relationship America has with Israel is America giving Billions of free American taxpayer money to you, and nearly unlimited supplys of Weapons, Bombs and Military Equipment. At best, Israel's relationship with America is simply pathetic. How many Israeli troops are fighting in Afghanistan or in Iraq in helping America? Huh?

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama the U.S. is a Constitutional Republic not a sad Democracy, that will in time turn into a Dictatorship if a dictator come into office turning our country into a police state! All Democracy fail because they have no foundation to stand on, when the whelms of the people can be put into action by a simple election of a crazy person who feeds on hate and fear, and who lies to the people so that the people surrender theirs right for a fake sense of safety, kind of like the sad Patroit Act!

k katz   July 7th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Mr. Netanyahu wants to talk and talk aand talk in fact he wants to just talk no action,no peace,no seeking truth or justice for hem, he koesnot want i he wants to tear down houses,beat people,cut off medical and food support and shoot who ever wants to help a desperate people. he has no love for anyoe who is not Jewish.

Henya   July 7th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Hello Larry,
Thank you for having Mr. Netanyahu he is very smart guy and I know he wants peace I hoping that the Palestinian leader his listing,
we want Peace,

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

@ Smith in Oregon

So true

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Thanks to Israeli PM Netanyau's order to hit the Turkish peace flotilla carrying civilians, the Turkish flag on a NATO ship, food and medical supplys in International Waters, Turkey closed their immense air-space to all Israeli overflights. Now Israel can't bomb Iran themselves, and yet Netanyau is pressuring President Obama and America to do that ourselves! Mr. Netanyau, take your war drum and hit the road 'chief'.

Erin Ghanem   July 7th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

No, no, no! Netanyahu just lied. Israel is not the only democracy in the Middle East. In fact it is not even a democracy. Lebanon is the only democracy in the Middle East where you can be of any religion and have equal rights with an elected president.

adela   July 7th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Only one solution=two state, for Isreal and Palestine

Bahman Aghevli   July 7th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Mr. Prime Minister,
If you call yourselves a law abididing, democratic society just like any other western country, how can you explain building in occupied teritories, against internationaln law & UN resolutions. Furthermore, why are you so special not to sign the NPT agreement & have IAEA inspectors in & build nuclear bombs & deny this right to others? Thanks you. Bahman, Toronto

jonathan sauer   July 7th, 2010 9:16 pm ET


Bibi is not being honest when he tries to make it look like he's willing to make any compromise for peace.

It is such a simple, well-understood fact. that no palestinian president could make a peace deal with Israel that doesn't allow the return of refugees and a return to 67 borders.

Israel will never never allow the return of the refugees. So there can be no peace until this generation dies of old age. They are members of your generation Larry.

Henya   July 7th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon Correction it was his brother Jonathan, it is a true story the raid in antebe

Hypatia   July 7th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

This middle east has been fighting a religious/political war for how many centuries?

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

The majority in the region of Israel are not Jews, and they certainly are denied the right to vote in Israel's government elections. That isn't a democracy in Israel! Speak the truth Mr. Netanyau!

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

I wish all countries would stop with the Psychological Operations this includes Israel as well, telling lies over and over again will become more and more infective, if you keep trying to use it on the people, we know that you are lying to us, and we are sick and tired of it, no one trust any governments they are all the same, trying to gain more and more control of the people through fear and hate! The people do not need any government the government need people to rule over and to feel powerful!

jack   July 7th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon...Yeah quite a relationship, with the US as Israel's sugar daddy. Nice for them. It would have been much cheaper and would have been much more conducive to real peace, if we had simply given Israel a state. N seems to be in full propaganda mode tonight.

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Tell me did Israel find any weapons on this ships that they attacked and bordered?

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Mr. Netanyau, who was the utterly depraved Israeli Official that gave the green light for the Israeli Commando's on the assault rafts surrounding the Peace Flotilla to open up with paint gun pellets which had glass shards inside of them? That prevents Xrays from locating them in the body and produces horrific bloody flesh trauma. Who ok'd that Mr. Netanyau?

art   July 7th, 2010 9:21 pm ET


Have you considered reparations to Lebanon for the destruction rained down upon her people? It just might make your comments regarding peace a bit more believable.

Charles: Mesa, Az   July 7th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

What a place, the middleeast would be, if there was peace. Following in the foot steps of peace, would be prosperity and happiness. It would be an historical event of enormous proportion. If the leaders of Hamas, would trade violence for peace, they would be hailed as heros by the world. People would perceive an event like that, to be the greatest miracle of our times.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 7th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Sir I was in the Navy and if Israel would have dropped comandoes on board we would have killed the crap out of them .

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Israel will never apologize, didn't they say that a few days ago, for killing civilians! Scared people are always the first to attack other peoples and nations, I can't stand cowards they make the whole world more dangerous!

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Turkey helped broker a deal with Brazil to supply nuclear fuel rods for Iran's small medical research reactor to help defuse the tension between Israel and Iran. In return Israel turned on Turkey a long time ally, and like a rabid dog now see's and treats Turkey as an enemy of Israel. Common sense is entirely missing with such rabid thinking.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 7th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Your soldiers attacked another country when you boarded that ship .

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

The large list of suppressed goods in effect when the Turkish NATO flagged peace flotilla carrying Food and Medical Supplys took place clearly shows the depraved, crass and utterly callous approach of Israel denying even the most basic goods into Gaza from Israel, Evil comes to mind when looking at the list of prohibited goods. International Condemnation since has pressured Israel to largely short the contraband goods list .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 7th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I feel that America should impose a weapon's embargo against Israel.

Betty   July 7th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I hope and pray for your country!!! How would the change of regime effect in Iran effect your country? I think it would be great do you agree?

mary   July 7th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

I don't trust this guy,,

Hypatia   July 7th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

excellent, "there is a difference between perception and reality" and why he is being interviewed on LKL. Benjamin Netanyahu is a wise man.

jonathan sauer   July 7th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

of course bibi is willing to negotiate for peace.

who doesn't want to negotiate from such a position of strength?

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Mr. Netanyahu knows the costs of war by his brother being killed in a Israeli Mossad raid? American taxpayers are paying Israel Billions of free taxpayer dollars, Weapons, Supplys, Explosives, Military Equipment and to what end? So that Gaza and the West Bank people are starved and receive no medical care nor medical supplys? No thanks Mr. Netanyahu, that is evil and a great many people in the world see's it that way also.

Todd Jacobs   July 7th, 2010 9:37 pm ET


Please ask how the PM intends to maintain a Jewish majority in Israel with the ever-growing Arab population and the democracy it supports.

Rafael Hernandez   July 7th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

this is not an interview its giving him a pulpit so that he can lie and make Israel seem like the victim. I love larry King but this was not right, why not ask the hard questions. He wants Gaza to be a demiliterized state so that Israel can continue to dictate what the palestinians can and can not do. Israel has nuclear weapons yet dont allow anyone else have them. they want control and nothing more.They DO NOT want peace no matter how many ways they say it.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 7th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Mr. Prime Minister how do you feel about the remarks Hellan Thomas made there are some Americans that would agree with her .

Betty   July 7th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Iran Regime are insane!!!

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

If Israels set off one of their Nukes, it will be all out war, and all the allies of Iran, and the U.S. will be drawn into this crazy mess, this is why we should have never given them this technology, one day we in the U.S. most learn non-interference, and to allow other countries to grow up on their own!

Charles: Mesa, Az   July 7th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

I read all he comments, and so far, I only see comments about the bad things that Israel does. I ask you; what country on the face of the earth, was given birth to in peace, without blood shed?

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Nearly ALL of Iran's military complex's are built under mountain ranges by some of the most advanced tunneling machines in the world. Only nuclear weapons would effect such hardened complexes and to be most effective, they would have to be hand delivered inside those mountain complex's directly. Conventional bunker busting bombs would be a utter failure in doing anything but making the Iranians sink a Oil Supertanker traveling from Saudi Arabia's Oil port thru the strait of Hormuz.

quentin durward   July 7th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

The attack by Israeli Special Forces on the ship carrying supplies to Gaza last month set off a loud sustained condemnation of Israel from around the world. The Israeli PM says the USA has no better friend or ally than Israel. How much does he think Israel's attack has helped the USA's efforts to maintain a common unified support from many other countries for the continued War on Terror ? I propose that Israel's actions in fact worked directly against the USA's goals; they were not the actions of a friend or ally

DaveinTonopah   July 7th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I guess Larry is getting ready to retire. He asked a question that had a clear answer.

Why is it OK for Israel to have nuclear weapons and not Iran?

Israel (and also Pakistan and India) did not sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation treaty. So they got no help from the nuclear powers (USA, France, Britain, China and Russia) in developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. They were free to divert to nuclear weapons without violating an international treaty.

Iran signed the treaty. It took the help to develop nuclear energy and diverted it to nuclear weapons. It is in violation of an international treaty and that is why it is NOT OK for Iran to have nuclear weapons.

You sign a treaty and you are bound by the treaty.

Betty   July 7th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

The Iran goverment is just so backward. Just so cruel.They really act like cavemen.

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

@ Rafael Hernandez

So true, Every-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks and tells lies, all i here is wonk, wonk, wonk, wonk, wonk, wonk, wonk, wonk! Over time all lies turn into that noise!

Richard   July 7th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

This guy shoud be selling vinyl siding Israeli always playing the victim
you could not be further from the truth!!!!!

Mark   July 7th, 2010 9:48 pm ET


Please ask him about the WALL.


Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Iraq's government now is largely an extension of the hard core Shiite Followers from Iran. Toppling Saddam was the greatest gift that America could give Iran, if Mr. Netanyahu doesn't acknowledge that, he is not speaking the truth.

Smith in DC   July 7th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Lots of anger and incorrect facts here y'all. In Lebanon, do you actually believe the government controlled by the Hizbollah is democratic. Where people are terrified of voting and living because of the control H has over the country. And with them Syria, still.

And the Turkish government was warned in advance of what would happen. If the organization was indeed dealing in only food, cloting and health supplies, they would have no problem having the ships go past israeli customs. It is b/c they carry armaments at times that they are checked. The Turkish government has an agenda harmful to Israel – this is known to be the case. And Israel needs to have the goods be inspected first.

If you want peace in the ME, then you who have written above, should speak in peaceful terms and not with the hatred that is evident. If you want peace then become part of the solution of fostering dialogue and shared respect. That is the only way to begin to counter the years of hatred and distrust. We need to build that between the Israelis and the Arabs from the ground up. And yes, you have a roll to play in that as well.

Anthony Smith   July 7th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Who was Hitler? Hitler’s father was the offspring of the Rothschild’s families bloodline. Hitler was groomed for his role, without realizing his heritage at first . It appears that Hitler learned of his ,,jewish bloodline" after taking over Germany

Betty   July 7th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Do people in the USA understand that Iran wants to Nuke USA too?

Hypatia   July 7th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Too many Americans are indoctrinated into a belief system of fear.


Thank You, Larry King, for interviewing Benjamin Netanyahu tonight. It makes for an interesting show. Excellent interview. Benjamin Netanyahu is a shrewd man.

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

@ Anthony Smith

Hitler also learned of Americas Eugenics Experiments, when many of our states forces the poor, and most blacks to get infertility treatments, even and up today, 26 states still laws on the books that allow them to force our people to be sterilized. Hitler learned far too much from our country, and then he took it to a far greater level! Just like China, they have gone mad too with the killing of so many people!

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 7th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

@ Betty sure we know but Iran knowes what will happen if they do nuke us .

J davidson Vancouver Canada   July 7th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

The entire world is aware that israel is an illegal state. The entire world is aware that israel ignores the UN. The entire world is aware of the largest open air concentration camp that the israelis have the Palestinians in. Iran has not attacked anyone in 300 years. The entire world knows what's going on and who is controlling almost every aspect of our lives. The entire worlds NOW knows israel has had nukes for decades. YES, ISRAEL must FALL.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 7th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Good night Larry and tell us who is going to take your place when you leave .

Hypatia   July 7th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Americans have a tendency to over-react. I remember growing up fearful that Russia would nuke us and they never did. We are still here.

Mark   July 7th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Sharon was a great man???? what about Sabra and shatela

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

@ Todd Jacobs

It is not that is why the U.S. most learn non-interference! Let countries grow up on their own , and in their own time! If we had any faith we would stop interferencing!

Erin Ghanem   July 7th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Thanks, Bibi, for admitting that you have a thousand Palestinian detainees...and you're worried about your one soldier being held by Hamas? What about the other thousands of Lebanese and Palestinian civilian detainees....are you feeling so generous on American tv that you're going to release them too?

Robert levine   July 7th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

BB and his likes are israel's worst enemy. For Jews to live in peace they need to treat their neighbours and historical "cousins" like humans not like roaches as instructed by one of Israel's most influencial rabbis ..

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   July 7th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

@ Rose

Not true! we do not stand with that country!

paul   July 7th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

Apartheid South Africa, who Israel supplied with weapons, call their racial separation apartheid. Israel calls its apartheid a separation wall

jack   July 7th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

I am all for the Israeli people and their Arab neighbors as well.
I am against pouring billions of dollars into this small country and arming them to the teeth. As a US citizen, I resent our tax money going to support the Israeli regime , which seems to be so often spoiling for war and conflict.

Bob   July 7th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

I would like to ask how Americans would feel if our neighbors were hell bent on our destruction since 1776? How have Americans reacted to those responsible for 9/11?

Mr. Bibi is right to do whatever is necessary to protect his nation from those who live for the end of this nation, born out of persecution.

He is right also that they have not had a moments peace since it's inception. It is easy to sit in our easy chair and criticize when we in this nation have not to llok over our shoulder for 200 yrs, at least until 9/11.

I believe the moment Isreals neighbors allow them the right to exist, the peace process will indeed be possible. BUt not until then, and I support Isreals right to defend it's citizens from hate -inspired violence.

Jenny Costa   July 7th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

The Premiere Minister mentioned on the how difficult is to make the peace talks with the Palestinians. We believe him, but all through history it apparently has been difficult.

Did he consider that the Jewish people all through out history have been in conflict with their neighbors since the beginning of the times? It would not be time to try to change the approach or polices.

Why? If has happened all over, it is because they are doing something wrong, it cannot be the world which has been against them.

Charles: Mesa, Az   July 7th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Paul, Since Israel errected that wall you talk of, sucide bombings of Cafes, and other public gathering places have stopped; hence, the original intent for building that wall, to save Israeli lives and to give them some, some, peace of mind, which all humans deserve.

Tony Montana   July 7th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

What an easy interview! Larry didn't ask him any good questions. Like why Israel keeps over 10,000 Palestinians in Prisons, Why Israel won't become a signatory to the IAEA. Why Israel won't give rights to the Palestinians it holds accountable under its laws. He didn't ask Bibi about giving complete sovereignty to the Palestinians w/ rights to their air and waterways....something Bibi has said will never happen. But what did ya'll expect. A Jew interviewing a Jew. The fact is as Americans we have nothing to do with what is going on over there. Wake up America. AIPAC runs this country. Most American Jews are loyal first to Israel then to America or whatever their home country is.

Sue   July 7th, 2010 10:19 pm ET

Dear Larry:

You asked the right question. Why is it ok for Israel to have nuclear weapons and it is not ok for any other surrounding country. Mr Netanyahou did not answer your question, but kept repeating the rhetoric which for years Israel had been repeating to deceive the american people. Is it not a fact that currently is occupying part of Syria (the Golan Heights, part of Southern Lebanon, the western bank and Gaza (the only remaining home for the palestinian people) and if not for the skills and diplomacy of president Sadat and the support of the U.S Israel would have continued to occupy the Egyptian Sinai.

If Israel wants the U.S. help to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, Israel must be willing to give up it's own nuclear weapons programs and submi to inspections by an international nuclear commission.

Larry I watch you religiously and I shell miss you immensly.
God bless

J davidson Vancouver Canada   July 7th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001

"Every time we do something you me America will do this and will do that
...I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America...and the Americans know it.

As reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

There you have it folks, now what?

Pat Hitchon   July 7th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

Mr. Netanyah'su interview in Larry King is a fairy tail that lives in his mind and that of the settlers only. Nothing is farther apart than his willingness to talk peace and the 4 miilion Palestinian refugees, the 200 illegal settlements, the Wall of Annexation, the demolishing of Palestinian homes, the bombing of Lebanon and Gaza, the annexation of Jerusalem, and the murders aboard the flotilla of peace . Mr Netanyahu, we are not stupid and we are able to identify the perpetrators of crimes against humanity. Read Ilan Pappe, Jimmy Cater, and Michael Fischbach

scogel   July 7th, 2010 10:21 pm ET

At one point Larry asked Netanyahu if he was on an Israeli PR campaign
and he answered that he wouldn't be on Larry King if he wasn't.
Well, sir, I thought you were a Jewish Dick Chaney and I walk away with a very different feeling. Your PR campaign worked with me.

I was very impressed with how many times you put peace out on the table. You are an intelligent, calm man....speaking clearly and forcefully.
While I am very concerned for the Palestinian people, you impressed upon me that you too share concerns about them.
I hope you end up sitting at a table later in the year with Larry and Jordan and Iran. If you act as you speak, surely peace is possible!

hafez sami   July 7th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

Vintage Israeli talking points, on friendly territory, Larry King that is . Mentions the illegal settlements once, Netanyahu says, we can talk about them later. OOOKAY, enough of that one. No mention of the slap on our Vice President's face. Not a word about the wall. One true thing Larry said was that Israel's image in the rest of the world is bad. True, because of what it has done and continues to do. The US is the laughing stock of the world as we rubber-stamp anything Israel does. And I pay for this my hard-earned money. Sad.

John H   July 7th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

I don't recall which of the above commented on these two things but I would like to respond.
(1) Why are there not any Israeli soldiers standing alongside our troops in Afghanistan is where are such close allies? The answer to that question may be the same answer as why there were no Israeli soldiers alongside the allies who fought to free Kuwait from Iraqi occupation. We would have lost the support of all our Islamic Allies and many would have turned and fought against us. President George H.W. Bush had to fight hard to keep the Israeli's out of the conflict for that very reason.

(2) There will never be peace in the MIddle East until Israel allows all the Palestinian Refugees to return to their homes in is what is now Israel? The answer to that question is simply that if all the refugees were to be allowed to return to Israel now, they would immediately demand the right to vote and then vote the State of Israel out of existence. To allow that to happen would be the equivalent of The State of Israel to commit suicide.

J davidson Vancouver Canada   July 7th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

Where's Finkelstein when you need him?

Tahira Ahmad   July 7th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

Israel is an imposter, there is nothing religious about a tyrrant! No, all Americans do not stand with this WICKED country!!!! There will never be peace until the Israeli people see it is in their best interest and stop stealing their neighbor's land! No peace unless Caucasion imposters stop their oppression of people and their evil deeds!

President Obama must cut the ties. How can anyone call Israel our ally? With friends like Israel, who needs enemies???? Israel knows that their behavior breeds "terrorists" and destroying America for it's support for Israel has been the plan to counter this war. So why doesn't Israel stop in order to protect it's "friend" – America???? Where was Israel during 911? Where are Israeli soldiers in our fight against "terrorism?"!

The world wants peace and it's time to kick the bully off the play ground!

Charles: Mesa, Az   July 7th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

Someone on this blog said that people "all around the world" protested against the Israelis boarding the Flotilla. Apparently, only observant people noticed that the majority of the protesters were Arabs .

stu m.   July 7th, 2010 11:02 pm ET

My small understanding of why the Israelis are unwilling to give up land is due to strategic defense reasons. Makes sense.

Possible solutions 1) Have a "Military" branch of govt controlled by a strong permanent Israili majority 2) Provide more immigration opportunities and increase citizenship and voting rights 3) Provide equal freedoms for all or

4) create an international website where people from all over the world list solutions, moderate website by think tank consisting of both Palestinian and Israeli people, have an online vote of top ideas, and then 1 yr from start of website have key leadership to review the ideas from the people. Need more minds involved. This idea might also reduce violence if peole can feel heard and see their ideas discussed.

IKHAN   July 7th, 2010 11:09 pm ET

HI Larry,
my comments were deleted by censors.Well that happens but there are many on this blog @Smith in Oregon who keep fellow bloggers informed of the truth.
Iran has never threatened to nuke us.They cannot unless they develop intercontinental ballistic missiles or nuke weapons carrying subs. They also know how we would retaliate if that ever happens.
As for israel'they have a large arsenal of nukes themselves even larger than that of Britain.So what are they scared of.
The fact of the matter is that Israel is a liability for America & our blind & slavish alliance with them is hurting us ,rendering America & Americans unsafe& also our troops in Iraq & Afghanistan.
sorry we do not share your sentiments

Abrahim   July 7th, 2010 11:18 pm ET

To Obama-

Iam born and raised in the US and recieved the best education possible, and i will never forget the teachings of every school teacher that said " You are who you hang out with" You are who you support" and knowing this... I say, " You are putting this Great Country in great risks"...!

Meg   July 7th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

Isn't P/M. Netanyahu the one who a few years wanted to continue the building of the settlements? I would have liked to have asked him how he would feel if it was Israel that had a wall separating them from the rest of the world & they would get their supplies only if the Palestinians allowed them into their country...don't think he'd appreciate that!!!!!

Abrahim   July 7th, 2010 11:37 pm ET

I have traveled to many parts of the world for around 20 years, and i still remember when us Americancs were loved every where i went. Lately thats not been the case, In fact we are the most hated country in the world and the biggest reason for that is that we support Israel.

Its so sad but so true-

Philippe   July 7th, 2010 11:38 pm ET

i see in this man the best hope for peace in the middle east. lets build on his courage and deep desire for peace, any man looking into his being, will know what i know.

Today it can happen.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 7th, 2010 11:41 pm ET


I would argue that mankind has built a belief system based on fear. The existence of over 6800 variants of faith based religions is proof...and true his fear was his first enemy and his god his first invention/weapon to combat it...

Abrahim   July 7th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

America should give Palestine twice the support it currently gives Israel. I believe that would be something the US would consider. but the US also has to consider all the necular wepons they gave Israel, would Israel then point the nukes towards Iran, or will they point them towards the US??

Americans should put this in your pipes and smoke it!

Hypatia   July 7th, 2010 11:54 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8 Thank you for proving my hypothesis. Fear first and god to save them from their fears.

Abrahim   July 7th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

One state solution People, Palestine.

This has been tested, and has worked. Ooh, and the biggest bonus is that it doesent cost us ( Americans ) nothing!

Or continue to Spent 30-40 Billion a year or more which give the Jews in Israel, Every man, woman and child over $30,000 each year for their security.

Wake up people...!

Philippe   July 8th, 2010 12:12 am ET

Peace is the only way .Talk about a reversal, humanity was raised on survival. Intelligence has thought us peace is the only way, meh, how crazy is that?! hope i see it

always with love, nothing bad. Peace, wow if i could see it

Toni L Parker   July 8th, 2010 12:17 am ET

I do not believe Israel President Natanyahu after all this time he is calling for talks you have got to be kidding me!!!!

Iman Jilani   July 8th, 2010 12:40 am ET

Mr Netanyahu
what do you say about depriving palestinians who were born in Israel to come back to their own country if they have resided outside Israel for a few years. How fair is it for any jew to come from anywhere in the world and live in Israel but Plaestinians born and lived in Israel are not allowed to go back to their own country. Ethnic cleansing has to stop......

Paula   July 8th, 2010 12:44 am ET

It's so nice to hear someone pronounce "nuclear" correctly. May they never be forced to use it.

Kam   July 8th, 2010 12:47 am ET

Mr Netanyaho tells about people that Kill each other, can he for a second elaborate on the killing that IDF has done, killing innocent Israeli Arabs and also foreigners on their soil just standing in front of houses that they didnt want to be always easy to represent the image distorted, politicians....

Cajazz76:24:8   July 8th, 2010 12:47 am ET


I proved nothing. The silly human race has been pall bearers for the carcass remains of his one-stop-shopped perceived afterlife for thousands of years and his panorama's, adorned with fields of erected stone, are the evidence just stacked against him with his eventuality. Mankind and his fear of his ultimate mortality has sold many Baby Jesus's and plastic Menorahs to place above his sun visor's and it is his right temporal lobe feeds the fire of his perceived hell, as well. As for Netanyahu, he is a caricature of truth and reality fed from birth by Zionist ambitions that are the fuel for dissent and numerous wars since the ironic and fateful twist the UN sanctioned in 1948. Zionist ambitions in the late19th century and post WWII were a fever pitched short turn around of what they has just escaped in Europe and now are a requiem of 63 years of war and holocaust events. What is at the forefront of it all? Man's fear of his unknown and his worship to supplant his existence for an undetectable and self-created heaven...Again..silly human race...

jack   July 8th, 2010 12:49 am ET

@Rose...I think it is also scary that Israel has nukes, as well. And, to be honest , it is scary that any country has nukes.

Keren   July 8th, 2010 12:50 am ET

Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. There are many of us in this country who stand with Israel.

Erik Moralles   July 8th, 2010 1:05 am ET

what about the demonstrations in front of the Turkish embassy after the flotilla attacks? If you claim peace why do you keep building illegal settlements and then your confused why these land thefted people are disliking Israels actions????

Cajazz76:24:8   July 8th, 2010 1:12 am ET


And most DO NOT!!!!!!!! Israel lost its favorable limelight on the world center stage a long time ago..Now there are the epitome of obverse self pity...Self adorned righteousness and self imposed domination of the antithetic masses surrounding them will lead to their self immolation..History has an uncanny way of repeating itself, just maybe not atop Masada....

jack   July 8th, 2010 1:25 am ET

@Keren... Why should we stand with Israel, or any country for that matter, right or wrong? Ever since I can remember the US has been pouring huge amounts of money and arms into Israel. I think the money could have been better spent on promoting peace and helping the environment.

Sandra   July 8th, 2010 1:27 am ET

These are not the right people for the job. There is no hope. We are heading for World War III.

Smith in Oregon   July 8th, 2010 1:30 am ET

It takes far more courage and strength to obtain peace and live in peace than it does to wage war after war. Something the spineless Bush Family values never obtained nor understood. It is the ultimate test not only for the Middle East but for humanity on Earth.

The only reason Humanity of Earth has NOT been largely blessed is that we are a divided people, a people at war with one another, a savage people that are too ignorant and too warlike to be allowed to venture beyond the tiny sphere of our own undoing.

In my opinion, the other branches of Humanity in the University feel pity for us and wish us well and love in hopes that we'll find that strength and courage soon before we collapse into the morass of our own undoing.

Sandra   July 8th, 2010 1:32 am ET

The United States of America has a conflict of interest in the industrial military complex and has NO place in this negotiation process.

Abrahim   July 8th, 2010 1:32 am ET

Israel has broke more international laws then the entire international community put together!!!

America defends Israel and their actions.

Israel has used white fospherious bomb shells and baked innocent children and women.

America has givin Israel these bombs. For Free. The shells found in Gaza says made in USA.

All this for what?? Israel has got America,s back?? The only way i see it is just another Inerratial sex porn video. Its just sad to all Americans that the weeker party is the one on its knees.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 8th, 2010 1:41 am ET

@Hello jack...

How are you handling the fine assessments of a rag tag salesman trying to peddle his shrinking supporter's in the world? What a jock strap!! Some just don't get it. The Zionists are sweating bullets, which are useless if Iran develops its nukes. Thus, the weak attempt on LKL tonight to show compassion and resolve for the Palestinians to garner U.S. support. It makes me want to regurgitate my now bile laden milkshake I had for dinner.

Sandra   July 8th, 2010 2:10 am ET

Think about it. Our troops are not protecting the US in Afghanistan, they are protecting Israel. How can you say that we have never lost a soldier protecting Israeli soil? It's just one more in a whole series of lies.

brinyocean   July 8th, 2010 3:01 am ET

What a pathetic bunch of anti-semitic ignoramuses are waiting to pounce on Netanayhu – because he is the leader of the Jewish State. Clearly nothing Netanyahu can say would be approved by these folks – except perhaps announcing that all the Jews were leaving Israel to return to the lands of their murderers in Germany and Poland.- and then doubtless that would be enounced as a Zionist plot. May Israel prosper.

lila   July 8th, 2010 3:26 am ET

I am quite disappointed in the “interview.” There was absolutely no questioning. The PM was given free range to spew propaganda and false logic.
And the last time I checked Hamas did not impose their government on Gaza but was voted in by a democratic election. Apparently all the PM sees is his ideas and is unwilling to accept Palestinians freedom to think for themselves or to be given freedom.
While he was quick to point out UN violations on the part of Gaza, he never mentioned that Israel has one of the most UN violations.
I hope CNN finds a better replacement for King- maybe someone willing to broadcast the truth and sever as a propaganda machine.

constitution 101   July 8th, 2010 3:33 am ET


Thomas   July 8th, 2010 4:00 am ET

That was not interview... that was PR work for Israel.
If I could I would stop giving my tax money to support apartheid state of Israel. Unfortunately I have no power to do that... I urge my leaders to stop financing this regime!

Josef   July 8th, 2010 4:20 am ET

A comment to hafez sami: The Israeli law cancels two kinds of parties- those who hold a raciest agenda and those who hold intentions to cancel the "democratic-and-jewish" principle of the country. Arabs citizens in Israel are allowed to vote and even have parties that represent them like "Raam-taal" and "Balad". They are only 20% of the population, unlike the blacks in the U.S. They get equal social rights by law but define themselves as belong to a different nation ("Palestinians"). I don't see any reason or way to improve their electoral rights.

DanTheJew   July 8th, 2010 4:21 am ET

and btw one more additional little tid bit..... REDNECKS, its not about $$$, about your tax dollars... ITS SIMPLY ABOUT HAVING HUGE AMERICA BEHIND A TINY LITTLE COUNTRY SURROUNDED BY A WHOLE BUNCH OF BIG ONES FROM ALL SIDES. Israel is terrified that its existence is about to come to an end and its looking for ALLIES. If IRAN decides to send an A-Bomb to Israel, whose going to help us??? Larry King will be the first one saying WOW good job IRAN! many will follow. This is all foreshadowing the end of the world, coming soon to a theater near you. Terrorism, economic collapse, horrific natural disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes), a huge oil spill, Israel in massive turmoil, something bads about to happen in this world, God is giving us all signs. Oh wait nobody believes in God anymore. In $$$ I trust.... SAD

Serge   July 8th, 2010 5:26 am ET

Good lord! All this PM is doing is talking about peace. When it comes to action he is building jewish settlements on palestian ground, and that's when he's not ordering assaults on palestinian civilians. He doesn't care about the non-jewish world. Don't get fooled by his large smile on his face... He's holding a knife behind his back.. by the way I just heard that he's proposing to free 1'000 palestinian prisoners to free Gilad Shalit... This proportion seems accurate to me... when the blood of one Israeli is shed, 1'000 Palestinians have to be killed... In fact for most Israeli's only a dead "arab" is a good "arab"... when you go back in US history... doesn't it ring a bell...?

Black Onyx   July 8th, 2010 5:45 am ET

"what man is a man who does not make the world better"........Mr Prime Minister, i salute have managed to change my perception of Israel........

S. van der Marel   July 8th, 2010 5:48 am ET

I live in Holland, and I am of Russian/Jewish origin, so my gripe is not with ethnicity, but with the way the state of Israel is behaving (including Benji).

It is said in the bible, that everyone gets what they deserve (gods plan and laws)... so basically Israel gets what they deserve...

And on mathematics; there were far more russians killed in ww2 than jews, so I think that the jews should give thanks to russia (and other contries that made these sacrifices).

Jews are not the only people that were tried to exterminate, though they milk it like there is nothing else...

my 2 cents

Aminu   July 8th, 2010 6:58 am ET

All through the 62 years of America-Isreal relationship, Isreal is nothing but troubles to America. I think it is time for America to re-examine its relationship with Isreal and Jewism. What is the point in associating with and supporting a friend, for 62 years, that is always in one form of troubles or another ?. Please read Law 10 of Robert Greene's book "The 48 laws of Power". It is time for Americans to jettison the Jewis Isreal and embrace the Arabs Muslim, who offer for Americans more Oil and business oppirtunites. In this century and the next, where do you think will American interest lie, with always in trouble Isreal, or with promising Arabs Muslims. Obama was right!

Doreen White   July 8th, 2010 7:05 am ET

Most comments from this blog seem very naive and ignorant. Go back to to the source of the conflict and what was once called Great Britain and is known today as the United Kingdom. Great Britain divided up the middle east and created the countries which exisit there today. The Kingdom of Jordan was given to a family from Saudi Arabia. Iraq was created and Assirya was made into today's Syria. When The Ottoman Empire was defeated it was Great Britain that decided how the middle east should be divided up and that the Jews who were also occupied by the Turks would get back was taken away from them.
Palestine was also created by Great Britain. There can only be peace when the two people that lived in peace up until the defeat of the Ottoman Empire agree that there will be peace. The Jews have never left the middle east as they are semetic people the same as the Arabs that came from Saudia Arabia. Peace can not come if when one of these two semetic brothers wants to kill the other. In other words the call to destroy and wipe the Jews of the face of the earth is not new. Live and let live.

Ronnie Wolman   July 8th, 2010 7:12 am ET

Ive never been a fan of Netanyahu but I must say he gave a credible interview last night.
Ive had mixed feelings about Israel's policies in the past but know that
they have a lot to deal with.
When the arab population in Gaza fails to seperate itself from the radicals and terrorists it is not Netanyahu's fault.
The West Bank IS getting better and in time could forge a new relationship with Israel.This is because they have started a policy of building and not tearing down.The policy of Gaza is to tear down.
That policy is based on negativity and the squeezing of their own people.Hamas is finished once it makes peace so it is not looking for peace.
The system within arab countries is antiquated and limited.Some of those countries see the writing on the wall and have adapted and are dealing now with the same things Israel is dealing with.
Israel has been far from perfect but when you are surrounded by belligerence,hate and jealousy you have to defend yourself.Its not an intellectual point but rather one of survival.
The Palestinians can build and now some are.This is positive.But there is a big group that still wants to tear down.These Israel must be on guard about.
I think any other country in Israel's situation would handle things the same way or even worse.
America and Europe will eventually get out of Afghanistan and Iraq and what do you suppose will happen?????
Israel is not prepared to get out of Israel.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   July 8th, 2010 8:45 am ET

Jesus is coming back to save humanity from itself. It has all been predicted. What with all the nuclear weaponry. Goodness he will have to.

Mak   July 8th, 2010 9:17 am ET

Another Jewish PR program – CNN – who wrote the questions the Israeli govt PR office. or the Jewish league – Where were the hard questions on the real issues – Why the Israelis occupy 1 m2 of space in the West bank – What legal right do the Israelis have to use the West bank resources – be it water – stone, sand or air – when are they leaving ?
-Obama and Netanyahu press conferance – two hypycrites- Obama – check his facial expression he did not even believe the speil he was giving – his ears and nose nearly red and voice very wavery -very dissapointing – Like to know why – Finally – the whole moslem/Arab world have got to take a leaf out of the Turkish book- CNN actually stand for Canned and Neutered News.

Harry   July 8th, 2010 9:39 am ET

Can Peace be obtained, if this material I read in internet is a true fact?
Can you debate this issue, and determine if it is a true fact or not?
This maybe the answer to the dilemma
Found in Internet by a Japanese author
"The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel ; they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal with military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy. For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called it "the Palestinian people" and installed it in Gaza , Judea, and Samaria . How else can you explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back the "West Bank" and Gaza , respectively?

The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza, Judea, and Samaria have much less claim to nationhood tha n that Indian tribe that successfully emerged in Connecticut with the purpose of starting a tax-exempt casino: at least that tribe had a constructive goal that motivated them. The so-called "Palestinians" have only one motivation: the destruction of Israel , and in my book that is not sufficient to consider them a nation" - or anything else except what they really are: a terrorist organization that will one day be dismantled.

In fact, there is only one way to achieve peace in the Middle East . Arab countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side should, pay Israel reparations for the more than 50 years of devastation they have visited on it. The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organization from the land of Israel and accepting Israel 's ancient sovereignty over Gaza , Judea, and Samaria . * *That will mark the end of the Palestinian people. What are you saying again was its beginning?* "

Ted   July 8th, 2010 9:39 am ET

The censors of LKL keep deleting my blogs on Israel and the jewish question, it seems they never heard of the right for a free speech. Some of you fellow bloggers commented on my blog that is not there anymore.
LKL, this is not the american way!!!!!

First of all, I would like to commend Larry for his fair way to conduct the interview! Although he is jewish, he did not play up to Natenjahu and his face showed that he certainly did not like many answers!!!

Israel tries to sell us the idea that our interests are identical with theirs!! I strongly refute this nonsense, as it is not in our interest to:

1. Attack and occupy a territory and chase the population away, who lived there for thousands of years, with no right to return.
This is against international laws.

2. We are a democracy and we do not condon an aparthide state where one group of people have all the rights. This is South Africa again, not a democratic state!

3. It is not in our interest to create a Great Israel without the arabs, as so clearly stated by an israeli minister.

4. It is not in our interest to constantly bomb cities and refugee camp full of women and children and kill thousands of them just for sake of terror.

5. It is also not in our interest to bomb Iran or any other moslem country so the israelis can continue with their arrogant expansion politic without the fear of having to pay for their deeds. We support the bully of the region.

6. We have financial problems of our own and not in our interest to give Israel billions every year in cash and weapons when we have americans who go hungry to bed and cannot efford medical care.

7. It is against our interests to continue to support that fashistic state.
The only fair solution is a Palestina for all where jews and arabs have the same rights. Otherways we should just settle down and watch what happens in 20, 30 or 50 years. The palestenians will outnumber the jews and take their country back in a major bloodbath.
The time of landtaking ended a long time ago and if I was in their place I would never give up!

The Hamas was democratically elected and Israel, the USA and other countries do not have the right to refuse to negotiate with them, not when at the same time we talk to bloody dictators.
We will not have peace in the ME until Israel gets off the high horse and talks eye to eye to the arabs.

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   July 8th, 2010 9:45 am ET

@Smith in Oregon

and everyone.

I read all your comments. Good show of understanding what the Israeli regime stands for..
Mr Netayanhu sounds angelic and too good to be true with Larry..
He sounds like he is the victim and not the perpetrator of injustice towards the Palestinians.
Tell us how can Abbas want to have the peace process when it will not be a win-win stituation.

Mr Larry King

Normally I laud the questions you asked your guest.
But today I take exception to your remarks:
"How does it feel to live in the centre of hostile nations."
Please tell us who are the hostile ones. We thought it was Israel..

Ted   July 8th, 2010 9:53 am ET

Israel is not our friend, it uses us to further its aims!
They take our money, but ignore all UN resolutions and our presidents. The White House is in their hand, the chief of staff Emanuel joined the israeli army during the Lebanon war.
You can guess where his interests lie.

ricky   July 8th, 2010 10:11 am ET

YouTube – Only Israel – by Yedida Freilich

what a true song to add to this evenings interview

Drake   July 8th, 2010 10:11 am ET

Mr Netanyahu
America's wars have always been in the best interest of Israel, We have lost too many good lives for the Israeli cause and we do not need this type of relationship. Furthermore Israel is beating the war drums on another middle eastern war with Iran, when Iran has not done ANYTHING to Israel nor are they seeking anything in which Israel does not have. The hypocrisy of Israel is absurd and It's time the USA puts AMERICANS FIRST and stop sending 3 Billion + annually , as well as weapons which Israel has used ILLEGALLY on civilians.

A. M.   July 8th, 2010 10:15 am ET

Dear Larry,

I really enjoyed the majority of your prior interviews but I honestly believe you dropped the ball last night. I got used to the fact that you never back down from asking the tough questions and demanding honest answers and get down to the bottom of things but not this time.

It seemed more like a "rent CNN's prime time for a day" so Mr. Prime Minister can advertise and promote his agenda to America under false pretenses of self-proclaimed democracy and love for peace.

This was a walk in the park compared to any of your interviews with any Palestinian official or any pro-Palestine guest.

I would love to see the day when Palestine and Israel co-exist as peaceful neighbors but it takes a lot more than talking, hoping, or wishful thinking.

Its good that the American people are better informed these days and could see through the lies despite the usual media bias and constant flow of dis-information.

I truly hope that the government let go of its one side alliance for better or worse, and start treating both parties equally and fairly.

Until then, Israel will keep getting them 6000 rockets a year and will keep killing 6000~60000 Palastenians in that same year...

My advice to everyone, keep religion between yourself and your God, and treat other humans fairly, equally, or for lack of a better word humanly....

Drake   July 8th, 2010 10:16 am ET

Mr Netanyahu

When Israel invaded Gaza and questions about the illegal use of white phosphorous were alleged you had completely denied it being used. Yet when it was easily proven you had changed your tone.

Why did you utterly lie about it's use when first asked?

Jeff D   July 8th, 2010 10:20 am ET

Mr. King,

You couldn't find it in yourself to ask the PM about the never ending Israeli violations of human rights in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem. You can't keep looking the other way like our polititians only because they are benefiting from it. Look up what the AIPAC are doing.

Ted   July 8th, 2010 10:44 am ET

Those who believe the lies told by Natenjahu should go to YouTube and watch: GAZA: The killing Zone!!!
You may change your mind. The report was done by british reporters at risk of their own loves. American Rachel Coree is killed by a bulldozer.

After that go to Google and look for Benjamin H. Freedman, an american who has a lot to tell you, he being jewish himself.

If you still believe Natenjahu then go and see a good headshrinker.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 8th, 2010 11:41 am ET


I too commend Larry King on his open questioning of Netanyahu. It's unfortunate the answers he received were plastic and canned. I thought the question regarding Israeli nuclear capacity was one that, when quickly passed over, demonstrated to the world the blatant audacity that Israel has against world peace.

Former President John F. Kennedy in a letter July 5, 1963 to newly elected elected Israeli Prime Minister Eshkol had intended to begin inspection of the Dimona Nuclear Facility in that summer and again in 1964. To this day there is assassination theories tied to the former president's intention to assure the world that Israel intended their nuclear technology for peaceful means. Sound familiar? "Seen one nuclear war you've seen them all"-Anonymous...

Cajazz76:24:8   July 8th, 2010 12:21 pm ET


You should read the many historical aspirations of those who exhausted their ambitions to acquire peace in the Mideast. One segment of Netanyahu's plastic deliberation's for adjudicated resolve, Zionist style, was the plea for the release of an Israeli soldier, then Corporal Gilad Shalit, held by Hamas since his capture in a cross border raid on June 25, 2007. Netanyahu plead his innocence and stated his purported offer to release 1000 Palestinian prisoner's in exchange for his release. Do you think any of those offered in return of, now Staff Sergeant Shalit, were somehow innocent?

There is a lot of literature and historical data that refutes the writing of the Japanese author you quoted, who should have taken the opportunity to infuse his thoughts on the actions of his once Imperial Japanese Far east endeavors. The time line is congruent with the establishment of the Zionist state of Israel...caj

IKHAN   July 8th, 2010 12:30 pm ET


my comments reg Israel-Palestinian conflict have also started disappearing
. But again there are those good folks out there like yourself,@Cajazz Dodie@Smith in Oregon & others who won't let go of the truth.
And folks truth does come out.
Americans are slowly waking up to reality.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 8th, 2010 12:52 pm ET


The use of white phosphorous in military actions by Israel would be well over-shadowed by the plume of guided nuclear tipped artillery rounds the Israeli's have had for decades. They are equipped air, land, and sea with nuclear arsenals that would rival the capabilities it would take Iran to amass in decades of feverish development.

Should Iran commit the fatal mistake of a first strike against Israel it would split the country and dissolve the thin bond they have with their population, hence any victory would be Pyrrhic and a dance of death of their own choosing would ensue. If Israel made the same mistake the results would create a united Iran that would wrap themselves around the Ayatollah's black garb and their Russian, Chinese and U.S. arms would come to bear in an eventual Mideast showdown. No winners in any war, just broken pieces strewn about the landscape.

Anthony Smith   July 8th, 2010 1:13 pm ET

Israel is owned mostly by the Rothschild Family and home to several mob families that are currently fighting each other. Just last week one of their restaurants was bombed.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 8th, 2010 1:18 pm ET

@Israel Muse

Has it ever occurred to you that your assessment of the Arabs living in Gaza and the West Bank are living in the dark ages because the Zionist ambitions of Israel forced them there? The world is not amused, just saddened because the results past, present, and future are grim. Muse that. I have pondered over many oxymoron's offered in contrast of opinion and debate, but peace and Israel have been the most incongruous and contradictory.

M.Sh   July 8th, 2010 2:21 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I really enjoyed the majority of your prior interviews but I honestly believe you dropped the ball last night. I got used to the fact that you never back down from asking the tough questions and demanding honest answers and get down to the bottom of things but not this time.

It seemed more like a "rent CNN's prime time for a day" so Mr. Prime Minister can advertise and promote his agenda to America under false pretenses of self-proclaimed democracy and love for peace.

This was a walk in the park compared to any of your interviews with any Palestinian official or any pro-Palestine guest.

I would love to see the day when Palestine and Israel co-exist as peaceful neighbors but it takes a lot more than talking, hoping, or wishful thinking.

Its good that the American people are better informed these days and could see through the lies despite the usual media bias and constant flow of dis-information.

I truly hope that the government let go of its one side alliance for better or worse, and start treating both parties equally and fairly.

Until then, Israel will keep getting them 6000 rockets a year and will keep killing 6000~60000 Palastenians in that same year...

My advice to everyone, keep religion between yourself and your God, and treat other humans fairly, equally, or for lack of a better word humanly....

Michele   July 8th, 2010 3:27 pm ET

Bibi, we are with you...we are hoping that there will be peace in Israel soon...We support Israel for defending themselves just like any other country would...
There are many pple in the U.S who support Israel and the jewish people...

Hypatia   July 8th, 2010 3:43 pm ET


You have provided the information that supports my thesis. Due to human’s fear, we have spent a life time of kneeling with our noses inhaling the earth’s dirt; instead of standing upright and embracing mortality. We waste our entire lives worrying about the inevitable.

Netanyahu is a product of his upbringing and position in life. Aren’t we all? -–Hypatia of Alexandria

Smith in Oregon   July 8th, 2010 6:03 pm ET

The numerous video's showing 'white phosphorus' artillery shells exploding at street light level on the previous attack on the Gaza people by Israel is indisputable. That is extremely hard core to clear a street of civilians, either flee of suffer horrendous burns that continue burning until the phosphorus on your clothing, skin and scalp has been entirely consumed. Those shells were made in the USA, given to Israel and of course those that made those shells knew full well how they would be used.

The numerous video's showing cluster bomblets scattered thru out the neighboring country's of Israel after Israel's fighter-jets had dropped them is indisputable. That is also a extremely hard core method to clear out entire civilian neighborhoods and often ends up murdering numerous children who step on or pickup the unexploded bomblets days, weeks or months later. Those bombs were made in the USA, given to Israel and of course those that made those shells knew full well how they would be used.

Numerous passengers on the doomed Gaza Food and Medical Supply's for peace flotilla reported they and other passengers were repeatedly shot with paint gun pellets packed with glass shards. They produced large bloody flesh wounds and trauma. The glass shards can also travel deep into the body over time if not removed and Xrays are ineffective in locating them. Whoever in USA dreamed up and implemented this ammo is very sick and perverted.

Israel appears to be happy to test these depraved weapons on their neighbors and the military complex in America's vast US Military defense contractors appear happy for the Israeli's to test and use their weapons.

During the recent Summer Olympics in China, Georgian troops supplied and trained by the US Army rolled up heavy US made artillery battery's armed with US artillery shells and for four days blasted the hell out of South Ossetia neighborhoods and civilians across their border. 2,000 civilians died, mostly women and children in South Ossetia alone.

Some here have openly questioned the US Military complex and it's vast network of defense contractors as largely feeding the problem in the Middle East and not in any form, making it better.

I entirely agree, American's need to openly question the aims and nefarious goals of the US Military complex and hold them accountable for the use of US weapons on civilians anywhere in the world. Sooner or later without curbs and accountability, those civilians being mowed down could include you.

jack   July 8th, 2010 6:30 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Yes, I think peace may come sooner between Israel and the Palestinians, if Israel would treat them less like subjects and more like another country that needs to be respected. The war- like Israeli leaders ill serve the Jewish people. If they would really make more tangible efforts toward peace, rather than just talk, then they could regain their stature as a democracy.

jack   July 8th, 2010 6:54 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...This subject seems to be one guaranteed to bring up the bile. A lot of bitterness on both sides. That is why we need an evenhanded approach, and use the US largesse to Israel to pressure them to really promote peace , rather than just talk about it. The talk is becoming less and less convincing it seems.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 9th, 2010 12:54 am ET


Any announcement of peace in the Mideast by Israel would still leave the Palestinians chained and without true autonomy. They would always be restricted by Israeli law that would restrict them from have equal freedoms in their own country. I look at it as both a parody and paradox to proclamations and amendments that were, on paper, intended to grant emancipation to slaves post U.S.Civil War. Another 100 years to gain equality is a bit short of resolve when so many died in the name of a freed people, still shackled.

Jake   July 9th, 2010 2:34 am ET

I have read with some interest the comments posted here by a group of orchestrated virulent anti-Israel/Jewish posters. Many of the comments posted here as usual are atypical of these sick individuals who manipulate the Freedom of Speech offered in the US Constitution to spread defamation and lies of the real situation of the Middle East. Many of these same individuals have never been to the area nor have they served one day to defend the same rights they abuse. As a proud veteran, the son of a WWII veteran and the father of a veteran of two tours in Iraq. I find many of these attacks disgusting and as I also read the quote given on the side of this space before posting that, "Comments are mderated" I believe that out of honor to those Jewish war veterans those who have fought and died for the Red White and Blue that these attacks upon us be forthwith removed.

Jake   July 9th, 2010 2:47 am ET

@Smith I have read your comments that you have so nonchalantly posted with your numerous lies with no factual proof. As the father of one of those who boarded the so called "Turkish humantarian ship"and who was severly beaten with metal rods, stabbed and shot at I wish to say sir that your accusations that they carried ammunition for their paintball guns of a variety other than those filled with paint are not only blasphemous lies but totally baseless untruths meant to belittle the efforts of conscientios young me such as my son who did their duty to defend their country from liars and terrorists such as those they encountered on a peace meant to be sailing for "peace". My question to you sir is why where those on the other FIVE ships not injured when my son's friends and team mates boarded the ships?

IKHAN   July 9th, 2010 2:19 pm ET

@ Jake

we are there with @Smith in Oregon. The conniving tactics of Israeli authorities now stand exposed.
This was a most savage act of state terrorism and the pathetic efforts by the Israelis to misrepresent the facts thru doctored evidence added insult to injury.
I salute the brave men & women who were with the flotilla confronting the "brave" Israeli commandos.

happy2Bfree   July 9th, 2010 3:03 pm ET

Israel is Americas best friend. When we had terrorists coming into this nation, Israel tried to warn us of them. Had we listened... perhaps 9/11 would have been avoided. Israel is also a strategic nation that we can use in order to defend our assets in that region. I am not Jewish by the way... but one thing that I respect is the Word of God. The Bible says that God will bless the nations that bless Israel, and curse that nations that curse them. If you don't think that's true.. then hold your hate. God will have the last say when we do turn our back on them.

happy2Bfree   July 9th, 2010 3:41 pm ET

Your son was very brave. And I know it doesn't seem like it... but Israel does have many many supporters who are non Jewish, here in America.
Am Yisrael Chai! God bless you.

Raymundo   July 9th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

I am very disturped with the American people. The U.S.A. is in a spiral spin to disaster in the way the economy at present time, plus a tremendous oil spill we have for two months. Guess what? The American people are making a big show for where LeBron James is picking to play basketball. Where are the priorties of the American people? It really makes me sick. By the way, i do like basketball.

happy2Bfree   July 10th, 2010 5:45 pm ET

@IKHAN.... You better believe I have a direct link to God. I'm saved. He hears my prayers and answers them.
The rest of what you said is lies. When you have the truth... and are willing to actually discuss that.... then please bring it.
God will not be fooled. He calls the Jewish people the apple of His eyes. God loves them very much. He loves you and I too. But hatred against the Jewish people is only going to bring judgement down on this nation. The current administration... (and prior ones) don't seem to have a clue about that little detail. The more you walk away from God.... the more disasters and trouble you will experience.

happy2Bfree   July 10th, 2010 6:16 pm ET

I have uncles that helped to liberate the camps. Israel becoming a nation again, was not just what Jews wanted... it was a need that was seen by the international community. Everyone could see that they needed to have their homeland BACK again. It belonged to them long before. The thing is... this was prophesied in the Bible to happen. It was not a slap in the face to servicemen who helped them. Much of what you posted is lies and false information. And I personally think a gross misleading of what's really going on.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 10th, 2010 9:27 pm ET


Where do you find lies? Show one. To say that Israel was granted by God to have their homeland back is as silly as saying all immigrants that displaced the American Indians were God sent. You are amusing at best. I seriously doubt you can even interpret what I write and you have no clue of my first hand experience in the Middle East. Of course, without asking your God made you all knowing, what else?

Cajazz76:24:8   July 11th, 2010 2:07 am ET

@M. Sh

You have said it so eloquently that everyone who stands behind a pulpit should take lessons from you...I am impressed and in awe of your agile selection of word and thought..caj

Cajazz76:24:8   July 11th, 2010 2:11 am ET


I certainly suspect that my comments are among those you may find offensive. If you read most blogs closely you may see the divide between Zionism and people who chose or were assigned the Jewish faith. It's difficult to do, but some can. However, the Israeli Zionist government does not allow the disparity..

You say your son is serving in the IDF and probably in the Sayeret Matkal if he was in any way involved in the attack on the flotilla led by the Mavi Mamara, and I take it you are an American citizen. I'll skip that since it's another part of the problem and your son, with or without your approval, made the choice with a nudge of sorts, undoubtedly. While I realize that the military doesn't usually start wars, the Zionist regime of Israel has and they certainly disgraced many U.S. servicemen who fought to end the Nazi regime in Europe after Holocaust survivors went to the Middle East and with "religious authority" enacted what they just escaped. You understand what I am saying? It's not between the lines and it's coming from a blogger who has lived there and sees what is causing support for Israel to be in constant decline worldwide. There are demographics I could mention that scares the hell out of Israel, but I will decline, since you probably already know what they are and what they pose to the future of a Zionist Israel.

Israel is a Zionist theocracy and the U.S. is currently embattled in wars based on religious ideological suppression and supremacy of two diametrically opposed religions established long before the perception of a tangible Zionist state. If you have any common decency within you for democracy, please do not quote the Torah. Israel will never be free of war and will only see a repeat on top of Masada if they cannot allow resolve. No winners in war, period. Peace must be achieved and a free Palestinian state must be established and allowed to be autonomous, not enslaved to another's ideologies, veiled or disguised, claiming fear for a denial to a "right to exist" with the outcropping of pleas for empathy or sympathy or the blood of the world while drowning in a desert of their indignation. The door swings both ways. The Muslim world has to come to grips with the same realization that cohesion between oil and water, like religious ideologies, will always be a precursor to an eventual calamity. Those ancient author's contribution's that formulated Bible's, Torah's, Koran's and any plasticized and bastardized written history turned "word of god", turned edict, turned call to war wrote emphatically of man's inhumanity to man and the blood spilled in the name of illusions between one's ears.

Most bloggers, I agree, do not have a complete picture or the historical data to be judgmental either way, but read up into my blogs and you may or may not agree that the catalyst is injected into our veins at birth or is that which reveals itself in our right temporal lobes. All 4300 or so different brands of canned religion will always be at some level the "straw that breaks the camels back" -original author unknown.

You know full well that Binyamin Netanyahu has made numerous gross political and human errors costing the lives of thousands and that is what drives people to have the disgust for him that is being exhibited within these blogs. His interview was full of deceit and you know it. If you cannot see it you are simply blinded by the dull light shining within the right temporal lobe of your brain.

I have one question for you. What is the pulse that drove your son to allow himself to become a conscript in the IDF, the requirement to simply enjoy dual citizenship? I have a very strong feeling a menorah above a sun visor had a little to do with it...Silly human race..and you're silly as well, and very much typical...It's not because the world looks at you as a Jew. It's because you act like you're owed special dispensation, free of scrutiny and opinion, free to exact your ideologies on anyone and calling for a halt of First Amendment freedoms in your own Constitution..You may call yourself an American or a U.S. veteran, but you are a supporter of Zionism and would piss all over the stars and stripes to extrapolate your flocking sheeple religious ideologies. Don't take it personal because you too are a victim of someone who indoctrinated you.

Binyamin Netanyahu stated "Israel has never known peace". He should be informed and have tattooed inside his eye lids that "fighting for peace is like fornicating for virginity"-(not the f-word used)-anonymous.

Hebrews...the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)...Jake, I see where your enrichment comes from to shoot from the lip with accusations of anti-Semitic rhetorical slander to opinion and debate, but how can you be so callous in your assessment? You don't deny you are a "chosen one" do you? How odd to claim that title and deny any god would be biased to place it on anyone. How odd that Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all Abrahamic based religions dating back to 1800 B.C.and none in those religions will truly, without bias, accept the meaning of religion...(to bind or unify) with those that are just outside the confines of their books of platitudes found in distorted historical data, not necessarily facts. To hear Netanyahu denounce terrorism was laughable when it is undeniable that by meaning it points to all who choose to commit acts of violence in the name of righteous obedience under the penalty of being denied salvation to exist in an afterlife. You cannot deny that the catalyst of terrorism is the religious divisions sustained by habitual antagonism that culminated into centuries of war all in the name of god and all, including his imagined creator, are inventions to abate man's first enemy...his fear of the unknown. Well, you will deny it because the right temporal lobe of your brain postures the human condition to accept and devour it...Silly human race. Now that your are in the near autumn of your life take a minute or three and listen to "Imagine"-John Lennon.. and particularly the words as such..."Imagine there's no heaven..It's easy if you try..No hell below us..Above us only sky..Imagine all the people..Living for today...Imagine there's no countries..It isn't hard to do..Nothing to kill or die for..And no religion too..Imagine all the people..Living life in peace"-..John Lennon. You can imagine it, but it will never happen until the last breath of mankind is expelled from the face of this Earth...Peace Jake and sorry if my opinions ruffled your feathers and corroded your menorah, but there is more than one way to de-feather and cook a goose and it never tastes like chicken, no matter whose culinary expertise is exacted.

happy2Bfree   July 11th, 2010 2:38 am ET

I read that you lived there. In Israel? I'll be honest... of all the posts I read... yours intrigued me the most. I'm sorry if I sounded insulting. I have (for a long time) had a tug in my heart for Israel. I have a few friends in Israel and its always interesting to hear their side of the story. I have a different take on it than you do (obviously). Mine is strongly in defense of the Jewish people. If one looks at who was there all along... it was the Jews. They have occupied that land since ancient times. Do you not think that they also should have a right to their own homeland? And yes... I would like the Palestinians to have some too. But in my eyes... it did not belong to the Palestinians... so they have no rights to Jerusalem. I also see this in how God views it.
Israel is like no other place. Some of us (in this world) take the scriptures seriously. I'm one of them. What God gave to the Jews... nobody should try to break up. Otherwise.. I think God is going to bring judgment down on that nation and people, i.e. the United States of America. Interesting enough... when we have mingled in the affairs of Israel.... we seem to get hit with some devastating disaster.
As for your previous post... you cared nothing for Israel and it was obvious to me that you were for the other side. I found some of your comments to be off. For example... comparing that it was an insult to those that liberated the Nazi camps when Israel had their own nation. WHY would it be? Did you go and interview former WWII men and poll how they felt? Due to the treatment of the Jews... it was an international decision that they should be given their homeland back. If you don't think that's right... take it up with the league of nations who granted it. Again... all prophesied in the Bible that it would happen. How would that be an insult to WWII vets?
Also... I am part American Indian. The argument against the Jews is that they are occupying the land (Helen and they should go back to Poland, Germany, U.S.A., etc. Really? Okay then... lets take that argument and put it in the context of the American Indians... shouldn't all the europeans that came over and took over the land that belonged to the American Indian, go back to their homeland? Or.. I guess that only applies to the Jews? Double standard, I see.
You were also twisting that around in your post. 😉
Anyway... I'm interested in knowing more about your "experience" in the middle east. If you want to share that... let me know. I wouldn't mind chatting with you about it. You have me a little interested.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 11th, 2010 11:47 am ET


"God will not be fooled. He calls the Jewish people the apple of His eyes".

Are you inebriated with religion? The roots for the term religion was meant to bind or unify. Your God must be senile or very, very biased and forgetful of his other "creations". What are they if not the apple in his eyes? The peanuts in his poop? I could care less what peoples worship what. It comes down to an individual choice and would serve the planet better if kept to oneself, the intended concept of the "invention". The entire perception had become a weapon, a corporation, a thief, a molester, a rapist, a murderer, an enemy, etc., long ago and we still claim that all is done in the name of God. I would like your opinion of the fact that 4300 or so other religions exist amongst the 12 or so major ones. How do you compare them to yours? I think you would find yourself more sober if you accepted all of them as individual needs to comfort oneself. This blog to most, I hope, is much less or nothing to do with religion and the actions of mankind and his actions toward others. Top three things of concern/importance to mankind...His economy...His politics...His religion...Eliminate two and he would be free, wealthy, and at peace..

IKHAN   July 11th, 2010 12:55 pm ET


your comments are laughable.
Nothing I ever wrote can even remotely be considered as anti-Jews or anti-judaism.What we are discussing here is the politics of the issue not religion.
The policies of the govt of Israel which are putting American interests in harm's way & are not even serving the interests of the good Jewish people are a matter of concern for all Americans.

I have often said & would say it again that we should listen to highly respected Jewish academics & writers like naom Chomsky,Uri Avnery , the list could go on & courageous upstanding Jews belonging to organizations like Jewish Voice for Peace & J Street in America.And Bat Shalom,Shalom Achshav, Gush Shalom in Israel.

If we want a lasting peace in the M.East which is in the interest of both America & Israel we have to rethink our blind & slavish support of each & every act that the Israeli admn commits regardless of its validity,morality or legality-period.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 11th, 2010 5:23 pm ET


How have you been doing? It's always a pleasure to hear from you. Hope you have been well and enjoying the summer months. Maybe we can exchange a few thoughts and opinions tonight on LKL...

Rock With You Horsegirl   July 11th, 2010 8:26 pm ET

Israel has every right just like other nations on earth the right to defend itself and that land belongs to the Jewish people!! God bless Mr. Prime Minister. Netanyahu.

I am Jewish, and there are holocaust victims on my mother's side of the family, the Iranian president should be ashamed!

Dee Dee   July 11th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

I WISH Benjamin Netanyahu was President of the United States instead of Mr. Bozo Obama. He would do a much better job. Israel is lucky to have Mr. Netanyahu.

aw   July 11th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

There is a reason why there is no peace. The people who are true Israelites are called Utes. Utes are descendents of the Hebrew people. They are in such low numbers because they were defeated in wars. These people that we see now are not true descendants. The biblical texts tells us the Children of Israel were in likeness to the Egyptian color. These guys are Europeans just like Helen Harris said. They are evil. Think about this. Most Americans are Christians. We believe in God and Jesus. These guys don't believe in God and Jesus. Remember when George Bush turned a blind eye to these guys, and said I understand you must do something about the bombs hitting your land. These guys when out and massaced innocent people with the bad ones. The only history these guys have is the holocaust. Prior to that they have no history. It would not be their land if the UN hasn't given it to them.

Grace   July 11th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Israel has the right to be a state. The Jews have a right to exist just like Americans, Palestinians, Japanese, etc., etc. etc. PM Netanyahu, there are many "Americans" that are praying for you and Israel. Keep strong and know that if God be for you, who can be against you!!! True Christians are behind you and one day we will ALL see peace. God be with you.

Megan Ludlow Gammon   July 11th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

I feel very happy to hear this amazing news that God has kept his people so strong in such a hostel enviroment and just want to thank God for Larry King bringing him on alot of courage on both the parts of the prime minister and Larry King!

Megan Ludlow Gammon   July 11th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

I understand that all peace is there as long as we can all make a difference and start to pray now and even though there is so much dealth and destruction and terrorism and sick peole out there that we are going to be in heaven with God and it is not impossible I know I beleive and I will see eithor the end of life here with all the bombs and destruction going on but I will see victory and peace someday and can't wait!

Smith in Oregon   July 11th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

NOAA and the FDA are nearly entirely looking for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, the most common carcinogenic components of crude oil to alert the public that Gulf of Mexico seafood and shellfish are 'safe' to consume.

Aromatic hydrocarbons evaporate, the Louisiana heavy crude from this Louisiana BP blown Oil well in the Mercando oil field is composed of some 50% Asphalt. Thousands of petrol-chemicals are NOT being tested for and have ZERO federal levels of safe to unsafe that are established. The paltry few elements and compounds that even have a federal level of safe to unsafe are tiny in comparison to those that are detectable thru a mass spectrometer or gas chromatograph test.

Highly elevated levels of Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Titanium and dozens of pesticides are found in ALL seafood, shellfish and aquatic life from many decades of Republican led corporations that have recklessly dumped their toxic waste into the world's Oceans rather than pay to have those same hazardous waste products from their slave labor plants properly and safely disposed of.

Notice these recent federal seafood sample results are entirely omitting all mention of these known to be present toxic, poisonous compounds. None of which are 'Healthy' to consume. There is no amount of Mercury, Lead, Lead, Cadmium and Titanium that is 'Healthy' for you, your spouse and your children to consume.

Does that make it 'safe' ?

Tommy   July 11th, 2010 11:07 pm ET

In the interview with Netanyahu, as usual CNN specifically Larry King skirted around the issue of illegal Israeli settlements of occupied territories and the effect this was having on any peace process. If Israel was serious about staring and achieving peace they would stop occupying and settling on Palestinian lands.

Nana Brown   July 12th, 2010 12:32 am ET

What are we getting in return from Israel for all the billions of our hard earned tax $$$$$ that is supporting Israel ? Nothing except terrorism and wars we have been fighting to keep the state of Israel that keeps breaking all UN law and keeps expanding it borders at the cost of human lives. England has sent it's troops to fight in Iraqi and Afghanistan with our young men and women what has Israel sent except more propaganda against Iran ?Israel and wants our country to be in constant war than to face some home truth about our support of Israel. Free media please for a more honest world .

theleviteline   July 12th, 2010 12:37 am ET

Netanyahu won't talk to Hamas because they call for Israel's destruction. This is so typical of so many Jews, arrogantly acting like they can limit and decide how others can speak. Therefore why should anyone talk to these people when it is inevitable that the other party will say something that Netanyahu and other Orthodox Jews will find offensive or hateful and then shun them. Netanyahu can talk about wanting peace but if he does not understand that he cannot control what others say nor think, then talk is all he is about. However if he sat down with Hamas he could, if he weren't so arrogant, guide them towards accepting Israel. Who would have thought that Israel would ever have peace with Egypt or Jordan, yet they do.

S. Aabed   July 12th, 2010 12:46 am ET

This is a comment to Larry King:
I love to watch your show because you are usually fair. you do it by bringing both sides into the discussion, however, when it comes to Israel, you only take one side. For instance, when VP Netenyaho blames the Palestinian president for not coming forward to discuss peace, you should have Mr. Abbas on the phone to present his side.
Fair and objective reporting is the only honest way to convince viewers.

theleviteline   July 12th, 2010 1:12 am ET

I also did not and do not care for Netanyahu asking Larry what would we do here in America if a group stated their intention was to destroy the United States. First of all, I do not assume that this would automatically mean the United States wouldn't talk to said group(s). Of course under our last President Bush this idiot macho attitude was the style of leadership. We as opposed to Israel, are now led by a Democrat, a left-leaning party. A party which fights as a last resort, not as the first option.

I also love how many Jews talk and talk and talk about "being a light unto the nations." If that is what they believe than stop talking like children and saying because America wouldn't do this or wouldn't do that, then Israel won't. First of all, Israel is not the United States, and such an analogy is ridiculous. Secondly just do what is best for yourselves and others (not that I assume they know what that is) and stop comparing and competing with others. As Joan Rivers, another friend of Larry King used to say, "Grow up!"

IKHAN   July 12th, 2010 1:25 am ET

Hi Larry,

thanks for your kind words,hope you are doing well yourself.
.Your posts & those of good people like @Smith from Oregon,@Dodie,@Ted,@Rose keep thinking Americans going & encourage good folks from other places to speak up.
I indeed was away & sure would put in my two bit on LKL tonite if I may
.@Nana Brown @ S.Aabed
right on mark.

IKHAN   July 12th, 2010 1:37 am ET

Hi Larry,

Hi folks.
Israel is always touted as the only democracy in the M.East by our politicians as their rebuttal to any critique directed towards that regime & to sugar coat their pathetic submissiveness to the pro-Israel lobbies & interests.
Listen to peace loving Jews both here & in Israel & you would know how repressive that regime is towards non-Jewish Israelis & those who oppose their policies.
The latest is that the Israeli Education Ministry is trying to pass a law declaring all those respected academics who do not conform to the govt's views or oppose them, as criminals.
Some democracy I dare say.

Smith in Oregon   July 12th, 2010 3:29 am ET

@ Jake, only two men on the Turkish Flagged Cargo ship filled with passengers pulled up wooden deck stave's and swung those on the advancing squad of Israeli Assault commandos. One passenger picked up a wooden deck chair and tried to separate himself from the heavily armed and armored Israeli Assault commando's.

The two that picked up the deck stave's did so only after the snipers in the Israeli assault helicopter circling over head shot one of their friends thru the Top of his head. After seeing someone brutally murdered, two chose to pick up wooden deck stave's. Despite numerous Israeli lies of knives being present, none were found and of course photos of 'knives' would have been immediately shown by the IDF around the world.

The photo's of the cargo ships wooden deck stave's were removed by the IDF and the only thing shown was a crude hand made sling shot.

The Israeli Assault commando's wore full Kevlar body armor, armed with a M4 machine gun, slung with a M204 grenade launcher underneath it. Standard issue for a assault team going in heavy. Given the Kevlar body armor alone, nothing short of a heavy caliber rifle would pose any risk of life to any of the Israeli commandos. Wooden stave's would be next to worthless on the assault helmets or armored suits.

The Forensic teams in Turkey found 7 of the 9 murdered by a single shot to the back of the head, execution style. One was shot 4 times in the head in various angles again in point blank range. The other apparently was the one sniped from above by utter cowards before the assault team even rappelled onto the Turkish vessel.

Forget the Israeli lies, a unarmed passenger was shot thru the top of his head by a cowardly Israeli sniper in a helicopter overhead BEFORE any of the Israeli Assault commando's even stepped foot on the Turkish cargo ship.

NATO and the International Community should demand that Israel release their stolen Turkish cargo ship so it can be examined for evidence of gunfire from the Israeli helicopters flying over that ship.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 12th, 2010 3:36 am ET


I don't think anyone of Abrahamic faith origins, Christian, Jew, or Moslem would argue that Abraham is considered to be the forefather of Judaism. He was reportedly born in Ur, Mesopatamia, between the Tigris-Euphrates river system, largely corresponding to modern-day Iraq, as well as some parts of northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and southwestern Iran.

Well, all fine and dandy until he claimed, as he told others, he was commanded by God to conquer Caanan, which was let's say was the suburbs of Eqypt. This an individual who claimed God told him to kill his son...Isaac. I am so skeptical of his mindset. Let's skip Moses' attack and the mass killings accomplished to conquer Caanan and according to 'mystery' began the self-righteous claim on that 'terror-tory' today known as, amongst other nations, Israel.

It was conquered by the Greeks, the Romans, the Persians etc..etc..a lot of etc..little TLC....and it is very convoluted with here-say, exploitation, exaggeration, myth, mystery, again, heavy on the etc..etc..but mainly with blood. Lots and lots of blood, including Lot's son of Haran and nephew of Abraham who accompanied him to Caanan at God's command to Abraham.

Remember Lot?..short and sweet he was sort of a trist of his own daughter's...jug wine the obvious cause. He should have relied on some California grass to get high on..that jug can twist your soul to do anything.

All three Abrahamic faiths have, at one time or another, gone to make claim in that 'terror-tory' known today as Israel..It has a long history...My concern and consternation is quite simple.."Man's inhumanity to man"... first documented in the Robert Burns poem called Man was made to mourn: A Dirge in 1784, later by many including Martin Luther King Jr.

Where did all this armed conflict begin? Well, if I haven't been quoted or copied I say that man's first enemy was his fear, his first invention to combat that fear was his God. That concept or conclusion, if looked at physiologically, adorns the right temporal lobe of our brains. Of course, when mankind learned to express himself verbally he formed consensus with his fellow beings and an accumulation of thoughts, dream interpretations, visions etc., and then came the conclusions, many of them. Let's band together and unify and if he ain't with us, he's against us. Hence, a new word 'religion' unify.

They took on as their God, since they needed fortitude and they worshiped everything from a monkey to a maniac. They, when confronted by death, saw that it ends here and we stink like hell afterwards. So fearful of that end he invented his heaven, void of his carnal pleasures. Why? I have no idea.

Okay skip to around say 1620 on a little tiny boulder called Plymouth Rock, sunk 15 feet into the ground in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Boat loads of immigrants loaded onto the shores and over, say 260 years or so, shuttled to the high deserts of the west, rather rudely and with many innocent deaths, went the natives they first encountered on what is today North America and more definitively, the U.S.A.

Well, on July 4th, 1776 an attorney named Thomas Jefferson put the final ink to a Declaration of Independence to declare those who chose to remain inhabitants, settler's as they were known, on this continent would have to break away from the motherland, England. As they sipped their tea, served to them by African slaves. They wanted to include all people, even the slaves. How to do that and not free them? Let's make them 3/5 of a human being and they did. Slave is never mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, but they had to be included because they were needed to maintain the farms of many who signed the document.

Totally devoid of recognition are the natives they kept pushing out of sight and out of mind. Keep in mind we were not the U.S.A. until the end of the Revolutionary War that ousted England and seated as president, the former Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, George Washington in 1789. The last act of any consequence he had as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army was toward the departing British Red Coats loading their ships in New York harbor to unload the slaves, some POW's that fought with Washington, and return them to their Masters.

As many of Washington's men chose to leave the Continental Army slave owner's, especially Rhode Island, conscripted their slaves to fight the British. They were released from slave master's following the un-Civil War in which over 700,000 men died, women too. But they didn't get equal rights until July 2,1964...Civil Right's Act. Why not sign it on July 4th?..nope...white man's freedom day...why not July 5th..nope, that's the day the British celebrate getting rid of us. Okay, how about July 3? It's a Saturday...settle for July 2 or we'll take it back to the floor of Congress...yes boss, okay. Just so we are free.

Okay, you asked about the Indians. When did they become U.S.citizen's? Prior to the passage of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, nearly two-thirds of Native Americans were already U.S. citizens. The act of 1924 granted U.S. citizenship to those Native Americans who were not already U.S. citizens and was signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge on June 2nd that same year. Why not July 4th? Calendar was full and they didn't know in the high desert reservations if they were equal or had the same right's. In 1971, battles were still being fought for equality and rights...Wounded Knee...that saw the asses blown off of more than a few of them those that survived were jailed...

Are you beginning to see what I consign to this Earth? To this silly human race? It damn sure isn't a declaration to a God that has created the most cruel and unusual animals the planet and, maybe, the universe has ever seen. Lastly, you mentioned you had uncles that were involved someway in the liberation of the concentration camps in Europe at the end of WWII. May I ask a simple question that completes a circle I intended? God gave command and control to Abraham to take by force the land of Caanan...He personally did that, correct? One more question? It is so difficult to count dead people after a's a lot of pieces sometimes and a lot of them. At the end of WWII it was estimated that between 50 and 70 million human beings perished in that war, actually several wars. Where was your or any God to say "hey, knock that crap off or I'll punish you, maybe even kill you"? Find an answer that you can take into your heaven for eternity without fear...Silly Human Race...caj...

Smith in Oregon   July 12th, 2010 4:06 am ET

@ Jake, did you close your eyes as round after artillery round of White Phosphorus was fired onto the streets of Gaza filled with civilians when Israel invaded Gaza to curtail the rocket barrage that was being fired from the Gaza territory? There is plenty of video footage taken by Israel and International journalists all over the world in case you were somehow in a coma and didn't see that international crime being put into action. White Phosphorus used as civilian crowd control is utterly depraved, there is simply no other word to describe it.

@ Jake, did you close your eyes to all of the reports and video of International journalists showing the Arabic neighbors of Israel trying to deal with the millions of unexploded cluster bomblets sowed by Israeli Jets and Artillery barrages thru many civilian neighborhoods where they are still murdering children that come into contact with them? Cluster Bombs used to bombard a civilian neighborhood is entirely designed to murder everyone in that area.

mm   July 12th, 2010 4:12 am ET

Dear Larry: First, I think you are a great person and very, very intellegent and a benefit to our society. I wish you had asked the Prime Minister of Israel one more question in your interview which is:
Q: How can you come and speak so persistantly of peace talks when last month the Israeli Military attached a humanitarian ship to prevent aid to Gaza; and only this past January the International Court Found Israil of Criminal behaivor for using massive force against civilians in Gaza; and only a few months ago when our Vice President Biden visited Israel, the Israeili Government in an opportunistic manner announced over 1400 new settlements in occupied territories to make it appear to the world that the U.S. Governement endorses this act. I am glad that Secretary of State Clinton immediately refered to this act as an Insult to the United States Government.
How can anyone accept the Prime Minister's Declarations of hopes for peace after such horrible actions in the past six months. Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. I find the Prime Minister of Israel's representations on your show this week and insult to the Human Intellegence. Once any action to have settlements in occupied terretories seize, any block of humanterion aid to Gaza stops, and all Nuclear Weapons possessed by the Government of Israel are destroyed, than such invitation to peace becomes credible.
I am proud of President Obama and his diplomacy. I am worried that the fanatic regime of Iran and the terrorist groups which are as inhumane as the Israeli government; take this representation of the Prime Minister of Israel as a weakness and a victory and the conflict would exacerbate. Israel has to show good will by its actions of stopping to built settlements and use military force to do so against civilians. It also should stop its afforts in being a military state. Once this is done, our international community has enough sensibilty to not allow terrorist and Iranian government to continue wiht their actions of retaliation. This is the best suggestion I could come up with with hopes for humanity. At this time, Ahmadinejad and the Israeli Government are both in the same category to me; while I shed tears for Iranian and Israeli children being subjected to this type of military, and war hunger approach by both parties.

Thank you.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 12th, 2010 6:45 am ET


I haven't answered most of your ridiculous banter, but I can see you have very little clue to what you are blogging, it is just banter. League of Nation's??? Look I am not going to be a history teacher to you, but it was a newly formed United Nations that in November 1947 allowed the dissection of Palestine so a Zionist state could be formed. You can call it Jewish, I won't. It is Zionist. The United Nations that began after the close of WWII had 51 rookie members, today nearly 200. The Zionists in Palestine had been locked into a civil war and used the empathy and sympathy of the Holocaust in Europe for the U.N. to mandate their statehood. It is even in their Declaration for Statehood dated May 14,1948, and while it does include the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the League of Nations, weakened, mandated it, they disbanded when the U.N. was chartered in 1945. It was a non-binding and porous document that didn't consider how the world had changed since then and how another population settled for thousands of years would be terrorized and displaced...innocents. It damn sure did not consider European influxes of refugees to become warriors that executed upon a settled nation, what a maniac imparted upon them. The day of May 14, 1948, the British Mandate was allowed to expire, that night the United States recognized Israel as a state. What happened the next day and ever since?...WAR...Have any idea why we are not trusted, only tolerated, in the Arab countries? Of course no one talks about the terrorist war leading up the dismantlement of Palestine, already seeing its Arab populations being displaced to the neighboring countries. Your biggest block of salt you use to toss into my eyes is God telling some dude called Abraham to go an conquer a group of suburbs belonging at the time to a disintegrating Egypt and name it Israel and it will be flowing with milk and honey...hah!!!. I don't know if you have a baby Jesus or a menorah above your sun visor, but lower it anyway before you have heat stroke. What is really laughable to me is your banter " that what God gave to the Jews"...that is such b/s..A contrite Jew and a stingy God..what an oxymoron....Giving to a single banded group while allowing an entire nation to be shredded. Why? Because they, for periods on and off throughout a period in history occupied a foreign land..You think the Jews began their religion or culture in Canaan? Hell no, it was Moses and his successors along with 11 or 12 tribes of prehistoric Ninny-Yahoos who attacked it and conquered it and lost it to the Christians, Greeks, Roman's, Moslem's, and had it won back for them and one time by who else..the Persians..modern day Iranians who later conquered again...and lost it again and repeated it many times. Look everyone requires peace and tranquility for the time we spend breathing and have warm blood coursing through our veins, but why use that invention of God and a bastardized history book to create hell on earth? I have not a doubt that if Zionism in modern times was not the rooted tooth for a people who called themselves Jews and wished to populate areas on this planet that has been destroying them, there would be peace in these times. I know of many of their trials and tribulations in Africa and the Middle East and how they were driven into Europe from the northern regions of once Canaan by the Romans and many of the events that displaced them in the 1930's and 40's. I probably know more of Judaism than do most Jewish scholars, less the divinity, more of the history. The darkened history was only created by the invention of their God and a religion meant to unify them, is destroying them. They are not alone in that assessment and debacle...There are 12 major religions that would destroy each other in the name of whatever God or Gods they have invented for themselves. It is so silly, this human race...Faith and belief to appease the inner fear that mankind has to confront, sometimes many times in a day, was turned into a living nightmare that is many times more distressing than his fear of his finality...Everyone should have the opportunity to create for HIMSELF a pacifier to get him to the end of his days. But look at the world around you...a planet inhabited by very nearly 6.7 billion bodies and standing armies more than willing and capable to destroy everything considered to be the name of a God or many Gods...for what? To live a presumed afterlife for an eternity? As what? A fart in the wind and much less? Oh, right your going to be hugged and coddled by an all loving God/Gods who has already been credited with destroying most of what he created already. Of course, he assures you in everyway on everday that you are one of his children....Got any of that milk or honey?

Jurgen   July 12th, 2010 8:15 am ET

What a sham. Pathetic. But, considering that only 1 out of 100 people on the streets of America can find Israel on amap or name their own vice president or tell you what the 25th letter of the alphabet is, the interview probably did the job it was intended to do. Loved the 'I read the bible to relax' bit. Classic.

As George Carlin said, you have to stand in AWE of religion as a the ultimate purveyor of BS. In a decade or two, none of these fantasies will matter and the world will be even smaller than it already is. Maybe then people will stop killing one another over myths and magic and other forms of ignorance.

I watch about 1 hour of TV a week. I think I'll cut that back by 55 minutes. The occasional weather forecast is about as much 'reality' as I can stand from that noisy box in the corner of the room.

Ted   July 12th, 2010 9:33 am ET

@ cajazz

Hallo, it is nice to have you back, your blogs are eye openners for those who are not blinded by the self esteem and the consumption of matzo balls, as so many of our god´s chosen people are and have.

Following is from recent israeli press, followed up by Europe, and I am sure ours will not pay attention to this importants subject:

" During the present visit of the israeli MP Netanyahu to Washington, he and President Obama signed a secret letter where the USA promises nuclear cooperation to Israel".

If this is not an israeli PR gag, then it has a most far reaching consequence, as up to now no american president, not even Bush, did make such a promise and signed a letter on the subject.

The question arises; how was President Obama convinced to do such a stupid thing? How can we after this pressure Iran to forfeit on their nuclear program, when at the same time we support an israeli one??!!
It is well known that his campaign was mostly financed by Goldman Sachs and George Soros, the billionare and they want the dividens on their investments!
As the saying says, if you sleep with dogs you end up with fleas!

IzzisGirl   July 12th, 2010 9:39 am ET

When have we had a presidential candidate who was Jewish?

Ted   July 12th, 2010 10:18 am ET

@ Jake and happy2Bfree

Any US citizen should owe his allegiance only to his country, as you cannot serve two lords at the same time!
Anyone, who joins a foreign army to fight for a cause that is not ours, should lose his citizenship for betraying his country! Enemies of yesterday are friends of today, and the other way around!

Both of you confuse anti-semitisim with anti-zionism. Most bloggers have nothing against an american, or french, or british citizen of jewish faith who works hard, pays his taxes, respects other religions and supports his country where he lives and works.
However, we are most upset about those zionist killers who govern Israel, kill thousands of palestinians every year, rob their land and use us to cover their track and pay for their escapades!

We are a nation of immigrants, (unless you are from a native nation), and we left behind those countries where we came from.
You never hear he is a french-american or irish american after a century of living here. Also nobody says I am a catholic-american, a methodist-american or a baptist-american.
However, you are a jewish-american even after two hundred years, or in Europe, they were jewish-germans or jewish-french even after a thousand years. It seems you want the world to know that you are something better and you do not assimilate into a nation where you live and work.

This caused you problems in the past and will do in the future.

Since there is no such thing as a jewish nation, the ancestors of both of you probably never been in the holy land, but are khazars or other converted jews. As such you cannot claim to return to your promised land.
On the other hand, those territories were not empty when the jews came, but other people lived there.
Joshua raped the land and killed all men, women and children of the conquered city states, so he will not have to fight them again.
Sounds familiar with the present israeli policy?

You should decide, are you an america or an israeli, but do not drag our country into that mess. Sooner or later Israel will pay very dearly for the many crimes it commits in name of god.

Rose   July 12th, 2010 1:20 pm ET

With all the noise made by certain groups concerning our government's spending, when will Americans ever ask why over $100 Billion of US taxpayer money has been given to Israel?

Unconditional support from the US to Israel over decades – including countless UN vetoes in defence of Israel, when the rest of the world can clearly confirm the many, many times that Israel has broken international law, has placed Americans directly in harms way.

Israel is a US surrogate and client-state. It carries out dirty actions on behalf of the US. The recipients of Israeli brutality and aggression blame the US and that results in danger to Americans. Prior to 1968 when the US became the number one military and financial supporter of Israel, there was "never" an attack by Arabs on Americans.

Cause and effect. US support of Israel is bad for Americans and our safety – not to mention the financial drain of funds that could be put to use for Americans instead of supporting unsustainable, dependent Israelis with our tax money.

yag   July 12th, 2010 1:53 pm ET

It was nothing but another orchestrated, well crafted Zionists TV scenario. Questions by Larry King & Answers by (ACTOR) Netanyahu due to the uprising inquires by the American people and the rest of the world about Zionists acts, another dose of dug to Americans to continue supporting Zionism. Well done Mr. King. But both of you looked (VERY) shaky on TV
Remember: Zionists are not Jewish and has nothing to do with Judaism

Cajazz76:24:8   July 12th, 2010 3:23 pm ET


Barry Goldwater was a 1964 presidential candidate of Jewish descent. He, at times, publicly claimed he was. His paternal grandparents were. However, his mother and father were married in an Episcopal Church. I guess love had a lot to do with that.

Joe Lieberman was a 2000 vice-presidential candidate and he is Jewish. He made an unsuccessful run for the 2004 Democratic presidential candidacy. So I would say he is the first. Jewish people make up less than 3% of the U.S. population. But who should care what or whom an individual worships as long as they support and defend the Constitution?

Three things are of great concern to the human race...His politics...His religion...His economy....Eliminate two and he would be free, wealthy and at peace.

Smith in Oregon   July 12th, 2010 3:36 pm ET

I noticed during Larry Kings interview with Netanyahu, that Netanyahu used the Bush jr. speak in regards to resolving the political crisis between Israel and Iran, 'all options are on the table'.

That would seem to the naive to mean peace, diplomacy, treaty's and further negotiations. HOWEVER Bush jr. repeatedly used that term over and over again to specifically mean only one thing and one thing only, 'all options are on the table' was Bush speak to specifically mean the US is prepared to drop Nuclear Weapons on Iran.

Bush jr. repeated that so frequently Pentagon commanders 'FINALLY' had their own press release to emphatically tell the American people that 'America' had absolutely no intention of using Nuclear Weapons on Iran. Henceforth that Bush speak disappeared as if someone had taken Bush jr. to the woodshed and told him about the facts of life rather than allow him to further spew his depraved fantasy's.

So when I heard Netanyahu repeating that Bush speak, I openly question the seriousness of Netanyahu's pledge to work out a peace treaty and agreement with Palestinians.

Much of Iran's military complexes are located deep within Iranian's mountain ranges and conventional 'bunker busting bombs' would have very little if any effect on them, while greatly inflaming Iran's aggression and consequently the entire Middle East. Iran has secured some of the world's most sophisticated tunnel boring machines to build those multiple massive hardened facilities. It would take multiple nuclear weapons to destroy all of them.

Israel is the only one in the Middle East country's with a nuclear weapon? NOPE, during the 6 day war between Egypt,Syria, Jordan and Israel in 1967 Egypt had been loaned nuclear weapons by China that had them stored in Egypt and Egypt would have used them if Israel had detonated any of their own. China was said to have removed them later after the conflict, however very few Americans are even aware that China had loaned those weapons to Egypt previously.

Detonating multiple nuclear weapons in Iran would be a huge Middle East game changer which could directly lead to magnifying Israel's problems one thousand fold. And yet Netanyahu is there just like Bush jr. banging the nuclear weapon stick on the desk in some perverse attempt to frighten his adversary's. This reminds me entirely of the bravo spoken by the hundreds of daredevils that have crawled into a barrel which was swept into Niagara Falls where only a mere 4 have survived.

Rose   July 12th, 2010 4:17 pm ET

It was awkward to say the least when Netanyahu invited Larry King to Israel for the upteenth time to be his guest. Both agreeing on-air that past trips resulted in "good times". That removed any semblence of objectivity from the show. Even the person feeding Larry questions into his earpiece couldn't salvage that moment.

The well-rehearsed Natanyahu threw in his manipulative bit about his "practice" of reading the bible on Shabbat – for the benefit of the naive Christian right wing viewers who are his greatest supporters (it was so obvious that many eyes rolled in disgust). One wonders if they realize that Natanyahu did not read anything pertaining to Jesus.

His focus must have been on those verses which outlined the killing and extermination of the ancient inhabitants of Palestine so that the Jews can take over the land. Selective religion to be repeated in recent times for the secular and abusive Zionist cause.

Rose   July 12th, 2010 5:28 pm ET

There is also a far more serious issue – The 1976 Symington Amendment.

Pres Carter confirmed in 2008 that Israel possesses an arsenal of at least 150 nuclear weapons. Why doesn't the US discredited policy of "strategic ambiguity" – in which Israeli and the US officially refuse to confirm or deny the existence Israeli nuclear weapons – come under question? This is illegal.

The (American) 1976 Symington Amendment prohibits US foreign aid to any country found trafficking in nuclear enrichment equipment or technology outside international safeguards. Israel has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). If the US complied with the Symington Amendment, Israel would not qualify for $ billions of US aid.

The US stance of denial about these weapons allows Congress to legally continue sending the bulk of its foreign aid budget to Israel. Ironically, Iran is a signatory to the NPT and allows public inspections of its civilian nuclear facilities. Israel does not.

Israel also trained other undemocratic, abusive regimes. Israeli security forces trained a Honduran military intelligence unit, Battalion 316, that tortured and killed Honduran citizens. Israel trained members of the South African apartheid regime's "Inkatha" hit squads that targeted ANC leaders. There are many other examples.

Our own US State Department says that Israel engages in:

"Torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of punishment, prolonged detention without charges and trial, causing the disappearance of persons by the abduction and clandestine detention of those persons, and other flagrant denials of the right to life, liberty or the security of people."

Weapons purchased from the US by Israel are regularly used against unarmed Palestinian civilian populations. US aid to Israel is illegal under our own laws and effectively masked over to accommodate this criminal and immoral nation. This results in Americans being targetted by Israel's victims and their sympatizers – not good for us.

IKHAN   July 12th, 2010 5:41 pm ET

Hi Larry,

this time around you were a bit disappointing.This interview clearly showed you trying to be chummy with B.netanyahu & ingratiate yourself with rightwing nuts both here and in Israel.Perhaps you were just carrying out orders from the powers that be.
Netanyahu was also trying to hoodwink the far right religious zealots which unfortunately inhabit this country of ours.
@Cajazz@Smith in Oregon@Ted@Rose

Smith in Oregon   July 12th, 2010 5:47 pm ET

I strongly urge and suggest the Greek NATO flagged cargo ship loaded with food and medical supply's for the Gaza people that just left Greece, travel thru International Waters into Egypt's territorial waters and unloads their food and medical supplys in a Egyptian port for moving those supplies to Gaza.

IF Israel again commit's the international crime of piracy on a NATO flagged ship in International Waters or in Egypt's territorial waters then NATO and the International Community should immediately deal with Israel's criminal actions.

yag   July 12th, 2010 6:16 pm ET

Zionists are trading-in their faith for our tax dollars;
They allow the prime minister of the Zionist state to say he is reading from the bible (to relax), isn’t that the Bible they don’t believe in to began with. Wow
Nice brain washing Mr. P.M.
We are much smarter than that, that is why Zionists are not Jews, Christians or Muslims, none of the three religions will do it for the world’s money I assume

Ray McCarus   July 12th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

Dear larry,

I will miss you when you retire. You have always tried to be objective, as you were trying to be with Netanyahu. But you were not tough enough with him
I never heard so many lies as he told on your show. Most glaring were those he told about the flotilla. And what about Gaza. It is a prison holding 1.8 million people. Hamas did not break the cease fiire. Israel did.

Israel will not allow basic neccesities in including building materials. The siege is 3 years old, and the people are suffering greatly. And what about the Goldstone report which we know is valid.

And why has CNN fired Octavia Nasser for saying she respected the Hizbullah leader. This is the same as Ari Fleicher's getting Helen Thomas fired from Reuters for saying Israel should get out of Palestine.

Anytime anyone defends Israel's enemies, they suffer for it.

Shame on the main stream media!

Ray McCarus   July 12th, 2010 11:47 pm ET


The west bank is not doing well. The checkpoints are still there. Movement is very restricted. Netanyahu said Ramallah was just 10 minutes away and Abbas could come to Jerusalem and sit down and talk. the average Palestinian would have t spend many hours getting to Jerusalem if he could get a permit to go there.

I was there in October of 2009 and i can tell you it is no paradise and Israel is no democracy either.

mm   July 13th, 2010 12:16 am ET

As President Carter has well stated: ""State of Israel is a Criminal State". They have training universities for dictators all over the world how to torture people. They have done this for decades. The Government is evil.
I feel empathy for all people to include Israeli's; they are also victims of their fanatic attachment to the Holly Land at all cost allowing inhumane acts for their beliefs. The killing of innocent Palestinians should stop in the name of humanity.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 12:38 am ET

@Ted and Ikhan
You guys always haven't unique approaches within the walls of these blogs and I always appreciate the approaches both of you take. Never lose your touch and insight in your abilities to express to the world both sides of the shekel.

Here is a few odd demographics for you....about 76% of U.S. citizens are Christian...less than 3% are Jewish...about 76% of Israeli's are Jewish and less than 3% are Christian...the Muslim population by percentage is much higher in Israel than the U.S., but 80% of the Palestinians, mostly Muslims were forced to flee or were expelled from their country. If the Jews of Palestine and those that immigrated from Europe before, during, and after WWII did not enact their Zionist ambitions the population would have been nearly 50-50 Muslim/Jew population...Does it make anyone wonder if the British Mandate was not eliminated until a bonafide U.N. force could have been put in place to suppress the Zionists and insure the safety and equality for all in the region that we would not be at war today in the Middle East..Silly Human Race...

Ted   July 13th, 2010 8:51 am ET

@ cajazz, Rose, IKAHN

I wish we had a few more bloggers like you so we could change just a bit the american crazy love affair with the zionists.

Another jewish candidate for presidency: John Kerry.
His parents were polish jews named Korn, moved to Ireland and changed their name to Kerry after county Kerry and converted to catholism.
He was brough up christian, however according to jewish laws he is a jew after his mother.
I wish he beat Bush and became the president.

Ted   July 13th, 2010 9:04 am ET

Following was said by the israeli president Peres:

"We will buy Manhattan, we will buy Hungary and Poland, because we are capable and we always get what we want!!"

Fellow americans, let that sentence go through your head, because it reflexts the truth.
Go to YouTube where you can find this speech in hebrew and also with subtiltes. After that donate a few dollars for the israeli cause.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 10:31 am ET


I am a bit of the hook should have read "always have"...I must be in a negative frame of mind on this blog...take care and enjoy the sunshine..

Rose   July 13th, 2010 12:02 pm ET

Concerning the problematic and historical depth of US-Israel relations – Grant F. Smith, Director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRMEP) wrote:

Details of the John F. Kennedy – Robert F. Kennedy duo’s effort to register the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) parent organization, the American Zionist Council (AZC) as an Israeli foreign agent were shrouded in mystery until declassified in mid-2008.

Between 1962 and 1963 Senator J.W. Fulbright uncovered a massive network of financial “conduits” moving funds directed by the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem to Israel lobby startup groups across the United States. Even as JFK attempted to place Israel’s Dimona nuclear weapons program under US inspection, RFK ordered the American Zionist Council (AZC) to openly register and disclose all of its foreign funded lobbying activity in the United States.

The Department Of Justice and AZC fought their secret battle as Fulbright’s hearings disclosed the immense proportions of the Israel lobby effort. . . But the law enforcement effort ended in tragedy. JFK’s assassination on November 1963 meant RFK’s political cover for the prosecution was gone and his days at the DOJ were numbered.

In 1965 the DOJ allowed the AZC to file a highly redacted and non-standardized Foreign Agents Registration Act declaration in secret. The AZC then shut down and transferred lobbying activity to AIPAC, which refused to register.

Also: President John F. Kennedy had his concerns over Israel's nuclear program (something that later US Administrations chose to ignore – for Congressional funding reasons).

Per JFK's Letter To Israeli Prime Minister Eshkol July 5, 1963:

"As I wrote Mr. Ben-Gurion, this (US) Government's commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized if it should be thought that we were unable to obtain reliable information on a subject as vital to the peace as the question of Israel's effort in the nuclear field. Therefore, I asked our scientists to review the alternative schedules of visits we had proposed."

JFK's assassination conveniently put an end to any scrutiny. No inspections on Israel's nuclear facilities occured. RFK's tragic assassination in 1968 coincided with the first anniversary of the Arab-Israeli 6-Day War. His support of Israel was the reason given by the disturbed killer Sirhan – a disenfranchised Christian Palestinian. It also marked the first act of violence against an American due to US support of Israel.

The US continues to send $ Billions in aid to Israel – with non-compliance of nuclear issues nor international laws in hand.

Plagiarism is Immoral   July 13th, 2010 1:29 pm ET

The Kennedys vs Israel's Lobby « P U L S E
Aug 28, 2009 ... In 1965 the DOJ allowed the AZC to file a highly redacted and non-standardized FARA declaration in secret. The AZC then shut down and transferred lobbying activity to AIPAC, which refused to register. ..... the Foreign Agent Registration Act passed by Congress back in 1938 to prevent German agents ... – Cached


I was idly miffed when you came to the rescue of a particular blogger a few days ago that has long been a caricature of cut and paste opinion. He has since ceased to do that and I am especially proud of him for doing so..Couldn't you have at least "quoted" your source when you cut and pasted your post? At least you could have used a synonym for redacted such as..vomit, .. barf... sick..up chuck... puke.. throw up.. purge...regorge...regurgitate or retch which you cause me to do when I see someone who can elicit debate to opinion of their own, but are either too lazy or just not honorable enough to give credit to those who formulate their original work..It isn't that hard to do and while we all get information beyond first experience through a variety of sources we can at least credit those when we copy them verbatim...You will be a much better author and contributor and those who peruse your contributions will have greater respect for you and you for yourself if you give credit where credit is due. Remember this is a stage of the world and you're one of the actors.

Plagiarism is Immoral   July 13th, 2010 1:46 pm ET

The Kennedys vs Israel's Lobby « P U L S E
Aug 28, 2009 ... Between 1962 and 1963 Senator J.W. Fulbright uncovered a massive network of financial “conduits” moving funds directed by the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem to Israel lobby startup groups across the United States. Even as JFK attempted to place Israel's Dimona nuclear weapons program under US inspection ... – Cached

It's not difficult to read and interpret the opinions and discovery's that others put time and effort into and assess in your own words...Please don't become a plastic 'rose'...grow your own verses of compilations..the world would enjoy the fragrance of your originality.. ...

Plagiarism is Immoral   July 13th, 2010 1:50 pm ET

The Kennedys vs Israel's Lobby « P U L S E
Aug 28, 2009 ... Details of the JFK-RFK duo's effort to register the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) parent organization, the American Zionist Council (AZC) as an Israeli foreign agent were shrouded in mystery until declassified in mid-2008. Between 1962 and 1963 Senator J.W. Fulbright uncovered a ... – Cached

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose...except when it ain't.....

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 2:40 pm ET

@happy2Bfree...please take note

There is a discrepancy that you exhibited within your blogs. You apparently have more than one son, one you are proud of and one you apparently use as fodder to gain empathy for Israel's attack on the flotilla led by the Mavi Mamara. You draw more than just a little skepticism from someone who is able to find the fly poo in the pepper. Are you going to claim it's the same son? Do that and you have opened a can of worms that you will find very hard to swallow. Claim it's another son and you entrapped yourself as I have already explained. Avoid answering and you will morph into what Netanyahu presented on LKL...lies and deceit. You set the stage Jake, come dancing back and tell us the truth....or hide from embarrassment

Smith in Oregon   July 13th, 2010 2:55 pm ET

ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered thirty four (34) killed in action and one hundred seventy three (173) wounded in action. The ship itself, a Forty Million ($40,000,000) Dollar state of the art signals intelligence (SIGINT) platform, was so badly damaged that it never sailed on an operational mission again and was sold in 1970 for $101,666.66 as scrap.

The Israeli attack on that US Naval vessel included:

The jamming of the US Naval radios on both US Navy tactical and international maritime distress frequencies;

The use of unmarked aircraft by the Israeli forces attacking the USS Liberty;

The deliberate machine gunning of the life rafts by the Israeli sailors the US Naval sailors had dropped over the side in anticipation of abandoning ship.

The recall of two flights of rescue aircraft that had been launched from US Naval Sixth Fleet aircraft carriers. After those flights were recalled, Sixth Fleet personnel listened to the USS Liberty's calls for help as the Israeli attack upon them continued knowing they were forbidden to come to their assistance.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 3:00 pm ET

Dearest sweet enlightened Moderator

While you continue to delete the opinions in debate on this worldwide stage for reasons that are in deep contrast to why you exist, why is it you delete content that supports and defends your profession? You can come back and answer, unless CNN prohibits you. That, in itself, would be a vile contradiction to cause that we enjoy as a free people with the confines of a Constitution that many of us have defended with our spilled blood and lifetimes of pain misery. .

Rose   July 13th, 2010 3:54 pm ET

Natanyahu said on LKL that he "greatly admires Ariel Sharon".

Sharon (born Scheinermann) has a bloodied history. In 1983 a commission established by the Israeli Government found that as Minister of Defense during the 1982 Lebanon War, Sharon bore personal responsibility for the massacre of Palestinian Muslim civilians, carried out by a Christian Lebanese Forces militia group in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. Even children were murdered. Thousands died.

Sharon oversaw the massacre and allowed the forces into the refugee camps. The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) had completely surrounded the Sabra-Shatila refugee camps. Hours later, IDF tanks began shelling the camps.

Israel's heavy-handed invasion of Lebanon in 1982 with Sharon in charge, led to the direct creation of Hezbollah as a response – a group the US villifies. Again, cause and effect.

Rose   July 13th, 2010 4:02 pm ET

@ Plagiarism is Immoral

I QUOTED MY SOURCE (Grant Smith) at the beginning of the blog – stating who wrote it, not me. You found that source in "Pulse" as a reprint. I did not plagiarize. Pulse did not write it, it was Grant Smith – which I noted. I gave him credit. I never said I wrote it. Read the origin of the source in Pulse – it is as I stated.

You need to find something constructive to do rather than policing everyone.

Plagiarism is Immoral   July 13th, 2010 4:17 pm ET

uss liberty veterans association
ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered thirty four (34) killed in action and one hundred seventy three (173) wounded in action. The ship itself, a Forty Million ($40,000,000) Dollar state of the art signals intelligence (SIGINT) platform, was so badly damaged that it never sailed on an operational mission again and was sold in 1970 for $101,666.66 as scrap.

I guess I spoke too soon @Rose...there are weeds still growing in the garden of originality...Smitty was on a path where I was enjoying his originality and I would be untouched by the ironical defamation used to thwart another's opinions life's experiences...but at least quote the isn't hard to do...and lends more than idle credence to oneself....If may not offend you but I would somehow guess that the above details came at the expense of someone who was aboard the U.S.S. know what I mean mate?

Rose   July 13th, 2010 4:19 pm ET

@ Plagiarism is Immoral

I strongly suggest you learn to read first, i.e. the first line of anything. You should also understand the academics of citing sources before you go accusing me – who has cited the author correctly.

You have a great amount of time and energy to describe you bodily functions. It is you who is very wrong in your approach. I cited my source in my first line – and you accuse me of plagiarism.

You need to get your eyes checked, your policing is affecting other bodily functions as well. Go ahead and puke or whatever. You have made a fool of yourself.

Rose   July 13th, 2010 4:51 pm ET

The purpose of blogs, written in very limiting space and detail is to inform or give one's personal opinion. Often, personal opinion is written is emotional terms. Information can be digested from other sources and presented here without mal intent. As I have stated on another blog, no blogger here benefits from any posting. No one intends to "rip off" anyone. We are all anonymous.

I also previously noted the concept of "Fair Use" in the US, where quotes can be made without reference. A quick reference is also good to establish source, not only for credit, but so others can go to them to read in detail – not possible on blogs.

It is preferable to read postings with some information that educates or is debatable, rather than the personal attacks made against others over citations. I hope we can all agree on that.

yag   July 13th, 2010 5:51 pm ET

You are good, I have to admit I'm learning from your knowledge every time you blog, thanks for the info

yag   July 13th, 2010 6:18 pm ET

A Real good Jewish rabbi confirms the Torah, Bible & Kuran fact that Jews are not allowed in Palestine by God

Instead, Zionists decided to go against God's will & slaughter Palestinians (Christians & Muslims alike),
Zionists are Godless Criminal Thugs (Said Rabbi), watch YouTube video under (Rabbi Against Israel)

And we are pretty much paying them to do so

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 6:33 pm ET


Give 'em hell Rose. He has been on my tail too. I just ignore his funny ways and take it is stride and copy his blogs. He even answers blogs for me and it saves me callouses. Every time I look back I see him and he has been sort of a puppy from hell on my heels.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 13th, 2010 6:57 pm ET

@Ray McCarus

Are you in contrast with Binyamin Netanyahu's Parliamentary Democratic nation? Just kidding. I am glad that you have spoken out with your first-hand evaluation from your trip there in 2009. It will shed light to the world on a darkened 62 year debacle. Many do not realize that 80% of Palestinians were expelled or fled and now populate surrounding nations and will never be allowed to come back home. What is more disappointing is that every child born in the area is a product of war and how long, if peace were achieved today, will it take to shed the callouses that have layer the hands of the innocents? I have looked into their eyes also, and will again soon and it is very difficult to not to see a reflection that can offer them hope. It has a very disheartening effect by contrast when leaving, deplorable at best...

Ted   July 14th, 2010 11:04 am ET

Mr. Galloway, member of the british parlament, had two very interesting thesis to say:

1. The worst zionists are not the jews, but the right wing ultra conservative american christians, who want this life to end soon, so Jesus can come again and take them to that bright eternity.
They don´t realize that after the last judgment all we have is a huge pile of rotting and stinking human flesh and nothing else!

2. Israel is a puppet of american interests, the direction is given from here and they fight a proxy war for us with the arabs.
This way they take the blame and we stand there with clean shiny wings as symbol of liberty and democracy.

You can google this and enjoy other speeches of that man.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 1:19 pm ET


That was a very good introduction of why we feed our tax dollars to gluttons. I figured someone would figure it out when I put out the demographics to you and IKHAN a few days ago. Excellent, the way you pulled that out of it. Of course, if anyone could you certainly are the one that has that unique insight, foresight, and hindsight.

Funny how the "believers" in an afterlife spend their entire lives in denial and still remain fearful of going to hell, which they created. Take care Ted and again awesome, awesome compilation of facts.

Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 5:44 pm ET

Fidel Castro undoubtedly is a surviving poster child of a leader of a foreign country that stood up against the graft, corruption and utter greed by American politicians, covert agency's, organized crime organizations and the US military complex of defense contractors.

Although virtually anyone with integrity and compassion for his fellow man and woman would have done the same if they were in a similar situation, Fidel Castro now presents a in your face America image of the very worst in America.

In this post Bush Family values era, I certainly hope the corruption and aggression which typify's America's ultra right's actions on many nations in South America and in the Middle East is winding down.

To me, Fidel Castro is reminding America in the post Bush Family values, Yes you can do these horrific things like rain nuclear weapons on the many Iranian military complexes built deep within Iranian mountains, however the question is Should You and does that make it Right to do so?

Fidel Castro is reminding America that staving North Korea to the point of millions of North Koreans having virtually nothing to lose if they engage in a extremely violent active war with South Korea. And like a caged animal with nothing at all left to lose they turn on it's tormentors to the delight of the ultra right conservatives as the bear and the dogs tear one another apart, does that make it Right to do that America?

There seems to be a open moral and ethical question to America from Fidel Castro being Yes you can but does that make it Right?

Why does that scare the hell out of the ultra right conservatives in Israel, and in America's Republican lawmakers?

Questioning the moral and ethical principles with which America proceeds NOW and in the Future should be a foundation from which all decisions proceed from and it shouldn't be anything to fear.

Smith in Oregon   July 14th, 2010 7:00 pm ET

Today, former horrific Republican vice president Dick Cheney admitted he recently had 'heart surgery'. Apparently it was unsuccessful or he would be on his knees begging the American and International Community for forgiveness over his extremely grievous and callously illegal actions, programs and goals. Apparently, that alleged corrupt war criminal is intended to feel more pain and suffering before he finally leaves the earth.

Rose   July 15th, 2010 10:55 am ET

@ Yag & Cajazz

Thanks. I "try" to temper my responses to nonsense on blogs and attempt to refrain from (mostly) direct personal language to someone I don't know. I try to contain my responses to the issue, as that is where strength and validity lies. It also takes patience! My verbal acuity, when challenged, is far more devastating – than milder blog retorts.

Again the blogs should be an exchange of information and opinion. They should not be used to expel individual quirks. Some postings are reduced to very personal attacks where one blogger attempts a form of "pseudo psychological analysis" of another blogger, in a childish attempt to dismiss their postings. Issues and history go by the wayside. Bloggers should:

– Bring forth information on blogs. Correct, debate or refute with some evidence.
– Quote sources to establish credibility.
– Curb insane and abusive language.
– Express opinion from a position of strength (evidence) – not achieved with bully tactics and ignorance.
– Refrain from discussing subjects one has no knowledge of – i.e. prejudiced or pre-conceived ideas – usually based on emotion or racism. This also weakens blog content.
– Stop the needless harassment of bloggers for no constructive end.
– If one has a "bone to pick " or is enveloped in compulsive religious expression – please get off the blogs and resolve it elsewhere. These forums are not a place for such idiosyncrasies.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 15th, 2010 11:46 am ET


Bloggers should: leaves me rather tongue tied and nowhere to go to express my love for the human condition...always comical and in reform. lol

Rose   July 15th, 2010 6:16 pm ET

@ Cajazz

Do you think the day will come when the American media will discuss openly the "true" reasons behind the Afghan war? That is, why we are really there? So far we get scoops of decrepit flavors including terrorist hunting, bringing democracy and stability – all of which a near decade long war has failed to achieve. The Trans Afghan Pipeline is never mentioned. That our troops are there to protect the route is never mentioned.

Years later, we got half-assed reasons for the Iraq war. Cheney finally admitted Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Yet the American media refused to examine the false reasons "while they were occuring". Just coverage without context. "How the war was going" instead of "why". Ficticious enemies in a country that never attacked us.

Finally, the initial purpose of this particular blog – Israel. Our money supports their criminal activities. American right wing Christian supporters blindly contribute to this cause as they wrongly associate the Zionist state with the long gone biblical Israel. Misinterpretation and manipulation of ancient texts to be fed into vacant minds awaiting the Jesus and the "Rapture". The tragedy of allowing their religious myths to cross the line from personal "faith" to political support of brutality.

So-called God fearing people who will aggressively fight for their understanding of what is "moral". Their insistence of applying their "values" and traditions are a complete hypocrisy when their support of Israel results in continued deaths, oppression and degradation of other human beings. If there is a hell, these "believers" will be the first ones to enter for their complicity. For openly allowing other humans to suffer in their quest to fulfill their perverse religious fantasies. If this sound harsh, it's nothing compared to life in a refugee camp, without resources.

For those offended, arguing their beliefs are real – should have the decency to admit that supporting Israel is immoral. That their naiveness in misapplied scriptural understanding does NOT give them the right to support policies that kill Palestinians (or anyone).

Again, I asked if the day will come when our "free" media will actually discuss the true reasons of America's involvement in Afghanistan. I expect a long, long wait and will defer to other sources in the interim.

Smith in Oregon   July 16th, 2010 2:58 am ET

Ole Mitt Romney is now the number one Republican presidential fund raising candidate and today in a utterly shameful unabashed display loudly and widely touted his administration would greatly increase the number of nuclear weapons and green light the design of a great number of new designed nuclear weapons.

The utterly depraved and corrupt Republican administration of Bush-Cheney repeatedly tried the same legislation but were repeatedly stopped by the Democratic members in Congress from designing new nuclear weapons whom members of congress were rightly concerned would have been used immediately (then) on Iran's deep mountain military complexes.

Extreme ultra-right war hawks like Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very likely just biding his time and not actively pursuing peace treaty's with the Palestine people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip until a possible hawkish war beating Republican American president is once again in office.

With Mitt Romney signaling he is a big friend of the vast military complex, American's at home should realize every dollar spent to the enormous Pentagon Budget subtracts that same taxpayer dollar from being spent on States, Citys, College Educations, Harbors, Levees, Dams, Schools, America's InterState Highways, America's energy needs, America's domestic needs and support.

US Military troops are not nation builders and American taxpayers can no longer afford Oil Wars to Nowhere.

America's Sons and Daughters cannot afford the personal sacrifices which a Mitt Romney would demand from them in fighting his foreign meaningless wars.

Rose   July 16th, 2010 10:29 am ET

Per The Associated Press July 15, 2010: Yesterday, an Israeli lieutenant colonel and one of his soldiers were convicted in the shooting of a BOUND and BLINDFOLDED Palestinian demonstrator. He was protesting against Israel's West Bank separation barrier. A local resident caught it on video, showing the soldier firing a rubber-coated bullet from very close range.

The Israeli officer was convicted for ordering the soldier to shoot. He continued to serve elsewhere after the shooting. They have not been sentenced yet, but the charges carry a maximum punishment of 3 years in prison. Palestinians have long complained of abuse from Israeli soldiers and critics have accused Israel of not doing enough to prosecute and convict soldiers suspected of such offenses.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 16th, 2010 10:53 am ET


It would be cast down from past ages to present as revelatory gifts if broad, open and lengthy discussions took place prior to the opening event of any war. How can anyone look back after the close of a war and say anything other than war is stupid and solves nothing.

Rose   July 19th, 2010 10:59 am ET

@ Cajazz

So true, if it can "only be". Lengthy discussions – "before" military actions would require a certain amount of knowledge/information on behalf of citizens. Fortunately, those "in the know" speak up, question, protest and oppose wars. They raise issues and demand our government act accordingly. They act based on rationale, evidence. They may speak in humane terms. Others may refer to their religious beliefs to oppose war – stating it is wrong to promote needless killing – as that defies their beliefs.

Unfortunately, in the US a substantial portion of people have no real knowledge of political affairs. They are easily duped and swallow lies. They use their distorted understanding of Chritianity to promote deaths rather than stop killing. The majority of them voted for Bush and continue to support the Republicans.

The damage continues in their support of strong lobbys in Washington – which do not favor peaceful options. How can one rationalize with those Americans who think that war will bring on the ultimate war – "Armageddon" and the return of Jesus?

The religious right wing in the US are our own internal enemy for peace. A very real and insanely negative influence on our nation. I constantly mention this as they directly affect elections – which determine our leadership – which in turn affects the world.

As Smith in Oregon noted, our troops are not nation builders and American taxpayers can no longer afford oil wars etc. So correct.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 21st, 2010 3:45 pm ET

It would be fair and equitable if those planting the seeds of war would 'arm a giddy' bunch of Neanderthal thinking self-righteous worshipers of enigma's and fight their war's themselves...I would like to see the carnage...then bury it celebration, just the acrid smoke at the end of their Pyrrhic dance of self-destruction...nothing left to worship, but the smell.. soon replaced by a distinct odor of common sense and common decency toward all...To those who say it will never happen, neither will your eternal life at the end of a popsicle stick...or your imagination..

like me   August 22nd, 2010 8:56 am ET

Why have peace? Israel is getting lots of money for free, and has control of the US government. That would be foolish and nobody wants to be foolish. We give billions of dollars cash to Israel every year and have been doing so for 60 years. And we still are looking for OJ and Elvis? SO WHO IS THE FOOL?

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