Saudi writer: Israel deserves respect

Saudi writer: Israel deserves respect
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ISRAEL deserves RESPECT from the whole world!
They are totally surrounded by hostile nations and still they EXIST!
I can visit in my jeans and t-shirt, let my hair fly in the wind, smoke my cigarette and Israel greets me with peace. A muslim country greets me with an a** whipping. Yes, long live Israel!

American Woman (not verified) Fri, 02/25/2011 - 22:15

I'm an arab guy who love and support israel , nothing worng in this at all , isarel have the rights to stay in the middle east and have a good life and peace with arabs

arabi (not verified) Tue, 01/25/2011 - 17:52

Gaza has restaurants, fine accommodation, even a big water park. Israel supplies them with power. It's not that bad there. Better than some places in Egypt and much better than most places in Africa.

Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/25/2011 - 01:04

I wish this writer would just GO for ONE DAY and live in Gaza, than come and write this article. If respect means killing the innocents/children/eldery/invading people homes; than of course isreal is the most repected country in the world.

Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 01/23/2011 - 07:51

if ISRAEL is such a "PERFECT" nation, then how come so many Israelis are migrating to the U.S., and once they're here they vow never to go back! what now? is it like "god's country"??? just like you jews think you're "god's people"!!!

Donna (not verified) Sat, 01/22/2011 - 16:54

Its not about Muslims or Jews. Its about occupying ones country. Im not hear to scram or argue on some radical nonsense on both sides. The point of the matter is Jes in Israel took land that Palestinians lived and owned. So instead of loving in poverty and ina refugee camp some stayed inside Israel because they had no choice. They live better then the average palestinian but not equal to a Palestinian jew or what you call Israeli. War is not the answer for anything but when a people want to revolt against a country who occupied there country, its not called terrorosim. The slick comments about arabs living in ISrael and benfinitng and etc is nothing compared to what they did to the rest of the people. Thanks
Sam

Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 01/21/2011 - 23:57

Sadia

You may hate Israel. You may seek its destruction. You may really really want to see Israel wiped off the map. But ultimately every action you have complained about is an action Israel has been forced to take in self defence against attacks by your own Arab side.

You attack. Israel defends. You cry genocide.
You attack. Israel defends. You cry war crimes.
You attack. Israel defends. You cry illegal occupation.

But if you through your list, you will see that, apart from a dispute over the location of borders, every action on that list is an action that your gang of thugs have forced Israel to do in self defence.

And that is why I do not believe a word of your propaganda. You are a liar and a very malicious one at that. Your interests are not in truth but in making Israel out to be evil. Your side's total unwillingness to accept Israel's existance as a Jewish state and the unjustifiable attacks both political and military your side has made in trying to bring about Israel's end is the only true disgrace in this conflict.

Sebastian (not verified) Thu, 01/20/2011 - 18:20

Sadia, if what you say is true, then why are Arab Muslims in East Jerusalem applying for Israeli citizenship? Where is the genocide? Do you mean the wholesale killings that went on when Hamas took over Gaza, threw Fatah members of high buildings to their deaths, machine gunned opponents after kangaroo or no trials?

Have you seen how many Palestinians are treated by Israeli hospitals, at no cost, though the Palestinians hate the people taking care of them? Where is the genocide there?

How come I could walk around a mall in the "Jewish" side of Jerusalem, at the Malcha Mall (near Teddy stadium, which some Muslim terrorists had planned to attack but were caught before they could pull it off), and see many Muslims shopping alongside Jews...my family sat in the food court eating hamburgers, next to a table with a Muslim family, who seemed to be enjoying themselves and were eating as we were...STRANGELY, no one came up and bothered them, no one attacked them or spit on them or threatened them. There was no more hassle for them going through security than my family went through.

Could I walk through Ramallah like that? Oh wait, who lynched 2 young soldiers at the beginning of the intafada and waved their bloodied hands around in glee?

Can I go live in Saudi? Oh wait, no, I can't. I'm a Jew.

Maybe the Palestinians in the territories should stop thinking they can destroy Israel? Gaza is free of Jews, but they still are sending rockets into Israel. For what? You shoot rockets into CIVILIAN TARGETS, you get attacked back. GO FIGURE.

And guess what, Hamas is trying, supposedly, to quell the latest round of rocket attacks, to try to prevent Israel from attacking again. If the rockets stop, guess what, THERE WILL BE NO ATTACKS ON GAZA. HOW MUCH SIMPLER DOES IT GET?

Ugh. I just hate stupidity and lies.

WHO SHED WHOSE BLOOD? Israel and Jews have had to put up with murder and attacks since way before the State of Israel came into being. What about the blood of old Jews and women in Hebron and Jerusalem in 1929? There was no so-called occupation or anyone attacking any Arabs. Arabs simply murdered Jews for no other reason that these defenseless people were jews. Arabs attacked and refused to make peace in '48. And in '67, gloated when they thought they had won the war, until the truth came out. Terrorist attacks against Israelis happened all during the 1948-'67 era, when there was NO Israel presence in the West Bank. And so you can lie all you want with your capital letters, but you are just another liar at worst, completely ignorant of facts at best.

Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 01/20/2011 - 14:31

From my perspective comparing Saudi Arabia and Israel, Saudi Arabia people has killed, raped, robbed, enslaved and tortured thousands of my people, or probabyly millions. And Kuwait, UAE, Yordan people does too in smaller number. And most likely the criminals are not punished at all.

Israel has zero.

Why does hardly anybody mention the crime done by Saudi and other Arab countries toward my people?

Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 01/20/2011 - 00:20

Yes, it's good to be an Israeli. Climate is good, and even wild neighbors could be conditioned to behave themselves properly.

An Israeli (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 21:54

I HOPE THE CORAGEOUS WRITER WILL NOT GET DEATH TREATHS OR BE KILLED.
WHEN ONE READS THE "COMMENTS" FULL OF HATE AND LIES
ABOUT ISRAEL THIS WOULD NOT BE A SURPRISE

Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 20:36

Israel also deserves respect for its medical care, its agricultural accomplishments, its computer innovations, its foreign assistance, its green technology, and its vibrant media.

(Sadia, the kind of ignorance you show in your comments is the kind of ignorance that keeps the Arab world from achieving its own potential.)

Fred (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 19:59

He forgot to add that Israel is the only country in the world that responds to the missile and terrorist attacks on it's citizens with surgical strikes, instead of all out air and ground assaults. The genocide Sadia mentions does not exist and if he truly cared about his fellow Muslims he'd demand human rights at home, instead of the poverty that most Muslims live in due to the complete disregard Arab governments have for human life.

If Israel was so bad, why do Israeli Arabs not want to live in Muslim countries? Answer: Because once you've enjoyed freedom and tasted honey, you understand that oppression and eating shit are no way to live.

Joseph (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 19:48

this goes to all above i am israeli
all this hatred filled with lies come and live one day in our shoes israel is a wounderfull state with all the humen rights you could wish for along with the entire hatred of the whole world fuled by the lies yousell you self to belive.
be objective look a t the situation throgh neutral eyes islam is the bain of the world intolaranc ignorance and hoakas pokas.
enjoy writing youre hate words now i hope this made youre day you muslim drone

etai (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 19:30

Good for Amer Ahmadi - trying to present a more balance and complex picture of Israel.

This is needed on all levels - including levity.

Israelis is not the gloomy and dangerous country filled with religious fanatics that focus groups find even among Americans - the product of conflict-driven news that robs Israelis of their complexity (and their humanity).

For a truly more complex picture of Israel - readers in the Arab world should check out a unique website of odd news from Israel - with, believe it or not, 101 reasons to laugh about Israel - featured on Chelm-on-the-Med Online ( http://www.chelm-on-the-med.com).

What's Chelm? Chelm was a town in Poland that in Jewish folk humor was purported to be filled with "life-embracing fools". These news stories reported on Chelm-on-the-Med - gleaned from the Hebrew press and reworked in English -- reveal that if there IS a Chelm, it is at the eastern end of the Mediterranian - in Israel. Only these stories are not made-up tales. They are based on actual genuine items reported in the mainline Hebrew press that never make the Washington Post. Not even the Jerusalem Post...not to mention Al Jazeera.

ashkenaz (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 18:16

Any voice from the Arab world revealing a positive attitude towards Israel is certainly good news. I would however in considering the positive elements in Israeli Democracy also include the long record of improvement in socio- economic conditions. This improvement allies to Israel's Jewish majority and Arab minority population alike.

Shalom Freedman (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 17:18

Judie -
Better yet, sadia should actually go to Israel and see and experience for himself what coexistence of Israeli Jews and Arabs really looks like, the successes and the faults, and then let him judge based on that. He would also see that it is the Israelis who treat the Arabs of Gaza and the West Bank far more humanely and with genuine desire for peace than they themselves receive in return, to put it mildly.

It's very telling how the author of this article extolls truly admirable and enlightened virtues of the Jewish state, yet terms it "unfotunate" that he has to admit the truth as such.

Unfortunate? If they are good people, why would it be unfortunate. Ah, the answeer to that is that Israel is the homeland of the Jews, and Jew-hatred is alive and virulent in the Arab world and most (but not all) of the Muslim countries as well. You heard it right: more evidence of pure bigotry of the worst kind.

Lil Mamzer (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 16:30

Sadia,
First of all, stop screaming. Use lower case letters.
Secondly, read some news sources that have a wider perspective. You're just regurgitating a bunch of unsubstantiated lies and propaganda.

Judie (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 13:44

Respecting Israel by contrasting it to some or even many Arab countries is little more than comparing a malignant brain tumor to pancreatic cancer;sooner or later they both will kill you.

Yoav (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 03:33

also,
ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE ONLY COUNTRIES THAT GETS AWAY WITH GENOCIDE, MASSACRE OF INFANTS AND WOMEN, BOMBINGS ON SCHOOLS & HOSPITALS, AIDE BLOCKAGE, ILLEGAL OCCUPATION, THEFT OF LAND, OPPRESSION IN FULL VIEW, TORTURE AND DETENTIONS, DEMOLITIONS AND INJUSTICES.............LIST GOES ON.
NOW, WHAT RESPECT IS IT WORTH OF?

DEMOCRACY FOR ITSELF AND OCCUPATION FOR OTHERS?
INTEGRITY FOR ITSELF, INSECURITY FOR OTHERS?
NUKES FOR ITS DEFENCES, NONE FOR ITS NEIGHBOR DEFENCES?

ITS BIGOTRY OF HIGHEST LEVEL......

DISGRACE IS WHAT THEY EARN, FOR THE BLOOD THEY HAVE SHED
LET NO ARAB NATION LEARN, WHAT ISRAEL HAS LEAD

sadia (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 00:41

Dear Sadia,
You are just one more brainwashed Muslim, chanting senseless mantras against Israel.
Perhaps it is time you check your facts?
It is you Muslims who vowed to wipe us Israelis from the face of the earth, and have been trying to do just that for the last 90 years.
You Muslims tried to wipe us out through several conventional wars, and more recently, by a vicious, unprecedented, wave of terrorism.
You say occupation? Do you know how we ended up being occupiers? It happened in 1967, when you Muslims tried once again to wipe us out, and lost the war.
And what happens when we evacuate territories, as we did in Gaza? You get the notion that we are weak, and press on with more terrorism.
Your Hamas and Hezbollah brothers launch thousands of rockets into our towns and cities, aiming to indiscriminately kill our children and civilians.
Your brothers do all that while hiding behind the civilian population, shamelessly using it as a human shield.
And yet, when we Israelis take measures to defend ourselves, you claim you are the victims of our aggression.
It is you Muslims who always are the aggressors, not only here, but everywhere around the globe where Muslims live – India, the Philippines, Chechnya, China, Sudan, and the list goes on.
But you Muslims always pose as victims. You have perfected the role of the victim to such heights that you deserve a Nobel Prize on acting.
You Arabs have much to learn from the unprecedented success of Israel, which against all odds created here a first rate nation.
And by the way, 20% of our population are Palestinian citizens, who enjoy full equal rights.
Shmuel

Shmuel Almagor (not verified) Wed, 01/19/2011 - 18:27

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