Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as ...

Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 70158 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 18, 2009, titled Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Israeli troops began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Hamas declared a cease-fire, setting the stage for intensified international efforts to arrange a durable truce after a 22-day war against ...

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Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#66027 Dec 4, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
At the very end when they open the Jewish Deli next to the Palestinian restaurant, both sides try to get Larry to join them and the Palestinian woman offers Larry a three way. Funny stuff. Thanks for the trip down memory lane
Glad you liked it, to me it looked a little bit of nonsense.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#66028 Dec 4, 2012
If only arabs could read......

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/...
suzu

Wallingford, CT

#66029 Dec 4, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>No, you didn't...not even close. First, all politicians are corrupt (unless their names end in Christ) no matter where you are. But our government is elected fairly and the stated policy of our GOVERNMENT with all it's CHECKS AND BALANCES is that the final outline of any future Palestinian state be negotiated directly between Israelis and the prospective Palestinians.
Second, Israel has been around for over sixty years now. If, as you say Israel is stealing Palestine they'd have done it several times over by now.
Third, the only farce you and I need to discuss is the one surrounding the formation of a state by a people who can't even live with themselves, let alone Israelis.
suzu, the richest mo fuggers on the planet pump oil and wear laundry on their heads. If they can't buy our government it might just mean that Americans really, really don't like them. AIPAC my ass.
tell this to the world that voted in such numbers against israel. strange, but somehow nobody can see how innocent and wellmenaning israel is and how sincerely it wants to do direct negotiations. all anybody sees is the constant landtheft.
that is anybody who isn't told by AIPAC what to see.
yes, it is AIPAC AIPAC AIPAC. sorry you don't like to hear it.
suzu

Wallingford, CT

#66030 Dec 4, 2012
although i am guessing that you do love to hear how powerful AIPAC is. you just don't want others to hear it.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#66031 Dec 5, 2012
suzu wrote:
although i am guessing that you do love to hear how powerful AIPAC is. you just don't want others to hear it.
I care less about AIPAC than I do about you (if that were even possible). The countries of the world voted FOR Palestine, not AGAINST Israel, however you don't want to hear that because you so relish the idea of Israel receiving a spanking.

Even the Palestinians recognize that they now have nowhere left to go after the political theater of this vote. Hamas is begging Fatah to join them under arms and warning against "unjustified euphoria". If they refuse to negotiate with Israel they will not have a country.

Period.

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#66032 Dec 5, 2012
Uzi wrote:
<quoted text>
Glad you liked it, to me it looked a little bit of nonsense.
Then why post it?
Uzi wrote:
This clip is from one of his superb HBO comedy shows.....
Are you bi-polar?

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#66033 Dec 5, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I care less about AIPAC than I do about you (if that were even possible). The countries of the world voted FOR Palestine, not AGAINST Israel, however you don't want to hear that because you so relish the idea of Israel receiving a spanking.
Even the Palestinians recognize that they now have nowhere left to go after the political theater of this vote. Hamas is begging Fatah to join them under arms and warning against "unjustified euphoria". If they refuse to negotiate with Israel they will not have a country.
Period.
That disgusting fat-body has replaced Screwy as the major irritant here. Only here can he/she talk directly to real live Jews. Don't you ever get tired of serving up aces against this brainless turd? AIPAC AIPAC, The world sees.....Land theft....blah blah blah. Some real dumb sh!t there. I think he/she is like Shara in Uzi's clip. Subconsciously, it wants a real Jew to take it to the homeland.:)

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#66034 Dec 5, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
That disgusting fat-body has replaced Screwy as the major irritant here. Only here can he/she talk directly to real live Jews. Don't you ever get tired of serving up aces against this brainless turd? AIPAC AIPAC, The world sees.....Land theft....blah blah blah. Some real dumb sh!t there. I think he/she is like Shara in Uzi's clip. Subconsciously, it wants a real Jew to take it to the homeland.:)
Hah! That leaves you out!

I never tire of patiently explaining the facts of life to the ignorant. The problem is that even my six-year-old grandson gets this better than suzu. He understands that Egypt lost territory to Israel in a war and then, through the peace process, negotiated it back. He gets that Israel and Jordan were once at war but then managed to negotiate a durable peace.

Hamas and suzu will never get it (a country, that is)because they still think that resistance will do violently what sovereign nations do peacefully. Pathetic.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#66035 Dec 5, 2012
suzu wrote:
<quoted text>
tell this to the world that voted in such numbers against israel. strange, but somehow nobody can see how innocent and wellmenaning israel is and how sincerely it wants to do direct negotiations. all anybody sees is the constant landtheft.
that is anybody who isn't told by AIPAC what to see.
yes, it is AIPAC AIPAC AIPAC. sorry you don't like to hear it.
Hey dickhead, IT IS THE PALS that REFUSED to come and sit down to talk PEACE for the past 6 years with Israel. All you and the rest of the world can bark ALL YOU WANT but facts are facts.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#66036 Dec 5, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
Then why post it?
<quoted text>
Are you bi-polar?
How could you tell me you liked it if I did not post it???
No bi polar, yet but who can tell the future???:-)))))
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#66037 Dec 5, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Hah! That leaves you out!
I never tire of patiently explaining the facts of life to the ignorant. The problem is that even my six-year-old grandson gets this better than suzu. He understands that Egypt lost territory to Israel in a war and then, through the peace process, negotiated it back. He gets that Israel and Jordan were once at war but then managed to negotiate a durable peace.
Hamas and suzu will never get it (a country, that is)because they still think that resistance will do violently what sovereign nations do peacefully. Pathetic.
Especially when they lose every war or skirmish with Israel. Poor arab muslim assholes.
Love that Egyptian democracy , its like the mob takes over the White House and Obama escapes thru the back door and the next day comes back makes believe that nothing happened. Love that Syrian spring too. Right now they want to get Assad out of there, but if and when they succeed, right away they"ll start figting and killing each other. As good old Andy said many many years ago, its all a tribal warfare in all the arab countries, they are not a nation but different tribes klling each other for centuries.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#66038 Dec 5, 2012
Uzi wrote:
<quoted text>
Especially when they lose every war or skirmish with Israel. Poor arab muslim assholes.
Love that Egyptian democracy , its like the mob takes over the White House and Obama escapes thru the back door and the next day comes back makes believe that nothing happened. Love that Syrian spring too. Right now they want to get Assad out of there, but if and when they succeed, right away they"ll start figting and killing each other. As good old Andy said many many years ago, its all a tribal warfare in all the arab countries, they are not a nation but different tribes klling each other for centuries.
I'm not going to lie...that's some messed up zhit right there.(no, not that you're right)

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#66039 Dec 5, 2012
Uzi wrote:
<quoted text>
How could you tell me you liked it if I did not post it???
No bi polar, yet but who can tell the future???:-)))))
Huh? So, you DIDN"T post the Curb Your Enthusiasm Link? Let pull out the couch for you. YOU DID. You said it was Larry David genius. I said I liked it. Thanked you for the link. Your response: You said it was nonsense. Problem is you are so busy fighting with everybody, arguments are all you know. Do you walk lop-sided because of that huge chip on your shoulder, Shorty?

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#66040 Dec 5, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Hah! That leaves you out!
I never tire of patiently explaining the facts of life to the ignorant. The problem is that even my six-year-old grandson gets this better than suzu. He understands that Egypt lost territory to Israel in a war and then, through the peace process, negotiated it back. He gets that Israel and Jordan were once at war but then managed to negotiate a durable peace.
Hamas and suzu will never get it (a country, that is)because they still think that resistance will do violently what sovereign nations do peacefully. Pathetic.
swish! Another one! I've been ready that dumb shit since Pierre was in the Nuke Iran thread. Nothing changes. What infuriates me is that we can be sitting in the same Internet Cafe in CT and I would never realize that that fat toad at the next table picking its nose and eating it is Suzu. Not fair.

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#66041 Dec 5, 2012
"reading"

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#66042 Dec 5, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
swish! Another one! I've been ready that dumb shit since Pierre was in the Nuke Iran thread. Nothing changes. What infuriates me is that we can be sitting in the same Internet Cafe in CT and I would never realize that that fat toad at the next table picking its nose and eating it is Suzu. Not fair.
Far be it from me to tell you how to live but internet cafe? Really?

Here's what you do. Put a package of Odor Eaters in your fanny pack so that if you are ever in doubt down at the cafe, just sneak a couple into a back pocket and watch suzu disappear.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#66043 Dec 5, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Far be it from me to tell you how to live but internet cafe? Really?
Here's what you do. Put a package of Odor Eaters in your fanny pack so that if you are ever in doubt down at the cafe, just sneak a couple into a back pocket and watch suzu disappear.
With all the stink that's been coming out of him, he should put the odor eaters in his mouth. Disgusting old f*ck.
suzu

Wallingford, CT

#66044 Dec 5, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I care less about AIPAC than I do about you (if that were even possible). The countries of the world voted FOR Palestine, not AGAINST Israel, however you don't want to hear that because you so relish the idea of Israel receiving a spanking.
Even the Palestinians recognize that they now have nowhere left to go after the political theater of this vote. Hamas is begging Fatah to join them under arms and warning against "unjustified euphoria". If they refuse to negotiate with Israel they will not have a country.
Period.
if it is up to israel then whether the palestinians "negotiate" or "refuse" as you call it then the palestinians will not have their own state. of course you know this. you are as dishonest as your folks in israel. i guess you can't help it.
israelis want palestinians' land. and they mean to get it, with negotiations, without negotiations.
period
the only thing that matters is that the US can continue to be the main bully on the planet. we will see.
suzu

Wallingford, CT

#66045 Dec 5, 2012
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text>With all the stink that's been coming out of him, he should put the odor eaters in his mouth. Disgusting old f*ck.
yes, very disgusting. but they will take this as a compliment.
suzu

Wallingford, CT

#66046 Dec 5, 2012
Short cuts

by Eyal Weizman

London Review of Books
Vol 34, No 23, 6 December 2012

In the course of the eight-day aerial bombardment of Gaza by Israel – using
drones, F-16s and Apache helicopters – more than 1350 buildings were hit.
They included military depots, which are considered legitimate targets under
international humanitarian law. But the police stations, TV stations, a
local healthcare centre, ministries, road tunnels and a bridge that were
also targeted are legally protected as civilian infrastructure. To justify
their destruction, Israel argued that ‘they belong to a terrorist entity.’
This is an argument that would render all public buildings and physical
infrastructure in the Strip legitimate targets: it is not accepted by
international lawyers outside Israel.

Israel’s attempt to provide any sort of legal defence at all, however
tenuous, is a response to the Goldstone Report, which alleged (before
Goldstone himself recanted) that both the Israeli military and Hamas had
committed war crimes during the 2008-9 conflict, and that Israel might even
be guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’. During the Goldstone storm, in a
speech delivered at an Israeli security institute, Netanyahu called
organisations that claimed to support the principles of human rights and
international law the third strategic threat to Israel’s security – third
after Iran and Hizbullah. Israeli think-tanks, like some of their Western
counterparts, now refer to this ‘third strategic threat’ of legal action
against state militaries as ‘lawfare’: the use of international law as a
weapon by a non-state party, to make up for its weakness on the field of
combat.

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