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May 22, 2009
Week in review: Israel, Iran’s missile test and Guantanamo

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board join Martin Savidge to discuss the week’s top stories: Israel and the peace process, Iran’s missile test and President Obama’s speech on national security, including his decision to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo.

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#19

Boris: The TV show that Mr. AL Kassim showed was not fully representative of the Palestinians. I wish that Mr. Al Kassimm went to a refugee camp to show the Russians like you who come and steal from the natives what kind of life refugees live. I shall remind you and many others that the West Bank and Gaza have more that 1.5 million Palestinian refugees. Boriss, Most likely you and your boss Liberman are living in a Palestinian home. Many Jews lost their homes to Germans and Russians this way. Think about it

#18

To Son of Jerusalem: Did you see report about Palestinian family “suffering” by watching color TV on leather sofa. Only that leather sofa cost about $2000. The situation is equal to Germany, only in a one detail that many Palestinians are driving German Mercedes. Palestinians are living much better than many Israelis, Europeans, and Americans.
Stop you’re LIE it’s a cheap Propaganda.

#17

Palestinians are living that live inspite of your brutal occupation. This is why I said the Palestinias are there to stay. According to your formula Israel should Gas the Palestinians, so the situation could be equall to Germany. Boris, Israeli famlies and kids who live less than two miles from the Palestinians you have cited, live better than Western Europeans. Most of there wealth come from the occupied territories. The natives of the occupied terrortieris can not enjoy what a Russian like you is enjoying. But it is clear from your writings that you will not stop at anything less than killing the Palestinians. You will not get what you want

#16

To Son of Jerusalem:
In April, 2009 World focus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim make reports on Palestinians watching popular Turkish television soap opera: Report show reality of Palestinian life under “Israeli occupation” and it show how “they struggle to survive” in nice big house with expensive furniture, sitting on leather sofas and eating good food. Then it show well dressed Palestinians youth hanging in big stylish design cafe with flat screen TV’s, where they trying to “escape from hard daily realities of life”.
This report shows that so call “struggle to survive brutal Israeli occupation” is a big lie of Arab propaganda.

#15

Boris, you are using the rational of power, which the Jews suffered from so much in Germany and Russia. The Germans and the Russians can use the same arguments and say we liberated theses lands from the Jews. Very interesting, time will show who will win at the end. The Palestinians are there to stay.

#14

To Sam:
Second: In spite of all your hopes, five wars and daily attacks, Israel still exists for 60 years. All Arab armies and terror organizations don’t have any chances to defeat Israel. I am suggesting you continue to watch more “very interesting video” on YouTube may be it’ll makes you fill not so prostrated.

#13

To Sam: First of all: It’s not my Rabbi, my Rabbi fought in two wars and still able to fight.

#12

Both my previous posts, here, are only:
Different Aspects Of The Same Underlying Thought.

#11

O Israel, People Of The Book!

If you would like to pretend that you are but another among the nations–say, South Korea–and would like to have a “cruel king” from out of the nations (for an example…say, a “type” of North Korea and its “leader”) at your borders, by all means! have a Palestinian State by your side!

But if depth of opposing everlasting
Theological-Philosophical Thought in your Collective Soul reveals anything to you
and
the Radar-Thinking of your Collective Mind continues to ever reveal what is possible
across surfaces of Lands, from heights of Atmosphere and in depths beneath of Seas which could ever come forth any day or night…
then, let your Self know again what you already must know that you should accomplish and must soon do…

#10

O Israel, People Of The Book!

If you would like to pretend that you are but another among the nations–say, South Korea–and would like to have a “cruel king” from out of the nations (for an example…say, a “type” of North Korea and its “leader”) at your borders, by all means! have a Palestinian State by your side!

But if depth of opposing everlasting
Theological-Philosophical Thought in your Collective Soul
and
the Radar-Thinking of your Collective Mind
which is ever revealing what is possible
across surfaces of Lands, from heights of Atmosphere and in depths beneath of Seas which could ever come forth any day or night…
then, let your Self know again what you already know that you should accomplish and must soon do…

#9

This is response to Doris D Comments:
watch this from your Rabbi, Go to YouTube and Type Rabbi Against Israel (Zionism), very interesting Viedo showing that Israel shouldn’t exist on the first time.

#8

We (Jewish immigrants) know that Jerusalem was, is and will be the Capitol of Israel. We liberate Holy City in 1967 from Arab occupation and we don’t need to prove it to anybody.
I do not believe that you are Christian or you are “Christian” who have never read the Bible??!!

#7

I am a Palestinian Christian, I am still wating for your proof on the relationship between Jews and Jerusalem.

#6

“Son” of Jerusalem: you and your alike grand children of Islam worriers who came from Arabian Peninsula and conquer N. Africa, Egypt and Middle East establishing brutal regimes by killing natives and ethnically cleansing them from their land. I don’t need to prove anything! You lost wars in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1972 & 1982 to “Jewish immigrants from European countries” and you do Not have any chances to take Holy Land back.

#5

Boris: you and your alike of Jewish immigrants to Israel from European countries who invoke the religious argument to justify killing the natives and ethnically cleansing them from their homes and their cities and towns will not stop at anything until the Palestinians are all killed. I assure that you will never control East Jerusalem regardless of how much you try. You claim the David was the one who built the city, Prove it. Israel has been doing excavations under Al Aqsa Mosque for the last 42 years unstopped and failed to bring one single evidence of what you claim. There is nothing to indicate that Under the Muslim holy places any Jewish life existed at all. A strong evidence of that is Israel’s failure to show any evidence to the contrary. You claim that Muslims pray with their back to Jerusalem (ok) Christians pray to no direction, does that negate their right and their presence in Jerusalem. You say that Jerusalem was mentioned 700 times in the old testament (OK) how many times was Tel-Aviv and many Israeli cities were mentioned in the Old testament. According to your logic, Palestinians refugees should be able to return to Haifa and Jaffa, because they were not mentioned in the Old Testament. May I suggest that you take Avigdor Lieberman and leave to Russia before its too late.

#4

To Martin Savidge on Jerusalem:
King David founded the city of Jerusalem. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem never was the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. During Jordanians occupation city became dirty, muddy, forgotten province town. Jewish pray facing Jerusalem, Muslim prays with their back toward Jerusalem. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach (Jewish Holy Scripture).
Mark Twain book about his trip to Palestine in 1867 helps to prove that the Arab presence in what is today Israel was so insignificant before the arrival of Zionist pioneers that modern Palestinian claims on the Land are unfounded. After Jerusalem restored and rebuild by Jewish people and became beautiful and modern city Palestinians want East part of it?! Again and again Arabs are trying to falsified history.

#3

I just want to affirm the comments of Gerry Aylett above. Carla Robbins exhibits the worst of the New York Times eastern elite arrogance in that the Bush-Cheney Administration could do no right and President Obama can do no wrong. Please use more balance in your reporting. I do enjoy World Focus, but this Week in Review segment was very offensive. Thank you.

#2

I enjoy World Focus every evening and think you have a very informative and balanced presentation on most subjects. But when it comes to The Week In Review I’m sorry to say that you are way out of balance. While Gideon Rose is polite and fair in his views, Carla Robbins is just the opposite. She wants to dominate the discussion and is so Left Wing in her views that she never stops criticizing Former President G. W. Bush.
I’m wondering will she ever criticize Obama?

#1

Gideon Rose and Carla Robbins discussed the debate over Guantanamo with Martin Savidge. Unfortunately, Mr. Savidge made an error. He referred to Mr. Cheney as, first, ‘former Vice President’. Then the second reference, Mr. Savidge referred to Mr. Cheney as ‘Vice President’. Mr. Savidge is in good company. Bob Scheiffer did the same thing this morning on an appearance on the CBS Early Show. Liz Cheney did it repeatedly on ABC This Week last Sunday. And it also happened on Meet the Press recently, when the Cheif Strategist for McCain’s campaign did it. This has to stop. I personally feel that all of you (well, maybe not Cheney’s daughter) have been duped into confusing the public on this issue. Mr. Cheney clearly is having a problem releasing his power base. Please be more careful, and respectful to our Vice President Joe Biden. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
C.A.R.

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