Lieberman going soft on Iran? / Yitzhak Benhorin
28-Feb-2009 (6 comments)

Touching on the Iranian nuclear threat for example, Lieberman swaps his infamous stance in favor of "bombing Tehran" for a more moderate solution based on diplomatic and economic sanctions.


Putting lipstick on a pig

by Ostaad on

Putting lipstick on a pig, especially a racist one


Mehdi Mazloom

Ostaad - Get real will you?

by Mehdi Mazloom on

Anonym7. No my good  man, I am pragmatic on all fronts. There are issues, like stop the expansion of settlements in WB, I am liberal. Other issues like, allow 4.5M Pals flood my country, and over night Jews become minorities, and at disadvantaged - I am a right wing.

Like I said before, I don't  know much about each individual posters here. Your age, tangible experience with the issues debated here, and overall motives. I do respect each one's opinion. However,  I have been around long enough, and seen thing first hand from both sides of the argument to form the opinions for which I am here to convey to others.

Suffice to examine the fate of those minorities living throughout the Islamic countries for past 1350 year to realize the true picture here.


You talk about "illegal occupation". What about Abu Musa islands forceably taken from UAE which have been occupied by Iran. (yeah yeah, I know you already have plausible excuses for that).

In regards to your bellicose  "48 international recognized borders". Like the saying goes "you snooze, you lose". Israel DID agree to live in those border back in 1947, before Arabs started the ugly war of 48, and lost. They chose war, they got war and lost, paid the price for the stupid choice.

Since I am an Israeli, I really would appreciate if you would refrain from calling me "Zionist racist pig". 


If you have a point to make, by all means go ahead attack people's action, not name calling. All you will do, is to subject yourself to far more coordianted and intense attacks from those whom you attack.


Bananas and Khiars

by Fatah ali Shah (not verified) on

"Illegal"?? How about the return of:
California to Mexico
Alaska to Russia
Hawaii to Pacific Islanders
etc etc etc


Mazloom, you're comapring bananas and passion fruits

by Ostaad on

The Arab Israelis are living in their ancestral homeland, but the "settlers" are a bunch of foreign terrorists who have setup shop on other people's land ILLEGALLY - in violation of international law. Therefore the "transfer" that you are referring to is just another one of those pipe dreams cooked up by some Zionist racist pigs, whom you seems to agree with. Israel needs to go back to is '48 internationally recognized borders, accept the Palestinians' right of return IN PRINCIPLE, which can take the form of some kind of monetary compensation, and refuting Apartheid. Anything short of that means that Israel will not see peace and security. 


Fiddler on the roof Mazloom?

by Anonym7 (not verified) on

Hey Mazloom, where do you stand? It appears to me that sometimes you are as progressive as DW and sometimes as right winger as Zion? Ar you a fiddler on the roof ( see: // )?

Mehdi Mazloom

Ostaad - it is all politics

by Mehdi Mazloom on

In regards to use of force against Iran's nuclear facilities. He just said this:

"A military operation - I think I don't even want to imagine the consequences of this step," he says.

Which really can read both ways.

In regards to land swap. They guy makes sense.  In past 15 years, many Arab-Israeli citizens have started to assert themselves as "Palestinians", with strong desire to reunite with  their brethren in the WB. Since many of them live along Israel eastern border with WB, it would be easier to just adjust the borderes between the WB & Israel, such that, Arabs who live in Israel we go to sleep at night as Israeli citizens, and wake up as Citizens of  future state of Palestine". 

In exchange, many of the Israeli settlements located in WB will be annexed to Israel.

Solve 2 problems with one shot. 

Some agree with  this plan. Many Israelis - including Arab Israelis do not. Despite the discriminations against them, majority of them still cherish their freedom and wish to live in democracy.