Israelis Unleash Anger Over Ceasefire on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Facebook Page

November 21, 2012 6:13 pm 4 comments

Prime Minister Netanyahu's Facebook page.

Thousands of Israelis took to Facebook today, shortly after Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that Israel had accepted an American backed Egyptian ceasefire plan with Hamas, to express their anger over what they feel is a bad deal for the Jewish State.

Within an hour of the Prime Minister’s announcement on his Facebook page the post attracted over 3000 comments, the vast majority of which expressed disappointment and anger. Of 100 comments reviewed by The Algemeiner, less than 10 were positive or neutral.

Commenters blasted the Prime Minister for what they called a failure to ensure the safety of Israel’s citizens and many promised not to vote for the Prime Minister in the upcoming Israeli elections on January 22nd.

The social media outcry reflects the general sentiment in Israel, where 70% opposed a ceasefire agreement according to a poll released by Israel’s Channel 2 news that was conducted before the ceasefire was enacted.

“Hey bibi you just proved that you have no back bone. I officially dont respect you anymore,” said one commenter.

“Shame to IsraelYou risk the lives of Jews,” wrote Nati Geffen.

“It is not clear to me why Hamas dictates when there is a war and when you finish a war,” another stated.

“You’re not my Prime Minister,” wrote Ohad Kvity. “You are a puppet of the Americans! Lost my vote,” posted Asaf Spektor.

Among the few supporting comments was this one from Meir Gilady who hailed the operation as a success, saying, “Bibi did the right thing. Do not listen to critics. deterrence restored.”


4 Comments

  • Israelis should be angered by the ceasefire. For sixty three years Israel has successfully conceded to the demands of Palestinian terrorists.

    Cowardly Israeli politicians and many Jews have allowed the U.S. and the international community to strengthen the “Israel-Palestinian conflict.”

    Israel is in mortal danger,now is the time to recognize that silence in the face of evil,not to speak out,not to act will bring a curse upon the land.

    Israel needs to inform the world that Jerusalem is one,and that the WestBank is Jewish territory.We have allowed the world to believe that Israel is the Occupier of Palestinian land.It is time for Israel to speak the truth and take action.

    Archaeologically,historically and according to international law Israel is the sovereign owner of the land.Why are we allowing the world to believe the lie?

  • BEFORE YOU BEAT UP ON THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. NETANYAHU, KNOW THAT BEFORE THE CEASEFIRE NO ONE WANTED A GROUND WAR.I HOPE WE DID ENOUGH WITH THE 8 DAY CAMPAIGN TO DIMINISH HAMAS’S CAPABILITY AND STOCKPILES.

    UNFORTUNATELY, THOSE OF US WHO LIVE IN WHAT I CALL “ROCKET CITY” CAN ONLY SAY I’M GLAD HAMAS STOPPED FIRING THE ROCKETS, BUT THE DAMAGE IS DONE. EVERYONE OF US IS TRAUMATIZED, ESPECIALLY OUR CHILDREN.

    WE PREFER TO BE OPTIMISTIC, BUT WAIT TO SEE HOW SOON HAMAS OR ONE OF THE LOCAL TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS WILL RESUME THE ROCKET ATTACKS.

    REMEMBER, ISRAEL HAS A CITIZEN ARMY, NOT A VOLUNTEER ARMY LIKE OTHER COUNTRIES. “HE WHO SAVES A LIFE …”

  • Are you serious? He did the right thing…they bombed the maximum…a ground war would result in massive casualties to Israeli soldiers and kidnapping…let the ceasefire take place and when they start up again bomb the crap out of them again…please Bibi no ground war…just bomb the crap out of them over and over again… We know what Hillary did, she threatened to take the aid away from Egypt and PLO … Got play Obama game…Israel needs the backing of US & the money for weapons…bibi, regroup and then take out Iran with US naval ships in Mediterranean as backup….Obama better deliver….Romney would have been a great president , but we are stuck with this loser in our WH…

  • Robert Robinson

    To me who lives in the west it is clear that Hamas wants all Jewish people out of the land and as many dead Jewish people as possible. Hamas Charter clearly is a charter that wants genocide against the people of Israel and that Hamas uses the tactics of Nazi Germany with regard to propaganda.

    The way that the western governments has made Israel compromise with the giving up of land the God gave your patriarchs is wrong. The western governments is as far as I see it a crime against the Jewish State of Israel and that your government should stand firm.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your people.

    May the Lord God of Israel Bless you and Keep you.

    Robert

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