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December 10, 2012 1:38 pm

PM Netanyahu to Foreign Journalists: Where are the Condemnations for Hamas Pledge to Destroy Israel

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Speaking during a conference for foreign journalists in Israel Monday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the international community, and particularly the international media, of a double standard in their handling of the conflict between Israel and the Arabs.

“Israel will continue to tell the truth about our rights in this country, and to protect our nation against enemies who want to destroy us,” he said according the Israeli daily Maariv.

“This weekend Hamas leaders openly called for the destruction of Israel,” Netanyahu said. “Where was the outrage? Where was the UN? Why weren’t Palestinian diplomats in European capitals summoned to ask why the PA  Chairman didn’t condemn that, but also of the intention to unite with Hamas? There was only deafening silence  and we can not accept this. ”

“No we can’t accept that when Israel is building houses in our historical capital, the international community has no problem speaking out on this, but when Palestinian leaders openly call for Israel’s destruction – the world is silent,” the Prime Minister continued. “But Israel  won’t be quiet. We’ll continue to tell the truth and defend our rights against those who want to erase our past and deny us our future. “

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  • All these splinter groups such as Hamas hezbullah and the El Al Mosque Brigade were organized and direct by Imums from their Pulpits. They were always there,even during the NAZI POWER IN THOSE AREAS DURING WW II ,where the Sheiks and the Imums aided the Nazis in gathering up jews in these areas and selling them to the SS,Or did you all forget about this fact. They were Nazi supporters long before there was any Jewish State ,they had no reason to hate Jews, they enjoyed what they did then and now . Simple fact ,they are violeint people with no ethics or morals to contain them in life or thoughts. If they had any, they would read their own Quron, where their own leader wrote,”Leave the people of the great Emple to the west alone in their land. They are the people of the book.” YES! MOHOMUD said this . So,WHY???? Are they killing Jews, the people of the book. Because they say they Love him ,then why do they do as they are doing against his wishes??? Makes one think,HUH!

  • Can’t find a link for the full text of Mr. Netanyahu’s remarks. Mr. Pontz? Anyone?

  • R Burniew

    Your comment appear to advocate an Israeli performed holocaust. Perhaps you, the rabbi you refer to and his organization are consumed by the irrational hatred that dominates that region. A true and lasting peace can only come about by defusing that hatred and not by pouring more gasoline upon it.
    The not so subtle message in your comment is not constructive.

  • Fredric M. London

    Getting the media to play fair with Israel is like asking the Nazis to have empathy for Jews. The media has been evolving, over the past thirty years, into an official arm of anti-Semitism. Fox is an official arm of the Republican Party, and other media is the official arm of terrorist loving Jew hating worshipers of politically-coerced censorship.

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  • Lawrence kulak

    what does Nethanyahu mean by “where were the condemnations for Hamas’….” Look, I’ll point out again that Hamas is a pure creation of Israel that came straight out of the intifada of 1986. When the intifada was not put down by force as Rabbi Meir Kahane suggested it should, the idea was born amongst the Arabs they had a chance to liberate what they consider to be their land if only they became more militant. Now that Israel has allowed that to happen, why doesn’t Netanyahu see how ridiculous he looks by asking these stupid questions. Does he think that the press is stupid? Everything is considered by the press in historical context, so they know full well that Israel helped create Hamas. And if so, why shouldn’t Hamas be fulfilling the purpose of its existence? To criticize Hamas must therefore mean to criticize Israel for creating it. And that the press has no problem with. So why should it chase its own tail which makes little sense?

    • Sootys mum

      It doesn’t matter where Hamas came from, it is where it is going to. At the moment it is ill treating, abusing and murdering those in Gaza as well as training children in summer camps (war crimes for which they have never been condemned. They are sending rockets into Israel, sending suicide bombers in, snipers to target babies etc. They are killers without a conscience.