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October 16, 2015 4:29 pm

Netanyahu Rebukes BBC Journalist: ‘Are We Living on the Same Planet?’ (VIDEO)

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A frustrated Netanyahu asked a BBC reporter "are we living on the same planet?" Photo: Twitter.

A frustrated Netanyahu asked a BBC journalist if they were “living on the same planet?” Photo: Twitter.

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu admonished a BBC journalist who asked at a press conference on Thursday if he was ready to resume negotiations with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

“Are we living on the same planet?” Netanyahu sharply responded to Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet. “I’ve been calling day in, day out, in every forum… I’ve called on President Abbas to resume unconditional negotiations immediately.”

Netanyahu urged Doucet to instead ask Abbas if he is willing to talk to the Israeli prime minister. “Right now, as we speak, we can meet,” he said. “I’m willing to meet him, he’s not willing to meet me.”

“And you ask me about the resumption of negotiations?” he continued. “Come on, get with the program. These people don’t want negotiations. They’re inciting for violence. Direct your questions to them.”

Watch Netanyahu discussing the resumption of negotiations with Abbas in the video below:

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  • Marcus Wright

    THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

    Nice idea, but where was the consultation with the incumbent people? Where were the representatives of those “inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; [guaranteed] freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture”

    You fell at the first fence, no wonder you are beleaguered by violent recrimination.

    If you had been serious about peacefully resettling lands that had been out of Zionist control for hundreds of years, it seems to me essential that it be with the absolute inclusion and deference to the peoples settled there in the interim.

    • Brian Goldfarb

      And where was the preparedness of the “incumbent peoples” to accept the 1947 UN Partition Plan? And to what extent were they in any sense THE incumbent peoples? There is abundant evidence that there have been Jews in the land for 3000 years: the Palestinians didn’t even exist as a people until 1967.

      Marcus Wright’s “incumbent people” were the ones who rejected the 1947 Plan, as they have rejected every proffered settlement of the situation since. As a result, they have squandered every opportunity they ever had. As Abba Eban put it: “The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”.

      So, what’s your solution, Marcus?

  • Robert k

    the world is either ashamed to take a stand in the name of the living God, or they fear the fearless terrorist religion and radical ideologies. however they will keep silent and finally they will not be spared by the same!! would rather speak out against terror, save Israel and have peace in the world.

  • Arlene Weissman

    I love this man!

  • the same story as the 20 century Europe the same antisemitism under a diff.cloak

  • Jason Jacobs

    Go Bibi!

  • Malcolm Jackson

    The BBC has been bought and paid for by the antisemitic, Islam loving EU.
    The BBC pumps British schools full of pro EU, pro Islam propaganda.
    No one trusts the BBC.

  • Barry

    Lyse Doucet has been busy with Palestinian propaganda, teaching them how to spin the “news” since the beginning of this century.

    ” Thus does PASSIA undertake a Madison Avenue approach to terrorism with U.S. tax dollars. This U.S. taxpayer-funded “how-to” manual was written in 1998.

    When it comes to media manipulation, PASSIA’S job was made easy for them. As the booklet continues into chapter 6, a “discussion” is recounted. The participants are moderators Dr. Khatib and Rami Khouri of Jordanian television, Tudor Lomas and two Western journalists: Eric Weiner, of National Public Radio (NPR) – another U.S. taxpayer funded enterprise – and Lyse Doucete of the BBC.

    Ms. Doucete, who refers to homicide bombers as “honor” killers, believes “her job is to translate” rather than simply report the news, because “Israel is led by a Prime Minister who believes that it is not Israel’s policy that is wrong, just that they have to explain it better.” And so she admonishes the Palestinians, “if you want to beat the Israelis, you have to beat them at their own game.” Thereupon follows eight pages of clear instruction on how the Palestinians can manipulate the press to their own advantage. “

  • fairlinda

    Lyse Doucet is an antisemite and the BBC’s anti Israel mouth-piece.

  • sidney sands

    Rebuking a BBC employee by Netanyahu, is as nothing compared to the vile Ora Guerin who is once again making her usual anti Israel version of the truth, she is back in the ME as the BBC news reporter, sending her biased messages back to our screens, for the population to think she is giving a fair news report, and blame Israel for the present situation.

  • ofer desade

    Lyse Doucet? with the program? this is the woman who doesnt know the difference between jews and israelis. her work for the bbc has consistently been a watershed in yellow journalism. her idea of research is look it up in wikipedia. and her best excuse is, oh, i have LOTS of jewish friends…

  • Thank God for Bibi. Thank God for Israel! I am so frustrated and disgusted by Obama. He is not the friend of Israel or the USA. I aplolgize to Israel for his cowardice and back stabbing of our Friend and brother Israel. This BBC reporter is typical of worldwide ignorant or purposely misleading media. Prophecy is being fulfilled
    Your friend Samuel Real

  • Edward Rendall

    Come on BBC, stop being anti’semitic.There is so much godless
    stuff on BBC,I supose it’s a good indication of the kind of people who run things.

  • Pam Phillips

    The BBC is constantly showing its biased view in favour of the palestinians by omitting the truth or distorting it out of all recognition. This is another example of how even journalists haven’t got a clue what is going on. News reporting is supposed to be unbiased. …get your act together. You don’t know how much you are contributing to the ignorance of the public in the UK around the world.

  • DON



  • What monumental chutzpah she had to ask him to recommence negotiations, when Abbas has no intention of coming to the table. The BBC is completely Anti Semitic and nothing that Israel does, according to them, and according to the rest of the world will ever be enough.

    Israel has the complete right to defend itself to prevent further aggression.

  • Alba

    It is DESPICABLE that Netanyahu is ready to sit down with a terrorist murderer and Shoah denier, just as it is despicable that a journalist might ask him to.

  • VictorMc

    Ms. Doucet along with Orla Guerin are two well known long term anti semites.
    Waste of breath talking to them they are too stupid.

  • Peter Joffe

    Bibi is the man and we should all support him. I feel it is time to put it out there as follows:- If anyone in Jerusalem or Israel pulls out a knife, or a screwdriver or a gun and tries to hurt or kill someone else they will be instantly shot as an act of self defense. The same goes for killers who use cars to injure or kill. If you enter my house with a knife or a gun or whatever I will shoot first and wont ask later and this is my right. Let the so called Palestinians know that their trip to ‘paradise,is now assured the moment they show murderous intent.

  • Jerome Henen

    As usual the BBC always slants their questions as if there is moral equivalence between palestinians knifing or attacking innocent people in the streets of Israel with the intent to kill (jews) and the IDF and or the police attempting to PROTECT Israelis (jews) from these horrific attacks. Some of the palestinian attackers( incited since birth to hate jews and ready to kill) are very young so when they are shot by the IDF there is tremendous propaganda value because the Israel is accused of killing children. The same applies to women and old people.
    Then the world community rallies around the palestinians accusing Israel of the three staples of the tired old palestinian diet : OCCUPATION. APARTHEID. GENOCIDE. None of which are true of course but that matters little to the jew hating ill informed or dyed in the wool anti israelites.And so the farce continues bolstered by HUSSEIN OBAMA , KERRY and CREW that it is actually ISRAEL who are the TERRORISTS!
    None of those who support the palestinians will ever admit that the aim of the palestinians is not and has never been “peace” but rather the annihilation of the jewish state( the ZIONIST ENTITY) in their midst. This is something they will not accept, ever. And the world having lost its joy that the jews got a state of their own ( reestablished) aids and abets this ongoing debacle with the help of the ever present fuel of the oldest hate in the world , ignited by the NAZIS in WW2 and reignited with a vengeance by the islamic world where their holy book calls for death to jews, christians and infidels , among some other lovely commandments that mainly involve death mutilation and intolerance.
    What the left fails to realize or admit is that they are also “infidels” , they will next, they will not be immune to the wrath of islam and sharia once it is established. And it is being established step by step as the western mores are eroded by stealth jihad like a frog slowly boiling to death in a kettle of water and not realizing it.

  • Are you on your right mind to ask BIBIask us the citizen we don’t want to fight
    the arabs want to fight and kill for what reason ?
    we have been kind to let them park in gaza for so long
    they belong to Jordan why don’t they ask jordan kill Jordanians who kicked them out and they came to us staying near Israel now they want us to leave? this is what they did to Jordan they started killing jordanians guess what the jordanians killed 4000 arabs in one days called black september we jews want to enjoy our jusdaism we have no time to fight we don’t want to fight if this carries on they will be sorry how much can you push Israel they say we share the same Saints ! since when? today they burned the tomb of Joseph that is a sacre place for us they burned it so we won’t come to pray they don’t want us to pray they are sick jalousie obsessed what is the matter with the world even the media
    stop it guys stop lying it must be heavy on your heart how do you sleep

  • Terri Pett Thompson

    Yea Bibi!!

  • Sofia B

    We see in the face of Israel’s PM Netanyahu, who has aged overnight with the horrors and killings going on by the empowered hoodlums that get encouragements from parents, terror organizations, and just plain hate from the day they are born.

    Stay strong Bibi – we are with you and we pray for you and we pray for Israel.

  • Scott

    The feckless Mainstream Media hates Israel and as such, it’s time to just ignore them (refute their lies of course) and annex Judea and Samaria.
    The “Palestinians” have never wanted a “state”, they just want a base of operations.
    They were the first modern “Jihadists’ after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire and they are nothing more than ISIS with a different name.
    They can own their private property, but it IS in the STATE of Israel. Now and forever…..

  • Ephraim

    Good for you Bibi!

  • Sister M. Michele S.C.M.C.

    Many, many of us here in America, and I’m sure throughout the world stand with Israel, most especially now in its hour of need.
    How tired we all are of violence, of indifference to life, of constant threats, and insane attacks. This terror in Israel, and everywhere must end. It is self-destructive,and a reflection of minds and hearts contaminated and warped by a rabid, senseless hatred, ignorance, and evil intentions. To end it, real education must be demanded in every nation to dispel this way of thinking. Media must promote a just way of teaching, informing, and leading its followers. Governments must seek programs and laws that are based on the Law of God- love for God and love for neighbor. So many innocents suffer when masses of violent, angry people act out in chaotic terror, when if they would only channel such energy into good, how they and others could benefit.
    For the sake of freedom and for the survival of a democratic way of life, Israel must stand strong- and we standing with Israel, shoulder to shoulder.

  • Atilla

    Lyse Doucet and the BBC are the lowest form of ” journalist ” scum on the planet, even more despicable than CNN/Amanpour.

    Please Mossad, cleanse the earth of these vermin.

  • Greg McFarland

    PM Netanyahu, I couldn’t have said it better….The PA doesn’t “talk” or “negotiate”, they “demand”. Israel has tried for years, to deal with the PA, on numerous issues. And without saying, to no avail. The BBC has been pathologically liars, as far as reporting on issues between the PA and Israel. It’s been nearly unanimously biased in it’s reporting for years. Instead of reporting the cause or provocation against Israel. It’s always the outcome, casualties, and destruction in the West Bank or Gaza. Although, the BBC ranks in the most “notorious” culprits of bias. The list, unfortunately, is nearly endless throughout the world, for biased reporting. The tunnel vision style reporting is rife in the US and the EU. It seems the press and many governmental bodies throughout the world, have the same convenient bias and propaganda flowing among themselves. The list that gets little attention includes, suicide, and various other bombing types, rock throwing, rocket launching, wanton acts of rape, assault, murder, and their psychotic public and demonstrative hatred towards Jews and Israel. On many fronts, the press are a source of cartoon character entertainment, rather than fair unbiased news reporting

  • Edna

    BRAVO. BRAVO. BRAVO Mr Netanyahu.

    It was about time Lise received a strong rebuke….and what a rebuke that was!!!!


  • Sharon Buck

    I admire this man so much. He is holding the future of his country on his shoulders, against most of the world. He needs our prayers and support in every possible way.

  • noanoa


    Well said.

    If any one lectures you/Israel about restraint, invite them to Israel so that they can teach you.
    Place them in the midst of the violence.


    They can go to SYria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and then come to Israel to preach. Until then F.O.

  • mausten

    Lyse Doucet is notoriously anti-Israel and anti-semitic. She speaks with authority but it’s part of the pro-Palestinian Big Lie about Israeli malevolence and racism! I cringe when I hear Lyse Doucet or Orla Guerlin talk.

  • Greg Kaplan

    It’s Natanyahooooooo who is NOT
    on this planet, period! Do i need to say more?

  • Reform School

    Does the BBC ask officials of Muslim nations the same questions it asks Jewish officials. For all the foreign media incitement, why aren’t hostile reporters deported? They’d paint the Jewish State evil? Don’t they already?

  • Kerry M. Berger

    Normally, I would state that I dislike Netanyahu’s policies towards the Palestinians as they are partially to blame for the current attacks on Israelis. However, on this occasion I agree with him that President Abbas, if we can even call him a President, has been inciting this violence. Only today someone in the PA, maybe Abbas claimed it was a mis-translation or some other such nonsense. Enough is enough. Israelis have to pull out of Eastern Jerusalem and Occupied Territories. I do believe Israel has a right to claim part of Jerusalem its Capitol City, just as the Palestinians have a right to call part of it their Capitol. Enough of the blame game on both sides. Get on with negotiating and finalize a peace, even if it is a unilateral withdrawal. Then when Hamas attacks, the Palestinians will have to take responsibility for aggression and treaty violations.

  • Jeff Saddlemire

    Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, may God be with you and give you strength to endure to the end of the worlds attack on you and your people and your country. GOD BLESS the ISRAELIS!

  • Reform School

    As NPR shows daily, United States reporters are no wiser.

  • Jacob Corman

    unfortunately they are with the program however its not your (Israel’s) program

  • Annette Purscelley

    I agree with him

  • Did the BBC talk to Abbas? If not why not, and when will they?

  • Hillel

    Very well phrased. Should happen more often and less politely. Enough pussyfooting around. The world is poised and hungry for Jewish blood again. Let’s make them afraid instead, for once in our history. My dead grandfather in Europe is still smarting from the beatings he got for wanting to be paid by the goys for his goods. Today these inadequate camel drivers are using technology which had been largely contributed by Jews to incite against and kill Jews. Let’s we get with the program.

  • Marcia Peters

    I applaud P.M. Netanyahu for the tough talk to the BBC reporter. She and all those like her deserve to be embarrassed and humiliated for their anti-Semitic agenda.


  • Without sounding like a patronizing stuck up lady, allow me to say Sir:-

    “About bloody time the BBC were taken down a peg or two”

    Choices of news in Europe and Republic of Ireland are limited every single station is about as woolly headed as the BBC with kids and women with too little knowledge of the facts about the Middle East. Well the UK will finish up with egg on its face over the MOSLEM immigration issue. Thank you Sir for mocking the BBC.

  • Yoel Larry

    Oslo is dead. Annex all Judea Samaria. The world can go to hell if they don’t like it.

  • Typical of the BBC we see everyone’s against Israel again,, and stupid people asking silly questions to Israels PM… Where is Ban Ki-moon where’s is his ”condemnation of the Palestinian attacks on Israeli’s,,, he’s always quick of the mark to condemn Israel..