Comments: Meet Israel's Next Prime Minister

He's standing on the corner directing traffic on the Highway To Hell.

Posted by Mike Meyer at February 21, 2009 12:20 PM

"ALL my friends are gonna be there too." ----Angus Young

Posted by Mike Meyer at February 21, 2009 12:51 PM

I sincerely believe tha Benjamin Netanyahu is a very bad news for the people of Israeli, Middle-Eastern country and the United States. He so-called Netanyahu is a crook and killer, just as HITLOR.

Posted by AKBER A. KASSAM at February 21, 2009 02:33 PM

I sincerely believe tha Benjamin Netanyahu is a very bad news for the people of Israeli, Middle-Eastern country and the United States. He so-called Netanyahu is a crook and killer, just as HITLOR.

Posted by AKBER A. KASSAM at February 21, 2009 02:33 PM

AKBER A. KASSAM I really don't think he's any better or worse than anyone else that's running over there. Only advice I could give is maybe YOU ought take a closer look at who YOU are electing, WE did.

Posted by Mike Meyer at February 21, 2009 10:02 PM

Mr Schwarz may feel better by responding with partial irrelevancies, but that doesn't make them any truer.

"the country can't survive without Bibi" clearly overstatement, but "people will be slaughtered" came true within a year.

Most people who say "I'm gonna kill you" don't mean it. I wouldn't take the extreme statement of the wife of the defeated prime minister seriously either. Remember all the vile stuff Mrs. Rabin said about the Right after PM Rabin was shot. It's excusable in the grieving widow, and not taken seriously.

Posted by thanbo at February 22, 2009 06:41 PM

Yes, seeing your husband being shot and seeing your husband lose an election are pretty much the same thing. Just ask Jackie Kennedy.

Posted by SteveB at February 22, 2009 07:27 PM

"the country can't survive without Bibi" clearly overstatement, but "people will be slaughtered" came true within a year.

"Thanbo," perhaps you should reread this and then try again. You'll see a four-digit number that you may find particularly enlightening.

Of course, in any case you've completely missed the point: that Netanyahu's wife revealed she has complete contempt for her fellow citizens and is eager to ditch them if they don't put her husband in power. Obviously this general view is shared by almost all right-wing nationalists; they always shriek constantly about how they Luv Their Country, while hating the actual people living there. But they rarely are tape-recorded saying it quite so clearly.

If such a thing were possible and Israel were ever conquered and occupied by Arab armies, Netanyahu and his wife (if they hadn't already left for France, of course) would be the first in line to collaborate.

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at February 22, 2009 07:41 PM