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Current Israeli leaders are "cool, calm and collected" - that is the problem!

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Submitted by james burke (Canada), May 15, 2008 at 16:09

"cool, calm and collected, giving intelligent, articulate answers and never once appearing annoyed" in all due respect, this could describe Barak, Olmert, Livni, Peres, Peretz, etc..

Especially Peres. The well coiffed Shimon Peres with never an article of clothing out of place.

Even Abba Eban, who has no counterpart as verbose as him in the arab world, with his ridiculous statement, " never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity" implies that the Arabs are serious about these opportunities to make peace and even regard these oppurtunties as oppurtunites for peace ratherthan just "hudnas". There is still no proof that the arabs are willing to let go of a tangible ( oil, land ) for an intangible (peace, quiet co-existence) because they have never been asked nor challenge themselves to.

As great a speaker Abba was and possessor of a brilliant erudition, he was a leftist in the company of Dayan and if he were alive today, I have no doubt that he would be as clueless as Olmert & Co. in the face of raw islamic hatred.

In fact, I believe that he would be an excellent member of Kadima spouting off brilliant anecdotes of gibberish while shining Olmert's shoes and not have any clue about the meanings of "jihad", "hudna", "fitna", "taqqiya" or "dhimmi". etc.. when pressed by Dr. Pipes in a debate.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Aubrey (Abba) Eban [149 words]AlanAug 2, 2008 19:41136147
Mike Wallace [15 words]Charles NickalopoulosJun 4, 2008 22:34131132
Make efforts [23 words]Allain JulesMay 29, 2008 02:49130409
Je m'excuse Allain, mon petit-ami, mais de parler et parler .... [76 words]james burkeJun 1, 2008 11:03130409
Amazing [118 words]Robert Patrick MoscatoMay 25, 2008 11:53129930
Abba Eban beth Tel [458 words]Lame CherryMay 22, 2008 13:43129573
Parliament Cigarettes [35 words]ShishirMay 17, 2008 10:55128930
Mike Wallace [22 words]Adough InternationalSep 19, 2008 15:22128930
Re: comment #2 [76 words]Joe KaffirMay 17, 2008 04:35128910
Comparing Abba Eban to Churchill [139 words]Mladen AndrijasevicMay 18, 2008 02:09128910
Eban's persona [124 words]ShishirMay 18, 2008 10:59128910
Abba Eban [108 words]HUNDEPOPELMay 22, 2008 12:50128910
Israel's champion [155 words]Rebecca MouldsMay 14, 2008 17:50128672
Current Israeli leaders are "cool, calm and collected" - that is the problem! [225 words]james burkeMay 15, 2008 16:09128672
matter of opinion [163 words]Rebecca MouldsMay 15, 2008 23:55128672
I respect your opinion [255 words]james burkeMay 19, 2008 11:32128672
Eban and Churchill [69 words]Mladen AndrijasevicMay 12, 2008 13:35128462
1958's Eban's Interview [106 words]SammishMay 12, 2008 12:17128459
Eloquent Abba Eban [60 words]jennifer solisMay 12, 2008 01:31128429
"We wish well to our brethren outside our frontiers, but we do believe that there is a special historic and spiritual quality in the life of a free Jewish citizen in Israel reborn." [44 words]Rochelle MichaelsMay 14, 2008 13:22128429

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