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Reader comment on item: Abba Eban Speaks on Israel's 10th Anniversary
in response to reader comment: Current Israeli leaders are "cool, calm and collected" - that is the problem!

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), May 15, 2008 at 23:55

Dear Mr. Burke,

We are all entitled to our opinions, and mine is still that Mr. Eban had a focus on what he believed to be the Israel of his dreams. I do not agree that his manner of answering Mike Wallace would equal that of Obama, Olmert, etc. in the cool and collected category. He was an intelligent man and knew what was needed---perhaps his dream was delayed in coming to fruition, and didn't include caving in to the unreasonable demands of Arabs, and the milk-toast attitude of subsequent leaders.

I agree that more fire is needed in the furnace if all calls for the destruction of Israel by its enemies are to be halted immediately, and there is to be true and conclusive recognition of Israel throughout the entire world.

As for Dr. Pipes conducting an interview with Abba Eban, it could only be an imagined exchange now, but it certainly would have been enlightening and perhaps even a little surprising.

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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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