WHYS on TV this Thursday

Watch the video, let us know your views, and join the discussion on BBC World News  on Thursday at 1530GMT

10 Responses to “WHYS on TV this Thursday”

  1. 1 M. Adebayo
    January 7, 2009 at 21:52

    Israel’s current massacre on Gaza is an irony. Israel was founded in 1948 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948. What an irony! 60 years of Israel’s existence and 60 years of its brutal denial of the fundamental rights of Palestinians, now including a denial of their rights to life with this massacre ongoing in Gaza. Yet, Israel continues to boast that it is the only democracy in the MIddle East. What falsehood! If the major world powers really believe in universal human rights they must tell Israel categorically to stop this massacre NOW!

  2. 2 gugglemenot
    January 8, 2009 at 13:30

    Israel has a right to protect its citizens bUT that right shouldnt come at the expense of other innocent people. its totally unaceptable

  3. January 8, 2009 at 14:03

    Hi Ros eclectic haircut you got there CONGRATS

    Now Israel cant be allowed to do whatever it wants reason being in moments of pressure if there is no one with a sane neutral mind to listen, Israel may run amok. The dilemma here is where will all this end, and does it mean that now that Gaza has been decimated by the Mighty Israel is it really going to deter Israel killings by Hamas dudes committed to total annihilation of Israel. Probably not

  4. 4 Donald Round
    January 8, 2009 at 14:16

    I am sick and tired of groups like Hamas whining and crying, about how Israel is killing innocent people and asking the world to help, especially when all their bombing targets are innocent civilians in Israel, they are getting what they deserve and i just wish the rest of the world would wake up and do something about this terrorism, sponsored and carried out by the Muslims……….The political correctness crap has gotten out of hand,

  5. 5 RCorrieRMMBRD
    January 8, 2009 at 14:17

    The question has to be answered in two ways.

    One: Based on past and present behavior, yes, Israel seems to have carte blanche to do what ever it wants. With US arms /money /UN veto support, and with the EU tacit approval and indifference, it has seen no obstacle for its practice of ‘expressing’ military domination, rather than forging peace and co-existence.

    Two: It most certainly should not be allowed to. If the bodies of civilians we are seeing now in Gaza are not reason enough, I do not know what is. Israel is a rogue state that has been practicing state terror for at least 41 years.

    Only severe international pressure and indeed punishment will put a stop to its crimes. But that does not look like it’s happening any time soon.

  6. 6 Robert
    January 8, 2009 at 14:35

    Israel can do whatever it wants whilst it has the backing of the United States via their considerable Jewish lobby.

    With this backing, they can rely upon the US to veto every United Nations Security Council Resolution that calls on Israel to stop their disproportionate violent responses.

    In this scenario, it is easy to understand how Israel believes it can do anything it likes against the Palestinian people or indeed, anyone else in the Middle East if it wanted to.

  7. 7 Alastair Clarke
    January 8, 2009 at 14:52

    I agree with M Adebayo. Israel forgets that the reason Hammas exists to lob feeble home made rockets into Israel is that it annexed Palestinian land in the 7 day war, it strangles those lands by road blocks, the ‘Wall’, prevention of normal trade, controlling all supplies of oil, gas and food into the territory.

    If Israel was not actively financially supported by the US as well as politically (as there is a powerful Jewish lobby in the US which tail wags the dog) they would not be so intransigent. They treat the Palestinians as much as they can as Hitler treated them, and call themselves a democratic state.

    Of course they argument can be made that they only defend themselves, but the degree of force they use (4 dead Israeli’s 500 dead Palestinians) is undeniable.

    Their army is the fifth most powerful in the World in comparison with their size and they don’t hesitate to use it (viz Lebanon) aznd they have brought Arab hate upon themselves. They cannot expect lasting peace if they are not prepared to meet the Palestinians half way. Lastly the Palestinians have not helped by being split

  8. January 8, 2009 at 15:16

    Hi Donald Round
    I don’t think the war in Gaza is over religious issues. Both groups have outlived the mythical pageant of the Old Testament. This is a plain tug-of-war for power. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is fighting off the challenges from within her own party and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Similar scenario within Palestinian ranks where Hamas, Fatah and various splinter groups hope to increase their power.
    If I was backing Israel with cash and hardware, I would want to see my money at work, no holds barred. Add the token memo and “departing gift” of an outgoing US President to mankind, that completes the picture.

  9. 9 mike
    January 8, 2009 at 21:22

    “Can israel do anything it wants?” – Its amazing how a simple question can reveal so much about the prejudices of the person who asks it.

  10. 10 DENNIS
    January 9, 2009 at 05:33

    Congrats to the WHYS team on the production on the TV….

    ~Dennis Junior~

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