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If it’s Dangerous to Hitchhike Near Arabs, Why Expect Peace From Them?

Searching for the missing boys at the entrance to the Hebron industrial zone, on June 15, 2014.

Searching for the missing boys at the entrance to the Hebron industrial zone, on June 15, 2014.
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Dumb Question: If it’s Dangerous to Hitchhike Because of Arabs, Then How Could They be Trusted to Make Peace?

I’ll word it differently:

If we can’t trust that they won’t prey on us to kill us, then how can we trust them as “partners in peace,” sic?

There’s something very off in many people’s thinking. On one hand, they are willing to give Arabs land, independence and sovereignty, right here in the heartland of Israel. That they think can be done. They insist that Mahmoud Abbas who has just joined forces with Hamas is reliable and trustworthy. They insist that he is the “peace partner” we’ve (not me, but the politicians and media) always dreamed of.

So I just don’t understand how we can make peace with him but we can’t travel freely by foot, car or tremping where his followers may pass.

What do you think?

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51 Responses to “If it’s Dangerous to Hitchhike Near Arabs, Why Expect Peace From Them?”

  1. Israel,will never have peace with the Arabs.Never. And everyone knows it. Why even try?

  2. Faleen Fedol says:

    The people of the rest of the world that keep talking peace between Israel and the Arabs like to open their mouths and listen to their erudite comments….they don’t care whether Israel has peace or if your sons and daughters are kidnapped constantly or if your cars and your family are maimed by the rocks being thrown at it….of if you and your family are killed by the rockets being shot into your neighborhood….because IT ISN’T their homes or cars or families or country being destroyed…and after all, it is only the Jews only the Israelis being affected, so why would/should they worry.

  3. LOOK ITS SIMPLE..ISRAEL HAS FAITH, LOVE, HOPE,TRUST,BELIEVE,+HELP DOES WHO ARE IN NEED,,, GOD WILL BLESS ISRAEL FOR IT IS GODS BELOVED COUNTRY..

  4. Chase them out of your country

  5. YES IT WILL FOR ISRAEL IS GODS BELOVED COUNTRY THAT HAS.
    FAITH,TRUST,HOPE,PEACE,LOVE,+FREEDOM….
    GOD LOVES HIS CHILDREN OF ISRAEL+ALWAYS WILL

  6. Cure in Israel is simple. Outlaw Islam! Problem solved!

  7. Only those of us with a workable brain Know better!!!

  8. Only those of us with a workable brain Know better!!!

  9. Kenneth you don’t have That much. They are teenagers. THAT LAND BELONGS TO GOD WHO GAVE It to ISRAEL. U R A MORON.

  10. But it is true. We shouldn’t hitchhike in these areas. I feel terrible for those boys and I badly want to see them home safe and unharmed but look at the cost to the IDF and other civilians when we do things like this. Same way I can’t hitchhike in South Africa or many other countries in the world. Unarmed civilians should not hitchhike in Israel. Period.

  11. JoAnn Morris says:

    As a teen you never violated rules–must be difficult to be perfect!!

  12. Jews created so called prophet Mohammed (since they created everything) , and Jews suffer the most of this creation :) !!! The hatred of Jews in the Quran and the biography of the said prophet exceeds all known hatred in the history of mankind.

  13. Ann Cohen says:

    Gives the Arabs no excuse to kidnap those boys.

  14. The only land that belongs to Israel is the territory Israel declared as the sovereign extent of Israel, all in accord with the partition plan of Nov 1947, everything else is outside the borders of the state of Israel.

  15. Jerome Henen says:

    TIME WE STOPPED USING THAT WORD PEACE, IT IS MEANINGLESS IN THIS AREA AND THIS CONTEXT.

  16. Teenagers are known to do senseless acts. Their brains are not yet fully developed and we all know teens who do stupid things with poor judgment. Stop blaming the victims

  17. hammond is either a liberal or a camel jockey,,,,

  18. Thats why the Yeshiva has rules Elise, and so long as you make excuses for them, then you put other students at risk.

  19. What I am not is someone who makes excuses for the behaviour of boys who disregard rules, put in place for there safety, nor do I blame others without evidence, you appear to be just that Ernest.

  20. The rules are clear: Students told Haaretz that the yeshiva has a clear policy forbidding hitchhiking. “The administration is very strict on this topic, it’s a red line that every student knows. Students are forbidden from leaving without permission, and it is absolutely not allowed to catch rides outside of the Kibbutz’s gate.” Pupils caught hitching rides risk expulsion from the yeshiva.

  21. Hell it’s dangerous to hitchhike near good ol boys, metro sexuals, people wearing dark hoodies, bugged eyed people talking to themselves, most politicians, texans wearing guns like jewelery, drunks, angry parents, their angry kids, confused thinking Presudents, the list goes on….

  22. I don’t expect peace.

  23. Ken Man says:

    Hell you shouldn’t hitch hike in Australia either, vast open spaces you die either by sun and thirst or rapists & serial killers

  24. We should have reached a point that it’s no longer necessary to even have a discussion about Palestinians/Arabs being viable peace partners. They have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not interested in peace with Israel/Jews. The vast majority of them are anti semites only interested in seeing Jews die and Israel cease to exist. Done conversation over.

  25. Well Faleen, Israel’s sons and daughters should have thought about the consequences of their governments policy of allowing and encouraging Israeli civilians to illegally settle in occupied territory, you know Faleen the Geneva Conventions banning such illegal acts are not there for any other reason than to protect civilians, from the dangers inherent in such practices.

  26. i hope israel could be REAL peace lover

  27. So Kenneth- It is the teenagers fault and not the terrorist kidnappers?

  28. That’s true. Makes good sense to me.

  29. Please know that many here in America love Israel and pray for you all….we do care and feel our government has betrayed you.

  30. Scott Rochat says:

    It’s dangerous to hitchhike here, thanks to mass immigration, just deal with it, maybe carry more M4′s

  31. KENNETH. HAMMOND.
    GOD LOVES HIS CHILDREN,IT IS GODS COUNTRY,+GODS CHILDREN ARE NOT IDIOTS,,ARE YOU THE GUY WHO BROKE OUT OF A MENTAL WARD¿¿¿¿¿
    READ YOUR BIBLE.
    ARE YOU WITH OUT SIN???
    NO YOU NOT…
    GOD BLESS YOUR 3 CHILDREN AND BRING THEM HOME SAFE..

  32. Walked and Sterfield? Get a life!

  33. Masta? Likely a retarded Muslim, like OVomit!

  34. Haley Chace says:

    Peace is how we feel not how we live… That is Security… See you keep vigilant.

  35. The world is nearer Islam than God, this is the world. This is reality without God.

  36. If we hear and understand our Lord’s Word, I believe He said annihialate your enemies completely. It seems the ones that don’t want peace are doing the annihialating!!!!! Arabs will always hate, and pillage, and murder. They have proved it many times. All I know is Jeruselum is God’s favorite place on earth, therefore it is mine too. We need to pull together to protect the land and the people the Lord has chosen! That means the Christians around the world, the Christian leaders around the world. If not, everyone will answer to our Lord when the time comes!!!!!

  37. Gene Strong says:

    Kenneth Hammond missed his meds this morning.

  38. Gene Strong says:

    Remove all Muslim and Arab dissenters from Jerusalem and west bank..

  39. And while youre at it get them all out of America too including obama and his dimwit followers.

  40. They are not your peace partners they are Muslim pigs

  41. Caryn Walkenfeld Lipson says:

    Absolutely 100% correct.

  42. Correct, but the rest of the world don’t understand . Bet if it happened in their back yard they would quickly understand

  43. Tony Mark says:

    NEVER expect Anything from them, they are pathological liars. if They are capable of
    kidnapping children , then as neighbors it would as dangerous as allowing a rattle snake into the chicken run. Just to see how the
    snake would react.

  44. This is the Middle East version of The Sopranos. The idea of considering Abbas, Hamas and their Amigos as peace partners is the same as placing a wolf to guard the sheeps. Very naive.

  45. Anonymous says:

    I wrote to Obama at the WH online- please do so yourself. Particularly if you are a US citizen

    Dear Mr Obama,

    I will make this short and sweet. I blame you for what occurred to these innocent three children in Israel.

    You have emboldened these monsters in the PA and approved of the unity government with Hamas, which is responsible for the kidnapping.

    Your taking sides with the PA and doing everything in your power to weaken and delegitimize the Israeli government makes you the guilty party.

    You have done more to hurt Israel than any other president, even worse than Carter if that is possible. The only satisfaction I have is that you will have to live with the consequences of your utter betrayal to the one ally in the Middle East. You stabbed us in the back. Shalom

  46. Great question..the solution…rid Israel of Arabs… Arabs should not be allowed to drive in Israel.

  47. Anthony Todd says:

    Bah! I’ve hitch hiked right around oz and wasn’t raped once! Got thirsty but.

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