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  1. Taxi
    May 18, 2011, 1:57 pm

    The comments section to the link (with eye-brow raising commentator names like ‘Aipacpornstash’!), tell us that Aipac’s house of cards is coming down in slo-mo.

    Sign of the (nervous) times.

    • seafoid
      May 18, 2011, 3:57 pm

      Wow, Taxi. Things are opening up.
      The last thing AIPAC needs is the light shone in there.

  2. seafoid
    May 18, 2011, 2:02 pm

    This belongs in this thread

    Israel is not doing as well as the hasbaradim would have us think
    This is funny and a sign of the times.
    It’s a session at the AIPAC conference.

    Israel has shot itself in the foot with Turkey, it has lost Egypt and it is a sworn enemy of Iran. Some analysts reckon these countries are going to grow exponentially over the next few decades.

    Israel is now exploring links with Greece ! Greece is in the middle of a debt crisis. If Greece defaults on its debt it’s going to be Lehmans 2

    Israel and the World – Building New Alliances – breakout session 2

    “As geopolitical realities in the Middle East and the Mediterranean evolve, so too do Israel’s strategic relations in the region. While the Jewish state’s ties with Turkey have strained in recent years, its alliances with countries such as Greece, Bulgaria and former Eastern Bloc states have strengthened. Our panel delves into Israel’s warming relations with its regional partners. ”

    Israel is like the former playboy and sports jock who is reduced to dating “mature” multi divorced supermarket cashiers for a bit of action. No more MILFs for Israel.

    • NorthOfFortyNine
      May 18, 2011, 7:26 pm

      Israel is like the former playboy and sports jock who is reduced to dating “mature” multi divorced supermarket cashiers for a bit of action. No more MILFs for Israel.

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. -N49.

  3. hophmi
    May 18, 2011, 3:33 pm

    “Some analysts reckon these countries are going to grow exponentially over the next few decades. ”

    Yes, it was always about “There’s more of you than them, so stop requesting your rights.”

    “Israel is like the former playboy and sports jock who is reduced to dating “mature” multi divorced supermarket cashiers for a bit of action. No more MILFs for Israel.”

    ROTLMAO.

    • seafoid
      May 18, 2011, 4:00 pm

      link to blogs.ft.com

      “On Tuesday, S&P joined the bandwagon by launching S&P CIVETS 60 – a tradeable index of 50 stocks from the next-generation EMs of Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa. Even more of a mixed bag than the BRIC quartet of Brazil, Russia, India and China. But CIVETS equities have outperformed the BRICs in recent years. And for investors, that’s what counts”

      No sign of Israel anywhere near the BRICS.

  4. hophmi
    May 18, 2011, 3:34 pm

    By the way, did you include Ben Smith’s update about how they’ve sent similar emails the past 3 years?

    • Woody Tanaka
      May 18, 2011, 3:58 pm

      “By the way, did you include Ben Smith’s update about how they’ve sent similar emails the past 3 years?”

      Question: Did AIPAC ever have to send such a warning when the President wasn’t an African American?

    • straightline
      May 18, 2011, 4:05 pm

      hophmi: Philip did not include a quote from the link – just the link with the word “annual” in the title. Look it up!

    • Shingo
      May 18, 2011, 7:09 pm

      By the way, did you include Ben Smith’s update about how they’ve sent similar emails the past 3 years?

      Yes, and did you see how he deliberately scratched out the 4 and replaced it with 3?

  5. Cliff
    May 18, 2011, 4:47 pm

    hophmi takes criticism of AIPAC personally!

    and LOL@the comments section of that thread. omg, what a barnyard of fail.

    • Shingo
      May 18, 2011, 7:17 pm

       hophmi takes criticism of AIPAC personally!

      So would you if you’d booked a ticket, a hotel room and flights, only to be told you won’t be allowed to hold up your tea party/birthed/Obama is a muslim sign up during his speech.

      Tough break Hophmi, but at least you’ll have the chance to get an autograph from David Horowitz.

      • Mooser
        May 18, 2011, 7:38 pm

        Hophmi, just a tip for you. I’ve heard Dershowitz likes to see those shoes gleaming white. One scuff, and his entire estimate of your character will go downhill. Nuff said, buddy? Lay on the alabaster Kiwi, ply the clean cotton rag briskly and hope for the best, although I can’t see how he wouldn’t recognise a kindred spirit.

  6. Leper Colonialist
    May 18, 2011, 5:15 pm

    I say let them boo. Contrasted to the weak-kneed, doe-eyed, trembling-legs, thrall-like breathless worship with which these ludicrous Likudists will ineviatably greet every word uttered by Bibi, their confused and divided loyalties should at last be apparent to all.

  7. ToivoS
    May 18, 2011, 8:49 pm

    This has to be one great illustration of Israeli diplomatic progress over the past decades. They lose Iran, Egypt and Turkey and in return gain the remnants of the Byzantine empire — Greece and Bulgaria (not to mention, as Norm Finkelstein likes to remind us, the eternal support from the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau) . This is too funny. But it is symbolic of the trajectory that Israel is on today.

  8. Lydda Four Eight
    May 18, 2011, 11:53 pm

    WSJ: Jewish donors and fund-raisers are warning the Obama re-election campaign that the president is at risk of losing financial support because of concerns about his handling of Israel.

    link to online.wsj.com

    • Woody Tanaka
      May 19, 2011, 9:19 am

      Frankly, if an American would condition support for an American politician in an American political race over the American policy toward another country because that other country is not being coddled, then that potential doner is no American.

  9. Sin Nombre
    May 19, 2011, 5:22 am

    From Haaretz:

    “U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a new U.S. strategy toward a skeptical Arab world on Thursday, offering fresh aid…”

    Yes, because those towel-heads can’t *really* have any genuine principles about seeing their Palestinian brothers getting screwed….

    Not one of those who hates capitalism, but gotta admit it’s funny the depth of the unconscious understanding we have that everyone’s like we’ve become and has their price.

    Like some pigeons used to our own Skinner box, we keep pushing the bribe button but the arabs never really give us the food pellets we expect and all we know how to do is … confusedly just keep pecking that button.

    Suspect Obama may mention to AIPAC throwing around this extra bribery dough for Israel’s sake. Hoping it’ll understand and give his election campaign a few of the kind of food pellets it deals in…

    • Woody Tanaka
      May 19, 2011, 9:25 am

      Sin Nombre,

      Exactly. I think the most pathetic part is that if you read enough stories, it seems that Americans, especially American media and political class, have bought the silly story that opposition to the policies and actions of Israel in the Arab world only exist because certain governments use it to “distract” their people and that if freedom and democracy were to reign that these same Arabs would LOVE the Israelis.

      Never have I ever seen a more delusional group than those people who believe this.

    • Shingo
      May 19, 2011, 9:45 am

       “U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a new U.S. strategy toward a skeptical Arab world on Thursday, offering fresh aid…”

      Yeah, that’ll score big time in the midst of austerity measures. We can’t pay for police or the garbage to be collected, but we always seem to gave coin when it comes to looking after Israel.

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