Israel supporters (and IDF officials) proudly display their bigotry on Twitter (UPDATED)

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Update (Adam Horowitz): 11/16/12

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Screenshot of Josh Block’s Twitter feed.

A reader sends along that it wasn’t only IDF spokespeople and random Israel supporters who were pushing the #HamasBumperStickers hashtag. Former AIPAC spokesman, and current Israel Project CEO & President, Josh Block was also promoting the Twitter feed. Here Block retweets rightwing commentator Michelle Malkin pushing the hashtag and linking to a post titled “Supporters of Israel mock jihadists with #HamasBumperStickers, libs outraged.” The Israel Project, the organization Block now leads and which describes itself as “a one-stop source for detailed and accurate information about Israel and the Middle East”, also promoted the hashtag over its Twitter account. 

Original Post (Rania Khalek)

It’s raining Israeli bombs in Gaza yet again and as the death toll mounts some people are having themselves a laugh at the expense of the dead. I’m talking about #HamasBumperStickers, a twitter hashtag that caught on like wildfire yesterday mostly among people who despise Palestinians (and Arabs in general) and think it’s funny when Israel kills them. While I’m not usually one to amplify the trolling rhetoric of heartless bigots, I feel it’s important that these particular individuals be shamed and ostracized for their sick jokes, especially since the hashtag they are using has apparently been trending worldwide. Here are just a few:




This one has been retweeted the most, with 1298 retweets as of this post:

Okay, so you might be thinking, “Come on, Rania, these are insignificant creeps on the internet with too much time on their hands.” Actually, Israeli defense officials have been participating as well, like this IDF spokesperson:

@CaptainBarakRaz’s colleague, also an IDF spokesperson, was so amused by his tweet that he retweeted it, adding an LOL to show his chuckling approval:

That same IDF official even came up with some of his own:


People who took offense tried to counter the insanity by using the hashtag to tweet important though often ignored facts about Hamas and Gaza:

But it didn’t catch on. Neither did the hashtag #IDFBumperStickers, which some used to criticize Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. #HamasBumperStickers remains as strong as ever, with right-wing Arab hater Michelle Malkin joining in the fun every so often while criticizing those who dare to be offended by jokes that dehumanize dead Palestinians.

As for the person(s) who started the hashtag, The People’s Cube—described by Wikipedia as “a U.S. based satirical conservative website”—proudly took full responsibility in a blog post that detailed the success of their bigotry:

Last night on Twitter, at 10pm, @ThePeoplesCube started a #HamasBumperStickers trend, which was picked up by tens of thousands people and quickly rose to the #2 trend not just in the United States but also worldwide – the fact promptly picked up by Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy Team.

Meanwhile, the residents of Gaza continue to endure endless airstrikes on top of a nearly 6 year long illegal blockade that has left over 1.5 million people cutoff from a world that has abandoned them. Only a sociopath would find that funny.

Just to give you an idea of what they’re laughing at, here are photos of children that Israel has killed or wounded in the last two days:

Omar Misharawi, 11-months-old:

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This picture of 11-month-old Omar Masharawi was published by the Washington Post. Omar was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza yesterday.

Omar’s father, Jihad Masharawi, is a BBC Arabic journalist in Gaza. This picture of Jihad sobbing while holding his dead has become the face of this offensive to many arabs around the world:

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BBC journalist Jihad Masharawi carries his son’s body at a Gaza hospital. (Photo: AP)

As the assault on Gaza continues, the pictures of dead and wounded children are piling up.

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The brother of Palestinian boy Walid al-Abadlah, who hospital officials
said was killed in an Israeli air strike, kisses his body during his funeral
in Khan Younis, Nov. 15, 2012. (Photo: Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

While the children of Gaza bear the brunt of the bloodshed, Israeli children aren’t safe either.

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An injured Israeli baby is held by a security officer inside an ambulance at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012.
(Photo: Reuters)

Yesterday, Ahram English posted the following video showing an emotional Palestinian official holding the charred body of baby killed in Gaza by an Israeli airstrike. (Warning: It’s very graphic!)

A version of this post originally appeared on Rania Khalek’s website Dispatches from the Underclass.

About Rania Khalek

Rania Khalek is a Lebanese-american independent journalist reporting on the underclass and marginalized. Follow her on twitter @RaniaKhalek.

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  1. Phil Perspective
    November 15, 2012, 7:27 pm

    Rania:
    Thanks for posting this!! I’m curious to see how Chris Hayes addresses it this weekend. I tweeted that one of his panelists should be Anna Lekas Miller. We’ll see.

  2. merlot
    November 15, 2012, 8:48 pm

    Just so we are clear on who Peter Lerner is – from his Linked In Profile:

    “Since April 2009 I have been the Spokesman for the IDF Central Command dealing with all media relations foreign and domestic, concerning the military activities within the AOR. I am responsible for building a media strategy, initiating media events and coordinating with other spokespersons within the AOR. I am a specialist in crisis communications dealing on a daily basis with the media strategy and response with regard to issues concerning counter terrorist activities the security coordination with the Palestinians and issues concerning settlers .I have also been the senior field liaison officer for coordinating and facilitating international humanitarian aid operations and economic development programs in the Palestinian territories: UN agencies, International Committee of the Red Cross, USAID, the Task Force for Project Implementation, European Union, international NGO’s as well as embassies and consulates. I have held positions both in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and have also been posted as the Spokesman for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, subordinate to the Israeli Ministry of Defense.”

    If you have worked with an NGO in Palestine you or your office have dealt with him.

    • tear-stained uzi
      November 17, 2012, 11:32 am

      Wow, you mean those lame-ass tweets above were written by a pro PR flack?! No wonder Israel is struggling to counter “delegitimization.”

      Are we sure he’s not a Hamas mole? (He is definitely something that rhymes with “Hamas mole.”)

  3. Avi_G.
    November 15, 2012, 10:14 pm

    Israel manages to find friends in very ‘nice’ places, from the British EDL/BNP to white supremacists in Scandinavia.

    I’m surprised a neo-Nazi KKK racist wasn’t brought in by Israel’s supporters in the U.S. to add a few ‘charming’ comments.

    Anyway, it’s quite telling when Israel’s defenders are unhinged internet goofs. Imagine what would happen if their mothers kicked them out of their basements and they had to get real jobs and lead normal lives.

    • bilal a
      November 16, 2012, 2:12 am

      Bigotry and Extremism against Muslims and Palestinians isnt restricted to Neocons, apparently Christian Maronities and FBI officials were running a spy operation at central command in Tampa, fl , with Paul Broadwell acting as the counter espionage defender of petraeus and Allen, with the possible involvement of a Middle Eastern country:

      Lebanon’s Christian Maronite community has a long history of persecution at the hands of Muslim radicals, and also one of political extremism in their own ranks. The violently anti-Muslim Phalangist movement, which engaged in several massacres, has its base in the Maronite community: they were the main pogromists at Sabra and Shatilla. Allied with the Israelis, the Maronites fought – and continue to fight – against the Muslim majority: the links between the Phalangists and other Christian extremist groups and Israeli intelligence is well-documented.
      link to original.antiwar.com

  4. Mondowise
    November 16, 2012, 12:12 am

    here’s the same little baby girl in the video in this article, filmed obviously just minutes earlier than the above video since she’s still alive in this video.

    WARNING: this is VERY graphic, shocking and extremely disturbing to see!!! link to youtube.com

    personally, i’m deeply traumatized, i’ll never be the same again after watching this. i’ve already contacted multiple human rights orgs, including B’Tselem and Amnesty…and i also contacted a well-known muslim international human rights lawyer in Washington DC to pursue prosecuting izrael for this horrific war crime.

    • mcohen
      November 16, 2012, 5:02 am

      must be 2 different babies the one has burns all the way up the right leg whereas the other one is just the foot-absolutely tragic 2 young lives wasted

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 1:04 pm

        “mcohen says:
        November 16, 2012 at 2:59 am
        time to choose which side you are on”

        “American Jewish groups are closely following events unfolding in Gaza, and there is some concern that terror organizations will seek to retaliate against Israel through a strike at Jewish targets in the US and around the world, The Times of Israel has learned.”

        That’s the quickest ziocaine amnesia I ever saw. Pathetic, mcohen. Okay, you won’t actually cheer the death of children in writing, what a mench. Of course trying to frighten US Jews into acts of Islamophobia, (or God know what that paragraph is intended to do, but I don’t think it’s good.) that’s just dandy.

        You need to review your comment archive once in a while, so you can find out who you are.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 1:21 pm

        “retaliate against Israel through a strike at Jewish targets in the US and around the world, “

        BTW, “mcohen” you’ll be sure and alert us to all the incidents of terrorists retaliating “against Israel through a strike at Jewish targets in the US and around the world”, won’t you? After all, what a fool you will make out of me! And won’t it be ironic (and only fitting, huh) if I am the victim of one of these attacks? That’ll show me, huh!

  5. aiman
    November 16, 2012, 1:20 am

    Imagine if support for the heinous al Qaeda was not considered controversial … Some forms of violent tribalisms and ethnic-nationalisms are tolerated and others are not. This is the sum of the moral world. Drop me a line, Richard Dawkins, oh so liberal mainstream. Yet anti-tribalists are condemned as far left. Even the person with the littlest morality is a prude. Really, how daft is the mainstream. Does it have a moral compass or is it a moral chameleon? Enlightenment values? Or just a few clear-thinking decent people? As Chris Hedges wrote: “The bullies in the forms above me, the sadistic masters on our dormitory floors, the deans and the headmaster would morph in later life into bishops, newspaper editors, college presidents, politicians, heads of state, business titans and generals.” You can either have a moral compass or be a moral chameleon.

    • AhVee
      November 16, 2012, 11:13 pm

      “Some forms of violent tribalisms and ethnic-nationalisms are tolerated and others are not.”

      Of course that’s true. If your kid pisses on your lawn, you’ll give them a smack on the fingers, if a stranger pisses on your lawn, you’ll go fetch your shotgun. Same principle here. The West’s most privileged minority are definitely an in-group, and Arabs / Muslims definitely an out-group. It should also be obvious that it’s not what you do that gets you punished, it’s who you are that determines the severity of the punishment. Israel’s been getting a hesitant glance at its fingers for driving over 500 thousand people from their homes and creating an apartheid state, while Arab countries get the whole embargo /drone terror thing for so much as farting. Can you tell who the kid and who the stranger is in this one?

      You can call out society’s hypocritical and often split-personality-disordered way of viewing things all day (and there’s many things to list in that department). I’ve always been more a fan of pinning the blame on those responsible for creating this kind of impaired society in the first place.

      But don’t worry, we get to make up for our lack of a clue by defending our ill-informed standpoints with all the more vigor! And if our startup fails, never mind, we’re still gonna defend our deficient media outlets and ruthless corporations, because we’re feeling the phantom pain of our yet-to-be-earned millions.

  6. mcohen
    November 16, 2012, 4:49 am

    the same baby appears in a video on youtube shows the baby with bubbles coming out of its mouth-terrible

    link to youtube.com

  7. Citizen
    November 16, 2012, 7:42 am

    Today, Friday, Fox Business channel has been covering what’s happening in Gaza off and on all morning so far; another update coming in a few minutes. Coverage slanted, straight hasbara line. Culprit is terrorist Hamas rockets. Israel defending itself, and is innocence suffering. The two giving us this drek is the regular female financial analyst who appears daily on Imus In The Morning, along with a guy in a suit I never saw before on the channel. Maybe it’s her (Jewish) hubby?

    • Citizen
      November 16, 2012, 7:48 am

      Now guy on the ground on the Gaza-Israel border is showing us a piece of shrapnel from a crude Hamas rocket fired into Israel.

      Bottom scroll line appears saying Egypt official lashes out against Israeli crime of aggression against humanity.

      Last segment the lovely duo pundits dissed Egypt for overlooking Hamas has been firing rockets into Israel for 3 weeks, Israel merely defending itself, and if Egypt cares so much, why don’t open its border with Gaza?

      • Citizen
        November 16, 2012, 7:54 am

        Now, same channel, new woman expert(Kt McFarland, “National Security Expert”) being interviewed by Imus’s female Wall St daily updater and guy that looks like Dr Drew, is saying Israel striving to take out the Hamas rockets as a preemptive stroke, to further preempt Iran direct or indirect attack on Israel.

        Issue Y doesn’t Egypt open up its border to Gaza? Against the ’79 Treaty? McFarland says she does not know, but good question.

        Says Fox Business news channel will be covering what’s going on in Gaza all day today.

    • Chu
      November 16, 2012, 9:42 am

      as usual, fair and balanced. In all, the media in the US is making it seem like it’s a war. But one side has F-16’s and a military arsenal and the other side has some rockets and no real military power at all.
      The news should explain to the audience that Israel did this 4 years ago, and it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. All the news is talking about now is how Egypt is supporting Hamas. Which is good news, and so is Turkey.

      • Citizen
        November 16, 2012, 2:14 pm

        @ Chu

        Yeah, Fox Business channel has been on the case all day and frequently, and it’s take conjures up only rabid Hamas terrorists trying to rocket bomb innocent Israeli Jewish children in their homes because, well, that’s what Arab terrorists do. I mean like, Hamas is on the official US terrorist shit list, right? No context at all.

      • Chu
        November 21, 2012, 11:11 am

        Yeah Citizen – it’s pervasive throughout the media. We are being fed illusions that just don’t square with reality. That is the sign of a broken democratic system,
        Hopefully this onslaught will spark some discussion around the American thanksgiving table this week. I always do my part to elevate the discussion.

  8. Bing Bong
    November 16, 2012, 12:12 pm

    “…mostly among people who despise Palestinians (and Arabs in general) and think it’s funny when Israel kills them.”

    Why are we supposed to be outraged that Hamas is being made fun of in the bumper sticker tweets? None of the ones quoted above are making fun of civilian Palestinian or Arab deaths. The tweets quoted are all about Hamas, and believe it or not, it seems that a majority of people don’t believe that Hamas are the good guys. much to your chagrin it seems.

    • Woody Tanaka
      November 16, 2012, 12:40 pm

      “None of the ones quoted above are making fun of civilian Palestinian or Arab deaths.”

      You are out of your mind, monster. People tweeting “Ask Me About My Exploding Grandchildren” when 11 month old babies and other babies are being murdered by the israelis – yes, normal, non-psychopath human being would be outraged.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 1:15 pm

        Woody, isn’t it amazing, just incredible, how completely insensitive to their own inhumanity, how little awareness they have that vicarious enjoyment of brutality is a disgusting spectacle.

        Zionism will destroy Judaism, much more completely, and for a longer time, than anything else ever has. Now we will see what we sold our birthright for, and oh, won’t the world think the world of our intelligence and values! It’s easy to see, Zionism is adopting a “schorched earth” policy towards Judaism. If Zionism fails, they intend to see that Judaism goes down with it. They will try and leave no patch of non-Zionist fertile ground for Judaism to grow again.

      • seanmcbride
        November 16, 2012, 2:28 pm

        Mooser:

        Zionism will destroy Judaism, much more completely, and for a longer time, than anything else ever has. Now we will see what we sold our birthright for, and oh, won’t the world think the world of our intelligence and values! It’s easy to see, Zionism is adopting a “schorched earth” policy towards Judaism. If Zionism fails, they intend to see that Judaism goes down with it. They will try and leave no patch of non-Zionist fertile ground for Judaism to grow again.

        If Zionism succeeds in destroying Judaism, where will that leave “the Jews” — the Jewish people, the Jewish establishment, the Jewish community?

        What scenarios do you envision? What scenarios is the Jewish establishment envisioning? One presumes that said establishment — organizations like the JPPI (Jewish People Policy Institute) — led by “big thinkers” like Dennis Ross — thinks about these matters in a serious way. Or doesn’t it.

      • Citizen
        November 16, 2012, 2:32 pm

        @ Mooser
        Maybe, the best of intentions etc
        Zionists believe that if they fail, all Jews everywhere and at all times will again be subject to innate non-Jewish hate violence, often at the drop of a hat. They point to their version of Jewish history, beginning with the bible, and extending down to now, to justify their sensibility, logic, and projections for the future on this earth. Zionists see their vision of “crazy nuclear” Israel as an insurance policy for all Jews in a world of innate and/or goy-elite manipulated hate of the eternal Jew.

        Judaism seems to me to celebrate the Jewish version of Jewish history and I don’t see a larger context in, when it’s boiled down: “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.”

        In comparison, what other religion is like this? There’s no core tribal nature to any other religion, is there? All the rest preach pie in the sky. Maybe the Nazis had a point when they characterized Judaism as “an earth-bound religion?” Just asking in this context. Don’t kill the messenger with such a question. Thanks.

      • seanmcbride
        November 16, 2012, 2:36 pm

        Mooser,

        Zionism will destroy Judaism.

        Another question, perhaps of greater concern to most Americans: will Zionism succeed in destroying the United States?

        It is easy to envision realistic scenarios in which this may happen. Zionists are trying to embroil Americans in an apocalyptic war with the entire Muslim world, and sometimes even with the entire world, period — including their closest European allies.

      • Rizla
        November 16, 2012, 3:05 pm

        Woody/Mooser, right on. By the way, Hasbarists, this ain’t 2008 and a lot of people are through giving your twisted Weltanschauung the benefit of the doubt. Your psychopathic “humor” is a far greater danger than Islam to what little bits of Western Civ we’ve got left.

      • Woody Tanaka
        November 16, 2012, 3:16 pm

        Mooser, it is amazing and incredible, the lack of self awareness.

        I do not believe that Zionism will destroy Judaism. I think that there are enough Jews, secular and religious, who understand the danger Zionism poses to Judaism. Sadly, it may take for this generation to pass to the grave before sanity to prevail, but so long as there are people like you, Phil, Adam, JVP, etc., it will never be destroyed.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 5:36 pm

        “What scenarios do you envision?”

        Me? I don’t! I hope, naturally, for the best, and I keep on searching Wiki every evening for information on successful religio-colonial projects which after a period of military aggression and right-wing fanaticism made peace with everybody and became successful democracies. With that kind of reassurance and three 100mg. Seconal, I can usually get to sleep.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 5:54 pm

        “Mooser, it is amazing and incredible, the lack of self awareness.”

        I know, and I’ve been this way all my life. I don’t know how I muddle through.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 6:02 pm

        “but so long as there are people like you,”

        You’d do much better to count on Phil, Adam and the JVP. I got maybe five years left, and last time I looked, saving us Jews from ourselves was not on my final to-do list.
        Besides, I’m just an ordinary Jew, not a professional. Before God made me, He broke the mold.

      • seafoid
        November 16, 2012, 6:07 pm

        Captain Raz and his buddy Lerner look like they need to stop twitting around. This kind of stuff destroys their carefully nurtured hasbara.

        Stairway to heaven LOL until nobody is afraid of the IDF any longer.
        And then it gets real serious.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 6:09 pm

        “It is easy to envision realistic scenarios….”

        Sean, your comments certainly prove that! The hard part is making them reveal more about the subject than they do about you.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 6:24 pm

        “In comparison, what other religion is like this?”

        Ah well, there it is. Citizen has, frankly, penetrated to the very heart of the center of the bulls-eye of the discussion. It isn’t all about Zionism, a political ideology, it’s about the Jewish religion. It doesn’t matter if Zionism is defeated, even if Israel is dismantled as a Zionist country. Our religion will just make us do it again! So what’s the use? Who are we kidding?
        Well, I guess that Beretta my wife used to shoot her first husband will get used again, but this time she won’t be pulling the trigger. I’m a man of conscience, with feelings for humanity, and I know how I can make it a better, less essentially tribal world with only a few grams of lead. I will my head to Citizen, to hang over his fireplace, on condition he plumbs my mouth to dispense beer when my dewlap is pulled.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 6:33 pm

        “Zionists are trying to embroil Americans in an apocalyptic war with the entire Muslim world, and sometimes even with the entire world, period”

        Sean, I may be a Jew, but I’m also a proud American (AM-FM, FM-AM, factory air-conditioned from our air-conditioned factory, all that.) and I resent your implication, (which may very well be an inference, too. I wouldn’t put it past you.) that America needs any help from Israel in that department! And just remember, all those Jews in high positions in American media are American’s, too. Maybe the media Islamophobia is engendered by good old American patriotism, not Zionism. Ever think of it that way?

      • seafoid
        November 16, 2012, 6:35 pm

        Is Beretta your wife’s name? I guess you must be Uzi.

      • Mooser
        November 16, 2012, 6:37 pm

        “but so long as there are people like you,…/…. it will never be destroyed.”

        Don’t think much of my competence, do you Woody? Well, I know I’m trying as hard as I can, and that enough for me.

      • seafoid
        November 16, 2012, 7:45 pm

        Good stuff, Mooser. I used to think Buddhism was different but the Sri Lankan Government is full of Buddhist sons of bitches and there are many fellow travellers in Burma. I have worked with Hindu Brahmin gobshites and lying Protestants and know a few deceitful Muslims and would not put the catholics above anyone. While I find the Parsis fascinating I wouldn’t use them as moral role models. Judaism has been discussed here ad nauseum. I like the recipes.

        There is no religion that has managed to rise above human grubbiness.

      • seanmcbride
        November 16, 2012, 7:46 pm

        What if Mooser were a fictional character that Philip Roth made up and is playing with. That would be fun. (But I think I read recently that Roth has decided to hang up his pen.)

      • Citizen
        November 17, 2012, 10:44 am

        Schadenfreude

      • Bing Bong
        November 17, 2012, 4:12 am

        “Ask Me About My Exploding Grandchildren”

        This is referring to Hamas’ use of children (or the propaganda they use involving children) in it’s bombing operations, if that isn’t a target for ridicule then perhaps you should make it a target of your outrage.

      • seafoid
        November 17, 2012, 10:33 am

        “Ask me about my exploding grandchildren” is appalling.
        Do they also joke about car accident deaths in Israel ?

        What a shower of losers.

    • Cliff
      November 16, 2012, 1:42 pm

      No one expects a dishonest, Zionist tool to sympathize with dead non-Tribe members.

      After Cast Lead, IDF fascists and their supporters (like yourself likely) wore t-shirts like this:

      link to richardsilverstein.com

      To give the IDF – a colonial army, that keeps the indigenous population in line while the settler trash steal everything from them – the benefit of the doubt here is bull****.

      Then again, ‘Bing Bong’ – since you’re nothing more than a stalker and a loser with an XBOX-Live level intellect, it’s unsurprising you’d feign innocence.

    • Zainab al-Ashkar
      November 16, 2012, 8:49 pm

      Because, bing bong, “Hamas” is being used as an epithet to describe all Palestinians. I’ve seen this tactic before. They say Hamas but the fact that they mean all Palestinians is pretty much implied.

      • Bing Bong
        November 17, 2012, 4:24 am

        ““Hamas” is being used as an epithet to describe all Palestinians.”

        As much as I respect your activism with the Human League this is just like saying that criticism of Israel is actually anti-semitism. If ‘they’, the people of Twitter, wanted to trend bigotry towards Palestinians why dress it up in metaphor?

        To say that everyone tweeting on the Hamas bumper sticker trend is sublty manipulating the media to imply a hatred of all Palestinians (all arabs?) is as implausible as saying that everyone on the IDFbumper sticker trend are anti-semites.

      • AhVee
        November 17, 2012, 1:14 pm

        And even if all the people using these bumper stickers really did only have a beef with Hamas, the sticker implies (let’s just pretend it does for a moment here…) that they are concerned about the loss of innocent life, and despise brutish practices (real or imagined). They are so enraged by terror that they go so far as to decorate their car with this sticker. Since they’re obviously so concerned for the suffering of others, and choose to make the I / P conflict the focus of their interest, I’d like them to stick 10 anti-IDF stickers on their car for every 1 Hamas sticker. Though that still doesn’t come close to representing the scale of damage, terror and moral nastiness the IDF have been doing over Hamas since its inception. I wonder if those morally impeccable folks are willing to do that,being oh so concerned about the lives of innocent civilians after all..

        I’m not defending terror on civilians, and I never will, but opposing Hamas so outwardly and not the IDF is a bit akin to placing a bumper sticker on your car that says “these windmills may provide energy, but they eff up our landscape, destroy them!” in the face of nuclear fallout from the 10 nuclear plants you’re surrounded with.

        You don’t cage a dog and mistreat it for years, then stick your hand in the cage and when it bites you, print off a sticker saying “this dog is morally corrupted, it bites people! Beware!” and parade that around on your car, do you. I hope you don’t, and if you do, I hope you’re not morally twisted enough to think that you’re a gutmensch for it.

  9. Citizen
    November 16, 2012, 2:37 pm

    The Nazi SS felt they had a hard duty to murder innocent Jewish children because otherwise, one day they would be adults intent on attacking Germans. Should the Twitter content subject here be seen as similarly evoked?

    • Kathleen
      November 16, 2012, 4:04 pm

      Go look at Adam’s most recent post and it is all so clear if one is not aware of how racist so many Israeli’s are. Pure hatred and racism

    • Mooser
      November 16, 2012, 5:40 pm

      “Should the Twitter content subject here be seen as similarly evoked?”

      Well, if we take into account the T-shirts, and the many things we have heard (or read of) Israelis and Zionists saying, the “similarly evoked” theory might have a lot of merit to it.

  10. Kathleen
    November 16, 2012, 3:40 pm

    Ok sobbing, close to vomiting, everyone should have to watch that video of that charred child, look at the picture of the Israeli child with blood dripping down his or her face..Rip our hearts out. We need to see pictures and videos like this. These are real people and this situation needs to be figured out but Israel just will not stop stealing Palestinian land. The root of the problem.

    Americans need to watch these types of videos about the children, women and men we are responsible for dying in Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of them. The disconnect is criminal

  11. robin
    November 16, 2012, 3:44 pm

    The picture of the boy kissing his brother just made me lose it. What madness.

  12. Kathleen
    November 16, 2012, 4:03 pm

    But the Israeli baby is alive and the Palestinian child is dead. And far far more Palestinian children have been killed by Israel in response to Palestinians fighting for what is their’s. Israel kills their children as they steal their land. Israel is wrong just flat out wrong

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