Portrait of a Zionist

Israel/Palestine
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Theodor Herzl, Basel, Switzerland, 1901.

1901: Theodor Herzl, Basel, Switzerland.

1948: Zionist soldiers take prisoners in Ramle

1948: Zionist soldiers take prisoners in Ramle.

1967: Generals (L to R) Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Dayan and Uzi Narkis, entering Jerusalem following 1967 war

1967: Generals (L to R) Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Dayan and Uzi Narkis, entering Jerusalem following 1967 war

2014: John Podhoretz defends the Israeli attack on Gaza.

2014: John Podhoretz defends the Israeli attack on Gaza, against a criticism from singer-songwriter John Legend

 

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  1. just
    August 1, 2014, 10:47 am

    well done, Adam.

    Podcreature never disappoints. Just like mama Midge & papa Norm. Three peas in a neocon, Israel 1st pod.

    • piotr
      August 1, 2014, 11:19 am

      “Podcreature”: Podhoretz roughly means “underhill”, which pegs him as a hobbit. Sméagol?

      • ckg
        August 2, 2014, 9:07 am

        Eretz Israel. We wants it, we needs it.

  2. Bumblebye
    August 1, 2014, 10:49 am

    In breaking this latest ceasefire, Israel has sent an almighty ‘Up Yours’ to the Obama admin as well as the UN. They obviously believe that their paid lackeys in the House and Senate will support them over their own country’s international interests. Will the long vacation give Obama and Kerry any wiggle room to speak and ACT more decisively or not?

    • just
      August 1, 2014, 10:56 am

      “Will the long vacation give Obama and Kerry any wiggle room to speak and ACT more decisively or not?”

      That is my dream………

      • ritzl
        August 1, 2014, 11:16 am

        I share your dreams, just. Please keep visualizing…

    • Justpassingby
      August 1, 2014, 11:50 am

      Get real now, obama, kerry SUPPORT israeli crimes, why would they be sad?

    • chet
      August 1, 2014, 12:09 pm

      The lives of some Ay-rabs 5000 miles away versus Jewish campaign $$$ and the Jewish Vote?

      fuhgeddaboudid!!

  3. Henry Norr
    August 1, 2014, 11:14 am

    I’m not sure how to interpret the Podhoretz tweet: to me it sounds pro-Kerry and somewhat critical of the Israeli leadership. If so, it’s quite a surprise coming from him. Am I wrong?

    • just
      August 1, 2014, 11:25 am

      “Am I wrong?”

      Yes, Henry.

      • Kathleen
        August 1, 2014, 11:55 am

        Yeah Podheretz wants folks to “shut up” so he and his ilk can go back to setting up more “creative destruction” based on “noble lies” Get back to repeating the pledge of allegiance to Israel….

      • Henry Norr
        August 1, 2014, 12:03 pm

        Can you explain, just? The language (“the Secretary of State having to grovel,” the Israelis “shit[ting] on him”) doesn’t sound like the usual Zionist rhetoric.

      • Robert
        August 1, 2014, 12:10 pm

        Henry,You’re misunderstanding. John podhoretz is **responding to** john legend, who is tweeting about john Kerry grovelling before the Israelis. John podhoretz is the Zionist, john legend is not.

  4. Tuyzentfloot
    August 1, 2014, 11:35 am

    I’m not sure how to interpret the Podhoretz tweet: to me it sounds pro-Kerry and somewhat critical of the Israeli leadership. If so, it’s quite a surprise coming from him. Am I wrong?

    The critical quote is a tweet from John Legend. Podhoretz replies to John Legend that he should shut up and play.

  5. just
    August 1, 2014, 12:08 pm

    That was John Legend’s tweet, Henry.
    here:
    “Prominent Conservative Pundit Tells John Legend To ‘Shut Up And Play The Piano’”
    http://thinkprogress.org/media/2014/07/30/3466117/prominent-conservative-pundit-tells-john-legend-to-shut-up-and-play-the-piano/

  6. a blah chick
    August 1, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Meanwhile, did you hear about the Times of Israel column that had to be pulled because the author, a Jew, said that sometimes genocide is permissible?

    Sigh.

    • eljay
      August 1, 2014, 1:44 pm

      >> a b c: … did you hear about the Times of Israel column that had to be pulled because the author, a Jew, said that sometimes genocide is permissible?

      I suspect the Jewish author meant that sometimes genocide committed by Jews is permissible. In much the same way, presumably, that terrorism, ethnic cleansing*, land theft, occupation, colonization, destruction, torture, murder and supremacism committed by Jews is permissible.

      Any of those things committed against Jews, however, is:
      – anti-Semitic;
      – Holocaust;
      – Iran; and/or
      – Hamas.
      ____________________________
      (*According to “liberal Zionist” R.W., “currently its not necessary”.)

      • Annie Robbins
        August 1, 2014, 2:51 pm

        did you hear about the Times of Israel column that had to be pulled

        eljay, check the front page.

      • eljay
        August 1, 2014, 4:05 pm

        >> A.R.: eljay, check the front page.

        Thanks, Annie. :-)

  7. kalithea
    August 1, 2014, 1:11 pm

    John Legend, Russell Brand, Javier Bardem, Selena Gomez and others – rocking the truth!

    U.S. Foreign Policy Manual damage control instruction No. 1-

    1. Get on your knees and grovel for forgiveness from your real master Israel for trying to spare civilian lives.

    • Qualtrough
      August 1, 2014, 2:42 pm

      I really have a lot of respect for Selena because her career is young and she has a lot to lose. Not to diss the others, but they have made their millions and the risk is less. In any case, easily the best thing she has done since dumping Justin Bieber.

  8. Chu
    August 1, 2014, 4:27 pm

    Seafoid said it before: Dorian Gray is a fitting analogy.

  9. surewin
    August 1, 2014, 4:59 pm

    Jon Podhoretz is so bad, as are some of the others (Dershowitz, et al), that they make me wonder whether their intent is not actually to discredit the cause that they appear to support.

  10. Vera Gottlieb
    August 2, 2014, 11:45 am

    Makes me wonder who the terrorists are. Those defending their livelihoods or those wanting to take it away? Religious fanaticism is dangerous, no matter which religion. But twisting the truth to fit the lies is repulsive.

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