Bill de Blasio ruins the liberal Zionists’ glorious hour

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The last 24 hours have been a glorious moment for liberal Zionists. They have taken on Benjamin Netanyahu with fervor. First, Peace Now in Israel torpedoed the Prime Minister as he was meeting with Obama by publicizing the fact that the Israeli government had advertised for a new settlement in the southern part of East Jerusalem so as to completely ring the city on the east with Jewish settlements. Netanyahu thought the fact that his government did this in Hebrew somehow made it invisible– “exactly the duplicity” he accuses Palestinians of. Americans for Peace Now has challenged Obama “to immediately intervene and block the plan.” Maybe that means sanctions? J Street has actually found a little spine for once. Years ago it folded on settlements; now it wants Obama to tell Netanyahu that settlements are illegal: “It’s time to make it plain to the Israeli government that continued settlement expansion isn’t just an obstacle to peace, it’s against American interests, American policy, and the Geneva Convention.” And here comes the New York Times, calling Netanyahu a liar for his claim that he remained “committed to the vision of peace for two states, two peoples.”

But don’t worry. Netanyahu has back-up. From Mr. Progressive himself.

This is why liberal Zionism is struggling. It failed to organize against rightwing Zionism when it might have made a difference, five years ago, because rightwing Zionism is part of the larger Jewish community and part of the Democratic base. It’s like de Blasio partnering with Netanyahu to build a tech campus in NY. It’s like the liberal Rabbi Susan Talve in St. Louis, fiercely opposing the settlement project while calling occupied Jerusalem Israel and praising AIPAC as necessary to deliver Iron Dome funds to Israel. It’s Barack Obama, standing up for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and for Israeli settlements at AIPAC in 2008 and at the Democratic convention in 2012 and at the Security Council in 2010. The liberal Zionists are part and parcel of the Israel lobby with the rightwingers, and they have been unable to support sanctions against Israel lest they break up that coalition.

I’m thrilled as anyone by the new liberal rage toward Netanyahu. NPR’s Steve Inskeep is another harbinger of this change, tackling the prime minister on his lie that the settlements are in South Jerusalem not East Jerusalem yesterday, and today tackling the PM on his lie that the Arab countries are on Israel’s side against Hamas. But I’m afraid the new liberal consensus will mean nothing politically. The ground has shifted in the wake of the Gaza massacres and the failed peace process and the tremendous psychological division between Israel and the Palestinians that even Dennis Ross admits. Jerusalem has been devoured; Gaza is in rubble; Israel is a militant religious nationalist project. The way to take it on is to oppose the root cause, the ideology of Jewish privilege. Liberal Zionists can’t do that.

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  1. pabelmont
    October 3, 2014, 9:45 am

    DeBlasio is not progressive, merely a (possibly sometimes progressive) NY-Politico and, thus, at best a PEP.

    This is, like so many things in these end-times, a disappointment but not a surprise.

  2. Horizontal
    October 3, 2014, 10:04 am

    “Met with @IsraeliPM to discuss the unbreakable bond between NYC and Israel—and ways it can continue to grow.

    Whenever I hear language like this the first thing I think of is cancer.

    • can of worms
      October 4, 2014, 12:28 am

      ““Met with @IsraeliPM to discuss the unbreakable bond between NYC and Israel”

      (sigh.) Whenever I hear language like this the first thing I think of is something distressing that I cannot utter out of respect to commentary rule #7.

  3. Horizontal
    October 3, 2014, 10:33 am

    Hey, some good news! Maybe this will help give J Street’s message some clout.

    This just in . . .

    Sweden to Recognize Palestinian State.

    Reuters.com

    (Reuters) – Sweden’s new center-left government will recognise the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday.

    The U.N. General Assembly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine in 2012 but the European Union and most EU countries, have yet to give official recognition.

    “The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance with international law,” Lofven said during his inaugural address in parliament . . .

    • Kay24
      October 3, 2014, 12:10 pm

      Haaretz reported this too, and I agree it is great news. Hopefully there will be others who will have the courage to do the right thing for the Palestinians.

      Expect the US to criticize, and prevent this from going further.

    • Sycamores
      October 3, 2014, 12:46 pm

      great incentive for pro Palestinian Europeans to push their countries to follow suit. Viva Sweden!

    • eGuard
      October 3, 2014, 3:12 pm

      This is how the once-great BBC spins it: The 1993 Oslo Accord between the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Israel led to mutual recognition.

    • adele
      October 3, 2014, 4:20 pm

      It’s great in theory but the two-state solution is no longer feasible so this recognition or endorsement is DOA. And what kind of state are they recognising anyway? The Swiss Cheese State of Palestine or the ’67 borders? And what about Gaza, where does that fit into this recognition equation?

      If Sweden truly wanted to make a constructive contribution it would cut off all trade with Israel contingent upon Israel respecting the protocols of International Law (no settlements, no land grabs, no bombings, no sieges, etc)

      • Horizontal
        October 3, 2014, 10:09 pm

        @ adele ~

        I agree with you. The Two State thing is so 1990s and that bus has flown. Still, we take what we can compared with what our tepid US Government is cranking out these days. At least their hearts are in the right place.

        Personally, I think they should go back to pre-1948 borders and full democracy. A state, but not a Jewish one. That sound you heard was 1000s of heads exploding . . .

      • can of worms
        October 4, 2014, 12:37 am

        @adele
        +1

      • Horizontal
        October 4, 2014, 8:55 pm

        Hey adele ~

        Get a load of this:

        Liberman Slams Swedish Prime Minister

        “Liberman said further that Lofven needs to understand that neither declarations nor moves by “outside sources” would replace direct negotiations between the sides and bring closer a solution that would be part of a comprehensive agreement between Israel and the Arab world. He said he is sorry that Lofven “rushed” to make declarations about a “Palestinian state” before making the effort to study the issue and to understand that the Palestinians have been the obstacle preventing an Israel-Palestinian agreement for the last 20 years.”

        Probably what he means is that the Palestinians refuse to roll over and die, like they ought to.

        What a load of crap. How arrogant; how presumptuous. I mean, I can’t believe that two-bit liars like this are actually controlling our country’s policy in the region. I’m just dumbfounded.

      • adele
        October 5, 2014, 12:15 pm

        Horizontal,

        thanks for pointing out Lieberman’s rant. He can protest all he wants, preferably on his way to the Hague. And may he have the company of all his fascio-lunatic pals with him.

  4. Kay24
    October 3, 2014, 10:48 am

    I can imagine the thoughts of these two people:

    DeBlasio: Please, please love me, help me win more elections, and support me.
    I will do your bidding, at all times. Your wish is my command.

    Netty: Hah, another American sucker in our pockets. He can be moved easily like fawning suckers in their congress, who will give me standing O’s even if I burp.

    • amigo
      October 3, 2014, 12:22 pm

      “Netty: Hah, another American sucker in our pockets. He can be moved easily like fawning suckers in their congress, who will give me standing O’s even if I burp. ” Kay 24

      Do you think the Inauguration ceremony should be moved to Tel Aviv.Oh , silly me , I meant Jerusalem.

      If I was an American I would be too too embarrassed to stray outside my door , lest I run into a foreigner who just might be up to scratch on these issues.

  5. a blah chick
    October 3, 2014, 11:14 am

    “This is why liberal Zionism is struggling. It failed to organize against rightwing Zionism when it might have made a difference, five years ago, because rightwing Zionism is part of the larger Jewish community and part of the Democratic base.”

    I think it goes deeper than that. The Liberals didn’t oppose the right wingers because, in truth, there was nothing TO oppose. Nothing the Likud has done is any different than what their predecessors did. Whether it was land confiscations, shooting civilians, or harassing critics the so called Liberals did it all as well. Hell, they made Israeli Palestinians live under military rule until 1966! And after the ’67 war they demonstrated that they were still as expansionist as ever. If you think about it the only difference between the two camps is that the Squishy Left is willing to put a veneer of civility on their racist behavior. Two peas in the same pod.

  6. surewin
    October 3, 2014, 2:01 pm

    “The way to take it on is to oppose the root cause, the ideology of Jewish privilege. Liberal Zionists can’t do that.” – Phil

    Whether the phrase “the ideology of Jewish privilege” is the best one is obviously a huge debate. Characterizing “the ideology” might be the ultimate question in this whole area of inquiry. “Privilege” is one way to refer to the secular equivalent of chosenness. Clearly the religious notion of chosenness migrated, it did not disappear along with the loss of faith. For some, it flipped over to its opposite, universalism.

    There is also the huge question whether any notion of chosenness is operative among the highest-level strategists. Those guys understand power and focus on it. They were born into the culture and brought up in it, and are accepted as Jews. That’s their team, and they get on with playing the game. Winning is the only thing that matters, as it is for every other team. For the leaders of the Jewish team, chosenness, religious or secular, is a sentimental notion that resonates among the fans, as it were. The strategists use that resonance in the game, whether they believe in it or not.

    • MRW
      October 4, 2014, 5:16 pm

      The way to take it on is to oppose the root cause, the ideology of Jewish privilege. Liberal Zionists can’t do that.

      But Gentiles can and will. It’s already happening sotto voce–believe me–out of ennui and disgust (Gaza). The issue is whether Liberal Zionists (1) understand the need for it, (2) will allow it, especially without the usual label and career-killing cudgels, (3) can embrace the populist American value to expose issues and create transparency, and (4) can endure it without feeling threatened. I doubt it.

      • American
        October 4, 2014, 10:18 pm

        ” But Gentiles can and will. It’s already happening sotto voce–believe me–out of ennui and disgust (Gaza). The issue is…….. (4) can endure it without feeling threatened. I doubt it. “…..MRW

        We gentiles have tried to give them (the liberal and anti zionist) some advice about how to do ‘Disaster PR’ for Jews….. but they wont listen.
        Which is funny because we gentiles are the ones the anti zionist want to protect the Jewish collective from in the event all this goes over the cliff. So you would think they would want to know how we see things.
        But..’ que sera sera.’
        You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.

  7. yonah fredman
    October 3, 2014, 3:36 pm

    When I stand by the Kotel in Jerusalem (aka the Western Wall, aka the Wailing Wall) I am cognizant of East Jerusalem’s occupied status, but…

    I can imagine standing near the Kotel on the telephone to America and someone asking me, “Where are you?” and me answering, “by the Kotel, in Jerusalem, in Israel.”

    To expect Jews to visit Israel without visiting the Kotel is “preposterous”. To expect them to report the experience as something other than visiting Israel is expecting a leap of political consciousness that has not yet taken place.

    • adele
      October 3, 2014, 5:07 pm

      Yonah,
      oh dear stars, who cares what you call it when you are trampling on a people so you can attain your spiritual heights (and in the process debase it given the context). At the end of the day the Western Wall is but a mound of earth on planet earth.

      When you make the call to the states just tell them you are at 31.7767° N, 35.2345° E (Western Wall Coordinates) and be done with it. Everyone knows it is in Jerusalem so not sure why you are fixating on the national qualifier.

      And then ponder this: God is a circle whose centre is everywhere, whose circumference is nowhere. Ommm.

      • Marnie
        October 5, 2014, 1:04 pm

        @Adele – That was fabulous. “At the end of the day the Western Wall is but a mound of earth on planet earth.” All this brouhaha about the remnants of a wall is too much. Can’t they find another place (like a closet) to wail?

      • Mooser
        October 6, 2014, 8:20 pm

        . “Can’t they find another place (like a closet) to wail?”

        Not as long as Israel is still in the pink-washing business.

      • Mooser
        October 6, 2014, 8:45 pm

        Yonah, has anybody ever told you that brutal supremacist ideologies are very little obfuscated by doing your Tevye schtick? And not made one whit more attractive thereby?

    • adele
      October 3, 2014, 5:23 pm

      oh yeah, one more thing. As you are fretting and pacing about with your knickers in a twist over the appellation issue for when you call home, consider that your neighbors in apartheid land are also trying to celebrate a religious holiday, Eid-al-Adha*, but are in Yom Kippur lock-down mode thanks to the govt that awards you all sorts of privileges because you happen to have been born into the right religion.

      Palestinian grandmothers and grandfathers won’t be able to take their grandchildren to prayer services at al-aqsa mosque (“sorry, closed due to Yom Kippur”), no families visiting each other and sharing meals if that entails checkpoints, and so on. Hope you dedicate a special prayer for their liberation when you visit 31.7767° N, 35.2345° E.

      * This festival commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

    • MRW
      October 4, 2014, 5:23 pm

      “Where are you?” and me answering, “by the Kotel, in Jerusalem, in Israel.”

      (1) As if the person calling you wouldn’t know that?

      (2) You would have to add “in Israel?” Reminds me of when every seven-year-old discovers, “I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, Northern Hemisphere, Planet Earth, Milky Way, The Universe.

      • piotr
        October 8, 2014, 6:01 pm

        It is easy to get confused, for example, with “Jerusalem is a town in Yates County, New York in the United States. The population was 4,469 at the 2010 census. ” As the town is next to Keuka Lake, the listener could think that you are next to Keuka in Jerusalem, NY.

    • Mooser
      October 6, 2014, 8:25 pm

      “I can imagine standing near the Kotel on the telephone to America and someone asking me, “Where are you?” and me answering, “by the Kotel, in Jerusalem, in Israel.””

      So the “selfies” of American Jews means more than people’s lives?

      Gosh, it tears me to pieces when I see the marks of persecution on a man! The timidity, an almost pathological refusal to assert one’s self. The abject refusal to assume the rights given by our Creator to all men. The self-abnegation. You can read Yonah’s suffering in his every word.

  8. seafoid
    October 3, 2014, 3:44 pm

    unbreakable bond

    Unbreakable my ass. If it were there would be no need to mention it.
    Israel is the nerd with the supermodel gf. Sure she loves him. Unbreakable relationship.
    No, she’ll never leave leave him. Unthinkable.

    • Horizontal
      October 3, 2014, 10:12 pm

      @ seafoid ~

      Yeah, $3 billion dollars sure buys a lot of friendship, don’t it?

      • seafoid
        October 4, 2014, 7:04 am

        Like Mrs Adelson who is in it purely for love

      • Horizontal
        October 4, 2014, 9:13 pm

        This what gets me here in the good old US of A about this BS “unbreakable bond” BS, which, in case you haven’t been paying attention, I feel is BS.

        We can discuss pretty much any issue these days. you may not find much agreement, but you can at least discuss it: climate change, gay marriage, drugs, immigration, dogs vs. cats, euthanasia, guns, race, taxes, healthcare, you name it. But one mention of Israel, and it’s like a robot takes over and starts spouting out the same ten words that are supposed to be two things — universally agreed upon and unassailable. “Good Friend,” “Unbreakable Bond,” “Shoulder to Shoulder,” “Known War Criminal.” I just threw that last one in there for laughs.

        My point is, why can’t we get beyond these damn meaningless words?

      • Mooser
        October 6, 2014, 8:30 pm

        “My point is, why can’t we get beyond these damn meaningless words?”

        The process you are describing is known as “the Ziocaine Syndrome”. It was first mistaken for a chemical intoxication, but further research shows it is a purely behavioral malady.
        And yes, as you have seen, my dear Horizontal, acute episodes of the syndrome can be disabling.
        Caution is always advised. Sufferers have been known to be a danger to themselves and others.

      • Mooser
        October 6, 2014, 8:33 pm

        I might mention, in fact, I will mention that any notion of hereditary transmission of the Ziocaine Syndrome was made kaput when cases of Ziocaine Syndrome-by-proxy started being reported.

  9. scott9854958
    October 3, 2014, 5:04 pm

    I like living in NYC, but one of the more loathsome things about it is this. The idea that it’s not just okay but necessary for the Mayor to be a Jabotinsky Zionist. This is the Ed Koch two-step, except Koch was Jewish and De Blasio isn’t. De Blasio also fashions himself a progressive. Meeting with a child killer, liar and ethnic cleanser doesn’t exactly buff your progressive street cred.

  10. JLewisDickerson
    October 3, 2014, 6:33 pm

    RE: “Peace Now in Israel torpedoed the Prime Minister as he was meeting with Obama by publicizing the fact that the Israeli government had advertised for a new settlement in the southern part of East Jerusalem so as to completely ring the city on the east with Jewish settlements. Netanyahu thought the fact that his government did this in Hebrew somehow made it invisible– ‘exactly the duplicity’ he accuses Palestinians of.” ~ Weiss

    FROM JOEL KOVEL, 1-20-13:

    . . . As with everyone I know of in official political culture, [Thomas] Friedman [probably like Obama – J.L.D.] assumes that Israel is a rational actor on the international stage who will obey the calculus of reward and punishment that regulates the conduct of normal states.
    The presumption is that if you tell it the truth, and even pull back US support, it will get the message, reflect, and change its ways. But Israel is not a normal state, except superficially. It will make adjustments, pulling back here, co-operating there, making nice when necessary, crafting its message using a powerful propaganda apparatus employing the most up-to-date social science. But this is simply tactical and no more predicts or explains the behavior of the Zionist state than an individual sociopath can be explained by the fact that he obeys traffic signals while driving to the scene of his crime. . .

    SOURCE – http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/israel-nominaton-hagel.html

    • JLewisDickerson
      October 3, 2014, 6:36 pm

      P.S. ALSO SEE: “Is There a Way Beyond Israeli Madness?” [Will the Chosen People and the Exceptional People Go Down Together?] ~ by John Grant, Counterpunch, 8/31/12

      [EXCERPTS]

      The patient, by the name of Israel, walks into the room and instantly bursts into a tirade of arguments conclusively proving his credentials, and says that he is better than everyone else.
      – Ofer Grosbard, “Israel On The Couch: The Psychology of the Peace Process”

      The problem Americans have with Israel is that the region it exists in is in the midst of a major political sea change, while Israel is frozen in time and holding on to its militarist, right-wing policies of extending settlements in the West Bank. It’s a policy that harks back to the ideas of the British-trained militarist Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s Iron Wall [now augmented by the US-funded “Iron Dome” – J.L.D.], – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/09/military-demolishes-benefitting/comment-page-1#comment-709255, which is based on the idea a live-and-let-live policy between Jews and Arabs is impossible and, thus, Jews must militarily control and repress Palestinians . . .
      . . . How does a people turn back a racially-oriented demonization program with roots that extend back many decades? How do you ratchet down a nation’s narcissism so people are able to simply see the other as a human being? . . .
      . . . On our part, Americans and the United States need to stop being a permissive yes-man and begin to show Israel some tough love. We need more US criticism of Israel. No doubt this approach will be received with gales of cynical laughter from hardliners … but so what?
      In my mind, the Israeli narcissistic and arrogant mindset would benefit from a little Buddhist detachment, more of the posture that sees the world not of separate individual selves and egos but of human beings as part of a larger flow of life. The Buddhists call the self-obsessed, separatist state-of-mind [i.e. the “pale” of Israel surrounded by Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s Iron Wall augmented by the US-funded “Iron Dome” – J.L.D.] that Israel thrives on and defends with weapons as “the illusory self.”
      “Once one identifies with a permanent self-concept, the pride and craving adhering to this become the pivot from which an egocentric world arises,” writes Gay Watson, a psychotherapist attuned to Buddhism.
      David Loy puts it this way: “To become completely groundless is also to become completely grounded, not in some particular, but in the whole network of interdependent relations that constitute the world.”
      I’m not suggesting Israel become a Buddhist nation. The point is for Israelis, and more important Americans, to figure a way out of the worsening condition of “us versus them” to avoid the need to obliterate them and set off a war that no one really wants. The point is to re-shape our minds to make “the other” less threatening to permit talking.
      I’m not holding my breath that Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman are going to become peace activists.
      But I’m done as an American being a silent stooge while Israeli militarist madness fuels hatred and sets the stage for war.

      ENTIRE COMMENTARY – http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08/31/is-there-a-way-beyond-israeli-madness/

      • MRW
        October 4, 2014, 5:34 pm

        But I’m done as an American being a silent stooge while Israeli militarist madness fuels hatred and sets the stage for war.

        Yep. That’s how everyone I talk to these days feels, except they haven’t spoken out yet. It’s going to be a ‘hundredth monkey’ or ‘tipping point’ kind of thing, but they’ve already crossed the rubicon (small r).

    • piotr
      October 7, 2014, 8:52 am

      I think that Friedman is right and Israel is a rational actor, therefore the prime minister is both fanatic AND a weasel, rather than a more pure species like Danny Dannon, Naftali Bennet or Moshe Feiglin. So they push and pull (and readers of Israel National News bitterly complain), but under the circumstances, they mostly push.

      What Israel is definitely not is a moral actor. Of course, nations are not really moral actor, but what is morality after all? A certain manner of discourse and conduct in multilateral interaction. However, the entire discourse in Israel (barring some radicals with black sheep status) is “what is good for Israel”. And multilateral interaction with other nations are all latched to having a powerful patron, USA, and nothing else matters too much.

      Because of that, people like De Blasio have blood on their hand. Why did Israel kill 2000 in the last operation and not 200 or 20000? Why did they spend lives of 60 soldier and not 3 or 200? They were totally in control how to develop the situation, when to accept informal ceasefire etc. GoI had some political objectives that required a little war, and to show that it is “serious”, meaning, killing a lot, and the meaning of “a lot” was what they can get away with. The more “unshakable support” is exhibit in USA, the more Israel can get away with and more people have to be killed to exhibit seriousness and appease blood thirst in the population.

      And the end of the day, all those seemingly empty political gestures are translated into death and destruction.

  11. JLewisDickerson
    October 3, 2014, 6:55 pm

    Liberal Zionism is struggling because so-called liberal Zionists continue to schmooze extremist Likudniks and their right-wing Revisionist Zionism!

  12. Boomer
    October 4, 2014, 7:37 am

    I hate to sound less than supportive of Philip’s efforts, but I really think he is, to coin a paraphrase, “defining glorious down.” When words lead to actual improvements for Palestinians, actual changes in the “facts on the ground” (as they like to say in Israel), THAT will be glorious. As an American, I’d even be happy to call “glorious” a change in DC that led to honest, fair, and balanced policies on I/P from my own government, regardless of the conditions in Israel/Palestine.

    • MRW
      October 4, 2014, 5:37 pm

      DC will be the last place to change, and politicians will only change when they hear from their constituents. All the donor money in the world means nothing if no one will vote for you.

      • Boomer
        October 5, 2014, 4:45 pm

        I expect you are correct about DC being the last place to change:

        “Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University have done a unique study of which groups get what they want from the American government. Their paper, which can be read in its entirely here, will be published in the fall issue of Perspectives in Politics.”

        In brief, they report:

        “American democracy is an illusion. The people do not govern. Politicians respond almost exclusively to the desires of special interests and the wealthiest citizens.”

        from: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/charles-wheelan/2014/04/22/study-shows-wealthy-americans-and-businesses-control-politics-and-policy

    • Horizontal
      October 4, 2014, 9:29 pm

      @ Boomer ~

      You’re no doubt familiar with the term, “the people are ahead of their leaders” on a certain issue. Well that’s the case with Israel, I believe. It’s going to take a groundswell of support for a different way to frame the debate, and then you’ll see the politicians running to the front to “lead” the people, because our government has very few actual leaders in it. What they are doing is playing the game, keeping their heads down, and only looking to what can get them trough to the next election.

      We, the People, are in charge of this one . . .

  13. Sulphurdunn
    October 4, 2014, 11:26 am

    If all the Palestinians willingly packed up and left tomorrow, there would still be Greater Israel to keep the military machine employed, and the right wing in power with an endless stream of religious pities, paranoia and American resources to float it along.

    “On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.” Genesis 15:8

  14. tumblin_tom
    October 4, 2014, 8:25 pm

    You’ll forgive me, but I thought the term ‘liberal Zionists in the title was an oxymoron; until I read the last two sentences in the article, “The way to take it on is to oppose the root cause, the ideology of Jewish privilege. Liberal Zionists can’t do that.”

  15. JLewisDickerson
    October 6, 2014, 5:24 pm

    RE: “Israel is a militant religious nationalist project. The way to take it on is to oppose the root cause, the ideology of Jewish privilege.” ~ Weiss

    MY COMMENT: Studying the photo of Netanyahu and de Blasio, I couldn’t help but notice King Bibi’s new crown. It reminds me a bit of Lisa Simpson’s hair!
    OMG, I just realized that I love Lisa Simpson almost as much as I loathe Benjamin Netanyahu.
    Go figure!

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