Netanyahu’s 44 seconds of silence at UN are being widely mocked — ‘pathetic,’ ‘creepy’

Israel/Palestine

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s signature moment at the United Nations today was his 44 seconds of silence to indicate the world’s silence in the face of alleged Iranian threats to Israel. Here’s video of it, posted by the Prime Minister himself on Facebook:

The silence is already being heralded by the cable stations as vintage Netanyahu theatrics, to go along with the cartoon bomb, but then the cartoon bomb was a dud too. And the silence is being mocked. In this video for instance:

Or this:

Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign was unmoved:

Netanyahu looks real mad. Or did he just forget his next line?

Yousef Munayyer mocks Netanyahu’s absence of any substance for Palestinians.

Great video clip: Mr. Netanyahu, what is your plan for peace with the Palestinians? Cut to long dramatic pause in his speech.

Scott Roth found the moment petulant.

Wow, that angry look will go down in UN history. Just wow.

If @Netanyahu wasn’t so dangerous he’d just be sad and pathetic.

Chemi Shalev of Haaretz was weirded out by the silence:

Netanyahu in creepy moment of silence to mark world’s silence on Iran deal

Shalev noted the contemptuous look on Netanyahu’s face. Undiplomatic:

What exactly is the diplomatic advantage of sneering at the entire world?

Ami Kaufman found it manipulative.

@Netanyahu shouts “deafening silence” and goes into his own minute of silence! Wowwww! Better than any prop! Ever!

The news from the speech seems to be: Netanyahu’s bluster about going it alone against Iran if it violates the deal suggests that he is actually going along with the deal after all. And his mild support for a two-state solution and willingness to begin talks with Palestinians without preconditions– for their recognition of “the Jewish state,” a precondition– is being seen as an effort to patch things up with President Obama ahead of their meeting in D.C. next month.

Gary Ginsberg, a top exec at Time Warner, has contributed to Netanyahu’s speeches and signature moments in the past, in violation of journalistic ethics. We wonder if he did so today.

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  1. Boomer
    October 1, 2015, 1:54 pm

    For more than 60 years the U.S. has been silent (and has actively aided and abetted) Israel’s oppression and dispossession of the Palestinians. Saddam had the temerity to complain about this and to offer aid to some of the the victims. We invaded Iraq and killed him. Iran has had to temerity to complain and offer aid to some of the victims. For this, some want us to do the same to Iran.

  2. ckg
    October 1, 2015, 1:57 pm

    `I don’t think–‘
    `Then you shouldn’t talk,’ said the Hatter.

  3. amigo
    October 1, 2015, 2:05 pm

    This somewhat of a stretch but I almost feel sorry for the fool.Poor Hoppy and mayhem et al , having a madman for a leader.

    He is truly insane.

    • Kay24
      October 1, 2015, 2:34 pm

      He is in the company of lunatics, tyrants, and bullies (the rightful place).

      http://www.rt.com/news/316293-flamboyant-leaders-general-assembly/

      • hophmi
        October 2, 2015, 12:16 pm

        As usual with people who criticize Netanyahu speeches at the UNGA, they seem not to be aware that this is the UNGA we’re speaking about, a place that is not in any way a serious or relevant player on the international scene today, whatever image of self-importance it tries to project. Each year, every head of state on Earth, regardless of how shitty their country is, regardless of how failed a leader they are, gathers at this charade. They repeat the same nonsense year after year, and the UNGA does nothing about nothing, except pass a few resolutions that reflect the collective sentiments of their mostly authoritarian members. Nobody cares, and nobody listens to the UNGA anymore, and nothing important has taken place in that chamber for a long time, though plenty takes place outside of it.

      • talknic
        October 2, 2015, 12:24 pm

        @ hophmi

        Uh huh.

        Say ….. why Bibi there mouthing off?

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius
        October 2, 2015, 12:32 pm

        So, in other words, hoppy, the UNGA is relatively democratic and representative of the real world, unlike the UNSC, where the world’s premier living hypocrite, Samantha ‘gimme lotsa’ Power can’t be relied upon to shoot up her arm to veto anything critical of poor little Israel.

        Which, of course, is why Zionists hate it so much.

        All that aside, however, what does any of this have to do with the fact that Israel is ‘led’ by a blethering idiot with obvious psychological problems?

      • Mooser
        October 2, 2015, 12:38 pm

        Each year, every head of state on Earth, regardless of how shitty their country is, regardless of how failed a leader they are, gathers at this charade.” Hophmi on the UNGA

        And who amongst us in our very mist would deny a man like Netanyahoo a time and place in which he can feel comfortable?

      • lysias
        October 2, 2015, 12:48 pm

        Actions of UN against apartheid South Africa listed here: http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/apartheid.shtml

        The UNGA was far in advance of the UNSC in this matter, and eventually proved to be a harbinger of what would happen.

      • oldgeezer
        October 2, 2015, 1:47 pm

        @hophmi

        Yep lots happens on the sidelined of the UNGA. Even there israelis show their thuggish behaviour

        http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/02/israels-deputy-foreign-minister-heckles-jordanian-counterpart-at-un-meeting

      • Kay24
        October 2, 2015, 2:36 pm

        Hoppy: “Nobody cares, and nobody listens to the UNGA anymore, and nothing important has taken place in that chamber for a long time, though plenty takes place outside of it”.

        Yet, you get nutty leaders who keep going there armed with cartoon bombs for props, pound their chests, claim the entire world is against them, pretending they are saints who do no wrong.

        It seems this routine is getting stale, the angry words have no impact, and yet they keep going and making asses of themselves. Maybe for lack of substance they now resort to angry seconds of silence, as they glare on their amused audience.

      • Kay24
        October 2, 2015, 2:41 pm

        OG, Israelis showing thuggery at a international forum? That person must be one of the illegal settlers, she certainly behaves like one. They truly represent the zionist government of Israel in every form.

      • talknic
        October 4, 2015, 7:44 am

        @ hophmi

        Why was Bibi at the UN mouthing off?

        You there? hop?

  4. ckg
    October 1, 2015, 2:06 pm

    Gary Ginsberg, a top exec at Time Warner, has contributed to Netanyahu’s speeches and signature moments in the past, in violation of journalistic ethics. We wonder if he did so today.

    Wile E. Coyote didn’t speak either.

  5. amigo
    October 1, 2015, 2:09 pm

    It seems as if nietanyahu is applying the old adage , “If someone thinks you are dumb , then don,t confirm their suspicions by opening your mouth.

    Too bad he could only hold out for 44 secs.

  6. eljay
    October 1, 2015, 2:13 pm

    Then it all crashes down and you break your crown
    And you point your finger but there’s no-one around
    Just want one thing, just to play the King
    But the castle’s crumbled and you’re left with just a name
    Where’s your crown, King Nothing?

    – “King Nothing” (Metallica)

    • Froggy
      October 2, 2015, 4:37 pm

      eljay :

      Nuttyahoo’s speech, with him bobbling his baldy heid, brought this to mind :

      Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown
      He’s a clown, that Charlie Brown
      He’s gonna get caught
      Just you wait and see
      (Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

      That’s him on his knees
      I know that’s him
      Yellin’ 7 come 11
      Down in the boys’ gym

      Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown
      He’s a clown, that Charlie Brown
      He’s gonna get caught
      Just you wait and see
      (Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

      Who’s always writing on the wall?
      Who’s always goofing in the hall?
      Who’s always throwing spit balls?
      Guess who? Yeah, you
      (Who, me)

      Who walks in the classroom, cool and slow?
      Who calls the English teacher, Daddy-O?

      Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown
      He’s a clown, that Charlie Brown
      He’s gonna get caught
      Just you wait and see
      (Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

  7. Elliot
    October 1, 2015, 2:14 pm

    For me, it felt a lot quicker than a 44 second stretch. I welcome whole lot more of the silent Netanyahu. Imagine how sweet a full 20 minutes would be of not having to hear him go on.

    • italian ex-pat
      October 1, 2015, 7:51 pm

      Or, as someone twittered: “Those 44 seconds were the best part of the entire speech”.

  8. Chu
    October 1, 2015, 2:18 pm

    Sad, like one of those people you invite to a party and all they do is complain
    because they never have enough of something they really want and cannot get.
    Makes me almost feel pity for the people of Israel that have this type of leader.

    • Marnie
      October 2, 2015, 2:00 am

      @Chu –
      It would be sad but unfortunately he’s a great representation of a lot of Israelis. That’s why he keeps getting elected.The only people to pity are the rest of the world.This drama queen should have been arrested already. It’s disgusting he’s given so many opportunities to show what a great pout he has.

      • Chu
        October 2, 2015, 2:26 pm

        Marnie, I know and I imagine that Naftali Bennett is next in line to be the next little emperor of Israel.

    • Froggy
      October 2, 2015, 4:38 pm

      More like pathetic.

  9. eljay
    October 1, 2015, 2:21 pm

    Someone needs to edit this video to include sounds of people in the audience farting during the period of silence. King Bibi’s glare might make more sense.

    … subjects were exposed to simulated embarrassment predicaments over a prolonged fart. Period of time! [fart sound] Sorry.

    • Kay24
      October 1, 2015, 4:12 pm

      Well, to your point he certainly looked like HE forgot to take Prune Juice the previous day, hence the angry, constipated face. :))

    • oldgeezer
      October 1, 2015, 4:41 pm

      Sometime during the last 10 minutes of the video the camera scans the audience. Apart from a lot of empty seats it picks up two female representatives laughing their heads off. The reason can only be speculated on of course but at the very least nitty’s melodrama certainly wasn’t selling with them. I have made two attemtps to find it but no luck. Maybe later!

  10. Kay24
    October 1, 2015, 2:23 pm

    The inmates are definitely running that asylum…this drama queen should have made excuses and stayed home, instead of showing up and making a clown of himself again. His cartoon bomb was a bomb, his predictions of doomsday scenarios regarding Iran and that timeline was laughable, and he made a jackass of himself trying to interfere and manipulate American policies regarding the Iran nuclear deal, ending up the loser. I think compared to other leaders he is a big flop, an obvious trouble maker, lies to the world at the UN, and yes, looks like a lunatic.
    Those dramatic minutes of silence shows he has nothing substantial to talk about.
    What can he say in answer to Abbas? I did not watch this comedy, but I wonder if he got a standing ovation by the rest of the world, and I bet the American delegate applauded this clown, even if the world did not. They did not have the decency to acknowledge Abbas’s plea for help yesterday, and surely they would have been impressed with the lunatic who “moves” us easily?

    • inbound39
      October 1, 2015, 6:13 pm

      With a bit of luck Kay he will turn up next time with his miniskirt and pearls on and lovely bright red lippy and heavy mascara to accentuate the scowl…..lol

      • Kay24
        October 1, 2015, 10:19 pm

        Even Sara might be overshadowed by such a vision. Heh.

  11. Marshall
    October 1, 2015, 2:25 pm

    I now agree that Netanyahu deserves his Irving Kristol Award for contributions to humanity, since he shut the hell up.

  12. pabelmont
    October 1, 2015, 2:42 pm

    He’s mad because, after all, he is entitled, Israel is entitled, to — to — to — its entitlement! And then someone (Obama) wouldn’t give him his — his — his — entitlement! Ooooohh!

    And afraid USA will choose Iran to replace Israel as its policeman on the beat (as if!). And what kind of “policeman”, USA-surrogate, has Israel been? Well, let’s see, in 1970 they helped Jordan subdue the PLO. See? But that’s 45 years ago. What’ve they done for us since?

    And now, just as ISIS was rearing its ugly head and the USA was counting on Israel to subdue ISIS (and Israel is partnering up with the local al Qaeda affiliate (Nusra) to do just that — but doing little more than the USA itself is doing) — well, just then RUSSIA enters the fray (and Iran), and all this is rather close to Europe, so we may expect EU to care more about Syria than the USA does, so what’s in it for Israel? Keep tuned!

  13. niass2
    October 1, 2015, 2:43 pm

    When Your Strange
    Faces Come Out of the Rain

    No One Remembers your Name
    When Your Strange

  14. a blah chick
    October 1, 2015, 2:51 pm

    Dear Misters Weiss and Horowitz, you are passing up a golden opportunity if you do not use that above picture in a caption contest. I’ll go first.

    “The staffer who left my magic markers and poster board on the plane is a dead man!”

    • italian ex-pat
      October 2, 2015, 10:52 am

      No takers? How about:

      ” This is when I’m supposed to get my standing ovation!
      Well??? I’m waiting . . . “

  15. Qualtrough
    October 1, 2015, 3:50 pm

    Is it not time for Israelis to say something along these lines to this madman before he sets the world on fire?

    “You have been in charge too long for any good you have been doing lately… Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

    Apologies to Oliver Cromwell

  16. lysias
    October 1, 2015, 3:56 pm

    What exactly is the diplomatic advantage of sneering at the entire world?

    Maybe no diplomatic advantage, but a big political advantage domestically.

    By the way, how many seats were empty in the chamber while he spoke?

    • ritzl
      October 2, 2015, 5:16 pm

      Exactly lysias. I’ve never been a big fan of the “Samson Option” catch-all, but if it is real thing this speech would sure seem to be aimed at reinforcing and/or preparing Jewish-Israelis for that sacrifice.

      Kinda [all too] freakishly Jonestown-ish if you ask me.

  17. Rodneywatts
    October 1, 2015, 3:57 pm

    The Muppet Show — now at the UN– featuring the Big Mad Mup himself. Must be the effect of the last blood moon in the current tetrad. Certainly adds a whole extra meaning to “lunatic”!

  18. Steve Grover
    October 1, 2015, 3:58 pm

    Bibi is the foreign head of State most respected by Americans aside of Pope Francis.

    • Kay24
      October 1, 2015, 4:38 pm

      Where did you pull that information from?

      “Polls released in the United States and Israel on March 11, 2015 tell the same story in two different countries. Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the U.S. Congress has backfired on the Israeli Prime Minister in a spectacular way. In the United States, a Gallup Poll, conducted from March 5-8, finds that Bibi’s popularity has dropped considerably since his address to Congress.

      In February, a Gallup survey found 45 percent of Americans held a favorable view of Netanyahu, compared to 24 percent who viewed him unfavorably. After his speech to Congress, Netanyahu’s favorable rating dropped to 38 percent. His unfavorable numbers climbed to 29 percent. Overall, that represents a 12 percentage point decline in his favorable to unfavorable spread.”
      http://www.politicususa.com/2015/03/11/bibis-speech-congress-backfires-netanyahus-popularity-crashes-israel.html

      Even American Jews are angry with Bibi:

      “American Jews Are Angry With Netanyahu
      The community fears the worst of the backlash over Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has yet to be seen.
      read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.6

      American Jews Are Angry With Netanyahu
      The community fears the worst of the backlash over Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has yet to be seen.

      …When I asked for his thoughts on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, I was taken aback by his reaction. He was angry; furious, in fact. He saw the speech as a wildly inappropriate orgy of Obama-bashing. As an American, he was offended – and worried. Had it ever happened before, he asked, that a foreign leader spoke to our Congress and launched a direct attack on the American administration? I told him that, to the best of my knowledge, it had not.

      read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.645963

      All that war mongering, lying, holding cartoon bombs, interfering in American affairs, and giving unwanted speeches in Congress, will eventually come down to this.

      • JLewisDickerson
        October 1, 2015, 5:19 pm

        Don’t waste your time using facts and/or logic with Grover. It’s not going to make the slightest bit of difference.

      • Kay24
        October 1, 2015, 5:28 pm

        Thanks for the tip JLD, maybe Grover appreciates some facts being shown in response to his ridiculous claims. It must be hard to make comments and not have any proof to support what you say. Who knows he may have even learnt something…..nah, forget that.

      • JLewisDickerson
        October 1, 2015, 5:30 pm

        RE: “Where did you pull that information from?” ~ Kay24

        GROVER’S LIKELY SOURCE: “He [Binyamin Netanyahu] is one of the most veteran leaders in the world. In the United States they say that if he had been born in the US, he’d have been elected president there.” ~ Queen Sara*

        * SEE: Phone transcript reveals Sara Netanyahu rant at political rival’s wife – http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/27/phone-transcript-reveals-sara-netanyahu-rant-at-political-rivals-wife

        P.S. ALSO SEE: “Prime minister’s wife accused in court of abusing staff” | By Lisa Goldman | 972mag.com | September 21, 2015

        [EXCERPT] Sara Netanyahu, the wife of the prime minister, is an alcoholic who drinks champagne from morning to night, terrorizes her employees with verbal and physical abuse and has her husband, the prime minister, so terrified of her rages that he does not dare utter a word that might appear to contradict her. This is according to testimony heard on Sunday in a Jerusalem court from former employees at the prime minister’s residence. Guy Eliahu, a former maintenance man at the official residence, is suing the Netanyahus for what he says is Sara’s abusive, inappropriate and inhumane treatment.

        According to a report published by Ynet, the Israeli digital media site, on Sunday a former cook, Etti Haim, who took the witness stand reluctantly after she was subpoenaed, described several shocking incidents.

        In one case, testified Haim, Sara Netanyahu went ballistic upon discovering that the patio awning had been rolled up after the al fresco dinner table had been fully set for dinner, including an array of prepared salads. Just before Sara Netanyahu appeared for the meal, the prime minister had asked Guy Eliahu, the maintenance man, to roll up the awning over the table. Upon seeing this Mrs. Netanyahu berated Eliahu, insisting the dinner table was now contaminated by dust. Haim said the prime minister did not intervene but sat silently on a bench near the table, avoiding eye contact with Eliahu. Mrs. Netanyahu ordered that the table be entirely cleared of dishes and food and re-set. When her son Avner said that his food was fine and should not be cleared away, Sara Netanyahu angrily accused him of taking the side of the servants. The prime minister’s wife then trashed the dinner table. . .

        ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://972mag.com/prime-ministers-wife-accused-in-court-of-abusing-staff/111888/

      • JLewisDickerson
        October 1, 2015, 5:35 pm

        P.P.S. In an interview on Fox News’ Hannity, Ann Coulter told Sean Hannity that she wished Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were the U.S. president. – http://theweek.com/speedreads/448918/ann-coulter-tells-sean-hannity-wishes-netanyahu-president

        ALSO SEE: “Netanyahu for President”, By Dr. Joseph Frager, .IsraelNationalNews.com, 2/8/2015

        [EXCERPT] . . . For the first time ever I am hearing calls from Americans for Bibi Netanyahu to become the next President of the United States. Israel’s position in the world has dramatically changed. Bibi, as he is affectionately known, is one of the world’s greatest orators in both English as well as Hebrew (not a simple feat). He learned his English in Philadelphia at the Cheltenham High School when he was a teenager. He learned his oratory fighting for the State of Israel whether at the United Nations or the Knesset.

        He left America to fight in the Six Day War in 1967. If only he could have maintained his American citizenship (one has to relinquish U.S.citizenship when one joins the Knesset in Israel) he could well be considered for the Presidency of the United States.It is America’s loss, Israel’s gain. Most of the above is said tongue in cheek, but the truth is Bibi Netanyahu is one of the great leaders of the world today. He is close to maintaining the Prime Ministership of Israel longer than anyone else-not an easy feat in a very diversified country like Israel. Despite President Obama doing everything in his power to defeat Bibi Netanyahu, he will not…

        ENTIRE COMMENTARY – http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Message.aspx/6732#.Vg2nrctVhBc

      • Kay24
        October 1, 2015, 6:04 pm

        JLD, I bet Spending Sara would have been the only impressed member of that audience, that looked at him with awe and love…..the Israeli delegation would have cringed inwardly, although showing approval from their perch.

    • ckg
      October 1, 2015, 4:43 pm

      In the December 2014 Gallup “Most Admired Man” poll, Netanyahu is indeed the most admired foreign head of state behind Pope Francis. Well actually, he’s tied with Vladimir Putin. Both Netanyahu and Putin each received 1% of the vote for most admired man to rank them tied at 10th in the overall list. Reuters commented on the poll, “Putin and Netanyahu, two of the most self-satisfied leaders in the world, also appear to be two of the most paranoid.” Barack Obama, the nemesis of both Netanyahu and Putin, ranked first by a wide margin with 19%. Bill O’Reilly, who is not a foreign head of state, also garnered 1% of the vote. The sample size was 805. Congratulations to Netanyahu and Putin.

      • a blah chick
        October 1, 2015, 5:17 pm

        I think anyone who watched the speech should have done like Grover and gotten drunk.

      • RoHa
        October 1, 2015, 7:39 pm

        This would be “Most Admired in the USA”, I presume. Out in the real world, no-one has heard of this Bill O’Reilly, and Putin is very highly respected.

      • echinococcus
        October 1, 2015, 7:58 pm

        RoHa,

        It seems that there are major advantages to living head down and feet up. I heard that you have no Presidents, either.

      • ckg
        October 1, 2015, 8:23 pm

        RoHa– Count yourself lucky if you’ve never heard of Bill-O.

      • RoHa
        October 1, 2015, 9:10 pm

        No presidents. We do have Prime Ministers. They are all wise, sensible, intelligent, well informed, honest, moderate statesmen/women, whose only concern is the well-being of the Australian people.

        But this is what you would expect, since all our politicians are like that.

        You ask any Australians. They’ll tell you.

      • straightline
        October 2, 2015, 8:13 am

        If only Roha! Unfortunately the broadcasting organisation that you and I both pay for – the Australian ABC – thinks that Putin is Satan incarnate. The vitriol on the ABC these days about Russia, Putin, and Al Assad, is very apparent.

      • RoHa
        October 2, 2015, 9:24 am

        True of all the Oz TV channels. But Putin is widely respected in the world, in spite of their efforts. Our sagacious politicians are hardly likely to be misled.

      • straightline
        October 2, 2015, 11:15 pm

        @RoHa: “sagaciouis politician”. I smell an uncooked crustacean.

      • RoHa
        October 4, 2015, 11:27 pm

        And just to provide a little support for my claim that Putin is respected, here is a story in the dreaded Daily Mail.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342700/Putin-issues-blunt-warning-Cameron-West-arm-Syrian-rebels-eat-organs-enemies.html

        Go to the comments section, and click the “Best Rated” tab.

        And you will see this same support for Putin in the comments for most Mail stories about Syria.

        (And you’ll find the PM’s cat gets more respect than Cameron.)

      • RoHa
        October 4, 2015, 11:28 pm

        “uncooked crustacean”

        Don’t explain this for the non-Australians. Let them figure it out.

      • Froggy
        October 5, 2015, 10:40 am

        Raw prawns….

        Would the Yiddish term be a ‘freier’, as in a ‘sucker’ or a ‘dupe’?

    • Mooser
      October 1, 2015, 5:47 pm

      “Bibi is the foreign head of State most respected by Americans aside of Pope Francis.”

      “I started listening to the Netanyahu speech a few minutes into it. It was painful to listen to – but painful in a different way than it was last year or the year before that. His voice simply sounds irrelevant. Who is he talking to? He sounds out of time and irrelevant.”

      Josh Marshall, editor of TPM

    • John O
      October 2, 2015, 12:58 pm

      @Steve Grover

      “Bibi is the foreign head of State…”

      Netanyahu is the prime minister of Israel. The president of Israel is the head of state.

    • Ellen
      October 3, 2015, 12:24 am

      Strange, you’d not know it considering that Samantha -fetch-dog Powers was instructed not to attend Nuttyyahoo’s speech. Or that the US delegation refused applaud him as all Nutty’s minions did in the peanut gallery.

      http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/01/former-u-s-diplomat-says-amb-powers-instructed-to-skip-netanyahus-un-speech/

      • just
        October 3, 2015, 12:38 am

        Samantha’s photo in your link is stunning. I think she was listening to Boteach crooning directives in her ear way back then.

        I’m hoping that she didn’t dissolve into tears because she wasn’t allowed to grovel, applaud, and appear before her master and commander yesterday. Perhaps she’ll avail herself of some grief counseling, courtesy of her federal health plan.

        heh heh heh. Did the wind just change direction? Or was it the tilt of the earth? Perhaps it was the eclipse of the moon, after all.

  19. Refaat
    October 1, 2015, 4:13 pm

    #Netanyahu ‘s “deafening silence,” was failure. When he turned the page, he made a little noise.

  20. HarryLaw
    October 1, 2015, 4:39 pm

    That stare is a threat, leading Israeli military analyst Professor Martin Van Creval said “We could destroy all European Capitals” and “Our armed forces are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that this will happen before Israel goes under.” Creepy ain’t it? http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/israel/destroycaps.html

  21. oldgeezer
    October 1, 2015, 4:46 pm

    Pathetic and creepy doesn’t really cover it. The man is a threat to peace everywhere and a psychopathic killer.

  22. JLewisDickerson
    October 1, 2015, 4:47 pm

    Looking at Netanyahu’s face during that 44 seconds of “silence”, I think it is fair to say that he might well be suffering from a full-blown psychosis! ! !
    As Uri Avnery recently wrote, “fear can grow and become a monster”. *

    * SEE: “Netanyahu’s Ministry of Fear” | by Uri Avnery | Counterpunch | September 25, 2015

    [EXCERPT] . . . Fear is a necessary condition for human survival. Most animals in nature possess it. It helps them to respond to dangers and evade or fight them. Human beings survive because they are fearful.

    Fear is both individual and collective. Since its earliest days, the human race has lived in collectives. This is both a necessary and a desired condition. Early humans lived in tribes. The tribe defended their territory against all “strangers” – neighboring tribes – in order to safeguard their food supply and security. Fear was one of the uniting factors.

    Belonging to one’s tribe (which after many evolutions became a modern nation) is also a profound psychological need. It, too, is connected with fear – fear of other tribes, fear of other nations.

    But fear can grow and become a monster.

    Recently I received a very interesting article by a young scientist, Yoav Litvin, dealing with this phenomenon.

    It described, in scientific terms, how easily fear can be manipulated. The science involved was the research of the human brain, based on experiments with laboratory animals like mice and rats.

    Nothing is easier than to create fear. For example, mice were given an electric shock while exposed to rock music. After some time, the mice showed reactions of extreme fear when the rock music was played, even without being given a shock. The music alone produced fear.

    This could be reversed. For a long time, the music was played for them without the pain. Slowly, very slowly, the fear abated. But not completely: when, after a long time, a shock was again delivered with the music, the full symptoms of fear re-appeared immediately. Once was enough.

    Apply this to human nations, and the results are the same.

    The Jews are a perfect laboratory specimen. Centuries of persecution in Europe taught them the value of fear. Smelling danger from afar, they learned to save themselves in time – generally by flight.

    In Europe, the Jews were an exception, inviting victimizing. In the Byzantine (East Roman) Empire, Jews were normal. All over the empire, territorial peoples turned into ethnic-religious communities. A Jew in Alexandria could marry a Jewess in Antioch, but not the girl next door, if she happened to be an Orthodox Christian.

    This “millet” system endured all through the Islamic Ottoman Empire, the British Mandate and still lives happily in today’s State of Israel. An Israeli Jew cannot legally marry an Israeli Christian or Muslim in Israel.

    This was the reason for the absence of anti-Semitism in the Arab world, apart from the detail that the Arabs are Semites themselves. Jews and Christians, the “peoples of the book”, have a special status in an Islamic state (like Iran today), in some ways second-class, in some ways privileged (they do not have to serve in the army). Until the advent of Zionism, Arab Jews were no more fearful than most other human beings.

    The situation in Europe was quite different. Christianity, which split off from Judaism, harbored a deep resentment towards the Jews from the start. The New Testament contains profoundly anti-Jewish descriptions of Jesus’ death, which every Christian child learns at an impressionable age. And the fact that the Jews in Europe were the only people (apart from the gypsies) who had no homeland made them all the more suspicious and fear-inspiring.

    The continued suffering of the Jews in Europe implanted a continuous and deep-seated fear in every European Jew. Every Jew was on continuous alert, consciously, unconsciously or subconsciously, even in times and countries which seemed far from any danger . . .

    ENTIRE COMMENTARY – http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/25/netanyahus-ministry-of-fear/

    • JLewisDickerson
      October 2, 2015, 12:52 am

      P.S. During the 44 seconds of silence, perhaps Netanyahu is giving the General Assembly the ‘evil eye’? I’ve never really understood exactly what the ‘evil eye’ looks like, but maybe he actually stopped speaking so that he could concentrate on giving the UN the ‘evil eye’.

      • Evil eye – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_eye

    • JLewisDickerson
      October 2, 2015, 12:56 am
    • Maximus Decimus Meridius
      October 2, 2015, 6:11 am

      “And the fact that the Jews in Europe were the only people (apart from the gypsies) who had no homeland made them all the more suspicious and fear-inspiring. ”

      Is that true? It sounds like a Zionist canard to me.

      Firstly, ”homelands” weren’t really a ‘thing’ until the rise of ethno-nationalism in the 19th century. Secondly, until that time, Jews weren’t regarded as a ‘people’ but as a religious group – nobody expected them to have a ‘homeland’.

      And while European anti-semitism is not in doubt, isn’t it also the case that for centuries, very many European Jews actively chose to self-segregate?

      • a4tech
        October 2, 2015, 6:54 am

        “Is that true? It sounds like a Zionist canard to me. – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/10/netanyahus-silence-pathetic#comment-799899

        Well, they were definitely the most visible outliers in Europe after the Moor’s were chased out of Iberia.

        And regarding your second point, “homelands” is definitely a thing, but it is more complex and psychological than just wanting a place to own to yourself. Zionism is a pathological desire to own a physical homeland at any cost.

        Lastly, your closing statement sounds a lot like what the Neo-nazis and white nationalists in Europe always parrot in the present time about Muslims or Arabs.

      • eljay
        October 2, 2015, 7:31 am

        || Maximus Decimus Meridius: “And the fact that the Jews in Europe were the only people (apart from the gypsies) who had no homeland made them all the more suspicious and fear-inspiring. ”

        Is that true? It sounds like a Zionist canard to me. … ||

        Every person in Europe had a homeland. These homelands may not have treated all of their citizens properly, but that doesn’t mean that Jewish citizens had no homelands and it doesn’t mean that they were entitled to a religion-supremacist “Jewish State” elsewhere in the world and to commit (war) crimes to realize it.

      • Citizen
        October 2, 2015, 8:35 am

        Heimat (pronounced [ˈhaɪmat]) is a German word with no English equivalent; it denotes the relationship of a human being toward a certain spatial social unit. The term forms a contrast to social alienation and usually carries positive connotations. It is often expressed with terms such as home or homeland.
        Always wonder who made the call to name DHS, Department of Homeland Security.

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius
        October 2, 2015, 9:06 am

        “Lastly, your closing statement sounds a lot like what the Neo-nazis and white nationalists in Europe always parrot in the present time about Muslims or Arabs. ”

        Well, that’s a nice way to get out of discussing what I actually said.

        Some Muslims and Arabs DO self-segregate in Europe. Many don’t. Similarly, many Jews did indeed self-segregate in Europe, just as they are doing in the self-styled ”Jewish state”. That in no way justifies anti-semitism, but it doesn’t invalidate the point either.

      • Annie Robbins
        October 2, 2015, 10:16 am

        he’s wrong anyway Maximus. the statement isn’t something Neo-nazis and white nationalists say, much less “always parrot in the present time about Muslims or Arabs.”

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius
        October 2, 2015, 9:08 am

        @eljay

        My point is that until about the 19th century, nobody thought in terms of ‘homelands’ or ethnicities. The Jews were regarded more as a religious minority – and that was a very bad thing to be in pre-modern Europe – than as foreigners without a ‘homeland’.

      • eljay
        October 2, 2015, 9:16 am

        || Maximus Decimus Meridius: @eljay My point is that until about the 19th century, nobody thought in terms of ‘homelands’ or ethnicities. The Jews were regarded more as a religious minority – and that was a very bad thing to be in pre-modern Europe – than as foreigners without a ‘homeland’. ||

        I understand and agree with what your saying. But in your earlier post, in response to this statement…

        ” … the Jews in Europe were the only people (apart from the gypsies) who had no homeland … “

        …you (rhetorically?) asked “Is that true?”

        My response was directed at that (rhetorical?) question.

      • eljay
        October 2, 2015, 9:33 am

        || eljay: … I understand and agree with what your saying. … ||

        Correction: … with what you’re saying. …

        (Sorry, RoHa!)

      • Antidote
        October 2, 2015, 4:10 pm

        “Is that true? It sounds like a Zionist canard to me.”

        It is not true. The only thing that separates Jews and “gypsies” from most other peoples without a homeland/state used to be that neither group sought a homeland/state – but that has long ceased to be the case wrt Jews. Why do Zionists still compare themselves to “gypsies”? Because both were subject to centuries of persecutions, expulsions, and genocidal attacks, especially, but not exclusively, by Nazi Germany. Yet only Zionist Jews continued to claim, especially after the Holocaust, that only a Jewish homeland/state could save them from another Holocaust. Even though, according to Netanyahu, this is now a very real threat BECAUSE there IS a Jewish state targeted for annihilation by Iran (N’s speech before “silence”).

        As for other peoples without a homeland/state , some are listed here:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stateless_nation

        The Scottish case may be of particular interest here. Because according to a recent book,

        “many of the national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were of Jewish descent, their ancestors originating in France and Spain. Much of the traditional historical account of Scotland, it is proposed, rests on fundamental interpretive errors, perpetuated in order to affirm Scotland’s identity as a Celtic, Christian society. A more accurate and profound understanding of Scottish history has thus been buried.”

        http://www.amazon.ca/When-Scotland-Was-Jewish-Archeology/dp/0786477091

        Maybe the Zionists should all move to Scotland, then? Instant peace in the ME! And the Scots? I’m sure Germany would love to take them (surely the Scots would understand German Sparpolitik,elsewhere inaccurately translated as “austerity”), even more so than taking in the Syrians, not to mention the “gypsies” and other folks from the Balkans

      • Froggy
        October 2, 2015, 7:39 pm

        Antidote : ‘The Scottish case may be of particular interest here. Because according to a recent book, “many of the national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were of Jewish descent, their ancestors originating in France and Spain. Much of the traditional historical account of Scotland, it is proposed, rests on fundamental interpretive errors, perpetuated in order to affirm Scotland’s identity as a Celtic, Christian society. A more accurate and profound understanding of Scottish history has thus been buried.”

        Sooooo… are you saying that Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s favourite son and national poet, was actually Rabbi Burns?

      • Froggy
        October 2, 2015, 8:29 pm

        Antidote :

        I offer you a bit of Scottish history.

        The Declaration of Arbroath (1320) was written by Bernard, Abbot of Arbroath (Scotland), the King’s Chancellor on behalf of the barons and community of the realm of Scotland, which was delivered to the Pope in Avignon in France.

        The letter, which can be thought of as Scotland’s Declaration of Independence, sets out Scotland’s determination to fight for both her king and her independence. The nobles offered help in a future crusade if the Pope would urge England to make peace. Eight earls and thirty-eight barons put their seals to the Declaration. Their names were written by a clerk at the foot of the parchment.

        Included in this medieval document is the following statement: “… cum non sit Pondus nec distinccio Judei et Greci, Scoti aut Anglici” [Translation: “….there is neither bias not distinction between Jew and Greek, Scotsman or Englishman….”]

        At a time when, throughout the Christian world, it was thought to be right, just, and even holy, to slaughter Jews, only the Scots were brave enough, and sufficiently far-seeing, to draft a declaration of nationhood which included the rights of Jews to dwell in peace in their country, and then deliver this declaration to the pope, of all people.

        Throughout the centuries the Scots never violated the declaration made in 1320. There is no history of anti-Semitism in Scotland.

        Nuttyahoo would do well to pay a bit more attention to Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s national poet, who wrote-

        Then let us pray that come it may,
        (As come it will for a’ that,)
        That Sense and Worth, o’er a’ the earth,
        Shall bear the gree, an’ a’ that.
        For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
        It’s coming yet for a’ that,
        That Man to Man, the world o’er,
        Shall brothers be for a’ that.

      • RoHa
        October 2, 2015, 9:17 pm

        In the Burns Museum in Ayr I saw a pair of glasses marked “Tibbie Stein’s glasses”, and I decided then that it was “Rabbi”, not “Rabbie”.

        (I went there with my parents, many years ago. My father and I made fun of the exhibits, in rather loud voices. My mother pretended she didn’t know us.)

      • Froggy
        October 2, 2015, 10:41 pm

        Isabella Steven or Tibbie Stein was the daughter of a tenant farmer from Littlehill or Little Hill Farm (NS467305) that adjoined the Burns’s farm at Lochlea. ‘Stein’ is an alternative form of the surname ‘Steven’. Littlehill had three acres of land that are said to have been little better than peat moss. She is also said to have lived in Tarbolton.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Steven

      • a4tech
        October 3, 2015, 1:01 am

        “he’s wrong anyway Maximus. the statement isn’t something Neo-nazis and white nationalists say, much less “always parrot in the present time about Muslims or Arabs.” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/10/netanyahus-silence-pathetic#sthash.X1cLp01O.dpuf

        Sure Annie, of all people you would know the best about what sort of statements neo-nazis and white nationalists like to make about Muslims, I suppose.

      • Antidote
        October 3, 2015, 11:22 am

        @froggy

        “are you saying that Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s favourite son and national poet, was actually Rabbi Burns? ”

        most people would consider this to be a joke

        http://www.gocomics.com/cornered/2014/01/25

        But then, you never know. “Burns” could qualify as a Jewish name, I suppose, and Haggis as a “Jewish culinary treat”, adapted by Scots.

        http://www.selectsurnames2.com/burns.html
        http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/01/07/haggis-a-rare-scottish-jewish-culinary-treat/

        Add to this that Robert Burns’ day job was that of a tax collector, and some people may take the whole thing seriously.

        I certainly don’t.

        “I offer you a bit of Scottish history.

        The Declaration of Arbroath (1320) …. which can be thought of as Scotland’s Declaration of Independence, sets out Scotland’s determination to fight for both her king and her independence. … At a time when, throughout the Christian world, it was thought to be right, just, and even holy, to slaughter Jews, only the Scots were brave enough, and sufficiently far-seeing, to draft a declaration of nationhood which included the rights of Jews to dwell in peace in their country, and then deliver this declaration to the pope, of all people.

        Throughout the centuries the Scots never violated the declaration made in 1320. There is no history of anti-Semitism in Scotland.”

        Thanks for the “history lesson”. A much more plausible explanation for the lack of medieval pogroms in Scotland is the assumption that were no Jews in Scotland prior to the 17th century. On this see this publication (which also trashes the book I cited above)

        https://books.google.ca/books/about/Caledonian_Jews.html?id=IWmiIp3uWEkC

        Your complimentary point – Jews were regularly slaughtered in the rest of Europe throughout the Middle Ages — is also rather controversial. See

        http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8406.html

        And you may want to google: Antisemitism in Scotland. Plenty of hits. Appears to be an epidemic recently. Not unrelated to Zionism and Israel. But how come Independence minded Scots are supposedly the most anti-semitic?

      • Froggy
        October 4, 2015, 2:23 pm

        Antidote : My father was a Scot, as was my late husband, a Glaswegian, who lived his entire life in Glasgow. I also lived in Glasgow. I have relatives in Scotland who live in Glasgow, outwith Fort William, and the Western Isles.

        The Scots aren’t anti-Semetic, something that native Jewish Scots, people who had grown up in Scotland assured me was, and is, true.

        Scots are a direct people, brutally direct, and will say what they think. Hasbara won’t work on Scots, and typically a Scot will call a liar and bullshitter to his face.

        @Antidote : “And you may want to google: Antisemitism in Scotland. Plenty of hits. Appears to be an epidemic recently. Not unrelated to Zionism and Israel. But how come Independence minded Scots are supposedly the most anti-semitic?”

        Not surprising. Though it isn’t ‘anti-Semitism’. It’s ordinary people expressing opposition to a murderous, thieving regime. The zionistas can call it anything they want, but calling the Scots anti-Semites isn’t true, and everyone (except maybe the poor, ignorant Americans) know better than to believe zionista slurs.

        As for bragging – Netanyahoo style – Scots will respond to a braggart, bringing him back to earth, by saying : Ah kent yer faither. (IOW, You’re not so special. I know who you are and where you came from.)

        In Glasgow, the Chabad makes Kosher haggis every year for the Kosher Burns Supper. And why not? They’re Scots, after all. Amongst the offical tartans, there is a Jewish one, and it’s official and properly registered with the Scottish Tartans Authority.

        http://www.jewishtartan.com/

        Scotland is an immigrant country with waves of Angles, Picts, Vikings, Jutes, Normans, French, Gaels, and others coming as invaders or settlers. Immigration has continued to today, with new Scots coming from India and Pakistan, Poland and central Europe, Italians,people who are Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Eastern Orthodox, Buddhist, and others. All are Scottish.

      • bryan
        October 5, 2015, 8:56 am

        @Citizen – probably a neo-con. The term surfaced in American usage in 1997, coincidental with PNAC. See http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/31/us/washington-talk-prickly-roots-of-homeland-security.html

      • eljay
        October 2, 2015, 11:48 am

        || y_litvin: check it: link to counterpunch.org ||

        … The Israeli government and media outlets persistently portray the Palestinian side as a threat to the very existence of Israelis, the so-called “demographic threat”. …

        This is new. The way I’ve seen it portrayed numerous times, the Palestinian side is a threat to the existence of Israel as a “Jewish State”. (Not sure about it being a threat to “Israelis”, 20% of whom are not Jewish.)

  23. HarryLaw
    October 1, 2015, 5:08 pm

    “Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”

    –Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

    • ejran
      October 2, 2015, 8:27 am

      So true. That is why it’s crucial to always have an enemy, create an enemy, and maintain the illusion of being in danger and under threat. It goes a long way in controlling the population. It gives governments the freedom to curtail freedoms and do all kinds of unpopular things. Peace is actually a threat to nations like the US and Israel, to extreme capitalist economies that thrive on wars.

    • Citizen
      October 2, 2015, 8:39 am

      Yes, HarryLaw, I often think of what Goering said because the nightly news anchors and pundits make it so relevant.

  24. Kay24
    October 1, 2015, 5:22 pm

    Here is why Benjamin may have been sore today:

    “Shortly after Abbas’ speech, the Quartet on the Middle East— comprised of the UN, EU, US and Russia— released a statement reiterating its goals: A negotiated two-state outcome “that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for Statehood and sovereignty, ends the occupation that began in 1967 and resolves all permanent status issues in order to end the conflict.”
    http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/WATCH-LIVE-Netanyahu-delivers-address-to-UN-General-Assembly-419606

    He keeps referring to the Holocaust at every opportunity, to bring sympathy for Israel. I think the world has done enough to compensate Israel for what happened then, and since the Palestinians are the real victims today, time for the world to save the present day victims of oppression and violence.

    • RoHa
      October 1, 2015, 7:52 pm

      “He keeps referring to the Holocaust at every opportunity, to bring sympathy for Israel. I think the world has done enough to compensate Israel for what happened then,”

      Not really compensation. The Holocaust did not happen in Israel. Israel did not exist at that time, and the Jews who were living in Palestine were being protected from the Nazis by the British. The Holocaust happened to European Jews. Real compensation would go to the survivors, regardless of where they live now. But I am told that quite a few of the survivors who live in Israel get no benefit from the “compensation” given to Israel.

      • Kay24
        October 1, 2015, 10:22 pm

        So true. While the real victims of the Holocaust live with quiet dignity, even though neglected by the government of Israel, those who keep bringing the Holocaust up, are simply using it for their own agendas.

      • oldgeezer
        October 1, 2015, 10:27 pm

        It’s a shakedown racket with the actual victims being victimized yet again. Zionists didn’t care what happened to European Jews then so why should they now.

  25. Kay24
    October 1, 2015, 5:36 pm

    Guys, you will find this hilarious if you haven’t seen it already.

    Netanyahu’s’ 44-second silence at the U.N. is being mocked with musical interludes

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/10/01/netanyahus-44-second-silence-at-the-u-n-is-being-mocked-with-musical-interludes/

  26. amigo
    October 1, 2015, 5:54 pm

    Meanwhile two Jews have been shot in the west bank and the IDF is out in force looking for the perpetrators.They are still however stil looking for the killers who burned a families home and killed the parents and a baby boy.No four battallions out looking for those perpetrators.

    “The IDF ordered four battalions to join existing military forces in the West Bank in the wake of a terror attack in which an Israeli couple was shot and killed. The decision was made following a security evaluation held by IDF General Staff on Thursday night.” j post

    http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/IDF-deploys-4-battalions-to-West-Bank-after-deadly-shooting-of-Israeli-couple-419728

    • Kay24
      October 1, 2015, 6:05 pm

      I bet they will find them faster than those who burnt and killed almost an entire family including a little baby.

      • Annie Robbins
        October 1, 2015, 6:43 pm

        they won’t be finding the jewish baby killers kay.

        from the article:

        the IDF will surround a number of Palestinian villages in the vicinity of the attack to help the hunt for the terrorists.

        remember how they did that when the setter family was killed. they held a whole town hostage for a month until they got a “confession” from 2 teens. one who had come out of the hospital the night before the attack and could hardly walk, much less walk a few miles.

      • inbound39
        October 1, 2015, 7:18 pm

        That is what gives Israel no credibility whatsoever Kay! It is a yawning anomally.

      • Kay24
        October 1, 2015, 10:25 pm

        No Annie, if they wanted to, they would have found the terrorists hours after the tragic attack on innocent Palestinians. The criminals will always be protected by the criminals who govern that country.

    • Neil Schipper
      October 2, 2015, 6:18 am

      The Palestinian militant organisation Hamas, which is dominant in Gaza, said “we bless the killing of settlers in the West Bank”.

      Spokesman Husam Badran said: “We call on our people in the West Bank to carry out more quality operations like the [one] today.

      “This is the only solution which is supported by the masses of our people everywhere.”

      Israeli couple shot dead in West Bank – BBC News

      Hamas spokesmen issued similar laudatory statements in the immediate aftermath of the kidnapping of the three Jewish teens prior to last summer’s Gaza war. Presuming the spokesmen didn’t have inside knowledge of the events, they make these statements without knowing if the action was an actual political act.

      A non-politically motivated act — robbery attempt, personal vendetta, American-style gun-nut shooting — is unlikely but not impossible to imagine.

  27. fingrinn
    October 1, 2015, 6:46 pm

    The Fletcher memorial
    (Roger Waters)

    Take all your overgrown infants away somewhere
    and build them a home a little place of their own
    the Fletcher memorial
    home for incurable tyrants and kings
    and they can appear to themselves every day
    on closed circuit t.v.
    to make sure they’re still real
    it’s the only connection they feel

  28. amigo
    October 1, 2015, 6:49 pm

    I believe there are 1000 troops in a battalion so add that to those murderous killers all ready roaming around the West Bank and Israel will commit a lot of crimes in the next few days,They will find the so called shooter but it may not be the one who did it.Some poor Palestinian kid will be executed and then named the killer.Hundreds will be arrested and dozens of home will be assaulted and their occupants terrorized .Their rooms will be used as toilets for the most moral army to leave it,s vile excrement behind as a message..Money and equipment will be stolen etc etc.

    This the Israel that netanyahu claims everyone lies about and wants to delegitimise .Your damn right netanyahu.We want to put “your” Israel out of business.

    • Annie Robbins
      October 1, 2015, 8:02 pm

      i’m sure they’ll kill several people, that always happens anyway so why would it be different now. they don’t say it blatantly, that they’ll kill several ever time a jew dies, but that’s what they do. it’s just their normal MO. it’s who they are.

      • a blah chick
        October 1, 2015, 9:13 pm

        I would like to know how the people who killed the couple are cowards but the guy who shot Hadil isn’t.

      • just
        October 2, 2015, 6:54 am

        And here’s the US’ MO:

        “The U.S. said overnight Friday it “strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place late Thursday evening in the West Bank.” State Department spokesman John Kirby said: “We extend our condolences to the victims’ family. We urge all sides to maintain calm, avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this tragedy, and work together to bring the perpetrators to justice.””

        read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.678511

        Uh- huh. What about the arsonist/murderers of the Dawabshe family that are being protected by Israel? What words do you have for Hadil’s death by execution and her family’s pain and loss?

        “Parents of slain Palestinian teen say Israeli forces planted knife” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/10/palestinian-israeli-planted#sthash.N8c13wuJ.dpuf

        How about these two youths who were murdered?

        “Denial is an important and often underemphasized dimension of Israel’s violence toward Palestinians. The Forensic Architecture team explains how the Nakba day killing of 17-year-old Nadeem Nawara and 16-year-old Mohammad Abu Daher in 2014 is a microcosm of how Israel denies historical crimes and daily incidents equally. The Nakba day massacre was denied, just like the Nakba of 1948 it was commemorating.” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/?s=nawara#sthash.aweWgzCH.dpuf

        How about all of the murders of Palestinians??? How about Salem Shemaly?

        “Video: A beautiful brother went looking for his family in the death zone (Updated)” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/beautiful-brother-looking#sthash.Z8MQNADX.dpuf

        You can read the Israeli response @ the link, too. All blame from them goes to Abbas for his “incitement”. Never mind that the elected PM of Israel is the inciter and hater in chief. There’s a reason that some folks never comment on Kate’s compilations. I still wish that US leaders would visit her place and face the truth. I’m sure that it’s too much to expect them to comment~ even ‘Hasbara Central’ doesn’t.

        sos.

      • mariapalestina
        October 2, 2015, 8:47 am

        Wouldn’t be surprised if Bibi bombs Gaza again, as he did last year in retaliation for the mysterious death of three settler teens.

  29. talknic
    October 1, 2015, 9:20 pm

    http://webtv.un.org/watch/israel-general-debate-70th-session/4524065777001

    There’s another weird silence at about 16:17 til 17:04

    At 33 min – Netanyahu says he’s willing to negotiate with the Palestinians, no pre-conditions …

    He then immediately names two preconditions, disarmament and recognition of the Jewish state. Neither of which have any legal standing.

    Netanyahu never once says Israel will end the occupation or stop the illegal settlements, the two most significant and legally required moves Israel could make towards peace

    • eljay
      October 1, 2015, 9:33 pm

      || talknic: … Netanyahu says he’s willing to negotiate with the Palestinians, no pre-conditions …

      He then immediately names two preconditions …

      Netanyahu never once says Israel will end the occupation or stop the illegal settlements … ||

      King Bibi reads from the same Zio-supremacist playbook as his subjects: Always “peace”*, but never – ever – justice, accountability and equality.
      ____________________
      *Where “peace” means that Israel:
      – gets to keep as much as possible of what it has stolen;
      – is absolved of responsibility and accountability for its past and on-going (war) crimes;
      – is absolved of its obligations under international law (including RoR of refugees); and
      – remains a religion-supremacist “Jewish State”.

    • oldgeezer
      October 1, 2015, 10:15 pm

      No matter how they dress him up he remains a cheap duplicitous thug in a suit.

    • Kay24
      October 1, 2015, 10:29 pm

      Good point. You can gauge just how sincere this lunatic is, when he fails to admit that they are guilty of being occupiers, and that they will stop the world condemned land grabs and illegal settlements. He can breathe fire, pound his chest, and blame the occupied, but everyone knows he prefers the status quo.

    • Citizen
      October 2, 2015, 8:17 am

      Two key conditions subsequent (in legal sense) to Oslo Accords, right? Yet hasbara bots littered Twitter yesterday, claiming Israel did honor Oslo but the Palestinians never have done so.

  30. Bandolero
    October 1, 2015, 11:50 pm

    When Netanyahu would use another time silence making such a face, I would find it a fine idea, if someone would be there who said loudly:

    America is something that can be easily moved. Moved to the right direction.They won’t get in our way.

    And somebody else might say:

    We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq. It swung American public opinion in our favor.

    Banners put up with these words might also be useful.

    I hope these words aren’t anti-semitic?

  31. edwardm
    October 2, 2015, 12:59 am

    Soundtrack!

  32. talknic
    October 2, 2015, 1:41 am

    What was the fumbled glasses routine at the beginning?

    He looks around the room without glasses

    Then chooses one pair of glasses of two

    Puts the second pair on , fumbling slightly. Looks in one direction, for a brief moment, then immediately removes them

    Doesn’t need glasses for the rest of his speech

    • Accentitude
      October 5, 2015, 8:05 am

      Someone told him that people look intelligent when they wear glasses but even with glasses, he knew he couldn’t pull off that “intelligence shit” so he decided to keep it real…..real stupid.

  33. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    October 2, 2015, 5:57 am

    Malignant narcissist. Rather like the ‘country’ he represents.

  34. diasp0ra
    October 2, 2015, 7:21 am

    Was this supposed to be a rhetorical tool to emphasize the silence of the world on the Iran deal?

    Because I don’t think it worked like he wanted.

    Also sneering at the world made him look like a cross teacher reprimanding his children, not like a respectable world leader among many equals.

    • just
      October 2, 2015, 7:57 am

      Mika Brzezinski just showed the silent sneer/snarl~ she declared it “very effective”.

      So there. Nanny nanny poo poo… !

  35. Fritz
    October 2, 2015, 7:54 am

    „When bad behaviour is rewarded it only gets worse”. One of the few truths the president of the state of Israel presented to his audience. However, how did he behave? I followed the UN webcast and found the following:

    In contrast to all other speakers he didn’t greet the president of the assembly. In contrast to all other speakers he left the audience without waiting for being accompanied by the president of the assembly. And in contrast to all speakers, he extended his time to speak over more than the double as all others. Netanyahu had 43:08 min, near to all speakers were under 20 min at least, most were about 15 min (Austria, Greece, Germany, Ireland).

    We will see what the behaviour of Netanyahu will be during his next speech at UN.

  36. Ossinev
    October 2, 2015, 8:08 am

    Didn`t a certain A.Hitler use a “staring pause ” technique in his speeches ?

  37. Citizen
    October 2, 2015, 8:32 am

    I watched Bibi’s performance. To me it was both laughable as so contrived, and frightening. This guy has the button for a stockpile of 400 war nukes, and a delivery system as good as the USA’s. HIs performance also reminded me of Hitler’s in so many old vintage film reels in its theatrics. Mussolini did something similar, but he was less versatile. Is Bibi a paranoid psychopath?

    One of his talking points within his obsession with Iran was that Iran was striving to “break into” the nuclear bomb group, trying to “sneak” into said group. I was struck by this typical hypocritical aspect of hasbara because the record shows Israel acquired the bomb against JFK’s wishes; Israel sneaked into having the bomb–even stole uranium and nuke triggers from the USA with the help of certain Americans. If memory serves, didn’t Bibi himself play a part in that?

    • Chu
      October 2, 2015, 2:22 pm

      Citizen,

      Here’s a good documentary on Dimona that covers a lot of the JFK period.

  38. WTraveler
    October 2, 2015, 8:49 am

    Netanyahu may one day be indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court. Will Bibi also respond to the indictment with a contemptuous glare and silence? It’s truly sad that a significant percentage of the Israeli public still support him. Netanyahu is a disaster for Israel’s long term peace and security.

  39. Citizen
    October 2, 2015, 9:10 am

    Inside Bibi’s head at the UN:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC1nPIUihlg
    (Bibi’s theme song)

  40. echinococcus
    October 2, 2015, 9:41 am

    Mr H didn’t have hundreds of nukes, though.

  41. James Michie
    October 2, 2015, 10:16 am

    Rabid hypocrisy was also blatantly displayed by this racist, genocidal, ethnic cleansing “person”-gone-mad. Perhaps it wouldn’t have fit in with the peg for this piece, but Netanyahu’s blusterous theatrics over the Iran deal were ludicrous in the face of Zionist Israel “secretly” amassing a growing nuclear arsenal (“thanks” to France and U.S.) of upwards of 200 hydrogen, neutron and atom bombs over the past 30 years. Compounding this galactic hypocrisy is the fact that Zionist Israel refuses to sign on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and submit to U.N. inspections, along with the responsible world nuclear powers–not to mention that Iran is a signatory to the NPT and subject to U.N. inspections. I would hope that, sooner than later, the many Jewish citizens of Zionist Israel who do practice and hold to the traditional morals and values of Judaism will break their “deafening silence” and retire the longstanding extremist right-wing Zionist “government”. Only then can Israel establish peace, freedom, justice and equality for its “neighbors”, the Palestinians.

  42. Misterioso
    October 2, 2015, 12:20 pm

    Netanyahu’s real fear of the deal signed with Iran by the U.S. (along with Britain, France, Germany, Russia and Japan) stems from his realization that it marks the beginning of the beginning of the end of Israel’s “special relationship” with America.

    America’s shift has been apparent for some time.
    To wit:

    “‘According to a high official with Israel’s current coalition government, the Obama administration “no longer seems to see Israel as a ‘special’ or ‘extraordinary’ state in the Middle East, with which the U.S. must maintain a different dialogue than with other states. ‘The feeling is that the dialogue and coordination with the Arab states and with Europe is today no less important to the U.S. and perhaps more so than with Israel,’ the official said.” (Ha’aretz, 8 May 2009)

    Israeli Minister of Trade, Industry and Labor, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, says the world is tired of Israel and that Israel, rather than the Gaza Strip, is actually blockaded.
    “We’re not the ones maintaining a blockade. We’re blockaded, utterly isolated. We’re in a situation where the world is tired of us.”

    “They’re tired of hearing our explanations, of showing empathy for our troubles, even if they’re real troubles. [The world is] Tired of understanding us. This business just isn’t working anymore. After 43 years, nobody wants to hear any more explanations about why this occupation is continuing and how we have nobody to talk to.” (Yediot Ahronot, July 1/10)

    “‘Israel is supposed to be working with us, not against us,’” Foreign Policy quoted an [American] intelligence officer as saying. ‘If they want to shed blood, it would help a lot if it was their blood and not ours. You know, they’re supposed to be a strategic asset. Well, guess what? There are a lot of people now, important people, who just don’t think that’s true.’ ” (Haaretz, January 13, 2012)

    “The United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the country’s nuclear facilities, as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.” (YNet News.com., Sept. 3,2012 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4276276,00.html) YNet News.com Sept. 3, 2012

    Israel losing America – YNet
    Op-ed: As US map of interests in Middle East changes, White House getting increasingly tired of our conduct
    By Eitan Haber
    Excerpt:
    “In recent years, the US map of interests in the Middle East is changing. The American interest in our region is decreasing, not to mention the fact that the US is getting rid of the dependence on Middle Eastern oil. We are losing the special status of the eldest and spoilt child in the eyes of the White House. To put it explicitly, the current president (and the next president, whoever that may be) no longer “works for us” and is increasingly returning to the format of the “problem child.” To put it in our words, it seems that we have burnt our dish in the kitchens of the White House and Capitol Hill. They are getting increasingly tired of our conduct.

    “We always have good answers to the American conduct: Look, listen, they’re unfazed. What can you do, that’s how our friends overseas are: Unfazed. But we receive the small answers from Washington both in leaks from the White House, including the president’s statements, and in appointments of senior officials who directly influence the US policy.

    “Many of those recent appointments are not fond of us, to put it mildly. Even US Jews, especially the young ones, no longer obey every single command coming from Jerusalem. And so we are slowly losing hold of the source of our life, thousands of miles from home. That may not be so crucial at the moment, but if and when it becomes crucial, it will be too late to wake up.” (http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4390166,00.html) – (YNet, June 9, 2013)

    In 2010, Join Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen received a bombshell briefing from senior military officers. The team was dispatched by Commander General David Petraeus to brief the Pentagon on intelligence that Israeli intransigence in the peace process was jeopardizing American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and America was perceived as weak, ineffectual, and unable to stand up to Israel. (http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/03/14/the_petraeus_briefing_biden_sembarrassment_is_not_the_whole_story)

    “Former U.S. officials say CIA considers Israel to be Mideast’s biggest spy threat”
    EXCERPT:
    “…despite statements from U.S. politicians trumpeting the friendship, U.S. national security officials consider Israel to be, at times, a frustrating ally and a genuine counterintelligence threat.

    “In addition to what the former U.S. officials described to AP as intrusions in homes in the past decade, Israel has been implicated in U.S. criminal espionage cases and disciplinary proceedings against CIA officers and blamed in the presumed death of an important spy in Syria for the CIA during the administration of President George W. Bush.

    “The CIA considers Israel its No. 1 counterintelligence threat in the agency’s Near East Division, the group that oversees spying across the Middle East, according to current and former officials.” (http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/former-u-s-officials-say-cia-considers-israel-to-be-mideast-s-biggest-spy-threat-1.454189)

    Jeff Steinberg, editor of Executive Intelligence Review, 2012: “In the past five years, the dam has burst in the long-taboo subject of the strategic benefits and liabilities of the U.S. ‘special relationship’ with Israel…. And I can tell you that behind the curtains in national security circles the debate is even more intense.” (“Geopolitical Dynamics: The Palestinian Future” panel discussion, October 25, 2012)

    http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/campus-today-capitol-hill-tomorrow-israel-is-losing-future-democratic-leaders.premium-1.504371#
    “Campus today, Capitol Hill tomorrow: Israel is losing future Democratic leaders” by Tom Dan
    Haaretz, February 19/13
    EXCERPT:
    “Will, an American Harvard student, looked up as we were eating dinner and said in a trembling voice, as if the 200-year-old ceiling would cave in the second he opened his mouth: ‘I cannot see one good reason we should continue supporting you guys over there.’

    “Over the course of my three-and-a -half years at Harvard I have become used to anti-Israel remarks from some of my European (overwhelmingly pro-Palestinian) friends. But this voice of doubt, if not disengagement, about Israel came from an American and a devout Democrat, who has participated in two campaigns for seats in the Senate and the House, and is well on his way to becoming a leading figure on tomorrow’s Capitol Hill. Like Will, more and more Harvard students are criticizing Israel. You might be thinking: The elitist liberals of Harvard are no indicator of what is going on in the United States or the Democratic Party today. And you would be absolutely right. Unfortunately, it just happens to be the perfect litmus test for what is going to happen in the Democratic Party – tomorrow.” (Haaretz, February 19/13)

    .

  43. gr8pop
    October 2, 2015, 1:53 pm

    What a pathetic piece of Zionazi pig crap. Was he waiting for his standing ovations??? Apparently Obmama pulled Samantha Power from attending and cheerleading, so Satanyahu was left searching for her and looking like he shit his pants.

    I heard that after that ridiculous rant, someone stuck a “kick me” post-it note on his back … :)

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius
      October 2, 2015, 2:52 pm

      “Apparently Obmama pulled Samantha Power from attending and cheerleading, so Satanyahu was left searching for her and looking like he shit his pants. ”

      Is that true? LOL!

      Of course Ms. Power would have gazed at him lovingly, with tears brimming in her eyes, just like she does with Elie Wiesel.

      • lysias
        October 2, 2015, 3:35 pm

        Power’s spokesperson said that Power (and Kerry) could not attend Netanyahu’s speech because at that very time they were in a videoconference with Obama. Al Arabiya:

        During Netanyahu’s speech, Washington was represented by Ambassador Samantha Power’s deputy, David Pressman, and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro.

        Power and Secretary of State John Kerry are both in New York, but Reuters reported Power’s spokeswoman Hagar Chemali as saying that they had to join a video conference call with U.S. President Barack Obama that ended up coinciding with Netanyahu’s speech.

        So there was no need for Obama to issue orders. Of course, Obama may have deliberately scheduled the videoconference at this time to assure this result. (Or maybe the videoconference is a diplomatic lie.)

      • Annie Robbins
        October 2, 2015, 3:42 pm

        a video conference call with … Obama that ended up coinciding with Netanyahu’s speech.

        funny. what are the chances obama planned the video conference to coincide w/the speech? great i’d say.

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius
        October 2, 2015, 6:22 pm

        Good find. Deffo sounds like a snub to me.

        Jilted not for a real conference, but a video conference? Love it!

      • Kay24
        October 2, 2015, 7:18 pm

        From what I read this is true. John Kerry and Samantha Powers were supposedly away for a video conference (the coincidence is questionable), and some lower ranking official remained.
        But, they must have been instructed to not applaud the clown (while the Israeli delegation gave him warm support). An article also mentioned that other delegates walked out before the warmonger spoke….must have been too much to bear.

        Watch the dead pan faces of the US delegation.

      • Froggy
        October 2, 2015, 7:45 pm

        And one of the Germans was doing his homework. I kid you not, He was reading what looked like a manual and marking passages using a yellow highlighter.

      • oldgeezer
        October 2, 2015, 8:05 pm

        @kay24

        That portion of his speech was at least true. Israel was appeased in 48 and then again in 67. Their criminality continued and even accelerated.

      • Kay24
        October 2, 2015, 10:15 pm

        CG you are right. He could have been speaking about themselves, and the way they keep being rewarded for their bad behavior.

  44. Ossinev
    October 2, 2015, 2:16 pm

    I think the practice of referring to this power crazed lunatic as “Bibi” waters down the message a bit as “Bibi” IMO tends to soften the picture and infer by default that he has a soft side to his character which is patently not the case – a fact reinforced by his ghoulish performance at the UN. Recommend simply referring to him as “Benjamin Netanyahu ” or better still “Netanyahoo” with the emphasis on the “Yahoo” . There is even the option of “Ben Nitay” the one state solution protagonist of 1978 or best of all his real off Zionist stage name Benjamin Mileikowsky”.

    A repetition of the latter on a regular basis may make him really foam at the mouth.

  45. dajson
    October 2, 2015, 2:25 pm

    I’ve got a Netanyahu impersonation. Here goes. “You’re disthpicable.” Bleebableeba That’s all folks.

  46. Misterioso
    October 2, 2015, 5:38 pm

    For the record:

    PRESS RELEASE

    For Immediate Release

    PLO Executive Committee
    Department of Culture and Information

    October 1, 2015

    Dr. Ashrawi: Netanyahu should have checked his dishonesty and deception at the door

    In response to media inquiries regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi commented:

    “Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should have checked his dishonesty and deception at the door. Netanyahu came to the United Nations to pontificate as a global savior and to instruct the world on where it went wrong and how it should behave. When it came to Palestine, rather than dealing with reality, Netanyahu presented figments of his own imagination.

    In his diatribe against Iran, Netanyahu accused it of being a “dark theocracy,” a dangerous nuclear threat and a source of violence and terrorism; ironically, he is pressing for Israel to be recognized as a Jewish state, and with his extremist government, he is insisting on turning it into an ideological theocratic state. Israel is an unaccountable nuclear power, and as a matter of policy, it continues to use violence and terror against a captive Palestinian population. With its deliberate assaults on Al-Haram Al-Sharif and Palestinian worshipers, Israel is also provoking a religious confrontation and a holy war.

    True to form, Netanyahu blames the victim and disingenuously claims to support unconditional negotiations, while simultaneously conditioning peace on the recognition of the “Jewishness of the state” and the demilitarization of Palestine; abiding by international law and honoring signed agreements are seen as pre-conditions. On the ground, Netanyahu has used the “negotiations process” for further unilateralism and as an opportunity to destroy the prospects for peace; such actions and policies constitute real “incitement” and “provocation” and feed extremism and violence.

    Netanyahu conveniently omitted the military occupation of Palestine and the enslavement of an entire nation, as well as the theft of Palestinian land and resources. When it comes to Israeli violations and culpability, Netanyahu once again engages in an act of grand deception; he is not only deflecting accountability and criticism, but also destroying the imperatives of peace.”

    • just
      October 2, 2015, 7:45 pm

      She wrote the truth.

      It should be shouted from the highest mountains to all of the people of the world.

    • just
      October 2, 2015, 7:50 pm

      Dr. Ashrawi wrote the truth very eloquently.

      It should be shouted from the highest mountains to all of the people of the world.

      The Occupying and Inciting PM has never been anything but a liar, a thief, and a brutal murderer/terrorist. It’s one of the great mysteries and disappointments of my life that anyone gives him or the people who voted for him the time of day, much less the US congress giving him standing ovations, the US gov’t giving them taxpayers’ money, the world giving him a stage, the President and the VP giving him phone and face time, and the eternal UN veto always backing him up, etc.

      Thanks, Misterioso. (sorry for repeating myself!)

  47. Froggy
    October 2, 2015, 8:43 pm

    I’m a bit surprised that delegates didn’t mistake Netanyahu’s silence for a tea break, and go off in search of something to eat.

    • Accentitude
      October 5, 2015, 7:55 am

      Most of them didn’t notice his theatrics because they were too busy playing Angry Birds on their iPhones.

  48. just
    October 2, 2015, 8:49 pm

    “Israeli politician heckles Jordanian foreign minister at UN

    Nasser Judeh was forced to abandon his speech to respond to incendiary remarks made by Tzipi Hotovely

    Israel’s rightwing deputy foreign minister heckled Jordan’s foreign minister in a breach of diplomatic protocol during a speech at the UN over the issue of mounting tension around Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque.

    According to sources widely quoted in the Israeli media, Tzipi Hotovely – Israel’s most senior diplomat – made a series of incendiary remarks during a meeting of donor countries to the Palestinian Authority, which took place on the sidelines of the UN general assembly.

    After Hotovely made her speech, she reportedly referred to how Jews who ascended to the Temple Mount – known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif and part of the wider site on which al-Aqsa stands – during the holiday of Sukkot were “blessed”, before launching into criticism of “Palestinian incitement”.

    According to reports, Hotovely said: “The conflict will be resolved when the basic values of the Palestinian Authority change. As long as Palestinian children dream of becoming engineers ‘to blow up Jews,’ none of these economic efforts will achieve their goal.”

    She also criticised the address to the UN made by the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, accusing him of incitement on the issue of the Temple Mount when he spoke of Israelis defiling the al-Aqsa Mosque with their boots.

    Replying to Hotovely, Jordan ’s foreign minister, Nasser Judeh, abandoned his own speech. “I have a written address but I don’t plan to give it because I can’t not respond to what we’ve heard from the Israeli representative,” he said, according to Israeli daily Haaretz.

    Referring to recent clashes at the religious site, Judeh said that when Israeli soldiers enter al-Aqsa with boots on it offends the 1.5 billion Muslims all over the world.

    Sources said Hotovely had to be called to order as she interrupted Judeh during his address. According to the Jerusalem Post, she accused Judeh of “distorting history” and of following in the footsteps of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in denying the existence of a Jewish temple at the holy site.

    The heated exchange is just one of a number of events concerning al-Aqsa that have led to increasing diplomatic tensions between the two countries. Recent footage showing Israeli security forces entering the mosque, which is overseen by the Waqf – a religious institution under Jordan’s control – was widely circulated several weeks ago. Hotovely’s remarks also followed Netanyahu’s own recriminatory speech to the UN on Thursday, in which hedenounced delegates for being “obsessively hostile” to Israel.

    Hotovely, who is Israel’s most senior diplomat in the absence of a foreign minister – a post retained by Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, – is no stranger to controversy. In a recent interview, she insisted that the prospect of Israel handing over parts of the West Bank to the Palestinians was not “even on the list of options we’re offering”.

    The issue of violence around the issue of al-Aqsa was raised in speeches to the UN general assembly this week by Abbas, Netanyahu and King Abdullah of Jordan in a separate speech. …”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/02/israels-deputy-foreign-minister-heckles-jordanian-counterpart-at-un-meeting

    She’s running a close second to Netanyahu for disgusting and uncivilized behavior in Israel and at the UN.

  49. Marnie
    October 3, 2015, 12:18 am

    Israel should have been kicked out of the UN years ago. Netanyahu’s hucksterism and Hotovely’s lack of any diplomatic skills should seal the deal.

  50. oldgeezer
    October 3, 2015, 12:45 pm

    How does a supposedly secular leader of a (laughably) supposedly secular state stand before the UN and claim that Israel is ours as our bible states that god gave it to us.

  51. Marnie
    October 5, 2015, 2:20 am

    This Land is Mine – YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-evIyrrjTTY

    Damn Pat Boone – should have stayed with lame covers of real artists.

  52. Accentitude
    October 5, 2015, 7:54 am

    Wow, how dramatic of him. Forget Kate Winslet or Hugh Jackman. Maybe Katy Perry and Snooki can present the MTV Movie Award for Best Dramatic Performance to Bibi Netanyahu next year.

  53. Vera Gottlieb
    October 12, 2015, 10:48 am

    Please!!! spare me the sight of this living cell…it makes me want to vomit.

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