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  • Israeli minister says IDF should have fired on unarmed Palestinian protesters for humiliating a soldier
    • I saw a better picture of her on Twitter and she looks older than the one above.

    • Doesn't the soldier make some comment about lefties? Yep, it's all those liberals (possibly from New York!) stirring up the natives.

    • Now dad weighs in. From yesterday's Haaretz

      "Father of IDF Soldier Attacked by Palestinians Says Proud of Son's Restraint
      If women had been hurt, the incident 'would have ended in a completely different way,' father tells Army Radio; Palestinian girl seen on video tells Channel 2 soldier used too much force."

      Ahed used too much force. The stupid burns.

      "In the Army Radio interview, the father called the incident an "unpleasant provocation," adding that while he doesn't know if the scuffle was planned in advance, "it was no coincidence that there were people and photographers around."
      In response to the question whether the incident could have been prevented had the soldier not chased the teen, who, according to witnesses, didn't throw stones, the father said: "It's very easy to sit in the living-room and say what the soldiers ought to have done in that situation, and I won't do that. I'm convinced that the soldiers had the right instructions on what to do, and these things can happen."
      The father asked not to comment on the soldier's comrades late reaction to the incident, as seen on the video."

      I think this is how most Israeli Jews see this incident; the "provocation" is on the Palestinian side, not with Israel for taking their land or inflicting racist settlers on them.

    • Yep, the oaf filed a complaint!

      Yesterday I opined that the slug might be the object of ridicule, I must now retract that and assert that most of the IDF seems to be composed of thugs or people too intimidated or apathetic to hold said thugs accountable.

    • The more I think about the "controversy" the sicker it gets. The soldier is being criticized for NOT shooting unarmed women and girls.

      Israel is seriously effed up. I saw on Twitter an Israeli cartoon where the artist had juxtaposed the soldier, arms in the air, with that iconic photo of the little boy being marched down the street of the Warsaw ghetto. I couldn't read the Hebrew but I think the artist was alleging that the "rules of engagement" tie soldiers' hands and leave them defenseless against "violent" Palestinians. Oh and did I mention that there was a Palestinian lady smirking in the background carrying a sling shot?

      Really hope the artist was being sarcastic but I don't think he was.

    • Either that's an old picture or Madam has been seriously airbrushed.

  • NY's Center for Jewish History to host Ayelet 'Little Snakes' Shaked in conversation with Bret 'Hiroshima' Stephens
    • "Does Ayelet bat her eyelashes when she talks about exterminating little snakes?"

      She's probably pretty bummed that none of the hunger strikers have died, yet, then she could have walked into Bennett's office carrying their bloody noggins and saying "I've brought you their heads, my lord."

      That has to move her up on the party list.

  • Videos: Brave Tamimi women of Nabi Saleh take down Israeli soldier assaulting injured child
    • Shall we countdown to the "stab in the back" metaphor?

    • Lascivious? I'll have you know I gained NO, ahem, satisfaction from this episode!

      {Pats mouth discreetly with a tissue}

    • Offered without comment. From Arutz Sheva:

      Shameful: IDF Soldier Abandoned to Arab Mob
      Calls for emergency Knesset meeting after soldier filmed being beaten by Arab women and children; Liberman: Gov't shows weakness.

      Unbelievable footage has emerged showing an IDF soldier being beaten by Arab women and children in the village of Nabi Salah, Samaria

      The video is already being seen by some as proof that the army is having its hands effectively tied, both by increasingly restrictive instructions on how to handle violent Palestinian rioters, as well as by insufficient backup from the political echelons against legal campaigns by leftist NGOs targeting IDF soldiers.

      Nabi Salah is a particularly extreme Palestinian Arab village, which also hosts large number of far-left foreign activists. Arab and foreign "activists" regularly stage provocations and violent riots targeting both nearby Jewish villagers and IDF forces.

      The video shows IDF soldiers responding to a riot on Friday, with one soldier detaining a juvenile rock-thrower. However, the situation quickly escalates as he is gradually surrounded by a crowd, largely consisting of screeching women and children.

      As the soldier calls for backup in dispersing the crowd, some of the women and youths begin punching and hitting him. Despite being armed and trained in hand-to-hand combat, he clearly feels unable to respond.

      Only after some time does another soldier arrive to disperse the crowd and extricate his colleague - who is forced to leave the rock-thrower behind.

    • God love her, and that Tweety Pie t-shirt.

    • Word is that the Israelis are going to arrest everyone involved in the incident. So we,any see young Ahed marched off to prison before her thirteenth birthday.

      Hope for their sake they bring plenty of special forces.

    • I mean why should your European vacation be ruined because someone recognized you from Facebook?

    • By way of explanation here are just a sample of the comments at the Daily Mail:

      "Have none of you read this article? This image is being claimed as a fake, please go and educate yourselves at least. Go and google Palestinian staged videos"

      "Palestinian propaganda. They wanted the soldier to fire his gun."

      "why several men just standing aroound the idf soldiers taking pictures? "

      "Maybe those mothers should have taught their children better manners. If you were in the US and throwing stones at the heads of cops or military, do you think they would just walk away?"

      I'm seeing two strains of thought in the Zionist commenters: that the film was staged or that the army showed remarkably restraint in not shooting unarmed women and girls. They staged it bu provoking the soldier. Pathetic.

    • You have to hand it to the Times of Israel:

      "Palestinian women, kids attack IDF soldier trying to arrest boy"

      A sample of the spin:

      "The IDF said it arrested two other Palestinians who threw stones, but that the commanding officer called off the arrest of the boy because of the “violent confrontation.”

      A violent confrontation with a bunch of unarmed women and girls. Also the crazies are suggesting that the video is a hoax using an actor dressed up like a soldier. Whatever.

    • "The soldier attacking the boy with the broken arm calls out (to other soldiers): “send someone over to me”. And then, to one of the protesters: “leftists (i.e. Israeli Jewish solidarity activists) are trash.”

      I'm sure he got reemed by his buddies in the mess hall later, not to mention his CO. I'm pretty sure he was violating procedure by getting into this situation...and he went viral!

      IDF manhood has taken a hit and there will be repercussions.

    • I thought the girl looked familiar.

  • God is on Israel's side, but not the United States, says Israel's new U.N. ambassador
    • If he wants to cut American apron strings great! He can start by lobbying for
      less American aid.

  • On the Road to Tantura: Interview with Hala Gabriel
    • Has anyone else noticed how concerned our resident hasbarists are making sure on getting the facts regarding Israeli behavior or actions but don't mind repeating unsubstantiated charges against Palestinians?

    • I think they did declassify some documents back in the eighties (if I am recalling it correctly) but when that resulted in books debunking Zionist history they turned around and reclassified them.

  • Israel bars African asylum seekers from entering Tel Aviv after court forces government to release detainees
    • It's plain to me why Israel is taking this harsh position on the African refugees. They know all too well how a small group of immigrants and refugees can take over a country because that's how they took over Palestine. These refugees are not Jewish and black which is a double strike against. The "nightmare" scenario is that 60,000 will grow to 100,000 then 150,000. And what's to stop them from marrying Jews and raising thousands of dark skinned kids who won't vote Likud or go into the army! Personally I hope these immigrants can lay the foundation for the death knell of Zionism, Since it has been nothing but a disaster for the Jews and Palestinians.

  • Just as Dermer turned the White House into a diplomatic battlefield, Danon will do the same at the UN
    • "But he never forgot the importance of creating a façade of moral justification for Israel’s actions, even as it launched wars of aggression in 1956 at Suez and again against Egypt in 1967..."

      Having been a news junkie even in my grade school days I dimly recall his faux English gentleman act. Later I developed an image of him sitting in his book lined study, writing his books while wearing a smoking jacket and sipping port.

      "Danon’s posting is part of a discernible pattern of recent appointments by Netanyahu that reflect a growing refusal to engage in any kind of recognisable diplomacy. Confrontation is preferred."

      And why shouldn't it be? It's cheap political theater that plays well with the Jewish folks back home. And there are no ramifications; no matter what they say or do the aid keeps flowing and the politicians keep beating a path to their door.

  • Videos: 'Vanity Fair' story about anti-Semitic pogrom in Paris is falling apart
  • How my return to Zimbabwe redoubled my enthusiasm for BDS in Israel/Palestine
    • Mikhael said: "Approximately 2,500 Israeli deaths, the majority civilian, can be attributed to terror attacks since 1948."

      Think about that statement "the majority civilian" which means you are including people who were not civilian but military. Attacking military targets or personnel in NOT terror. You obviously got the number from the Israeli government, hardly an unbiased source. Also do you realize that the total number you cited equals the killing of Palestinians in Gaza last year?

      And what did you think is the total number of Palestinans civilians killed by Israel since 1948? Way more than a couple of thousand.

  • Beinart's fear of 'Israstine'
    • Those millions are being killed with the sanction of so-called "American values" so, yeah, maybe we shouldn't be imposing ourselves on them.

  • Racism is part of the landscape in the southern Israeli town of Dimona (Updated)
    • I have heard this complaint for years, about all the bad Arabic there is in Israel. When you consider that a good chunk of their Arabs speak it, that a good chunk of their Jewish immigrants spoke it and that they are surrounded by Arab countries the lack of decent Arabic is stunning. Perhaps a combination of laziness and contempt.

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    • Does anyone outside of Israel even use the term "Jewess"?

    • Jackdaw, for some odd reason, left out this little tidbit concerning Ms Aharish. Here she is on Netanyahu's infamous "the Arabs are voting in hordes!" statement:

      “This is shocking simply shocking to hear this…I could understand it from every other Knesset member, every other party head, because many things were said in the course of the campaign: Sephardim against Ashkenazim, Left against Right, against Arabs..."
      “But we are speaking of a prime minister. When it gets to this point, when the prime minister of Israel-- who is the prime minister, not of the People of Israel as he likes to say in his speeches, but of all the citizens of the State of Israel-- says “The Syrians are on the border, the Arabs are coming on busses—“ it is impermissible, simply impermissible…”

      She goes on for several paragraphs but don't worry, after this temporary trip off the reservation she went back to being the "Good Arab."

  • Omar Barghouti on Matisyahu: 'Perfectly reasonable to oppose performance by any bigot'
    • I feel safer already.

    • Mayhem:
      "In fact this coming weekend we have a Palestinian propagandist and provocateur Ghada Karmi speaking at the Melbourne Writers Festival and I will be there to ensure that the lies she spreads can be countered using free speech..."

  • 'New York Review of Books' offers Israel as a model to US on targeted killings and detention for terrorists
    • The NY Times has been carrying Israel's water for a very loong time. here's the headline for their article (Dec. 13, 1956) when Ben-Gurion finally made public the Kafr Qassim killings. (After they failed to bury it)

      48 ARABS KILLED; ISRAEL PENITENT; Ben-Gurion Informs Knesset That Police Slew Villagers Unaware of Curfew Was Proclaimed 'Citizens With Equal Rights'

      See what headline writer did there? Before you know anything about how or why these people died you know that Israel is "penitent." Also that these Palestinian Israelis are people with "equal rights."

      I need to get all my kvetching out before the server goes down.

  • Senator Booker and Rabbi Boteach's Iran Deal poetry slam
  • Jimmy Carter says Netanyahu has turned his back on peace
    • "A groundbreaking statesman like Herzog, a leader with courageous ideas that break with convention, has no energy for trivial matters. I should have respected that."

      Ziiiiinnnnngggg!

    • People, I think it might be time to simply ignore Mr Grover. He provides no insight and has all but admitted that he takes a perverse pleasure in provoking Mondoites into outrage. No doubt he is reading these comments now while sipping Golan Heights wine and eating Sabra hummus.

      We really need a better class of hasbarist.

    • I got so happy when I first read that and then I read it again and got frustrated.

  • 'There is no Jewish terror': Conspiracy theory that Palestinians committed Duma firebombing spreads among Israelis
    • tree, you're absolutely correct. I suspect that many an IDF man or woman, with ideas of a military career tangles with the settlers at their peril. No one up the ladder of command has their back and they know it.

      That being said people have to step up. Nothing will change until the Squishy Left starts sacrificing themselves.

    • Do you think they really intended to re-occupy Gaza last year? Before they sent in the ground troops they claimed that was the plan, like Cast Lead. I think the level of resistance surprised them and they realized they did not have the stomach for a real fight. Recall the commander who ordered the leveling of an entire neighborhood because one of his men got killed. I mean, what the hell, it's war! What did you think would happen?

    • More deep thoughts from Soldier Rotem:

      "...he thought the Israeli authorities should ignore the Duma attack and focus on Hebron. “Instead of trying to investigate whether or not it was Arabs who did the attack, they [police] should come see the attacks on soldiers.”

      Really folks, the sense of entitlement is as deep and wide as the Mississippi. Not only does he feel no sense of shame at the abuse of untermensch but believes that they must also allow him to walk the streets of segregated Hebron unhindered, with nothing but his bulletproof vest, helmet, assault rifle and Jewish superiority to protect him. Makes you wonder what all those mad Krav Maga skills are for.

      He's nothing more than a thug in uniform.

    • Morton Klein, the crazy uncle of Zionism.

      What is so pathetic about this lame conspiracy theory is that if there was an iota of evidence implicating Arabs don't you think that would have come up by now?

    • "“The whole government has a tendency to the left.”

      Well, if your starting point is Genghis Khan then I'd have to agree.

  • Churchill, Iran & 'Duck Dynasty': Mike Huckabee brings his presidential bid to the Israeli settlements
    • The Butcher has only two facial expressions: angry or smirking.

    • The GOP loves Israel because they can openly engage in ethnic cleansing with no apologies & that's the future the right wing wants for America.

    • “confused and garbled press conference,” that had “no policy he could articulate on the future of Palestinians,”

      Well, the American government doesn't have a policy either, so there's that.

      "I wanted to show solidarity with the country that most reflects a mirror image of the American spirit"

      Now that I can agree with.

  • ‘The strategic implications of these demolitions are clear’: UN slams Israeli home demolitions and settlement expansion
    • "Isaac Herzog returned from Ramallah loaded down with impressions, and hastened to write a nice composition, with good penmanship and without his parents’ help."

      That'll leave a mark.

  • Leading Israeli journalist says Israel is an Apartheid state
    • "bwahahaha. Excellent timing, Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry. It’ll make Huckabee’s visit with Netanyahu to demonize the Iran agreement so much more exciting and meaningful.."

      I have it on good authority that the two of them were seen late last night in the Oval Office, heads together, cackling maniacally, while softly intoning the word "Excellent!"

    • Haaretz is by far not the most popular news source there, that honor goes to Adelson's rag Israel Today and trust me, nothing anywhere near this attitude would be tolerated within its racist pages. I'm pretty sure that the editorials are already in the pipeline excoriating Burston as a defeatist at best and a race traitor at worse.

      Nevertheless I have felt for some time that nothing will change there until the squishy liberals, like Burston, start to feel threatened, or at lest very uncomfortable and embarassed with the policies of the government. We MAY be seeing the first cracks in that facade. Maybe.

    • "Gilad Erdan...has called hunger strikes by Palestinian security prisoners jailed for months without charge or trial “a new type of suicide terrorist attack through which they will threaten the State of Israel”

      I challenged anyone to read that statement and NOT come to the conclusion that that whole government is in deeply pathological. They are beyond help.

  • A Tale of Two Beaches: Tel Aviv and Gaza
    • Right after the boys were killed on the beach someone asked one of Israel's ambassadors (I think it was the one in Canada) what he thought of the matter. And he said that the parents were irresponsible to send their children to the beach during a war.

      No mention of the Israelis who went to the beach unhindered.

  • Does Obama have Booker? Boteach desperately plays race card and Jewish donor card
    • Shmuley's been striking out lately. I read that he was one of the people behind Adelson's new campus crusade against BDS but didn't get the job to head it. He's always been a joke I doubt few people take him serious.

      Perhaps he and Booker could return to Hebron and recapture their mojo.

  • In latest thrust at Obama, Netanyahu names UN ambassador who trashed him and said Palestinians can have 'Facebook state'
    • "I have seen a lot of news of him [Netanyahu] visiting hospitals or attempting to visit one, the efforts are sometimes not appreciated"

      Like when he tried to hug the Dawabshe uncle, what a boor.

    • "...it is hard to conceive of a more short-sighted, shameful, self-defeating and damaging appointment. Not just for Netanyahu and his government, but for all of Israel."

      I have felt for years that The Butcher suffers from a personality disorder. I'm going with narcissism. I got this list from Psychology Today, not the most reliable but what the hell.

      1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
      2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
      3. Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions).
      4. Requires excessive admiration [regularly fishes for compliments, and is highly susceptible to flattery].
      5. Has a sense of entitlement.
      6. Is interpersonally exploitative.
      7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling ... to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.
      8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her.
      9. Shows arrogant, haughty [rude and abusive] behaviors or attitudes.

    • "...we in the UK are apparently going to get Mark “most moral army in the world” Regev as our next Israeli ambassador. "

      You have my deepest sympathies.

  • 'Administrative revenge' -- settlers are believed responsible for arson targeting family on outskirts of Duma
    • "Israeli police told CNN an investigation was opened to apprehend those responsible, but would not state that the attack was nationally motivated."

      That sentence is "Israeli speak" for "we think it was done by Jews but we hope it wasn't."

      In related news the latest conspiracy theory going on in settler circles is that Duma was perpetrated by Arabs and the government is covering for them. Do NOT try to understand the logic, it will only cause seizures.

  • Radical talent Jowan Safadi's new song - 'To be an Arab'
  • Someone Else’s Normal: The Dawabshe tragedy and picturing Palestine
    • BTW, has anyone been arrested yet in the Duma killings?

    • Oh, eljay, you should have heard them. it was all "they're tying our hands!" and "what am I suppose to do when they throw a molotov cocktail at me?!" But they really should not get too hot and bothered because this "revising" of the rules of engagement is pure PR. Once things die down a bit (so to speak) things will be back to normal. The settlers will be told to cool for a time or merely wait until they are in uniform, when they will be allowed to shot at will. And in wartime burn or decapitate, but with government sanction and the cover of "self-defense."

  • 'Bernie, what about justice 4 Palestine?'
  • Israeli Banks flipping out over looming European boycott
    • eljay sez:

      "In April of this year: Matisyahu headlining pro-Zionist festival in New Orleans " OMG, got Hirsi Ali wannabe Chloe Valdary helped organize that.

      Also a white racist who sings reggae? Weird.

    • He was invited to a reggae festival and you can invite or disinvited whom you want . I'm still looking for whether it was a condition of performing to sign the statement. As for what may have upset the BDS people perhaps it was things like this from 2010, from the Jewish Chronicle online:

      "Do you honestly believe that, if someone was in the English Channel, the British navy would do anything but blow the crap out of the boat, just blow it out of the water? But still people are going to think Israel behaved horribly. As it is, Israel gives tons of aid to Gaza. And they told the people on the ship to go over to dry land and they'd bring the aid with those people overseeing it. But they [the activists] wanted to instigate whatever they wanted to. It's anarchy." He stops eating for a moment, then looks down. "No other country," he says with a heavy sigh, "would put up with the crap that Israel does."

      Max Blumenthal has a link where he endorses Ayalon and the notion that's there is no such thing as Palestine.

      Also his European and North American tour looks pretty well booked, so he won't starve.

    • The idea that the US might "unleash" the EU is interesting and coming at the same time as the ruckus about the deal Israel made with the energy company, the one that's coming back to haunt them. The US is putting pressure on The Butcher not to renege on the deal, no wonder the bankers are getting nervous.

  • Photos: New Yorkers rally for, and against, Iran Deal outside Schumer office in midtown Manhattan
  • Israel's 'blame the hand' excuse for settler violence
    • Concerning the picture above, why is Butcher Bibi constantly photographed with his bodyguards? I don't think I have ever seen another Israeli leader routinely pictured with his muscle. What is the deal?

    • "The big crime gets a pass while the small crime is pinned on “extremists”.

      In his book "My People" Abba Eban refers to the Irgun and Stern gang members as "dissidents." Anything to avoid using the "T" word.

      Also no arrests in the Duma attack. They're not even trying to make the "hand wringing" look good.

  • Netanyahu for president? He's been a citizen-- twice!
  • Why did Sec'y of State Clinton stick her nose into $465 donation to Scottish film festival in '09? (BDS)
    • “The new line will enable us to provide individual and discreet solutions for Israeli businesses exposed to boycotts and attempted boycotts,”

      I hope "discreet solutions" is not some euphemism for hit men.

  • It's not bigoted to call out the Israel lobby over Iran Deal
  • University of Illinois Chancellor steps down as judge upholds Salaita lawsuit against school on 1st amendment grounds
  • 'NYT' turns settler murder of Palestinian baby into occasion for 'soulsearching' by Israeli Jews and Jews only
    • Samah Salaime has a very interesting account at 972mag of how she got unexpectedly drafted into translating for Netanyahu when he spoke with a relative of the hospitalized family. There's a lot she covered but this part really stood out. It takes place after the meeting (behind closed doors) ends.

      "The meeting came to an end. The door opened. Muhammad and Netanyahu stood facing one another. Muhammad, the brave doctor, recoiled from Netanyahu’s attempt to hug him, and moved back. They shook hands, and it was over."

      Note how Netanyahu waits until the door is open before trying to hug the man. Like most sociopaths he understands what is expected of a respectable politician. If he must make a gesture to show his "compassion" then it will be on camera, the better to reap the positive visuals. And that's what it is all about, looking good for the camera. Rudoren's latest column is a perfect example of this. Never mind what Israeli society or the government are actually doing to stop racism do we have good pictures of folks standing around looking troubled?

    • I read it this morning and it was terrible even by Jodi-Jodi-Jodi standards.

      --But for many in Jerusalem, the stabbing that killed young Shira was equally painful, highlighting the tension in a city where a third of the Jewish residents are ultra-Orthodox.-- "That’s where you shift the story away from occupation and pricetag — terror attacks on Palestinians in response to Israeli government action against settlers — and highlight the gay pride parade attack, which has no connection with the occupation."

      I noticed that too and I could feel her relief as she turned her thoughts to the Jewish victims and never mentioned the Palestinians again.

  • Palestinian forced to strip to underwear before attending briefing at Israeli Embassy in Washington DC
    • Didn't Hillary Clinton have a press conference in Jerusalem some years back where the Palestinian reporters had to agree to be strip searched which they reused?

    • I might be totally off base here but it seems that all these humiliations, large and small that Israel routinely subjects people to are part of their own insecurities. At the back of their minds is the thought, never openly articulated, that unless they engage in constant oppression their victims will rise up and turn the tables on them. Better to keep beating the untermensch emotionally and physically so that they never raise their heads and challenge authority. These attitudes are not evidence of a healthy society.

  • Following fatal settler attack, Israeli army raids Dawabshe family homes in the West Bank village of Duma
    • This is the same crap they pulled after the Abu Khdeir boy was killed, the police swooped down on his family arresting dozens. Why? Because they were bitching to the press and public about the abysmal job the police were doing in the investigation. This is the same message they are giving the Dawabshe family: shut your mouths and stop making us look bad.

      And they're going to keep doing it until they are held accountable.

  • The day after 9/11, Kagan father-son duo said 'take the war' to Palestine
    • Frederick Kagan: No, I would prefer to see ground forces go into Palestine and hunt out Hezbollah. I would like to see Delta Force raids, I would like to see the panoply of covert operations but I would also like to see American ground forces deployed into Palestine to restore peace in that area.

      Ya know, I'm kind of sorry this goofy idea didn't come to past, because the visuals would have been spectacular. Imagine American battleships docked in Haifa harbor, our glorious GI's disembarking and then gently pushing the IDF personel aside, rolling up their sleeves and saying "stand aside, boys and let some REAL MEN deal with these terr'ists!"

      The fist fights would have been epic.

  • Obama tells Americans it is 'abrogation of my constitutional duty' to defer to Israel on Iran Deal
    • "There will be a natural alliance between Obama and Herzog. If Obama wins in this surprising show of strength in this signature battle, Israel will have every incentive to change its leadership, and the world will be a safer place with Netanyahu and the rest of his right wing nuts off of the nuclear button, and out of the command chair at IDF."

      Herzog has said nothing to indicate that his policies would be any different than Netanyahu's, in fact he's come out against the Iran deal. He supported the carnage in Gaza. He refuses to team up with the Joint List to provide a real opposition and spends all his time trying to convince the Jewish Israeli public that he's not a lefty and hates Arabs as much as they do. Herzog as PM would only allow the government there to sport a more polite veneer on their awful policies.

      The only reason he wants to be PM is because he's a member of the Zionist elite and it's his turn.

  • 'Not a rare incident': Israel settlers have attempted to firebomb Palestinian homes at least 15 times since 2008
  • Sanders risks losing left over unprogressive views of Palestine -- Washington Post
    • That's what I love about Mondoweiss. The way it allows Zionists to comment here and show us what they really think about human rights and dignity.

    • I heard Senator BS last week make statements on the I/P issue and it was the usual BS. It was something like "Let us move to ensure Israeli (Jewish) security and when that is done Palestinian rights will follow." In other words the usual liberal Zionist crap that always puts "security" for Jewish Israel before anything else. Why don't these people EVER talk about Palestinian security.

  • Leading US Jewish group opposes Iran deal, citing 'baseless hatred' of Jerusalem temple destruction 2000 years ago
    • "We recently marked Tisha B’Av, mourning the fall of Jerusalem due to baseless hatred."

      So I guess when the Romans smacked down Carthage for challenging their power that was "baseless hatred" too? Sweet baby Jesus, the temple got destroyed during a revolt! Something that the Romans took a very dim view of.

      Idiots.

  • Burning Palestinian Children: Settler violence is not exceptional
    • One of the settler ladies by the name of Medad had a opinion piece up at Israel News. In it she claimed that Jewish violence against Palestinians is extremely rare and can never be called terrorism. That's because the violence is retaliation for something the Arabs did. So if you want to stop these "rare" acts of violence then you need to start punishing Arabs when they attack Jews and to stop coddling them in prison. Did you know that Palestinians in Israeli prisons live cushy lives?

      This is the mind set of these people.

  • The burning of a Palestinian child: not an exception, but a result of Zionism
    • Annie Robbins August 1, 2015, 3:01 pm
      i’ve been reading it on twitter too. it’s true! and from the blacklivesmatter movement ‘people care more about the death of an african lion than the death of an african american’.

      Did you see the picture of the guy who dressed up in a lion costume to make this point?

  • Did the BBC cover up the anti-Semitism of Gaza's children?
    • Most Zionists did not have a problem with Israeli troops carving Stars of David everywhere they went in Gaza. And if they do they need to take it up with the butchers in Jerusalem.

  • Palestinian teen killed at checkpoint during clashes following settler attack
    • “Israel receives 200 French immigrants; tens of thousands expected worldwide”

      Yeah but what's the emigration rate?

  • US gov't has 'faith in the system' that Israel will prosecute killers of Palestinian child-- why?
    • I think Mr Toner should to sporting loud jackets like that other spokesperson used to do. At least we'd have something else to talk about other than the drivel coming out of his mouth.

  • Palestinian toddler killed in settler price-tag attack
    • "There must be some reason the zionist government with Netanyahu reacts this way. It sounds hollow and totally unconvincing."

      It's about the fire, Kay.

      Fire has a special resonance in Holocaust iconography, think of ashes and crematories, ovens and incineration. Recall how Huckabee suggested that the Iran deal would bring the Jews of Israel to the "ovens." When Israeli or Jewish leaders really want to evoke a terrible menace they usually resort to a fire analogy.

      So when Jews use fire to kill non Jews they are, in a way, desecrating Jewish memory. Recall the horror that greeted the death of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, so many people were horrified that Jews would use fire to destroy someone. Had the terrorists killed the baby by running him over in their car there would not be nearly the outrage. It's how they killed that has so many people upset rather than that they killed. Just the other day they shot dead another Palestinian kid and nobody noticed.

    • "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the killing in a series of tweets this morning stating, “This is an act of terrorism in every respect. The State of Israel takes a strong line against terrorism regardless of the perpetrators.”

      Just ask the Abu Khdeir family.

  • Cruz says Iran could set off Electro Magnetic Pulse over east coast, killing 10s of millions
    • "they could detonate a nuclear war head, it would set off what’s called an Electro Magnetic Pulse, an EMP. An EMP would take down the electrical grid of the entire eastern seaboard."

      In fact the Iranians were trying to put the warheads into the brains of rabid sharks but the creatures escaped from their facility and started attacking people in Florida.

      Florida!

  • Sheldon Adelson bankrolls NBA player trip to Israel to fight BDS
    • "If Israel is determined to quell BDS , they had better be prepared to stump up mega billions to fight it on a global level. So many dedicated BDS,ers and growing."

      Yep, but how do you go after a grassroots movement with no connection to the plutocracy?

      Here's another Adelson story I heard about. A few years back the family of an American killed in a terror attack in Israel was suing, if I recall correctly, the Bank of China, for allegedly laundering terra money. But the trial fell through because the Israeli agents who were to give testimony did not turn up. Supposedly the Chinese government called up Sheldon and told him that if he didn't get Netanyahu to call off his dogs they would go after Adelson's business interest in China. What a guy.

  • Huckabee's 'oven' comment echoes many Netanyahu statements equating Iran to Nazis
    • Netanyahu saying, “It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany”

      Thinking about the rhetoric coming out of the mouths of Israeli leaders regarding their Palestinian citizens they sound a lot more like Nazi Germany in the thirties than Iran ever has.

  • Time Warner executive moonlights as speechwriter for Netanyahu
    • "It’s a very safe bet that Pollard will leave for Israel, with this government’s blessings, to join his equally treacherous wife."

      She's the ex-wife now. He married number two while in prison and they've never lived together.

    • "...can you even imagine how stupid they think the general public is with that UN bomb cartoon and the nuclear duck? what are they thinking?"

      He claims he does this for no money so I guess you get what you pay for. : )

    • Time Warner is “fully aware” of his unpaid work for the Israeli prime minister, he said, but the company has not disclosed his work to the public.
      “No. Why would they do that?” he said"

      I'm sure if he was writing speeches for Putin everyone would be cool with that too.

      “I do this in my free time as a friend of the prime minister’s. I in no way get paid… "

      Oh, puh-leeeze! Do not insult my intelligence by having me believe there are no perks to this "unpaid labor."

      They really do think we're all idiots.

  • You be the judge
    • "Shows the Jewish youth pointing out Palestinian youths to the police who promptly grab them up. "

      I wonder if little Yossi there was settling some personal beefs.

    • "Jerusalem police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the police would show “zero tolerance” toward such provocations. …”

      Zero tolerance (if you are Arab= 8 months in the slammer)
      Zero tolerance ( if you are Jewish)=a stern talking to and no internet for a week!

      Hang 'em high, Luba.

    • Dr. Tibi has this on his Twitter feed and the Israelis there said that the Arab kid had thrown a stone at the Jewish kid. But I doubt they know what really happened.

      Whatever the truth it does perfectly capture how Jewish and Palestinians suspects are treated.

  • Huckabee plays the Iran Holocaust trump card
    • So the country with 80 or more nukes is in dire peril from the country that doesn't have any.

      That is some nuclear strength stupid.

  • When a U.S. president demanded inspections of a nuclear facility in the Middle East (and failed)
    • If he's parole there could still be restrictions on his movements.

      Here's what should happen: Israel gets Pollard in exchange for letting Vanunu leave the country. If they don't like that then put the same restrictions on Pollard that Vanunu has: no interviews, no freedom of movement and no leaving the country.
      That'll teach them.

  • Israeli forces enter Al Aqsa mosque compound with gunfire to allow rightwing Jewish tour
    • Maybe he was there to get an organ transplant.

    • "Israeli forces broke into Al-Aqsa mosque compound Sunday morning firing stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at Muslim worshipers as they cleared the way for right-wing Jews who were visiting the compound to mark a Jewish fast day, witnesses said."

      They are trying so hard to provoke another intifada.

  • Susiya demolition plans may be halted: 'residents cannot be forced to leave'
    • As you know I have scratched my head about why Susiya is getting this attention, and maybe you're right and it has something to do with Regavim's involvement. They are a scummy outfit.

      It seems the IDF and the government want to climb down, if only a bit. Above all they want to save face. This is what happens when you have a shame/honor based society.

  • It's time for American Jews to recognize they have been duped
    • "It,s behind a pay wall , so I could only get the gist of the article."

      Someone on Twitter had a link to the full article, I forget who. Trust me, you didn't miss a anything. I could be wrong but I don't recall "Palestine," "Palestinians," or "Hamas" getting any sort of mention.

      Yeah, let try to re-occupy Gaza. Last year they couldn't managed more than a few hundred yards before they got they asses kicked. The Jewish Israeli public will not stand for large numbers of casualties, they want their oppression sustained without pain on their part.

    • amigo July 26, 2015, 3:17 pm
      “Cohen certainly went to Israel in ’73 and tried to join the IDF, but was asked to entertain the troops instead.” John O.

      You sure that,s not Tom Jones.

      Well, we did have an awful lot of bushy hair back in the 70's.

      I recall that a some years ago the fledgling BDS movement was trying to get Leonard Cohen to boycott Israel and he told them to go 'eff themselves. Still I have to wonder why he would want to stand that close to a piece of **** like Sharon. It seems he is happy and proud with this aspect of Jewish power and privilege and willfully ignorant of the pain it is causing.

    • "When they read a story like Susiya they don’t see that it is a symptom of the wider context of settler-colonialism. They think it’s a symptom of how Israel suddenly got worse and became immoral."

      Amen. They've been doing this crap for decades.

      That being said does anyone have a theory on why Susiya has gotten the attention it has? It's just another in a long line of sad, brutal treatment that will continue unabated even if the town is spared.

  • Israeli forces kill West Bank man, 53, when he rushes to aid of sons during night raid
  • Focus on Jewish Democrats as key to Iran deal raises 'loyalty' issue
    • Dear Mr Grover, since you seem concerned about nuclear proliferation I'm sure you are willing to have Israel's nuclear program opened up for foreign inspection. No doubt you are worried that Iran will get these weapons the Israel obtained them, with sneakiness and under the table.

  • Hundreds of Israelis join protest to save Bedouin village on brink of demolition
    • It looks like Israel might be feeling the heat. According to Michael Shaeffer Omer-Man in 972mag someone in the government might be trying to find a way out of the mess.

      "Somebody in the Israeli Defense Ministry leaked such a document to Haaretz over the weekend. The document reportedly says that Susya’s residents own the land they live on, a fact that would make forcefully transferring them elsewhere more difficult."

      He say this document has been around since 2012, so why is it getting leaked now? Because Israel was caught off guard by all the attention Susiya is getting and might be looking to climb down a bit. Does this mean that the village will be saved? Maybe, maybe not

      "The Israeli government and army will not simply admit they were wrong this whole time. There will be no recognition that Palestinians have a right to settle and live on their own land, be it “state” land or privately owned land. (What Israel calls “state” land belongs to the nascent State of Palestine, not to Israel.)

      "The state will not grant building permits or provide electricity and water either Susya or the dozens of other Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills and Jordan Valley facing demolition and forced displacement. But now that it has a technical reason to not demolish Susya, Israel can at least justify putting off doing so until the High Court of Justice rules on the matter."

      Stay tuned.

    • He added the campaign to save the village was a “a ploy by leftist organizations” to aid Palestinians in grabbing land in the West Bank."

      How dare they grab land in their own country!

  • Vast majority of Palestinian citizens of Israel support the Iran deal
    • I thought I would go and look at the letter the article linked to. Here's what Emerson said about someone questioning his knowledge of Islamic extremism:

      "Don’t take my word for it. In my 2012 documentary, “The Grand Deception,” federal prosecutor Nathan Garrett stated that these internal Brotherhood documents “absolutely blew the doors open on our understanding of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in the United States.”

      He quotes HIMSELF to justify his own opinions.

      Why does anyone listen to this idiot.

    • "Readers should note that the Post did lately run a letter from the Islamophobe Steven Emerson responding to a piece that mentioned him. Tibi is a far more respectable figure."

      Wow, it is very telling that a obvious nutjob like Emerson has more sway than Dr. Tibi who is at least an elected official. It just shows how mainstream Islam haters are.

  • Curtis Sliwa says opposition to Iran deal needs more 'righteous gentiles'
    • Silwa shouldn't take it too hard. They organizers had overbooked the Jewish crazies so there wasn't enough time for him.

  • 'If we don't take out Iran,' it will reenact the Holocaust in US and Israel -- Steven Emerson to Times Square rally
    • Where does a person go to buy an inflatable mushroom cloud? I think I'd to get one to put on the front lawn for Halloween.

    • Sounds like a plan.

    • Would this be the same Steve Emerson who got called out for saying that Birmingham England was a "no go" zone because the Muslims had taken it over?

      Would this be the same Steve Emerson who said the Oklahoma city bombing had to be the work of foreign terrorists because it had their "fingerprints" all over it?

      Would this be the same Steve Emerson who once wrote a book documenting an Iraqi terrorist who was neither an Iraqi nor a terrorist?

      Would this be the same Steve Emerson whom I once heard say he encountered cheering at an Arab-American meeting when a suicide bombing in Israel was announced but provided neither the name of the organization, the place, the date or anything that would allow a person to check his story out?

      All this makes me query the man's veracity.

  • Poll: 51% of Jewish Israelis support reconstruction of Gaza settlements
    • Also it should be pointed out that they reason they would have to rebuild all those settlements is because during the "disengagement" they destroyed all their buildings rather than leave them behind for Palestinians to use.

      I've always thought that a pissy thing to do but I see the method in the madness. Imagine being an ex-settler from Gaza and seeing on your TV images of Palestinian families enjoying that nice backyard where you once had your son's bris. That would have been a slap in the face to Mighty Israel. No, better to see it in rubble.

      Cuz that's how they roll.

    • "The pullout from Gaza was an agonizing experience for most Israelis"

      Watch me as I play the world's tiniest violin.

  • Scenes from a Sanders presidency
    • This sentence stood out for me: "Emergency Medical Service and fire protection are provided by volunteer agencies."

      That tells you something right there.

  • The Iran deal: a triumph of irrationality
    • I think I've figured it out.

      White nations are allowed to make war on everyone (including each other).

      Black or brown or swarthy nations can make war on each other.

      But...

      Black or brown or swarthy nations CANNOT make war on white nations. If they do there is hell to pay.

      Try to imagine what it would be like to have to dodge Pakistani drones all day long.

  • Israeli settlements are a 'war crime,' but ICC dodges the case -- Buttu
    • "Clearly, if you have in a city a whole bunch of neighborhoods with continual killing sprees plus endless number of displaced people and in another neighborhood some people are building houses on areas where the legality of their ownership is controversial – where would you send your police to?"

      And in what American city do you have this situation?

      You just don't get it.

  • St. Louis Jews call on ADL to cancel honor to police
  • ICC rules prosecutor to reconsider 'Mavi Marmara' investigation
    • Jackdaw July 24, 2015, 7:52 am
      My roots in Eretz Yisroel go back to the early 19th century.
      Am I indigenous too?

      You pursue the "indigenous people" thing at your peril. Because if your family has "indigenous" rights after little more than a hundred years what about those Palestinians who have been there for centuries?

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