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  • Hey Jews, listen up, Netanyahu is your leader!
    • I vote for the emperor, because they both have staff and pyrotechnics. Also I feel he is just one misplaced air shaft away from disaster.

  • Video of 18-year-old Palestinian chased by Jewish mob and killed by police shocks global audience
  • Bon Jovi's Tel Aviv gig is upstaged by Roger Waters's incantation of Israeli victims, including Dawabshe boy
    • I've read most of the Wallander books and it pleases me to know that their author was just as humane and moral as his fictional policeman.

  • The refreshing bluntness of Ayelet Shaked
    • "What was striking about the event was just how nakedly Shaked played on fears of The Other... It does not, however, include homosexuals, as Shaked was quick to point out in her broken English: “Regarding the gays, by the way, we support all the civil rights for gays and we promote also that gays can have the mortgage.”

      But, but what about that Jewish Home party meet and greet in Haifa where the gay and lesbians activists were physically assaulted? And the guy who had that "beast parade" wasn't he in their party? And who in the Jewish Home party voting against that bill that would have protected gays from discrimination in housing and jobs? I must have hallucinated all that.

      "During the Q&A, an elderly refugee from Nazi Germany stood up to express his displeasure. “This conversation has been far too polite,”

      Amen, brother.

  • How can a 'New York Times' reader possibly know what is truly happening in Israel/Palestine?
    • The Times is wedded to the narrative (as is all our MSM) that Arabs are naturally violent and inherently bigoted against Jews. Jewish violence is self-defense or a response to an Arab outrage. And if Jews are bigoted it is because Arab violence has made them so.

  • To condemn, or not to condemn
  • Netanyahu's 44 seconds of silence at UN are being widely mocked -- 'pathetic,' 'creepy'
    • I would like to know how the people who killed the couple are cowards but the guy who shot Hadil isn't.

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

    • 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!"

  • As Palestine's flag is raised at U.N., Abbas dumps Oslo security obligations
    • "Actually, I don’t think it is, at least not for the Israeli right. Israel was subject to much less international criticism when it was controlling all of the West Bank than it is now. Really, what’s the big nightmare?"

      You need to contact Mr. N, because he definitely does not see this as a win/win.

      "When Israel was there day-to-day, the Palestinians weren’t murdering Israeli civilians with suicide bombs, the Israelis weren’t the targets of an international campaign to delegitimize it, there was no need for a wall, and there was no need to invade the West Bank periodically."

      Ah, yes, those halycon days of Israeli occupation! Torture in the Russian compound; daily house demolitions; dissidents getting exiled to Lebanon or Jordan; demonstrators getting gunned down in the streets by the forces of "law and order." Come to think of it, with the exception of seeing fat reservists chasing skinny kids down back alleys, Old Occupation seems a lot like the New Occupation.

      Hophmi, enjoy it while it lasts.

  • Palestinian solidarity movement will 'grow and grow and... be impossible to stop' -- Slaughter to Clinton in 2011
  • UK activists target radio station's 'Win a trip to Israel' contest
    • Let's hope they get hold of some fortified Golan Heights wine to aid peace of mind, because few things will bring your mood down faster than watching young women cut down at checkpoints.

    • "Israel, Land of Creation"

      Early man came out of Africa and civilization started in Mesopotamia, so what does that even mean?

      OMG, did the Jews invent religion too!?

  • 'Al-Aqsa mosque belongs to Muslims' is rallying cry for widespread protest
    • "Haneen Zoabi and Bassel Ghattas, were described by Regev as “experts in provocations who wave a flag of hatred. “They don’t serve the public that elected them; they just do damage.”

      She says that while a little boy lies in hospital scarred and orphaned by people her government refuses to prosecute.

  • Who running for president is not 'friends' with Benjamin Netanyahu?
    • “I’ve known Bibi a long time and I have a very good relationship with him, in part because we can yell at each other, and we do. And I was often the designated yeller.”

      Considering that his wife, Sara, is a mean drunk he's probably used to a woman yelling at him.

  • Facing Reality: Jewish terrorism is no longer limited to just a few bad seeds
    • Mayhem might be saying that Jews need to get stop blaming themselves for all the bad things that happen to the Palestinians. Sometimes the Palestinians themselves provoke a Jewish response by flaunting their success without showing due deference. I think, maybe that's the argument.

    • Did you read that article? What point are you trying to make?

    • I think it important to understand that it isn't just hypocrisy and racism that causes the toleration of the violence. Simply put a certain degree of intimidation is necessary by the dominant group to ensure that the untermensch know their place and stay in it. In the segregationist south it was not just the police who were enforcing the race laws, it was also the store owners making sure you did not come in the front door or the movie theater patrons who made sure you stayed in the balcony. The forces of law and order can't be everywhere, so it helps to have a socialized public that know what needs to be done if "they" get too uppity or out of hand. The white elites wanted to stay in power, running the show, and that was threatened by blacks who were demanding their rights.

      The Jewish settlers are allowed a free hand with the Palestinians because it sows terror and intimidation and gives the Israeli state plausible deniability. They need violent settlers to do some of the governments dirty work. And the goal of both groups is a cowed and brutalized population that will not dare to hold their heads up and demand their rights. The Ashkenazi elites who run Israel tolerate this rabble because the are helping to ensure the power of the Ashkenazi oligarchs.

      That is what all this "demographic threat" is really about. It's not saving the gays, or women or religious and ethnic minorities, it's not about preserving the Jewish people, it's about keeping the oligarchs in power.

  • Wanted: The killer of Hadeel al-Hashlamoun
    • What is the point of all the surveillance cameras? What they've got must be pretty bad.

    • "Why is the Israeli army refusing to release its footage from the shooting of 18-year-old Hadeel al-Hashlamon?"

      Maybe the videographers were out for the holidays. Hey, you don't want to put the creation of doctored footage into the hands of just anyone. This needs the work of skilled professionals.

  • For the 'New York Times,' #PalestinianLivesDoNotMatter
    • "Would the New York Times continue to ignore the story? Or would there be wall-to-wall coverage?"

      I remember a suicide bombing in Israel in December of 2001 that got what seems like wall to wall coverage for twelve hours straight. It was nothing but a parade of Israeli government officials and journalists sprinkled with sympathetic observers. And one or two Palestinians brought on to get yelled at. I recall thinking at the time "is there nothing else going on we could be focusing on?"

  • Israel's UN amb. called for annexing West Bank, tries to delete evidence
    • "She described labelling as a “red line” for Israel and threatened to downgrade Israel’s economic ties with countries that implement it."

      Someday someone is going to call them on their empty threats.

  • Amnesty: Killing of Hadeel al-Hashlamoun was 'extrajudicial execution'
    • Words fail me. From Twitter.

      Patrick O Strickland ‏@P_Strickland_ 17h17 hours ago Doha, Qatar
      Nationalist Israeli FB page posts nude image of Hadeel Hashlamoun, 19, killed in Hebron. Caption mocks her leg hair.

    • "The Israeli military says it is (investigating)....."

      Good God, why?! They already told us what happened! Our niqab-clad assassin woke up that morning, broke up with her boyfriend and began muttering dark threats against Israel and the Jewish people and, after acquiring a knife, was overheard by ever vigilant undercover agents who, rather than arrest this fiend before innocents are slaughtered in the streets, decide to let the whole thing "play out," in order to protect "sources" and to provide our kippa wearing hero the chance to go Rambo and let the untermensch know who's boss.

      Cheaper than Justice.

  • Israel approves sniper fire and 4 year mandatory prison sentences against stone throwers
  • What's behind Netanyahu's war on stone throwers
  • Syrian and Palestinian refugees can be helped by better representation on TV and in film
    • There was an episode of the Good Wife which featured a Palestinian student involved in a murder. As I recall the protagonist, Alicia, argues that the murder was not terrorism because the student invinces no interest in "nationist" issues.

      And therein lies the problem, the inability of American television to present Arabs or Muslims as regular people who care about issues effecting their communities. I have yet to see a sympathetic portrayal of Palestinians that also articulated their feelings about Israel and Zionism. "Good" Arabs are always either victims (of other Arabs or Muslims) or working as asests for the "good" guys. I don't know how you change that.

  • Settlers gawk as Palestinian woman lies dying at checkpoint (Update)
    • Think people.

      IF the poor dead girl was plotting some attack why didn't the shin bet arrest her? Good God, they have put Arab dudes in jail for Facebook postings.

      Makes you wonder what all the electronic surveillance is for.

    • " should have been fairly easy to check the knife for finger or palm prints to indicate whether Hadil had touched or held it."

      That sounds like an investigation and the IDF doesn't do investigations. That would imply that Dopey Do Right cannot be trusted to tell the truth about a shooting and we all know that IDF personnel never lie.

      A few years back at a court hearing, about a journalist who had been severely injured by a tear gas canister, one of the judges asked the IDF witness why there had been no investigation. he said that they did not conduct one because they knew they wouldn't learn anything from it.

      That's the mindset, there will be no justice for that poor girl.

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    • Have you all seen the latest? Apparently the security hoo has are smearing her with allegations that she was talking about "doing something" and had broken up with her boyfriend.

      What a bunch of slime balls.

    • Wow, a young woman gets brutally shot and left to die in the street and want to know why she has not yet learned the language of her oppressors? How about the soldiers get out of HER town?

    • Wow, that was a really productive exchange.

    • "Something very strange. I wonder if one of the squatters is minus a knife."

      You would think the IDF could afford its own throw-down weapons.

    • The version I saw in Haaretz accepts that she was armed and implies that she was treated immediately. In fact they do not mention that she was lying on the ground for some time bleeding to death.

      Want to get your start as a serial killer in Israel? Just put on a uniform and shoot Arabs, they'll even give you medals for it.

  • The Obama administration needs to own up to the quagmire in Syria
  • Ad targeting Sen. Bennet says Iran wants to nuke the world's children
  • Department of Projectile Vomiting
    • inbound39 said: "America uses words like,deplorable,unhelpful,destructive,provocative.."

      And the proverbial "We are deeply concerned..."

    • Phil, i wonder of this trip is an attempt to ditch Sara.

      If you tool over to 972mag there's an article up by Lisa Goodman detailing the current "trials," in every sense of the word, of Mrs Sara Netanyahu. Just a taste of the insanity:

      "Naftali [an employee] has accused [Mrs.] Netanyahu of inappropriate and abusive behavior like calling him at 3 a.m. to berate him for purchasing milk packaged in plastic bags rather than in carton. All three witnesses — Eliahu, Naftali and Haim — spoke of being forced to work up to 16 hours per day on a regular basis, of Sara Netanyahu addressing them in an abusive manner that included ethnic slurs, and of having to respond to inappropriate demands. They also describe an atmosphere of paralyzing fear that permeates the prime minister’s residence and bureau. Everyone, including the prime minister, is deeply afraid of Sara Netanyahu."

      Not only that but she's a mean drunk.

      I feel for the staff but the thought that this wretched women is making Bibi's home life hell is exquisite schadenfreude.

  • The Republican candidates are fostering a dangerous culture of Islamophobia
    • I don't consider myself an isolationist but I think the world would be better off if we (the United States) backed off getting involved in many conflicts because just make it worse. Did you see the story today about the rebels (patriots?) we JUST trained in Syria turning their weapons over to al Nusra?

      Yeah, that'll end well.

  • Israeli forces fracture teen's skull as Jerusalem demonstrations continue
    • "But two weeks ago, the authority rejected its request, saying the property tax law only authorizes state compensation for attacks perpetrated due to the Arab-Israeli conflict, whereas the indictment in the church arson case says the assailants were motivated by religious hostility to Christianity."

      Talk about splitting hairs.

    • Well, let's look on the bright side. All those Palestinian kids lying in Israeli hospitals with bullet wounds will be able to continue their education!

      Snark off.

  • Bernie Sanders is 'radical' on economic policy but a pussycat for Israel
    • Some have said that Sanders is too old to change. Well, I'm definitely more radical in my middle age than I ever was in my youth. I changed because I decided to start educating myself on the issues and discovered that I would never get the "full story" listening to mainstream news.

      Sanders is not an idiot, nor is he ill informed. He knows exactly what is going on with the Palestinians but has decided that his Jewish privileges are more important. You can be a lefty and a bigot.

  • J'lem mayor warns Palestinians in holy site clashes: 'if they use violence we will hunt them'
    • Eliot said: "Do Christians, in general, have any feelings about the Haram el-Sharif?"

      I don't but my parents have expressed a wish to visit and walk where Jesus walked. But they are put off by the potential unrest. And they don't have the money.

    • Because, talknic, if there is one square meter of precious Ersatz Israel he can't plant his tuchus on then the terrorists have won.

    • This is more fallout from the Gaza war. They saw how much they were allowed to get away with and so they are ratcheting up the crazy. They're not going to stop until they get smacked down.

    • Gold said: “If you start spreading rumors that Israel wants to fundamentally change the status quo or make Jerusalem like Hebron [you] therefore put fear in the hearts of many Muslims,”

      That's not exactly a denial, is it?

  • Why is the U.S. mainstream press hiding Israeli Colonel Ofer Winter?
  • Netanyahu 'declares war' on stone throwers
    • So the the next time the Orthodox Jews start pelting cars with rocks that drive through their communities the police will open up on them, right?

    • And if it crosses the line will they defund the PA?

      More kissing up to the Lobby.

  • #IStandWithAhmed: Story of Muslim-American teenager arrested for bringing clock to school goes viral (Updated)
    • I love what Ahmed said when someone from the school said they wanted to meet with him and he said sure but not without his lawyer.

      The kid learns fast!

  • How Israel legitimizes vigilante terror
    • Statements like this always push my buttons: benedict-"Your argument basically justifies the behavior of IDF during naqba since in most cases villages attacked and destroyed included fighters who picked up arms and became combatants."

      Sweet baby Jesus, it's called self-defense! They were fighting against people who were taking over their country! Also the almost ethnic cleansing of Nazareth proves that you did not need to engage in defense to be expelled.

    • 1. "Why is it automatically assumed that Israel must compensate Palestinian victims of terrorism?"

      This is from Aljazeera 8/21/2015: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited the Dawabsheh family in Tel Hashomer hours after the attack, took advantage of a photo op with Ahmed to condemn “terrorism wherever it comes from, whatever side of the fence.” Away from the cameras, he also promised the family that he would cover their medical expenses and pay to rebuild their home."

      So far they've got nothing.

      2. "You don’t even mention that ibrahimi mosque is also a jewish holy site known as me’arat ha’makhpela. (In fact the jewish designation of the site predates Islamic times being copiously mentioned by Josephus and talmud)"

      So frickin' what. It is now a mosque but many Zionists seem unable to accept that. As for dividing it up I guess you're okay with Hebronites having to walk on part of the street while the Jews get the rest and why close the market? It's racist, it's dispicable, you should be ashamed.

      3."Tha treatment of Goldstein’s tomb is not different then to one given to the tomb of the notorious arab terrorist iz addin el kassam in the old arab cemetery next to nesher."

      I would direct people to photos of the gravesites on the internet, they are easily found. Al Qassam's is rather simple but Goldstein's is far more elaborate. It sits alone in a circle of stone and it is clearly meant to be a shrine. People routinely make pilgrimages to it and leave stones and it is clear he is held in esteem by the local settlers. And the state of Israel allows this shrine to a mass murderer.

    • No matter what they say or do the tanks still get airlifted to them, the fighter jets still get delivered, the billion dollar aid packages keep coming. Why should they alter their behavior?

      And that is why they are freaked out by BDS. Here are a group of people who are demanding they be held accountable for their actions and they can be neither intimidated or controlled. Nothing in Israel's arsenal can compete with this, which is why they need to recruit their minions on power to help them. Won't work.

  • Long Island synagogue marks High Holidays with thanks to Israeli soldiers in Gaza war
    • Do not engage, he might get riled and blow up the thread on the tarmac.

    • Is it just a coincidence that they highlighted a unit commanded by a Druze officer?

    • Since the IDF gets billions from their government and the US why would they need money from John and Mary? Because it's a way for them to feel that they are part of SOMETHING BIGGER THAN THEMSELVES.

      Meanwhile IDF soldiers loot from Palestinians or go AWOL because the pay in the army is so bad. Priorities.

  • 'New Yorker' says anti-Zionism is 'firmly rooted' in British left, and it's anti-Semitic
  • Campus is seen as next battleground against Iran Deal -- by 'rightwing fanatics'
    • It's like a serial killer sending a letter to the police saying: "I'll stop my homicidal spree if you'll recognize my right to the sex slaves already chained in my basement."

    • "Some freshman kids from these schools have entered universities this fall emotionally indoctrinated to protect Israel politically on their campuses, having never even heard the term “occupation” applied to Israel. Others have no idea “Palestinians were kicked out — nothing — you don’t know how to deal with it.”

      And that's the problem right there. When all you have in your arsenal is warmed over Leon Uris you're not going to win the argument in a fair fight.

  • Israeli soldiers raid Al Aqsa courtyard, attack worshipers
    • I used to think that attacks on Al Aqsa would get a rise out of the Muslim world, not anymore.

      If Israel decides to turn it into a synagogue who's going to stop them?

  • Iranian president issues New Year greetings to Jews
    • Yonah Fredman: *And justice for the murdered jews of Buenos Aires 1994 depends on the truth which the imams (and certain powers in argentina) are hiding.)

      Meddling by the governments of the United States and Israel didn't help either.

      BTW how's that investigation into the Duma attack going?

    • I think Grover might have drunk too much of that Golan Heights wine.

  • Iran Deal's liberation: Judaism is not Zionism
    • "What are your motivations? Is it solely moral outrage at Palestinian suffering , or are you also concerned for the survival and well-being of the Jewish community?"

      Why can't it be both?

      Here's my compromise: Israel keeps the Zionist flag, the Zionist anthem, the menorah on the seal. I'll even throw in Jewish holidays as the national ones. In exchange Israel completely overhauls its legal system to ensure equality for all citizens, that is everyone has the same rights, privileges and responsibilities. So that means you can march down the street waving your Zionist flag but the Palestinians have a say in how they are governed.

      You'd be cool with that, right?

    • 1859 redux.

      Also a great picture of a great man, who has yet to be fully appreciated by history.

  • Video: Israel's celebrated Labour Party 'is the mother and father of racism', says member of Knesset
    • As they used to say in my youth Zahalka told it like it T-I Tis!

      This is how clueless Shaffir is. A year or two ago she was on a panel with several others, which included Zoabi, and made the statement that it was not as if her people had taken Palestinian land and thrown them out of the country. To which Zoabi replied that that was exactly what her people had done. I mean she makes this statement in the presence of a Palestinain woman, it shows how completely ignorant people like Shaffir are about Israel's deeds.

      In my alternative universe it is PM Corbyn welcoming Israeli PM Odeh on a state visit. *sigh*

  • Israeli gov't used my image for propaganda purposes without my consent
    • This reminds me of the photo the IDF put on Twitter during the Gaza war showing a soldier giving water to a blind old woman. "Look, see how moral we are!" A few days later someone in Gaza put up a picture of her shot dead.

      And, no, the IDF did not include THAT one on their Twitter feed.

  • Israeli defense minister says government knows who was behind Duma attack, but won't prosecute
    • I hope he doesn't but this was a comment posted at 972mag in response to their article on the Duma killings. I thought it a nice summation of the farce.

      Bryan George Bishop
      Fanatical (and probably mentally unbalanced) Israeli settlers commit heinous murders, and the crime receives widespread international attention (probably because it coincided with the murder of an LGTB demonstrator by a clearly deranged repeat offender). A potential PR disaster - for here are Israelis delegitimising the Jewish state. Netanyahu promptly reponds - saying all the right words ("I am shocked over this reprehensible and horrific act. This is an act of terrorism in every respect. The State of Israel takes a strong line against terrorism regardless of who the perpetrators are. I have ordered the security forces to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to justice forthwith.") Then normal service is resumed, with the scales of justice as crooked as ever (immediate retribution, including cold-blooded execution and the collective punishment of entire communities for alleged Palestinian crimes; obfuscation, dissimulation, cover-ups and often outright impunity for alleged Israeli crimes. Where on the spectrum between rogue state and normalcy does Netanyahustan lie? Politicians like Ya'alon have given us a clear answer.

    • If only Whitey Bulger had been Jewish he could have gone to the West Bank and cleaned up. The shin bet is better at running this sort of interference than the FBI.

    • "It’s a radical group who wants to start problems on the ground and hurt many people." That's the IDF's job, no need for civilians to get involved.

      On his website Silverstein alleges that one of the assailants was in fact a shin bet informant who might have encouraged the attack. If true then protecting the murderers is a way for higher ups to cover their asses because in my personal conspiracy theory the people involved are too well connected to be arrested. Exposing them would implicate or embarrass influential people (be they settlers or police/security personal). If the attackers were "nobodies" or "outliers" why not just prosecute them in some nice long trial that gives the appearence of justice. The Abu Khdeir trial is still in session so it's not like "Justice" need be swift. All you need is some performance piece that provides the hasbarists with an example of how Israel does not coddle Jewish terrorism. Since there is no pressure coming from either the Jewish public or supporters abroad they can take as long as they like.

      I could be wrong but I think a lot of unauthorized phone calls got answered after that awful night.

  • Tell Kanye West: Don't be 'heartless' — Don't play apartheid Israel!
  • Israeli politicians exploit refugees' suffering for political gain
    • Jackdaw, are you really suggesting that Mooser go to Israel and work to make it a better place? But, but I thought that Israel was already a paradise, where everyone was equal and women, gays and ungrateful Arabs enjoy unprecedented freedom and fraternity in the greatest democracy the in the Middle East! Seems like Mooser's efforts would only be gilding the lily.

      Don't do it, Mooser, it's a trap!

  • 'NYT' misrepresents Iran's prediction about 'Zionist regime' to mean 'Israel'
  • Settler group publishes anti-Palestinian children's book titled 'Occupation Shmuccupation'
    • "The Yesha council is a small part of Israeli society, being an umbrella governing organization of the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria."

      They may be a small part of "Israeli society" but left unsaid is the fact that they dominate settler life. Cute trick there. But let's not talk about the unshaven, swarthy Arab with his hooked nose or the fair skinned bright eyed Jewish settler who wants to help (but can't because of the lefties). Instead let's talk about all the terrible things Palestinain kids are being taught about the Jews who take their land, kidnap them, blow up their houses, torture them in prison or shot them dead in the streets.

      Yeah, why would anyone have negative feelings about people like that?

    • I really didn't think they could top the children's book about the soldiers who adopted the kittens in Gaza but there you go.

      It truly is telling how much of the language of white supremacy Zionism has adopted. Every settler I hear sounds like all those respectable white folks down south that my parents grew up with. "Everything would be fine if we didn't have all these Northerners, I mean Lefties, stirring up the darkies, I mean Arabs."

      Just look at how they drew the Arab dude, hooked nose and all, no anti-semite could have done better. And look at how the young man, with his friendly fresh, pale face is asking to help but cannot because the "lefties" will get people into trouble.

      This is why we cannot engage these people, they don't live in the real world. They live in an alternate universe where everything is given to them and no one challenges their views. Presidential candidates and celebs come and genuflect and stroke and confab with them so is it any wonder they get peeved when asked to explain themselves. They can't because they got nothing. If this booklet is the best they can do then they are effed up.

      Now if we can only get the MSM to do its job.

  • Buy tickets now! Only $360 to hear Elliott Abrams and Dennis Ross!
  • 'Did we learn nothing from 1938?': Scenes from the Trump and Cruz anti-Iran deal rally
    • Has no one in our Lame Stream Media bothered to point out that millions of Arabs and Muslims would be incinerated by this mythological Iranian warhead?

  • Health Advisory: Notes from a sandstorm
  • White House uses Cheney to bolster support for Iran Deal
  • Racism in Arad: Mayor declares southern Israeli town off-limits to Africans
    • So, Jackdaw, what is the derogatory word for black folk in Israel? I am giving giving you Temporary Black Dispensation to say it. C'mon, don't be shy.

  • The Iran Deal is an African American achievement
    • Ifill's smack down is a reminder about how the white media elites are always policing the black media elites, but don't you dare let it go the other way!

      Also can I just give Cory Booker to the Jewish community? He's not doing us any good.

  • It starts early: Netanyahu warns first graders Hamas is trying to kill them
    • Yes, but we need to find where he stashes his coffin.

    • This is why they have their segregated school system, because of the different messages they need to send to the young 'uns. The Jews get the one articulated above while the Palestinians and other non-Jews are instructed to be obedient and grateful and not make trouble.

      I take heart that there is at least one or two non-comformists in that classroom right now.

  • BDS is here to stay: Message to a CT synagogue
  • National Public Radio annexes West Bank to Israel
    • With the exception of Jewish supremacy that pretty much covers "American ideals."

    • Phil, have you seen Yuval Diskin's article up at Tablet? He says the situation is now a Two Jewish state solution: Israel and the Jewish state of Judea. And he's concerned, very concerned, because Jewish state number two is spawning some serious extremists.

      Many Jews who visit Israel never see the oppression there so why should NPR dude see it in the Republic of Judea?

  • Max Blumenthal is an un-person in the 'New York Times'
  • Vicious 'NYT' article attacks Palestinian for bending rules to get out of Gaza 'to see her children'
  • Duma murders fail to penetrate the Tel Aviv bubble
    • They don't care because there's no pressure for them to care. No matter what they say or do the aid keeps flowing, the politicians keep beating a path to their door, legislatures in Europe and North America keep trying to stifle any sanctions. That's why they are obsessed with BDS. It's not because it is hurting them, it's because they are not use to being held responsible for their actions. They don't like that.

    • “Tel Aviv is like a different country – like another country inside Israel.”

      Actually it sounds like the rest of the country...clueless.

  • Young, Muslim and Zionist?
    • I have ever heard an argument for Zionism that was not predicated on some aspect of Jewish supremacy, be it racial, ethnic, historical, political, religious or moral.

  • Iran is going to nuke your dog, pro-Israel group warns
  • Meet the teenage girls behind the viral photo from Nabi Saleh
  • 'They tried to kill me': Nonviolent activist recounts brutal encounter with Israeli military
    • May I second Froggy's statement. I truly appreciate people like you who comment here and remind us that not everyone in that crazy realm is a bigot. Keep the waters troubled.

  • The 'Pallywood' smear: Viral images of Palestinian boy's brutalization brings backlash
    • Picture it, Annie, pretty blonde, blue-eyed Ahed lying bleeding at the booted feet of a masked Israeli soldier. The "Bloody Hun" comments would write themselves.

    • Norm couldn't hang with us, it's a smart, fast crowd here.

    • Phan Nguyen has some great observations on the "Pallywood" smear on his twitter feed. He says he might write up a longer column on it and I hope he does.

    • Since you can now get twenty years for stone throwing these arrests are even more a matter of life and death. Is it any wonder the Tamimi women fought as they did?

      To paraphrase one of the Israeli columnists if the IDF is tired of "starring" in these films maybe they should stop supplying the extras.

  • U.S. is even more implicated in Israeli settlement project than we thought
  • Israeli minister says IDF should have fired on unarmed Palestinian protesters for humiliating a soldier
    • ."What mission was this dipshit on? To kidnap a 12-year-old boy?"

      Maybe he had a quota to meet.

    • 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.

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