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  • Netanyahu speech scandal blows up, and 'soiled' Dermer looks like the fall guy
    • "President cut short a successful trip with one of the most important countries for the 21st century to make a 4-hour stopover...in order to pay fealty to an absolute monarch in a state where women can’t drive, dissenting bloggers are flogged and imprisoned, and thieves are beheaded? What do you think that that was all about?"

      Ah, the rich getting richer and the elites looking after their own?

      But, hey, what's a little flogging and beheadings between friends!

  • How Rahat became a symbol of Israeli inequality
    • "What’s next? Waco Strategic Planning? Salvan & Chérennes Prospective Calculus?"

      Bwahahahahaha!

    • Wow, this article was just jam packed with interesting tidbits.

      "There are no hospitals in Rahat."

      Wikipedia says the population is over 40,000. Hope one of our local hasbarists can explain that one.

      "Baltimore-based firm Masada Tactical, which prepares police forces for military style operations ..."

      How about we use the military for military ops.

      "an official for the group (Taglit) said...we do not know the circumstances of his death well enough for us to deliver another statement.”

      Translation: we do know the circumstances of his death but it's too embarrassing to comment upon.

      “The police officers were caught in the middle of a lynch,” (?!) the police spokesperson said. “Thanks to the fact that these are trained combatants, who know how to deal with extreme cases, a tragedy of a heavy killing of people was avoided."

      Just some "light" killing, nothing to get too worked up about.

      "The Israeli government has acknowledged Bedouins are indigenous people"

      Mighty white of them.

  • That thrilling, anti-elitist Shas campaign video
    • The ad they ran in the last elections was interesting too. It showed a lovely blonde Russian woman, pregnant if I recall, about to marry her swarthy Mizrahi boyfriend. In front of them is a fax about to spit out her newly gotten Jewish bone fides. "You mean you are not Jewish?!" the poor confused man says. No, she wasn't but she is now, with documentation newly acquired through paying the right rabbi. If you happen to catch it on the inter tubes look for the mobbed up brother in the wedding party.

      They had to pull that one because it upset the Ashkenazi elite.

  • State Dep't says Netanyahu speech is not inappropriate, disrespectful, humiliating or embarrassing
    • It's the Gaza Blowback.

      Butcher Bibi is overreaching because he saw how everyone was giving him and his government a freedom to slaughter this summer and he just thought that that extended to everything he did. Can't really blame the man.

    • "Louis Brandeis resolved the contradiction by saying it was OK to pull for two teams"

      Yeah, the Yankees and the Cowboys.

  • French Jews, surrender to terror in the baguette capital and move to the land of legal terror!
    • Is Vaxberg is locked up for, ahem, "poo pooing" on the flag? Anyone know how that case is going?

      She does not appear chastened.

  • Phila Inquirer publishes a lie: 'Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are one and the same'
    • If the Iranians are so dead set against Jews why are there tens of thousands of them in Iran today? And what about that monument the government just unveiled honoring Jewish veterans of the recent wars? Those stupid Persians don't even know how to do genocide right.

      Does anyone actually listen to Kraut the Hammer anymore?

  • Tell your congressperson: Don't attend Netanyahu's speech
  • 'NYT' and Matthews warn that Netanyahu speech to Congress could lead US to war
    • I think it was the Wiesenthal people who released their list of the worst anti Semites of 2014 and at least 7 of them were Jewish.

      That should tell you something right there.

  • Netanyahu speech could turn Israel lobby into a political football
    • “At the risk of sounding overly dramatic..."

      A foreign head of state is being brought in to undermine American foreign policy and she's worried about sounding dramatic.

    • If Netanyahu wore hoodies he'd look just Bill Belichek.

    • If anyone has trouble keeping track don't worry. AIPAC will have plenty of their people on site to monitor whether they are getting their money's worth.

  • How a culture remembers its crimes is important: A review of 'American Sniper'
    • “There are 40-50 guys on one floor. No running water, no toilet. A terrible stench of sweat and feces. You don’t sleep for a week out of sheer pressure. The smell of death is everywhere,” Ami says. “Still, there’s a lot of excitement. Non-stop laughter. You don’t feel afraid. People functioned amazingly.””

      Anybody else detect a note of "whistling past the graveyard," in that excerpt? And what does it say about men who can engage in "non-stop laughter" while smelling death and feces?

      Sick.

  • Obama won't meet Netanyahu during 'bizarre,' 'historic,' 'unprecedented' visit (Updated)
    • The whole "they" cheered when such and such happened is so worn out. Within days of the Hitchhikers being found dead in the West Bank we got stories that the Palestinians were "cheering" and dancing in the streets. Never mind that everyone there was on lock down so the IDF could rampage their way into homes, schools and businesses.

      But why remember truth when you can re-write history?

    • From the article: " said Khaldi Hkmat, a Bedouin and a veteran of the Israeli army. “I ran to the battlefront during the Six-Day War. Now I’m afraid to go to Tel Aviv because of racism.”

      Nothing you do as a an Arab will ever be good enough. Also the Zionist parties will never bring the Arab parties into coalition, ever. The racism is too deeply engrained.

      Israel reminds a bit of America circa 1859.

    • I'm telling you people, this is direct fallout from Gaza.

      As I predicted the Likud Lobby feels emboldened. Israel killed and injured thousands and NOTHING happened to them. Congress just kept the weapons and aid flowing without a bleat of criticism. There is nothing Israel can do that will not be supported the the political elites, so they are going to keep ratcheting up the violence until someone stops them.

      I can't help but feel, and I might be totally off base with this, that this disrespect (and others) is happening because Obama is perceived as an uppity black man. The GOP knows its base. Also something about the bad blood between the Butcher and Obama smells to me like something personal. Given how badly people of color are treated in Israel I'm pretty sure something got said that offended the president. The Butcher is not known for sensitivity.

  • Congress invites Netanyahu to rebut Obama on Iran, and White House slams 'breach of protocol'
  • Fifth child dies from exposure to freezing temperatures in war-torn Gaza
    • Someone with media access needs to publish this story about how they used her then killed her.

    • Wow, a man with four wall and a roof sees fit to lecture Gazans on how cold it is.

      Jack, sleep for one night outside with nothing but a blanket between you and the forty degree temps and the rain and then come back and tell us how comfortable you were. Oh, and bring the kids.

      Do you have any idea how cruel and cold hearted you sound?

  • Gaza war blowback? Palestinian stabs 13 on Tel Aviv bus.
    • If you just apply the Dersh's "Continuum of Civilianality" it is perfectly justified.

    • I think it would be interesting what would have happened had be been killed by any of the passengers. Would they have been held accountable like those guys who killed Zada?

      Also does Abbas know that he is responsible for the behavior of ALL Palestinians, even the ones under Israeli control? How's he suppose to do that?

  • The ‘hasbara’ tweeps who brought down Jim Clancy, and their ties to Israel and the Israel lobby
    • The only way the hasbara log jam will be broken is by people like Clancy speaking truth to power. Unfortunately in the beginning many will be sacrifice but sooner or later someone will break through and the narrative will change.

  • Pro-Israel parliamentary group in Europe says Israelis suffered 'worst' of Gaza conflict
    • In fact some Bedouin activists took the lack of shelters for their community to the High Court and they ruled that the government did not have to provide them with any because they were not lining in recognized communities.

      I believe that the first Israeli children injured by Gaza rockets were two Bedouin girls but nobody talks about them.

    • "...you were getting Jewish teenagers going up to speak all teary-eyed and saying “we Israelis care more about the Palestinians then they care about themselves, so how dare anyone criticize us!”

      Straight out of the hasbara text book.

  • To counter radical Islam, we must confront our own hypocrisy
    • I saw on Twitter an "anti-sharia" rally in Texas, I believe, and one of the people there was carrying a flag that was the star and stripes on one side and the Israeli flag on the other. And my first reaction was "doesn't this idiot know that there is sharia law in Israel?"

      For the record here on the locations of the sharia courts in Israel: Jerusalem, Jaffa, Haifa, Be’er Sheva, Nazareth, Acre, Taybeh, and Baka Al Garabiya.

      So the next time you hear someone condemning sharia law tell them about sharia law in Israel and watch their heads explode. Bring a raincoat.

  • Palestinian Bedouin dies as Israeli police fire tear gas on funeral procession
    • "IDF decorates 53 soldiers, officers for Gaza war bravery"

      I wonder if the sniper who shot that kid looking for his family was one of them.

  • The 'NYT''s double standard on westerners who go off to fight in Middle East conflicts
  • Two Palestinians are killed near Gush Etzion settlement bloc in West Bank
    • By far my favorite story of 2015 so far is the Israeli guards quitting the U.S. consulate over the training of Arabs as guards.

      Think about it, there they are, manly Jewish men with combat training and guns and muscles and martial arts skills that set them above the lowly untermensch. Then you go and tell them that one of those untermensch can do their job!? Not only that but they will have to serve with these people as an EQUAL?! Outrageous!

      This is everything wrong with Israel in a nutshell.

    • "The supermarket, while located inside the Jewish-only settlement, is located immediately beside the junction and is thus open to Palestinians as well."

      They do that because they have destroyed the Arab owned businesses in the area and it's either let them shop there or starve. Also money cha-chinging into the settler economy.

  • The legacy of Joan Peters and 'From Time Immemorial'
    • The thing that gets me is the whole idea that if I can show you did not come from "here" I can kick you out and generally abuse you.

      No, you can't.

    • I seriously question whether the Dersh writes his own books. I mean between being a professor (now retired) and defending Israel, getting pedophiles off and digging up dirt on teenagers where did he find the time? That book about the terra tunnels came out awful quick.

  • ICC opens war crimes inquiry into Israel over Gaza war as Palestinians prepare another UN resolution
    • I just don't understand the hissy fits Israel keeps throwing over the ICC. Can't they just ignore it like they do everything else? It's not like they won't have powerful friends to help them out. What can the ICC really do to them?

  • On CNN, Boteach lectures two prominent Muslims about freedom they 'enjoy' in US and Israel
    • Seems to hang out with a lot of accused pedophiles, too.

    • Okay, I can contain myself no longer.

      Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is damn good-looking! There, I said, rip me if you want, I don't care!

      Phil, you can put his picture on the home page and leave it there as long as you want.

    • I'm sure that the Chosen Rulers were too busy being distracted by Amal in the lacy white mini dress to say anything but "damn, that Clooney is one lucky bastard!"

    • "What’s the legal basis of Guantanamo again?"

      Because we can.

    • Shorter Boteach: When white man speak you listen!

    • "... Israel is the only country in the entire region where the population enjoys full and uninhibited democratic freedoms along with religious and gender equality. "

      I'm sure that's news to this woman:

      (Haaretz 8/26/14) "A state rabbinic court in Jerusalem has issued an order prohibiting a woman from bringing her children to meet her female romantic partner."

      ...

      "... the rabbinic court’s order came during divorce proceedings between the woman and her husband. The couple agreed that the woman would have custody of the children, but the husband asked the court to issue an order prohibiting the woman’s partner from seeing the children."

  • Netanyahu's Parisian follies
    • JeffB said: "I BTW think she’s helpful she’s said herself she helps cure racism. Lots of “death to the Arab” type voters hear her speak and call her a sister. Obviously the best path for everyone would be if the Israeli Arabs all became enthusiastic about Israel and wanted a civil rights struggle."

      Well, Haskia claims that her daughter, who is a IDF vet, couldn't rent an apartment in a Jewish town because she's an Arab, so mom's "cure" didn't work for her.

      But I'm glad Anett Haskia is out there, because she demonstrates that even an Arab Muslim woman who has embraced Zionism and sent her kids to the army is still looked upon with suspicion by Jews. She says all the right things that Jewish Israel wants to hear but that still does not entitle her to the "goodies" because she is not a Jew.

    • Does that mean Haskia gets a seat?

      Oh my dear Lord

    • Maybe he was afraid of a drone strike while waiting for that bus.

  • Sadness and anger as 4 Jewish victims of Paris attack are buried in Jerusalem
  • Debate over trip to Israel reveals fissures in Muslim American community
  • Israeli education minister calls refuseniks 'radical element of reality,' but they're in the 'NYT'
    • This was my favorite part of the article:

      “WHAT are you,” he asked, “a leftist?”

      We were both wearing the surplus United States Marines uniforms given to prisoners at Israeli Military Jail No. 6.

      “It depends how you define ‘left,’ ” I said.

      “Don’t get clever with me. Why are you here?”

      “I didn’t want to be part of a system whose main task is the violent occupation of millions of people.”

      “In other words: You love Arabs, and don’t care about Israeli security.”

      “I think the occupation undermines all of our security, Palestinians’ and Israelis’.”

      “You’re betraying your people,” he said.

      “Why are you here?” I asked.

      “Me? Desertion.”

      Me: Isn't that the same type of logic we're use to as Mondoites?

  • Congress says possible Palestinian unity gov't must recognize Israel as a Jewish state in order to receive aid
    • What a bunch of mealy mouth bigots, just go ahead and pull the plug and don't listen to those AIPAC lobbyists. You know you want to.

      BTW, anyone following that PA terror trial? It starts today. Some people are suing the Palestinian Authority for several terra attacks committed in the early 00's. I think they're asking for a BILLION dollars.

      Where's the PA suppose to get a billion dollars from?

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  • Netanyahu crashes Paris unity march, French gov't fumes
    • Wow.

      "The footage, captured by a French TV station, is remarkable: The prime minister of Israel looks nervous, dejected, beaten down, surrounded by his security detail yet still standing in the middle of the street, looking exposed to danger in a way world leaders should never be. Netanyahu appears furious, annoyed, confused, trying to busy himself with talking on his phone or fixing his hair, constantly looking over his shoulder to check whether his bodyguards are still there. Even the French news anchors had to sympathize with his distress."

      Bwahahaha!

    • "...the most senior U.S. official present was Victoria Nuland"

      Is she the one who wears those loud jackets that have been know to cause seizures?

    • The Marseillaise is the greatest national anthem, ever.

      And the Butcher should not have been allowed to speak.

    • Then after pushing his way to the front he spent a lot a time looking for snipers on roofs.

    • "The Jerusalem Post wrote that he could have told the Jews that “the doors were open in Israel without slapping France in the face”

      Unfortunately that "slapping" plays well with his constituents.

    • My understanding is that the French did not want the Butcher there because they felt it would be interjecting the I/P issue and they did not want that headache. Also they told the Israelis that if they did come they (the French) would invite Abbas to be "fair." Abbas, good little pet that he is, said that was okay. But when the Butcher found out that his political rivals were going to exploit the dead he wanted in on that act. The French went through with their threat to invite Abbas as well.

      No doubt French Jewish leadership felt too intimidated to tell him and his security detail to go pound sand

    • You tell 'em, Bibi! Those people need to leave France which is 10% Muslim and go live in Israel which is nearly 17% Muslim. Makes sense to me!

  • 'With God’s help, the journalists at Haaretz will be murdered just like in France': Death threats follow publication of cartoon in Israeli newspaper
    • "Defeatist propaganda," "stab in the back," "death to traitors."

      All we need now is for a suspicious fire at the Knesset and the image will be complete.

  • Why I am not Charlie
    • "Explain what is so offensive."

      If I drew a picture of your mother having sex with a goat would you find that offensive? And if so why?

    • Were the kids in Gaza French Jews too?

    • If the idea is to get away from Muslims why would any French Jew move to Israel were Muslims are an even higher percentage?

    • Wow, I don't go in much for conspiracy theories but that article does make me go hmmmm..

      It recalls something I read on a website 11 or 12 years ago. It was a quote from an anonymous Israeli security man who was alleging that some suicide bombers were allowed to get through to their targets because their acts galvanized the Israeli Jewish public against Arabs. I have not seen this idea echoed anywhere else so I poo poo it on the basis of evidence. Israel had demonstrated on a number of occasions that it is perfectly willing to sacrifice Jewish lives to further their ends.

    • I guess by that logic East Indian kids must be natural good spellers because so many have won the National Spelling Bee. I believe ten out of the past fourteen champs have Indian-American.
      Which proves that if you come from a community that encouages scholarship (and you have the facilities to see them educated) and a culture with a history of memorization you can dominate the spelling bee.

      Dawkins is an idiot.

    • Lest anyone forget Yair Rosenberg, one of the individuals quoted above, was one of the first to spread the lie about Mohammed Abu Khdeir being gay. So he is well acquainted with irresponsible journalism.

    • Thanks for quoting the late great Molly Ivins.

      And she's right, satire in the hands of the powerful or privileged is just cruel.

  • A tale of two tests
    • "Still, I admit that when people talk about “women and children” killed, it always annoys me somewhat as it tends to devalue the lives of adult men"

      I have nothing but admiration for the heroism and bravery of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza during the summer. People indeed need to talk that up more.

  • The moral hysteria of Je suis charlie
    • Irony is not dead, it set itself on fire after cutting its own throat.

    • I t seems that the solidarity march is going to be a who's who of countries who have targeted journalists. Egyptian representatives will be there. You remember Egypt, the country that just sentenced some journalists to long prison terms.

      I hope they and Butcher Bibi get egged.

  • Don't let's go to the war of civilizations again
    • Emerson has been making stuff up for years. The only reason he is back tracking is because it was easily disproven. Which makes you wonder why he said it in the first place. Had he been to Birmingham?

      He was on Fox, his comfort zone, and he just thought he could, once again, lie and not get caught. If this so called Terra expert could get something so wrong like this makes you wonder what other lies he's told.

      I recall him saying that years ago he was at a conference of some Arab American organization and when news of a suicide bombing in Israel was broadcast over the load speaker the audience cheered. But he never said when this happened, where it happened, or what organization was involved, so no one could fact check him.

      Right now there is a great twitter storm going on with #foxnewsfacts, check it out.

  • 'You’re Shooting Like Retards': Rafah recordings reveal IDF’s Hannibal directive in action
    • Is it me or has there been nothing but silence amongst our media elites about this Hannibal directive?

    • I also learned, over at Richard Siliverstein's blog, that Hajbi, the officer recently arrested, stayed at a nearby kibbutz during the Gaza war.

      He apparently shared these quarters with a "female subordinate." (Nudge, nudge, wink wink.)

    • What do you expect? All they have to do all day is shoot rock throwing teens and beat up grannies.

    • If Winter goes down it won't be for war crimes but for covering up sexual harassment.

      Take it away Times of Israel (12/17/14):

      "The events in question took place within the Tzabar Battalion of the Givati Brigade. In early December...two infantrymen who said that they were each, independently, harassed and sexually assaulted by their direct commanding officer.

      One of the soldiers, identified as A, said he was in shock and “just froze” when the officer assaulted him.

      “He was a character that you look up to like a God,” he said.

      Three months later, he learned that the same sort of thing had happened to his platoon mate, who also was identified as A.

      The soldiers, after deliberation, came forward to the company commander, who expressed shock and said the matter would be taken care of. The company commander pushed the matter up the chain of command, to the battalion commander. “He listened but didn’t really help us,” the blond-haired A said.

      In fact, Lt. Col. Liran Hajbi, the commander of the Tsabar Battalion, told the soldiers that the officer would be removed from the army. Col. Winter made a similar pledge, telling the soldiers “I solved the problem for you.”

      Instead, the two were split up and sent to different battalions and the officer remained within the brigade. The deputy company commander allegedly told the soldiers, both of whom were considered distinguished soldiers, that they “shamed him” and that “all [they had done] was cause trouble.”

      The soldiers contemplated suicide. While pulling guard duty opposite Shejaiya after Operation Protective Edge, in an army base near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, they discussed slipping into the Gaza Strip and ending their lives that way. “Maybe we would just disappear, disappear from this world,” they said."

      Things are bad with the Givati boys. On Richard Silverstein's website I learned that Hajbi has been arrested and there are allegations of other sexual and financial malfeasance in the unit.

      Stay tuned.

    • I think Rania Khalek's take is a good one: they are putting all this out there to take pressure off the colonels and generals and put it on the privates and junior officers. After all there are cushy jobs in government and the private sector waiting for them.

      A little bit more on the real Hannibal. After his defeat he return to Carthage and attempted to get his nation back on its feet. But the Romans threatened to come after him so he went into exile. For the next twenty years he moved through various Eastern courts, offering advice and occasionally leading their troops. He finally settled in Bithynia, where he succeeded in defeating a Roman ally. That was the last straw. Rome put pressure on the king to turn Hannibal over to them which he agreed to do. But Hannibal discovered the plot and before he could be seized took poison.

      Thus did he cheat his enemies of a final victory.

  • 'No apologies,' Bennett declares -- and controversy breaks over his role in '96 massacre
    • If you want to be the leader of Israel you have to have your Arab heads and pelts on the wall to show the public that you can be trusted with their security.

    • He's got a weird shaped head too.

      His killings have not "resonated" because Israel has discovered that there is no amount of slaughter that their die hard supporters won't excuse. The aid keeps flowing, the entertainment acts keep booking, and soon the tourists will be back. The elites have let them know that they have their back. And if the rest of the world doesn't care about these deaths why should they?

  • How a tweet about Gaza children went viral round the globe
    • Isn't it interesting how the "evil Khhamas" leave Dan alone. If fact he has said that the only people who give him consistent trouble are the Israeli soldiers manning the Erez crossing point.

      Food for thought that would never get mentioned on Maher wretched show.

  • The Israel lobby rallies inside the Republican Party
    • Personally the best thing that could happen to the Palestinians is for the PA to be defunded. The Zionist need the PA not the Palestinians. That's why it will never be defunded.

      Rand Paul either knows this and is a slimy opportunist or doesn't, in which case he's stupid and uninformed.

  • 'NYT' reporter says Palestinians must make 'concessions... they have long avoided'
    • I do appreciate your (Robert in Israel's) response to my query about where you think what constitutes the borders of Israel. I will consider just a few of your points.

      "Ideally, I would want the world to recognize the definitive and minimalist Biblical borders which on the West is the Mediterranean Sea as south as Wadi El-Arish (“the River of Egypt”, which is NOT the Nile), and as far north as the Litani River in southern Lebanon.."

      When you say "ideally" I hope you are implying that this is a wish and not something set in concrete because that takes a big chunk out of Lebanon. I know you think that since Jews once lived there Israel claim it but that way lies madness. What about the people who were there before the Jews? Seems to me their claim would be even better by that logic. And do we really want to redraw maps today based on how things were 2000, 3000, or 4000 years ago? Why stop there? Why not 5,000 or 6,000?

      "Re the practical side of these borders, I would leave the southern Lebanese/the Gov’t of Lebanon (but not Hizbullah, obviously) in de facto control unless they voted to fully join Israel."

      Robert, please, you do not have the right to tell other people who should be their representatives. But even if I agreed that you have that right given the quality of leadership in Israel I don't think the Jews there are qualified to pick other people's political talent.

      When you agree to negotiate with someone you negotiate with their people. You do not have to like them. I know you think that it is wrong to sit across from someone who has killed Jews or called for the destruction of Israel but that's the way of the world. Plenty of Palestinians have sat across from Israelis who have killed Arab civilians. Israel routinely deals with members of the PA that have been implicated in terror attacks in the past; they seem to have gotten over those. As for Hizbullah the only reason Israeli government doesn't like them is because they make Israel's periodic invasions problematic. If they were to put themselves at the service of Israel and the US they would be getting glowing write ups in the media. BTW, have you seen the people your government has been getting close to in Syria?

      "Justice can take a back seat to peace if there is sufficient justice in the compromise between the two."

      I have no idea what this means.

      But in the end all this talk of borders and negotiations won't get anywhere until there is "peace education."

      I think "peace education" is a good idea, and we can start with all those young Jewish thugs who are running around scrawling "death to the Arabs" and beating people up. I know you will dismiss them as not representative but that's not the point. I hear Israeli politicians railing against Palestinian "incitement" and how they need to be more proactive against it. Great, how about Israeli society show us all how it is done. And I don't think Israel should be lecturing anyone on hate crimes when anti-racism there is looked upon as un-patriotic.

      Anyway, thanks for the response. I have a feeling the discussion may continue.

    • It just occurred to me that I am missing an opportunity here to ask a question of a Zionist that is never asked enough.

      If I gave you a pencil and paper and told you to draw the borders of Israel that you want the world to recognize where would they be? Please be specific.

    • I think it's cute that Zionists always demand that the people with NO power must agree that the people with ALL the power can keep it.

    • "In Israel, only one soldier has been convicted for a wartime abuse: he got seven months in prison for the theft of a credit card. "

      I think he bought beer with it.

      The IDF seems to take looting by its troops much more seriously than killing. It's almost like they're saying "hey, guys, don't steal from the natives...that's the government's job!"

      As to the "investigations" the only purpose they serve is to provide Israel's supporters with the claim that Israel is a nation of laws and on one is above them. But has any IDF personnel ever served significant jail time for murder of an Arab? No, never.

  • Dershowitz story is also an Israel story
    • "Palestinians would not be getting a state today if it wasn’t for their terrorists.”

      The Palestinians are getting a state? That's news to me.

      I think lysias is right, Al's getting senile.

    • Believe it or not but I was thinking the same thing yesterday.

    • "In the meantime, Fabius and Hollande are still gung-ho on helping the terrorists in Syria"

      I'll let Mike Tyson sum up that strategy: "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth."

    • "A 40-room Upper East Side mansion with a statue of a defecating dog."

      The guy's a class act all the way.

    • "her lawyers work with her and contrive with her.” Isn't that what lawyers are supposed to do?

      Dersh, honey, your protestations are not helping you...keep up the good work!

    • I saw a link at i24 news which says that they are Algerian, but I don't know how they came to that conclusion.

    • Yet another rape victim getting raped again.

    • There was an article in Haaretz a while ago which said that the number of French Jews who actually ended up in Israel last year was about 450 (can't recall the exact number). Wow out of a population of 600,000 that is quite a feat!

      I wonder how many will give up their French passports when they get there?

      I think they put Sharansky in the Jewish Agency because they needed to give him a job and he can't do much. I once went on their website to find out what exactly they do and it said something about how they were the official representatives between Jewish communities and Israel. Gee what does Israel need a diplomatic corps for? More useless bureaucracy.

    • Why would a prosecutor asked the former or current lawyer for the man he might indict for advice on whether he he should take it to a grand jury? Isn't that conflict of interest?

      Unbelievable.

    • I like item 21 on the deflamation suit.

      "Alternatively, Dershowitz made the statements in reckless disregard of their truth or falsity..."

      He does that a lot.

    • I think Dersh is trying to apply the Dahiya Strategy to his litigation woes.

      Doesn't work in courts, Alan.

    • "You’d scream bloody murder if someone made this kind of allegation against you and you’d complain and complain if the pro-Israel community made hay out of it."

      I'm sure that if the shoe was on the other foot they'd be having a grand ole time and there wouldn't be anything I could do about it.

      The Palestinian Solidarity community does not have enough money and power to attract sleazy attention seeking pricks like the Dersh. The Zionist Gravy Train pays much better.

    • I'm pretty sure Max Blumenthal is not on his list of exceptional people.

    • "Dershowitz is to receive the “Defender of Israel” award next month at a Times of Israel gala in New York"

      Oh, to be a fly on the wall right now at their publicity meetings.

  • State Dep't threatens aid to Palestinians over ICC, but holds out no consequences for Israel's settlements
  • Pro-Israel Congress members threaten aid cut-off in response to Palestinian ICC bid
    • America pays Egypt to take their nasty daughter Israel to the prom.

    • Also may I say that the man pictured above is a truely evil person.

    • “They may cut off aid for some period of time, but they cannot risk the Palestinian Authority disappearing,” said Munayyer. “They simply can’t do it because the Israelis won’t allow it.”

      When Ileana Ros-lethinen tried to cut the funds for some malfeasance a few years ago AIPAC sent its lobbyist to the Hill to talk her down.

  • Obama reported to be looking into settler attack on State Dep't officials, even as NYT buries the story
    • If you ask me the Right wing Zionist conspiracies are very imaginative. For example, did you know that those kids on the beach were not killed by Israelis but by Hamas mines?

    • "abbas’s buddies the shin bet told him that nutnyahoo didn’t authorize it and don’t approve it."

      Pathetic.

  • Couldn't there be just one 'NYT' columnist who was critical of Israel? (No)
    • 'My advice: They should hire a leading Palestinian columnist tomorrow, Noura Erakat or Ali Abunimah or Yousef Munayyer, and begin to sound an alternative view of the conflict."

      But if they did that then it would make the Palestinian perspective acceptable in at least one member of the mainstream media. Better to keep their opinions in the "guest" columnists area, that way you can present them as a freak show.

  • Israeli settlers attack US consulate convoy in the West Bank (Updated)
    • So bombing hospitals and schools in Gaza is self defense but security personnel pointing guns at rock throwing, axe wielding settlers is terrorism.

      What a world.

  • Dershowitz named in lawsuit alleging abuse of underage sex slave
    • Bwahahaha!

    • "anti Semitic communities"

      Are these gated? Does the security guard manning the entrance give you the stiff armed salute when you drive through to see your grandmother?

    • "He’s cooked. He’ll be lucky to get a bus boy job at the TGI Fridays in downtown Sderot."

      Oh, come now, I'm sure that Sheldon can get him a job as a greeter on one of his cruise ships. He could offer free legal advice!

      " he will wave the statute of limitations on rape charges just to clear his name. If it turns out they have an ironclad case against him, can they use that statement to put him away? Would it hold up in court?"

      I've never studied law but I don't think you can "waive" a thing like that. But let's see what the Mondo lawyers think.

    • "And the anti-Israel zealots are loving this. I’m not only defending myself here but I am defending other values as well."

      My, my, don't we have a high opinion of ourself?

      Don't worry, Dersh, if you end up being taken out by this there are plenty of Zionist shills who can take your place, and some will do it without the smarmy self righteous attitude.

      You are not that valuable to the cause.

    • "The idea that Jeffrey Epstein could pay a woman, a man, a Welch Corgi or a sea cucumber to have sex with my husband is ludicrous,”

      Bwahahaha!

    • "Statements attributed to you in the public media express a willingness, indeed a strong desire, to submit to questioning under oath regarding your alleged knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein’s extensive abuse of underage females as well as your alleged personal participation in those activities. As I am sure you will recall, our efforts to arrange such a deposition previously were unsuccessful, so we welcome your change of heart."

      Bwahahahaha!

    • “The lawsuit will be for $100m, which is the value of my reputation..."

      Bwahahahaha!

    • Though I am enjoying the tawdry spectacle I do wonder if it might be in the Dersh's interest to release a brief statement denying the charges & then maintain a regal silence. Running from studio to studio while talking smack just makes it look to me like he thinks he can bully his way out of anything.

      Not this time buddy.

    • Haven't these perverts learned yet not to film the "act"? Don't they know that's a sure way for it to end up on YouTube or a judge's chambers?

      Idiot.

    • I think so many have commented on this thread because for the first time in a long time one of the more viler and vociferous Zionist apologists is getting some payback.

      I look at it this way: if he's guilty then he's getting what he deserves outside of a prison cell.
      And if he's innocent then he is experiencing some of the same "justice" he routinely dispenses towards Palestinians. He has advocated torture and collective punishment and this past summer cheered on the carnage in Gaza. Where is due process for Palestinians, Dersh?

      He's getting the very least he deserves.

    • The imbroglio in the seraglio!

      Mooser, do not leave us again, ever.

    • Look on the bright side, people. Whether guilty or innocent the Dersh will be too occupied with getting back his sleazy reputation to inflict upon us more of his views on the Glorious Zionist Revolution.

    • They lost me, a dedicated listener for 20 years, after 9/11. I fumed for weeks about their coverage until the final straw came. It was a Saturday and I was driving to work listening to Scott Simon in his best snarky voice say that anyone who criticize going to war against Iraq or Afghanistan for 9/11 was really aiding terrorists. I shut off the radio and haven't turned them on since.

    • I Can understand why someone facing serious charges would dodge a deposition in order to get his story straight and discuss with lawyers but how long can you do that?

    • Yep, the anti Semites are out in force. According to that NY Mag article:

      "Maybe it was inevitable that religion would come into the case. Peggy Siegal says Epstein’s two big charitable causes are science and Israel. His Brooklyn homies Dershowitz and Rubenstein are also major Israel supporters. Dershowitz has written a book about lingering anti-Semitism in elite life. Now throw in the fact that the Palm Beach police asked at least three of the girls whether they had noticed whether Epstein was circumcised. “I asked … if she knew what being circumcised meant,” the officer stated in regard to the 14-year-old."

      Oh my dear Lord.

    • Ugh.

      Also if this was a Harvard student isn't that against prof protocol?

      What would make this scandal even better is if there were a couple of sleazy Israeli politicians involved. C'mon, those bozos are usually all over the ladies, with or without permission.

    • Here's the Dersh on the Washington Times website Dec 21, before the bird dodo hit the fan. He's talking about how a student at the University of Virginian took revenge on the frat house where an alleged rape accurred . He's upset that many seemed to dismiss the act.

      “It’s the notion of collective punishment. You punish an entire fraternity for the allegations of several people, and you take the law into your own hands, and it’s a total violation to the notion that punishment should be based on proof of individual guilt,” he said. “It’s become a mantra of the radical left, whether it’s about punishing all policemen for Ferguson or all fraternity persons for alleged rapes. It’s a road to lawlessness."

      It's a slippery slope.

      “That’s the argument the terrorists make,” he said. “That’s the argument that Hamas makes, that al Qaeda makes, and it’s the argument that some radical Weathermen made in the U.S. when they blew up universities in the 1970s. It’s the first baby step on the road to justifying terrorism.”

      Wow, how many people saw the connection between frat house vandalism, the Weatherman, Al Qaeda AND Hamas? The man is amazing.

    • Thanks for that link. I'm just getting over the flu so my attention span is shot but Rule 1.6: Confidentiality of Information says:

      (b) A lawyer may reveal information relating to the representation of a client to the extent the lawyer reasonably believes necessary:

      (1) to prevent reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm;

      (2) to prevent the client from committing a crime or fraud that is reasonably certain to result in substantial injury to the financial interests or property of another and in furtherance of which the client has used or is using the lawyer's services;

      (3) to prevent, mitigate or rectify substantial injury to the financial interests or property of another that is reasonably certain to result or has resulted from the client's commission of a crime or fraud in furtherance of which the client has used the lawyer's services;

      Now we just have to find out if the Dersh thinks rapes is "substantial bodily harm."

    • I've got a legal question: if you're someone's lawyer and you continually see them doing illegal activities when do you have a responsibility to report it? How far can you take lawyer/client privilege?

      As for the Dersh's I find it hard to believe that at the very least he knew what was going on. Schadenfreude is bitch.

    • It's all a dastardly plot to ruin sales of his Terra Tunnel book!

  • AIPAC celebrates Congress for laws that will 'dramatically strengthen bond between US and Israel'
  • Our top ten viewed posts in 2014 -- and five most prolific commenters, too!
  • Fireworks in Ramallah, as Abbas signs treaty to join International Criminal Court
    • "It has clearly demonstrated in the last Gaza war that it can always keep Hamas in check"

      Yep, nothing brings home the realities of war like dead babies in ice cream coolers.

    • "“will badly damage atmosphere with the very people with whom they ultimately need to make peace…”

      As I read this I kept seeing those little bodies in those ice cream coolers.

      Do these idiots EVER listen to themselves?

    • "I am a lawyer…But I am against law — international law in particular. Law in general."

      Could she have made herself any clearer?

  • Campus movement against Israel is largest since anti-Vietnam war movement, Cary Nelson says
    • You do know that many Israeli politicians get funded by rich Jews living abroad, like Adelson and Moskowitz. So foreign funding is okay so long as the Jewish elite benefits. Also Palestinians do not have to condemn every act of violence since Jews are not requited to do so. Lastly I would like for you to think about those dead kids in the ice cream coolers and how no Zionist leader condemned that.

    • “We’re going to a drink after the BDS panel. Want to come along?” [they say]. You’re brought into a network of human beings and you begin to ground your identity there."

      Yes, my friends, that is how it starts, with an innocent drink after a panel discussion. Next come the weekend workshops run by attractive people who look and sound so reasonable. Before you know it they're demanding that you cut ties with family and where a kaffiyeh. You'll end your days as a glassy-eyed genocidist haranguing decent Jewish folk trying to get into the AIPAC conference.

      It's a slippery slope.

  • Updated Security Council resolution calls for East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital, Israel says UN creating 'second Hamastan'
    • "(Susan Rice) had to vote against a resolution they had themselves submitted at the direction of their Israeli bosses."

      Bwahahahahahaha!

    • Wow, them Palestinians sure are a mighty folk. Without tanks, fighter jets or killer drones they imperil the entire Israeli national state by just submitting a piece of paper.

      Makes you wonder what all those nuclear weapons are for.

  • 'Desperate' Senator Graham promises 'violent backlash' by Congress if Palestinians go to UN
    • "...I agree with the Prime Minister of Israel when he says that the Hamas regime does everything they can to kill children and the IDF does everything they can to avoid killing Palestinian children…" Wow Israel dropped tons and tons of bombs on Gaza and managed to kill nobody!

      Folks, people this delusional cannot be reasoned with.

      But I love how they think they are threatening the Palestinians with a "violent backlash." Yep, after decades of war, terra, murder by settlers, maiming by settlers, land theft by the government, land theft by the settlers, kidnappings, assassinations, house demolitions, expulsions and routine torture the Palestinians will cower before the might of a stern talking to!

      Why don't they just go and defund the PA out of existence? That'll learn 'em.

      And, yes, I know why they would never do that.

    • Graham told Netanyahu that “the Congress will follow your lead”

      Right over that cliff.

  • 'New York Times' normalizes the blockade of Gaza
    • Probably sat around the same table they used to calculate how many calories Gazans' need so they could figure out how much food to let in.

      It's just plain evil.

    • How about Israel lift the blockade, that would help these kids more than a day at the petting zoo.

      So I'm to believe that the same vile creatures who are indifferent to dead babies in ice cream coolers are suddenly full of humanity about giving little Palestinian children a day out of jail for a photo op.

      This story has pushed all my buttons, words fail me.

  • Dissecting 'The Jewish Voices on Campus': a predictable but necessary endeavor
    • What's really pissy is that real anti-Jewish acts will not get the attention they deserve because the Zionist orgs are too busy trying to shut down criticism of Israel.

    • It's in my nature to be sympathetic but it's really hard because all I see are a bunch of privileged white kids who don't like having their politics questioned by the lower classes.

      James Meredith and the Little Rock teens endured real campus intimidation with grace and dignity while this group whines about some people in keffayehs yelling at them. Give me a friggin' break.

  • Meet the Falics: West Bank settlement funders, Netanyahu backers, and owners of Duty Free America
    • I'm currently following this Givati brigade scandal since it combines the three things I love about Israel: corruption, sex and the IDF.

      In addition to groping and sexual assaulting some of their subordinates several officers are accused of pilfering money that was donated to the unit. And guess who is right in the middle of this mess, our old friend Ofer Winter, who appears to have taken time out from the destruction of the Gaza to launch a cover up.

      Let's hope the offal sticks to Ofer.

    • Isn't it interesting that NO ONE talks about de funding the PA out of existence.

      Funny that.

    • Wow, that column has got to be the most passive-aggressive thing I've read in years. There were plenty of gems but I think this one was my favorite:

      "For several months, anti-Israel activists have attached themselves to the racial-grievance and anarchist-extreme leftist protests in an attempt to redirect anger toward Israel."

      Race Hustlers!

      BTW didn't the Ferguson PD send some of its cops to Israel for training?

    • I can't recall where I read it but someone commented that a friend or relative in Israel was told by the army to bring their own tents when they reported for reserve duty. Also the IDF has a problem with recruits either skipping duty or going AWOL because the pay is too low and they have families to support.

      Makes one wonder where all those billions go.

  • 'Peace Now' plays the Borscht Belt
    • No sweat, Phil. There are just so many hours in the day and as commander of the Armies of Darkness you can't be everywhere, that is what your loyal minions are for. : )

    • Phil, did you hear about this former Peace Now activist? It was on the Arutz Sheva site.

      "Dr. Anat Roth used to be an activist with the leftist Peace Now organization and an advisor to former Labor leaders Ehud Barak and Amram Mitzna, but now has had a “change of heart”.

      Roth announced on Saturday night that she would be running for the Knesset with the Jewish Home party."

      It says she has now "seen the light."

      "According to Dr. Roth, "The Labor movement and the Israeli left have stocks in the creation of Israel and the Zionist enterprise, but the facts have changed and reality has set in, and the Labor party cannot handle them. The last decade shows us that the desire for peace was and remains a thing of the Israeli side only, and that the processes in the Palestinian Authority and around us show that an Israeli withdrawal from land will lead to the establishment of a terrorist state.”

      The comments are pretty funny. Most are saying that this is a good move but she will need careful watching to ensure her ideological purity. Very Soviet of them.

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