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  • Hey Jews, listen up, Netanyahu is your leader!
    • A lunatic babbling mythology, mixed with jingoism and threats for humanity. Mileikowsky sure is a prime example of a Zionist 'leader'. But the supposed 'Supreme Leader of the Jewish People' he will never be. As much as he wants to tie the world's Jews to his and his cohorts crimes; the world will not have it.

  • 'NYT' reporters parrot Israeli claims re cherry tomato
    • Oh the Zionist propaganda on the cherry tomato! The only one that is probably more ridiculous then that is their false claim to have supposedly been involved with 'inventing' the cell phone: Google Martin Cooper on that.

      I'm not sure what 'point' the hasbara agents are trying to make with these "we are superior!" claims; based, for the most part, on lies, distortions and exaggerations of alleged inventions and achievements. Germany developed and invented a lot of things during Nazi rule, actual German inventions as opposed to these Zionist fibs and fairy tales. Does anyone seriously think that somehow lessens or makes the Nazis any less criminal in any way whatsoever??

  • Ad targeting Sen. Bennet says Iran wants to nuke the world's children
    • Right... Like the world doesn't know who the real threat is: the Likud and their 'brethren' Neocon warmongers.

      Let's see who is the real danger; the countries who nuked the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and those exposed by Mordechai Vanunu with all those nuclear weapons in Dimona? Or the country with a monitored nuclear energy program, that hasn't attacked or invaded another country in all of modern history?? The world knows the answer and isn't falling for this repeat of the 2003 "WMD" lie again.

  • Sheldon Adelson bankrolls NBA player trip to Israel to fight BDS
    • Seeing certain famous athletes who will go along and sellout their own communities to get that Adelson money, really gives one respect for famous people who didn't let their status stop them from speaking truth to power.

      A hero like Muhammad Ali being a great historical example for athletes of conscious today to follow and emulate.

  • Christian Zionists expose their anti-Semitism at conservative summit in Iowa
  • Video: Israelis in West Jerusalem call for attack on Iran
    • Zionist warmongers up to their usual hate, jingoism, and bluster. What really interested me in this one was how they are of course out in the open with saying America is supposedly their "enemy", just because AIPAC's tentacles have been outmaneuvered on this one. We can all see Tel Aviv is the REAL rogue regime with illegal nuclear weapons.

      Then also, the talk of Gog and Magog was also humorous/expected from some of the more end-timers in this crowd. According to most Biblical scholars Gog and Magog, of the Old Testament/Tanakh, was in some mysterious land probably around Antaolia or the Caucasus: with Lydia in ancient western Asia Minor often coming up in scholarly literature. Nothing at all to suggest it was ever Persia/Iran to start with!

      The charlatan Hagee's predecessors like Hal Lindsey back in the '70s and '80s were of course fond of trying to say Gog and Magog was allegedly Russia and thus the big, bad Soviet Union at that time. Of course that fell apart for those end-times "prophets". Who knows some of them have already been reviving that talk in recent years with Putin. I guess it doesn't matter much to these doomsdayers that Russia and the US are not aligned, making how the US would join with "Gog and Magog" a bit of a headscratcher! It's all a "pin the tail on the..." type game, for those who often charge that Obama is the Anti-Christ.

      If one is just guessing, what will this Zionist propagandist crowd say to: Gog and Magog must be the Khazars of the Caucasus, whom historian Shlomo Sand and geneticist Dr. Eran Elhaik have presented an interesting scientific argument in relation to many Ashkenazi Jews today. Of course all of this is just trying to twist modern day things, peoples and events into something Biblical scholars associate with the contemporary world of the anonymous writers of what became the Bible, not a far distant future.

      One of the best books on this history for beginners I s a popular book from back in the late '90s by a writer named Tim Callahan, entitled "Bible Prophecy: Failure or Fulfillment?". It was written back at the day of the scare about Y2K and the whole paranoia about the new millennium, but it still makes very good reading on many topics discussed here.

  • Israel detains and deports American Jews because they are Black
    • Zionists are already alienating themselves from just about every minority group in America; as they become an increasingly Republican, right wing, and older conservative white male supported "issue". The vast majority of Black Americans are not going to be supporting your cult to start with.

      Also Israeli oppression of Ethiopians and African asylum seekers is getting covered more and more by even the mainstream press in the U.S.

  • 'Jewish cow' is udderly superior to all other cows in the world, Netanyahu says
    • "[Y]ou got your cell phone? You have Israel in your palm." What utter CRAP! Apparently even the war criminal head of the Zionist propaganda "brigade" doesn't realize, or I guess care, that a two second internet search shows that Martin Cooper of Chicago, Illinois invented the cell phone.

      link to en.m.wikipedia.org

  • Gaza’s al-Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades prepares for next Israeli war
    • Numerous other commenters have already fully dealt with your propaganda. They have also noted the facts on the terrorist Zionist occupiers and their occupation forces that have been raping Palestine since the early 20th century.

      What really is "special" regarding your post is your username in connection with your propaganda line on "unguided" munitions. It is the imperialists in the "First World" that have all the high tech weaponry of mass destruction and slaughter that constantly rains down suffering on the poor and oppressed peoples of the Third World. As Kris said: will you and your other Zionist apologists then support the Palestinian resistance being armed with drones, fighter jets, attack helicopters, laser guided 2000 pound bombs that level whole civilian neighborhoods, etc? Something tells me not.

      In closing, your drivel also reminds one of Sir Peter Ustinov's famous analysis that: terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.

  • The grotesque injustice of Obama's speech at the Washington synagogue
    • Seeing just how much Barack Obama has prostrated himself over these last few years to the Zionist lobby, corporations, the military-industrial complex, etc. is a lesson in what young activists, of true conviction, should never do or allow the system to do to them. Max Blumenthal just recently made a point on his Twitter page; who would have imagined Obama coming to this, juxtaposed with that well known picture of Obama at a community event back in the late '90s sitting at the same table as Professor Rashid Khalidi and the late giant Edward Said.

      link to electronicintifada.net

  • Obama equates Israel's creation to African-Americans gaining right to vote
    • The attempted "comparison" by President Obama is truly repugnant. But such repugnant words and actions have been part and parcel of Obama's warmongering, anti-liberal presidency of selling out any supposed positive activism this puppet of Wall Street and war criminal drone killer once may have had in his youth.

      As for the supposed "comparison" itself: the idea that the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionist terrorist militias somehow has any relation to African-Americans finally getting the right to vote in America is an assault on all logic or decency. It is clear also that once again we are seeing historical mistreatment and oppression of Jews, predominantly in Europe, attempting to be misused to excuse Zionist crimes in the Middle East. The absurdity of this is evident; what should be just as evident is the insult to Judaism, and those Jews who did suffer that historical oppression, such ridiculous Zionist propaganda claims are.

  • Putting Israel's cynical humanitarian work in Nepal in the proper context
    • The hasbara crew really goes into overdrive to try to exploit human suffering. If only they took some of those cameras over to Gaza.

      These attempts at what have been termed "bluewashing" are some of the more repulsive of the Zionist propaganda variety. The Nepali surrogate mothers who will be "allowed" into Israel, only until "Jewish babies exit the surrogate's body", to paraphrase David Sheen, has to be one of the more "memorable" aspects of this hasbara outting.

      Once again the words of Israeli doctor Yoel Donchin are very important at dealing with these cynical Zionist propaganda screeds. I wonder if the Israeli regime took out some more aid to bring on those extra cameras, as Donchin has noted before. As has been said before: No country does so little, yet makes so much noise about it.

  • Human rights activists thank Lauryn Hill for canceling upcoming concert in Israel
    • With the racist anti-African atmosphere growing by the day in Israel, both against Ethiopians and African asylum seekers, I wouldn't be surprised to see some racist, anti-black venom being spewed forth from many Israelis on Facebook, etc. towards Ms. Hill.

  • Israeli army can't stop patting itself on the back for helping Nepal victims
    • It seems articles this, along with the Twitter posts of people who promote justice like Max Blumenthal, Kenneth Roth, and many others: have hit a nerve with the hasbara crew. As today 'Bloomberg' has an article up to "defend" Israel's attempts to once again exploit another natural disaster; as Gaza still lays in ruins from the IDF's serial criminal activities there. I wasn't surprised to see Michael Bloomberg's rag having this, as Bloomberg himself is a tireless Zionist hatemonger of course.

      One of the best responses to these attempts at "bluewashing", as writer Benjamin Doherty has labeled it, was done by Israeli doctor Yoel Donchin back in 2010. This site covered Dr. Donchin's statements back then on the disaster in Haiti, and the hasbara gang's attempts to exploit that disaster for PR propaganda, in the article "Port-au-Hasbara". Richard Silverstein's wonderful blog also covered Donchin's statements.

      Donchin, who once worked on these Israeli teams, gave a very thoughtful analysis discussing just how cynical Israeli regime propaganda gets when it comes to these PR/hasbara "operations". Including Donchin's own personal anecdotes of seeing medical equipment being removed from a plane, to allow more IDF press crews and their cameras on board. As Max Blumenthal said it appears that natural disasters around the world, to exploit, can't come often enough for Israel's right wing government. And as someone, possibly Dr. Donchin, said: no country does so little, but yet makes so much noise about it.

  • Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis
    • link to electronicintifada.net

      "Israel’s incremental genocide in the Gaza ghetto" by Ilan Pappe

    • Terrorist supporters out cheerleading for the terroristic Tel Aviv regime. The one thing that caught my eye, was the repeating of that old Zionist propaganda on the Gaza "disengagement". I'm sure we all still here a bunch of that "we 'withdrew' and got nothing but rockets in return!" Of course Zionist propagandists here are using this specific lie and myth to both try to "excuse" their murderous assaults and siege on Gaza and also say try to ensconce the always expanding illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

      Too bad for these Zionist hasbara spewers that Sharon's old colleague Dov Weisglass let the real facts of the Gaza "disengagement" plan and its' actual aims out of the bag back when that event was transpiring.

      link to richardsilverstein.com

      As the news quoted from Weisglass himself:

      "'The disengagement is actually formaldehyde,' he said. 'It supplies the amount of formaldehyde that is necessary so there will not be a political process with the Palestinians.'"

      Another very important and thorough link from back in that period itself:

      link to palsolidarity.org

      And of course most of the illegal Zionist settlers that were in Gaza (after raping its' people and resources) simply were paid large sums of money, in the end supplied by US taxpayers, to move to new expanded illegal settlements in the West Bank and Golan Heights.

  • How long can Israel depend on Mizrahi docile loyalty? Smadar Lavie asks in new book
    • A very interesting read here; Ms. Lavie's book also looks quite intriguing. The political history of the Mizrahis in Israeli politics, talking of course about the dominant "Jewish politics" in the apartheid regime, is indeed noteworthy and complex. Going from the period of more open, clear discrimination in the era that gave rise to Mizrahi protest movements like the Israeli Black Panthers. Through to the 1980s and 1990s where the right wing parties like Likud (while still largely Ashkenazi elitist dominated, like the rival Labour Party is/was as well) were able to come to political ascendancy via courting conservative, religious Mizrahi dominated parties; most specifically Shas of course. This courtship helped the Ashkenazi right wingers to get over on their traditional Labour Party rivals; and gave the often underclass Mizrahis a taste of some actual power inside Israeli political society.

      However, tensions do still exist even today between secular/atheist right wing Ashkenazi politicians like Avigdor Lieberman; and his sometimes allies among a religiously based conservative group like Shas again. Although most Zionist writers today are prone to downplay any lingering systematic discrimination towards Mizrahis, even when people like former Israeli President/current prison inmate on a rape conviction Moshe Katsav (an Iranian Jew) declares he was allegedly prosecuted "more harshly" for being a Mizrahi in power rather than an Ashkenazi in the same position.

      I feel it is most important and critical to comment on one important thing now. That is the fact that the Mizrahis are not and never have been "refugees". Claims that have tried to assert that argument have only been advanced by hasbara propagandists trying to "offset" the real issue of actual Palestinian refugees from the Nakba. Scholars have noted that no fair analyst, whether Zionist or not, could seriously try to claim the Mizrahi immigrants to Israel are somehow comparable to the Palestinian refugee community. The immigration of Mizrahi Jews to Israel happened predominantly in the 1950s and 1960s and was quite clearly brought about and organized by the Israeli government and its' affiliated institutions and organizations. "Eastern Jews" who self identify as "Zionist" today, are certainly no fans of being labeled as alleged "refugees" and have quite clearly said as much in public.

      On the overall history of the Israeli government importing "Oriental" Jews into occupied Palestine. Professor Ilan Pappe noted that the Zionist movement, when unable to attract "enough" European Jews to their colonialist project in occupied Palestine, set about this importation of "Eastern Jews" (i.e. Mizrahis) as part of their always ongoing "demographic war" with the Palestinian people in historic Palestine. The European dominated Zionist movement has always looked at things like this as a "second option" or plan B when unable to attract "enough" Western Jews to Israel's colonial project in historic Palestine. Interestingly, the importation of Eastern Jews actually goes against some of the Ashkenazi controlled Zionist movement's earlier ideological positions and policies that openly had disdain for the Mizrahim and considered doing things like making European Yiddish the national language of the Israeli state, etc.

      Pappe stated, starting with European Jews just post WW2: "Only a very tiny minority (of European Jews) came to Israel, and that’s why, contrary to their earlier wishes, the Zionist movement decided to bring Jews from the Arab world and de-Arabize them so they would become Jewish and not identify with the Arab population."

      Source: link to newint.org

      The Arab Jews that were brought to Israel, again via Israeli state endeavors of immigration for demographic manipulation purposes AFTER the Nakba, had experienced a wide array of different circumstances in their home countries. Ranging from quite good statuses and upper-class livelihoods to clear instances of discrimination and occasional mistreatment of varying degrees. Historian Avi Shlaim, himself an Iraqi Jew, summed this all up quite well in a relevant book review he wrote which was covered here: link to mondoweiss.net

      The only real instance many Zionist propagandists and others would point to in regard to the Mizrahim in their homelands; is the series of bombings in 1950-1951 Iraq that in one famous case targeted a historic synagogue in Baghdad. The history of that specific incident remains hotly debated and clouded in mystery. With people like Naeim Giladi, saying it was Zionist false flag terror. And Zionists against Mr. Giladi, actually admitting that Israeli agents were present in Baghdad and both capable and planning such false flag attacks but where allegedly "beaten to the punch" by angry Islamists or Iraqi nationalists wanting "revenge" for the earlier Nakba, etc.

      link to en.wikipedia.org

      As one recent source, discussing Iraq, mentioned on this particular event once again; link to stopwar.org.uk

      "the only incident was the 1941 violent looting of Jewish neighbourhoods – which is still shrouded in mystery as to who planned it. Documents relating to that criminal incident are still kept secret at the Public Records Office by orders of successive British governments. The bombing of synagogues in Baghdad in 1950-51 turned out to be the work of Zionists to frighten Iraq's Jews – one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world – into emigrating to Israel following their refusal to do so."

      To close, a conclusive summary of this whole issue was authored by the academic Yehouda Shenhav (himself an Iraqi Jew as well), in his now classic 2000s era Haaretz article "Hitching A Ride on the Magic Carpet"

      link to haaretz.com

      Professor Shenhav writes concisely:

      "Any reasonable person, Zionist or non-Zionist, must acknowledge that the analogy drawn between Palestinians and Mizrahi Jews is unfounded. Palestinian refugees did not want to leave Palestine. Many Palestinian communities were destroyed in 1948, and some 700,000 Palestinians were expelled, or fled, from the borders of historic Palestine. Those who left did not do so of their own volition.

      In contrast, Jews from Arab lands came to this country under the initiative of the State of Israel and Jewish organizations. Some came of their own free will; others arrived against their will. Some lived comfortably and securely in Arab lands; others suffered from fear and oppression."

  • No Jews allowed
    • The only "groups" of people in question who try to (as you write) "ascend" the Noble Sanctuary/Temple Mount on regular occasions (as is covered quite widely in the Israeli media itself) are those affiliated with various extremist settler groups. In particular settler groups quite openly linked to the banned terrorist group Kach. Names like Feiglin come to mind there.

      Your comments are disconnected from this reality.

      As for what other, actually thoughtful commenters, have mentioned here. Of course, Jerusalem/Al-Quds should be completely open to followers of all the 3 faiths in question. Once again the main reason the large bulk of followers of the Jewish religion, in particular Orthodox Jews, do not even seek to enter the site in question is due to their own religious sensibilities (protecting "the holy of holies" etc.)

      So your whole line of pseudo-"argument" there "Palikari" has no basis to stand on from the start (putting aside you not being willing to discuss the background of general Zionist crimes to start with). But we actually do have a very good historical example. That is the fact that prior to the start of Zionist colonization a minority population of staunchly anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews, precisely in the heart of Jerusalem, lived and worshipped quite freely and openly in Ottoman and British Mandate Palestine. Before the start of large-scale Zionist colonization once again.

    • A) You were the one making your whole rant about "the family". Is this a metaphysical "family of faith" in your writing?? The author of this page clearly seems (by saying she is not even that interested in religious designations to start with) to be quite likely secular humanist to begin with.

      B) "Secondly-the statement that a Jew is a Jew….becuase he chose is the biggest bunch of BS I ever read here" And you just contradicted the bile you wrote in "A", Judaism is and always was a religion. Regardless of what Judeophobes or Zionists like you try to claim. Also your other scribbles here are not truly intended to be memorializing to any victims of various forms of intolerance and crimes (peoples who severed these atrocities for a multiplicity of reasons) but rather sees you taking the same "tact" that scholars like Norman Finkelstein so classically dealt with in his past works on Zionist manipulation and abuses of human history.

      Once again your ethnocentric, largely incoherent rants fail to deal with anything in this article. Aside from you trying to pathetically assail a courageous woman seeking justice and peace in the modern world.

    • The only people who would might get something thrown at them are the racist extremist settlers who attempt to invade the complex, with the stated aim of taking it over and occupying it. Also, as is easily confirmed with a simple internet search, the majority of religious Jews will not enter the Noble Sanctuary/Temple Mount due to the fact they follow the edicts of the mainstream of Orthodox Rabbinical scholars. You know that whole thing about not stepping on the complex in fear that one may accidentally "desecrate the holy of holies".

    • Contrary to the thinking and opinions you are giving; we are all one family, the human family ("corny" as an ethnocentrist like you might think that is or sounds).

      You really need to read up on the topic of linguistics before you attempt to speak on it; specifically the work of Tel Aviv University linguists like Paul Wexler and Ghil'ad Zuckermann.

      Also then, while first noting that one should stand up and oppose the actions of even "family members" if they are committing grievous crimes against any other fellow human being. I also must say that your comments also attempt to devalue Judaism from something that seeks to "repair the WORLD" (i.e. all human beings) and sees you attempting to proclaim it to simply be a supposed "tribalistic" organization. This whole "tribalistic" mythology is something that Judeophobes have long promoted in their hatemongering, and both you and they are wrong on this point.

      In concluding I think two quotes are of use here, first from Columbia University biologist and scholar Robert Pollack (who looks at the intersection of science and religion) "There are no DNA sequences common to all Jews and absent from all non-Jews; there is nothing in the human genome that makes or diagnoses a person as a Jew."

      And secondly from Israeli scholar A.B. Yehoshua "A Jew is a Jew because he chose to be a Jew and not because he was forced - because of biology or by some external social force, to define himself as a Jew"

    • A very well written and informative article here. The Open Shuhada Street movement is very important, it is extremely tragic what has been done to the Palestinian families that used to live and work in that part of Al-Khalil. Their lives have been ripped apart; and now, as the author of this piece illustrates, above-the-law thuggish illegal settlers roam about this "ghost town" like street.

      As for the point the author of this piece made about not being able to travel to the souq (privileged as she acknowledges she is in comparison to the indigenous Palestinians, given her Western nationality) reminded me of something I've heard Miko Peled mention in one of his remarkable, informative lectures. Peled noted the system of separation is clearly demarcated, and often designed to try to keep Israelis from being able to have human-to-human contact with Palestinians. Wouldn't want to take the chance of some of them possibly learning the truth and starting to empathize with the people the Zionist movement has long worked to categorize as their own untermenschen.

      This also fits into the apartheid (land stealing) separation wall. That the Zionist "Left" in the 90s actually had a key role in developing, with their openly segregationist slogan: "Us over here, them over there". Showing once again that the Zionist Left's "support" for a supposed two-state solution, of some kind, is merely a ploy or matter of necessity in their minds to attempt to maintain their current ethnocracy.

  • Simon Schama's Israel whitewash
    • I'm a little surprised more hasn't been made of the fact that Schama's "background" seems to be more in the world of art and various facets of modern European history (along with art history as well).

      This was actually one of the principal "angles" of attack that was made against the work of Shlomo Sand. That is that Professor Sand is a specialist in modern history (specifically nationalism). Of course the zios who made these silly attempts at attack, were apparently unaware that Sand's work was clearly (and specifically) a critique of the modern Zionist movement and the historiography it developed. As Sand said in this interview from this site itself; link to mondoweiss.net "The first book is not about Jewish religion and history. The book was and is about the Zionist historiography that deals with Jewish history."

      It should also be noted there that Sand noted his work was also a general critiquing on the teaching of "history" (or as some joke generally, his-story) in the general Israeli milieu.

      But we don't have to even go this angle on Schama's work. His pathetic "lobbying" for Zionist oppression is transparent, empty, and disgusting. Not that I expected anything else from a self-proclaimed Zionist like Schama; who also has been criticized for writing an "economic history" of the Dutch Republic that very noticeably left out any actual mention of slavery or colonialism.

    • "Rational Zionist",

      The claims you made have already been thoroughly dealt with by others, but allow me to speak on them also. First, you should be applauded in that you at least appear to acknowledge the crimes of the Zionist movement; as you seem to accept comparing them to the genocide of Native Americans. This at least puts you a step above Nakba deniers. But then again right wing ziofascists in Israel today are fond of chanting at Palestinian Israelis such things as "we have brought a Nakba upon you".

      As for your attempted "analogy" or "argument", it is just a little bit flawed and faulty! As others have noted; America, Canada, Australia, etc. have all apologized for what they did in an era before modern international law. And all of these states have done SOME things to try to "rectify" a portion of the historical wrongs done. These have been, in my opinion, mostly woefully inadequate but they are infinitely more than any Israeli regime (operating in the modern period of course) has even thought of doing (kind of hard for Israel to be making any form of restitution whatsoever, when they are still committing ongoing crimes of course).

      That leads to modern international law; the international law is on the Palestinians side and that is (in the end) all that matters in our modern world of international conventions.

      link to al-awda.org

      link to aljazeera.com

      etc.

      Another good article that already responded to this cheap "tactic" of your ilk, was this one (there are others like it) by Ali Abunimah back in 2010 link to mondoweiss.net

      In concluding this very well written essay, Abunimah makes a very important point (again in response to the type of pseudo-"argument" you tried to advance here). I quote from Mr. Abunimah:

      "Finally, it is disingenuous to make this an issue solely about property rights. Property rights are a difficult issue that would affect a fraction of Palestinians and Israelis. Most Palestinians, however, could return to land in Israel that is currently empty. Israelis reject the right of return primarily on ethnoreligious grounds: they just don’t want too many Palestinians polluting the 'Jewish democracy.'"

      With that, and the Palestinian refugees internationally guaranteed right of return to their homes in mind, I recommend reading the work of scholar Salman Abu Sitta "Palestine Right Of Return, Sacred, Legal, and Possible"

      A relevant article there: link to theguardian.com

      America, for instance, doesn't have too many "white Christians" openly calling for an ethnocractic regime in the modern United States. Whereas the Israeli apartheid and ethnocractically based regime is today attempting to solidify their unjust ethnocracy even further.

      link to mondoweiss.net

  • Brandeis retracts plan to honor anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    • Everything about this Ayaan Hirsi Magan character was exposed to be a lie! Nothing in the entire fake story she crafted for herself even happened as she alleged. It is hard to decide who is a bigger liar and hack; her or someone like Walid Shoebat!! link to youtube.com

      These Islamophobic clowns, who often front for various right wing Zionist groups as well, all turn out to be frauds and weavers of tall tales.

      As for Ayaan, the Dutch program TV Zembla issued the authoritative debunking and exposure of her (which is why she had to go crawling out of the Netherlands and seek "support" from right wing neocons in the US, to be able to take her schtick to American shores).

      Among other things Zembla showed Magan lied about her name, did not grow up in war-torn Somalia but rather in an upscale Nairobi villa, there was no "forced marriage", etc. etc. Basically, once again, her whole "backstory" (which she used to "sell herself" to various right wing groups and such) was purely fictitious.

    • No one (including Professor Sand himself) tried to claim Shlomo Sand was a geneticist. On that specific topic Sand himself noted he merely pointed out the manipulation and clear biases of those who "hunt" for what they themselves absurdly claim is a supposed "Jewish gene".

      Sand "It is a bitter irony to see the descendants of Holocaust survivors set out to find a biological Jewish identity: Hitler would certainly have been very pleased! And it is all the more repulsive that this kind of research should be conducted in a state that has waged for years a declared policy of 'Judaization of the country' in which even today a Jew is not allowed to marry a non-Jew."

      And Sand also mentions, he critiques specific "special" individuals from "Yeshiva University" and those who own just slightly shady (lol) for-profit businesses based on selling "Jewish DNA kits" to race-hungry Zionist sycophants link to youtube.com

      As for the genetics, Professor Sand leaves that to others to debate:

      link to eranelhaiklab.org

      link to eelhaik.aravindachakravartilab.org

      link to facebook.com

      link to nature.com

      link to biologydirect.com

      etc. etc.

      As for Ayaan Hirsi Magan, the point is she was exposed as a liar and a shameless fraud. Oh and also she is no supposed "advocate" for anyone (other than her own publicity and ego). This was self-evident by the fact of her lying to get into the Netherlands and then serving as a tool and pathetic puppet and mouthpiece of right wing fascistic groups trying to block "non-white" immigration into the Netherlands (for purely racist reasons of course).

  • The Israel lobby’s trojan horse: ‘Reforming’ education laws to defund Middle East studies programs
    • The "American" (these censorship seeking clowns don't deserve that title) zios seem to be out to form their own little incarnation of "im tirzu" it appears. I guess fascists flock together.

  • Not an April Fool's joke: U.S. weighs releasing Pollard to keep Israelis at negotiating table
    • The zios would actually be smart to be careful on this whole matter. One would have to think getting a convicted spy like Pollard released, couldn't be good "pr" for Israel in the US. I guess the Likudniks and their neocon associates think the hasbara crew and its' agents still have enough "pull" and control around the American "mainstream" media to get them through any "rough patches".

      If this does come about I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of the hasbara gang spewing the myths on the convicted spy/traitor Pollard (that they've been using for some time) that allegedly Pollard's espionage "didn't harm America" and that supposedly Pollard "only spied for an 'ally'". A nice refutation of those (false) claims by Pollard's apologists link to businessinsider.com

      "'Much of what he took, contrary to what he'd have you believe, had nothing to do with Arab countries or the security of Israel, but had everything to do with U.S. collection methods, to include most specifically against the Soviet Union,' Admiral Thomas Brooks (Ret.), a former director of naval intelligence who Pollard worked for in 1980, told Foreign Policy."

      Not to mention the American's who's covers Pollard's espionage blew.

      Oh and as for these endless "talks", the talk on supposedly halting (some) of the illegal settlements has to be some of the vaguest stuff one could ever read. It definitely does seem that the resumption of "peace talks" have a direct correlation with an increase in the illegal settlement activity of the Israeli regime. If Abbas and the PA weren't so totally controlled by the same American officials (that AIPAC has their claws so fully into) they'd say "screw these Israeli games and ploys!" and go directly and unilaterally to the UN and ICC tomorrow.

  • The demand for a demilitarized state is telling Palestinians to give away the right to be free
    • I'm reminded of what scholar Asher Susser has stated in relation to the so-called "peace process".

      link to nybooks.com

      Susser writes: "The Palestinian state that the Israelis were willing to endorse was never a fully sovereign and independent member of the family of nations, but an emasculated, demilitarized, and supervised entity, with Israeli control of its airspace and possibly of its borders too, and some element of Israeli and/or foreign military presence."

  • Kerry's framework according to Friedman and Indyk (Updated: Abbas Weighs In)
    • The one thing that really caught my eye here was on the issue of refugees (that is the real refugee issue of course; the Palestinian refugees). When will the international community finally fulfill its' obligations to the Palestinian refugees?!

      link to al-awda.org

      UN General Assembly Resolution 194 has been affirmed by the UN over 110 times since its introduction in 1948 with universal consensus except for Israel and the U.S. This resolution was further clarified by UN General Assembly Resolution 3236 which reaffirms in Subsection 2: "the inalienable right of Palestinians to return to their homes and property from which they have been displaced and uprooted, and calls for their return."

      And then I see that this article notes a Zionist propagandist like Indyk may try to trot out, the old/already dealt with nonsense of supposed "Jewish refugees from Arab countries"

      See: link to palestineremembered.com

      One of the best responses to this particular Zionist propaganda was authored by Professor Yehouda Shenhav in his classic Haaretz essay entitled "Hitching a ride on the magic carpet"

      link to haaretz.com

      The organization's claims infuriated many Mizrahi Israelis who defined themselves as Zionists. As early as 1975, at the time of WOJAC's formation, Knesset speaker Yisrael Yeshayahu declared: "We are not refugees. [Some of us] came to this country before the state was born. We had messianic aspirations."

      Shlomo Hillel, a government minister and an active Zionist in Iraq, adamantly opposed the analogy: "I don't regard the departure of Jews from Arab lands as that of refugees. They came here because they wanted to, as Zionists."

      In a Knesset hearing, Ran Cohen stated emphatically: "I have this to say: I am not a refugee." He added: "I came at the behest of Zionism, due to the pull that this land exerts, and due to the idea of redemption. Nobody is going to define me as a refugee."

      The whole claim of supposed "Jewish refugees" is in stark contradiction with that other core mythology the Zionist movement is always constantly spewing. That whole "Jews 'returning' to their 'homeland'" mythology. In fact what these Zionist propagandists are doing here is actually (unwittingly) voicing what could be termed either an anti-Zionist or a "post-Zionist" argument.

      And then to close, I think Professor Ilan Pappe also did a good job succinitly dealing with this specific "Jewish refugees" Zionist myth:

      link to newint.org

      Speaking about the aftermath of WW2 in Europe, Pappe states: "The Jewish community in the world preferred to go to Britain, the United States or stay in Europe despite the Holocaust. Only a very tiny minority came to Israel, and that’s why, contrary to their earlier wishes, the Zionist movement decided to bring Jews from the Arab world and de-Arabize them so they would become Jewish and not identify with the Arab population."

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