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I'm well aged, farm in northeast Colorado, I've a lifelong interest in government, foreign policy and Liberty and Justice, which brings me to Mondoweiss. You guys rock!~

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  • Beinart urges young Jews to get arrested in the West Bank for the sake of Zionism. Will they?
    • As I see it the main objective needed at this departure is to raise more attention and awareness, Beinbart's idea would help that. It's not a magic bullet and I don't agree with his concept of what the final outcome should be, there is a long hard road ahead it's too early to squabble about the final outcome. Not all young Jews have a great career going and judging from what I saw during the fifties and sixties there will be those who will put their necks on the line and take the risk to stand up, make sacrifices. And their will be others inspired by and angered and hardened, with good organization it could be a big step in advancing Peace and Justice, what ever that will look like. I must disclose my crystal ball has not been calibrated recently.

  • Checking under Israel's Iron Dome
    • Ziowood screen for doing just what many members of their government have been begging to do, elimination of the existential threat. The fascists have misused the educational system to create a army of cold blooded racist savages. The Israelis are no more free than Germans and Russians ruled by other fascist para military regimes.

  • Israel, your brand is tanking
    • Cast Lead was a tipping point thanks to what the reporting got through via the internet, it was not the MSM who reported the barbarity, however enough people learned enough to begin a change, to learn more and polarize them.
      This latest blood bath is being covered by MSM and reaching and changing more minds, more people will wake up. As an antidote example, the reception of the public to our demonstrations supporting BDS was not very warm, with heckling, and the concept too far from general understanding to interest many to learn more, now our marches gather mostly thumbs up and other signs of approval and understanding. It will take time for the results of this blood bath to show, but the lies Israel is based upon are being exposed which will lead to the downfall of Zionist colonialism, faster than is apparent to day.

  • State Dep't says it 'remains shocked' by Abu Khdeir beating
    • Some things which should be recognized and applied to understanding the big picture here. They scare me.

      The mask is off, the product of the Israeli education system's racist indoctrination is on full display. The fascists have created a number of generations who see the other without humanity primed for to commit genocide. The leaders of this mob have control of a large nuclear arsenal.

      They have a fifth column in control of the US Government giving them access to misusing the largest military. The Neo-cons possess the same disregard for humanity and many of the elite have discussed reducing the population of the earth.

  • Israel needs no proof to kill Palestinians for teens' death, Israeli colonel says
    • Lunatic lynch mobs spurred on by the words of barbarous madmen ! ! No need to compare Zionists to Nazis, they set their own mark of savage mindless cruel hatred. Zombie eyed Larner is a the poster child for the brainwash dupes produced by the Zionist school system. In their desperation they are lost to the reality that they are self-destructing.

  • What evidence is there that teens were abducted?
    • I believe the Nutzi gang was looking for an excuse to damage Hamas, so imagine the settlers were in some way killed before the tale was hatched. They stole a car, the owner opened fire and killed them, whatever, so build a scenario which allows day and weeks of drama, culminating in discovery of the bodies, etc. I still say it's a cover story.

  • Media postings twist 3-fingered sign of support for Mohammed Assaf into celebration of reported teen kidnapping (Updated)
  • Israeli army enacts curfew near Nablus and raids eight major West Bank cities
    • It's theater, the missing men are a diversion. What they are doing now has been discussed and prepared for some time, just recall the rhetoric of the fascists and fanatics during the last couple months, follow the actions, close to seamless. Speculating about the cover story is worthless.

      To illustrate Annie's point, they are rounding up all the "released" prisoners.

  • Palestinian Refugees Welcome The Pope: The story behind the iconic photo at the Separation Wall
    • The Pope's entire trip has been a running battle from it's inception, the Zionists working to control and extract as much propaganda, while the main purpose of the Pope's Pilgrimage, a religious function. The "well prepared traps" were the Zionists, the Palestinian's were improvised. It is insulting to be used, doubly so when used in a lie. Pope certainly displayed his refusal to used by Nutzi when he was correcting him on Jesus's Aramaic language, just part of that running battle. I agree the Pope won big.

    • I have no doubt Baba is completely aware how useful the image is, looks like he thinks on his feet, like a good general. It's tantamount to committing the RC Church to supporting Palestine, that's a lot of political power. The image should be used over and over, established and integrated in public art and culture as a icon of the era. Artist, a call to arms!

    • Wait for BO, Blitzer-Oren, 'pallywood' spin.

  • The Pope in Palestine
    • Right on Ellen, I hope the Zionists do their damndest, continuing the 'delegitimize' themselves. Keep digging Nutzi !

  • Video: SodaScream -- Bubble trouble
  • Notes from the cells
    • Yes just. Truth is the Zionists natural enemy!

    • This brings this powerful poem from a very powerful woman to mind, Meena-

      This is the translation of an inspiring poem by Meena published in "Payam-e-Zan" No.1,1981

      I’ll never return

      I’m the woman who has awoken
      I’ve arisen and become a tempest through the ashes of my burnt children
      I’ve arisen from the rivulets of my brother’s blood
      My nation’s wrath has empowered me
      My ruined and burnt villages fill me with hatred against the enemy,
      I’m the woman who has awoken,
      I’ve found my path and will never return.
      I’ve opened closed doors of ignorance
      I’ve said farewell to all golden bracelets
      Oh compatriot, I’m not what I was
      I’m the woman who has awoken
      I’ve found my path and will never return.
      I’ve seen barefoot, wandering and homeless children
      I’ve seen henna-handed brides with mourning clothes
      I’ve seen giant walls of the prisons swallow freedom in their ravenous stomach
      I’ve been reborn amidst epics of resistance and courage
      I’ve learned the song of freedom in the last breaths, in the waves of blood and in victory
      Oh compatriot, Oh brother, no longer regard me as weak and incapable
      With all my strength I’m with you on the path of my land’s liberation.
      My voice has mingled with thousands of arisen women
      My fists are clenched with the fists of thousands compatriots
      Along with you I’ve stepped up to the path of my nation,
      To break all these sufferings all these fetters of slavery,
      Oh compatriot, Oh brother, I’m not what I was
      I’m the woman who has awoken
      I’ve found my path and will never return.

      Keep the BDS pressure growing the occupiers are approaching panic. They will fall faster than they can imagine.

  • Reflections of an Iraqi in Palestine
    • Mahanne your post displays your ignorance and propensity for fiction. Iraq sent troops after Israel had been provoking with shelling of Syrian farmers and sending armored tractors into the 49 armistice DMZ, as Dayan bragged later. In early 67 the Zionists planned a action to draw Syrian fire and escalate it to probe Syrian defenses destroying their some of Syria's aircraft. It was the preliminary preparations for the June attacks. Stop trying to invent your claims everyone picks on you zionist occupiers. Read history in books instead of listening to lies floated back and forth in your echo chamber.

  • Transcript: Netanyahu calls on U.S. Jews to fight BDS-- 'eerie' anti-Semites 'on the soil of Europe'
    • The weakness of Nutzi's narrative is claiming he speaks and Israel speaks for "Jews", when in fact his gang of colonialists are truthfully using "Jews" as human shields. To counter our narrative should focus on destroying the illusion That Nutzi and other elected officials Israeli speaks for and commands the "Jews".

  • Swarthmore Hillel attendance spikes because of decision to invite anti-Zionists
    • Oleg. First define Zionism, ignoring the razzle dazzle, just he bare bones. Zionism is a colonialist program, an immoral crime, simple armed robbery. Zionist move the natives out of their land, taking it by force of arms which they continue in the brutal manner the Palestinians and Lebanese are subjected to. Anti-zionism is Anti-Colonialism, from a humanistic position, it has nothing to do with religion, ethnicity nor mythology, Zionists are simply using Jews as human shield while they continue their brutal occupation.

  • Israeli ambassador's present to Obama -- settlement cufflinks!
    • Norm, zionists can't even find evidence to support their myths, they're colonialist criminals using Jew as a Human shield. Israeli archeologists who tried for decades to find evidence of Moses, Saul, David, or the exodus tale(which was appropriated from earlier superstitions) agree; it never happened and there is no Santa. Prof. Ze'ev Herzog, Tel Aviv University wrote: "This is what archaeologists have learned from their excavations in the Land of Israel: the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did not conquer the land in a military campaign and did not pass it on to the 12 tribes of Israel. Perhaps even harder to swallow is the fact that the united monarchy of David and Solomon, which is described by the Bible as a regional power, was at most a small tribal kingdom...... Most of those who are engaged in scientific work in the interlocking spheres of the Bible, archaeology and the history of the Jewish people - and who once went into the field looking for proof to corroborate the Bible story - now agree that the historic events relating to the stages of the Jewish people's emergence are radically different from what that story tells." (in an article in the Jewish magazine Haaretz, as republished on):

  • New bus ads in Seattle humanize the right of return -- 'Share the land'
    • The BDS movement should adopt their slogan, -Equal Rights For Palestinians-.

      'Equal Rights' is strong established rhetoric, it establishes a narrative which we can control and expanded on.

  • 'The one and only Jewish state,' Netanyahu says, pounding the rostrum
    • I loved the way Nutsy recoiled when he realized he was being told what.

      Ban Ki-moon-->"-->"The time is now for Israel to be fully respected as a member of he International community. In this regard, I would welcome a more constructive relationship between Israel and the Human Rights Council. I believe Prime Minister Nuts recognizes that Israel will never realize it's potential internally as well as externally as long as there is not peace with ??-distant neighbors the Palestinians. The Prime Minister knows that occupying Palestinian land is not a long term solution....".

  • Covert online students hasbara units directed out of Israeli PM Netanyau's office
    • They have been hitting facebook's-- I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists in little flocks. I wonder how many different identities each of them take on. Most of them clumsily following a hasbara script, which was worn out when they receive their instruction. It's irritating and easy to spot and quickly loses credibility becoming meaningless. I hope they keep increasing the number of these ziocaine junkies, the more the deeper they dig, the merrier. Nutsyahoo has gone over the megalomania wall like fascist supermen before on their way to failure taking direct control , when Hitler did so it was a complete disaster.. They are slamming the barn door shut after the stock got out. It's very difficult to fool most of the people, it's foolish to attempt to fool people because the truth comes out and those fooled are unhappy about it. Bring it on.

  • 'I was not a party to, and never will be, to the planting of trees on expropriated and stolen land': Former South African Ambassador to Israel rejects JNF trees planted in his name
  • 'Fast Times in Palestine' offers a glimpse of what has been, what is, and what could be
    • Pam's book is very important today, which will be a classic adventure story in the future, she artfully paints pictures of a very critical period and the lives of the people under an inhuman occupation. It's truly an inspiring story and a fine example of quite courage to adventure behind the veil obscuring reality to experience and record the effects modern colonial racism. I'm giving copies to my grand daughter and some other young women for graduation, Pam's a great role model.

      Be a patron of the artist, buy several copies and help spread her work.

  • Forget SodaStream, help Palestinian workers by boycotting settlements and ending the occupation
    • Pamela, I think you should go on that hike, you will have had a busy week and it looks like nice weather forecast, refresh your batteries. You're a valuable jewel for the cause and the human race.

      Just took a look at your schedule, looks like a event was added for Friday, UC boulder, if that's open to public(?) I'll do that one, more convenient with being back in the area Saturday. Take care and enjoy our mountains.

    • Hi Pamela, Good to learn a bit about your tour experiences. I missed the Tattered Cover event, the storm, I live 180 from Denver, hope to see you in Boulder tomorrow.

      I am hoping you would come to the BDS conference Saturday, link to coloradobdscampaign.org ?

  • Obama gets it
    • Rami Khouri seems to be in close agreement in this article--
      snip- Following America is a dizzying endeavor March 23, 2013 12:37 AM By Rami G. Khouri

      chttp://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2013/Mar-23/211187-following-america-is-a-dizzying-endeavor.ashx#axzz2OR4g4daq

  • '5 Broken Cameras' director detained in LAX on way to Oscars (Updated)
  • On foot through the hills of E1 -- Palestinians join Bab al-Shams protest village
  • The Ron Paul moment-- bad and good
  • GOP presidential candidates offer red meat on Israel (UPDATED)
    • Nutt is breaking US law by promising to appoint Dolton

      Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

      Title 18, Part I, Chapter 29, Section 599 of the U.S. Code

  • 'This is how they drove us out'--Tiberias's exiles recall the Nakba
    • eek, He was mayor for 15 years, which means he was popular with the Arabs-until the zionists changed that relationship. Zionist terrorist activities were relatively isolated when he would have first become mayor, however in the last five or so years of his life the violence had escalated. Large shipments of smuggled arms had been discovered in the last years of his life, which led many to the conclusion they were intended to be used against Arabs. Irgan and allies had been bombing Arab gatherings, markets, cafes, etc., which were designed to divide the idyllic relations between indigenous Jews and Arabs. The Zionist believed non zionist Jews were their enemies. Perhaps your grasp of history and the progression of events are weak or could you be intent upon deception?

  • DNC chairwoman seeks to outflank Perry and Romney on the right-- on aid to Israel
  • The social fabric
    • I spend a lot of time with my asperger grandson, his father is absent, I don't believe you have a good understanding of the condition. Like ADHD and related handicaps It's not something anyone should make light of.

  • The new 'internalized conflict': Israeli settlers targeting Israeli activists w/ impunity
  • Israeli officials say they are just trying to help Palestinians, and Americans, climb down out of the tree
    • Netinyaho is emulating Daffy in this comic opera, I'm afraid he's living in his own lala land close by.

      Is it a strange disease that incubates between 44 and 47 years? Symptoms are delusions of grander with Public displays filled with violent vomiting of decet and deceptions. If it's not disease then is this what possession looks like?? I believe it's ripe material for opera and stage.

      The Palestinians have the world's attention and will win the the hearts of worlds pople. Netinyyaho appearing at the UN qulifies him for the Title of The Palestinians Secret Weapon.

  • 'Forward's ad director says he's chosen not to visit Israel because it's gone 'so far afield'
  • British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback
    • Kieth
      A myth created by Clark??? I'm no fan of Clark, but You'll need to hang you hat on that.

      That they “hijacked” US foreign policy is a PR myth by more discreet militarists like Wesley Clark. US foreign policy and militarism has been in evidence from the beginning. It is a mistake to think that US Middle East policy is a radical departure from past history, or that it is exclusively shaped by Israel, or that it would be fundamentally different without AIPAC.

      Foreign policy certainly was hyjacked long ago by the Military Industrial Congressional complex and International corporate plutocrats

    • link to gilad.co.uk
      General Wes Clark talks about the foreign policy coup and the Zioncon plans to invade 7 Middle Eastern Nations.

  • Ron Paul blasts 'transparently one-sided' Congress on Israel/Palestine
    • I can only hope the middle east media picks up on this, perhaps some of you know how to contact Al Jazeera, Maan, Haaretz, etc.
      I'm damn proud to say I voted for him when he ran for President in 1988, tried to assist his campaign in 08 and this year. Honest men are a rarity in American politics.

  • Help Mondoweiss stay afloat with a voluntary subscription
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      I have a suggestion, it seems to me the fundraising is going slow? Originally agreeing with the anti-star crowd, I made an anonymous donation by CC and am now questioning the wisdom of that. So I just mailed a donation by check and would like $100 of it applied to buying a T-shirt for whoever makes the next 4 donations over $100, if it's agreeable to you. If not just apply it to the fundraiser.

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