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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. Working with Coloradoans for Justice in Palestine. You guys rock!~

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  • America's iron fist in the Middle East
    • MHughes. Check out the Persian religion Zerostoasterism which is based upon the individual's right to choice between right and wrong, thus Human Rights. A clay cylinder called the Cyrus Cylinder exists outlining Cyrus' defeating Babylon and releasing people held in bondage and protecting their right to practice their faiths and to own property, considered the first Human rights charter. It's part of Jewish history.

  • Democrats who care about Palestine -- prepare to be censored by the media
    • I watched Sander's speech tonight waiting for him to say the O word. 70 years old and after following the act for much of those years I allowed myself trust a political wanta be. Shame on me.

  • 'NYT' finally mentions 'Goliath' -- in rightwing ad smearing Max Blumenthal
    • While reading the Boteach add it had me wondering if it was satire, it draws people's attention to Goliath and Max and is self defeating. The Boteachs of the world live in a false reality so are blind to reality and are leading their dupes to defeat, which would be perfect if not for the fact it feeds anti-semitism.

  • New Birthright trip for Jewish law enforcement seeks to counter BDS movement
  • Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS
  • Roundtable on the Palestinian solidarity movement and Alison Weir
    • Those who cannot recognize the value of Alison speaking to Douglas's audience perhaps lack real knowledge of how latently racist the population remains . In my rural agricultural environment racism and bigotry in varying degrees is engrained in the culture(borninamerica) just as Zionism is embedded in Jewish culture. Because xenophobia is a cultural glue, it's going to take many more generations for it to lose it's appeal. Some members of these cultures continue to realize the evil and begin to free themselves it, but most only deny it. -- Douglas's audience is comprised of many people who will respond positively, maybe even learn more about their unrealized bigotry in the process, just as I imagine Zionist are learning. This is the audience Alison was attempting to inform, which I believe she handled very well. If other's can engage middle America better, do it, lead, instead of obstructing other's efforts, there is a long fight ahead. I'm inspired by unity and size of the movement reflected in these discussions, it's growing.

    • Wonderful discussion and opportunity to air disagreement which the control freaks arrogantly dodged. JVP members don't give up, there is much good accomplished by the organization. I'm disgusted with the actions of the JVP leaders(?), signed the StopDivisiveAttacks letter, however, I just voted in the board election and made a donation to the project to inform Congress the intelligent Jews do not support the attack on the Iran deal nor anti-Muslim hatred. I have faith the wise members of JVP will prevail in the long run. Let us all avoid being caught up in divisiveness madness. This is just a opening attack by the billionaire supported monkey wrench gang, stick together, smile and Take Heart, they are self destructing.

  • 'If you challenge Israel’s security, you challenge America’s security. Plain and simple' -- Clinton
    • Poor Hillary! So mixed up. Pretending to be what she ain't. She wants to act like a strong macho man instead of a strong smart Woman, which could be what is needed to untangle the mess. But she doesn't have the material to be either.

  • Israeli diplomats 'are not allowed to speak' on US campuses, but North Korean diplomats are, Israeli official says
    • This panel is really an hasbara organizing conference, establishing the party line, framing issues, talking points, marching orders. With all the money and power being organized it's getting real interesting watching how it is being deployed, certainly this narrative outlines the plan. It's more of the same old-same old illusion restyled with an increased application of "loyalty" polarity to conflate Zionism with Jewish. If this is not a 5th column then the German American Bund wasn't either.

  • Rubio's biggest backer says U.S. must be 'global military power' so that we can sustain Israel
    • This is a dangerous game! Either they are stupid or they wish to increase anti-Semitism. I don't believe in coincidence much. These billionaires are making Jews less safe, do they intend to raise anti-Semitism in European nations in order to con them into moving to Israel and an excuse for attacking Iran ? All these hysterical war mongers are presenting the image of characters from the Elders of Zion, It's insanity.

  • Elizabeth Warren attends AIPAC event where Lindsey Graham smears Arabs
    • Graham and McCain keep reminding me of the 1958 record Witch Doctor, Graham as Alvin(hoof in mouth), McGoo as Theodore(chubby impressionable goof ball) and now Warrren fills the Simon (tall intellectual) character. "Oo-ee, oo-ah-ah, ting-tang, walla-walla, bing-bang".

  • Israelis go to the polls today--and nobody knows who will win (Updated)
    • Bobo will now claim he has a 'democratic' mandate to prevent a Palestinian State blaa blaa, and democratically proclaimed the Leader of the Jewish Nation. Good, he's continuing his delegitimizing of the Zionist state and expose the Lobby. We still have Bobo to kick around, the poster boy of ziofascism.

  • Netanyahu's speech and the American Jewish condition
    • "And today there is only one test of Jewish social and political values: Where do you stand on Palestinian human rights? The Palestinians are the people whom our collective helped to dispossess, slaughter and put behind checkpoints out of a logical but in the end self-involved concern with our own history. We victimized them because of our own victimization, and the test of our future is when we come to recognize this responsibility and how we act on it. Many Jews will rise to that challenge. Just wait and see. "

      Excellent quote!

  • Inflammatory posters at UCLA call Students for Justice in Palestine 'Jew haters' (Updated)
    • Whodoneit? Just the 5th column troops executing orders from The Leader. When there are no links, create them.

      "According to the Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonoth, Netanyahu convened his ministers last weekend to discuss the threat of boycotts. The newspaper reported that at the meeting, Minister of Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz proposed searching for covert links between groups boycotting Israel and terrorist organizations. The offices of Netanyahu and Steinitz declined to comment. "-- link to

  • Following shocking sermon, Atlanta JVP calls on area rabbis to challenge racism in Jewish community
    • JVP is a Activist organization and are taking the lead on the opportunity Rabbi Lewis provided, I believe this is an excellent start, if there is a more successful group I would like to know about them. They do the ground work, Indians as well as chiefs and lead with action, while others provide criticism.

  • 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 ?

  • 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


  • '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

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