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I am Irish with a profound interest in the Palestinian /Israeli conflict.

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  • I want my country back
    • "Wasn’t Gordon “Greed is Good” Gekko in Wall Street based on Michael Milken"? Lysias.

      Yep , played by everyone is a an antisemite Michael Douglas.

    • OT .

      "Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein told a packed audience at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s National Tribute Dinner Tuesday night that the way to combat the new wave of anti-Semitism is to “stand up and kick these guys in the ass,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

      “It’s like, here we go again, we’re right back where we were [before the Holocaust],” said the 63-year-old Weinstein after accepting the Wiesenthal Center’s Humanitarian Award. “We just can’t take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards.”

      Better cover your butts guys.Those inglorious bastards are out to get you.

      link to jpost.com

      More from the same article!.

      "The other bequests include “a gift of $10 million from the world-renowned philanthropist and chairman of the Milken Institute, along with his wife, Michael and Lori Milken ..."

      Philanthropist ??.Didn,t he help himself to some 600 million of other peoples money and managed to live the good life in prison in Pleasanton Ca.Zionism has so many Kings , some pushing junk bonds and others pushing junk peace talks.

      Amazing that these people would accept a gift from a criminal to build a museum in Jerusalem , (occupied territory).It is to be named "The Museum of tolerance" and is to be run by the Simon Wiesanthal centre.Well , I can see why they call it a museum of tolerance.

    • "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on his Facebook page that it was no accident that one of the first calls he had made after the election results were released last week was to Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett." J POST

      link to jpost.com

      And here is why.

      "On February 2012, Bennett published a plan for managing the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, called "The Israel Stability Initiative."[21][22] The plan is based in part on parts of earlier initiatives: "Peace on Earth" by Adi Mintz and the "Elon Peace Plan" by Binyamin Elon, and relies on the statements of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud party ministers that spoke in favor of unilateral annexation of the West Bank. Bennett opposes the creation of a Palestinian state: "I will do everything in my power to make sure they never get a state."[25]" wiki

      link to en.wikipedia.org

      No comment needed.

    • "I saw the headline on paper too, and someone enriched the NYT by yet another $2.50 it doesn’t deserve."Pablemont.

      True but let,s all add $2,50 to our next contribution to MW so truth gains more than the propaganda being dispelled by the NYT.

    • We have a saying in Ireland and I believe I have also heard it in the UK which goes like, "Your,e twisting things around". This is usually the response one receives after pointing out the facts to someone who has lied or made an incorrect statement/claim or otherwise.The idea is to refuse to accept being wrong and to blame the person pointing out the truth.

      Zionists have played this game for decades.It is always the most recent attack on Israel that started the whole conflict.All of Israel,s 50 plus years of aggression and crimes are conveniently dispatched to the bin of selective memory and anyone who try,s to raise them is twisting things around.

      It is always far easier to remember the truth as it is constant.Lies build on themselves exponentially and eventually form a rope around the perpetrator,s neck and cut off their oxygen.Israel is in this mode and is hanging it self.That the NYT is a party to this is truly astounding but they too will pay a price for their traitorous actions.

  • [1]-[2]-[6]-[20]: A regional strategy for sustainable peace for Israel/Palestine
    • Speaking of applying force, these proposals from the EU are interesting.EU plans to pressure Israel as diplomat warns of 'collision course'

      "Leaked report outlines 40 suggestions to sway Israeli policy; EU source: more chance of implementation in wake of Netanyahu rejection of Palestinian state.

      Elior Levy
      Latest Update: 03.25.15, 17:31 / Israel News

      "We are on a collision course," said the European diplomat. "It's clear to everyone in Brussels that there must be a response to these statements."

      The diplomat said the EU does not believe Netanyahu's subsequent backtracking on the creation of a Palestinian state. He added that Europe is interested in having a positive relationship with Israel, but considers Israel to be an entity that does not extend beyond the Green Line – the boundaries of Israel from its founding in 1948 until the 1967 Six-Day War.

      "If Israel continues its policy beyond the Green Line, it will affect the relationship between European nations and Israel," he warned.

      The heads of diplomatic missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah recommend several steps in the report, and the majority of the 40 recommendations may be hard for Israel to swallow.

      The European source hinted that the election results and expected formation of a right-wing government in Israel mean the recommendations will be taken especially seriously by the EU. "y net.

      link to ynetnews.com

      The 40 suggestions are listed but are very small print and I could not copy and paste.Worth a look though.

  • On Netanyahu's apology to Palestinian citizens of Israel
  • In Israel, the mask is finally off
    • "Don’t be so envious, come to this country instead and you can be “comfortable” as well." catalan.

      Envious of what??.

      A law breaking, war mongering, land stealing oppressive compulsive self serving pariah state sans borders on it,s way out.

      I suggest you seek help catalan.And do it soon.And dare I say , Seafoid is hardly likely to be comfortable in such a poisonous environment and that you are says it all .I would afford you the emotion of pity if you deserved it.Au contraire, you only deserve disdain and disgust.

      As to your remarks about Jews studying for decades , that is pure racism.Jews, (not all ) are destroying houses.Is that what takes decades of learning.

  • Jeb Bush bashes Iran talks as 'foolish' and hails Israeli settlements as 'new apartment buildings in Jerusalem'
    • "Hmm… How realistic is it that one of these republican psychopaths will actually become POTUS? These are very scary people " Bornajoo

      Is it me or are republican wannbe potus candidates getting more and more brainless over the last forty years. If you start with dumbya and work back to say, Jerry Ford , I think you will find their IQ levels have been declining notably.Maybe Bush sen had some brains but he seems to have forgotten to pass it along to dubya and jebby.I guess Smart Presidents are too difficult to steer in the right direction.

    • "That’s right, Jeb. And it’s clear that you don’t have the requisite maturity and strategic sense. "Eljay

      Very true , but he knows how to fellate a donkey.Two at a time if necessary.

      I could understand Irish politicians playing the same game by out US ing each other.Ireland has a population of just over 4 million but to see a nation of 300 million being told their leaders must bow to Israel (7 million) ,makes me embarrassed for Dick and Jane.

      American democracy is one sick puppy and someone should call a vet.

  • The liberal Zionist lament: Joe Klein and Jodi Rudoren try to explain away Israeli racism
    • "This paper is very interesting on the subject of bias ” - See more at: link to mondoweiss.net" seafoid.

      Euphoric conditions.A national blindspot.Misjudgements embedded in collective psychology .The paper could well be referring to zionist group think.

      "To date, analyses of Ireland’s property bubble and consequent banking crisis, while isolating many important institutional factors, have mostly fallen back on psychological generalisations to explain this array of consequential misjudgements. Regling and Watson (2010) refer to “euphoric conditions”, a “national blind-spot” and misjudgements that were “embedded in collective psychology”. Honohan (2009, 2010) describes how the banks were caught up in the “mass psychology” of the bubble; a “construction frenzy”; international financial markets were “hysterical”; government policy created “a climate of public opinion which was led to believe that the party could last forever.” Whelan (2010) pins the blame more straightforwardly on “over-optimism”, especially in relation to the likelihood of the continuation of Ireland’s abnormally high economic growth. In addition to hypothesising the existence of herding and groupthink, Nyberg (2011) refers to a national “mania”; Fitz Gerald (2011) calls it “madness”."

  • American Jews are taking back their power from Israel
    • "What I am most struck by is the lack of a significant response to Obama’s recent statements critical of Nethanyahu. Perhaps I missed it but AIPAC seems quiet right now. What are up to? -" .Tovio S

      I bet the zionist false flag dept is working overtime.Israel needs a few suicide bombings or some other method of arranging a mass killing of Israeli Jews to steady the ship.

      The loss of the victim status has to be reversed at any cost.What are a few dozen Jewish lives compared to losing the Greater Israel.

    • "or General Douhet, it was crucial that war be regarded ‘unemotionally, like a science’." marc b.

      Until one of the pilots goes down and is dealt with by the victims .Watch for the unemotional response then.

      I bet you hopknee loved that summary.Right up his zionist alley.Especially the part about killing women and children.

    • "what I would pay to be your shrink." marc b to hopknee

      Yes indeed, there is enough material there for a 4 week conference.

  • Apartheid is no longer verboten word for Israel in 'NYT' and 'CNN'
    • Some change in terminology required.

      "Israel , the only apartheid and Jewish nation in the ME.".

      Should it be saved.Should the world waste time , trying to reform this pariah state.Should we expend the effort putting manners as well as borders on this rogue entity.

      Or should we just let it destroy itself while it,s educated Jewish citizens desert it .Better to wait for it to become a "land without people for a people without a land.

  • Netanyahu's victory ‐ what is the cost?
    • Netnayahu,s back track on his " No Palestine on my watch" needs to be met with some tough responses.

      1, Obama should tell him if he is serious about a 2SS then prove it by an immediate halt to the expansion of "Illegal Settlements.

      2, Immediately reverse the 50 plus discriminatory laws passed by the knesset.

      3 , End the ongoing night raids of Palestinians homes and imprisoning , without charge Palestinian men , women and children.

      4, End the aggression against peaceful demonstrators.

      That for a start and he should tell Netanyahu that until these demands have been met , all aid both monetary and military will be suspended as well as diplomatic protection at the UN.

      Obama should give him the WH phone number and tell him to call when he has something genuine to discuss.These are the only actions Israel understands.

      The Palestinians need to request the UN to recognise the State of Palestine so they can measure Obama,s sincerity in refusing to veto such a res.They also need to inundate the ICC with war crimes charges which should include each and every case of illegal transfer of Israeli citizens to Occupied Palestine.

      Hopefully Israel will begin to get the message that sticking their finger at the International community has consequences.

      Enough is enough.

  • Netanyahu's victory marks the end of the two-state solution
    • Hello Bornajoo, I think Netanyahu will not so easily back away rom this .Obama and co will be insisting that he take concrete steps to prove his sincerity .Such as , !!!.Halt all illegal settlement expansion.I think the USA will also publish their plan for a solution and hold Netnayahu to that plan which will likely include timelines.

      Al Jazeera is reporting in depth the US gov absolute displeasure with netanyahu.They are openly threatening to withhold un protection for Israel.

      This is not going to be binned under the guise of netanyahu (fake) attrition .Netanyahu may well have opened a pandoras box that will not be closed too easily.Imo , he has shot himself in both feet this time , while they were both firmly placed in his big mouth.

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  • Who can save Israel now?
  • Disregarding Gaza: How Israeli elections ignored the Palestinians
  • Israelis go to the polls today--and nobody knows who will win (Updated)
    • "More to the point: should she be serving in an occupation army? " MDM

      I was being ironic MDM.

      "And I think you’re being generous with her age. She looks about 12 to me." MDM

      I thought so too but as you say I was being generous .It was to avoid being accused of A/S in suggesting Israel dresses it children in uniforms and sends them to war.Only Palestinians do that --right.

    • "Also this is ot but what is it with the IDF and their female soldiers’ hair? -" ABC

      She looks about 15 or 16 years old .Should she even be voting??.

  • Why I hope Netanyahu will be crushed tonight
    • here in Ireland AJ is reporting 28 seats to likud and 27 to herzog.

      Also it appears that the Arab coalition list leader says he will join with herzog to prevent netanyahu from forming a government.

    • This from the man who has used every angle he could to intervene in the US election process.

      ffs.

    • "You’re concerned with what’s good for America, and what’s good for the Palestinians, yet the question of what’s in the best interests of the Jews (in Israel, in the US, in Europe…) doesn’t register, doesn’t even come in third "jon s

      Well , that,s easy.

      What is bad for the Palestinians and America , is bad for Israel and Jews.

    • "The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going en masse to the polls. Left-wing NGOs are bringing them on buses," he said." nietanyahu

      "Netanyahu's message, delivered in a video on Facebook, came shortly after the Joint List of Arab parties announced that as of 11 a.m., 10 percent of Israeli Arabs voted, as opposed to 3% at the same time in the last election. After the prime minister issued his warning, the party decided to stop releasing Arab voting numbers.

      "We only have you," a visibly tired Netanyahu pleaded. "Go to the polls, bring your friends and family, vote Machal [Likud] to close the gap between us and Labor [Zionist Union]."

      "With your help and God's help, we will form a nationalist government that will protect the State of Israel," he added."

      link to jpost.com

      Question?.

      Why would he use the increased Arab participation to convince his supporters to get out and vote and then stop releasing the numbers.A very tired and confused king, eh.

      He could be lying of course, (naw, not bibi surely) but imagine the audacity of those antisemitic lefties giving a lift to the polls to non Jewish Israelis.What is Israel coming to.

    • My two cents worth.

      Obama is finally up to his limit , both with nietandyahu and Israel,s politicians in general.I believe it was him ,(or Kerry) who stated just a few days ago , that whoever leads Israel must be serious about a two state solution and he means , "serious".This latest , (no Palestinian state while he is in power) kick in the groin from nietanyahu will only harden his attitude and I believe the gloves are off.If Herzog wins , he will be given the details of the American peace plan and it won,t look like anything seen to date.I believe Obama has taken up the challenge from Israel and it,s supporters and intends to extract a price .

      i wonder if Obama will follow the EU decision to take hamas off the Terrorist list just to send another message to the US bestest friend and ally.

      Just my hmo.

  • Fans of Barcelona basketball team show support for Palestine despite attacks on free speech
    • "This kind of reasoning , if applied consistently , would destroy international sports. " jon s

      Israel,s kind of reasoning will destroy mankind.We can always rebuild international sports.

      Take your pick.

      About your third armpit comment , the stink of zionism does not emanate from it,s armpit.The source of the stench is from deep within.I would suggest it,s soul but that would be inapt.

      It has a certain skunk juice odour about it.

      link to mondoweiss.net

    • They want to expel a sports team because of the politics of the government in the country that the team comes from?" jon s

      Oh come on, Israel has been begging for attention for 60 plus years.You are finally being heard.

      Quit complaining.

  • The farewell party of the mezuzah-kissers
    • A happy St Patrick’ to you, amigo, seafoid and to all the Irish and to those that are Irish in their hearts like Mooser. "

      Walid , thanks.

      On a negative note, I wonder if Samantha ,(give me ) Power will be ragging the Irish Taoiseach,s , (PM) ear in the white House.Will she work on him to attempt to change the minds of all his anti semitic subjects.

      Btw , here is one Hollywood mezuzah kisser who wont be invited to the festivities.

      link to breitbart.com

    • "lolol! Schmuck."Just.

      Correction--Schmuck Norris and Jon Void.

    • "Hope away. Naturally, you can’t, or won’t tell us what you are hoping for. But you are hoping. -"Mooser.

      I am hoping to live long enough to seethe Irish soccer team win a world cup.That ought to be enough time to see the end of Zionism but please don,t ask me to choose between the two .

      Decisions , decisions.

    • "Definitely not a happy St Pat’s for Netanyahu tomorrow. "Walid.

      Walid , St Pat will be busy in Israel , casting out all the snakes.Including Tony (poodle) blair.

    • "As I said on another thread, they looked liked they" Just

      Just , how can we take you seriously if you cannot grasp basic English.?.

      Get a grip.You know the rules.

    • "lolol! Schmuck." just

      You mean , Schmuck Norris.

  • Sheldon Adelson is not the problem
    • "Yes, I am Jewish, but certainly don’t feel that the Israelis, or anyone else for that matter, have much need of me to defend them." catalan

      What do you mean by "Israelis"?.

      Would that include the 20 % of Israel,s population that are not Jewish.Would you defend them from the marauding zionist fanatics roaming the streets of Jerusalem shouting , "death to Arabs".

      link to electronicintifada.net

    • "He just repeats the same things about over and over " catalan

      Who should we compare you to??. I have an 8 year old nephew who might be a suitable candidate.

      Run back to hasbara central catalan.People here are not fools and can see right through your BS.

    • "Grammar itself is not indicative of substance of course. However, it does tend to show the quality of one’s education and willingness to learn basics " catalon

      It seems you need to go back to basics buddy.How do you explain all the pro war neocons who pushed for war against Iraq.All that fancy education and they were on the wrong side of history.You seem to be making the same mistake.Backing the border-less apartheid and so called democratic ,rogue entity that is Israel. I would say that is an education wasted and financially a total write off.

      If your support for Israel lies in spell checking then forge ahead .Very few here, will communicate with you.One word of warning!!. Watch out for the dreaded , Ro Ha .

      By the way, take some lessons in social skills .You sure could use some.

    • @ talknic – you, presumably a native speaker of the English language, "catalan

      I don,t think Talknic is from England.

  • We may not have Netanyahu to kick around anymore
    • "Of course, if your worldview is that Israelis are all evil, then it will make you a bad analyst. - " hopknee

      No hoppy, only zionist Israelis are evil.

    • Herzhog, will first meet with his DM (??) and ask him /her , to pull out the instructions on how to stir up the Palestinians--you know, get the rockets firing again.It is always easier to manage the propaganda war when you are fighting a violent mob than a peaceful ,one when your goal is to kick them out of their homes and take their country.Besides every PM has to have their lawn mowing season .It,s a right of passage .

      Anyone who believes this possible change in leadership will make one damn difference is either not watching or is brainwashed.

      We have see this all before.The endless photo shoots outside the WH .The promises.The pledges.The handshakes and the smiles.It,s all BS.

      Zionism is zionism and that means taking over all of Palestine.Herzhog /Livni are one and the same as Nietanyahu.Their soft sell is all that separates them.

      Bring back Bibi.

  • On first campaign stop in West Bank, Netanyahu warns that 'radical elements' want to take over Israel
    • On first campaign stop in West Bank, Netanyahu warns that ‘radical elements’ want to take over Israel ".

      Seems to me , radical elements have already taken over Israel.

    • Would someone get a very large chain saw and cut The zionist entity off (at the 48 borders) and push it out to sea.

      But first give the Palestinians in Israel a choice to leave if they wish or join the new Palestine.Also give all the illegal squatters all the help they need to take the trip .You are given permission to use "press gangs" to help them make their decision.

      Maybe if they are lucky , they will get to a "friendly shore"---somehow, somewhere, sometime.

      One upside would be the view from the west coast of the New Palestine.Imagine that new fishing ground .It is beautiful , not a squatter or Zionist to be seen .

    • " I really REALLY hope that Bibi wins. Nothing will improve for the Palestinians no matter which Zionist fanatic is in power, so it might as well be one who antagonises the world" MDM

      Spot on.Why start all over again with the usual roadmaps to nowhere.The endless letters of intent and the inevitable Israeli failure to respond while the Palestinians give more and more away.We all know how it always ends with the Israelis claiming the Palestinians are not willing to make the hard decisions and compromise.

      Enough of that excretion.Abbas should file war crimes charges now.Send a message to nietanyahu in case he gets re-elected or to the other war criminal , livni and her possibly soon to be (war criminal) , hertzog.Put them on notice from day one.First crime you commit will be referred to the Hague.

  • Israel's Foreign Minister calls for beheading Arab citizens and it's not anywhere in the New York Times
    • This little exercise in gross incitement is virtually unheard of in MSM Europa.

      I called the Irish times and gave them the details so will have to wait until tomorrow to see if they print it.Not holding my breath though.As I pointed out to a IT rep , if an Arab had made such a remark about Jews, he and I would never have needed to talk.It would have graced the front pages of every news rag in the EU.

  • Two-state-solution is at last disputed in Israeli elections (though not 'nation state of the Jewish people')
    • It is normal for nations to change the image on their Postage stamps.The value remains the same.This is what Israel is doing.Getting rid of the worn out image of netanyahu, who is now rightfully seen as a rejectionist , and replacing it with the face of Hertzhog/Livni who seek to convince the intl community that they will negotiate fairly with the Palestinians.

      Read between the lines !!.

      “Reaching a diplomatic accord is of utmost importance and constitutes a condition to ensuring Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, which enjoys wide international support and backing,” the platform states" livni/herzhog.

      Same stamp,same value, different wallpaper.

  • Israel reduces fishing space off Gaza coast in violation of cease fire agreement
    • "Why is there no one from EU or UN monitoring the situation from the ground? "concerned human

      That only happens when Palestinian blood is being spilled on a large scale.That level of Israeli violence cannot be as easily ignored.These "Minor " infractions just do not rate attention.

  • Paris university reverses decision, allows Israeli apartheid event with Blumenthal
    • "hj metro, your penchant for name calling aside, i noticed your defense of religions being “legitimate targets for political satire”, skipped over judaism. Annie.

      Annie , here is some more on jpmetro thinking.

      "If we do away with ALL religions, the world will be a better and more peaceful place. Less wars and violence, less hatred, less institutionalized and internalized bigotry and more enlightenment. "jpmetro.

      link to mondoweiss.net

      Do you think jp metro would do better posting on a site dedicated to the religious fanatics squatting on Palestinian lands that they claim some real estate magnate in the sky gave to them.

    • I wonder if anyone could even get close to stating the amount of money spent by the zionists in propping up the zionist entity .

      Hasbara brigades, (free scholarships for the willing).Birthright trips.Buying political influence world wide.Lawsuits against those who oppose tyranny and apartheid. Media advertising, not to mention the financing of illegal squats or the military cost of defending them.

      And all in the pursuit of a soon to be failed project.It can,t last forever.Something has to give.

      Oh well.

  • Palestinian leaders vote to end security coordination with Israel, a cornerstone of Oslo and the occupation
    • "I only read this briefly, but you should mention that security coordination continues despite this vote."DS

      You didn,t even read the second paragraph.Ziocaine has much to answer for.

      "In their statement, Palestinian leaders left open the possibility that security coordination could continue so long as Israel enforces all “signed agreements” with the Palestinians. Moreover, ending security coordination would not go into effect until at least three months from now, said Xavier Abu Eid, spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). - "

      Do you work for someone??. Poor guy/gal.

  • Canadian activists call for global boycott of Air Canada over its outsourcing to Israel Aerospace Industries
    • Good to know.I was planning a trip to Vancouver this summer.Obviously AC will not be taking me there.I had done some pricing late last year and AC came up the most expensive and not by a small margin.20 to 50 %.

  • 'NYT' reports 'surge of hostile sentiment against Jews' nationwide -- on what basis?
    • It,s not as if there has never been a debate about Muslim students or pro Palestinian students or Professors .

      Amazing arrogance.You can question Arabs all you care to but never ever ever question a Jewish student,s background.

      Having said that , this sounds like desperation from the apologists for Apartheid and land theft .The ship is sinking and all the life jackets have been snagged.Grab on to any flotsam and jetsam going your way.

      SOS.

  • Do not let this opportunity for peace with Iran pass
    • The Image of Iran,s Foreign Minister sitting and smiling with Kerry and Ashton must really get to the zionists.

      They must feel like a jealous lover who catches their partner with their best friend.

  • WSJ columnist says 'I'm almost grateful' for attack on kosher supermarket that killed four
    • "While I couldn’t hear everything what caught mey attention was one comment that aipac is targeting right wing religious Christians in their campaign against Obama. "Blownaway.

      Teaching someone from scratch can have it,s moments but when you have to de program them first , it can really get tough.

      Was this conversation during the break or during the game.If the latter , bad game , huh.

  • Israeli voters not impressed by Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    • "Why? Because even if what is laughably called a ‘centrist’ or even ‘leftist’ candidate wins – "MDM

      Quite so , they will represent more of the same.

      To paraphrase nietanyahu, the days of Palestinians being cajoled , threatened or fooled into another round of futile sham peace talks are over.The Palestinian people will stand up for themselves through BDS and other non violent actions.

      No more fake initiatives or road-maps to nowhere ,No more Saudi plans or "most generous offers or going further than anyone , blah blah blah while Israel continues to steal land and kill those indigenous to that land.

      Enough of the US/EU/UN/Israel peace process .

  • In praise of Mr. Netanyahu’s political theater
  • Over one quarter of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress consisted of applause and standing ovations
    • I watched the whole speech and to be honest , I am not sure which part was more infuriating.Netanyahu,s blatant lies or the congress critters submissive adoration of this criminal war monger who was attempting to convince , correction , ordering them to send the children of their constituents to die for Israel.

      I wonder how many of the Congress critter,s off spring will be in the front line taking fire.

      Thanks for the report Ben, it puts the whole sham in perspective .It was all claptrap and clapclap.

  • Media are stunned by Congress's 'loyalty' to Netanyahu (but refuse to explain it)
    • I am Irish and living here in Ireland and I felt embarrassed by the obscene spectacle I witnessed yesterday.

      Absolutely unbelievable.

      I hope the average American realises just what has been foisted on them and makes their voice heard in the right place.I hope also that Obama has a plan to leak some damaging tidbits about the Lobby and it,s antics not to mention it,s efforts to get Americans to shed their blood for an ungrateful , greedy self serving tin pot nation that could care less about America or the people who through their taxes keep the zionist entity ticking over.

  • Abunimah's book on justice for Palestine soars in readers' poll
    • Thanks for the link Phillip.Very informative.

    • I have read this book.Bought it just before the operation protective slaughter last summer and read it on the train to the protests in Dublin.I just voted for his book which is still number two (but way ahead of the next nearest - 69 votes) at 28 % (333 thumbs up ) .

      Way to go Ali .

  • Israeli soldiers set attack dogs on teen -- 'Bite him' -- and rightwing politician cheers
    • "My MIL makes a fruit salad which has all the usual healthy fruit in it, and then it’s laced with heavy whipped cream! Delicious! If “G-D” turns that down, I turn atheist! "mooser

      I quit being a Catholic when I found out what happened to Adam and Eve for eating apples.I,m glad I did .I just love my cider.

    • Eljay, thanks for filling in the "Blanks"especially that DS addition.

      Thanks to straightline also.Zionists always avoid the tough questions.They s--t on your lawn and then scurry off and hide in the trees.Then when they think all is forgotten , they show up at the door looking for a handout.

      I wonder how Obama will respond next time nietanyahu has his grubby hands out, looking for more aid from the people he dissed.

    • Look,

      No Hoppy, no Ivri or mayhem here.
      No erudite yonah to cry a tear.
      No zionist anywhere in sight.
      When zionist dogs are having a bite.

      Apologies if i left any of the pack off the list.

  • Factchecking Netanyahu: An annotated guide to the Israeli P.M.'s speech to Congress
    • Iran’s Supreme Leader’s policy on Israel:

      The usurping Zionist regime must be dealt with mainly through:

      A) Imprisoning it inside the borders of the occupied Palestinian lands, exerting political and economic pressure on it, and isolating it . DGF

      As they say, one bad turn deserves another.Btw , isn,t Israel isolating itself inside Occupied Palestinian lands and putting economic pressure on them.

      Why does Israel grant Iran,s wishes .You got to love zionist logic.

    • "Iran's Supreme Leader says that openly. He says, Iran plans to have 190,000 centrifuges, not 6,000 or even the 19,000 that Iran has today, but 10 times that amount -- 190,000 centrifuges enriching uranium. With this massive capacity, Iran could make the fuel for an entire nuclear arsenal and this in a matter of weeks, once it makes that decision. " nietanyahu

      Does anyone know where I can buy stock in the centrifuge industry.

  • Pelosi blasts Netanyahu speech as 'insult to intelligence of U.S.', Amanpour calls it 'dark, Strangelovian'
    • Seafoid , I read that very honest report.Haaretz is beginning to look vaguely like the old Haaretz before it was hi jacked by the usual suspects.

      Aloof -Benn and co.

      Ireland for the Grand slam.

    • Interesting article from an Iranian perspective in the NYT.

      A sample!!.

      "During the quarter-century that Mr. Netanyahu and his allies have tried to keep Iran’s nuclear program at the forefront of the global agenda, they increased the number of illegal settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to more than 750,000 from about 300,000. At the same time, Palestinians have continued to be evicted from their homes and land. This historic wrong, coupled with the blockade of Gaza, is the real ticking bomb in the Middle East. The whole world should work to defuse it by rising above petty politics and the lobbying of narrow-minded pressure groups.".Gholamali Khoshroo. ( Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations).

      What,s really interesting , is that they printed it.Watch for the zionists and their slavish supporters accuse the NYT of being run by Anti semites and Israel haters.

      link to nytimes.com

    • A perfect deal is one where nobody leaves the table smiling.

      Netanyahu want,s to be grinning from cheek to cheek but he knows that cannot happen, which is exactly how he wants it be.He wants Americans to shed their blood to save Israeli , (Jewish blood) so Israel can continue it,s colonialist enterprise and all his bs about loving America is pure fakery.When will dick and jane see through this megalomaniac.

    • "Chris Matthews commented on the speech:" ckg

      Healso said the following.

      Calling the situation “startling,” Matthews said, “It’s a remarkable day when the leaders of the opposition in Congress allowed this to happen. Think it through, what country in the world would let a foreign leader come in and attempt to rest from the president control of U.S. foreign policy?”

      “This was a takeover attempt by Netanyahu with his complying American partners to take American foreign policy out of the hands of the president,” he concluded."

      Pretty damning stuff.

      Thanks for the link.

    • "In case you missed the visual in Bibi’s speech today, here it is, again:" Pixel.

      No thanks ---"never again".

  • Why Iran is not and has never been Israel’s #1 enemy
    • Yonah, note to his-self.

      "Why is everybody always picking on me."

      Check your archives yonah.

    • seafoid , I was referring the chutzpah coming from the leader of a nation that is gobbling up Palestine , and gobbled up the Syrian heights.

    • "Jewish boys dream of being Secretary of State or they dream of being rich enough to tell the president what to do if he wants campaign contributions." yf

      Gee , I wonder if the usual zio apologists will condemn Yonah,s antisemitic remarks about the goals of Jewish boys .Perhaps they are still in the midst of a standing ovation for their fearless leader who is willing to shed The blood of "American " boys "to ensure the safety of Jewish boys.

    • He accused Iran of "Gobbling up 4 nations".

      Hellloooo.

    • "Some chutzpah coming from a PM of a itty bitty alien nation, who invited himself, to the halls of Congress, and lectured the President of this large nation., dictating how our policies must be worked on." Kay 24

      Not only that but he was telling the whole P5 how they should act.It is time someone told this tin pot soon to fail nation , sans borders where to get off.

      Sour grapes because he was not invited to be part of the negotiations.It is obvious this man does not want any deal.He wants Americans to spill their blood for his illegal war mongering criminal zionist entity.It is high time to rid the world of zionism which is the greatest threat to world security.

    • If Israel can defend itself as nietanyahu claims , then let them prove it and attack Iran on their own.But don,t come crying to mommy when you are getting your war mongering butt kicked.

      This man is veritably off his rocker.

      We now await Obama,s response to this 30 minute fest of insults to the American President and those who elected him.You should realise that Obama speaks for more Jews than nietanyahu does.

  • Bil'in marks ten years of resisting the occupation
    • The zionists just don,t get it.You can occupy/oppress/abuse/steal from/maim/kill/beat their children /put on a diet and spray skunk juice for 6 centuries , (example --Ireland) and you still will not get them to leave.

      Some day , the zionists will be the ones shedding tears for the loss of their lebensraum.Tough s--t.They bear all the responsibility for that loss.They were given a State and abused the privilege.

  • Rightwing rabbi seeks to pit Power against Rice on Iran ahead of AIPAC speeches
    • Feinstein lashes out at "Arrogant " Netanyahu.

      "Diane Feinstein, the Democratic senator from California, told CNN on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s contention that he is speaking for all Jews in lobbying against an agreement between the US and Iran is “arrogant.”

      Netanyahu, upon boarding a plane to Washington for what his office says will be a historic address to Congress, said Sunday that he is going as an "emissary of all the citizens of Israel, even those who don't agree with me, and the entire Jewish people."

      Netanyahu, whose speech has triggered a great deal of friction with the White House said, "I am greatly concerned about the security of the citizens of Israel and I will do what is necessary in order to ensure our future."

      “He doesn’t speak for me on this," Feinstein told CNN's State of the Union. "I think it’s a rather arrogant statement. I think the Jewish community is like any other community. There are different points of view. I think that arrogance does not befit, Israel, candidly."

      The senator said that she will attend Netanyahu's speech, even though some of her Democratic colleagues plan to stay away in protest to what they feel is the Israeli premier's overt undermining of President Barack Obama and his administration.

      "I intend to go, and I’ll listen respectfully," she said. "I don’t intend to jump up and down."

      link to jpost.com

    • "Pathetic Powers had to cower to the I lobby to get her position. " Kathleen

      Let,s hope in her efforts to please the I-Lobby at the AIPAC do , she will pee Obama off sufficiently to get her self fired.Then she will need the I lobby.I would not trust her as far as I could throw her.All that rubbing shoulders and arms around Slimey boteach is just a tad over the top .

      We very well might see a sizeable "Clean out" of pro Israel insiders .Obama just might demand full loyalty to "His" program or show them the road.

  • Thanks to Netanyahu, Israel support turns into a political football
    • "Still waiting for Charlie Hebdo or other so called liberal political cartoon outlets to draw BB and Boehner giving each other bj’s. "Kathleen.

      You do mean breast implants , right.

  • The Emperor's Nuke Clothes
  • White House says Netanyahu offers no alternative but military action (and Liz Warren won't say if she's attending speech)
    • Let,s hope the numbers of dems skipping the speech , (refusniks) increases and the numbers who do attend will sit out the clapping fest.

      Bibi , please do not back out.Show us what a real leader you are.

      A message to netanyahu,s security staff--check that plane real good.

  • AIPAC and Bill Kristol turn up the pressure
  • New DC bus ad takes on the special relationship on eve of Netanyahu’s address to Congress
    • "Never thought I’d live to see the day." Pixel.

      It,s not much compared to the litany of murderous crimes they have perpetrated against the Palestinians.

      But it sure feels good watching them, (zionists) squirm and eat crow for a change.

    • I cannot think of a time in the last twenty five years that the zionists have had it so bad.They are faced with signs speaking to the truth about their beloved Yisrael.Posters that point to the crimes committed by their State of the Jewish people and light unto the Nations.Their children in University are exposed to the awful truth about what Israel has been doing in the name of Judaism for the last 70 years.They invariably have to switch Tv /Radio stations to avoid listening to debates about the legitimacy of the state of Israel.They are treated to ads on bus or train lines depicting the images of Gaza and the victims of the so called Jewish state,s right to defend itself.

      Yup , life for the zionist ain,t what it used to be.

  • Banksy goes to Gaza
    • Vera, you represent what is good about the Jewish people.

    • This gem made it to the pages of the Irish times.Unfortunately it was not a comment based item .

      I wonder if the Zionist animal lovers will drop whiskas food parcels for the cat.Just to salve their consciences. Ok , I am being kind ,making the assumption , they have a conscience.Anyone know the daily minimum food quota for Gaza,s furry friends.Perhaps someone from the Israeli health dept can tell us.

  • Leading NY institutions discuss the Nakba -- and there is not a Palestinian in sight
    • Leading NY institutions discuss the Nakba — and there is not a Palestinian in sight"Phillip Weiss.

      Now , where have I read that before , or something to that effect ??.

      "After the depopulation, an Israeli member of the MAPAI secretariat remarked in 1949: "The landscape is also more beautiful. I enjoy it, especially when travelling between Haifa and Tel Aviv, and there is not a single Arab to be seen."

      link to google.ie

      Just imagine the uproar if a British official said!!.

      "The landscape is also more beautiful.I enjoy it , especially when travelling between London and Dover and there is not a single Jew in sight.

    • "He wrote: “[I am] satisfied with part of the country, but on the basis of the assumption that after we build up a strong force following the establishment of the state–we will abolish the partition of the country and we will expand to the whole Land of Israel - " .BG

      Gee , and all this time i thought Israel accepted the partition.Well at least that is what the well honed zionist apologist trots out when trying to blame the Arabs.

      Care to address that jon,s.

    • "The flight/expulsion of the Palestinian refugees actually began weeks before the declaration of the state of Israel. Deir Yassin was in April 1948. So was the siege of Jaffa that emptied a leading Palestinian city and pushed some Palestinians into the sea. "Phillip Weiss

      Here is more evidence that the expulsion was planned many years before.

      "In a letter Ben-Gurion sent to his son in 1937, he wrote: "No Zionist can forgo the smallest portion of the Land Of Israel. [A] Jewish state in part [of Palestine] is not an end, but a beginning ..... Our possession is important not only for itself ... through this we increase our power, and every increase in power facilitates getting hold of the country in its entirety. Establishing a [small] state .... will serve as a very potent lever in our historical effort to redeem the whole country." (Righteous Victims, p. 138) * In 1938, Ben-Gurion made it clear of his support for the "Jewish state" on part of Palestine was only as a stepping ground for a complete conquest. He wrote: "[I am] satisfied with part of the country, but on the basis of the assumption that after we build up a strong force following the establishment of the state--we will abolish the partition of the country and we will expand to the whole Land of Israel." (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 107 & One Palestine Complete, p. 403) "

  • Right-wing bomb thrower David Horowitz behind anti-SJP posters
    • It is pretty obvious the zionists are getting very worried.The use of such tactics is evidence of desperation.Will netanyahu create the post of minister of propaganda with an unlimited budget.

      SJP members should create posters showing horowitz,s statement that Blacks in the US are the most racist.That ought to put a kink in his plans .

  • Kerry says Netanyahu was wrong the last time he pushed war for the U.S.
    • Thanks for your reply pabelmont.

      The only way this is going to be resolved is for the US to quit supporting Israel.The only way that is going to happen , is if the American people wake up and see what is being done in their name.That will happen when the message gets out.

    • As I live in Ireland I would have no way of knowing what Dick and Jane are saying about this whole affair.When I lived in the US I found that most people were reluctant to speak openly and honestly about the Palestinian/Israel issue.I always got the impression that privately they did not support Israel but went along just to avoid accusations of antisemitism or worse. I like to believe that given the space , most Americans would condemn Israel for it,s brutality. Inform them of Israel,s long term interference in America,s affairs, through Netanyahu,s constant doorstepping and you just might get a few very p----d off Americans.

  • Israel gives out 'security Oscars' at the UN to Iran, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and PA
    • "Yup. Not that I feel sorry for the Saudis in any way, but no ally will ever be good enough for Israel. " MDM

      Recall what happened to the Turkish Ambassador when he got out of line and was given the Dreaded Low chair treatment by Ayalon.Way to go Israel.Show your NATO Allies who is boss.

    • In the following categories , the Razzies go to!!!

      Worst Movie---Saving Israel.

      Worst director---Benji minuteman yahoo.

      Worst script---Ron Prosor.

      Worst screenplay---Theodore hertzel.

      Worst actor---Josie Lieberman.

      Worst actress--Tipsi lie-vni.

      Worst supporting actor---Naftali Bennet.

      The lifetime achievement award was presented to Shimon Peres.

  • Netanyahu speech is 'destructive' of 'bipartisan, immutable relationship' between US and Israel, Rice says
    • “Usually” would probably have been more accurate since everybody on this commentary blog is so worried about ‘accuracy’ ;) dabakr

      James da baker “Fk the Jews,…they did’t vote for us” -

      Hmmm, for someone so interested in accuracy, too bad you " did,t" practice what you preach.

    • Kay 24, I thought we mostly agreed that it would be better to let him have at it.

      He has a big mouth, better he is given the opportunity to prove it again and especially as the audience will be far greater this time.Of course, if this appearance reduces his chance of being re-elected , then I would have reservations.We do not want another ten years of fake peace process as the expansion continues under Herzhog/Livni.

  • Israel turns off power to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the dead of winter
    • "Americans usually use the “ass” version which is the old word we use for a donkey and not our bottoms " Bornajoo.

      The last time I sat my butt on a donkey , he kicked me off and made me feel like a real ass.

      Greetings from across the pond.

    • Herbie, Herbie ,Herbie,

      israelhayom is the zionist rag owned by sheldon adelson and distributed free.

      So far you have given us camera , now israelhayom.What,s next ,, Joan Peters.

    • "1. There are NO Zionist dams in the area." HG

      Maybe not but there are sure more than enough dam ZIONISTS in the area.

      2. Palestinians have continuously violated the cursed Oslo Accords including the latest stunt applying to the ICC. -HG

      Well , in case you missed it , Nuttyahoo killed the Oslo Accords.

      "This video should have been banned for broadcast to minors. This video should have been shown in every home in Israel, then sent to Washington and Ramallah. Banned for viewing by children so as not to corrupt them, and distributed around the country and the world so that everyone will know who leads the government of Israel. Channel 10 presented: The real (and deceitful ) face of Binyamin Netanyahu. Broadcast on Friday night on "This Week with Miki Rosenthal," it was filmed secretly in 2001, during a visit by Citizen Netanyahu to the home of a bereaved family in the settlement of Ofra, and astoundingly, it has not created a stir. " Haaretz.

      link to haaretz.com

      Try to keep up Herb, you owe it to Israel.

    • "AFP prodded by Camera".Herb Glatter.

      Would that be the C.A.M.E.R.A. ==of accuracy for Middle East Reporting fame.

      Nuff said.

    • Israel has no borders and those who run it have no limits to their cruelty .I hope to live to see the day "Zionists" are filing in a row out of Palestine with just their shirts on their backs and enough food for the walk to Israel --if it is still around.If not , well they can experience the life of a Palestinian on a diet and without heat and clean water and drink skunk juice and ponder their own actions until someone takes pity on them and takes them in ,(best of luck with that).

      Payback is a b---h.

  • Al Jazeera publishes leaked intelligence files showing Netanyahu lied about Iranian nuclear threat
    • "he lies when he keeps justifying the occupation, and when he keeps insisting Israel is “defending” itself from the occupied and helpless Palestinians." Kay 24

      I disagree Kay.He believes everything he says.

    • "The Palestine Papers published by Al Jazeera in 2011 included scores of internal memos that provided evidence of PA collusion with Israel " Sycamores.

      I suspect Abbas is a very worried man today.I think The Palestinians and the Israelis need new leaders.Maybe Obama would be ready to work with the EU in putting real pressure on Israel.Netanyahu is certainly disgraced by now and Abbas will have no trust from his people.The next two weeks will be very interesting.

      The Zionists had it right about the Palestinian leaders letting their people down but for all the wrong reasons.

    • Obama must be getting a kick out if this.

      But knowing the zionist addiction to self delusion , nietanyahu will take some of the statements and run with the headline, "see I told you so"and some of his followers , (we have some prime examples here) will willingly lap it up and bow to their valiant leader and sing "onward zionist soldiers , marching as to war".Onward to the greater Israel for which God is on our side.

  • Israel's new Asian allies
    • I wonder what nietanyahu is thinking??.

      How can I get these brave Chinese fodder to attack Iran for me.

    • "One day Israel may be relying on a Chinese veto at the UN, not a US one." JC.

      Yeah , in about ten years and another 5 or 6 lawn mowings , Israel should be ready to launch "Operation wipe up" which will be followed just a few weeks later by the planting of new crops of unwanted native Indians who will magically become Jews by promising to be good zionists and do whatever is asked of them by their white Zionist betters.

      And when Israel has wiped the Palestinians from Gaza in self defence they will run to mommy China and seek protection from those awful Jew haters and anti semites in the UN, especially those Jew hating Yankees.

  • Inflammatory posters at UCLA call Students for Justice in Palestine 'Jew haters' (Updated)
    • "But there are very few people who can receive and decode diplomatic radio transmissions with their fillings.Mooser.

      Must be your implaqueability Mooser.

    • Thanks ckg.My internet is slow tonight.

    • i just can’t wait for jeff to come along and justify this" Annie

      Uh , Uh, hopknee beat jeffy to it.Not to worry , we will get a second opinion even if they both say the same.

      Btw, zionists are not responsible for the blowback that follows their lawn mowing exercises but Palestinians are responsible for everything Israel does to them.You see , zionists do what they do in the name of their God.Palestinians do what they do because they hate Jews.Simple reasoning --if you are imbibing in copious amounts of ziocaine.

    • "Maybe whomever did this should emulate the students at Durban Tech [South Africa~ed.], when they called for Jews to “de-register.” Did you report on that?" hopknee

      Why don,t you put together a report on that and send to Adam or Phil and stop wasting our time posting your usual whine fests.

      By the way have you heard about the "Spy Cables" where it turns out nietandyahu lied to the UN .It,s all over AJ and heading your way.

      Enjoy hoppy.

    • "how were they supposed to deal with people caught aiding the enemy? Hold them in detention? "Send them to the UN people? Expel them to Israel?"ABC.

      Send them back to the people who spied on them and used any info (ie they are Gay ) they could torture/milk out of them and then turn them into reluctant spies.

      Yeah , the same people who used these folks and then point the finger at Hamas.How much more of this zionist scourge can mother earth endure before it ejects it from our midst.

    • If the intention of those who put up these posters is to convince Americans that Palestinians are terrorists , then Americans must be asking why these so called Terrorists are wasting time and money putting up signs condemning Israel,s policies rather than do what terrorists do. I e , plant bombs on campus.

      The zionists know the jig is up and are getting ever more desperate and ugly. As they say, you can,t make a silk purse from a pig,s ear.

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