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

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  • 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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