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

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  • Elizabeth Warren visits Netanyahu, even as he undermines US negotiations with Iran
  • Like an unrequited lover, 'NYT' confesses itself heartbroken over Israel's (latest) betrayal of democracy
    • " Israel is on the path to being an apartheid Jewish state, and the master plan is to steal lands, build illegal settlements, and take over the entire Palestinian territories and it’s resource"Kay 24

      I sure would like to get a hold of the Zionist entities "Mission Statement". Where do you suppose it is kept.Dimona , perhaps?.

      Can you imagine what would happen if ever a taped or written record surfaced of just what is said in their meetings.Certainly would be "explosive".

    • The NYT also forgot to mention the 50 + discriminatory laws Israel has enacted to facilitate the supremacy of Jewish Israeli citizens over non Jewish citizens.

      link to

      The NYT should call on Obama to suspend aid to Israel on the grounds it should take the Israeli right invitation to "Bug out" .They might also advise POTUS to tell Samantha (give me )Power to suspend her finger well above the UN veto button and keep it there until Israel reforms itself and comes into line with International Laws and civilised behaviour.

  • Poster questioning Zionism makes her feel 'unsafe', Wellesley student says
    • Thanks for reminding us of that.That poor little zionist, feeling so put upon by someone pointing out a few facts and putting her in her place.

    • Why does she not form a group and put up her own poster stating what a wonderful liberal democracy Israel is and how Arabs are equal and serve in the Knesset and drive on the same roads as Jews and live in the Illegal settlements and etc etc.I am sure Hasbara central will be more than happy to supply all the salient points. She just needs a piece of blank paper and a marker.

      But that would remove her ability to whine and make all the usual accusations.Maybe she is feeling the same as most zios these days.The jig is up and they know it.

      Just think of all those kids out there who are far more deserving of a university education..

    • "Any man who says he is an American but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one
      flage here, the American flag... Whe have room but for one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but ONE SOLE LOYALTY here, and that is the loyalty to the American People."Hannink

      Too funny.

      "Hannink, a junior, in an interview. Hannink is a peace studies major who worked in Israel last summer and is writing her thesis on the subject of peace through health care… "

      How about peace through Justice and equality mizz hannink.

      No wonder references to zionism make her uncomfortable.

  • Rightwing flamethrowers see a US role in the battle for Jerusalem
    • What exactly is the difference between this religious freak and those in ISIL.

      Apart from not chopping heads off , they are actually worse.I have not yet witnessed the ISIL crowd calling for the heads of the family members of those they have captured .Besides what is the difference between killing by axe or from 30,000 feet with bunker (UN school buildings) buster bombs or dropping white phosphorous on innocent civilians or any other method of annihilation the so called holy man Rabbi will willingly support.

      These people are the true animals . I insult my dog by making any comparison to animals when referring to pruzansky or his ilk. He is the devil incarnate.I look forward to the day when he and his compatriots lose Israel and either disappear into a black hole or end up dead because they picked a fight they cannot win.

      If these b------s feel free make these statements openly, just what are they saying behind closed doors.

  • 'What is your religion?' question surprises two American visitors to the occupation
    • Jackdaw always answers a question he?she has not been asked.

      Very zionist.It,s how to avoid the tough questions.You will find this trick on page one of the hasbara manual on how to be a stout defender of Israel.

  • Palestinian students fear for their lives during attack on train car in Jerusalem
    • "No, the intention here is to prevent them from living (or from living comfortably). Pogroms, lynchings, etc., are widely known elements of racism-in-action. this is racism-in-action."Pabelmont.

      Agreed that their intention is way beyond preventing education.In fact this is way beyond racism.It is on the outskirts of mass murder and if this crowd is let loose , the NYT will have trouble covering up the ideology (kahanism) behind this.They will also have trouble hiding the fact that Israel,s leaders are happy to stand by and let it happen as they fake opposition through their mealy mouth fake promises to crack down on it as evidenced by the loosening of gun laws for example.

      It does not look good for Israel.Nietanyahu has lost control and the illegal settlers are taking over.

    • "There was little sign of rubble being cleared, let alone reconstruction, he said. “It’s astonishing the number of people with the appearance of nothing to do – people just sitting on the streets. There is only the barest sense of order. This is not an economy that is going to be able to support its population.”

      Music to the zionist ear.

    • " Last Tuesday evening, November 17, Ahmed Ghazzawi, a medical student at Hebrew University from Acre, was trying to get back to his student dorms when the light rail he was riding on was attacked in West Jerusalem by a mob of “hundreds” of religious Jewish settlers (Kahanists) chanting “Kill them, they’re Arabs”. "

      And these are the same jerks who scream antisemitism when the subject of boycotting Israel,s universities is raised.Clearly the intention here is to prevent Palestinians from getting an education.

  • Wall around Bethlehem is Christmas billboard in Atlanta (Update)
    • To horizontal.

      You might find his speech invigorating to watch.

      link to

    • To Horizonatl.

      They are a husband and wife team at the Israeli embassy in Dublin.quite a nasty pair.

      You will find the under his name ---Boaz Modai.He is the Israeli ambassador and she is his assistant or something along those lines.She is the one who once claimed that if Jesus was in Palestine , the Palestinians would kill him.

      link to

    • Kay , I think the image of the Olive tree splitting that odious pine tree in two as it rises again would make an excellent billboard and open up the discussion about the 450 Palestinian villages demolished and many buried under the pine trees which are out of place just as zionism is.

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    • Poor miss Geller will be burning candle light on this one.

      The Three wise men will have to take the long way around and will probably be denied entry at some checkpoint accused of being trouble makers or maybe even Hamas operatives.

      Poor , poor Israel , lost in the desert .

    • "Someone should put that on a post card and send it to that idiot Moda’i couple in Dublin"abc

      Great idea.Consider it done.

  • Israel's biggest newspaper poses a racist question as reasonable
    • "The prime minister said in a statement there was “no place in Israel for discrimination against its Arab citizens” and an entire community must not be blamed for the actions of “a small and violent minority.”"

      But it is ok to demolish Palestinians houses (never Jewish) as punishment for the alleged actions of a small and violent few.

      Israel, hypocracy central.

  • Hate attacks in Jerusalem and Israel include one by settler girls
    • "and a court ordered that they be banned from Jerusalem for 15 days. "

      Gee, they are going to be nice girls in 15 days eh.

      Will their family homes be demolished.

  • Defend Palestine supporters from NY college president's anti-Semitism slander
    • Some retrospection here might help to understand the desperation Zionists are going through.

      The Zionist project has been in existence for over 100 years and they have put massive amounts of effort into realising their goal, not to mention the trillions of shekels and hundreds of Jewish lives (let,s leave out the thousands of Palestinian lives , as that is part and parcel of the plan).They have gambled the so called Jewish state and Judaism in this quest and now a bunch of jumped up BDS Jew haters and antisemites are threatening their lebenstraum.This would be enough to make even the strongest amongst us feel put upon.

      So ease up on them guys , they know not what they do.

  • Israeli police ransack homes of 40 Palestinians during al-Shaludi home demolition
    • Hopefully these disgusting images will one day put these perpetrators of war crimes behind bars with their leaders.Collective punishment is a war crime .Maybe they will urinate on their own beds and be forced to endure the smell of their own p--s.And maybe the prison guards will regularily toss their their cells and dump them out in the cold for hours.

      One can live in hope.

  • David Remnick undermines Israel's one-state president
    • " Remnick notes that any two-state solution with a chance of working must include federalist arrangements on security, water, cell phones coverage, sewage, etc"

      He is quoting almost verbatim part of the Likud Charter.Why did he waste so much cyber space instead of going right to the point.

      "The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river. The Palestinians can run their lives freely in the framework of self-rule, but not as an independent and sovereign state. Thus, for example, in matters of foreign affairs, security, immigration and ecology, their activity shall be limited in accordance with imperatives of Israel’s existence, security and national needs."[27]"Likud Charter

  • 'My friends, with us tonight is the face of the Holocaust': Boteach talks Israel, Palestine, and genocide with Wiesel and Power
    • "Kitchener".seafoid

      Yeah, but he was tainted with colonialist blood , his father being a colonel in the BA.The Family moved to Switzerland when he was young so he spent precious little time in Ireland .

      Notable !.

      "In 1874, at age 24, Kitchener was assigned by the Palestine Exploration Fund to a mapping-survey of the Holy Land, replacing Charles Tyrwhitt-Drake, who had died of malaria.[5] Kitchener, then an officer in the Royal Engineers, joined fellow Royal Engineer Claude R. Conder, and between 1874 and 1877 they surveyed what is today Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, returning to England only briefly in 1875 after an attack by locals in the Galilee, at Safed.[5]"wiki.

    • "Oh, I dunno. Joe McCarthy must be there with a shout." John O.

      I meant to say , born in Ireland.

      Otherwise , you are right.She is a runner up to him but she has time .

    • "Later, Boteach announced to general applause that it is Power who personally exercises the U.S. veto to prevent Israel from facing censure in the Security Council.".

      Thanks for the clarification bo.I always wondered who ran the White House .

    • "But no one else would be in that pantheon, because no one else has devoted their lives towards establishing the infinite worth of every individual, and the unqualified dignity of the human person. ".

      I must remember to read this self serving zionist excretion after my supper.

      Wtf goes on in these peoples minds.They are decidedly insane and hence very dangerous and not only to non Jews.

      As for Samantha (give me ) Power , she is one helluva piece of nasty work.I doubt , there has ever been a person of Irish extract as evil as her.

  • One week in Jerusalem and -- it's not complicated
    • "John, great reporting. You mentioned guns everywhere; seems that in Hebron, all settlers over the age of 18 without a police record" Walid

      So given the super low conviction rate of Jewish terror acts there will be a lot of weapons in the neighbourhood.

    • Thanks for the report.Very interesting to hear from someone coming face to face for the first time, with this long running injustice.

      I will visit the Silwan site and make a modest contribution in your honour.

  • Netanyahu's 'battle for Jerusalem' can't end well for any of us
    • Kathleen, post something nice and see if it is blocked.If it is , then they have blocked your IP address.I doubt you can do anything about that except get a new IP address.

      I apologise if I am pointing out the obvious.

    • " In English there is a difference between “midling” and “middling”Piotr

      Zionists might refer to it as ,"MeddlingEuropa".

    • Of all the peoples in the world, Jews have no right no live – not in Jerusalem which has been the capital of every Jewish kingdom and state throughout history.Norman F

      Every Jewish Kingdom throughout history??.

      Do elaborate Norman.Maps, dates, historical references ,(Torah not accepted).Take all the time you need.

    • What sort of a Jewish name is Norman, by the way. Is that Hebron area ?.seafoid

      Maybe he is one of these Normans and maybe when the 1SS takes hold he will become more "Palestinian, than the Palestinians themselves.

      (Irish: Níos Gaelaí ná na Gaeil féin, Latin: Hiberniores Hibernis ipsis) is a phrase used in Irish historiography to describe a phenomenon of cultural assimilation in late medieval Norman Ireland.

    • "Need I remind you that the plan was rejected by the Arab side?" jon s

      "One day after the UN vote to partition Palestine, Menachem Begin, the commander of the Irgun gang and Israel's future Prime Minister between 1977-1983, proclaimed: "The Partition of Palestine is illegal. It will never be recognized .... Jerusalem was and will for ever be our capital. Eretz Israel will be restored to the people of Israel. All of it. And for Ever." (Iron Wall p. 25) "

      You were saying jon s.

    • “Israeli gun control eased in wake of terror attacks
      Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch’s decision will allow tens of thousands of previously ineligible people to legally carry a weapon"Kay 24

      Conversely, thousands will be denied that same right.So anyone not carrying a gun is an open target for for those carrying weapons and given the level of incitement by Israel,s leaders there will be no shortage of thugs/religious nuts to do their bidding.There will of course be Non violent Jews who will be victims as a result.

      Tough times ahead .

      Netanyahu wants suicide bombs to re enter the picture so zionists can play victims again.

  • The fight to save a village continues in Wadi Fukin
    • I wonder what they name the streets in that ugly concrete mass.

      Do they have a Central Park or a 45th ave.

      Those buildings are architecturally bland .Suits the ugly squatters inhabiting them.Netanyahu,s human shields.

  • Settlers spit on Abu Khdeir family as they exit court; alleged killer refuses to enter plea
    • The attack on the Synagogue in West Jerusalem is all over the news in Europe. RTV 1 is repeating it every 15 minutes.We even had to endure comments from Bennet raving on about Palestinian incitement and terrorism.Not at word about the 11 yr old Palestinian girl blinded by the IDF or the 1 2yr old boy shot just two days ago.The death of the Palestinian bus driver is getting some press but the Israeli claim that he committed suicide seems to be sticking.

      I would not be surprised if Israel set up these murders at the synagogue.Why else would the police with total haste arrest the Family of the two so called killers if only to prevent them from possibly claiming the two were used as fall guys. This stinks to high heavens.Nietanyahu would do anything to get another Intifada going.

  • For CNN and NYT, Jewish lives matter more than Palestinian ones
    • I should feel sorry for the settler thugs who spat at the parents whose child was burned to death by their fellow Yisha products.

      Sorry, I am all out of sympathy at this time and is it going to take an awful lot of reversing by the zionists to regain my humanity towards them.

      One can only tolerate a certain level of brutality.

  • RE/MAX cashes in on Israel’s illegal settlements
    • Kay, they have offices in Ireland but oddly enough , the red global map shows no offices in the UK.I sent them a message with the usual promise to inform my friends and asked them to pass along the concerns about them dealing with an Apartheid regime that steals other peoples lands and trades with illegal settlers.

      We will await a response.I will also pass this along to IPSC ,(Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign) so they can whisper a little louder in their ears.

      Thanks for the link.I sent a message there also.

  • 'Zionism' is now a dirty word for American opinion elite, Frank Luntz concedes
    • "you make a huge effort to belittle what is intrinsically grand (see my remark above here)."ivri

      There is absolutely nothing grand about zionism.It represents all that is vile and barbaric and it needs to be eradicated , for the sake of mankind and especially Judaism/Jews.

    • I read somewhere (j,post perhaps -do not have time to give link) this morning that it will include the recall of EU envoys to Israel.

      That ought to fix those dam zionists , if they don,t die laughing .

    • "modus-vivendi:"

      "an arrangement that helps people, groups, or countries work together peacefully even though they do not agree with each other".

      Well , well, ivri, you are accepting that Palestine is a Country.Mind telling us where her borders are.After Israel is done spreading out, that is.

    • Famoue Italian Jewish Composer who wrote , "The four Seasonings".Mooser

      More likely Wilibald Gluck who wrote " The dance of the blessed (hic) Spirits".

      "Francesco Algarotti's Essay on the Opera (1755) was a major influence in the development of Gluck's reformist ideology.[3] Algarotti proposed a heavily simplified model of opera seria, with the drama pre-eminent, instead of the music or ballet or staging. The drama itself should "delight the eyes and ears, to rouse up and to affect the hearts of an audience, without the risk of sinning against reason or common sense".

  • Videos: Jerusalem Skunk
    • "The way the Israeli government is employing this technology is a clear declaration of their strategic objectives, to force the Arab population to abandon their homes and property to make way for their expansionist objectives. Harass, humiliate, disrupt social and economic systems until they leave “voluntarily” .Whizdom

      Ethnic cleansing in other words.A war crime.Just another in a long line of Israel,s crimes against the rest of us.

    • Imagine a people going from (post holocaust) the most supported to the most hated on earth.

      Easy to understand when they have descended to this level of fascist barbarity.

      Two days ago , Norman F told us that there is no reason to doubt that Israel will last forever.Here is just one Norman.
      Btw , anyone spraying skunk juice on Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

    • The correct response to this barbaric behaviour is for the victims to go en masse to West Jerusalem via the Wailing Wall and spread the aroma amongst those whose name these vile acts are carried out in.That should keep a lot of police busy rounding up "skunk Terrorists" destroying Israel,s tourist business.It might also put an end to this self defeating behaviour.

      And these sick b------s claim to be the light unto the rest of us.

      They disgust me.

  • Europe is a weenie on Palestine
    • The first order of business for the EU is to recognise the State Of Palestine.That ought to get the zios gander up as well as get their attention,

      The EU can then begin to deal with Israel, in terms of boycotts and sanctions based on borders and international laws of war and occupation. Until they quit pussy footing around , Israel will just carry on business as usual , as the good Professor says.

      That these leaders and their advisers cannot see that the 2SS has been dead for years certainly begs the question, "why".Whose pockets are they in.

    • The first order of business for the EU is to recognise the State Of Palestine.That ought to get the zios gander up as well as get their attention,

      The EU can then begin to deal with Israel, in terms of boycotts and sanctions based on borders and international laws of war and occupation. Until they quit pussy footing around , Israel will just carrying on business as usual , as the good Professor says.

      That these leaders and their advisers cannot see that the 2SS has been dead for years certainly begs the question, "why".Whose pockets are they in.

  • Israel bans renowned doctor and human rights activist Mads Gilbert from entering Gaza for life
    • "And a pony for everyone" seafoid.

      For everyone in the audience , that is.

    • To Horizontal , upthread.

      The correct term I believe is "Shandy" .It can be an Ale Shandy or a Stout Shandy but as RoHa says it is a mixture of lemonade and beer or stout.

      Google shandy for a more detail description.

    • “In rare move, Israel denies Colombian foreign minister entry to Ramallah
      MFA said Colombia’s top diplomat can only visit the Palestinian Authority if she also visits Jerusalem, out of fear the trip would set a precedent for foreign dignitaries. "

      Ok , lets play the Zionist game and insist that Israel include a trip to the West bank for all those senators/congress critters who go on their paid for trips to Israel.

      Goose , Gander arrangement , eh Lie-berman.

    • The term , "Man Proposes, God disposes" comes to mind.

    • "Banned for Life".

      Hmmm, does not sound like Israel intends to get out of Gaza for a long time.Mads is 67 yrs old .

      With a bit of luck , the good Doctor will be back in Gaza/West Bank to celebrate the end of the zionist entity before he departs this world.

    • Gee, I thought Israel , was not occupying Gaza.

  • Despite attempted coverup, Israeli border policeman arrested for murder of Palestinian teen during Nakba Day protest
    • Neil, I was not aware that Hamas claims to be a light unto the nations and the worlds most moral army.

      You get my drift .

    • He will miss his next summer vacation but will return from two weeks in jail with a promotion and will be a hero to all those most moral army boys and girls.

      And the slaughter goes on .

  • Ilan Pappe offers a reminder that the 'ongoing Nakba' implicates many of us in Israel's history
    • "Its safe to say Israel will outlive them and the land will remain Jewish forever "nf

      Now where did we hear that claim before.

      Why would blatant racists like you be allowed to continue to perpetrate your murderous ans criminal actions "Forever".

      You are proof positive that zionists are crazy.

    • Sycamores, thanks for the correction.I had written down the wrong date so now I don,t get to go.


    • "Later visits by relatives of some of Mujaydial’s original villagers revealed that some of the pine trees had literally split in two, and how, in the middle of their broken trunks, olive trees had popped up in defiance of the alien flora planted over them fifty years ago. (227-228)"

      Mother nature protecting herself from unnatural intrusions.These images would make great posters on America,s railway platforms , educating people on just how " Out of place" zionist incursions are in Palestine.

      Pamela Geller would surely have a hissy fit trying to come up with a response.

      Thanks for this article.One of the best I have seen here.

  • Bay Area activists shut down federal building to protest Rasmea Odeh conviction
    • Well done Henry.I lived in Fremont many years ago so am familiar with the buildings you refer to.

      Thanks from Ireland for your bravery and genuine commitment to Human Rights.

  • In mind-boggling contradiction, UNICEF Ambassador Robbie Williams books gig in Tel Aviv
    • Annie, OT but you might enjoy this tidbit .

      "Security situation hits Jerusalem business hard: ‘Mahane Yehuda market is half empty’
      Business owners in the capital tell of a steep drop in sales, which started back in the summer during the war in Gaza. Malls relatively stable.

      Elkana Wissenshtern sold only 4,000 shekels-worth ($1,050) of fish on Tuesday – about half what he sells on an average day at his stall in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market. A second-generation stallholder, Wissenshtern is just one of many Jerusalem business owners worried about their drop in sales in recent weeks."haaretz

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