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

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  • A year after Shipman lost his Yale job for speaking out on Israel's actions, some Jews say the same thing
  • Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel clarifies position on campaign to cancel Matisyahu show
    • Indeed Just. Barenboim collaborated , (probably the word Israel applied ) with the late Edward Said in forming the , "East -West Divan Orchestra " which sought to make a space for Arabs and Israelis to share their experiences .Barrenboim was often critical of Israeli policies towards the Palestinians and this adolescent stunt by them is pay back time.

      Israel , knows no end to it,s stupidity and lets hope they keep this up.

      For a people with so many Nobel Laureates , it sure makes me wonder if it is possible to be brilliant and totally dumb at the same time.Of course I am referring only to Jews of the zionist hue.

      Btw , I signed that petition which had reached 551,000 and climbing.

    • Apologies for premature "Post " comment action.

    • Meanwhile back on planetchutzpah sans frontiere ??.

      "Germany is supporting Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim's efforts to bring the Berlin philharmonic (Staatskapelle) to Iran for a special performance.

      Responding to a query from The Jerusalem Post, the philharmonic released a statement indicating that talks are indeed continuing between cultural officials in Germany and their counterparts in Iran about a possible performance.

      "German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has taken on the patronage of this concert and supports Daniel Barenboim's commitment to make music accessible to people beyond any national, religious or ethnic boundaries," the philharmonic said.

      Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev demanded on Wednesday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel cancel the discussions about a performance."

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      I hope Merkel gives Israeli the middle finger or if she prefers perfect english , give them the two finger version.

      Btw, didn,t Israel just bitch to the Spaniards about Matisyahu being banned .

    • Meanwhile back on planet Chutzpah sans frontiere ,

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      As someone already said , you can,t dream this stuff up.

  • Israeli begins construction of Jewish-only town on ruins of demolished Bedouin village
  • Beinart's fear of 'Israstine'
    • "Tertiary Ziocaine Syndrome." Mooser

      Thanks for straightening out my thinking.I naturally assumed the insanity followed the TZS.

    • "Whatever, Krauss. You have no clue what apartheid is, because if you did, you wouldn’t use that word to describe Israel. - See more at: link to"hoppy.

      Better tell that to Bradley Burston??.

      "It's Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid

      I used to be one of those people who took issue with the label of apartheid as applied to Israel. Not anymore.
      read more:"

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    • "Yes, yes. Anyone who doesn’t see the world as you do is insane. I can’t understand why people on the radical left accomplish nothing in Western society. - See more at: link to" Hopknee.

      You seem very pensive.Someone get your gander , eh hoppy.

    • Problem is, Northern Ireland is a totally different place in a totally different part of the world, and citing it isn’t an answer to my question, not even remotely. - See more at: link to"hopknee

      Glad you finally agreed Israel is not a western society.

      "Western ideas imposed on Middle Eastern peoples are no better just because their progenitors are radical leftists. - See more at: link to"hopknee.

      By the way , I was not trying to answer your question.I was foolishly giving you advice against my better judgment.Thanks for confirming my previous assertion.

      You do not want peace or justice or equality , except for those blue eyed white skinned "non middle eastern " people ( euro Jews).

    • "Absolutely Amigo. And Hophmi will also tell us that Israel simply must remain as a majority “Jewish state” because most gentiles suffer from the disease of anti semitism, sometimes latent, sometimes virulent. Therefore they must segregate themselves to protect themselves against those evil gentiles. I mean you just never know when it suddenly goes from latent to virulent. - See more at: link to" Bornajoo

      Yeah , If Hopknee cared about all Jews , he would be posting on the Irish Times warning the some 2000 Irish Jews against all those antisemitic Irish gentiles, roaming the streets of Ireland , seeking out Jews to kill or abuse.

      I seriously cannot recall the last time I read an incident of "Jew beating " in Ireland and I am well into my 7th decade.Of course hopknee will respond with some article from MEMRI or CAMERA ( centers of pure fact) claiming that Jews were driven out of Ireland .

      Hopknee is obviously aware that the jig is up for zionism and is having a hard time getting his mindset around that fact. I for one will enjoy his trip to reality.

    • "I hope he is around this site, for I will look forward to watch his desperation devolve into insanity - See more at: link to"Krauss.

      It is my belief that hopknee is already insane as are all zionists who believe they can keep up this murderous criminal behaviour ad infinitum.

      Is there a psychological stage beyond insanity.

    • "And talking about the army in such a state in not a dodge. How would any of the state institutions function? How do they function in Syria? In Iraq? In Lebanon? In the former Yugoslavia? In Nigeria in the 1960’s? In Congo? - See more at: link to" hopknee

      Hoppy , you might want to go outside your self imposed myopia and fear of success by looking at how others have overcome most of their problems .IE Northern Ireland,s Police force , which at one time had a population mix of , 92% Protestant and 8 % Catholic , that mix is now 70/30.

      Changes were also made to the Uniform

      "The colour of the PSNI uniform is green. Pre-1970s RUC uniforms retained a dark green, which was often mistaken as black. A lighter shade of green was introduced following the Hunt reforms of the early 1970s, although Hunt recommended that British blue should be introduced. The Patten report, however, recommended the retention of the green uniform (Recommendation No. 154).[22] The RUC officially described this as 'rifle green'. When the six new versions of the PSNI uniform were introduced, in March 2002, the term 'bottle green' was used for basically the same colour to convey a less militaristic theme.

      The PSNI badge features the St. Patrick's saltire, and six symbols representing different and shared traditions:

      The Scales of Justice (representing equality and justice)
      A crown (a traditional symbol of royalty but not the St Edward's Crown worn by or representing the British Sovereign)
      The harp (a traditional Irish symbol but not the Brian Boru harp used as an official emblem in the Republic)
      A torch (representing enlightenment and a new beginning)
      An olive branch (a peace symbol from Ancient Greece)
      A shamrock (a traditional Irish symbol, used by St Patrick, patron saint of all Ireland, to explain the Christian Trinity)

      The flag of the PSNI is the badge in the centre of a dark green field. Under the Police Emblems and Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 no other flag can be used by the PSNI and it is the only one permitted to be flown on any PSNI building, vehicle, aircraft or vessel.[23] the Uniform which for obvious reasons the Nationalist section refused to wear.

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      Problem is hopknee , people like you do not want equality for all. You just want to maintain the position of "ubermencshen" and supremacy for Jews.


    • First, a huge thanks to the crew who probably put in a long arduous weekend improving our experience with MW. Kudos to all.

      Now to the subject at hand.

      If any positive outcome is to be realised in the P/I conflict, then Zionism must be defeated and assigned to the bin of history.As long as this curse persists , nothing will be achieved .Beinart,s claim that Arabs and Israeli Jews will never live in peace with each other is misguided and ignores the many examples where former enemies have successively buried their differences.Northern Ireland and South Africa are two examples.While the level of success is not perfect , at least the conditions for further improvement are there and future generations will find common cause and respect each other,s humanity.

      The 2SS is dead and the only possible outcome is a 1SS . The Zionits can continue on their self defeating goal of a Greater Israel but that will end in disaster.Zionits need to start realising that electing leaders who ( survive on fear mongering) are in turn more right wing than those before them and will see the end of Israel in any form.Zionits need to accept that they must admit that the Nakba happened and apologise for their part in that.A long honest look in the mirror is required to change the zionist mindset.Hopefully the international community and BDS can assist them in this endeavour.

      Beinart and co are only serving to keep the conflict going , that is to say , keep the Zionists in the business of occupation and oppression.

  • Racism is part of the landscape in the southern Israeli town of Dimona
  • Senator Booker and Rabbi Boteach's Iran Deal poetry slam
    • "MY COMMENT: Down dooby doo down down, breakin’ up is oh, so hard to do! - See more at: link to" JLD

      I think this song should be the Zionist anthem.

      "Sorry seems to be the hardest word."

      What have I got to do , to make you love me.
      What do I have to do to make you care.
      What have I got to do when lightning strikes me
      And awake to find youre not there.

    • "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." Oscar Wilde.

      Wouldn,t you think the people who made the desert bloom would know better than to spend their lives creating hatred towards themselves and withering away in that sunless garden. Unless , they somehow,always prefer to be victims

  • Netanyahu Asks GOP Candidates: What kind of contortions will you do for Israel?
    • Speaking of Republican intellectuals running for high office. Remember this titan of intellectualism.

      "COURIC: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign-policy experience. What did you mean by that?

      PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land — boundary that we have with — Canada. It, it’s funny that a comment like that was — kind of made to cari — I don’t know. You know. Reporters —

      COURIC: Mocked?

      PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.

      COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

      PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our— our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia—

      COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

      PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We— we do— it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where— where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is— from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to— to our state. ".

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      So who is more idiotic, Palin or the man Mc Cain, who chose her as a running mate.Poor Dick and Jane and America.

    • H(f)uckabee says , I don,t know about my fellefellators but I can make the Kama Sutra look mundane.

  • 'There is no Jewish terror': Conspiracy theory that Palestinians committed Duma firebombing spreads among Israelis
    • There is no such thing as"Jewish Terrorism".

      There are Palestinian Terrorists but no Palestinians.

      We want peace but we also want all that Palestinian land even though there are no Palestinians.

      The ability of the zionist mind to self delude knows no bounds.

  • Churchill, Iran & 'Duck Dynasty': Mike Huckabee brings his presidential bid to the Israeli settlements
    • pitor , for a glimpse at the other Churchill try this!!

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    • Ari Shavit on Netanyahu ,s Churchill obsession.

      "People who know him well can attest to the fact that Netanyahu’s Churchill complex is deep, obsessive and multidimensional. As far back as 1993, in an op-ed in the New York Times written in opposition to the Oslo Accords, Netanyahu compared the ambitions of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin for peace with the Palestinians to Neville Chamberlain’s delusions of “peace in our time” with Hitler. Today, Netanyahu views a nuclear deal with Iran in the same light.

      Because of this complex, Netanyahu scorns Democratic politicians and liberal intellectuals whom he sees as weaklings. Because of this complex, he is not really a civil leader who truly cares for the welfare of his citizens. He is unconcerned by social justice, human rights and the rule of law. As he sees it, his story and the story of his nation and the story of the West in the 21st century is the story of a mighty struggle between clashing cultures. Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iranians are evil, President Barack Obama’s Americans are weak, and he is the man entrusted with the historic mission of averting the most colossal catastrophe the world has seen since Auschwitz. That’s why when Netanyahu took office in April 2009, he defined the Churchillian mission with which he was charged: Iran, Iran, Iran. To prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear arms, to prevent Iran from regional hegemony, to prevent Iran from annihilating the Jews.

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  • ‘The strategic implications of these demolitions are clear’: UN slams Israeli home demolitions and settlement expansion
    • "U.N.: “Okay, Israel, you’d better stop that. Right now. I mean it! Don’t make me mad, or else…well, let’s just say you’d better not make me mad! I’m not joking! Do you understand?! Okay, so…stop that. Right now. I mean it! … “ - See more at: link to" Eljay

      UN , Israel , if we told you once , we have told you ten thousand times, stop this behaviour.You are embarrassing us and we are deeply troubled.

    • The Israeli gov is now carrying out "Red Tag " ops as their way of giving the finger to the UN/US/EU , et al and telling us that it does not matter what the world thinks .It inly matters what Jews do.Where have we heard this before.

      It is time for the orgs mentioned above to start acting and put the plans they keep talking about into action.Start with the boycott of all Israeli banks.That one certainly got their gander up.
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      Cancel the trade agreements with the EU and suspend all research program cooperation with Israel.Institute the plan to insist all products from illegal squats are labeled.

      That will do for starters.

  • Israeli forces uproot 15 ancient olive trees so as to confiscate more Christian-owned land near Bethlehem
    • "Yesterday morning [August 17] the army of the colonial new “Jewish state” of Israel, 68 years of mayhem in the building, destroyed 15 ancient olive trees dating back 2-3000 years old in Beit Jala - See more at: link to"

      Israel is getting more and more like ISIS .

      "CNN)ISIS continues to bulldoze its way through the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria, releasing a new propaganda video showing its fighters destroying Iraq's ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in March.

      Nimrud lies close to ISIS' main stronghold in Iraq, the northern city of Mosul.

      The video, which ISIS posted Saturday, shows militants attacking the more than 3,000-year-old archaeological site with sledgehammers and power tools before finally using explosives to blow it up.

      The United Nations has previously described such deliberate cultural destruction as a "war crime," but in the Nimrud footage the ISIS militants appear proud of their actions."

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  • Over 1,000 Black activists, scholars and artists sign statement supporting freedom and equality for Palestinian people
  • Leading Israeli journalist says Israel is an Apartheid state
    • "falic? who has a name like that?" Annie

      One, Mr Richard Cranium I believe.

    • "Could you, at the very least, come up with feverish scenarios that aren’t so obviously the product of self-righteous mental masturbation? - See more at: link to" Laurent Weppe.

      Laurent , read my last five posts in the archive and you will understand and calm down.

    • "A leading Israeli journalist—writing in Haaretz, Israel’s oldest and most-prestigious daily newspaper—says “It’s Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid" burston

      Pogroms, Blood libel , Jew hatred , antisemitism, The New Holocaust, driving Jews into the sea/ovens, wiping Israel off the face of the map.

      Obama is behind all these lies and is working in concert with antisemitic Europe who still secretly desire to destroy all Jews.

    • "So does Yonah now also agree with Burston that Israel is an apartheid state? Or is this where he parts company with Burston? What about Jon S? Would love to get their views on Burston’s epiphany - See more at: link to" Bornajoo.

      It,s all hands on deck at hasbara central.This will require a very creative response.Something entirely new from Hasbara HQ. The troops on the front line await a shipment of ammunition.

      We will wait and see if they just offer the usual worn out trollop , ie, Arabs in the Knesset and an Arab Judge jailed Katsav and everyone has the vote and all citizens of the "Jewish State " are treated equally , bla , bla , bla.

      One point , this is like a gift to Jimmy Crater and could not have come at a better time, given his announcement of having cancer.Maybe his book will top the best seller list.

  • Skunk water for Palestinian protesters, not right-wing Jews, in roads near Mohammad Allan's hunger strike
    • Force feeding is inhumane and counter productive.Ask the British how that worked out in Northern Ireland.

      "British policy at this time was to force feed hunger strikers.[11] According to the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee, "six to eight guards would restrain the prisoner and drag him or her by the hair to the top of the bed, where they would stretch the prisoner's neck over the metal rail, force a block between his or her teeth and then pass a feeding tube, which extended down the throat, through a hole in the block."[7]

      After visiting Michael in jail, his brother John described his condition: "His throat had been badly cut by force feeding and his teeth loosened. His eyes were sunken, his cheeks hollow and his mouth was gaping open. He weighed about six stone."[5]

      During his hunger strike, his weight dropped from 160 lb to 84 lb[2] Gaughan was force-fed from 22 April and this occurred 17 times during course of his hunger strike. The last time he was force-fed was the night before his death on Sunday 2 June. After a hunger strike that lasted 64 days, he died on Monday 3 June 1974, aged 24 years old.[5][6]

      The cause of his death was disputed. The British government stated that he died of pneumonia; the Gaughan family stated that he died after prison doctors injured him fatally when food lodged in a lung punctured by a force-feeding tube.[2][12][13]

      Gaughan's death caused controversy in English medical circles, as some forms of treatment can be classed as assault if given without the express permission of the patient.[6]

      The timing of his death came just one week after the British Government had capitulated to the demands of Ulster loyalist hunger strikers.[6] After Gaughan's death, the British government's policy of force-feeding ended, and the remaining hunger strikers were given assurances that they would be repatriated to Irish prisons. However, these promises were reneged on by the British government.[12][14][15]
      Final message

      Michael Gaughan left a final message:[5]

      I die proudly for my country and in the hope that my death will be sufficient to obtain the demands of my comrades. Let there be no bitterness on my behalf, but a determination to achieve the new Ireland for which I gladly die. My loyalty and confidence is to the IRA and let those of you who are left carry on the work and finish the fight."

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      " In public Margaret Thatcher insisted she would not bend to the demands of republican prisoners in Northern Ireland for "special status".

      However files released by the National Archives under the 30-year rule show the Secret Intelligence Service sent messages to the Provisional IRA leadership in the Maze through an intermediary, promising concessions if the hunger strikes were called off.

      The go-between is identified in the files only by the codename "Soon" but he has previously been named as Brendan Duddy, a Londonderry businessman whose contact was MI6 officer Michael Oatley.

      Four hunger strikers had already died, including their leader, Bobby Sands, when the remaining hunger strikers issued a statement dropping their demand to be treated as "prisoners of war".

      It gave the British government an opportunity to act and the files relay Soon’s conversations with his handler: "Immediately following the ending of the hunger strike, concessions would be required on clothes, parcels and visits. This, he said, would provide the Provisionals with a face saving way out.”

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      It just does not work.People support those who are willing to use the most non violent method of resistance by making the ultimate sacrifice in their struggle against oppression.Israel will learn this lesson to their cost.

  • A Tale of Two Beaches: Tel Aviv and Gaza
    • "There are the voices of the “swing dance instructor and DJ,” who tells Booth that “the point is, the harder it gets for Israelis, the more free we feel."

      Enjoy your freedom while you can.The seventh wave is on it,s way in and it is a tsunami.

  • Israel begins using drones to monitor West Bank protests
    • "Have the drones been deputized so if a Palestinian harms a drone, they can be subject to a murder charge…similar to a police dog in usa? - See more at: link to"CG

      I should think it might come under the heading of " Terrorist genocide " of Jewish robots.

  • Danny Danon 'would only make Israel look more extreme' -- former Israeli ambassador
    • "Didn’t Regev grow up in Australia? If so, he will know the two fingered gesture - See more at: link to" RoHa

      Your right.

      He gave the two fingered gesture to the nation that educated him when he hightailed it out of Australia for Israel , shortly after gaining his degree in Political science at Melbourne Uni .

    • " In appointing Danny Danon to represent Israel at the UN, Netanyahu is essentially giving the West ‘the finger’ (also known as the finger wave, the middle finger, flipping someone off, flipping the bird). - See more at: link to" JLD.

      In Britain and Ireland we use the inverted "V " sign which also accompanies the statement, "Up yours".

      Mark , ( let me be clear) Regev , will have to learn some new lingo before he takes up his new position .

  • Extremist settler youths descend on Palestinian worker, beat him with rod, fist and boot
    • John O , thanks for the response.

      I do use the comments section and am usually in the first group of commenter's and I have hundreds of responses on file along the lines you mentioned,The problem is one of infrequency.When the rogue state is not carrying out one of it,s lawn mowing sessions there is sparse interest in what is happening in Gaza or the WB unless a Jewish Israeli is killed.
      The problem is to get the IT to be more balanced in it,s reporting.

    • "Margaret Sullivan, Judy Woodruff, why does so much news of so many atrocities not make it through to your audiences? - See more at: link to" David Doppler.

      It,s not just in the USA .For a period of two years , I would regularly forward some of Kate,s reports directly to the Editor of Irish Times and never once received a reply or call to discuss.When ever an Israeli was attacked it would always be printed , quite often got front page treatment.This because the news coming from Israel is from a certain "Mark Weiss" , who many people claim is an Israeli settler.Periodically Mr Weiss throws in a report on a Palestinian being attacked ,(one that was on camera and could not be hidden) as a attempt to show balance.Mr Weiss never ever refers to the Settlements as being Illegal.

      I have argued with them through E, mails , which they ignored and on two occasions showed up at the office equipped with laptop and MW links and each time I get the push off and nothing ever changes.Too many lunches with the folks at the Israeli Embassy in Dublin , I should imagine.I finally gave up .Very disheartening.I can only begin to understand how Kate feels and admire her tenacity and courage.

      What to do??.

  • Jimmy Carter has cancer
    • We are often asked , where is Palestine,s Nelson Mandela or Ghandi??>

      Let,s start asking , where is Israel,s Jimmy Carter.

      And yes , Jimmy Carter is streets ahead of most if not all other US Presidents who mostly "Cashed in " on their presidency for their own financial gain.

  • In latest thrust at Obama, Netanyahu names UN ambassador who trashed him and said Palestinians can have 'Facebook state'
    • "Ouch!

      (I trust you’ve signed the petition." RoHa

      I gave it a shot but am not a citizen of Britain , which is the requirement. Much as I would love to sign , pretending to be British is above and beyond the call of duty for this Irishman.

    • "Of course, we know him well here in the UK. Here, journalist Jon Snow takes him apart on live TV last year - See more at: link to" John O.

      Indeed , just wait until the new Mayor of London , George Galloway and the New PM , Jeffrey Corbyn get their teeth into Regev.Better book a bed in the ICU at the nearest Hospital.On second thoughts , the nearest mental institution.

      One can dream .

    • John o. Ah yes. Mark "khamas" regev.
      Disgusting little man.Much like that last jerk prosner.

  • Can Holocaust compensation agreements be a model for Nakba reparations?
    • "Don’t rely on putrid Ziocherries " Talknic.

      I am sure you knew I was being sarcastic but thanks for protecting any possible uninformed visitors to MW with your links.

    • "However, it must scare the living daylights out of the Zionists - See more at: link to" mikeo

      Why should they be scared,There was no Nakba , right.The Palestinians left voluntarily.Just upped and left.Oh sorry, correction, there were no Palestinians .The land was empty.Just ask Mark Twain or Joan Peters.

  • Jeffrey Goldberg's melodramatic apology for Chuck Schumer
    • Hi Pabelmont, Thks for the response.

      Speaking of neo cons and war mongers , I just had an upgrade in my Internet speed and by way of celebrating , I spent 6 hours , almost non stop watching the "George Galloway " hearings ,( and some other goodies)in the senate in 2005 ? , and who was the guy asking questions and making unsubstantiated accusations but none other than Norman Cohen with Carl Levin by his side.

      Galloway had his ducks in a row and "annihilated" their arguments.It is interesting to look back and note the same dishonest statements that got the US into the fiasco that was the Iraq war.No fear , Goldberg will write about his part in that suicidal mission.

    • “This barbaric, wolflike, and infanticidal regime of Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to be annihilated.” Allegedly spoken by the supreme leader.

      So what is the problem .He is right.The Zionist regime has committed all those crimes and should be put out of business or annihilated or sent packing.Use your own words.It say nothing about murdering all Jews .If that was the plan , Iran would have already murdered all the Jews , (10,000 + ) In Iran.

      Goldberg is a liar and a fraud and an apologist for war crimes.

  • Dear Freshmen Members of the House of Representatives
    • "They should have had the decency to at least take a look at Ga - See more at: link to" Kay 24

      Sign on tour bus,


      We advise our guests to save their battery power to take photos of the beautiful modern and shiny new homes erected by Jewish Israelis.

    • "A lot of Americans have missed learning these truths. - See more at: link to"Pabelmont


      Never has so much, been kept from so many by so few , for so long.

      So much for the "Information age".

  • Israeli Banks flipping out over looming European boycott
    • Kris,
      Hamas is a vicious and cowardly terrorist organization, with a racist and genocidal agenda.
      Comparing it to the Warsaw ghetto fighters is obscene and offensive. - See more at: link to" Jon S

      Go complain to your cowardly terrorist zionist leaders .They created Hamas who incidentally are trying to oppose zionist tyranny v Irgun /Hagannah /Lehi who used geb
      nocide against Palestinians.

      Your head is so screwed up Jon S. It seems almost criminal to have you teaching children and misinforming them and thereby destroying the rest of their lives .Shame on you.

    • Given the historical anemic actions of the EU , a certain level of cynicism is justified.However , there will come a breaking point and I would suggest that , that is not so far away.I would even entertain the idea that the US is working covertly in concert with the EU to create regime change in Israel.Nothing scares people more than the threat of putting their lifestyle on a diet or mucking up their plans.

      As to the US punishing the EU if it carries out such actions , I don,t buy it.The EU will respond by intensifying it,s trade efforts with Iran.Why should the EU let China and Russia reap all the benefits of years of negotiation and stand to lose billions just because Israel and it,s lobby don,t like the deal.

      The world is getting tired of the rogue nation and will only tolerate so much BS from the State sans frontiere.

      Ok , I am not holding my breath .

  • The enemies list
    • "Whose enemies are these, again?

      Most of these people aren’t important enough to be anyone’s enemies.
      - See more at: link to" Hopknee.

      You ought to tell that to your fellow Hasbarats who can be found all over the net posting the usual diatribe about most if not all of them.Do them a favour and convince them they are wasting their time.Hasbara central may pay you a bonus for saving them bucu bucks on salaries.

    • “Irish enemies”? Please explain. Thanks." Citizen.


      I should have written , "Irish enemies of Israel--in Israel,s opinion.

      Case in point, when the Irish Gov condemns Israel,s atrocities , the first response from Israel,s apologists is to accuse De Valera of being a Nazi Lover.Mary Robinson , a former President and a member of "The Elders" has been very vocal about Israel,s crimes and receives the usual treatment from the zioist cabal.

    • George Galloway.

      Irish enemies.

      Eamon De Valera.

      Michael D Higgins

      Mary Robinson

      David Norris.

      Enemies in waiting.

      Jeremy Corbyn.

  • Celebrating Hiroshima, WSJ columnist insinuates US should nuke Iran
    • "So is Bret Stephens. The neoconservative true believer has been campaigning against the Iran Deal, and never lacking for certitudes, went to Hiroshima last week for the Wall Street Journal to discover that Japan is thriving today because it went through the necessary horror of being nuked. Who knew! - See more at: link to"

      So when did Iran attack Pearl Harbour or who have they occupied in the last 200 +years.

      These Neo cons use any possible analogy--no matter how weak to try to convince people to go along with their genocidal war mongering diatribe.The world needs laws to outlaw these renegades before they destroy us all.

      I wonder if these people have space ships hidden in underground hangars ready to take them and their families out of harms way just before the Shtf.

  • Netanyahu for president? He's been a citizen-- twice!
    • "Dick and Jane are already either paying for Israel, or both that as tax payers, and fighting for Israel as part of the 1% volunteer US military. - See more at: link to" Citizen.

      I know , I meant to say they would be working completely for the benefit of Israel and after Nutanyahu is done using America , he would renounce his US citizenship again and scarper back to Israel to be greeted as the greatest Israeli PM ever.The one who proved his own words, "America is easily moved" .(or something along those lines).

    • "McCain presented an unusual case, having been born outside the US to a US serviceman and wife on US military duty. I assume he was not required to be “naturalized” in order to become a US citizen, but do not know those details. - See more at: link to"David Doppler.

      This might answer that question.

      "A person in the United States may acquire multiple citizenships in any one of four ways. First, he or she may be born in the United States to immigrant parents: All children born in the United States are U.S. citizens regardless of the status of their parents (jus soli). Second, a person may be born outside the United States to one parent who is a U.S. citizen and another who is not. A child born to an American citizen and British citizen in the United Kingdom, for example, would be a citizen of both countries."

      Same source as ckg provided above.

      link to

    • ckg, To add to your points.

      "In October 2013, the New York Post reported that Schwarzenegger was exploring a future run for president. The former California governor would face a constitutional hurdle; Article II, Section I, Clause V nominally prevents individuals who are not natural-born citizens of the United States from assuming the office. He has reportedly been lobbying legislators about a possible constitutional change, or filing a legal challenge to the provision. Columbia University law professor Michael Dorf observed that Schwarzenegger's possible lawsuit could ultimately win him the right to run for the office, noting, "The law is very clear, but it’s not 100 percent clear that the courts would enforce that law rather than leave it to the political process."[93]" wiki.

      link to

      scroll down to "Political ambitions".

      "Leave it to the political process"--sure.The opposition would have a field day--dems or republicans.

    • your link offers some interesting questions.

      "Is it possible to be a fully engaged and knowledgeable citizen of several countries? Is it possible to follow two or more very different cultural traditions? Is it possible to have two, possibly conflicting, core identifications and attachments? Assuming such things are possible, are they desirable?"

      It is not a good idea given the war mongering neocon,s desire to create wars everywhere they can.Many of those whose former countries would be targets would probably be likely to speak, act (most possibly rightly so) against American interference in their countries of birth.

      One can only serve one boss imho.

    • "Anybody know when implementation of dual citizenship status first occurred? Or how it was justified? - See more at: link to" Citizen.

      As far as I recall , sometime in the mid 80,s there was a change in the law regarding US citizenship.Prior to that a person seeking citizenship was required to renounce their own citizenship to gain US citizenship.That applied to Irish people and others whom I cannot list for you at this time.

    • An afterthought to the above post!!.

      As president of the USA , Netanyahu would clean out the US treasury and give it all to Israel in militay aid and all the other handouts it gets.Poor dick and jane would be working for Israel not to mention fighting wars all over the planet.

    • Correct me if I am wrong but I always thought that only a person born in America or born of a parent who is an American citizen . albeit in another country ,could be the president.Netanyahu,s Father was born in Poland and his mother in Israel (Palestine in 1913) , so my understanding is he cannot run.

      Am I missing something??.

      Please tell me I am right.It,s bad enough he has his hands on 200 plus nukes.What would he do if he had the key to the US nuke arsenal.

  • Why did Sec'y of State Clinton stick her nose into $465 donation to Scottish film festival in '09? (BDS)
    • Perhaps the US gov should appoint a "Secretary for Israeli affairs" reporting directly to the President and the Israeli PM with special powers including veto rights on any decisions by his / her American boss, not to Israel,s liking.He or she would be required to sign off on any legislation affecting the "Jewish State".

      Why not move American Foreign Policy to Tel Aviv and avoid all the back and forth.The US would save a fortune on airfares.

  • It's not bigoted to call out the Israel lobby over Iran Deal
    • hophmi August 10, 2015, 8:22 am

      What is wrong with you? The United States has curtailed civil liberties in response to every major threat it has ever faced. Alien and Sedition Act of 1798. Suspension of Habeas Corpus during the Civil War. Palmer Raids after WWI. Japanese internment camps during WWII. McCarthyism in the 1950’s. Mass detention and deportation since 9/11.
      - See more at: link to"

      Ok hopknee , may I as an Irish citizen complain about Israel as My country has never ever done any harm to any other nation that has not done harm to us , first.

      Come on hoppy , give us your best shot.Your supervisor is on night shift , if you need advice on this one.

    • "The comment included, of course, the obligatory list of American Jewish names, as if all of President Bush’s advisors were Jews or as if Jews generally favored curtailing civil liberties. - See more at: link to" Hopknee

      "‘Six Jews sitting in the White House discussing the Palestinian stat - See more at: link to".

      "Michael Oren, the former ambassador of Israel to the United States, got some attention in the last day for comments he made about U.S. Jews in positions of power. He noted the enormous influence of Jews over policymaking — Barack Obama or Joe Biden was often the only non-Jew in the room when a Palestinian state was being discussed at the White House - See more at: link to"Oren.

      Well they certainly were not discussing freeing Palestinians from zionist aggression.

      Are you posting while comatose , again hoppy.

    • Sign the pledge!!


    • Annie, I see no problem with someone gaining citizenship in their new country if they go through the normal requirements of that nation and stay there and work and pay taxes and support that nation.
      I do however have a problem with someone who takes out citizenship of another nation, (which is simple in the case of Israel as you just need to be Jewish--this does not , I believe apply in most other cases.Ireland requires that your one of your Grandparents be Irish .) and then work in the interests of that nation against the interests of and from your own nation.It is the ultimate treachery.

  • Rightwing Israeli violence on the rise as leader calls for arson attacks on churches
    • "Regarding Gopstein and his incitement to burn churches: The tension between the content of the Torah which is quite intolerant towards any religion that is not Judaism and certainly any religion that has icons, - See more at: link to" yonah fredman.

      So what are these folks doing but idolising an "Icon".
      link to

      Also ,I failed to see any women praying at the wall.Are men the only ones allowed to bang their heads against the wall.

      All this religious nonsense that causes death and destruction should be outlawed.

  • Shocker: 'NYT' runs front page press release for AIPAC warning Obama to cool his jets

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