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

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  • AIPAC speakers say the enemy is BDS, while 'biggest Jewish-led protest' surges outside
    • I watched the whole tape and have to give praise to these young people.

      The JDF obviously hired some thugs to create trouble.Why would anyone who is protesting peacefully feel the need to cover their face.

      The JDF crowd knew they were on the losing side as evidenced by the pint sized female antagonist who claimed she was Palestinian but kept repeating there was no such place as Palestine and referring to Palestinians as donkeys.

  • The dispossessed
    • fab , do you recognise sarcasm when you see it??.

    • Maybe jon s can reach out to this kid and explain to him , that his family home was an obstruction and impediment to the right of the Jewish people to self determination in their historic homeland .

      Maybe jon s can explain to him , that a Jewish person in the US has been longing all his life to make aliyah.This Jewish person has awoken every day of his adult life dreaming of his "return" to the only Jewish and "democratic"state in the world.

      Maybe jon s can implore this kid to be reasonable and make way for the poor victimized Jew
      who is escaping the danger that all Jews face in the USA . Is this so much to ask.

  • Video: Israeli forces force crying 8-year-old boy barefoot through gravel looking for stone-throwers
    • These are the brave heroes that zionists revere and believe will preserve Israel for the next 1000 years --at least.

      The worlds most moral army is staffed by sadistic cowards , but on the bright side they are good runners and they will need to be , because the day is coming when these stalwart sons of Zion will have the opportunity to display their athletic prowess , running for their lives from an enemy that is somewhat older than 8 years.

  • Israel arrests 18 Palestinian members of a WhatsApp religious chat group
    • "The settler fled the scene in the direction of an Israeli military checkpoint near the village of Zaata "

      He fled to freedom and the opportunity to repeat his crime when he comes down off this high.

      " An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma‘an that they were aware of the incident, but that it fell under the jurisdiction of Israeli police " .

      Of course , the illegal squatter criminal is under Israeli law , the very best example of an oxymoron.

  • Sports and the Palestinian BDS Struggle (Part 3): Looking Ahead
    • "But these bodies don’t have the guts to expel the offenders because of the political pressure they are under from the anti-Israel camp "Mayhem

      Should read !!.

      "But these bodies don’t have the guts to expel the offenders because of the political pressure they are under from the pro-Israel camp."

      There Mayhem --much closer to the actual facts , dontcha think.

    • "Sportsmen and women from Muslim countries who refuse to compete in sports against Israeli athletes are committing a hate crime that warrants the expulsion of the offending nations from international sports federations " Mayhem

      Quote relevant law please.

  • No room for Zionism in any movement for justice
    • "Ms. Elia, you don’t get to say that any Jews are welcome or unwelcome, just like I wouldn’t get to say only certain types of Muslims are welcome or unwelcome." justjester

      I take it you vehemently oppose the Jews only illegal settlements where non Jews are not welcome.

  • Apartheid wears a veil
    • You can bet the Congress critters are already preparing laws to make accusing Israel of Apartheid , a crime , (oh the irony) .I wonder if they will include possession of a copy of the report . How long before the UK and the other apologists for Israel,s crimes follow suit.It will be up there with denying the Holocaust.

      Let,s hope they respond with the usual gusto , so US/EU courts are rife with cases and the media is clogged with details and a full and open discussion can follow.This of course is not the intention of those who will scream and holler but it will be the outcome.

      Bring it on .

  • Head of UN agency resigns after refusing to retract report calling Israel an 'apartheid regime'
    • "“These six factors are GDP per capita, healthy
      years of life expectancy, social support (as measured
      by having someone to count on in times
      of trouble), trust (as measured by a perceived
      absence of corruption in government and
      business), perceived freedom to make life
      decisions, and generosity (as measured " jon s

      - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/03/resigns-refusing-apartheid/#comment-176033"

      Let,s take a look inside your box of tricks eh .

      1 GDP per capita,

      Gain (from) Displacement (of )Palestinians.Result , cheaper housing, cheaper loans .Handouts from Uncle Sam = 150 billion since 1949 and growing.Income from products shipped from illegal industries located on stolen land.

      2 Healthy years of life expectancy.

      Gee , you had better tell nietanyahu , he keeps telling us that Israel is surrounded by 1,3 billion Muslims who want to kill all the Jews.His subjects are not accepting his message.

      3 social support (as measured by having someone to count on in times of trouble),

      Who would that be ??. Your King is leading you all down the path of destruction.Why so happy.

      4 trust (as measured by a perceived absence of corruption in government and business).

      Israelis are easily satisfied when it comes to corruption!. Why not , Israel is fitting right in with all those nasty middle East dictatorships.

      "In a ranking on regions, Western Europe was found to be the least corrupt, with an average score of 66, followed by the Americas with a score of 43. The average score in the Middle East was 38, followed by Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia with an average score of 33.
      read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.629851"

      5 , perceived freedom to make life decisions,

      Compared to their Palestinian neighbours , I guess they should be happy.But wait, what about all those terrorist Palestinians waiting behind every corner to kill them??.

      6 Generosity as measured by recent donations.

      To whom , AIPAC , JDF , IDF, Illegal settlement expansion.Azaria defence fund .

      No accounting for what makes some people happy.

    • Jon s , read this article and if you cannot manage that at least watch the video and wonder what it is that makes Israeli Jews happy. If any of our police officers were behaving like this disgusting thug , he/she would be locked up in quick time. Where do you get these people from --The Mafia .

      How can you possibly display pride in such a failed nation where the law is ignored from the top to the bottom , by everyone and his /her mother.

      Truly a mind boggling state of affairs.

      http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.779438

    • "Incidentally, Israel once again scores high ,in the 11th place, in the World Happiness Report, ahead of the USA (14th), the UK (19th), France (31st), and way ahead of all other countries in the region: "jon s

      I guess if lording over another people while living on their land and watching your armed forces torture and kill their children , makes zionists happy , then what can one say about such people.If I were a zionist , I would keep my mouth shut about my so called historic homeland being on such a list.Jon S chooses to brag about it.You are truly disconnected from reality.

      It does however prove one thing.Zioniists are at their happiest at the expense of someone else,s.

      Btw, jon s , how do you feel about Israel being in the top three most hated nations on the planet. You omitted to share that poll with us.

    • Do you agree with “echinococcus”, who basically wants to get rid of the Jewish population in the country?" jon s

      He never mentioned Jews. He said Zionists---ie , a bunch of interlopers who got lucky and were given more than half of Palestine which did not satiate their greed , so they kept stealing more.

      I hope a 1SS evolves in which the majority votes out the supremacist so called democracy and replaces it with a state that ensures equality for all it,s citizens.Any Zionists who don,t wish to stay as equals can hop on a flight and go back to where they came from.

      Zionists were given a state but used the privilege to keep stealing more , (part of which you squat on ) and should have that privilege withdrawn.They have proven they do not deserve a state as they are incapable of treating their fellow citizens as equals.

      Go bitch to your leaders .They screwed up your so called "Jewish Homeland" .

    • "Fact is, Jews are not interlopers or invaders or pirates in our historic homeland." Jon S

      Fact is , you had a homeland but you decided to leave it and plonk yourself down in someone else s homeland , so that makes you a thief and a party to a war crime --namely --4th GC article 49 --"It is prohibited for an occupying nation to transfer it,s citizens to the territory it occupies."

      What part of "NO ", do you not understand .The N or the O.

      "For millions of Jewish Israelis , immigrants or native-born, this is our home." Jon S.

      Keep telling yourself that Jon and maybe in the in the quiet times and the small corners of your day , you will be able to look in a mirror for more that a few seconds.

      The land you squat on, was not , is not , and never will be legally yours.

  • Trump's 'America First' budget puts Israel right up there, too
    • "I just feel immense gratitude for everything I undeservedly have as an American – proper dental care, a passport I can travel with, living in a multicultural society of so many kind people "catalan

      Would that be the kind people you once (at least) referred to as being spoiled and useless at maths and science.

      Can,t provide you with a link as the archives are not accessible at the moment , (stay tuned).

      Nobody could ever accuse you of being a hypocrite eh , catalan

  • A US veteran reflects on protesting alongside Palestinian human rights activists in Hebron
  • UN agency labels Israel 'apartheid regime'-- and Israel likens organization to Nazis
    • Boomer , thank for that WAPO report.

      I note that those jumping to Israel,s defence deride the report because the UN bosses did not approve it. The UN approved UNSCR 2334 but Israel ignored that and is still building.Typical Israel, they love to cherry pick UN decisions.

    • Page: 53
    • catalan , wise up

      "You’ve got to envy the Jews, the most privileged minority in the free world. The Arabs in Europe, the Muslims in America, the blacks and Native Americans, the Gypsies, the aborigines, Arab Israelis, and of course, the Palestinians in the territories – all these groups can only dream of enjoying the kind of rights and standing enjoyed by the Jewish minority in the world. Or to put it in stronger terms: No Jew in the world is as oppressed as is the Arab citizen in Israel. And nowhere else will you find a minority that is the target of as much incitement by its country’s leaders as is the Arab minority in Israel.

      The Jewish minority is established and organized, its rights are safeguarded, and it has a nation-state to immigrate to. And which minority makes the most noise? Which ones causes a huge fuss over every attack on it? And to whom do the world’s statesmen make a pilgrimage after every attack? There is anti-Semitism in the world, and it is on the rise. But the outcry it causes is out of all proportion to the reality. Especially when you compare the lives of Jews to the lives of other minorities, in particular, Muslims.

      There is no country in the world where a senior minister would have the nerve to say that the Jews belong in another country. But that is exactly what Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, a former immigrant himself, is saying about the Arab citizens of his country. The world isn’t stirred up by this, though – Lieberman didn’t attack Jews. Not the way the headlines screamed after “The Holocaust is Fake News” was scrawled on the wall of a synagogue in Seattle. Much more racist and violent graffiti can be found along the roads of the West Bank and Israel, but there is no protest, and no erasure."

      Read more at !!

      read more: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.777546

    • " Greater Israel! " eljay

      Can we take it , from Juan R ,s post that he is not a Greater Israel fan.He could hardly make the case , he did (with a straight face) and be a supporter of GI .He is wrong in either case as Israel has laws , "within Israel itself ", that prevent political entities from running on a platform that seeks to end the laws that Israel uses to keep Jews in a majority in a so called " Democratic and Jewish State ".

      Personally , I doubt Juan R has the slightest idea of what he is rattling on about.

    • " Within Israel itself," Juan R.

      Care to put borders around that.

  • Banksy's hotel isn't gentrification, it is an invitation for people to come see the occupation for what it is
  • For Purim, costume contest celebrates soldier's killing of a Palestinian (free vacation on the line)
    • Imagine if any non Jew pulled this stunt if the victim was Jewish.

      Holy moly , we would never hear the end of it.

      I wonder what goes through the minds of the hopknees/dabakrs .Maybe the newby , sharonsj can share her views on this most vile of behaviour.Perhaps a great big dollop of whataboutery is the ticket.

  • Palestinian police beat demonstrators in Ramallah during protest against political activist’s death
    • After thought !!.

      When these contractors have done Israel,s dirty work , they and their families will be dealt with by the IDF.

      Abbass is like Nietanyahu , in that he will screw anyone to retain power.

    • Wanted !!. Palestinian Security personnel to act as contractors for the IDF .

      Location------- Judea/Samaria .

      Job description---------Control of subversive elements in the disputed territories.

      Bonuses paid for acts leading to the resolution of the demographic problem.

      You will report to the PLO.

  • Israel detains one activist and deports another, amid int'l outcry over boycott ban
  • Clinton says two-state-solution would have entailed 'a lot of blood, gore, turmoil in Israel'
    • Thanks for the reply Misterioso.

      If I am not mistaken , Barak left those so called peace talks in somewhat of a hurry because Ariel (war criminal ) Sharon was kicking ass in the polls because he was telling the Israeli public that Barak was giving the shop away.

      Sharon,s lies won the day. Barak needed cover , hence the gang up on Arafat.

      Some people are born with a silver spoon , Zioniists are born with lies on their tongue.

    • " I think just even had the agreement that they reached looked something like the agreement that Prime Minister Ehud Barak agreed to that Arafat never accepted," BC

      Ah yes , another one of the zio myths, "Barak went further than any PM had ever gone"

      Oddly , ( not ) no such plan ever saw paper.Not even a beer mat or serviette .

      Didn,t take Clinton too long to place the blame squarely on the Palestinians.

  • 'We may no longer be permitted—nor permit ourselves—to enter Israel,' 172 scholars write
    • "Well done. BDS has managed to let Israel isolate itself." Talkback

      See Haaretz-- Jeff Halper arrested in the West Bank for allegedly carrying BDS material and incitement.

      http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.777007

    • "By the way, did you read the report today. Intel will by buying an Israeli company for 15 Billion US Dollars. And also, gas has started to flow to Jordan. Israel badly needs the extra bucks. ".giladg

      Sounds as if it is high time to cut off that 38 billion dollar hand out to poor little Israel.I am sure it could be better spent on the home front to enhance the lives of American Citizens instead of funding war crimes in the blight unto the nations.

  • No space for Zionism
    • For you Sharonsj.

      I bet they didn,t teach you these inconvenient facts in Hasbara school.

      "Israel Police Fail to Charge Offenders in 95% of Reported anti-Palestinian Attacks

      Police data for 2015 shows that only 4 out of 89 cases yielded indictments. New unit focused on Jewish political crimes did not make improvement. " Haaretz

      "Information released by police in response to a request by the left-wing non-profit group Yesh Din shows that there are difficulties in indicting Jews for violations committed against Palestinians, in comparison to the indictment of Jews who have committed ideologically motivated crimes against the police or the public.

      The information released by police shows that in 2015, 280 files were opened in connection with politically or ideologically motivated crimes committed by Israelis in the occupied territories. Eighty-nine of these dealt with violence against Palestinians or their property. Only four of these cases led to indictments, amounting to 4.5 percent of the files opened.

      The other 191 files dealt with violations against security forces, public disturbances, criminal trespassing, obstructing a public official and similar offenses. In these cases there were 55 indictments, amounting to almost 29 percent of files that were opened.

      The group claims that these differences are largely a result of political ideology."

      read more: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.776826

    • Alert , New Hasbara recruit just out of school

      "Funny how their support doesn’t extend to the million Jewish citizens of other Middle-Eastern countries who were exiled and had their property stolen. Any mention of right of return for them? I thought not -"sharonsj

      But , but they availed of their "Jewish " (only) ROR in Palestine where they promptly moved into stolen property belonging to the 700,000 +people who were "exiled".

      "Both Hamas and the PLO have the eradication of Israel and the Jews in their written charters "sharonsj

      Link please--btw--MEMRI/CAMERA not considered credible.

      Btw , sharonsj --have you seen the likud Charter ???.

      Although Netanyahu plays the part, the details of his party platform need to be taken into account as a “peace partner” to show the reality behind the circus. Likud Party Charter states:

      a. “The Jordan river will be the permanent eastern border of the State of Israel.”

      b. “Jerusalem is the eternal, united capital of the State of Israel and only of Israel. The government will flatly reject Palestinian proposals to divide Jerusalem”

      c. “The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river.”

      d. “The Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza are the realization of Zionist values. Settlement of the land is a clear expression of the unassailable right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and constitutes an important asset in the defense of the vital interests of the State of Israel. The Likud will continue to strengthen and develop these communities and will prevent their uprooting
      - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2011/11/netanyahu%E2%80%99s-party-platform-flatly-rejects-establishment-of-palestinian-state/#sthash.DVxdRarO.dpuf

    • "I think Rasmea Odeh is considered a terrorists because she helped to kill two innocent people and was convicted of it, Devyn. " Hophead

      Found guilty in Israel = innocent.

  • Some Jews support BDS 'from a place of love' for Israel, says AJC official
    • "And a very happy Purim to all those celebrating!" jon s

      I wont be dwelling on whether or not zionists will enjoy their Purim.I will be thinking about the hundreds of thousands Palestinians under lock down so their oppressors can celebrate ---unhindered , by the presence those they oppress.

      You couldn,t make this stuff up.

    • "The Arab/Islamic majority might very well vote the jews out of israel. "YF

      It could be worse that that.The Arab Islamic (you mean Palestinians , don,t you ??.) might offer full citizenship to Jews and force them to live as equal citizens.My , the Jewish Nakba.

  • Cuomo told Netanyahu he doesn't understand why 'fringes' of Democratic Party are turning against Israel
  • If Israel is unwilling to differentiate itself from the settlements, then boycotters shouldn't either
    • Apologies catalan , I omitted to tell you that Irish cheese stinks .It is produced mainly at the foot of the "Magillycuddy,s Reeks".

    • "I can choose not to buy Irish cheese" catalan.

      do me a favour catalan, you tell me how Ireland makes you unhappy and I will have a chat with our leaders and see what we can do to make you happy again.

      We wouldn,t want to lose such a loyal customer .

      Btw , Dutch cheese is far better , but don,t tell anyone I said so.

    • I recall that 10 to 15 years ago , the usual suspects would claim that the "Settlers" were making individual choices to return to "Judea /Samaria" and the GOI had no hand in the matter , ergo they were not illegal settlers .We argued that the GOI provided funding and military support and coverage at the UN , ergo they were illegal as provided for in the 4th GC article 49 , but still they persisted in making those bogus claims.

      We now see the same folks claiming that all of Palestine is belong to the Jews and the Settlers are simply exerting their right to self determination ,in their historical homeland .God gave it to them , blah , blah , blah.

      Moral of the story is , don,t waste your time arguing with these morons but turn your energy to boycotting all things Israeli.If you are not in a position to hit the streets , then donate to those who are.Pass around petitions to your friends.Raise the subject whenever you can.Avail of every opportunity to put Israel,s crimes front and centre. Write to your print media.Contact your Radio /TV stations.

      Israel demands our attention--let,s not disappoint them.

  • Human rights lawyer: Israel's new anti-BDS travel ban violates international law
    • "Only because you are large, grey, and always carry a trunk " Mooser

      Unless he is on the way to a soccer match , in which case he carry,s a bench.

      Btw , wait until Mossad finds out about Jon s ,s outreach activities , even being a citizen wont save him.But he can always get on the next flight to his other ancestral homeland where he will proudly present his us passport. Aint life grand when you have options.

    • "*Theo heads for the tall grass*" jackduh

      Says roger the dodger.

  • Israel’s welcome now reserved only for Jews who back Netanyahu
    • Given Netanyahu,s propensity for equating Israel with all Jews (him being the king of all Jews ) , it would be legitimate to bar , for example , all American Jews from entering the EU.

      Certainly it would be legal to bar all Israeli Jews who support Israel,s crimes ,from entering any nation whose citizens are affected by Israel,s latest legislation , banning those who object to Israel,s war crimes and human rights abuses.If Israel wants to play rough , then play rougher.Interrogate them for a day or so and then put them on a flight back to so called Israel and mark their passport , "Denied entry ,Security risk" .

  • Open Letter: Against the blacklisting of activists and writers
    • "Maybe join some social clubs or charities. Many have perfectly calm and friendly Zionists as members. " Jon 66

      "Friendly Zionist " a contradiction in terms.Zionism is racism .Zionists steal other peoples land or support those who do.I would not turn my back to Zionist --not for one second.Zionists are the scum of this earth.

    • "It’s not about support or opposition to Israel. It’s about the principle of free speech. I support free speech here, in Israel, and everywhere else "Jon 66

      you might have some credibility if you had also posted a link to articles on Zionist inteference in the free speech of those who oppose the actions of the rogue apartheid zionist entity.
      Here is one of thousands of such .

      https://www.ft.com/content/b8f3e114-d581-11e6-944b-e7eb37a6aa8e

      "Shai Masot, the Israeli embassy’s senior political officer, said he was disappointed that Sir Alan, an outspoken critic of settlement building in the occupied West Bank, had not been “neutralised”.

      Why do you not post your opposition to Israel,s extra Judicial murders ---no trial for those people.

      You are so full of it Jon .

    • "What’s the point of the trial? You’ve already convicted him. Just go straight to punishment." Jon 66

      The point of a trial is to confirm that he is guilty. Anyone in charge of their own brain is aware of his and his bosse,s guilt. The trial is for the record.

      Now tell me about Israel,s version of justice , whereby they carry out extra judicial executions without trials ,both in the Occupied Territories and on the territory of sovereign nations.

      To be honest with you Jon 66 , your attempts to defend these slime ,is truly contemptible and shameful , given that you never seek to highlight the crimes of your beloved zionist entity.No surprise there.Zionists demand balance but deny it to others.

      Do you think Livni /Barak/Olmert/Sharon/Nietanyahu are innocent of the crimes they are accused of. which include the wholesale slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza.Do you think the recent shoot to kill antics of the so called "most moral " army under orders of Nietanyahu are
      acts of defence or just pure murder.

      I am all in favour of trying these murdering thugs , problem is getting our hands on them.

      They are a curse we both share.

    • "This is the ambassador. of course he has a perspective, but he has the right to speak ".Jon 66

      That, really funny coming from a supporter of the state that is in violation of multiple UNSCR,S and a perpetrator of countless crimes against Humanity.The Ambassador is an integral part of these crimes.He should be tried and locked away for the rest of his miserable life.He was given this post because he will tow the line and carry out any act necessary to further the goals of the criminals who sent him.He is not welcome in my country,He can go back to Israel and get all the free speech he desires, unlike the millions of Palestinians who have their right to free speech trampled on every day.

      His predecessor oversaw an embassy that colluded in the theft of Irish Passports to be used to carry out extra judicial executions .This activity put the lives of Irish citizens at risk.

      Give it a rest Jon, Allow me to predict your future .If you live long enough to see Israel fold in on itself and watch these thugs in the dock at the Hague , that will be your curse.I on the other hand am on the right side of history--that is my gift.

      i don,t envy you Jon.I feel sorry for you.

    • "“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle -" Jon 66

      It is the mark of an educated mind to know when they are being hoodwinked, (fed the same Hasbara repeatedly).

      Jon 66 , we know what this guy is going to say.He is an apologist for the criminal state of Israel --sans frontier , we have heard it all before.

      Not quite verbatim but you get the idea.

      Israel desperately wants peace--Israel has no partner in peace--the Palestinians want to throw all Jews into the sea--BDS is trying to destroy Israel--the settlements are not the problem--Israel is the only democracy in the ME --The IDF is the most moral army in the world--The Palestinians rejected all of Israel,s offers--blah blah blah blah.

      "It is the mark of an un-inquiring mind to continue to entertain this repetitious nonsense. Amigo."

    • "The individual presenter in this question was an official of a government which is in violation of dozens of UN security council resolutions and which is actively involved on violations of international law, IHL and the GC "OG

      The same rogue state that uses proxies to shut down any debate that seeks to discuss Israel,s violations of intl law.

      Case in point!.

      " Security plan required for academic conference on Israel in UCC
      Plans to hold similar conference at UK university were cancelled over ‘safety concerns’.

      Attempts to make contact with one of the organisers, Prof James Bowen proved unsuccessful but earlier this week a group of Irish academics wrote to The Irish Times to express concern at reports that the Israeli Embassy was seeking to prevent the conference going ahead.

      The academics pointed out “the conference is being jointly organised by Palestinian and Israeli academics and offers a vital examination of how Israel operates, particularly in relation to international law.”

      They further pointed out that ”the conference was scheduled to be held in the UK in 2015 but was thwarted following a high-profile campaign by the pro-Israel lobby that branded the event as ‘legitimising anti-Semitism’ and was pulled by Southampton University citing security reasons”

      http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/security-plan-required-for-academic-conference-on-israel-in-ucc-1.2944559

      Jon 66 won,t be sharing this event with us.Talk about balance, eh.

      Incidentally , the conference is due to proceed as a new venue has been agreed.Needless to say , "Irish4Israel" will show up and attempt to disrupt the proceedings as is par for the course with this small group of pro Israel trouble maker,s who receive funding from the GOI.

    • Correction to my post at 10.54.

      Should read !. "I was unable to find any record of the group SOFIA having "ever " invited a Palestinian spokesperson."

    • "Trinity College Dublin event involving Israeli ambassador cancelled " Jon 66

      So what, he is a member/rep of the criminal GOI and Apartheid regime.He should be put on a plane and sent back to whence he came before he gets an opportunity to spread his hasbara and poison the minds of young Irish students.

      You might find the following report from "The Journal " , more informative.I am told the editor at the Irish times likes to dine with the Israeli ambassador.The Shelbourne is equidistant from their respective offices.

      "Students for Justice in Palestine objected to the planned appearance arguing that there was no opposing view being put forward.

      The group objected the terms of the event, claiming that “the terms, security and topic” were set by the Israeli Embassy."

      http://www.thejournal.ie/tcd-israeli-ambassador-protest-3250146-Feb2017/

      Incidentally , I was unable to find any record of the group SOFIA having invited a spokeperson from the Palestinian side.God knows , if it had happened . the zionistas would have been all over the place like flies on s--t complaining there was no opposing view.

  • Trump warns annexation of West Bank will cause 'immediate crisis' between US and Israel - Lieberman
    • Hello Lillian , indeed he is incoherent and he is also volatile which is why I was suggesting that nietandyahu should cross him .Trump,s dedication to his own infallibility far out passes his dedication to any other consideration , including Israel and it,s apologists he surrounds himself with.It won,t happen but one can dream.

    • Why doesn,t Nietandyahu demand an address of the full Congress so he can trump , Trump . It worked a treat with Obama so why not give Donald the finger, given that the Congress is in Israel,s pocket.Paul Ryan will jump to attention when given the order from his bosses in Tel Aviv.He might even arrange for another record breaking number of standing ovations and it will be a golden opportunity to unite the Congress , if only for a few hours.

      If Israel wants to annex the West Bank , who the hell is Trump to get in the way. We all know , the Donald is a very restrained chappie and will not object to someone circumventing his authority.

  • In Jerusalem, Cuomo says the more people try to separate NY and Israel, the closer we get
  • Finders Keepers in the Holy Land: So who was there first?
    • " Not that I made any new friends, but was able to get my point across."boris

      Hate to bother you Boris , but do you have a tracking number for that package you sent . It hasn,t arrived yet.

    • " No one says that someone looks like a Catholic or a Protestant. " Boris

      That,s very smart of them . It would be racist as Catholics /Protestants come in all shapes and sizes ----and colours.

      The same applies to someone who says they can pick out a Jew in a crowd .I refer you to Theo. Again --being Jewish is being part of a religious group , and they too come in all shapes and sizes , and colours.

      End of story.

      Boris , why do you hate Jews so much??.

      .

    • "I wish to make a specific point regarding the ethnic discrimination that existed for quite some time in the part of the world that boris comes from." Yonah F.

      Try to keep up Yonah. The original question was , "What does a Jew look like".It was not what does a Jew look like in Ukraine/Hawaii or Germany or Finland etc.

      We are all , except you , talking about Jews in general.

    • "So Google their faces and compare." YonahF

      Ok so if you wish to have a serious discussion them click on the link below.Otherwise dont waste my time with BS.

      "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_Jews"

    • "So what does an expression that someone “looks Jewish” means to you? - " .boris.

      I don,t know about 0ssinev , but to me it looks like antisemitism.Given that Jewish is a religion and not all Jews are one colour.

      To give you an analogy---"What does a Catholic look like".

      See what I mean Boris???????.

    • Thanks 0ssinev.

      That should confuse Boris.He thinks all Jews look the same.Now you debunked another one of his myths .The ability of the zionist mind to self delude knows no bounderies, just like Israel , I guess.

    • yonah ,Why don,t you do what I asked Boris to do.

      Show me what a Jew looks like.I would really like to know.

    • "I have already answered the question what it means to “look Jewish”. "Boris

      Was this what you had in mind ??.

      You stated that you are 98.1% Ashkenazi Jew.

      2 questions.

      1 , Are all Jews Ashkenazi and if so what happened to all those Haredi Jews and the Beta Jews.

      2 What does the remaining 1.9% represent---Arab Jew.

      Btw , I checked your 68 comments and found no logical description of what a Jew looks like.

      Don,t keep me walled off from your superior knowledge and explain again.Maybe your previous attempt was the victim of those antisemitic moderators.

    • "My experience is that Ukrainian and Russian anti-Semites could easily identify me as a Jew, although I don’t wear any special clothes. Just by looking at my face. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/03/finders-keepers-there/#comment-175586" boris

      How does a non anti semite (russian or Ukranian ) , tell if you are Jewish???.

      Do elaborate Boris.Please provide images of what a Jew looks like.

      Serious request. I want to avoid any possible future embarrassment .Include images of Jews who inhabit your planet.

    • "Or maybe that changed when you became an “atheist”." Mooser

      I was born without religion but that changed after 2 weeks when I was baptized and I got my first face transplant . Some years later , I became an atheist and got my second face transplant . Later , I got religion again and underwent my third face transplant.

      You may well laugh but applying for a new passport can be very disconcerting.

    • You should follow your own advice Theo.

      "By the way, it is not polite to get into the conversations of others , unless you are invited.- See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/profile/theo/#sthash.zNYgryvs.dpuf

    • "I don’t want to get into arguments here, too one sided."JeffB.

      You sure go a strange way about avoiding them.

      I mean all that bs about Israel not being an occupier.

      Btw , Sarge , how is the "Northridge " empire.

  • Israeli soldiers shoot 72-year-old Palestinian man at a checkpoint
    • One might be forgiven for wondering why the most moral army would not have a sign written in the local vernacular so that they do not have to shoot Palestinians who do not speak the zionist lingo.But , I forget , the heroes of the most moral army like to keep up their shooting skills and Palestinian lives are cheaper than the cardboard targets at the firing range.

      This is just another act of cowardice perpetrated by the worlds most cowardly army.

      Zionism needs to be eradicated and every zionist in Israel should be scattered as widely as possible across the globe.It is time to rid us of this most dangerous of ideologies.

  • Straddling the intellectual colonization fence: A review of Noga Kadman’s 'Erased from Space and Consciousness'
    • Sad news from the UK!!. Death of Gerald Kaufman.

      "“I was brought up as an Orthodox Jew and a Zionist. On a shelf in our kitchen, there was a tin box for the Jewish National Fund, into which we put coins to help the pioneers building a Jewish presence in Palestine,” Kaufman began.

      “My parents came to Britain as refugees from Poland. Most of their families were subsequently murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust,” he recounted. “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town of Staszow. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed.”

      “My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza,” Kaufman said.

      Kaufman went on to accuse Israeli military spokesperson Avital Leibovich of giving “the reply of a Nazi” when she said in answer to a TV interviewer that most of the Palestinians killed were “militants.”

      “I suppose that the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw Ghetto could have been dismissed as militants,” Kaufman said.

      “Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism,” Kaufman reminded fellow lawmakers, referring specifically to the notorious 1948 massacre by Zionist militias of Palestinians in the village of Deir Yassin.

      “It is time for our government to make clear to the Israeli government that their conduct and policies are unacceptable, and to impose a total arms ban on Israel,” Kaufman concluded. “It is time for peace, but real peace, not the solution by conquest which is the Israelis’ real goal but which it is impossible for them to achieve. They are not simply war criminals; they are fools.”

      read more at !!.
      https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/gerald-kaufman-jewish-uk-lawmaker-and-fierce-israel-critic-dies-86

  • Campus wars
    • " I am telling the Boiys, they can’t abide a Dub " .Gamal

      Don,t be calling me a Dub , Boy. I am from the sunny south east where the "cats" rule supreme and Hurling is a religion.

      "I am going to go if possible when I can get in touch with the local IPSC " gamal

      I have met a few of them at demos in Dublin but do not know them personally.I am a contributor to the IPSC in Dublin --especially since the BOI closed their account so they are relying mostly on electronic donations on a monthly basis.Dam Zionists have their tentacles everywhere. It pisses me off that they can control a bank in Ireland and force them to close the accounts of people who they do not like. I tripled my donation to the IPSC in Dublin as a protest to the BOI action.Anyway , I may try to get a ticket through them.

      Enjoy your time in Cork.They are fine people .Hope to see you at the conference if tickets are available.

    • gamal ----Bunch of Langers , boy.

      I must try to get a ticket to this.The report I read stated that a venue had been decided but it was not named.Do you have any connections there.I know from your posting,s you spend time in the Rebel County.Any ideas where it might be held.It was originally planned for UCC.

  • Israel bars Human Rights Watch director from entering country, calls org 'Palestinian propaganda'
    • duhbaker . "The next question would then be why doesn’t most of the developed and shone of the emerging members of the UN take these 30+ resolutions seriously and after passing them with much or little fanfare then ignore them and continue to do business and conduct relations with Israel and its closest allies ".

      Are you so thick , you have to ask.

      Here , try this for starters and just in case this all too confusing for you , allow me to give you the simple 2 word answer, ----"Jewish Money" buying off many of the political whores who do the bidding of the highest bidder versus that of their own constituents.

      It won,t last forever and I wouldn,t want to be one of those who sold out to the Jewish Lobby or one of those who interfered in our democracy.

      "https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160513-new-report-breaks-down-the-israel-lobby-in-the-european-union

    • Jokedaw,

      "The correct question is not whether Israel is on par with North Korea or Egypt, rather, the correct question is whether or not HRW is biased against Israel."

      And the very next question should be , "WHY".

      Here are some of the reasons .

      "Israel is currently in breach of, or has been the subject of, over 30 UN Security Council resolutions directed at it alone for violations which it has never taken action to remedy. "

      http://www.ipsc.ie/israels-violations-of-international-law-a-brief-introduction

  • History shows that anti-Semitism and pro-Zionism have never been mutually exclusive
  • Linda Sarsour raises over $100,000 to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri
  • DNC debate batters Trump-- but Israel support must be 'bipartisan,' says Ellison
    • Let,s be clear ,when Ellison et al are referring to Israel , he /they are speaking only about 80% of the population of Israel. If the 80% have their way , they will ensure that Israel is 100% Jewish.

      However , as Israel is special and a light unto the rest of us , it is necessary to ensure that Israel will always be there , (well , at least one thousand years) to provide a beacon for the rest of us to stay on the path of righteousness , albeit as lesser beings.

  • Only international protest will save Bedouin villagers from being evicted
    • "No. You’re not asking an antisemitic question, but an antizionist one, " cazador

      Oh I am well aware my Q was not antisemitic . I was laying some bait for our usual suspects to come along and explain to us why it is antisemitic.Looks as if the usual suspects have given up on the argument that antizionism is antisemitism.It took long enough.

      As to leaving the illegal squatters houses for Palestinians , I doubt that any self respecting Palestinian could live in those illegal squats .Bulldoze every single one of them and fumigate the surrounding area and then start from scratch and build structures that are compatible with the neighbourhood and inhabited by indigenous natives v those intruders from Europe/Russia et al.

    • "A few weeks ago the leader of the Jewish settlers came and drank coffee with the villagers to ask them, disingenuously, why they were trying to block plans for the new Jewish village in the courts."

      They should be asked why they were trying to build a "Jews only " village.Or am I asking an antisemitic question.

  • Trump has reminded Palestinians that it was always about one state
    • The Palestinians do not need Trump to remind them of what Israel has always had in mind for them.Here is Lieberman,s statement the issue.

      "Like a Giant Bug, the Term Judenrein Emerges

      How will Avigdor Lieberman get the Arabs out of his country − by trains? Obergruppenführer Hans Frank could teach him a thing or two.

      The first time I heard it I was sure I must have heard wrong. Maybe a cow was lowing in the field just then, or a crow was cawing hoarsely in a tree. The second time, an ambulance’s wailing siren obscured the words.

      But the third time, when the sun was shining and the acacias were in bloom, I no longer had any doubt. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman had said that just as the Palestinians want a Judenrein Palestine, Israel will get rid of its Arabs, or at least most of them, and send them to the protectorate in the east politely known as “autonomy.”

      This time it was undeniable. I saw it on television – the word Judenrein emerging from under his moustache like a giant bug. Like in one of those sci-fi movies where the archaeologists uncover an ancient nest of insects, the Judenrein insect doesn’t emerge all alone. No, it’s followed by a black swarm of outsize bugs that darken the sky. If the minister was talking about making Israel Arab-rein, just which Arabs was he referring to – those from Jaffa? Acre? Umm al-Fahm? Nazareth? Rahat?" Haaretz

      http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.773228

  • Palestinian who filmed shooting says Azaria sentence ‘is a joke, not justice’
    • "Medic Azaria`s action was a classic example of the latest Zionist ground breaking triage technique – as practiced on goys only you understand"0ssinev

      It is the Israeli Health system,s answer to A& E overcrowding.Can,t have the ubermenschen waiting in line behind Palestinian Patients.

    • " Still the good news is probably that pardon or no pardon he will never get to pollute Europe dual citizenship or not given the big target he now probably has on his back. "0ssinev.

      You took the words right out of my mouth.He had best grow a beard.There must be 100,s if not thousands who would welcome the opportunity to wipe that supercilious grin off his murdering kisser . I bet this cretin would soil his pants if he had to fight a fair fight and then hide behind mamas apron for protection.

      Hero , my ass.

    • Trump,s inspiration fro "Last Night in Sweden " ,filmed himself throwing stones at Palestinians.

      "Later he travels to the village of Qalandiyah and films Palestinians throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. After Horowitz explains that one of the rocks hit a Palestinian child he concludes: “Time to get stupid.” In the film’s closing shots, the director is seen shouting profanities at the Palestinians on a hill, and throwing rocks at them. Triumphant rock music blares on the sound track.

      read more at , (no paywall).

      http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.773193

      heaven help Americans , Trump gets his , "fair and balanced " security briefings from Fox News who get their their input from zionist morons like Ami Horowitz.

    • "As if 90% of Palestinians don’t have smart phones with extremely proficient cameras with the ability to film anything they encounter during any day of the week. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/recent-comments/#sthash.318YExJn.dpuf" duhbaker

      Look Jumping Jehosafart , If 90% of Palestinians had smart phones with cameras , given the hundreds of crimes committed by your idf heroes and their illegal squatter fellow murderers , there would be trials everyday of the week , in any normal country , that is.

      "The point being Shamsya was hired by an ngo to specifically go around shooting footage of incidents that would either expose illegal behavior of IDF, catch them acting in ways which don’t conform to military law and/ or code and especially to capture an explosive event that would capture the attention of the circus-like msm bringing international attention and scrutiny on the IDF and the nation. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/palestinian-shooting-sentence/#comment-175556" duhbaker

      No s--t , those brazen Palestinians , scheming against the most moral army by exposing their criminal behaviour to international scrutiny .

      Wtf are you smoking .

  • BDS activists score a first victory in Ecuador
  • Trump is putting the crunch on liberal Zionism
    • "Two states is still the only solution, which is both politically possible (just barely…) and morally sound. "Jon S

      Try to keep up Jon S . Those leaders of your have no interest in the 2SS.

      Read my post from Haaretz , (On the Trump reminds Palestinians etc thread.) on Lieberman,s comments on an Arab Frei Judenstaat.Then go on his blog and change his mind.When you are finished there do the same with Shaked and all the others who have given their thumbs down to a 2SS.You are chasing a moonbeam.

    • "It gets in the way of the kveltzing." Mooser

      How,s this , "Goebbels"dygook.

      No amount of kveltzing is going to get in the way of that.

    • Translation please Hopknee.

      Gobbledygook is not the preferred language on this site.

  • Jews in Iran: a travelogue
    • "My family included Florescent Nightingale." OG

      That is the height of consideration OG, mispelling that word so Theo would understand it and that after he called us "Ignorants".

    • "My great-uncle, brother of my grandfather, was primeminister in a country in Europe. -" theo

      My how the Mighty fall.

      Get some sleep Theo .You have another full day of day dreaming ahead of you .

    • “Few enemies, little honor, many enemies, a lot of honor”! - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/jews-iran-travelogue/#comment-175506 Theo

      Talknic and I were discussing braggarts.What exactly does your post have to do with that.If you are trying to give the impression you are well read , you failed again.If you must use a proverb ,at least make it relevant.

    • "An old chinese proverb says: “Few enemies, little honor, many enemies, a lot of honor”! "Theo.

      Thanks for showing us your cards Theo.

      You will get along much better using this as a rule --kiddo.

      "A friend made is a road paved; an enemy created is a wall built." Old Chinese Proverb.

    • "That counts you out. It isn’t very smart to be a supremacist braggart " talknic

      "Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards." Rousseau.

    • “What is an Iraner or Perser”. Whatever you may think what they are, however they are certainly not arabs!!! Got it?" Theo

      No s--t sherlock , I never said they were Arabs .

      Btw , the word is Shiite not Shiit.and a Perser is a Persian and Iraner is an Iranian.

      What was that about IQ Theo.

    • "However, he has problems with reading and understanding what he reads, my recommendation for him is to visit classes for seniors making up for missed times "Theo

      Then Theo posts this Shiit.

      "We are almost there, however Shiits are not a nation, but a branch of Islam, and Farsi is a language spoken in Iran! You wanted to day Iraner or Perser instead of arab!!! -"Theo

      Theo what is an Iraner or a Perser. Are those types of washing up liquid .

      You might take your own advice and attend adult edu classes or alternatively take up truck driving .Learns as you go , so to speak.

      I envy you Theo. You have much to learn.

    • "CigarGod misidentifies a woman and assumes she must be Israeli because she is “arrogant” and I’m the one who is wrong? Perhaps you can explain." Jon66

      No one here said you were wrong.That was your inference.Read my response again and avoid seeing what you want to see.

      "No but she could easily be mistaken for such.She had all the necessary vile habits"

    • "There was no mention in the article about the woman being from Israel. It was a French speaking middle aged woman. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/jews-iran-travelogue/#comment-175506"Jon 66

      No but she could easily be mistaken for such.She had all the necessary vile habits.

      "Suddenly a middle-aged lady to my left questioned me in French: “Vous avez dit synagogue? Is there a synagogue in the city?” and asked me to take her and her son there. On the way, she began to deplore the fate of Iranian Jews – whom she had never met by then – who must live under an “anti-Semitic government.” On the way I tried to explain to her that opposition to Zionism need not be anti-Semitic, but did not make much headway. She considers herself a proud secular Jew and an unconditional supporter of Israe - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/jews-iran-travelogue/#comment-175506"

      Scraping the bottom of the barrel again Jon.

    • Doubting dubaker,,

      Why don,t you take a little time out from MW and take a trip there yourself and ask those people.You can make sure there are no mullah ears listening in and you don,t have to name names so your interlocutors will be safe .

      Btw, that,s a rip roaring one about Iranian expansionism coming from a zionist supporter of Land theft in occupied Palestine.

  • The emergence of the Just Jew
  • Banned from Jerusalem (for trying to pay respects to my grandmother)
    • "And the congressional medal of badassery goes to… amigo! "jd65

      Thanks jd65 but it was a team effort.

    • "then Israel will seize to exist " catalan

      It already "exists to seize" and that will ensure it will cease to exist .

    • "Sometimes I feel an urge to defend Israel against baseless attacks so common on liberal sites like mondoweiss. However, I am not against listening to the other side, however stupid their arguments are. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/profile/boris/#sthash.R67EN9Jr.dpuf" Boris

      I took a cursory glance at your archives and found no evidence of you listening to anyone who disagrees with you. I did however find ample evidence of your treating stupidity as a virtue . Is it intentional.

      Btw , I agree with Oldgeezer , who gives a rats posterior , what a zionist apologist for war crimes, land theft , extra judicial killings , collective punishment , spraying of skunk juice on civilian homes, buses for Jews only , housing for Jews only , parking spaces for Jews only , Jews only roads , total disregard for the crimes of illegal squatters , destruction of Hospitals
      UN safe places, etc etc etc etc etc etc.

      Give it a rest Boris , and go elsewhere if you do not like this liberal site.You will not be missed .

  • Trump's dim view of Palestine-Israel
    • "I wonder if Trump will:
      – tug her toward him when they shake hands; and/or
      – hold her hand and take her for a stroll. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/trumps-palestine-israel/#comment-175486 "eljay

      The poor woman , about to have another "annus horribilis ". And she can not comfort herself in declaring it is for "Queen and Country".

    • Oldgeezer , thanks for the reply.

      I recall that not long after Obama was elected , we all celebrated the demise of the neocon gang of war mongers ie Bill Kristol /Bolton et al .We were a tad naive .The dregs of society are again on the rise and Trump is there to put out the welcome mat to those who orchestrated the Iraq war which he claims he opposed.

      Bolton is as you say , a very dangerous little man whose bite is far worse than his bark.I find him revolting .

      On the lighter and positive side , I read an article recently that suggested , Trump might not choose Bolton because he does not like folks with beards or moustaches .(I guess wigs are fine.) To him , they do not exude confidence .Something to do with Image .Trump places more importance in confidence than competence.

      Are you going to watch the fun in Westminster this afternoon.

    • For those interested !!.

      The debate in the commons on Trump State visit to the UK will take place today , Monday Feb 20th.It will be available on BBC Government at 16,40 GMT.

      1.8 million people signed the petition opposing Trump,s visit . 300,000 voted in favour. A 6 to 1 ratio.Of course Theresa May will ignore her people,s wishes and the Queen will put on her best face for this farce.Watch her face when she is shaking hands with this quasi dictator.

      God help the queen.

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