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  • Struggle for equal rights for Palestinians is 'right choice,' and will lead to 'significant exodus of Jews' -- Henry Siegman
    • I am with you on this Annie. This is rich on the authors part to say this.

      "I don’t understand why Siegman is not in all our leading papers and on the cable shows.”

      Why Siegman does not get any airplay on the MSM or why his very qualified views are not voiced above a mild whisper is the reason why you started this online magazine.

      Fear to “call a spade a spade” permeates the air on the Issue of Zionism’s influence in the United states is the answer to your query.

      To "call a spade a spade" is a figurative expression which refers to calling something "as it is", that is, by its right or proper name, without "beating about the bush"—being outspoken about it, truthfully, frankly, and directly, even to the point of being blunt or rude, and even if the subject is considered coarse, ...

  • Liberal Zionists can't talk about the shooting of Mohammed Tamimi
    • "Its always the Israelis responding to Palestinian

      Yes. The way this and most if not all stories are presented to the American audience by our illustrious sycophantic press tells us an awful lot that not many are willing to discuss openly and honestly for fear of offending the powerful forces that will destroy their careers.

      By the way just as a bit of on the ground info for the choir in this room...once again last night i was at a function for a synagogue where it would be safe to say that most all were of the jewish persuasion and as part of my mingling among the crowd and when the opportunity presented itself due to the nature of the conversation i allowed myself to ask the person i was conversing with if they had ever heard of Ahmed Tamimi or the 16 year old palestinian girl who had slapped the Israeli soldier and not one single one of them had even heard about the incident.

      The conversation has not offended enough powerful forces to make it onto the news cycle where most Americans get their 'news', period the end.

      People that care about this issue are relegated to being in a cult like commune where they can vent their moral anger at the subject at hand safely behind the walls of the compound.

      Until enough of 'the community' are made offended by those who can reach them because they have a podium to do so from, nothing will happen.

      The U.S government is very very pro-Israel because of 'forces' within the country that do what they do and do it with extreme proficiency.

      Those who support Israel here in the U.S are misinformed on purpose and for a reason.

  • A foreign leader -- Netanyahu -- set Trump's agenda in Middle East, Michael Wolff book says
  • Why liberal Zionists have nothing to say about Ahed Tamimi's slap and arrest
    • This is pathetic on so many levels. Primarily in that the American press is so owned by Zionism that this story has not even caused a ripple anywhere in American society.

      My wife is jewish and works in an all jewish milieu and she has not even heard about Ahed Tamimi. I just asked her about the name (Ahed Tamimi) or the girl who slapped the Israeli soldier....nothing, crickets.

      She is what i would call a typical American who reads her facebook news and local newspaper early in the morning and would watch the late night local news when possible.

      Norman Finkelstein has been thoroughly sidelined on this issue with his own personal harassment and arrest issues.

      Too bad, he was excellent on this issue with his brainpower and analytical skills.

      The Nabi Saleh article here is also eye opening.

  • Zionism didn't have to turn out so badly for Palestinians, says Roger Cohen
    • Nicely put. Jewish naval gazing gives the progressives a raison d’être and helps them remain judaic in their heart of hearts.

      The crime continues to be perpetrated and justified.

      Nobody pisses anybody off too terribly and the project continues unabated. From the river to the sea the dream and project goes on.

  • The never-ending crisis of Zionism
    • If you are referring to these being in the ppm quantities? yes there are probably about a handful.

      'those who will take to the barricades in defense of the historic, benevolent, altruistic Judaism taught to them by their traditions.'

      Rachel Corrie was a glowing example of one such person.

    • The state of Israel is too powerful to be confronted with power. Peaceful activism alone will not do it.

      The Zionist indoctrinated press in the U.S (CAMERA- link below) will do all it is told to do in order to keep Israel's image squeaky clean here in the U.S

      The Zionist have covered most of the bases including the dual allegiance fears. The Christian Zionist have been cultivated specifically for that purpose.

      It will take a big food fight here in the States between Jews that support Israeli-Judeo-Zionism at all costs, and those who will take to the barricades in defense of the historic, benevolent, altruistic Judaism taught to them by their traditions. Untraditional Judeo-Zionism has been enforced and imposed on them by the Zionist who have usurped traditional Judaism.

      We need a catalyst.

    • I have been reading you since you first opened up shop here, you've built up a nice online magazine.

      In your own words. 'And nothing changes'.

      On the ground among American Jewry the old get older, and maybe die off leading to a newer more aware generation.

      At this pace the Palestinians are only about two to three generations away from getting the chosen (Israeli style zionist) to deal with them fairly.

      Without upsetting American Jewry to the N-th degree nothing will change.

  • 'Where did we go wrong in our homes and schools?' David Harris laments young Jews' hostility to Israel
    • Israel just doesn't have anything to inspire a young jew to love or stand up for. The fear of being ostracized is/has gone away. This is turning into the best of both worlds for Americans. Maybe we can free ourselves from the slavish foreign policy that has made us the hypocritical laughingstock of the world and gain some respect for being more humanitarian as a people. Just calling it as i sees it gents.

  • The Balfour centenary is also the centenary of the Zionist lobby
  • Gideon Levy calls out Israel's fundamental, racist religion: Zionism
    • My observation (critique) of the usage of the term "righteous Zionism" can be diluted down to what seems to me to be a universal ideal that says to those of Jewish descendency that Israel was founded with the most righteous of intentions but has somehow gone astray in these latter years.

      All that Zionism has lost has been the cover of the mainstream press which due to more accessible channels of information has opened that ideology up to more and more criticism.

      Maybe in the writings of Herzl one can make the case that during the early years when the refugees arrived into the land and they co-mingled and learned to live among the existing inhabitants can one make the claim that there was ever such a thing as righteous Zionism, if Zionism meant the ingathering of the diaspora Jews back into their ancestral lands.

      There came a point early in the past century when the militant vision espoused by the intellectuals of Neocolonial Jewish Zionism exposed itself as a project to make Israel a land without a people for a people without a land.

      If you look into what the early intellectual and ideological Zionists did to the Judaic Rabbis of the late 19th century and early 20th century that tried to resist and push back on Zionism because they feared that the ideology would take Judaism and impose an idol: Zionism, in its place, can you see that the intent of Zionist was to replace Judaism with their neocolonial settler ideology.

      The old Rabbis are being proven correct, it has happened just as they feared.

    • When you speak of the "righteous Zionism" that founded the country you are burying your collective heads in the sand and trying to give yourselves some fig leaf cover trying to find justification using the Holocaust as validation.

      This only makes sense in your own ethnic minds. Irgun and Lehi and any other group that ethnically cleansed and terrorized the Palestinians were no more righteous than the Europeans who ethnically cleansed the U.S of its Indian populations, or the Spanish Conquistadors ethnic cleansing of the indigenous in the lands they conquered by the sword.

      It does seem to be the way of the world as is the whitewashing of the crimes using whatever rational means that seem apropos to the societies doing the justifying.

  • Blunt references to Israeli apartheid are published by 'Peace Now' and 'The New Yorker'
  • The emergence of the Just Jew
  • Adelson and Saban were kingmakers, now they're beggars
  • Why 'give him a chance' is not an option
  • And the winner of the Sheldon Adelson primary is... Hillary Clinton
    • You had me at hello, " in respectable U.S. history" , you guys are sounding like something out of a Groucho Marx movie.

  • The way for Americans to take on the Islamic state is to end support for Jewish nationalism
  • Rigged Netanyahu 'conversation' at Center for American Progress shows it's twilight of the Israel lobby
  • State Dep't slams Netanyahu's Hitler story as 'inflammatory' and against 'scholarly evidence'
    • Is there a slow motion color revolution going on in Israel? Is it possible? The west will not confront Israel openly for political reasons but the military intel community is pretty much fed up with the "only democracy in the middle east". The one country (Israel) that spies more on the U.S than most of its worst enemies.

    • Right now as you are here discussing your pathetic past Israel is committing the same crimes that you complain so much about against the Palestinians. Israeli run ghettos, a population without an army bombed by Israeli airplanes exist today. Palestinians are herded like cattle through gates in order to b able to go to work in the mornings. Not in some past where the whole world keeps getting reminded that never again should this sort of thing happen to any people anywhere. It is not only happening but it is being perpetrated in the name of the same people against whom it was perpetrated in the pathetic past that you choose to keep reminding everyone about.
      Hitler and Germany are in the past...Germans of today have paid and continue to pay for crimes of which they were not participants off. Alexander Solzhenitsyn seems to have been correct.

  • Despite global disgust, Netanyahu doubles down on claim that Hitler got idea of Final Solution from a Palestinian
    • 'Also, could you imagine if any Arab or Iranian leader made a major speech downplaying Hitler’s role in the holocaust?'

      More proof that Zionism is enforced by Jewish groups pretty much in all western nations.

  • Facing down hecklers in NY, Gideon Levy calls for equal rights for all in one state
    • Kudos to Gideon Levy, thanks Phil for going to these events and sharing them.
      "The only occupation in history where the occupier presents itself as the victim"

      This narrative has been enforced and controlled through the Jewish Zionist organizations influence over western nations political systems and their press. The network of think tanks and credentialed academics are used to give the lie of the narrative a body of misrepresented truths which they use to validate the fictional narrative which makes the occupier the victim.

      Israel has sown the wind and is reaping the whirlwind.
      Hosea chapter 8 verse 7

  • Hypothesis: Cappuccino Israelis will be radicalized against apartheid
    • Since you're sharing what turned you off about Zionism let me express my Israel journey. What turned me off about Israel was when i discovered how they founded the nation through terrorism of the native Palestinian population while dispossessing them of their homes.

      The cherry on top of my turnoff was their arrogant hasbarist ways and how the western nations bend to the will of the zionist organizations that create and enforce blind support of Israel among both politicos and the national press.

      I thank Ilan Pappe Benny Morris Norman Finkelstein and the Neocons for clearing my mind about what i thought Israel and Zionism were.

    • I have come to accept that the standard operating procedure for those of the Judaic persuasion here in the U.S when discussing Israel and the dilemma of the Palestinians seem to be similar to how i would have imagined it could have been like if some Germans in Germany were openly discussing the condition of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto in Poland over a glass of some good quality Riesling at their favorite eating establishment in the confines of their homeland, waxing eloquent in a rabbinical sort of way about the living conditions of the Jews, and whether it was good for the Germans or not good for the Germans, all the while complimenting themselves for how open minded they were and how enlightened they were openly discussing the wall being built around the ghetto all the while the abuses continued. I imagine they might have had the same fears of being overheard by other members of their clan who might not have been so sympathetic to the accepted policies being discussed outside a certain framework.

  • Hillary Clinton expresses alarm for Israeli Jews, and not one word about Palestinian victims
    • Here is the punchline in her statement. " or travel to prayers". Part of the mythical jewish state.

  • If I Were an Israeli Looking at the Iran Deal (to the tune of 'If I Were a Rich Man')
    • "Posing problems that would cross a rabbi’s eyes! And it won’t make one bit of difference if I answer right or wrong. "

      What is? Mr Friedman describing his career.

  • Defying Obama on Iran deal, Schumer cites Hamas
    • Here is the full text of the Obama speech at American University. Also includes video.

    • And while Obama protested that he didn’t mean to be “provocative,” he aimed his remarks directly at Sen. Cotton and his Israeli fans when he said:

      Now, there are some opponents – I have to give them credit; there are opponents of this deal who accept the choice of war. In fact, they argue that surgical strikes against Iran’s facilities will be quick and painless. But if we’ve learned anything from the last decade, it’s that wars in general and wars in the Middle East in particular are anything but simple. The only certainty in war is human suffering, uncertain costs, unintended consequences. We can also be sure that the Americans who bear the heaviest burden are the less than 1 percent of us, the outstanding men and women who serve in uniform, and not those of us who send them to war.”

    • Why are neocons such a bellicose lot?

      The battle hymm of the confederacy Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

      or katikva?

      As long as in the heart, within,
      נֶפֶשׁ יְהוּדִי הוֹמִיָּה Nefesh yehudi homiyah, A Jewish soul still yearns,
      וּלְפַאֲתֵי מִזְרָח, קָדִימָה, Ul(e)fa’atei mizrach kadimah, And onward, towards the ends of the east,
      עַיִן לְצִיּוֹן צוֹפִיָּה, ‘Ayin letziyon tzofiyah; an eye still gazes toward Zion;

  • Foxman bashes Israel for taking US and Jewish support for granted and not coming up with a peace plan
    • Justin Raimondo wrote an excellent article over at antiwar dot com, here is an excerpt pertinent to what i believe is the reason why A. Foxman is moving in the direction we see.
      The confluence of events are causing concern and these concerns are bringing about the shift to manage perception.

      As for the issue of dual citizenship, particularly involving federal officials and specifically members of Congress, the direct relation of this matter to our national security is underscored by the case of Jane Harman. While serving in Congress, Harman was caught out by the National Security Agency having a conversation with an Israeli official in which she agreed to intercede on behalf of two AIPAC lobbyists who had been brought up on espionage charges. Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two longtime members of the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, had been accused of procuring sensitive information purloined from the Pentagon on Israel’s behalf.

      Harman was angling, at the time, to chair the House Intelligence Committee, and the New York Times reported that “One official who has seen transcripts of several wiretapped calls said she appeared to agree to intercede in exchange for help in persuading party leaders to give her the powerful post.” Those transcripts, according to the official, revealed that the Israeli caller “promised her that a wealthy California donor – the media mogul Haim Saban – would threaten to withhold campaign contributions to Representative Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat who was expected to become House speaker after the 2006 election, if she did not select Ms. Harman for the intelligence post.”

      Rather than run for reelection under this cloud, Harman retired from Congress.

      Israel represents a danger to the national security of this country: this is an incontrovertible fact, and no amount of “anti-Semitism”-baiting is going to obscure it. And that danger is growing, as the story of the Israeli spy-virus makes all too clear.

  • The U.S. is at last facing the neocon captivity
  • An open letter to Pamela Geller
    • Excellent...Geller needs to see first hand.
      Although i do not believe she is a total dolt I do believe she is a propagandist for the country that is near and dear to her heart. She is a cultural warrior doing Israels work in trying to foment hatred of Muslims by Americans.

      She is a mobilizer.

  • Understanding the Jewish National Home
    • As i read these separate documents and their chronology it starts to seem as if the Zionist made every expedient declaration in order to usurp power slowly as the wheels of their design turned all power in their favor. Their mask only coming off once power was consolidated in their total favor. International complicity was also gained through subterfuge and a financial tour de force.

      For the Zionist it has been a long and arduous campaign of deceit, the Harry Truman episode just another example of the depth of their project.

      One of the first to confront their project head on were the orthodox Judaic community of that era and the many Rabbis that denounced Zionism as a danger and threat to Torah Judaism, Those Rabbis fears came true. Israel became for many Jews around the world conjoined to Judaism. The golden calf that Moses confronted when he came down from Mt. Sinai in this modern era for the Jews is Israel.

    • Thanks for all of the historical excerpts, very fascinating. As for 2015 and international pressure being a catalyst for change in Israel i doubt it very much. The Zionist project is very well funded and deeply enmeshed into so many political organizations and gov't's that i only expect them to mislead more and continue to shove their (Zionist) project down the throat of its opposition. The Western press will do its part in propagating the Zionist interest and point of view.

      I hope i am wrong and you will be correct in this hopeful expectation.

  • BDS Victory: Veolia sells Israel businesses targeted by Palestinian-led boycott campaign
    • #BDS is the most hopeful way to support a two state solution...or whatever they can democratically agree upon.

  • Netanyahu flails against int'l conspiracy, as liberal Zionists seek orange revolution against 'fading strongman'
  • Paris university reverses decision, allows Israeli apartheid event with Blumenthal
    • Congratulations Max Blumenthal! Mazel Tov!

      They will not listen to reason; their response, suppression.

  • 'NYT' reports 'surge of hostile sentiment against Jews' nationwide -- on what basis?
    • These Zio zealots will lobby for making Israel bashing a hate crime based on some Hollywood style incident. Anti semitism is their historical traveling companion. We live in the age of ""Never waste a good crisis".

      Their arrogance causes them to go further than anyone would expect, hubris is their mothers milk.

  • Over one quarter of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress consisted of applause and standing ovations
  • Media are stunned by Congress's 'loyalty' to Netanyahu (but refuse to explain it)
    • What is it that the Press refuse to explain? Self monitoring occurs, it occurs here also. That is the fear of the AIPAC Lobby.

      The Press fear The One and Only, fear inducing, Jewish Lobby AIPAC, which include the Christian Zionist lobby of preachers along with a media elite that would blast anyone of the reporters who would start to broach the subject without permission into the realm of unemployed and persona non grata. How many past examples do we not have of relatively major reporters (msm types) being blasted into the ether-sphere and labeled as untouchables for transgressing the unwritten unutterable law of Thou shalt not speak evil of Israel but especially do not mention the Jewish Lobby AIPAC.

      The Lobby, "night flower", enforces this law like we have all seen over the years.

      The problem isn't American anti semitism, but the fear induced upon us all by a lobby that has called itself the "night flower" because they prefer to operate in the dark without attention being brought upon them. Now what do you think is the solution for a night flower Lobby that hates the light? Sunshine as disinfectant and good riddance. But not many are willing to pay the ultimate price and thus the conversation here is monitored as to not insult anyones sensibilities.

      The minions that they influence to make phone calls and accuse news media or business interests of that most dreaded of all accusations have the affect of making them walk the walk or be subjected to a shmearing with the dreaded accusation. Those who support the Lobby only fear one thing, being labeled more loyal to Israel than to the U.S.

      This will all play itself out based on how long it will take for the masses to realize this and pushback on their political appointees. Hopefully it doesn't happen during a financial upheaval when populations are more likely to blame anyone for the things they are going through.

      The Lobby is an arrogant lot.

  • Pelosi blasts Netanyahu speech as 'insult to intelligence of U.S.', Amanpour calls it 'dark, Strangelovian'
  • US and Israel divorce rumors over Iran
    • Do the U.S and Israel need to file for a Get to make it official?

      ‘Cherry-picked leaks’: US accuses Israel of distorting Iran nuclear talks details

    • Listen to Jeb (the smart) Bush pitch his presidency plan to israel lovers and adherents of an aggressive and exceptionalist foreign policy. These guys (exceptionalists and hegemonist) just can not accept that the world has changed and that the U.S just does not deserve the respect that it once had.

      Edward Snowden has given an invaluable gift to the entire world, the duplicity of the United Sates deep state has been laid bare for all the world to see.

      An awakening has occured and it is based on facts on the ground from a century of domination and enforcement ( Monroe Doctrine), of what we wanted the world to look like without much consideration for the underlying sentiments growing in those countries. Oppression and suppression can only happen for so long before blowback rears it's ugly head.

  • Dear Mr. Netanyahu, please don't cancel your speech
    • I am sure you all will have by now seen this but it's just starting to become too much fun for me. Watching the wheels start to come off this project has been long in coming and frankly i never thought i'd see the day. Oh they will still circle the wagons and play pretend but at least now the cracks are showing. Notice it is about being seen as "Israel firsters".
      Mj Rosenberg first used that term in public then decided to stop using it but in the end he somehow seems to have come back to it which is as it should be.

      Why Israel Lobby Is Biggest Casualty of Feud Over Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech
      AIPAC and Jewish Backers Fume Over Being Dumped by Bibi

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    • The intelligence community in the United States believe there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb, the New York Times finally reported on Saturday.

      And if you only choose to believe the main stream press here is the NY Times.

    • Very nice piece Mr Weiss. The hallmark of a neocon has always been their arrogant hubris.
      The Neocons will now depend heavily on the Christian Zionist to defend Israel.
      These groups have been cultivated explicitly for this type of an event. For many many years Pat Robertson paraded many Israelis, people like Dora Gold and B. Netanyahu and others, through his program to reinforce the Israel is God's land and Christian s must defend it to the end mantra.

      Keep in mind that this could work itself out either way, if the Christian Zionist along with the lobby can control the narrative then the U.S would become more like Israel than ever before. Nationalism can have a dark heart. The progressives could be isolated and made to look like pacifist's in the face of the Isis Muslim hordes waiting outside the gates of Rome.

      Here is a nice little piece from Col Pat Lang's website. The article is by Richard Sale.

      "I am not familiar with Christians United for Israel, but I am not in the least surprised by the zealous fervor of groups like it.

      In late 1980s and early ‘90s, I was told by senior CIA officials, that for many years, American “national grassroots movements focused on building support of Israel” had been secretly funded by Mossad, whose purpose is to reinforce the strain of Christian fundamentalism in America...Mossad used to fund pilgrimages trips to Israel and other events, these officials said."

  • Biden will skip Netanyahu's speech
  • Shit dead rabbis say about gentiles
  • How a culture remembers its crimes is important: A review of 'American Sniper'
    • Our media is a conveyor belt of propaganda and disinformation.

      To me this movie shows the power that the free press in the United States has and how it misleads it's people into believing things that lead to murder and mayhem.

      Kyle was a product of this misinformation, he believed that the Iraqi's were part of the tragedy of 9/11 and he was doing his duty in defending his country.

      In 2015, almost 14 years later, many people in this country still have no idea how these events were orchestrated by the Intel services of this nation and how they used the credibility of men like Colin Powell to present manufactured information to the U.N in order to get the go ahead which led our volunteer military into a war of choice.

      Our press is despicable, it is an echo chamber of propaganda and state manufactured lies, they deserve most of our disdain for what is allowed to happen.

      "The reporters are fully aware and they r engaged in daily self sensorship bcause they know their careers will end immediately if they were actually to ask challenging tough questions to the powers that be. Their media outlets would be denied access to important gov’t figures who they rely on to get their anonymous news source quotes, there would be reprimands repercussions and firings, the reporters know they are part of a system of propaganda." Brian Becker (the answer coalition)

  • Netanyahu crashes Paris unity march, French gov't fumes
  • The 'bait & switch' politics of liberal Zionism
    • The Jews of Iraq, by Naeim Giladi

      The Jews of Iraq
      Article by Naeim Giladi

      An Iraqi Jew tells his story of Zionist activities that Jews from Islamic lands did not emigrate willingly to Israel; that, to force them to leave, Jews killed Jews; and that, to buy time to confiscate ever more Arab lands, Jews on numerous occasions rejected genuine peace initiatives from their Arab neighbors.


      I write this article for the same reason I wrote my book: to tell the American people, and especially American Jews, that Jews from Islamic lands did not emigrate willingly to Israel; that, to force them to leave, Jews killed Jews; and that, to buy time to confiscate ever more Arab lands, Jews on numerous occasions rejected genuine peace initiatives from their Arab neighbors. I write about what the first prime minister of Israel called “cruel Zionism.” I write about it because I was part of it.

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  • David Brooks says 'people from around the world' can serve in Israeli military
    • So i guess that the acronym #JSIL really does apply to Israel. Israel is (turning into if one can not accept the fact that it was from it's inception) a religious colonialist and racist project which is now seeking to enlist converts to join them in their quest for middle east domination.

  • New Amnesty International report accuses Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza
  • 'Progressive' rabbi ascribes Roger Waters's concern with 500 Palestinian child victims to rocker's alleged drug use
    • I'd rather do drugs than imbibe the blatant supremacist ideology that is Zionism, which has led the state of Israel to commit monstrous crimes against humanity, all the while hiding under the mantle of Judaism and shielding any criticism of itself by using the holocaust of the innocent jews of Europe and that old worn out shield of antisemitism.

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