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  • 'Ethnic cleansing for a better world' -- Richard Cohen says Palestinians brought the Nakba on themselves
    • You have no idea. Cohen actually praised the post war gynocide in eastern europe. - a unspeakable thought crime to mention the hell of the allied victory:

      Kill! Kill! In the German race there is nothing but evil; not one among the living, not one among the yet unborn but is evil! Follow the precepts of Comrade Stalin. Stamp out the fascist beast once and for all in its lair! Use force and break the racial pride of these German women. Take them as your lawful booty. Kill! As you storm onward, kill, you gallant soldiers of the Red Army.
      Soviet papmlet, Thomas Goodrich’s Hellstorm:
      The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944–1947

      Putin, Peres unveil Netanya memorial honoring Red Army
      link to jpost.com

    • Ask Chomsky, or Bernie Sanders about the Nakba, they were both Israelis when if was fresh in people's memory, Its not clear when Sanders was in Israel , graduated high school in 1959, graduated chicago 1964, if he was in Israel before graduation it was probably between Brooklyn college and Chicago, little more than 10 years after Der Yassim.

      "After graduating from the University of Chicago, Sanders spent time on an Israeli kibbutz around(?) 1963 – notably before the 1967 Six-Day War, when it was not common for American youngsters to spend time in Israel.

      Read more: link to forward.com

      If elected, he will be our first Israeli president.

  • NYT's opening to a 'fringe voice' excites rage from Israeli army, journalism, business leaders
  • The Greater Gaza Plan: Is Israel trying to force Palestinians into Sinai?
  • ISIS wants us to come in and bomb Arabs (Rouhani and Matthews agree)
    • Is an Israeli running for the Democratic Presidential party nomination ?

      Bernie Sanders who studied at James Madison Brooklyn [ Chuck Schumer ], Brooklyn College [Dershowitz]; After graduating from the University of Chicago, Sanders spent time on an Israeli kibbutz around 1963 – notably before the 1967 Six-Day War, when it was not common for American youngsters to spend time in Israel.

      link to forward.com

      Townhall : ‘Excuse Me! Shut Up!’: Bernie Sanders Defends Israel
      link to youtube.com

      Sanders Mentor Prof. Sugarman:
      An unapologetic Zionist, Sugarman is left of center on every issue “except Israel.”
      link to sevendaysvt.com

  • Lutheran activists fear new church leadership will stifle criticism of Israeli occupation
    • Jim Trafficant . read a few obits, not much discussion of his central issue, the Israeli owned traitors in the congress.

      weird how in a democracy , 'history' can be snitized.

      RIP

  • Netanyahu heads to New York to ‘refute all the lies’ and praise ‘the most moral army in the world’
    • Hipsters have a ZOA chapter at Cooper Union ?

      Ruthie Lehmann, a Jewish senior at New York University, called Abbas’s planned speech a “disgrace,” especially given the large Jewish student population at Cooper Union, a design school in Manhattan’s East Village.

      The Zionist Organization of America students group is also protesting the speech, according to Zach Stern, the group’s Northeast campus coordinator who provided educational pamphlets for the protest.

      Read more: link to forward.com

  • Burke and Lincoln would have hated the special relationship
    • MW and others here neglect the domestic consequences of the special relationship between the West and a hostile transnational cosmopolitan elite (No, very few Jewish ethnics in this group ) :

      Bill Black: The New York Times Claims Opposing EU Austerity Leads to Anti-Semitism
      link to nakedcapitalism.com

      I once wrote a long piece about Yasser Arafat. One of his favorite sayings was, “We are not the red Indians.”

      I think the reason that the Palestinians weren’t the red Indians was that the Israelis weren’t the North Americans. Had they pursued a comprehensive campaign of extermination like the Americans and Australians did before them, then no one would be around to complain.

      ...

      You know, there’s an old joke: Three elderly Jewish Communists in the Bronx are talking. They’re in their eighties. One is in a wheelchair. So they say, “Abie Cohen, have you heard from him lately?” “Abie, he’s had some health problems but he’s living in Los Angeles in a nursing home, still working for socialism.” “All right, what about Mike Abramowitz, have you heard from him?” “Well, you know Mike is in rehab, he fell, he broke his hip, a lot of problems. But even in the nursing home he’s fighting for socialism!” So someone says, “What about Moe Goldberg?” “Oh, Moe, he moved to Israel, didn’t you know that?” “Well, is he fighting for socialism?” The guy answers, “In his own country? What kind of man do you think he is?!”

      So I think as Jewish humor often does, that captures the point that you made. I’ve actually had students say exactly this. They say, “How come in my high school we couldn’t sing Christmas carols; however, in Israel they can establish a religion?” And they believe that it was the Jews who brought this about in the United States. And are they wrong? No.

      link to tabletmag.com

  • Schumer is obnoxious
  • Netanyahu erases the boundary between world Jewry and Israel in celebration of 'our country'
  • 'Civility' is for dancing classes, not universities, and is tool of pro-Israel political operatives -- Franke
    • And here are two of my favorites. Salaita agrees with me on national interest:

      1. Rednecks need a new slogan. Instead of “kick their ass and take their gas,” how about “#Gaza is a disaster, but Netanyahu is my master”?

      - See more at: link to mondoweiss.net

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      what do you mean by red necks? do you mean light skinned people that work outside and get their necks burnt by the sun ? Unlike professors who have nice offices and AC?

      How is Netanyahu their master ? Does he supervise construction workers in Oklahoma ?
      then how does he get the rednecks in the ditch to work ? Please explain.

  • Rabbis want to criticize Israel but fear donors (and 'NYT' buries the news)
    • we need english speakers at mossad, please apply here :

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      Careers

      ​​Given the nature of the Mossad, the acceptance tests are complex and may take some time.
      The amount of time is subject to how suitable your personal details and your skills are for the position for which you are applying.

      Candidacy in English may be submitted without marking a specific position.

      Please note that the questionnaire may take some time to fill out.

      From here, you can continue to the candidacy submission screen.
      After filling out the form and submitting it, you will receive confirmation on your screen. At this stage, this is the only message you will receive. If you receive this confirmation, there is no need to resubmit.

      The CV questionnaire is used by the Mossad merely to check employment possibilities! The questionnaire will be stored and secured in our internal systems, and will be available to a limited authorized group of employees involved in recruitment, screening, and placement in the Mossad.

      Please note: Sending the questionnaire to other institutions in the service of the state will only be permitted if you approve this in the appropriate field in the questionnaire.
      link to mossad.gov.il

  • What Max Blumenthal saw in Gaza
    • Was this legal espionage?

      "Nitsana Darshan Leitner, a lawyer for one of the plaintiffs in the case, told the New York Observer that she wanted Cantor’s testimony because he had in 2013 discussed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israel’s refusal to allow a former Israeli intelligence official to testify in the case.

      Uzi Shaya, the former intelligence official, according to reports alerted Chinese security officials in 2005 to suspicious transactions, including transfers of money to terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad. "
      link to haaretz.com

  • Russell Tribunal on Palestine: Delegitmisation of Israeli apartheid has to happen in the courtroom too
  • Palestinian babies not included on Israel gov't list of most popular names
    • yes not fully of our concern:

      Jeffrey Goldberg ‏@JeffreyGoldberg 11h
      Say a prayer for the Westerners held hostage by ISIS.

      Maytha Alhassen ‏@mayalhassen 11h
      but not Syrians or Iraqis bc who cares about their subhuman lives? “@JeffreyGoldberg: Say a prayer for the Westerners held hostage by ISIS.”

      Nu'man El-Bakri ‏@numanelbakri 10h
      @JeffreyGoldberg @mayalhassen Tell that to all those Palestinian prisoners you tortured in jail. They'll appreciate the irony.

      TheRealJohnSeal ‏@TheRealJohnSeal 10h
      @JeffreyGoldberg Was that before or after you served as a concentration camp guard? @mayalhassen

      link to twitter.com

  • Homegrown jihadis and the limits of the Israel lobby
    • There are foreign fighters , not just in the IDF, but embedded in the Pentagon and the mass market media , tied to ISIS -Syria invasion agenda are manifest. I am nost sure of these (Israeli?) experts on Islam / Arab culture, eg.

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      Barak Barfi, Sotloff’s close friend and the official spokesman for the Sotloff family following Steven’s brutal murder this month at the hands of ISIS, told The Daily Beast in an interview that the group responsible for Sotloff’s detention and indirectly for his death is not only a part of the Free Syrian Army, but the same exact brigade that met with Sen. John McCain at that same border crossing only three months before.
      link to thedailybeast.com

      The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York has announced a joint affinity society program on Sunday, Sept. 21, 7:15 p.m., at Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Guest speaker, Barak Barfi, the New America Foundation Research Fellow specializing in Arab and Islamist affairs, will present on “Understanding the Arab Mindset and Strategies.”
      link to jewishworldnews.org

      Imagine "The Jewish Mindset and Strategies ", a talk by Hipster Hitler (Save the Panzers)

      link to jewlicious.com

  • Hamas is just as bad as ISIS and worse than Boko Haram -- Israeli government propaganda
    • Its sickening when religious people express hatred and bigotry as religiously sanctioned . This includes Muslims, Buddhists, etc and lately many liberal Christians.

      case in point, the ignorant 'christian' bigot Rod Dreher. Someone should write an analysis of his articles repeatedlu dripping with racial animus and incitement.

      The Arab Barbarians, The American Conservative
      link to theamericanconservative.com

  • Did Snowden blow the whistle because of the US special relationship with Israel?
    • I dont know why, but it seems the reporters are dodging the actual story of where this information is being used, even JTA gets it, but they left out the Council on Foreign Relations Greenberg criminal syndicate.

      ...........
      Mark Brener, the alleged pimp at the center of the prostitution scandal engulfing Spitzer, is an Israeli.

      ...
      Spitzer, once seen as a strong candidate to be the first Jewish president, built his career as an anti-crime, anti-corruption crusader. Most of his cases were high-profile Wall Street targets, but during his eight-year stint as state attorney general, Spitzer’s office also investigated at least two Jewish organizations, the National Council of Young Israel and the World Jewish Congress.

      In both cases, Spitzer’s office found what it deemed examples of misused funds and reached an agreement limiting the future involvement of a longtime leader of the organization in question.

      Read more: link to jta.org

      Eliot Spitzer Sued By Hank Greenberg, Former AIG CEO, For Defamation
      link to huffingtonpost.com

      Launch of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies with Vice President Dick Cheney
      link to cfr.org

  • Yale president's office was involved from the gitgo in blowup over Yale chaplain's letter
    • At Unz review, ethnocentrists K. MacDonal and Steve Sailer are now discussing the validity of calling attention to the foreign miitary IDF connections of David Brooks and other american commentators, evidently following Mondoweiss

      Ethnic Extremist Leaves U.S. to Fight in Middle Eastern Tribal War
      By Steve Sailer • September 25, 2014
      link to unz.com

      From the Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. (via MondoWeiss):
      David Brooks’ Son Is In the Israeli Army: Does It Matter?
      by Rob Eshman

      Steve Sailer on the need for criticism of Jewish loyalty
      Kevin MacDonald on September 26, 2014 — Leave a Comment

  • US Congressman Danny Davis calls for lifting the blockade of Gaza
    • un report on Israeli aid to al nusrah in golan

      link to un.org

    • Look deeper than skin color. Obama is rainbow, as is Israel, now providing support to Al Qaeda on the Golan:

      The UN remarks came in a report by its Secretary General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the period from May 29th to September 3rd 2014.

      The report said that members of the so-called “armed opposition” transported 47 of its wounded members through “the ceasefire line” and handed them to the “Israeli army”, indicating that the “Israeli army” handed 43 of the wounded who were treated at the Israeli hospitals to the armed terrorist organizations.

      link to axisoflogic.com

      Foreign Policy mag/ june 2014 Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels
      link to thecable.foreignpolicy.com

      Report: UN pulling out peacekeepers from Syrian side of Golan Heights
      link to jpost.com

  • 'Stop$30Billion' coalition unveils new digital billboard in Albuquerque, NM
    • Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 29 May to 3 September 2014
      {Israeli air and medical support to al nusrah on the Golan separation area]

      link to un.org

    • you omitted a crucial pillar of Begin / Israeli intelligence-military tactics

      "Members of the Irgun, commanded by Yosef Avni and Yisrael Levi [1] and dressed as Arabs and as the Hotel's distinctive Sudanese waiters, planted a bomb in the basement of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, part of which was being used as the base for the Mandate Secretariat, the British military headquarters and a branch of the police Criminal Investigation Division. 91 people were killed, most of them staff of the secretariat and the hotel: 28 British, 41 Arab, 17 Jewish, and 5 other. Around 45 people were injured."
      link to rarenewspapers.com

      False Flag - Foreign Policy
      link to foreignpolicy.com

      Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels
      link to thecable.foreignpolicy.com

  • Gaza ceasefire proving once again to be part of the ‘occupation game’
    • This discussion between NYT Sullivan and Naomi Wolff seems to warrant MW attention:

      Can you tweet on our our behalf to Margaret Sullivan of the New York Times -- @sulliview -- very courteously -- how does SITE have access to these videos if they are not online? How does SITE get them from ISIS? Why can't anyone else get them from ISIS? Are they syndicated to SITE? No seriously, what is the mechanism of SITE sourcing them originally? I mean if they are from 'jihadi websites' presumably any of us can also verify them or retrieve them -- there isn't a separate Internet for Muslims -- or even for extremists -- how does SITE retain apparent exclusivity? Thank you --
      These are serious questions. The Guardian and every other major news organization should be asking the same questions and explaining the process of sourcing these images to their readers.

      link to facebook.com

  • Five lessons from the struggle to reinstate Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois
  • Ted Cruz praises Israel and gets booed off stage at D.C. Christian conference
    • PEP Progresive Except (inside) Palestine lays bare the lie that one's 'progression' is principled , idealistic, and well meaning, rather than a weapon of aggression and profiteering in the host nation. Progression of what ?

      Get tested! Are you a PEP? (Progressive Except on Palestine?)
      link to rawstory.com

  • Entry Denied
    • “I’m Palestinian,” he repeated to me. “But I’ve never been to Palestine.”

      exactly how I feel when I turn on msnbc or fox, an exile:

      "I am American...but I have never been to America."

  • ISIS and Israel allies against a Palestinian state
  • The best U.S. 'strategy' to combat ISIS? Stop supporting religious states
    • How do I edit a post after its been posted. Right click spell check behavior also seems to have changed ?

    • The religious bigotry of some blinds them to the reality of this conflict.

      The PA is secular and naturally colloborates with a mainly secular far right in Israel, who finds a natural ally in Sisi the secular leader of Egypt. All three are ruthless and violent in their suppression of the religiously inspired Palestinian resistance, the Muslim Brotherhood, Christian parties, and of course the religious anti zionist Jews. They are aided in this endeavor by ultra secularists in the EU and Anglospher

      But This is confusing as many of the most honest and courageous critics of Israel are ultra-secular (apparently). I would argue otherwise. They hold a view that some principles are so important to them personally, that they will risk injuring their time on this earth in order to promote these principles, this core spiritual essence inside themselves. Alterntatively we have Institutional Religiosity in the form of Religious Zionism (Christian and Jewish) wedded to Power while denying their core religious tenets insisting on Justice and Peace.

      So we have a religious-spiritual coalition arguing for Justice, and an extremist / Religious coalition , Religion with a capital R, opposing them.

      As in Israel, this is a civil war between two conceptions of humanity, Phil Weiss is arguing for making Palestine like the secular extremist states in a kind of EU one state solution.

      But Australia and Hawaii, New Zealand, and the soviet union, are/were unitary secular states.
      I dont think he wants Arabs to have the same status in Palestine as Hawaians do in their colonized Islands. He is making a mistake imo. radical secularists got us into this problem, as did one state suppression of minority cultures. It wont get us out of this global civil war.

      Israel’s Coming “Civil War”: The Haredi Jews Confront the Militarized Secular Zionist State
      link to globalresearch.ca

  • Three ways Palestinians can hold Israel accountable for Gaza war crimes
    • I dont see how EI and MW can ignore the Israeli right's argument on the West Bank post Gaza, and clearly the military resistance understands this perfectly:

      "“Does anyone still think that it is right to give Palestinians the hills overlooking Ben-Gurion Airport?” he asked. “One mortar a month and we will not have an economy.”

      Bennett at anti-terror conference: The Left is living in the nineties
      link to jpost.com

  • 'The Hill' is to the left of the 'New York Review of Books'
    • The concept of historical denial here is important to consciousness and discourse on resolution of the problem. But besides denial, there is historical affirmation of a truth that may not be truth at all, or merely omission , and the cleaning of evidence , I wonder if someone could find in the NYT cany discussion of these events which since have been cleaned from historical memory:

  • Front-page 'NYT' piece on foreign influence on D.C. thinktanks leaves out Israel
    • followup to above :
      Inside the Shadowy Manipulation of American Journalists by Former Treasury Officials on the UAE’s Payroll
      By Glenn Greenwald

      link to firstlook.org

    • These are not Lobbying Fees, rather Israeli Lobby shakedowns

      Howard Mendelsohn of ''The Camstoll Group affiliated once with the Neocon Washington Instittue for Near east policy, ' in a Wikileaks memo was shown to be pressuring the UAE on financial compliance while working for the US Treasury,
      He then gets a job at Camstoll , which also employs neocon former Israeli and Saudi financial attaches earning Camstoll millions in fees from the same UAE officials he once regulated. His fees include services such as calling Eli Lake of the Daily Beast,Alana Goodman of the Free Beacon (formerly of neocon Commentary), also of the Islamaphobe CSP, while also pressuring mainstream reporters such as Mark Hosenball of Reuters. A shakedown of the UAE earning millions for a media government circle.

      Why would the UAE payoff millions to Islamaphobe Neocon former Treasury agents for calling their Israeli lobby friends in the hack media, and who did Mendelsohn meet with on his trip to Geneva ?
      __________________________________________

      the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Howard Mendelsohn, along with GRPO officers and Treasury analysts, met with senior officials from the UAE's State Security Department (SSD) and Dubai's General Department of State Security (GDSS) to discuss suspected Taliban-related financial activity in the UAE. Prior to these meetings, GRPO and Treasury passed to SSD and GDSS detailed information on the financing of the Taliban and other terrorist and extremist groups based in Afghanistan and Pakistan
      link to wikileaks.org

      Received by NSD/FARA Registration Unit 07/3112014 5:20:22 PM
      Howard Mendelsohn
      1/31/201414 Alana Goodman Free Beacon
      1/1412014 Eli Lake Daily Beast
      112712014 Eli Lake Daily Beast
      3/412014 Eli Lake Daily Beast
      31512014 Eli Lake Daily Beast
      3/3112014 Karen DeYoung Washington Post
      412812014 Mark Hosenball Reuters
      6/3/2014 Mark Hosenball Reuters
      6/5/2014 Mark Hosenball Reuters
      6/912014 Danny Glaser Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Treasury
      6/16/2014 Mark Hosenball Reuters Telephone
      6124/2014 William Wechsler DAS, Special Operations

      1/122114- 1124/14 American.Express Mendelsohn Geneva Trip Expense Reimbursement (Airfare, Taxi, Hotel, Meals) $ 3,642.13
      link to fara.gov

      Max Blumenthal ‏@MaxBlumenthal
      UAE lobbyists in DC held discussions w/ @elilake @ErinBurnett & others who then painted Qatar as terrorist mega-haven link to fara.gov
      link to twitter.com

      Prior to joining PNC, Mr. Mendelsohn served as Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Intelligence and Analysis. As Acting Assistant Secretary, Mr. Mendelsohn led the office of about 150 intelligence professionals and was responsible for the operation of all intelligence and counter intelligence functions including oversight of analytical production, risk assessment, security and strategic planning and oversight for the allocation of resources and budget.

      As Deputy Assistant Secretary, he was responsible for leading efforts to evaluate intelligence and financial information relating to U.S. national security interests and worked with Treasury Department principals and Intelligence Community colleagues to assess, develop and advance strategies to deny hostile states and other illicit actors access to the U.S. and international financial systems. Prior to that position, he served in various senior analytical and investigative positions in OIA and OFAC focused on countering illicit financing.

      link to camstoll.com

      The Camstoll Group Ben Davis
      2008 – 2009 (1 year) Jerusalem U.S. Treasury Financial Attache US Treasury
      Established Treasury Department Attache position in Jerusalem. Maintained bi-lateral relations with Palestinian Authority government on banking, development, and national security issues. Created and managed multiple programs to promote legal and financial sector reforms in the Middle East and closely collaborated with the Palestinian and Israeli banking sectors to promote compliance with international banking standards.

      link to linkedin.com

      Matthew Epstein is CEO and Howard Mendelsohn is a managing director of The Camstoll Group, a strategic advisory firm focused on illicit finance, regulatory and national security issues. Mendelsohn previously served as the deputy assistant secretary for the Treasury Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Epstein served as the Treasury’s financial attaché in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

      link to americanbanker.com

      Actions of U.S. Allies Crucial to Strengthening Impact of Sanctions on Iran Howard Mendelsohn
      December 13, 2011 The Washington Institute
      link to washingtoninstitute.org

  • Israel has three years to end the occupation -- Abbas
    • Israel-Egypt (with Saudi backing) has another 2 state solution , a Uganda for Palestine:

      Sisi Offered Abbas: Create Palestinian State in Sinai
      Palestinian Authority chief rejected offer by Egypt to create a state 5 times the size of Gaza, give up 1967 borders.

      link to israelnationalnews.com

    • His is a colloborator along with sisi. Its hypocritical to single out Israel and leave out the PA and Egypt:

      BDS Boycott Egypt
      Egypt and Israel: United in a common cause?
      The one time enemies talk trade, tunnels and what they see as terrorism at a time of heightened tensions.

      link to aljazeera.com

  • The west is safer for Jews than Israel (duh)
    • To some, Singer is essential to understanding contemporary cultural identity:

      "Following the Psalmist (Psalm 87:2) who differentiated “the gates of Zion” from “the dwellings of Jacob,” Bashevis consistently distinguishes between the Holy Land as spiritual Zion, the eternal hope of Jewish redemption, and the State of Israel as secular Zionism, the contemporary realization of nationalist aspirations. In all his tales set in shtetl Poland, dreams of the “Holy Land,” as it is always called there, are linked to the coming of the messiah and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth, and inform the passions of his most saintly characters. For Bashevis, “the gates of Zion” open inward to individual spiritual regeneration; “the dwellings of Jacob,” by contrast, since they are founded on worldliness, are all alike. The locale of most of his Israel stories is generally Tel Aviv, a city whose outward appearance comes to reflect its origin in, and commitment to, secularity; its shabby air of transience is made a physical correlative of its spiritual hollowness. For Bashevis, the modern political realization of Zionism has negated the messianic promise to re-establish Zion, because it has sundered the spiritual from the material, and has substituted the gentile culture of 200 years of Haskalah, Enlightenment, for the Jewish culture of two thousand years of galut, Exile. Consequently, as Bashevis sees it, it has intensified rather than resolved the modern crisis of Jewish identity:

      Revaluating Jewish Identity: A Centenary Tribute to Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991)
      link to midstreamthf.com

    • The Joan Rivers / Sara Silverman shtick does not work in an authentically Jewish culture but Hollywood has remade America into a vibrant host . This explains anti zionist diaspora politics; they dont care about arab human rights in egypt; they jdont want the Israelis to ruin a good gig in LA/NY.

  • Joan Rivers's Palestinian finale
    • Many older people praise the child deaths in Gaza and Hiroshima , she was not unique to the 'Greatest Generation ' the one that murdered some ten million German civilians. But we should listen to those who knew her best, Johny Carson her career sponsor stopped talking to her after the betrayal, and her late husband, whose suicide she mentioned often.

      "At home that night, not knowing what to expect, they opened two manila envelopes left for them by Edgar in his Philadelphia hotel room. They were addressed to Melissa Rosenberg and Joan Rosenberg, and each was marked with three kisses—XXX. They found that in his meticulous way, Edgar was putting their affairs in order, sending them papers for estate planning, lists of the contents of the house, bank account numbers, his case of keys. Melissa received his money clip, the last gift from his mother, who died before Melissa was born. On tape cassettes were his personal messages. Melissa will listen to hers soon. Joan has decided that she cannot, and will not, listen to hers now; she will wait months, until she has the strength to face it. "
      link to people.com,,20097002,00.html

      karma.

  • Hamas is ISIS for dummies
    • The political economy of Israel-Palestine is a neglected focus for rights activists at MW and elsewhere.

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      ISIS and AQ are Petroleum Companies, selling via Turkey-Iraqi Kurdistan with a major Hungarian buyer who has delivered Kurdish crude into Israel

      ____________________________________________________________________
      Turkey

      Ediboglu said: “$800 million worth of oil that ISIS obtained from regions it occupied this year [the Rumeilan oil fields in northern Syria — and most recently Mosul] is being sold in Turkey. They have laid pipes from villages near the Turkish border at Hatay. Similar pipes exist also at [the Turkish border regions of] Kilis, Urfa and Gaziantep. They transfer the oil to Turkey and parlay it into cash

      ast Aug. 20, Taraf carried a report headlined “Smugglers riding on a billion dollars.” It reported that Turkish soldiers clashed with and repelled hundreds of horse riders and thousands of foot smugglers at the Syrian border on a daily basis. It pointed out that the biggest fight between the [Syrian Kurdish] People's Protection Units (YPG) and the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra in Rojava [northern Syria] was over the revenues from the sale of the region’s petroleum products to Turkey.

      Read more: link to al-monitor.com

      But Turks deny this
      Turkey Denies Buying Kurdish Oil from the Islamic State
      link to moroccoworldnews.com

      Kurdish exports through Turkey to Hungarian firm
      According to Turkey's energy minister, the KRG has exported 10 million barrels of oil on 13 tankers via Ceyhan. At least one of these tankers has successfully offloaded its crude to a buyer in Israel. Hungarian oil and gas company MOL MOL.BU -0.41% Group said in August it had taken delivery of about 600,000 barrels of Kurdish crude at the Croatian port of Omisalj.
      link to online.wsj.com

      ISRAEL buys from Kurds
      Iraq's Kurds Sell Oil To Israel, Move Closer To Independence
      link to forbes.com

      Kurds buy from ISIS (which then sell to Israel)
      Abdul Baban said: "People who buy the oil use paved roads controlled by ISIS militants and take it through the cities of Kifri or Qadir Karam to civil refineries or across the Iranian border or they go through the city of Makhmour to the Kurdistan region in coordination with the checkpoints.
      link to middleeastmonitor.com

      Kurds are refiners and intermediary, transport routes along Israeli border to Turkey and Jordan
      “ISIS controls smuggling routes and the crude transported by tankers to Jordan via Anbar province, to Iran via Kurdistan, to Turkey via Mosul, to Syria's local market and to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where most of it gets refined locally,” Al-Khatteeb said in an interview with the CNN.
      link to english.alarabiya.net

      ISIS in control of 60 percent of Syrian oil: sources
      link to aawsat.net

      MOL the Hungarian buyer and operator in Kurdistan has shipped to Israel
      PREVIOUS TANKER MOVEMENTS

      Two weeks ago, the same 1 million barrel tanker loaded Kurdish oil at Ceyhan before sailing to a point just under 200 km (125 miles) off the Israeli and Egyptian coasts.

      Reuters AIS Live ship tracking showed the ship was fully loaded, based on its draft in the water. After turning its satellite tracking off on Aug. 1, the ship reappeared four days later sitting far higher in the water - indicating it had unloaded its cargo of disputed oil.

      It was not possible to determine which port the oil aboard the Kamari had been delivered to or who the buyer was. In June a cargo of Kurdish oil that sailed from Ceyhan aboard the United Emblem Suezmax tanker was delivered into Israel after being transferred at sea to another ship.

      Israel's prime minister and several officials openly called for the recognition of an independent Kurdistan this summer, though a Kurdish diplomat later played down coordination between the two countries.

      link to iii.co.uk

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    • Saudi, Yemeni weapons recovered during raid on ISIL Warehouse in Tikrit
      link to en.shiapost.com

      Saudis reportedly to arm Syrian rebels with advanced weaponry
      Shoulder-fired missiles and anti-tank guided missiles could undermine Assad forces’ advantages; US to help pay rebels’ salaries

      Read more: Saudis reportedly to arm Syrian rebels with advanced weaponry | The Times of Israel link to timesofisrael.com

      Saudi Arabia signs deal with Israeli army to buy weapons for militants fighting Syria govt.
      link to intifada-palestine.com

    • ISIS is MOSSAD for dummies

      Israel, U.S. import disputed oil from Iraqi Kurdistan
      link to uk.reuters.com

      ISIS is shipping oil to Kurdistan which is then transferred to Israel
      "ISIS controls smuggling routes and the crude transported by tankers to Jordan via Anbar province, to Iran via Kurdistan, to Turkey via Mosul, to Syria's local market and to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where most of it gets refined locally."
      link to edition.cnn.com

      Al Jazeera ridicules beheading of U.S. journalists as ‘Hollywood’ show
      link to english.alarabiya.net

  • 'Provocative political symbol' -- UEFA fines clubs when fans fly Palestinian flags
    • Is the Palestinian flag the equivalent of the Quennelle , or vice versa, in the hive mind of the establishment

      French Jewish leader: Quenelle not always anti-Semitic
      Soccer star Nicolas Anelka, facing ban for celebrating goal with controversial salute, tweets Roger Cukierman’s newly nuanced

      Read more: French Jewish leader: Quenelle not always anti-Semitic | The Times of Israel link to timesofisrael.com

  • I quit my job at the Jewish Community Center over a pro-Israel rally and they called me an anti-semite
    • this is a better narrative:

      "the fiendish monstrosities of the “entertainment industry” mourn the death of that evil bitch, Joan Rivers. Before slipping into a coma, a life lived far too long, she advocated the slaughter of Palestinian children, claimed the first lady of the United States was a transsexual and accused President Obama of being as gay as his predecessor.

      Rivers was a monster, our biggest concern at this time is to make sure she is still dead.

      Her talent, for those who have seen her stage performance in Las Vegas is smut and fart jokes. At her best, she was boorish, tasteless and vile.

      She got worse. She became a hate ridden monster, a freakish Zionist advocate of mass murder, a purveyor of continual lies, smears, filth and depravity. Everything wrong about Hollywood ...is what Rivers represents."

  • Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media?
    • Thuggery is part of the American sub-culture that has corrupted Israel and the UK as well:

      " The court heard that Masterson attacked the MP because he felt that George Galloway was an enemy to Judaism.

      Prosecuting, Tom Gill, said: "He said he carried out the attack because he felt the victim was enemy of Judaism."

      Mr Gill said that Masterson told the police: "I didn't want him to think I'm scared, Galloway is Anti-semitic and I am Jewish." "

      link to telegraph.co.uk

  • Israel's right wing Zionists, Palestine's militant resistance are political winners after Gaza slaughter
    • "Sotloff, Kessler said, never shared his Jewish identity with anyone in the field, opting instead to tell locals that he had been raised Muslim but secular, without mosque affiliation. He sometimes even chose to tell people that he was of Chechen origin, and that Sotloff – a name that rings decidedly Jewish to those familiar with Jewish names – was actually a Chechen name.
      "

    • why would an IDF veteran be sent into Syria by Foreign Policy magazine?

      Steven Sotloff, killed by Islamic State, had deep roots in Israel
      Freelance journalist captured and beheaded in Syria was Jewish, held Israeli citizenship and earned his undergraduate degree at IDC

      link to timesofisrael.com

    • Can Mainstream journalists verify if it is really true that the beheading videos ( of journalists sympathetic to Palestine) are distributed as the same source of the OBL videos, with an IP address shared with the Israeli company MEMI?

      "And the next time you just happen to “discover” the latest AQ/BL tape, try and be a bit more discreet in announcing the release of the tape.
      After all, when you best out the world’s intelligence agencies on a regular basis in “finding” these tapes, people tend to be a bit suspicious.

      P.S. One more suggestion: It might make your latest incarnation of SITE more believable if the IP address wasn’t the same as another MOSSAD asset, MEMRI. See, you both have the same 67.19.162.130 IP address.

      Checking with Whois one can easily find IP addresses, so having the same IP number as another MOSSAD asset, well, let’s say that some might find that a bit more convenient than necessary."

    • I would like correction on this. My perception is that the entire right wing apparatus in Israel is not indigeneous, Netanyahu, Bennet, Goldblog, Baruch Goldstein etc. all being essentially American or creations of American culture and support.

      That is, Israel would be entirely different without the negative influences , especially the tendency towards entitlement with violent retirbution, if the American establishment was absent from the body politic of Israel.

      Despite the Nakba, the founders of Israel were left wing progressives bent on a defensive refuge for Jews, not on an expansionist greater Israel terrorizing the whole of the middle east ?

  • Gaza benefit at Yale was moved off-campus due to backlash against priest's letter to NYT
  • British pol is beaten by man in Israeli army t-shirt, and the chattering classes are silent
    • I wonder if the beheadings of two Israeli critic journalists, videos allegedly distributed over an Israeli IP address, is also a warning to both internal and external voices. Without journalists inside Iraq Syria , we dont even know if ISIL exists outside their video productions distributed by a MEMRI IP address ?

      " Mr Sotloff’s Twitter posts also suggested that he was acutely aware of the dangers of reporting from the conflict. On March 3 last year he wrote: “My friend Abdullah Al Yasin was executed today in Aleppo. He was a wonderful man who put others before himself. Great loss.”

      Mr Sotloff also worked for the publications National Interest, The Long War Journal and The Diplomat, as well as appearing on television on Fox News and CNN. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned the murders of Mr Sotloff and Mr Foley as “war crimes” as it highlighted the dangers facing reporters in war zones.

      Syria has been the most dangerous country in the world for journalists for more than two years, the organisation said. At least 70 other journalists have been killed covering the conflict there, including some who died across the border in Lebanon and Turkey. "

      link to telegraph.co.uk

    • what Galloway said was true. American and Israeli Jewish opponents of zionist apartheid are the bravest people on earth , not just physically, we have never witnessed such moral courage.

  • Alvin Rosenfeld's Holocaust complaint
  • Richard Cohen says he married Israel and has been faithful during ups and downs
  • The checkpoint is burning
    • AP World Latest News Wires
      Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?

      Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations.

      link to csmonitor.com

  • Coming to a campus near you: ADL recruits student politicians for Israel trips
    • Facebook comments of individual alleged to have attacked Brith MP Galloway : Islamaphobia, Jewish souls, #Yes2Israel, Anti-Catholicism, of course pam geller Islamaphobia

      ---------
      Neil Masterson
      [Jewish soul ? ] I wouldn't trade one single Jew for all the things in the world: my soul is too important.
      It is the Jewish way to dispense wisdom for all...They're greatest gift to the British surely had to be our [OUR] 'common' sense. Noble sense would be an equally suitable description, also.
      #Yes2Israe photos

      [threats ] If someone gets to him before be me, thanks for the public service
      This cult has nothing but cynicism to offer... Kill the beast, it is up to us to destroy it where we find it - until it begins to destroy itself...

      [anti-catholic ]Catholic antisemitism created the holocaust; Islamic antisemitism will create a monster far worse...
      The only way a catholic can be safe is to love their fellow Jew as they claim to love god... Show it by deeds and words at all times. Love.

      link to facebook.com

    • A man has been charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street.

      The Respect MP for Bradford West was posing for pictures in Golborne Road, Notting Hill, when he was assaulted on Friday evening.

      He suffered bruising to his head and is believed to have had some ribs broken.

      Neil Masterson, 39, of Camden Hill, will appear at Hammersmith Magistrates Court on Monday.

      He has also been charged with common assault against a man in his 40s who came to the victim's aid, police said.

      Mr Galloway was posing for pictures with people in the west London street when a man "leapt on him and started punching him", a spokesman for the MP said.

      The assailant also made reference to the Holocaust, the spokesman said.

      link to bbc.com

    • Police arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of assault and he remains in police custody.

      The spokesman did not know whether the attacker was an Israeli, an EDL-supporter or had some other motivation for attacking the Bradford West MP.

      Read more: link to dailymail.co.uk
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    • Israeli critic George Galloway's jaw broken over 'holocausst':

      link to theguardian.com

      The ADL has not claimed responsibility.

  • Beinart urges young Jews to get arrested in the West Bank for the sake of Zionism. Will they?
    • yes, but sacrifice of the young will not work.

      You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God:...I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

      58 Bible Verses about Child Sacrifice
      link to openbible.info

  • Thirteen arrested as protesters tell Senators Menendez and Booker: 'No more blank check for Israel's crimes'
  • Occupied Religion
    • On Monday, Il Tempo announced that Israeli intelligence experts say they believe ISIS is targeting Pope Francis, following his recent denouncement of the Islamist group. Il Tempo, citing an unnamed intelligence source, claims that Francis has been singled out as “the greatest exponent of the Christian religion”, and consequently a "bearer of false truth”.

      But Vatican officials have played down the ISIS threat. "There is nothing serious to this," Reverend Federico Lombardi S.J. told the Catholic News Agency in response to Il Tempo’s claims. "There is no particular concern in the Vatican.”

      link to newsweek.com

  • Ceasefire deal after weeks of fighting in Gaza promises easing of blockade
    • This deal will be scuttled in the USA not in Israel, as with Iran:

      "There is a group of Jewish American billionaires who are apparently doing their best to make sure than negotiations with Iran go nowhere in the mistaken belief that they are doing what is best for Israel. And they would also appear to be assisted in their efforts by the White House, which is at the same time claiming that it wants the talks to be successful. The odd relationship is currently playing out in a Manhattan courtroom"
      link to unz.com

  • Israel's decades-long effort to turn the word 'terrorism' into an ideological weapon
  • WATCH: Ultra-Zionists protest Muslim-Jewish wedding saying miscegenation is 'gravest threat to the Jewish people'
    • Miscegnation is an improper (actually a smear) term here, Middle eastern, Ashkenazi, and African Jews can inter-marry. Moreover the Orthodox Jewish position on intermarriage is consistent with Christian and Islamic practice:

      If a Catholic Marries a Non-Christian, How is it a Sacrament?
      link to canonlawmadeeasy.com

      The problem in Israel is that 'Jewish' is often defined through ancestral links rather than belief.
      Atheist Jews can emigrate to Israel. Jewish Arabs may not --without Orthodox conversion.

  • Palestinians search through the remains of their homes after Israel destroys 13-story Gaza apartment building
  • Hillary Clinton just lost the White House in Gaza -- same way she lost it in Iraq the last time
  • Watch: Young Israeli Jew at Western Wall calls for 'another war and another war and another war and another war'
    • MW

      I dare you to interview young soldiers families at a mall outside a US military base. This is the culture which sprang forth civilian murder games and body part trophies in Afghanistan and Iraq.

      these Israeli kids seem actually quite constrained relative to other populations.

      U.S. Soldiers Allegedly Killed Afghan Civilians, Kept Body Parts As Trophies
      link to huffingtonpost.com

  • Daily News publisher, Gov. Cuomo, Yankees president, and NE Patriots' owner are latest to rush to Israel's side
    • Bloomberg and Cuomo are partners in an organized crime venture , one different than the State of Israel

      link to ibtimes.com

      For Jewish organized crime in America, believe it or not, there were multiple gangs. There was the Purple Gang in Detroit, which were infamous for being super-violent and importing alcohol from Canada during prohibition. There were also many other smaller gangs. But by far, the largest, most successful one was Murder Incorporated (Murder Inc.). Few words can sum up Murder Inc., they were a driving force in America. They could control government by buying out judges, senators, and such. Murder Inc. may have only dealt with murder, but members of it dealt with every other sort of crime you could think of. The bosses usually dealt with bootlegging, gambling, and labor rackets. Everyone else dealt lightly in other things such as pimping, gambling, racketeering, and every other criminal activity. But mainly, most men of Murder Inc. were hit-men. They were all, bosses and hit-men, bad men.

      Murder Incorporated killed over 1000 people across the nation. They were also known as the Combination. The term “Syndicate” is often used when talking about organized crime. The Syndicate was Murder Inc.

      Murder Inc.: Jewish Gangsters in America
      Michael Sugarman, May, 2003

  • Three dissident Jewish orgs to hold silent vigil during 50 Jewish orgs' memorial to Israeli dead
    • For the Israeli Left , religious freedom is the answer to Gaza. The kind of religious freedom which outlaws Islamic political movements, but not Jewish ones, because, after all, even if they are arguably 'people', they are not like 'us'. They rejoice in their own dead children; they are aliens, 'from another world.'

      ----------
      We function on the assumption that Hamas is made up of people like us. This is only partialy true. They are people, but they are not like us. They are people who pretended they were fighting for independence and when they were given the opportunity to rule themselves in Gaza, all they cared about was carrying on the fight. They are people who received billions of dollars that could have been used to make Gaza a flourishing port in the Middle East and instead spent it on thousands of rockets and terror tunnels. They are people who seem bouyed by our dead as well as their own, especially the children, and view casualties as fuel for the fire of the Islamic Revolution. So to be clear: They are from another world and another era -- a world and an era that has no value for the sanctity of life.

      Any peace process will have to gurantee that an Islamic movement never, ever, rises to power on our border. Yes, it is not easy to accept that our enemies are so problematic. But one does not choose his enemies.

      Shachar Ilan is vice president of the "Hiddush Association For Religious Freedom and Equality". The opinion piece is not written on behalf of the association.

      link to i24news.tv

  • Goldstone sequel to be co-authored by Amal Alamuddin, Clooney's fiancee
    • Its Hollywood (Cooney dated Kelly Preston, married to Travolta.), from The Tablet, 'A new read on Jewish life' :

      "Travolta explained how he learned to Stop Worrying and Love Transactional Same-Sex Liaisons: By accepting that Hollywood is controlled by “homosexual Jewish men” who expect sexual favors in return for career-related ones."
      link to tabletmag.com

    • rosenfield says no:

      But hours later Clooney’s Hollywood agent, Stan Rosenfield, issued a statement on Alamuddin’s behalf saying she had declined the post because she was too busy.
      link to theguardian.com

    • Amal Alamuddin is highly spooked up :

      Amal Alamuddin Notable Clients

      Advised Kofi Annan, the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League on Syria
      Represented Yulia Tymoshenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister, in challenging her detention before the European Court of Human Rights
      Prosecuted those responsible for assassinating Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri at a UN-sponsored court in The Hague
      Providing legal advice to the King of Bahrain involving Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry probe of human rights violations
      Representing Julian Assange, head of WikiLeaks, in extradition proceedings.
      Acting as Counsel to the UN inquiry on the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations.
      link to theimproper.com

  • Boycott Israel?
  • Propaganda on Palestine: All-Knowing White Man & Angry Black Woman conjure good Jews and evil Arabs
    • I do not like the serial black face pantomime of "Da White Man" making Azeris, Greeks, Lebanese, Italians, and Swedes into one Hillbilly Klan constituency or race. as in :"Though a European American, Holm is allergic to and seeks to avoid contact with All-Knowing-White-Men. " -mimicking the white face caricatures of The Colbert Report.

      Yet does not have the courage to note Praeger's primary ethno religious allegiances.
      "if you are an anti-Zionist or advocate the destruction of the Jewish state, then let's be clear: You are an enemy of the Jews and of Judaism, and the word for such a person is anti-Semite "
      link to jewishworldreview.com

  • The West Bank insurrection
    • the 47th street insurrection, bringing light unto the world.

      Spontaneous Pro-Israel Rally Erupts in Response to Protestors

      Amidst the raucous shouts of “Free, free Palestine!” a different call emerged. A pro-Israel crowd appeared, clapping and chanting “Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el!” Some business owners closed their stores to join, supporters flooded the sidewalk, and the street filled with chants celebrating Israel. The “Free Palestine” zealots looked dazed and confused, their voices out of unison, a couple of stray “Allahu Akbars” honked out as a last resort.

      a disturbing question of universalism , present , or historical, under an ethno religious supremacist body politic , that is where ethnicity and sect substantially overlap, eg shia persia, puritan new england, the sunni gulf, Hindu India and 'Is Ra El" in New York or Palestine?

  • Hollywood's latest blacklist shadows Bardem, Cruz, Almodovar
    • the defacto american muslim blacklist (intimidation works ):

      "Not in the name of Islam, but in the name of the values proclaimed by the United States. However, the ISNA leadership is too often silent, as if paralyzed by fear. It fares no better with respect to American foreign policy. Its silence over American support for the outlaw and inhuman policies of Israel cannot be justified, even less so after attending an iftar organized by the White House during which President Obama defended Israel while the Israeli ambassador tweeted his delight! We cannot be forever silent: what kind of active and responsible citizenship does the ISNA leadership offer young American Muslims? What kind of example? That of silent, fearful sycophants--or of free, public-spirited citizens who, while defending the values of human dignity and justice, serve their country in the most sincere and critical way? That of the unconditional loyalty of the timorous, or the critical loyalty of free individuals? To attend the ISNA convention would be to endorse their silence."

      Tariq Ramadan (official)

      Why I will not attend the ISNA (August 2014)
      and RIS (December 2014) conferences

      link to facebook.com

  • Professor Salaita was fired for disagreeing too vehemently with Professor Nelson
  • Video: Israeli sniper kills Palestinian protester in Hebron
    • Its a Jersey thing, you wouldn't understand

      Democrat youth wing fires members who criticized Israel’s child killings
      link to facebook.com

    • Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Actions in Palestine are "Much Worse Than Apartheid" in South Africa

      link to democracynow.org

    • yes but if the shoe was on the other foot....

      David Sheen ‏@davidsheen 4 Jul 2012
      Pope announces new Italian hotel *-star ranking system; hotel kitchens that employ Jews or Muslims get downgraded #IfTheJewWasOnTheOtherFoot
      ...
      David Sheen ‏@davidsheen 8h

      Soldier investigated by USArmy for "fraternizing with minorities" (having a Jewish friend) link to haaretz.com … #IfTheJewWasOnTheOtherFoot
      link to twitter.com

    • What would Adorno Horkheimer say?

      "We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children," she said. "But we can never forgive them for forcing us to kill their children." Golda Meir / CBS Bob Schieffer

      " To understand — and ultimately confront — the outbreak of contemporary Jew-hatred, a sociological theory provided by two German Jewish philosophers carries great explanatory power. Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) and Max Horkheimer (1895-1973) argued that post-Holocaust Germany was contaminated with “Guilt-defensiveness anti-Semitism.”

      In short, they argued, many Germans sought to purge their guilt by blaming the Jews for the Hitler movement. The Israeli psychoanalyst Zvi Rex captured this outlook in one sarcastic, ironic sentence: The Germans will never forgive the Jews for Auschwitz."

      Read more: link to nydailynews.com

  • 'We are all Palestinian'
    • You have to get to the root cause of the Palestine conflict, the irrational violent hatred of Jews hence mosques and schools are primary targets:

      "UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon said that one must seek the “root cause” of the Israel-Hamas conflict so as to enable us to resolve it. However politically incorrect it may be to say so, this culture of hatred – this genocidal anti-Semitism – is the root cause and has fueled the ongoing Hamas terrorist war of attrition...A crucial point oft ignored: Palestinian society in Gaza must be freed from the cynical and oppressive culture of hate and incitement. This not only constitutes a standing threat to Israel, but undermines the development of authentic Palestinian self-determination, as in the cruel deployment of Palestinian child labour in the terror tunnels. No peaceful solution will be possible if massive resources continue to be poured into state-controlled media, mosques, refugee camps, training camps, and educational systems that serve the sole purpose of demonizing Israel and the Jewish people, and inciting to war against them."

      Read more: Gaza: The road not yet taken | Irwin Cotler | The Blogs | The Times of Israel link to blogs.timesofisrael.com

      Mosques destroyed amid renewed violence in Gaza
      link to euronews.com

  • Six arrested in civil disobedience at Federation offices in Philly
  • Gaza 2014 has clarified the international struggle
    • The Gaza-ans should change their religion to devil worship if they want any goodies parachuted in from Obama

      "Then there is the devil worship: arguably, the Yazidi worship what Christians or Muslims might call “Satan”, though the Yazidi call him “Melek Taus”, and he appears in the form of a peacock angel.

      Why might Melek Taus be “the devil”? For a start, the Yazidi believe the peacock angel led a rebellion in heaven: clearly echoing the story of Lucifer, cast into Hell by the Christian God. Also, the very word "Melek" is cognate with "Moloch", the name of a Biblical demon – who demanded human sacrifice."

      link to blogs.telegraph.co.uk

  • 'Day of rage' tomorrow: Palestinian resistance 'starts with the tongue'
    • The dead in Gaza , low IQ people who don't even own a pencil, deserve to be dead, just like the kids in Hiroshima (leading celebrity Joan Rivers)

      link to tmz.com

      maybe its not Israel the state, but the 'culture'.

  • With friends like these...
    • speaking of robbery, Sharansky says, euro multiculturalism was a kind of ethnic cleansing [we were part of developing that] which backfired on Jews

      ""But on top of that, Jews had historically and naturally felt very much at home in the liberal, progressive parts of European society, they were part of developing that," he added. "Now, the ideology of liberalism has become bound-up with multiculturalism, against religion, against nationalism.

      "These two forces [anti-Zionist campaigners on the Left, and Muslim radicals] are not allies, but they inevitably are co-operating and work in one direction. One side hates Jews as a race, the other blames Israel for being racist. Unless this changes, Jews will not continue to live in Europe.

      link to huffingtonpost.co.uk

  • 'A blind evil rage that increased forever, day and night' --Mads Gilbert on Operation Protective Edge
    • anti-zionists in america do not like to mention christians in palestine either .wonderr why.

      "When I moved to Stamford Hill, 12 years ago, I didn't realise that goyim were about as welcome in the Hasidic Jewish shops as Martin Luther King at a Ku Klux Klan convention. I didn't realise that a purchase by a goy was a crime to be punished with monosyllabic terseness, or that bus seats were a potential source of contamination, or that road signs, and parking restrictions, were for people who hadn't been chosen by God. And while none of this is a source of anything much more than irritation, when I see an eight-year-old boy recoiling from a normal-looking woman (because, presumably, he has been taught that she is dirty or dangerous, or, heaven forbid, dripping with menstrual blood) it makes me sad. "

      Jewish hostility to Christians: the prejudice no one ever writes about
      link to blogs.telegraph.co.uk

  • Visiting Israel on AIPAC's dime, Rep. Steve Israel gets defensive about 'war crimes'
  • Steven Salaita case recalls blacklisting of Pete Seeger and Paul Robeson
    • The guardian: The media's coverage of the Israeli thirst for Palestinian blood invokes the old antisemitic canard of the thirst for gentile blood,.

      Obsessive Gaza coverage is fanning antisemitism,
      Sometimes the hyperbole gets close to incitement. When people accuse Israel of “genocide”, invoking the Holocaust or likening Gaza to a “concentration camp” or wielding placards that equate the Star of David – a Jewish symbol as well as an Israeli one – with the swastika, they reveal a deep ignorance of both the past and present. As Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust has argued: “It’s a totally false comparison that plays on Jewish sensibilities in order to provoke a reaction. Another word for that is Jew-baiting.”

      It is no less disturbing to find the casual use of classically antisemitic tropes for example accusations that the Jews control the media or governments or that they thirst for gentile blood. The Everyday Antisemitism Project, which I established two weeks into the current round of conflict to expose this phenomenon, overflows with examples of anti-Israel rage expressed through traditional anti-Jewish stereotypes and tropes.

      link to theguardian.com

  • After Gaza
  • Jodi Rudoren and Abe Foxman mull over 'the Arabs' owning New York hotel
    • the Palestine resistance includes an army of rabbis

    • Yes , she is a racist and tribalist, but according to Eliot Abrams this is part and parcel of her 'milieu', liberal and urbane New Yawk:

      ""This was precisely what was feared when Ms. Rudoren was named the Times’s bureau chief: that she would move solely in a certain political and social milieu, the rough Israeli equivalent of the Upper West Side of Manhattan,"

      link to politico.com

  • Even Wieseltier is upset by 'indifference in Jewish world' to Gaza slaughter and wholehearted Israeli support for it
  • Over 400 Middle East scholars and librarians call for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions (Updated)
  • Gaza war gives rise to new Jewish group targeting Jewish institutions that support occupation
  • Steven Salaita-- unremitting in criticism of Zionism and Gaza slaughter-- loses a job at University of Illinois
    • not just academia, the entire 'culture' is occupied

      Stars Face Hollywood Backlash in War of Words Over Israel
      link to hollywoodreporter.com

    • There are Israeli IDF intelligence officers running Islamic studies departments. No kidding.

      "Barak Mendelsohn is Associate Professor of Political Science and Program COORDINATOR for Middle Eastern and ISLAMIC Studies at Haverford College. He is the author of Combating Jihadism: American Hegemony and Interstate Cooperation in the War on Terrorism .. Five years of military service, mostly as an analyst of international affairs and strategy. Last position - head of a branch. In addition, a stint as an instructor in the cadet course for prospective intelligence analysts. In my last position I served as a head of a branch.

      Like choosing a Hamas branch commander , an expert on Israeli colonialism, to run Jewish Studies at Brandeis.

    • does attacking all ethno nationalists equally apply to the NAACP and La Raza (The Race) ? No of course not, nor to the ADL / JDL.

      Now you begin to understand the logic and purpose of identity politics, and even anti-zionist zionists.

  • Thousands of displaced Palestinians take shelter on the fringes of Gaza City
    • this is worth a discussion on MW

      Sean McBride
      Stephen Walt: This is rather scary. The Last And First Temptation Of Israel: link to j.mp via @DishFeed link to twitter.com...

      I suppose someone will claim that the deputy speaker of the Knesset, and the former head of the National Security Council or the former chief rabbi in Israel or the head of the largest Jewish youth group in the world are fringe figures. But I note that, so far as I have been able to find, there have been no consequences for their statements for any of them. And I have to ask a simple question: which leader of another American ally has appointed a man who favors genocide and ethnic cleansing as the deputy speaker of the legislature? Which other democracy has legitimate political parties in the governing coalition calling for permanent occupation of a neighboring state – and deliberate social engineering to create a new demographic ethnic reality in that conquered land? Putin’s Russia has not sunk that low.

      And we are not merely talking about a hypothetical situation. The grotesque death toll from Gaza is a distillation of this mindset – revealing at best a chilling contempt for Arab life and at worst, with the shelling of schools and shelters, a policy of indiscriminate hatred and revenge. Yes, killing women and children in shelters is about as low as you can get in wartime. As the State Department, in a rare moment of public candor, noted, it is appalling and disgraceful.

      link to dish.andrewsullivan.com

  • Conflict Resolution 101: Talk to Hamas
  • Bob Schieffer in a 'world gone mad'
    • Schieffer , sheeesh. The US Hollywood-Media elite is deeply entwined within the 'Humanitarian Industrial Complex'. The genocide could not occur without their complicity.

      "The Jewish State uses religion as a subterfuge to hide political-military aggrandizement. Nothing quite like this psychotic exhibition of statecraft—and utter desecration of religion per se. To all critics, Israel and its propaganda organs abroad, notably, AIPAC, rush in to charge “self-hating” Jew to silence dissent among Jewish people, while non-Jews are merely and quickly labeled anti-Semites. How long can this racket continue? How long the BLASPHEMING of Judaism, yes, nothing short, because insulting G-d through acts of murder, cruelty, vengeance, and therefore the profanation of a religion devoted to His service and therefore treating what is sacred with contempt? How long ethnic cleansing, population displacement, promiscuous killing of the innocent, hauteur and sangfroid in the act of bombing hospitals, refugee-packed UN schools now shelters to escape the constant bombing and ground-forces’ actions in residential neighborhoods? Not a tear (except of the crocodile variety, rote, sanctimonious in the face of gut-wrenching human suffering), never an admission of wrong-doing, always an insinuation, the slyness of the authoritarian mind, that the other party is culpable."
      Israeli’s Adeptness at Genocide
      by NORMAN POLLACK
      link to counterpunch.org

  • What I said to the couple holding a banner with a swastika on it
    • raimondo at antiwar.com puts a swastica on his banner:

      The multicultural kibbutzim envisioned by early Zionist utopians had to evolve into the Israeli Sparta of today. Zionism is a form of religious nationalism predicated on a strategy of colonization, conquest, and expulsion of indigenous peoples. What Leibowitz rightly labeled "Judeo-Nazism" was festering at Israel’s core from day one. And as Leibowitz famously put it, "Religious nationalism is to religion what national socialism is to socialism" – which is precisely what we are seeing emerge, full blown, in Israel today.

      link to original.antiwar.com

    • Counterpunch makes the equation semi-explicit, the equivocation occurs in omission of the clear underlying intent of displacement, ethnic cleansing, ethno-supremacy (clear characteristics of even liberal zionism) not genocide even in Israel a fringe basis for action.

      "What is the point of continuing? Israel, AIPAC, congregants everywhere, the universal voice of DENIAL of what is happening, as though right out of World War 2, only oppressor and oppressed now switching roles, Israel, as I have suggested in previous articles, having introjected the psychological poisons, and some noticeable character traits (e.g., cruelty, impersonally felt and expressed), of those responsible for, and who perpetrated on them, the unspeakable crimes of the Holocaust. "
      Israeli’s Adeptness at Genocide
      by NORMAN POLLACK
      link to counterpunch.org

    • Title and discussion in post are misleading unless you provide a photo showing otherwise.

      Clearly this was an equivocation message , that is something like Bibi = Hitler.
      The power of this equivocation message is in its inversion of the Holocaust bludgeon against the Gentiles.

      And no where does your post author ever decry the application of Nazi to Hamas or other resistance movements, many of them non-violent.

  • The selected writings of Samantha Power
    • does anyone believe Bloomberg, Pritzker , and obama bode well for africa ?

      "Hosted by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Bloomberg Philanthropies head and former Mayor of New York Mike Bloomberg, the day long U.S.-Africa Business Forum gathers African heads of state, President Obama, and American and Africa CEOs around the continent’s dominant themes: business, investment, and job creation."

      link to thisisafricaonline.com

      seems the model is oligarchs of the adelson-bloomberg type, purchasing democracy, with ample service workers in the bronx, and hipster apparatchiks playing the robot ideology guards of THX 1138.

      link to youtube.com

      'please come back, you have nothing to fear'

  • Rightwing Jews who want to destroy Muslim holy site in Jerusalem raise funds on Indiegogo
    • The goal is not the Temple but the erase of Christian and Muslim history from the Holy Land.

      Who is 'Judaizing' King David's Tomb?
      The Israel Antiquities Authority's peculiar decision not to reconstruct smashed Ottoman tiles in King David's Tomb means the vandals who attacked the site last year managed to erase virtually every remnant of its Muslim past.

      A serious act of vandalism, a string of coincidences, and a decision by the Israel Antiquities Authority have combined to change the character of King David’s Tomb on Mt. Zion from a Muslim site into a synagogue.

      link to haaretz.com

  • A brief respite in Gaza
  • israel is the golden calf
    • "No, you carried your pagan gods--the shrine of Molech, the star of your god Rephan [saturn] , and the images you made to worship them. So I will send you into exile " acts 7:43 [from OT Amos 5:26 , the Israelities in the wilderness ]

      the AIPAC star is indeed closely tied to the worship of the golden calf.

      some Christians argue it is the mark of the beast, Judaism rebukes its use as a Talisman , whether on flags , or on bombs dropped on elementary schools.

  • Israel, your brand is tanking
    • Frankfurter and Brandeis were both secret active traitors sitting on the supreme court . amazing.

    • @hophmi is on to something. "liberal democratic values' cannot be separated from the tendency for progressives to see themselves as offering an 'End to History', that is a supreme set of values which will eventually overcome the backward non-progressive world. Inside this supremacy of thought is a doubtless certitude of righteousness, that is special chosen-ness, that permits one to murder your political opponents. Hence the strategic bond between secular neo-liberal Egypt and Israel, and the concurrent bombing of civilians in both the Ukraine and Gaza.

      humanitarian interventionism is not right wing nor conservative but rather in complete accord with the Israeli mindset- we are supreme in power and righteousness, and kill our opponents. The Israelis impose a racial supremacist veneer on the same progressive chosen-ness-- the religious ideology of the transnational corporation in the neo-liberal order. It is this racial veneer which will eventually force Israel into a multicultural state, that is the destruction of the Jewish state, and at this time, liberals will care as much about Gazans as they do for black south africans today.

      Consequently, I have no doubt, that if they could, the Rachel Maddows of the world would round up all the orthodox religious and put them in concentration camps such as Gaza, There can be no self determination or self government for the heretics. Once the Middleast becomes a multicultural union, this is the next internal war, both There and Here.

      paraphrasing:

      If you wont come to liberal democracy, liberal democracy will come to you.
      link to 3.bp.blogspot.com

  • Israel shells another UN school-- and even the US is 'appalled'
    • Max Blumenthal @MaxBlumenthal · 3h
      Israel's Foreign Ministry accuses Hamas of committing ritual "child sacrifice" link to twitter.com … HT @JFXM

      link to twitter.com

      ritual - a repetitive task of religious devotion
      religious sacrifice- killing of an innocent to appease a deity

    • Palestine activists must appeal to the evangelical base of Zionism

      Children in Gaza sponsored by Christian charity killed [by the Jewish State ]
      link to thelead.blogs.cnn.com

      World Vision: Gaza conflict taking alarming toll on children
      --World Vision joins 56 organisations working amid the conflict in Gaza and Israel to say enough is enough.

      - Children in World Vision programmes are being killed and injured in Gaza
      -- Aid organisation says it’s struggling to reach children in need while conflict continues
      -- World Vision and 56 other international organisations calling for a lasting ceasefire and a durable and just peace

      link to wvi.org

    • us reaction push back in response to israel violating the cease fire with the fake soldier capture, but more:

      Israel-Gaza conflict: John Kerry’s phone calls ‘tapped by Israeli government’ while he mediated Middle East peace talks
      link to independent.co.uk

      wonder what Brit Hume has to say:

      flashback fox 2002

      BRIT HUME, HOST: Last time we reported on the approximately 60 Israelis who had been detained in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorism investigation. Carl Cameron reported that U.S. investigators suspect that some of these Israelis were spying on Arabs in this country, and may have turned up information on the planned terrorist attacks back in September that was not passed on.
      ...

  • 'I can't be silent. It is genocide' -- Anoushka Shankar
  • The British public and the world see that Israel's actions are 'wrong and unjustified' -- Miliband
    • walt/mearsheimer{ old news that only scratches the surface

    • And they use lies as cover for revenge killing of children:

      "Abu Zuhri called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community "to correct their positions after the discovery of Israel's lying and deception."

      Similarly, Tibi wrote in an open letter to US President Barack Obama posted on Facebook Sunday: "It seems that the Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin is not captured or 'kidnapped' as the Israeli [prime minister] claimed. Someone misled you, sir."

      "On the other [hand], hundreds of Palestinian civilians, mainly women and children were brutally killed in reaction to his [alleged] capture," Tibi wrote."

      link to jpost.com

  • What Jim Fallows and I saw

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