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  • Obama can tie Israel's hands? 'Shtuyot!' says Aryeh King
    • There's an eerie quality you capture when you go on these insider missions, but always interesting to hear about Jews pretending they are cowboys & indians of the last century. Especially these overgrown hellions in the Upper East or West Side overlooking Central Park yammering about their version of the Judean Wild West. They are so insidious to the US foreign and domestic policies.

    • 'worst in human nature for guidance'

      see neocon Michael Ledeen's book on Machiavelli. C Span covered it decades ago.

  • Israeli police shoot two scissors-wielding Palestinian teenage girls, killing one
    • What country are you living in?
      Its name is Israel -it's not of the east or the west and their modus operandi today seems to operate on whatever they can get away with and still get support from their corrupted US patron and the zionillionaires that underwrite this corrupt nation. But I am sure inside their bubble they see all the great things that they are accomplishing, only a few decades more of criminal occupation and things will be just dandy for the start up nation. We all must have patience for the great things to come...

  • Israel isn't worried about ISIS
    • Oded Yinon plan

      I don't think the Israeli borders will end even if all of Palestine is consumed by Israel. The Yinon plan seemed to transmute into the 'clean break strategy' which then morphed into PNAC. And since the Neocons rose to prominence post 9-11 and are desperate to control middle east policy, the implementation of Clean Break seems like it's going well - Israel is the kingdom where the surrounding states are becoming the surfdom. And Iraq has been razed, and now it's Syria. Even Egypt has another yes man dictator back after Mbarak.

  • Leading anthropologists group overwhelmingly passes BDS resolution at Denver conference
    • The difference is that the Rosenbergs were innocent and were framed by the McCarthyists and anti-Semites. They were principled communists.

      I've heard that Ethyl may have been innocent in the past, but not Julius. I'm talking about Alexander Vassiliev notebooks:
      "The Vassiliev notebooks also shed light on the impact the Rosenberg ring had on the Korean war. Combined with declassified FBI files and other sources, the Vassiliev notebooks make it possible to construct a detailed timeline of Julius Rosenberg's espionage ring that reveals that it provided the USSR with detailed information about hundreds of weapons systems, including many that were developed too late for use in World War II that were used in anger for the first time in Korea.6 These weapons, such as land- and air-based radar, the proximity fuse, analog computers for aiming antiaircraft artillery, and jet airplanes, were the core military technologies of the early Cold War." link to

      If you have any links that the Rosenbergs were victims of an antisemitic trap, please provide. It sounds interesting.

  • Video: Undercover Israeli soldiers kill one, arrest one inside Hebron hospital
    • Not many I'd gather after the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. 1 soldier for 1,027 prisoners.
      But half of the prisoners were probably guilty of minor offences, and too costly to keep them locked away and fed daily.

    • One has to wonder what the IDF would do if confronted by a REAL enemy army?

      True to form, they'd lobby the USA to fight that battle and the media would parrot that the Jewish people are at risk of extinction, so it's a battle that must be fought.

      Israel is only successful at air strike ops, not a ground wars with a real army. Their success is when they are shooting men with make shift grenades and their children and claiming they are terrorists.

      And, what ever happened to the underground Hamas 'control centers' deep within the Gaza hospitals?

      The ones where Israel in 2014 had to destroy more than 7+ hospitals because of the supposed Hamas operations centers. Do we get to see a picture of the remains of this operation center? Seems like that was complete propaganda to destroy the medical infrastructure for Gazans to survive. Very ugly that not one media agency has followed this up.

  • Netanyahu brings neocons and liberal Zionists together again
    • Eisner was the same person who said last year that the Presbyterian divestment was anti-semetic. I'm not sure why 'liberal' is before the word zionist, as they should probably be called soft-core zionists. 'Liberal' is too generous for these types.

      Have any of these liberal Zionists called for real measures to change the fundamental corrupt nature of Israel? It seems they are more concerned about managing Israel's image (and Jewishness) instead of real plans that would create solutions. Zionism has no business being liberal, only tribalists within like to brand themselves as liberals.

  • The titter-tape charade
    • From what I read, CAP is Clinton/Soros production but doesn't disclose all of it's sources for capitol. I wonder if these past incident of supposed 'anti-semitism' have brought CAP under the microscope of the Lobby.

      1. In 2011, "(Ben) Smith quoted a CAP analyst writing at a ThinkProgress sub-site, Middle East Progress, comparing Israel’s Gaza policy to “segregation in the American south.” Unnamed ThinkProgress officials were reported as saying that the Center’s goal was to open political space to President Obama’s left"

      2. "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)... also objected to the appropriateness of some ThinkProgress staffers’ comments. It warned against characterizing Americans who supported closer alignment with Israel as “Israel-Firsters.”

      link to

    • But she's chummy with the Clintons - working with them over decades, so no wonder she's fawning over this guy. Hillary needs money to churn her dishonest campaign machine
      and zionists are rich with cash dollars. Another example of the symbiotic relationship of
      power for money.

      I was thinking it could also be a nervous laugh, as she probably wants to rip his throat out, if she's really some liberal but resorted to an uncomfortable laugh being the president of CAP.
      At any rate, she didn't ask any tough questions?

  • Israel gets to use violence. Palestinians don't. That's the rule
    • I think Obama in his desire to be liked by all, has a hard time when it comes to standing up principles and following through. He obviously has little support in the Beltway, but surely he was cajoled by zio-people in gov't who know that Yahu issue is making citizens angrier in the US and is ultimately bad for Israel's unending occupation, so they sweet talked Obama to have him 'mend fences'.

      That, and the Democrats are known weaklings who will forget about past issues and euphemistically aim 'to look to the future'. (Recall f'ing coward Obama did this with the subprime mortgage crisis.) And not to be forgotten is that Jewish money has contributed up to 60% in presidential elections in the past (per wash post). So he won't get to go out to East Hampton and Martha's vineyard, and is probably afraid of becoming Jimmy Carter.

  • I went from Bar Mitzvah to BDS at Temple Emanu-el
    • Ha. Do you mean Thanksgiving? Is that Gentile or American- at least you're past the 2015 high holy holidays.

    • Old Zionists are very set in their ways. The get agita at the mere mention of Israel. They are often insufferable on the topic which is why so many younger kids try to ignore the reality of Zionism, to not upset uncle Lenny.

    • 'finding antizionists among the earlier generations should be much easier'

      Where are they now if they exist? But the established power since 1967 has been Zionism, where Bundism AZ's were cast aside. They probably lost the debate and had little media influence to counter the Zionists (even though it's still largely taboo to discuss). And similar to when Sephardic power dwindled in Europe and the new Eastern European Jewish power had taken the reigns. Either way, someone needs to press on and stand up to Zionism, but the willing AZ ranks this last decade have been unimpressive, i.e. JVP sideshow. Money rules all in this war.

    • What Israeli has been evicted by a Palestinian in the last decade?

      I can only imagine getting booted from my home, with children
      and dog to boot, so some greasy settlers could squat in my crib,
      all sanctioned by the Israeli terrorist government.

    • Great tale Rob. I appreciate the wit and your lack of b/s - it really comes through here.
      I wish I was in Emanu-El to hear that question. A you-tube moment, that was surely
      missed, and I could only imagine the tension.

      I hope that as we progress the elderly holocaust generation, that gets completely bonkers at the slightest criticism of Israel, will be finally phased out, as they are like scattered clouds that obscure the light, even if they think they mean well.
      Much of the fervor for Jews supporting Israel today is likely compounded from all the latent pressure that aunts & uncles, etc. apply to their next Jewish generation. Good that you stood up, even if it were all seniors. Who knows, it could have evoked some delayed reaction in some of them, where in a half year they'll see it differently. I've noticed the elderly don't move too quick in thought or action.

  • Netanyahu flips the bird to Obama -- 2200 more settlement units!
    • A4Tech,

      Your argument, attempted by many others, doesn't hold true. Jimmy Johnson made this argument last year, and Citizen had a good reply to him. See below.
      But, if you don't buy this argument maybe you can contact Jimmy and you both can try to find ways where you can hold the US accountable, so Israel can be somehow redeemed of its current criminal behavior that breaks international established law today. Best of luck.

       July 18, 2014, 7:27 am
      @ Jimmy Johnson
      And it’s dishonest of you not to mention this is no longer the 19th Century, and since then we’ve had two world wars resulting in the Nuremberg and Toyko trials and their Geneva progeny. Your argument would reinstate the cave man clan wars, would mean nothing good has come from so many million deaths in the 20th Century. The UN may be corrupt, and international laws and institutions may be weak and selective via enforcement, but they do exist. Israel in this sense is a regressive state operating outside and against existing international law, including all of it Israel itself has signed on to. The US is not helping its own increasingly bad reputation by rubber-stamping Israel, funding it, and immunizing it from accountability to international law.
      - See more at: link to

    • A4Tech quote :'the term “American Zionist” is an apt descriptor of the Americans who still believe in America is a white country for white people, and an American is by default white person unless he or she is something-American. These people are a major part of the ruling class of America, just like Zionists rule Israel. '

      Is this is some sort of creative revisionism taken on by someone who pretends they're a Muslim. I know you came to MW via the Weir/JVP debate and use JVP to buttress your arguments,so what chapter of JVP do you come from? It seems that they should better educate you about the misinformation you write above about.

    • A4tech:

      Sorry, it's difficult to believe that you are a Muslim with that meager response. Lying on your first comment about being Muslim is a red flag for Hasbara (there have been plenty of this style hasbaraists on this site over the years).

      Then you go on to say that all American Zionists are:

      "American Zionists are just as cunning, two-faced, power-mad emotionally deficient sociopaths as their Israeli counterparts."

      -I think you need to work on your shtick, because you're all over the place.

      Last, why openly make some prejudicial claims about white people? You're the one sounding like the racist with your slander of white people. If I'm a Greek, am I white? Are Italians white people?

    • a4tech:

      Kay24 presents all these quotes (which you asked for) where Israel leaders say they (wish to!) control America [USA] and you can't even accept what she presented as reality? When she provides the evidence you call her an anti-semite. Does burying you head in the sand about Israel's machinations on American Mid East foreign Policy bother you?

      And you say your a Muslim? Sure you are. Why lie about being a Muslim, when it's so obvious you're a Zionist? So many hasbaraists take this tact, misrepresenting that they are someone else, when it becomes so obvious they are not.

      a4tech [first post]: (“As a Muslim, even I can sense the latent anti-semitism in Allison’s (Weir) so called campaign for justice for Palestinians, however subtle it may be.”)

    • Yes. They really seem to stack the deck on their behalf.
      Also a reason why they never debate Zionism and Israel
      in the public square. They'll lose...
      Only candidates can say 'I support Israel' because their
      political coffers depends on it. Even Jim Webb in the
      last democrat debate, was kissing Israel ass to get some
      green for his underfunded campaign.

    • 'peanuts' is the successful strategy for Israel. Make small steps so it doesn't upset the international community regarding their apartheid vision that reclaims 'land' from 2000 years ago (what a sham!). That's why the occupation has lasted for decades. It's an occupier's strategy that only steals a little at a time, therefore less people turn their heads. But, the downside is that those watching see the 50+ year occupier is a thief and conniver. So which is better for the long term?

    • Question: is the president of the US really toothless against settlements?
      Does he have to bite his tongue and endure this humiliation from our little
      apartheid loving Israelite brothers & sisters?

      Will house & senate democrats not support Obama if he withheld Israel
      weapons and loan guarantees today, all the pork they need to survive?

  • All Israeli politics is local -- it's American
    • Carlo: 'She’s perfectly right to seek such a candidate...'

      Exactly, Carlo. Gotta start somewhere to clean up the foreign policy of the USA. But you mention outdated examples of the Roosevelt era which are nearly last century, not sure what that accomplishes.

      I'd say Israel is a bigger problem than Cuba or Hawaii, that is if your not a zionist supporter. And the 'fat cat zionists' are the ones inside the US that manipulate politicians like undignified pawns.
      If Israel is a garrison state of the global US enterprise,
      what is Israel defending for the US, and what does the US empire gain? Surely it's not upholding liberal western values.

  • The Case for Parallel States: Excerpt from 'One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States'
    • a4tech: ("As a Muslim, even I can sense the latent anti-semitism in Allison's so called campaign for justice for Palestinians, however subtle it may be.")

      Your first comment here says that you are Muslim, As you showed up during the Weir/JVP debate.

      Are you really a Muslim, or another Robert Werdine?

    • Boomer,

      Nice idea in theory, but it assumes that Palestinians have lost (which they haven't) and that the US government and their 50 states should absorb the people that the US & the seedy co-opting zionist agents have indirectly helped destroy for more than 60 years.

      And if Israel gets this wish of eradicating all Palestinians, do you think their 'security needs', will end there? Look forward 50 years and we're sure to hear more of greater Israel muttering, 'we need to press on and take more of the Golan, parts of Jordan', etc. When you feed this beast it only gets hungrier, as it should have been slayed at Camp David.

      Israel doesn't have the political capacity to actually write a constitution after 60 years, and they are obviously treated with kid gloves with their ad nauseam holocaust industry. Without Uncle Sam, Europe and zionist propaganda throughout the west, they would be finished. All they do is take, never giving (only to their political agendas). The zionists have created their own unhealthy state in the middle east, twisting political arms to achieve their ends, meaning they don't have any real allies in the world. At this point, Israel should have one real ally in the region, but it doesn't. Go figure...

      After 60+ years, a nation like Japan has rebuilt itself and moved on from WWII, but the Zionists (still fighting what seems to be WWII) make all these claims about being great, but don't produce much value in the world to show their success. They still milk the West for all they can, and can't even pretend that they are a western democracy in today's world. The rubber never meets the road when it comes to Israel, it's become a over-nurtured disaster that every politician is afraid to touch.

    • Was it Hertzl's dream or other Jews centuries before who wanted to reestablish Jerusalem as the Jewish State?

      In 1799 Napeolean "published a proclamation in which he invites all the Jews of Asia and Africa to gather under his flag in order to re-establish the ancient Jerusalem. He has already given arms to a great number, and their battalions threaten Aleppo"
      It seems here that someone else was also yearning for some return to the holy land, all the while lobbying Napolean.

      Was Israel more about a long term dream of Jews in Europe, than a refuge for post WWII? It seems like it's the grass is always greener from where you stand.

    • 'and that we pay to make that happen.'

      I disagree, because it seems to allow the Zionists their intended victory of occupation and the US will continue to pay the price. The Zionists are the ones responsible for this, and their political arm twisting, not the US citizens.

      And what will be built in the US a few new towns with a disney-like inspired Al Aqsa, so the Palestinians can feel comfy and the Israelis can take over Jerusalem and rebuild their sacrificial temple?

      Sorry, but the Palestinians have dragged their feet, because they want to live where they've lived for centuries before the Zionists arrived last century.

  • Netanyahu's craziness is calculated, to drive out Palestinians
    • The Demjanjuk case was pure show. It didn't make sense that he was identified by 11 holocaust survivors who could identify Demjanjuk, and the forged Nazi ID card, etc.

      And In a couple of decades when Israel collapses, all the IDF warriors will be saying:

      'we were only following the orders'

  • 'NYT' op-ed blaming 'Facebook' for violence parrots Netanyahu and gets push from ADL
    • ADL should change it's title to JADL, because they did/do little to help Muslims when they have been targeted in the US after 9-11. Callnig themselves "the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency" when they only work 95% for Jewish interest is disingenuous. (Its sister org., SPLC is not much better.)

      JADL or ZADL would be fine.

  • Anniversary of Rabin assassination is marked by incitement
    • Zionists are already using the 'sieg heils' excuse of the opposing fans behavior.
      Here's Liel Leibovitz take on it at Tablet. (Notice the sloppy author seems to justify
      it by closing with -so what, this tribe is my tribe-):

      "It’s no longer so fashionable to recall, but Herzl’s Zionist dream, his original vision, reveled not only in a Jewish state toiling towards utopia but also in Jews free to behave badly, confident enough to leave their sovereign nation for a few days and fly to another and behave like absolute brutes. That’s what I saw last night on TV: savages, but ours; animals, but roaring in our ancient tongue. I wish they hadn’t hurt anyone. I wish Beitar hadn’t lost 5-1. But it’s soccer, and it’s tribal, and this tribe’s mine."

      link to

  • Karmah Elmusa rocks Elle Magazine
    • Yes, of course there are plenty of other ways to use a new styled 'megaphone'.
      But the megaphone shows the corrupt nature of skewing polls to favor
      apartheid-ville. Anything to outsmart, and lacks integrity to the greater populace is a win for Israel. Most people don't get that this is how it works, but how else could such a minority win such great portions of support? It isn't magic, but it's definitely tricks.

    • Are Trolls still using the 'windows megaphone tool' to bombard comment sections today? It was certainly a great idea to skew polls and comments boards, although grossly distorts the general opinion.
      link to

  • Glen Weyl's agonizing journey to boycott the country he loves
    • Good point about rentier ecomony (income without labor/ those who get rich in their sleep) and this quote is disturbing:
      "...So while progressive taxes may serve as a short-term palliative, we should focus on giving the most capable part of the population better incentives to innovate, while allowing everyone else to benefit from their brilliance as rentiers."

      This is worth reading about neoliberalism and reniers:
      link to

      'Phil’s ongoing search for a Jewish white knight to ride to his aid in slaying the Zionist dragon.'
      I've thought the same thing before about this penchant to find this mythical warrior, this David character that stands up to the zionist Goliath. Perhaps you need to call this fabled unknown entity, the Messiah of Anti Zion, because it follows that tradition of Judaism where one searches for a messiah/moshiach. But, I think in reality it's more like Waiting for Godot.

    • Reminds me of the other chivalrous knight, Peter Beinart.

      And the 'My People' shtick sounds a bit dated for a 30 year old prodigy
      for having 'spent 6 months agonizing over every word of this piece'.

  • Shoving of SJP activist seen as part of campaign of ‘intimidation’ on campus
    • Max, those are your best quotes? get real... are you 15 about years old. Is this is an exercise to feel like a 'victim' since nothing good is coming out of the bowels of Israeli propaganda. Probably so...

  • (Update) This year for Halloween your child too can help defend the Israeli occupation
    • I'd say this is for kids on the upper west side or deep in Brooklyn, or any other Jewish ethnic neighborhoods. No American kids are going to don an idf uniform. I don't think these costumes should be banned, it will show the neighborhood & communities what type of ideology exists in their social circles, where the parents endorse an occupation army and use their kid as a political statement. That's classy!

    • great comment at Amazon!

      Hasbara R Us
      By Amazon Customer on October 27, 2015

      Your child can set up check points all around the neighborhood and take all the other children's candy claiming its his/her God given right. If they refuse or fight back your child can act out with excessive force while claiming or crying out anti Semitism. Fun for him/her not so much everyone else!



  • Executed: Dania Ersheid, 17, from Hebron
    • "@jon s has no such excuse because he emigrated from the USA to live on stolen land in a stolen country. "

      Great point Yoni. Why do so many of these hypocrites even exist? Not that Jon would ever give a straight answer as to why he would behaves one way in the US, but actively supports and covers for the criminal state's actions. And it's not only Jon, there are plenty of these slippery characters who have no ------Integrity--- when it comes their support for Israel. It's truly disgusting, but why are there so many of them and why is this so common?

  • Open letter to Mayor Bill De Blasio on his upcoming trip to Israel
    • And only yesterday the NY Times practically rubber stamps the trip to Israel:
      "The pilgrimage to Israel is virtually required of New York City mayors, a high-profile opportunity to show solidarity with a large and influential Jewish constituency back home."
      link to

      If Jim Jones ever figured out that 'indoctrination tours' for US politicians would be such a success, I'm sure The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project would be alive and successful in Guyana today.

      And note what a statement coming in part from JVP after the IAK smear campaign:
      "The false charges of “anti-Semitism” have been repeatedly used by Israel advocacy groups to smear and silence peaceful, lawful organizations, scholars, and students in the US for speaking out against Israel’s policies—policies that many Israeli Jews also oppose.'
      I suppose the old adage of 'it takes one to know one' should apply here.

      *Editors should add an indoctrination tab at the top of the page, as it's a topic that never seems to quit.

  • New Black-Palestinian Solidarity video features Lauryn Hill, Rasmea Odeh, Danny Glover
    • Especially now - you'd think a movie like this would have an audience inside the US, but
      we get lame shows like 'Empire' on Fox, which is a trumped up black 'Dallas' type show about a backstabbing record producing family, produced by Lee Daniels nonetheless!

    • I read that Glover was going to produce a film about L'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution
      but could not get the funding. Too bad, since it's a great and interesting tale.
      Film That Never Was, But Could Still Be & Other Films on the Haitian Revolutionary
      link to

      Haiten Revolution in 4 parts (1791-1803)
      link to

    • You see 'people of color' in this article's images and feel it's an opportunity to bring Jeremiah Wright into the discussion, but your comment is unclear.

  • On Bret Stephens' hate speech
    • Marnie, he's a Jewish supremacist, both his parents are Jewish - he's not ignorant about things at all. Jewish people I know rarely consider themselves white, although their entitlement often far exceeds any white person's entitlement that I've met.

  • Adelson will mold Rubio into 'perfect little puppet' -- Trump
    • A better cartoon would be Adelson on a blue & white sleigh with his
      two Havanese puppies, Cruz and Rubio, running ahead to get the
      golden chalupa hung from a stick above. Onward, mush!

  • Netanyahu approves mandatory prison for stone-throwers
    • This 'conflict' is a ludicrous rigged game in the world today, which is why people are so fascinated with the continued hoax. It's like the media is gaslighting us to believe that there's no occupation.

      Israel is a corrupt agent/nation (using various forms/schemes of victimization to enable their criminal occupation ~ note DeBlasio's trip to Israel this week) that casts itself to be some form of problem resolution from WWII that we must continue to endure. That's what the stale message is to the US and the compliant corporate media stenographers.

      But Democrats like Hillary, Bernie, Trump aren't going to say anything significant against our occupier/criminal friendship, or risk the ire of the group retaliation and forego the chance of rising in the political sphere. And why would any pols hurt their self interests and criticize something that a majority of the electorate have no real understanding about and are often misled by agencies like the NYTimes, Washington Post, etc.? The last century has moreoften proven that the US is certainly not a moral nation, but a nation of power and rule, and Israel is the project of the 1% zionist class.

  • Hectored by Zionist wannabe archaeologists, 'NYT' recasts article on Jewish temples
    • I watched that documentary and that was the most interesting part
      - the foundation stone.

      These nutters will also tell you the messiah is coming, but that part of the hoax will keep the religion churning, look at Chabadnik search for the messiah. They should have picked the dicey Jacob Frank as the messiah. Many Warsaw and Prague families arose out of Frankism and the US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter is reported to have had a portrait of Eva Frank from his mother [50 Jewish Messiahs; chapter 21]

  • Netanyahu's 44 seconds of silence at UN are being widely mocked -- 'pathetic,' 'creepy'
    • Marnie, I know and I imagine that Naftali Bennett is next in line to be the next little emperor of Israel.

    • Citizen,

      Here's a good documentary on Dimona that covers a lot of the JFK period.

    • Sad, like one of those people you invite to a party and all they do is complain
      because they never have enough of something they really want and cannot get.
      Makes me almost feel pity for the people of Israel that have this type of leader.

  • Parents of slain Palestinian teen say Israeli forces planted knife
    • Brazilian Marcel Leme was smart to get out of Israel and then release the photos. What would a 100lb woman do with a small knife against a group of IDF soldiers with a rifle pointed at her head? And people in the US pay more attention to a lion being killed this summer than this woman being slaughtered by our great ally Israel.

      The cover up indicates that Israel can't endure another blatant killing, and only a few months ago Mike Huckbee is there fundraising for his US political campaign. And what's worse is that people in the US still think that Bernie Sanders is the best choice for president, when he can't even say what his position is on Israel Palestine. We're decades away from progress on Israel and their cesspool stench of occupation. I'd say get used to it, for it's only getting worse.

  • Anti-WASP tropes in the 'NYT'
    • It could be Allan Bloom. Brooks never said whom it was at the time, as he was probably selling new a book. thanks.

    • I thought it was Larchmont Lockjaw...

      Even though I understand what Brooks is aiming to do, he wouldn't do the same to his own tribe. But WASPs are fair game for the Jewish media establishment. They love kicking them so they can take their place - all the while telling themselves how righteous they are.

      But It takes one to know one as Brooks, who is much like Jeb Bush in his reserved and even shy boy mannerisms. Who made him a republican anyway? He's a Rino type.

      Once he said why he shifted from being on the left to the right. He said one person caused him to shift his core beliefs, but I never knew who he referred to. No matter, the Times needed a safe guy for liberals to spar with and they got actor Brooks to fill the stage. Him and Ruth Marcus on PBS were absolutely nauseating to listen to.

  • Pope Francis, American churches, and Palestinian rights
    • YoniFalic,

      What's bad about the Aleinu prayer?

    • Let's not confuse things - you're the mondo-weisser of the two of us…

      Keith: The bottom line is that based upon the historical brutality and war mongering of “Christians,” it is ludicrous to claim some lofty Christian morality compared to other religions.

      That's YOUR bottom line but I'm not convinced of the argument about Christianity as war mongerers( you even slip in that the 'Christian religion was not the driving force behind all of this') Much of the colonial plundering was done by Spanish & English royalty in Europe, not the majority of Christians of the world.
      Genghis was a Tengrist, so are Tengrists responsible for the Mongol conquests of his day? But the conquerors of Spain did bring their missions to convert thy 'heathens', which was a decision of the Spanish Monarch I assume.

      Whereas, the Jewish state under the guise of political Zionism robs the Palestinians of their land and brings transplanted women & children to the land, and thus makes religion the central component of it.

    • Yonah : aligning anti Zionism with anti Judaism as Chu does here is a way of telling the Jews, keep your swords handy, because these haters of Israel are haters of Jews and Judaism.

      I recall you were the one a few years back who said you had Israel settlers as nephews who are illegally occupying another people's land - this was when you were thinking of leaving Israel because it wasn't worth it and you were conflicted. So i'm sure the swords are already sharpened in your family and ready to go regardless of how I understand ancient Jewish history.

    • Keith “This led to Christianity becoming a great universal religion and a moral one that respected all….”
      Surely you jest. History tells quite a different story."

      Two parts
      1. Christianity became a great universal religion - I don't think you deny that it's
      the world largest religion and has a universal human quality. If I made the same comment about Islam, would you also say 'surely you jest'?

      2. 'A moral one that respected all.' I think that most Christians today would say this is the case, and why I said the institution of religion has fouled it up. I was referring to the core beliefs of Christianity . Surely your parents were Christian, so you should have some idea about it.

    • Sbiriak,
      Christianity, is hardly universal at all: it has divided humanity into believers and unbelievers and condemned the latter to eternal damnation.
      It's universal because of the 2 billion adherents global compared to 14 million Jews, but the moral aspect of christianity has been relative over the centuries. I was trying to say that Christianity was more inclusive, at the time of Christ than Judaism and the idea that they are a people apart. 'condemning to eternal damnation' Who does this? I think this represents the 'sins' of people within the group. Christian zios/ fringe groups make this claim, but do majority Catholics and Protestants? I don't believe so.

      “Wandering Jew” is itself myth history, a fable largely invented by Christians and deeply implicated in Christian anti-Semitic ideology."
      I've haven't read Invention of the Jewish People yet, but isn't the racism and hatred of others without a cause, the very sin that destroyed the ancient Jewish community from within and led to its destruction and exile, leaving them to wander?

      To root anti-Zionism in anti-Jewish mythology, as you seem to be doing, would be a huge intellectual, moral and political error.
      Yonah already said that, but I think it's fair to delve into the history of Jewish racism in the Tanakh or Talmud. So often we hear Rabbis in Israel or the US spout many racist ideas and you have to wonder, is this only caused by the ideology of Zionism this last century?

    • All good points that you make. The pope needed to warm the people with a universal message of love, not come here like Netanyahu and lobby the congress to go to war for Israel. Very different messages of the two leaders.

      Jesus Christ had done in his life what someone was bound to do eventually - stand up and say the opposite of what the pharisees preached, which is why they charged him with blasphemy. Love thy neighbor as thyself was never words muttered from the Judean Pharisees, and Jesus challenged their racial creed and war against thy neighbors.
      This led to Christianity becoming a great universal religion and a moral one that respected all (although the institution of religion has surely fouled up that message all too often), whereas the Judahites were left to wander the world and now this last century reconstruct some fabled history on the backs of Arabs.

  • Everyone's kicking AIPAC now that it's down
    • The liberal Zionist group J Street is the white knight of the NPR piece and the New Yorker piece; but as the head of J Street makes clear in NPR’s story, he doesn’t want aid to Israel politicized. Jeremy Ben-Ami is all for more aid to Israel.

      I'm not sure AIPAC is losing power - my guess is that they'll use their controlled opposition, J Street, to play along for a few more years. AIPAC will/can probably decentralize and operate in smaller echo chambers and think tanks.
      No one in the presidential debates have muttered any criticism of Israel. If we start to see true opposition to Israel policy in the next presidential debates, I will believe that AIPAC is headed for the dustbin. Sure this is hopeful news, but a ways away from any significant change.

    • Also this is good reading:

      Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) ignores seven (7)
      Foreign Agent Registration Act orders - 1938-1960

      link to

  • Coulter's point is that Republicans pander on Israel to win donors, not voters
    • Jeb was reaching with that response. Everyone knows GW was a moron
      before and after 9-11. At least he's retired and began safer activities like
      water colouring

      Remember his Texas amigo, DC Press Speaker Scott McClellan, accused
      GW of self deception. And McClellan was the mouthpiece of the White House at the time. He couldn't say lied, because he'd likely be implicated in the racket.

    • They may be about 2% but in previous election cycles, per Washington Post, they have contributed up to 60% of the election money.
      ["Democratic candidates depend on Jewish supporters to supply as much as 60 percent of the money raised from private sources."]
      link to

      Thanks why sycophants like Huckabee and stooges Cruz/Rubio bend over backwards for them. Rubio's like a horse in a race for a Maimi Jewish Billionaire, While Cruz is another horse for a separate Jewish billionaire. Both are in large measure pre-programmed stooges for a foreign national interest. No wonder Trump is soaring in the polls, as the electorate sees what low-life bottom feeders make it to the stage.

  • I am Israeli
    • I always thought, somewhat joking, that there needs to be a Betty Ford-type clinic for post-zionism. There are obviously a lot of people that may feel the same way as you and Elliot, but may not have the ability to grapple the task of deprogramming. A sad instance this summer was a young woman who jumped off the roof of a building in mid town who was an ex Belz Hasid. She ended her life because she felt alone and did not want to be part of her religion and all that it entailed. Her letter told the story: link to
      A lot of people are not as independent as others and need some sort of group to link to to make it in this world.

      HBO recently had an impactful documentary about Scientology, the Prison of Belief that interviewed so many well intentioned people within the group that were led astray by their leaders. And they encountered the same tactics of ostracization from the leaders and the collective group. It was the same type of goldstoning tactics at hand, albeit a different religion.

  • AIPAC is going out with a whimper not a bang
    • Clawson couldn't get it from her hands. lol - classic wimpy chickenhawk syndrome.
      At least grampa Cheney is there - who is just about the same caliber of man.

      These think tanks like WINEP are so corrupt and Clawson shows us what a snake he
      is - implying a false flag could work (video below) to get the 'Bomb Iran' campaign going.

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