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Bohemian Brit, Child of the world and lapsed follower of the non-prophet Ghandi.

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  • Reprint of Yochanan Gordon's "When Genocide is Permissible" (Updated)
  • 'Are you a fucking leftist?' --Israeli fascists target anti-occupation activists in Tel Aviv
    • every algo in has-bot central has to be going ballistic by now,
      what's that movie quote:
      [Smashing the door to bits with an axe]
      " Wendy, I'm home."

  • Pro-Israel activists turn to cartoons in effort to tackle delegitimization on campus
    • " you see Israel is more than a trip"; it's a chronic habit, was my first thought . Although I'm not sure if "trip" would be the right terminology for ziocaine abuse.

  • Hasbarapocalypse at Ynet: 'Zionism will only cease being demonized when the West stops demonizing colonialism'
  • Consequences of an attack on Iran are no joke
    • +1 on the IBC casualty figures gamal, also IMHO the notion of bunker busters as 'fracking the enemy', is highly dubious and thus a distraction.
      This all needs to be said, this should be on the idiot box every time some chickenhawk politician or pundit starts reciting from 'warmongering for dummies', however the piece is short one word. I believe the most significant word, the innocuous one that very few would recognise before, that after the event everyone knows, and wishes they didn't. For us in the UK, not many people had heard of an Exocet before the Falklands War, afterwards everyone had, and by the MSM measurement criteria ( our blood ) this wars word could well be Sunburn.

  • 'Tablet' says writers who talk about Israel Firsters are channeling Hitler
    • If one goes by the rule ; 'the first to mention hitler loses the debate', has this piece not lost the argument at first sight.

  • Captain Israel is back, and better than ever!
  • Bias in the Great Library at Alexandria?
    • "unless you abrogate or control access to the internet." and who has the power to do that ? , real books are still important, maybe more so due to our great reliance on the net.

  • Republicans want Jerusalem? Herzl promised pope, kaiser and sultan to leave it outside Jewish state
  • Howard Fineman seeks to redline Ron Paul's populist Iran ideas as extremist
    • I wonder if they're going to get desperate enough to start re-tasking the Hasbaranauts.

    • classic line from that link:

      "I think one of the reasons he's surging — I mean he's like a rocket ship — is because of the fact that he says it like it is," Trump said of Gingrich.

      , it was written in May, I wonder what he thinks now ?

  • Assailed on Facebook for Tel Aviv gig, British musician Joker appears to back out
  • Iraq-- I'm sorry
    • there are so many to list, Rumsfeld, IMHO really should be prominent, and Blair.

    • one could spend years in a military system of instruction, training, discipline, orders, a control mechanism in which one's place, is as a cog in a giant machine. Only to find that suddenly, no actually you're running the show and setting the course, yours is the hand that makes it so, and yours is the face on the MSM show, 'why did it all go wrong'.
      We are are all responsible, all those in the democratic countries that fought the war. Those who faces should be shown next to the pictures of the newborn of Falluja are those who were planning it back in the 90's.
      I think you make an important point Dan,
      " From this came the break up of the left – the college educated hippies vs. the working class former soldiers, and we’ve been F’d as a country ever since. Let’s not do this again. The fact of the matter is, we not only owe an apology to Iraq, we owe an apology to humanity, including the men and women in the US uniform who (like me) fell for the nonsense about “honor, integrity” and images of slaying the dragon etc. "

    • It's so obscene, I wonder if even Satan himself might be giving Dick a bit of a ticking off in the next memo.

  • Why did it take 6 years to talk about the Israel lobby?
    • maybe I missed the talking points doing the rounds,
      why are we hating Roma people? do they even get a mention on an officially approved hate-sheet, did I miss something?
      I know they get regular waves of general abuse over here in the UK, especially since their way of life was made practically illegal nearly two decades ago.

  • How a comic book healed the wounds of normalization
    • NC,
      If you still have contact with SOP, you could do them a big favor and point out that they use:

      "I welcome the efforts of Seeds of Peace. Such exposure at an early age to a divergence of views plays a crucial part in laying the foundations for tolerance and understanding." - Tony Blair,

      on the front page frame of the Seeds of Peace website, not good in light of the last decade or so of tolerance and understanding in the ME.

      the Oslo Accords are/were a goddamn scam, please catch up, that is why the malevolance persists in the Levant, nearly two decades after the brief period (supposedly) of the transition.

      there's also reason people all over the world do and will remember Rachel Corrie , Vittorio Arrigoni , Tom Hurndall and others, try to work out why , an exercise in Normalisation. As an obvious example, the Spanish Civil War also inspired and continues to inspire.

      disclosure: on a very personal level, I'm pissed at the inclusion of the Israeli Ministry of Education in anything other than a bonfire of the bureauocracies.

    • Oh come on Light,
      even Wikipedia shows the Ottoman Census research as 4% Jewish in the mid 19th Century pre political Zionism , rising to 8% in 1914 and about 10-11% in the early British Mandate , when we graciously gave sovereignty of all/part ( depending on POV ) of Palestine to a bunch of well connected suits in the 'Washington' of the day.

  • JNF board member resigns over eviction of Palestinian family in Silwan
  • David Remnick erases Norman Finkelstein
    • I remember when Apartheid SA fell,
      it just went, almost overnight, dissappeared.. gone..
      Rabid International debate suddenly dissolved into the South African T&R process and there was no more fight. 'in yer face" became 'nowhere to be seen', almost overnight. Issues with maximalist principles I believe, leads to a very poor defense, no depth, vulnerable to losing large segements of the line to small breakthroughs, and the whole war to a change in the winds.

    • DM,
      I like Finkelstein, the laboured dry delivery, the coldly repetative reliance on reference to source, most un-media, you'd think he actually reads ALL of this stuff.
      I'm not that studious, so I'll just play with google for ten minutes or so,
      one can google a long post, just do it bit by bit,
      or just go to :
      http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=1003
      (Yoram Ettinger 13/12/11)
      for a good source of the latest cut'n'paste mentality from hive central.

      this looks like a very intellectually aspirational effort, what with all the references to real books and such, but tastes like stale crackers and rancid cheese from military survival rations.

      p.s. please keep referencing actual books, as the quote from "(Palestine Betrayed, Prof. Efraim Karsh, Yale University Press, 2010, p. 12)" is a quote from the Peel Commission itself and the rest of the book didn't quite look as Politically Correct.

      p.p.s I'm curious about “Palestine Today and Tomorrow – a Gentile’s Survey of Zionism” (McMillan, 1929)", as the title suggests a degree of Judeo-centricity, and yet, sections of the paragraph, when searched for , still only lead back to Hasbara Central sources of the same spliced up paragraph, including the many block-quotes, "[Jewish]" etc. surely there is at least one whole sentence of pro-Zionist quote in the entire book. I wouldn't know, I haven't read it, have you?

    • 'All fairy tales have some truth it'

      as do many fascistic narratives, nicely contained like animals in a zoo, or maybe petrified, as a venerated idol.

    • RW ,
      have you ever flipped a coin, please tell me you don't go through such intellectual contortions over say, heads or tails, or teads and hails, or whatever.

      If you could get them to buy this line in Las Vegas, you'd be minted.

    • Hophmi,
      ' non-polemical historians ' like Gingrich maybe.

      Finkelstein is no polemicist, he relies on evidence and facts to expose ahistorical BS, although you are right it is his own fault, he could have just regurgitated the politically approved narrative and got plenty of mainstream credit and a nice comfy career. Instead he went looking for truth, which is usually found on the other (less comfy ) side of the lie.

      my favourite polemicish Finkelstein from the classics of hasbara demolition,
      Finkelstein v Dershowitz - Bruce Lee mashup,

  • Likud's perfect candidate: Newt Gingrich (UPDATED)
    • no fair, why can't Zionists earn their Lords seats like everybody else has to?,
      with Corruption, Cronyism and wads of cash stuffed in brown envelopes.

      p.s. I should point out that the Lords sometimes acts as the last fragile line of sanity between British Law and the latest ideological machinations of UKPlc Government.

  • One day in the State of the Jewish People, a 'light unto the Nations'
    • eee,
      if a "majority of jews" equals " common knowledge",
      either approx. 6,986,000,000 of us are not "common" enough to count atall, or a "majority of jews"' are not as smart as the white South Africans,
      who gave it up when it became obviously unsustainable,
      post cold-war.

      I could list the examples of "great for ------" periods in human history, but it would be a long long essay, and I doubt you would see beyond the little Jewish bit of the 'who paid' half of the picture.

  • The liberal Zionist inability to confront the right of return
    • !^%-** tears running +{:};?
      #~!.*{}' ^$#mooser | ,,;}{. !.

      -*&...
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      is it just me, or does there always seem to be some balance at work in nature?, always, it seems.

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