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  • Democrats are losing their fear of AIPAC and Haim Saban
    • Thanks for reminding me of the term. Dixon introduced a newer one, even more descriptive: sheepdog.

  • 'Ali is on the grill!' Israeli settlers celebrate burning of Palestinian baby
    • Shingo,

      By 1939 (not 1905), the Zionist colonial invaders had packed the place full with intruders of all origins (and some refugees, too) and kicked out most of the local Jewry that wanted none of that. With British armed repression of the locals, they had also filled the civil service, sports teams, dominant organizations of the economy, etc. with organized Zionists. Never mind the official "impartial" statements of HMG.

    • Shenfield,

      That is the colonialist "Palestinian" citizenship after the hostile Zionist invasion, under the protection of the British occupation.

    • Sure, "American" Ziospective and linguistics. Some pairing.
      Oh well, there is no such thing as English either and the "various dialects of the English language group" are often mutually ininintelligible. And there is more than one standard (while Arabic still has only one Standard.)
      Also, " Arab" describes any person at all whose mother tongue is Arabic. No racial definition, so while your despicable racist rants about Turks and Africans pass "moderation" here (thanks to the fact that they are not anti-Zionist), they have to be clearly marked as the trash they are, and by the way what do you imagine yourself to be? Like, if Palestinians are "Turks" (less than 3% of the biologic origin of the population) or " Africans" then you surely would be a Russian, or a Khazar, or a Berber or sumpin', no?

  • Palestinian official links US withdrawal from UN human rights body with US taking 'crying babies from their parents’
    • Kay,

      Don't forget to note that the regulations or decrees or other nonsense implemented by the Donald were prepared under Bush fils, then aggressively pursued by the Obama (who did, however, pilot the detailed implementation with more PR-savvy.)

  • Mr. Lansman comes to Tel Aviv: Jeremy Corbyn's senior ally wants to restrict free speech on Israel
    • Hughes

      I suppose that it is possible to be a socialist, one who believes in public control of the means of production, and a nationalist ...

      Your definitions, Hughes. That one denotes statism. Socialism is defined as control of the means of production by the working class, not " public". Given that their country is the working class, socialists cannot be nationalists.

      That for the definition only. As for what fancy names people call themselves, ie the sad reality of "socialist" nationalist criminals from Mollet to Blair to Sanders to Zionist Labour and the NSDAP, you are of course right.

    • "an atheist,although he still observes some Jewish festivals".
      I wonder is that perchance like a lapsed Catholic who still buys and dresses up a Christmas tree each December ?

      I'd say it's more like a notorious atheist whose motto was "Gott mit uns!" Some gods are racial --not theological.

  • US leaves UN Human Rights Council, a 'cesspool' of bias against Israel
    • Eva,

      When? Only after the fall of the House of US.

      As for international organizations, nowadays it's only the participation of rich bandits that lends them any relevance, not the other way ' round.

  • Mal Hyman's outspokenness on Gaza massacre is a sign of things to come in Democratic races
    • Watan,

      Of course I worry when I see inexpressibly naive onlookers who still believe that there can be any " decent stuff" in the main organization administering and managing US imperialism on behalf of the owners of the country. But that's not our discussion --as I said, your egregious propaganda was occasional only, not continuous. I apologized for that (but was it crude, oh boy!)

    • Watan,

      I looked and I owe you an apology; it's not continuous (I know exactly what in your stuff creates that impression for me, but that's neither here nor there.) But then, this last one is so egregious it almost deserves a court-martial.

    • Maghlawatan,

      Your continuous Dim propaganda is getting a bit crude. More so than even Kay's. Rather incompatible with a fight against Zionism, don't you think?

  • Killings shouldn't be necessary for world to hear Gaza voices
    • to "Nathan"

      Just so you don't go on looking for hidden agendas, getting rid of the occupation in Palestine obviously means respecting strictly the will of the legitimate inhabitants, or entitled heirs thereof. Which means of all established Palestinians (some 4% of them Jewish) as of the day Zionist colonizers publicly declared their hostile intent to subvert the sovereignty over Palestine --in 1897. Not, as you seem to think, 1967 or 1947.

      Unless a general plebiscite of all these Palestinians, including all who had to leave and excluding all invaders, in the total absence of duress (=threats or any occupation) returns a decision to admit some of the invaders, or offspring thereof, as citizens, all these invaders are there illegally and can go to their legal homelands or the cushy embrace of their too-powerful protector. Those with any conscience left already.

      Just so you don't "hear a hint".

      Meanwhile, every little bit helps. Like stopping the flow of American goons or breaking the blockade.

    • Way too many stupid words, "Nathan". The Propaganda goons of yesteryear that you are emulating were better at that job.
      Getting rid of Zionists mean getting rid of all invaders in Palestine. Like your good self, an American squatting illegally and illegitimately on other people's land. Vamoose.

    • Very well, Nathan. We're all ears, what is the strategy you recommend instead to get rid of you Zionists?

    • Would this kind of high-profile attention have resulted from the March if Palestinians had not exposed Israel’s brutality by provoking its soldiers to shoot unarmed protesters? Sadly, I think not.


      Ask now what changes by getting high-profile attention. There has been a lot of "high-profile" attention generated over the years.

      Getting "attention" in the so-called Western (and some less so) countries by itself isn't enough of a result. When organized opposition against the imperialist support given to the Zionist invaders is weak and diluted, as it most certainly is at the current time, or even non-existent, as it is in the US, attention washes off without leaving any appreciable result.

      It hurts to say it but exposing the enemy with no organized follow-up is not useful by itself, no matter the huge commitment and heroism of the masses.

  • IDF snipers: choosing who to shoot
    • Green,

      Money is irrelevant, of course, as long as various Adelsons and Sabans are paying the self-appointed busybodies who do the ratings.

    • Green,

      Sounds like another Neocon list.

    • Oh no, there's no Zionist propaganda plot. Perish the thought.

    • Annie,

      You sure got a point. I should have been much clearer that it can be of interest somewhere, sometime.
      Now, with the ongoing orgy of internationally fully supported plain mass murder, is certainly the worse possible time for discussing this shit, though: it's being used for diversion, and how.

    • Mooser,

      He means the guy speaking in the movie. The description is correct --he even wrote "(former)".

      As if it wasn't obvious.

    • Fine, continue liking the stuff. How exactly are the Zionists' "rules of engagement" relevant to an indiscriminate mass murder orgy with special targeting of first aid and journalists? You want the illegal high court to restrict them? Like they "restricted" torture some 40 years ago, already?

      As for derogatory comments, many toxic articles on this site (as distinct from the many interesting, well--thought and inspiring articles) do deserve them, and how.

      Also, speaking of rules, the fact that James' comments are published does not mean that a lot of critical issues are not systematically censored also when they do not violate any of the ostensible rules. But then, this is the capitalist word and it's up to the owner, no problem.

    • James,

      Let's not extend the blame to the web site that did note, at the end of Shenfield's largely technical comment, that

      many killings lack even the most tenuous security rationale... It may therefore be presumed that many of the Gaza demonstrators who have been maimed or killed were shot just for fun, to alleviate boredom, or to express hatred...

      I fully agree with you, however, that it is obscene, no other word for it.
      The "rules" of genocidal invaders are clear anyway: mass murder by the hundreds and thousands of a defenceless, captive population whose basic right would be to strike at the invaders with all possible weapons. They are totally irrelevant to the discussion of the invasion and occupation.
      One does not need to know any "rules" set by illegal invaders. It's obvious that they are no different than Genghis Khan's or the Nazis'. If any of US imperialist "responsibility to protect" principles (used by Democrats to rape so many countries!) were principles, the only appropriate international response would be immediate armed intervention and the hanging of all government, planners, commanders and executioners.

      Absent that, the only thing that is being discussed is the "technical" legal status of one form of mass murder within the legality of an illegal government illegally on the land. I agree that it is of no interest and not remotely likely to help anyone, except salve the conscience of some negligible liberal Zionists who should just get out of the country if they are serious about Palestinian rights.

  • Organizer of the Great March of Return says protests in Gaza 'must go on'
    • Shenfield,

      Of all the condescending, smug, belittling insults directed these last days at the Palestinian people, yours takes the cherry. Right or wrong, it is for them, and *their* different political organizations, and the participating, heroic individuals to decide, not to a goddam "International Committee" or the saintly American Quakers, if to risk life and limb braving the Zionists openly. The only thing the so-called internationals have a right to do is to help and support, period.

      It's not up to some bleating liberaloids who can't even manage to change their governments to force a stop to the Gaza blockade (most of these liberaloids even continue to vote for imperialist parties, among other things) to order around the Palestinians.

      The pacifist author of the article here may be deluded (and carry at least some responsibility) but he is entitled to speak. Not us.

  • If I had to live in Israel again, 'it would actually drive me insane' -- Shaul Magid
    • Eliot,

      Shaul Magid is an impressive intellectual and a real progressive

      and a Zionist and a settler, not really ex because he keeps his illegitimate Azrael citizenship and goes back regularly, and a proud ex-combatant in repressing the broken bones Intifada... very "progressive". I'm duly impressed. Sounds like the regular MW liberal genocidaire fare.

      Not every academic in Indiana is a weird racist

      I don't know if he's "weird", and there are very decent persons in Indiana but this one is a Zionist so he's at least a plain, non-weird racist.

    • Hunter,

      Being a lawyer, of course you know that "separate but equal" was thrown out because it only can mean unequal.

    • Summary: some Zionist invaders aren't too happy with other Zionist invaders. Not, mind you, because they have invaded Palestine (they are proud of having "served" breaking the bones of those they robbed "during the First / Second Intifada") but because they aren't comfortable with the crude style.

      So, using their unlimited freedom of movement (in contrast to citizens of all the rest of the world), this gourmet fraction of the invaders is waiting it out in the good ole States. As an irritant to us, until the Zionists whom they prefer return to power in Palestine, at which time the Magids will go back and restart at their job of robbing and genociding.

      There is not a word there to interpret otherwise: it's nothing but irrelevant Demollican-versus-Repucrat bitching over style.

      Not in Phil Weiss' words either! We know his otherwise commitment to some de-Zionization of Palestine but is he, here, similarly talking more about style (DemoVsPublican) than substance? He's "been waiting for Gaza/Netanyahu to shake loose liberal Zionists" who will adopt "American values". Those American values of Phil's sound more like Democrat-vs-Republican style issues, too. If there were anything worth writing home in "American values", America wouldn't be the executioner of the rest of the world she is; it wouldn't be the principal in the US-Zionist partnership for invasion and genocide.

    • Hunter

      according to the leading scholar and racist Magid, Jews are an amenable/adaptable group. They have learned to live as equals with non-jews. Why would Magid not conclude that Jews could therefore learn to live as equals with Palestinians?

      Where do you read that "as equals"?

      To me the whole thing rather has a definite odor of the smug "separate but equal" more than anything else. Any people who extort our money and resources to their exclusive advantage are surely acting as our betters.

      The difference between that attitude and the one exhibited against the Palestinians is one of degree only.

  • 'Let them eat candy' – Israel’s ideological war against incendiary kites from Gaza
    • Assuming for the sake of argument that they folks in Gaza do have a "right to resist occupation", that only opens the question of "how to resist"

      " American" Perspective seems to have started to learn reading but more is required: the phrase ends with "... by all means available." Repeated in three resolutions, not just the Charter. So there, he has a full answer to the stupid question.

      I'll agree with that piece of "American" propaganda refuse that a right needs enforcement to be respected. That's why he' ll only wake up when his darling Nazionist state is utterly destroyed.

    • I don’t know much about the Warsaw Intifada

      What a liar. If he didn't know much about the Warsaw insurrection, how come he spends all that ink using the exact same reasoning, and almost the exact same words (except for the half-hearted update to "Rome Statute") as the Nazi military DA of the time?

      "American" perspective indeed.

    • The international law category our Zurgeon is looking for is protected persons, ie all civilians occupied by a foreign military power. So the next category he is looking for is that of unprotected persons, like a. occupation personnel, by UN Charter definition free game for the occupied who have the right to resist occupation, and b. the civilian population settled by the occupier in the occupied areas. Now occupation personnel are illegally there, so they have no right at all to do anything to the occupied, anything at all.

      And just in case he wants to think that the occupation "category" is dated 1967 he can forget that, too. The illegal occupation dates from the official start of hostilities in November 1947 and applies to all Palestine. End of "categories". All his other "categories" belong not to international law but to Nazi occupation "law" as we know it well.

  • You can no more be a socialist Zionist than you can be a meat-eating vegan
    • Outstanding; a summary reference piece.

      One necessary extension to this should be the story of the European colonialist "Socialist" treason (in addition to that of British Labor, already in your article) that was instrumental to the successful rape of Palestine.

  • Imagine the KKK doing a biopic of MLK and you get... 'Fauda'
    • John 66,

      You're simply beating a long-dead, stinking corpse way past the point where it becomes pathological. Yet again, but leopards and spots.

      Of course a lot of what King said on Zionism was full of his religious indoctrination, that's stipulated and that was not part of what he was competent about, and not what the US of A gov. brutally murdered him for. It's moronic to call him a Zionist anyway, but even then, so what. Do we want to repeat the same irrelevant shit daily for another 50 years?

    • So what, John 66?
      MLK was wrongity wrong. Keep him. And put a sock in it sometime.

  • The dangers of conflating anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism
    • Mooser,

      How about sitting patiently enough to read the next sentence and the truth will emerge naked from the well.

    • The absurdity of a demand for a place for the Zionists among the oppressed of any type is duly noted, but Zios will be Zios, what do you expect?

      But then intersex... pardon, intersection, ehm, ality is even worse than its name (whose inventress, also named here for posterity, seems to strongly discriminate against short, plain English words but passim). If, as the article clearly says, "is precisely not about promoting hierarchies of oppression", well then its objective result is that of diluting political struggle. All of history only shows any wins when one target with the most enemies is isolated at any one moment and all the enemies of that target are brought together, no matter their other, and various, preferences, no matter their otherwise divergent policies.

      Yes, there are hierarchies and how! And they are such that only one common, high priority is possible at any one moment. If you are trying to knock down imperialist aggression with a precedence for Palestine, and eliminating religious superstition (just an irrelevant example picked at random to offend a minimum of well-meaning souls) are for you two objective with exactly the same high priority, you won't be useful in any of the two fights.

      That's basically why there is no real, organized progress in our days.

  • The Knesset officially declares that Israeli democracy is for Jews only
    • US Citizen:

      What has religion got to do with anything when Zionism is strictly about mythical racism?

  • Don't expect Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris to be critical of Israel
    • One simply must love Anglo-Zionese.

      Admire how elegantly Reb Fredman writes:

      The Jewish zionist support for a strong US defense budget created a political alliance between pentagon budget hawks and zionism

      To say that the obedient, corrupt politician shits bought with our own money not only feed and protect and arm the Zionist abomination in Palestine and give it thousands of soldiers, too; they make us pay our last cent to become war criminals all, using our taxes and our kids to wage endless wars of aggression on their behalf.

      The cherry on this Zio cake is that they also make fun of us.

    • ...there is a difference between Nixon and golda compared towards trump and bibi.

      And what exactly would the difference be? Be precise.

      (Note that the rotten American hag Golda Meir spoke good English and knew how to use her prepositions; she wouldn't have offended the eye with atrocious usage like "compared towards".)

    • Why give the American Retrospective the time of the day, as if he were writing anything to look at? He's the latest avatar of the time-wasting diversion from the Propaganda Ministry replacing the logorrheic "Nathan" or whatever-his-face.

    • Face it, the likelihood of anyone calling himself "Jewish" being a Zionist is statistically speaking very high. At least much higher than the opposite. In the US, the risk increases even more. If said person is married to a Democrat, of the Zio-pandering sort to boot, it becomes even higher.

  • Knesset foils efforts to end Israeli apartheid
    • Abubakr

      One time I was accused of ... being a paid operative

      That's ridiculous. Agreed, the goons manning the (at least 4 different) Zionist paid-propaganda offices are none too bright but it's hard to imagine them paying good money for marking an autogoal with each single Abubakr posting.

      Working for the Zionists because one genuinely believes in their nonsense is way worse than doing it for money.

  • 'Why Ahed slapped the soldier' --an interview with Bassem Tamimi
    • from an equivalent to the Greek hestia = hearth but maybe that’s wishful thinking.

      You can be sure it is. See much earlier documented name transcribed Peleset or at least plst; and how would we explain Palαιστινη from hestia way before the loss of diphthongs, and where would be the trace of the loss of aspiration?

      Unimportant anyway.

  • Palestinians protest in Ramallah against the 'Authority of Shame'
  • Mother of slain medic goes to border fence, vows her daughter's mission will not end
    • I thought her daughter had no mission but to help save lives as a medic

      And who's the punk who defines what other people's "missions" may be? Who are you, the Spaghetti Monster?

  • Israeli drones drop Ramadan blessings leaflet on Gaza-- before four more are killed
    • Johnny S,

      Shooting unarmed civilians who pose no threat to anyone is a crime and should be treated as such

      Correct, and you are an accessory.
      Look up what was done in Nuremberg to the no'count accomplices of too low a grade to be judged.

    • Johnny is really the best.

      He just gave us a link that confirms definitely that the 8-month-old baby girl was murdered by the genocidal Zionist entity.

      Whoever is paying Johnny is in the business of scoring auto-goals.

    • Nah. Their most sadistic material is their own. It's the run-of-the-mill stuff that's generally dated 1936-1945 and translated from the German, but the real creative genius is modern and Zionist.

  • Literary hero Yossi Klein Halevi says anti-Zionist Jews aren't Jewish
    • Sibiriak,

      Mooser: Zionism. You may have heard of it.
      Zionism is on the Zionist agenda.

      Don't bullshit us.
      Come back when the Zio are an ineffective minority.

    • A globally trading, territorially expanding, nuclear-armed ghetto.

      Exactly. That's what guarantees increasingly powerful state enemies, in addition to the Palestinian resistance. That's precisely what feeds my relative optimism.

    • Mooser,

      ddbkrr has only himself to blame if he's not getting paid. I imagine the Prime Minister's Office, the Diaspora and Propaganda Ministry and the Hasebara Foundation do a minimal quality check before writing the checks. Even these guys would have some minimal requirements, don't you think?

    • Abubakr getting psychedelic again:

      ... just like dozens of ethnic/cultural groups in the us hold onto and display prominently their distinct identities, so do the jews.

      Begging the question in a post 2-above or so:

      I still have to see ONE (1) single such “sufficient attribute” –and I’m plenty old. It cannot be strictly religious or liturgical (that would mean that Catholics and Buddhists are “Nations”), it must be common, pan-Jewish, ie applicable to Falashas and German Jews and Ashkenazis and (genuine) Sefardí and Mizrahi and Bukhari and and… And of course it cannot be strictly Zionist, ie posterior to the abusive colonial invasion of Palestine.

      So we are still waiting for even one single piece of evidence that there is any "Jewish distinct identity" other than strictly religious.

      Still waiting.

    • Most ethnic groups have origin stories

      Correct, they do.
      Jews are not an ethnic group, though.

      A lot of reactionary and fascist political groupings have origin myths, too. Without them, it's nearly impossible to gather and mobilize large, hysterical murderous crowds. Like the Aryan and the Zionist origin myths.

      Thank you, De Baker.

    • The Naftoosh didn't wait two days, and he comes back again with the Stone-Age flat-earth theory.

      The Jews don’t have to define themselves as a national community. They have sufficient attributes of one and have had them for centuries.

      I still have to see ONE (1) single such "sufficient attribute" --and I'm plenty old. It cannot be strictly religious or liturgical (that would mean that Catholics and Buddhists are "Nations"), it must be common, pan-Jewish, ie applicable to Falashas and German Jews and Ashkenazis and (genuine) Sefardí and Mizrahi and Bukhari and and... And of course it cannot be strictly Zionist, ie posterior to the abusive colonial invasion of Palestine.

      I'm waiting. I've been waiting very many years. No answer yet.

    • RoHa

      I hereby promise to refrain from any disapproval or even sniffing if and when a Jewish state is established on Antarctica, provided the responsible powers and the penguins sign off.

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