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eljay

I'm a happily-married, vegetarian and atheist Canadian with two wonderful cats. :-)

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  • Israeli police attempt to arrest Palestinian preschoolers for throwing rocks
    • >> RoHa: Attempted? If the Israeli police are so incompetent that preschoolers can get away from them, then there is no chance they will catch hardened criminals.

      No need to catch them when you can just shoot them.

      (And if it turns out they weren't actually criminals, well, you can be sure they were anti-Semites and deserved it just the same.)

  • Israel will lose all American Jews but the crazies
    • >> amigo: On the one hand he calls us Jew haters and antisemites who want to destroy Israel and OTOH he refers to Israel being the bulwark of European Values.

      So...essentially, Israel prides itself on being like Europe and hating Jews. Does that make it anti-Semitic or self-loathing or both?

      -- Edit --
      I just noticed that the Edit function has returned. Thanks, Mondoweiss! :-)

    • >> amigo: Why are the dogs muzzled. ... Why do the soldiers have their faces covered. ...

      Why isn't Bibi wearing his Captain Israel outfit?

  • You don't have to suffer alone . . . the CIA is here for you
  • 'NYT' writer takes Salaita's side, saying U of Illinois violated 'intellectual and academic freedom'
    • >> tree @ December 17, 2014, 12:13 am

      Nicely done, tree. I'm curious to see how y.f. explains away the inconsistency.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a liberal Zionist
    • Israel could have been a "culturally Jewish" Israeli state - a state of and for all citizens of, immigrants to and ex-pats and refugees from the geographic region comprising Partition-borders Israel.

      But Zio-supremacists - even "liberal Zionist" types - didn't and don't want that. They wanted and still want a "Greater" Israel that is a supremacist "Jewish State" - a state primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews.

      The words of "liberal Zionist" RW never fail to capture the spirit of moderate Zio-supremacism:

      “I cannot consistently say that ‘ethnic cleansing is never necessary’.”

      ” … I feel that the nakba was a necessary wrong … ”

      “If I was an adult in 1948, I probably would have supported whatever it took to create the state of Israel, and held my nose at actions that I could not possibly do myself.”

      “The nakba that occurred in 1948 was accompanied by the independence, the liberation, of the Jewish community. So, I primarily celebrate … “

  • PA to seek UN Security Council resolution giving Israel two years to end the occupation
    • >> lysias: And Bibi responds — “the Holocaust”!

      “It seems that too many in Europe, on whose soil six million Jews were slaughtered, have learned nothing,” Netanyahu added.

      He's one to talk! Zio-supremacists - who, for over 60+ years, have been stealing, occupying and colonizing Palestinian land and oppressing, torturing and killing Palestinians - haven't learned a damned thing, either.

      “But we in Israel, we’ve learned. We’ll continue to defend our people and our state against the forces of terror and tyranny and hypocrisy,” he said ...

      But, Bibi, your state and Zio-supremacists just like you ARE forces of terror and tyranny and hypocrisy.

    • Photo caption: "We will take Israel to the ICC and we will make Israel pay...not quite yet."

  • Caroline Glick melts down with European diplomats
    • >> Vera Gottlieb: When are the Zionists going to realize that this kind of intimidating behaviour is costing them friends and supporters? When it is too late?

      The insatiable greed and uncompromising immorality of Zio-supremacists will be their undoing. When it all falls apart, I have a bad feeling that non-Zionist Jews will suffer at least some of the backlash, and that far too many Zio-supremacists with dirty and bloody hands will walk away unscathed.

    • >> Giles @ December 16, 2014, 8:07 am

      She is a typical - and typically hypocritical - Zio-supremacist. She defends...
      - past and ON-GOING (war) crimes committed by Zio-supremacist Jews like her; and
      - Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State",
      ...as though these are all good and moral things.

      But if she were being treated the same way Palestinians have been treated by people like her for over 60 years, she'd be screaming for justice and accountability.

      She'd also be screaming anti-Semitism and Holocaust which, interestingly, is what Zio-supremacists like her scream even as they continue, with impunity, to commit acts of injustice and immorality against non-Jews.

    • >> hophmeee: Israelis are not into formality ...

      That's right: No "please" or "thank you", just 60+ years of stealing, occupying and colonizing Palestinian and oppressing, torturing and killing Palestinians.

      >> This is 21st century, not the court of Henry VIII.

      It's the 21st century...except when it's Biblical "Land of Israel" times, or WWII "Holocaust" times, or late-19th / early-20th century "colonialism" times, or...

  • As Kerry and UN press on occupation, Netanyahu sees a 'diplomatic assault'
    • >> King Bibi: “We will not accept attempts to dictate to us unilateral moves on a limited timetable,” the Israeli leader said in a statement before flying to Italy.

      The rapist really hates it when his victim tells him that he must free her immediately.

    • >> MHughes976: Bang on cue, talking of Australia, comes the seemingly Islamist cafe siege in Sydney ...

      I wonder if the government of Australia - like the government of Canada - will conclude that the best way to deal with domestic terrorism is to collateral-damage the f*ck out of Middle Eastern countries, knowing that that will make them hate us for our freedoms.

  • Israeli extremists charged in arson of Jewish-Arab school wanted to 'raise intermarriage issue to top of agenda'
    • >> RoHa @ December 14, 2014, 6:07 pm

      Scary stuff! It's the sort of thing that gives guys like y.f. nightmares...

  • Why Israel's Jewish nationality bill is a big deal
    • >> mcoheneee: israel was established as a state to support jews in distress……there is no doubt that that century after century jews have been persecueted ...

      There is also no doubt that century after century homosexuals have been persecuted. But neither homosexuals nor Jews are entitled to a supremacist state.

      Justice and accountability are the correct responses to acts of injustice and immorality.

      Oppression, colonialism, expansionism and supremacism - whether Jewish, homosexual, Islamic, white or other - are not the correct responses to acts of injustice and immorality.

      This should be incredibly clear to anyone with even the slightest sense of morality. Zio-supremacists, it seems, lack that slightest sense of morality.

  • Steven Salaita: What Mondoweiss Means To Me
  • Israeli government attempts to shut down Nakba film festival in Tel Aviv
    • >> Walid: If true, that would be a very ugly incident by a Palestinian.

      I agree, and if true the Palestinian must be held accountable for his crime.

      But whether true or not, his action must not be used by Zio-supremacists or the supremacist "Jewish State" as justification for acts of injustice and immorality (e.g., demolition of family's home, torture, retaliatory murders, etc.) by them.

    • >> NormanFeee: A democracy is not a suicide pact.

      Nor is it or should it be any form of supremacist state.

  • PA considers ‘re-defining security coordination’ with Israel in wake of Palestinian govt minister death
    • >> “The attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens is another link in a chain of violent actions that has resulted from anti-Israeli incitement disseminated around the world by leaders of the Palestinian Authority and pro-Palestinian organizations,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon ... “The international community must condemn this ongoing incitement, which yields such results,” Nachshon continued.

      "Meanwhile, the 'Jewish State' of Israel - as it has done for over 60 years - will continue to steal, occupy and colonize Palestinian land and oppress, torture and kill Palestinians. We expect the international community to turn a blind eye yet again to these on-going acts of blatant injustice and immorality."

    • >> Mayhemeee: Palestinian protesters regularly put the IDF to the test with their routine confrontational demonstrations that deliberately aim to generate violence to implicate Israel.

      Yeah, and every time that bitch chained in the basement slaps and punches the rapist, she's just putting him to the test with a routine confrontation whose deliberate aim is to generate violence to implicate him.

      You Zio-supremacists are seriously f*cked up.

  • We're all anti-American now
    • >> ivreee: Criticism is a flexible word: if it is constructive it is OK, but e.g. the “criticism” of many on this site of Israel is no more than a euphemism for something far more sinister

      Much (most?) of the criticism of many on this site of the Palestinians is not constructive. It is, therefore, nothing more than a euphemism for something far more sinister.

      When will Zio-supremacists learn to love their children more than they hate Palestinians?

    • Tom Friedman’s column yesterday was the best sign of this; only someone with his pomp and insensitivity could begin a column the day after the Senate report with such cheap nationalist propaganda: “Why do people line up to come to this country? Why do they build boats from milk cartons to sail here?” We’re still the greatest, he said, and everyone wants to emulate us.

      Friedman is an ass, and his comment about America is the same sort of ass-like, apologist comment Zio-supremacists make about supremacist "Jewish State" or that the rapist makes with regard to his "activities".

      Being better than the worst is not the same as striving to be as good as the best, and it does not absolve America, Israel or the rapist of the acts of injustice and immorality they committed in the past and continue to commit.

  • 'Racist, fascist bullshit'-- Marcel Ophuls exposes Islamophobia in Israel
    • >> hophmeee: You’re an American colonist. Does your experience matter?

      Wow, I must've missed the part where Israel and all the territory it occupies are now - like America - a single, secular and democratic state:
      - with full and equal rights for all of its citizens; and
      - within which its citizens can freely move and reside.

    • >> hophmeee @ December 11, 2014, 1:29 pm

      Zio-supremacists like hophmeee never fail to speak up:
      - against justice, accountability and equality; and
      - in favour of Jewish supremacism and all its trappings.

      It is truly depressing that humanity is still afflicted with people who actually consider justice, accountability and equality to be bad things, and their preferred brand of supremacism - and all the acts of injustice and immorality that accompany it - to be a good thing.

  • 'Suicide Drones' and the Spoils of War: Israeli arms manufacturers look to cash in on the war in Gaza
    • >> talknic: @ eljay ” who gets to decide what constitutes legitimate and illegitimate targets?”
      >> Israel.

      And the Palestinians, too...right? I mean, Zio-supremacists are always insisting that there must be balance, so it wouldn't make sense for Israel to be the sole party to make these determinations...right? ;-)

    • >> Jackdaweee: Drones save Israeli lives and cause less collateral damage than other munitions.

      So you're OK with the Palestinians acquiring and using drones, saving Palestinian lives and causing less collateral damage than other munitions, yes?

    • >> jon s: If the target is innocent civilians – it shouldn’t be attacked, regardless of whether the aircraft is manned or unmanned. If the target is a legitimate military target – there certainly are advantages to using drones.

      Sounds great. So who gets to decide what constitutes legitimate and illegitimate targets? And it's acceptable for all parties to acquire and use drones, yes?

  • United Auto Workers local becomes first major U.S. labor union to endorse BDS
    • >> JeffBeee: Wow. I helped form that union back during its struggle with the administration. ... mostly we fought for the idea that all people should have rights. ... For an organization that worked for the common better of all to be twisted two decades later into openly embracing the anti-colonial BS ...

      All people should have rights...but not necessarily equal rights, which is why JeffBeee has no problem advocating, justifying and defending Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State".

  • Our Year-End Campaign: What Mondoweiss Means To Me
  • Palestinian minister dies after Israeli army assault during olive tree planting ceremony in West Bank village
    • >> eljay: Toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe.

      That's how Zio-supremacists view it, anyway.

    • >> Mooser: Ummm, if I am not mistaken “that situation” was Palestinians going out to plant olive trees on their own land in territory outside of Israel, not in Israel”.

      In Israel, outside of Israel.
      Justice and equal rights for everyone in Palestine, virulent anti-Semitism.
      Toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe.

    • >> Mayhemeee: ... Israeli soldiers naturally respond to a clear act of assault.

      Yeah, it's a good thing Israeli soldiers have been occupying territory outside of Israel's / Partition borders for over 60 years, ready to respond to clear acts of assault against them.

      That they should remain within the borders of their state and avoid clear acts of assault by non-Israelis is simply not an option!

    • >> OlegReee: A murderer of two Israeli teens in 1979 ...

      ... was held accountable for the crime he committed. If it is proven that a crime has been committed against him by Israel's Occupation and Oppression Forces, will anyone be held to account?

  • Saban confronts Bennett: 'Are you willing to cut commercial ties with Europe?'
    • >> hophmeee: ... I think it’s silly to deny Israel’s accomplishments as a country ...

      Yeah, it's amazing what a country can do with stolen land and natural resources and and 60 years of economic, financial, military and political support from the U.S. and other Western nations behind it.

    • >> hophmeee: He does what advocates do – he spins, even if it requires lying. This one requires lying. And of course, a community of dittoheads to eat it up.

      Lying advocates and a community of dittoheads to eat it up: What an excellent description of Zio-supremacism!

    • Look, if today you pressed the button, and you stopped using Israeli products, you wouldn’t wake up in the morning because the chip in your cell phone doesn’t work because it’s made in Israel. You wouldn’t get to work because you don’t have Waze. You might have a heart attack because the stent in your heart doesn’t work. The vegetables you eat would be lousy because you’re not getting Netafim [irrigation system]. Your account would be hacked and I could go on and on.

      Hmmm...that smacks of threats of all sorts of terrorism (eco-/bio-, financial, medical, etc.).

      Israel needs to be indispensable, and it is.

      Wow, what a sad statement. "I need to feel popular, and I am. Right? Tell me I'm popular!"

  • A point by point response to Alan Dershowitz’s 'Ten Reasons Why The BDS Movement Is Immoral'
    • >> shalom: ... This clearly calls for a right of return that would effective end the state of Israel.

      The right of return wouldn't necessarily end the state of Israel, but it most likely would end supremacist "Jewish State". And there's nothing wrong with ending supremacism.

      >> I don’t believe that pressuring a state of Israel that was built to take in the survivors of the Holocaust and all Jews who need a home will ever give in to a campaign of BDS/delegitimization ...

      Israel was established as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" primarily for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews. There's nothing legitimate about that.

      For over 60 years, Israel has been stealing, occupying and colonizing Palestinian land and oppressing, torturing and killing Palestinians outside of its / Partition borders. There's nothing legitimate about that, either.

  • Mamdani's 'holistic' challenge: Anti-Zionists must persuade Jews they can only be safe by dismantling the Jewish state
    • >> jon s: Sometimes it’s unfortunately necessary to kill in order to be safe. It’s known as self-defense ...

      Exactly. If the rapist lets his victim go, she'll bring the cops down on him. In order to be safe, he has to kill her in self-defence. She leaves him no choice.

      It's nice that you understand.

    • >> jon s: Know the phrase “been there, done that”? We’ve had the experience of not having a Jewish state, and it wasn’t so great, didn’t turn out well…

      ...and did not (and still does not) justify the creation of a supremacist "Jewish State".

    • >> All in all, I don’t believe the Jews have a realistic future in the Middle East.

      I don't know about Jews, but I don't see a realistic future in the Middle East for Zio-supremacists.

      >> Maybe they should buy some uninhabited land in Australia or Canada or something and start off their Jewish state over there.

      A supremacist "Jewish State" in Australia or Canada is no better than a supremacist "Jewish State" in Palestine.

    • >> Mooser: Oh now the delineation is “Israelite identity”?

      It's whatever works at any given time to further the Zio-supremacist agenda:
      - Holocaust
      - Hamas / Iran / Hezbollah
      - n centuries or millennia of Biblical "history"
      - Western-style democracy / "moral beacon"
      - not as bad as Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes"
      - some of the above
      - all of the above
      - none of the above.

    • >> ivreee @ December 7, 2014, 12:58 pm

      In other words: No matter how much she screams, cries or tries to hurt me; no matter how often the cops snoop around my house; and no matter how much society says it's wrong, I'm going to keep that bitch chained up in my basement 'cause she's mine, g*ddammit.

      It's disturbing that you Zio-supremacists are so devoid of any sense of justice or morality.

    • >> DoubleStandardeee: Is this satire? How would dismantling Israel make jews safe? Jews didn’t have Israel for 2000 years and certainly weren’t safe. Sure it looks dangerous – – Hamas, hezbollah, Isis, etc. But it’s much safer than jews being a scattered minority.

      Is this satire? The solution to acts of injustice and immorality committed against minorities in various countries around the world is the consistent application of justice, accountability and equality. The solution is not the establishment of one supremacist state for each minority.

    • The Palestinian challenge is to persuade the Jewish population and the world ... the longtime security of a Jewish homeland in historic Palestine requires the dismantling of the Jewish state. The lesson for Palestine and Israel, is that historic Palestine can be a homeland for Jews but not for Jews only. Jews can have a homeland in historic Palestine. but not a state.

      The challenge for the rest of the world - especially the U.S. and other enablers and supporters of Zio-supremacism and the oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist "Jewish State" of Israel - is to consistently advocate for and uphold justice, equality and accountability.

  • Rep. Israel endorses speech saying Europe failed Jewish people in 40s and is 'failing us again today'
    • >> Ambassador Prosor? That’s Israel’s ambassador to the UN ... The speech is the one he gave to the UN on November 25. ... Excerpts:

      ... I accuse you ...

      ... of intolerance for choosing justice, accountability and equality over Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State";
      ... of anti-Semitism for objecting to over 60 years of Israeli occupation, colonialism, expansionism, oppression, torture and murder;
      ... of Holocaust for insisting that Israel honour its obligations under international law and engage in sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

  • Israel has no answer to BDS, Barghouti tells packed hall at Columbia
    • >> NickJOCW: What I have long wanted to know is what exactly will happen to the vast number of illegal settlers?

      Good question.

      Although I don't expect that refugees from Partition-borders Israel will ever get to return to their homes and lands, I do believe they should either:
      - be allowed to return to Israel (as Israeli citizens), be re-settled within Israel at its expense and be paid compensation for any shortfall; or
      - agree to settle outside of Israel and be paid compensation by Israel in lieu of return.

      Israeli colonists in New State (Palestine?) don't have the same rights to New State as refugees from Partition-borders Israel have to Israel. IMO, they should be given two options:
      - agree to be relocated back to Israel, at Israel's expense; or
      - remain in New State (as New State citizens), but be relocated to elsewhere within the country at New State's expense, so that land stolen from the indigenous population of New State can be returned to the people from whom it was stolen.

    • >> yonah fredman @ December 6, 2014, 3:55 pm

      What a steaming pile of Zio-supremacist "morality" (goal + methods): Because the rapist cannot know what his victim will do should he set her free, he is entitled to keep her chained in his basement and to keep using her for his personal gratification.

      Un.F*cking.Believeable.

  • In major shift, one third of Americans want US to push for one-state outcome in Israel/Palestine
    • >> jon s: Eljay, It’s too bad that “peace ” is something of a dirty word for you.

      Peace is a wonderful word. I believe that the application of justice, accountability and equality will result in peace. So let's do it.

      The real problem is that Zio-supremacists like you abhor the words justice, accountability and equality, because:
      - they don't absolve you (collectively) of your past and on-going (war) crimes or your obligations under international law; and
      - they don't validate your claimed rights to Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State".

    • >> jon s: The only solution which is both morally sound and politically possible (just barely…) is two states.

      Garbage. A one-state solution is also both morally sound and "politically possible (just barely…)". And if it is less of the latter, it is without a doubt more of the former.

      >> It’s the only path towards peace.

      Advocating for "peace" - without any concern for justice, accountability and equality - is a sure sign that the person expressing an opinion on the I-P issue is a Zio-supremacist.

  • For the first time Israel's high court wrestles with legality of punitive home demolitions
    • >> Mayhemeee: Sorry to inform you blah chick but there is a war going on at the moment in Israel-Palestine.Just as collective punishment was used by the Allies to successfully end WWII Israel is being forced to resort to the same tactics.

      For over 60 years, Israel - an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist state - has been stealing, occupying and colonizing Palestinian land and oppressing, torturing and killing Palestinians.

      You are absolutely right to suggest that the Palestinians are entitled to resort to the same tactics as the Allies in order to end the war that Israel has been waging against them for over 60 years.

  • AIPAC seeks to blow up negotiations between Iran and US
    • >> It is hard to believe how Netanyahu has lost complete sight as to why Israel was created in the first place.

      What an amusing statement. Israel was conceived and established as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" - a state primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews. Bibi hasn't lost sight of that fact.

      >> The purpose behind Zionism was not the creation of a Jewish state at the expense of the Palestinians ...

      Of course it was.

      >> Israel was created to provide a home for the Jewish people ...

      IOW, a supremacist "Jewish State". Otherwise, it would have been created as a home for the Israeli people: Citizens, immigrants, ex-pats and refugees from the geographic region comprising Partition-borders Israel.

      >> ... as a democratic and just nation ...

      There's nothing democratic or just about any form of supremacism, including Jewish supremacism.

  • British MPs call for concrete action to sanction Israel
    • >> RoHa: On which topic we see what must surely be a world record: an 11 month old arrested and imprisoned.

      Why does that eleven-month-old child hate Jews so much?! :-(

    • >> Steve Macklevore: Sir Gerald Kaufman is a Jew, you idiot!

      What seems idiotic is the suggestion that it is impossible for a Jewish person to be anti-Semitic.

  • Elbit Systems loses key Brazil deal over Palestine protests
    • “Israel’s response is perfectly proportioned in accordance with international law,” Palmor said in an interview with the Jornal Nacional TV show late Thursday.

      I see that Mr. Palmor failed to indicate which parts of...
      - Jewish terrorism;
      - the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes and lands;
      - the establishment of a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" that engages in colonialism, expansionism and the oppression of the people under its military occupation; and
      - refusal to honour obligations under international law,
      ...are in accordance with international law.

  • Civil rights organizations warn universities: there is no 'civility' exception to First Amendment
    • >> Kay24 @ December 3, 2014

      What bothers at least as much as the actions of Zio-supremacists is the complicity of Western leaders and other politicians, especially the ones who do it for money and/or power (and not because of intimidation).

  • Whew! Likely DefSec nominee said U.S.-Israel relationship has never been stronger
    • >> Carter spoke briefly to the troops before shaking their hands and presenting them with commemorative coins from his office. “Protecting America means protecting Israel ... "

      No it doesn't.

      >> “But this is the fun part,” he added, indicating the tactical demonstration area and the fit, skilled men and women in uniform, some with their dogs and some still dressed in garb that disguised them as boulders and bushes.

      And "Arabs". It's unlikely the IDF is training dogs to attack and take down boulders and bushes.

  • What if the USA was the state of Anglo-Saxon Protestants round the world?
    • By confining their criticisms to what happens inside Israel proper, American Jewish leaders avoid confronting that reality. They maintain the pretense that Israel is a Middle Eastern version of the United States: a democracy that makes some mistakes. When you peer across the Green Line, that pretense collapses.

      Israel was envisioned and established as, and for over 60 years has operated as, a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" - a state primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews.

      American Jewish leaders don't have to peer across the Green Line to see that Israel is not "a Middle Eastern version of the United States: a democracy that makes some mistakes".

    • American Zionists are up in arms over the proposal, because it would end their beloved Jewish democracy.

      The proposal won't end the supremacist "Jewish democracy" - Israel as a "Jewish State" will remain democratic for Jews - but it strips away the flimsy pretense of Israel being something other than a religion-supremacist state and leaves Zio-supremacists in the increasingly awkward position of having to blatantly defend Jewish supremacism.

  • It's always been a holy war
    • >> Mayhemeee: The state of Israel came into this like a slap on the face of every Muslim.

      The state of Israel - conceived, established, maintained and expanded as a supremacist "Jewish State" primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews - has been a slap on the face of every Palestinian man, woman and child terrorized, ethnically cleansed, dispossessed, oppressed, tortured and/or murdered by Zio-supremacist Jews.

      And Zio-supremcists have been getting off on this for over sixty years.

    • >> Annie Robbins: eljay, mayhem is trying to answer you but he can’t find a way to do it without linking to islamophobes and breaking our comment policy wrt nakba denial. let’s see if he can figure out how to get his message across without the help of robert spencer.

      Thanks, Annie. Ultimately, there's no just or moral way to defend supremacism - although Zio-supremacists sure do put a lot of effort into doing just that for their particular brand of supremacism - but it'll be interesting to see what he comes up with. :-)

    • >> Mayhemeee: Who started this holy war? By how many centuries does Islam with its in-built antipathy toward dhimmis (Christians and Jews) predate Zionism?

      WTF?! How on earth does "Islam with its in-built antipathy toward dhimmis" justify the creation of an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in Palestine?

    • >> ivreee: One misconception in the article is that while it is true that coming back to Zion had Judaic motives the hope of many then was to avoid a war with the people already living there – about half a million Palestinian Arabs. So “the war” part of it was not intended ...

      Yeah, war is never intended when a group of people declares its intention to take possession of a populated geographic region and set up a supremacist state for themselves and other members of their collective.

      >> ... and it only became that when things went wrong violence erupted because of the refusal of the locals to accept the newcomers as fellow residents ...

      The locals rightly refused to accept the newcomers as supremacist overlords.

    • The rape analogy has come to be a favorite one among liberal Zionists. They obliquely acknowledge the Nakba when they say: Even a child born of rape deserves to live.

      Is Israel supposed to be the child born of rape? Well, I agree: The child should live.

      And if he grows up to be an honest and law-abiding person, treat him as such.

      But if he grows up to be a thief, an oppressor, an abuser and a supremacist, hold him accountable for every one of his acts of injustice and immorality.

  • Israel has always been crazy
    • >> OyVey00: The problem with egalitarianism is that it posits that such a difference does not exist and that – for example – an Indian, a Jew, a Nigerian and an Englishman are all interchangeable ...

      An Indian, an Israeli, a Nigerian and an Englishman. Unlike those four, "Jew" is not a bureaucratic nationality.

    • >> OyVey00: ... There has to be a healthy middle ground between xenophobic ultranationalism and radical egalitarianism.

      I vote for justice, accountability and equality as that healthy middle ground.

    • >> Mooser: ... Tell people anything, tell ‘em it’s a veritable Garden of Eve, tell ‘em the British government has given them Palestine, but get them there.

      "Ah, yes, the old 'land without a people for a people without a land' trick!"

      >> After that, well, nobody wants to die, so make sure there’s plenty of weapons so they can defend their ‘rights’.

      Perpetually in danger...aaand loving it!"

    • >> Kay24: One article in Haaretz says this election will show if the country is zionist or extremist.

      So, Israel is down to only two options:
      - "regular" Jewish supremacism; or
      - full-on Judeofascism.

      It's a shame we may never get to know a secular and democratic Israel - a state of and for all of its Israeli citizens, immigrants, ex-pats and refugees, equally. Zio-supremacists simply won't allow it.

    • >> Israel has always been mad and bad.

      Not surprising, seeing as how:
      - Israel was conceived as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State";
      - it was realized as such by means of Jewish terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population from their homes and lands;
      - with foreign political, financial, military and economic support, it has remained engaged for over 60 years and with impunity in an ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder;
      - it refuses to honour its obligations under international law;
      - it refuses to accept responsibility for its past and ON-GOING (war) crimes; and
      - it refuses to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

  • 'There's no coexisting with cancer': Bilingual Arabic/Hebrew school damaged in Jerusalem arson attack
    • >> catporn: ... My spine went cold when I read that ... Now here comes a company of soldiers at the behest of a government that wants to see you and your family suffer, they’ll demolish your home and take your citizenship at the very least, this must be a terrifying, traumatic experience.

      Zio-supremacists are very proud of the fact that their "Jewish State" is both a "moral beacon" and - at the same time - not quite as bad as Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes".

  • Pssst! Is Israel going crazy?
    • >> Horizontal: Since when did “heartbreaking” become the answer to everything Israel does?

      Since "troubling" wasn't cutting it anymore.

    • >> Walid: So true, the Moslems have their crazies in ISIS, the Christians in the End-Timers, and the Jews in their Israelis.

      Jews have their crazies in Zio-supremacists, not just in Israelis.

    • >> hophmeee: No one is letting anyone off the hook here. But it’s interesting that Phil refuses to turn a critical eye toward his own country, where what he claims he sees in Israel is quite present here. And it’s very much encouraged by the right-wing establishment in the United States. The only difference is that the United States does not face the constant security threat that Israel does.

      I like this paragraph: He won't let Israel off the hook but, only three sentences later, the discussion is all about the U.S. and Israel is off the hook. Bravissimo!

    • >> When I was in Israel last month, I went to a demonstration at which ... a young man explained calmly/angrily to me that he is a Jew before he is a human being ...

      Instead of being calm/angry, he should have been ashamed to explain to you that he is a supremacist.

    • >> ... the New York Times says Netanyahu’s initiative is “heartbreaking” for those who believe in Israeli democracy.

      Yeah, it's heartbreaking when you support Jewish supremacism in a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" and the government hasn't got the decency to give you even the flimsy pretense of "Jewish and democratic" to hide behind. :-(

  • Activists block Jericho road to protest East Jerusalem land grab
    • >> Blownaway: ... I like JSIL to describe it now. Sorry Bibi Israel resembles ISIS more than Hamas does…wait I’m not sorry

      ISIL and JSIL have the "shared common values" of conquest and supremacism. y.f. inadvertently but effectively underscored the similarity a few days ago:

      The facts of the actuality of Jewish nation building running over the interests of the Palestinian Arab people is not sufficient, to me, to negate all aspects of Zionism, but only its implementation in a specific place and time.

  • 'I observe that you are a fascist' -- Zahalka to Feiglin
    • >> lysias: I was just looking at Arendt’s 1946 piece from Commentary magazine ... There she calls the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine “Arabs”, not “Palestinians”, but I think that was the normal usage in English at the time.

      She uses the term "Arabs" twice in that article and both times, to me, it seems that she means to use it as a way to differentiate between Jews and non-Jews.

      Had she used the term "Palestinians", that would have encompassed indigenous Jews and made her comparison less clear.

    • >> Moshe Feiglin: "Whoever curses another MK, let alone the Chair, cannot carry on speaking."

      Seems reasonable. I wonder if this rule is applied to all MKs consistently.

      >> annie: maybe that’s normal at the knesset, for the chair to show complete disregard for a speaker and interrupt as if it was a dinner party conversation.

      Well, he did (not) make up for it with his patronizing reference to "dear Arab MKs".

      I wonder how Mr. Feiglin would appreciate being referred to as "dear Jew MK".

  • Palestinian flag is an 'enemy' flag-- Netanyahu's latest crackdown
    • >> OyVey00: You don’t have to be a believer of Judaism to emigrate to Israel and get Israeli citizenship. You have to be ethnically Jewish. They even do DNA tests in doubtful cases, look it up.

      Hmmm:
      - A person converts to Judaism, but later becomes an atheist Jew. Is that person ethnically Jewish?
      - If 'no', why not, given that Jewish is considered an ethnicity?
      - If 'yes' but, upon emigration to Israel, a DNA test is required, how does he pass it? (I'm assuming that religious conversion doesn't create Jewish genes in a person.)

    • >> bryan: Just imagine the shrieks of outrage that the following would produce: “Last week when discussing the United States’ proposed new American and democratic law, President Obama stated that in the land of America, “only the American People have national rights”.

      I don't see a problem with that. It would be like Bibi proposing that in Israel, only the Israeli People (citizens, immigrants, ex-pats and refugees) have national rights. Sounds good!

      A declaration by the American president that "In the land of America, only the Christian People have national rights" would be as unjust and immoral - and as supremacist - a declaration as is Bibi's "Jewish State" proposal.

    • Last week when discussing Israel’s proposed new Jewish and democratic law, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that in the land of Israel, “only the Jewish People have national rights: A flag, anthem, the right of every Jew to immigrate to the country, and other national symbols.”

      In other words: Israel is a religion-supremacist "Jewish State". Justice, accountability and equality - along with the Palestinians - can go f*ck themselves.

  • Lieberman unveils racist peace plan: Pay Palestinians to leave Israel
    • >> ivreee: If you are from Libya or Morocco and want to get to Europe you pay a lot to sea smugglers and risk your life – and many still do that. As an Israel Arab all you have to do to get there is go to a travel agent and buy a ticket – no visa needed. Yet they don`t go. Does it not proves something?

      Non-Jewish Israelis want to remain in - or, if they're refugees, want to return to - their geographic homeland. Meanwhile, Jewish Israelis are emigrating to Germany for cheaper pudding. That proves something.

    • >> Mooser: Does it ever occur to the Israelis that the world may not thank them and hold them in high esteem if they do manage to destroy the Palestinians? They seem the world is going to thank them for it.

      Maybe Zio-supremacists are counting on the world consoling them if they manage to destroy the Palestinians and then shed lots of tears over what they've done.

      "There, there, you poor 'Jewish State'. That must have been hard on you. Here, have another slice of Middle East."

    • >> Horizontal: Jewish guy moved in next door to me. Offered him $20 bucks to leave. Got pissed at me for some reason.

      Take over half his house, tell him it's self-(self-)determination. When he refuses to accept your takeover and retaliates - even though you've offered him second-class status in your Horizontal and democratic house - accuse him of terrorism and anti-Horizontalism and take over the rest of the house for "security reasons". After all, it's yours for the taking because, y'know, he didn't accept your initial partition offer.

      And remember: You're the victim in all this.

  • Thanksgiving: The perfect holiday to ruin with politics
    • >> JeffBeee: The Jewish and Palestinian communities got along terrifically in LA when I lived there because they both recognized each other’s legitimate claim to live in Los Angeles and sought ways to build a better life for all people of Los Angeles.

      I agree: It's an absolute shame that for over 60 years the supremacist "Jewish State" of Israel has been occupying and colonizing Jerusalem rather than letting the citizens of that Free City build a better life for themselves.

    • >> just: Oh, look. Netanyahu and Ya’alon agree of next IOF chief of staff– Major General Gadi Eisenkot. ... Who is this war criminal?
      >> “The Dahiya doctrine is a military strategy put forth by the Israeli general Gadi Eizenkot that pertains to asymmetric warfare in an urban setting, in which the army deliberately targets civilians and civilian infrastructure, as a means of inducing suffering for the civilian population ... "

      Well, the Palestinians aren't going to drive themselves out of Palestine, so *somebody's* gotta do it!

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