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eljay

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

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  • Clinton and Cruz both betrayed Obama's foreign policy yesterday
    • Of course, the leading anticipated Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s comments have also contrasted in tone to Obama’s; he pledged “unwavering” support for Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu. Senator Ted Cruz ... told CNN yesterday:

      I think the United States should stand unshakeably with Israel. I think one of the most disgraceful aspects of the Obama presidency is how it has treated Prime Minister Netanyahu…

      Jeb and Ted ('s Excellent Adventure - "Most triumphant, dude!") appear to be vying for the title of "Chief Donkey-fellator".

      But the fact is that no country should offer or provide "unwavering" or "unshakeable" support to any other country. Such relationships must remain open to re-evaluation.

  • Netanyahu says US is part of new 'axis'!
    • “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked the United States and other world powers participating in the Lausanne talks on Monday, saying that they are awarding Iran a prize for its aggression. “The emerging agreement in Lausanne sends a message that there is no price to pay for aggression – on the contrary, Iran gets a prize for its aggression,” Netanyahu said.

      Pretty rich stuff, coming from a hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist whose religion-supremacist "Jewish State" regularly receives economic, political, financial and military support despite the fact that it:
      - has been stealing, occupying and colonizing Palestinian land and oppressing, torturing and killing Palestinians for almost 70 years;
      - refuses to honour its obligations under international law; and
      - refuses to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

      “Moderate, responsible countries in the region, primarily Israel ...

      Israel might be better than Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes", but as an aggressive, oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist state, it's far from being a "moderate, responsible country".

  • Philosophy prof who likened Palestinians to 'rabid pit bull' ignites protest on CT campus
    • || JeffBeee: @Eljay Approving for genocide on people preceded by some reason you don’t like them doesn’t change anything. ||

      Who's approving for genocide? I'm not. Salaita - as far as I can tell - is not. (And if it can be proven that he is, I'm prepared unequivocally to condemn him for it.) That leaves you.

      || So absolutely Salaita was a call for genocide in some vague sense. ||

      It says a lot about you that you're more offended by your interpretation of Salaita's comments as "genocide in some vague sense" than you are by Israel's actual past and on-going (war) crimes.

    • || JeffBeee: Salaita attacked Israeli society and Israelis. ||

      Salaita attacked Zio-supremacists and Israeli colonialists.

      || That’s against the IDF that’s against Israelis generally. ||

      Colonization, land theft and child murder are immoral and unjust actions, even when Zio-supremacists commit them.

      || An attack on essentially the entire Jewish population and their supporters. ||

      An attack on the Zio-supremacist population and their supporters. Not all Israeli Jews are Zio-supremacists.

    • || piotr: I would quibble here. Prof. Pessin’s does not give ANY advise to the woman ... ||

      Point taken. Perhaps I should have said: Mr. Pessin seems to think that the woman should simply lie back and accept – and perhaps even enjoy – her fate.

    • Like all Zio-supremacists, Mr. Pessin has it wrong. The "image that essentializes [sic] the current situation in Gaza" is that of a rapist who, months ago, kidnapped a woman and chained her in his basement and who has since then repeatedly assaulted her both physicially and sexually. Every now and then, she attempts to harm him so the rapist - heeding on Bill Maher's advice - holds her wrists and slaps her around. And then he rapes her some more.

      Justice and accountability demand that the woman be released and that the rapist be held accountable for his past and on-going crimes. Mr. Pessin's advice to the woman is to lie back and accept - and perhaps even enjoy - her fate.

  • CUFI Leader John Hagee confirms Christian Zionism is anti-Semitic
    • || Mooser: I am certainly not going to hell. It is simply out of the question. I will not spend eternity in some place that isn’t air-conditioned. ||

      Maybe Hell is air-conditioned...but the temperature's set so low that you spend eternity shivering and wishing you were somewhere warmer. ;-)

    • || Walid: David, every religion believes it’s the one and only special in the eyes of God. ... They’re all nuts. ||

      Amen. :-)

    • ... For decades, Voight has been one of the most outspoken voices defending Israel and the Jewish people. “My connection to Israel is a result of everything Judaism has given the human race,” he says. “I’ve always been in awe of the Jewish people. They are the conscience of the world.”
      . . .
      Voight sees Israel’s battle as a microcosm of the larger battle against evil. “Israel is a moral beacon, the vanguard of our values of liberty and justice. If Israel is demonized in its fight against terrorists and religious extremists, then we are all at risk. History has proven that these battles start with the Jews, but do not end with them. If Israel falls, we all fall.”

      Not only are "the Jewish people" (i.e., all Jews, including hateful and immoral Zio-supremacists) not the "conscience of the world", but Israel - an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" that for almost 70 years and with impunity has been engaged in (war) crimes - is anything but "a moral beacon, the vanguard of our values of liberty and justice".

      Voight is nuts. His daughter is right to avoid him.

  • 'New anti-Semitism' on college campuses is largely blowback against orchestrated Israel advocacy
    • When pro-Israel activists claim they speak for all Jews, it stigmatizes Jews everywhere with the biases of these pro-Israel activists.

      Not only do Zio-supremacists conflate Israel with all Jews, they also quite anti-Semitically assert - or tacitly support the assertion - that all Jews are responsible for the actions of some Jews.

      Zio-supremacists do all the hateful and immoral sh*t, and when the blowback hits they just point their fingers at the non-Zionist Jews - their cannon-fodder - and say "They're the ones you want."

      With "friends" like these, who needs enemies?

  • On Netanyahu's apology to Palestinian citizens of Israel
    • || DoubleStandardeee: It’s not Israel unless it’s a Jewish state. ||

      Sure it is. The country's Israel and all of its citizens, immigrants, ex-pats [sic] and refugees are Israeli. The only difference is that they're all equal - no more special / different rules for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews.

      And it's that lack of Jewish supremacism that really upsets hateful and immoral Zio-supremacists like you. :-(

    • || DoubleStandardeee: ... He didn’t say they shouldn’t be able to vote, just that they are voting in large numbers for parties that deny Israel’s right to exist ... ||

      Zio-supremacists like you and King Bibi aren't worried about the existence of Israel - a secular and democratic state of and for all of its Israeli citizens, immigrants, ex-pats [sic] and refugees, equally. You're worried about the existence of "Jewish State" - a religion-supremacist state primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews.

      Israel exists and will continue to exist; supremacist "Jewish State" has no right to exist.

    • Netanyahu told the gathered community leaders on Monday that he saw himself as the prime minister of every one of them, "without any difference in religion, race, or sex."

      Well, duh, of course he's the prime minister of every one of them. But that doesn't mean he that he supports equality in a "Jewish State" of Israel.

      "I see in every Israeli citizen a partner in the building of a flourishing and safe state of Israel for all," Netanyahu remarked.

      "And by 'Israel for all'," he added, "I mean primarily all Jewish Israelis and all non-Israeli Jews. But the rest of you can stay as long as you all don't make any trouble."

  • In Israel, the mask is finally off
    • || DaBakreee @ March 25, 2015, 8:50 pm ||

      The Zio-supremacist defence: "Murderers exist, so it's OK to rape."

      Zio-supremacists either have no conception of justice and morality (which is, for lack of a better word, unfortunate) or they do but they just don't care (which is, precisely, evil).

  • Jeb Bush bashes Iran talks as 'foolish' and hails Israeli settlements as 'new apartment buildings in Jerusalem'
    • || a blah chick: Delivering on their promises?! Dude, they can’t even collect their own taxes or control their borders and you want them to deliver on promises? ||

      If they could deliver on promises, they'd either end up in an Israeli prison or on the wrong end of an Israeli sniper's gun. Can't have them uppity Aye-rab Mooslims making the "Jewish State" look bad...

    • Conducting the foreign policy of a great nation requires maturity and a strategic sense of America’s long-term interests.

      That's right, Jeb. And it's clear that you don't have the requisite maturity and strategic sense.

      This is no time for schoolyard antics.

      That's right, Jeb. This is no time for people like you.

  • The liberal Zionist lament: Joe Klein and Jodi Rudoren try to explain away Israeli racism
    • “Teenagers in an alternative school program were surprised this week to discover the following question on a worksheet on “Nazi ideology and policy”: “From your acquaintance with the peoples that live in Israel, which is the superior race and which is the inferior race?” ... The worksheet was a prep sheet for a test culminating 10 years of Holocaust studies ...

      1. TEN YEARS of Holocaust studies?! Wow, it really is a religion!

      2. Why would the students be surprised by that question? It can't be because they don't know the answer: Zio-supremacists in/and the supremacist "Jewish State" have been making the answer very clear for almost 70 years.

    • But with a derisive laugh, she said “I don’t see any of these [one state] models particularly working… I don’t think Israeli Jews basically want to live in some kind of melting-pot state based on one person, one vote, they want to live in a Jewish state with not only a Jewish majority but with, you know, a Jewish anthem and flag and institutions and holidays and things like that.” ...

      “And I don’t think that Palestinians really want to live in a… I don’t think it… maybe some of them want to live there,” she fumbled, then stipulated: “I don’t think it sort of speaks to Palestinian national aspirations to have a state that’s, you know, fifty-fifty or sixty-forty or whatever, where, you know, with, within, with all the history of Israeli institutions. I don’t think that quite answers their yearning either.”

      IOW: "Jewish Israelis (and non-Israeli Jews) want a supremacist "Jewish State". Palestinians...uhhh...well, y'know, we don't really know what they want and, y'know, since we don't give a f*ck, we're not going to bother to find out."

      And what about justice, accountability and equality?

      "Huh? I don't understan...ohhh, I get it: You mean 'peace'. Sure, yeah, we all love 'peace'."

  • Cruz's 'unapologetic' stand for Israel plays well with VA Christians and rightwing NY Jews
    • “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with Israel,” Cruz said.

      I imagine that president to be a hateful and immoral fool, no different from the guy who stands unapologetically with the rapist even though he knows all about the rapist's past and on-going acts of injustice and immorality.

  • American Jews are taking back their power from Israel
    • || hophmeee: ... it has taken on the bad psychopathologies of the Middle East rather than tempering them with the liberal values of the West ... and offers no real solution to the conflict in the Middle East other than a self-serving, naive utopia that will lead to bloodshed. ||

      An excellent description of Zio-supremacism and the decades-long supremacist "Jewish State" project.

  • I want my country back
    • "I think it’s time that we, as Jews, get together with the Muslims who are honorable and peaceful, but we also have to go and protect ourselves," [Weinstein] said.

      Interesting: He implies that all Jews are honourable and peaceful, but only some Muslims are. Not only is this an incredibly arrogant statement, but it deliberately ignores the fact that Zio-supremacists - who, for almost 70 years and with impunity, have been engaged in or supported Jewish colonialism and Jewish (war) crimes - are anything but honourable and peaceful.

  • Settlers attack Palestinian children in South Hebron Hills, injure 6-year-old girl
    • Masked Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Ma’on, south of Hebron, threw stones at Palestinian children and injured a six-year-old child ...

      Brave Zio-supremacists: Steal, occupy, colonize, oppress, torture, kill and throw stones at children. Captain Israel must be proud.

  • Why did Herzog run scared? He fears the Israeli people
    • || hophmeee: Which society in the Middle East is less violent than Israel is? None. Israel is by far the most peaceful. ||

      Once again, a Zio-supremacist trots out the old "murderers exist, so it's OK to rape" defense.

  • World Water Day protest targets Massachusetts-Israel Water Partnership
    • || Herb Glatter: So Jews are “stealing” ... ||

      Zio-supremacists are stealing. They've been doing it for almost 70 years.

      Zio-supremacists are also occupying, colonizing, oppressing, torturing and killing. They've been doing those things, too, for almost 70 years.

      The serial rapist coaches the community hockey team and volunteers for local fundraisers. His good deeds don't make him a moral person or a law-abiding citizen.

  • Bill Maher justifies Netanyahu's racism by saying U.S. has done much worse
    • || Donald: And here’s the great progressive hero of the cable shows managing to be sexist, bigoted, and defend war crimes all in one tweet— “Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her” ||

      Maher points out that the "woman is trying to kill you" but, like all apologists, he purposely omits mention of the fact that:
      - you kidnapped the woman months ago;
      - you've kept her chained in your basement since then;
      - you've repeatedly raped her; and
      - you are currently raping her.

      But, sure, it's all her fault for not lying back and enjoying it.

    • “HJ: Why are you more on the side of Israelis?

      BM: Take this conflict ... It’s not that complicated: Stop firing rockets into Israel and perhaps they won’t annihilate you. ... Let’s not forget the other side of this issue, which is, the Palestinians do have gripes ... Israel faces the problem of becoming a minority Jewish state within their own country if they allow this to keep going. ... What I find so ironic is that after World War II, everybody said, ‘I don’t understand the Jews. How could they have just gone to their slaughter like that?’ OK, and then when they fight back: ‘I don’t understand the Jews. Why can’t they just go to their slaughter?’ It’s like, ‘You know what? We did that once. It’s not gonna happen again. ...

      Pure Zio-supremacism:
      - Israel as a supremacist "Jewish State;
      - the Holocaust used as justification;
      - the "demographic threat" to Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State";
      - no mention of Israel's 60+ years of (war) crimes and refusal to honour its obligations under international law; and
      - the Palestinians' legitimate grievances reduced to a single word ("gripes").

    • Bill Maher: I think that would be a good analogy if America was a country that was surrounded by 12 or 13 completely black nations who had militarily attacked us many times, including as recently as last year.

      And how did America end up being a state surround by 12 or 13 completely black nations who had militaries that attacked it? That's right:
      - It was established as a supremacist "White State" in that region by means of White terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous non-White population from their homes and lands.
      - It was maintained and expanded as a supremacist "White State" by means of a decades-long and on-going campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder.
      - It refused to honour its obligations under international law (including the return of non-White refugees from the geographic region it comprises).
      - It refused to accept any responsibility or accountability for its past and ON-GOING (war) crimes.
      - It refused to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

      Like all supremacists (or supremacist sympathizers), Bill Maher always highlights the victimhood and always downplays or completely ignores the past and on-going aggression and the hateful and immoral ideology behind it.

  • 'Do US Jews need a Jewish state for our safety?' debate begins in wake of Netanyahu victory
    • || OyVey00: Because anti-semitism is a virulent disease of the mind all gentiles are infected with. ||

      That's a very hateful and bigoted statement - the kind that a Zio-supremacist would make - and, of course, it's entirely untrue.

    • Dana Milbank: Without two states, there won’t be even one Jewish state if — God forbid — my daughter or her progeny someday have no place else to go.

      So what? Should your American daughter and her American progeny ever need "some place else to go", they can become refugees, the same as any other Americans who need "some place else to go".

      Being Jewish doesn't entitle you, your daughter or her progeny to a supremacist "Jewish State" in Palestine.

      What you and she and they need - what everyone in the world needs - is the universal and consistent application of justice, accountability and equality.

      What the world does not need is supremacist states, not even a Jewish one.

  • A response to Michael Douglas
    • || MRW: At this stage in the public discourse in this country, tell me why “Jew hatred” is any worse than “Muslim hatred” or “Hispanic/Latino hatred” or “Black hatred?” ||

      I can't tell you why (not an Eagles reference). IMO, all forms of hatred are unacceptable and should be condemned. I condemn them.

    • || JuliaNoel: Language is dynamic and we do not speak Shakespear’s English. The old furphy of using “anti-Semitism ” to stifle debate about israel’s war crimes has really passed it’s use by date. ||

      And that's why Zio-supremacists have switched to using the new furphy of "Jew hatred". It's more visceral.

      || All land is promised and all humanity are chosen. ||

      IMO, no land is promised and no-one is chosen. We humans should always strive for the universal and consistent application of justice, accountability and equality. Problems happen when some humans (such as Zio-supremacists) choose to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality that they would not have others do unto them.

    • || Mooser: Aren’t you forgetting something? Two things in fact, both of them important wherever people dine graciously, and appreciate a shiny linoleum. ||

      Right: A desert topping and a floor wax. I'll try to remember them next time. :-)

    • || RealityBites: But suppose we just confine the argument to how Israel treats Palestinians? Well…how about an examination of the lack of democracy by both Hamas and the PLA? ||

      Another Zio-supremacist whips out the old "murderers exist, so it's OK to rape" defence.

      || Silence on matters of discrimination is approval. ... Silence means you condone this behavior. ||

      You're right: Silence on Zio-supremacism and the supremacist "Jewish State" project - and all related (war) crimes over the past 70 years - is approval. It means you condone the behaviour.

    • || hophmeee: It’s simple. Antisemitism is antisemitism, whether the antisemite claims Israeli policy as a motivator ... ||

      I agree that it should be simple: Anti-Semitism is anti-Semitism and criticism of Israeli policy is criticism of Israeli policy. So when will Zio-supremacists like you stop complicating things by conflating Israel with all Jews and legitimate criticism of Israeli policy with anti-Semitism?

    • Mr. Douglas is clearly not aware of JeffBeee's assertion that all Jews are responsible for the actions of some Jews. (This assertion has received the tacit approval of all but one of the Zio-supremacists who frequent this site.)

      Also, I'm puzzled by Mr. Douglas' conflation of Jewish with (only) religion when we're regularly told that Jewish:
      - is not a religion (that would be Judaism); and
      - is not just a religion, but also a tribe, an ethnicity, a culture, a people, a nation and a civilization.

      That said, I agree with the overall message of Mr. Douglas' op-ed article.

  • Netanyahu's honesty towards Palestinians casts unwelcome light on American Jewish leadership
    • Mr. Yoffie: ... Israel is a small country in a dangerous neighborhood, surrounded by enemies, and, at the moment, by more extremism, civil war, and fanaticism than usual in the Arab countries on her borders. ...

      As usual, a Zio-supremacist avoids mentioning that Israel:
      - is an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" born of terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinians from their homes and lands;
      - has been stealing, occupying and colonizing Palestinian land and oppressing, torturing and killing Palestinians for almost 70 years;
      - refuses to honour its obligations under international law;
      - refuses to accept responsibility and accountability for its past and ON-GOING (war) crimes; and
      - refuses to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

  • Landmark New York Synagogue attempts to shut down Nakba discussion
    • || may the 7 children rest in peace. ||

      The loss of life is tragic. What's even more tragic is that it was entirely avoidable. :-(

    • || Dutch: Eljay, I’ve read that. I also read the voices that don’t believe it. In the end the event was cancelled. I think that’s the point here. ||

      I won't - and didn't - dispute that. :-)

    • || Dutch: History Museum cancels Ferguson-Palestine discussion ||

      Museum spokesperson Leigh Walters, the assistant director of communications, stressed that the decision was made by the museum’s staff without any outside pressure from donors or other individuals or groups to do so.

      “No one else was involved. It was entirely a collective decision by our leadership team ... ” Walters said.

      "At no time did we come under intense pressure from either Zionist or pro-Israel groups, and never did anyone tell us that they would attempt to smear us with accusations of anti-Semitism and 'Jew hatred' if we went ahead with this event. Never, no sir, not even once!"

  • New York Times published piece about Netanyahu’s racism, then rewrote all of it
    • || Walid: Just, I can understand that an older generation of Jews could be seriously traumatized at seeing a swastika, but to pretend an equal suffering at the sight by young kids is showbusiness. ||

      I agree.

      || Expelling the Jewish kid from the fraternity for it is equally absurd. ||

      The kid has committed an act of anti-Semit...I mean, "Jew hatred". (That is what they're calling it these days, isn't it?) He should suffer the same consequence for his action that a non-Jew would suffer for a similar action.

  • Who can save Israel now?
    • || Shingo: JeffB sounds like a new generation of Richard Witty, who also used to post demented arguments, though he was even less coherent, though more economical. ||

      I find y.f. to be more like R.W.: A bit put off by some of the nastier business of Zio-supremacism but, overall, accepting of the "necessity" of it.

      Guys like JeffB, Mikhael and ivri (among others) are very much like former MW regular eee (which is why I grace their usernames with those three letters): They are unapologetically hard-core supremacists.

    • || piotr: Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated Netanyahu on his win, tweeting that Canada is looking forward to working with the Israeli government, once it is formed. “Israel has no greater friend than Canada,” Harper tweeted. ||

      The effusive adulation is bad enough, but the sucking sounds are embarrassing! C'mon, Steve, get up off your knees already!

    • || shalom" Zionist Union lost big because ... and because all of that made the peace process harder to talk about. ||

      What also makes the peace process harder to talk about are Israel's past and ON-GOING (war) crimes; its refusal to honour its obligations under international law; and its refusal to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

    • || mikedobson @ March 19, 2015, 11:18 am ||

      By their words and by their deeds, Zio-supremacists make it very clear that they feel entitled to do unto others things they would not have others do unto them.

    • || hophmeee: If you don’t understand, buy some rockets, give them to your enemy, and have him fire the rockets at your house for a few weeks. ||

      And whatever you do, avoid any mention of the fact that for almost 70 years and with impunity you have been stealing, occupying and colonizing his land and oppressing, torturing and killing his people.

    • || ritzl: ... (Hi eljay) ... ||

      Hey, ritzl. :-)

      || ... So is it possible, in the Mother of all Paradoxes, that an Israeli Arab could save Israel? ... ||

      That would be wonderful, but I suspect that as his chance of saving Israel increases, his chance of being assassinated by Zio-supremacists increases at an even greater rate.

      (And then, once he's been murdered, "the Arabs" will again be blamed for not having anyone with whom they can make peace.)

    • Before the full margin of Netanyahu’s victory was clear on Tuesday, Ayalon predicted that “Bibi will retract” the statement.

      It's easy to retract statements that aren't applicable anymore:

      "A few days ago, I said that the right-wing government was in danger, that Arab voters were heading to the polling stations in droves and that left-wing NGOs were bringing them there in buses.

      "I wish to formally retract that statement.

      "I want to make very clear to everyone that I do not think that the right-wing government is in danger, that Arab voters are heading to the polling stations in droves and that left-wing NGOs are bringing them there in buses.

      "Thank you. And may God bless the Thousand-Year 'Jewish State'!"

    • || sawah: Why do people use the word liberal in front of the word zionist? Can you be a liberal racist? I don’t get it. ||

      Unlike hard-core Zio-supremacists, "Liberal Zionists" are "kinder, gentler" supremacists.

      They still believe in Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State", but they make a point of say heart-warming stuff like:

      "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 … "

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