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  • An open letter to Birthright participants past, present, and future
  • Israeli president's diagnosis -- 'Israel is a sick society' -- doesn't go viral in the U.S.
    • >> hophmeee: It’s always a disingenuous rhetorical device to try and define a group by the most extreme among them. It’s the tool of the propagandist and the demagogue.

      Which explains why Israel and Zio-supremacists regularly wield that tool when defining Arabs, Muslims and Gentiles.

    • >> hophmeee: The question is whether a Palestinian leader would ever be as reflective as Ruby Rivlin.

      If Israel were to stop jailing and/or killing all the moderates, we might actually get to find out.

      >> hophmeee: We can’t always be the only ones self-reflecting.

      "We"? I thought you were American, not Israeli. Or is this another one of those times when you choose anti-Semitically to conflate all Jews with Israel?

  • An exciting night at the opera: 'Klinghoffer' opening dominated by protest and heavy police presence
    • >> Mooser: In the non-anti-semitic version of the opera, Klinghoffer defeats the terrorists, throws them in the steerage, and single-hands the liner back to port.

      Captain Israel would be proud.

  • 'Another Jew!' Speakers at 'Klinghoffer' rally blame Jews for promoting anti-Semitism
    • >> Jackdaweee: “.. murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled American Jew, in 1985 by Palestinian militants. ”
      >> You’re priceless, Phil. Tell your readers the truth ...

      He did tell the truth: Palestinians murdered a Jew.

      Funny thing is, when Jews murder Palestinians, Zio-supremacists like you either defend it as "morality" (goal + methods) or deny it ever happened.

    • >> Karl Dubhe: How is the opera ‘anti-semitic’?

      According to Wiki:

      Controversy surrounded the American premiere and other productions in the years which followed. Adams, Goodman, and Sellars repeatedly claimed that they were trying to give equal voice to both Israelis and Palestinians with respect to the political background.[24][25] Some critics and audience members condemned the production as antisemitic, and appearing to be 'sympathetic' to the hijackers.[26]
      . . .
      The dramatic expression of Palestinian historical grievances in a theatrical context was one source of accusations of 'sympathy' with Palestinian terrorism.

      With Zio-supremacists, it's always about "nuances", "balance", "shades of gray" and "humanizing 'the Other'"...except for when it isn't.

  • 'Settlement endorsement should be put on a par with racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism' --British pol
    • >> DaBakreee: Simply a return to the old UN ‘Zionism=Racism’ card.

      You're right: The card should read "Zionism = Supremacism".

  • Anti-semitism charge is increasingly being leveled against Israel's mainstream critics
    • >> Mayhem: @Walid, Mooser, eljay, Rich et al – I urge you to post the web links that testify that you have ever spoken out publicly against anti-semitism.

      I'll go one better and tell it to you right here, for the record: I condemn all forms of bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Jewish supremacism. I believe that people engaging in acts of bigotry must be held accountable for their actions.

      How about you? Do you condemn all forms of bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Jewish supremacism? And do you believe that people engaging in acts of bigotry must be held accountable for their actions?

    • >> Mayhem: The act of being anti-semitic should be just as heavily criticised as it was when people had more sympathy for Jews.

      Legitimate acts of anti-Semitism - and of all other forms of bigotry - should always be condemned, and the people engaging in those acts should be held accountable for their actions.

      Meanwhile, Zio-supremacists should stop using allegations of anti-Semitism and memories of the Holocaust to excuse their on-going acts of injustice and immorality - acts for which they should be held to account.

    • “Many people cannot differentiate between Israel and Jews,” Kohlbrugge told the Trouw daily newspaper. “People wearing kippot are being harassed over Israel’s actions. Thus criticism of Israel becomes anti-Semitism.”

      Many people might like to differentiate between Israel and Jews, but Zio-supremacists within and without Israel keep insisting that Israel IS Jews and Jews ARE Israel.

      Mr. Kohlbrugge might want to have a word with Zio-supremacists about that.

  • 'NYT' can't keep its story straight on anti-Semitism in Germany
    • >> Citizen: @ hophmi
      >> You equate all Jews with Zionism ...

      Conflating all Jews with Zio-supremacism gives Zio-supremacists the buffer of patsies they need should the sh*t ever hit the fan.

    • >> Citizen: link to

      Israeli Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir told the Jerusalem Post: "I pity the Israelis who no longer remember the Holocaust ... "

      Where is his condemnation of Israelis who don't care about - or, worse, who actively support - Zio-supremacism and its ON-GOING theft, occupation and colonization of Palestinian land and oppression, torture and murder of Palestinians?

    • >> The Times reporter trivialized the movement by highlighting the fact that they can buy a pudding in Germany for a lot less than the same pudding in Israel.

      The "Jewish State", the "Jewish homeland", the nation-state of the Jewish people, the only place in the world where Jews can truly feel safe and at home.


      Cheaper pudding.

      No contest.

  • Ethnic Cleansing by All Means: The real Israeli ‘peace’ policy
    • >> shalom: It will take two peoples to stop their belligerence and each choose to walk a path toward engagement and peacemaking ...

      Once again, justice and accountability are omitted from the equation.

    • >> shalom: Can a path to peace and two states be developed through the reconstruction of Gaza and the gradual enhancement of freedom of movement for the people of Gaza in return for the demilitarization of Hamas?

      The path to peace and two states should be developed through justice, accountability and equality.

    • >> ivri: So, to sum up, Israel is ... oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist "Jewish State" that:
      - was born of Jewish terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes and lands;
      - remains engaged in a 60+ years, ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder;
      - 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.

      Zio-supremacists seem to think that the existence of murderers magically transforms the serial rapist into a law-abiding citizen.

  • AIPAC rabbi calls for 'militant nonviolent resistance' to racial injustice in St. Louis
    • >> Susan Talve is the progressive rabbi in St. Louis who has been active in racial justice issues in Ferguson while supporting Israel’s occupation of Jerusalem and its onslaught on Gaza during her Israel lobby-sponsored trip to the Jewish state last summer.

      Zio-supremacists are able to accept and justify acts of injustice and immorality as long as Jews are the ones committing them. This ability is rooted in their "morality = goal + methods" mind-set.

  • As Kerry scrambles to prevent Palestinian action at UN, Israeli govt makes clear it will never accept Palestinian state
    • >> HarryLaw: Netanyahu said the West Bank must always have IDF in it ... This was because of Israels “narrow waist” ...

      Despite years of warning from (legal) health experts, Israel has continued to expand its waistline, increasing its risk of (supremacist) heart disease and (existential) stroke.

      It's only a matter of time before the wafer-thin mint is served.

    • >> Annie Robbins: sure they do, they have us

      Well, then, let's hope we are enough. :-)

      Perhaps what I should have said was: What the Palestinians do not have with Israel is a partner for justice, accountability and equality.

    • >> And yesterday Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon reiterated that Israel have no intent in seeing a sovereign Palestinian state, ever. “We need to free ourselves of the notion that everything boils down to only one option called a Palestinian state,” said Ya’alon to Yisrael HaYom, concluding, “I am not looking for a solution, I am looking for a way to manage the conflict and maintain relations in a way that works for our interests.”

      The Palestinians have no partner for peace. Well, that's not exactly true: If they're willing to accept subservience, to leave Palestine or to die, Palestinians have a partner for "peace".

      What the Palestinians do not have is a partner for justice, accountability and equality.

  • Palestinian boy, 13, killed by Israeli forces raiding West Bank village
    • Supremacist "Jewish State" terror forces, operating outside of Israel's / Partition borders, commit murder. Again.

  • Clintonite turns on Netanyahu for trying to bend US 'to his will'
    • >> former ambassador Marc Ginsberg: “Netanyahu is invariably dragging Israel onto the wrong side of history,”

      - an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist "Jewish State";
      - born of Jewish terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes and lands;
      - engaged in a 60+ years, ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder;
      - unwilling to honour its obligations under international law;
      - unwilling to accept responsibility and accountability for its past and ON-GOING (war) crimes; and
      - unwilling to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace,
      ...has been on the wrong side of history for a very long time.

      Bibi's not dragging it there, but he's doing his damnedest to keep it there.

  • From Schindler to Gaza-- two evenings at the Lensic theater
    • >> Cliff: Max is a righteous American also; a righteous human being. ‘righteous Jew’ separates him from us. He is Jewish and righteous.

      Well said.

  • Hamas is Nazi Germany and Israel is valiant and desperate England -- explains Canadian Jewish leader
    • Let us salute our brave Israeli infantry, tankers, fighter-pilots, sailors, and Iron Dome personnel who ... are bravely and indefatigably defending Israel and the Jewish people. ... — CIJR Director Prof. Frederick Krantz, from an Address to the Jewish People, Montreal, August 20, 2014

      The IDF isn't defending "the Jewish people" - it's defending Israelis. AND it's upholding and enforcing the supremacist "Jewish State" of Israel's 60+ years, ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder.

      Funny how Zio-supremacists always seem to gloss over that little tidbit of information.

  • British Parliament votes overwhelmingly to recognize Palestinian state
    • >> 666: ... will ramallah go for broke and claim all of israel or will they settle for something less and claim the west bank only

      Partition-borders Israel is not the Palestinians' to claim for their new state.

      Land outside of Partition-borders Israel is not Israel's to have or to keep.

    • >> Mayhemeee: 5. By ignoring this debate and abstaining, rather than voting against it en masse, the UK government effectively handed a symbolic, tokenistic victory to the opposition, and a victory for Palestinian beligerence and terrorism by upping the anti rather striving for a negotiated, secure settlement with Israel.

      Shame on those Palestinians, all uppity and belligerent. Instead of rebelling against an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist "Jewish State" and its 60+ years and ON-GOING campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder, they should be striving to:
      - accept subservience;
      - leave Palestine; or
      - die.

  • Israeli settlers terrorize annual Palestinian olive harvest
    • While "liberal Zionists" hold their noses, their hardier Zio-supremacist co-collectivists are out doing the dirty work of assaulting Palestinians and destroying Palestinian livelihoods. Supremacist "Jewish State" is alive and well.

  • In the last days of 'Operation Protective Edge' Israel focused on its final goal -- the destruction of Gaza's professional class
  • Shlomo Sand resigns from being Jewish. Totally. Mostly. Almost
    • >> Mooser: That’s the problem. This thread is about an excerpt from the Sand book (How I stopped & etc.) published in the Guardian ...

      OK, thanks for the clarification.

      >> After all, it will be easy to accept Palestinians as full citizens, equal citizens of Israel, as soon as there aren’t any.

      Posthumous citizenship for Palestinians: A demographic threat-free response to the "Israeli orgy of guilt, self-recrimination, finger-pointing, and Palestinian chic".

    • >> Mooser: Sands is talking about being “Jewish” as a government-sanctioned identity in the State of Israel!!!

      Hmmm...I didn't catch that distinction in his comment: " ... I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew."

      If your interpretation is correct, that would mean that Mr. Ellis is also correct and Mr. Sand remains "in the Jewish prison". Why is the Jewish identity a "prison"?

      If your interpretation is not correct - if Mr. Sand has chosen to leave "the Jewish prison" - why would Mr. Ellis wish to keep him in it?

    • Mr. Sand, who has the power to stop being Jewish, has decided to stop being Jewish. I respect Mr. Sand's decision. I find it a little disturbing that Mr. Ellis rejects it, insisting that Mr. Sand remains "in the Jewish prison".

  • Wiesel lauds settlers for 'strengthening the Jewish presence in Jerusalem' -- and expelling Palestinians
    • >> RoHa: Wrong, eljay.
      >> The world needs fewer Jewish Zionists ...

      I stand - actually, I sit - both humbled and corrected. :-)

    • >> Mooser: There’s no “dwindling” there’s a ferocious hunger for something different ...

      I sincerely hope the hungry are able to find that "something different" and satisfy their hunger.

    • >> Mooser: Are we Jews worthy of Zionism?

      IMO, the world needs less Jewish Zionists and more Jewish Moose(r)s. :-)

    • >> y.f.: judaism is a very richly textured text and religion, but most Jews who live in America live in a secular milieu and so the text and the religion will lose out in a few generations and dwindle away.

      There's nothing wrong with a religion dwindling away on its own (as opposed to it being coerced out of existence).

      >> currently instead of proposing means of survival of the American Jewish culture or of Judaism in America, there is a clinging to Israel, because it is very real and very Jewish.

      It sounds like American Jewish culture and Judaism in America have already found a "very real and very Jewish" means of survival.

    • >> ivreee: While Zionism began its journey before the Holocaust it was the latter that gave it a new dimension of conviction and the vitality and perseverance, which enabled it to overcome, again and again, apparent insurmountable difficulties.

      In other words, an act of gross injustice and immorality against Jews became justification for an act of gross injustice and immorality by Jews.

      Zio-supremacism tarnishes Jews, Judaism and the Holocaust...and Zio-supremacists love it.

    • Wiesel: I say "Never again!" Well, unless it's good for the Jews, in which case I say "Again and again! But only when it's 'necessary', and if you're too weak to do the dirty work yourself" - that's right, 'liberal Zionists', I'm talkin' to you - "hold your nose and support your hardier co-collectivists."

  • Israel and the g-word
    • >> talknic: The important question in relation to what Israel is doing to the Palestinians is:
      >> If it isn’t genocide, then WTF is it?

      Zio-supremacists will tell you it's Jewish self-determination.

  • Ofra Yeshua-Lyth and the case for a new Israeli left
    • >> “I remember myself as a journalist explaining that a secular democratic state is actually a call for the annihilation of Israel. Today I say the same thing. It’s true, but now I support it.”

      It's very dramatic-sounding, but it's not true. A secular democratic state - that is, the end of Jewish supremacism and supremacist "Jewish State" - does not mean or have to mean an end to Israel.

  • NY rabbi implores those in her congregation who are joining Israel's enemies to love the country
    • Ms. Buchdahl's speech amounts to nothing more than the usual Zio-supremacist:
      - justifications for Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State"; and
      - apologetics for past and on-going Zio-supremacist Jewish (war) crimes.

      >> I want you to also know the Israel that makes me ... feel—something so deep and rooted that I can’t imagine being a Jew without it.

      What a horribly shallow faith the good rabbi has if it requires the existence of a supremacist state to validate it.

  • American airstrikes and the universal 'language of force'
    • >> As terrorism expert Richard Jackson explains:

      …the language of good and evil suppresses questions: we don’t need to ask what the motivations or aims of the terrorists were if they are ‘evil,’ as ‘evil’ is its own motivation and its own self-contained explanation. Evil people do not have any politics and there is no need to examine their causes or grievances. Evil people do what they do simply because they are evil.

      Rather than encouraging and strengthening the use of this language, "moral beacons" like Israel and the U.S. should be encouraging and strengthening the use of and respect for justice, accountability and equality. And they should be doing so well before they find themselves on the losing end of the "good vs. evil" equation.

  • U.S. life insurance company underwrites Israeli colonel's talk on his army's 'moral high ground' in Gaza
    • >> COL Gruber takes audiences behind the scenes of the IDF’s daily battle to both ensure the country’s security and try to uphold one of the most rigorous military codes of ethics in the world today.

      Will Mr. Gruber also take his audience behind the scenes of the IDF's daily battle to maintain the oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist "Jewish State's" 60+ years, ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder? I suspect he won't.

  • The Titanic of the occupation -- SodaStream (Update)
    • >> And yes, we do have a right to a Jewish country.

      A Jewish country" is a supremacist country. Neither you nor anyone else is entitled to a supremacist country.

      >> This is why there is no peace and the negotiations just pretense. You don’t want Israel to improve by changing its policies – you want it to improve by disappearing.

      Israel should continue to exist - I've never stated or suggested otherwise (despite your dishonest assertion to the contrary). Supremacist "Jewish State", however, must disappear. The world needs less, not more, supremacist states.

      I support an Israel that changes its policies and improves, and becomes a secular and democratic Israeli state - a state of and for all of its citizens, immigrants, ex-pats and refugees, equally.

    • >> DoubleStandard: And yeah, we are entitled to a Jewish state.

      And, no, you're not.

      >> Funny how you think that a Jewish state is necessarily supremacist ...

      It's not funny at all that Israel...
      - rather than being a secular and democratic Israeli state of and for all the citizens of, immigrants to and ex-pats and refugees from the Partition-defined geographic region it comprises,
      - chooses to be a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" primarily of and for Israelis and non-Israelis who i) have undergone a religious-conversion to Judaism or ii) are descended from people who have undergone religious conversions to Judaism.

      The existence of other supremacist states in the world neither changes nor justifies the fact that the "Jewish State" of Israel is a supremacist state.

    • >> DoubleStandardeee: ... denying jews their right to self determination.

      No-one should deny Jewish people the right to be Jews and to be free from persecution in whatever nations they hold citizenship.

      But that does not mean that Jews have some sort of "right" to a supremacist "Jewish State". No group of people is entitled to a supremacist state, and no state has a right to exist as a supremacist state.

  • New site catalogs documentary films about Palestine
    • >> What will poor Ms. Johansson do now?

      I suspect she'll continue making movies and earning lots of money.

  • Pogroms rage in Europe? Kidnaped Israeli teens were Freedom Riders? Liberal Zionists' desperate slogans
    • >> Shmuel: No, it’s not the motivation and it’s not a current, but I’ve just had a pretty bad day on that score ...

      I sincerely hope you haven't been injured. :-(

    • >> " ... There is anti-Semitism in BDS – quite a lot of it of a nasty variety," notes Alterman in that Haaretz piece. "I am shocked by its vituperative character and the movement’s unwillingness to even admit it."

      BDS may contain anti-Semitism, but Zionism *is* Jewish supremacism. And while "liberal Zionism" advocates for a kinder and gentler form of Jewish supremacism (e.g., employing ethnic cleansing only when "necessary"), quite a lot of it is of a nasty variety. I am shocked by its vituperative character and the movement's unwillingness to even admit it.

  • White House is now in open spat with Netanyahu over his 'American values' lecture
    • >> JOSH EARNEST: Well, I did see the Prime Minister’s remarks, and it did seem odd for him to try to defend the actions of his government by saying that our response did not reflect American values.

      It's not odd at all. For decades, American values - according to Mr. Earnest - have "unwaveringly supported" Israel's militarization, its on-going occupation and colonization of Palestine, its intransigence and its supremacist "Jewish State" status. There's no good reason for these same American values to suddenly oppose settlement expansion.

  • Sweden's recognition of Palestine will license activists
    • >> “We will not recognize Palestine as a state tomorrow morning,” he assured Herzog. “We want to speak beforehand with all relevant parties, including Israel, the Palestinians, the United States and other EU countries.”

      If Sweden decides not to recognize Palestine as a state, I hope Mr. Löfven chooses to divulge the specifics of his discussions with "relevant parties".

    • >> pabelmont @ October 7, 2014, 10:53 am

      Good post.

      >> pabelmont: ... Israel is not prepared to negotiate toward a “just and lasting peace” ...

      Israel wants "peace", but it has no interest in justice, accountability or equality. When the Palestinians are prepared to sign everything away and give "peace" to Israel, Israel will be prepared to negotiate.

  • Where is the antiwar movement?
    • >> talknic:

      Western style Shock and Awe bombing of people in their own countries far away from the US, UK, Aust: VERY expensive. Pin point accurate weapons explode indiscriminately – disemboweling, beheading, removing single or multiple limbs, stripping skin, cutting veins arteries, burning, disfiguring for life. Slaughtering whole wedding parties. Destroying dwellings, apartments, city blocks, entire villages, infrastructure, sewerage treatment plants, water treatment plants.

      Clean up after: billions of dollars

      Beheading foreigners: VERY cheap. Knife blade accurate. No collateral.

      Clean up after: a bucket or two of water

      But the latter is barbaric while the former is "freedom" and "justice" and "Western values".

  • Shut Guantanamo now
    • >> ... to the extent that we set an example to live by the rule of law, we are helping the war on terror. We need to live by the rule of law to explain it to the next generation of law students, and the world.

      Well said. It's a lesson the U.S. and Israel could stand to learn. Unfortunately, they're too busy undermining the rule of law and - in Israel case, at least - striving to be just a little bit better than the worst offenders.

  • Maher lumps Islam with ISIS, and CNN's Cuomo says Aslan's 'primitive' tone proves Maher's point
    • >> Mooser: “Good post.” Try reading it. It’s the usual confused bigoted muttering Yonah is famous for.

      I did, and I found it to be one of his most legible and comprehensible posts ever. And I can't say that any of it struck me as confused or bigoted.

    • >> yonah fredman @ October 6, 2014, 8:04 pm

      Good post.

    • >> It’s not a coincidence that ISIS begins with an “I”. I mean, that’s what’s going on in that part of the world.

      Israel starts with an "I". That can't be a coincidence.

  • Netanyahu lectures Americans on open housing and 'ethnic purification'
    • >> Bibi: Are the Palestinians ready to recognize a nation state for the Jewish people, the way that we are willing to recognize a nation state for the Palestinian people.

      "Jewish State" is a religion-supremacist construct - a state of and for people who converted to Judaism or who are descended from someone who converted to Judaism.

      The Palestinians should not be expected or required to recognize or accept "Jewish State" or any other supremacist construct.

      A Palestinian state is not a supremacist construct if it is a secular and democratic state of and for all the citizens of, immigrants to and ex-pats and refugees from the geographic region comprising that state.

    • >> Note that Obama doesn’t bring things up with Netanyahu in their meeting.

      Barry's a Nobel Peace Prize winner - it makes sense that he'd want to remain on peaceful terms with Bibi.

      Barry is not on peaceful terms with the Palestinians because the Palestinians are Hamas* and Hamas is terrrrrrr, and peace kills and maims and tortures and cluster-bombs and occupies and "shocks and awes" and colonizes and regime changes and white phosphorizes and massively collateral damages terrrrrrr. That's what peace does.

      (*And maybe also Iran and ISIS.)

  • Israeli rightists wave ISIS-style flags in protest of African asylum-seekers
    • >> kalithea: Zionism is supremacism.

      Yup. But because it's Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State", Zio-supremacists will tell you that it's a good kind of supremacism. It's depraved, but predictable.

    • >> Giles: You are defending this behavior? That says much.

      He appears to be suggesting that there exist people who are more racist than these protesters. (He may very well be right.)

      His suggestion doesn't strike me as a defence of the behaviour of these protesters.

  • Desperately seeking Jewish settlers, at $136 a day, to colonize Palestinian neighborhood
    • Zio-supremacist Jews continue:
      - to steal, occupy and colonize Palestinian land;
      - to oppress, torture and kill Palestinians; and
      - to hold everyone other than themselves responsible for their past and on-going (war) crimes.

  • Why I removed my synagogue's Zionist prayers on Yom Kippur
    • >> ron.was: The incitement for destruction ... may be accepted in your world but not in mine nor in Mr. Fischer world.

      Incitement for destruction is accepted, encouraged, defended, excused and justified in the Zio-supremacist world.

      (Those who can't stomach the really dirty work are permitted to "hold their noses" and cheer on their hardier co-collectivists.)

    • >> Mooser: Jews, get “struck down”? When has that ever happened? Don’t be absurd. Nobody strikes Jews down! We do the striking around here, and don’t you forget it none!

      Hold on there, big fella! I'm not suggesting anyone does or could possibly ever strike down Jews, especially not in Fortress "Jewish State" Israel, defended as it is by Captain Israel, the IDF and, of course, King Bibi.

      But some people might recite prayers for their enemies be struck down, and those enemies might be Jews, and I just want to make sure that hophmeee is as cool with those prayers as he is with prayers that call for the striking down of enemies who might be non-Jews.

    • >> hophmeee: The prayer calls for enemies who rise against us to be struck down, not human beings. long as a prayer calls for "enemies" but not "human beings" to be struck down, you're OK with that, yes? Even if the "enemies" happen to be Jews, yes?

      Just to be clear: You're not going to hypocritically condemn as anti-Semitic or genocidal any prayer that calls for "enemies" (not "human beings") who happen to be Jews to be struck down, yes?

    • >> NormanFeee: ... And he won’t express gratitude for 64 Israeli soldiers who gave their lives to protect the world’s only Jewish State.

      Those soldiers gave their lives to protect the world's only oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist "Jewish State", a state:
      - born of Jewish terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes and lands;
      - engaged in a 60+ years, ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder;
      - that refuses to honour its obligations under international law;
      - that refuses to accept responsibility for its past and ON-GOING (war) crimes; and
      - that refuses to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

      Israel has no right to exist as a supremacist "Jewish State". No state has a right to exist as a supremacist state.

    • >> Mooser: Why, I can’t even imagine any friction.

      Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews ... were attacked and brutally beaten by private security guards hired by the Ministry of Transportation.

      The group, known for being outspokenly critical of the State of Israel and its very existence ...

      Why do they hate Jews so much?

    • >> The prayer asked, "May the Lord cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down."

      This is what the prayer is really asking: May our Lord overpower their Lord and - in co-operation with the Lord of the Americans and staggering amounts of high-tech weaponry - cause the dirty Aye-rabs who continue to resist our righteous, 60+ years, on-going and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder to be struck down. All hail the 'Jewish State' of (Greater) Israel."

  • Why must Gaza wait in the dark?
    • >> ivri: If it`s a multiple choice question then I would go primarily for the Hamas option.

      A Zio-supremacist blames Hamas and ignores the oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist "Jewish State's" 60+ years of (war) crimes. Surprise, surprise...

    • >> Why must Gaza wait in the dark?

      Zio-supremacists will tell you it's because:
      - (the) Hamas;
      - ISIL / ISIS / Islamic State;
      - Iran;
      - Holocaust; and/or
      - Palestinian refusal to accept Israel as a supremacist "Jewish State".

      They will not mention (or they will deny) that it has anything at all to do with Israel's 60+ years, ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder.

  • Proposal for a Direct Action, Yom Kippur 5775
    • Overall, a good idea.

      But now I must nit-pick just a little bit... ;-)

      >> Today I will read to you a little bit about the life of each one of the 2,131-2,168 Palestinians Israel killed ...

      That seems like an odd way to describe how many stories you'll tell. Will you tell:
      - 2,131 stories and overlook 37; or
      - as many as 2,168 stories, which means you could be telling stories about people who weren't killed?

      IMO, this would have made more sense:
      >> Today I will read to you a little bit about the life of each one of the over 2,100 Palestinians Israel killed ...

  • Read the genocidal sermon a notable Atlanta rabbi gave this Rosh Hashanah
    • Three years ago on this bima, on this very same day, standing at this podium, I cried out, “Ehr Kumpt – they are coming.” 3 years later on this bima, on this very same day, standing at this podium, I cry out not “Ehr Kumpt – they are coming,” I cry out, “Ehr daw – they are here.” The fury of ultimate evil is upon us and we must act – not to contain it. Not to degrade it. Not to manage it. Not to tolerate it, but to exterminate it utterly and absolutely.

      Whadday say, Mr. Lewis? Should the Palestinians who, for over 60 years, have suffered the fury of ultimate evil of Zio-supremacism be permitted to act to exterminate and utterly and absolutely destroy it? If not, why the double-standard?

      >> There are one billion Muslims in the world and authorities agree that 5% are committed Islamists who embrace terror ...

      5% of the Muslim population are fanatics who believe in some sort of Islamic supremacism. What percentage of Jewish people are fanatics who believe in - and practise, support and/or excuse - Jewish supremacism? Is it 40%? 60%? 80%?

  • AIPAC rabbis stand up for racial justice in Michael Brown case
    • >> ... I have lobbied for the rights of the Bedouin and the Palestinians, I oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and with every bit of my soul I believe in the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish Democratic state.

      A "Jewish State" of Israel is a religion-supremacist construct primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews. Ms. Talve may have lobbied for Bedouin and Palestinian rights, but she cannot have lobbied for equality for non-Jewish Israelis in a "Jewish State" of Israel.

      (I wonder if she advocates for justice and accountability, or only for "peace".)

      >> ... Even some of the most ardent Zionists who sacrificed everything to make aliyah are not sure that Israel can survive the hate that surrounds us here, especially as militant Islamists continue to destabilize the region and conveniently use Israel as their scapegoat.

      For over 60 years, Israel has:
      - stolen, occupied and colonized Palestinian land;
      - oppressed, tortured and killed Palestinians;
      - refused to honour its obligations under international law;
      - refused to accept responsibility and accountability for its past and ON-GOING (war) crimes; and
      - refused to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

      The fact that "militant Islamists" point to Israel's past and on-going acts of immorality and injustice as justification for their own acts of immorality and injustice does not absolve Israel of anything.

  • Liberal Zionist group Zonszein once worked for paints her as a 'radical' because she likes democracy
    • >> IMHO Efron is not offering an answer. If you believe in democracy, believe in democracy. The problem with Jewish democracy (Zionism) is that it keeps getting more Jewish and less democratic.

      Not surprising, given that Israel was envisioned and establish as, and continues to be maintained and defined as, a "Jewish State" - a religion-supremacist construct primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews.

      "Liberal Zionists" (such as R.W. and Peter Beinart) have stated that they are comfortable with Israel:
      - having a constitutionally-enshrined, permanent majority status for Jews; and
      - being able to re-draw its borders whenever it feels the need to excise any large, non-Jewish demographic (even though it would render stateless Israeli citizens).

  • Netanyahu's 'poison' -- latest settlement will distance Israel's closest allies, State Dep't warns
  • 'Ethnic cleansing for a better world' -- Richard Cohen says Palestinians brought the Nakba on themselves
    • >> eljay: “Jewish State” can only be a religion-supremacist construct primarily of and for Jews.

      Actually, I shouldn't say it "can only" be that. "Jewish State" could be like other states if:
      - "Jewish" were made the bureaucratic nationality of all citizens of, immigrants to and ex-pats and refugees from "Jewish State" ;
      - all people with this new Jewish nationality had equal rights under "Jewish State" law;
      - preferential immigration to "Jewish State" were granted to all people originally from - and up to n generations removed from - the geographic region comprising "Jewish State".

      It could be like other states...but Zio-supremacists don't want it to be like other states.

    • >> “If I were writing at the time, I would have condemned it vociferously. But it would have worked. Israel would now be as Jewish as the Czech Republic is Czech or Hungary is Hungarian.”

      Czech Republic and Hungary are countries. Israel is a country. "Jewish" is not a country.

      Czech and Hungarian are nationalities. Israeli is a nationality. "Jewish" is not a nationality.

      Israel can be just like Czech Republic and Hungary. "Jewish State" can only be a religion-supremacist construct primarily of and for Jews.

    • >> 4) After 9-11, he was quoted as saying “”the prudent use of violence could be therapeutic.” ...
      >> 12) Cohen apparently was against torture, but he also said that it works just fine ...

      I suspect that Mr. Cohen is highly selective about who gets to use violence and torture on whom.

      And I suspect that despite his belief in the value of violence and torture, he would strenuously object to both violence and torture should he ever find himself in the role of "whom".

    • >> Jackdaw: Amira Hass ‘ethnically cleansed’ from Bir Zeit University.

      I condemn the university's expulsion of Ms. Hass. Let's agree to hold the university - and all other people and institutions, everywhere - fully accountable for all forms of ethnic cleansing.

      I admire Ms. Hass' dignified response to the snub.

    • Ah, yes, how wonderful it could have been for the rapists' victims if only they hadn't fought their abduction by the rapist, their imprisonment in his bunker and his repeated self-determination in them. :-(

      Mr. Cohen might want to add these phrases - favourites of "liberal Zionist" RW - to his repertoire (if they're not already in there):

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

      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.

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

      Currently its not necessary.

  • Netanyahu at the United Nations: Hamas, Iran, ISIS and 100 cheering Israelis
    • >> Peter in SF: According to the lunch menu linked by piotr, the only veal dish on the menu is this one ...

      Surely, though, Bibi has the clout to simply demand that his fresh biscuit goombah prepare a kosher dish for him?

      "Si, si, signor Bibi! For you, I prepare anything!"

    • > DaBakr: another juvenile response …

      The juvenility of my response doesn't diminish its accuracy. But you already knew that. ;-)

    • >> DaBakr: another juvenile response ...

      A juvenile response to a juvenile. Seems appropriate.

      >> ... from one who thinks that adding vowels at the end of a name somehow ‘feminizes’ it ...

      There's no feminizing going on here. eee was a rabid Zio-supremacist who used to frequent Mondoweiss. You may or may not be him, but you - and other Zio-supremacists here - are very much like him. That's why I append eee to your usernames.

    • >> “The people of Israel are not occupiers in the Land of Israel”.

      There is no "Land of Israel". There is Israel - as defined by Partition and accepted by Israel - and not-Israel.

      For over 60 years, the "people of Israel" - that is, Israelis - have been stealing, occupying and colonizing land that does not belong to them.

    • >> DaBakreee: ... Another fine joke.

      Says the defender of the oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist "Jewish State" of Israel - a state that has been stealing, occupying and colonizing land outside of its / Partition borders since its inception.

  • NYT's opening to a 'fringe voice' excites rage from Israeli army, journalism, business leaders
    • >> DaBakr: you seem to be unaware of the irony applied to complaining about a group dedicated to expelling roman imperialists.

      You seem to be fully aware of the sheer hypocrisy of defending Jewish terrorism - past and on-going - while condemning non-Jewish terrorism. But you just don't care.

    • >> DaBakreee: ... maybe you just hate the fact that sicarii were jewish.

      Maybe you just suffer from some sort of mental illness that causes you to interpret the world and everything in it as anti-Semitic.

    • >> Mooser: ... Doesn’t he employ bodygaurds who keep their eyes peeled for any lurking sicarii?

      Term applied, in the decades immediately preceding the destruction of Jerusalem, to the jewish Zealots who attempted to expel the Romans and their partizans from the country, even resorting to murder to attain their object.

      Ah, they were being "moral" (goal + methods)!

      Under their cloaks they concealed "sicæ," or small daggers, whence they received their name; and at popular assemblies, especially during the pilgrimage to the Temple mount, they stabbed their enemies, or, in other words, those who were friendly to the Romans, lamenting ostentatiously after the deed ...

      Ah, so this how it started, that "shooting and crying" Zio-supremacists do.

    • JeffBeee is like someone who acknowledges that a school-yard bully exists, but instead of advocating for justice, accountability and equality in the school-yard, he argues that:
      - the bully's reign must continue; and
      - the kids in the school yard matter because they get to decide whether the bully punches their lights out or kicks their heads in.

    • >> JeffB: In the longer term the Palestinians matter far more. ... They are the ones who have to decide how or even if they want to live in a Jewish country.

      Good idea! Give Palestinians Jewish citizenship and equality in "Jewish country" and then let them decide.

    • >> Here’s a savage comment by Ariel Beery, a big tech CEO: I’m sorry, Mairav, but your NYTimes oped was shameful and self-promoting to the detriment of our people and aspirations for peace. Sure, it made a sexy NYTimes OpEd. And it fed the flames of those who believe that peace will only come when there is no Israel. That such an oped was published is a black stain on those of us who want two states for two peoples.

      Like all Zio-supremacists, Mr. Beery:
      - desires "peace";
      - advocates for Jewish supremacism in a supremacist "Jewish State"; and
      - has no interest in justice, accountability and equality.

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