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  • Censorship in Brooklyn: Food Coop bars 'any events related to BDS or Israel' from meeting room
    • || mls31286: You all are hilarious. You all want to censor and stifle Israeli free speech but when the COOP boycotts those who support BDS it’s wrong. Are you all so self-righteous that your way is the only way? You all get to decide who gets to speak and who doesn’t.

      How many pro-Palestinian speakers have been yelled over, heckled and silenced on college campus’? How many Israeli?

      Hypocrites. All of you. ||

      Hilarious is a Zio-supremacist hypocrite complaining about injustice even as he continues staunchly to advocate, justify, excuse and defend Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.

      Aggressor-victimhood is such a tough gig... :-(

    • || hophmi: Go ahead, offer every reason but the real one – people are tired of BDS activists selfishly sowing division in their institutions. They’re tired of the in-your-face activism, they’re tired of the nastiness, and they’re tired of the anti-Semitism inherent in the movement. ... ||

      Go ahead, offer every reason but the real one - Palestinians are tired of Zio-supremacists selfishly terrorizing, stealing, colonizing, destroying and killing. They're tired of the in-your-face oppression, they're tired of the (war) crimes and they're tired of the supremacist arrogance inherent in the whole "Jewish State" project.

  • BDS or emigration: pick one
    • According to Benn, BDS is bad because it will result in a two-state solution comprising a "Masada"-like "Greater" Israel next to a rump Palestinian state.

      And a single-state solution - which in his mind would result in " ... a state of all of its citizens with a Palestinian prime minister ... " - is bad because it would mean "sacrific[ing] a prosperous, liberal, democratic Israel in recognized borders". (Nice bit of fear-mongering by Benn.)

      So what's his solution?

      "To change the situation, the left has to learn from the right and establish a base of domestic support for its positions."

      In other words, "liberal Zionists" need to work harder to transform Israel...
      - from an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist "Jewish State";
      - into a kinder and gentler religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

      When it comes to I-P, Mr. Benn - like all Zio-supremacists - despises justice, accountability and equality.

  • The banality of evil as captured in a selfie
    • || m1945: The occupation began because Israel was attacked. It’s a matter of life & death for the Israelis. Because Israel pulled out of Gaza, the Palestinians were able to launch thousands of rockets & mortars killing or wounding 2,000 Israelis. If Israel pulls out of the West Bank, thousands of rockets and mortars from the West Bank will kill even more Israelis. ||

      Yup, it's the victims' fault that the rapist keeps them chained in his basement for his sadistic enjoyment. Why can't they just lie back and enjoy it?!

    • || hophmi: The banality of evil is three kids taking a selfie? ||

      The evil is the four Israeli Occupation Forces soldiers at a checkpoint in Occupied Palestine detaining three victims of Israeli occupation. The banality is the selfie, which makes light of the evil and mocks its victims.

      If it were being done to Jews, you would rightly be offended. Since it's being done by Jews, you're cool with it. Go figure.

  • Beinart's Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you're out of the family
    • Like all Zio-supremacists, Beinart is a hypocrite who believes it's OK to set aside justice, accountability and equality for the good of his favoured brand of injustice, immorality and supremacism, but not for some other brand and especially not for any brand that would negatively impact him or his co-collectivists.

      Like all Zio-supremacists, he stupidly (and immorally) advocates undermining rather than upholding the protections of human rights and international laws to which all people - including him and his co-collectivists - should be entitled.

    • || jon s: ... The old racist ideas about “the Jew” as an evil force, full of blood lust, all-controlling but hidden, and the only obstacle to a better, purer, and more spiritual world, can be thrown at the Jewish state. ... ||

      Racist ideas about "the Jew" should not be thrown at the "Jewish State". But neither "the Jew" nor the "Jewish State" is an excuse for oppression, colonialism, supremacism, (war) crimes and a general disregard for human rights and international law.

      || ... Anti-Semitic anti-Zionism has a political program: to abolish one state in the world, the little Jewish one formed after the Holocaust. ... ||

      Israel should continue to exist. Religion-supremacist "Jewish State" has no right to exist. It never did. There's nothing anti-Semitic about justice, accountability and equality.

  • 'NYT' touts an Israel apologist's book
    • ... Israeli-Canadian writer Matti Friedman ...

      According to Wiki:

      Friedman was born in Canada and grew up in Toronto. In 1995, he made aliyah to Israel and now he lives in Jerusalem.

      Sounds like he's a Canadian-Israeli who is partaking in the unjust and immoral occupation and colonization of the Free City of Jerusalem.

  • Norman Finkelstein on Sanders, the first intifada, BDS, and ten years of unemployment
    • || Jackdaw: @discerning reader Bumble “…the victim of the Israeli airstrike as a Jihadist employed as a policeman” That’s, ‘jihadist employed as a Hamas policeman’. ||

      The article doesn't say whether Awwar was acting under orders from Hamas when he fired the rocket. But if Awwar's action nevertheless constitutes Hamas fired a rocket, the action of the "Jewish State" soldier who - under orders from his "Jewish State" superior - executed a wounded and immobilized non-Jewish man unquestionably constitutes "Jewish State" executes a non-Jew.

    • || eljay: ... The next, eventual step is real and democratic self-determination ... ||

      Correction: Should they choose to pursue it, the next step would be real and democratic self-determination ...

    • IMO, a two-state solution - with two secular and democratic states of and for all of their respective citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees (CIERs), equally - is the first step.

      The next, eventual step is real and democratic self-determination (not the fake Zio-supremacist kind) by the people of both states to unite into a single secular and democratic state of and for all of the CIERs of the new, single-state entity.

    • || MRW: ... Douglas Rushkoff.

      “The thing that makes Judaism dangerous to everybody, to every race, to every nation, to every idea is that we smash things that aren’t true. We don’t believe in the boundaries of nation-state, we don’t believe in the idea of these individual god’s that protect individual groups of people. This are all artificial constructions and Judaism really teaches us how to see that. In a sense our detractors have us right in that we are a corrosive force, that we are breaking down the false god’s of all nations and all people because they are not real. And that is very upsetting to people.”


      So...according to this guy, Judaism is dangerous to:
      - the "Jewish people";
      - the "Jewish nation";
      - the "Jewish State"; and
      - the Jewish god.

      I guess Judaism is self-loathing. Or maybe it's just anti-Semitic.

    • || Jackdaw: Another difference between Protective Edge and Cast Lead is that Hamas started the more recent conflict, consistently targeted civilians with their rockets, and wouldn’t stand down and agree to a ceasefire.

      Uh duh!! ||

      The main similarity between Protective Edge and Cast Lead is that both are (war) crimes committed against a captive population by an unjust, immoral and religion-supremacist state that for almost 70 years and with impunity has been stealing, occupying and colonizing territory outside of its / Partition borders; oppressing, torturing and murdering civilians under the control of its Occupation Forces; and refusing to honour its obligations under international law.

      Uh duh!!

  • Palestinian astrophysicist arrested and jailed for second time in 15 months
    • It's a good thing he didn't throw lecture notes or a textbook - or, gawd forbid, lecture notes and a textbook! - at anyone or he might have been executed on the spot.

  • Two more young Palestinians are shot dead -- this time after one allegedly throws a knife
    • I guess it makes the Israeli Occupation and Execution Forces goons look tougher - more "Captain Israel"-like, if you will - if they execute women while they're still standing rather than after they've been felled and left to bleed out.

  • Sanders 'put everything on the line' for Palestine because BDS movement has changed US conversation -- Peled
    • || Talkback: ... Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder. ||

      Good one. :-)

    • || hophmi: All of Israel is illegal now? Seems like a justification for murdering Israeli civilians wherever they are. ||

      It seems like a justification for applying justice, accountability and equality to and throughout all of (Mandate) Palestine. Which I guess to a Zio-supremacist is as good as death. :-(

    • || pabelmont @ April 26, 2016, 1:37 pm ||

      Zio-supremacists are immoral, greedy and insanely self-righteous. If push were to come to shove, I imagine they would try to expel / kill as many Palestinians as possible from / in as much as possible of the territory they covet in order to:
      - maximize the size of religion-supremacist "Jewish State; and
      - minimize its non-Jewish minority.

      They will willingly choose injustice, immorality and (war) crimes over justice, accountability and equality. And they will blame everyone but themselves for the evil they will have chosen to commit.

  • 'The IDF and security forces are not murderers'
    • || amigo: ... Maxnurd is roaming around free in someones neighbourhood , pretending he is human. ... ||

      I wonder if he's doing a better job of it there than he is here.

    • || amigo: Disarming a knife wielding assailant without shooting him/her ? ... ||

      The way MaxNarr tells it, "justice"-by-execution requires an assailant who is:
      - seriously wounded;
      - incapacitated; and
      - non-Jewish.

  • 'NYT' manages to make childhood detention story work for Israel
    • || hophmi: There is a Jewish state ... ||

      There is a state called Israel which operates as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State", yes.

      || ... and Israel is a democracy. ... ||

      It is also an oppressive, intransigent, belligerent and religion-supremacist state that, among other things, occupies and colonizes territory outside of its / Partition borders.

      || ... it’s always amazing to me that eople who oppose a Jewish state because of the Naqba ... ||

      I oppose the existence of Israel as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" because no state has a right to exist as a supremacist state of any kind.

      || ... oppose the presence of Jews in Hebron ... ||

      Palestinian Jews should have every right to live in Palestine. Israelis - Jewish or non-Jewish - have no right to occupy and colonize Palestine. People are right to oppose the colonization of Palestine by Israelis.

    • || hophmi: Diaa Hadid must be a Zionist. Lol. ||

      If she...
      - advocates, justifies and/or defends Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine; and
      - believes that Jews are entitled to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them,
      ...yes, she's a Zio-supremacist just like you. Lol.

  • As right-wing incitement spreads through Israeli society, Netanyahu looks to extinguish fire he has stoked for years
    • According to Google:
      - loyalty: a strong feeling of support or allegiance.
      - honour: high respect; esteem; a privilege.

      I disagree that everyone's honour is loyalty, and that loyalty and honour are intertwined. IMO, honour should come from being and doing good (or at least striving to be and do good), and not from having loyalty - especially unquestioning, unshakeable loyalty - to someone or something.

      But that's just me. :-)

    • ... Earlier that day, Netanyahu responded to the upcoming rally and issued a statement that “The IDF backs its soldiers… Our soldiers are not murderers,” ...

      He paused, then added: I mean, sure, they do randomly execute people. But that doesn't mean they're killers, because...ummm...well, they do it in a most moral way.

  • Chabon calls occupation 'the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life' and says he is 'culpable'
    • || Annie Robbins: ... you’re the 3rd incarnation we’ve had here of the same voice so ... ||

      silamcuz / rugal_b / a4tech can't help himself. He's a victim of:
      - his progressive Marxist belief in determinism in human behavior;
      - his predetermined qualities; and
      - the specific role he has been uniquely molded to play in the universe.


    • Eva Smagacz: Hopmi, you said: “fighting a land conflict where the rhetoric was about one group replacing another in order to reverse history” Please could you explain what history are Jews reversing by colonising Palestinian land? ... ||

      Eva, I think you misread his comment. It's the fight against on-going "Jewish State" occupation, colonization, (war) crimes and supremacism that he views as an attempt to "reverse history".

      IOW, for hophmi (and for all other Zio-supremacists):
      - justice, accountability and equality for blacks = good;
      - anything (especially justice, accountability and equality) that threatens Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine = bad (and an attempt to "reverse history").

      What's funny (and typically hypocritical) is that guys like hophmi will defend the occupation and colonization of Palestine (and related past and on-going (war) crimes) by claiming that Jews are merely "returning" to their "historic homeland" from which they were allegedly exiled not decades but centuries ago. In other words, they are reversing ancient history...but because they're the ones doing it, it's entirely acceptable.

    • || pabelmont: Guys, it’s not really about hophmi’s moral compass. He’s only one person. It’s about Israel’s moral compass and the moral compass of the US Jewish Establishment/Oligarchy, and the moral compass of all those synagogues out there which are reflexively pro-Israel and have nothing to say about the injustice. ... ||

      hophmi is one Zio-supremacist in a collective of fundamentally like-minded Zio-supremacists whose moral compasses deflect away from justice, accountability and equality when it comes to I-P and the "Jewish State" project.

      He may not be as atrocious as someone like MaxNarr, but he nevertheless represents the injustice and immorality of his supremacist ideology.

    • || joemowrey: ... Sometimes one has to wonder what kind of moral compass hophmi steers by. ... ||

      His is an immoral compass of hypocrisy and selective morality. IOW, a Zio-supremacist compass.

    • || hophmi: ... The occupation should be ended, and is an injustice to Palestinians, albeit an injustice Israel was forced into to and an injustice that pales in comparison to what is occurring elsewhere in the Middle East. ... ||

      What a grotesque and immoral bit of apologetics.

      All I wanted to do was mug her and rape her, but she forced me to kidnap her, chain her in my basement and keep raping her. Sure, it's an injustice, but it's not as bad as all the murders occurring elsewhere in the neighbourhood.

  • When 'Broad City' Went On Birthright, and taught us all a lesson about American Jews and Israel
    • || Mooser: ... You are so right, “Yonah”. It must be “eljay’s” fault. He must be getting to Jews and influencing them. ... ||

      And I didn't even know I was doing it!

    • || yonah fredman: Eljay- your attitude-the more alienated the jew [sic] the better. ... ||

      Alienated? Non-Israeli Jews who are more than n generations removed from Israel are not Israelis. Israel is not their "birthright" or their "homeland".

      Why do you want non-Israeli Jews to alienate themselves from their actual homelands?

      || ... My attitude-the more educated/knowledgeable the jew [sic] the better. ... ||

      What about "more educated/knowledgeable the non-Jew the better"? Shouldn't non-Jews also "know something"? Perhaps Israel should also offer birthright trips to non-Israeli non-Jews.

      Or perhaps Israel should offer birthright trips to Jewish and non-Jewish non-Israelis up to n generations removed from Israel. Israel is their historic homeland - for real, not in the pretend Zio-supremacist sense - so they are the ones who should "know something" about it.

    • || yonah fredman: ... zionism, israel are the primary jewish issues today in 2016. i prefer that jews be as educated as possible with this issue. so i consider the birthright program a boon. ... ten days in israel is an introduction to the subject which is great for every jew to have. ||

      Fuck the Palestinians (and justice, accountability and equality): Ten days of indoctrination of Jews by Jews paid for by the (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" of Israel is "great for every jew [sic] to have".

      That's a hell of a message. Let me guess: Your honour is loyalty.

    • || hophmi: ... First of all, there isn’t one kind of Birthright trip. ... ||

      Fundamentally there is just one, and it's all about Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.

      || ... Birthright is seen as a major success for connecting Diaspora communities with their heritage, and other countries have emulated the model of providing low cost trips for their Diasporas. ... ||

      While other countries may provide low-cost trips for their "diasporas" - people originally from or up to n generations removed from their respective homelands - Israel, AFAIK, provides low-cost trips to people...
      - who have undergone a religious conversion to Judaism; or
      - are descended from someone who underwent a religious conversion to Judaism,
      ...regardless of how tenuous or non-existent their ties to Israel might be.

      Does Israel offer Birthright tour to its non-Jewish Israeli "diaspora" - that is, to non-Jews originally from or up to n generations removed from Israel?

  • Donna Edwards's campaign unsettles the Israel lobby inside the Democratic Party
    • || silamcuz: How convenient! Steal the most valuable land, use the stolen land as a base to organize even more appropriation of valuable land, and when something goes wrong, well at least they have set up a sweet base for themselves. Though I actually don’t really oppose this. ... ||

      I'm happy that we're in agreement. :-)

      || ... They (Israelis) can keep it if they want it so bad. My wish is for them to just stay put and act out their supremacist delusions among themselves, in their own little corner of the world. Like North Korea perhaps. ... ||

      I would prefer to see North Korea and Partition-borders Israel:
      - transform into secular and democratic states of and for all of their respective citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees equally;
      - respect and uphold human rights and international laws;
      - honour their obligations under international law.

      Please answer the questions I've asked you:
      - to within which borders of Canada should I and my fellow Canadians withdraw?
      - who are “your people”;
      - which territory or territories the U.S. government occupies; and
      - what are the borders of the U.S., to within which it should withdraw.


    • || silamcuz: Good, then I suggest start with the Canadian government collusion with Zionist in all aspect of governance. ... ||

      I don't support "the Canadian government collusion with Zionist in all aspect of governance".

      || ... In addition, you should also acknowledge that as a Canadian with no ancestry to the First Nation peoples, you are as much of a settler-colonist as the Jewish settlers in the West Bank ... ||

      Israeli colonists should withdraw to within the Partition / borders of their Israeli state. To within which borders of Canada should I and my fellow Canadians withdraw?

      || ... please do not try to present yourself as some sort of enlightened being trying to help Palestinians ... ||

      I don't present myself as "some sort of enlightened being".

      || ... while you yourself work along with the Canadian government in the continued theft of native land and oppression of the Native people. ... ||

      I don't support - or "work along with the Canadian government in" - the "continued theft of native land and oppression of the Native people".

      You still haven’t clarified:
      - who are “your people”;
      - which territory or territories the U.S. government occupies; and
      - what are the borders of the U.S., to within which it should withdraw.

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