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eljay

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

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  • 'My country right or wrong' -- indoctrination in defense of Israel
    • ... At the outset of the meeting, the Executive Director of Hillel of Westchester promised that “We do not intended to endorse any point of view” and then ... immediately showed a video created by the Israeli Foreign Ministry ... The video argued that the West Bank is not occupied territory, the settlements are not illegal, the 1967 borders are not borders at all, and that there is and never has been a Palestine or Palestinians! ...

      That's a very Trump-like neutrality on I-P.

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  • Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
  • Front-page play for Israel battle shows that Israel has lost the Democratic Party base
    • Sanders seems like a nice man. I'd vote for him. But I have a feeling that he just signed his campaign's death warrant.

    • || hophmi: It’s actually completely appropriate to use quotes. It’s a legal term of art, and the question of whether Israel is a legal occupier remains controversial. ||

      Your Zio-supremacist hypocrisy knows no bounds: If non-Jews were doing to Jews what hateful and immoral Zio-supremacists have been doing to Palestinians for almost 70 years, you wouldn't be slinging bullshit about "legal terms of art" and whether or not the actions were "controversial".

  • Israeli forces kill teenage Palestinian girl at checkpoint, and return another teen's body 7 months after he died
  • 'Why should we give Israeli investigators a gun to shoot the victims again?': B'Tselem ends cooperation with Israeli military citing total lack of accountability
    • || Shmuel: Felicia Langer, 26 years ago (almost to the day) ... ||

      Much respect to Mrs. Langer.

    • || oldgeezer: @eljay Certainly a hyperbolic statement on my part but the bottom line is that they are certainly filled with hypocracy when complaining about others. ||

      Yes, they most certainly are.

    • || pabelmont: eljay: The fact that the soldier shot him (long) after he had thrown a stone ... shows that this shooting ... was PUNISHMENT ... ||

      I agree. I didn't see it as anything other than that.

    • @oldgeezer: I honestly don't know that Israel is exceptional in its blood-thirst, but what really blows my mind is that a state so overtly and unapologetically belligerent, intransigent, colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist enjoys so much support.

      The serial rapist should be so lucky!

    • When Mohammed Kusba, a 17-year old Palestinian, was gunned down by Israeli soldiers near Qalandia checkpoint in July 2015, the Israeli military said Kusba had launched a barrage of stones at an army vehicle. But human rights worker Iyad Haddad tracked down CCTV footage of the incident, showing the youth throwing a single rock at a military Jeep as it sped off. The car returned and a soldier shot him dead. ...

      Israel: Summary Executions 'r Us

  • Hard times: Pro-Israel group will pay young Jews $100 to watch its movies
    • || amigo: ... What,s next.A free car . ||

      Prize: Trips to the "Jewish State" and free luxury cars (BMW? Mercedes? Audi?) to drive along "Jewish State" colonists-only roads in Occupied Palestine. What better way for Zio-supremacist Jews to shit on their inferiors than by driving through non-"Jewish State" territory in "Jewish State" cars!

      Bonus: Winners will receive guns with which they can summarily execute any non-Jews who offend them with their presence.

  • Sanders appoints Palestine advocates to committee drafting Democrat's 2016 platform
    • || Ossinev: ... “We” IMHO are convinced however that the only way forward is a state for all between the Jordan and the Med with full democratic rights for all ... ||

      || hophmi: Which you’re calling for in no other state in the region. Curious. ||

      Which other state in the region between the Jordan and the Med has he omitted from his proposal? Curious.

    • || Kay24: ... Let the occupier recognize a Palestinian state and set them free, then things will miraculously get better for everyone in the neighborhood. ... ||

      Even if they don't, at least Israel - by ending its occupation, withdrawing to within its / Partition borders, honouring its obligations under international law, etc. - wouldn't and shouldn't be held liable for subsequent problems faced by Palestine or by anyone else in the neighbourhood.

      But for some reason, Zio-supremacists seem to prefer that
      "moral beacon" and "light unto the nations" "Jewish State" of Israel continue playing the role of colonialist and (war) criminal aggressor-victim, regardless of the blowback it generates against the "Jewish State" and non-Israeli Jews.

      "Ils sont fous, ces Zio-suprémacistes!"

    • || hophmi: ... I have no problem with a platform that recognizes that the Palestinian right to a state. Most of you do, however, because you won’t be happy unless the platform calls for an end to the Jewish state. ||

      Self-determination grants the indigenous population of Palestine - Palestinians - the right to a state of and for all citizens of, immigrants to and expats and refugees from the geographic region comprising the state.

      Self-determination does not grant Jewish people the world over the right to a colonialist and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.

      The only reason you "have no problem with a platform that recognizes that the Palestinian right to a state" is because you think that supporting actual self-determination somehow validates your fraudulent, Zio-supremacist "self-determination".

      It doesn't. The lie remains a lie.

  • French premier says 'loathing of Jews' is behind BDS
    • Zio-supremacists and their supporters are hateful and immoral hypocrites who believe that "it's good for the Jews" matters more than the universal and consistent application of justice, accountability and equality - good for everyone, everywhere, all the time.

      By supporting Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine, Zio-supremacists and their supporters actively undermine international laws and human rights and the protections they are meant to afford all people, including Jews.

      Why do Zio-supremacists and their supporters hate Jews so much?!

    • Valls said: “ ... Behind this boycott we well know what there is: not only an opposition, but also a loathing of the State of Israel, the loathing of a Jewish home, and therefore of Jews as a whole.” ...

      Israel is an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist state that has been committing (war) crimes and flouting international law (including RoR of refugees) intentionally and with impunity since its inception almost 70 years ago. If it is loathed, there's good reason for it.

      Jewish people have homes in all countries in which they reside. Jewish citizens of countries around the world do not need and are not entitled to a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.

  • Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army
    • || Mayhem: It is totally unacceptable for a military officer to make political statements. For Yaalon to condone what Golan did cannot be countenanced by any country that has a responsible government. ... ||

      Not a problem for Israel, which has an irresponsible government.

      It's funny that Zio-supremacists are more troubled by a comparison made by the concerned deputy head of Israel's army than they are by their unapologetically (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state's decades-long and on-going campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, occupation, colonization, destruction, torture, murder, belligerence and intransigence.

      || ... Allowing such behaviour could lead to and encourage a complete breakdown of the fundamental fabric of a democracy. ... ||

      Israel was envisioned as, established as, and has been operating for almost 70 years as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State". Its "fundamental fabric of a democracy" has been completely broken down since Day One.

  • 'His only crime was that he's not Jewish': Israeli police caught on video attacking Palestinian in Tel Aviv
    • || Marnie: The only democracy in the middle east has secret police that openly target an israeli Arab, demand ID without identifying themselves (right, it’s a secret), beat him and throw him in a van and drive off. All in broad fucking daylight. ... ||

      Sure, Israel is a "moral beacon" and a "light unto the nations" state, but as Zio-supremacists like hophmi will proudly point out, it's not quite as bad as Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes".

      ... “His only crime was that he’s not Jewish.” ...

      He may be an Israeli in Israel, but in religion-supremacist "Jewish State" he's just another part of the "threatening demographic" that must be controlled, cleansed or killed.

  • Video: Gaza family mourns children who burned to death
    • || mcohen.: ... no matter where your sympathies lie it is advisable to stick to the facts. ||

      It's very Zio-supremacist of you to preach what you don't practise.

  • Thank you, Chief Rabbi. Now I know: Judaism is to blame for the Nakba
    • || yonah fredman: ... Seems to me that the average American jew with their eyes trained on the prize of americanism truly wished Judaism’s disappearance and the wish fulfillment done by Hitler was too much to accept. ... ||

      1. Jewish Americans are Americans. Why should their eyes be trained on any other "prize"?

      2. Why would an American who chooses to be Jewish wish the disappearance of his faith, without which he would not be the Jew he wishes to be?

      3. What is the number of Jews slaughtered by Hitler that the "average American jew with their eyes trained on the prize of americanism" and wishing "Judaism's disappearance" would consider acceptable?

    • || mcohen.: ... israel has endured several nabka,s before 1948. ... ||

      It hasn't because it didn't exist before 1948.

      || ... why did it have to take a holocaust to right this historical wrong. ... ||

      The [H]olocaust didn't right anything. The Nazis - hateful and immoral people that they were - wronged many people including Jews so Zio-supremacist Jews - hateful and immoral people that they were and still are - felt they were and continue to be entitled to wrong non-Jews in Palestine.

      || ... the land of israel ... ||

      ...doesn't exist.

    • || hophmi: Islam is a great religion. ... ||

      Meh.

      || ... It’s a shame that it’s become merged with Islamism, a death cult.

      Anybody here think this rhetoric is OK for Islam? Then why the hell do you think it’s OK to talk about Jews this way? ... ||

      By your own admission, most Jews in the world support Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.

      If most Muslims were to support whatever hatefulness and immorality drives Islamic State and like-minded supremacists, I would say yes, this rhetoric is OK for Islam.

      The question that follows naturally from all this is: Do you have any evidence to prove your assertion that Islam has become merged with Islamism? If you do, please provide it. Thanks.

      || ... Bigots. ||

      Hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist hypocrite.

    • || eljay: Zionism is Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacism in as much as possible of Palestine. ... ||

      Correction: Zionism is Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine. ...

      But y'all probably already knew that. ;-)

    • ... Here’s how you explained Zionism in your recent article for the Daily Telegraph.

      “…a noble and integral part of Judaism”.

      “…one of the axioms of Jewish belief”.

      “…one can no more separate it from Judaism than separate the City of London from Great Britain.” ...

      Zionism is Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacism in as much as possible of Palestine.

      Mr. Mirvis' conflation of Zio-supremacism with Judaism and Jewishness and his assertions that supremacism and colonialism are...
      - "noble and integral parts" of the Jewish faith;
      - "one of the axioms of Jewish belief"; and
      - inherent in Judaism,
      ...smack of anti-Semitism, "Jew hatred" and blood-libel.

      Why does Mr. Mirvis - a Chief Rabbi - hate Jews so much?!

  • Joint List MK: Lieberman deal reveals 'the real face of Netanyahu'
    • ... Discussing the mass fallout between Yaalon and Netanyahu, a Likud source told Israeli daily Haaretz:

      “In general, Israeli society is a healthy society, and the majority of it is sane and aims for a Jewish, democratic and liberal country,” the source said. ...

      In general, if Israeli society were healthy and sane it would aim for an Israeli, democratic and liberal country.

      Unfortunately it appears that, in general, Israeli society continues to suffer from religion-based "Jewish State" supremacism.

  • Sharansky disses American Jews for assimilating, then tells 'major donors' to universities to stop BDS
    • || yonah fredman: The coinage “we will dance on zionism’s grave” is more than just succinct. It is negative bordering on hateful. It may play well to the choir, but… ||

      The coinage “we will dance on anti-Semitism’s grave” is more than just succinct. It is negative bordering on hateful. It may play well to the choir, but…

      Zio-supremacism and anti-Semitism - and all other forms of injustice and immorality - deserve to be in graves upon which people can dance.

      || Annie Robbins: It is negative bordering on hateful.

      only if you’re a zionist. it’s a positive statement for those who honor and respect equality and justice. ... ||

      Bingo.

    • || hophmi: ... People on this site always, always, always, respond to antisemitism issues by denying that antisemitism is a problem or by suggesting that people are fabricating the claims. ... ||

      Some people may do that. Others will agree that anti-Semitism exists and should be dealt with through the application of justice, accountability and equality.

      When it comes to I-P, what every single Zio-supremacist everywhere does - and can be counted on to do - always, always, always and all the time is:
      - hypocritically argue against justice, accountability and equality; and
      - advocate, engage in, uphold, defend, justify and/or excuse Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.

    • || yonah fredman: ... It is well established that this site is dedicated to the eradication of Zionism, as is so succinctly expressed here: “Some day we will dance on Zionism’s grave.” ... ||

      And rightly so. All forms of supremacism - including Jewish supremacism - should be eradicated. They are incompatible with justice, accountability and equality.

      || ... But this site is also dedicated to assimilation, as in the disappearance of Jewishness or Jewish culture. ... ||

      Assimilation won't result in the disappearance of Jewishness or Jewish culture as long as people wish to:
      - remain Jewish; and
      - keep Jewish culture alive.

      || ... Is there any aspect of Judaism, Jewishness, Jewish culture, Jewish continuity that he supports? It seems not. ||

      So what? He's busy supporting justice, accountability and equality. You and similarly-minded people can support Judaism, Jewishness, Jewish culture and Jewish continuity.

      And if (when?) you and similarly-minded people stop supporting Judaism, Jewishness, Jewish culture and Jewish continuity, those things will naturally cease to exist.

      There's nothing wrong with that, and the possibility of their disappearance doesn't justify the existence of a religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

    • ... on the stage a famous Israeli leader was attacking President Obama’s Iran deal, criticizing American Jews for assimilating and abandoning the “Jewish future,” calling on rich American Jews to stop giving money to universities where the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is active ...

      Mr. Sharansky is a hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist.

      “This campaign of delegitimization, of singling Israel … that’s classical antisemitism,” Scharansky said.

      Mr. Sharansky then proceeded shamelessly to single out the Soviet Union, Iran, President Obama, American Jews who assimilate and universities where BDS is active.

  • New Jersey anti-BDS bill is an affront to the first amendment and basic human rights
    • || JustJessetr: “What is the meaning of the right to exist “as a Jewish state”? Do other states have the right to exist “as a Christian state” or “as a Hindu state”?”

      Or, as a MUSLIM state? I hear no pleas for secular humanism rule when it comes to the Islamic Republic of Iran, or The Islamic Republic of Pakistan ... ||

      Every country should be the secular and democratic state of and for all of its citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees, equally.

      It's always amusing when you Zio-supremacists defend Israel by:
      - engaging in whataboutism ("murderers exist, so it's OK to rape"); and
      - comparing your "moral beacon" and "light unto the nations" state not to the best countries in the world but to some of the worst (which you happen also to despise).

      Your supremacist counterparts in Iran and Pakistan salute you.

    • Unreal...

    • On May 9, 2016, the New Jersey State Senate approved by a vote of 39-0 S1923, a bill prohibiting the investment of state pension and annuity funds in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. ...

      The NJ State Senate objects to investment in companies that oppose colonialism, supremacism and human rights violations. Every day, in every way, Zio-supremacists fight hard and dirty against justice, accountability and equality.

      …the elected representatives of New Jersey recognize and support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.

      Israel has no right to exist as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State". The elected representatives of New Jersey are showing themselves to be hateful and immoral hypocrites.

  • Israeli 'chutzpah' versus Palestinian 'sumud'
    • || ohplease: ... 2) Challenging the rampant denial here of Jewish people hood: Ashkenazis are Khazars, Mizrahis are Arabs, Sephardis are Berbers, etc. and God Forbid any Jews alive today are of Israelite descent. ... ||

      Some people alive today may be of ancient Israelite descent. So what? That doesn't entitle them to an Israelite/Jewish state today, any more than people of ancient Etruscan descent are entitled to an Etruscan state today.

      Some people alive today may be of ancient Amalekite desce...oh, wait, that's not possible. Ancient Israelites/Jews slaughtered every last one of them. :-(

    • || ohplease: ... Eljay when did I say Israel was a model nation and a light unto the nations? ... ||

      I didn't say you said it - I said "you Zio-supremacists routinely" say it. And you do.

      || ... You are assuming so much about me without knowing anything about me? ... ||

      I'm assuming that you believe that Jews are entitled to Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine. But perhaps I'm mistaken. Please do clarify. Thanks. :-)

    • || ohplease: ... Israel has its fair share of problems ... ||

      I agree that Israel has its fair share of problems. They include oppression, military occupation, colonialism, religion-based supremacism, intransigence, belligerence and the inability to stop committing (war) crimes and to start honouring its obligations under international law.

      || ... but to paint it as the epitome of all evil in this world takes a truly dedicated commitment of negative energy and fanaticism. ... ||

      I agree that Israel is not the epitome of all evil. But to paint it and defend it as a "moral beacon" and a "light unto the nations" state - as you Zio-supremacists routinely do - takes a truly dedicated commitment of fantasy and propaganda.

    • In his book “The Joys of Yiddish” (1968), Leo Rosten writes that “the classic definition of chutzpa is, of course, this: Chutzpa is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. A chuzpanik may be defined as the man who shouts “Help! Help!” while beating you up.” ...

      Israel is the quintessential aggressor-victim: An unapologetically oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist state that for decades and with impunity has been committing (war) crimes and flouting and ignoring its obligations under international law, all the while claiming victimhood.

      The shoot-and-cry incident involving the deliberate summary execution of an injured and incapacitated non-Jew by a "Jewish State" goon is only the most recent example.

  • Why Miko Peled's story resonates for Palestinians
    • ... The only escape, Miko posits and all sane concerned people agree, is:

      … that both Palestinians and Israelis must be allowed to live free and in peace in a state that represents them both, governed by the same laws … only after a democratic state is established and a government that represents all the people is in place, will we be able to resolve the crisis in Gaza, welcome the refugees’ return, calculate reparations, solve issues of water and citizenship, dismantle the wall and checkpoints, and live and function as people should.

      Yup, the sane people advocate justice, accountability and equality. The hateful and immoral people - the Zio-supremacists - advocate:
      - Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine;
      - absolution of all deliberately-committed, past and ON-GOING (war) crimes; and
      - absolution of all responsibilities under international law (including RoR of refugees).

      Every day, in every way, Zio-supremacists fight hard and dirty against justice, accountability and equality. And then they wonder why people don't like or respect them.

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

  • The war over the meaning of the Holocaust between Netanyahu and General Golan
    • The lessons of the Holocaust - of all genocides - should be:
      - no-one is entitled to commit acts of injustice and immorality against others; and
      - anyone who does must be held accountable for his actions.

      Justice, accountability and equality - universally and consistently applied.

      The two key lessons of the Holocaust learned by Zio-supremacists are:
      - acts of injustice and immorality committed against Jews justify acts of injustice and immorality committed by Jews; and
      - Jews are entitled to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them.

  • Liberal Zionist group calls for 'Obama Parameters' to resolve conflict (but no real pressure on Israel)
    • ... Sarah Florans, 30, who grew up in Passaic and now lives in Israel, said ... “I can’t believe how much the world hates Israel. It’s so mind-blowing to me.” ...

      Yup, it's so mind-blowing that people might hate an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist, belligerent, intransigent and religion-supremacist state that:
      - was given half of Palestine against the will of its indigenous inhabitants;
      - was established as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews (rather than as a secular and democratic Israeli state of and for all of its Israeli citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees, equally);
      - has spent decades stealing, occupying and colonizing territory outside of its / Partition borders;
      - has spent decades committing all manner of (war) crimes including terrorism, ethnic cleansing, oppression, torture and murder;
      - refuses to honour its obligations under international law (including RoR of refugees);
      - 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.

      It's so mind-blowing. Poor Sarah. :-(

  • A brief history of the 'Nakba' in Israel
    • || olive52: “Palestinians need to realize the Jewish state is a permanent fixture”

      I’m actually going to correct myself, the post should have stated Israel rather than the Jewish state. ... ||

      I agree that Israel is a permanent fixture until such time as its Israeli population democratically (self-)determines otherwise.

      || ... “And no-one – not even the Palestinians – should be expected or required to recognize or accept the existence of any type of supremacist state, not even a religion-supremacist “Jewish State”. –

      I hope you say the same for the supremacist Muslim countries. ||

      I do. No-one should be expected or required to recognize or accept any country as a "Muslim State" or "Islamic State". IMO all countries should be the secular and democratic states of and for their respective citizens, immigrant, expats and refugees, equally.

    • || olive52: ... Israel has made overtures of peace ... ||

      That's nice. But what Israel has never done, what it should be doing and what it adamantly refuses to do is:
      - end its on-going occupation and colonization of Palestine (i.e., territory outside of its / Partition borders);
      - withdraw to within its / Partition borders; and
      - honour its obligations under international law (including RoR of refugees).

      || ... Palestinians need to realize the Jewish state is a permanent fixture. ... ||

      No they don't. "Jewish State" is a religion-supremacist construct. It has no right to exist, never mind be a "permanent fixture". And no-one - not even the Palestinians - should be expected or required to recognize or accept the existence of any type of supremacist state, not even a religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

      Israel, however, exists and should continue to exist as a secular and democratic Israeli state of and for all of its Israeli citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees, equally, until such time as they democratically decide otherwise.

      || ... The blame game is always easier to play. ... ||

      Yup, and you Zio-supremacists are experts at it.

    • || bettyberenson: ... The need for justice has to come from Arab countries, not from Israel. ||

      Arab countries are responsible for "Arab country" refugees, if any exist. Israel is responsible for Israeli refugees, who exist and have been waiting for decades to return to their homes and lands in Israel.

  • Hillary Clinton supported Iraq war because of Israel, say Matthews and Landler
    • When Bill says he cares about Israelis, he means Jews. But he doesn't act like someone who cares about Jews because if he did he:
      - would be advocating the universal and consistent application justice, accountability and equality; and
      - would not be aiding and abetting a colonialist, (war) criminal, religion-supremacist and highly-destructive (to both Jews and non-Jews) "Jewish State" project.

      (Helping Zio-supremacists to...
      - pack as many Jews as possible into a "Jewish State"; and then
      - generate maximum blowback against Jews and the "Jewish State",
      ...is not a sign that one cares for Jews.)

      Bill - like Hillary - is a hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist.

    • || Annie Robbins: in the MW universe anyway. ||

      Dude's gotta start somewhere... ;-)

    • || Annie Robbins: ... sila says “I’m just focused on dismantling white supremacy” but hillary is “a fairly OK person trying to do good in a hellishly evil, corrupt political landscape”. she gets a pass .... so much hypocrisy it’s hard to comprehend. ... ||

      It would seem that hypocrisy is the specific role silamrugaltech has been uniquely molded to play in the universe.

  • Israeli settlements 'screwed up' Kerry peace talks, Indyk says--but U.S. is still Israel's lawyer!
    • || DaBakr: if the us adressed its ‘theft of land’ from first nations people the way the palestinians are demanding their land issue with israel it might actually have some credibility. the same thing could apply to dozens of other nations where indigenous land was settled or stolen (depending on your perspective. but zionist haters hate to hear this and they call it what about-ism . ... ||

      "Murderers exist, so it's OK to rape."

      It's amusing to see you arguing against whataboutism by using whataboutism as a defence.

      The U.S.' problems don't absolve Israel of its obligations. Similarly, Israel's problems don't absolve the U.S. of its obligations.

      But instead of insisting that your states must resolve their own problems and uphold the universal and consistent application of justice, accountability and equality, apologists like you on both the American and Israeli sides do nothing except argue "what about ... ?"

    • ... Former US Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk, a key player in US-Israel relations for over 30 years, has said the United States is “not neutral” and that it doesn’t “claim to be neutral” in negotiations with the Palestinians. He also said he does not think “anybody is under any illusion that the United States is in Israel’s corner. We don’t hide that… We shout it from the rooftops.” He also argued the US’s position is “not inconsistent” with being an honest broker ...

      What I-P needs is an impartial broker: A country or group of countries whose goal is to realize a just and mutually-beneficial resolution to the I-P conflict by applying - as best as possible - justice, accountability and equality ("JAE") to it.

      An "honest broker" like the U.S. - thoroughly biased and utterly disinterested in JAE - is far worse and more dangerous than merely useless.

  • The Making of Israel: Zionist settler colonialism in historic Palestine
    • || Mayhem: ... “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.” ... ||

      Zio-supremacism in a nut-shell.

    • || silamcuz: ... Are “justice, accountability and equality” only expected of Israelis, and not Canadians or Americans? ... ||

      It is expected of all people.

      || ... Is denying white privilege part of aspiring up towards “justice, accountability and equality”? ||

      White privilege is not part of "aspiring up towards" justice, accountability and equality. I don't deny that white privilege exists. Do you?

      Whataboutism - which you regularly engage in - is also not part of "aspiring up towards" justice, accountability and equality. You might want to stop engaging in it.

    • || DaBakr: @e what’s there to do? what you want is only going down with a fight. ... ||

      What there is to do is justice, accountability and equality. That's going up, not down. No need to fight it.

      || ... there is no other nation that would willingly give up sovereignty ... ||

      Israel doesn't have to give up sovereignty. Israeli refugees are Israeli. Unlike non-Israeli Jews, they have every right to live in their Israeli homeland.

      || ... its not like you are not aware of my views. ||

      I'm well aware that like all hateful and immoral Zio-supremacists you're not worried about Israel - you're worried about religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

    • || @Daa: ... zionists stole and/or ethnically cleansed nearly 80% of the the land from the ‘river to the sea’ and probably more if you consider the only open land mass left is inhospitable desert, a lot of which the zionists went on to lie about making it bloom with irrigation technology when the ‘truth’ is it was all stolen water from palestinians. . also-they started doing it in the early 20thC long before ’48. oh-the map does not include the ‘de-colonization’ of gaza by the rotten evil zionist entity. ... ||

      It's nice to finally see you acknowledging the acts of injustice and immorality - the evils - that you and your Zio-supremacist co-collectivists have been advocating, undertaking, justifying, defending, supporting and/or excusing for decades.

      One can only hope that you and your Zio-supremacist co-collectivists will actually do something to right those wrongs instead of continuing to advocate, undertake, justify, defend, support and/or excuse them.

  • At Israel's birthday party, ambassador says rising criticism comes from 'killing fields of Europe'
    • || jon s: Eljay,
      The sites FAQ states: “nationally representative samples”, which means that Palestinian Israelis are included. ... ||

      Not necessarily.

      If Israel was evaluated on the basis of its being a "Jewish State", the home of the "Jewish people" and the "Jewish nation", a "nationally representative sample" would consist entirely of Jewish people.

      But even if Israel was correctly evaluated as the home of all Israelis, there's still no guarantee that non-Jewish Israelis were included in the "nationally representative sample".

    • || jon s: The World Happiness Report places Israel in 11th place , ahead of the USA. ... ||

      And way ahead of Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes"! :-)

      || ... There’s no reason to think that Palestinian Israelis are not included ... ||

      The site's FAQs state that the sample size used is 2-3000 people. There's no reason to think that Palestinian Israelis - or Palestinians under Israeli occupation - are included.

  • Vermont artist creates 45-foot 'street comic' telling story of the Nakba
    • || chocopie: Gee, I wonder why “the Jewish side” accepted the offer of a bunch of free land and “the Arab side” rejected giving away most of their land. Must be because “the Jewish side” is so reasonable and “the Arab side” is so selfish. Here’s an idea: Let’s do the same thing all over again but switch sides, and see who goes along with it this time. ||

      The selfishness and unreasonableness of Zio-supremacists is evident every time they argue that Israel shouldn't be required to relinquish control of and withdraw from all of the non-Israeli territory - territory outside of its / Partition borders - it has been stealing, occupying and colonizing since it was established almost 70 years ago.

  • Wide-ranging interfaith coalition backs 'Freedom of Religion' bill to stop Trump ban on Muslims
    • ... Authorities say Payne approached the woman, who was sitting several rows in front of him, and told her to take off her hijab – an Islamic-style headscarf – saying, “This is America!” He then removed the hijab from her head.” ...

      So...America ignorance, intolerance, offensive behaviour or a fine blend of all three?

  • Michael Ratner was dedicated to radical social change, with humor and humility
    • My sympathies on your loss, and my respect to Mr. Ratner for being a hell of a human being...and then some.

  • Resolution 242 does not mean what you may think it means
    • || hophmi: Right, because the status and life of Jews internationally was so, so much better before we had a state. ... ||

      The way you and your Zio-supremacist co-collectivists tell it, the status and life of Jews internationally is no better now that a (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" exists. Have you forgotten that perpetual anti-Semitism and irrational "Jew hatred" is on the rise?

      || ... I mean, statehood totally sucks, right? ... ||

      The way you and your Zio-supremacist co-collectivists tell it, it sucks ass. Have you forgotten that every day is filled with threatening demographics and the existential fear of being wiped off the map and pushed into the sea?

  • Don't say the Z-word
    • || Bumblebye: Jon Lansman, founder of left-wing, Corbyn supporting ‘Momentum’ doesn’t think we should use the word either:

      link to leftfutures.org ||

      ... Why is a new language necessary: because British Jews, most of whom support a Palestinian state (71%), and see the expansion of settlements as a major obstacle to peace (75%) and feel a sense of despair when they are expanded (68%) generally see themselves as “Zionists” (59%) with more who also “possess some traditionally ‘Zionist’ attitudes“) – all figures from The Attitudes of British Jews towards Israel). Zionism takes many forms, and British Zionists (at least those who are Jewish) are a world apart from Israeli Zionists. ...

      There's no reason to appease the "kinder, gentler" supremacism of British Zionists who - like all Zio-supremacists - advocate, support and defend the existence of Israel:
      - not as a secular and democratic Israeli state - a state of and for all of its Israeli citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees, equally; but
      - as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" - a state primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews - in as much as possible of Palestine.

    • ... UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis told the Sunday Times that Jewish students at universities were confronted with a “wall of anti-Zionism, which they feel and know to be Jew hatred”, bemoaning that they are sometimes even described by “the ugly term Zios”. ...

      Zio-supremacist Jewish students at universities would do well to consider the words of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks:

      ... When bad things happen to a group, its members can ask two different questions: “What did we do wrong?” or “Who did this to us?” The entire fate of the group will depend on which it chooses.

      If it asks, “What did we do wrong?” it has begun the self-criticism essential to a free society. If it asks, “Who did this to us?” it has defined itself as a victim. It will then seek a scapegoat to blame for all its problems. …

  • Calling Israel a 'modern day miracle' and 'vibrant bloom in desert,' Clinton says BDS is anti-Semitic
    • || eljay: I disagree, she is not hateful nor is she a Zionist. ||

      She knowingly, willingly, strongly and proudly favours injustice and immorality over justice, accountability and equality. To my mind, that makes her hateful.

      She knowingly, willingly, strongly and proudly defends Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine. To my mind, that makes her a Zio-supremacist.

      You are certainly free to disagree. :-)

    • || afmeyers: It’s easy to “make the desert bloom” with someone else’s water… ||

      Yup. It's amazing what...
      - someone else's water; plus
      - someone else's land; plus
      - unwavering political, military, economic and financial support from, among others, a world superpower,
      ...can do for a country.

      What's also amazing is how thoroughly Zio-supremacists are able to wipe that reality from their minds (and push it into the sea).

    • Clinton is a hateful and immoral hypocrite - a Zio-supremacist, through and through.

  • Miko Peled's viral video
    • || hophmi: Does anyone here talk about Muslims this way? ... ||

      If non-Jews here were to speak about Muslims this way, you'd accuse them of being Muslim-loving, Jew-hating anti-Semites.

      If Jews here were to speak about Muslims this way, you'd accuse them of being self-loathing, Muslim-loving, Jew-hating anti-Semites.

      || ... Clearly, most Jews aren’t good or beautiful. ||

      And you know this how? Have you been "counting Jews" again?

  • Reebok backtracks on Israel Independence Day-inspired sneaker (Updated)
    • || hoya saxa: ... the ACTUAL census of Iran puts the number under 10,000. ||

      According to the Selected Findings of National Population and Housing Census, 2011 (PDF):

      TABLE 3. POPULATION BY RELIGION: 2006 AND 2011
      Description          2006    2011
      . . .
      Jewish……….…..   9252     8756
      . . .

      There's no indication of the size of the population of Jewish people by tribe, collective, ethnicity, culture, nation or civilization (or dessert topping or floor wax).

    • || Jackdaw: And the Arab States put the Palestinian refugees where? ... ||

      The obligation to put refugees from Partition-borders Israel and Partition-borders Palestine back into their respective homes and onto their respective lands doesn't lie with the Arab States.

      It lies with Israel and - whenever Israel stops f*cking around in Palestine - with the new Palestinian state.

      But you already knew that.

    • || Jackdaw: And how is it that that 500,000+ Jewish refugees who fled their homes in Arab countries have been resettled? ||

      I don't know: How is it?

      Regardless of how it is or isn't, it has no bearing on the continued refusal by Israel to allow refugees from Israel and Palestine to return to their respective homes and lands.

    • || MaxNarr: Beautiful shoe. This Jew… wants THAT shoe! ... ||

      Watch out, Reebok: The Zio-supremacist is greedy. He wants that shoe. If he doesn't get what he wants, he'll tell you it's his "ancient shoe" and steal it from you. And if you try to take it back from him, he'll put a bullet in your head and call it "justice".

    • || hophmi: You want a shoe to commemorate a tragedy? How about you make a functioning state, and then you can have your own shoe. ... ||

      Hard to do while you Zio-supremacists and your supremacist state continue, among other things, to:
      - occupy and colonize Partition-borders Palestinian territory; and
      - control Palestine's resources, borders, airspace and territorial waters.

      Take your jackboots of the necks of Palestinians and let them have their state.

      || ... #jealousy ||

      #jackassziosupremacist

  • A new proposal for confederated states (without any idea of how to get Israel to comply)
    • || hophmi: How has BDS helped the Palestinians? It hasn’t. ... ||

      How has the establishment by Zio-supremacists of an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist state in Palestine helped the Palestinians?

      How have the past and on-going (war) crimes committed by Zio-supremacists helped the Palestinians?

      How have the refusals by Zio-supremacists to honour their obligations under international law (including RoR) helped the Palestinians?

      How have the never-ending apologetics spouted by Zio-supremacists helped the Palestinians?

      You guessed it: They haven't.

    • || hophmi: Palestine has the part of the former British Mandate East of the Jordan River if it desires more than “22%”. ... ||

      Palestine has 100% of the territory assigned to it by Partition. Palestine is not entitled to any portion of Jordan just as Israel is not entitled to any portion of Palestine.

      || ... Surely you don’t regard the King of Jordan as a particularly legitimate ruling entity. ... ||

      Dunno about the "legitimate ruling entity" but Jordan exists as a Jordanian state. Why are you picking on the world's only Jordanian state and trying to wipe it off the map?

      || ... You do realize that this remains the most likely confederation, right? ... ||

      The most likely confederation should be the one into which the citizens of secular and democratic countries decide democratically enter.

      || ... The King, good man that he is, can’t rule the Palestinian majority in Jordan forever. ||

      He won't have to, seeing as how refugees from (Mandate) Palestine will eventually:
      - return as Israelis to their homeland of Israel, from which they fled;
      - return as Palestinians to their homeland of Palestine, from which they fled;
      - seek Jordanian citizenship and live as Jordanians in Jordan; or
      - seek citizenship elsewhere.

    • || Donald: Without necessarily agreeing with every word, that was a very good comment. Really more the kind of thing that should be a front page article, to stir discussion. ||

      +1.

  • An apologia for Ken Livingstone (What would Buber say?)
    • || hophmi: Here’s what antisemitism looks like in 2016. link to timesofisrael.com ||

      It's utterly offensive and disrespectful. Anyone who has made threats against her should be held accountable for their actions.

      None of which justifies Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine or any of the countless related past and on-going (war) crimes.

  • Netanyahu announces 'seminar on Jewish history' in his office-- for European diplomats
    • || yonah fredman: from lord carradon, author of the resolution, as quoted in wikipedia:

      Knowing as I did the unsatisfactory nature of the 1967 line I was not prepared to use wording in the Resolution which would have made that line permanent. Nevertheless it is necessary to say again that the overriding principle was the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war” and that meant that there could be no justification for annexation of territory on the Arab side of the 1967 line merely because it had been conquered in the 1967 war. The sensible way to decide permanent “secure and recognized” boundaries would be to set up a Boundary Commission and hear both sides and then to make impartial recommendations for a new frontier line, bearing in mind, of course, the “inadmissibility” principle.[24] ||

      So...it's inadmissible to acquire territory by war and Mr. Carradon knows it's inadmissible to acquire territory by war, but rather than uphold the law and enforce a withdrawal from the acquired territory back to within pre-war borders, Mr. Carradon's "sensible way" to proceed is to "set up a Boundary Commission" to "decide a new frontier line".

      Dunno if he was a Zio-supremacist - although his comment certainly smacks of Zio-supremacism - but he certainly was a clown.

    • If foreign powers were to invade and occupy a large part of Israel and the U.N. were to call for the withdrawal of foreign forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict, you can bet your bottom dollar that Zio-supremacists:
      - wouldn't buy the bullshit they're currently selling; and
      - wouldn't accept anything less than a full withdrawal.

      And they'd be in the right. But because they and their "Jewish State" are in the wrong, they prefer to play word games.

    • || yonah fredman: In a 2 state solution based on resolution 242, the starting point is the withdrawal of Israel from occupied territories. The extent of this withdrawal was not strictly delineated: the text does not say withdrawal from all of the territories occupied ... ||

      The problem isn't with the text but with how your Zio-supremacist mind interprets it.

      The text strictly delineates "(i) Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict ... "

      It doesn't say withdrawal from "some of" or "most of" or "a portion of" or "the better part of" territories occupied. Without a qualifier, "territories occupied" means all of them.

      Just as returning "items stolen during the recent home invasion" or "family members kidnapped during the recent terrorist attack" isn't a legal or moral loophole granting criminals the right to keep some of the loot they've stolen or hostages they've taken.

  • Mainstream media frames Israeli attacks on Gaza civilians as 'retaliatory'
    • The "Jewish State" - a "moral beacon" and "light unto the nations" - builds the barrel, stocks it with fish, waits until they get restless and then shoots them.

  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, NPR promotes Israeli army but Obama takes a pass
    • || jon s: “Heroism” , in the context of the Holocaust, could mean a variety of actions, not only armed resistance. It could also mean escaping, and hiding, and smuggling food and helping one another, or simply trying to survive in extreme conditions. All of which constitutes “heroism” ... ||

      Thank you for confirming that the Palestinian struggle against the countless past and on-going acts of injustice and immorality committed by Zio-supremacists and the "Jewish State" is heroic.

  • Donald Trump has one proposal to unite a fractured Republican party -- Islamophobia
    • || Mooser: Ah, I see Trump also has some great economic ideas. Like giving US bondholders a “haircut”. ... ll

      Politicians like to appear to be in touch with the "average Joe / Jane": Israel "mows the lawn", Trump will do "haircuts".

      I'm afraid to find out who will "do the ironing", "wash the car" and "take out the trash"...or what those chores will actually entail.

  • Students explain why they protested Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat at San Francisco State University
    • Mr. Barkat: Israeli mayor of the Israeli colony of Israeli-occupied Jerusalem. I hope that before too long he and his "Jewish State" masters choose or are forced to remove their jackboots from the neck of the Free City.

  • Meet the private contractors manning Israel's checkpoints
    • ... “The idea is to make the checkpoints civilian,” Ministry of Defense spokesperson Shlomo Dror told the Financial Times ...

      The idea should be to end the occupation and colonization of territory outside of Israel's / Partition borders. No occupation, no need for checkpoints.

      ... “The Palestinians will meet civilians not soldiers. Nobody likes security checks. But what we are trying to do is to make it easier on the one side and, on the other side, not to skip security needs.” ...

      You can make it easier on the Palestinians by getting the f*ck out of not-Israel. Security happens at your / Partition border, not in someone else's territory.

  • DC meeting between Israel and Saudi Arabia marks end of Arab Peace Initiative and two-state solution
    • || jon s: ... What a vile comment.
      Do you really think that Palestinian deaths make me smile? ||

      I don't know if Palestinian deaths make you smile, but I do know that they don't make you want to:
      - stop being a Zio-supremacist and;
      - start advocating, defending and upholding justice, accountability and equality.

    • || jon s: Super-happy update: Yesterday evening Hapoel Be’er Sheva won the championship, 40 years since the last one! ... ||

      Once again, he nails the "banality of evil" impression.

    • || jon s: Eljay,
      In the upside-down world of some MW commenters, someone who seeks peace and mutual understanding is seen as representing the banality of evil. ... ||

      Incorrect. Someone like you, who...
      - despises justice, accountability and equality;
      - advocates, justifies and defends his favoured brand of supremacism; and
      - seeks a "peace" that will maximize benefit to his co-collectivists and his supremacist state,
      ...is a hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist.

      Your seemingly light-hearted attempts to distract from or to normalize your state's decades-long and on-going campaign of injustices, immorality and (war) crimes represent the banality of evil.

      || ... My point was that Israel is not some kind of nightmarish hell-hole. It’s populated by real people with families and jobs and various normal interests, including support for our local team… ||

      Iran, North Korea and Saudi Arabia (and Mali and African "hell-holes") are populated by real people with families and jobs and various normal interests. Light-hearted banter similar to yours by your counterparts in those countries would similarly represent the banality of evil. You're in good company.

    • || jon s: One state, two states three states, whatever…Right now, here in Be’er Sheva, people are focused on our beloved Hapoel Be’er Sheva soccer team ... ||

      jon s does excellent impressions of the banality of evil.

    • || jon s: May 9, 2016, 3:19 am I wish I had a dime for every time this blog has announced the death of the two state solution ... ||

      I wish I had a dime for every time a Zio-supremacist has defended the two-state solution even as his co-collectivists and his "Jewish State" do everything in their power to wipe that solution off the map and push it into the sea.

      || ... when , in fact, it’s still the only game in town, the only practical and possible way to go forward, for the good of both Israelis and Palestinians. ||

      But it's not the only game in town or the only practical and possible way to go forward. But it is likely the best way to keep the nightmare of religion-supremacist "Jewish State" alive, which is why you advocate it.

    • I wonder if the bed the "Jewish State" has hopped into with "intolerant Islamic state" Saudi Arabia is big enough to accommodate Mali and African "hell-holes". Wouldn't want them to get jealous. :-(

  • Are Clinton and Sanders really all that different on Israel/Palestine?

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