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  • The Israeli right can't condemn Charlottesville because its whispered policy is, Nakba
    • || @aar: ... You have far more in common with the US neo nazis then any right wing Israeli no matter where they live ... Start with the disgust ... for Zionism ... ||

      Zionism is supremacism. It merits disgust, as does the Zionist belief that evil done by and for the benefit of people who choose to be Jewish is somehow "purer" than evil done by others for whatever reason.

      I'm sure U.S. neo-Nazis - and Islamic State supremacists, for that matter - thrill to the same sense of "purity" about their particular brands of evil.

      Birds of hateful and immoral feather...

  • On Charlottesville and Jewish memory
    • || jon s: Herzl in his utopian novel Altneuland envisions a state which is liberal and secular. ... ||

      Reality strayed immediately and far from Herzl's fantasy.

      || ... From the plot:
      Löwenberg and Kingscourt spend the following twenty years on the island, cut off from civilization. As they stop over in Palestine on their way back to Europe in 1923 ... ||

      It's odd that they were able to stop over in a Palestine that, according to Zionists, never existed.

      || ... A Jewish state officially named the “New Society” has since risen as European Jews have rediscovered and re-inhabited their Altneuland, reclaiming their own destiny in the Land of Israel. ... ||

      That's a mighty cute way of saying European Jews decided to steal, occupy and colonize Palestine and establish in it a religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

      || ... Ben Gurion: ... In our state there will be non-Jews as well — and all of them will be equal citizens; equal in everything without any exception; that is: the state will be their state as well. ... ||

      If this were true, the whole point of "Jewish State" would be irrelevant. But it's not true, and that's why Israel was established and continues to exist as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" - a state primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews.

    • || jon s: ... all the major “classical” mainstream Zionist leaders and thinkers such as Herzl, Weizmann, BenGurion and Jabotinsky – all of them expressed the intention to live in peaceful coexistence with the Arab population. ... ||

      Well, sure: That approach goes over a lot better than telling people straight off that you want to steal, occupy and colonize their lands so that you can establish a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" and relegate them to second-class status.

      I imagine that pedophiles trolling school zones find it easier to lure children with friendly smiles and lollipops instead of creepy stares and dirty language.

    • || Nathan: ... Perhaps Professor Ellis is of the opinion that the State of Israel was born out of the Holocaust ... However, the State of Israel was born DESPITE the Holocaust ... ||

      Mr. Ellis tells it the way your Zionist co-collectivists tell it*: The "Jewish State" of Israel was established as a "safe haven" for Jews in the aftermath of the Holocaust.
      (*When they're not busy telling the alternate tale - the one in which people who choose to be Jewish are "returning" to their "ancient homeland".)

  • Why I am leaving Israel
    • || Paranam Kid: ... An Israeli nationality would give equal rights to all its citizens, incl. Palestinians, and that is against Israel’s racist laws & policies. ||

      Israel exists as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State":
      - primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews; and
      - in as much as possible of Palestine.

      Zionists - Jewish supremacists - won't have it any other way.

    • Ronit Dison has come to realize what Zionists have known all along: Israel is a "moral beacon" and "light unto the nations" state that's not quite as bad as Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes".

  • The 'vertical apartheid' of the Israeli occupation
    • || Jack Green: Religious Jews would not want a 100% Jewish state because they need gentiles to do certain things on the sabbath & holidays that Jews are not supposed to do. ||

      Wait a minute: Why do religious Jews need non-Jews to do their unmentionables on the Sabbath and holidays? What's wrong with atheist / non-religious Jews?

      C'mon, Jack, ol' buddy, help me out here.

    • || Jack Green: Religious Jews would not want a 100% Jewish state because they need gentiles to do certain things on the sabbath & holidays that Jews are not supposed to do. ||

      Yup, it's definitely useful to have some second-class non-Jews on hand in a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" to "do certain things on the sabbath & holidays that Jews are not supposed to do".

    • || Jack Green: eljay ... ||


      || ... That Israel serves as a refuge for persecuted Jews doesn’t mean that it’s supremacist. ||

      Jewish is a religion-based identity. An Israel that serves...
      - not as the secular and democratic state of and for all of its citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees, equally; but, rather,
      - as a "Jewish State" primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews, very much a religion-supremacist construct.

    • || Kaisa of Finland: ... Think about that 100% Jewish Island, would someone really want to live there?? ||

      A person who...
      - was born on Jewish Island;
      - has lived on Jewish Island all his life; and
      - still considers himself to be a "culturally Jewish" islander,
      ...may wish to continue living there.

      But his conversion to Islam and his desire to bring a Muslim woman to the island to be his wife may cause some problems with the Jews of Jewish Island.

    • || Kaisa of Finland: ... But if you are trying to connect this to the case Israel/Palestine, the only way to establish a 100% Jewish “shelter area”, is to find an empty island where there are no other people living already. ... ||

      A "Jewish State" is a supremacist construct regardless of where it is established.

      Jack the Troll seems not to realize that his "question game" is actually anti-Semitic: If it is acceptable for Jews to create Jews-only state(s), it's equally acceptable for non-Jews to create non-Jews-only state(s).

      I just can't understand why Zionists like Jack support discrimination against Jews. I can't understand why they hate Jews so much.

    • || Jack Green: eljay ... ||


      || ... Are you opposed to womens’ shelters because they admit only women?
      Are you opposed to animal shelters that admit dogs & cats, but not guinea pigs or chimps? ||

      Do you support discrimination against:
      - Jews only;
      - Jews and non-Jews; or
      - non-Jews only?

      I don't support discrimination against either Jews or non-Jews.

    • || Jack Green: eljay ... ||


      || ... Please explain. ||

      No explanation required.

    • || Jack Green @ August 16, 2017, 11:05 am ||

      No matter how many times you dance that same dance, Zionism remains a hateful and immoral ideology and oppressive, colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" remains an unjust and immoral construct.

  • Bay Area stands with Reem's Bakery in face of pro-Israel attacks
    • ... Today’s campaign against Reem’s is one in a long line of attacks by pro-Israel organizations against Palestinian expression in the Bay Area. It happened when these organizations forced changes to the Palestinian segment of a public mural created by Mission District youth to celebrate the bringing down of walls confining people of color around the world. Images of Palestinian liberation were, they claimed “exceedingly threatening to the Jewish community…” It happened when they sought to have the city of Berkeley defund the Berkeley Art Center because it held an exhibit of Palestinian art that included images of anguish and resistance under occupation; it happened when they demanded removal of “inflammatory” symbols of the Palestinian right of return in the San Francisco State University Edward Said mural; and it happened when they pressured the Oakland Museum of Children’s Arts to cancel an exhibit of artwork by children of Gaza depicting the Israeli assault in 2009. ...

      Poor Zionists: Just because they've spent ~70 years doing evil doesn't mean their victims should be allowed to make them look bad! Aggressor-victimhood sure is a tough gig... :-(

  • Video: Under protection from Israeli forces, settlers take over Palestinian home in Hebron's Old City
    • || Jack Green: eljay ... ||


      || ... People should be judged as individuals, not as members of a group. ||

      I leave it to you to determine which pedophiles are good pedophiles and to judge them as individual pedophiles rather than as members of a group of pedophiles.

      I'll stick to judging all people who believe in, advocate and defend pedophilia as hateful and immoral people.

    • ... The settlers that now live above him throw trash down from their window down onto the garden path his takes home. Diapers, bottles and food waste littered the way.

      The side entrance where Mohammed now uses to enter his home sits right under an open drain where dirty water is pushed through every few days. Mohammed bought piping to extend on the drain in order for the water to be released away from his entrance, but the settlers refused to allow him to install it.

      During Mondoweiss’s visit, a bus full of Israelis arrived at the home and started celebrating in the street in front of the house, under protection of Israeli soldiers.
      . . .
      Mohammed said similar events have been happening frequently ever since the home was taken over, if any of the Palestinian residents react to the display, Israeli soldiers forcibly remove them. ...

      Zionist Jews willingly do evil.
      The Zionist "Jewish State" empowers and protects them.
      Fellow Zionist Jews defend them.
      Together they cry "anti-Semitism!" if anyone rightly objects.

      Zionists are truly hateful and immoral people.

  • Sponge rounds, rubber bullets, and tear gas -- how Israel's non-lethal munitions can kill
    • || Ossinev: When they are not too busy being most moral and lighting up nations with tear gas and rubber bullets they get alternative kicks by simply locking up Palestinians of all shapes and sizes and ages just for the hell of it. ... ||

      Zionists love to praise Israel as being among the best nations in the world. But they inevitably defend it by comparing it to some of the worst in the world - nations they themselves despise. Go figure.

  • Trump response to Charlottesville sugarcoats a rotten morality
    • It seems that the purpose of Trump's mouth is simply to confirm just how stupid he is. I never imagined that the U.S. could end up with a leader less intelligent than George "Du(m)bya" Bush.

  • Chomsky still believes in the old Israel. I did too, once upon a time
    • || Jack Green: eljay ... ||


      || ... for the defense of the US ... ||

      The United States does not require an aircraft carrier "Israel" in the Middle East for its defense.

      || ... We give Israel $3.8 billion, but Haig said that without Israel we would have to spend “tens of billions.” ... ||

      That's what he said. I don't believe him. Meanwhile, the aircraft carrier "Israel" actually costs Americans $3.8B/yr.

      || ... Haig said ... Why should I believe you rather than Haig? ||

      I'm more reasonable that Haig.

    • || Jack Green: ... Former Supreme Commander of NATO and U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Alexander Haig described Israel as “the largest US aircraft carrier ... ||

      So...according to former Supreme Commander of NATO and U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Alexander Haig, the "Jewish State" of Israel - the Ancient and Eternal Homeland of the Jewish People - is basically just a piece of military hardware designed to do America's dirty work. Huh.

      || ... which does not require even one US soldier, cannot be sunk, is the most cost-effective and battle-tested, located in a region which is critical to vital US interests. If there would not be an Israel, the US would have to deploy real aircraft carriers, along with tens of thousands of US soldiers, which would cost tens of billions of dollars annually, dragging the US unnecessarily into local, regional and global conflicts.” ||

      Someone had better notify former Supreme Commander of NATO and U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Alexander Haig that:
      - the existence of the U.S. aircraft carrier "Israel" costs billions of dollars annually;
      - it drags the U.S. unnecessarily into local, regional and global conflicts;
      - while it may be unsinkable, it is not immune to incineration; and
      - its absence would not require the U.S. "to deploy real aircraft carriers, along with tens of thousands of US soldiers" to the Middle East.

    • || Jack Green: ... The goal of Zionism is a majority Jewish state.
      Annexing land with millions of gentiles would result in a minority Jewish state. ||

      No problem: Zionists can simply ethnically cleanse or murder enough gentiles to tip the scale back to Jewish supremacism.

      For the past ~70 years, Zionists have demonstrated their willingness to commit such (war) crimes, which we've been told are a "necessary evil".

      And while something like ethnic cleansing is "currently not necessary", that doesn't mean Zionists won't make it "necessary" once more if it'll suit their needs.

      Give Zionists (yourself and your co-collectivists) their due.

    • || goldmarx: ... For a Zionist position in full support of BDS, check this out ... ||

      The "Democratic Zionist" is just a kinder, gentler version of the "State Zionist". He refers to Israel as the "homeland of the Jewish people" rather than the "homeland of all Israelis" because, like every other type of Zionist, he envisions Israel as a "Jewish State" primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews.

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