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  • Trump praises Israeli policy of ethnic profiling following bombing in Manhattan
    • ... “You know in Israel, they profile,” Trump told Fox and Friends’ just hours before Rahami’s arrest Monday in Linden, New Jersey following a shootout. “They’ve done an unbelievable job — as good as you can do. But Israel has done an unbelievable job. And they’ll profile. They profile. They see somebody that’s suspicious. They will profile. They will take that person in. They will check out.” ...

      You know in Israel, they assassinate people. They've done an unbelievable job - as good as you can do. But Israel has done an unbelievable job. And they'll assassinate. They assassinate. They see somebody that's suspicious. They will assassinate. They will shoot that person dead. They will execute.

  • UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine class, rejecting pressure from pro-Israel groups
    • ... “Other critics said the focus on “decolonizing” was akin to calling for the elimination of the Jewish state — a stance defined as anti-Semitic by the U.S. State Department.” ...

      "Jewish State" is a religion-supremacist construct. It has no right to exist - it never had that right in the first place. No state has any right to exist as any type of supremacist state.

      Calling for the preservation of religion-supremacist "Jewish State" isn't akin to hypocritically supporting one type of supremacism - it is exactly hypocritical support for one type of supremacism.

  • US aid deal gives green light to Israel's erasure of Palestine
    • It's funny how Zio-supremacists berate as anti-Semitic anyone who objects to a two-state solution, but thanks to their own insatiable greed and unrelenting pursuit of injustice and immorality they have anti-Semitically made a two-state solution infeasible.

    • "No light between": Israel and the U.S. continue to fellate each other as the bodies pile up around them.

  • ADL throws Netanyahu under the bus to try to make new friends
    • ... Mr Greenblatt’s problems start before we even get to his article. Right there in the headline when the piece was posted on Foreign Policy: “Using words that hint of genocide for crass political ends is beneath the standards of Israel.” ...

      Mr. Greenblatt's comment is a solid "zinger", seeing as how the "standards of Israel" include:
      - terrorism;
      - (actual) ethnic cleansing;
      - oppression;
      - military occupation;
      - colonialism;
      - torture;
      - murder;
      - intransigence;
      - belligerence;
      - disregard for international laws and human rights; and
      - religion-based supremacism.

  • 'NYT' editorial on US military aid leaves out Palestinians because it knows it would lose the argument
    • || Mooser: ... Who is “Raphael” writing his comments to? ... ||

      Blind bats, for whom a nod is as good as a wink.

  • Amos Oz would never stand in the street in Tel Aviv shouting 'Kill all the Arabs'
    • || Raphael: Anti-Semitism is a very troubling question for me, because, I was a victim of it as a non-Jew. ... ||

      Homophobia is a very troubling question for me because I was a victim of it as a non-gay person. Back in school, the bully used to call me "fag" and "queer" when he picked on me. :-(

    • ... criticizing Israel, legitimate, whether I like it or not, whether I join it or not. Saying that Israel should cease to exist or should not have come to being, this is crossing the line. ...

      Israel exists and should continue to exist:
      - within its / Partition borders;
      - as a secular and democratic state of and for all of its Israeli citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees, equally; and
      - until such time as its voting public democratically decides it should cease to exist.

      Oppressive, colonialist, expansionist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" should not have come into being and should cease to exist. To say otherwise is to hypocritically advocate one brand of supremacism.

  • Netanyahu's ghost on 'ethnic cleansing' video is rightwing pollster Luntz
    • || DaBakr: ... And so man hypocrisy commenters here say zionists whine. ... ||

      Well, you do. In fact, you're doing it right now.

      || ... I’ve never heard such pathetic whining in my life. ... ||


      || ... You people are having a coniption fit ... ||

      Says the cauldron to the teacup. Cute. :-)

      || ... Big deal. Again, have to say get over it. ||


    • || Steve Grover: ... Anything anyone says that isn’t hateful towards Israel is a “hypocrit hasbara lie” ... ||

      Dunno about that. But pretty much everything a Zio-supremacist says in glowing praise of their deliberately and unapologetically oppressive, colonialist, belligerent, intransigent, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state is a lie.

      Well, except for when they tell you that Israel isn't as bad as Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes". Even Zio-supremacists occasionally tell the truth.

  • Palestinians with disabilities are not immune from Israeli violence
    • Are there any rebels in the villages tonight?
      Get 'em up against the wall
      There's one in the floodlight, he don't look right to me
      Get him up against the wall
      And that one looks Arab
      They know only hate
      Why's all this riff-raff
      In our "Jewish State"?
      All these terrorist kids
      With their tears and their snot
      Since I get my way
      I'll have all of them shot!

      (with apologies to R. Waters)

  • Netanyahu's big lie
  • Israeli government projects 'ethnic cleansing' on Palestinians
    • || Kay24: ... Palestinian girl killed after being run over by Israeli settler in apparent road accident

      link to ... ||

      A six-year-old Palestinian girl was run over and killed by an Israeli settler Saturday evening in the village of al-Khader south of Bethlehem, on the road to the illegal Israeli settlement of Efrat in the southern occupied West Bank. ...

      Her family's home is located near a road commonly used by Israeli settlers residing in the illegal settlement of Efrat.

      Possible chain of events:
      - The hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist colonist drives through occupied and colonized not-Israel like he owns the f*ckin' place.
      - He sees a young Palestinian female and is intimidated by her "threatening demographic".
      - This causes him to soil his Captain Israel underpanties and lose control of his vehicle.
      - The vehicle strikes and kills the girl.
      - The hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist colonist "primarily celebrates".

  • Netanyahu's 'ethnic cleansing' video earns strong rebuke from State Department
    • || King Bibi: ... Yet the Palestinian leadership actually demands a state with one precondition: No Jews. ... ||

      Liar. But I'm willing to retract that statement if he can prove that the Palestinians' democratically-elected leaders has actually demanded that a Palestinian state must be Jew-free.

      || ... Ask yourself this, would you accept ethnic cleansing in your state ... ||

      Question: Ask yourself this, would you accept ethnic cleansing in Israel?
      Zio-supremacist answer: Absolutely!

      RW: I cannot consistently say that "ethnic cleansing is never necessary".

      RW: 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.

      RW: I feel that the nakba [sic] was a necessary wrong ...

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

      eee: Ethnic cleansing is an evil that was necessary to create a greater good, a viable Jewish state.

      || ... Since when is bigotry a peace? ... ||

      It takes a lot of balls or a complete lack of self-awareness for a Zio-supremacist bigot - the hateful and immoral leader of an intentionally and unapologetically oppressive, colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state - to lecture anyone on bigotry.

  • Banned from leaving Gaza, Palestinian group rocks out at border
    • || DaBakr: ... they could have just as easily applied to leave through the other arab muslim nation that borders gaza. ... ||

      Instead of cowering behind whataboutism, a strong Zio-supremacist would defend and take pride in the hateful and immoral actions of his (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state.

      Your weakness makes Captain Israel weep...  :-(

    • The bad: Palestinian musicians in Gaza wish to travel to not-Israel to attend a Palestinian music festival with other Palestinian musicians. They are barred from travelling to not-Israel by Israeli Occupation, Oppression and Execution Forces.

      The good: The "Jewish State" didn't assassinate them as they performed their impromptu set.

  • NYC city council anti-BDS bill meets resistance from protesters
    • || bettyberenson: The Syrians are killing their people in the thousands, the Iranians are hanging gay men and killing women who have the courage of defiance ... ||

      ...and for decades (and among other things) the religion-supremacist state of Israel has been:
      - occupying and colonizing Palestine;
      - oppressing, torturing and killing Palestinians;
      - refusing to allow Israeli and Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands in Israel and Palestine.

      Like all Zio-supremacist hypocrites, you believe that it is acceptable for Jews to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them.

      || ... and you jokers are boycotting Israel, the scapegoat of the left. ... ||

      You're a clown for suggesting that Israel is the scapegoat of its own crimes - crimes it has been committing willingly, deliberately and with impunity for decades.

      || ... I am sad for you, because your hostility and ignorance make peace impossible. ... ||

      I am sad for you because you defend the indefensible.

      || ... From the river to the sea,
      Palestine will never be. ||

      All hail the Thousand Year "Jewish State". Got it.

  • Dozens of Spanish cities declare themselves ‘Free of Israeli Apartheid’
    • || |Jackdaw: ... Actually, the Jews are the indigenous people of the area. ... ||

      Actually, they're not. Some of the people in the world who have chosen to be Jewish are indigenous to Palestine. The rest are indigenous to their homelands all over the world.

      || ... All the Jews did, besides long for Zion ... ||

      ...was to establish an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and religion-supremacist state in as much as possible of Palestine and spend decades committing (war) crimes against the indigenous population of Palestine.

    • || yonah fredman: When the Jewish population of Spain in some future year matches the Jewish population of Spain in 1492, I’ll consider the middle ages to be in the past tense. ||

      So we're still living in the Middle Ages? Huh. Well, that certainly goes a long way toward explaining the barbaric and backward thinking of Zio-supremacists.

    • || Jackdaw: The Spaniards are quite delusional if they think that throwing Israel under the bus is going to save them from Islamist terrorism, regional sectarianism, a weakening E.U. or the effects of global warming. ... ||

      Zio-supremacists are the delusional ones if they think that by aiding and abetting the colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state of Israel the Spaniards will save themselves from "Islamist terrorism, regional sectarianism, a weakening E.U. or the effects of global warming".

      The Spaniards have chosen to support justice, equality and human rights. It figures that a Zio-supremacist would find that offensive.

    • ... Growing public support for the BDS movement for Palestinian human rights has prompted Israel and its allies to launch an unprecedented, well-funded and anti-democratic attack against everyone seeking to hold Israel accountable to international law and UN resolutions, especially through BDS advocacy. ...

      Every day, hateful and immoral Zio-supremacists and the "Jewish State" do their best to undermine international laws and human rights and the protections they are meant to afford all people including Jewish citizens of homelands all over the world.

      Why do Zio-supremacists hate Jews so much?!

  • Another house demolition in occupied territories, and the U.S. does not lift a finger
    • || Kay24: Israel is the only idiotic nation in the world that has been able to connect criticism of it (and it’s endless crimes against humanity) with anti-semitism ... ||

      Using the accusation of anti-Semitism - as long as it continues to have potency - to fend off valid criticisms and to forestall accountability is a shrewd move, IMO.

      Conflating Israel with all Jews and all Jews with Israel and actively undermining international laws and human rights and the protections they're meant to afford all people - including Jews - is idiotic and, well, anti-Semitic.

      Why do Zio-supremacists hate Jews so much?!

  • 'Their sorry will not bring back Mustafa': Israeli govt tells grieving Palestinian family son was 'killed by mistake'
    • Israeli Military Occupation, Colonization and Assassination Forces killed a non-Israeli in not-Israel and it's all his fault.

      ... She added in the statement that the police and prosecution are accusing Ali of causing Mustafa’s death due to “negligence, driving without a driver’s license, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs ... "

      Rumour has it that he had on his person bio-weapons, nukes and - perhaps worst of all - a knife! 8-o

  • Why segregation is the single most important issue in Israel, and practical ways to confront it
    • || hophmi: Where is the Arab world today can Jews live as equal citizens with full rights without fear? ||

      You can always count on Zio-supremacists:
      - to promote and praise their (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" as being among the best in the world; and
      - to defend it by comparing it to bottom-of-the-barrel states - states they despise.

    • || oldgeezer: ... Theyvha e also stated thatvsettlers may rwmain provided they take Palestinian citizenship and obey Palestinian law. ... ||

      In which case they cease to be colonists, so Erekat's point holds.

      || ... Considering the decades of oppression this is more than generous. ... ||

      Most definitely.

    • || Mayhem: ... All this left-wing quibbling about the character of Israel ... when on the other side we have the makings of a totally racist society where Jews will not be permitted to live at all. ||

      What is it about being a Zio-supremacist that makes you a compulsive liar? Erekat said the settlers must leave. He's right: There's no reason a Palestinian state should accept colonists in its midst. There's no reason any state should accept colonists.

    • || GregMozart: ... don’t you think every country should OFFER every native-born resident an OPTION of citizenship, without waiting for another country (e.g. Israel) to give them a right of return? ... ||

      Offering the option of citizenship to native-born offspring of refugees seems like a nice idea - a gift that a host country can grant to disenfranchised people.

      But the right of return of refugees is an obligation under international law, not a gift that Israel is being asked magnanimously to grant to its refugees or that it has the right to withhold.

      Allowing Israel unjustly and immorally to offload its moral obligation and the corresponding economic, social and financial burdens to other countries is a poor idea made even poorer by the fact that the reason for this offloading is to ensure that Israel remains a religion-supremacist state.

  • After building a protest movement, West Bank village of Nabi Saleh steps back from weekly Friday protests
    • || mcohen.: only way forward is one state.israel.with equal rights for all.ror for those born in israel. ||

      So no more of that supremacist foolishness involving "Jewish State" and "Law of Return". Glad to hear it. I look forward to you admonishing Zio-supremacists who peddle that crap here on MW. :-)

    • Poor Zio-supremacists. It seems that no matter what they do, whether its...
      - committing acts of terrorism;
      - ethnically cleansing the indigenous population from their homes and lands;
      - establishing an oppressive and religion-supremacist state;
      - maintaining and expanding their supremacist state by means of military occupation and colonialism;
      - deliberately flouting international laws and refusing to honour their obligations under them,
      ...or simply crushing peaceful protests and maiming civilians, they're demonized as the "bad guys".

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

  • New call for US investigation into killing of Palestinian-American teen in West Bank
    • || John O: ... the death of British photographer Tom Hurndall at the hands of the IDF in 2004 was ruled “unlawful killing” by a British coroner’s court ... ||

      I think the most one can hope for from an American court is a ruling of "unhelpful killing".

  • Pro-Israel groups declare 'lawfare' on BDS movement in Canada
    • ... Hasbara’s national director, Robert Walker, claims that his Israel advocacy group was discriminated against when it was denied participation in “Social Justice Week.” ...

      Is Mr. Walker upset because other supremacist groups were permitted to participate in SJW while his supremacist group - tasked with defending Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine - was not?

      Or is he upset because his group was denied participation in SJW even though - according to Zio-supremacists like him - Jews are entitled to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them?

  • There's no room on campus to be progressive and pro-Israel
    • || mcohen.: ... the devil is in the details ||

      And Satan is in the supremacism.

    • || mcohen.: ... the devil is in the details ||

      Yes, Al2Sultan, you certainly are.

    • || mcohen.: so bds calls for what. ... ||

      Freedom, justice and equality. Y'know, the sorts of things you Zio-supremacists thoroughly despise.

      BDS Movement: What Is BDS?

      || ... the devil is in the details ||

      You're repeating yourself, Al2Sultan.

    • || Mooser: Ok. “Sultan”, Don’t blow your wad in three comment’s worth of premature ejaculations ... ||

      He is the sultan of "Schwing!!"

      (with tremendous apologies to Dire Straits)

    • || Talkback: It’s indirectly antisemitic, mcohen. They call for equality. ... ||

      And equality is anathema to (Zio-)supremacists.

    • If "pro-Israel" meant "in favour of a secular and democratic Israel that respects international laws and human rights", pro-Israel + progressive would make sense.

      Unfortunately, since "pro-Israel" almost invariably means "pro-'Jewish State'", pro-Israel + progressive = hypocrite.

    • || Al2Sultan: The devil is in the details. ... ||

      Yup, and those devilish details include:
      - Jewish terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine's indigenous population from their homes and lands;
      - the establishment of Israel as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State";
      - a decades-long and on-going Israeli military occupation and colonization of non-Israeli territory (i.e., territory outside of its / Partition borders);
      - Israel's refusal to honour its obligations under international law (including RoR of refugees);
      - Israel's refusal to accept any responsibility or accountability for its past and on-going (war) crimes; and
      - Israel's refusal to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

      || ... But rather will continue its campaign until israel is dismantled as the home of the jewish people. ... ||

      Israel has no right to exist as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State". No state has a right to exist as a supremacist state of any kind.

    • Page: 80
    • ... [Seffi] Kogen finds it “exciting to take part in the ongoing Zionist project”. ...

      Of course he does - he's a Zio-supremacist.

      ... He was a 2015 delegate at the World Zionist Congress for Mercaz, the Zionist membership organization of the Conservative Movement whose goals include “advancing Zionism as the progressive movement of national liberation that it set out to be”. ...

      Zionism was and is all about Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine. There's nothing "progressive" about religion-based (or any other type of) supremacism.

  • Many leftwing Israelis are leaving the country -- 'Forward' breaks an important story
    • || amigo: ... “Nice Israeli couples “—a contradiction in terms .All the nice Israeli couples have left and taken their babies with them. ... ||

      I'm sure there are plenty of nice (Jewish and non-Jewish) non-Zionist Israeli couples left in Israel to whom little babies are being born every day. They represent a better future for Israel. :-)

    • || Jackdaw: ... Israel will survive the Left, anti-Zionism and BDS. ||

      Yup, and it'll last a Thousand Years, too.

    • || Annie Robbins:   ;) you noticed that too eljay! ... ||

      Rock on, Annie!!   \m/ > , < \m/

      || ... i was going to say something but just figured he was referencing his wife as ‘grandma’. ... ||

      Yeah, the thought occurred to me a short time after I posted my comment...but too late for me to edit it.  :-)

    • || Alvin Alexsi Currier: When I read Grandma the article, she turned around from her cooking ... ||

      According to your profile:

      I am a retired former clergyman, 82 years old ...

      Kudos to your grandmother for still being alive...and cooking!  :-)

  • Liberal Zionists see 'window of opportunity' for two states in last three months of Obama administration
    • || Raphael @ September 5, 2016, 10:40 pm ||

      Wow, that's a lot of words and semi-colons just to confirm what I wrote.

    • || Raphael: ... I had a choice in my life… and it literally got to the point where I had to pick one, or the other…
      either to be a American Jew, or a Zionist Israelite ... ||

      More correctly, you literally got to the point where...
      - you decided that you had to make a choice;
      - you intentionally limited yourself to two options; and
      - you deliberately chose the more hateful and immoral option.

      You're not a victim.

    • ... I should say, I believe that a two state solution is really the only path to resolve this conflict, where one preserves both the Jewish and democratic nature of Israel and provides freedom, dignity and sovereignty to the Palestinians ...

      A two-state solution should result in two secular and democratic states of and for their respective citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees, equally. A two-state solution that...
      - allows Israel to remain a religion-supremacist "Jewish State";
      - allows Israel to retain much (most?) of what it has stolen;
      - absolves Israel of its obligations under international law (including RoR of refugees); and
      - absolves Israel of responsibility and accountability for its past and on-going (war) crimes, not the path to take.

  • Daniel Berrigan's 1973 prophecy: Israel is becoming 'the tomb of the Jewish soul'
    • || JustJessetr: Yeah, it’s interesting how the Left loves to conflate Judaism with Israel. ... ||

      So now you Zio-supremacists are calling yourselves "the Left". Huh. Well, yeah, it is interesting.

      || ... Like MW cares one whit for the Jewish soul. ... ||

      Zio-supremacists care about Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine. There's no evidence that you care about the "Jewish soul". Given how for the last ~70 years you've been doing your best to undermine international laws and human rights and the protections they are meant to afford all people, there's no evidence that you care much about Jews either.

  • Israel's plan to retool occupation includes color-coding 'good' and 'bad' Palestinians
    • || Mooser: ... I think there will be social consequences for American Jews as knowledge of the failure of Zionism becomes general, and more generally acknowledged. ||

      This is why I continue to wonder why Zio-supremacists who claim to care so much about Jews seem to care so little about Jews.

    • || eljay: ... I don’t want any scapegoats – or scapemoose(r)s – getting hurt. ||

      Correction: ... I don’t want any undeserving scapegoats – or scapemoose(r)s – getting hurt.

    • || Mooser: ... I’m not worried “Eljay”, when the blow back comes, it’ll probably be directed almost entirely to the correct scapegoats. ||

      That's good. I don't want any scapegoats - or scapemoose(r)s - getting hurt.

    • || mcohen.: ... these 2 words ….beacon and light……about sum it up the west bank has not paid for electricity in years.millions owing to the suppliers. ||

      Yup, the victims have not paid the rapist for electricity in months. Terrible people, those women. And it has nothing to do with the fact that they're being held captive in the rapist's basement.

    • || mcohen.: ... israel must annexe the westbank and those that oppose it must suffer the consequences. ... ||

      That's a hell of a lesson for a "moral beacon" and "light unto the nations" "Jewish State" to teach the rest of the world: Jews who oppose the actions of non-Jews - regardless of how unjust and immoral those actions are - must suffer the consequences.

    • I really don't understand the Zio-supremacist insistence on shitting on and undermining international laws and human rights and the protections they are meant to afford all people.

      When the blowback hits, they will suffer and - more importantly - non-Zionist Jews will suffer because of their actions.

      Why do Zio-supremacists hate Jews so much?!

    • C'mon, Avi - you hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist, you - what are you waiting for? Just round them all up and exterminate them. You know you want to...

  • PA opens fire on funeral of Fatah leader beaten to death by Palestinian security officers
    • ... The PA’s extension of Israeli colonial violence / Ramona Wadi
      MEMO 25 Aug — The echelons of the power structure derived from the coloniser manifested itself in the brutal extrajudicial killing of Ahmed Halawa, who was beaten to death by PA security forces. ...

      I condemn the torture and murder of Mr. Halawa and the P.A.`s collaborationist actions.

      Phrases such as "extension of Israeli colonial violence" and "echelons of the power structure derived from the coloniser" sounds like weasel-worded ways of saying "Don't blame us / it's not our fault."

  • Syrian death tolls and the kinder gentler jihadists
    • || Raphael: ... Prof. Aaron Demsky ... explains that Hebraizing surnames was a way for the Jews who came to Palestine to express ideological identification. ||

      Manufactured names for foreigners moving to a manufactured "ancient homeland". Makes sense.

    • || Raphael: ... I oppose BDS; because I sensed PLO involvement … ||

      The more-likely explanation for your opposition to BDS is that it (rightly) threatens Jewish supremacism in/and the colonialist and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" project.

      Justice, accountability and equality are offensive to Zio-supremacists.

  • Family fights to free disabled Palestinian man in Israeli prison
  • Church of Sweden explores BDS as 'only chance to liberate Palestinians and Israeli Jews'
    • || Jackdaw: ... The Palestinians ... can’t give up on their dream of Palestine from the ‘river to the sea’ and the return of ‘refugees’. ... ||

      Can't blame 'em. If anyone is entitled to a "river to the sea" country of Palestine in geographic Palestine it's the Palestinians of geographic Palestine, not the "Jewish people" comprised of foreign nationals from countries all over the world.

      || ... no amount of arm twisting will even get Palestinians to sit down and negotiate. ||

      It's no wonder: Zio-supremacist "negotiations" have nothing to do with justice, accountability and equality and everything to do with...
      - upholding Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible for Palestine;
      - absolving Israel of its obligations under international law (including RoR of refugees); and
      - absolving Israel of responsibility and accountability for its past and on-going (war) crimes.

      Instead of demanding that the rapist release the victims chained in his basement and be held accountable for his crimes, you expect his victims to "negotiate" the terms of their bondage and it bothers you (and him) that those ungrateful bitches won't co-operate.

    • || Mooser: ... Not just the rumba! I skipped the light fandango, and turned cartwheels across the floor (I was feeling kinda seasick, but the crowd called out for more. ) ||

      Your awesomeness knows no bounds! :-)

    • || Mooser: “eljay”, I was all irritated, about to cancel my ruhmba lesson ...

      I’ve changed my mind. ||

      I will rest easy tonight knowing that you have danced the rhumba. :-)

    • || Raphael: ... When I was on vacation in East Jerusalem; Arabs seem to lie about many many things to me ... ||

      Perhaps they felt that you seem to lie about many things to them.

      || ... such as the address of where I was staying. ||

      Maybe you should have told them where you were staying instead of relying on them to tell you.

      || ... One Arab tour guide even picked my pocket ... ||

      No doubt he did it with unending dignity and respect.

      || ... and I paid him three times, at least, what a normal tour guide would have received for the same tour ... ||

      But not ten times, so he felt that you were not family, but business.

      || ... he did not even complete the tour I had paid for. ||

      You paid for a 3x tour, not a 10x tour, so that's what he gave you.

    • || xanadou: ... Israel is not a one-dimensional cesspool, and the world needs to know that there are Israelis who know that the current nightmare has to end. These honorable people need to be heard and supported by the world that is overwhelmingly ignorant of their work. ... ||

      I agree completely.

    • || xanadou: ... Looking at what is happening in I/P, not much different vibes are projected by the zionists at the native Palestinians or the Israeli citizens. The Reich’s citizenry did nothing to oppose the madness of their own time: their leaders were offering them a delusion of a life as overlords over a large part of enslaved humanity. That is not that much different either what the likes of rabbi Ovadia Joseph had, or current army chief rabbi has in mind for non Jews, or what the majority of Israeli population expects to attain with the creation of a Greater Israel. ... ||

      Right, so during which war-time operation did the Allies say "this may be the only chance to liberate Europe and Germany's citizens from the Nazi occupation"?

    • || Raphael: ... How they felt that their factory was not a business but a family. ... ||

      Sure, because they wanted to keep their jobs.

      || ... How the Israeli owners paid them approximately 10 times what they would earn working for Palestinian factories ...

      Sure, because they wanted to keep their jobs.

      And, anyway, they have no idea what they'd earn working for factories in a free Palestine because Israel prevents Palestine from being free.

      || ... and how the Jewish owners treated them with unending dignity and respect. ... ||

      Citizens of the Occupying State set up a factory in Occupied Palestine and make money off the land and the labour of Occupied Palestinians. Yup, that sure sounds like "unending dignity and respect".

      But, of course, they wanted to keep their jobs.

      || ... And, most importantly, how much they detest the BDS movement for attempting to destroy their livelihood and force them to live in squalor ... ||

      Sure, some people prefer to keep their jobs and live as second-class citizens in a (religion-)supremacist state or under the heel of its Occupation and Colonization jackboot.

      But BDS is about defending international laws and human rights, not about forcing people to live in squalor.

    • xanadou, I was struck by the strangeness and inappropriateness (although that may be too harsh a word for it) of Ms. Karin's assertion that BDS "may be the only chance to liberate ... Israeli Jews from the occupation."

      If someone had suggested that anti-Apartheid measures "may be the only chance to liberate ... South African whites from the occupation", I would have found it just as strange and inappropriate.

    • || xanadou: I’m sorry LJ. Spellcheck intervened and corrupted your user name as I hit the post button. ||

      No worries. I've been called worse. ;-)

    • || xanadou: Elijah ... ||


      || ... Not directly in the sensu stricto meaning of the term. ... ||

      Which, as I understand it, is the meaning BDS focuses on. From

      The BDS movement aims to pressure Israel to respect international law by:

      1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall
      International law recognises the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan Heights as occupied by Israel.

      2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality.

      3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.

    • ... " BDS may be the only chance to liberate both Palestinians and Israeli Jews from the occupation. ... "

      Israeli Jews are not under military occupation by Israel.

      Palestinians and non-Zionist Israelis need to be liberated. Zionist Israelis and non-Israeli Zionists need to be deprogrammed.

  • Huma Abedin dumps Anthony Weiner, occupation denier
  • 'Everything that we have done since 9/11 is wrong' -- the worldview of Major Todd Pierce (Retired)
    • || Jackdaw: Phil asks the Major a few questions about the Major’s upbringing, than immediately brings up Israel. ||

      Phil asks Mr. Pierce six questions, each of which receives a lengthy reply. His seventh question is "Did you have any awareness of Israel?"

      Another fifteen or so questions later - questions that touch on a variety of topics and almost all of which generate lengthy replies - he asks "Where is Israel in your thinking?".

      No person with even the most minute amount of sanity could construe his line of questioning as "turning an interesting interview into an anti-Israel screed".

    • || Jackdaw: @Phil You didn’t waste any time turning an interesting interview into an anti-Israel screed. ||

      A quick word search of the article shows ~19 references to the word "Israel". Two of them are Phil's; the rest belong to Mr. Pierce. From this, we must conclude that Mr. Pierce turned the interview into an "anti-Israel screed".

      In the Comments section, there was only one comment and it contained the word "Israel". From this, we must similarly conclude that you turned the Comments section into an "anti-Israel screed".

  • Gaza 2 years on: These children are now gone forever and an empty space remains
    • || DaBakr: ... maybe the vastly-by 1000s- greater numbers of children being killed daily in the greater middle east has made it more difficult to feel specifically concerned ... || long as there are "vastly-by 1000s- greater numbers of children being killed daily in the greater middle east" than there are Jewish Israeli kids being killed in Israel, you will find it "more difficult to feel specifically concerned" about their deaths. Interesting.

    • The children are gone but the (war) criminals and their (war) crimes live on.

      And the enablers raise a glass in toast:
      - Clinton: We came, we saw, they died.
      - Albright: The price was worth it.

  • Critiques not fit to print: Students and allies respond to 'NYT' coverage of Palestine activism on campus
  • Liel Leibovitz wants to excommunicate most American Jews, beginning with Beinart
    • || MHughes976: ... unless the idea that people who are Jewish may do wrong, or may be rebuked for the wrong they do, is unacceptable in all circumstances there may be good reason for an attack so directed ... ||

      Yup. Zio-supremacists like mcohen. argue from the position that Jews are entitled to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them. And since they're always right to do wrong, they should never be held accountable for their actions.

    • || mcohen.: ... bds is an attack on is an attack on jews regardless of the reasons it is called for. ||

      To Zio-supremacists, Jews are a prop, an excuse, a justification for evil, cannon-fodder. Why do you Zio-supremacists hate Jews so much?!

    • || RoHa: ... That’s a relief. I was beginning to think that Mooser was a lot older that me. ||


    • || Jon66: ... Every baby has the same rights, but we have differing obligations. I owe an obligation to my cousin that I don’t owe to some random woman. ... ||

      If your cousin has done nothing for you but some random woman has, your sense of obligation is misplaced. There's no reason for a cousin to be entitled to a preferential obligation simply because s/he is a cousin.

    • It's all about the religion: Mr. Leibovitz appears to have a lot in common with fundamentalist Muslims. But I suppose that if he were to find himself their prisoner, he'd be begging desperately for them to be in the mood for social justice.

  • #PayPal4Palestine campaign urges PayPal to serve Palestinians, not just Israelis
    • || Talkback: Sorry, didn’t catch the sarcasm in the first place, because I didn’t know that was the definition of these “antisemitism” junkies. ||

      The definition of anti-Semitism is, as they say, "fluid". If you're not careful, it can drown you. ;-)

    • || Talkback: The article is not negatve, so it can’t be ANTI-semitic. ||

      The article may not be negative, but according to Zio-supremacists if you mention that a person is a Jew, you're "Jew counting" and that's anti-Semitic. I'm sure hophmi or one of the other guys will chime in any moment now to express outrage.

    • This article - which anti-Semitically refers to Schulman as "a Jew" - leads one to believe that Mr. Schulman is a Zio-supremacist. This might explain...
      - PayPal's decision not operate in Palestine; and
      - why social activism appears to have selectively disappeared from his DNA.

  • Many Clinton Foundation donors oppose BDS-- and so does Clinton
    • || Raphael: ... With [Clinton] in office Iran will then build the Nuclear bomb, I predict; possibly within months. ... ||

      Makes sense. It would totally justify her (manipulated?) desire to massacre Iranians.

  • Israeli forces shoot and kill unarmed Palestinian man, 38, for allegedly running toward them
    • ... Official Palestinian medical sources identified the man as Iyad Zakariya Hamed, a resident of Silwad ... An initial investigation by the IDF stated that a group of soldiers was patrolling the Silwad area when they saw Hamed rush towards another group of soldier standing near the fortified military pillbox. ...

      Another day, another non-Israeli in not-Israel is summarily executed by Israeli Terrorism, Occupation and Assassination Forces militarily occupying (and assisting in the colonization of) non-Israeli territory.

  • Video intifada
    • || shaun patrick: ... When a country looses its soul and conscience ... ||

      One might argue that Israel...
      - envisioned as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" encompassing as much as possible of Palestine;
      - established by means of terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian population;
      - maintained and expanded by means of military-enforced oppression, torture, murder, occupation and colonization; and
      - perpetually belligerent, intransigent and (war) criminal,
      ...has never had a soul or conscience.

      || ... it looses its sanity and once that is gone social, political and finally national destruction will always follow and good examples are the Roman Empire and Nazi Germany. Its not too late but Israel’s doomsday clock is rapidly approach midnight. ||

      Zio-supremacists are pretty confident that midnight for their Thousand Year "Jewish State" is still ~930 years away.

  • Months after saying he won't appear at Israeli foreign ministry events, Amos Oz will do just that in Paris
    • ... Director Portman offered this political lesson from Oz on WNYC earlier this month that touches on Europe.

           One of his real talents as a peace leader ... is where he talks about how both the Jews and the Arabs are victims of Europe, and that they’re sort of children of the same abusive father. And that instead of seeing each other as siblings of the same abusive father, they look at each other as the new abusive father, the new colonialists or the new Nazis. ... ...

      Lots of apologetics, not much talent. Jews and Arabs suffered at the hands of Europe, but Palestinians have suffered and continue to suffer at the hands of Zio-supremacist Jews (and their supporters) who occupied and colonized Palestine and established in it an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist, belligerent, intransigent, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state.

  • 'Why do you have Arabic in this notebook?': 17-year-old American student strip searched and interrogated in Ben Gurion airport
    • Israel is a "moral beacon" and "light unto the nations" state...unless you have Arabic writing in your notebook and your father's name is "Ahmed", in which case it's not quite as bad as Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes".

  • ADL took US cops to Israeli prison, occupied Hebron and settler winery during counter-terror seminar
    • || hophmi: They also met with the head of the Palestinian civil police in Bethlehem and toured Christian holy sites. ||

      The Selective Anti-Defamation League serves up an indoctrination tour and you're impressed by a bit of window dressing.

      But I suppose you also truly believe that any similar tours of Iran...
      - sponsored by pro-Iranian groups; and
      - which include visits to a couple of Jewish sites and synagogues,
      ...present the unvarnished truth about Iran.

  • 'Democracy' and 'terrorism' and the parameters of thinkable thought
    • || Raphael: ... When I was living in Israel, as a half Jew; I had to become a Zionist .. Not, because of fear I would be kicked out of the club. ... but because of my outsider status I have no group mentality to defend ... ||

      Not sure why you would need (or think you would need) a "group mentality to defend", but when you were living in Israel has half a not-Jew you could have become an Israeli who advocates and upholds the universal and consistent application of justice, accountability and equality instead of becoming a hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist Israeli.

    • Barry O. was a disappointment right out of the gate, starting with his "we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards" absolution of the previous administration's war criminals of their war crimes.

  • France's burkini ban is a dangerous, Islamophobic assault on feminist values
    • || Danaa: ... In case anyone wonders whether my reactionary values are limited to women who believe in coveralls, far from it. i am also all in support of the motion pending in Italy now that if gay marriage is legal then multi-spouse marriage should be legal as well (whether bigamy or polyandry – take your pick) . ... ||

      I have no problem with the idea of multi-spouse marriages between consenting adults as long as the necessary social and legal frameworks are in place to ensure that the needs of and the benefits owed to all spouses, children and ex-spouses are well-defined and protected.

    • || MHughes976: ... I do feel at very least some dismay and embarrassment at seeing a part of Western society behave like this. An opprtunity for a degree of friendly interaction has been wantonly thrown away and action taken which is petty, ill-considered, vindictive and dangerous. ... ||

      Yup. It's thoroughly depressing.

    • || Citizen: Do U wear Speedos? ||


    • ... France’s burkini ban is not feminism. It is not secularism. It is laique [lay] fascism, an attack on women’s bodies and women’s right to choose what to wear, and an attack on all of us who value a free, diverse, and tolerant public sphere. ...

      I agree that it is an attack on women and on Muslims. But it's not an attack on me.

      ... We have become a mob, cheering as police force women to undress. ...

      I'm not part of that mob.

  • Israeli military clears Israeli military of war crimes in Gaza
    • || Kay24: Has the Israeli military EVER found the Israeli military guilty of ANY kind of war crimes or murders of civilians? ... ||

      Dunno, but I fully expect Elor Azaria to get the equivalent of a slap on the wrist for his deliberate and cold-blooded execution of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif .

  • Israel bans entry for two more US activists
    • || Ally_Mayhem: Wow! The level of anti semitism is very strong here. ... ||

      Yes, Zio-supremacists do say some surprisingly anti-Semitic things.

      || ... Let me give you guys a history lesson. ... ||

      You say history, but you really mean Zio-supremacist "history".

      || ... Israel has been home to the Jews for over 5000 years. ... ||

      Israel has been home to Israeli Jews and non-Jews for ~70 years. Before that, Palestine was home to Palestinian Jews and non-Jews.

      Neither Israel nor Palestine is or was the home of "the Jews" (an anti-Semitic term, by the way).

      || ... The Romans named the land Palestine before Islam even existed. ... ||

      Thanks for so clearly refuting the claim often made by Zio-supremacists that Palestine never existed.

      || ... In 1922, the land was devided into Jordan for the muslims and British mandate Palestine which was meant for the Jews. That was still the partition in 1948 when Israel became independent. ... ||

      Palestine was divided into two: One part for an Israeli state, one part for a Palestinian state. Israel declared its independence within the Partition borders it was assigned, and has been stealing, occupying and colonizing the rest of Palestine ever since.

    • || Kay24: According to it’s mouthpieces here in the US, Israel is the only true “democracy” in the Middle East ... ||

      Yup, and you can tell that Israel is the only true "democracy" in the Middle East by the way it militarily occupies and colonizes territory outside of its / Partition borders, controls access to that territory and then denies entry to people wishing to help victims of its past and on-going (war) crimes.

      Why, it's a veritable "moral beacon"*!
      (*But it's not quite as bad as Saudi Arabia, Mali and African "hell-holes".)

  • I continued to act as if I was above feeling afraid. Till the last war
    • || bintbiba: Beautifully expressed , ya Haya ... ||


      || ... Wisdom is acquired through suffering personal experiences and reflecting upon them ... And war is the ultimate lesson in acquiring self-knowledge and awareness. ... ||

      Zio-supremacists acquired a hateful and immoral self-interest and a disregard for the suffering of the victims it produced.

      I hope that the wisdom acquired by Ms. Abdullah Ahmed leads her to advocate and support the universal and consistent application of justice, accountability and equality.

  • Clinton Foundation's 'good friend' Bahrain quashed Arab spring without protest from Sec'y Clinton
    • || Lillian Rosengarten: I completely disagree ... ||

      Fair enough. :-)

      || ... Although Hillary’s neo con connections cause strong anxiety and fear, she can still be influenced to make changes. ... On the other hand Trump is a loose cannon, volatile, ignorant and dangerous. He is advised by extreme right wing white supremacists, a sexual predator, and nationalist ideologues. ... ||

      I could just as easily write this: Although Trump's extremist connections cause strong anxiety and fear, he can be influenced to make changes. On the other hand, Hillary is a stong-willed, determined and dangerous. She is advised by neo-conservative war-mongers and Zionists whose agendas threaten the safety of America, Americans and the citizens of countries elsewhere in the world.

    • || Kay24: All true. Israel is the mini me America, perhaps that is why it keeps getting away with murder. ... ||

      Birds of a hateful and immoral feather...

      || ... The only difference is the US has not occupied for decades. It attacks and leaves behind bases in many countries. ||

      While the U.S. hasn't occupied countries in decades, it has (to name just a few evils):
      - invaded or supported the invasion of sovereign nations;
      - overthrown or supported the overthrow of governments;
      - installed compliant regimes; and
      - enabled and engaged in torture.

    • || Kay24: The US can be very selective about which country deserves to be condemned, and sanctioned, for human rights violations. ... ||
      Israel and the U.S. really do have "shared common values":
      - they think they're (morally) superior to the rest of the world;
      - they selectively embrace nations that engage in unjust and immoral behaviour;
      - they selectively condemn nations that engage in unjust and immoral behaviour; and
      - they routinely, deliberately, hypocritically and with impunity engage in unjust and immoral behaviour.

    • || Boomer: ... U.S. policy was shameful, regardless of what motivated it. ||

      Sadly, it won't be any less shameful under Clinton (or Trump).

  • A look at Breitbart's 'Alt-Right Lite' plan for Israel/Palestine
    • ... What does the Alt-Right itself make of all this? Richard Spencer, head of Alt-Right think tank National Policy Institute ... believes that Trump, for his part, will likely maintain the “status quo” in Israel. ...

      If creating jobs = making sacrifices, I guess maintaining the status quo = being neutral.

      ... “Trump ... recognizes the power that Israel and the organized Jewish community possess worldwide ... "

      I don't get it: How can Trump recognize power that Israel and the organized Jewish community don't have, especially not in the U.S.?

  • Let's talk about Russian influence
    • || hophmi: War crimes in Chechnya. Threatening the stability of our allies in Europe through oil blackmail and pressuring of pro-Western leaders in FSU states. Killing thousands of innocent people in Syria. Selling nuclear technology to Iran. Russia is a dictatorship where dissenters are regularly murdered. ||

      Nothing that a friendly, state-sponsored indoctrination tour visit can't fix.

    • || hophmi: ... These folks will never believe anything but the worst about Israelis no matter what you show them ...

      You sure do lie a lot. I believe good things about good Israelis because they're good people. I don't believe good things about Zio-supremacist Israelis because by definition they are hateful and immoral hypocrites.

      || ... because their main motivation isn’t facts; it’s hatred of Israelis and Jews. ||

      The main motivation of Zio-supremacists like you isn't justice, accountability and equality; it's selective injustice and immorality.

    • || catalan: It makes me feel good that as an American Jew Zio-supremacist (who works for the government no less and influences it in all sorts of pernicious and anti American ways) I am stronger than Putin. ... ||


      It's interesting how frequently you Zio-supremacists anti-Semitically conflate (all) Jews with Zio-supremacism and Zio-supremacism with (all) Jews.

    • || Cazador: What is he looking at, Bibi nutayahu? ... ||

      Forbidden fruit.

    • || Theo: I am impressed by your positive attitude, however I don´t want to belong to that 1% left over! ||

      Same here. I have no desire to live in a lawless nuclear (or nookyoolur) wasteland. If (when?) the nukes ever start flying, I'm heading toward the nearest target.

    • || hophmi: ... Clearly, the tiny state of Israel is more important than our Cold War and increasingly, our current enemy, Russia. ... ||

      The way politicians, the media and Zio-supremacists tell it, nothing in the world matters more to the world than the "Jewish State" of Israel.

      || Clearly, it’s important for BDS activists to stand with Bashar al-Assad ... Clearly, it’s important to stand with Putin, another dictator ... ||

      It's important to stand with those who advocate justice, accountability and equality. The leaders of Syria and Russia do not, and neither does the leader of Israel (or any other Zio-supremacist in the world, for that matter).

  • Scottish football fans raise over 100,000 pounds for Palestine following flag controversy
    • ... “In response to this petty and politically partisan act by European football’s governing body, we are determined to make a positive contribution to the game and today launch a campaign to #matchthefineforpalestine. ...

      Donation made.

  • A French, a Palestinian, and a black woman all wade into a pool
    • || Krauss: ... The burkini is driven by the same impulse as the one behind the niqab and the burqa. It’s about creating taboos around women’s bodies ... Donning the burqa or the burkini is a voluntary choice. ... ||

      I agree that it's a voluntary choice. What I don't understand is why the voluntary choice to wear more - not less - in public spaces like a beach is considered to be offensive enough that it must be (legislatively) opposed.

  • A new milestone: BDS at the Olympics
    • || Jackdaw: ... Because global warming, sectarian fighting and a Cold War with Iran has fractured the Arab world, which it spiraling down to disaster. Millions are fleeing the region.

      What’s your inbred, myopic cult going to do when the entire Middle East and North Africa goes ‘tit’s up’? ||

      The entire Middle East / "Arab world" is about to collapse into utter chaos and a Zio-supremacist - proud of the unapologetically oppressive, colonialist, belligerent, intransigent, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state he and his ilk established smack dab in the middle of the Middle East / "Arab world" - taunts far-away Americans about their myopia.

      The irony is just too damned much!

      Thank you, Jackdaw, for what is perhaps the most awesome comment ever made on MW.

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