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eljay

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

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  • Bret Stephens equates anti-Zionists with white nationalists in the 'New York Times'
    • || Jerry Hirsch: Eljay, Theodore Herzl, the father of Zionism was an atheist. His lack of religious belief didn’t remove his Jewish identity. ... ||

      His Jewish identity is religion-based. It did not require him to be religious.

      || ... Jews are an ethnicity determined by a common ancestry, just as the Arabs are. ||

      Non-Arabs can become Arabs by undergoing a religious conversion? That's a new one.

      || ... As a distinct ethnic group, the Jews have the right to self determination. To seek self rule in their native lands. ... ||

      Geographic Palestine is not the "native land" of all people in the world - citizens of native lands all over the world - who choose to adopt the religion-based identity of Jewish. It's self-deception to believe otherwise.

    • || Jerry Hirsch: ... Do the Jews have a right to their own state in their indigenous homeland? ||

      Geographic Palestine is not the "indigenous homeland" of "the Jews" - people all over the world, citizens of homelands all over the world, who have chosen or who choose to adopt the religion-based identity of Jewish.

      A "Jewish State" is a religion-supremacist construct. No state has a right to exist as a supremacist state of any kind.

      So, no, "the Jews" are not entitled to a "Jewish State" in geographic Palestine.

      (And, yes, I know that you didn't ask my opinion.  :-) )

    • ... [W]hen a far-left group such as Jewish Voice for Peace makes common cause with someone like Linda Sarsour — the Palestinian-American activist who advocates the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state ... — it disqualifies itself as an advocate of any Jewish interest save its own. ...

      This is amusing seeing as how it comes from a Zionist who - by making common cause with people who advocate Jewish supremacism, colonialism and "necessary evil" - disqualifies himself as an advocate of any Jewish interest save his own.

      Anyway, Ms. Sarsour is right: Religion-supremacist "Jewish State" has no right to exist. No state has a right to exist as a supremacist state of any kind.

      ... To deny Israel’s right to exist, as U.N. Secretary General António Guterres noted in April, is “a form of modern anti-Semitism.” ...

      Denying Israel's "right to exist" would at most be a form of anti-Israelism.

  • Netanyahu uses Iranian earthquake to praise Israeli 'humanity' and denounce Iranian 'hatred'
    • ... Netanyahu said ...

      ... Israel continues to be a light unto the nations and this is what I am proud of. ...

      King Bibi appears to be channelling jester Jack Green. Israel is a deliberately and unapologetically oppressive, colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state. That's neither "light unto the nations" (unless it's the sort of sickly light cast by Saudi Arabia, Mali, African "hell-holes", China and 19th-century America) nor anything to be proud of.

      ... And all of you can be proud of Israel’s morals ...

      Israel's "morals" (Zionists sure do like to redefine words!) are its collection of past and on-going acts of injustice and immorality. Nothing there to be proud of...unless you're a Zionist.

  • 'Want to boycott Israel? Be my guest, there will be a pricetag' -- Israeli official warns Europe
    • ... BDS is really anti-Semitism ...

      And Zionism is Jewish supremacism. But Zionists - ever the hateful and immoral hypocrites - think that their supremacist shit doesn't stink.

      ... BDS as we see it is only the symptom ... of ... the delegitimization of Israel as the Jewish state, as the homeland of the Jewish people. ...

      Religion-supremacist "Jewish State" is not a legitimate construct.

      The state of Israel is not the homeland of all people in the world - citizens of homelands all over the world - who choose to hold the religion-based identity of Jewish.

  • Washing ashore in Hawaii
  • Antisemitism bill hearing reflects disagreement in Jewish community over dual loyalty
    • || Dan Walsh: @ eljay

      ???

      So many distortions/illogical aspects to your response I hardly know where to begin but let’s try… ||

      Not sure why you've got your panties in such a knot but, sure, let's try.

      || ... 1) “But if, as you pointed out, anti-Semitism is defined….”. I did not “point out” that definition. I “pointed out” that that definition is promoted by the U.S. State Department. ... ||

      That's right - you pointed out that definition on November 15 @ 5:29 am.
      Prior to that, no-one had pointed it out.

      || ... I pointed out that that definition is utterly preposterous and irrational. Please don’t try to make it sound as though I endorse that puppy. I do not. ... ||

      Nowhere did I try to make it sound as though you endorse that definition - which you pointed out - because it was (and is) pretty clear that you don't endorse it. Neither do I.

      || ... 2) In response to my post you said “I don’t know”. That is a fair reply and if you had left it there all would have been clear. Instead, you said: “E.g.:
      – a swastika spray-painted on a secular building or structure;
      – anti-Semitic slurs hurled at a non-Jewish person.” In response, I provided a few historical examples (there are innumerable others as well) of the use of Nazi symbols as political props that had nothing whatsoever to do with Judaism/Israel/Zionism which you then said WERE antisemitic BECAUSE THEY QUALIFY ACCORDING TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT DEFINITION. ... ||

      Correct. According to the S.D. definition - which you pointed out - they are anti-Semitic. Remember when you asked "How does that work, exactly?" Well, that's how it works.

      || ... Are you paying attention? That definition is flawed. Wrong. Unserviceable. Incorrect. Risible. ... ||

      I am paying attention. I agree that the definition is flawed. You asked "How does it work, exactly?" and I responded to your question. Please pay attention.

      || ... Would you like to try again? ||

      No need. The fails are entirely yours.

    • || Dan Walsh: ... Are the protesters who givie the Nazi salute when Trump passes by signaling antisemitism?

      Did the critics of Pinochet’s regime who spray painted swastikas on government buildings/vehicles (at great risk to themselves) do so because they wanted to attack Jewish people? ... ||

      I don't know. But if, as you pointed out, anti-Semitism is defined as "Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish OR NON-Jewish individuals and/or their property”, then the examples you provided fit that definition. Which is the answer to your question "How does that work, exactly?"

    • || Dan Walsh: ... Consider the bizarreness of the U.S. State Department’s definition: it actually says that antisemitism is “Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish OR NON-Jewish individuals and/or their property”. WTF? Non-Jewish people can be victims of antisemitism? ... How does that work, exactly? ... ||

      I take it to mean that words or deeds can be deemed to be anti-Semitic even if directed at non-Jewish people or things. E.g.:
      - a swastika spray-painted on a secular building or structure;
      - anti-Semitic slurs hurled at a non-Jewish person.

    • On November 7, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings over the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, a bill that would broaden the definition of antisemitism to include criticism of Israel. ...

      Every day, in every way, Zionists do their best to anti-Semitically conflate Israel with all Jews and all Jews with Israel. Why do Zionists insist on hating Jews so much?!

  • 'Iraq didn't work out, but at least it was a belief in progress' -- David Brooks reflects on a BIG mistake
    • Brooks thinks like a Zionist: People of his mindset...
      - are entitled to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them; and
      - must not be held accountable for the (war) crimes they perpetrate, support or defend, especially if they (say they) desire "peace".

      Brooks is a hateful and immoral person.

  • How Avi Shlaim moved from two-state solution to one-state solution
    • || David Gerald Fincham: The root of the conflict is the fact that both the Israeli-Jewish people and the Palestinian-Arab people claim all of the land of former Palestine. ... ||

      It isn't the "Israeli-Jewish" people who claim that all of Palestine belongs to all of the world's Jews - it's the Zionist Israeli and non-Israeli Zionist.

      || ... a peaceful future will require a political arrangement which respects both claims. ... ||

      The Zionist claim has no merit and should not be respected.

      || ... This can be achieved by a union of the State of Israel with the State of Palestine to form a single sovereign state, the United State of Israel and Palestine (Usip) in which Israel and Palestine retain their national lives and identities with a defined but open border between them. ... ||

      Would the "national life and identity" of the State of Israel be Israeli or Jewish?

    • || Nathan: ... The acceptance of a one-state solution was also understood as an acceptance of the Jews as legitimate residents of Palestine. ... ||

      "The Jews" - all the people in the world who choose to hold the religion-based identity of Jewish - were not and are not "legitimate residents of Palestine" so there was not and is not any valid reason for anyone to have to accept such a notion.

      || ... Today, the one-state solution is not being suggested in order to end the conflict; rather, it’s being suggested in order to end the existence of the Jewish state. ... ||

      The existence of religion-supremacist "Jewish State" should end because - one-state or two-state solution - religion-supremacist "Jewish State" has no right to exist.

  • Dear Simon Schama, you need a history lesson on Zionism
    • ... I can agree with your definition that Zionism is: “the right of the Jewish people to a homeland ... "

      Zionism is not "the right of the Jewish people to a homeland", because every person who chooses to be/come Jewish already has his or her own homeland.

      Zionism is the mistaken belief that the religion-based identity of Jewish comprises a right to a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.

  • The Weinstein effect drags in Israel
    • ... Weinstein:

      “I’m an Israeli in my heart and mind. I love that country, I love what it stands for. ...

      Israel - a deliberately and unapologetically colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state - stands for injustice and immorality. Weinstein fits right in.

      ... when people see Mila 18, they can subtitle it Jews with guns. Because this is not about going into the night quietly. This is the birth of the modern Israelis. These are the guys in the ghetto who said we’re not going to walk into the concentration camps and get herded like cattle. We’re going to kill some Germans instead.”

      The "Jews with guns" in the ghetto were killing Germans in a fight against the injustices of the German state. The "Jews with guns" in Israel (and in not-Israel) are killing non-Jews in a fight to uphold the injustices of the colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

  • AIPAC and Federation officials criticize Israeli leaders for being clueless about U.S.
    • || amigo: Eljay ... Nathan thinks your efforts are directed at him or other zio apologists who sully this site with their hasbara and lies . ... ||

      I'm just a simply guy expressing my opinion. I'm sure it's not so difficult for him to understand that people who don't agree with him wouldn't feel the need to express his opinions. ;-)

      || ... So keep posting your repetitive truths to ensure that the thousands of readers do not get hoodwinked by propagandists like Nathan and co. ... ||

      I intend to. :-)

    • || druid: That means that all Jews, good or not, are complicit in the actions of Israel in Palestine, the US, everywhere! ||

      Resident Zionist JeffB seems to think so:

      There is nothing anti-Semitic with blaming Jews for stuff that Jews institutionally support. … Not holding the Jews responsible for Jewish policy on the excuse that “well some Jews didn’t agree” is denying them agency. ...

      Also:

      Jews in America have chosen to identify with and institutionally support Israel. While not Israeli, they are cousins. As such they get some degree of collective credit for Israelis achievements and some degree of blame for Israel’s failings.

    • || Nathan: eljay – Sure you have the right to comment. ... ||

      That's good to know. :-)

      || ... Actually, I find your style to be intriguing (you have the style of mantra; i.e. you like to repeat the very same line endlessly). ... ||

      Gosh, I'm so sorry for the repetition, but I just one simple man who doesn't have the vast resources of Zionism at his disposal to keep things fresh and interesting. :-(

      || ... However, I did find it surprising that you had an expectation that someone else would repeat the mantra. ... ||

      I find it surprising that you (deliberately?) misinterpret as "expectation" my reaction to what I read.

      || ... I thought that I’d be helpful by pointing out to you that there are people out there who see things differently. ... ||

      I'm well aware that there are people who see things differently: Every day here at MW, you and your fellow defenders of Jewish supremacism and the colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist Jewish State" project make that abundantly clear.

      || ... In your answer to me, you express with your “no kidding” a supposed understanding that you know that there are other opinions out there; however, in reality you don’t understand that there is another way of seeing things. Your assumption is that those who see things differently are evil. ||

      Is Jack Green away today and you're handling his workload? I do understand that there are different ways of seeing things. What you don't seem to understand is that not all points of view are morally valid. Then again, maybe you think it's morally valid for people to "see things differently" about rape or child pornography or even anti-Semitism.

    • || Nathan: eljay – The people quoted in this article have their criticism of Israel, but they are not part of the anti-Israel community. ... ||

      No kidding.

      || ... They identify with the Jewish state and wish it much success. ... ||

      Again, no kidding. It's evident that they:
      - believe in Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine; and
      - do not believe in justice, accountability and equality in I-P (even though, hypocritically, they may believe in justice, accountability and equality elsewhere).

      || ... It really shouldn’t be so difficult to understand that people who don’t agree with you wouldn’t feel the need to express your opinions. ||

      I have no problem understanding that Jewish supremacists are unwilling to condemn Jewish supremacism. Are you suggesting that I have no right to comment on anything unless it agrees with my opinion?

    • So much breast-beating, but not a word about:
      - ending the evils of Zionism and the colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" project; and
      - applying justice, accountability and equality to I-P.

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

  • 'American Jews are losing it bigtime' -- Netanyahu gov't official slams '80 percent' assimilation rate
    • || mcohen.. : eljay….perhaps i should make myself clearer. ... those jews who abandon judaism because of what is going on in israel are making a grave mistake.those who encourage jews to abandon judaism due to the i/p conflict,especially jews, are making a grave mistake ||

      I agree: Non-Zionist Jews should be salvaging - and encouraging Zionist Jews to salvage - Judaism from the nightmare wreckage that is Zionism.

    • || mcohen.. : ... those jews that assimilate i encourage to let judaism go. ... ||

      If they are religious, there's no reason for them to abandon their faith simply because they have assimilated culturally.

      If they aren't religious - if they are of the Jewish tribe, culture, ethnicity, people, nation and/or civilization - they have no faith to abandon.

    • || yonah fredman @ November 7, 2017, 3:55 pm ||

      As long as there are people who choose to be/come Jewish, Jewish people will continue to exist. Contrary to the assertion of Jewish supremacists (Zionists), the choice to be/come Jewish neither requires nor comprises a right to a religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

    • As a member of the Israeli government, Ms. Hotovely should care about Jewish and non-Jewish Israelis (incl. refugees). But because Ms. Hotovely is first and foremost a Jewish supremacist (Zionist), she cares more about non-Israeli Jews than she does about non-Jewish Israelis (incl. refugees).

  • Five Palestinians bodies recovered from tunnel bombing after Israeli court ignores emergency rescue petition
    • || amigo: ... Jack , are you completely stupid. ... ||

      Initially I thought he was pretending to be stupid but over time he has managed to convince me that he is, in fact, completely stupid.

    • || Nathan: eljay – The Partition Plan of 29 Nov 1947 was a proposal to found a Jewish state and an Arab state in Palestine. In your comments, you seem to be recognizing the legitimacy of the Partition Plan borders, but you don’t recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state. ... ||

      I accept that Partition happened and that Israel:
      - accepted Partition borders;
      - asked to be recognized as a state within those borders; and
      - was recognized as a state within those borders.

      Jewish supremacism is as illegitimate as any other form of supremacism. "Jewish State" is a religion-supremacist construct. I do not accept it.

      Colonialism in the 21st century is unacceptable. Israel has been stealing, occupying and colonizing territory outside of its / Partition borders for ~70 years. I do not accept it.

      || ... Obviously, your recognition or non-recognition is not a necessary component in world affairs. ... ||

      No f*cking kidding.

      || ... However, in the realm of an intellectual discussion, it is an interesting contradiction. Why is it that the Partition Plan is fine for establishing legitimate borders, but that which these borders were supposed to define (the Jewish state) is not legitimate? Surely, if you reject the concept of a Jewish state, then you obviously should be rejecting the Partition Plan, period. ||

      See above.

    • || Nathan: ... The State of Israel exists, period. The veracity of Biblical literature and/or the esoterics of DNA are really not relevant. ||

      Right:
      - Partition-borders Israel exists and - as a secular and democratic state of and for all of its Israeli citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees (CIERs), equally - it should continue to exist until its CIERs democratically decide it should no longer exist.
      - Religion-supremacist "Jewish State" - a state primarily of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews - has no right to exist.

    • || Mayhem: @Jack, when the precepts of Mondoweiss are to operate under the cloak of anti-semitism (hatred of Israel) it is virtually impossible to contest any argument. ... ||

      Re-defining anti-Semitism to mean "hatred of Israel" is just a convenient way for Zionists to absolve themselves and their colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" construct of responsibility and accountability for the evil they have done and continue deliberately to do.

      || " ... the logical conclusion for those politically aligned with the left is that Zionism must be opposed and the Jewish State dismantled.” ||

      That's correct: Zionism - Jewish supremacism - must be opposed no less than any other form of supremacism, and the colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" construct must be dismantled so that Israel can be reformed into a secular and democratic state of and for all of its Israeli citizens, immigrants, expats and refugees, equally.

    • || aloeste: they are there for one reason only—to kill jews . ... ||

      Tunnels don't kill Jews.

      || ... there are no ‘supplies’ on the jewish side of their border. ... ||

      What is a "Jewish side" of a border?

      || ... i don’t know why there isn’t a 100 meter moat around the border…. ||

      Feel free to build one on Israel's side of its / Partition borders. You can dress it up with some shrubbery placed at different heights for a two-level effect with a path down the middle.

    • || amigo: Jacko ... Doesn.t it bother you being shown up as a serial liar. ||

      It doesn't seem to bother him being shown up as a serial idiot, so I suspect he's OK with serial liar.

    • || Ossinev: @Eljay
      “Anyway, Israel has gay parades and cherry tomatoes”
      You forgot to mention it`s Kosher Intel Chips ||

      Well, I'm sure that's not the only "Jewish State" miracle I overlooked. ;-)

    • Israeli authorities announced on Sunday evening that Israeli forces recovered the bodies of five missing Palestinians who had been trapped, without access to rescue crews, in a tunnel bombed by Israeli forces on Oct. 30. ...

      Official Palestinian medical crews attempted to get permission to safely enter Israel’s “buffer zone,” in Gaza in order to try and rescue the five who were reported missing in the bombing, but were unable to get permission to enter. The “buffer zone” is a 300 meter area stretching along the Gaza side of the Israeli-Gaza border, which routinely comes under Israeli military fire and is prohibited to Palestinians. ...

      Haddad said preventing rescue crews from entering the bombed area when people were known to be trapped in rubble, could constitute a war crime. ...

      But it's just a tiny little war crime, committed in the world's most moral way by the world's most moral army of the world's only "Jewish State".

      It's just like when that wounded and incapacitated man MooslimAyrab terrrrrr was summarily executed by a Jewish Israeli hero.

      Anyway, Israel has gay parades and cherry tomatoes.

  • Thousands march to UK parliament calling for justice on Balfour centenary
    • || Nathan: eljay – Your call to remove “Israeli citizens and people up to n-generations” ... ||

      Maybe you're deliberately being obtuse or maybe you just have me confused with echinococcus. Either way, I haven't called to remove any Israelis from within Partition-borders Israel.

      || ... You haven’t defined the variable “n” ... ||

      It's so obvious I didn't think it needed to be defined, but here goes: "n" is the # of generations a person can be removed/separated/distanced from a state and still enjoy preferential immigration rights.

      || ... but I would imagine that you have in mind the removal of the majority of the Jews from the country. ... ||

      You imagine incorrectly, but I suppose it helps to bolster your sense of victimhood.

    • || Nathan: ... Since everyone is griping that the Balfour Declaration led to the founding of Israel, I suppose that the call to justice is about the undoing of Israel. ... ||

      For me, the call to justice is:
      - the undoing of colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State";
      - reform of Israel into a secular and democratic state of and for all Israeli citizens and people up to n-generations removed from it;
      - fulfillment of obligations such as RoR and, as applicable, reparations paid;
      - accountability for past and on-going (war) crimes committed.

      || ... However, “apology” is a clear topic of “bla-bla-bla”. I have never understood why anyone feels the need to hear an apology. It’s really a meaningless gesture ... ||

      I agree that an apology without substance is meaningless, much like the Zionist call for "peace" without justice is meaningless.

    • || Jackdaw: BDS activists play, “chase the Jew”. ... ||

      According to the article, BDS activists play "chase the Israeli" who sells products of (alleged) exploitation.

      || ... No matter that Dead Sea products are harvested in Jordan and that the Ahava plant which produces the final product is located in Israel, proper, not the West Bank. ... ||

      According to the article, Mr. Ayalon owns Jericho Skin Care which, as far as I can tell, is this company. I can't find any mention on its website of Ahava or Jordan, or any indication of the origin of its products. Please link to a definitive site to support your claim. Thanks.

  • Jewish leaders seek to shut down anti-occupation movie in MA because it 'sniffs of Nazism'
    • Like a good pro-Zionist organization, the Marblehead Reporter wants people to "stand up to hatred and bigotry"...except for when hatred and bigotry are being perpetrated by Jews against non-Jews.

      Like a good pro-Zionist organization, the Marblehead Reporter promotes the lie that people who choose to acquire / hold the religion-based identity of Jewish are entitled:
      - to a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine; and
      - to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them.

      Like a good pro-Zionist organization, the Marblehead Reporter is hateful, immoral and hypocritical.

  • Gerard Butler, Gene Simmons, and Pee Wee Herman help raise $53.8 million for the IDF
    • ... The big donor of the night was Oracle Co-Founder Larry Ellison ... Ellison explained his donation thusly: “For 2,000 years, we were a stateless people ...

      No, Larry, you weren't. Every person in the world who...
      - underwent a religious conversion to Judaism; or
      - was descended from someone who underwent a religious conversion to Judaism,
      ...was born in a state that was his/her homeland.

      The religion-based identity of Jewish did not (and still does not) comprise a right to a colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.

  • The Balfour centenary is also the centenary of the Zionist lobby
    • || Emet: Balfour was not the first. Napoleon recognized Palestine as belonging to the Jews long before. ||

      Napoleon was as mistaken as everyone else. Palestine has never "belonged" to "the Jews". Palestine belonged to its non-Jewish and Jewish indigenous population.

    • || Jackdaw: ... Miserable people hate facts. ||

      Yup, every last one of you miserable Zionists hates the fact that the religion-based identity of Jewish does not comprise a right to a religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

    • || Nathan: eljay – It is merely your perception that “Jewish is a religion-based identity”. It’s an interesting point of view ... ||

      I agree. And the best part is that I don't need your approval or agreement.

      || ... I have seen quite a few books in the library entitled “The History of the Jewish People” – so it would seem that there are those who perceive the Jews to be a people. ... ||

      Jews can perceive themselves to be a people and can be perceived by others to be a people. Neither perception comprises a right to a religion-supremacist "Jewish State".

      || ... You like to repeat in nearly every comment you make that the Jews had no right to found a state in Palestine (or elsewhere). However, they did found a state in Palestine, and that’s that. ... ||

      She: That man raped me! He had no right! He had no right!!!
      He: You keep saying that he had no right to rape you. However he did rape you, and that's that.

    • || Nathan: ... A group of people can perceive itself as an ancient nation, and this self-perception doesn’t need your approval or agreement. The Jews perceive themselves as an exiled nation, and that’s that. ||

      People who choose to be/come Jewish are free to perceive themselves any way they like. But the fact remains that Jewish:
      - is a religion-based identity; and
      - does not comprise a right to a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in Palestine (or anywhere else for that matter).

      And that's that.

  • May, Netanyahu celebrate Balfour while Palestinian politicians call for UK to apologize, recognize Palestinian state
    • " ... A peace deal that must be based on a two-state solution, with a secure and prosperous Israel alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state." ...

      It's funny how Western political visions of a two-state solution always seem to involve a "secure and prosperous" Israel but never a "secure and prosperous" Palestine.

      And of course they never touch on:
      - honouring obligations (e.g., RoR);
      - respecting international laws; or
      - accountability (for past and on-going (war) crimes committed).

  • 'Daily Californian' cartoon of Dershowitz dripping blood unleashes another furor over anti-Semitic canards
    • || David Samel: Eljay, we agree much more than disagree but the spider issue is irrelevant. I don’t think it resembles a spider but even if it does, it is harsh on Dershowitz only and not anti-Semitic. ... ||

      If the cartoonist was attempting (however poorly) to echo anti-Semitic depictions of Jews as spiders, the spider issue is relevant because it's an anti-Semitic attack against Dershowitz.

      If he wasn't - or if he also lampoons non-Jews by drawing them as spiders - it's not.

      Either way, the uproar distracts from the fact that Dershowitz is - as you say and as I agree - a grotesque character.

    • IMO, the combination of a bulbous "shadow" circle and the strange positioning of Dershowitz's arm and leg do make him appear spider-like.

      Perhaps the effect was intentional (in which I case I condemn Mr. Mayorga for the depiction), perhaps it wasn't; regardless, it allows Dershowitz to deflect attention away from the fact that the cartoon captures the essence of who he truly is: A hateful and immoral hypocrite and willing defender of Zionist evil.

  • 'His bone turned to sand' -- Murad Shteiwi describes IDF shootings at nonviolent protests in Kufr Qaddum
  • UN rapporteur urges sanctions on Israel for driving Palestinians 'back to the dark ages'
    • || jon s: ... https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.818795 ||

      ... At an event marking 50 years of settlement a few weeks ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not dwell on the nuances of the archaeological debate. “What has enchanted me more than anything was the simple, clear and distinct fact that we are walking in the paths of the Bible,” Netanyahu stated. “Here, right here, the fathers of our nation trod the paths from Hebron to Jerusalem. Near here, in Bethlehem, King David was born. There he was anointed king, and not far from here David fought Goliath, the Hasmoneans fought the Greeks and Bar Kochba – the Romans." Maybe he did. Maybe not.

      Either way, the religion-based identity of Jewish does not grant to those who choose to hold it a right to a colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in Palestine or anywhere else.

    • || Noodles: ... The govt of Israel endangers Jews worldwide ... ||

      All Zionists anti-Semitically endanger Jews by deliberately conflating all Jews with a blatantly and unapologetically colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" project.

      Resident Zionist JeffB's comments are a fine example:

      There is nothing anti-Semitic with blaming Jews for stuff that Jews institutionally support. … Not holding the Jews responsible for Jewish policy on the excuse that “well some Jews didn’t agree” is denying them agency. …

      Also:

      Jews in America have chosen to identify with and institutionally support Israel. While not Israeli, they are cousins. As such they get some degree of collective credit for Israelis achievements and some degree of blame for Israel’s failings.

    • ... The only credible explanation for Israel’s continuation of the occupation and its thickening of the settlement regime is to enshrine its sovereign claim over part or all of the Palestinian territory, a colonial ambition par excellence. ...

      Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine is the Zionist dream...and the nightmare of geographic Palestine's non-Jews.

  • My journey away from Zionism
    • || JeffB: ... I’ve never been able to understand why western leftists have so much trouble just accepting that Israelis aren’t westerners. ||

      Blame Zionists and your Israeli government for continually promoting Israel as a "Western-style democracy" (and "the only (true) democracy in the Middle East") and insisting that Israel has "shared common values" with the U.S. and other Western democracies.

    • || JeffB: ... Let’s pick another example to make this easier. Ireland ... ||

      Ireland is the state of and for non-Jewish and Jewish Irish.

      Israel should be the state of and for non-Jewish and Jewish Israelis.

      Zionists insist that Israel must be the state of and for Jewish Israelis and non-Israeli Jews.

      || ... The equivalent of anti-Zionism is opposition to ... ||

      ... Irish colonialism, (war) crimes and supremacism.

  • Smear campaign is defused as Tom Suarez speaks at UMass
    • Zionism is an evil ideology built on self-righteous entitlement, supremacism, hatred and violence. It's no wonder Zionists seem impervious to moral values such as truth, justice and equality. Kudos to you, Mr. Suarez, for your steadfastness.

  • Nick Cave urged to cancel Tel Aviv shows by Roger Waters, Angela Davis, Thurston Moore
    • || jon s: ... No, I don’t see a problem with destroying a tunnel that had penetrated Israeli territory and I don’t see a problem with killing Islamic Jihad terrorists who were in it. ||

      Similarly, you must not see a problem with destroying colonies that penetrate non-Israeli territory and you must not see a problem with killing the Zionist terrorists who are in them.

    • || pabelmont: eljay: ... Keep urging! Maybe some folks will “buy” option [4]. My feeling is for [1]. The UN seems to adopt [3]. ||

      I'm of the opinion that Israel comprises the territory...
      - it was assigned under Partition;
      - it freely accepted;
      - within which it asked to be recognized as a state; and
      - within which it was recognized as a state.

      YM(and that of others)MV. :-)

    • || jon s: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.819911

      The idf destroyed a tunnel which had reached Israeli territory. ||

      According to that article, the tunnel exited near the colony of Kibbutz Kissufim which, like your colony of Be'er Sheva, is in Occupied Palestine (outside of Israel's / Partition borders).

  • Anti-BDS crusader Kenneth Marcus named to top civil rights post in Trump administration
    • || jd65: Hey there eljay. Could you give us a link to that quote from Marcus? Thanks… ||

      It's not a quote - there aren't any quotation marks around it - so I can't provide a link.

    • ... As Marcus told Politico earlier this year, “it’s harder to deal with anti-semitism that disguises itself as anti-Israel in some respect.” ...

      But, he continued, it's easy as pie - and just as much fun - to identify and denounce as anti-Semitic any and all valid opposition to the past and on-going evils of Zionism, Zionists and the colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" project.

  • R.I.P., Shiksa
    • || Ms. Reality: people have been predicting doom for Israel before it was even created. Meantime it goes from strength to strength. ... ||

      You forgot to include the bit about the "Jewish State" lasting a Thousand Years.

  • Leon Wieseltier on the Jewish people sounds a lot like Richard Spencer on white people
    • || @Daa: @e

      I was referring to wether the neo nazis in the US would consider white Muslims as part of their people. ... ||

      I apologize for misunderstanding your point.

    • || @ak @ October 27, 2017, 5:28 pm ||

      Peoplehood or no, a religion-supremacist "Muslim State" is as valid a construct as a religion-supremacist "Jewish State". IOW, not at all. It's strange how you Zionists always strive for the lowest possible common denominator ("murderers exist, so it's OK to rape").

  • Jewish news agency edits out editor's role as settler advocate
    • Marcy Oster is a Jewish supremacist (Zionist) who, like other Jewish supremacists, believes that the religion-based identity she has chosen to hold entitles her:
      - to a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine; and
      - to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality she would not have others do unto her.

      Her pleasant smile doesn't excuse her hateful and immoral hypocrisy.

  • American Jewry and Israel, unbound
    • || Nathan: ... if Israel continues to exist, then one cannot claim that BDS is aiming at the destruction of Israel. However, the ending of Jewish state is the same as the demise of Israel ... ||

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

      The end of "Jewish State" does not necessarily mean the end of Israel, but it should mean the beginning of a secular and democratic (S&D) Israel of and for all of its Israeli citizen, immigrants, expats and refugees (CIERs), equally. This is a good thing.

      If the CIERs of S&D Israel choose democratically to merge with not-Israel and form a new S&D entity of and for all of its CIERs, that's an act of legitimate self-determination (unlike Zionism's fraudulent "self-determination"). This is also a good thing.

  • If the occupation is permanent, is an ethical Jewish future possible?
    • ... "Israel is built on violence at all sorts of levels ..."

      It's hard to establish and maintain a deliberately and unapologetically colonialist, (war) criminal and supremacist state without violence at all sorts of levels.

      It's amazing that so many countries and people are willing to advocate, support, engage in and/or defend injustice and immorality just because it carries the Jewish brand.

    • || Boris: “Occupation” is a loaded word. ... ||

      It's "loaded" in the sense that it barely hints at the scale of injustice and immorality that is Zionism and its colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist "Jewish State" construct.

  • As olive harvest begins, settlers flood Palestinian trees with sewage
    • ... Every year at this time, like clockwork, Israeli settlers head out to Palestinian olive groves to sow destruction and violence. ...

      No act of injustice or immorality is too small for hateful and immoral Jewish supremacists (Zionists) to tackle.

  • A party for Jewry's phantom limb
    • || Nathan: ... And speaking of propaganda, the “mythical homeland” is also just propaganda. ... ||

      As is the Zionist notion that geographic Palestine is the (ancient / historic / eternal / one true) homeland of every person in the world who chooses to be/come Jewish.

  • Subscribe to 'Haaretz,' the Israeli paper that is more courageous and more accurate than the 'New York Times'
  • Trump plays to the neocons and Netanyahu to get some establishment support
    • ... In abandoning the antiwar creed that helped get him elected, Trump is plainly cultivating Israel and the neocons. ...

      Trump's been cultivating Israel and neocons for a while now:
      All eyes are on Sheldon Adelson, and even Trump courts him with Israel rant

      The World According to Trump:

      "I’m very pro-Israel. ... People are born with hatred, they’re taught hatred. And I have to say, it’s mostly on the one side, not on the other side. But they’re taught hatred. ... "

      "It serves no purpose to say that you have a good guy and a bad guy. ... it doesn’t help if I start saying– I’m very pro-Israel. Very. More than anybody on the stage. But it doesn’t do any good to start demeaning the neighbors because I would love to do something with regard to negotiating peace peace, finally for Israel, and for their neighbors… As a negotiator, I cannot do that as well if I’m taking big, big sides. With that being said, I am totally pro-Israel."

      “I am a great friend of Israel. I was the Grand Marshal of the Israeli Day Parade… I have so many friends. In fact one of them, one of my great friends — where is Jared, my son-in-law? Where is he? My son-in-law is Jewish, and he’s fantastic … So, there is nobody closer — and Bibi Netanyahu asked me to do a commercial for him, for his campaign. I did a commercial for him.”

  • Alternative travel facts from 'the Tuscany of the Middle East'
    • || Nathan: eljay – It can’t be that you don’t sense the “I-hate-Israel” message of this website. ... ||

      I don't sense that MW has an unqualified "I hate Israel" message. I do sense that MW has an "I hate Israel in its current colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist form" message. It's a message with which I agree.

      || ... In a website that would be focused on normal criticism, you would read here and there some pleasant words within the vast sea of complaints and griping. ... That’s not going to happen here. ||

      I've read here and there on MW some pleasant words about Israel, so it does happen here.

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