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  • Leading American writer Abulhawa is denied entry to Palestine
    • Palikari,

      BS. No Jew is denied from the KSA or other states like Qatar for being Jewish. There are Jews working in KSA and Qatar. I know because I live and work with Jews in these States (well, British created states, that is). In fact there are Jews working in critical jobs like health care in these countries.

      Point is you are full of it .

      Try harder with your propaganda and lies.

      PS, if you really believed what you just wrote you might want to think hard about the Zio pablum you have been spoon fed and swallowed from early childhood.

  • MSM avoids central Pollard question: Did Israel trade secrets to Soviets for emigres?
    • Pollard cut a deal with his handlers (while on his Israeli paid honeymoon in Paris) to receive an annual income for a period of 10 years paid into a Swiss bank account.

      As his gig lasted only 17 months that account was probably long closed, if it ever existed. And in today's world you can be sure the Swiss are not holding some dinky account for him.

      Warning: this is barf material, but here is an interview with Pollard (who calls the prosecuting attorneys, who are Jewish, kapos); and his wife complains of stomach aches and being in Auschwitz while in a US prison. And then the Dersh -- who obviously has no handle on the details of his case, or is lying to distort reality in his defense of Pollard.

      All three of them repeatedly lied in this 90's interview. It is ugly.

      link to cbsn.ws

    • The criminal and treasonous traitor will be released on parole. He will be coddled and taken well care of by the Zionist project active in the US -- with the Israeli government funding it in the background.

      This will make for ugly optics on many levels.

      Tablet is projecting and accusing Kerry and Obama of releasing a Pollard on parole (which he was already up for) just to trap US Zionists and Israel into looking bad as they inevitably celebrate the release of their man.

    • That is the only thing that might be right that bizarre article of mis truths and lies contains. Every paragraph is filled with a lie. The author is either entirely brainwashed with a massive dose of BS or a low life propagandist of the first order.

      "However, there is also no doubt that Pollard has paid a much higher price than others who have committed similar crimes by giving secrets to American allies like South Korea, Greece, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia. "

      That is the first crap in the article. Pollard probably did more long lasting damage than any spy ever. His colleagues in treason were pikers.

      The guy was released because he was finally up for parole as the terms of his sentencing. That's it.

      That this timed with attempts for normalization of relations with Iran while Israel barks like mad dogs in the night about it might be a happy coincidence. This reminds the Attention Deficit Suffering US public that Israel is neither an ally nor "friend" worthy of the endless support of the American tax payer.

      It is a colonial project based on tribal ideas of exceptionalism , looking out for its own interests. It has neither regard nor respect of the US. Why should it?

    • Time for more on this later, but yes one has to dig deep for what went on with Pollard.

      He was sentenced to life and now up for parole. So after serving his full term he will be out on parole.

      He was originally issued a lighter sentence, and only after the original sentencing was the judge presented with classified information on the extent of the damage and cost to the US. A little more on that here(but it does not cover all)

      link to slate.com

      I was working with the State dept at the time -- and some felt he should never see the light of day.

      I am neutral on his release. But he is a criminal and not only was out to sell information -- any information -- to any and all governments, he had no concern of damage to other human beings or his country.

      Israel was his only taker. They sold the information on the RASIN networks to the Soviets. To this day Israel has not revealed the details and contents of their sales.

      As for loss of life to operatives in Russia -- there is only speculation around that and we will never know.

      There is so much sickening around the Pollard case. That Israel instrumentalized this human scum as a political cause is just one pathetic and sick episode in the Pollard saga. It has not helped Pollard and only harms Israel.

  • The Iran deal: a triumph of irrationality
    • I threw a number out there to support an argument that the UK has enormous interests in the Gulf States; that the the world may blame (rightly so) the US for disastrous policy in the ME, the US is a clumsy bit player in the scheme of things. And "at the end of the day," -- as the Brits like to say-- the US has less to protect and even less influence.

      Yes, I think if we got some reliable stats, we'd find hundreds of thousands of British working in the Gulf States. They are highly paid and send their dough home.

      An article in the Telegraph puts the figure at 160k just in the UAE.

      "In the last three years, British ministers have made over 230 visits to Gulf states, reflecting the fact that 160,000 British citizens live in this region. Bilateral trade between the Gulf and UK, meanwhile, has grown by almost 40 per cent since 2011 to reach £30 billion."

      link to telegraph.co.uk

      It would be an enlightening study to see how much of the UK economy is tied to trade and income with the Middle East and Gulf States. I'd bet percentage-wise, the US would dwarf the UK.

      And that is why when the new Emir of Qatar visited London recently, the Queen was rolled out for a visit with him and photo Opps so his subjects could see that he, too, is a royal!

      And the US had him visit with a few junior Congress reps in a meeting room near the cafeteria in the Hart building or something like that.

      The point? I don't know how interested and for how long the US is interested in propping up phony rentier states established under British colonial rule.

    • Mdm, here is a reliable stat on the current population in Qatar :

      "Qatar population grew by 9.0 percent year-on-year in June 2015 to reach 2.34m, driven by the large ramp up in infrastructure spending"

      link to thepeninsulaqatar.com

      I think the government releases those total population figures quarterly .

      Yes, it is rather charmless. Especially now as it is a construction site. It's skyline is a Potemkin village.

    • Opps, yes more like 20k just in Qatar ( typing on an IPad ), but 20k or more very influential workers. (And it sure as heck seems like more!)

      But to be honest no one really knows other than the Qatari government, which does not release this information. Estimates are only figures given by the embassies, and they rely on citizen reporting.

      "The Ministry of Interior also does not provide these statistics to the public,"

      For those who have worked there, you know many many workers come for a few weeks or months at a time between the UK and Qatar and do not register with their embassies.

    • MDMA, there are over 2 5 million people in Doha now.

      Hamad (the primary system of health care delivery) senior administrators are mainly British. The former British minister of Health, Lord Darzi, is the architect to advise on the 2030 vision for health care in Qatar.

      The rail system being built there is heavily administered by British -- controllers, accountants, engineers.

      You might want to visit again.

      The Al Thanis of Qatar and the Al Kahlifas of Bahrain were trained at Sandhurst. The British have trained the security forces of Bahrain, who brutally repress their own population to keep the AlKahlifa familiy and relatives in power.

      The UK, which put these countries in place and cut deals with the controlling tribes of the time (planting ideas of self appointed royalty, which has no cultural tradition in the Gulf) has a lot to protect in that region.

      The US, less so.

    • MDM,

      There are well over 200K skilled British workers in Qatar alone. From health care administrators to architects to accountants. Granted, the UK is not "dependent" upon that, but this represents enormous influence in the region. Soft power that translates into a significant flow of funds into the UK. (just look at how much Gulf money is invested in London alone!)

      Spend a few months working there and you will see.

      And the UK has stated the reason for the new and controversial naval base is to protect their vital interests.

      link to tradearabia.com

    • CIA and UK organized coup.

      The UK has always been and still is pulling imperial strings in the Middle East.

      They have been at it for a very long time and are skilled masters, while the US remains a loud bumbling attack dog, knocking things over in it's pursuit of whatever.

      There is a reason the UK is building a naval base in Bahrain right now. They have lots of interests to protect as the US likely disengages over the next decades from the Middle East .

      Unlike the US, the UK is dependent on the largess of the Gulf States. Not only for trade and oil and gas, but to employ the hundreds of thousands of British citizens, who send their money back home each month.

  • St. Louis Jews call on ADL to cancel honor to police
    • No it is not. And for those who do not live among and experience racism, it is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine it's depth . I don't know if Weir's world touches that bubble .

    • Rocky's "I don't understand"statement was honest. Most readers do NOT understand the facets of this issue. She was not flapping wings, but crying out for clarity on an important kefuffle (sic).

      As for Weir's presentation on dubious and tainted and odious radio shows--- that is a judgement call. I'd think protecting the integrity of her message over reach would be more important.

  • Angela Merkel makes a 14-year old Palestinian girl cry by telling her she is not welcome in Germany
    • When Merkel said to the girl, "you'd did so so well," the reporter on the background commented:

      " I don't think it is about doing well, but it is about the situation she finds herself in.." And then Angie snapped at him.

      His sympathetic comment after Angie's attempt at diversion from the real issue captures how many younger Germans think about it.

  • Crisis for the lobby: Clinton bucks Saban, AIPAC doesn't know what to say
    • Well, that did not did not take long. For Hillary to reverse after her paymasters to slap her back into place:

      link to reuters.com

      Clinton parrots Netanyahu and the Likud here.

      She is a joke, indeed, a sycophant and a danger.

    • She believes in nothing other than following the scent of money. There is more money behind normalization of relations with Iran than this band of Zio billionaires could ever throw at her .

      Besides, it would be the end of her political machine if she were to give aid to sabotaging this -- not to mention that if she's does (cough cough) become POTUS, she will reap many benefits from this.

      But to keep her paymasters happy and fed, she will spew demonization of Iran and keep the weapons flow into Israel going. It was H. Clinton, after all, along with McCain that made sure Israel had no accountability for using cluster bombs on civilian sites in Lebanon.

  • Et tu, Michael Oren?
    • Oren’s taunting treatment of American Jews: according to Oren, they are cowardly and “weak,” with the result that they’ll throw Israel under the bus out of “fear for their well-being in America.”

      That is a rather disgusting sentiment.

      Maybe Oren intends to be offensive and push emotional buttons here to provoke proof of loyalty and love. These are the manipulative tactics of the abuser in a relationship.

      The day will come when many Jews do not identify with the Zionist project and will proudly and confidently walk away from this abusive relationship of the nationalistic project sucking at the teat of Judaism. And Jews will be free.

      This is what someone like Oren who has devoted his life to a mystical nationalistic cause is so afraid of. They will shown wrong and standing alone as "their people" set themselves free.

  • Lies, smear, and two-steps -- Why did organizers really cancel the Feis?
    • Ditto! Thank you Shmuel.

    • Nearly identical reporting in the main stream Irish press points to the work of an outside campaign to influence reporting and perception.

      Is the Irish press under so much time pressure and so lazy that they -- like so much press in the US and elsewhere -- "report" any 'ol thing outside propagandists write for them?

      Shameful....I do hope there are severe consequences for dishonest and libelous reporting.

  • Michael Oren misrepresents 1971 synagogue bombing that changed his life
    • A few times in my adult life, I wasn't asked my religion, but instead asked if I am Jewish? Those asking were Jewish acquaintances / future friends .

      Why was the state of being a Jew or not so important? Would it determine the rules of communication? Was it a way to sort me before they got to know me better?

      No non-Jew ever asked me that.

      Just my own personal experience.

  • Saban's PR firm promotes Israel's illegal settlements-- so when will Hillary Clinton condemn it?
    • When will Hilary condemn it? Are you kidding with that question? It indicates she had a scintilla of conscious or morality, or even a bit of humanity.

      She does not! She is, as Samantha said, a monster. She is a political animal and will say, do anything her pay masters demand of her.

      And we live under the grip of a corrupted political system where money is the voice that controls. She wants the money and the control.

      Money is in the conflict and destruction of a people. So that is where Hilary is. Nothing else matters.

  • Unsilencing Gaza: One year since 'Operation Protective Edge'
  • 'America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel' -- Allen Ginsberg
    • Howl is an important and fascinating work for the times. It might no longer be read in 50 years. It could go the way of writers like Flannery O'Conner who are no longer read, but were " important. " 30 years ago.

      Having observed and experienced this first hand in the late 70's Ginsberg was a deeply -- and disturbingly so -- misogynistic man.

  • United Church of Christ votes to boycott & divest from companies profiting from Israel's occupation
    • Orange wants to be around in 10-20 years. The occupation cannot sustain itself.

      There may be serious financial reparations from those who profit from the occupation. Service providers like transportation and communication will be the easy targets when that day comes. Orange sees the writing on the wall and wants out.

    • Balfour , the UCC has historical roots in New England , but is large in the Mid West, which is also Christian Zionist territory.

      So this is, indeed, significant

    • When will the attacks and defamation of the UCC start?

      Will there be lawfare?

      Will Congress, working for Zionist interests and not US interests, attack this Church?

  • In letter to John Kerry, 19 reps stand up for Palestinian children behind bars
    • Great letter. Her refusal to receive AIPAC in her office was well deserved after, as she writes:

      "a hateful attack that is vile and offensive to me and the families I represent. I call on AIPAC to immediately condemn this un-American attack and disavow any attempt to use this type of threat and intimidation to stifle legitimate policy differences. I will not stand to be labeled or threatened in a manner that questions my patriotism or my oath of office."

      Use of threats and intimidation against an elected official just because of policy differences? That is the stuff of gangsterism.

      Did AIPAC ever apologize?

    • How dare this little cabal claim, "Israel’s military detention of Palestinian children is an indefensible abuse of human rights."

      What about Mexico or Russia? Or or Afghanistan or or...Saudi Arabia or or Pakistan ? Why do they single out Israel!

      They must be Judeophobes, Jew haters , everyone of them!

    • Right, in a country that has a school to prison pipeline industry in place to feed the largest incarcerated population on the earth.

    • You might want to call his office and ask if the letter was presented to him and if so, why did he refuse to sign it?

      Sometimes these letters are not passed onto them by their own staff, or they may be away or his signature was not solicited?

      It is a letter, signed by a tiny group. That's it. It will go nowhere.

  • Patriots' owner brings 20 NFL veterans to Netanyahu who calls on them to block Obama's Iran deal
  • 'Obama coffee' is black and weak -- racist tweet from wife of Israel's vice premier
    • Catalan, oh poor you:

      waiting every day for a month or two at the German or Belgian or American embassy can do that one’s psyche. Or waiting for Polish people to come vacationing so they can sell you car parts for a socialist car.

      In the scheme of things that you even had access to an embassy or were in the position to peddle car parts anywhere in the world puts you into the global elite.

      Get a life.

  • Charleston: Do Black and Palestinian lives matter?
    • Thank you Geezer. I was struck by the same and find the use the the term Jew in Ellis's article confusing (maybe because it is wrong as you say) and offensive .

      We're talking about a colonial enterprise that is sort of operating as a modern state ( needy, dependent, paranoid) not people around the world who identify themselves as Jewish .

  • 'Fresh Air' turns a critique of the occupation into an Oedipal issue
    • Terry Gross is no journalist. And I do not know what it means that she is psychological. She does have a tendency to try a draw out some sappy story from her guests. (Something many find annoying.)

      I heard that interview and she had a fascinating guest, but succeeded in keeping the interview as light, mundane and meaningless as possible. And cut him off a various points.

      She likes to invite Israelis, but succeeds in making all her guests and trivial as her show.

  • Untold Stories: First-ever US Nakba Museum opens in Washington DC
    • Yonah, which people? Those who are Jewish by faith and culture. Jewish history is surely not only about persecution and suffering . (The history of a Jews in settling the early colonial South, being just one example.)

      Most all groups can point to current or past suffering and persecution. That alone is not representative of any true culture. And if it promoted to be so, one must ask what or if there is, indeed, a true unifying culture.

      African Americans and Palestinians have been or are robbed of their history. We know that. With the dominance of the Holocaust industry, Jews in the US are also robbed of their history and culture in the US. This is quite sad.

      I don't know what you mean by the Americans? What are Americans? Canadians, Hondurans, Mexicans, denizens of Detroit?

    • Charleston South Carolina has a Holocaust memorial monument right in the middle of town . There is no memorial to the men and woman in bondage and slavery who actually built that town.

      The first Synagogue in the US was in Charleston. There is a fascinating history there, but it is lost and overshadowed by the Holocaust memorial/museum industry, which is robbing a people of its history and identity.

  • 'You have dual citizenship with Israel' -- NPR host hits Sanders with internet canard
  • Foxman bashes Israel for taking US and Jewish support for granted and not coming up with a peace plan
    • So true!

      As an aside, "freshmen..chairman , congressman" is generic for mankind -- men and woman. Yes, language is changing, but I was. Freshman in the woman's college of the brainwashed generation of which you write.

    • "Worst possible case: Israel would become the state of all of its citizens, regardless of race., instead of being a state of only its Jewish citizens. "

      Oh horrors of horrors! Sweaty sheets at night. Please complete the wall, build it higher. Get more automatic shiess anlagen to surround and protect the pure "Jewish only State" from the rest of the world .

  • As presidential field broadens, GOP candidates race to show their love for Israel
    • The only reason Hillary supports the ongoing negotiations with Iran is because she knows where the wind is blowing. The majority of US citizens support this. Normalized relations will happen. Only Zealots are blind to this.

      If she thought for a second it would cost her politically, she would be against it, She will do and say anything to position herself . That is what drives her, and comes with the territory of a life in politics.

      Yes, Bernie will make the debate interesting and that might be his purpose here.

      But remember, Hillary is a puppet of opinion and interests. Nothing more.

      Sadly the Dems have no one of credibility to put forth.

    • I would not be so sure. She may be smarter, but Hillary fits into that clown car.

      Every one of them, including HRC (maybe with the exception of Bernie) badly want the money and support of the I-love-Israel crowd and the conflict industry. They will say and do anything to get it, and Hillary is absolutely no different.

      Most voters do not care about Israel and do not understand what Israel has cost the US in $$, loss of influence, credibility and even lives. The clown car wants to keep it that way.

      Jeb Bush is saying all the right stuff, and like his brother will be the perfect puppet for some very powerful interests. Hillary will remain an easy target as she does not have broad support among those in her own party, which has been under the control of the Clinton machine for too long now, and weakened the Democratic Party .

      A Bush or a Clinton as President, doesn't really make a difference. They dance to the same masters .

      Would love to see all parties disappear, but that will never happen.

  • White House 'trolls' Netanyahu by co-opting infamous UN cartoon to sell Iran deal
    • You know....I would not even call this lampooning, let alone trolling.

      The White House is making it's case, explains the consequences of the agreement framework in the cartoon language and realities of Netanyahu and his cheerleaders and supporters in the US Congress.

      Road Runner cartoons is their world, their level of understanding, as demonstrated; and the White House is communicating with Israel and Co., just as Netanyahu communicated to his boys and girls in the US Congress. He sees himself, after all, as a babysitter.

      And if this is what they respond to, this is how the WH gets it's message across.

  • Who cares what Jeffrey Goldberg and Netanyahu don't like about the Iran deal?
    • Dabakr, did ivir ask a question?

      Sarcasm, which is often ugly and always contempt-filled mockery is only that.

      It is never good and always reduces the one dishing out the mockery as the looser with nothing to say.

  • Mondoweiss Exclusive: One on One with Rep. Steve Israel
    • Yes, this is a spoof, a joke. Mondoweiss has an international readership and when a joke interview (parodying truth) is published on April 1st (April fools day) not all immediately see it as a joke.

      But nicely done!

  • American Voices: What lies ahead for the rocky US/Israel relationship?
    • The US does not have a treaty of alliance with Israel. It is impossible under international law for obvious reasons -- as Israel has never established its borders.

      So there .......

  • Bill Maher justifies Netanyahu's racism by saying U.S. has done much worse
    • Or that most people are ignorant and easily manipulated. I think it has nothing to do with their self understanding as "progressive" or "conservative."

    • Right. There is not an ounce of anything progressive, intelligent or thoughtful about Schmuck Maher. He is a rather dumb pretender, dressing up his pontificating as snarky humor.

      He is a plant and propagandist. And much propaganda operates as humor and entertainment.

      That he still has a show says much about HBO or whoever it is that owns the dirt bag.

  • Who can save Israel now?
    • Hundreds of Nukes and a completely unhinged "leader" with hair dyed blue.

      When will the world deal with Israel's nuclear threat?

      BTW, Israel doesn't matter anymore to US security. It has few resources, protects nothing and is a drag on the US, financially and politically. The bill has become too high to protect Zionism and dreams of the Rapture. The gig will soon be over.

    • This is devastating for the peace process,” a crestfallen Yaniv told me at the Zionist Camp party ..."

      The "peace process" charade is finally over! We can all stop pretending now!!

      Meanwhile paid off stooges in the US Congress in both parties are telling Obama to make nice nice with Benny and that he didn't really mean all those ugly things he said in the heat of the campaign . It was all just a joke, kinda' .

      He did and does mean it and this is what got him elected. He has a mandate from the Israeli population to rid Israel of non-Jewish Arabs. That is the consequence of no peace process.

      He must create another war to achieve this, and for the love of Zionism, by golly, he'll do it.

      And Congress might go right along with it. It will be a disaster for all.

      PS, I had no doubt he would win by a clear majority.

    • JeffB, are you one of those people who believe the Zionist wanted Jewish victims of the Holocaust because it would be good for Zionism?

      Sounds like you are.

      Ugggh!

  • Why I hope Netanyahu will be crushed tonight
    • Jon s, you simply do not get it. Your comment is filled with pathological narcissism. Small minded, pathetic and dangerous.

      We humans are the same "tribe!" If my fellow traveller cares about one, he cares about all.

      If he holds the value of one person or group over another, he cares for no one.

      The alienation you describe is your own alienation from humanity.

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