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  • Claim that Hamas killed 3 teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza onslaught
    • I do not want to think that Israel could be behind the murder of their own to create a pretext to attack Hamas and Palestinian civilians.

      But nettyanhoo did warn the Palestinians would pay a severe price for the unity agreement. He had something in mind.

      And too much just does not add up. Israel has named two suspects. It is not easy for two men to overcome three . Possible, but not easy. So why would they go for a difficult target of three?

      The US FBI had a hand in the investigation as one of the murdered boys held US citizenship. It was the FBI that identified the sophisticated weapons with silencers for the terrible murders.

      And then it was civilians who found the bodies conveniently buried on or very near the property of an accused suspect. That does not make sense.

      And evidence is that they boys were buried weeks after the murder?

      All this on top of the enormous politicization of the killings to wage war.

  • Fox's Hannity abuses Yousef Munayyer, says he has a 'thick head'
    • Same filthy tactic and tone used by Hannity. Send the video to his twitter feed. It will become a viral response to the treatment of Munayyer. Revealing.

    • They had no intention of allowing Munnayer to speak or to give explanation to anything. The whole purpose of that invite was to humiliate and destroy.

      It was awful to watch. A disgrace.

  • Joan Rivers slams CNN and BBC coverage of Gaza -- 'you're all insane'
    • Yes, the GoI is the 51st state. That is why the US gov will sacrifice American citizens and the resources of the US for Israel. Heck, our own police forces are trained by Israeli forces. We usurp ourselves to this 51st state.

      Btw, have you ever seen an Israeli passport? Easy to mistake on first glance for a US passport.

    • Her words are a reflection of how most Americans think. This is what the media and government and propaganda machine tells them.

      I heard almost the exact words last night from someone who has the brains to know better. ok, she was of the same generation as Rivers. But still......

  • 'Israel is wrong by any moral standard' -- Robinson says, as US media pile up
    • American ...exactly. But we are not there yet. Yet it can happen. Americans know something is not quite right,but just cannot pinpoint what it is. This makes the public vulnerable to ongoing disinformation and propaganda.

      But with clear communication of truth, the public is open to it. Tragically, there are too many interests invested in the Zio enterprise, and it's war machine. Until that machine becomes transparently too costly, our elected whores and criminals will continue with support of the destruction of a people. Not the first time in history.

  • Gaza massacre is generating ideological crisis in American Zionists
  • 'We are moving from Iron Dome to an iron fist': Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza
  • Rachel Maddow ignores the story in Israel/Palestine
    • She is just as revolting, ignorant and snarky as Maher. And their snark and "humor" is Zio propaganda in the guise of entertainment.

      Btw, @jons she may have been raised Catholic, but does not consider herself Catholic, so she is not, fwiw and as if it matters.

      She is just another shill and hack protecting her job.

  • Congresswoman who visited Israel on AIPAC's dime has no time for relative of boy beaten by Israeli police
    • Congressional staffers answering the phones are generally clueless college kids. They have been drilled into "Israel Ueber Alles" mantras or become completely flustered if a caller points out their boss's loyalty to a foreign government over those of the citizenry that voted for them.

      The actions of many in Congress for the benefit of a foreign country, often at direct costs to their constituents, should be called out loudly and often.

      Yesterday AIPAC re tweeted many individual statements of Congressional support for the assault on Gaza. Every single one of those agents should be highlighted -- maybe here on Mondoweiss?

      For now all constituents should call Castor's office.

      BTW, if Castor claimed the brutally beaten boy was not her constituent, did she say who is?

  • Terrifying tweets of pre-Army Israeli teens
    • DaBakr, these teen girls posted their soft porn self images for public consumption on twitter. It is not like they were downloaded from some private site. They offered themselves on twitter.

      As an aside, anyone notice parallels between images and vile words of these tweets and the racist violent NAzi porn. What is it that connects this kind of stuff? When our fellow humans brothers and sisters become objects for all versions of porn?

  • Contradicting Israeli officials, family of Tarek Abu Khdeir says he was attacked while in uncle's Jerusalem backyard
    • MY1 your links report "clashes" and incidents. This we all know about. But no beatings of Jewish Israelis individuals as you claim above.

      Not saying it could not happen, but if and when it does (always tragic) you can be sure it will get wide and loud coverage.

  • After brutal police beating, Palestinian-American Tarek Abu Khdeir, 15, sentenced to home arrest without charge
    • And they say that a suspect is identified. But the apparently the evidence does not point to the suspect. The narrative has been lost and is getting desperate.

      Two young men murdered by the IDF a few weeks back. It is caught on video. Israel claims it to be a Pallywood fake. Apparently no ongoing investigation. They were only Palistinian teens murdered, so not need.

      Then three young Israelis kidnapped and murdered. Hamas is blamed within minutes. Meanwhile two Palestinians are accused, but neither they nor evidence pointing to them has been produced.

      Even the families of these murdered Israeli boys are horrified at how their government botched police work and turned the tragedy into a campaign against Hamas and the Palestinian population.

      Gangs of Israelis go on the rampage for revenge. (the US Embassy warns all US citizens to be aware of surroundings and stay in groups and away for isolated areas.)

      There are scattered reports of attacks of Palestinians.

      A Palestinian teen is kidnapped and murdered in a horrific manner with gasoline doused into him as he is burnt alive. The Israeli government authorities try to get the parents of the victim to sign papers that it was an honor crime. They remove recordings from the family surveillance system. Reports are then released by the police that the victim was a homosexual teen.

      Only when copies of the surveillance films are sent to the British press by the family is the material used to identify the perpetuators of the crime. They and others are now in detention for 8 days. (Then out on bail?)

      The cousin of the murdered Palestinian is apprehended by police and while lying on the ground and handcuffed is repeatedly beaten and kicked by three Israeli policemen. He is lucky to have survived, and hopefully without permanent injuries.

      The police who beat him are unable to substantiate their claims to the court that the boy threw rocks, had a knife, had a slingshot or even resisted arrest.

      Meanwhile the Israeli Ambassador to the US repeats the now discredited claims of the completed discredited Israeli police force.

      These are the dynamics of a country that has been usurped by its own extremists (every society has 'em): When the state officials protect and support extreme, nationalistic and criminal elements to this degree we have to ask if the abyss is near.

      No wonder why so many Israelis are leaving while they still can.

  • 'Survival and well-being of the Jewish state' is a national security interest of U.S., Indyk says
    • It was never in the US interests to support the establishment of a Colonial Zionist State. Nor was it ever in the interest of Judaism to mix itself with the ideas of a state.

      So why is it now vital to US interests? This is not explained.

      BTW, is it possible for a state without borders to be a state? Israel has no declared borders? Is it a State? Or is it more like an ISIS -- an idea based on a past that never was, that issues passports and other stuff?

  • After repeated calls for vengeance, Netanyahu urges Israelis to be 'cool-headed' and seek 'justice'
    • Does any other ethnic or cultural group have the self understanding as perpetual victim as it's special group glue?

      So many groups have a period of injustice or terrible persecutions behind them, (think white man's burden to the people of the dark continent, King Leopold, etcetera) but can't think of any where it is celebrated and cultivated as identity.

      Not only is it as stunted as the narcissistic adolescent crying everyone hates her, it is like really sick.

      What kind of parent raises their kid to wear the cloak of "the victim," and warn her that she is in constant danger of the other.

  • The rationality of Israel's War
    • Donald, you are a better reader than I.

      I found it a difficult read with arguments all over the place. Stream of consciousness, with drifting thoughts from one topic to the next without a complete thesis. This makes it a head scratchier for me, at least.

    • Is there no outrage that the Prof's post -- like so many -- are simply unintelligible?

  • Turning blood into cement: Reflections on nationalist violence in wake of suspected revenge killing of Palestinian teen
    • Mooser, you know that once Zionism withers and leaves that ugly stench behind with everyone asking who did that! Phew !

      It is the goys fault. They made them do it. Do the Zio thing, that is.

    • This is a very thoughtful and well articulated piece. It is from the heart.

      They are not comprehending what Zionism means when it is followed though and finally manifested at its full potential. We are watching now as it unfolds.

      Many Jews (and others) recognized early on what the Zionist project would mean as it manifest itself. But they were marginalized and demonized (or even murdered) as the seduction of the colonial project wrapped in religious nationalism was too great. (Isn't it always like that?)

      Israel was founded by the west just a single lifetime ago (60-some years), in this modern era on the displacement and destruction of a people. This process will continue and become even more horrific until the world looks away in shame. And most Jewish and Christian Zionist will distance themselves from the religious nationalist project.

      A project that depends on the ongoing support of foreign states and sympathy of a people. A project that must "project" itself as the eternal victim. When that is all lost, Zionism will wither away.

      Israel might survive, but it can only survive without Zionism.

  • The world's sympathy cannot be limited to Israeli victims
    • Who ever said you "milked" sympathy? Just you.

      No, you fall back onto the feigned lack of language skills , simple innocence of the potato merchant, etc. as your excuse for whatever... It is really pathetic. The lack of honesty does not help your cause.

    • It is about the time that you start realize and recognize that we are also victims.

      You like that, don't you? Being the victim, that is. Mileage.

    • No, your English is very good and you know it.

      Sometimes you pretend it is bad. That adopted role helps to position you as the victim that is simply misunderstood when needed.

  • Israeli army spokesperson responds to Mondo criticism
    • Not only....yesterday an opinion piece in Haaretz (apologies as no link on this tablet) cited Mondoweiss as the irrational extreme left, and quoted (or misquoted?) some visitor posts as evidence for the smear of the publishers of the site.

      Irony is, questionable, even nutty reader posts, can be found on all media outlets, and one can pick posts off Mondoweiss reflecting the spectrum of opinion and facts.

      So point is: Mondoweiss is in the shooting scope of MSM. This means the site is doing a great job.

  • Israel needs no proof to kill Palestinians for teens' death, Israeli colonel says
    • It is getting worse. Hasbarists now claiming it was an honour killing by Palestinians of a gay teen.

      Yet these same goons denying that it may have been a revenge murder of the teen by squatters also called for murder and daily lynchings.

      It is dangerous to not be a Jew while breathing in Jerusalem.

  • Slanted 'New York Times' story accepts Israeli blame of Hamas as fact
    • Thank you MDC. She is not a reporter, but a hack, a propagandist. This is the NYT hack who also insinuated that the murder of the Palestinian boys was faked. maybe did not really happen.

      This is the hack who characterized death for Palestinians as "ho hum."

      She moves around in a narcissistic bubble of Jerusalem, is not curious what is beyond the "pale" (in the original sense of that expression) has a limited world view, was was sent by the NYT for promotion of Zio propaganda, not for information.

      And like her hack colleague Goldberg, cannot bear any critics. (Which shows how weak and incapable she is.)

  • Glib, simplistic, and extreme -- the world according to Richard Landes
    • Why are there no reports of revolts against Dhmnitude back in the day? Because as tree's excellent post above points out: for the realities of the time, there were some advantages to it. Sovereignty, guaranteed protection, release from obligations such as military service, etc.

      It was not deemed a lessor status.

  • 'J Street has to change or die': Divestment battle exposes tactical rift among liberal Zionists
    • It has been said before: J Street is AIPAC light. Same package inside, but a new wrapping.

      Like Zionism and "liberal Zionism." What is the difference? It is still Zionism.

      The expression Liberal Zionist is like "liberal ethno nationalist." It is still exclusionary and nationalist. The "liberal" label means nothing.

      J Street is for nothing. Means nothing. They can either merge with AIPAC or become relevant, or fade away like so many other PACs.

  • Young Jew seeks to prepares his community for heretical & inevitable-- end of Jewish state
    • Any State completely dependent upon it's self understanding as the persecuted, ongoing conflict with the world, and at the same time never ending financial dependency upon the "outside," is simply unsustainable.

      Israel does not have the leadership to turn this around. Without fundamental change (unlikely) Israel as we know it simply cannot survive.

      In this respect -- it's un sustainability-- it is no different from most all modern States of the Middle East.

  • Jeffrey Goldberg leads the charge on latest BDS smear: Presbyterian Church divestment is anti-Semitic because David Duke supports it
    • For a well documented and sourced profile on what a shameless hack Goldberg is:

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    • A few weeks back it was pointed out in a Haaretz article that the new Israeli President is a vegetarian, and that Hitler was also a vegetarian. Point of the article was to point out the irony I guess.

      Goldberg went ballistic, pounding on the editors of Haaretz and calling the opinion article "insane."

      Maybe he was talking about himself.

    • Goldberg is a joke among his Journalist colleagues. He repeatedly makes unsubstantiated, wild assertions to support his propaganda. He is an operative in the US media.

      When he is called out and cornered with his often ridiculous stance and assertions, he lashes out like an unhinged teenager.

      His gig has entered its half life, but he does not know it yet.

  • 'About 60,000 Americans were murdered' by Palestinians in Israel, says Shmuley Boteach
    • The transparency of the coordinated and desperate talking points is too obvious to all. And the usual cast of shills and operatives driving the clown car-- Goldberg, Shmuley, Dershowitz -- helps drive their message of the cliff where it is headed.

  • 'Forward' editor says Presbyterian vote was anti-Semitic
  • Israeli army seals Hebron, saying Hamas is responsible for abducted teens
    • Considering the one of the boys called the police shortly after the abduction (by whomever) and the police claim it was disregarded as a crank call, and then passed on hours later, this is a huge security failure.

      No matter, this event has handed Israel another pretext to kill more Palestinians.

      Even a few (very few) Israeli's are getting suspicious of this kidnapping.

  • Feinstein, Baldwin, Kaine, Paul among 12 senators who didn't sign AIPAC letter blasting Palestinian gov't
    • Annie, yes, I think that is right. Well, shows again that all those signatures for AIPAC are bought. Which means AIPAC has no sustainable position without paying for it.

      tick tock...

    • Corker did not sign? He must have been out of town. His office is 100% AIPAC occupied.

  • 'Atlantic' runs unblinking account of Palestinian persecution in Hebron
    • If told by a Palestinian, it is dismissed as Pallywood or simply not true. We are still at a sad point where most readers of the Atlantic do not want to hear the voices of the victim.

  • Enter Ken Pollack and Tom Friedman-- the Iraq experts!
    • gosh, just. Thanks! It's 'gonna get interesting.

    • ritzl, Israel may have been involved in egging the US into Irak, Syria, etc. but I suspect their hands are not on this chapter. What is unfolding is much bigger than Israel and it's crappy Zionist project.

      If they need to manufacture proof of the "villa in the jungle" they will be sorry for what they wished for.

      Religious/Nationalist extremism coupled with a desire to return to the 7th century Rashidun Caliphate is not in the interest of any of the current powers anywhere. (They have too much oil, there is too much invested by too many, and there are those who do not want to give up position.)

      But this is what offers hope to the disenfranchised and there are millions and millions of them in the region who watch, for example, the Arabian "Royals" squander oil wealth -- as they believe - as the rulers cling to power with totalitarian means.

      Israel needs to be friends with all their neighbors, but unfortunately has never been able to be friends with anyone other than their sugar daddy to the west. And even there, it is a pretend friendship.

      Taking care of Israel is soon to be a major burden to the US, one it cannot afford in the bigger scheme of things over the next decades.

      I might not be around, but if Israel wants to be around, it has to completely re-think itself and it's religious/nationalist aspirations -- which are not too different than an ISIS.

    • Graham is holding back here. McCain cannot control himself. Graham and others know that the US might very soon be working together, hand in hand, with.......IRAN on trying to clean up the Irak mess left behind.

      It is early in the game and Graham and a few others do not want to risk saying anything that is going to bite them.

      Meanwhile, the world is going to move on fast as Israel fiddles themselves into irrelevancy in their ongoing sand box battle.

  • Cantor's defeat had nothing to do with religion
    • American, Cantor lost because he is an entrenched out of touch 7 term Congressman who spear heads everything destructive in the Congress. In the minds -- and correctly so -- of his constituents, he has greased the wheels of corruption that has stolen from the citizenry.

      The vote was against Cantor period. There are many who voted for Brat who are turned off by his public "Christianity" spiel. But they voted for him anyway because the alternative is voting for organized crime.

      That pundits now dare to hint that Cantor lost due to latent "antisemitism" is hiding behind the last refuge of filthy scoundrels -- playing the "antisemitism" or race card instead of facing the truth about their guy.

  • Anti-Cantor coalition included Tea Partiers, Independents, Democrats
    • gaza, I understand where you are coming from. The I/P issue is not a "liberal" or "conservative" issue. It is fundamental. Painting it as such -- or even appearing to do so -- does not help it.

      As for labeling anyone liberal or conservative? Why do that? It is what one does to divide.

      Having said that, I still do not know what is meant by "liberal" Zionist. I'd love to see an article explaining that someday. (but not by the house Professor Theologian.)

  • 'Numb, speechless, sad', Israel supporters grieve Cantor's loss
    • For now he has ruled out a write in campaign and he cannot run as an independent in VA.

      Cantor lost because too many Virginians cannot stand him, especially those in his own district around Richmond. A relatively low information district. They care about "terrorists" abroad and terrorists on Wall Street. His constituents know -- after seven terms -- that Cantor was not their guy. He could only talk platitudes to them. He could not connect. He was unbearable to them and they to him. He had more time for fund raisers out of state than for meeting with his own constituents.

      For most in his district, Cantor represents the entrenched and filthy DC -Wall Street bubble that has worked together to empty out the middle class. From pushing and profiting from the bail out and TARP (he was personally invested in ULTRA short ETF's that boomed on passing of the bank bailout). Much of his and his wife's personal wealth in connected with the mortgage industry.

      He did not loose because he is Israel's house hound or because he back immigration reform, he lost because he represents everything that is corrupt in the US political and financial system, who are in bed together.

      Most voters understand this because they understand that they have lost so much. And Brat had talk radio and an engaging line for the local meetings. He talked their talk. Also, Democrats came out and voted in the primary against Cantor, which did not hurt.

      His constituents do not care that he was only Israel's go-to-guy. That is irrelevant to most. He lost because he was Wall Street's boy and part of the machine stealing from them. They do not know how it works, but they know they have been somehow robbed over the last decade by the likes of a Cantor working for Wall Street first.

      Goldman Sachs and Blackrock contributed more to Cantor than Congressman by far. They will miss him.
      link to

      We'll miss that Cantor sneer.

  • Palestinians 'under occupation... denied dignity and self-determination' -- Clinton
    • Clinton will say anything, and sometimes she will say what is on her mind and the truth will leak out. She is intelligent and knows what the game is.

      But she has been a supporter of the occupation industry because that is where the power is. She would never ever do anything that threatens her power.

      She has said that because there are a few cracks in the wall and it is safe. But she will do nothing to take down that wall.

      Remember both she and John Crazy McCain supported the continued sale of cluster bombs to Israel after their crimes of dumping thousands and thousands of them into civilian areas in the last hours of the most recent Israeli attack on Lebanon.

  • Chris Matthews and David Corn defend Israel against 'slander' of apartheid
    • Correction, about the Technocratic government, government of consensus.

    • Fascinating discussion going on right now at the The Brookings Institution’s Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World.
      Palestinian Panel speaking now on the Unity Government.

      link to

      Praise for Kerry and his attempt "to jump in the ring."

      Discussion very forward looking.

  • Tell FIFA to dump Israel now, urges international campaign
    • FIFA is so pathetic that Blatter is now claiming that the criticism of having Qatar host the world cup is based on racism.

      He is playing the Zionist hand book of victimology to deflect from the insane decision to have a world cup in Qatar that was surely most likely based on a pile of money and favors.

      These guys have no sense of right or wrong.

      As an aside, sadly most Qataris mix hosting the World Cup with patriotism. They do not see how they are also getting screwed in the deal with FIFA

    • In other words, there is ZERO chance of FIFA making a ruling against Israel. FIFA is only about the money, nothing else. It is a crime organization.

      I wish players would stop playing and make FIFA irrelevant. But that, too, will not happen. Or maybe a competing Federation?

      On the grotesque organization that FIFA is.

  • Boston subway ads are shocking-- 'and so is the reality on the ground'
    • So why do your "leaders" keep begging Americans for more dough?

    • Nonsense or "Quatch!" as a German would declare: German psyche was unable fully to exploit appeal to emotion, which is a key element of hasbara and good propaganda.

      Whoever wrote that on the web site is an ignorant fool.

      Propaganda plays on the human psyche, appeals to emotions, and there is nothing special or different from Germans than the rest of us.

      Referencing the Nazis in some things is a given as it is the greatest modern day example of a nation of people rapidly succumbing to propaganda. It IS the reference of how it works and what happens.

    • They'd rather spend money on arms and useless real estate projects and bribing corrupt wold cup officials to put their little dictatorships on the map. Their money will discredit an honest campaign.

      Would rather see the support come from directly US citizens that are being robbed by the Israel-Industry. Where can I send some money?

    • This is a very good campaign. No Hyperbole, just a word of the reality supported by credible facts. And a reminder that US taxpayers are funding this atrocity.

      Right now the clown and charlatans in the US Congress are frightened of Israel and it's lobby. Maybe the ads will move them to be frightened of US citizens who start asking questions and demand and end to the crimes -- crimes that also weaken the US.

  • Let it go
    • Activists can make noise, get information out there. But if the information can not find reception? Too many just do not want to hear it, or go there. To do so means re thinking a life-time of indoctrination.

      My fear is that the "nudge" will be something or a series of somethings that are so horrific, Jews of the world will recoil in horror what Israel has done in their name.

    • Their prime minister has no tone. He looks like a European dictator in black and white photos from the mid-century.

      He, and most other members of his government speak and act like a mid-century Eastern European two-bit dictator-thugs.

  • The most interesting journalist in the world
    • Actually, and surprisingly, it was dull and more about Goldie interjecting himself and propaganda onto the significance of meeting Castro.

      I wondered, of course, if personal experience - the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 that nearly caused the annihilation of most of humanity - informed his belief that a conflict between America and Iran would escalate into nuclear war.

      Does Castro believe that? Did he say that? Or does Goldie want us to believe Castro thinks this? Israel has nukes, Iran does not.

      As for Goldie: it is always about viewing the world through the deranged paranoid lens of finding an "anti-Semite " in ever corner, under every rock. In Goldie's world there is fear and underlying hate of the gentile.

      He is a propagandist for Israel and for Islamaphobia. While not as ignorant and crude as a Pam Geller, his underlying message is the same.

      Goldie, for example, was one of the first to come out tweeting about Bergdahl, claiming this prisoner was directly responsible for the deaths of five soldiers.

  • Dershowitz disqualifies an entire continent from supporting BDS, citing history of 'Jew hatred'
    • Actually Zach partly out of pressure from AIPAC onto Congress. Israel has come out more than once with the stance that they will not recognize the Armenian Genocide as they claim this will endanger Turkish Jews. (Which is utter BS) If the US makes this recognition, it puts pressure under Israel.

      Both Israel and the US want to maintain good relations with Turkey, each for their own involved reasons.

      Yes, like Israel, Turkey is too insecure to deal with their own history.

  • Palestinian unity deal pits Netanyahu & Congress against White House
    • Not only the WH, but the US Congress dogs loyal only to Netanyahoo have come against China, India, the EU and Switzerland. All who just came out in support of the Palestinian Unity Government and what it is now.

      These cretins in the US Congress are like Pavlov's dogs and cannot change their reactions. They will do whatever their masters in Israel tell them.

      And like beaten dogs, they are afraid to go against their master.

  • For wearing veil, woman is ordered off Jerusalem light rail and frisked
    • Stephen, and not to beat a dead camel, but as you brought on the" forced to wear black" line.

      Did you ever wonder why the traditional tent of the desert is black?

      And it was there, living in a Bedouin tent, that I had this astonishing revelation. We’re walking around in khakis and sleeping in white tents. And the Bedouins are walking around in black with lots of layers on and living in black tents. What’re they doing in black? Isn’t white supposed to be cooler? I couldn’t understand it until I lived in it.

      link to

      Oh, and BTW, men wear black here too.

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