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  • The low-rent bullying of the Zionist ideologue
    • Strange bullying on a personal level. Today I woke up to a personal message that someone I thought was a friend, someone I respect, was dissapointed in me and "anti Semites" like me.......blah blah.

      I did not know what to make of the comment. I think what might have prompted this was that I indicated empathy by "liking" a report on the problems of arresting and detaining juveniles in the occupied regions. Am not even sure. I never commented, did not express an opinion, but found the report to be quite thorough and well reported. In fact, I think it was an Israeli news outlet that published the report.

      My friend, or the person I know personally and thought was a friend, cut off contact in that I am not able to respond.

      I guess she strongly supports the Zionist cause. And have been thinking about this.

      What was her education, upbringing in that even an indication of empathy for young people anywhere detained and bullied by authorities, would illicit denunciation of me as an" Anti Semite?" Whatever that may mean....as I do not know and that is why I do not use the term.

      How is it that pushing a "like" button on some stupid social media would trigger such a reaction from an intelligent and educated person?

      What was she taught at home? Her youth camps? Synagogue? Women's ZOA? Does the word Palestinian elicit hate for her? And those who show empathy for children who are Palestinian must be hurt, insulted, removed and quashed?

      Yes, it was hurtful to me. And obviously the intent. Can anyone explain this extreme reaction to any sign of empathy to the suffering of others, who happen to be Palestinian. Is empathy for others verboten if Palestinian? Does empathy or sympathy for suffering of a Palestinian make one a Judeophobe?

      Zionists, can you explain?

  • Ayelet Shaked and the fascist ideology
    • I am thrilled by the fact that Israel is part of an alliance with Saudi Arabia and Egypt, ..... I’d love to see that alliance grow into economic and cultural exchanges. And I say that fully understanding the fact that this sort of cultural interchange means inevitably the government would more grow to more closely resemble the Egyptian and Saudi government.

      OMG, we are really entered into Bizarro land with Jeff B.

      But reality is this is how Zionist think and the Thugs of Egypt and KSA are now blood brothers to the Zionist regime. Jeff B is telling the dangerous truth.

      There is an enormous price to pay for playing with Thugs, Criminals Sycophants.

    • As you say JeffB Israel is not a western democracy, never was a western democracy and shouldn’t be a western democracy. s

      So much for the so called "shared values" that Israeli politicians keep barking at the US and their fellow lap dogs in US Congress and the Media.

      Back to the original article: Bottom line is that ALL nationalist movements are the start of fascism. And Zionism is nationalist to its core and is the current extreme nationalist -- and in turn fascist -- movement of the times.

      I do hope Judaism removes itself from this atrocity.

  • Lindsey Graham asks whether AIPAC, which comes to Capitol Hill in 'droves,' is a foreign agent
    • Hmmm, this was interesting. Do you remember the hearing on the Chuck Hagel when Graham repeated "Israhl" a hundred times and acted like their personal attack dog?

      His question was prepared by others and staged for a purpose beyond this hearing. (Maybe he does not want to be Israel's in house pooch anymore as he knows it will soon come to bite him hard.) And more interesting is Adam Hickey's clear statement in response that they would love to have more information on what is going on behind closed doors.

      LG then went onto cleanse himself for now and say how transparent AIPAC is, right after Hickey indicated that this is not the case and they needed more information on what is "going on behind closed doors."

      Then there was Grahms's rapid fire statement for the record on the wrongs of the opinion piece written by Lt. Gen Flynn calling for Gülen's extradition to Turkey when he was on Turkey's payroll. Grahms was making a shot across the bow, saying this stuff should not happen. AIPAC operatives cover the media with opinion pieces. Sometimes is disclosed and sometimes not when a surrogate is used.

      Speculation here: Russian and Israeli Oligarchs are close and work together. The probes (even if politically motivated) into so-called Russian involvement in the US election will uncover much that may be very toxic for Israel's relationship and influence with the US political machine.

      Graham knows. He is preparing himself.

  • Amazon pulls blank 'History of Palestinian People' -- which aims to dehumanize in order to subjugate
    • Yiddish, an old German dialect. Yiddish speakers and German speakers can understand one another each in their distinct dialect, which makes it the same language as linguists would perhaps define a dialect within a single language.

      So does that make Yiddish speakers German?

  • 'New York Times' on Palestinians sounds like it's opining about 'Negro Problem'
    • John, maybe life would be just like it was for the Jews of Palestine before the European Zionists entered the scene to claim the region.

    • "The occupation is an American Jewish achievement; it is 50 years old now; thanks to Friedman’s generation not fighting outright...."

      Me thinks you give way too much credit to the Jews of the USA. Sure, the US may be the bulwark of the support behind the ongoing occupation of a people, but not alone. The support comes in many ways and with many countries -- trade agreements, donation laws, etc.

      There is an entire industry in Europe to leave all or much of your estate to Israel. "Israel als Erbe" which in turn directly supports the occupation industry. For example:

      http://arilipinski.de/testament-fuer-israel/

  • Democratic politicians want no part of Obama's courage at the U.N.
    • M Cohen that is such an ignorant comment on so many levels, filled with so much baseless projection one does not know where to begin.

  • Israeli hysteria over UN vote is solidifying country's new status, as a rogue state
    • I fear it will get so much worse.

      When the editorial board of Bloomberg View/News writes:

      President Barack Obama’s ill-advised decision to order the U.S. to abstain on a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements breaks with past U.S. policy, undermines a vital ally and sets back the cause of Middle East peace.

      we can wonder what planet we are on. But this is the message throughout MSM and what is being fed to the public. Most Americans who even think about this absorb this line of thought as it is the only side they are fed.

      As the Zionist hysteria increases it will be taken out on the Palestinian population.

      As an assault onto the Palestinian population happens, there will be cries from Israel that "they made us do it! " And the American public will agree -- why yes! Those Palestinians were throwing stones and bottle bombs, there were knifings (all terrible acts of desperation) and this made the Israelis drop cluster bombs and bunker busters to kill thousands and thousands of Palestinians. They had to do it! It was self defense against the natives!!

      The Genocide will continue. "It was their fault! Israel will say. " They asked for it!"

      Israel is a creation of the West -- it is their baby --and that is why the West will have done too little too late.

      The west does not care. So we have opinion makers writing inanities like :

      President Barack Obama’s ill-advised decision to order the U.S. to abstain on a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements breaks with past U.S. policy, undermines a vital ally and sets back the cause of Middle East peace.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-27/obama-s-betrayal-of-israel-at-the-un-must-not-stand

  • Israel supporter refuses to share Bard stage with Dima Khalidi and cites stereotypes about Jews smelling bad
    • Well, we can start with purging the expression "antisemitism," which had no honest meaning anyway. It is, nothing more than a term adopted by Zionists to promote the Idea of Jews (who are a people of the world from around the world ) as Semites.

      After all it was a Central European Judeophobe who ignorantly described Jews of Europe as Semites. At that time Westen Jews had no concept of themselves as a Semetic people. But the idea was attractive just as other myths of race and origins and Volk were the rage as feudalistic orders were falling apart.

      Every little group had their own from the Polish aristocracy who believed they were descendent of Pesian Warriors ( and had nothing to to with polish peasants ) to Germans who latched onto myths of Ayrian Kingdoms to Jews of Europe who embraced thoughts of being a an ancient and closed Semitic people wandering around.

      Forget ideas of "Semitism," to describe Jews and call it what it is : anti Judaism, or Judeophobia for those who harbor ill thought to people of the Jewish faith.

      With that it is clear what we are talking about and what is to be confronted.

  • Trump is losing the Israel vote almost as bad as he is losing in New York
  • 'Beholden to AIPAC' -- progressive senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama's actions
    • "Elizabeth Warren use to be..." Don't know if she ever was 100% upright and honest. A closer look, shows she is an intelligent opportunist.

      She gets lots of political mileage and attention with her theatrics of scolding the financial industry at Senate hearings which are just a show for public consumption -- but in reality are mostly meaningless.

      It is politically safe for her to do that and she -- unlike most all of her colleagues -- knows what she talking about. But this makes her a one trick pony .

      She is clueless about the greater world beyond US borders and allows herself to be a puppet of others. Call her out with good questions on why she supports the deeply damaging support of a coloniel enterprise -- at what we know to be great costs to the US -- and she will squirm and run like the rest of them.

  • Israeli government projects 'ethnic cleansing' on Palestinians
    • "as it became completely untenable to live as a Jew in Arab society,...."

      That statement is capital BS. I live much of the time in a predominantly Arab Society in the Middle East. Lots of Jews living and working here. Closest colleagues are Jewish.

      Why are these falsehoods constantly repeated by Zionist?

  • Clintonites knocked out platform references to 'occupation' and 'settlements' in fear of Adelson, Zogby says
    • The irony is that expression was first coined by a bilge spewing Judeophobe and promptly adopted by the early Zionist movement for self description as Semites. LOL. Semitism has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with European Jews Willhelm Marr was writing about.

      But hey, if the propagandist wanted to call them that, they would wear that mantle. Now that is self hatred.

  • Meet the private contractors manning Israel's checkpoints
    • G4S is the security contractor for US Embassies in the Middle East.

      The GS4 employees are very poorly paid and have often horrific housing conditions , where (according to State Dept. employees) they are expected to "find" their own mattress.

  • DC meeting between Israel and Saudi Arabia marks end of Arab Peace Initiative and two-state solution
    • Vast generalizations are mostly unfair.

      But yes, the same will be and is said about the Qataris -- who are really Saudi and as far as the KSA is concerned Qatar is the "Peninsula," and they would run over it in a day if the US base were not in Qatar. In fact, during the first Gulf War, the Saudis annexed land in Qatar, shutting it off completely for its former border with the UAE. The world was too busy with shock and awe in Kuwait to bother with what the Saudis were doing. Nor did they care.

      After all, the British drew the lines for Qatar and made a deal with the Al Thanis and others to give them a country and treat the Bedu like British Royals for access to oil and gas. Same gig as when they cut the deals with Saud, renaming the Arabian Peninsula the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

      Yes, the Saudis and Qataris are despised by the rest of the Arab world as arrogant, ignorant and crude. When their money runs out (and that is happening now) they will continue to have desperately poor pick up their trash and wipe their behinds for a bowl of rice or piece of bread.

      As Israel -- in its shared hysteria about Iran -- pins its future to the KSA, it will hasten the demise of a sustainable Zionist project.

      But this will not happen without more and massive conflict. The mess in Yemen might be a taste of what is to come.

  • Sanders slams Clinton for ignoring Palestinian needs and thinking Netanyahu is 'right all the time'
    • Theo, that about sums it up perfectly. There are no viable choices. So what is a voter to do? Sanders may not be a good president, and there is much troubling about him -- and not only his age.

      Yet the political elites and entrenched interests (which HRC represents) working against the true interests of the citizenry would face a well-deserved shake up if Sanders were to win. And for that alone he may deserve a vote .

  • Palestinian running for Congress in Nevada says Harry Reid told him a Muslim can't win
  • Israeli farms exploit Thai workers and Palestinian children as government looks the other way
    • This is life in the Middle East. Israel's labor conditions for foreign manual labor is no different than in the GCC and Saudi.

      It is "normal " and expected practice in Israel to hold passports, especially for domestic help.

      The mantra of "shared values" is a lie.

  • Georgia is the latest state to consider anti-BDS legislation (Updated)
    • @ Mooser, no you are not mistaken. And the ongoing enforcement of reparations for business conduct 70-80 years ago gives us precedent in the courts.

      There is a reason the European insurance and banking industry now actively avoids business in the illegally occupied regions. And it is not ideology.

  • Most US Jewish students don't see Israel as 'civilized' or a 'democracy,' Luntz tells secret anti-BDS conference
    • Charlotte Beers! Amazing you mention her name. I knew her appointment was a disaster when Colin Powell stated that if she was the ad exec. who got him to buy uncle Bens rice, she could sell US policy to the Arab world.

      Eye roll...... Take a shot....shake the head.

      It only showed what a pathetic bubble these movers and shakers lived in. And she was a federal appointee!

      No wonder the US Middle East policy is a disaster of epic scale.

      "SHE got me to buy Uncle Ben's rice,” said Colin Powell, America's secretary of state, early last year as he defended his appointment of Charlotte Beers as chief spin-doctor. The 66-year-old Texan steel magnolia dresses her poodle in sweaters, flirts with company bosses and is lauded ...."

      The Economist

    • If so, the point is they cannot go on loving a myth sold to them.

      Today's world is much smaller than their parent's world. Other than as a curiosity through a peep hole, the Israel project will not be an easy sell in the near future.

      The entire Middle East, including Israel, is not sustainable under the current status quo upholding, for example, Qatar, KSA and Israel, etc.

  • Law firm pulls $250,000 gift to Harvard over Palestine event (demonstrating Zionism's pervasiveness)
    • As the saying goes...swallowing it hook, line and sinker....

      In other words, you did yourself in, you are cooked, done!

  • 'Let the one-state era begin'-- Tom Friedman explains there will never be a Palestinian state
    • Yes, that discredited him. Friedman has gotta' write that stuff in to appease his masters. Israel has not given up on attempting to destroy any future relations between Iran and the west.

      But just as he has evolved on the farce of a two state construct, the Friedmas of the world will also evolve on Iran.

      Meanwhile Israel and KSA become closer and closer as both of these states, created under the last gasps of Imperial Britain, decend each into their own abyss.

  • Nobody cares that Bernie Sanders is Jewish
    • Rugal_b , nothing cryptic. Annie was clear as a bell. Phil meant what he wrote.

      You threw your interpretation onto his words, and that is your Spin.

  • Israeli designer eroticizes the Palestinian keffiyeh
  • Adelson newspaper suggests Swedish foreign minister deserves assassination for questioning Israeli policy
    • Roha, apologies, poor expression. ....I mean that many will (hopefully) see the light!

    • Indeed, she must take care. A threat to the Zionist project is a threat to Israel. A threat to Israel will be eliminated. That is how governments, many which are criminal in nature, preserve themselves .

      She must take care. But should the Zionist Israeli project eliminate her as others have been in the past .....many lights might go off.

  • Clinton baits Sanders over 'destruction of Israel'
    • Fox News and CNN have convinced Americans that a threat to the Zionist project, or what is called Israel, is a threat to not only the US but to their homes, their daughters.....their life!

      Reality is, the created state of Israel has really nothing to do with anything in the US. Not even the cherry tomatoes, nor generic drugs, nor computer chips. All that is irrelevant.....meaningless.

  • CAP runs deceptive article blaming settlement project on rightwing Christians
  • DC protests mark the end of PEP era -- progressive except Palestine
  • Seachange in public opinion: 'I am tired of Israel using US-made rockets to bomb Palestinians so that ultra-conservatives can steal their land'
    • The Hasbara brigade came out last night, in force and all with the same line in a different dress: that Israel is being singled out (not true) and that Europeans "hate Jews." It is all so pathetic.

      This comment starts the stream of dishonest whining:

      Stuart Wilder Doylestown, PA 1 day ago
      If the E.U.'s concern about human rights also resulted in the labelling of products resulting from child labor in China, from Ukrainian and Georgian territories occupied by Russia, to products for countries that ban Christianity, persecute Christians, and prosecute them for practicing their religion, and countries that tolerate slavery and ban women for having the barest of human rights (a group that include the countries from which the E.U. gets most of its oil) I would think this is something other than just another expression of singling out Jews for hate. The E.U. singles out Israel though, so it is impossible to see this as yet another atavistic expression of European fear and hatred of Jews, a 2,000 year old tradition."

      There are other comments claiming products from Cyprus and the Ukraine are not labeled as such. They are, indeed, and always have been.

      Just as products made in China, etc. and consumers are allowed to make choices without deception. Why should Israel be allowed to falsely label goods?

      The US and Israel import energy from Middle East states set up by the British, based on drilling concessions. Israel, like the KSA and Qatar have little freedom of movement for workers on visas and limited civil rights. This is endemic to the Middle East , including Israel.

      Same 'ole, same 'ole....look over there! Everyone hates us.....blah blah. It is all so tiring and dishonest.

  • Chicago Reform temple welcomes rightwing rabbi from sexist group -- why?
  • The US spends $35 billion on foreign aid . . . but where does the money really go?
    • Why are they constantly so needy and pretending to be eternal victims? why not? It pays off. Money flows from this kind of marketing .

    • The AID industry is a racket to funnel funds into arms and programs constructed by local elites with their associates on K-Street in DC to their own hands.

      You and I can go to an impoverished country that is targeted for aid and make contact with some locals -- those in power and influence -- and then write a proposal to build and run, for example, a education center for girls. We fill in the blanks and get the dough.

      Then with the help of our local contact we build a center -- 'with the help of his own contracting company, or course -- and then buy tons of supplies from our buddies in New Jersey and ship it (or not) to country X where it sits there in boxes.

      But the USAID (under the State Department) has on file that all this money was spent on aid. Reality is that it never went to aid and to doing anything but enriching a small circle.

      This is how it works. I've been there, seen that in operation.

      This is such a small tip of the iceberg

      http://www.voanews.com/content/probe-of-suspended-usaid-contractor-deepens/2634844.html

      Don't ask me about the day of burning out dated army uniforms sent to the Balkans as AID where the manufacturer in North Carolina got a tax write off for the donation.

  • Coffee at Isaac Bashevis Singer Boulevard
    • I've always found the expression "homeland" to refer to the US revolting. From the moment I heard it in that context.

      Prior to that I had only heard it as a reference to Israel as used by, for example, Wolf Blitzer when talking about Israel.

      The word is a translation of Heimat, which was a Nazi term to to refer to Germany. And was this term was adopted, as Hartman says, from the early Zionist movement? Perhaps so, as it is Zio speak for Israel.

      It is no wonder then that Chertoff pushed to name his agency "Homeland Security"

      This disgusting language, with all it's implications, of fear and war and otherness, must be done away with.

  • Shoving of SJP activist seen as part of campaign of ‘intimidation’ on campus
  • (Update) This year for Halloween your child too can help defend the Israeli occupation
    • How? Just like most all religious rituals -- From Pesach to Halloween to weekly communion -- an incorporation "Pagan" seasonal rituals into the so-called enlightened rituals of "modern" religions.

      A usurping, for acceptance.

      Halloween is said to have its origins in the Celtic Samhain. Then the Church turned it into All Saints. The Irish brought it to Boston neighborhoods in the mid 19th century.

      Now it is all about buying stuff like an IDF uniform to terrorize the neighborhood .

    • RoHa, that is what I thought. This costume is completely in the spirit of All Hallows' Eve (Halloween) -- adopted by Christians as All Saints day -- When the evil and dark spirits of the winter underworld come out.

      And to fend them off and send them underground, you protect your home with a jack o lantern, and dress as something even more frightening to keep the dark spirits away.

  • 'Most-read' article at Washington Post calls Israel 'savage, unrepairable society'
    • Thank you Dana. Would love to see your writing a major outlet like the Post, and always great to see it here .

  • Two establishment Jews (Harvard and Microsoft) endorse boycott of Israel and 'single state' in Washington Post
    • TErry is vapid, superficial and boring. She is all Zio babble. I remember she was interviewing someone on developments in understanding Autism. It was an interesting guest and she managed to take a side thread and turn the interview into Nazis, Holocaust, etc.

      Her guest was polite and tried to stay on track.

      Gross is an embarrassment and NPR is increasingly provincial and boring.

    • Gosh, Yonah, you make Israel sound like a quaint little sentimental pet for those who have affection for a national construct.

      I was troubled by these intelligent and brave writers profession of "love for Israel." It made them sound a bit Hebrew school brainwashed -- repeating the nonsensical platitude. But maybe they have to put that in their message to try and fend off the attack machine now gearing up to destroy them.

      There are so many peoples of the world who were and are terribly vulnerable. Do you think creating a new "state" with walls is the answer? If not, why should it be for those Jews who perceive to be vulnerable and are taught from early childhood "everyone hates me....."

      BTW, isolating someone and telling them everyone is out to get them is Classic Stockholm syndrome methods.

  • Has Netanyahu's revisionism ended the use of the Holocaust as enabler of Israeli injustice toward Palestinians?
    • Netanyahu's intentions are to push the emotional buttons to further demonize an entire people...this makes it easier for Zionists to expel and conduct a cleansing of Palestinians, by whatever means.

      And if he has to do it by claiming that a minor bit player --appointed by a British Zionist overlord , btw -- ordered the Nazis to genocidal actions against Jews, he'll do it.

      This is how the most ugly and primitives forms of propaganda and incitement are carried out.

      Netanyahu is, after all, the son of a crack pot "historian."

      Then again, maybe his blue hair dye is seeping into his brain.

  • State Dep't slams Netanyahu's Hitler story as 'inflammatory' and against 'scholarly evidence'
    • Yes, and Israel is caught off guard. They never saw Putin coming into this. Their cards were to play their US lapdog, which just can't go fetch anymore like it used to.

      Iraqi injuries have left it too wounded.

      Israel's survival depends on one state of many people, an ideal that is counter to the tenants of Zionism.

      No healthy society or state can survive as a tribal ghetto.

  • The refreshing bluntness of Ayelet Shaked
    • She will haunt the Zionist project for decades to come. They just do not see it yet.

    • Shaket should be invited to speak everywhere. At all campuses, Synagogues, community centers, even the US Congress! Let it all hang out. Give the lady a microphone!

      This is the reality of Israel now. We'll see where it goes and how much the US embraces the rhetoric of genocide. We will see......

  • How can a 'New York Times' reader possibly know what is truly happening in Israel/Palestine?
    • Isn't the purpose of reporting by the New York Times to make sure that readers DO NOT know what is happening in Palestine and Israel?

      I mean give it a break. Just look at the reporters covering that region for The NYT. It says it all. Cherry tomatoes anyone?

  • 'NYT' reporters parrot Israeli claims re cherry tomato
    • Lysis, Thanks. Right. Poorly thought through example. Ok, another invention/breakthrough under the Nazi Regime. Werner Fossman's who did the first cardiac catherization (on himself), which was to revolutionize cardiac diagnostics and treatment to this day.

      I do not know what God or Book he identified with, but like many or most all in any government University position of the time, he was a member of THE Party....

      But he was fired for experimenting on himself and lost his professional license and any possibility of practicing medicine. Then when he was wasting away in a POW camp, his paper on the procedure was read in Chicago. .....

    • Developing a strain of the cherry tomato is not a big deal. If the tasteless variety sold in stores is the strain developed by the Israeli Ag industry, it is "perfected" for commerce, but not as a quality food.

      Strains of fruits are developed and propagated all the time. It is NOT rocket science. And surely nothing to be bragging about at the UN -- doing so makes Netanyahoo look as pathetic as he is.

      And it is irrelevant. Lots of good things happen to come from citizens of bad regimes. East Germany under Hoeneker gave us breakthroughs in geo thermal energy. The Nazis did terrible terrible science, but they also did some excellent stuff we benefit from today. Aspirin, for one.

      Back to cheery tomatoes. Here is a new strain that can grow in sub artic conditions.
      http://www.rareseeds.com/sub-arctic-plenty-or-world-s-earliest-tomato/

      That Rudoren even gives this stuff on Israeli Cherry tomatoes copy is embarrassing.

  • Netanyahu's 44 seconds of silence at UN are being widely mocked -- 'pathetic,' 'creepy'
  • Israeli embassy's attack on Rosengarten just made her stronger
    • Right, those who survived the death camps -- Jews and others -- are survivors. But time has taken most all of this population and the Zionist propaganda machine has extended the expression "survivor" to include even those who were not yet born during this terrible period. But children of survivors and children of refugees. With that, even children of Henry Kissinger (if he had any) would be considered survivors.

      So with this new definition of "Holocaust Survivors" we all are survivors. After all, most of us have at least grand parents, if not parents) great grand parents, etc. that survived some kind of atrocity somewhere at sometime.

    • My first thoughts. It is only relevant when it is to promote the Zionist colonial project, not justice, truth and accountability.

    • Isn’t Charlottenberg, Willhemsdorfer Strasse 136 in Berlin — Eastern Germany?

      BTW, very cool that the dusty mainstream Sparkassen gave this a platform.

  • Anti-WASP tropes in the 'NYT'
    • Watch Buckley's eyes when answering. He was already addicted to Percodan at that time.

      Also of note is the question at 5:50 when Buckley is asked if Israel should give back the land they took from Palestine. Allen jokes, no....they should sell it back to the Palestinians. ......

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