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Emory Riddle

Can't stand the BS

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  • Sanders's outreach to Arab Americans on Islamophobia helped deliver Michigan surprise
    • Yes. Bernie is lousy on Palestine. Hillary is far worse.

    • Maybe he played them the video of his telling his Vermont constituents to shut-up when they questioned his support for the Israeli massacre of the Gazans in the summer of 2014 and did not buy his "Israel has the right to defend itself spiel".

      This guy is the classic PEP (progressive except on Palestine). He is also being careful not to attack Hillary on her neocon foreign policy. He could go after her on this and add many supporters. But he does not. Probably protecting his senate seat from the Lobby putting up a well funded opponent against him and he does not want to lose his spot on senate committees.

      Forget this guy if you are a true liberal

  • In bid for Adelson's millions, Rubio announces braintrust of pro-Israel old-timers
    • But after all these “Trump = Hitler” attacks in the media lately, he can’t talk about the Israel lobby and the Rubio campaign, because the Foxman-type Jewish supremacists would seize the moment, aided by neocons and “liberals” like Chalev, Chait and the rest of the gang"

      I don't think so. Trump brushed off Foxman's attack that the pledge salute being carried out at Trump rallies is looking like the Nazi salute as ridiculous. He did not back-off or dissemble. He basically called Foxman ridiculous and it worked. Trump is taking the air out of these paper tigers who everyone else seems to fear so much.

  • Why we are calling on the University of Minnesota to divest
  • Romney echoes neocons: Trump will lead U.S. 'into the abyss'
    • Trump ought to start dropping some hints as to who the so called "Republican establishment" who is pulling out all the stops really represents. That might stop them in their tracks

  • As Trump takes on the neocons, Kristol likens him to Hitler
    • "The last knife in will be plunged by the liberal student base.."

      I wish I could believe that as it would be the desired outcome.

      But I suspect the blowback against the neocon/Israel uber alles crowd will come from the right with all the attendant racism and facility with violence. It will not be manageable. A move toward totalitarianism is certainly not inconceivable. And there will be violence. As the great Malcolm X said, "who ever heard of a non-violent revolution?".

      And with these endless wars for Israel, theft of our national wealth by the oligarchs, assaults on free speech and privacy all tied to the Zionist agenda, a mainstream media and Justice system that are so corrupt they have become nothing but weapons to be used by the elites against everyone else, I got to say I am almost ready for it. Trump may be the catalyst.

  • Bill seeking to suppress BDS rejected in Virginia state legislature
    • Wow. Finally a win.

      The Trump effect? The rats seem to sense a change in the air and are scurrying away from a sinking ship. We see Christie and Sessions now backing Trump and I suspect we will see quite a few more in the next few days after Trump wins in nearly all the states voting today.

      The neocons who have been imbedded in the GOP for so long are scrambling away to back Hillary.

      If Trump goes on to win the election this fall God knows what will happen but there is a good chance the Israel Lobby will be truly exposed and thus will lose a lot of power.

      Or maybe that is wishful thinking.

      It is certain that Hillary is completely in their back pocket -- for now. She too is a strumpet who will do what she feels is best for her and if the winds start changing direction she too will dump them in a NY minute.

      Bernie is a true believer and that's a shame. He is good on so many issues but is more of the same on the military industrial complex and neocon foreign policy (not just the ME but Ukraine and Russia too).

      Rubio is a creation of The Lobby and Cruz -- who knows. He is so creepy that it shows on his face and I got to think the voting public sees that.

  • Palestinian killed by Israeli army during rescue mission to retrieve soldiers lost after using mobile directions app 'Waze'
    • Amazing isn't it? Only Palestinians with no guns can be labeled gunmen! Simply mind boggling the absolute dishonestly of the "mainstream" media.

    • Better to ruminate on how the other side would feel if something else had transpired than confront the fact that you don't give two cents about the death of yet another Palestinian.

      Do you honestly have no idea just how repugnant you are? What Zionism has done to you and your community?

  • Neocon savages Christie for failing 'months and months of careful coaching' by foreign policy experts
    • The idea that Bloomberg could get enuff votes to impact the election is delusional. I believe his own team conducted a preliminary look into this and reached the same conclusion.

      I personally would like to see him run and someone have the common sense to ask him how he grew his personal fortune from less than $2 billion when he became mayor to over $30 billion when he left the office 12 years later.

  • Finally, Israel issue explodes into presidential primaries
    • Bernie's Zionist problem is that he is one.

      I believe it is wishful thinking to believe his fight for justice extends to Israel Palestine. The video of him addressing his truly liberal constituents in VT in the summer of 2014 should disabuse you of this notion. He is a poster boy for PEP -- progressive except on Palestine.

      If it was not for that, he would be a wonderful candidate.

  • Lamar Advertising censors 'Boycott Israel' billboard in Chicago
    • "If the contract they have with the advertiser allows them to remove the ads then they haven’t violated anything."

      Did you just make this up?

      What kind of contract would that be?

      We agree to take your money and will place your ad -- but if we get threatened by the Israel Firster crowd we reserve the right to remove it one day after we publicly supported your right to show this ad. Would that be it?

    • It's more than dollars.

      Bill Gates and Warren Buffett could not get away with doing the things that, for example, Strauss-Kahn, Jeff Epstein, and Spitzer have done and gotten away with.

      Why does nobody ever stand up to them and call them on their corruption?

      I think that they are afraid that Trump might just do that -- hence the never-ending attacks on him in the "mainstream" media.

    • How can this tiny group of deluded racists get their way on every little thing all the time?

  • Trump says he must be 'neutral' on Israel/Palestine, then slags Palestinians as anti-Semites
    • There is not one other single candidate in either of the two major parties that would say he or she intends to be neutral on the Israel/Palestine conflict. i don’t believe that. besides, polls say most americans want the US to be a neutral so it’s a smart talking pt .

      It's really not a matter of opinion. Trump has said he would be neutral. Not one other candidate has come anywhere close to saying that.

      Unclear to me why you guys are resisting this obvious fact.

    • There is not one other single candidate in either of the two major parties that would say he or she intends to be neutral on the Israel/Palestine conflict. All claim to favor Israel. To call him "a slimebag who’ll say whatever he thinks will bring him the most power and/or money" is simply mindboggling in this context. While that statement could be truthfully made about any of the other candidates (this time around) even the sainted Bernie, this statement by Trump shows that he is the only one willing to incur the wrath of the Zionist Power Structure or whatever you want to call it. The only one with the money and ego to stand up to them.

  • Resisting anti-Semitism does not contradict resisting the Israeli state
    • "..we also believe that fighting against ongoing instances of anti-Semitism is important; anti-Semitism is real, both here and abroad."

      This is the crux of the problem. This statement is absolute baloney. While there may be some irrational anti-Semitism, for the most part that is non-existent.

      What is real is the belief in ever present anti-Semitism by large numbers of the Jewish community. They are raised in that belief. And it is this mindset that led to Zionism and the attendant racism and violence.

      If you want to be an organization that fights for peace and justice, you need to get away from this "fighting anti-Semitism" as part of the mission. Hell, there are lots of organizations already dedicated to that (ADL at the top of the list). Either you exist to promote justice, or you have another, compromised agenda. It's up to you guys

  • Tackling Islamophobia means challenging Trump, and your neighbors
  • Prioritizing Palestine over the Presidency: Intersectional feminism's challenge to Hillary Clinton
  • NY's Public Theater cancels Palestinian production, 'The Siege,' it agreed to stage in May
    • Zionists lie, lie, lie and cover-up cover-up, cover-up.

      If they were unable to 1. Brainwash people from birth and 2. Control the narrative in the media, schools, movies -- the pull would be pulled on this failed racist experiment immediately.

      Israel apologists ought to be hoping BDS works; the alternative is far worse.

  • Double standard seen as Israel sentences minors involved in Abu Khdeir murder to prison but no punitive measures
    • "No punitive measures? You mean aside from a life sentence for the 17 year old and a 20 year sentence for the 16 year old? How exactly did you become so unmoored from reality?"

      Wow. Talk about unmoored from reality.

      Had these kids been Palestinians and the victims Jewish, they almost certainly would be dead without trial and their homes and the homes of their family and probably neighbors would have been destroyed.

      How long can you cling to this delusionary view of Israel that: 1. Has been implanted into your brain from birth; and 2. Is so clearly and obviously false?

  • Bernie Sanders' spirituality is resonating with young religious 'None's
    • "Can you just for one second acknowledge that assimilation is a completely different issue for a faith community of a few million people than it is for a faith community of a billion people? -

      Can you explain why you think this is the case? And why assimilation is, in your view, a bad thing?

      Thanks

  • Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! take credit for faux 'NYT' highlighting biased coverage on Israel/Palestine
    • Here is some of the stuff at her website on the media bias aspect you criticize her over. I believe the facts show you to be 100% incorrect:

      Bias and Distorted Media Coverage of Israel/Palestine

      As shown by our Media Report Cards, the American press tends to provide extremely distorted coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict. There are a number of factors that contribute to this troubling pattern of omission and misrepresentation. One of them is bias. In this section, we will provide information about how bias influences media coverage of this topic, and where this bias originates.

      The Tel Aviv Stabbings: What the media left out
      If Americans Knew - U.S. media coverage of the recent bus attack in Tel Aviv painted a picture of Israeli citizens living in fear of deranged Palestinian terrorists, yet omitted significant information on Palestinians killed and injured by Israelis during the period reported on. more

      Another New York Times’ reporter’s son is in the Israeli army
      Philip Weiss and Adam Horovitz, Mondoweiss - Yet another reporter for the New York Times has a son in the Israeli Defense Forces. Isabel Kershner, a correspondent in the newspaper's Jerusalem bureau, says that her son is in training in the army. This is the third time in recent years that a writer who covers the conflict for America’s leading newspaper has a son serving in an army that is regularly accused of human rights abuses. more

      NYT's David Brooks' Son Is In the Israeli Army
      Rob Eshman, Jewish Journal - Yet another powerful journalist with the New York Times, David Brooks, has a son in the Israeli military. more

      The Aftermath of Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza
      If Americans Knew - Contrary to U.S. media spin, this assault was not defensive. Israel had blamed Hamas for the June kidnapping and murder of three Jewish settlers in the West Bank, although there was evidence to the contrary, using that as a pretext to attack the Gaza Strip. more

      The NYT and the Flotilla Inquiry
      Alison Weir, CounterPunch - The New York Times, whose regional bureau chief has a son in the Israeli military, reports that Israel has just appointed a panel charged with investigating its attack on an aid flotilla that killed nine aid volunteers, including a 19-year-old American. more

      NPR Watch: Linda Gradstein Has Done It Again on Gaza
      Felice Pace, CounterPunch - NPR’s reporter Linda Gradstein has done it again. She has managed to take a "must report" story on Israeli-Palestinian relations - the new report by B’Tselem on the non-combatants, including children, killed by the Israeli military during the Israeli attack on Gaza - and report it in a manner which minimizes the story's potential to create opposition to Israeli treatment of Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza. more

      US Media and Israeli Military: All in the Family
      Alison Weir - Recent exposés revealing that Ethan Bronner, the New York Times Israel-Palestine bureau chief, has a son in the Israeli military have caused a storm of controversy that continues to swirl and generate further revelations. more

      Ethan Bronner's Conflict With Impartiality
      Alison Weir, CounterPunch - Ethan Bronner is the New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief. As such, he is the editor responsible for all the news coming out of Israel-Palestine. It is his job to decide what gets reported and what doesn’t; what goes in a story and what gets cut. more

      The invisible government: Propaganda Disguised as Journalism
      John Pilger - In a speech in Chicago, John Pilger describes how propaganda has become such a potent force in our lives and, in the words of one of its founders, represents 'an invisible government'. more

      Killing Palestinians doesn't count: Is a ceasefire breached only when an Israeli is killed?
      Alison Weir, Poynter.org - On January 27th media headlines trumpeted that Palestinians had broken the latest cease-fire: a bomb had killed one Israeli soldier and injured two or three. Virtually every media outlet reported this action as a major breach in the ceasefire that had begun on January 18th: Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, CBS, the New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, the McClatchy Newspapers, etc, all pinned the resumption of violence on Palestinians. There's just one problem. Israeli forces had already violated the ceasefire at least seven times. more

      BBC chief holds peace talks in Jerusalem with Ariel Sharon
      Guy Adams, The Independent - The BBC is often accused of an anti-Israeli bias in its coverage of the Middle East, and recently censured reporter Barbara Plett for saying she "started to cry" when Yasser Arafat left Palestine shortly before his death. Fascinating, then, to learn that its director general, Mark Thompson, has recently returned from Jerusalem, where he held a face-to-face meeting with the hardine Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. more

      UK Press bias towards Israeli Ambassador
      Peter Tatchnell - The London-based press watchdog, Arab Media Watch (AMW), has produced research demonstrating that British press reporting of the Middle East conflict has massively favoured the Israeli Ambassador to the almost complete exclusion of the Palestinian Ambassador. more

      Is "pundit" actually Israeli military officer?
      Alison Weir - CNN, CBS and others use an analyst who appears to be in the foreign military on which he is commenting and yet don't divulge this fact. more

      A pro-Israel group's plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia
      Electronic Intifada - A pro-Israel pressure group is orchestrating a secret, long-term campaign to infiltrate the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia to rewrite Palestinian history, pass off crude propaganda as fact, and take over Wikipedia administrative structures to ensure these changes go either undetected or unchallenged. more

      More shabby journalism from the Associated Press
      Palestine Media Watch - The Associated Press continues to dish out shabby journalism, as the hollow piece on the killing of Palestinian Journalist Nazeh Darwazeh below from Karin Laub again amply illustrates. more

      The Greatest Story Never Told
      Stephen Lendman - No issue is more sensitive in the US than daring to criticize Israel. It's the metaphorical "third rail" in American politics, academia and the major media. Anyone daring to touch it pays dearly as the few who tried learned. Those in elected office face an onslaught of attacks and efforts to replace them with more supportive officials. Former five term Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney felt its sting twice in 2002 and 2006. So did 10 term Congressman Paul Findley (a fierce and courageous Israeli critic) in 1982 and three term Senator Charles Percy in 1984 whom AIPAC targeted merely for appearing to support anti-Israeli

    • You guys seen this crap yet?

      New search engine to target anti-Semitism.

      Meet the Sniper, an app that will scan the net using a new algorithm, looking for anti-Jewish content. Individuals will be able to check the content and take action as needed.

      The World Zionist Organization (WZO) is expected to launch its Sniper app, which it says is a search engine for anti-Semitic content.

      The Sniper system is set up to scan the internet using an algorithm that will identify certain keywords in different languages. A crew of WZO members will scan the results, confirm the cases that actually show real anti-Semitism, and respond with direct replies or contact authorities in the offending party’s country.

      WZO emphasizes the fact that the app will be monitored and supervised, so that its use will be proper, and not aimed at shaming individuals or groups without proper evidence.

      “The Sniper will create deterrence,” say the entrepreneurs behind it, “it won’t be so easy to publish a status calling for the murder of Jews, or pictures of burning Israeli flags.”

      The Sniper’s first users will be members of the WZO’s global network for combating anti-Semitism, at the WZO’s communications center. Later, other users are expected to join in.

      Their role will be to create a kind of “wall” on the site, on which they will write the personal details of anti-Semitic content publishers, as well as what they published (quotes, screen grabs, pictures, videos, and more).

      The app is set to be launched Sunday, during a WZO conference aimed at combating anti-Semitism in the modern era, which will be attended by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon and Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein.

      It will initially operate on a trial basis in countries in Latin America, which has seen a recent rise in anti-Semitism that has not been as well-publicized as European anti-Semitism.

  • Parody New York Times 'supplement' criticizing paper's coverage of Israel/Palestine distributed on streets of NYC
  • Despite total lack of evidence, Israeli court sentences 'Hares Boys' to 15 years in prison
    • They take no responsibility for anything ever. They are eternal victims and have never done anything wrong. And when the inevitable backlash comes, they will learn nothing. It will be seen by them as proof that the world hates them because they are Jewish.

  • Netanyahu responds to Ban Ki-moon's criticism of the Israeli occupation (Update)
  • Did Obama blunder in Haiti because he has to pay so much attention to Israel?
    • How is that possible hophmi?

      Israel was the first nation to send in Doctors (along with the IDF, of course) to quake stricken Haiti in 2010.

      And most of the doctors spent nearly a whole week there. And then Israel spend years bragging about their quick and wonderful response to help the Schwartze....oops, they did not mean to let that word slip in non-Jewish company

  • Michael Bloomberg has been a fervent supporter of Israel, to a point
    • I'd love to see someone do a thorough investigation as to how Bloomberg's net worth increased from less than $2 billion to over $30 billion during his 12 year tenure as mayor of NYC.

      The media attacks Boston Mayor Walsh as corrupt for taking a few hundred dollars of free furniture for City Hall that was going to otherwise be thrown out by a developer (this media attack of Walsh is really about his standing up to Casino Mogul Steve Wynn but that's for another day) but I have never heard a peep about Bloomy's astounding increase in his wealth while "serving" as mayor.

  • 'Little Jewboy' moment highlights coming divorce between US Jews and Israel
    • The Zionists are deeply embedded into all the power centers of America. Media, finance, funding of politicians, government, propaganda (Hollywood).

      They see no difference between American Jews and Israeli Jews.

      While I would love to be hopeful about America getting out from under their power/influence in the near future, I'm not.

      Not one mainstream media outlet, not one politician, and very few celebrities will even acknowledge their power in our system never mind challenge it.

      I suspect they will not be confronted until they have caused such horrific damage to the USA (as they have already done to the ME) that the system falls.

  • As sanctions end over nuclear program, US socks Iran with new sanctions over missile testing
  • Sanders calls for moving 'aggressively as we can to normalize relations with Iran'
    • "A few quotes taken out of context means nought as a form of legitimate criticism "

      You should say that some facts presented that undercut your worldview are to be ignored.

      If you want to be accurate.

      We have decades of quotes from Bernie that underscore his pro war stance.

      Sanders’ socialist beliefs and actions evolved into almost complete support of the Democratic Party after leaving the stage of Vermont politics and entering the national arena. Smith points out that Sanders voted with Democrats more consistently than many other Democrats: Ninety-eight percent of the time at the writing of Smith’s article. Sanders’ support for Democrats soon was reflected in their financing of his campaigns.

      And here is where Sanders greatest equivocation has come. In spite of claims of being antiwar, his “hawkish” support of Clinton’s military actions in the 1999 Kosovo War caused one of his advisers to quit. When antiwar activists occupied Sanders’ office in 1999 because of that support of Clinton’s war policies, he had them arrested.

      In 2001, Sanders did not support the vote in Congress to oppose the war in Afghanistan. Congresswoman Barbara Lee stood alone! This vote was followed by his support for appropriations to support boththe war in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2003 he supported the resolution that gave support to George W. Bush in both Iraq and in the larger war against terrorism, although Sanders has been a critic of the Iraq War.

      Then Sanders supported only a gradual withdrawal from Iraq. When impeachment was on the so-called table against George W. Bush in 2006, he said that impeachment was “impractical.”

    • "But I think we still have to carefully watch them. We’ve had one good day over 36 years, and I think we need more good days before we move more rapidly toward any kind of normalization. And we have to be sure that they are truly going to implement the agreement and then, we have to go after them on a lot of their other bad behavior in the region, which is causing enormous problems in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and elsewhere "

      Typical Zionist BS from Sanders. Can we stop pretending he is a peace and justice candidate? Those folks -- Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul -- were all removed from consideration for the presidency by the powers that be.

  • New Jersey teenager threatened with legal action by high school over pro-Palestine activism (Update)
    • The NY Times ran a brief article on this and spun it to make it seem as if Ms. Koval was the villain here.

      "A New Jersey high school student found herself in a social media storm on Wednesday after she live-tweeted and apparently secretly recorded a trip to her principal’s office."

      She secretly recorded this trip!

      "..tweet that contained a string of expletives directed at Israel and expressed happiness that a pro-Israel classmate had unfollowed her Twitter account".

      Yikes. Profanity used! And expressing happiness that a pro-Israel classmate had unfollowed her Twitter account. Get out the ropes for this evil mastermind!

      "..an administrator can be heard telling Ms. Koval that the state could determine that she had committed an act of bullying for a tweet that referred to a fellow student as “that pro-Israel girl from my school.”

      “You are talking about her to someone else,” the administrator said."

      Wow. Calling someone “that pro-Israel girl from my school” when talking to someone else is bullying?

      Had enuff of this crap yet America?

      “Yes, I am,” Ms. Koval responded.

  • The candidates debate the U.S./Israeli relationship
    • Pathetic and dishonest statement by Bernie.

      The pretense that both sides are equally culpable and that both sides have equal power in the relationship.

      While Israel "has the right to defend itself", Palestinians "...must unequivocally recognize Israel’s right to exist."

      Not a word about Palestine's right to exist. Or right to defend itself against the colonizers.

      Bernie is worse on this than Trump. Let's be real.

  • Palestinian source for feel-good 'NYT' story on Haifa says newspaper censored his political views
    • The Boston Globe gave a big editorial to Daniel Pipes today to sell his Muslim hating propaganda with no mention of just who this guy is (other than saying he was from the blandly named Middle East forum).

      Should cause a big outrage but its business as usual in America 2015

  • Israel and its lobby lose the Iran Deal all over again, in news of damning wiretaps
    • The mainstream media has been silent on this -- nada in NY Times, WAPO, the Boston Globe. Where stories have appeared on the internet, the narrative has been how dare Obama spy on out good and great Israeli friends after promising he wouldn't.

  • Brazil and Israel square off in diplomatic showdown over settler envoy
    • Nutty et Co are endangering Jewish people everywhere with their calls for them to act on behalf of Israel. -

      They might be putting Jews in future danger but for right now they are providing Jewish privilege (similar to white privilege but beyond that).

      The list of who they are currently actually damaging we begin with Arabs and Muslims in the ME, Arabs and Muslims in the West, and the American citizenry who are having their money hi-jacked, their freedom of speech assaulted, their government interfered with, their families sent off to fight Zionist wars, and so much more.

  • Seething with anger and fear
    • "And, yes, the West started it all way back with the anti-Semitic pogroms".

      Sheesh.

      Even the Palestinians being murdered and oppressed by the Zionists have to present the Zionists as victims and not responsible for their own actions.

  • Israel's ambassador taunts the White House (again) with holiday gift of settlement goods
    • Soda Stream.

      The most visible product from "the high tech nation".

      As pushed during the Super Bowl with a really creepy add.

  • Adam Sandler says he's devoted to Israel because of his parents
    • Safest, most privileged, wealthiest people throughout the entire Western Hemisphere (by far!) who benefit from numerous double standards that flow in a direction favorable to them.

      Yet these very same folks run around "seeing" and pontificating about "Jew Hatred" (I guess after decades of successfully getting their way on many things by accusing any opposition of anti-Semitism, that term has lost its sting a bit -- hence, the new, more visceral term of Jew hatred. A Frank Luntz production?)

      There is no planet wide, inexplicable disease called Jew hatred. This does not stop many Jews from seeing it everywhere. I guess when you have several organizations whose raison d'etre is to find and call out jew haters and several books doing the same, and constant media reports (falsely) portraying Jews as victims you end up with this mass psychosis.

      Look at JustJessetr. Absolutely convinced there is massive Jew hatred in Europe. As convinced that any sentiment that arises against Jews could not possibly have anything to do with support of Israel and the way that state behaves.

  • Sanders warns U.S. against 'quagmire' of 'perpetual warfare' in Mideast for 20, 30 years
    • "..we keep waiting for Sanders to mention that the Israeli quagmire of 50 years of occupation is fostering terrorism (which he understands; he went out to live in Israel when it was the socialist utopia of his youth)".

      Israel a socialist utopia! I wonder if the Palestinians saw it that way?

      PW, your tribalism is showing.

  • How long can Democrats denounce Trump and embrace Netanyahu?
    • Delegates clearly and loudly voted down the platform change to name Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel. Three times.

      But Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, taking instructions from some handler (AIPAC rep?), declared the motion passed.

      Around the same time the GOP was breaking its own rules by refusing to seat Rand Paul's delegates.

      Classic democracy in action from both parties.

      Right up there with the Dems threatening to have Ralph Nader arrested if he even sat in the audience of the Dem Convention debates in Boston in 2004.

  • Israel should give back the Golan
    • "i thought that something like 60% of israeli jews come from regional arab lands – lands in which they have been persecuted and treated like second class citizens for hundreds of years"

      What absolute nonsense. More Jewish victimology. The Arab Jews who lived throughout the region, including Palestine, for millennia were not a persecuted people. There was NO flight from the Arab nations by Jews until after the creation of Israel. That should tell you something (although I have a feeling it won't).

  • 'Absolute scum' -- Trump's frightening speech
  • Kristof's conditional empathy
    • "Historically, we Americans have repeatedly misperceived outsiders as threats. In 1938 and again in 1941, one desperate Jewish family in Europe tried to gain refugee status in the United States but failed, along with countless thousands of others. That was Anne Frank’s family."

      As far as I can tell, nobody else has ever claimed the Frank's tried to come to America in 1933. Kristol must remind us of how we are guilty of not doing enough for the Jews. We are all guilty -- well, except for Jews that is. They are never guilty of anything and, if they are, it is because anti-Semitism drove them to it.

  • Open letter to Rabbi Susan Talve from St. Louis Jews
  • 'NYT' does not own the Karmi house, former bureau chief stresses
    • Exactly. How can these folks make such statements with a straight face? Are they really do delusional when it comes to Zionism? Or is honesty just not a virtue to them?

  • NYT's Rudoren says Mondoweiss critique of her recent article is 'nuts'
    • What kind of "journalist' would not give the background of the JNF with this story.

      How absolutely pathetic.

      Real journalists can no longer work in the mainstream media.

  • Trump's claim of 9/11 celebration in New Jersey is based on arrest of 5 'laughing' Israelis
    • "I’ve heard about the Israeli movers’ story down through the years and never been very interested in it, it’s in s being in a gray zone of unproveable assertions".

      PW's liberal Zionism is showing. He wants to protect Israel

      The truth of the story of the Israeli "art students and movers" is not in doubt in anyway.

      And it is very important and very interesting that some part of the Israeli government knew that 911 was coming (at a minimum they knew this -- who knows if their involvement went deeper).

  • Video: 'One Word' ad campaign banned by Boston Metro -- again
    • Why does everyone roll over for these fanatics? They are obviously deluded. When will we stop enabling them?

  • The pledge of allegiance
    • The time has come to institute a required written pledge of allegiance to the USA while forswearing loyalty to any foreign state in order to be employed by the US government. In particular, this needs to be required of all senators and congressmen and women. And it needs to be enforced. We could jail a few dozen pols who seem to think it is their job to serve Israel -- and this would be a gamechanger

  • Israeli police shoot two scissors-wielding Palestinian teenage girls, killing one
  • Leading anthropologists group overwhelmingly passes BDS resolution at Denver conference
  • Posters linking Muslim students and BDS activists to terrorism appear on college campuses in California and Washington, DC
  • West's war against terrorism is Israel's war, Chuck Schumer says
    • "It’s hard to believe that someone so smart could be so thoughtless"

      When did Schumer become seen as someone of great intelligence?

      He has always struck me as a bit of a dummy -- along the lines of a Peter King.

      And very much a true believer as opposed to a cynical politician. He has been fortunate from a career standpoint in that his true believer status is rewarded in the current political atmosphere.

      It is not hard to see the day when such slavish loyalty to Israel will be the impediment to advancement that is should be.

  • CAP runs deceptive article blaming settlement project on rightwing Christians
    • James.

      The Christian Zionists came very late to this party.

      Seeing as how the Congress walked in lockstep with Israel for many decades before these Xian Zionists became involved in this, can we not definitively conclude you are wrong?

    • Or perhaps looking to cover up the fact he puts what he perceives as in the interest of his tribe before anything else and so pretends to be a hard headed realist politician.

  • The titter-tape charade
    • Just like Obama acted in his meeting with a real alpha male, Putin.

      And Tanden was an embarrassment. Even if you try to pretend she wasn't and that Phil Weiss only attacked her due to his being a misogynist (a transparently false statement).

      Must really be the pits to have to constantly defend the indefensible.

  • Israel gets to use violence. Palestinians don't. That's the rule
    • "Outside of a few horrible incidents, every single exchange has been started by the Palestinians, and was followed by an Israeli response".

      I am pretty sure it was the Ashkenazi who came from Europe and Russia to Palestine and began the ethnic cleansing (and murder) of the Palestinians those many years ago.

      Your sentence tells us nothing about the facts and everything about your mindset.

  • Saddam was just a 'neighborhood bully,' Netanyahu says-- 13 years after saying Saddam threatened 'security of our entire world'
    • "it was established in the early months of the civil war that Assad was using chemical weapons "

      Not so at all.

      It was asserted that he was. Period. An assertion that made no sense given the arrival of inspectors and the timing of the gassing.

  • Ann Lewis and AIPAC pressured Democratic thinktank to censor writers deemed 'anti-Israel'
  • Bloomberg's int'l editor to host event on 'incredible courage' of Israeli soldiers (including Netanyahu)
    • MaxNarr keeps referring the murder of Jews -- presumably limited to Israeli Jews -- yet never once has referred to the murder of Palestinians by Israeli Jews -- an event that is at least ten times as common as the killing of Israelis.

      Why is that Max?

    • Incredibly courageous Israeli soldiers? What is actually incredible is the delusion required to believe such a thing. On the rare occasions that the IDF goes up against armed fighters, they are withdrawn and returned to safety after a day of two. The Israeli govt and/or public cannot stomach the loss of even a few soldiers. We saw this in 2006 in Lebanon when confronted by Hezzbollah and in 2014 when Hamas fighters emerged from tunnels and engaged with the IDF (we soon heard about "terror" tunnels with kindergartens being the supposed targets of Hamas -- a lie made up whole clothe with zero basis in reality).

  • Glen Weyl's agonizing journey to boycott the country he loves
    • How about "he who is a racist tribalist is against justice"?

    • Pretty scary that a 30 year old American kid would claim to love Israel more than America.

      I was hoping that was an attitude that was dying out among the younger generation but it seems the conditioning continues quite effectively

  • Park Slope Food Coop censors letters on BDS
    • The Zionists do everything they can to censor any speech of any sort that does not conform to their narrative about Israel and its supporters.

      What does that tell you about the validity of their arguments?

  • Video: Israeli military tells Palestinian refugee camp, 'We will gas you until you die'
    • "There must be deep psychological reasons why people who have a history of being bullied "

      Well, at least a people who firmly believe they have been bullied and oppressed by "The Other" for thousands of years. A people who are emotionally invested in events they may or may not have taken place thousands of years ago to a people who they may or may not be descended from.

      This results in a culture of resentment that allows the people in that culture to do horrible things to "The Other" without a twinge of conscious.

  • Rightwing Israelis celebrate murder of a Jewish activist (and NYT won't tell you so)
    • "Israel is a nation that is going through a lot of pain and terror. You must understand this instead of judging from your homes in peaceful Europe or America."

      You do realize that the Palestinians are going through real pain and terror -- on a scale of about 100 times what Israel experiences if we can judge that by the number of people killed and injured? How does that factor into your judgement?

  • A majority of Palestinians support armed intifada as means of self-defense
    • Of course BDS is non-violent.

      You can have boycotts, sanctions, and divestment as a non-violent way to end the occupation of Palestine (and Washington DC for that matter); or you can fight BDS until you get the other form of resistance, violence.

      Just how dishonest is this hophmi character?

      Or is he just dumb?

      Or maybe of near normal intellect and blinded by the racism implanted into him by a lifetime of conditioning?

  • Netanyahu's having a better week in the Democratic Party than Hillary Clinton!
    • "..in my book anyone who becomes President will toe the zionist line and say “how high” from the White House. Sanders is supposed to be more neutral, but even he, once he gets into office, will change his tune fast, when he realizes our unholy alliance with Israel.."

      Trump won't. He has too big an ego to bow down to the Lobby like that. Which is why he is willing to say things like we need to stop this Middle East nation building and that the Iraq War was a disaster. And why the media is constantly looking to hurt his candidacy. The Lobby is not certain they can control him like they control Hillary and Rubio et al.

    • They said the same thing about Obama in 20008 -- and that was not true.

    • Jill Stein: "On taking office, I will put all parties on notice – including the Israeli government, the Palestinian Authority, and the gaza1Hamas administration in Gaza – that future U.S. support will depend on respect for human rights and compliance with international law." That same old all parties are equally culpable Zionist BS. However, much of the rest of her statement was quite good. Still, I wish Cynthia McKinney was the presidential candidate for the Green party this year. I know and trust where she stands.

  • (Update) This year for Halloween your child too can help defend the Israeli occupation
    • Yes.

      I never got this dual loyalty thing.

      These folks are loyal only to Zionism and Zionists. America and Americans are just things to be used for the benefit of the Greater Israel project.

  • Two establishment Jews (Harvard and Microsoft) endorse boycott of Israel and 'single state' in Washington Post
    • "It’s vital that the Jewish community be liberated so that the American establishment can shift. So this is a very important piece. It will give a lot of elite non-Jews permission to support boycott ".

      WOW.

      So the 98% of the American public needs to get the permission from the other 2% to take a moral stand? And this applies "elite" non-Jews as well? How elite are they if they need Jewish permission?

  • JK Rowling stumps for Israel -- what would Harry Potter do?
    • What does it tell us -- Hell, what does it tell DaBakr -- about the validity of the worldview of the Israeli apologists that they have to be so dishonest in their arguments?

      I noted that Ms. Rowling did not come up with this idea and did not write this letter, an opinion that has proved to be quite true upon later research.

      DaBakr then pretends -- quite dishonestly -- that I opined that Ms. Rowling was not capable of conceiving and writing such a letter. Something not only did I not write but do not believe. Any competent 8th grader could have come up with such an amateurish attempt to portray BDS as something it is not. Likely you can go to several Zionist websites and get this type of canned language" "singling out Israel", "divisive and discriminatory", "will not further peace".

    • You can bet your bippy that Ms. Rowling did not come up with this idea and then write this letter. She should be pressed in just who came to her and what kind of pressure was applied.

  • State Dep't slams Netanyahu's Hitler story as 'inflammatory' and against 'scholarly evidence'
  • Despite global disgust, Netanyahu doubles down on claim that Hitler got idea of Final Solution from a Palestinian
    • "Western activists, however, need to ask themselves whether they’ve properly considered both their own roles in causing the Jews of Europe to be exterminated -"

      I know, I know. We are all responsible for this (well, except for the Zionists) and therefore must do penance and serve these victims until the end of time.

    • "..Arabs have been committed to the destruction of Jews in Israel long before 1967."

      Really? Seems they had thousands of years prior to 1948 to do this. But did nothing of the sort. Why is that?

      When did this commitment to kill Jews begin? No connection to the introduction of Zionism into the region I suppose.

    • My understanding of that time is that the ethnic cleansing was well underway (about 450,000 of the 750,00 Palestinians who would be expelled in that first year had been already pushed out) by the time Israel got its "independence" (?? from whom??) before the Arab armies attacked Israel. Not to kill Jews but to save Palestinians.

    • Yes. The Zionists.

    • Yet when the 5 million "others" who died in the Holocaust are routinely left out of Holocaust memorials and discussions, there is never any accusations of Holocaust Denial or Revisionism.

      Funny business this Holocaust Denial.

    • Now Bibi is in trouble.

      He is going against the narrative that, since the Holocaust was the worse crime against humanity ever committed in the history of the Planet, Hitler and his fellow Nazis are the worst and most evil people of all time.

      He is trying to shift that title to the Palestinians and, in doing so, is absolving Hitler of much of the guilt (Hell, extermination was not his idea, he was pushed into it by the Palestinians who, after all, held so much sway over the German Nazis).

      Some of the real crazies in Israel may go right along with him, but his ass is now in a sling with most Jews I would suspect. He has crossed his target audience.

  • Facing down hecklers in NY, Gideon Levy calls for equal rights for all in one state
    • Hell. A few kids silently holding a" Feel the Bern 4 Palestine?" sign at a Sanders rally in Boston a few weeks ago were kicked out and threatened with arrest.

  • Defend Our Dissent: Preserving Palestinian rights activism on campus
    • I think it tells us all we need to know about how legitimate Zionists think their arguments are that they are so desperate to shut down free speech.

      This is not only a battle for the Palestinians, or the Arabs, or the Muslims.

      This is a life and death struggle of Fascism vs. all of us and we must win it.

  • Israel approves stop-and-frisk just as Mayor de Blasio arrives in solidarity
    • In a nation filled with gutless, careerist, sell-out politicians, de Blasio is right at the top of the list

  • Israel gets away with it because it is a global arms supplier -- Halper
    • Stephen S.

      "Halper is pointing out that there is more than one elephant in the room"

      How do you arrive at this conclusion based on this article?

      Here is what is says

      ‘How Does Israel Get Away With It?’. His short answer is: the global arms industry."

      Further:, the article then goes on to discredit the idea that The Lobby is the reason: Typically, Israel’s critics point to ....the pro-Israel lobby in Washington .... But in many of Israel’s key, and emerging, trading relationships none of this applies. ."

      It seems to me Halper is drastically downplaying the Lobby's role -- by focusing on Israel's "emerging relationships" with India, China, etc. These relationships are clearly far less important than Israel's relationship with America. And, quite clearly, America is in no need of Israel's weapons (Hell, most of them are made in America and paid for by the American taxpayer).

      There is only one elephant in the room and it is The Lobby. There is no elephant B -- maybe a mouse B when it comes to nations other than America. Halper is being disingenuous.

    • "...a relatively large and cutting-edge military and related industry "

      Based primarily on American built and supplied weapons largely paid for with American tax dollars, no?

      As far as Israel being "immune" to BDS I an only say -- Huh? Judging from the attempts by The Lobby to attack and stop BDS, I would have to conclude they don't agree with you. Plus I am curious how you feel any nation can be immune to international boycotts and sanctions. How would that work?

    • Exactly.

      Halper's conclusion is nonsense and serves as cover for the Lobby in America and Europe. He wants to underplay the influence of The Lobby. Consciously or not.

      India and China do business with Israel because it makes business sense. You don't see those nations giving Israel billions per year and protection in the UN. You don't see leaders in those nations constantly referring to the need to protect Israel and what a great friend and ally Israel is. You don't see their media serving up Zionist propaganda as fact.

  • Hillary Clinton expresses alarm for Israeli Jews, and not one word about Palestinian victims
  • Just what Palestine needs: more religion-addled American Jews with big guns and selfie sticks
  • 'It's like military reserve duty': Jerusalem mayor calls on Israelis to carry guns as tension soars
  • Netanyahu did everything but use the 'n-word' against Obama to stop the Iran Deal -- Susan Rice
    • Dennis Ross is of course intentionally blind to all of this. What would restore his eyesight?

      A nice long and well deserved stint in prison might bring him around.

  • J Street names Jewish victims of latest violence, but leaves out Palestinians' names
  • Howard Stern says no one lived in Palestine before Jews got there, but Roger Waters wants them to go 'back to concentration camp'
  • 'We want him to speak up on Palestine': Boston SJP statement on being kicked out of Bernie Sanders rally
    • Sorry but support for a violent racist colonial settler state that wields tremendous power in Washington DC and throughout the USA is an absolute deal breaker.

    • His campaign laid all the blame on a low level staffer and claims she has been fired.

      Almost certainly pure BS.

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