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Emory Riddle

Can't stand the BS

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  • Israeli musicians to Thom Yorke: Canceling Radiohead show will disrupt Israel's 'business as usual' facade
  • Israeli victory in '67 was manufactured in western Europe, not by 'Jewish geniuses' -- Guy Laron at Wilson Center
    • An obvious land grab. Israel struck first, won in less than one week, began illegally moving Jewish settlers onto the captured land within weeks of the end of the war, and those settlers remain 50 years later.

      The level of lies and propaganda needed to sell this war as anything but the land grab it was is off the charts.

  • Thousands in Jerusalem protest abduction of Yemenite babies following disclosure some were experimented on
    • To put it another way, these claims that Israel experimented on Yemeni babies is ‘fake news’ and pernicious left wing anti-Zionist agitprop.

      I know. Israel just tested them for "Negro blood" and stole their children.

  • NYC city council anti-BDS bill meets resistance from protesters
    • Getting a little fed up with these guys like Greenfield projecting their racism and bigotry onto those who oppose them and with the media for giving them a platform and treating them with such reverence.

      Luckily cell phone videos are constantly exposing their lies and dishonesty.

  • Many leftwing Israelis are leaving the country -- 'Forward' breaks an important story
    • Anyone who moved to Israel and chose to live there these past several decades is not liberal. Period.

  • Church of Sweden explores BDS as 'only chance to liberate Palestinians and Israeli Jews'
    • Exactly. While we can strive to understand the root causes of the behaviors and attitudes of Israel Jews and their apologists, we surely can recognize that they are the oppressor and not the oppressed. Sure the slave owner needs his own type or liberation as do his slaves, but let's not pretend the circumstances are identical. In fact I think it's a racist statement ("..liberate both Palestinians and Israeli Jews from the occupation..") in that the underlying sentiment seems to be that Jews will not care about it if Jews are not being saved.

  • ADL took US cops to Israeli prison, occupied Hebron and settler winery during counter-terror seminar
    • We can all read the full itinerary, hophmi.

      No need for your dishonest cherry picking.

    • Every time the ADL is presented as a Human Rights Organization, be sure to point out that they are in fact the opposite.

      In fact, a much more appropriate name would by the Defamation League as that is their true main function. Defaming anyone who does not go along with their racist per project, Zionism.

  • Pro-Israel groups close in on anti-BDS victory in California legislature
    • Great.

      The more and more American rights are assaulted and taken away to protect the foreign nation of Israel, the sooner we can get out of this vile relationship with them.

  • Let's talk about Russian influence
    • "..complain endlessly about a small country that has little influence on world affairs, instead of my friends the Russians, the world’s largest country with a population of 143m people that has the world’s second largest nuclear arsenal, runs an antisemitic TV statiom, RT, that features Holocaust deniers, and is allied with Iran, a US enemy that is a chief state sponsor of terrorism "

      My God. Hophmi has been so well conditioned, so heavily programmed, it's like pushing a button and the propaganda just flows right out. Anti-Semitism. Holocaust deniers, evil Iran, poor little Israel.

      It's actually quite frightening how someone can be so well trained to not see obvious reality.

      Not to pick specifically on Hophmi. His type are a dime a dozen.

  • A new milestone: BDS at the Olympics
    • Conflicts? What conflict? This is a 70 year long occupation of a peoples. Fully supported by the American taxpayer. There is nothing else like it in the world.

  • Zionists and anti-Zionists march together for two hours in New York
    • Actually the answer is an easy one and it's not an irrational number (nor an imaginary one). It is zero. Zero wrongs make a right.

  • Imam gunned down in NYC, authorities 'investigating as a hate crime'
    • Police sources originally said the motive appeared to be evidence of it being a hate crime!!

      No evidence of it being a robbery as nothing was taken...all evidence points to hate crime. The authorities don't like to call attacks on any non Jews religious hate crimes as they like stats that say the vast majority of religious hate crimes are against Jews (which is completely ridiculous as can be seen once one drills down into the events that get classified as hate crimes against Jews -- but that's for another day).

      Now that the trial balloon denial of this being not being a hate crime sank, the media/establishment goes to the next narrative. Blame it on Trump. Forget the past decade of Zionist groups creating massive Muslim hating propaganda (Pam Geller, David Horowitz, Charlie Jacobs, Hell, even Bull Maher). Blame it on Trump!

      Give me a break. Trump unleashed nothing.

  • In overwhelming vote, leading Lutheran branch calls on US to cut off aid to Israel
    • I dunno if BDS feels that way, but is there really any other solution? Israel as a Jewish State should absolutely be abolished. Let those white people go elsewhere...if anyone will have them.

  • Israeli settler leader, rejected by Brazil, gets warm welcome in New York
  • Netanyahu's Academy-award performance of dehumanization is why the conflict persists
    • Vile? Sure.

      Atypical of the Israelis and their foreign agents/apologists?

      Not at all. There's a reason Netanyahu and folks like him get consistently elected. Or brought into the American congress or onto American TV shows and treated like a hero.

  • Lawsuit aims to block U.S. foreign aid to Israel as clandestine nuclear power
    • "U.S. aid to Israel should be tied to settlement freeze, progress in peace process, and respect for Palestinian rights."

      Why should Israel get any US aid at all? By the way, all the settlements are illegal and are required to be taken down by international law and UN Resolution. What's this BS about a freeze? And those ongoing peace talks that serve as cover for the continued land theft.

  • Palestinians salute the Movement for Black Lives emphasizing common struggle against racial oppression
    • If you think BLM is thuggish, or nonsensical, the chances you will support justice for Palestine are essentially nil.

  • Former AIPAC official says Israel should get no US aid without ending 'oppressive' settlements
    • Hell, this Zionist Lite wants the aid continued if Israel only freezes new settlements. Does not even want to ask them to follow international law which would require a right of return for the Palestinians and a dismantling of all settlements.

    • Can someone explain to me why the American taxpayer should shell out several billion dollars per year to Israel in any event? Do we have to bribe them to adhere to international law?...something they refuse to do anyway yet the dollars keep flowing.

      Here's a novel idea: Eff them. Shut off the spigot. If it were up to me I would also demand repayment of the tens (millions) of billions in gifts we have already given them.

  • Anti-occupation activists stand with Black Lives Matter as Jewish orgs attack movement over Israel criticisms
  • Sam Harris and the politics of 'good intentions'
    • Chomsky does not do that. He seems to imply there is some shadowy American elite who are really pulling the strings and downplays the power of "The Lobby". I suspect he is not dishonest but that he just cannot accept the obvious reality.

    • When "your side" does most of the killing, of course you don't want to focus on body count. You want to come up with some fairytale of noble vs. evil intentions so you can eventually arrive at the pre-ordained conclusion. Whatever "we" do is justifiable at worst and whatever the "other" does is not.

      At core, Sam Harris is a tribal loyalist who uses his atheism as cover for what he really is.

  • Israeli racism unmasks Netanyahu goodwill video
    • Of course Zionism is racism. Of course Israel law is discriminatory.

      How can anyone deny this? I don't get it. I understand the power of a lifetime of conditioning but aren't some things just so obvious that those subject to this conditioning can't help but see the truth?

      I guess not.

  • Who has ever succeeded in taming patriotism?
    • Hilarious. Trump is attacked as a Muslim hater on the basis of words that are open to interpretation yet the media as one claims was a slur against Islam. The same media that routinely vilifies Muslims. On behalf of the same DNC that vows to fight BDS and pushes more wars against Islamic nations. The same DNC where Bill Clinton spoke and basically threatened American Muslims.

      Trump indeed has slammed Muslims for political gain -- but not this time.

      For the very people who ginned up this whole Islamophobia to 1st use Muslims to sell Hillary and then to attack Trump is just plain pathetic.

  • Democratic platform is more militant against Iran than it was before Iran deal
    • I think actually it’s the US who has its fingerprints on almost every conflict in the world. I know the zionists of America like to think they are the center of the universe and all (narcissism does that), but in the end they are a bunch of useful pawns with advanced degrees and media connections..

      Ah yes, the Chomsky gate-keeping approach. There is some unseen, mythical class of American elites who are either pulling the strings or otherwise manipulating the Zionists.

  • Clintonites knocked out platform references to 'occupation' and 'settlements' in fear of Adelson, Zogby says
    • Let me see if I have this right, hophmi.

      Americans see boycotts as a legit tool...unless used against Israel at which point it becomes racist.

      The Old Israel Double Standard.

    • "Clintonites on the Democratic Party platform committee knocked out condemnations of Israeli “settlements” and “occupation” from the platform out of fear of Sheldon Adelson, a Sanders rep on that committee said today in Philadelphia."

      I don't doubt that they told Zogby that but its pure BS. They did it themselves and not out of fear of anyone but because they are Zionists.

  • Clintonites on message: Vote for Trump, and you get Putin
  • 'Does he believe in a God'? -- DNC leaders wanted to undermine Sanders
    • Latest polls out put Trump ahead by 5%.

      The absurd attacks the elites are using against Trump in the MSM that they control are backfiring badly.

      Wait until the total loyalty to Israel BS gets read at the DNC and the delegates start booing.

      Can't wait. Hillary and her neocon handlers are going down. I hope.

  • Freewheeling Trump has backed down on only one issue. Guess which one
    • I suspect he just fed those fools at AIPAC what they wanted to hear.

      As far as I know, that was the only speech he read from a script -- written by someone else -- while all his other speeches he has talked off the top of his head (and thus given us actual insight into his worldview).

      I daresay the Zionist Power Configuration sees it my way as we witness their ongoing 24/7 smears of Trump in the MSM. They are desperate. Like the white slave owners of the 18th and 19th centuries, they are afraid they will get what they deserve.

  • Why Trump's revolution succeeded, and Bernie's fizzled
    • "Sanders did the opposite; he made bridges to Muslims and the Black Lives Matter activists to build his movement."

      Actually, he totally ignored BLM and Muslims/Palestine until he was pushed into it by the true liberals who supported him. I believe that's the case and I believe it is important to take note of this.

      And now he is throwing his support behind Hillary and so exposes himself as merely an agent of the Corporate Democratic party, used (either knowingly or not) by the Dems to prevent defections to a third party that would actually represent the people. As predicted months ago by folks such as Ralph Nader and Chris Hedges.

  • 'Monuments to Racism': Anti-Trump activists and RNC attendees debate separation walls in the US and Israel
    • "The men and women who ran the gas chambers at Dachau and Auschwitz.."

      What in God's name does this have to do with the Trump campaign? Does every story inevitably have to lead back to Jewish victimhood and the Holocaust?

  • Report from Cleveland: Republicans prepare for Trump
  • BDS is a war Israel can't win
    • "So the U.S. will have to cut off monetary aid, weapons sales, trade and other things until Israel give the Palestinians their rightful land, including pulling back the settlements.."

      Why is this considered the most progressive and just position? This is the Jill Stein view.

      The US should stop all aid to Israel. Period. Why should they receive any? Shouldn't we indeed demand repayment of the tens of billions of dollars in gifts that have been extorted from us taxpayers by The Lobby over the past several decades?

  • As Dems vote against Palestine, Cornel West warns it is the 'Vietnam War' of our time
    • It is infuriating to:

      1. Watch the control the racist Zionists have over the Democratic party;

      2. Watch the mainstream media bury this fact.

  • Jewish entitlement, and Jewish populism
    • I agree a blanket persecution of any ethnic group, will not happen in the modern U.S., even if some people wished it. -

      What? What do you call what's being done to the Muslims? How about African Americans? Native Peoples?

  • Democratic establishment wants to make Palestinians go poof in platform
    • I thought it was bombs, white phosphorous, walls, extra -judicial executions, and calling anyone who does not go along with these a Jew hater that wins you friends?

  • Civil rights groups seek documents relating to Cuomo's order blacklisting BDS supporters
    • "..seeks communications between the governor’s office and any organizations, other U.S. state executive offices and legislatures, and the state of Israel relating to the executive order.'

      They will never allow us to see this. If the curtain was pulled back and the American public saw how Israel and the Lobby controls our pols it would be see you later Israel.

      Don't forget, out judiciary is every bit as corrupted by these folks as is our congress, media, Wall Street, regulatory agencies, etc.

  • Post Orlando, a Muslim's comment on homophobia within the Muslim community
    • Then there's this:

      Before Omar Mateen gunned down 49 patrons of the LGBTQ Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the FBI attempted to induce his participation in a terror plot. Sheriff Ken Mascara of Florida’s St. Lucie County told the Vero Beach Press Journal that after Mateen threatened a courthouse deputy in 2013 by claiming he could order Al Qaeda operatives to kill his family, the FBI dispatched an informant to "lure Omar into some kind of act and Omar did not bite."

      While self-styled terror experts and former counter-terror officials have criticized the FBI for failing to stop Mateen before he committed a massacre, the new revelation raises the question of whether the FBI played a role in pushing Mateen towards an act of lethal violence.

      Since 9/11, the FBI has relied heavily on informants to entrap scores of young, often mentally troubled Muslim men and send them to prison for as long as 25 years. As Aviva Stahl reported for AlterNet’s Grayzone Project, the FBI recently encouraged an apparently mentally disturbed recent convert to Islam named James Medina to bomb a South Florida synagogue and pledge allegiance to ISIS, a militant group with which he had no prior affiliation. On trial for planning to commit an act of terror with a weapon of mass destruction, Medina has insisted through his lawyer that he is mentally ill.

      Trevor Aaronson, a journalist and author of “Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terror,” revealed that nearly half of terror cases between 9/11/01 and 2010 involved informants, including some with criminal backgrounds raking in as much as $100,000 from the FBI. The FBI's assets have often preyed on mentally ill men with little capacity to resist their provocations. “Is it possible that the FBI is creating the very enemy we fear?” Aaronson wondered.

      The revelations of FBI manipulation have cast Mateen’s case in a troubling light. Though he refused to bite when an FBI asset attempted to push him into a manufactured plot, he wound up carrying out an act of spectacular brutality years later and allegedly swore loyalty to ISIS in the midst of it.

      “It looks like it's pretty much standard operating procedure for preliminary inquiries to interview the subject or pitch the person to become an informant and/or plant an undercover or informant close by to see if the person bites on the suggestion,” Coleen Rowley, a former FBI agent and division counsel whose May 2002 memo to the FBI Director exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11 failures, told AlterNet. “In the case of Mateen, since he already worked for a security contractor [G4S], he was either too savvy to bite on the pitch or he may have even become indignant that he was targeted in that fashion. These pitches and use of people can backfire.”

      To highlight the problematic nature of informants, Rowley pointed to the case of Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian physician whom the CIA used to gather intelligence on Al Qaeda,. The CIA ignored obvious warning signs like Balawi’s extremist online manifestos and never subjected him to a vetting process. While Balawi claimed to have penetrated Al Qaeda’s inner circle, he was actually exploiting his CIA security clearance to plan a major attack. On December 30, 2009, Balawi strode into Camp Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan, and detonated an explosive vest that killed seven CIA agents and wounded six more -- the deadliest attack on CIA personnel in 25 years.

      Mateen, for his part, displayed many of the psychological characteristics that typify both FBI informants and the disturbed figures they attempt to ensnare in bogus terror plots. Raised in a troubled home by an abusive mother and an apparently eccentric father, Mateen exhibited signs of erratic, violent behavior throughout his life. His ex-wife told reporters that he physically abused her and was “unstable and mentally ill.” He transformed from a chubby adolescent to a burly young man with the help of steroids, yearning for a career in law enforcement.

      Seven months into a job as a prison guard in 2007, Mateen was fired for threatening to bring a gun to class. He settled on a career as a low level security guard for G4S Security Solutions, a global security firm that employed him for nine years. Though Mateen’s applications to two police departments were rejected, he was able to pass a G4S background check and receive several guard assignments. (The world’s third largest private employer, G4S has accumulated a staggering record of human rights abuses, including accusations of child torture.)

      While the full extent of Mateen’s contact with the FBI is unknown, the fact that an informant encouraged Mateen to agree to carry out a terror attack should provoke serious questions and further investigation. Whether or not manipulation by a FBI informant had any impact on Mateen’s deadly decision, there is no denying that the attempt to entrap him did nothing to protect the public.

      “The FBI should scrutinize the operating procedure where they use undercovers and informants and pitch people to become informants,” said Rowley. “They must recognize that, in this case [with Mateen], it had horrible consequences if it did, in fact, backfire.”

  • Netanyahu agonistes
    • When and if Hillary is given the presidency, things only get worse. Dennis Ross may very well be Secretary of State and Lloyd Blankfein Treasury Secretary. With Israeli Stanley Fischer soon to chair the Fed we can all see we are living in Israeli Occupied America

  • Palestinians in North America: Our rent to pay
    • A 2,000 year old land claim!

      Even if you were to believe that these white folks from Europe left the ME 2,000 years ago (almost certainly not true), to assert this gives them the right to "return" and drive off the land (quite violently I might add) the people who have in fact been living there for as long as anyone can tell is, for lack of a better description, completely nuts.

      Throw in the fact that even in the myth, Jews took the land from someone else and then held it for a quite short period of time, and we see the phrase completely nuts is insufficient to describe the level of delusion required to believe the Ashkenazi are entitled to Palestine.

    • Ms. Warren falsely claimed Native heritage in applying for teaching jobs at Harvard and UPenn. Harvard went along with her claim to their advantage as far as affirmative action goals and bragging about their alleged "diversity".

  • Clintonites oppose 'occupation' mention in platform-- as Cornel West says party is 'beholden to AIPAC'
    • "Robert Wexler, the former Florida congressman, now an advocate for Israel".

    • What the Hell is an advocate for a foreign nation doing on the Dem platform committee drafting committee?

      Must not be a source of division means, of course, shut up and let us run things.

      Time to blow up the Democratic Party.

  • Why I use the triple parentheses on my byline
    • "..solidarity with the Jewish community."

      This is the whole problem. Shouldn't our solidarity be with (1) Family; (2) close friends, and (3) our ethical and moral beliefs?

      Not with a religion, a nation, an ethnic group?

      If your nation or religion or "tribe" is in the wrong, shouldn't you oppose them in their actions?

      In theory the same extends to family and friends but, being human, family comes first. And some real close friends.

  • The List: Cuomo's anti-BDS executive order is a first amendment nightmare
    • For sure. I would think it a badge of courage to appear on that list. How long does a tiny minority (within the small minority that is Jewish people in America) loyal to a racist foreign nation think it can push everyone around?

  • Chuck Schumer 'worried' that his daughter was not marrying a Jew
    • What an excuse pabelmont. Schumer did not care about anything at all except that his future son in law be Jewish. That level of tribalism belongs in the past,

  • Flanked by AIPAC and Israeli consul, Cuomo signs anti-BDS order
    • It seems maybe we can put pressure on Cuomo via a petition to recall him. "2013: The Assembly Republican Caucus of the New York State Assembly voiced support for legislation that would provide a mechanism for recall elections. The proposed legislation would allow recall elections if 20 percent of voters who participated in the election of that official signed a petition to remove him or her from office.". I dunno if anything was passed..if yes, we would need @ 700,000 signatures.

  • Tel Aviv Gay Pride: Not a cause for celebration
  • Top donor to Clinton super PAC is Haim Saban
    • "..if a Clinton donor has a Jewish name.."


      We can't even say that the biggest donor is Jewish now? Only that he has a Jewish name? (actually, I would have no idea what type of name Haim Saban is if I did not know about him).

      When Saban says that he is a single issue guy and that issue is Israel, are we not allowed to conclude he is telling the truth. Is that an anti-Semitic assumption?

      Can we point out that of the top 14 donors to the Dem Party that 13 are Jewish? Is it against the rules to assume they want something back for this money? If we were to look further into the activities and politics of this 13 folks, would you be willing to bet your own money on the proposition Israel does not loom large in their priorities?

    • Haim Saban is Hillary's top funder and claims he is a single issue guy...Israel.

      Is it okay with you hophmi if we acknowledge this fact? I know many facts are off limits.

  • Front-page play for Israel battle shows that Israel has lost the Democratic Party base
    • "...what they see as the party’s lopsided support of Israel."

      I believe the accurate comment would be what "IS", not what "they see as".

      "occupation". Really? They put quotation marks around the word occupation? Does anyone -- not counting crazies -- dispute the fact there is an ongoing occupation?

      Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a Muslim. Hmm. I don't recall them identifying Deb W-S as a Jewess when she is referred to.

  • Acclaimed Irish literary festival's refusal to accept Israeli state funding welcomed by artists and human rights campaigners
  • 'His only crime was that he's not Jewish': Israeli police caught on video attacking Palestinian in Tel Aviv
    • These people are so violent and so racist. And yet think themselves the victims of racism and violence.

  • Bill before Ontario legislature falsely claims ‘primary purpose’ of BDS is to boycott Jewish Canadian businesses
    • The anti BDS forces making dishonest statements designed to make BDS look like anti-Semites? I am shocked I tell you. They would never stoop so low.

  • Calling Israel a 'modern day miracle' and 'vibrant bloom in desert,' Clinton says BDS is anti-Semitic
    • Yes.

      Hillary's statement was the sort of nonsense that used to go unchallenged. It is as if she has been sleeping this millennium.

      She keeps this crap up and she will lose to Trump. Hell, at this point, I would far prefer Trump over Hillary -- and I am a lifelong Dem.

  • Students explain why they protested Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat at San Francisco State University
    • Yet another gutless college president bends to donor pressure and outlaws free speech

  • Elor Azarya, King of Israel
    • hoya saxa: "..the israeli incident where the soldier said the terrorist was potentially carrying a suicide bomb and moving. But its cool…you all rally to suppor the poor wounded terrorist. I understand. "

      You do understand that the Israeli soldier/executioner lied about there being a suicide bomb -- or even the possibility of there being one?

      "potentially carrying" ? That's all you need to say to allow you to murder an unarmed, badly injured, unconscious Palestinian?

      I continue to be amazed at just how sick the Israeli apologists are.

  • Saying Israel has no right to exist as a Jewish state is not anti-Semitic
    • The Jewish population went up from 5% because Jews moved to the Middle East and because other non-Jewish countries in the Middle East kicked their Jewish populations out. -

      I see. had nothing to do with Zionism and the mass immigration from of Jews from Europe, America, Russia.

      Nothing to do with the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians from their homes by the Zionists.

      As usual, it is only to do with Jewish victimhood at the hands of those nasty Arabs.

    • Israel is 75% Jewish.

      Yep...not counting those under their control in West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights.

      Israel 100 years ago was, of course, well below 5% Jewish.

      It's what was done to increase that 5% to 75% that is the problem.

      Can you tell us about that at all?

  • Advice to British leftwingers on kicking racism out of their anti-Israel rhetoric
    • Sorry silamcuz but pointing to horrific crimes against humanity that took place in the 15th thru 19th centuries does not mean we should support a similar crime going on today.

      The USA should certainly be apologizing and paying reparations to the Black citizens and native peoples (maybe we could if we were not sinking so much into the Greater Israel project) but we cannot undo the past. We can, however, do something about the present.

      Do you get that we can only do something about the present and not the past?

    • "But I do believe some comments expressed by some Labour members in support of Palestinians have been crass, ignorant, and yes, antisemitic."

      Give me a break. Absolutely confirmed facts about the relationship of the Zionists with the German Nazis is smeared as anti-Semitic.

      We need to ban use of the term anti-Semitism. It has nothing to do with people hating Jews just because they are Jewish. It is only a tactic to gain power and to smear opponents.

  • Chabon calls occupation 'the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life' and says he is 'culpable'
    • "..albeit an injustice Israel was forced into to .."

      Classic Zionist nonsense. Israel is never responsible for what it is and what it does. It is always someone else's fault.

      "He can see much graver injustices virtually everywhere else in the Middle East".

      Certainly a questionable assertion and, of course, not pertinent. Another classic hasbara 101 technique....I think the term for this on Mondoweiss is "whataboutery". Sure I murdered my family Judge, but those guys over there killed two families so why are you bothering me?

      “And the occupation is as grievous as slavery” That’s offensive and ridiculous".

      Debatable. But an odd defense tactic given that the official narrative -- and one which I am pretty sure hophmi goes along with -- that the Holocaust is the greatest crime of all time, dwarfing slavery and the genocide of native peoples. Now that is an assertion I find extremely offensive.

  • Clinton's Passover message about 'fighting oppression' is highly selective
    • "One can only wonder, for example, at her attempt to draw a parallel between the persecution of the Israelites by Pharoah, and the efforts of the Boycott Divest and Sanction (BDS) Movement. She states that restrictions on the Israelites’ “right to worship as they chose” are being reincarnated in the form of “efforts to malign and isolate the Jewish people” through the BDS movement, which she calls “alarming.” "

      Give me a break. She did not write this an almost certainly does not believe this. This passage was written for her by a Zionist. AIPAC? Someone on her staff who is there for such things?

  • Sanders hires a Jewish critic of Israel, as Clinton gets 'Daily News' nod as 'warrior realist'
    • Isn't it about time we ignored Hophmi? Do not censor him --but no need for we others to reply to his hasbara.

    • "Zimmerman is clearly representative of the new generation of political Jews. They don’t want anything to do with the militarized occupying Jewish state "

      Wishful thinking?

      Or is there some documentation to support this.

      Based on anecdotal evidence gathered thru my own experience, the pro Israel doctrination of American Jews is still quite effective, and that applies to young Jews as well as others

  • Washington Post propagandist for Israel warns Sanders to stay away from the subject, forever
    • Great opportunity for Sanders to expose these hypocrites and liars who are attacking him on this issue.

      A great educational opportunity.

      Let's hope he does not back down like a coward.

  • Palestinian running for Congress in Nevada says Harry Reid told him a Muslim can't win
    • In late January Reid personally recruited Jacky Rosen, president of Congregation Ner Tamid, a synagogue in Henderson.

      Quelle Surprise!

      Rosen, like Sbaih, has not run for office before. But she now has the advantage of Reid’s organization and fund-raising clout. And though Rosen has no experience either, as Ralston observed, she also has “no obvious baggage”:

      I sure do hope that someday soon being a Zionist will be massive baggage for any American pol.

  • Shocker: 'NYT' forum on anti-Zionism tilts toward equating Zionism with racism
    • Words matter, and “equating” Zionism with racism, is as imprecise as “equating” criticism of Israeli policies with Anti-Semitism.

      Bullspit. The former is true, the latter a lie.

      "Can some form of Zionism exist, consistent with Palestinian rights?

      Of course not. Seventy years experience tells us this. Along with the insistence that Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people.

      "If so, then labeling all of Zionism as racism is a political conflation."

      But its not so.

      "It feeds into (by opposition) Israeli hasbara that criticism of Israeli policies constitutes an existential threat."

      So what. They will continue to fear monger the Jewish people and label non Zionists as racists unless they get everything they want. Time to stop enabling the crazies.

      "One can oppose specific policies of the Israeli government, without denying all of Zionism, and without denying Israel’s right to exist, with a predominately Jewish people and culture."

      How absolutely racist of you. A predominantly (Euro) Jewish people and culture -- on a land that is not European and for millennia has had a Jewish population of less than 5% of the overall population (until the creation of Zionism).

  • Eric Alterman contradicts himself about anti-Semitism on campus
    • Altermnan:

      "I’ve never heard a single anti-Semitic syllable uttered on any CUNY campus in the dozen years I’ve been on the faculty........."

      ".....there’s lots of anti-Semitism on American campuses, ...: Anti-Semitism is no doubt a problem on many college campuses "

      What is this Bizzaro world? He reaches a conclusion that is 180% away from what he has learned from his own personal experience.

      Zionism (not the Gods) has made these folks mad and will surely destroy them.

    • What the heck does anti-Semitism have to do with any of this?

      A pure red herring.

  • Senior advisor to Clinton calls Obama's rationale for withdrawal from Mideast 'strange, bizarre, illogical, odd'
    • These people are nuts.

      And have no regard for honesty.

      And the racism! Over the top.

      American love of Israel lessens because those brown and black untermensch are not smart enuff to love Israel!

  • Obama said in Cuba what he couldn't say in Palestine
    • Yes.

      My suspicion is that Obama will be more like Bill Clinton post presidency, than Jimmy Carter.

      But the political winds are who knows.

  • We were not allowed to hear Palestinian peers -- Rachel Sandalow-Ash on American Jewish censorship
    • "I just think it’s important as we talk about the discourse, to distinguish between anti-semitism, which is real,"

      Why must we always bring up anti-Semitism when Israel is discussed?

      Why do we never ever hear about anti any other religion or ethnicity? Were we called anti - Boer or anti-Afrikaan when we opposed S Africa's system? Are our pols tagged anti-Iranian, or Russian, or Iraqi, or Syria, or whomever is next on the hit list.

      How about a one year moratorium on hearing about anti-Semitism?

  • What if Bernie Sanders had delivered his speech at AIPAC!?
    • Can we see some of those AIPAC proposals for ending the occupation? Surely you can cite some of them? I mean, you wouldn't just make something up whole cloth to support your worldview?

  • Zionism is finally in the news, as officials seek to conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism
    • Sally. You are an anti-Semite.

      Everyone who is not Jewish automatically is, along with Jews who oppose Zionism.

      What you think or say is not important because you are born an anti-Semite.

      It is our original sin apparently.

    • Zionism is indeed racism. And we should all oppose racism. There is really no need for further discussion.

  • Read the speech Bernie Sanders planned to give to AIPAC
    • Nicely done Froggy

    • Which nations in the ME is Israel destroying?

      It has destroyed Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Libya, Lebanon and, via the installation of violent repressive leaders, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon.

      With Iran still in their sights

      All done, of course, by using the USA military and politicians to dirty their hands. Israel does none of the heavy lifting with the exception of the Palestinians, who have no military, and Lebanon in the summer of 2006

      hophmi -- Do you really need me to tell you this? Oh. Wait. You are just doing to deny the established facts. So it's really not ignorance, it is purposeful denial.

    • "America and Israel are united by historical ties. We are united by culture. We are united by our values, including a deep commitment to democratic principles, civil rights, and the rule of law. " Horse apples.

      "Israel is one of America’s closest allies..." The Big Lie.

      "and we – as a nation – are committed not just to guaranteeing Israel’s survival..." Why? Why us? What about the nations in the ME Israel is destroying? No commitments there?

      "Moreover, the deal does not mean we let Iran’s aggressive acts go unchecked. The world must stand united in condemning Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests as well as its continued support for terrorism through groups like Hezbollah." Who wrote that for you, AIPAC? Vicious and dishonest.

      "First, we must counter the destabilizing behavior of Iran’s leaders. There is no question about that. " You know what Bernie, go screw yourself, you racist warmongering de facto agent for Israel.

      How much longer do we have to listen to such crap?

  • Trump 'has no business being president' because he would be 'neutral' to Israel -- Clinton tells AIPAC
    • I got that wrong. He went into the role of super panderer...although he did not take back his neutral stance comment. He decided to feed the lions red meat. As much as this crazy right wing crowd hated Trump, they cheered like crazy when he declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel (or that the embassy should be there or some such nonsense). They cannot help themselves. Jerusalem is recognized as an international city, open to Muslims, Xian, Jews et al. Only Israel claims it for itself.

    • hophmi.

      Can't dispute what Theo is saying so right to the name calling and labeling? Have you completely given up? Not even going to try?

    • Ira. I bet not. He hasn't gotten this far without being an astute reader of the voters. And his unwillingness to pander to the establishment powers that be is why he is getting so many more GOP votes than anyone else -- despite the constant attacks on him by that Establishments.

      I suspect he will double down on his neutral stance, say how much he loves Israel, etc. Keep it vague but definitely not backdown on his neutral stance

  • Portland’s socially responsible investments committee recommends putting Caterpillar on city’s 'do-not-buy' list
  • Trump's Jewish mirror
    • Trump is an American archetype. The lovable rogue. The more the media attacks him, the more the people love him. The only mistake he could possibly make now is to give into their pressure. I suspect he knows this.

      At AIPAC I expect he will say a lot of I love Israel things but will make it clear he is calling his own shots on foreign policy when he is elected and not outsourcing it to representatives of special interests.

      This will of course infuriate (and scare) the only thing that matters is Israel crowd.

      We will see.

    • Trump has gotten to where he is despite the best efforts by The Lobby to stop him.

      He does not need them. In fact, it is to his advantage to keep pounding on the special interests that he notes control the other candidates.

  • Rubio's defeat means the downfall of neoconservatives
    • "The Muslim population is suffering because of Zionism? #really #tellmemore"

      You actually dispute this?

      Oh, and you forgot to mention the suffering of the Palestinian (and Lebanese) Christians at the hands of the Zionists. That is really verboten (to raise that point).

    • Is 0% more than 0%?

  • Over 60 Massachusetts organizations protest ‘anti BDS’ legislation
  • Protesting Trump on Shabbat
    • Yeah. Which people of Chicago?

    • This sort of demonization (of Trump by the mainstream media and the establishment) is usually reserved only for some Muslim leader that the Zionists have targeted for removal. To see it applied to a front runner presidential candidate is something I have never seen in my lifetime.

      The Zionists are out of control.

      The good news is their usual tactics seem to no longer be working. The more and more they do this, the better Trump's polling numbers get.

      Can you imagine the reaction if cartoons of Netanyahu as a Nazi were published in the mainstream press? Couldn't happen of course but is indicative of the old Zionist double standard. They can do and say whatever they like but the rest of us are limited by the controls they put on our words and actions.

    • This demonization of Trump is out of control.

  • What Bernie Sanders should say at AIPAC (and cause a political revolution)
    • SG: You are not a Zionist. Kristol, Krauthammer, Saban, Dershowitz, Singer, Adelson, Foxman....those are Zionists.

      You are a dupe of the Zionists. Someone to be propagandized and used. Big difference.

    • Bernie has neither the balls not the inclination to take on the Zionists.

      Love his domestic programs -- they are just common sense.

      He is very suspect on his foreign affairs -- seemingly just part of the establishment.

      And keep in mind the president, with a hostile congress, can get very little done domestically. But wields great power over foreign affairs.

      There is only one candidate the "Lobby" fears and so has spent so much time and effort trying to destroy. trump. His domestic policies are bad -- albeit better than Kasich, Cruz, and Rubio. His foreign policy appears as if it may be sane.

  • Open letter to McGill University's Suzanne Fortier: Rectify your misrepresentation of BDS
    • No professors signed -- except for the following, lysias:

      Signed, Malek Abisaab, Associate Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies Rula Jurdi Abisaab , Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies Diana Allan , Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and the Institute for the Study of International Development Alia Al-Saji, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy Isabelle Arseneau, professeure agrégée, département de langue et littérature françaises Jodie Beck , Course Lecturer, Department of East Asian Studies Arnaud Bernadet , professeur agrégé, département de langue et littérature françaises Lara Braitstein, Associate Professor, Faculty of Religious Studies Brian Bergstrom , Visiting Professor, Department of East Asian Studies Curtis Brown , Faculty Lecturer, Department of English Mary Bunch , Faculty Lecturer, Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Michelle Cho , Korea Foundation Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies Aziz Choudry , Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production, Department of Integrated Studies in Education Barry Eidlin , Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology Shanon Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies Allan Greer , Professor and Canada Research Chair in Colonial North America, Department of History and Classical Studies Jill Hanley , Associate Professor, McGill School of Social Work Michelle Hartman , Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies Adrienne Hurley , Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies Ahmed F. Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies Steven Jordan , Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education Pasha M. Khan , Assistant Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies Thomas Lamarre , James McGill Professor in East Asian Studies and Associate in Communications Studies Catherine Leclerc , professeure agrégée, département de langue et littérature françaises Andrée Lévesque , Professor Emerita, History Department Abby Lippman , Professor Emerita – Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health Margaret Lock , Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita, Department of Social Studies of Medicine Laura Madokoro , Assistant Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies Setrag Manoukian , Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies and Department of Anthropology Gregory M. Mikkelson , Associate professor, Department of Philosophy Charmaine A. Nelson , Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History and Communication Studies Naomi Nichols , Assistant Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education Máire Noonan , Course Lecturer & Research Assistant, Department of Linguistics Kristin Norget , Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology Anthony Paré , Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrated Studies in Education Laila Parsons, Associate Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies Jarrett Rudy , Associate Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies Jessica Ruglis, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology Mela Sarkar , Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education Richard Shearmur , Professor, McGill School of Urban Planning Jon Soske , Assistant Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies Maria Theresia Starzmann , Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department Gavin Walker , Assistant Professor, History & Classical Studies and East Asian Studies Robert Wisnovsky , Professor and James McGill Chair, Institute of Islamic Studies Brian J. Young , Professor Emeritus, Department of History Advertising

  • Clinton's date to pander at AIPAC leaves an opening for Sanders, you'd think
  • Pushed by alumni claiming anti-Semitism, Vassar officials oppose BDS and promote 'Israel-positive' programs
  • Sanders's outreach to Arab Americans on Islamophobia helped deliver Michigan surprise
    • You keep settling for the lesser of two (or more) evils, we end up with endless evil.

      Favoring the Occupier and Oppressor over the Occupied and Oppressed is an absolute deal breaker for me

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