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  • Sen. Warren and 5 congresspeople finally criticize Israel's killings; pressure mounts on Feinstein
    • "In its revised Charter, April, 2017, Hamas again agreed to a Palestinian state based on the 4 June 1967 borders"

      And now they say they will erase the border.

      https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/04/06/world/middleeast/ap-ml-israel-palestinians.html

      “Gaza’s shadowy Hamas strongman, Yehiyeh Sinwar, told a cheering crowd in one of the protest camps Friday that a border breach is coming.

      The world should “wait for our great move, when we penetrate the borders and pray at Al-Aqsa,” Sinwar said, referring to the major Muslim shrine in Jerusalem.”

      It all depends on their audience and the day of the week. You choose to believe certain words, I choose to believe their actions.

    • Not willing to deal with the point of the post?

      Still trying to pretend it's just a "peaceful demonstration" when the leaders of Hamas have made crystal clear what its objective is?

    • There are perhaps 15,000 Palestinians alive who are actually refugees.

      The remainder never lived in Israel.

      Every other refugee population in the world has gotten on with their lives, including the 900,000 Jews expelled from Arab countries after 1948. Their confiscated land alone comes to 5x the current landmass of Israel. But I'm sure you're equally upset about what they suffered, right?

      It's never going to happen. Time to move on.

      As for "Zionist cowards and racists of today will be looked at in the same vien as the fascists/Nazis of yore."

      The Nazis killed 34,000 Jews in two days at Babi Yar, look it up. And those weren't Jews who came to challenge Nazi sovereignty, they were Jews grabbed from their homes just trying to stay alive

      No doubt, what Israel did is in the "same" eh? Just like protecting your home from a home invasion is the same as kidnapping and lynching people.

    • So what exactly is the purpose of this "peaceful demonstration?"

      From that famous Israeli hasbara organ, the NYT /sarcasm_off

      https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/04/06/world/middleeast/ap-ml-israel-palestinians.html

      “Gaza’s shadowy Hamas strongman, Yehiyeh Sinwar, told a cheering crowd in one of the protest camps Friday that a border breach is coming.

      The world should “wait for our great move, when we penetrate the borders and pray at Al-Aqsa,” Sinwar said, referring to the major Muslim shrine in Jerusalem.”

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      In other words, they're looking for an opportunity to breach the border in force, and move enmasse to Jerusalem.

      What do you think the casualties will be if that happens? Several orders of magnitude higher than what they are now.

      Which is why Israel is trying to prevent that from happening.

    • "Please provide sources/links for the quotations in your post. Your post has no credibility if you do not do so."

      Of course, Israel bashing comments don't even require direct quotes, much less links.

      I provided a link in direct response, don't know whether it will pass moderation.

      However, you can google any of the sentences, that should result in multiple hits.

      There's also this, from the April 7th online edition of the NYT (hardly a "hasbara mouthpiece") titled:

      "9 Killed, Scores Wounded by Israeli Fire in Gaza Protest"

      "Gaza's shadowy Hamas strongman, Yehiyeh Sinwar, told a cheering crowd in one of the protest camps Friday that a border breach is coming.

      The world should "wait for our great move, when we penetrate the borders and pray at Al-Aqsa," Sinwar said, referring to the major Muslim shrine in Jerusalem."

    • 433 Congressmen and 99 Senators have NOT responded because they rightly view it as a provocation.

      Hamas leaders have made clear the aim of the demonstrations is to erase the border, and remove Israel from the map. Of course it's not going to happen, but the harder they push, the more casualties there are going to be. If Israel waited until the border was "erased," the casualties would be orders of magnitude higher.

      "Hamas head Sinwar says Gaza protests will continue until border is erased"

      "“The March of Return will continue,” Sinwar said. “It will not stop until we remove this transient border [between the Gaza Strip and Israel].”"

      "Earlier, Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh said from the protests that the demonstrations marked the beginning of the Palestinians’ return to “all of Palestine.”"

  • 'The Israelis never stopped shooting': Gaza endures under Israel’s one-way ceasefire
    • "The buffer zone is an Israeli declared no-go land that stretches several hundred meters into Gaza. Anyone who sets foot inside can be fired upon. This includes much of Gaza’s agricultural land."

      Much of Gaza's agricultural land is within "several hundred meters" of the border? Seriously?

      There's a reason it's a no-go zone, and the Palestinians have themselves to thank for that. Simple solution - don't go withing 200 meters (650 feet) of the fence.

  • Liberal Democrats sympathize with Palestinians over Israel by 68-60 -- Pew
    • As a matter of fact, Mahler is one of the most intelligent comedians, along with Stephen Colbert, who is also pro-Israel. Bothers the hell out of their liberal audiences.

      Colbert took apart Mearsheimer like a cheap suit when he interviewed him

    • Annie Robbins, have you ever read the New York Times? If the NYT is not "elite" who is? Kindly list the "elite" media sources that are pro-Israel

      Also see: http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/08/why-is-the-media-so-biased-against-israel-let-us-count-the-ways/

    • "...Consider that these numbers represent American opinions molded (or influenced) by an overwhelmingly pro-Israel political elite..."

      What hogwash. The NYT and WP are pro-Israel? CNN is pro-Israel?

      This is what Bill Maher has to say about why the press is pro-Palestinian:

      "On the June 11 Web portion of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" called "Overtime," Newsweek editor Jon Meacham offered the argument there is not a pro-Israel bias in the media, which is often alleged.

      "The idea that there is a pro-Israeli bias in the broad media - whatever ‘the media' means at this point, I strongly disagree with," Meacham said. "I think if anything you run into a very strong feeling on the Palestinian side."

      That led another panelist on Maher's show, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to protest by asking who is pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel in politics or media.

      "Who speaks out publicly in a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli way in mainstream American politics, or media?" Maddow asked.

      That prompted Maher to say the media are anti-Israel, pro-Palestine. And he offered a reason why:

      "I think most of them do because I think the media, to take up your point, mostly - is way too stupid to understand the issues," Maher said. "So what they do is they go toward, ‘Oh, who's a victim?' And yes, their situation in Gaza is tragic. But partly it is tragic of their own making."

    • And liberal Democrats are a minority within a minority.

      Year after year, Gallup asks the same question of Americans, year after year they get the same answer:

      "In the Middle East Situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis, or more with the Palestinians?"

      In February of 2015, 6 months after the last Gaza conflict ended, Americans are more pro-Israel than they were a year earlier. by 62-16, about 4-1, Americans are more sympathetic to the Israelis, just as they have been for the last 25 years.

      http://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/GallupSpaces/Production/Cms/POLL/tgrxojhtdko7ax5bp5xkrq.png

      http://www.gallup.com/poll/181652/seven-americans-continue-view-israel-favorably.aspx

      Moreover, the State of ISrael has a 70% approval rating among Americans vs 17% for the "moderate" Palestinian Authority. Don't even bother asking about the "approval" rating for Hamas.

      The echo chamber of Mondoweiss is in denial

      http://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/GallupSpaces/Production/Cms/POLL/u7k3mgeukuw_kxbx0cmswg.png

  • Chris Hedges is blackballed by Penn after likening ISIS to Israel
  • Next U.S. elections threaten Israel's 'total isolation' -- and the Israeli public is worried
    • Weiss is delusional.

      Will Israel be at risk if the Republicans win the presidency in 2016? Even if they don't, is he expecting a Democrat resurgence in the House and the Senate?

      And regardless, when is the last time a vote favoring Israel did not pass with at least 400 votes in the House and almost unanimously in the Senate?

      Latest polls show almost no drop in support for Israel among US voters. As I said, Weiss is delusional. A few fringe Democrats do not make any difference whatsoever, and unlike this fantasy, Israelis are not worried.

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