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I am a retired signwriter and ex serviceman who took time to investigate the truth about Israel after being disgusted by Israeli tactics during Cast Lead. I successfully ran the biggest Palestinian State thread on YahooNZ until they closed the entire message boards there. We had three archived volumes and frequently came under Zionist attack...lol

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  • (Update) This year for Halloween your child too can help defend the Israeli occupation
    • So you don't think it is a cheap way to drum up support for the IDF? Just shows how bad things are getting support wise for Israel when they have to attempt to gain support through peoples children. Step into your heritage......what?......killing women and children by the thousands with High Tech weaponry? Nothing particularly honourable or courageous about that Hophmi....you are welcome to it sunshine. Personally I wouldn't shine my shoes with an IDF uniform. All members of the IDF look like they got dressed in a tumble dryer!

  • Israeli arms exports take dramatic hit amid growing boycott campaign
    • Yes Amigo. It seems apparent during Netanyahu's Tenure that Israel has worked hard to get the World to hate it and if possible destroy Israel just so Netanyahu can scream out loud...."I told you they hated us"

  • Video: Two prominent Israelis envision replacing Dome of the Rock with Jewish temple
    • The other point to ponder here is when Obama came to power America was crippled with trillions of dollars of debt and in danger of collapsing. America is still broke yet if we look at another report that was made on Mondoweiss recently America has given trillions to Israel since its inception. Any guesses as to why America is broke? Trillions in debt.....trillions to Special case Israel.

    • America's inaction toward Israeli incitement and continued illegitimate settlement building constituting land theft and extra judicial killings shows quite clearly it is far from a general statement. Assisting and supplying Israel with the weaponry etc to carry out these crimes is an active part of the American Special Relationship with Israel. They would not do these things if they did not believe the Netanyahu diatribe. He accused the Palestinians of incitement and the House penalised the Palestinians $80 MILLION DOLLARS whilst Israel is due to get $I BILLION INCREASE for its incitement.

    • And America still believes Netanyahu does not want to change the status Quo and does not want to bring Al Aqsa down to build a Temple and the Palestinians are causing all the incitement and that Palestinians have got it all wrong. Hotovely would make a lovely tree ornament.

  • Executed: Dania Ersheid, 17, from Hebron
    • If Israel is wanting to make it's citizens under severe threat overseas they are going the right way about it. Problem is it affects non Israeli Jews also. I have never felt so disgusted with a people in my life. I generally like to see positive in all things. I see nothing positive in Israel.....nothing.

  • Netanyahu: 'We need to control all of the territory for the foreseeable future'
    • Mr Kirby is beginning to look like a complete fool before the World. It is like he took a cupboard full of sedatives before he started work...muh! Whuh!

    • Yes Kay....I had a quiet giggle at that one myself. They just finished telling Kerry they wanted cameras there....now they are taking them down. And Kerry and Obama and the Paid American Zio-weasels will say nothing. America looks more laughable.

    • It is quite often explained by politicians of the day that when the Zionists lobbyed for the Partition Plan at the UN it was the most aggressive and dangerous lobbying ever experienced at the UN. Zionists even issued death threats to politicians who opposed the Partition Plan.

  • 'Most-read' article at Washington Post calls Israel 'savage, unrepairable society'
    • It would seem America does this time and again and still has not learnt from Noriega,Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden. They seem to enjoy backing despots then stand in shock and quickly abandon them when the truth creeps out. Israel though and Americas undying support of it is the sickest journey America has taken yet and the damage to Americas status will be felt for decades.

    • Yes Old Geezer.....I was the same until I saw White Phosphorous being dropped on civilians in Gaza in Cast Lead and I washed my hands of Israel from that point. I have never failed to disgust me further since. They drop lower and lower every week it seems and I feel it is going to lead to a tragic end for Israel. People around the World are so sick of what they are doing and the only people holding Israel up is American Politicians and British Politicians and even they are beginning to dwindle in number. Israel is becoming too distasteful to attempt to defend.

  • Two establishment Jews (Harvard and Microsoft) endorse boycott of Israel and 'single state' in Washington Post
    • People are best protected by the way in which they conduct themselves interacting with others. You get back what you put out.

    • When it comes to a Single State for Israeli's and Palestinians living together in harmonious ,domestic bliss.......think about this. What Mental Health Professionals would insist that a partner who had suffered years of the worst kinds of domestic violence from the other partner return to living in the same house? How many Mental Health Professionals would give it any kind of chance of working? Would the seriously abused partner be able to instantly forgive and carry on as though all was well? If you come up with the same answers as me to those questions a single state will never work. It has to be an imposed solution of Two States on 67 Borders.....all settlers removed or offered Palestinian Citizenship governed by Palestinian Law. Given what has happened to the Palestinians there is no way a single state will work nor will the settlers leave the Palestinians alone. It will be civil war in no time flat. Can't go any other way.

    • Precisely Kay....it's just a band aid with the cameras.......it won't stop the settler violence or police violence against the Palestinians wanting to pray there.

    • That is totally repulsive....how much more incestuous can this Special Relationship get? Disgusting. I hope it all flies back in their faces in the new year.

    • What is even more criminal Just is the fact that Palestinians have had 80 million dollars shaved of their American Aid package for inciting the current violence against Israeli's(?).Why hasn't America cut Israel's aid because of its more heinous incitement and extra judicial killings and settler violence?

  • State Dep't slams Netanyahu's Hitler story as 'inflammatory' and against 'scholarly evidence'
    • That...whilst being disturbing reading is unsurprising Kay 24. It is how Israel operates. It is advantageous in my view that Russia has entered the Middle East because Putin will take no crappola from Israel or Netanyahu and they know that so will be more quieter because Putin will have no hesitation in retaliating against Netanyahu militarily. The next month or two will see some dramatic shifts,pressure is mounting on Israel and its stability and what is left of its support is crumbling and it currently has no answers or means to duck and dive. Putin is calling America a spade and shoving a spanner in their nefarious activities and if it means squashing Israel to get the monkey off its back it will.

    • Agreed Kay24 :).....it is like they are experiencing via their Higher Power what they have been visiting on Palestinians for decades. How very apt. Maybe there is a God after all. Things have certainly unravelled somewhat for the Israeli's this week and support has dived. If it falls much more we could well see the tipping point Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi reached and then the World closed in and took them out. Here's hoping. I note also that Ehud Barak's difficulties court wise have disappeared off the Media pages....all gone quiet very quickly.

    • Hophmi....Talknic told you and showed you yhe other day that the Mufti was not in any position of power as he was removed from Office by the British in 1937 so he was the Grand Mufti of nothing. In otherwords Hophmi ,Netanyahu is getting his knickers in a twist over nothing and you happily are doing the same. What the lord thy Netanyahu said was lies...blatant and obvious.

  • Despite global disgust, Netanyahu doubles down on claim that Hitler got idea of Final Solution from a Palestinian
    • Zionists like Netanyahu and those Zionists supporting him seem blessed with two brains....one brain is lost and the other is out trying to find it.

    • Barak has been served in L.A. with court papers. US Government may intervene.....http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.681760

    • Ehud Barak is in deep trouble...he is a wanted war criminal in the US....A CRACK IN THE RELATIONSHIP HAS APPEARED.......http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/21/former-israeli-prime-minister-sued-in-us-for-raid-on-gaza-flotilla

    • Just....it's like they are oblivious to the damage they are doing to America by supporting these clowns in Israel who have never honoured any agreement they have ever signed and who show no respect for anyone at all including themselves. Are they aware the World is laughing at Americas stupidity. I swear I feel like the whole American Government has taken a dumb pill.

    • No they aren't Krauss....they are opting for the slow and subtle intermittent carpet bombing of Gaza every two years to mow the lawn instead.......genocide is genocide.

    • The Ankara Document shows Avraham Stern attempted to gain support from the Nazi's for a Jewish State in Palestine if they won the war and that they would fight against the British on Germany's behalf. He also requested to be allowed to handpick intellectual and educated jews from the captive hungarian jews to be shipped to Palestine to assist setting the State up thus leaving approximately 8000 that still went to slaughter...so Sterngang could be linked as complicit in the deaths of the other 8000. I read that article on the Internet some time ago.

  • Capitol Hill briefing brings the case for Palestinian right of return to Congress
    • I don't think over the decades you mention Bryan that America has ever made such an ass of itself or been made such an ass by a tiny insignificant state like Israel. No Nation before has ever led America around by its nose doing its bidding. This is what is so different and so public to the point of humiliation for Americans and the politicians have done zip,zero,nada about it. Netanyahu has made America look gutless. In this World from my experience that leads to trouble if you show weakness.....that is the backlash I am talking about. How it will occur or in what form I have no idea but one thing is for sure....its authority has been undermined.

    • If America wants to avoid a nasty backlash then it needs to get on the right side of history. The World is watching Israeli Zionists murder and expel in the most horrendous manner possible in plain public view with no apology. And they are doing it with American money and weapons and political support. It all adds up to a nasty blemish on America's butt that no amount of Vanishing Cream is going to shift. The World's Public will take a long time to forget America's part in all this. Netanyahu will not worry about damage to America nor lose any sleep over it.

  • Facing down hecklers in NY, Gideon Levy calls for equal rights for all in one state
    • Somehow I get the feeling Netanyahu will not be happy until a coalition of the willing is provoked into flying over Israel and carpet bombing Israel into submission. He will scramble out of the rubble covered in debri and expound..."See.....I told you they hated the Jews!"

    • Levy demands respect. He has had the courage to stand in the face of a hostile people and declare them wrong. He has been spat at,jostled,punched and kicked and has recieved death threats. I have come to respect him greatly.

      In saying that, I do not always agree with his view. The Two State Solution is never dead when the UN can deem a Palestinian State a reality with a pen stroke. An International Force can monitor the borders. Settlers can become Palestinian Citizens subject to Palestinian Law or they can leave to Sovereign Israel. Too much pain and harm has happened for the two people to live in peace. It would lead to Civil War in no time flat. Zionists would make it so. The Two People need seperation as in Divorce. One State would also give Israel a lot of what it wanted in the first place. Israel should recieve no reward whatsoever for illegal actions. I doubt many world Governments would support One State for that precise reason.

  • White House knows the violence stems from occupation, but won't spend political capital to say so -- Dakwar
    • Nope Annie. My words are not actionless as many of my friends in New Zealand would tell you. I write to the press here and comment on biased reporting on television so I am not actionless. The point is Annie America is blocking democracy by wielding its veto for Israel's protection. That situation of democracy being hijacked will not change until the American people get off their chuffs and demand change.....that's the point. Every Palestinian harmed,killed or whose home was demolished by a Caterpillar remembers who paid for the weaponry and heavy machinery for Israel.....America. The POINT IS.......Do Americans seriously support that position or are they a dictate of Zionist Israel.

    • Annie.....it may seem important but let's look at what American political figures have told us over the years. At least since 2008. America has a Special Relationship with Israel based on shared values. That told every man,woman and child in Western Societies around the globe on the street listening intelligently and using their eyes that America condones land theft,even to the point of supplying arms and ammunition to Israel to do the job and assist in ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. Sure it says it opposes settlements but has it done anything physically to stop Israel? No it hasn't. Americas political position re Israel has seriously eroded and damaged Americas status and integrity World wide. No-one here on the street in New Zealand particularly cares about what American Politicians think anymore nor do Australians or the English or French and I have a good hunch the German people on the whole don't care either. No-one really supports Israel anymore. It is largely viewed as an open air insane asylum for violent offenders. Gaza is Israel's open air concentration camp for Palestinians and Americans in this Special Relationship share those values and fund them and are willingly complicit in them by supplying Israel the strategic edge to do so. There was a time when I was extremely proud to have served alongside American troops in Vietnam. I enjoyed meeting them ashore too. I feel sorry their government has let the American people down so badly. We gave up on this type of behaviour when we ALL joined together and rubbed out the Nazi's. Zionism is the new National Socialist Party. What is VERY important for America is it needs to quit with the niceties and remember 1939-45 and remember what our forefathers fought against. I am no longer interested in wasted air expended on actionless words......so are the Palestinians.

  • Explaining to an Israeli Zionist why Palestinians are upset
    • Now I cannot stop laughing Mooser!....well done.

    • Checkpoints are their due to Israeli Occupation stupid! Making life difficult for them so they leave and Zionist Settlers take their land and houses. You get Suicide bombers for the same reason and you get rockets for the same reason....the occupation creates the environment of violence...stupid! No occupation....Palestinian State...no land theft equals Peace...got it...get it.

    • I concur fully with you Italian Ex-Pat. Israel wants no outsiders looking in seeing the truth of what they are doing. If the truth fully got out it would be an outrage and the footage of the last couple of weeks has really let the cat out of the bag. The single state option is ludicrous. Would anyone ask a couple that had a history of domestic violence to continue living in the same house,one with their abuser? No.....makes no rational or sane sense at all. There needs to be a complete divorce for both parties to live peacefully. One State would definitely light up Civil War. Zionists would foment it. And Yes....the International Community has an obligation to get behind the Palestinians Diplomatically and Financially. America and Britain in particular. They are largely responsible for this ongoing insult to humanity and America has always held the card to win the game by with holding Aid and military support for Israel. That makes America completely complicit in every Palestinian death and Israeli attack on Palestinians.

    • @Mohammed Alhammami –....First class piece...tells it like it is. I personally feel it needs an International Intervention with an imposed solution utilizing an International Force to guard the borders of a new Palestinian State. Enough lives have been lost....far too many. I take my hat off to you .......I wish you well and hope you and your family keep safe...I wish I could offer you more.

  • PLO: France to submit Security Council resolution on international protection force at al-Aqsa mosque
    • Precisely Bryan...they agreed to it and it was never within the borders Israel declared as sovereign Israel. Israel declared its borders to be those as defined by the Partition Plan. The Provisional Government also advised the UN that Jerusalem was not Israel Sovereign territory but Occupied Territory. Netanyahu cannot complain. Those borders declared by Israel in 1948 are still the borders Israel is Internationally recognised upon.

    • Israel will certainly oppose any outside interference. It cramps their ethnic cleansing...can't have witnesses can we? There is Israel's way or no way so the only way change can be effected is by imposition. And they cannot complain given the UN imposed Israel on the Arabs even though democratically Palestine should not have been carved up. The Arabs who were the majority rejected it. In hind sight they were certainly correct in doing so.

      As for the Samson Option this is where Russia can maybe pull some weight. The Americans are surprised at Russia's cruise missiles and their latest S-500 missile defence can dispose of any American ICBM that may be fired at Russia with lightening speed. It has left the Americans a little gobsmacked. Israel will not have missiles any better than the US so Russia could easily nullify the Samson Option leaving Israel to be crushed for its folly.

  • Israeli society is crumbling under the weight of occupation
    • Well....the UN certainly had no Mandate to carve up a country. I am sure the British would have said a few choice words if Northumberland or similar had been handed over by the UN for Israel......or even New York.......would the Americans have worn that? And Israel was granted Full Membership to the UN providing it implemented Resolution 194,which was written in recognition of the assassination of Count Bernadotte Foulkes by the Jewish Terrorist group Irgun. So if anything Israels failure to implement that Resolution should demand at least Israel's suspension from the UN until it complies.

  • State Department forced to retract statement suggesting Israel incites violence
    • My hunch is this is going to get bigger than Bibi thinks. Iran and Russia are in the picture now and they haven't said a thing so far. You can bet they are watching though as America self destructs in front of the World......all thanks to Bibi and his moody men.

  • Hamas calls for intifada, takes aim at Palestinian Authority
    • All I see is Israel making it impossible for Israeli's to safely travel outside of Israel. All they are doing by taking the course they are is ensuring total rejection by the majority of the Global people. Sure they may have politicians in their pocket but outside of Israel no-one can successfully guarantee Israeli's safe passage to anywhere or safety of the streets in foreign lands. They are successfully locking themselves up in a fortress surrounded by millions of Arabs. Masada springs to mind.

  • Israel gets away with it because it is a global arms supplier -- Halper
    • The price of that military cutting edge for Israel has been that the military waste from the manufacture of all these weapons has over the years seeped into the soil and into Israels own Sovereign water supply and made it unusable hence it steals Palestinian water.

  • No Context: In a month of 'New York Times' coverage, Israeli military occupation goes nearly unmentioned
    • Slowly but surely Israel digs its hole deeper and deeper and it has done so since Cast Lead. It never expected the backlash that came from that and an even bigger backlash came from Protective Edge and BDS has gained quite a momentum since. Nowadays in street marches more often than not Pro Palestinian marches outnumber Pro Israel marches by two members to one...some times considerably more so the opposition to Israel is irreversible and BDS damage to the Israeli economy is visible by the panic shown in Israel media to combat BDS. Pressure needs to be cranked up more and more and street marches opposing the Occupation and Zionism need to be globally coordinated so they happen on the same day Worldwide like anti Vietnam marches did. After Cast Lead I did a lot of soul searching and added to my rules that I would not associate with supporters of Israel,zionists or settlers or members of the IDF or those supporting the Occupation. It has given me some interesting looks from various people and I have lost some people from my circle of friends and I have gained some.....what has astounded me is many have no understanding of what is going on and have asked me to explain it to them....a lot of people are interested but are not informed enough to comment or decide so do nothing. I point people to this site frequently. Mondoweiss does a damned fine job of righting wrongs....I have always been up for that!

  • Report from Palestine: The path of the revolt will be their own
    • Netanyahu is certainly in a No Win situation and he has little support globally. More important is the global people on the street certainly don't support him or the policies of his government and those people he can never hope to bribe or convince. That is a situation he has not factored in. And that is what will be Zionisms undoing. The masses hold the Ace Card on who gets elected and how their elected government acts. The Vietnam War was stopped by the global masses......Israel's Occupation will be no different.

  • On Bret Stephens' hate speech
    • Jerk is certainly the operative word for him...lol

    • Stephens neurotic and psychotic ramblings to nothing more than telegraph to the people of the World that he walks around with his eyes wide shut. Does he not know an Ocuupation and subjugation of the Palestinian people has been in place for more than seven decades? Does he not know that unarmed Palestinians are gunned down daily in cold blood by IDF? Doe he not know that terrorist settlers regularly attack Palestinians run down school children with their cars and set fire to or chop down their olive trees? Did he know that these same Israeli terrorists set fire to houses and burn Palestinians alive and beat sixteen year old kids to a pulp and then burn them? Or what about the Israeli police who shoot thirteen year old Palestinians and leave them seriously wounded without medical assistance and instead abuse and kick them in the head several times? Are these the animals Mr Stephens supports? Are these the bottom feeders he wants us to get behind? I and many others will gladly get behind them alright.....I 'd happily kick them up the rear into the dirt and treat these supremacist Israeli's with all the disdain I could muster. Palestinian Liberation cannot come soon enough and hopefully Netanyahu can look forward to swinging like Saddam did.

  • American press coverage grants Israelis all the humanity
    • Coverage of events in New Zealand here is balanced from my observation. They freely report the Palestinian deaths as well as the Israeli deaths thus showing the imbalance. They are also critical of Israeli Government handling of the situation and generally infer that Palestinians have more than suffered enough. It was a pleasant feeling to see our media so balanced. Though given the debacle with Mossad Agents being caught forging New Zealand Passports and Dead Sea Cosmetics being run out of NZ for ripping off pensioners and mentally challenged in NZ there is no real love loss when it come to Israeli's. They are not welcome here overall.

  • Hillary Clinton expresses alarm for Israeli Jews, and not one word about Palestinian victims
    • I can off some encouragement. I have deliberately been monitoring the New Zealand Media reporting on events in Israel and the Occupied Territories. It seems at least in New Zealand the commentary is balanced and tonight when it reported the Knesset decision to shut off Jerusalem to Palestinians it was stated that this would only inflame the situation and the reporter listed the number of Palestinian deaths as well as Israeli deaths. Palestinians are currently being killed at a rate of four Palestinians for every one Israeli. It was a nice feeling to know our media is fair.

    • Hophmi.....she certainly made no statement about angelic Jewish Terrorists that burnt a Palestinian family alive.....that burnt a sixteen year old boy alive.....that wrongfully shot ten times an eighteen year old Palestinian girl that posed no threat and who was unarmed.....or the several palestinians who were accused of carrying knives who showed no evidence of possession who were gunned down on the say so of jewish terrorists claiming the Palestinians were armed or the thirteen year old girl who had an IDF officer stand over her and empty the full magazine of his assault rifle into her. When will you admit that Israeli's commit far more crimes against Palestinians Hoppers?

    • It is exactly because of who Hilary Clinton is and what she stands for that Americans cannot possibly vote her for President. A candidate is needed who does not allow America to be led by a Zionist lead,that allows America to regain its rightful status as the example of Justice and Freedom for all. Hilary Clinton will only make Americans a bigger target than it already is and destabilize America more Internationally than it already is. Israel needs to be brought to account for its crimes.

  • 'I’m telling you that this massacre will happen again': Lessons from the 2014 Russell Tribunal for the new intifada
    • The vessel I was on had surface to air missiles....that was the missiles intended purpose....we did however on some occassions use them surface to surface. When our five inch shells were depleted and we were due to go out and re ammo we could finish a target with a couple of surface to air missiles fired surface to surface. Warheads can be whatever you want...mix and match.

    • I read the Russell Report when it came out....very sober reading and as a former serviceman I found the IDF actions to be absolutely disgusting. I have been on active service and the force I served with was fully aware of the correct rules of engagement and the Laws of War as per the Geneva Convention. Had we acted like the IDF we certainly would have been court martialled. I have served alongside American Military forces and I find it unacceptable that the American Government supports Israel and even worse supplies them with the weapons to commit these crimes. I know the American servicepersons I served alongside and socialised with ashore would not condone what the IDF does nor would they find it honourable. It is blatant murder and killing for the sake of it. I have often wondered since Cast Lead how the IDF would fair on a real battlefield against a genuine,well equipped foe. I have a strong suspicion they would not cope and their strategies would be found wanting. I have no respect for the IDF at all.....cowardly actions to say the least.

  • Netanyahu approves mandatory prison for stone-throwers
    • Lol....given that at some time in the near future Netanyahu appears before the Hague charged with War Crimes,I am sure Sara will give the Judge a damned good telling off....lol.

  • In Khan Younis, protesters demand a response following Israeli killing of two young protesters
  • Mourners of Gaza mother and child killed in airstrike urge resistance-- '3rd, 4th, 5th intifada, whatever it takes'
    • Yep.....Jackdaw can jibber twaddle as much as he likes but there is nothing at all heroic or honourable about using an F-16 JET bristling with high tech weaponry to take out an unarmed,defenceless family.......it is worthy of one description only......COWARDICE.

  • The popular resistance in the Galilee
    • You know Israeli's are completely and certifiably insane when they keep repeating the same behaviour and think the outcome will be different. Not in their wildest dreams will civilised people around the World ever accept Israel or what it is doing. No-one delegitimizes Israel better than Israeli's themselves.

  • Video: Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza killing seven
  • 'Replace' the mosques? Once again, 'NYT' soft-pedals Israeli extremism
    • Never Froggy....the Zionists tried to get Palestine from the UN prior to the Partition Plan based on their religious historical rights......it was thrown out as unacceptable. Then the Partition Plan was offered and Zionists went hell for leather getting support for the Partition Plan. Some politicians claim it was the most aggressive lobbying ever seen at the UN with death threats being issued by Zionists if politicians did not support the Partition Plan. That being the case and given Zionists wanted it so badly then ,today, the UN should re-impose the Partition Plan and roll Israel back to its Partition Plan borders that it declared in 1948....they fought so hard at the UN to get them.

    • The problem DoubleStandard has is people like Phil who dare to challenge Zionism make DoubleStandard feel threatened because he knows he is not in possession of a single fact....just a created belief.

    • Beliefs are beliefs....not necessarily fact,whether it be the Bible or the Torah. They are man made writings written during a time when religion's primary use was to control the masses. Every religion claims to worship the one true God. Believers believe their beliefs to be true. It is why International Law does not allow Religion to enter the equation. It is why the UN Human Rights Act prohibits anyone from imposing their beliefs on another. God is not a Real Estate Agent. European Zionist Fanatics that migrated to the Middle East have no legitimate historic claim to Palestine or anywhere else in the Middle East. Their history and links are within Europe. Many Khazars converted to the Jewish Faith so genetically have no link whatsoever to Palestine. It's a fairytale Zionists use to fool people into supporting their goal. Zionists use religion to increase their support base.

  • 'There is no co-existence with cancer': Right-wing Israelis demand gov't give military 'free hand' to fight Palestinians
    • The Quartet would be more effective at TiddlyWinks......they have been totally useless and spineless in creating Peace. Particularly slimeball No.1 Tony Blair.

  • Just what Palestine needs: more religion-addled American Jews with big guns and selfie sticks
    • I agree Froggy.

    • Question on everyones lips is why America is not outlawing these peoples actions and seizing their assets and arresting them like they would if Americans went and fought for ISIS or the Taliban. It's no different....none at all. These people are bottomfeeders of the worst kind.

  • There were over 130 Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians during the first week of October
    • The only two nations likely to come to Palestines aid is Russia and Iran. Netanyahu will have no show of talking his way out of that problem.

    • The other point Mooser is Israel is now in a position of having had decades of impunity so the last piece of the plan to get rid of the Palestinians from Palestine is being done in plain sight because Netanyahu knows no-one is going to lift a finger to stop it. America will do nothing to stop it nor will Britain or France or Germany or Australia or anyone else and when Netanyahu told Jews to prepare for Doomsday that is when it became every Israeli on Netanyahu's side. He now feels so secure he cannot even be bothered hiding it anymore.

    • Correct Talknic....I just took a look at Ynet and a couple of Jewish Journalists were writing an article about alternatives Netanyahu could have taken instead of what he has under his leadership term. They spoke of seriously engaging in peace talks and resolving all issues and having two states for two people. The responses at the bottom of the article were ghoulish and aggressive and Palestinians were spoken of as dogs and lesser beings. I guess it showed that peace....unless it is imposed on Israel will never happen because Netanyahu has turned it over to the Jewish Terrorists like Lehava et al. Netanyahu has ensured Two States or any peace deal will never happen unless imposed.

  • Netanyahu did everything but use the 'n-word' against Obama to stop the Iran Deal -- Susan Rice
    • Rafi is probably one of those talented people that reads minds....you find them predominantly in rehabs.

  • Rescuing atheism from Harris and Hitchens
    • In my own life there came a time many years back where I needed to seriously address my thinking and behaviour. At that time I more or less thought I was God and that people all thought like I did,did as I did and if they didn't they should. I considered the law applied to others and not me.....I could do no wrong because I was Iain Almighty. Needless to say I ran out of track. During my rebuild I became aware I really had few morals or ethics left if any. I needed those I figured in order to function like a healthy human being. I read a lot of religious texts and spiritual thoughts and during that I arrived at a phrase on a page that said..."Religion is for those who want to go to Heaven and Spirituality is for those who have been to Hell". I consider I had lived in Hell for long enough so chose a spiritual path...one where I definitely was not God. I largely embraced one general rule. I could do what I like in life as long as I do no harm to myself and/or others. It works for me.

      On that journey I came across an article about the Conquistadors and the Aztecs and found it quite interesting. The Conquistadors were Catholic and deeply religious. They had orders to give an ultimatum to the Aztecs. That they accept the King and Queen of Spain as their rulers and that they cede their land to Spain and that they convert to Catholicism. Failure to do so would mean death.

      A lot of the Conquistadors had a problem carrying out this order and their was many discussion held between them and their priests. The argument was that the Ten Commandments told them they could not kill another human being and they had seen the Aztecs as humans...they showed community and love and care for their children and relatives and generally lived a peaceful and happy existence so how could they kill such people. The clergy thought for some time and then hit upon the answer. The Conquistadors were told the Aztecs were Savages and therefore not human so it was okay to kill them.

      What do we see and hear in Israel today. Palestinians have been dehumanized by the Zionists. To them the Palestinians are not human beings....they are savages. We hear it in the Zionist media and Political statements and certainly the ultimatum has been given...accept our beliefs....give all your land to us or you will be put to death.

      Any nation supporting the Zionists in carrying out this intent and this action is morally and ethically questionable. Particularly if they opposed Nazism,Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot,Taleban. Zionism cannot possibly be supported if you are morally or ethically sound.

  • In Israel/Palestine we are witnessing the end of a colonial regime
    • I cannot see how the Partition Plan was bad for the Jews given they were given a State of their own free and armed to the teeth by America and given impunity from being Law abiding by America also. Palestinians want self determination and freedom in a State of their own. The Partition Plan gave them that. What was not given to them was protection from greedy self indulgent Jewish Terrorists. I assert my original statement that the harm done to Palestinians by Israeli's excludes them sharing the same room.....it will be so tense the air will be cut by a knife and eventuate in civil war. It cannot go any other way. Israels Partition Borders were and have always been defensible....they have not been seriously breached ever. It is Palestinians that need protecting from religious nutbar Israeli's that want ALL the land and resources. Syria is being eyed up as we speak.....oil to be had in Golan Heights....Occupied Territory. Regime change in Israel will help ...yes....but it needs International peacekeepers permanently on the borders to stop Kach etc....the Moshe Feiglins and the Naftali Bennetts of Israel will not give up.

    • One State Solution is a naive last ditch stand for Zionists to at least retain some of their ill gotten gains and acquire some sense of pseudo legitimacy. It will not solve anything for the Palestinians. It will simply change the method of oppression and subjugation and will inevitably lead to civil war. To think One State is a Solution is naive in the extreme. Israel has caused the Palestinians far too much pain and grief to expect Palestinians to live peacefully in the same room as Israeli's. Two States based on the Partition Plan is the ONLY chance for any kind of peace....there needs to be separation and distance between Israeli's and Palestinians and it will take decades for animosity and resentment to dissipate.

    • You missed out the Arab Peace Initiative which has been on the table since 2002. Israel hasn't even bothered to acknowledge or read it and yet it gives Israel ALL it requires from Arabs in as much as its right to exist and guaranteed business with ALL Arab League States and guaranteed Peace.

    • I suggest Mike Holloway reads Biography of Theodore Herzl and his views on Palestine or Jabotinsky's Iron Wall. Even David Ben Gurions Diaries. All three talk about the need to remove ALL Palestinians from their homeland. It can also be found within these writings,David Ben Gurion in particular, that the Zionists knew the Palestinians would not leave willingly,that they would need to be forced to move. Ben Gurion also gave orders not to allow Palestinians back into pre state Israel and that Palestinian villages should be demolished. Zionists took all the Palestinians possessions and tools and machinery and even emptied the banks of Palestinian Money and kept it for Israel. Rather than Palestinians settling with Israel or accepting a State on Israel's terms it is more a case of Palestinians need to demand the criminal State of Israel pay reparations and comply with Resolutions made by the UN in keeping with International Law and Withdraw in total from Palestinian Territory. Israel has an obligation to the World to end this conflict by abiding by the International treaties it has signed and ratified such as the Geneva Convention and the UN Charter. There is no obligation for anyone to accept the dictats of a criminal State such as Israel. It is a very real and present danger to World peace particularly when influential people within Israel are sanctioning the murder of the President of the United States if he refuses to comply with their religious beliefs.

    • Could not have articulated the issue better myself Kay24.....well done.

    • It is a complete fallacy to believe a Two State Solution is ever dead. Israel was created by a majority vote in the UN even though the majority population in Palestine rejected its creation. Therefore, all it takes is a majority decision in the UN to create the State of Palestine based on 67 borders and Israel will simply have to like it or lump it . If Israel can be created by the stroke of a pen then so can the Palestinian State at any time a majority vote says so. A majority vote can never be ruled out at the UN by the Security Council particularly if Israel loses the American Veto safeguard.

  • Clashes break out across West Bank after Netanyahu declares ‘an all-out war’
    • Yes Mooser....but you are a good,intelligent wayfarin' stranger m'man!

    • The American Government cannot possibly continue to support Israel. The American Government needs to pull the plug completely on Israel if it,itself,wants to survive. No point complaining about Americans being attacked if Americans are going to support such a despicable regime like Israel. Every Diaspora Jew should be demanding America pulls the plug on Israel. It is the cause of the anti semitism and attacks that Jews in the Diaspora suffer. It is time to get real and stop being silent.

    • History shows us that all Israel needs is an excuse to cause multiple fatalities on Palestinians and if one is not naturally forthcoming then they manufacture and excuse. Netanyahu did it when the three Israeli illegal settlers were kidnapped and killed. He immediately blamed Hamas when it was known early in the piece that Hamas was not responsible. Hundreds of Palestinian homes were ransacked in the West Bank by IDF......Hundreds of Palestinians arrested and held without charge and when Hamas finally launched rockets against Israel after such provocation by Israel....Netanyahu announced Protective Edge. What is going on now is no different. The settlers led by Glick began this current problem by violating Al Aqsa and forcing themselves into the complex demanding police and IDF protection and from there it has snowballed. I keep asking myself how bad does it need to get before America cuts Israel loose and slams it with long overdue and well deserved sanctions? When does it get bad enough for America to switch to the right side of History and cease supporting the Terrorist State of Israel and its expansionist and apartheid policies and put appropriate pressure on Israel thus allowing a Palestinian State to arise. In my view it HAS to be Two States with an International Force to protect and guard the borders. It necessitates Israel being rolled back to its declared 1948 borders which are its only legitimate and recognised borders. Israel has done far too much harm to Palestinians to expect a single state solution to work. The hatred toward Israeli's, Israel has generated itself by decades of land theft and water theft and village demolitions and forced transfers and outright public murder of unarmed Palestinians by Settlers and IDF. At what point does America wake up and say....these are not our values. We do not conduct ourselves like Israeli's. We do not wish to support such disgusting behaviour. We cannot allow our country to be associated with the Government or people of Israel in any way shape or form until they comply and live by International Law and accepted International norms. This is a situation I never ever thought America would allow to continue let alone fund it and weaponise it. It seriously makes me want to vomit.

  • Jerusalem at a breaking point
    • I do not know how he can be convinced they own Jerusalem lock stock and smoking barrel when Israel declared its borders as defined by the Partition Plan in which Jerusalem was not a part of Sovereign Israel. The Provisional Govt also identified Jerusalem to the UN as being Occupied and not within Israel's declared and recognised borders.

    • Precisely Keith and we can add that when the Zionists agreed to Resolution 181 and declared their borders as per the Partition Plan they had no problem with Jerusalem not being under Israeli Sovereignty. As for their pretext for Conquest they conveniently forget that the Right of Conquest was abolished at the end of WW2 largely because of the huge volumes of dispossessed and stateless Jews that were created by the German Occupation of Europe. Yet we see and hear Zionists claiming Right of Conquest over ALL Palestine when they full well know that it is in violation of International Law. When that is decried and challenged they then claim God was a Real Estate Agent and gave Palestine to them knowing full well that under the UN Human Rights act no-one can impose their religious beliefs on another which is why International Law never has nor will it ever place preference of one religion over another....we would never have peace if that was the case. No claim to land in Palestine by Zionists is valid given that even the UN had no mandate to carve Palestine up.

    • Consistently predictable scum unfortunately Old Geeezer.......maybe America will stop aid to Israel and cease protecting Israel from its criminal actions.

    • Just to play the Devil's advocate here I cannot see Muslim Arabs being allowed to pray in a Synagogue. Somehow I cannot see that ending well. Israel has laid claim to every Arab Holy place in Israel and destroyed over 450 Villages with Mosques included and banned the Arabs from returning. Israel imposes restrictions on pray at Al Aqsa and Israeli's do not respect their own Rabbi's who tell them praying at the Mount is not allowed. Israel signed a Peace agreement with Jordan and part of that covered religious access and control of Al Aqsa. Israel signed that agreement ,or maybe it is just another agreement Israel fails to keepas often as the wind changes. That agreement can sit in the draw bulging with ALL the other agreements Israel signed and failed to keep.Israel is failing also to abide by the conditions of Resolution 181 WHICH IT ALSO SIGNED AND AGREED TO ABIDE BY...BORDERS INCLUDED.

  • Hey Jews, listen up, Netanyahu is your leader!
    • Netanyahu heads JSIL.

    • The last person to realise they are mad is the mad person. Netanyahu is one such person and as such is not fit mentally or physically to lead anything other than his imaginary friends. He has difficulty dealing with the debating chamber inside his head as his statements are generally false. The damage he has done to Israel in the last ten years cannot be undone and he has destroyed any hope of Israeli's being accepted warmly by anyone worldwide who has a sense of humanity,honesty and self worth. No right thinking person can support or follow what he has allowed to occur on his watch and those few nations,the one or two left that still lend Israel support need to bow their heads in shame for the despicable crimes they have allowed Netanyahu to commit with total impunity. Why protect a mad person....he needs to be held securely in a locked ward so he can no longer harm himself or others.

  • Netanyahu's 44 seconds of silence at UN are being widely mocked -- 'pathetic,' 'creepy'
  • 'Al-Aqsa mosque belongs to Muslims' is rallying cry for widespread protest
    • It has been my precise thought that Israel's own actions will bring about its downfall....there is so much Obama can cover up but now it is overflowing at every edge and what people are seeing leaves Americans in an indefensible position by supporting Israel's criminality. America needs to get on the right side of History quick smart if it doesn't want to track speedily downward like Israel.

  • Facing Reality: Jewish terrorism is no longer limited to just a few bad seeds
    • Similar responses on JPost also. What puts up the hairs on my neck is the Jewish people in Israel responsible for these acts are perpetrators of actions that in our recent history were perpetrated against Jews themselves and were used to drive them from their homes and into camps. It bewilders me how Israeli's can possibly commit these heinous acts and can do nothing to prosecute the offenders. In the past the entire World rose up against such actions and now there is a sickening silence and immobilisation toward similar actions in Israel. More sickening is unconditional support by the American Government in remaining at Israel's side and supplying the weapons and ammunition they use to carry out these daily attrocities. Let's be frank.....Palestinian alleged terrorists are shot dead on the spot......some left to die for hours before being dragged away like carcasses. No trial....no Judge,,,no jury....just a bullet fusilade. Every Jew in the World becomes affected by Israel's actions and it is time they realised that. Israel publically declares again and again it speaks for ALL Jews and acts on ALL Jews behalf. It is time for everyone to demand Israel return to within its declared borders of 1948 and be thankful for the homeland it was given. The West Bank and East Jerusalem are for and was kept in perpetuity by the UN for a Palestinian State....the illegal land grab needs to end along with the murder of Palestinians that goes with it.

  • Israeli soldiers can't win war for 'Israel's survival' without American friends fighting with computers and checkbooks
    • Have to agree Annie. Take Obama's accusation to Russia this week when he stated that Russian use of the veto at the UN is just a license to kill. Given Americas more frequent use of the veto in Protection of Israel does he not therefore agree that Americas use of the veto in Protection of Israel is a license for Israel to kill more Palestinians........with American supplied weaponry and ammunition?

  • It was heroic to throw a brick at Stonewall but Palestinians who throw stones can be shot
    • Hophmi....you miss the point and ultimately the reality. If Israel was not conducting an illegal Occupation and was not shooting unarmed Palestinians dead at will or demolishing their homes and illegally transferring them out of Palestine they would not be getting stones thrown at them by Palestinians. They have a legal right to oppose the Occupation by use of arms just like Israeli jews opposed Occupation by Germans in Europe and Jews under Occupation by British troops did prior to the Jewish State. Or are you saying jews do not throw stones now or that jews throw soft non violent rocks?Israel brings stone throwers on itself.....settlers deserve ALL they get regards being opposed,they are simply scumbags and disputably human.

  • Settlers gawk as Palestinian woman lies dying at checkpoint (Update)
    • If I could give you a standing applause here Annie I would....Thoroughly commendable post....Keep speaking the truth!

    • I agree entirely to what you say Annie, Someone once said hearing someone die and seeing someone die is different and seeing someone die is worse. I have done both and in all honesty both ways of observing death are equally traumatic, When it has come to any issue I have always spoken the truth and what I know to be the truth. If I am ever wrong then I am happy to admit it and well amend my facts to update my understanding and truth. People who are upset by truth are generally guilty or shamed by what they here. In this conflict which we discuss here there are many Zionists who fear the truth and who are angered by it because it shatters the victim charade they have spent years building to cover up their heinous acts and behaviours. If we all endeavour on here to speak the truth then we can never be shamed nor feel guilty nor can we ever feel we sat by and did nothing while a despotic regime and people like that operating in Israel went about what they consider to be a legitimate slaughter of people....human beings.....people like themselves that had hopes and dreams and family that cared. I have always opposed such people whether they be jewish or otherwise.....to me it is just plain unacceptable. What drives me up the wall is their audacity to think no-one will do anything about them and that no-one should.

    • Israels actions are totally repulsive and despicable. I understand and to a large extent sympathize and empathize with 'Echinococcus' viewpoint and feel the same about your view Annie. I find Israels past reminiscent and entirely similar to past historical events we declared we would never allow to happen again. All the more reason why American Government stance is unacceptable and inexcusable for its unconditional and ongoing support of Israel. It is indefensible and justified by nothing. I feel tremendously sorry for jewish people who have nothing to do with Israeli actions. There are good and bad people in all cultures. Israeli culture is just plain wrong....alarm bells are ringing and the World stands like a rabbit stunned by the spotlight doing nothing. As a former military member I find it sickening,more than disturbing.

  • Department of Projectile Vomiting
    • So concerned they veto any Resolution presented at the UN to alleviate the situation for Palestinians. America is as bad as Israel itself at the moment and the cost will make Americas financial recovery that much more harder. America really needs to get on the right side of history and cut Israel loose from its skirts. Let Israel face the music for its folly and its International insult to humanity.

    • America uses words like,deplorable,unhelpful,destructive,provocative.America prefers wasting its breath more than taking decisive physical action like cutting off AID and WEAPONS and AMMUNITION to Israel thus solving the conflict in a matter of hours.

    • The only fitting award I could see Netanyahu deserving is a long prison sentence for his many contributions to war crimes against the Palestinian People.

  • Israeli citizens for boycott call on Reykjavik to stand by its decision
  • Everyone's kicking AIPAC now that it's down
    • Fuller more comprehensive article here.....it's got serious.

      http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703612,00.html

    • King Abdullah of Jordan has severed telephone communications with Netanyahu over Al Aqsa Mosque so it is clear to everyone that Jordan is not coordinating its response to Al Aqsa events with Israel. The UN speeches this session are going to be interesting.

      http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.677279

    • AIPAC cannot sink soon enough for America. It has caused damage far greater than people in America may realise. It will take America decades to live down what they have allowed to happen in Palestine. It is de javu in one sense......the World stood idly by and watched immobile while Germany invaded Poland and committed attrocities on the Polish people. What Israel aided by America is doing in Palestine is no different. History repeating itself when the World said it would never allow it to happen again.

    • American integrity and global status has already been eroded markedly by the so called 'Special Relationship'. American tourists globally are at risk due to it because as long as America keeps supplying Israel with weapons and ammunition that Israel uses to commit war crimes against Palestinians like Cast Lead and Protective Edge then many in the global community view America as complicit in the crimes. Americans need to pressure the Government to get honest about what it is doing and get back on track again and remember what America always stood for. The American Government has been hijacked by Israel and is being dragged nose first through the mud. If I was an American I would feel betrayed and humiliated. Americans deserve better than a relationship with an Israeli Government that is mimicking its former persecutors more and more by the hour. Al Aqsa and Israels actions to take it over is the most dangerous thing Israel has ever done or is doing. America needs to force Israel to stand aside and let the Palestinian State come into being. If Israel pursues its current course there will not be much left of Israel.

  • Bernie Sanders is 'radical' on economic policy but a pussycat for Israel
    • Yep....people say the Two State solution is dead....lol......all it took was a majority agreement.....coupla signatures on a piece of paper and Palestine was carved up making one section Israel. States are created that easily. To say otherwise is untrue and misleading. Demographics need not matter either. Settlers can remain within Palestines borders if they become Palestinian Citizens subject to Palestinian Law. Dual citizenship should not be allowed because settlers will naturally use that to cause trouble and interference. Palestine should also be allowed a defence force. Lord knows they will need it given historically Israel has ALWAYS been a threat to Palestine. Even an international Force could defend the borders but under no circumstances should Palestinians be left with no means of defence....it is a violation of sovereignty to deny it to them.

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