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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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  • Lawsuit aims to block U.S. foreign aid to Israel as clandestine nuclear power
  • Obama Justice Dep't is representing Elliott Abrams against suit by Palestinians opposing settlements
    • Well done Phil and John for exposing this deliberate attempt to pervert the course of true Justice. If this does not wake Americans up I do not know what will. This is the perfect example to highlight to Americans that their country and its money does not belong to Americans. It clearly belongs to Israel. This case is going to cost American taxpayers millions of dollars just to defend the Criminal State of Israel and its criminal activities that violate official US Policy and International Law. When Obama encouraged Americans to vote for him and vote for change what he meant was change of country. America is now a colony of Israel. It's people and military will fight Israeli wars whilst Israeli troops mow the lawn......absolutely vile and despicable.

  • Black Lives Matter will defeat the Israel lobby (because the lobby can't debate reality)
    • I certainly don't think the Americans are going to turn America over to Israel willingly as seems to be happening at the moment due to the nefarious activities of the pro Israel Lobby. Much of their activities, in fact most, are kept behind closed doors with large sums of money changing hands to buy allegiance to Israel. Wait for the backlash DaBakr.......the big reveal is only just starting and the American people are beginning to mobilize against Israel's interference in their government.There have been more people confronting politicians about Israel last year and more so this year than at anytime previous so I consider your take on things to be a little deluded. You can expect the confrontation of Israel to increase by years end.

  • Jewish organizations' response to Black Lives Matter platform demonstrates inability to engage with reality in Israel
    • Ariel Sharon was a convicted genocidaire for his actions in the deaths of Palestinians in Shatilla et al in Lebanon. Massacres of Palestinians in villages goes right back to before 1948. Herzl called for removal of Palestinians by any means,as did Jabotinsky. Ben Gurion made no secret he preferred Palestinians dead rather than remain in Palestine.

  • Dream Defenders statement on the condemnation of Movement for Black Lives platform by some pro-Israel groups
    • Pulling up and confronting Israel cannot be delayed. It has been delayed for seventy plus years already. What Israel is doing is legally wrong,morally wrong,spiritually wrong. It is a threat to the entire World to let such a Nation as Israel have the unfettered impunity it has. They could do anything at present. Decapitate a hundred Palestinian children in the street and all the State Department would say is .....We deplore it at the deepest level and consider that this action in no way fits into the Two State policy we endorse nor does this action assist the peace process.

  • Israel lobby panics about 'spoiled' next generation of American leaders turning against it
    • how shortsighted and closed minded are these Zionist excuses for people. The youth of today are NOT turning against Israel because they are "spoilt". They are turning against Israel because of Israel's criminality,aggression,arrogance and total ignorance of Palestinians basic human rights. They do not support zionist supremacists. Nor do many other people in general society regardless of age support the criminal state of Israel. The special relationship benefits Israel only....no-one else and if Israel wants to behave as it is in an ever worsening manner than it can expect to lose a lot more support. And I for one consider it long overdue.

  • Former AIPAC official says Israel should get no US aid without ending 'oppressive' settlements
    • Apparently the figures Shinbet gave World Vision that they say Halabi funnelled to Hamas do not add up...surprise ,surprise............http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.735769

    • I also saw on Haaretz that World Vision has come out and said that based on the information the Israeli's have given them and based on what they have said they have no reason to believe Halabi has done anything wrong and they still support him. So the Israeli wheels are getting a bit wobbly on their accusations. Hopefully it will backfire big time. Setting up World Vision on a fraudulent charge will not go down well in the bible belt in the US.

    • I understand Kay...similar happens here and in Aussie. Not much is said about events in Israel and Palestine though when major events like Cast Lead and Protective Edge occur we get good coverage then. As for Peace Process stuff it is very short and sweet and more or less mentioned in Passing. What woke the Kiwi's up was just after John Key took office as PM here he quietly reopened the Israeli Embassy. It was closed by the previous government after Mossad Agents were caught illegally making NZ Passports from deceased peoples names. Then the Dead Sea cosmetic crew staffed by settlers arrived in NZ and they began ripping off and clearing out the bank accounts of Pensioners and those who were mentally ill. They nearly got lynched and John Key and his government ummed and ahhhed but it was the people of NZ who drove the Dead Sea staff out of NZ. They left in such a hurry they left flats and homes as they were and abandoned their property and boarded planes and left. They tossed the keys of rental cars away and house keys to flats etc. Israeli's are not liked here.

    • lol...that's made my day.

    • Again if the Two State policy of the America Government was important they would cut the AID to force compliance....The Occupation would come to a swift end.

    • What gets me is Netanyahu et al have bragged many times how prosperous Israel is and that it doesn't need AID from America and then when the issue of renegotiating AID comes up Israel pushes for an increase and comes up with all the justifications under the sun as to why they need it. It is high time Americans confronted their delegates and told them no more money to Israel. They cannot have it both ways. It seems the American Government is happy to let Israeli's live off the fat of the land at the expense of American taxpayers. When you look at the billions America has given Israel which it undisputably uses in the main part to maintain an illegal occupation and illegal settlements and intolerable subjugation of Palestinians it is clear that the Two State policy the American Government states it says is important is in actuality unimportant.

  • Anti-occupation activists stand with Black Lives Matter as Jewish orgs attack movement over Israel criticisms
    • You stated that America is a colonized land. That is true, Jackdaw, a defence Zionists use all the time ignoring the fact that during that era that America was colonized the action was LEGAL under International standards and laws of that era. What Zionists ignore conveniently is the fact Jewish European immigrants, many illegal immigrants colonized Palestine when under International Law during that era colonization was ILLEGAL. There, Jackdaw, is the reality you ignore conveniently to pervert and justify Israel's criminal actions.

    • That's exactly it Kay......they think they can get away with anything whilst hiding behind America. In my past I have watched Americans take a lot. On the battlefield and on the street. Once they decide they have had enough they get pretty determined and in many ways their are the gradual signs that point is not too far off. Whether Trump or Clinton gets in.....neither realise the catalyst for change they are actually becoming. And it won't be the change either of them were expecting. It will look and sound more like a revolution....thousands of Americans stamping their feet and raising their fists saying enough!

    • I would say Kay that Richard Boyd won that bout hands down and has won the right to face off in the championship bout against Netanyahu, That would be a joy to see. The Zionist facing Boyd in his reply could not even look him in the eye. Sure sign he didn't believe what he was saying to Boyd. Class Videocap!

    • Wholeheartedly agree oldgeezer.......sanctions are sorely overdue for Israel and no government in the World can justifiably or rationally support or defend Israel any longer. America and UK governments are beginning to look ridiculous doing nothing.

    • Silly thing to do Jackie boy......Look at all the Jaffa oranges the Arabs grew. Then you Zionists came along and relieved them of the oranges and sold them as their own. Problem is horticulturally the orange trees show genetic links to those trees found in Spain, cuttings of which were sent centuries ago to Palestinians as a gift from Spain.

    • Jackdaw does project a superiority complex. He suffers the delusion that Israel is invincible. Hezbollah has tens of thousands of missiles aimed at Israel. Iran has hundreds of thousands. He forgets that Generals in the IDF have said Israel could not withstand a saturation attack of missiles. It does not have the defenses. One stray missile on Dimona and Israel is glass.

    • And just one more thought Jackdaw....maybe you need to look at mowing your own lawn before your neighbours mow it for you.

    • That's right Jackdaw...you keep looking at your simplistic view of things as you are without taking your gaze off yourself and thinking maybe you do have some faults that need addressing. The fact is a wake up call of large proportions is heading for Israel and whilst it may or may not survive it hopefully will never,ever be the same again. The Germans and Japanese learnt....so will Zionist Israelis. The World rejects Supremacists with quite a thump once the covers are fully drawn back to expose ALL their dirty little secrets. As it stands you won't find many people willing to lend Israeli's a helping hand at the moment.

    • Take a valium Hophmi and calm down....they are merely telling the truth about Israel. Honesty, as you know, is the best policy.

    • Don't worry Mooser....here is something the Zionists can't argue with...it's cast in iron clad proof!.......http://www.palestinechronicle.com/palestine-made-metal-sewage-covers-refutes-israels-claim-territory/

  • Israeli mayor: No Arabs in our pools because their 'hygiene culture is not like ours'
    • Yes....the Lebonese refuse to travel on the same bus as Israeli team members and a Saudi who refused to enter the ring against an Israeli opponent was happy to forfeit the match to the Israeli rather than share the ring. So times are changing. Big time.

    • What has always bothered me since I first got involved in supporting Palestinians in 2008 is how a people like the Israeli Zionists who were so abused in their homeland Europe during WW2 can bring themselves to treat others in the same fashion that they themselves found and find abhorrent. I have difficulty putting myself in their shoes even after having done a lot of phsychology training. I get the abused can progress to be abusers themselves but this is a nation. Mindboggling.

  • Video: Israeli soldier throws 8-year old Palestinian girl's bike into bushes
    • Just as an aside Annie I am aware more and more Americans are moving to NZ. Several staff at the Hospital in my town from the US. And its not just medical staff coming here. In all the years I have been here I have never witnessed so many Americans coming here to live permanently.

    • The State Department is pathetic. I used to read it daily. It drove me to anger which is not a good thing at the moment for me. So I quit reading it. The American people this election need to make themselves heard. If America keeps this farce of a special relationship going then Americas future is going to head drastically South. It cannot justify nor support Israel if it wants to raise its image. Mind you Trump and Clinton are busily destroying Americas image at the moment too. The news here in NZ is pretty scathing on both of them. More than I have ever heard said in the past. Political clowns can sit and sip their wine and whiskey and laugh about it all but it is the military people doing duty around the World that cop the flak for their stupidity.

    • Jews may arguably have a right to live in Hebron....problem is for quite a few years the settler population has grown and more and more settlers have taken provocative actions harassing Palestinians non stop in an attempt to drive them out so it is a jewish only town. Ben Gurion was a terrorist first and foremost.....I really don't bother what he thought or had to say. Having read his diary on line his statements prior 1948 and after are chilling. A nazi incarnate.

  • Sam Harris and the politics of 'good intentions'
    • He seems to be an apologist for war crimes.As for ridding Vietnam of its rural population I question that because I-Corp an American Military unit worked behind the lines ensuring villages remained functional and safe from VC Fighters. Ask I-Corps personnel how many villages they saw the VC slaughter.

  • Israeli racism unmasks Netanyahu goodwill video
    • No point using camera.org as a reference. That site is run by Eli Hertz who is a zionist himself and former IDF and his staff were caught manipulating and altering posts about Israel on Wikipedia to read more like the zionist view of Israeli History. Camera. org itself is know also for posting misleading articles made up of statements taken out of context and cobbled together to also paint a picture of the zionist view of Israeli history. In a nutshell Camera.org is not a reputable source for anything other than hasbara.

  • Five US citizens detained, interrogated, denied entry to Israel
    • World Vision based on information recieved from Israel and what Israel has verbally said they state they have no reason to believe Halabi has done anything wrong and they maintain support for Halabi. Now its all down to Israel to convince everyone Halabi and World Vision is lying. Not the kind of thing Israel can afford to get wrong. The cost diplomatically and support wise will be great if they get proved wrong and World Vision is cleared.

    • I have to say...given the checks World Vision would have and do have in place to check where funds go due to more and more questions being asked by people like Ileanna Ros Lehtinen et al, it is difficult to believe. Halabi being as educated as he is would not risk the likelihood of being caught. I don't think he is that stupid. I would be more inclined to think Israel is attempting to discredit foreign NGO's and Aid Agencies as payback for the damage they caused diplomatically for Israel during Protective Edge.

    • This behaviour by Israel has been known for some time yet America and UK stand joined at the hip with this despotic State of Israel. Why would they? It seems the American Government and British Government thinks it is okay to view their citizens as unimportant and suitably qualified to be abused by Israel. Why is that? Is it within their tiny minds to realise that these governments do not attract voters by sanctioning such abuse by Israel? Does it not cross their minds that Israel has zero respect for them and has no intention of treating them politely? Seemingly Israel cherishes being rude,abrasive and insulting...it appears to cherish agressiveness and isolation. Why would any just state support Israel? Why would anyone give them weapons? They cannot conduct themselves responsibly or maturely without weapons and American and British Governments crawl across the floor to put weapons in these peoples hands....why?

  • The 'New York Times' is dead set on marginalizing Jewish anti-Zionism
    • I realise Hophmi made the statement but your ability to be called and turn it against him is worthy of praise Mooser.

    • There is no holding Mooser back when he is on a roll

    • Re CitizenC......To me the statement falls in line with Israel's assertion that 242 did not mean ALL the territories. It is pure semantics....I am anti semantic.

  • Who has ever succeeded in taming patriotism?
    • America has been defeated for the first time in history, for any nation, without a shot being fired ,by a lesser equipped,far smaller nation than itself, Israel. The plan was subtle and so fiendishly simple, to quote BlackAdder........."You could pin a tail on it and call it a Donkey". They used a simple plan. They took advantage of Americas trust and need to help the downtrodden. They used Americas love of the American dream.....the need to make and have lot's of money. Zionist Israeli's seemed to give huge amounts of money to politicians to assist them in elections the only requirement....to help the poor victims of the Holocaust. Simple...so simple it was brilliant! Why wouldn't you? Problem was the Zionists had a cunning plan....to take more from America than it gave. It opened very powerful institutions like AIPAC and ADL and these Zionist backed entities spread their troops across America in no time. They targetted the powerbase enginroom of America....its government. They wined and dined them,,,,gave them extravagant gifts and large gifts of money....just to help them out you understand. Nothing sinister behind it....how could it be sinister....they had such nice friendly smiles. Bottomline....the Zionists always took far more. Look at American governance today....two parties both containing large numbers of politicians dependant on Zionist money to stay in power and for the millions Zionists give they take billions in AID and Weaponry to steal land and ethnically cleanse Palestine and subjugate and torment the Palestinian people. Netanyahu himself calls conditions in Gaza awful. He orchestrated that. Zionists are a people who themselves were abused and contained and killed en masse by Nazi Germany....Now Zionists are visiting that same horror on Palestinians and American politicians willingly assist because nowadays Israel owns America and it calls the tune. The great standard of Justice Freedom and Equality has fallen without a shot being fired and untangling itself from Israel is going to be extremely messy. How much do Americans love freedom and Independence....not enough apparently. They know what's happening but they are gobsmacked it has happened right under their noses......they have been betrayed in the worst way possible and now suffer humiliation watching their President get insulted by Israel and watching the Head of Israel lecture Congress anytime he chooses. No one electxed Netanyahu to govern America....no one elected Israel to control and define its policies. Americans this election are faced with choosing dumb and dumber...two candidates supplied and funded by Zionist Israel that makes America more laughable AND HUMILIATES ITS PEOPLE BEFORE THE WORLD even more. Americans stand puzzled and trance like...immobile to do anything. Powerful stuff Ziocaine.

  • Jews need to study the Torah in order to criticize Israel, Beinart says
    • There is absolutely no need whatsoever to read or understand the Torah in order to understand or comprehend that what Israel is doing is wrong on so many levels. Our own sense of compassion and empathy for our fellow human beings tells us it is wrong as does our inbuilt sense of right and wrong. If watching something cause us to experience knots twisting in our gut and causes us to have tears filling our eyes then it is wrong. When it reflects visions of the recent past in our modern history and we see repeat performances of past behaviour that cost the lives of millions we know its wrong. We do not need to read the Torah to tell us those obvious and apparent things. The most glaring image that tells us what is happening is wrong is when we see children being brought lifeless from the rubble of burning buildings. No words are necessary to tell us that is wrong. Children are our messengers to the future. We need to take great care in the message we give them to take forward.

  • Not just financial support but inspiration: your role in advancing Mondoweiss
    • Thank you very much eljay! Very kind of you and totally unexpected!(thumbsup)

    • Phil....I have no problem endorsing or physically supporting the excellent platform you and others have provided to challenge and confront what Zionist Israel is doing. I am wanting and needing at this point to be entirely open about myself. I am heading up for sixty three years of age. I am of staunch Scottish blood and a true believer of freedom. I am not racist I take people as they come and assess them by their behaviour toward others and myself. Three years ago I was diagnosed as terminally ill. I am an Australian veteran and served aboard the most decorated ship in the Australian Navy during Australias last couple of years involvement in Vietnam. It awoke my political self and opened my eyes fully. Conscription was in in Australia yet I was raised to defend my country where I lived if called upon. I didn't wait to be draughted. I volunteered willingly to defend the people I lived amongst and my family.

      I got interested in Israel when Cast Lead was launched and have been active on pro Palestinian sites since. As I said I was deemed terminal a coupla years ago and have been sick for some nineteen years. I live off an invalid benefit so financially supporting the site is not p[ossible unfortunately. I have plenty of free time and love what you guys do here so anything I can do to help physically I am more than happy to. To me the biggest threat to the World at present is Zionist Israel because of the precedents it is setting.....the impunity it enjoys for crimes I was taught are illegal and certainly not honourable so I am happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with you guys and assist in a physical sense. In deviantArt's early days I was a senior member and moderated threads etc so I do have an understanding of how things are run and I also was involved in the longest running thread Palestinian State on Yahoo message boards before they closed in New Zealand where I now live. Everyone who knows me here knows I am Pro Palestinian and why. And yes....they know about Mondoweiss. I frequent the Guardians boards too. So......I stand with you all here and hope at some time I can assist in a more tangible way....upward and onward Phil and everyone here. :)

  • America's iron fist in the Middle East
    • Yep....and on a warm sunny day they will soon be flying over Gaza manned by Israeli Pilots courtesy of the American Government. America takes mowing the lawn seriously apparently.

    • All I have witnessed and learnt in my lifetime with regard to conflict is when people back the true aggressors of the World it eventually turns on those people and bites them fair and square on the butt. America's moment of reckoning is coming. The Vietnam War was a warning shot. The direct attack on the Twin Towers was a declaration of war. Libya and Benghazi and the aftermath of Iraq was a statement that America is in trouble and the closer and tighter it gets to the criminal regime of Israel ensures that because it backs the largest nefarious aggressor against Arabs in the region that America is soon to get its comeuppence for walking so blindly roughshod over peoples lives. It's fall is guaranteed unless it makes some rapid changes. The battlefield has changed and its superior weaponry rendered incapable of solving human issues and innovation.

  • Over ninety percent of Gaza's water wells are unsafe for human consumption
    • If Israel ceased ethnically cleansing Palestinians and stealing all Palestinian land and ceased Occupying Palestine and illegally settling it and stayed within its declared borders then Hamas would not be a problem and they would have no need to tunnel because they would be free to go about their business without restriction. Israel has created the conflict with its illegal actions. Palestinian actions are an understandable response to the obvious threat Israel has shown itself to be.

    • They certainly want the land but more importantly they want to break and eradicate Hamas because no matter how Israel tries they cannot eradicate their resistance and Hamas has proved to be a formidable opponent in that they have increased the cost to Israel with every battle and they work outside the square and catch Israel off guard again and again. Israel wants the land because it is the only major enclave of Palestxinians left within an otherwise all Israeli area. It is a thorn in Israel's side. I thought Netanyahu's statement on Palestine Chronicle today was bizarre. He stated conditions in Gaza were"awful". Doesn't appear to have caused him to be awful enough to end the occupation or the blockade. Gaza is as it is due to his orders and direction of the IDF. Kindly and willingly sponsored by American weapons,

  • Using Rep. Johnson's innocent comment to stain his reputation was the real crime
    • Strewth....I came on here to read the comments and started reading what Mooser posted. I started laughing then choked on a laugh and coughed for twenty minutes. I now have tears down my cheeks. I enjoyed the laugh but not the coughing...lol. Mooser is one of a kind. This sites moral booster! :)

    • Settlers cannot be considered humane when they burn people alive and run over children in vehicles.

    • The problem you have there is under the UN Human Rights act no person or persons are allowed to impose their religion on another hence Religion plays no part in International Law. Israel keeps the conflict going by attempting to float the Zionist view of Judaism and concocted Jewish History of the area.

    • The problem is Annie that many will equate what Israeli Jews are doing with all Jews and therefore Israeli Jews threaten the future of Diaspora Jews by their actions. We know ALL Jews are not the same,thankfully, as demonstrated clearly on this site.....however, that will not stop the comparison which is why Zionism needs to be stopped.

    • The whole argument put forth by ADL is a simple duck for cover. A move to avoid being exposed. Is it petty...most certainly but like any guilty party they grab at any deflection to avoid the covers being raised on their dirty little secret. It is becoming impossible for Israeli Jews to hide their dirty little secret and if they want to avoid being compared to insect life that devours forests and crops etc then all they have to do is cease and desist from such abhorrent behaviour. What they are doing is defending the indefensible. If they were not engaging in unacceptable behaviour,illegitimate behaviour, wrongful and immoral behaviour then they would not come under attack. Some might say or use another analogy...If you cannot stand the heat then get out of the kitchen. ADL forgets that the World stood in absolute disgust when the truth of the Nazi extermination program of Jews became known in WW2. Many anologies of a distasteful kind were made about Germans and some would argue it was justly deserved. That their behaviour toward Jews justified such distasteful remarks. Is ADL saying that the World should simply accept similar behaviour by Israeli Jews toward Palestinians? That their distasteful actions should not draw distasteful anologies? Or maybe we should just turn a blind eye to Israeli murderous actions? Or maybe we should applaud them for Israeli innovation in removing a whole ethnic group from the land? ADL is an adult organisation and conducts adult business. It has choices in life. It can behave in an acceptable manner or face the consequences for supporting and acting complicitly with its parent nation. Fact is their is no need for Americans to listen to Israeli Foreign Agents like ADL or AIPAC at all and it is high time Americans showed them the door. That a country like Israel is not welcome in their fold...that peaceful human beings do not conduct themselves like Israeli's do. Israeli's have no right to criticise,comment or pass judgement on anyone until they stop behaving like their former abusers. And if they choose to continue then life for them will become increasingly uncomfortable because good people are not going to go quietly into the night to suit them.

  • Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry to World: Stop issuing useless condemnations
    • I agree with the Palestinians. Expressing deep concern or finding Israeli actions deplorable or not conducive to the Peace Process is simply a waste of good air that we could better use to breath. It does absolutely nothing physicallt to utter those words. Israel does not bat an eyelid. At some point if America or Britain stands by their government policy on settlements then in order for them to be taken seriously or viewed with respect they need to add some physical substance to their words...some viable action that rams the message home to the hilt at Israel....like ceasing any aid or supply of weaponry and ending all trade with Israel until it complies and ends the Occupation and removes its known illegal settlers from Palestinian Land...ALL OF IT.

  • Democratic Party consultant asked about Palestinian rights: 'Not my problem'
    • Where do you get your figures from Jon 66? Link please.

    • so what you are saying Jon 66 is when I recall roughly the figure Obama stated you get your nose out of joint and when I have the decency to post the actual figure in the LA TIMES you still get your nose out of joint. I note none of your figures stated were factual nor were they supported by any actual links or articles....that's hasbrats for you.

    • For Jon66........ Each Iron Dome battery costs about $100 million; Israel currently has nine batteries.

      And each Iron Dome Tamir missile that Israel fires — and usually two are sent up to intercept each descending rocket — costs at least $50,000.

      Each rocket Hamas fires costs $500 to $1,000 to produce. Hamas had 9,000 rockets at its disposal at the start of the recent conflict. Hezbollah reportedly has 100,000 rockets, including long-range Scuds. Do the math. How Israel might cope economically, not to mention militarily, with such a rocket deluge in a future clash is a very real problem.

      So far, Israel has coped thanks to the generous financial support of the U.S., which has given Israel over the last decade or so more than $1 billion to cover Iron Dome. Indeed, this month President Obama signed off on an additional $225 million for the program.

      http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-morris-iron-dome-disastrous-for-israel-20140822-story.html

    • Jon66...250 million was the figure quoted by Obama on the news when he stated they were building more batteries for Israel during Protective Edge. How many batteries has America provided.....more to the point Jon 66, how many batteries has Netanyahu and Israel paid for given Israel started the conflict.

    • Amigo says the figure is three trillion....three trillion to Israel that could have been spent on creating American jobs and American opportunities instead of spending it on the commission of crimes against humanity that only drags the World view of America into disrepute and creates enemies for America....no logic to that.

    • No one who questioned the figure I posted made any mention of the $250 MILLION per launcher for Iron Dome that the Obama government gave Israel or the money sunk into Davids Sling etc. That money was outside the usual AID PACKAGE to Israel. Aid that Netanyahu states time and again when it suits he does not need then he states it is not enough. The whole point here is what would Americans do if they were being tipped out of their houses in the Middle of the night and given nowhere to go. Imagine four twin Tower events every two years. Israel complains about Rocket fire from Gaza but does nothing about illegal settlement of Palestinian Land. What it does do is step up public gunning down of Palestinians involved in alleged attempts to kill military personnel from Israel....the illegal Occupation Force...the illegal settlers...the illegal house demolition crew.

      There is NO legitimate reason for America or UK to supply Israel with AID to combat a conflict that Israel created of its own free will. Israeli's arrived from Europe with the clear and motivated intent of removing Palestinians from their land and homes. Israeli's have zero historic connection to Palestine. The majority have only historic connection to Europe. Look at the millions of refugees Israel has created in the Middle East since prior to 1948 AND IT STILL creates refugees. Israel DOES NOT deserve support for any of the mayhem it has generated. Put Brits or Americans in Palestinian shoes and they would be fighting back against Israel. There is no credible reason to support Israel's criminal behaviour that I see...no valid justification at all. It is just plain vulgar and an insult to all that's human.

    • America is a trillion in debt and America has given Israel around a trillion since 1948. Coincidence? You can begin to see why manufacturers and small businesses are shutting down in America. The money they need is going to Israel and Clinton is there to make sure they get more as is Trump.

    • For Evil to prosper, Good men and women need do nothing.

      If America wonders why it continues to track downward Global Status wise it is because it stands with no gap alongside the Criminal State of Israel. It is because its current two clowns standing as Presidential Nominees are funded by Pro Israel supporters and because its Government is peppered with similar Politicians. It is because its politicians is swayed and bribed by the likes of AIPAC and the above people in those groups are solely self centered and focused on money and their own well being and financial gains. This is why anyone globally looking in who hears Hilary Clinton talk about the "WE" aspect see it as a total lie......she cares only about herself. It's why National Security to her is an imposition....she is immature in her stance of she wants what she wants when she wants it. The Sanders Brigade needs to start organizing street marches and disrupt the traffic flow like the Vietnam protesters did or America is going nowhere but down.

  • The magic rubber bullet theory
    • Somehow Annie I disagree with the IDF never having to go up against an adequately armed force. I see it getting closer the bolder they get when they openly murder Palestinians in full public view. You can push people so far and you can push nations so far. I don't believe the Zionist Regime thinks far enough ahead... they act like they are invincible now.....that foretells a fall not far off.

    • Makes me wonder how the IDF will cope against an adequately armed force in the future, or maybe it answers why they haven't.

  • Jerusalem municipality 'taking advantage' of US elections to expand settlements
    • Can't possibly argue with that Mooser...Geneva Convention states clearly that the only people legally allowed to remain on Occupied territory is military personnel. Given Israel insists they build and stay there it means ulteriorly by action that the people are there as military personnel thus making them legitimate targets by resistance forces.

    • Da Bakr....Israel is free to build on any land within its borders...problem is it keeps building on other peoples land not sovereign to it.

    • Echinococcus I love your thinking plus the introduction of a very apt and beautiful word in the english language...Plebiscite....let freedom ring! The Partition Plan contains the only legally recognised borders of Israel. To this day Israel as a state is Internationally recognised on those borders so it stands to reason that as a starting point Israel should be rolled back with no conditions discussed to those borders. After all.....it can be proven now simply that Israel has taken territory illegally....therefore it has a responsibility to comply....if it is a legitimate state that is.

    • If settlers are a defence bulwark as stated then Palestinians can consider settlers as military personnel and therefore legitimate targets under the Geneva Convention. This is possibly the first time I have seen an Israeli openly state settlers are fulfilling a military roll.

    • Yes.....if Israel can now be proven to have deliberately built settlements knowing them to be illegal then with International pressure brought to bear they cannot complain being asked to move settlers they know to be illegal. The question is when WILL International pressure in support of International Law and delivering Palestinians the right to self determination be brought to bear on Israel. Like the cessation of all aid and weaponry supplied to Israel and permission for Israeli's to land their aircraft in Europe etc. End trade deals with Israel until it complies. Won't happen because the politicians are owned by Zionists.

    • And when it all flies apart and Israel runs America aground after emptying its finances Americans will ask....How did that happen? America is teetering on the edge now....the two current Presidential delegates are proof of that.

    • Furthermore Hilary Clinton has been financed and continues to be financed by the Pro Israeli Lobby. Guys like Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson who also finances Netanyahu.

    • Deplorable,unhelpful,contrary to the peace process...blah blah blah.....the day America physically does something and backs its own policy the World will faint in shock.But we do have potentially SuperHilary coming soon to an AIPAC meeting near you.

    • Yes Kay24, it's the reason Americas status and integrity is so low. As Rumsfeld would have said...."This is a known known".

  • In new book, Ilan Pappé says settler colonialism and apartheid best explain Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    • Judging by the many comments we get here from Zionists it seems literacy amongst them and good eyesight appears to be a common affliction.

    • Dabakr...it is a well documented fact that Israel as the Occupying power of the West Bank has taken control of ALL Palestinian resources including water. Israel has three main water sources,two of which are in Occupied Palestinian Territory. Even though under International Law resources in Palestine are Palestinian by ownership,Israel does not allow it by control by force. Settlements are known to recieve far more water than Palestinian villages. Palestinians do not recieve building permits nor are they allowed to bore for water under the restraints of the Occupation therefore...yes.... maintenance of services is non existent. The cause of that is the Occupation. Israel clearly makes life as difficult as possible for the Palestinians so they leave and settlers then seize the land with little effort. All this has been well documented over the years...your problem appears to be an inability to read....like many pro Israeli's.

  • Clintonites knocked out platform references to 'occupation' and 'settlements' in fear of Adelson, Zogby says
    • If Democrats lose funding from a patron who wishes to pervert the course of Justice,surely that is a good thing. If America is no longer led by its nose by a pip squeak foreign Nation surely that is a good thing and to be commended....or am I missing something here. Dems are only getting further down the list through illegitimacy. Or is it a contest to see who can be the worst Fascist.

    • Given Arabs are semitic Hophmi then Israel's actions of ethnic cleansing and forced transfer of Arabs, house demolitions,collective punishment in Gaza and extrajudicial killings of Palestinians is all anti semitic on Israel's part is it not? Or would you call it Israel's way of showing the light unto the Arab World.

  • 'Does he believe in a God'? -- DNC leaders wanted to undermine Sanders
    • To be Jewish or not to be Jewish....all very complex. In my view its like this. To be Christian you need to have a belief in Christian faith and ethics....if you don't then it is not possible to be a Christian or called one. Surely the same applies to Jews. They are Jewish if they believe in the Jewish faith and ethics...if not then they cannot be viewed as Jewish. Christians are not a race and neither are Muslims so how can Jews be a race when they aren't.

  • Video: 'Gaza in Context' says root of conflict is quest for Palestinian land, without Palestinians
    • They lack the ability to defend the indefensible and their problem will worsen in the months ahead. Israel and its Occupation and land theft is finished and Israeli's are viewed as Pariahs.

    • What an absolutely commendable and factual account of Israel's true intent. Noura Erekat and Nour Joudah have done their people proud and in so doing have left America with a lot of explaining to do for supplying support and weaponry and ordnance that Israel has use to disgustingly "mow the lawn". That latter euphemism shows the callousness and coldness with which Netanyahu and his compatriots go about the business of ethnic cleansing and murder of Palestinians in full view of the World. American and European Governments who could end this situation need to do some REAL soul searching and ask themselves what they actually stand for. The majority of free citizens around the Globe do not support what Israel has done or continues to do. Supportive Governments of Israel can no longer hide.

  • The iron law of institutions versus Bernie Sanders
    • I found this article Kay24 by Chas Freeman announcing his new book. He makes a damning paragraph aimed at Hilary in it and talks about what we just discussed.http://www.palestinechronicle.com/americas-continuing-misadventures-in-the-middle-east/

    • The bigger problem Clinton faces is sticking to supporting Israel and the special relationship. In the UN this week there has been a very strong address by World Leaders addressing the Security Council for more or less an end to Israel impunity. That Israels declared support for Two States is shown to be a lie by increased settlement activity and continued incitement and attacks toward Palestinians.

      For Clinton to continue Israeli Support it will only serve to undermine American interests and stature. The tide is very clearly turning against Israel and America can no longer support what the majority of the World views as a criminal state. If Clinton stubbornly refuses she is then condemning America to a world of International problems.

  • Israeli scholar refuses to shut up despite university punishment for saying settlers exhibit 'psychosis'
    • If you look at the Fourth Geneva Convention it states clearly that the only persons legally allowed to remain in Occupied territory are military personnel. Because Israel supports the illegal settlers and them being in Occupied territory the Israeli Government ulteriorly is saying they are Military personnel. This makes them ALL Legitimate targets.

  • Hillary Clinton has a decision to make
    • I am wondering what the Dems are going to trot out to sanction Clinton as President given she is now known not to be trusted with State Secrets and she plans on having Netanyahu at the Whitehouse in her first month. Like attracts like I guess. Everytime Netanyahu's lips move he lies. How can Clinton be Commander in Chief when they can't even trust her.

  • As Dems vote against Palestine, Cornel West warns it is the 'Vietnam War' of our time
    • I cannot say I am surprised by the outcome the Dems and Clinton have chosen. What they need is the people of America to show them what they truly think come election day. Get out and protest their choice on the streets just like you did in opposing the Vietnam War.....Stop Work to Stop the Occupation.

  • How Israel accidentally validated my activism
    • the problem, it seems with Mr Grover, Mooser, is every time he taps his keyboard and posts it seems to distort the truth. Must be a Zionist keyboard!

    • Kay24....this shows beyond doubt what a bunch of hypocrites the Cameron Government is. They claim to see the Two State Solution as the only option and support the Geneva Convention and the UN Charter and openly state settlements are illegal and yet they grant Diplomatic Immunity to a known Israeli war criminal like Livni. The UK needs to grow a pair as does the United States and call Israel what it is......an International Offence.

  • Marching to Cuomo's house (Updated)
  • Separation and conquest: Israel's ideological barrier
    • The Israeli's need no help. They bring the missiles from Gaza and any armed resistance upon themselves due to the illegal Occupation of Palestinian Land and theft of Palestinian Resources and control of Water and the slow motion genocide and daily oppression and forced subjugation of the Palestinian people. If Jews oppose the Holocaust and things like Auschwitz and Belsen and the Warsaw Ghetto then there should be no difficulty in understanding World and Palestinian opposition to Israel. It's not Rocket science.

    • Max......the WHOLE WORLD watched the cowardly IDF drop White Phosphorous shells on the civilian population of Gaza during Cast Lead in broad daylight in violation of International Law.

  • Israeli siege brings life to a halt in the southern West Bank
    • Unfortunately Kay24 it seems the situation is set to continue with the Zionist employee Clinton set to continue the wishes of the Israeli Government. It really is bewildering how Americans sit and do nothing about the undermining of their government and do nothing about the damaging effects Israel's actions have on the Status and Integrity of America globally. Americas continued support of Israel is what keeps the Occupation going and Americas complicity in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and the blatant open public murdering of Palestinians is becoming more sickening than at any other time in history. It beggars belief how any civilized human being could support Israel.......and yet......like Nightmare on Elm Street......the ghastly picture continues.

  • Netanyahu's bloody incitement
    • Tzipi Livni has been granted Diplomatic Immunity by the British Government during visit to UK and after being asked to voluntarily surrender to Scotland Yard to answer question on war crimes committed during the Gaza War. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/uk-police-ask-to-interview-israeli-former-minister-over-gaza-war

    • And Israel happily supplies the Nusra Front et al with weapons and ammunition and medical supplies and treatment.....happy to foment more death and destruction so they can walk in and control more territory....absolutely and totally sick politics from the sick Nation of Israel. But hey......America will always support Israel due to shared values and a special relationship......How long will Americans let this obscenity continue?

    • Yes Kay24....Hilary is going to make things even cosier for this despicable insult to humanity by inviting him to the Whitehouse in her first month in office. Do Americans really want a Special Relationship with Israel? Look at Netanyahu and ask how many Americans share this scumbags values! Why would Americans want to willingly handover $3 billion a year to a nation full of Netanyahu's. Palestinians have a very understandable logical reason for treating Israeli's as they do and Netanyahu is but one glaringly obvious reason. No other World Leader has brought me closer to vomiting on a weekly basis than Netanyahu. There are over 600,000 other glaringly obvious reasons in occupied territory why Palestinians treat Israeli's as they do. I have no sympathy for Israel.....it's position is entirely self inflicted. They had choices....free choices and Israeli's made a pact with the Devil Himself.

  • Clinton's 'infatuation with war' and neoconservatism stirs misgivings on the left
    • With regard to the Clinton email controversy and enquiry I have heard and seen a lot of people stating what Clinton did was not that bad....or what is all the fuss about....it's just a bunch of emails. People need to get a grip. Clinton was Secretary of State to the United States of America. An extremely high and important Government position requiring a high degree of responsibility and compliance with the US Government Security policies. Those policies are in place so absolutely no official secrets to do with Defence or any other important Government transactions are able to be viewed or known to enemies or potential enemies of the US. It is also a matter of confidentiality. When speaking to members of a Foreign Government confidentiality is an absolute necessity. That information should not be at risk of becoming public knowledge for good,sound, responsible reasons. Trust between Governments is extremely important. The security mechanisms included encrypted servers, scrambled voice communications, encoded messages etc. During the Second World War a common catch cry was careless talk costs lives. Not bad....not really bad....it's no biggie....what's all the fuss about......Hilary has done nothing wrong! The damned woman as Secretary of State,against policy and against warnings from other Government staff used an unsecured personal,public email service to conduct official government communications on. Classified and confidential information. Not once.......thousands of times. Her attitude and lack of responsibility could have and may have cost America a lot of lives. As a Government Official Hilary Clinton did not give a damn about security. Spoilt Hilary cares only about herself and does as she likes and places anyone she chooses at risk of harm whenever she likes and then has the barefaced cheek to state Trump is unfit for the position of President. She crossed herself off the list by her irresponsible actions. She is a loose cannon incapable of following protocol. That is how bad it is and how bad she is. If the FBI does not charge her then in the name of consistency the American Government needs to use everyday cell phones and email servers to conduct its business and not whinge when hundreds of people get killed by bomb blasts from terrorists. And Trump and Clinton after a lengthy process are America's two best people for President? Come on America....get the Zionist lobby out of your Government. They are an existential threat and Hilary is employed and paid by them.

  • Netanyahu agonistes
    • Problem is that as you freefall the velocity increases making ground contact with an unceremonious thud inevitable. My feeling is Israel in the past year has increased its downward velocity almost to the point of it being highly unlikely that it can pull up. The Zionist infiltrators in the American Government are in panic mode because it has now been placed in the public arena what they are actually doing. Continued support of Israel without ensuring the real arrival of Palestinian Freedom and a State of their own can no longer be continued. Defending Israel's criminality can no longer feasibly be maintained.

  • The naked racism of 'Save Jewish Jerusalem'
    • bizarre 10th rate Monty Python type sketch.....under scrutiny most Zionist Hasbara is a Monty Python Sketch from the historic homeland of the Jews to claiming Palestinian Land is legally theirs. The Middle East was generally owned by either Persia,Alexander the Great or Rome and then the Ottomans and then the British though the latter never claimed ownership they simply claimed a mandate to run it. Iran, formerly being Persia could claim it as their homeland under the same reasons as Israel. Religious beliefs don't enter International Law because it cannot take sides with any one belief. Most Israeli's are of European descent and thus their history is in Europe not the Middle East.

  • 'Politico' dares to publish Ehrenreich saying occupation fosters terrorism, and 'Camera' goes haywire
    • We strongly condemn....This does not help the Peace Process.....Very Disappointing......Deplorable........these are the more usual responses. What it needs is the US to cease AID and Weapons supplies until Israel complies with International Law and withdraws from territory occupied during the Six Day War. In fact ALL Territory it has illegally occupied since 1948 that does not fit the borders it declared as defined by 181. Those are Israels only legitimate borders. If it did that Gaza would not be disconnected from the West Bank which is why Israel occupied the other leg of Gaza that joined it to the West Bank.

    • From my days on the Palestinian State thread that was run on YahooNZ Message boards we discovered Camera.org is run by Eli Hertz who is a supporter of Netanyahu and former IDF. Members of Camera.Org. were caught red handed on Wikipedia altering all information to do with the formation of the State of Israel and UN involvement so it fitted the Zionist Hasbara version. What Camera .Org does on its own site is pieces together different snippets of fact and marries them together to form the picture they want to tell. They placed statements from Lord Caradon the author of Resolution 242 and only put up part of Caradons statements thus changing the entire context of what Caradon was saying so it fitted the Zionist Version. This is what is happening on many sites in one form or another but the Camera site is their best example of how to pervert the course of history.

  • Clintonites oppose 'occupation' mention in platform-- as Cornel West says party is 'beholden to AIPAC'
    • The Clintonites and AIPAC Lackies are missing the whole point. Israel declared its borders in 1948 as being those defined by the Partition Plan. Ever since those are the ONLY legitimate borders Israel has been recognised on globally. Israel signed and ratified the Fourth Geneva Convention which in a nutshell makes settlements illegal. What Clinton and Aipackers are supporting is Israel illegally operating outside its borders. What Clintonites and AIPACKERS support is complicity in Israels illegal actions and all its crimes in violation of its agreements internationally. How can Americans vote for Clinton knowing she is openly collaborating with a criminal state? How can they expect this stance to have a positive effect on Americas global status and integrity? It is time to clear Clinton and AIPAC's smokescreen aside and demand America acts according to law.

  • As San Francisco mourns Orlando, Trump pulls Clinton his way
    • I love ya Mooser...your defensive patterns are not only humorous but effective also...hats off to you!

    • Precisely correct old geezer. You have hit the nail right on the head. There is absolutely no justification morally or ethically in contributing billions of dollars in weaponry and aid in order for Israel to ethnically cleanse and illegally transfer millions of Palestinians. If we dare to look at the truth ,since Israel's inception, it has been entirely responsible for creating the greatest number of refugees in the World. And Israel apparently can commit any kind of attrocity against Palestinians and it will not affect the Aid Train coming from America and America wonders why Americans are more and more becoming targets. AIPAC Lackies like Clinton have betrayed Americans in order to facilitate the goals and expectations of Zionist Israel.

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