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  • Day Four of Israeli Attack on Gaza: Death toll hits 46 in Gaza, 381 civilians wounded; Israel destroys Ismail Haniya's office in Gaza City; Cairo hosting cease-fire talks
    • NYT just changed their headline for that article from the above ("to civilians") to "broaden to include government sites"
      Objective and accurate reporting had a very short life-span on NYT, once again

  • Israeli diplomat chased out of Morocco after mass protest
    • It seems great but it was actually a political act by the Adl wal Ihsan movement, which is a banned but tolerated party. After severing ties with the February 20th pro-democracy movement, this is the first major rally by the party. But it seems weird that they would focus on an uncontroversial subject (obviously, the Palestinian cause has a lot of support in Morocco) rather than the recent internal events that have taken place i.e. Amina Al Filali's suicide, arrest of Walid Bahomane for posting a caricature of the king on Facebook. Seems like they are trying to redeem their public image.

    • Firstly, Jerusalem holds importance for Islam and Christianity along with Judaism, so Israel cannot possibly restrict one. But they still do restrict Palestinian Muslims, while allowing non-Palestinian Muslims access; ethnic discrimination.
      Secondly, Mecca or Medina are not illegally annexed cities under international law, are they? Those cities have been under Muslim control since the 6th century continuously. It wouldn't be a problem if a city with only Jewish control and presence didn't let non-Jews (religiously speaking) in, but Jerusalem has been fought over for AGES and like I said, holds importance to the three Abrahamic religions.
      Thirdly, even if what Saudi Arabian government does is wrong (oh hello, another one of strongest US allies), does that validate the behaviour of other states?

      As for Western Sahara, you are absolutely right about the illegal occupation.

  • Advice to Zionists from a fellow loser
  • Shit Zionists say
  • One-State conference at Harvard - March 3 & 4, 2012
  • Beinart to cast Obama as caped hero of two-state-solution in forthcoming book
  • Why we should be furious the Haditha massacre Marines got no jail time
    • Annie, the Iraqi people are much more well-informed about the drone operations than Americans will ever be even though the only thing that will end them is American citizenry protesting against them

      “If they are afraid about their diplomats being attacked in Iraq, then they can take them out of the country,” said Mohammed Ghaleb Nasser, 57, an engineer from the northern city of Mosul.
      Hisham Mohammed Salah, 37, an Internet cafe owner in Mosul, said he did not differentiate between surveillance drones and the ones that fire missiles. “We hear from time to time that drone aircraft have killed half a village in Pakistan and Afghanistan under the pretext of pursuing terrorists,” Mr. Salah said. “Our fear is that will happen in Iraq under a different pretext.”

  • New additions to the Mondoweiss comments policy
  • Bad career move by Tilda Swinton
    • Phil, I don't think it had much to do with the Palestinian scarf photo, she got nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for a Golden Globe too.
      Although, I wish she never signed that petition which called for release of that child rapist, Roman Polanski

  • A regular commenter on this site seeks a more temperate comment board
  • Bombshell: Israeli intelligence posed as CIA to recruit terror group for covert war on Iran
    • That isn't much of a refutation to a two-page investigation offered by Mark Perry.

    • Exactly! I get that this seems like a well-planned leak but will the mainstream media address it?

    • Has Pakistan been trying to do so? As the article suggests, they did hand over a member to Iran back in 2010 but I would think they would be trying harder so that their relations with Iran do not deteriorate.

    • It really was a shocking article and it is such vital stuff that our media establishment continues to ignore.

  • Surviving Guantánamo
    • To think that he isn't the only one...the look on his face before he broke down. What are we doing? What?

  • Rick Santorum says murder of Iranian scientist was 'wonderful thing'
  • Ron Paul on Israel
    • He is obviously trying to avoid being labeled anti-Israel because he needs votes but he rather wants American NOT to go around lobbying for Israel or funding it. That actually would HELP the Palestinians because now you don't have a superpower backing up your oppressor. As for Israel doing whatever she wants for her defence and how that is dangerous for Palestinians, erm, it has been that way all along. It wouldn't change a damn thing about Israel's racist, recalcitrant and petulant behaviour

  • Omar Barghouti: 'They can colonize our lands, but they can never colonize our minds'
  • A Jewish voice left silent: Trying to articulate 'The Levantine Option'
    • Pipes is a blatant Islamophobe, I think Shasha was being nice when he called him a reactionary.
      I cannot get over "assimilationist self-hatred"

    • The Christians only felt left out because obviously, it was a demotion for them but it was an elevation for Muslims and most for Jews. But many Christians welcomed it despite some second-class citizenship laws which you would expect when one religion is promoted as the state religion. Hence, any religious state cannot be called a democracy.
      But even after the caliphate broke, there were Muslim and Christian taifas which prospered and there were cases of Muslims helping a neighbouring Christian taifa against another Muslim taifa et cetera

    • By the way, read this article (link to bechollashon.org) by right-winger nutjob Stephen Plaut who goes after a small group Sephardic Jews "radicals" who have voiced anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist sentiment and to quote, "they are in fact the natural allies of Palestinians and Islamists". And he brings up David Shasha too and slanderously, accuses that "his notion of Sephardic separateness is to advocate Sephardic alliance with Islamic radicalism" - er what?

      He opposes all vestiges of "Ashkenazifying" the Sephardic Jews, which in his mind means forcing on them modernization of life style and identification with Israel.

      When Middle East Quarterly ran Meyrav Wurmser's above-mentioned study of Sephardic radicalism, Shasha responded in a rage. Writing in The American Muslim, he denounced the Quarterly's editor, Daniel Pipes, as "reactionary." Elsewhere he wrote: "Israel is purportedly a democracy, but it does seem rather strange that those who espouse the most virulent and racist forms of Zionism are constantly berating and de-legitimizing the rights of others – in this case the Sephardim – from freely criticizing those who have wronged them."

      How ironic that the emergence of a movement of Sephardic communists and anti-Zionist extremists represents, first and foremost, the infection of such people by the disease of left-wing lunacy and assimilationist self-hatred that has long afflicted Ashkenazim and Western Jewish communities.

      Our Sephardic brethren may need to coin a Ladino, Arabic, and Hebrew equivalent for "shande" (Yiddish for "disgrace").

    • I was going to recommend Maria Rosa Menocal's book which was the first one that gave me insight into Judeo-Islamic period of glory during Umayyad caliphate in Spain. Obviously, there were discrimination cases as a result of religious tensions but mostly, it was rather fascinating. Samuel the Nagid, Moses ibn Ezra, Maimonides et cetera and how under Moorish rule, Jews developed Hebrew to be used outside of their synagogues. Beautiful stuff, really; even if a bit romanticized.

  • Israel: Still not doing Gandhi very well
    • Hmm, interesting, although I have many problems with Gandhi. If you ask me, erecting his statue could go either way. His time in South Africa he advocated for recruitment of Indians for British troops in the Anglo-Zulu wars. He held racist opinions of the indigenous Africans addressing them as "kaffirs" in many of his own writings.
      Addressing a public meeting in Bombay on Sept. 26 1896 (CW II p. 74), Gandhi said:
      Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.

      In the Government Gazette of Natal for Feb. 28 1905, a Bill was published regulating the use of fire-arms by the natives and Asiatics. Commenting on the Bill, the Indian Opinion of March 25 1905 stated:

      In this instance of the fire-arms, the Asiatic has been most improperly bracketed with the natives. The British Indian does not need any such restrictions as are imposed by the Bill on the natives regarding the carrying of fire-arms. The prominent race can remain so by preventing the native from arming himself. Is there a slightest vestige of justification for so preventing the British Indian?

      The prominent race? So basically, indigenous Africans were inferior to Europeans as well as Indians.

      Here is the budding Mahatma telling the white racists how they can perpetuate their Nazi domination over the vast majority of Africans.

      In fact, I never understood the idea that he wanted to abolish the Hindu caste system, he actually believed in it. He incorporated British as Brahmins, Indian merchants as Sudras and all non-Indian as the Untouchables. He actually told Jews, British and French to submit to Nazi invasion and occupation because the suffering would bring "inner strength" and some other babble.

      "I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions...If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourselves, man, woman, and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them."

      Maybe Israel should read this.

      In a post-war interview in 1946, he offered a view at an even further extreme:
      "Hitler," Gandhi said, "killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs... It would have aroused the world and the people of Germany... As it is they succumbed anyway in their millions."

      Sorry but that is some batshit crazy stuff to support

      If I were a Jew and were born in Germany and earned my livelihood there, I would claim Germany as my home even as the tallest Gentile German might, and challenge him to shoot me or cast me in the dungeon; I would refuse to be expelled or to submit to discriminating treatment. And for doing this I should not wait for the fellow Jews to join me in civil resistance, but would have confidence that in the end the rest were bound to follow my example. If one Jew or all the Jews were to accept the prescription here offered, he or they cannot be worse off than now. And suffering voluntarily undergone will bring them an inner strength and joy...the calculated violence of Hitler may even result in a general massacre of the Jews by way of his first answer to the declaration of such hostilities. But if the Jewish mind could be prepared for voluntary suffering, even the massacre I have imagined could be turned into a day of thanksgiving and joy that Jehovah had wrought deliverance of the race even at the hands of the tyrant. For to the God-fearing, death has no terror.

      ooook then

  • Trying to save two-state consensus, 'Washington Post' invokes 'demographic' threat
    • Phil, I haven't been around this site long enough to know what you think about the one-state vs two-state solution. What do you think? The current two-state solution is a farce resolution that will never grant Palestinians a sovereign, independent state but at the same time, the one-state solution gives off a Yugoslavia-ish vibe given the ethnic tensions.

  • Cooking magazines dish on new trend: labeling Arabic food Israeli!
    • Even an Israeli food writer, Gil Hovav, knows it is Arab cuisine (link to news.bbc.co.uk)

      Stefan Gates - So, is there such a thing as, as Jewish food?
      Gil Hovav - You’ll get Iraqi food, Egyptian food, Syrian food, Yemeni food, these are all, Jews came from these countries to Israel and they brought their food with them. Then you have the Ashkenazi food or East European food like Poland, Germany, Hungary etcetera and Ashkenazi Jews, especially Polish Jews will go to that little swimming pool over there and buy live carp to make gefilte fish. These terrible ray fish bones that they eat in spring in Passover.

      Gil Hovav - Almost everything. You can even find non-kosher food in this market although it’s mainly kosher. You know, the minute you introduce a non-kosher item to a store it becomes non- kosher. Since the big Russian immigration, you can even find pork and seafood in this market.
      Stephen Gates - Was that quite a shocking shift when, when you could suddenly start buying pork.
      Gil Hovav - It was a definite no-no before.
      Stephen Gates - Are traditional Jews offended by the fact that you can buy pork here?
      Gil Hovav - Well what they would do is very politely burn the store and they do it, you know, every once in a while. But if the store survives then you can find pork in it.

      Stephen Gates - In the divide between Palestinians and Israelis even simple humous has become political because both sides claim it as their own.
      Stephen Gates - But is humous originally Jewish or, or Arabic?
      Of course it’s Arabic. Humous is Arabic. Falafel, our national dish, our national Israeli dish, is completely Arabic and this salad that we call an Israeli Salad, actually it’s an Arab salad, Palestinian salad. So, we sort of robbed them of everything.

  • Ron Paul's antiwar position is simpleminded
    • He actually does advocate that

    • How easily you choose Obama 'because every one of his domestic policies is orders of magnitude better' without even a mere consideration of foreign civilian lives being ended by our foreign policy. It says a lot Slater.

    • Hmm did not know that, can you link me to that? Although Albanians were being persecuted under Milosevic, there should've been a better way than to side with an organization which adopted ethnic cleansing as well.

    • Slater, I do not think any commentators here (or Ron Paul) are against ALL wars. Congressional and executive approval go into contemplating about military intervention, is that so bad?
      Also, I wanted to ask you, Bosnia and Kosovo might look very similar but thee were distinctions. While Bosnian Muslims were at a great disadvantage, the KLA was involved in ethnic cleansing of Kosovar Serbs as well, we chose to side with them because of Serbian alignment with Russia. The fact that we lobbied for recognition of Kosovar independence even though Kosovo has a much weaker case compared to Palestinians who we lobby against, only reinforces why we step in for "humanitarian" purposes. Correct me if I am wrong but more often than not, our foreign adventures have been imperialistic in nature.

    • Like Arundhati Roy said, we were told that we were to stay in Afghanistan because of what the Taliban rule had done to the people, particularly women as if the war in Afghanistan was a feminist movement.
      "But it is not the case that an indiscriminate "antiwar" position is always the wisest and most moral posture. "
      Ron Paul never advocated for an indiscriminate anti-war position, he said that a war should be declared by the Constitution if deemed necessary.

  • F. W. de Klerk on why apartheid will fail in Israel/Palestine
    • Gaza's air space and waters are STILL in control of Israel, that isn't withdrawal especially when it keeps the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse DELIBERATELY.
      It is like you forcefully enter someone's bedroom and shove them around and then as "withdrawal", leave the room but control the entrance/exit

      A 2-state solution as it is is a farce Palestinian state which will continue to suffer (albeit suffer less) because of Israel and a 1-state solution seems like a bad idea given the Israeli-Palestinian tensions. So I am not sure what is to be done but the occupation needs to end. Remember, the South African apartheid fell and I know this makes you shit your made-in-Israel pants, but it will happen.

    • eat up the rest of the sentence he wrote, Zionism is proud!

    • eee, Israeli companies that operate in occupied territories (and employ Palestinians), how is that unclear to you? A lot of gravel is used to make roads in Israel. Where did Ahava get its resources?
      But of course your imbecilic comment is to be considered rather than those who actually lived during South African apartheid.

  • Palestinians fulfill Quartet's request. Israelis don't. Guess who 'Washington Post' blames?
    • It also called for the settlements to stop, why isn't the disregard for that being considered?
      Sometimes my European roots are a cause of guilt because of what we've done to so many people in other parts of the world. British were responsible for allowing Zionists to steal Palestinian land because it failed to stop one dictator. And even now, even the latest EU statement condemning settlements and the TERRORIST settlers, it continues military agreements with Israel (including the Scandinavian countries which have a strong support for Palestinians) in direct violations of EU laws. Pathetic.

    • So because Annie is being ridiculous, you had nothing intelligent to say?
      "Mr. Abbas dispatched his negotiator to Tuesday’s meeting to avoid being blamed by the Quartet for causing the stillbirth of its latest peace plan" - unless your comprehension levels are low, the article gives no credit for the Palestinians for stepping up.
      Israel HAS demanded for no preconditions. Quartet has too, yes, but it also asked for the settlements to stop.
      "for their kids", homphi let me occupy your town and build homes for my kids, let me see how you react. The fact that you are defending those settlements is enough to know how morally bankrupt you are. Stick to regurgitating hasbara talk instead of baseless attacks on people with souls

  • Several thousand US troops headed to Israel for 'unprecedented' joint missile defense exercise
    • Is this how tight the grip around US foreign policy is? I was skeptic about Obummer going ahead to exacerbate tensions with Iran during the election season. Fuck.
      As oil prices rise, so will grain prices since it becomes ever more profitable to convert grain into oil substitutes like ethanol (in US, 126 million out of 400 million tons of grain went to ethanol fuel distilleries in 2010)

  • Uniformed corporal's criticism of Iran attack breaks off on CNN mid-sentence
    • Besides, if it was a glitch, why didn't they re-interview him later?
      When Gingrich was talking, there were quite some glitches and visual lags but they kept reconnecting, why not for him?

  • Santorum is a one-stater-- he says all of West Bank is Israel
    • Growing stronger? eee check out your beloved oppressor state's GDP in 2011. Or the recent conflict between seculars and religious fundamentalist. Or the Tel Aviv protests in the summer. Unless you mean getting militarily stronger by US aid. And Egypt? US is scrambling to make sure the Egypt-Israel peace treaty sticks. They are in a transitional phase which is being suppressed by the US-backed military.
      Who is trying to sabotage Iran? Israel and US

    • Santorum gained support because he is GOP's religious vote basket and like the video above proves, utter lack of knowledge of the I/P conflict and naked support for Israel (the two go very well together). Didn't you listen to his comparisons of homosexuality to child molestation and beastiality? No hard work there, just words by a nutjob which please many Americans.

    • A sane man in the field of insane ones.

      He isn't going to win but like a previous entry here said, his candidacy should the catalyst to the explosion of debate on blind allegiance to a state founded on the ethnic cleansing of an indigenous population and our imperialistic foreign policy which is increasingly becoming counter-productive and lethal

  • The 'special relationship' and the arms race
    • I doubt it, the Arab states don't care for Palestinians as much as the media likes to portray. Israel is highly advanced (thanks to US) in a region wrought with instability so I am pretty sure many Arab states just want the conflict to end so that they can normalize relations without being ostracized by the rest (pretenders)and profit from the trade agreements et cetera.

  • Happy New Year
    • Happy New Year guys! Hopefully 2012 brings something better for Palestinians and a virus to end those pernicious drone operations which destroy humanity thread by thread

  • Ron Paul challenges liberals on love of 'big finance' and 'big-ass wars'
    • Good analysis Tom although as far as I remember, were Bosnians involved in ethnic cleansing? I thought that was only a case in Kosovo War where Clinton just decided to pick a side on ethnic cleansing especially since Serbia was aligned with Russia.

  • AIPAC-championed amendment pushes Obama into a corner on Iran
    • Great link Annie, and if you follow up with the three incidents of American ditching of Pakistani interests mentioned in the article I quoted, this move in Qatar can be said to be fourth. Another interesting point is Turkey's significant shift in foreign policy which is directed towards the Arab world after EU consistently refused Turkey. And Turkey-Pakistan relations are VERY strong, add to that China's alliance with Pakistan and you have Pakistan sitting in a tight spot with emerging world powers without the need of the fair-weather friend, USA.

    • MRW, you bring up an excellent point and goes a long to explain the flawed American foreign policy that has over the years burned Pakistan who has now realized their historical alliances with US has only damaged them. This is not to say Pakistan is innocent but a lot can be explained by US actions. Bill Keller, surprisingly, had a pretty good article on NYT (link to nytimes.com) which you should read when you can but I would like to quote an excerpt:
      The Pakistani version of modern history is one of American betrayal, going back at least to the Kennedy administration’s arming of Pakistan’s archrival, India, in the wake of its 1962 border war with China.
      The most consequential feat of American opportunism came when we enlisted Pakistan to bedevil the Soviet occupiers of Afghanistan in the 1980s. The intelligence agencies of the U.S. and Pakistan — with help from Saudi Arabia — created the perfect thorn in the Soviet underbelly: young Muslim “freedom fighters,” schooled in jihad at Pakistani madrassas, laden with American surface-to-air missiles and led by charismatic warriors who set aside tribal rivalries to war against foreign occupation.
      After the Soviets admitted defeat in 1989, the U.S. — mission accomplished! — pulled out, leaving Pakistan holding the bag: several million refugees, an Afghanistan torn by civil war and a population of jihadists who would find new targets for their American-supplied arms. In the ensuing struggle for control of Afghanistan, Pakistan eventually sided with the Taliban, who were dominated by the Pashtun tribe that populates the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier. The rival Northern Alliance was run by Tajiks and Uzbeks and backed by India; and the one thing you can never underestimate is Pakistan’s obsession with bigger, richer, better-armed India.
      As long as Pakistan was our partner in tormenting the Soviet Union, the U.S. winked at Pakistan’s nuclear-weapons program. After all, India was developing a nuclear arsenal, and it was inevitable that Pakistan would follow suit. But after the Soviets retreated, Pakistan was ostracized under a Congressional antiproliferation measure called the Pressler Amendment, stripped of military aid (some of it budgeted to bring Pakistani officers to the U.S. for exposure to American military values and discipline) and civilian assistance (most of it used to promote civil society and buy good will).
      Our relationship with Pakistan sometimes seems like a case study in unintended consequences. The spawning of the mujahadeen is, of course, Exhibit A. The Pressler Amendment is Exhibit B. And Exhibit C might be America’s protectionist tariffs on Pakistan’s most important export, textiles. For years, experts, including a series of American ambassadors in Islamabad, have said that the single best thing the U.S. could do to pull Pakistan into the modern world is to ease trade barriers, as it has done with many other countries. Instead of sending foreign aid and hoping it trickles down, we could make it easier for Americans to buy Pakistani shirts, towels and denims, thus lifting an industry that is an incubator of the middle class and employs many women. Congress, answerable to domestic textile interests, has had none of it.
      “Pakistan was the cold-war friend, the Soviet-Afghan-war friend, the terror-war friend,” the minister said. “As soon as the wars ended, so did the assistance. The sense of being discarded is so recent.”
      A Boston University-educated economist who made his money in private equity investing — in other words, a cosmopolitan man — Shaikh seemed slightly abashed by his own bitterness.
      “I’m not saying that this style of Pakistani thinking is analytically correct,” he said. “I’m just telling you how people feel.”
      He waved an arm toward his dining room, where he hung a Warhol of Muhammad Ali. “We’re just supposed to be like Ali — take the beating for seven rounds from Foreman,” he said. “But this time the Pakistanis have wised up. We are playing the game, but we know you can’t take these people at their word.”

      That Shaikh dude seems to be right on mark with the "playing the game" comment given how Pakistan has rejected the (ludicrous) report on the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers and refused to take part in the conference in Germany. In addition to that, the most powerful institutions in Pakistan are the military and the intelligence agency, ISI, both of which acquiesced to the drone operations. Even Wikileaks cables indicated that the military intended to condemn the drone attacks in public to ameliorate the sentiments shared by the civilian population over the horrendous drones (link to wired.com) but at the same time, allow US to carry the drone attacks regardless of civilian loss. Why? Because it was promised military aid but now that the Congress wants to end that along with growing anger shared by the Pakistani people, the army will look out for itself and think three times before even considering support for any US operations.
      All of this will only lead downhill.

  • VIDEO: An Israeli soldier recounts the Nakba
    • The fact that he refuses to delve into details of the expulsions indicates that those must be horrendous crimes.

  • 'Haaretz' columnist says 2-state solution is dead--and global community must help us toward equal rights
    • Joint negligences? Like the ongoing construction of Israeli settlements and the ongoing destruction of Palestinian homes? You are right, it must be the current "Judaization" of East Jerusalem which obviously Palestinians contribute to by being kicked out of their homes. Or maybe the recent restart of E1 settlement which will essential create two separate areas north and south of East and West Jerusalem...hmm that could it.

  • At midnight mass, UK's Catholic archbishop describes 'deep shadow' over Bethlehem and West Bank
  • Important tantrum: Netanyahu adds 'NYT' and Thomas Friedman to growing list of enemies
    • "in which the Palestinians rejected the UN partition plan accepted by the Jews and then joined five Arab states in launching a war to annihilate the embryonic Jewish state."

      How about you mention WHY they rejected it. Giving the Zionists over 55% of historic Palestine when they only owned 6-7% of it with approximately 38% of population was unfair, period. Only a mentally-challenged person would agree to that deal.

  • 'Bought-and-paid-for Congress' passes Iran sanctions, 410-11
    • homphi, explain how either of the two misused or abused that phrase? Or is it just that the veracity of it all really hurts you?

  • Iran airs footage of US drone intact
    • After reverse-engineering, they should return it to Pentagon, that would be AMAZING.
      "Hey, we don't need it anymore. If you don't want it, we can play pass the drone with China, Russia, India, Pakistan and anybody else interested"

  • AIPAC posterizes Obama in Senate, 100-0
  • Washington Post gives respectful treatment to Palestinian fears of Israeli drones
    • Annie, you aren't alone when it comes to a low tolerance for the despicable journalism when it comes to Israeli-Palestinian issue. I just cannot get through such articles or so-called "pro-Palestine" writers who make it look like Palestinian counter-attacks are comparable to the Israeli attacks. The law of proportionality is alien to Israel as always.

  • Game changer: Hillary says Israeli restrictions on women remind her of Rosa Parks and Iran
    • lobewyper, I like your optimism but I feel there's a long way to go. It is time for the American Jewish communities to raise their voices against the apartheid state that has destroyed Palestinian lives and dreams, emboldened our government's imperialistic dreams in the Middle East and corroded our foreign policy.

  • Now they care
    • Oh thank you dimadok, where would the Palestinians be without your low-class acknowledgement? Maybe they would continue to face oppression, harassment, racism and ethnic cleansing...oh wait
      I feel bad for the women who suffered miscarriages in Sderot and I blame Israel for it because it ASKS for it by continuously attacking the occupied territories and just increasing the scale of the attack when counter-attacked. On the other hand, all you can do (like Moose said) is kvetch about the consequences of Israeli actions on the Israeli civilians. Go on with it, your bigotry, bias and lies will only help the world see through the scum of the Israeli propaganda

  • The last koffiyeh factory in Palestine
  • Is U.S. Egyptian policy just an Israel policy in a galabiya?
    • Once (and if) the power is restored to the civilian government, I hope Egyptians will not be fooled into letting the US-Israel love affair dictate the affairs of THEIR country. It was clear how Egyptians feel about Israeli occupation when the "Egyptian spiderman" removed the Israeli flag. But I am wary given how a majority bought the military version of the brutal massacre of the Coptic protestors and their Muslim sympathizers.

  • Praise the 'NYT' for exposing an American Jewish family's argument over Israel/Palestine
    • The discussion is a must read, from someone called Allan von Halle who talks about "thousands of missiles (provided by Iran)" being fired from Palestine (I am surprised he actually said Palestine) into Israel, to Don Oppenheim who supports the project saying how societies lead to degradation with the absence of youth and how "us old farts are stuck in our beliefs based upon our personal experiences".

  • 'NYT' focuses on extremist attacks on Palestinians inside Israel
  • Condi Rice was 'shocked' by 'ethnic purity' claims for Jewish state
    • Palestinians lived there for a millenia AT LEAST, who gave you the right to discard that blatant fact? Do you also think Hitler was right to conquer Slavic territories because he believed it was the right of his people?

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