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  • What MLK's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' tells us about Ahed Tamimi in a cold Israeli cell
    • @talker

      The fatwa demanding jihad was first proclaimed in November 1947, BEFORE the civil war, and BEFORE any massacres and BEFORE an expulsions. To wit; your self defence claim is frivolous.

    • The words used by Balfour, and codified by the League of Nations, were, "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine.

      Like it or lump it.

    • "These same gatekeepers also refuse to publicly denounce Zionism as a racist ideology. "

      Racist ideology!
      Wanting to return to your home makes you a racist? LMAO!

      What would you call the ideology that declared a holy war on the Jews in 1948? Non-racist?

      https://youtu.be/pyAGVdl1TcI

    • You guys can rationalise till your blue in the face, but that won't change the facts one iota.

      Dr. King visited Jerusalem when it was occupied by Jordan, but Jordan forbid King entry to the Jewish Quarter.

      King was forced to cancel his visit to Israel in 1967 due to the outbreak of the war, but he promised his hosts to try and return the next year. He was assassinated in 1968.

      King supported Israel in her struggle against Egypt in 1956.
      During Israel’s 1956 war with Egypt, he wrote: “There is something in the very nature of the universe which is on the side of Israel in its struggle with every Egypt.”

    • King knew a bigot when he saw one.

      Beeeeeegot.

    • “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking anti-Semitism!” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

      http://martinkramer.org/sandbox/2012/03/in-the-words-of-martin-luther-king/

      King was a full-throated supporter of Israel. Sorry guys.

  • Vic Mensa's searing piece in 'Time' on Israeli oppression is prefaced by clunky disclaimer re anti-Semitism
  • Israel issues BDS blacklist against 20 organizations-- 'badge of honor,' Munayyer says
    • I'm confused. How do you boycott Israel, and fly there ($$) at the same time?

    • Rebecca, and any other BDS Jew, can make aliaya, earn Israeli citizenship, and visit their Israeli friends while flying to Israel with a State of Israel passport. Very simple.

      And please tell eljay to stop cyber stalking me. I never said I admired Kornrad Lorenz. I said that Lorenz was a noble prize winner. I never said I admired him or any Nazis.
      My patience with eljay has been worn thin.

    • "The Brooklyn activist is married to an Israeli and has extensive family and friends in Israel and the West Bank whom she will likely no longer be able to visit."

      Not surprisingly, Rebekka is crying wolf. The Jewish Agency has announced that all Jews who wish to make Aliyah and immigrate to the State of Israel, may do so, regardless of their political beliefs.

      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.833545

      Shame on you, Rebekka for misleading us....again.

  • Israel prevents Omar Barghouti from accompanying his mother to Jordan for critical surgery
  • 'They would charge us with the crime of being born Palestinian': a report from the latest Tamimi court hearing
    • @ Marnie

      I stand to pee, so the only thing I see reflected is my schvanz.
      Male privilege.

    • Round and around and around. 2018.
      Round and around the vortex. 2019.
      Round and around. Old age.
      Round and around. Sickness.
      Round and around. Death.

      Round and around and around and around....

    • Jackdaw's are quite intelligent creatures. Did you know that the Nobel Prize winning zoologist, Konrad Lorenz, wrote extensively on the social structure of Jackdaws?

      I am guessing that you did not know that.

    • Round and around the vortex, like so many floaters.

  • How Ahed Tamimi was slapped first, and why no one is talking about it
  • The never-ending crisis of Zionism
    • No. What's horrifying is the realisation that the Palestinians refuse to compromise and make a permanent and lasting peace with their Jewish neighbours.

      For them, it's a zero sum game. A game with 'useful idiot' boosters like Mondoweiss, prancing about on the sidelines.

    • "That’s right “Jackdaw”! The only place to get information about “Arabs” is from Zionist Israeli Jews."

      No code monkey. You get information about Arabs from Arabs, which is something Mondoweiss studiously and gutlessly avoids doing.

      Soft core bigotry, at it's most loathsome.

    • @amigo

      "Zionists are by default malignant liars."

      I love you. Merry Xmas!

    • The fact that you are even asking that question proves how stilted, biased and uniformed Mondoweiss really is.

    • I hope, when Phil makes his next junket to the region, that instead of staying in a Jewish owned BnB in Jerusalem, he spends his whole time in West Bank Arab villages, or in Gaza, talking face to face with real Arabs.

      I'll even kick in some bucks to help Phil on his way.

    • @amigo

      "Source please."

      Uhh....I live in Israel and I interact with more Arabs in a day, than you do in a year, Amigo.

      I'll repeat what I just said for the intellectually and emotionally challenged.

      I interact with more Arabs in a day, than you do in a year.

    • Over a million Palestinians, Israeli citizens, live quiet, meaningful lives. They live with hope and dignity in the Jewish State.

  • Two more Tamimi family members are said to be arrested, as Ahed, 16, appears in court
  • In video tours of Palestine, Nas Daily plays native informant
    • Nas seems to be enjoying life a little too much too suit Steven.

      This Arab second class citizen got a first rate education in Israel. One that has enabled him to study abroad, land fast track jobs in New York City, and travel the world to his heart's content.

      Nas knows how to succeed at life and how to enjoy himself.
      No wonder Mondoweiss hates him.

  • How corporate media tacitly justify the murder of Palestinian children
    • @Roha

      "This doesn’t make Israel innocent of war crimes."

      No it does not. I didn't say Israel was innocent of war crimes, I asked, between Allied Bomber Command, Hamas and Israel, who held the higher moral ground. The answer, in my mind, is Israel.

      Now, I'd like to point at the 800 gorilla in the room and ask, "Why does Mondoweiss ignore the war crimes currently committed against Yemeni civilians? The civilians in Yemen are Arabs, like the Palestinians and Lebanese.

    • @Talkback

      " So answer my question"

      I don't consider Nazi war crimes on par with Israeli war crimes.

      The Dahiya doctrine, allows for the targeting of a State's infrastructure when it is being used by terrorists, whereas the Nazis, Allied Bomber Command and Hamas, try to kill all enemy civilians outright.

      BTW, Talkback when was the last time you invited Israeli Arabs into your home and broke bread with them?

      Is that 'strap on' chafing?

    • "But let me ask you a question. Israel acquired all of its territory only through war and expulsion. It differentiates between nationals and citizens. It disenfrenchizes, denationalizes and disposses people because of their different faith and heritage. It illegally annexed and settles in occupied territory. Would you have been on the of the Nazis who commited the same crimes against humanity (and more)? "

      Israel acquired the territories it occupies fighting a war of defense. Israel has made peace treaties with two of those belligerents and has returned land to Egypt. Israel's Arab citizens have full rights which they exercise even though they are exempt from fighting and dying for their country. Israeli Arabs have it good here, but you have too much hate in your heart to admit it. They know it, I know it, all the Arabs in the neighboring countries know it. Only your cult can't accept it.

    • @Talkback

      "Typical Zionist question. To be on the side of on party doesn’t mean that one needs to support its war crimes. "

      The British RAF and the American Air Force deliberately bombed Axis civilian cites as part of their overall war strategy. Israel, makes every effort to warn off civilians when the IDF tries to kill Palestinians terrorists, who almost exclusively, target Israeli civilians.

      Who holds the moral high ground, Israel, Hamas, or Allied Bomber Command?
      Simple question. Now strap on a pair and answer it.

    • @ritzl

      " I guess the reason the Israeli narrative (blaming Gaza Hamas) you describe fell apart for me at the time was the allegation that the perps bought land to bury their victims on. "

      http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-to-indict-Hamas-mastermind-in-kidnapping-murdering-three-Israeli-teens-374392

      As I said.

      Ritzl. You really should read newspapers more often, that's if your cult handlers allow you to read anything besides cult literature.

    • @ritzl

      Nooo. Hamas would never order the kidnap of Jews.
      https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5056292,00.html

      Local thugs. Local thugs.

    • Another Mondoweiss lie.

      The kidnap/murder was planned and directed by Hamas operatives in Gaza. A carefully crafted plan involving sixty thousand dollars in smuggled cash and the purchase of a parcel of West Bank land in order to hide the bodies. All under the orders of the head of Hamas West Bank operations, Arouri, who BTW, is now the Deputy Chief of Hamas. A promotion!

      So Israel was perfectly justify arresting any and all Hamas operatives operating in the West Bank after the boys were kidnapped and murdered.

    • I seriously question the validity of your numbers. We know that many civilians died, but the likelihood is that many of your 'civilians' were militants and that some of the children were military aged and 'involved'.

      Mister. My question is this. During World War 2, Great Britain killed more German civilians than the Nazis killed British civilians. Whose side would you have been on? Honestly.

    • Israel hadn't attacked children, they attacked militants, and children were injured. Were the children little kids, or 17 year old males?
      Next question Scheming Steven steamrolls over is this. Why does the Washington Post report only only child was injured and Steven and the Independent report 6 children injured?

      So this whole 'child murder' and corporate coverup conspiracy article came about because one child may have been injured in a retaliatory strike against terrorists?

      Or, is this article a snapshot into Steven's fevered , Jew obsessed mind?

      One thing I do know, the Mondoweiss crew lap up Steven's slop like pigs at a trough.

    • They retaliatory bombing by Israel injured children, yet Salaita's headline says 'murder of children'.

      Another day, another blood libel.

      It's Mondoweiss!

  • In age of forest fires, Israel's law against Palestinian goats proves self-inflicted wound for Zionism
    • @ Brides R' Us

      *I guess that’s how it is. Your true Ashkenazism always look down on the Ostjuden.*

      I'm not looking down on Moldovans. I've knew a Moldovan gal, who was marvellous.
      I'm looking down on people who snidely lash out at others while failing to adequately address their own considerable faults and personality disorders.

    • @Look kid. I'm not your Daddy.

      “Without Torah, there is no life!”

      Without your dollars, there is no Moldovan wife!

      BTW. My wife strong armed me into moving here. I pay my taxes and I have no creditors.
      For your information, in order to make Aliyah I had to get certified proofs from law enforcement that I'd never been arrested or convicted of a crime.

      The wedding was great. A beautiful young orthodox couple. Mazal tov!

    • @eljay

      Indigenous people, are those people connected to a certain region, when no other living peoples can claim to have preceded them there. No Canaanites are alive to claim precedence over the Jews.

      Native Americans are indigenous to North America because there are no other living people that can claim to have been in North America before Native Americans. European settlers to North America cannot claim to be indigenous so long as some Native Americans are still living. Native Americans, who move to Polynesia, are still indigenous Native Americans.

      Well. Aren't they?

    • @John0

      According to al Eini, the British were fair stewards, neither good nor bad. The State of Israel correctly continued the progressive programs set in motion by the British, such as reforestation and programs to stop erosion and water loss.
      When the 1950's 'goat law' went into effect, no one could have predicted global warming or the micro climatic changes wrought by the construction of the Aswan High Dam (less percipitation reaching Israel's North).

      Israel's only failure was in not repealing the goat law sooner. Notwithstanding Jonathan's bullshit fantasies, the goat law had nothing to do with a culture war, or an economic war on Arab goat herders.

    • @lower intestinal tapeworm

      "Go back home."

      Israel is my home, and has been my family's home for over 200 years.
      Tonight I'm going to celebrate another wedding in Yavne, where our rabbis kept court during the Roman occupation, and where Rabbinical Judaism was formed.

    • @John0

      Recommended reading on the subject of Forestry in Mandatory Palestine, is Roza El-Eini's,
      " Mandated Landscape: British Imperial Rule in Palestine 1929-1948", where, on page 222, the Mandate's Commissioner of Forestry declared the Palestine Goat to be, 'public enemy #1'.

    • @O.C.D. & 'Daddy issues'

      My family arrived in Eretz Yisroel two hundred years ago. My great grandfather emigrated to the US in 1904.

      Unless you can find some Canaanites, Jews are this territory's indigenous people. That is why the Romans called the region, Judea. The Arab conquest of the territory came in 690 A.D.

    • @John0

      Your being an amateur arborist in the U.K. qualifies you as what in Israel? I don't understand.

    • @John0

      "You have an unfailing ability to miss the point. It’s not the fact that the trees are native (to the whole of the Mediterranean) but that they are highly flammable"

      No. You are too dimwitted to grasp the situation in it's entirety. If the pine trees don't fix the soil, no tree, flammable or non-flammable, native or foreign, can grow .

      Now do you get it?

    • @lower intestinal tapeworm

      "First off, Cook is with the owners of the territory."

      First off, my family has been here for two hundred years.
      Secondly, Jews are the indigenous owners of the territory. The Arabs conquerers arrived later.

    • @Smokey the Moose

      "Native species don’t need planting, they propagate naturally, and the ecology determines their range."

      In the past, entire forests of native trees were obliterated by man, and now, in the present, man shouldn't try to regrow forests by replanting this native species?

    • "Of course you do, “Jackdaw” Of course you do. The knowledge is intrinsic in your DNA."

      Not in my DNA, but in my life experience.
      Jonathan lives among a small minority of Christian Arabs in Israel. I live among the majority Jews. How could I not know more about Israel than he does?

    • "“Mount Carmel contains large areas of forests, including large numbers of Aleppo pine trees, which are more easily ignited.”

      So the Zionists are guilty of planting native species.

      The horror. The horror.

      Good night, John.

    • @John0

      "Any sort of tree or bush will do that'

      Fast growing. Fast growing. Fast growing. Let's try that again. Fast growing.

      The British with their vast colonial enterprise, knew a great deal about forestation.
      BTW. What's the most commonly planted tree in the world? Answer is Pine.

      Despite Henny Penny's dire forecast, Israel in not a tinderbox waiting to blow up.

      BTW, with the entire planet rapidly going to shit, Jonathan has gone out of his way to shame Israel for what she may have done 50 years ago.

      Ecce homo.

    • I know a good deal more about Israel than Jonathan Cook, who's lived here longer than I have.

      Shouldn't Jonathan Cook find his way back home? He's an unnatural transplant too.

    • @Ronald Johnson

      Mass starvation in Palestine and Syria.

      http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9D06E4DE1338E633A25750C2A9629C946496D6CF

      Fine stewards, indeed.

      BTW, Ronald. Didn't the Palestinian Arabs introduce the heavily water dependent citrus industry to Palestine?

      Ronald?

    • @My Obsession is Consuming Me Altogether

      No. It was the Ottoman's who destroyed the Holy Land's landscapes when they destroyed all the old growth forests for timber in order to build their railways. The Ottoman's and the local Arabs neglected the land by negligently chopping timber for firewood and not replanting. The British Mandate implemented a Forestation Program, which the Zionists continued. The Jews themselves, reclaimed marshes and have prevented desertification in the Northern Negev.

      But, the obsession continues.

    • God awful. Here we go again.

      The Aleppo Pine is indigenous to Eretz Yisroel, and was first used by the British as part of the Mandate's forestation program. Fast growing pine trees were needed to fix the soil so it wouldn't erode. The State of Israel continued what the British had begun.
      If Arab herdsmen let their Syrian Goats devour pine saplings, then they should be stopped.

      Why doesn't the Arab herdsmen dig into his pockets and buy feed for his Syrian goats instead of taking the lazy man's approach and letting the goats roam and graze on valuable saplings ?

      Because the herdsmen doesn't give a fig about the common good?

  • BDS movement holds its first regional anti-normalization conference in Kuwait
  • Israel has more legitimacy than US because the bible mentions Jerusalem, not New York -- says David Harris
    • 'The obsession', continues.

      Do we have to do the mirror trick again?
      * sigh*

    • @eljay @Eva @Marnie @ Kaisa, et al

      It's the Joooooowwwwwwss that brought you to the I/P conflict.
      You don't give a rats ass about Arabs, or you'd be trying to help them in Syria and Iraq or Yemen, where they really, really need help.

      Take off the white klansmen hood and look at yourselves hard in the mirror. Ugly, right?

      Okay. That's enough. Put your white hoods back on.

    • Yet no one, especially in Mondoweiss, questions the ligitimacy of a scores of 'Islamic states' in a moral sense.
      https://www.oic-oci.org

      Let's not kid ourselves. It's only the Joooooooowwwwssss!! The Jooooooooowwwwwsss!!

      *cue wolves howling *

  • Israel's top diplomat spouts anti-Semitic criticism of American Jews -- 'having quite convenient lives'
    • @Citizen

      Great Britain killed more Nazi civilians than Nazis killed British civilians

      Whose side would you have fought on?

    • @Souless Stalker Who Needs a Store Bought Mail Order Bride For Companionship

      I lived in the US for 55 years. I made Aliyah five years ago.

      I'm a Jew. I'm an American, and I'm proud.

    • @Ian Berman

      The Arabs had been attacking the Zionists long before 1948, 1967 and 1973.

      Here's one Mondoweiss would sooner forget.

      Joshua Ben-Arieh, his wife, Shoshanah, and a son, Arieh, stabbed and burned to death; another son, Moshe, one-and-a-half years old, shot dead.

      Rivka leimer, 10, and her brothers, Chaim, 12, and ezra, 8, stabbed and burned to death. Both families were in the Ben-Arieh house at the time of the attack.

      Rachel Mizrachi, 26, and her five children, Ezra, Miriam, Yochebed, Samuel and Hephzibah, aged 12, 5, 3, 2 and I, respectively, killed while the father, Shimon Yochanan Mizrachi, was on guard duty in a distant part of the city.

      Menachem Kabni, an American citizen, and his wife stabbed and burned to death. His sister escaped. what part of the united states kabni came from was not ascertained immediately.

      ezekiel katz, 42, killed when the synagogue was burned down.

      https://www.jta.org/1938/10/04/archive/21-jews-slain-in-tiberias-massacre-worst-since-29-synagogue-homes-razed

    • There's no winning with you, Keith.
      Sad.

    • @Citizen

      Well. I am Jewish and I lived in the United States for over 50 years. I know from life experience, and from friends in the military, that Jews are under represented.

      Only anti-Semites, and Jonathan Ofir, translate this fact into 'unpatriotic'.

      And thank you, Citizen, for your service. I would like to have heard about your personal experiences in the military.

    • "Jews being lazy, privileged, unpatriotic and all the rest of it. "

      Hotovely never said anything remotely like that. That's is only Jonathan's sick projections.

      What a vile thing he his to say that.

      I'm an American Jew and I don't feel that slightest bit put off by what Hotovely said. What she said, is perfectly accurate.

  • Yaffa - the city my family once called home
  • Israel bars Palestinian grandmother from visiting slain father's grave for 70 years
    • @Jason

      Childish pettiness and hate has brought you here. And here your shall remain, swirling round and round in the vortex.

      Enjoy the rest of your life.

    • @Misterioso

      "Didn’t (as so declared by Walter Eytan, then Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry) Jewish forces and the IDF dispossess and expel about 800,000 essentially defenseless Palestinian Arabs "

      Defenseless? The Arab Liberation Army invades from the North. Local armed bands of Palestinians fought the Zionists from their towns and villages. Jordanian Legionairres, and the armies of the invading armies of the Arab States also fought the Jews.

      Six thousand six hundred Jews were casualties of the War of Independence. That number is roughly half the number of Palestinian casualties.

      So no. Not defenseless at all.

    • Didn't Ma'alul get its name from the ancient Jewish town of Nahalal? Yes.

      Didn't the Jewish National Fund own the land on which Ma'alul was situated? Yes, until 1946.

      Weren't the Zionists overly generous to the holdout tenant villagers of Ma'alul during the period of the British Mandate? Yes.

      Wasn't the village of Ma'alul garrisoned by the Arab Liberation Army in 1948? Yes.

      Weren't all the women and children of Ma'alul evacuated to Nazareth by the Arab Liberation Army? Yes.

      Did the authoress, Sheren Khalel , think to mention any of these facts in her article? No.

  • Video: Brisbane musicians rework Nick Cave classic to demand he cancel Israel show
  • The goy and the golem: James Angleton and the rise of Israel
  • Prince Charles decried White House's failure to take on 'Jewish lobby' over Israel
  • UK minister forced to resign over secret Israel meetings as questions continue to swirl
    • @John O

      "And why are the wounded Syrians stuck at the border? Indeed, to be strictly correct, why are they being treated beyond Israel’s border in occupied Syrian territory? "

      Ignorance is thick today. 'Stuck at the border'? WTF are you talking about? No Syrians are treated in the Golan Heights, which lacks a major hospital. The Syrians are treated in Safed, Haifa and Jerusalem, which is Israel.

    • @Kaisa

      The Syrians that Israel helps do REALLY need some humanitarian aid, save for th 600,000 who are already dead. Been gunshot lately Kaisa? It hurts.

      BTW, the IDF isn't treating the injured Syrians. The Israeli hospitals of the Israeli Ministry of Health have treated the 50,000 Syrians, gratis.

    • "In other words, Patel hoped to give British aid intended for the most unfortunate directly to one of the best-funded and equipped armies in the world, "

      In other words, you haven't a clue, beyond idle speculation.

      Patel might just have easily hoped to give British aid to the humanitarian effort Israel is engaged in treating ALL wounded Syrians who come to her border for medical care.

      Ugh!

  • Thousands march to UK parliament calling for justice on Balfour centenary
  • The Balfour centenary is also the centenary of the Zionist lobby
    • Whether Amery wrote the Declaration himself, or whether he added a comma, he knew the intent of the framers better than anyone, and what he said, under oath, before the Committee, should be dispositive.

    • @JohnO

      I don't know where you got your information from, but Leo Amery says different.
      http://www.balfour100.com/biography/leo-leopold-amery/

    • Leopold Amery drafted the Balfour Declaration. He was one of the Secretaries to the British War Cabinet of 1917-1918 and in January, 1946, he testified under oath to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry from his personal knowledge [Tr. 1/30/46, p 112] that:

      1. He believed that the Jewish National Home was an experiment to determine whether there would eventually be a Jewish majority over the whole of Palestine.
      2. He believed that the territory for which political rights were to be recognized was intended to include all of Palestine both east and west of the Jordan River.
      3. He had always assumed that the particular reference to not infringing the civil or religious liberties of Arab population was not so much a safeguard against the British Government infringing those liberties . . ., but a Jewish state infringing those liberties. Therefore, at the time that possibility of a Jewish majority over the whole of the larger Palestine was, he thought envisaged.
      4. The phrase “the establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish people” was intended and understood by all concerned to mean at the time of the Balfour Declaration that Palestine would ultimately become a “Jewish Commonwealth” or a “Jewish State”, if only Jews came and settled there in sufficient numbers.
      5. Recalled that Lloyd-George had testified earlier [likely in 1939 at the time of the 1939 White Paper]:

      “…There could be no doubt as to what the Cabinet then had in mind. It was not their idea that a Jewish State should be set up immediately by the Peace Treaty…. On the other hand, it was contemplated that when the time arrived for according representative institutions to Palestine, if the Jews had meanwhile responded to the opportunity afforded them … and had become a definite majority of the inhabitants, then Palestine would thus become a Jewish Commonwealth. The notion that the Jews should be a permanent minority never entered into the heads of anyone engaged in framing the policy. That would have been regarded as unjust, and as a fraud on the people to whom we were appealing.”

      Miserable people hate facts.

    • "it’s foreign to Jewish thinking and Jewish ethics "

      NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

  • Balfour Declaration: Britain broke its feeble promise to the Palestinians
    • @Ossinev

      The Zionists, and the Arabs, represented by Faisal, made their respective claims for self determination at the Treaty of Versailles. The Zionists prevailed, the Arabs, represented by Faisal, did not.

      Many groups made claims for self determination. Germany made claims regarding territory and reparations. These other groups, and Germany, did not prevail.

      All had their 'day in court', and the Palestinians even got the King-Crane Commission, but to no avail.

      Winners and losers, Ossinev. Winners and losers.

      BTW. I'm waiting for Mondoweiss, and their Palestinian comrades, to make a plea for Kurdish self determination and the creation of a Kurdish State.

    • "It promised only to protect their “civil and religious rights”, denying them recognition as a nation deserving of political and social rights. "

      This wasn't Great Britain, acting alone. This was the will of the League of Nations which took the entire Balfour Declaration and entered it whole into the preamble of the of the League of Nations mandate—at which point it acquired full legal standing in international law.

  • The Russia influence story just crashed into the Israel influence story
    • Singer does not need money from Trump. Singer needs a White House that will support Wall Street.

      Mondoweiss is obsessed with Israel, not Paul Singer.

    • "Singer overcame his disgust for Trump and befriended him because of his devotion to Israel "

      Phil is talking out of his hat, for a change.

      Singer befriended Trump for one reason and on reason only. $$Money$$.

    • Paul Singer is a big financial donor to of LGBT causes too, but this support didn't have anything to do with Free Beacon hiring Fusion GPS.

      Or did it?

      Hmm?

    • Phil said:

      "The news from Washington is that two years ago Republican megadonor Paul Singer paid for the hiring of an opposition research firm to dig up dirt on Donald Trump– "

      Wrong.
      Rep. Marco Rubio was Singer's choice to be the Republican nominee, and Focus GPS was hired to find dirt on ALL THE OTHER Republican candidates.

      "and this firm ultimately produced the famous Russia file that said that Russia had compromising information on Donald Trump (from loans to prostitutes) and could therefore play him.."

      Wrong.
      The Free Beacon said its research ended before Fusion GPS hired a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, to produce a series of reports alleging links between Russia and those close to Trump. That occurred after the firm was retained by a lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

      “None of the work product that the Free Beacon received appears in the Steele dossier,’’ said the statement from Free Beacon.

      C'mon Phil.

  • Texas city drops Israel boycott ban for individuals but says businesses must still reject BDS to get hurricane aid
  • PEN America slams Israel for effort to criminalize Dareen Tatour's poetry and denying her access to internet
  • Newspaper ads offer employment help for new immigrants to Israel -- but only if you're Jewish
  • In Ireland, a Palestinian is understood
    • IRA and PLO are kindred spirits.

      The IRA seems to have singled out Jews during the troubles as easy pickin's for kidnappers and extortionists.

      " The 1970s and 80s were decades of severe decline for the community which found it difficult to maintain essential services in the midst of political unrest. The synagogue complex was considered a neutral venue and the community hosted efforts at reconciliation between Protestants and Catholics, particularly in troubled North Belfast. The last Kosher butchers in Belfast and the Levy's delicatessen and grocery shop, both [of which were] located on the Antrim Road, [have since] closed. The Belfast Jewish Institute was burnt down by vandals in 1981. Leonard Kaitcer was one of three Jews to be killed as a result of the Troubles"

  • From Greta Gerwig to NYU, Israel has deep reservoir of cultural support in U.S.
    • "And your Mommy told you over and over you were the smartest little boy she ever had. "

      Better that than a Daddy who tells you over and over that your worthless, and triggering an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

    • @Maghlaw

      Yes. It is all history, but neither Abrams nor Lehrer are historians, are they.

    • " Lehrer....didn’t even mention “your support for regime change and the Iraq war "

      Maybe Lehrer doesn't give a crap about what happened fifteen years ago. Maybe he's moved on and prefers to dwell in the present. Maybe Lehrer doesn't have a compulsive/obsessive need to rip out a pound of flesh.

  • How Kurdish independence underpins Israel’s plan to reshape the Middle East
  • A plea to Israel: Don't start the third Lebanon War
    • "Would they attack? "

      Dumb question, Larry.

      Iran's 'divide and conquer' strategy, feeds off of conflict and strife. Iran cares little if Arab fights Arab or Arab fights Jew, so long as Arabs are fighting someone other than Iran.

      When Arab stops fighting Arab in Syria, than who's next?
      Logically, Israel.

  • Zohra Drif's memoir of Algeria's fight for freedom is stunning
    • " cannot think of a better example of an inbred racism and supremacism exposed by this line of thinking. 33/39 "

      That remark also sounds like a violation of comment rule #1.
      In fact, it sounds very anti-Semitic.

      Don't expect Mondoweiss to act on this comment violation either.

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