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  • Jake Sullivan seeks to rebrand 'American exceptionalism'
    • would be better to call it "1% first" as opposed to 'america first', lol...

      this jake sullivan ought to get a prize for exceptional blather appealing to the same 1%..

      no wonder the democratic party is in the gutter where it will remain..

  • 100 senators throw their bodies down to end UN 'bias' against Israel
  • Liberal supporters of Israel slam Trump's 'terrifying' comments-- some saying Jews need to keep a majority
  • US engagement fostered rogue Israeli policies, but Tom Friedman can't say so
    • it is more likely the usa will continue to demonstrate it's slavish commitment to israel... we all know how that translates here.

  • Gazans are 'ho-hum' about the deaths of relatives -- NYT's Rudoren
    • .."How do such incompetent, useless people get the jobs they do?"

      hey, she works for the nyt, lol..what do you expect!

    • one can only imagine if she were to say 'israelis' have aspiration to martyrdom.

      on the other hand, maybe she is saying that if hamas were to refer to the new york times for example as part of israel( or the usa government/military agenda, it would be okay for them to bomb the new york times where she works.. bottom line - nothing she says makes any sense especially when you flip it around..

  • Reflections from a San Francisco protest in solidarity with Gaza
    • yonah,
      where do you stand on the settlements? i am curious to know if you think you would have a chance to hold open minded and fair views if you ever got to be the prime minister! i don't think you would, but i am curious to know your thoughts.. my impression of israeli society is one of intolerance for any palestinian state whatsoever. it sure looks to me that israel is doing to the palestinians what germany did to the jews 70 years ago.. what are you doing to change any of it?

  • Israel's explanation for killing two journalists in Gaza? Palestinians aren't journalists, they're 'targets'
    • maybe regev can also explain where the country palestine is if he is able to say a 'palestinian' is a legitimate target..

  • Penn's president condemns article likening BDS conference to Nazism as 'counter to her personal values and civility'
    • lol - that about sums it up...

    • ""'The aim of the hateful and discriminatory BDS rhetoric is to delegitimize Israel in preparation for the ultimate goal of its destruction.""

      isn't this what israel is presently doing to the palestinians?

      ""Dershowitz has described the BDS conference as a gathering of bigots. ""

      what if someone referred to the present israel gov't in a similar manner? how would that go over?

  • Publisher of the 'Atlanta Jewish Times' suggests Mossad should assassinate Obama
  • 'NYT' and 'Haaretz' and world opinion are now greatest threat to Israel, Netanyahu reportedly said
  • Could Ron Paul's Iowa surge finally open up political debate on Israel and Iran attack?
    • if ron paul was courageous and wanted to go down on his own sword he could open up the dialogue about the lobby and the msm, but i think he actually believes he has a chance by not addressing these issues head on... i think he is wrong to think this and i agree with you in thinking he isn't going to be the next pres... nice guy though...

    • i don't think so teta.. i like ron paul and hope he does, but i don't think he has a chance..

    • question : "Could Ron Paul’s Iowa surge finally open up political debate on Israel and Iran attack?"

      i very much doubt it.. the usa is a plutocracy run by those who dictate what is or isn't off bounds to talk about.. paul will continue to be marginalized until the plutocracy is challenged more aggressively and it becomes a feature of the mainstream.. this is why the occupy movement was / is so interesting to me.. it appears to be another opening in a conversation of what is allowed into the conversation among other things..

  • 'It’s time to stop the bully': Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn on Occupy Wall Street, the Israel lobby and the New York Times
    • thanks alex,
      i think kalle is naive when it comes to the nyt. otherwise, i like what he is doing.

      "we actually pointed out in our letter that the New York Times has got an anti-Palestinian bias to it, and they didn’t want to run that letter, I don’t know why."

  • Welcome to the new Mondoweiss
    • i like what sky7i has to say here about the changes and i think they warrant attention.. i liked the old site, but i bet i will like this new design too!

      about the whitespace that sky7i mentions... sure would be fun to be able to write in white and have the rest as a black background.. i have my astro program set up that way, but dang white is so pervasive and hard on the eyes when you see a lot of it on a computer screen..

      anyway - thanks for reading and following the feedback from your readers here adam and phil...

  • 'Post' ombudsman secretly admits that a writer who attacked Israelis as Rubin attacked Palestinians would lose her job
    • phil, thanks for this article... i have to regularly thank glenn greenwald for his work as well and this article of his is no exception..

      phil quote "the zeitgeist came about because of the rise of Jews into the Establishment and the rigid construction of Jewish identity on a Zionist framework. "

      whatever way it came about, there's no excuse for the double standards or the inability to challenge what is now essentially a corrupt framework with the mainstream media in the usa... people like rubin are allowed to continue on when her comments are clearly racist... the usa has to live with revelations like this that are happening more regularly... the jewish community also has to live with these hypocrisies in what must be a deteriorating position for zionism in the usa given these double standards are on display for all to see... this shit isn't going away either until is is directly addressed, so i thank phil and people like glenn greenwald for continuing to shine the light on these double standards with the idea their will be an end to this...

      in the meantime zionism in the usa now represents racism... until the zionists call for an end to this, they look bad here..

  • Lookin' for love in all the wrong places -- Why is JDate advertising in the Gaza Strip?
    • thanks eva... eee is not going to let inconvenient facts that result from israels oppressive regime stand in the way of him telling a person in gaza just what to do!

    • ...."what anyone who spends more than five minutes in Gaza knows — that the Israeli Occupation is alive and well. "

      well that wouldn't include you would it witty? maintain your arrogance from a safe distance...

  • Israeli settlers gas a 10-year-old boy, and stop olive harvest
    • that sums it up doesn't it avi? i was referencing this same quote yesterday on another thread... at what point do those in the jewish world community say, 'enough is enough? are they content to support israel and it's actions when it comes to shit like this?

      zionists have refused to associate with the real meaning of "never again" when it comes to their own actions towards others, specifically palestinians..

  • The story of one young person's decision to quit his job in the Jewish community over Israel
    • michael, kudos to you for taking steps towards meaningful change... the bds will gain traction.. the oppression israel imposes on the palestinian people will get wider attention over time in spite of all the propaganda which suggests otherwise... your actions are a light to others..

  • 'Washington Post' runs long prominent piece on young Palestinians who reject 'shriveled' state and emulate civil rights movement
    • i would like to be positive, but i remain unconvinced.. 1 article going against an overwhelming tide in the opposite direction is not enough, but more a token to suggest the wapo might not be hypocritical in it's coverage of the i/p issue... i am curious to know the answer to nevada neds question too...

  • Dennis Ross announces he is leaving the Obama administration in December
    • ditto.. thanks american...

    • roha -bingo!

      and i think this is just how israel wants it too... all jewish people have had their identity stolen by israel essentially ... if you say something negative about israel, it means by definition you are against all jewish people and can therefore be labeled 'anti-semite'.. of course it is 100% bullshit, but israel has succeeded in suggesting this line of thinking on the world stage...

      against what israel is doing??

      well you must be anti-semite...

      no, i am opposed to the slow ethnocide of the palestinian people.. i am opposed to their being cut off from one another, ghettoized essentially by a country-israel) that was supposed to be based on the 'never again' ideology... they are doing the 'never again' part to the palestinians and many seem completely alright with it! it is so crazy how this has happened and of course intelligent minded people of all cultures and religions are seeing just how wrong it is what israel is doing to those they have made a political culture of ostracizing and worse.. it is not anti-semite to say all this... this anti-semite saying has no meaning anymore..

    • annie - i agree with you and like what you have said here.. why have a word for it, when bigotry or racism is what is being addressed?

      you have misunderstood what i was suggesting by taking it a bit more seriously or differently then i had intended... to me the label 'anti-semitism' is for the most part now nothing more then a catchphrase.. it has been used to bully and shut people down from addressing the many wrongs being done by israel... they need a new catchphrase only in so far as they want to shut others down from communicating the wrongs that are being done in the name of israel... at any rate, i agree with you comments and like what you've said here...

    • annie question :
      semantics... one knows a person based on their actions.... anti-semite is just a catch phrase used to hammer nails nowadays... the head has gone dull and needs to be replaced with another catchphrase...

    • hophmi - i don't know if you've been paying attention to what israel is demanding some of the passengers from the latest flotilla this past week.. go find out and you will see what i am alluding to here in my post... the fact israel is demanding those in international waters sign a waiver saying they entered israel illegally(while they were forced to go to israel), or face a few months in jail is how fascist and fucked up israel has become.. israel is beyond maintaining any facade of decency... i think you need to be getting in a rage about that my friend...

    • not before he signs a piece of paper saying he entered the usa illegally as a foreign entity.. if he doesn't agree to sign the paper he will have to sit in a prison cell for a few months and then be deported back to the country he swears allegiance to...

    • that is what most folks thought after cheney and bush left... new leader pardons the old leaders and this is what some folks call leadership...........

  • Wexler on the warpath: Opening volleys of major push for Iran war by liberal Zionists and hawks?
    • i would have to agree with your view here shingo... wittys selected quote says more about him then the article...

    • here are a few quotes from the same article by g levy

      "Israel, which has not signed the treaty, is in the same company as North Korea, Pakistan and India - that is, very dubious company."

      "There is a great deal of hypocrisy in Israel's attitude toward the world. All of a sudden, the international community is a factor not only to be taken into account but even to turn to for help. All of a sudden, there is an international organization whose word we trust and whom we want to enlist. The UN is "Um-Shmum" [a derisive term coined by the first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion] and UNESCO is anti-Semitic, and only the International Atomic Energy Agency's word can be trusted."

      "In recent years the world has said definitive things about Israel's steps, in the name of a sweeping and very solid majority. Israel did not take heed. After all, it is not important what the world says; it is important what Israel does. But now, suddenly, the world is important to Israel.

      Like Israel, Iran will apparently not heed the words of the world. But does Israel want in any way to resemble Iran?"

      we know what happened to iraq who supposedly had nuclear weapons... can iran be blamed for wanting to have them given what happens to countries that don't? i do find it hypocritical that some countries think it is okay for them to have them, in spite of their unwillingness to even acknowledge having them...

      as for iran threatening israel and the usa, i must have missed these threats, so can someone please give me the details of the threats? is this more of the wiped off the face of the planet mistranslation stuff?

    • no, i think folks on the outside of these whacked out fundamentalist religion types do get it... down is up and up is down..d if you aren't a christian zio fanatic then you must be a terrorist from hell...

      even when reality is staring them in the face in plain daylight -
      “Churches for Middle East Peace dinner ”

      my ass... they and they leader at the nuclear weapon switch - dr strangenetanyahu are devoid of religion or anything that stands for religion... fanaticism is a better word for it..

      "churches for middle east murder and destruction dinner'... come on in zio freaks and religio fundamentalists..

    • "Churches for Middle East Peace dinner "

      you sure it wasn't called "zionists for middle east war dinner?"

      meanwhile the political idiots in power here in canada have imposed sanctions on iran.. they know a free meal from the banks when they see one...

  • 'The New York Insular Times' publishes a tome on Shalit
    • i agree! thanks mondoweiss for continuing to work towards keeping people informed.......

    • there are too many zionist bozos running newspapers and media outlets like the nyt in the usa eee.. this explains why gilat is a well known household name and bergdahl's name is virtually unknown... this is why everyone is reminded of the holocaust regularly, but the present day plight of the palestinians is never discussed in the mainstream media... i am surprised you asked!!

  • Israeli court to flotilla activists: Sign confession or face two months in jail without trial
    • it is hard not to judge israels actions in a negative light.... it sounds more and more like the 3rd reich on a legal and judicial level.. i guess the only thing missing are gas chambers for palestinians and those who oppose any of israels fascist policies... at what point do citizens within israel cry foul of their own gov't??

  • Pro-Israel blogger's call for killing Palestinians earns rebuke from Wash Post ombudsman, clap on back from editorial editor
    • it is hard to imagine how anyone could hold a shred of credibility for the wapo this being just more of the same... this will be the same paper that will be pounding endlessly for a war on iran too... sometimes folks need to be hit with a ton of bricks in order to wake up... this is just one more for the pile..

  • How to avoid war with Iran
    • read americans 1041am post up above.. here is what people need to realize is going on at present in the congress of the usa...

      The House Foreign Affairs Committee hurriedly convened this week to consider a new “crippling sanctions” bill that seems less designed to deter an Iranian nuclear weapon than to lay the groundwork for war.

      The clearest evidence that war is the intention of the bill’s supporters comes in Section 601:

      "(c) RESTRICTION ON CONTACT – No person employed with the United States Government may contact in an official or unofficial capacity any person that -
      (1) is an agent, instrumentality, or official of, is affiliated with, or is serving as a representative of the Government of Iran; and
      (2) presents a threat to the United States or is affiliated with terrorist organizations.

      (d) WAIVER – The president may waive the requirements of subsection (c) if the president determines and so reports to the appropriate congressional committees 15 days prior to the exercise of waiver authority that failure to exercise such waiver authority would pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the vital national security interests of the United States.

      Preventing diplomacy

    • i agree...

      there seems to be a continuous effort by israel to equate zionism and judiasm with israel as well..if you are opposed to zionism, it means you are opposed to israel.. that is the thinking that is being pushed on folks which is frankly - bullshite.. all this in spite of the fact many jewish people around the planet are not in agreement with israel or zionism and it's slow mo genocide of the palestinian people, along with constant beating of war drums on iran...

    • i agree american.. you have your eye on the ball..

      fearmocracy as practiced in amerika today -

      “Restrictions on Contact” - us congress response, supported by the wapo, nyt and wall st journal ad nauseum...

      adbusters is the intelligent response...this means they are anti-semite and will not be given a rebuttal in the nyt, lol...

      this shit is so whacked out, it is hard to deal in reality...

  • This is not what containment looks like
  • Democracy Now correspondent on Gaza flotilla describes Israeli detention
    • i think so... this seems to be the only way they know on a physical level... try to force others to see it your way politically with money and influence, but if that doesn't work then resort to bullying on a physical level which is what israel has done here with the folks on the flotilla... rubber stamped "state sponsored terrorism" but it is israel, america's good friend so it will be called something else... notice how the american ambassador in israel was unable to do most anything for the usa citizen interviewed, whereas the irish and canadian ambassadors were much more supportive...

      fascism is alive and well in israel and israels actions here are further proof of it..

    • informative.. thanks...

      modern day gestapo tactics... interesting...

  • Israelis respond to Obama snub on Facebook
    • geez, i wish that would happen... sooner or later the surface must display what lies underneath... kinda reminds me of a rotting apple... leave it to rot long enough and it won't just be on the inside...

  • Will calls for military confrontation with Iran develop their own momentum?
    • maybe bush was quite happy to talk with sharon everyday, unlike obama who has to deal with netanyahu every day...

      that's dumbocracy for ya... bunch of stupid people thinking their vote has any say in any of this....

  • Behind closed doors Sarkozy and Obama spill the beans
    • lol! who can ya trust.........................

    • lol!
      shudder the thought they'd be able to do something together constructively.... just getting beyond the psychopaths they have to work with on the world stage must be a huge challenge...

  • Jewish Feds General Assembly seems paranoid about 'who is on our side' inside Jewish community
    • why everyone is on israels side, unless a mike is on and a few world leaders don't know it, lol..................

  • '48 is beginning to replace '67 in discourse -- even at UVa
    • discourse? what discourse? you mean to say israel is actually involved in a discourse? as we regularly witness with the flotillas, intimidation seems to be all they know...

  • Freedom Waves prisoners abused and imprisoned; 'Anonymous' hackers strike back
    • i wonder about the veracity of this 'anonymous' video, whether this group anonymous is responsible for it, or is it some front for something else?

  • 'WaPo' columnist embraces Condi Rice's peace process fiction
    • i don't understand why anyone bothers going near either the wapo or the nyt... 2 propaganda rags plain and simple...

  • Voice in wilderness, Ron Paul calls for friendship with Iran
    • quote "Unfortunately, he seems stuck at about 12% in the polls. This tells me..."

      it ought to tell you the polls are for suckers and there are plenty of suckers to be duped into believing what polls have to say, paid for and bought by............................................

      ever wonder who pays for the polls and just what the questions are that go into them, or which polls gets released as opposed to remaining unreleased? polls are a manipulative tool par excellence, that is why they are so popular!

    • strange concept for the us congress, i am sure... even that nobel peace prize dude will be scratching his head, and it won't be due any flees from the doodle dog either..

      just think of all the money the mic and wall st. will miss with a policy like this! they might have to think up something else to do like go back to playing monopoly or some other such board game...

      kudos to ron paul for suggesting this.. it is a refreshing news flash!

  • Israeli navy nearly sank 2 boats headed to Gaza, then beat and taser'd Canadian passengers
    • if israel is going to dictate what is or isn't the law regardless of what is legal, it would seem using intimidation would go along well with this... welcome to the wacky world of zionism where if you don't have things go your way, you use intimidation, violence, brutality and etc. etc. to get your way... it is the behaviour of a bully that hides a scaredy kat behind it...

  • Obama administration approves navy warships seizing two boats carrying peace activists and letters to Gaza as necessary for Israeli 'security'
  • 'Powerful lobby is hellbent' for US to go to war w Iran
    • the fact us congress is even considering this bullshit shows how beholden it is to aipac and israel's interests over it's own... you appear too small minded to acknowledge this, but it is not surprising given your zionist israel before the usa love affair witnessed regularly here at mondo..

  • 'Adbusters' seeks right of reply to 'NYT''s smear of anti-Semitism and fails to get it
    • i can't understand why anyone even bothers with the nyt... isn't it obvious the nyt and the wapo are hopelessly slanted news outlets that don't serve the interests of the public, but only their owners own agenda??

  • Strategic asset or rogue state? Israel's threats to Iran 'concern' Pentagon
    • oh jesus... this is the kind of insane thinking these freaks hell bent on war encourage... it is a no win situation letting them lead and fear( and more arms sales) seems to be their only real guiding principle...

    • lol.. canucks and americans share a lot in common... we have an idiot for prime minister here in canada right now who is trying very hard to be like bush 2... i am sure he will do a number of bone headed things before we see his ass out the door..

    • almost no one gets tried for treason anymore... bush and cheney would have been two very good candidates for this, but as we see, ain't nothing happening.. instead bradley manning is the one in solitary confinement with no sanity coming from the powers that be, in sight.. this is what happens when you expose the gov't for the treasonous gov't it is - you go to jail instead! welcome to the land of the dead and apathetic...

    • that was a mistake giving him a peace prize.. i think the world breathed a temporary sigh of relief seeing the ass end of cheney/bush out the door... there is no other rationale i can find for him getting the peace prize then that, or his eloquent speeches that are a lot of eloquence with no substance...

    • clearly israel is a rogue state and a fanatical one at that if it's contemplating shit like this... it's really disturbing how a country that is supposed to be founded in part on their own possible genocide is considering expressing the same to others here... what is up with these crazies?

      my answer - they are scared of their own friggin shadow but unable or more likely) unwilling to go in for counseling.....

  • They were sailing for us
    • it pales in comparison to the slow genocide that israel is inflicting upon the innocent people of palestine... what are you doing about that?

      i find it informative you're asking the question 'and how relevant is that"? it is relevant that israel wants to maintain an open air prison... many people want to see an end to that.. the zionists are hell bent on punishing the palestinians in any way possible and for what? that they lived in this land for centuries until some freaks decided to say that it belongs to a new country called israel? you have no sense of justice and no moral or ethical position to stand on..

    • israel created hamas... don't concern yourself with inconvenient facts though as that would be most unbecoming of a zionist..

    • they were sailing to raise awareness of the injustice being done and to make changes to address the injustice.. for the world to be reminded of this is ultimately a good thing...

      might doesn't make right, and it looks really ugly here too... people can make laws, but it doesn't mean the laws are just.... sometimes they are just a form of maintaining a corrupt power.. this is something we are witnessing more regularly - powerful and narrow interests turning something into a law whereby it is illegal to do something that is ethical.....

      kudos for those who continue to try to break this unjust form of power that israel maintains and the usa and some others condone... corruption has a way of rotting things from the inside and that is what we are seeing firsthand... it is unsustainable...

  • Israeli doctors 'failing to report torture of Palestinian detainees'
  • Reporters again turn State Dep't briefing into moshpit, scorning US 'impotence' in the conflict
    • taxi,
      a surprise moment of honesty would be refreshing whatever way it came!

    • american - that is a pretty fascinating read that shows just how much the usa is interested in the peace process! it is all so very one sided in nature and catches what the usa congress is really all about...

    • more hypocrisy stamped ""made in the usa""...

    • congress is israel controlled... stupid laws only look stupid if you forget this basic fact...

      hey, lets introduce some bill that says palestine can never exist.. if someone tries to say otherwise, we will charge them with a crime...

      that is what the usa has come down to... god help us these freaks up here in canada don't do something as stupid.. i am sure they are working on it as we speak...

    • funny how they can't figure out a way to cut off funding for israel isn't it?? the usa is full of shite...............

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