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  • Israel seizes 1000 acres from 5 Palestinian villages to build new settlement in response to teens' abduction
    • ivri and jeffb appear to have a lot in common. The new hasbeen agenda is to redefine those inconvenient facts and colonialist punishments into nice, tidy bureaucratic jargon. Occupation is now 'internal development' and land theft is 'standard deterrence'. Orwell would have loved these attempts at newspeak in the jewish dystopia. But who do they think are fooling? Themselves, I guess. An obsessive bureaucratic categorisation in order to divide, control and structure society for the benefit of the bureaucrat's masters is of course a characteristic of the despotic and fascist regimes throughout history. People are reduced to statistics and dry, inhuman legalese, subject to the dictates and 'laws' which attempt to disguise and remove the responsibility from the perpetrators, who comfort themselves with their role in merely implementing the system. Sadism, punishment, dispossession, brutality, torture become routine consequences of the bureaucracy of totalitarianism. And ivri and jeffb can trot out their complacent, indifferent rationalisations, as if it was merely an entirely natural aspect of the state system.

  • Being Palestinian got me barred from visiting Palestine
    • justicewillprevail August 31, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      "internal development and management"

      Ha ha, trust old jeff to turn up with his zio translator. A handy guide to redefining those embarrassing words like occupation, apartheid and racism, all of which Israel excels in. We'll just call them some bureaucratic obfuscatory jargon, and hey presto, no occupation, apartheid, racism, dispossession or neo fascism anywhere. Lol. Pull the other one, pedant.

  • Palestinian-American teen denied access to Israel’s airport
    • justicewillprevail August 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      How can anyone say that Israel doesn't operate an apartheid system? Here is a demonstration of how it works. Classification by a rigid bureaucratic system of people not according to their nationality, but according to their family origins, a system predicated on ethnicity and race. And once that is established, treating them differently, with one group disadvantaged, presumed to be criminals and having no rights, subject to arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, restriction of liberty and freedom of movement. All because they have the wrong parents. Disgusting, and completely antithetical to the supposed values and principles of the US, which allows its citizens to be treated like black people in the South fifty years ago. A complete disgrace to the human race, which is the only race. Neanderthals.

  • My life during the war
    • justicewillprevail August 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Just devastating to read, and to imagine the wanton cruelty heaped upon these people. Whatever we can do never feels remotely enough.

  • Rolling in underground tunnels
    • justicewillprevail August 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Well worth a watch.

    • justicewillprevail August 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      A brilliant piece. The use of the land as a symbol of Palestinian rootedness to the region and their deep connection to it, and its converse exploitation by cynical, appropriating zionists who have thereby emptied their religion of any value is incredibly astute. Which is what I would expect from Slavoj.

  • As Salaita's case becomes a cause, U of Illinois issues declarations on 'civility'
    • "not taking moral positions on them"

      that should bar people like Dershowitz and his like-minded rabid zionist self-appointed censors then. Or most of the economics faculty. Not to mention the philosophy and arts, and the politics department.

  • Democratic Party leader echoes Netanyahu's new theme: Hamas equals ISIS
    • justicewillprevail August 22, 2014 at 7:34 am

      They were so 'accommodating' that they drove them off their land and took their homes. Their 'rights' were extinguished by officially making them stateless and subject to martial law. Their national aspirations have been downgraded to ghettos and prison camps. Long before Hamas, which is nothing like Isis. Only the IDF shares the same ruthless fundamentalism.

  • 'Common Dreams' website traps Hasbara troll spewing anti-Semitism
    • justicewillprevail August 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      A classic expose of how zionism is so heavily invested in antisemitism as its raison d'être that it makes sense to exaggerate it (nearly all cases in Europe), or in its absence create it. And then it can indulge in an orgy of self-justification, moral grandstanding and most importantly using it as a constant excuse for the savagery it treats Palestinians with. A self-perpetuationg, self-justifiying necessary artifice, which also serves as a convenient ruse to attack everybody critical of you, and never have to listen or answer the criticism. Without it, they might have to behave like citizens of the world, subject to the same norms. Oh, the horror!

  • State Dep't says it's 'not OK' that Israel detained another American teenager without informing us
    • This is like the Mob. They can't get to Tariq, who has the effrontery to speak up about his beating at their hands, so members of his family will be harassed, arrested and beaten for his action. Classy, these klan types.

  • Entitled ideology supporting 'incineration' of Gaza resonates with Nazi ideology -- Siegman
    • justicewillprevail August 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Praise The Lord. Please stick by this resolution.

    • justicewillprevail August 22, 2014 at 1:41 am


    • Now we have zionists openly declaring it is ok to kill children, there can be no doubt where they are headed. They have done everything they can to dehumanise Palestinians, but instead have dehumanised themselves to such an extent they think this behaviour is normal. And of course, the reluctance of governments, particularly the US, to sanction them has allowed them to believe they can get away with anything. Every time they push the boundaries of acceptable behaviour they find no one has the guts to call them out, or stop the money flow, so they are increasingly emboldened to act even more cold bloodedly and savagely. Now they think they are untouchable. Hearing an Isis member calmly justify the killing if innocents is stomach churning enough, what is the difference between that and Netanyahu and co's chilling justifications for the murder of innocent civilians, especially children? Fundamentalists who have lost contact with any shred of humanity they once had. Killing corrupts absolutely, so that it becomes acceptable to do again, especially when there is no sanction or restraint available. They need to be called to account for their crimes, instead of trying to wreck the mechanisms which we're put in place to try and prevent such horrendous brutality. Well said, Henry Seigman, who now can expect a vicious campaign of abuse.
      See also Desmond Tutu's recent article in Haaretz.

  • With ceasefire set to expire, Palestinians aim to lift the siege while Israel wants to turn 'Gaza into Ramallah'
    • Israel is systematically destroying Gaza's economy, from carpentry shops to construction firms and farms, all medium sized businesses employing hundreds of people. There can be no reason to do this other than a deliberate strategy of impoverishment, a refugee camp without hope of a future, leaving little option but to leave for many. Isn't removing any means of a people for surviving genocide in all but name:

      "“Israel is not only attacking civilians and their homes, but also systematically destroyed the economy of the Gaza Strip in order to make people dependent on emergency aid,” Abu Ramadan argued.
      “Now that almost the entire economy is destroyed, people can no longer work, thus cutting their purchasing power dramatically. Now youth wants to emigrate at even younger ages than before. Due to the emigration of young skilled workers the economy is becoming even weaker.”
      “Israel has managed to transform a functioning economy into a third world country through eight years of embargo and three assaults in five years. Without ending the embargo, it is impossible to break out of this vicious cycle ourselves,” Abu Ramadan added."

      Very sad, and the height of callous wicked behaviour by the architects of destruction in their cosy US subsidised offices. It is hard to believe how deliberately cruel human beings can be, and israel has exploited this (natural) unwillingness to the hilt, hiding their sadism behind a barrage of misinformation and useful stooges.

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  • Lobbyist tells Eliot Engel he has 'the blood of hundreds of Palestinian children on his hands'
    • Do any of these people do half as much for the people who elected them as they do for a foreign country? How dysfunctional is a system where a foreign government demands and gets their attention and their votes? And how can't they see that? Are they so supine and credulous that they accept the donation in exchange for any integrity they might have had? And don't care about pissing on the people who elected them. Hey, let's siphon off some more badly need tax dollars and give it away to some wealthy foreigners, who will look after us. Great idea. A load of people will get killed, but that's nothing to do with me. I just voted for more missiles and advanced weaponry for my sponsors. What they do with them is not my concern.They tell me it's not their fault, I believe every word they say. That's democracy, folks. You vote for me, then I do what I like, for who I like.

  • Rob Reiner wants to pick Palestinians' leaders for them
    • justicewillprevail August 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Israel is flooded with an alien and hostile people, from Europe, Russia and Brooklyn. Hostile doesn't quite capture the sadistic savagery they specialise in.

      Btw, kudos to clios for an entertaining rip down of jeff's psychobabble. A prodigious effort, which will sail right over his head. Thinnest man at fat camp! Ha ha

  • Witnessing Gaza
    • justicewillprevail August 19, 2014 at 2:06 am

      JeffB, you write screeds of verbose convoluted tortured prose, and still have no idea about your fantasy state. Israel doesn't do citizenship like any other country, to the extent that there is no such thing as an Israeli:

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      Because to be one would ruin the meticulously constructed apartheid where you are granted privileges according to your mother's culture, even if you have never been to or lived in the region. And of course you are treated like a dog if you don't belong to the elitist group. No other state justifies ethnic cleansing like that, makes artificial distinctions between its citizens based on 19th century notions of race, and treats them accordingly, to the point where millions of them are denied citizenship because it will threaten the gerrymandered identity of the state, which conveniently has one set of borders for them, and another for Jews. Israel gives more rights to people who have never been there than the indigenous people who live under its despotic rule - don't tell us it is like any other state. There is no comparison, please spare us the entirely baseless comparisons you seem to think are relevant. They are irrelevant.

  • 'Bombing the Dead' -- Max Blumenthal in Gaza
    • Why do you need photos of these? May as well ask where are the photos of howitzers, mortars, missiles, F16's, flechettes, helicopter gunships, naval guns of the occupation army. But maybe you missed the point of this article which is about the destruction caused by these generously donated munitions to the israeli army, and its arrogant vindictive, punitive attitude. Maybe you need some pictures of comparable destruction of israel - oh wait, there was none.
      As for your racist comment, it's all of a piece with your laughably self-styled 'ethical' soldiers. They left their ethics on the walls of ordinary people's homes.

  • Lady Gaza comes to Melbourne
    • "Israel may be a relatively small state, but it is the largest per-capita weapons exporter in the world. The Israeli arms companies have the advantage in marketing their products around the world, because they can claim that their products have been tested in actual combat. - See more at: link to"

  • Video: Gaza forces young Jew to overcome 'giant hostile ferocious backlash' of her community
    • justicewillprevail August 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Americans would love not to give a crap about israel. Unfortunately they are forced to pay billions to the country that doesn't give a crap about them, except when it comes to being a human shield at the UN for these ingrates and entitlement junkies. Get your gangsters out of the US government, and then try the begging bowl routine.

  • Man who saved Jewish boy in Holocaust acts to save Israel from 'racist... quagmire'
    • justicewillprevail August 16, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      It has become so normalised for them, they think no-one can possibly think otherwise. As I discovered when I went to Israel, the institutionalised racism is invisible to them, while blatantly obvious to visitors. They really think we must all agree with them, because it is 'natural'.

    • Wow, I think we get your implication. And it stinks. Even Holocaust heroes are fair game for the zionist smear industry.

    • You can feel it, as the trickle becomes a flood, washing away the layers of deceit and deception that the zionist narrative has attempted to impose on the outside world (unlike the narrative they have for themselves). I linked to it already, but it is appropriate here to mention the letter from Holocaust survivors and their descendants to The Guardian, after they published the extraordinarily blatant piece of propaganda from Elie Weisel
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      And just to emphasise how zionists are losing any contact with the communities around them, The Jewish Chronicle in the UK was forced to grovel before its readers and apologise for printing an ad for humanitarian aid for Gaza
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      (Oh the irony of these two very different papers printing ads which enrage their readers)
      That is bad enough, although entirely indicative of the cult like mentality inside the bubble, but much more indicative of which way the tide is flowing is that the story was broadcast most of the day on BBC bulletins, leading most disinterested people to marvel at this demonstration of cold-blooded inhumanity.
      The Weisel and DEC ads only confirm how far the zionists have become detached from any sense of the territory civil discourse occupies, and the bare minimum of decency the majority of people expect. So entrenched and accustomed have they become to spouting such egregious falsehoods and blatant propaganda that they have no idea of how they are offending people with such naked attempts to bludgeon them into submission. The days are over when they could solemnly intone sanctimonious spin on ethnic cleansing and occupation. Because they don't realise it, they think they can keep up the old routines, but the expansion of the media, as Paul Mason perceptively wrote
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      has drained any authority or credibility they assumed. (His latest piece is also excellent, finding hope in a younger generation).

  • The catastrophe inflicted on Gaza--and the costs to Israel's standing
    • Unbelievably harsh, AG.

    • justicewillprevail August 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Superb letter from the descendants of Holocaust survivors to The Guardian:

      "As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.

      As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.
      We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.

      Furthermore, we are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to promote blatant falsehoods used to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water.

      We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people. We call for an immediate end to the siege against and blockade of Gaza. We call for the full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. “Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!

      Over 300 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors of Victims of the Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel’s Assault on Gaza"

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    • Dan Glazebrook has a good summary of israel's campaign against the Gazan economy:

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      Quite sickening when you add up the evidence of the factories targeted - the few remnants of the gazan economy destroyed systematically, as if even a miniscule amount of work and productivity for the impoverished people is not allowed by those grim israeli accountants of human misery. Count the calories, calculate the obliteration of any crumbs of economic life, destroy power and water - comrade, you must be due a medal from the state for this bureaucratic institutionalisation of the inflicting of misery. How proud you must be, such sadistic ingenuity!

  • Question for the American Jewish Establishment: Where does Zionism end and Judaism begin?
    • justicewillprevail August 16, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Ah yes, buying into myths. Very dangerous. Like biblical myths, perchance? Founding myths? Cultural myths? There's a lot of them around.

    • justicewillprevail August 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      "Kill or die"

      Is that John Wayne, Al Capone or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jeff is so favourably channelling? An example to us all - the armchair cowboy philosopher, big hat no cattle.

  • New J Street platform parrots Likud as membership continues to shift left
    • justicewillprevail August 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      Ahem, the Arab 'national security elites' (?) go to cocktail parties to discuss rejecting a rejectionist position the MW embraces? My head is spinning with this dynamite information. Who knew? How does one get an invite? What kind of cocktails? And not only that MW has some kind of political denialism which is decried by Shin Bet or something. Is there a cryptographer in the house? Or this is the result of too many of those darned dangerous cocktails (probably anti-semitic ones)?

  • 15 airplanes to fly over NY and NJ beaches with Israeli flags and We Love Israel banner
    • justicewillprevail August 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      They are so inebriated with zionism they don't realise the only message they are sending is "look at us shameless fanatical propagandists". Most people will shrug and feel even more baffled and alienated by the obsessive neediness of the israel lobby. They could be more honest and just put on the banners "Give us more money and look the other way".

  • Hope in the one state solution 
    • justicewillprevail August 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      On a more serious note, just read this Jeff and see if it stems the posturing pseudo-intellectual gymnastics:

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      Some people with something real to say.

    • justicewillprevail August 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      You are a banana supremacist, Mooser. At least that's what I think he's saying. You've been exposed. Jeffy never uses one word when a thousand will do, or one analogy when he's got them backed up all the way to Ruritania. I think he is a big fan of William Burroughs, his homage to the cut and paste school of thought is a marvel. At least 6 arguments and and another six analogies are spontaneously blended there into a simulacrum of thought. Well done, but don't take up shooting as a hobby, Jeff.

  • Tunnels-to-kindergartens propaganda Netanyahu peddled to NYT and CNN is exploded by Israeli news site
    • justicewillprevail August 14, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Tunnels don't kill people, as Charlton Heston almost said. Have you checked under your bed lately?

    • Here's a nice rejoinder to this nonsense, as Palestinians give Americans advice about how to deal with tear gas:

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    • You must have scoured the web to find a small, unsourced, unverified article written straight from the IDF press bureau. By a right wing blowhard who spends a lot of his time fulminating against immigration and 'multiculturalism' - a white ethno nationalist who is an Australian immigrant. Remind you of anybody? An impeccable neutral. Not.

    • justicewillprevail August 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      And here is a sober and moving account of the post apocalypse Gaza, heartbreaking but with some slivers of hope among the ruins, mainly from a people who have suffered unimaginably but who still, remarkably, have incredible dignity and forbearance.

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      They should pierce the hearts of all israelis who cheered on this slaughter, but sadly they will once again not be listened to, or even acknowledged.

    • This ought to be a case study in fear mongering propaganda. We used to be amazed that people would believe the 'reds under the beds' hysteria about the Cold War. But now we have 'terrorists under the kindergarten', a variation on the same theme. With extra bonus 'baby killers'. That a supposedly reputable news organisation can publish this stuff unquestioningly is bad enough, but not to even see the hypocrisy of these empty claims when Israel is actually killing babies, and murdering children in schools and hospitals is beyond belief. But that doesn't warrant hysterical headlines or wide-eyed fear, because they 'deserve' it, so demonised and dehumanised are they by cartoon propaganda of this sort. Reds under the beds hysteria at least had the excuse of limited information and a compliant readership, but the cynical deployment of such cartoon tropes in a far more information-rich age is a reminder how easily people are manipulated by fear and prejudice - the same tactics used since the 1930's.

  • The Walzer Problem
    • Such intellect deployed for such base, unsupportable ideological propaganda. Really this is the same old tedious fiction and stale assertions dressed up to justify mass destruction and slaughter. Does he ever mention the occupation, the siege and blockade, human rights, the history of dispossession and displacement? He apparently knows nothing about the history of the conflict or of Hamas, despite there being ample material available online and in hundreds of books. As a corrective Sandy Tolan has penned a handy summary of the conflict, and its tragically unnecessary and avoidable deaths, mostly caused by Israel's spurning of every opportunity for normalisation. All of it referenced, and should be a first stop for naive, or tendentious, apologists for slaughter, like Walzer.
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      I find it quite obscene that a 'moral philosopher' can agonise and contort his apparent intellect in the service of a clearly odious regime and its neo-fascist ideology of blood and soil, and ignore the horrific suffering of people who have, for the most part, done absolutely nothing to deserve such devastating punishment, other than, of course, have the misfortune to be born to the 'wrong' grandparents.
      As an addendum to Walzer's homework, I would advise him to read Donald MacIntyre's report from the ruins of Gaza and reflect on the incalculable cost that his deviously reasoned justification for mass killings of civilians results in.
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  • We must target our politicians' 'cowardice' in the face of war crimes --Trevor Hogan's impassioned speech in Dublin
    • justicewillprevail August 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Ah yes, that will be 102, when in doubt fall back on the 'clash of civilisations' world war three hysteria blah blah. Make special reference to exaggerated and false European scare stories (impresses the gullible US isolationists). And then top it off with old anti-semitism under the bed routine. voila. Yes, so much to be proud of.

    • justicewillprevail August 13, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Terrific, heartfelt speech the passion of which will be recognised by anyone who has seen what he has seen. About time the so-called ambassadors were shamed and called to account. Good luck to you Trevor - Irish people can recognise a colonial, repressive regime when they see it, and are unafraid to say so.
      (BTW, the 'unintelligible' word is Dail, the Irish parliament)

  • Zoabi, subject of police investigation, decries 'jingoistic consensus' gripping Israeli Jewish public
    • Haneen Zoabi is an exemplary and courageous Palestinian who should be accorded the same respect as Aung San Suu Kyi, in my book. Standing up for justice against the hordes of neo fascists like Leiberman takes a lot of guts, speaking out in Israel is now seen as a hostile act, especially from people who can remind every Eastern European and Russian immigrant (most of the Knesset) that her family has lived there for centuries. No need for assumed identities with fake names and false histories. She is the real thing. How it must infuriate them. She has more integrity than any one of these moral pygmies can dream of.

  • US branch of the Jewish 'family' owes the homeland 'unconditional love' -- Rosner
    • justicewillprevail August 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

      This is la la land. Jewish immigrants just wanted to party with the Palestinians, but they went off in a huff. Yes, biscuit taken.

    • justicewillprevail August 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      You're right, it's not bad, it's ridiculous. Change the monkey, but keep playing the same tune.

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  • Goldstone sequel to be co-authored by Amal Alamuddin, Clooney's fiancee
    • justicewillprevail August 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      If it's common knowledge you will be able to provide us proof, which doesn't come from israeli funded organisations. israel has redefined 'firing from a hospital' to mean anywhere within the area, which does not of course justify the indiscriminate use of crude artillery which has no precision in areas where israel knows full well that there are hospitals. Of course, you would also have to believe israel's primary objective was to fire at a mobile rocket launcher and not simply punish Palestinians for resisting by deliberately destroying their infrastructure - as per their use of the Dahiya doctrine. perfected in Lebanon, and used in Cast lead and the current Protective Annihilation.

  • The academic/political context of the Salaita affair
    • justicewillprevail August 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      There goes our learned professor of orientalism again - apparently he thinks BDS boycotts individuals, and Palestinian individuals at that. I guess he has as much expertise in BDS as he has in orientalism.

  • With friends like these...
    • He he, if you are going to use words and concepts like 'orientalism' in the way Edward Said intended, then it would be at least an idea to have a passing acquaintance with the meaning of the word. As opposed to the usual hasbaritic tactic of desperately hijacking concepts from the opposition to zionism and trying to use them, clumsily and meaninglessly. Not only are Palestinians robbed of their land and homes, they must also be robbed of the suffering and the prejudice against them, which can be handily redeployed and appropriated by the eternal victim. Me, me, me! Wah!

  • Video: Israeli soldiers share an ecstatic moment as they destroy homes in Gaza
  • Israel shells another UN school-- and even the US is 'appalled'
    • justicewillprevail August 4, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Of course not, Bumble

    • Are we supposed to be impressed by their 'concern'? For seven hours? How about for ever? What is the point of continuing the slaughter - haven't they killed enough? There is no worthwhile opposition to their military juggernaut, so just f-ck off, and leave the people you have starved and impoverished alone. Scuttle back to your air-conditioned subsidised walled consumer paradise where you can continue stoking your carefully honed sense of superior victimhood, where human lives outside of israel count for nothing, and you can fantasise you are brave or moral or remotely likeable.

    • And here Paul Mason finds some shreds of hope in among its horror: a tribute to the human spirit in Gaza, and one which should shame israelis, were they capable of such an emotion:

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    • justicewillprevail August 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      I really think politicians are way behind their populations on this one. They revert to type, uttering banal formulaic phrases which are crafted to do some hand wringing while evading any responsibility they may have to seek justice for people under the most vicious, reprehensible assault. Genocide looks more and more the aim - what this campaign has established is the utter redundancy of anything israel says, its actions the only reliable guide to what darkness is in their hearts and intentions. Miliband in the UK has only spoken out because the overwhelming weight of public opinion has emboldened him to say what they are all reluctant to say, because they know the opprobrium they face for speaking truth to power. Even Hammond had to formulate a way of trying to ride the wave of public opinion while delicately avoiding saying the obvious and laying the blame where it belongs.
      What people desperately want is some accountability for the out-of-control lunatics in israel who have come to believe they can commit whatever barbarity they conceive. The only mechanism we have is international law and sanctions - which none of these lily-livered faint hearts will touch with a bargepole, when the lobby is so powerful.
      It underlines what feeble and unrepresentative democracies we have, when the rich and powerful collude to make sure that israel is untouchable, however many innocent people die under its heel.
      This is a watershed, in as much as people not familiar with the horror of israeli oppression suddenly have had their eyes opened, and are appalled. We must do all we can to make israel accountable and stop the impunity it enjoys. Like S Africa it will be a long struggle, but the silence is breaking and people are not intimidated as they once were to state the obvious and call israel out. Everywhere i go, people are outraged and want action - politicians are hopelessly behind the curve. At the edinburgh festival an israeli company were thrown out of their venue because of the disruption that protests were causing. Of course the director was whining about it - but i think that this sort of public revulsion at israel and making clear that its citizens cannot enjoy normal international relations, cultural, trade or sport while they accept the violent racism of their state is more likely to be effective, as it was against S Africa. Enough.

  • What Jim Fallows and I saw
    • justicewillprevail August 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Well they weren't living inside the US, like Palestinians, including Gaza and the WB, live inside Israel. Nor are they within easy reach. They did, of course, fight back and resist. And for their pains were slaughtered and massacred without shame or pity, as if their lives didn't matter, nor their deaths. Same thing.

  • Who broke the ceasefire? Obama blames Hamas against the evidence
  • Sam Harris defends his silence on Gaza slaughter (or tries to anyway)
    • justicewillprevail August 2, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Who is Gud or is it Gid?

    • justicewillprevail August 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      And white colonialists would have written a similar diatribe against 'black savages' in the 19th and 20th Century, with the same indiscriminate demonisation and evocation of the 'dark heart' of the threat to 'civilisation'. What a lot of effort and time to put into an irreducible ignorant, racist screed. It should be treated with the contempt it deserves, but somehow Muslims are fair game for treatment he would never dare give to black cultures. What a horrifying thought that he wants us to become as entrenched racist and pathologically violent as israel. Some people relish it, no doubt something to do with their pathetic personal insecurities and primitive boorish prejudices.

  • Slaughter is not self-defense: The assault on Gaza and the corruption of language
  • Israel advocates are in a battle with US media
    • justicewillprevail July 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      It does demonstrate the depth of their presumption. Not satisfied with controlling Congress, they assume that they can dictate to major networks who the can employ as correspondents, and who can appear. Their overreach is nauseating, as they try to plug any leaks in the disinformation campaign. Independent reporters filing from Gaza? Well, that's a thought crime for a start.
      Also, I love how they wheel out the word 'nuance' when they mean the exact opposite. They wouldn't know nuance if it bit them in their gonads, which I hope it does.

  • Israel has detained 15-year-old American boy for 26 days; US is 'gravely concerned'
    • justicewillprevail July 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Gravely concerned, my ass. They couldn't care less. In fact, they'd rather it was kept quiet.

  • Statement: Legal experts and human rights defenders demand international community end Israel's collective punishment of Gaza
    • justicewillprevail July 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      The tunnels are the same ones used for years as a way around the economic blockade:
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      It is another excuse to continue attacking Palestinian schools and hospitals and destroying their society. What a scumbag criminal liar Yahoo is.

  • Gaza-- and 'Guernica'
    • justicewillprevail July 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Art History 101: fail

    • Deliberately killing large numbers of civilians who have no defence as a punitive form of collective punishment from the air doesn't seem that different at all. Parsing percentages is a petty bureaucrat's way of thinking they can measure horror and confidently proclaim, "It's not as bad"
      Again, you just don't understand the imagery

    • So you don't get Picasso's painting either, but go off on a ridiculous rant with hysterical claims.

    • Two plus two don't equal five. Hamas has agreed to recognising Israel within its 67 borders. Recognising it as 'a Jewish' state is another issue entirely, one Palestine has no obligation to, especially as it has significant legal implications, based on race/ethnicity for not only Palestinians with israeli citizenship but many issues which require negotiation, including right of return, equality and human rights. This of course assumes that israel will ever allow two states - exactly the issue they hoped to put off forever by putting Gaza into the 'deep freeze'. It's nothing to do with anyone 'wanting' one state, it's a question of what israel has created already - one apartheid state, while explicitly ruling out forever a two state solution (as bibi butcher did recently). So now what are Palestinians supposed to do? Co-operate with their own dispossession and destruction, as israel demands. Israel has created the one state solution - just not the one anyone outsided the privileged, subsidised elite want.

    • The point is the comparison with Guernica and the power and symbolism of that imagery. Obviously above your head.

  • Kerry is off the Israel bandwagon
    • "What it tells us is more about Kerry than it does about Israel."

      Yes, it tells us Kerry has still some normal human capacity for empathising with people suffering abominably at the hands of a ruthless aggressor oblivious to all norms of civil society. All he has done, apparently to Israeli horror, is point out the screaming obvious - that a solution has to involve lifting the siege and blockade, and this will have to be negotiated. Whatever Hamas does or thinks. Israel's response is, as you say, very telling - there is to be no respite for the people Israel is destroying, and that is taken as an unquestioned assumption. The siege is forever, or until the ethnic cleansing is complete. And then Gaza will be flooded with investment, clean water and electricity - all the things that should be happening now, and are deliberately withheld by the fascist blockade.

  • Fabricated martyrdom?
    • justicewillprevail July 28, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Anyone whose opinion you don't like is automatically 'discredited'. It doesn't make it any less true, though. As for the rest, spoken like a true fundamentalist ideologue. So the IDF soldiers would prefer to be shot than captured? Really? And you try to discredit Silverstein's evidence. At least he has some, which is backed up by others.

    • justicewillprevail July 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Shalit said nothing about being tortured. As I remember he refused to say that he was mistreated. I see you have the same contempt for his parents for having the temerity to campaign for his release. I am not surprised that you seek to justify the killing of Israeli soldiers by their own side, whilst denigrating the relatives of those captured. Do you expect them to be silenced when their sons are killed by their own army? Is it easier to lie to them and tell them they were killed in action? Or indeed for the policies of their benighted nation.

    • I wonder what Gilad Shalit makes of this, and if he wonders if they might have tried to kill him too, had they the opportunity? So it is better to kill Jewish soldiers than let them be captured and eventually released after negotiations and the release of prisoners? A coldly, inhuman calculation - Jewish soldiers will be killed for political reasons. Ask any relative what they think about that.
      The apparent exploitation of the three Israeli teenagers' bodies is also less shocking in this context, although its gruesome horror only highlights the corrupted mindset of the israeli establishment.

  • Destruction of Gaza's children is something 'every one of us must confront' -- Jon Snow
    • justicewillprevail July 27, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Avi Shlaim has some good advice for the hapless BBC, on the impossibility of portraying 'balance' in an asymmetrical conflict, especially when, like so many media outlets, there is no context:

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    • You really ought to put the link to Jon's blog in your piece:

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      The one which has garnered all the attention is his heartbreaking reflection on leaving Gaza, as he returned to safety and complacency, leaving behind the suffering of ordinary people who are offered no help from the outside world. And just to rub it in, the chicken-hearted IDF saw fit to trash his laptop in a typical act of petty humiliation, the type of thing the occupation specialises in, just so you know who is boss and they can do what they like:

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      Also worth noting is his shattering descriptions of the injured tiny children, Nema, Noradin and Maha. "This is the birth place of saints and the death yard of angels."
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      To their credit Channel 4 published this searing account in English, Hebrew and Arabic.

      Snow believes passionately that reporting the effects of this devastation is vital:
      "The world is witnessing what is happening in Gaza. There is bound to be judgement."

      Also worth noting is fellow journalist Paul Mason's C4 blog:
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      Particularly why Israel is losing the social media war:
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      and what to say to a 20 year old Israeli soldier who asks why the world hates israel:
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  • Oren's charge that networks showcase Palestinian dead at behest of Hamas is 'obscene' -- Penhaul
    • justicewillprevail July 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      You're the stupid one, if your comprehension of the effect of these shocking images is so biased that you think it is some kind of political game. Only paranoid zionists are so enmeshed in their own fictions that they come up with these ludicrous claims. OTOH no wonder they are becoming so detached from reality. It's always someone else's fault for their crimes. Your estimation of Hamas and their strategy is laughable, but that's what you get when you have to distort reality so much to excuse wanton death and destruction. The script you are reading from is the same old stale hasbara we have heard for years. No-one is buying it.

    • justicewillprevail July 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Exactly right. I was wondering when someone, particularly a reporter, would point this out. Cast Lead the same, when the Goldstone report concluded the evidence was consistent with the application of this evil, ground zero policy. And now the same again. The politicians lie and squirm, repeating the same empty phrases, whilst the military ignores what they say and applies the ruthless policy of levelling every area where they suspect the 'enemy' is. Which probable qualifies the whole of Gaza. The real decision makes are unelected, unaccountable military planners - which only points out what a sham israeli democracy is, not to mention their (un)free press. I look forward to John Snow putting the evidence for the consistent use of this Pol Pot strategy to the idiotic fool Regev.

    • How stupid do Oren and Dermer think people are? Clearly very stupid. If they are uncomfortable being confronted with the consequences of their support for wanton destruction, then they should change the policy. No-one in their right mind believes that Hamas has this incredible power they attribute to it, forcing Israel into bombing schools and hospitals - and then this amazing mind control over the media who show the results.The weakness of their arguments is woeful, their credibility about zero, and still they have the gall to lecture people on what they should think. Morons.

  • Breaking: Israel shelling hospital in Beit Hanoun, injured Palestinians and internationals trapped inside
    • Excellent post by Noura Erekat at The Nation, debunking the most often repeated Israeli talking points:

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      An example:

      "As the occupying power of the Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian Territories more broadly, Israel has an obligation and a duty to protect the civilians under its occupation. It governs by military and law enforcement authority to maintain order, protect itself and protect the civilian population under its occupation. It cannot simultaneously occupy the territory, thus usurping the self-governing powers that would otherwise belong to Palestinians, and declare war upon them. These contradictory policies (occupying a land and then declaring war on it) make the Palestinian population doubly vulnerable."

  • Which crowded cities can you fire into?
    • "They sit in the cockpit and push buttons and joysticks. It’s a war game. They determine life and death, from their lofty place in the sky they see only black dots running around in panic, fleeing for their lives, but also some who wave their hands in terrible fear from the roofs. The black arrow points at the target, and already a mushroom of black smoke rises – poof, a slight tremor in the wing, as the saying goes; a “good” hit, and they’re already embarking on the next sortie.

      They have never seen an enemy plane coming toward them – the last aerial battle of the Israel Air Force took place before most of them were born. They never saw the whites of the eyes and the red blood of their victims from up close. They are heroes who are battling the weakest, most helpless people who have no air force and no aerial defense, barely even a kite.

      Do they really all believe that they are serving the country and its security needs, by means of the 1,000 sorties and the 1,000 tons of bombs that they have already dropped on top of the unfortunate Gaza Strip?

      As far as we know, not one of them has “arisen” as of yet. In 2003, 27 of their colleagues did something far more courageous than completing all their “battle” sorties: They wrote a letter of refusal to carry out operations that might endanger civilians in the territories. But not this time. There isn’t a single person like Yonatan Shapira or Iftach Spector (two of the signatories back then), who will get up and ask: Is this the way? There isn’t a single person who will salvage their honor. Not a single one who will refuse to take part in this death squadron. Not a single one."

      Gideon Levy
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  • Hamas mimics Hezbollah tactics, and no one will have stability till blockade is lifted
    • justicewillprevail July 25, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Ha ha, that is hilarious. Regev is so odious, such a lickspittle, a ventriloquist's dummy for the mafia. It is funny to see him unable to counter a few straightforward questions, try to blame everybody in sight and make utterly ridiculous allegations. Like a child caught lying, he doubles up on his lies and starts raising his voice with increasing hysteria, then tries to intimidate the questioner. Like a robot where the programming has gone wrong and can't cope, you expect his head to start spinning, before exploding and exposing the wires and blown fuses. Priceless.

  • Israeli forces shell UN school where displaced Palestinians gathered, killing at least 9
    • justicewillprevail July 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      No evidence that Hamas uses human shields or fires from hospitals:

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      " in response to Israel's assertions that Hamas situates its military centres in civilian areas, some have pointed out that the IDF's headquarters, the Kiriya, is in central Tel Aviv, surrounded by a hospital, blocks of flats, shopping centres and offices."
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      And yet these murdering b*st*rds keep telling us that Hamas are 'forcing' them to kill children because of the so-called human shield policy. Let's be very clear - no-one is forcing a soldier safe in a bunker to pull the trigger which will knowingly kill children - the UN having given them the precise co-ordinates on that very day. There is zero evidence that rockets were fired from there. And now they are lying and trying to cover up the crime - same old callous dismissive arrogant killers.

      How heartless can people be? Apparently utterly heartless, inhuman lowlife scumbags.

  • 9 Reasons why Israel is under rocket attack 
    • So you didn't read the article, but just dropped in to repeat the desperate talking points you regurgitate from your child's guide to the conflict. Perhaps you don't understand the article, but if you did you would realise that Palestinians suffer unbearably whether rockets are fired or not. Blaming Hamas for the wanton death and destruction by Israel is so feeble that you should be ashamed to suggest it. Read Gideon Levy, show some compassion and some shame for the actions of your out-of-control lunatic murdering military government.

  • 'Telegenically Dead': Israel’s crumbling media war
  • Naomi Wolf walked out of synagogue when they had nothing to say about Gaza massacre
  • Renouncing my Israeli citizenship
    • justicewillprevail July 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Good. Perhaps you could make a (symbolic) gesture of returning your citizenship to a Palestinian who deserves the rights that come with statehood far more than foreign nationals. That should choke the ziobots.

  • Netanyahu's latest 'cartoon evidence': racist image identifying Muslims with terror
    • justicewillprevail July 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      An admission of utter insincerity, as plain as camouflage, transparent propaganda. Unable to counter real time tweets and photos, this is the best they can do? Graphics like demonstration manuals of a kitchen cabinet - flatpack propaganda, made at home with a construction kit of assembly line pieces. It gives the game away - they have nothing to back up their lurid, overblown claims which are supposed to justify the bombing and destruction of civilians and civilian infrastructure. Worse, they are doing it in order to blame Hamas (a ruse graphically illustrated by this utterly misguided effort), a cynical and desperate policy which betrays the vacuum at the heart of israeli strategy - no answer to the results of their own ghettoisation policy. They just can't hide it, and this cartoon policy indicates that they don't even recognise the flimsiness of their own camouflage. Putting lipstick on bombs doesn't really make them that attractive, does it?

  • Finally, Israel is alienating the US mainstream media
    • justicewillprevail July 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Amazing the power you credit Hamas with - their ability to force Israel to attack hospitals and kill children, and then get it on primetime tv. Truly, Israel could learn some lessons from these masters of PR, they are way behind with their cute cartoons and unbelievable robotic spokesmen (henceforth known as regevs).

  • CNN headline: "100 people killed today in Israel, Gaza fighting"
    • justicewillprevail July 21, 2014 at 11:43 am

      I don't want to defend CNN but I assume the crucial word is 'today' - ie in the space of 24 hours, and the appalling grammar implies they mean in Israel, when in fact they mean in Israel-Gaza fighting, obviously without saying how many on each side. Just sloppy, low quality sub editing by people who don't care.

  • Massacre in Gaza: At least 60 killed in Shuja'iyeh, over 60,000 in UN shelters
    • justicewillprevail July 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      If they were citizens' homes wtf are the IDF gestapo doing ransacking, destroying and killing the people in them, then?

    • justicewillprevail July 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Strange that the people Israel is killing in droves are not members of any armed group, but people that Israel has trapped in the ghetto they have built for them. israel is fighting and killing (thus massacring, because they have no way of fighting back, can't leave and are civilians) ordinary Palestinians - that is not a war or a battle. It is a crime of great magnitude

    • But you somehow know the 'real' casualty figures. Apparently you are unaware that there are observers from many organisations as well as journalists, all who can count and can verify figures from hospitals and mortuaries. Not that you would care.So Hamas might have been planning some kidnaps? How does that compare with the hundreds of Palestinians that Israel has been kidnapping and disappearing, and how does it even compare to the mass murder that Israel is now undertaking - a campaign that would make Hannibal Lecter look like a saint. And as for maligning Norwegian aid, which is necessary thanks to the Israeli occupation, it is hypocritical coming from a country that lives off the teat of the American taxpayer.

  • Hamas wants to pile up 'telegenically-dead Palestinians for their cause' -- Netanyahu, on television
    • justicewillprevail July 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      These people are certifiable. Do they ever wonder how they got to be so twisted, so devoid of humanity, or logic that they come out with such gross distortions of reason as this? 'They' forced you, somehow, so weak and easily led, so docile, like lambs to slaughter the innocents. So unable were you to employ reason, will or any normal human response that you were shamefully led by the nose, blind to the consequences to carpet bomb trapped people. Well, what extraordinary evil geniuses these Hamas people are, that they have such incredible mind powers that they can make you do this although you say you really don't want to - what amazing telepathic or paranormal abilities they have to defeat the enormous might of the apparently feeble-minded IDF. Israel is clearly lacking here, proven by their corresponding inability to force Hamas to do the same. Try thought they might, Israel just hasn't been able to force Hamas to kill enough Israelis that they too can parade the 'telegenic' (WTF? with make-up?) bodies before the world's press. Bibi is obviously smarting as this failure. He is completely sane and rational of course, and is not scraping the bottom of a desperate barrel in order to excuse mass slaughter.

  • Israeli police ransack Tariq Abu Khdeir family home and arrest relatives in apparent revenge raid
    • justicewillprevail July 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      Just shocking in its deliberate callous vindictive spiteful thuggish nastiness. Uppity Palestinians who publicise the beating of a young man will get put in their place - prison without trial, humiliation and no doubt more beating. You think they can't sink any lower into the moral cesspit, but here they come to excavate another layer. This family, in any 'civilised' country, deserved apologies and reparations - this is Israel's version. A boot in the face. No-one is immune from the fascists in Israel. State-sanctioned thugs.

  • How can Human Rights Watch conclude an Israeli didn't want to kill 4 boys on the beach?
  • Israel's iron fist
    • justicewillprevail July 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      "The purpose of Israel's current offensive in the Gaza Strip is to protect the status quo – with itself in control of the illegally occupied Palestinian territories. In 2005, it carried out a unilateral disengagement from Gaza, but under international law it is still the occupying power because it controls access by land, sea and air. In 2007 Israel imposed an economic blockade, cutting the Gaza Strip off from the West Bank and from the rest of the world. A blockade is a form of collective punishment proscribed by international law."

      Avi Shlaim on Ahron Begman's new book on the history of Israel - a concise account of the corruption of Israel by the occupation

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  • Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel
    • justicewillprevail July 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      It won't even occur to these shallow, callous people how they have demeaned their office, performing tricks for cash. They act like they are all on drugs, their responses triggered automatically by their handlers.

  • First night of Israeli ground operations kills 27 Palestinians; Ambulances come under fire attempting to retrieve the injured
    • justicewillprevail July 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Yes, the zombie army stagger about attacking anybody they can, unwilling to admit that there are so few 'real' targets that they have to use all of their limited ingenuity to fabricate reasons for dumping their US taxpayer bombs on anyone who crosses their path. It's a lust for destruction fuelled by the febrile fascist atmosphere stoked so relentlessly by the government and many rabbis. Something must be seen to be done, even it means children, hospital patients and families are to be attacked on the flimsiest, non-existent pretext. It's called terrorism.

  • 'We are moving from Iron Dome to an iron fist': Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza
    • justicewillprevail July 18, 2014 at 5:35 am

      Who knows what your incoherent rambling is on about. But the legality or otherwise has nothing to do with the situation MSF is describing.

    • Meanwhile, "In an unprecedented criticism of the Israeli siege of Gaza, a senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.

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  • Following missile attack last Saturday, al-Wafa Hospital receives warnings of new round of bombings
    • justicewillprevail July 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      So on a thread about Israel attacking hospitals you have nothing to say, except a load of whataboutery. Did you make up all the rhetorical questions yourself or is this the latest feeble hasbara advice?
      thankyou and goodbye.

  • Congresswoman who visited Israel on AIPAC's dime has no time for relative of boy beaten by Israeli police
    • justicewillprevail July 15, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      This is exactly like a black constituent in the South seeking help for unprovoked assualt and imprisonment by the Klan during the Jim Crow era. With the same dismissive response. So now we know on whose side Castor is, and it isn't the people who pay US taxes. Shame on her and her prejudiced denial. Surely she is not doing the job the US taxpayer is paying her for (although she is doing the job Israel is paying for).

  • Netanyahu says there will never be a real Palestinian state
    • justicewillprevail July 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      The hasbrats have stepped up their activities, always the same old regurgitated myths and lies. From the independent:

      "In the student union of a private university in the Israeli coastal city of Herzliya, a “Hasbara war room” has been set up as a contribution to the military effort. Hasbara literally means “explanation” but has also come to signify propaganda. Up to 400 students sit at banks of computers getting Israel’s message out online. “The goal is to deliver a very clear message to people abroad – Israel has the right to defend itself,” Lidor Bar David told Israeli news website, Ynet.

      “Although they haven’t been called up to the army yet, they’ve decided to enlist in a civilian mission that is no less important,” reported Ynet.

      The students – speaking in 30 languages – target online forums while aiming to appear as ordinary social media users. They lobby Facebook to take down pages which incite violence against Israel and circulate drawings of Hamas rockets made by traumatised Israeli children living close to Gaza."

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      It's basically spamming/trolling on a gigantic scale. Even if it is demonstrably false, which it is, it serves to drown out the voices of real people calling for change.

  • 'We’re Like Toys for Them': Young Gazans speak about Operation Protective Edge
    • justicewillprevail July 15, 2014 at 5:44 am

      Calling disabled people and geriatric hospital patients, not to mention young children, 'active belligerents' is a new triumph for Israel's gormless PR hasbrats.

    • Don't you think Palestinians have the same right to 'punch back'? Israeli terrorism is far worse, of a far greater magnitude and relentless. Apparently you have no qualms with the Likud aim to 'destroy' Palestine. Palestine deserves a much better Israel which doesn't terrorise them, dispossess and murder them.

    • Sadly, it doesn't take a genius to draw the obvious parallels with an earlier era of scientific experiments upon human beings who had no value to their captors.

  • Understanding Hamas
    • justicewillprevail July 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Whatever bar you announce that Hamas must pass in order to satisfy your high-mindedness - whilst strangely never imagining that perhaps Israel would have to clear some barriers itself to qualify as a serious candidate for peace talks (which it has never been) - we can absolutely guarantee that if Hamas did agree (as they have to the 67 borders), then you simply change the game and raise the bar. It has happened many times in the past to Palestinian negotiators and is a tried and tested tactic which means never having to commit to real peace talks. So you won't be surprised that sanctimonious demands of what the other side must do are simply not credible when the track record reveals the use of a tactic to continually stall and prevaricate, whilst not even imagining that Israel has far more tests to pass than the Palestinians to be taken as a serious partner for peace. Meanwhile the Palestinian state shrinks and the resources are seized - carry on the ethnic cleansing and impoverishment until there is nothing left.

  • Out to Kill: Israel’s assault on Gaza is not to stop rocket fire 
    • justicewillprevail July 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Quite agree about the failure of Israel to stop to rockets, supposedly its raison d'etre, but it is a very convenient cover (as is the bogeyman of Hamas whose supposed power is relentlessly promoted and exaggerated by Israel). Israel plays the long game - the gradual ethnic cleansing of the West Bank, the removal of basic resources - land and water, the crushing of the economy, the obliteration of institutions of statehood, the push into enclaves surrounded by military guards. Gaza is the advance guard of this policy, the only conclusion possible is that the long term aim is to render Gaza literally unable to support life - why else destroy water, sewage, electricity services, target mosques, schools, hospitals, police stations, stop fishing, steal land for 'military' barriers, and so on and on. Killing innocent people just reinforces the message and intent. The UN, I believe, said that Gaza will be unable to support its population in a decade or so, thanks to the pollution of the water supply, a service eagerly further degraded by Israel's refusal to let equipment through, and more destruction of the already inadequate supply. It is a scorched earth policy, the equivalent of ground zero. But of course, it will all be the sole fault of the impoverished, trapped Palestinians, cut off from all humanity by the tyro aggressor and their pitiless genocidal policies.

  • How many people have died from Gaza rockets into Israel?
    • justicewillprevail July 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Excellent research, Phan, which gives lie to the figures customarily reported. As said above a simple comparison with the Gazan dead over the same period would be an absolute eye-opener - and maybe trigger people into examining why Israel feels the need to exaggerate wildly the threat Hamas poses, especially at the moment as the world press eagerly reprint the scary tales of Israelis hunkered down in their gold-plated executive bunkers while crying hysterically to reporters.
      Another story has surfaced recently on how ineffective the vaunted Iron Dome is, which if true only adds fuel to the ridiculous fake propaganda that Israel pumps out, and has a long history of:

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  • Gaza under attack again
    • justicewillprevail July 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

      As solid as all the other repeated lies and convenient excuses Israel wheels out every time they murder people - that have done it so often and so flagrantly they have no credibility when it comes to this kind of propaganda. I suppose they might try the ruse of fake videos as they have in the past.
      It is evident their goal is to destroy infrastructure, whatever the collateral damage, leave people in misery and somehow hope this will turn them against Hamas. Which betrays the bankruptcy of their ideas - the only answer they ever have to avoid a settlement with Palestine is extreme violence, whatever the cost in the lives of the defenceless people they attack. What do they care about them, they want rid of them anyhow.

    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      They have sent 'warning' rockets to the hospital which is a geriatric one with patients who can't be moved. Perhaps Israel would like to explain what kind of mortal threat a geriatric hospital poses to the people or government of Israel. Even more creepy an Israeli phoned the hospital apparently keen to find out if the patients were being moved

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    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      No, you don't think You have no idea.

  • The players may change, but the game remains the same: The use of racism to justify the massacre of innocent civilians in Gaza
    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Ignorance, prejudice, hysteria - all powerful weapons in the hands of Israel's legions of propagandists. It is sobering how much and how easily you can manipulate public opinion - most of these people have never been there, have no idea of what is actually going on, and have been subject to a constant stream of completely false propaganda. The tragedy is their willingness to believe it, and then repeat it, as if it was some knowledge they had themselves. How the manipulators must smirk when they read this pathetic regurgitation of their banal lies.

  • Joining Graham, Schumer calls for end of Palestinian unification for sake of Israel's 'survival'
    • The state of Israel is not under siege. How can anybody write such melodramatic hyperbole, when Gaza is under very real, utterly cruel and vindictive siege? Why do they have to keep this patently false narrative, which is evidently rubbish with a moment's thought? If you want to know what a real siege is like, go to Gaza, don't insult us with overblown hysteria, designed to portray the out-of-control bully as the poor little victim, when there are very real victims dying and injured thanks to indiscriminate Israeli bombs. Those Israelis sitting on the beach at Tel Aviv, or thronging cafes and bars, must feel so under siege, the poor little crybabies.

  • 'Protective Edge' has nothing to do with protection
    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Don't be so pathetic, bioidiot. Baiting someone over the deaths of children. I suppose it amuses you.

    • I do find it incredible the way that they come up with this mangled grammar, as if it sounds noble or justified. It is a completely meaningless phrase, vacuous and jarring, and entirely consistent with their indifference to the meaning or value of their bloodthirsty actions. They mangle words, they mangle meaning, they mangle people.

  • Soul-crushing video shows Gaza father unable to accept his little boy's killing
    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      The entire Israeli Jewish population is in a collective bunker, firing missiles

    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      One and the same thing.

    • Goldberg, there is zero equivalence, especially when no Israeli child has been harmed like this, yet there will be more Palestinian children who will die in the coming days. All to prove what? That you have bigger and deadlier weapons than them? After all the killings to sate your revenge, what will have changed? Nothing, apart from the increased suffering of people already subjugated and held hostage by your glorious leaders. You are corrupted by your ideology when you can't register any feeling at all at the hideous unwarranted deaths of innocents thanks to your permanent war syndrome. Wildly exaggerating the threat to Israel to justify indiscriminate targeting of civilians with none or the most tenuous links to the Gaza administration is posturing dishonesty of the worst kind. And even worse is trying, as you all do, to co-opt the appalling suffering into some version of 'we are suffering too', when you aren't even in the firing line. Gross, arrogant, unfeeling, making excuses for mass murder of civilians - how did you get like that? As if we didn't know.

  • Israel's message to the Palestinians: Submit, leave or die
    • justicewillprevail July 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Sad but true summary. Warehousing is apt, if a desperately dehumanising, coldly calculated and clinical method of depopulating a country so that the invaders can have it. Mass cruelty of a kind only paralleled by the most notorious and appalling 'clearances' in history. What a legacy and a stain on the human race they have bequeathed.

  • Terror in Gaza: 57 seconds after 'warning,' Israel destroys a house
    • link to

      Just to follow up, because I can scarcely believe the depths to which they sink: the centre for the disabled got the 'warning' - so the much vaunted Israeli intelligence knew it was a centre where disabled people slept and therefore they would not be able to escape. These people are sick. And we have the defence minister mouthing this: "We are working to push forward our next objectives. Achievements are accumulating, and we are continuing to destroy significant targets belonging to Hamas and other terrorist organisations."

      'Achievements are accumulating' - repeat, 'achievements', what kind of Orwell speak is that? And meanwhile zero evidence they have destroyed 'significant' targets, probably because there are none, barring a few missile launchers, which are clearly not enough for those cold hearted morons to boast about. No - houses, mosques, huts, charities, now are those 'significant' enough for you to impress the cheering crowds at home, so you can do some rabble-rousing? Why don't you award yourself some medals for your incredible 'achievements'?

    • And today we learn that a mosque was hit and centre for the disabled. Are the IDF terrorists on crack when they assert that they are hitting military targets? Or is is simply that they are utterly callous incompetent liars (more likely)? Tasked by those fearless demagogues in the government, inciting hatred and encouraging death and destruction, it seems to be the case that there are, unsurprisingly, no real military targets, so their only response is to randomly drop bombs on anyone vaguely related to Hamas - like mosques, government charities and centres etc. Here we have the gruesome proof. The whole thing is a despicable charade, a circus of death, erected by Israel so that these hideous, hypocritical politicians can strut on their little stage, desperate for approval from their indoctrinated electorate, declaring how they are 'hitting back', when they have nothing to aim at except a captive population. Shameless, desperate people utterly devoid of any hint of humanity, hiding behind a barrage of hi-tech weaponry, smugly destroying the feeble people they have deliberately kept in penury and despair without any defence. More, they cry, as if they are not sated yet with the deaths, 77% of which are civilian - yes, read that again - the vast majority have nothing to do with 'military' targets, so please shut up about 'pinpoint' missiles. 77% means either your technology is crap, or you are simply lying through your teeth, and have no qualms about killing civilians as a collective punishment, since you have no other targets, but have convinced a gullible public and compliant media that you 'must' keep attacking these invisible foes, so civilians will just have to do, what do you care - as long as you get your pictures of your glorious weapons on the tv, and some propaganda about being threatened by an army so terrifying and such a threat you can't even find it. Just F O.

    • Jesus, if they know as much as the fact that there are civilians in these houses, WTF are they doing bombing them in the first place? Pure terrorism. Are they seriously expecting us to believe that inside this house is a missile launcher, or inside the beach hut where they were watching the World Cup? What kind of diabolical cruelty is it to target an ordinary house or bar, after giving a perfunctory 'warning' - thus admitting that it wasn't a mistake but a deliberate act of war against helpless civilians? What kind of meetings do they have, where they say, "oh yes here is a house, they have a cousin in Hamas, let's bomb it" or some such crap. During Cast Lead, they admitted they ran out of 'targets' quite early, so just carried on bombing anything they could - infrastructure, police stations, mosques, schools - yes, everything is related to Hamas because they are the fecking governing administration, so everything is a 'target' for the sadists. Random cruelty and slaughter.

  • Eyewitness to Israeli beating of teenager Tarek Abu Khdeir: It was 'an ambush'
    • So arrogant and drunk with their own power, they don't even bother lying convincingly - they just think just by saying so, that somehow the gullible world believes them, even when a simple check disproves their transparent lies. This is what makes any observer sick with disgust at their contemptuous attitude not just to their victims, but to everybody else. It also betrays their complete confidence that they can do what they like, to whomsoever they like whenever they like, with complete impunity. Power corrupts, absolute power breeds monsters. Here they are, as in all branches of the Israeli state and its Orwellian apparatus.

  • 'Operation Protective Edge' begins: Gaza rocked by Israeli airstrikes as Palestinian militants shoot at Jerusalem
    • When are those idiots going to say, "No country can accept its citizens being killed with impunity, its children being kidnapped in the middle of the night, tortured and jailed, like many others without charge or evidence. No country can accept its citizens' housed being seized and handed over to foreign immigrants, its citizens land being destroyed, its water stolen. No country can accept another controlling its borders, impeding free movement and controlling its economy to its detriment. We support Palestine's right to defend itself against these vicious attacks"

    • justicewillprevail July 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Yes, whenever there has been threats of progress in the Palestinian side, or from outsiders, Israel has reacted with calculated violence and destruction, to make sure the concept of permanent war is maintained. Overwhelming violence is the only answer Israel has to offer, on the flimsiest of pretexts, and once again we will see the punitive attacks on civilians, children and essential infrastructure - there are no genuine 'targets', so an entirely fictitious narrative is constructed to justify the utterly futile exercise and pointless, tragic deaths - a vast, military machine against some home-made bombs and small arms which will solemnly be sworn as a great victory for the glorious leader and his fawning media retinue. Nothing politically will have changed, barring the terrorising of a whole new generation of Palestinians, Gaza will be even more impoverished and weakened - and all to enhance the squatter fascists in the Israeli government who will strut and preen before their gullible electorate and a captive media audience, as if they have accomplished something.
      And all that will be is the wiping of Jewish lynch mobs and brutal Israeli police force from the headlines and the resetting of the 'peace process' to where they prefer it - at ground zero.

  • 'Jewish' or 'Israeli' -- NYT, BBC, and CNN make different word choice
    • justicewillprevail July 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Yes, but is this man of great (recent) principle in favour of the house demolition of all the illegal israeli squatters in the West Bank? After all, israel does this routinely.Palestine would have a good case. Of course, they could just follow the example of Israel and evict the squatters without notice, and then take over their houses and land for themselves. That might be more humane. I await the scrupulously considered judgement of the grand wazoo.

    • justicewillprevail July 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      When they start talking about the fact of Jewish terrorism, then progress will be made. This is what zionism has established when they claim to represent all jews. And not just isolated incidents, but a continuing, deliberate policy to implement dispossession, ethnic cleansing and delegitimisation of the incontestable and justified demands for Palestinian human rights.

  • Contradicting Israeli officials, family of Tarek Abu Khdeir says he was attacked while in uncle's Jerusalem backyard
    • justicewillprevail July 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Well, it had to happen eventually. So endemic is the assumption Israel that it can lie its way out of its appalling maltreatment of Palestinians that it is probable they still don't understand what has happened. An American citizen, who they cannot arrest, beat up and silence, and who is not afraid to take to the airwaves, has exposed their casual attitude to the truth and justice, and has not held back in making clear that her son is not alone. It is a watershed moment in many ways, exposing what those more acquainted with the region have known for a long time. Their own hubris is responsible, and still it blinds them to the consequences of the one party squatter's state they have built.

  • Child's beating in Jerusalem brings unprecedented coverage of Palestinian experience to U.S.
    • An expression of sarcasm? That isn't sarcasm, which involves some irony. It's a rather weak rhetorical attempt, like a little boy standing on a crate, to puff oneself up and sound so superior to the now apparently people of lesser intellectual height than him. Patronising, in other words. Of course, it doesn't really work when everybody can see the crate and the relative height of the boy in question. Especially as the hope is to deflect from the obvious weakness of the arguments offered, and like all little boys, cry with great conviction, and a desperate hope, 'oh, everybody knows that'.

    • justicewillprevail July 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Just ridiculous. if you think that the 'manc kids' were getting beat up for riding bikes, you clearly have no idea about the rioting in English cities in 2011. if you think there is any parallel to Israel you are out of your mind, but clearly that won't stop you trying. Yes, surprise surprise, there are riots and grievances against authorities elsewhere. If you think there is any similarity to the brutal police and military treatment of Palestinians, which is routine and ongoing for 50 plus years of occupation, then your straw clutching is even more banal and stupid than it appears. When you haven't got a leg to stand on, trying to borrow a straw won't make your argument stand up. And guess what - it falls over.

  • After brutal police beating, Palestinian-American Tarek Abu Khdeir, 15, sentenced to home arrest without charge
    • justicewillprevail July 7, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Spud, why didn't the Israeli PM pull out all the stops, and use the cctv footage to immediately arrest the IDF murderers who killed the two boys at the Nakba rally? Or were the 'brilliant' police not so keen to solve this easy case? Because there was no international outrage or pressure on them. That routine killing arguably started this current sequence of revenge, and this demonstrates what happens in the absence of justice, when the zero value of Palestinian lives for Israelis is brutally confirmed, and the brilliant police prefer to arrest the owner of the cctv footage and destroy his equipment.

    • justicewillprevail July 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Just unbelievable. If anything shows the moral cesspit that Israel has become, surely this will show it to the world. So drunk on their own power, so insulated from reality have they become, that they think they can do anything, behave any way they like, lie, smear and attack ordinary citizens who just happen not to be the chosen ones. If any of them had even half a brain cell, they would realise the effect of this and the Mohamed killing, and act accordingly - jailing the killers and apologising profusely to Tarek's family and the US, freeing him and compensating him and his family. But no, incredibly, they attack him and arrest him with no evidence or charges, beat him to a pulp, whilst ignoring the wealth of evidence about Mohamed's killers, and think it is all ok. I don't see how anyone can support this desperate mob of out-of-control gangsters and racists, clearly they think they are immune to any punishment or opprobrium, whilst still demanding the US taxpayer - people like Tarek's parents, and eventually Tarek himself - will keep handing over their earnings to them. Incredible arrogance from the squatter, fascist state. If Obama has a spine, this is his opportunity to demonstrate whose side he is on.

  • Largest British union refuses to offer support for peace talks
    • justicewillprevail July 5, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Well in that case they should be arresting the entire Israeli embassy staff on behalf of their government.

    • justicewillprevail July 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Oh dear. Because they have always historically supported the rights of the disenfranchised and downtrodden, wherever in the world that needs that support. There was plenty of international support to end apartheid, and trade unions were instrumental in that. This is no different. I know it is hard for you to understand why people should act outside of their own narrow self-interest, especially since that ethos is exemplified by the destructive, brutal nature of Israel that we have seen this week.

    • justicewillprevail July 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      It doesn't. It does, however, need a plan if it wants ever to become a normalised country which observes the same human rights and obligations for all its citizens as do others, and avoid its increasing pariah status. Unite are merely expressing their support for this unremarkable aim, like many others.

    • justicewillprevail July 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Ill-informed nonsense. Your imagination is fevered. Of course it won't stop the bots trying, as they do all the time in the US. Funny to see racists trying to use anti-racist laws in their favour.

  • A Palestinian woman fears for her life on the Jerusalem light rail
    • justicewillprevail July 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Lynch mobs, burning, scapegoating, destroying property and life with impunity. The bitter fruit of the Klu Klux Klan reborn in Israel should be the obvious message to Americans who have even a passing acquaintance with their history.

  • 'Survival and well-being of the Jewish state' is a national security interest of U.S., Indyk says
    • But we've just been told Jewish anti-zionism is all about a bunch of rich Jews. Which is it? Hint: maybe it's zero to do with their cultural group and is just about their attributes and values as human beings - and on that score they are a catastrophic intrusion into the Middle East.

    • So Indyk couldn't actually answer the question, but just repeat it as a statement with no rationale whatsoever. This is a mantra, part of the cult worship, which is why it has no logic or reason, and according to these people is not open to debate. Funny that no other country comes into this blind faith category - isn't that singling out Israel for special treatment?
      Does this unquestioning commitment include supporting the revenge ethos of Israel so amply demonstrated by the burning of young boy? The undemocratic nature of Israel and the support of apartheid? Because if it does, then the American people ought to hear why it is important to shower Israel with money and arms in order to maintain this garrison state. Just saying it is a 'deep commitment' avoids all of these questions which they have a responsibility to answer - if they believe in democracy, freedom of speech and accountability, of course.

  • Autopsy report shows Mohammed Abu Khdeir was burned to death; reports spread of other possible abductions
    • justicewillprevail July 6, 2014 at 4:54 am

      And now another cctv has emerged with corroborating evidence of Mohamed Abu Khdeir's abduction, this time with clearer views of the kidnappers' faces.

      link to

      will the Israeli police actually do something and arrest the murderers or will they continue with their lies and propaganda, ignoring the evidence?

      Well the Israelis would like you not to know, since they have imposed censorship on the reporting of the events. Ah, the fount of democracy and a free press. Where is the nationwide dragnet, the arrest of hundreds of suspects and the demagogic announcements about revenge and retribution for the gruesome slaying of a young boy?

  • Please, pray for Palestine
    • Autopsy results Coffin Abukhaddar: Settlers put gasoline in his
      mouth and poured it out on his body and set fire to it

      المزيد على دنيا الوطن .. link to

    • It is insufferable that people can be so cruel, heartless and vindictive as the Israelis. How is it possible that they can keep anybody on their side with the welter of evidence about their systematic, deliberate torture of innocent people and in particular children? They should be ostracised from all contact until they acknowledge and implement equal human rights in their squatter's dystopia.

  • In Shuafat, Palestinian family delays funeral of murdered teen to search for answers
    • justicewillprevail July 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      What a deeply despicable crew they are. First, they spread rumours and smears, then try and hang it on the family. Now there is a video of the perpetrators, you can be sure that they will ignore it. There is absolutely no desire on their part to arrest murderers when they are Jews. Because that's ok, and they are always defended, whether settlers, soldiers, police or civilians. They are all complicit in racist hate crimes. Compare and contrast their self-indulgent victimhood and punitive revenge attacks on the innocent. There is no justice, there is no society other than a vile supremacist culture who lord it over the others, who value no human life except their own.

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