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  • 'NYT' abided by Israeli gag order even as 'EI' scooped it repeatedly
    • justicewillprevail April 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Incredible. So the NYT accepts military and state censorship of its stories. No doubt Putin will be very interested to find out that he can order the NYT not to print anything which might be embarrassing to Russia, by declaring a gag on such information. Unless, of course, Israel is somehow different to other despotic regimes, and has the power to dictate what goes in the Times - as it does in its own country where 'military' censorship is the norm. If the Times is an Israeli newspaper perhaps they should inform of that, and change their title. I don't even know how the NYT has the gall to call itself a newspaper, or how journalists can take it seriously.

  • China Miéville: It's become a cliche to talk about Palestine as a dystopia, but when you see Hebron you know where the cliche is coming from
    • justicewillprevail April 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Just chilling. This is Israeli fascism at its most naked and undisguised. A whole city in lockdown to protect a ragtag rabble of the most obnoxiously cruel, despicable people who use the IDF to enforce their merciless inhumane arrogance. Interesting that China Mieville makes these comments as anyone who has read The City and The City will immediately recognise where he could have been easily writing about - a city where an entire culture has been built around refusing to even see the other, deny their existence and blind themselves to reality. Hebron encapsulates everything utterly corrupt and spectacularly cruel about the Kafkaesque nightmare that Israel knowingly and calculatedly inflicts on Palestine.

  • Why are two Republican congressmen doing a walkabout on the Temple Mount?
    • One might wonder whose interests these congressmen think they represent? Because it certainly doesn't look like the voters if Ohio and Virginia, but rather right wing extremists in Israel, whose money they gladly accept. In many other countries they call this sort of behaviour corruption.It's certainly not democracy as we knew it.

  • About that special relationship...
    • When will the US ever learn? They are expected to bend over backwards, expend enormous amounts of money and effort to support a right wing segregationist, expansionist, undemocratic state, only to find that state cares nothing about US interests or its citizens. A reckoning will surely come, when Israel finds that it has sucked the goodwill dry, exploited and manipulated its host too often.

  • Simon Schama's Israel whitewash
    • justicewillprevail April 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      The truth of the terrorism which founded israel, and the continuing cruelty and bloodshed, are too horrific for zionists to allow into general discourse. So of course a gigantic whitewashing campaign has to be conducted to deny it all, not least to many of their own ranks. History has to be rewritten, geography and archeology perverted, new 'ancient' myths created - it's a full time job all around the world. Unfortunately, facts keep surfacing inconveniently, as well as Israel's overreach into other government's business and policies.
      No wonder Schama tiptoes around it, whistling loudly as he does so.

    • justicewillprevail April 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      The ancient Jews were Palestinians, and their descendants are modern-day Palestinians.

  • 'Poof' -- Kerry blames Israel for breakdown of talks (Updated)
  • Zionism has distorted American Jewish life
    • justicewillprevail April 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      This kind of disingenuous claim is utterly distasteful. Rewriting history retrospectively in order to give some kind of specious justification for zionist colonisation and exploitation of other people is pitiful. No group of people has a monopoly on suffering, least of all people who are on the whole comfortable and wealthy relative to billions of people worldwide. You should study history if you want to claim some kind of moral low ground, where you will find innumerable examples of cruelty on a mass scale, if that is what you wish to quite misguidedly claim some kind of medal for.

  • 'We ask you to show solidarity with the farmers and their families of Gaza': Open letter to Neil Young from Gaza agricultural workers
    • justicewillprevail April 9, 2014 at 10:53 am

      They clearly mean something to you, as they should, judging by your ranting and raving.

  • 'The struggle for Palestinian liberation has become a mainstream global civil rights movement of our time': CUNY panel discusses the BDS movement
    • justicewillprevail April 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Tssk, applying the traits of zionism to BDS is a classic example of guilt transference.

  • Maryland legislature passes toned down anti-BDS language
    • justicewillprevail April 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Perhaps, hopper, you should acquaint yourself with BDS aims, which have been published here many times. Then you won't make false claims as you just did, and no doubt will continue to do so. How typical.

  • Friedman says Iran's friends include BDS and Jews in Open Hillel movement
    • justicewillprevail April 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      This is on a par with the famous 'deadly pineapple as a secret anti-semitic sign' reasoning employed by those anti-BDS freaks and fakes. It is the realm of paranoid fantasists trapped in their zionist idolatry. So the occupation is all a cunning plan by Israel's opponents!! Oh please, so if wasn't for Iran and those pesky BDS hippies Israel would just withdraw from the West Bank? Really, the desperation in the zionist camp has become so blatant, the reasoning so tortuous, that they now resort to clinically questionable statements like this. Losers. It did make me laugh, though. such is their absurdity. They would be clutching at straws, except they can't even find one of those. If you want to see some similarly delusional and logically absurd reasoning from an egotistical charlatan, go see the Rumsfeld film, The Unknown Known.

  • Apathy in Ramallah as negotiations with Israel dive
    • justicewillprevail April 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      As the settlement policy is Israel's way of waging ongoing war against Palestinians, with the squatters as their advance guard, it is ludicrous to even pretend that there can be serious negotiations between two sides, when one is still at war with the other, arresting their citizens and destroying their homes. There is a complete mismatch, which should be obvious to anybody, least of all supposed third parties. The Palestinians want a state, peace, justice and reparations; Israel is only interested in complete surrender to their continuing war of attrition. In other words, for Israel the 'peace' negotiations are simply a continuation of their war, in which they want a rubber-stamped victory. No serious negotiator could even contemplate trying to adjudicate between a state at war, armed with a colossally lethal army, and a dispossessed, defenceless people, as if they were somehow equivalent forces. Kerry and co are delusional to even think their is a way of squaring this circle of inequity. It is like a judge in a courtroom trying to settle a dispute where one of the parties is still shooting at the defendant, demanding they agree with him. Of course, the judge is likely to get injured too, as long as he refuses to stand up to the diabolical determination of the demagogue to get his way, as he sneers at the ineffectual timidity of the court and its inability to implement its laws.
      Kerry, how does it feel to be played as the patsy?

  • Adelson would install Netanyahu in the White House if he had his druthers -- Avnery
  • 'A Painful Price': The escalating war on Palestine solidarity at U of Michigan and beyond
    • This kind of hatred, threats of physical violence, intimidation and character assassination is so beyond any kind of student politics or debate that it seems only possible to call it what it is - fascism. Israel has always had an undercurrent of the European-style ethno-nationalism which erupted in fascist movements in various countries. Now it appears to be spreading from the far right to the mainstream, orchestrated by networks of well-funded and organised zealots and barbarians. Clearly they think they can do what they like, since US authorities fold most of the time in the face of their ugly, violent activities. It's about time these pusillanimous authorities protected their students from this kind of criminal attack, stealing of personal data, and intimidation. It seems no institution is exempt from these neo-fascist attacks.

  • Five eggplants and a bulldozer
    • Have the IDF nothing better to do than endlessly dream up more ways of harassing people who are just living their daily life? Imagine the conversations - "well they objected to our tank destroying a field, so let's go back, do some random shooting and really tear up their land". Do they go home and delightedly recount to their families how they f*cked some more lives up, humiliated and scared some defenceless villagers who were doing no harm to anybody? What sort of massively screwed up sadists are these people? Oh yeh, fascists.

  • An open letter to J Street: Let's talk
    • justicewillprevail April 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Funny that. The Palestinians have sat down and outlined borders and many other agreements. Countless peace proposals have set out the details. Strangely the Israelis have always refused to discuss borders or the substance of an agreement, preferring to hide behind demands for recognition, or other pretexts. You must have mixed up with which side has been scuttling the talks for decades.

  • Let Pollard go. But first get answers from Tel Aviv
    • Well, we will never find out the true damage Pollard did. Israel will never tell, and the US has its own reasons to keep quiet. One thing that is bizarre about the whole case is how Israel has transformed Pollard into some kind of symbolic martyr. They cynically exploited a screwed up young man, who should never had the clearance he did, then hung him out to dry, after which they ignored and distanced themselves from him. Now, however, he is treated like some kind of hero wrongly imprisoned - if Israel needs heroes that bad, and of his character, they must be in short supply.
      If the US are considering his release they should make sure that enough facts are made available about his case to ensure that Israel cannot hail him as a hero without at the same time demonstrating their contempt for US laws and citizens, by endorsing Pollard's actions as somehow justified, or even heroic. The spectacle of a US traitor being hailed in Israel might just make more people realise how inimical Israeli interests are to the US, and question why huge amounts of taxpayers funds are being handed over to already wealthy people.

  • Jewish National Fund lures singles to Israel with tasteless sexual joke in NYT
    • justicewillprevail April 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      The Church of Scientology, as you refer to it, is as much a religion as the Flat Earth Society. It requires you to believe in a race from another planet. Which is exactly my point - zionism has as much credibility. Using such surreal axioms doesn't, in my view, give you a licence to dispossess and cruelly displace other people, maintaining that control with extreme violence. Silly me, I thought religions were about ethics and behaviour - clearly not in zionism's case, and another strike against its pretensions to be a religion. The privileges zionism demands are derived from this fantasy, there is no basis in the real world for privileging one group of people over others, or granting them exclusive rights to the enormous detriment of others, fomenting violence and war. Zionism, like scientology, is a pseudo-religion, a cult like the Moonies. Established religions are not political, nationalist, ethno-supremacist ideologies.

    • You can't open your mouth without putting your rather large foot in it, can you Jeff? I guess you are trying to say that your kind of Judaism is paranoid about people marrying outside of the narrow confines of your ideology and thus promotes these cheesy, panting teen lust ads, which just betray a kind of witless desperation. As for your point about violence, if you can't see how tasteless that is, in conjunction with the violence that Israel is founded on and maintains, then you are beyond the pale. Maybe you could incorporate your great insights into some new ads for teens: come to Israel, watch the IDF drop some sexy bombs on civilians in Gaza, witness the arrests of children in the night, the harassment of people trying to go to work or college, a house demolition. Get those hormones jumping. Ugh. Talking apes? Are you trying to illustrate your thesis here? Well, speak for yourself.

    • A bizarre concept of ownership, no doubt intended to forestall any outsider analysis or discussion. Zionism is a 19th Century political, nationalist ideology, which has harnessed and exploited Judaism for its own ends. If Zionism is a religion, so is scientology. And like scientology, it relies on fables and myths to award itself rights and privileges which are not available otherwise, in the normal, rational world. And like scientology it has a zealous police force, forever advocating, harassing and manipulating public opinion, not to mention its own members.
      And btw the ad is pathetic, is this how desperate zionism has become to lure new adherents? Maybe they have to stoop to this level, because of the deeply unattractive nature of their core message, and the radical unsexiness of its proponents (!)

  • Reports: Abbas faults Israel for 'procrastinating,' says Palestine will move to join int'l organizations
    • justicewillprevail April 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      There will be the usual tub-thumping threats to the Palestinians, couple with the predictable blame game. But the question is surely 'what do the Palestinians have to lose?' There is nothing on offer from the talks, except the vaguest of talk about releasing prisoners, many of whom shouldn't even be in prison in the first place. Nothing about a viable Palestinian state, withdrawal of the squatters, restitution of property and rights, freedom from Israeli military rule and violence.
      Stop playing the israeli game of stringing talks out in order to embed the occupation, and go the international route. What else is there? Empty, futile talks with the most cynical and utterly insincere bunch of rogues and liars. Take your case to the world, whose citizens have far more sympathy and understanding of your case, than nearly all of their craven, cowardly political leaders.

  • Not an April Fool's joke: U.S. weighs releasing Pollard to keep Israelis at negotiating table
    • justicewillprevail April 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

      So the Palestinians get next to nothing, the Israelis get a convicted spy back and will treat it like a major victory over the US. Meanwhile the Palestinians are barred from seeking justice at the UN for a year while Israel only has to pay lip service to not building and planning more squatter towns, which of course they have always ignored anyway. So no concessions from Israel, a propaganda victory in getting a spy released and business as usual. Some 'negotiations'. And all so Kerry and Obama can keep the pretence of 'peace' talks going, with no results to show, and no hope of anything substantial to come. Honestly, the Israelis must be laughing at the capitulation of Kerry to their demands, and they didn't have to give anything in return. Keep that money tap flowing, US taxpayers, for the benefit of that featherbedded and subsidised garrison of segregationists to lap up while they laugh heartily at you suckers.

  • Settler seizure of Hebron house signals gov't effort to splinter Palestinian community
  • My heart bleeds cold borscht over the downfall of liberal hero Olmert
    • justicewillprevail April 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Hoppy, isn't that bucket of whitewash emptied yet? You must have a factory for the amount you indiscriminately spray around here.

    • justicewillprevail April 1, 2014 at 7:12 am

      He is just pointing out the absurdity of claiming to be liberal whilst being a zionist. Like claiming to be a liberal apartheid supporter, liberal warmonger, or liberal land thief. It's just a front for public consumption and a way of faking concern for the people you have robbed and delegitimised. Funny, isn't it?

  • Cutting thru hysteria over divestment, 'Forward' quotes Jews in favor
    • justicewillprevail March 31, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Yes, you can hear it in many situations, and see it here often enough. Diversionary comments which obviously relish screeds of discussion over arcane historical, archeological, religious matters, hours spent parsing sentences and words, and asking deliberately innocuous and naive questions - you can tell the writers are only interested in prolonging an endless debate which consumes bandwidth and takes attention from the factual evidence presented in myriads of the articles here. Customarily ignoring the relevant article, they are clearly comfortable in this hot air balloon where, as you say, nothing ever changes much, they float on and they have postponed once more any reckoning with the fruits of their ideology. Job done, move on, repeat once again. Like the occupation, deny it, keep occupying, talk about the demand for recognition of a Jewish state, or Iran, anything to keep the bandwagon on the road, while the ethnic cleansing and destruction of a people goes on.

  • Attacks on BDS sharpen as it gains traction in the Jewish community
    • Ha ha, hopper wants to steal the emperor's clothes. Economic cooperation you say? How precisely does that work, in the light of Israel's attack on the Palestinian economy, its strangulation of free movement, its destruction of power plants, factories and farms? Just saying you support some vague idea of 2SS is pathetic when you can't even acknowledge the continual destruction of this possibility by Israel. So exactly what clothes do you have to wear, because based on your vacuous claims, it looks like the same as the emperor's - support the ethnic cleansing, the obliteration of any meaningful 2SS solution, and the dispossession of the indigenous people, and then claim you support them with entirely empty meaningless token phrases you call 'counter arguments'. Farcical, empty, false twaddle. Combine it with the smug and false characterisation of BDS, which you display a woeful lack of understanding about, despite it being laid out very coherently here - I can only assume you didn't bother to read it, or you have very real comprehension issues, since you just jump in with your already stale phrasebook. Repeating the same old lame cliches. Like all ziobrats you love to argue with an entirely false, conveniently fabricated travesty of the facts arraigned against your weak position, while ignoring what people actually say, and what actually happens. Repeat, rinse, spin.. How predictable.

  • A British Jew warns US Jewish orgs to heed rapidly-shifting world opinion
    • When ordinary Americans realise that they are paying $1200 every year to every single Israeli, all of whom have free health care, subsidised housing and infrastructure, and a higher standard of living than many Americans - and in return get insulted, manipulated into endless wars and told to worship at the altar of grubby gangsters like Leiberman, Yahoo and co, who run a segregationist Jim Crow regime - then watch out for the blowback.

  • 'Contractually obligated' to say the peace process is alive, Aslan told Americans to get ready for one state
    • So you support a one state solution, Jeff, with rights protected for all, and the recognition of two equal cultures, under one law.

    • justicewillprevail March 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      So you agree with a binational state solution, which is essentially a single state with power-sharing of two equal peoples, equal access to resources, and equal human rights for all people? With presumably some restitution for the disposession of Palestinians. What makes you think Palestinians wouldn't be interested in this, and what on earth makes you think that any of these right wing demagogues and fanatics in Israel would even consider it, given their already dismal track record and routine use of violence against the civilian population who happen to have the wrong cultural background?

  • Liberal Zionists are the new front line against BDS
    • justicewillprevail March 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      You're calling the illegal murder of Iranian scientists by undercover agents a 'legitimate military operation'? Or assisting and fomenting terrorism against Iran? You have a distended idea of 'legitimate' or even 'military'.

    • justicewillprevail March 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      The case you cite is extremely specific to Cyprus and to the agreements and arrangements which were negotiated between the two parties. The Annan document was a rational attempt to compensate parties who had lost property with properties of similar value. Referenda took place on both sides. Furthermore, the judgement is not a general one, which is what you want to portray it as, but highly specific to the particular individuals and their circumstances and case histories. So if you want to somehow apply it to Palestine, you would expect a first of all open and detailed negotiations between Israel and Palestine detailing how compensation and property rights will be attributed, followed by a referendum of the population affected. Then particular cases, like the ones here, can be judged on their merits.
      Or in other words, cherrypicking some sentences from one case is entirely irrelevant to Palestinians and their situation, not least because Israel refuses to discuss or acknowledge the wrongs done to them. In that respect, they are light years behind the attempt to find a civilised settlement in Cyprus, and you are deluded in trying to find some succour there. Whatever happened to your family is of course no justification or rationalisation whatsoever for what happened to Palestinians, unless of course you also accept the parallel of fascism in Europe with what has happened in Palestine. Fail.

    • Yes, that's pretty much it. These so-called 'liberal' zionists are engaged in what they have always done - screaming 'anti-semitism' at anybody or group who might threaten their self-interested special pleading. BDS must be smeared as promoting the 'destruction' of Israel and Jews blah blah, which avoids the problem of countering the facts and arguments, and they hope prevents the american public of hearing about and considering the appalling treatment which Palestinians suffer every day. They are on a loser, the old tricks of demonising anyone who points out the ugly, corrupted nature of Israel and its occupation won't work any more. The dam is cracking, and shouting voodoo curses at it won't work, while jamming their fingers in their ears. The truth is too powerful for them to continually cover it up and divert attention to their eternal victimhood status and the benefits and privileges they demand for it. I don't think they have any idea of how much the ground has shifted under them, which is easy when you live in the bubble they have constructed for themselves.

  • OSU group questions campus presentation of an Israeli soldier as a 'feminist role model'
    • justicewillprevail March 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      A lot of BDS supporters are women. What on earth are you trying to say? Americans treat women horrendously? Ask Breaking The Silence about IDF violence and thuggery. It's no myth.

  • U.S. intel analysts doubt Israeli claim that captured weapons were headed to Gaza
    • justicewillprevail March 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Israel's propaganda is getting more risible by the day. Most of the world shrugs, rolls their eyes and ignores their hysterical amateur dramatics. Cartoon bombs, student videos and flag-waving stunts are not the stuff of statesmen but of over excited prom queens. The only effect they have is to make Iran look the more rational, less deluded state of the two.

  • Ohio State Hillel member calls Desmond Tutu a 'neo Nazi' for criticizing Israel
    • justicewillprevail March 26, 2014 at 11:02 am

      JeffB - talking of arrogant pricks....

      Tutu has more moral credibility and the right to preach his humane message than you will ever understand in your tiny bigoted corner of the universe

    • The usual predictable rubbish from Jeff, a litany of slurs that zionists tell themselves in order to avoid the uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. The Archbishop did not 'lead a prayer service for Nazis', lurid as that sounds. Apparently you don't even read your own links. He invoked the Christian concept of forgiveness, extending it to include all humanity, even the worst, for a very honourable aspiration: "'We pray for those who made it happen, help us to forgive them and help us so that we in our turn will not make others suffer" - ie his point being that if you cannot move on from the horror, and learn from it, you will repeat it (a point well made to Israel and its treatment of Palestinians). You might not understand that (obviously you don't), you might disagree with it, but the cheap and shallow implication that you are desperate to pin on him that somehow he prayed for Nazis is typical of your dishonest attempt at slander. Notice what else he said whilst in Israel:
      "I cannot myself understand people who have suffered as the Jews have suffered inflicting the suffering of the kind I have seen on the Palestinians...
      The land that gave birth to the Prince of Peace is wracked by violence, hatred and hostility". That is part and parcel of his overall point, which you of course refuse to recognise or understand. Like all zionist propagandists you leap on, and distort, one part of what he said, and utterly ignore what else he said. The only thing you are interested in is trying to discredit a man who has been utterly consistent and brave in his life and beliefs, and has not been afraid to speak out in favour of them. He has more credibility than any routine zionist muckraker will ever have. His own experience of apartheid gives him real insight into what he saw in Palestine, however much you sulk about it.
      The charge of anti-semitism is absolutely routine for zionists to make, as a cheap attempt to smear a person who has the courage to say what needs to be said. As such it is baseless. Repeating the fake outrage and slurs of the professional zionist lobby doesn't actually constitute an argument or evidence, although you have no qualms about that. Your charge sheet is nonsense from top to bottom, and not for the first time. Do you really expect anybody here to believe this rubbish?

  • Iymen Chehade fights Chicago school's cancellation of his class
    • justicewillprevail March 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      But 5 Broken Cameras is an Israeli film. Or so they claim when it is up for an award. How about The Gatekeepers?

    • justicewillprevail March 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Amazing how you can read his mind (and also his students!) from a distance. However, if you read the article you will find a more accurate guide to his beliefs and his teaching than your elaborately constructed misguided effort. B-

  • US desperate to keep futile peace process going a little longer
    • Another masterclass in bizarre logic from Jeff. So the US is preventing Israel from fomenting wars in the Middle East by brokering meaningless peace talks? On the contrary, Israel is fomenting wars which it wants the US to do the fighting, peace talks or no. Quite small bribes?? Like the trillions that the US taxpayer has been fleeced for by Israel since its inception? A low cost way of keeping the Arab street only semi-engaged blah blah - this takes the biscuit. Which 'Arab street' (a phrase beloved of zionists) would that be? You actually think that the peace talks have any influence upon popular opinion, which has seen these talks for decades produce absolutely nothing? This is nothing but the usual zionist blackmail of the US, threatening to go rogue unless the US and its taxpayers continue to featherbed them. It is an empty and arrogant threat, but it keeps the money tap open.

    • With two thirds of Americans backing a single, democratic state Obama should use that to tell the Israelis that he will consider the two state solution dead if Israel cannot agree to a viable Palestinian state during this round of talks. And thereafter he will commit the US to what its citizens accept - a one state solution. There has not been a single microscopic move to a viable solution from Israel for forty years, what else is going to shift them now, except recognising the reality? Call the lying, evading shysters to book, and end the pretence, bullying and sham statements now. What a relief all round.

  • Ariel Sharon and Juan Gelman: Two responses to the legacy of the ghetto
    • justicewillprevail March 24, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Ah yes, the 19th Century, when colonialism like the israel project was the accepted norm, and indigenous peoples were considered irrelevant to the extraction of their resources and the occupation of their land. How convenient for you. And all that terrible post WWII stuff, designed to prevent any more holocausts, grant rights to people under siege and occupation, and bring war criminals to court. How inconvenient for you.

  • US Jewish leaders blast Harvard students on pro-Israel trip for taking photo at Arafat's tomb (Update)
    • justicewillprevail March 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Just hilarious. So the only way for students and others who are granted the Israel PR trip is to go there and wear blinkers, studiously ignoring what every visitor can see for themselves (and which Israelis have managed to wipe from their mental map, in the manner of China Mievelle's The City and The City). This is a kind of science fiction future where tourists are told that every blot on the landscape, every person who isn't full paid up cheerleader for the state apparatus, is a non-person, invisible and to be unseen and unlistened to. The emperor isn't just trying to show off his new clothes, but a whole freaking country stuffed with his newly acquired land, houses and people. And when these students see through it, all hell breaks loose. How very 1984, the thought police are failing in their sacred duties, ha ha.

  • Some liberal Zionists will blame Netanyahu for failure of talks
    • justicewillprevail March 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Oh how terribly generous of you to patronise a movement you don't seem to understand. I don't think we are waiting upon your approval.

  • Bloodbath in Jenin
    • justicewillprevail March 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Is this the normalisation the usual suspects are crowing about? I suppose this is what Israel considers normal, certainly there is nothing new here, tragically.

  • Israeli embassy pressured Amnesty to cancel launch of 'apartheid' book -- Ben White
    • Jeff, this is hilarious. You hang around here, and now tell us all what we think, as if you have never understood a word. All of the positions you insist we hold are absurd caricatures, designed to save yourself the bother of actually engaging with the arguments around human rights, justice and recognition of the violence of the occupation. I don't see the point of your pseudo-erudite screeds of disinformation and false attributions, which is just your version of 'name calling'. All your assertions about anti-zionism are nonsense. If Apartheid is ok by your logic, then your logic is clearly faulty. You seem completely immune to the effects of your pseudo theorising, and appear to prefer to hide in the labyrinth of your own tortured reasoning. I suppose it saves you having to engage with the world as it is, when you can construct an alternative fantasy version. Not unlike zionism.

  • 'Nobody knew where I was, nobody… I was simply disappeared': An Italian tourist's Ben Gurion nightmare
    • justicewillprevail March 22, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      what makes you think they would have let him in if he had told them his plans? Because the thought police taunted him that they would? Of course they would have denied him entry - they knew it, and he knew it. This is the Kafkaesque nightmare of Israeli bureaucracy, which empowers and encourages minor officials to harass and humiliate anyone who is either Palestinian or simply a friend of a Palestinian. It is another symptom of their apartheid system. What right do they have to deny entry to people who are going to Palestine?

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    • Every time i see the photo above, it makes me shudder. Could they have devised a more sinister and dystopian entrance to Israel, with the legend 'Welcome to Israel' as the most unwelcoming, threatening admonition possible. What looks like a prison wall, a military base where you enter at your own risk. I think we get the message.
      All of it amply borne out by Andrea's Kafka-esque experience. Obviously, like the NSA, Israel's secret police vet all passengers, access their email and computer traffic. So they knew in Venice his intention to volunteer. But in the Kafka world that is Israel, to admit to this innocuous activity is to risk detention and denial of entry. So you are forced to lie, or at least evade questions. So they allow on to the flight, in the full knowledge that they are going to deny you entry, which would also have been denied had you simply told them of your plans. The only reason for this behaviour is to humiliate you, exercising their 'god-given' unaccountable powers, and take great pleasure in imprisoning you and sending you back. Truly, a sadistic society, whose smug representatives who enjoy their little exercises in humiliation and ignorance of basic civil rights. What fun they have with people who aren't fully paid subscribers to the cult of zionism.
      Just scratch out that Israel on the wall, and write Welcome to State 101.

  • Slim Peace’s slim chances for justice
    • justicewillprevail March 22, 2014 at 6:40 am

      As a complete (deliberate) misunderstanding of the article and its point, this takes the biscuit. Along with some moral grandstanding. Well done yf, for excellent rewriting and inverting the point made - comes naturally to the hasbrats of course.

    • justicewillprevail March 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Well, hopper, you do a pretty good impression of hatred and spite in your innumerable posts which always betray a lack of comprehension or understanding of the article in question, as long as you can repeat your cast-in-stone allegations and routine insults. It's a pity you reach for the knee jerk reaction on every piece. That's a pity for you, btw, since repetition makes for 'skip past this post'.

  • Israeli teens dressed as KKK and in 'black face' for mock lynching at school Purim party
    • justicewillprevail March 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

      Out of all the myriad of costumes and historical events you could have chosen for a fancy dress party, an institution lets/encourages kids to choose this one. Why, one wonders, are they so focussed on this or the apparently equally useful option Nazis? Is their obsession with 'race' and 'racial differences' so pronounced, so central to their institutions, education and society (and thus their identity) that they automatically opt for segregationist stories (and their inherent violence and degradation) as their preferred mode of disguise? Because it certainly seems that way, and camouflaging this unhealthy obsession with claims of educational merit are flimsy and unconvincing, to say the least. The psychological health of Israel is open to doubt, and this is just some more evidence of it.
      On another level, the lack of self-awareness it displays is staggering. Crass, ignorant, stupid and self-defeating, blissfully unaware of what this, and their own blithe response, says about them to the outside world.

  • Johansson got career boost from 'comic farrago' over SodaStream -- 'New Yorker'
    • Good grief. I could care less about Scarlett's political views (stovepiped straight from the Sodastream boss), but as a piece of journalism this is the most hilariously bad, banal and sycophantic piece of fluffing I have read in a very long time. SJ's people must be over the moon. Not only does Antony Lane develop a schoolboy crush of embarrassing proportions, but he somehow, as if it is part of the deal (surely not!) get all her sponsors namechecked in the first few paragraphs. Oh, how convenient, such a coincidence! For Antony is overwhelmed that such a goddess is in the same room as him, so weak-kneed that she is actually talking to him, that he can scarcely remember what is journalism and what is product placement. Wouldn't you know, she has a new film out -it can't be anything less than perfect, no-one apart from losers like monks and Amazon tribes cannot but be dazzled at her allure and celebrity, according to Ant. And of course, people so elevated as Scarlett and Anthony just have a giggle over their champagne at the 'comic farrago' that was Sodastream. How spiffing.

      Check this out:
      "film stars are those unlikely beings who seem more alive, not less, when images are made of them; who unfurl and reach toward the light, instead of seizing up, when confronted by a camera; and who, by some miracle or trick, become enriched versions of themselves, even as they ramify into other selves on cue"
      Just run that last phrase past me again....
      Ha ha, just dumbfoundedly appalling piece of puff journalism, so craven and badly written it is embarrassing. Pass me the sick bag, Anthony, before I put you in Pseud's Corner. Did she and her people have copy approval? Sure looks that way.

  • BDS supporting rock star Roger Waters hits back against vicious smears
    • This is unmitigated rubbish. Speakers Corner? No doubt you go to Buckingham Palace for tea too, where you will be able to form another astonishing insight into the people of the UK. PS, it is not a Muslim/Israeli conflict, this is utter nonsense. Did a bobby in a red telephone box tell you that?

    • justicewillprevail March 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Yes, what a stupid remark. Almost as bad as the attempt to hide behind American social progress, as if that was not an explicit contrast to Israeli segregation and apartheid. Shame that Israel doesn't adopt the same values. And it is obvious Jeffy doesn't have a clue what he is talking about when he refers to 'unbalanced' attacks on Thatcher. good grief, he really doesn't know anything about Europe, or indeed Roger Waters. But never mind, he can write at length about irrelevant and misleading analogies.

  • Israeli high school student leader calls youths' refusal to serve 'declaration of war'
    • justicewillprevail March 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Wow, if this student leader reflects Israeli education, they are in a bad way indeed. Moronic repetition, a la Scarlett Johansson, of what your elders tell you, and a complete lack of understanding of the point being made, or its context, doesn't sound like someone who has a mind of their own. Still, lots of points to be collected for a career later. Never mind Stepford wives, this is Stepford children. Tomorrow belongs to them. Oh yes.

  • Does Israel Have a Right to Exist as a Jewish State?: An excerpt from Ali Abunimah's 'The Battle for Justice in Palestine'
    • JB, you are confusing a common culture with nationality. Not the same thing. Like every zionist you try to square the circle, contorting normal definitions in order to accommodate privileging one cultural group over another in the same country, aka apartheid. Sharing a common culture does not automatically confer the right to help yourself to land and resources which have been the property of others for centuries, however much you believe in a mythical origin of your culture. American nationality is conferred automatically on everybody, with no regard to their cultural origins or background, you cannot say the same about Israeli nationality, which apparently doesn't even exist according the High Court - because of course, like you, they need to murder logic and language in order to gerrymander the rights conferred on people, according to who their parents happen to be. The contortions you perform to justify the unjustifiable are typical, along with the routine denialism about the consequences of this rigged injustice - appalling violence, discrimination and deprivation.

  • Northeastern U administrator: SJP's suspension is 'not [issue] of free speech or the exchange of disparate ideas'
    • justicewillprevail March 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      "Lots of organizations get in trouble for racial intolerance, cultural intolerance… which is defined by other groups getting upset. As a country bullying is getting less acceptable in schools at all levels."

      If that were true, there would be very few zionist organisations left operating in the USA. Fail.

  • Journalist David Sheen delivers blistering indictment on Israel's racist war on African migrants
  • University of Windsor President pressures Student Union to not ratify BDS referendum following demand from pro-Israel donor
    • That's a pretty easy decision. Uphold your principles of free speech, democracy and free thinking, and tell this donor he can take his money elsewhere. Are you really so craven, so lacking in the principles that universities supposedly stand for, that you would sell them out to some unscrupulous blackmailing? You can't find some principled donors? Then let someone else in who will.

  • Shira Robinson explains the DNA of Israel
    • justicewillprevail March 14, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Jackdaw, you are a pipsqueak. Insulting Hostage with your childish remarks says, of course, nothing about Hostage (who has done a lot more than you ever will), but a lot about you. Unable to come up with a single coherent sentence regarding the article above, unable to learn anything, but still determined to make asinine and pathetic attempts at diversionary hasbarubbish. So all you can do is attack the people you don't have the skills or knowledge to debate with. Cheap.

    • justicewillprevail March 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      I'm waiting for the Jackdaw to come up with a comment which isn't a feeble attempt at diversion or a third-hand cliched myth. Can't address the points the professor makes, eh?

    • justicewillprevail March 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Superb deconstruction of the institutional and legal discrimination which is at the heart of the Israel project, and why it will never be solved by superficial peace processes and platitudes.

    • justicewillprevail March 13, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Yes, and if you had understood in any way the extremely cogent argument she puts forward, you would also understand why she says that, which is nothing to do with your shopworn cliches about standards being only applied to Israeli Jews, but arises from the laws which Israeli Jews have instituted to privilege themselves as Jewish. In other words, the 'standard' which you go on about is not a standard at all, but a structural consequence of the racist laws and categories which Israel has implemented. No-one is 'applying' it to Israeli jews, they have created it themselves. Try understanding the very well argued and clear piece before you leap in with the customary stale old soundbites, for once.

      And if you are looking for similarities to other situations, equally discriminatory, both Algeria and South Africa are mentioned, so not only Israeli jews can write racist constitutions for themselves, and be justifiably criticised for it. In fact, colonialism has a long history of it.

  • Michael Ratner's journey away from Zionism
    • justicewillprevail March 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Well, renounce the money, arms and myriad of tax breaks and favours you demand from US taxpayers, and stop expecting the US to cover for you at the UN and other international fora. The decline of zionism is not the decline of Judaism - it might be its saviour.

  • Video: 8-year-old boys stopped by soldiers-- 'you were about to throw stones'
  • Grindr in Hebron: A dispatch from the last debate
    • justicewillprevail March 12, 2014 at 8:05 am

      I would assume you haven't read it from your inane questions and comments, particularly the ridiculous patronising attempt at dismissing a book you seem unfamiliar with - yeoman? lol, generalised reaction? you mean on zionist sites and opeds which also haven't read it, and predicably attack and smear the messenger.
      Your caricature of a 'small minority' however is the clincher that you haven't read it, since the book details the opposite. Your personal biases creates apprehension and misgivings surrounding your questionable statements and tactics. Rather like the poor debaters Max encounters in the article.

    • Krusty, while you are playing the faux naif, maybe you should read Max's book to inform yourself. Self-proclaimed 'liberal' zionists invariably claim to support the rights of Palestinians whilst living in complete denial about the ruthless violence of the occupation and its consequences, not least the obliteration of a 2SS 'solution', and its apartheid nature. But you can always read the book first, then come back.

    • Well done, Max. The consequences of Zionism, which are thoroughly detailed in your book, are irrefutable, which is of course why so many of them refuse to debate publicly about the hideous vindictive, sadistic practices of the occupation. Instead, all they can offer is myths, lies and incitement - which betrays the weakness of their case. No wonder they are so threatened by a simple exposure of the truth. Their goal in the US has always been to control the narrative, deciding who gets to speak and write about the subject, so I am not in the least surprised that they try to ostracise you, whilst predictably smearing and lying about you from the comfort of their gated community. The problem with that is that they have no idea of how the debate has changed, and how attitudes have shifted away from the uncritical acceptance of their lazy ritualised dogma, which looks more and more exposed each time they wheel it out. Keep it up.

  • Anti-anti-semitism: How did a movement against bigotry lend itself to another form of bigotry?
    • JeffB's stuff is so unhinged, not to mention prolix, that it doesn't merit debate. Trying to compare building infrastructure with ethnic cleansing is utterly risible, and that's only the start of the loony tunes. Spare us any further cringemaking nonsense, Jeffy, it's a waste of time.

  • Scarlett Johansson is featured at AIPAC, to applause
    • justicewillprevail March 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Poor old Scarlett, now the poster girl for the Israeli Taliban. The message is of course about israel's technological bias towards the means of occupation and control. Occupation technology is their speciality, and gift to the world. Facial imaging is for the purpose of surveillance and NSA-style data collection, building vast databases of people who may be (gasp!) connected or sympathetic to those troublesome natives that israel is so keen to get rid of. Cloaking it in some kind of benevolent light is the usual spin and nonsense, diverting attention for their daily human rights demolition derby on to some sort of fantasy soap opera. I wonder how often this technology is used in their extra-terriorial assassinations.

  • Penn Hillel pushes Birthright-like trip for non-Jewish students
  • Thinskinned AIPAC blackballs Jim Lobe
    • justicewillprevail March 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Yep, banning people is really going to help their public relations. As if the war gaming, anti-democratic, apartheid supporting rally won't further damage itself as the leaks come out anyway. Anyone would think that they had something to hide.

  • Rising star Naftali Bennett is the new standard bearer for hardline Zionism
    • justicewillprevail March 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Justin Raimondo refers to him, with plenty of justification, as 'the David Duke of Israel', and his party as Israel's Taliban:

      link to original.antiwar.com

      When will the USA realise price it is paying for the unconditional support, financially and politically, for Israel? The result is the incubation of a fascist right, who fear no blowback from their racist agenda, and are featherbedded by the US taxpayer. This insulation from reality exempts anyone there from having to deal with people outside of their cult, with appalling consequences for anyone who stands in their way, principally of course for the people who have lived there for generations stretching back to antiquity.

  • Ramaz says, Jewish high schoolers can handle Beinart, but Khalidi would overpower them
    • Ah yes, when it is the the Palestinian case being presented, it is 'polemic'. The years of zionist dogma and plethora of pro-zionist speakers at their school was never 'polemic' presumably, yet apparently it is threatened by one hour of a rational and reasonable alternative case being made. If the poor dears are unable to 'judge the polemic' (how do you know this, btw, before hearing it?), then it is a miserable reflection upon their teachers and institution that they cannot think critically. Any half-decent teacher would of course place the talk in context and ask the students to critically examine the ideas and weigh up the evidence. That is what passes as normal in most schools. But apparently the zionist education system, as we have seen in Israel recently, cannot handle any critical voices or alternative points of view, however mild or reasonable. Perhaps you would be better employed pondering why these students themselves asked to hear this speaker, and what it says about them and desire to learn; a desire which so discomfits their school. Clearly they haven't done a good enough job of preparing their charges to deafen, and blind themselves, to reason, justice, history and the universality of human rights.

    • Yes, apparently only lower league Palestinian speakers, who will be easily defeated by these kids (armed with their super-zionist training), can apply. Can't the Central Propaganda Unit supply a fake Palestinian from one of their top-notch youtube videos?

    • This is such an absurd analogy, but at the same time revealing of the mindset - ie that the debate over Palestine is some kind of competition in which one side must win (and we know which side they are on). And of course, the school is scared to allow the students to face someone who might be able to bat back and expose their limited, learned dogma. There is no conception that the students might benefit from the wealth of experience and history that Khalidi might bring to the debate, that it might open their minds to other voices and other cultures, that it might free them from the narrow confines of their upbringing. The school is implicitly rejecting that educational ideal in favour of keeping their students from hearing views which might challenge their received ideas, which would also imply that they believe that they do not possess the arguments, or any facts, to challenge a non-Zionist view of history and culture. Which is feeble and pathetic in the extreme. Of course, it is hardly surprising - the only way to sustain zionist mythology is apparently to keep the kids inside the bubble, lest someone should prick it. At least the students seem to have some desire to hear some truths their teachers would rather they didn't encounter. What a dispiriting, timid and craven lot these zionist advocates are, who cannot handle open debate and discussion, and especially not in front of the children.

  • AIPAC member threatens to sue Code Pink over parody video (Updated)
    • Ha ha, are you sure this is satire? Sounds accurate to me. So in the best traditions of the mob, an anonymous underling is despatched to utter threats to the supposed instigator of this shocking calumny of the peace and Palestinian-loving AIPAC. (And what evidence do they have that it is anything to do with CODEPINK? Doesn't matter, any pinko bunch of commies will do, like Palestinians they're all the same anyway! )
      So a billion dollar -backed megalomaniac organisation is panicked by an organisation who probably couldn't afford the cab fare to the AIPAC love-in??? This is priceless, and that's what freaks them out the most. Emperors just hate people who point that they are butt-naked.

  • Netanyahu seems to put Hitler mustache on Angela Merkel
    • Well, Angela Merkel grew up in the old East Germany, and knows a Eastern European despot given to clan corruption and enrichment at the ruthless expense of others, when she sees one. Compare and contrast the recently deposed president of Ukraine. That is the culture Bibi, Leiberman and a host of other hardline brutalists in Israel come from, where democracy, human rights and accountability are simply inconveniences which can be manipulated and ignored.

  • Israel lobby group compiles secret dossiers on pro-Palestinian speakers
    • hopper "you're jealous" - kind of reminds me of the playground taunts of the inadequate wannabe kids who desperately tried to bolster their own egos with this redundant and deeply hilarious claim. Really, I am jealous of crypto-fascists, redneck right-wing racist bigots who endorse land and resource theft, the kidnapping and jailing of minors, imprisonment and torture without trial, apartheid segregation, reject universal human rights and genuine democracy - whilst ceaselessly peddling lies and myths designed to hide the reality of their half-baked 19th Century ethno-nationalist supremacist ideology? Such an attractive prospect you hold out, you are an example to us all.

    • How telling that you start talking about 'rich Muslims'. Of course the zionist framing reflects their ignorant prejudices. Just point us to the Palestinian equivalent of AIPAC and its streams of funding from Israel and the US. Show us how many senators have signed up for Palestinian cash and do its bidding however damaging to the US. Remind us of the Palestinian stooges like Dersh who campaign against free speech, try to get people sacked and continously lie and smear. Show us the Palestinian equivalents of the Koch brothers and wackos like Adelson. Nobody here is playing the victim - trying to turn your own tactics against other is another feeble attempt at equivalence. Such nonsense you write under the spell of ziocaine.

    • Anybody with half a brain know that there is no equivalence between the two sides, and in particular the motives of each. They would also be well acquainted with the anti-democratic, underhand deception and the attempts to silence people who do not share the zionists love of their own propaganda. Palestinians and their supporters do not have the multi-billion funds and infiltrators of the US media and politicial system at their disposal. Yeah, 'exactly the same thing'. Lol.

  • Political Zionism is destroying a culture and a people, and intentionally so
    • @JeffB

      Just too bizarre and scientology-lite to warrant a reply.

      Of course, you studiously avoid addressing the Reverend's excellent points, and concentrate instead on pseudo erudite babble.

    • What a ludicrous attempt at self-justification. So you think American and all other Jews outside Israel are like slaves? lol. And as for recasting a new religion, well you have certainly created a state-sponsored cult of terrorism, aggression, occupation and dispossession. Hardly an improvement, is it? The reverend has hit the bull's eye. No amount of ridiculous flannel and hyperbole will change that. He is right, anyone who goes there sees it immediately, and it is extremely ugly. Zionism is also taking a wrecking ball to Judaism as it has traditionally been understood, seeking as it does to promote itself as the only true path. But it is a dead end.

  • By 2035, Jewish population in Israel/Palestine is projected at 46 percent
    • So a minority will rule over a majority, the differences between them defined by labyrinthine laws and arbitrary rules dividing citizens into arcane and artificial categories. The minority will enjoy greater privileges, rights and economic benefits over the majority who will suffer varying degrees of restriction upon their movements, economic prospects and access to land, housing and water resources. A gerrymandered political process will ensure that the minority will always stay in power, with only a small proportion of the majority allowed to vote. How is that different from South African apartheid, and in many ways is worse in its callous indifference, and deliberate sadistic and punitive intent, of the indigenous citizens?

      What's that? A retrospectively engineered, heavily mythologised and speculative account of history guarantees you the right to do this? You really think so - or do you have no other excuses for the plainly inexcusable?

  • Jewish community commits intellectual suicide before our eyes
    • Jewish culture has a long and distinguished intellectual history. Zionism has ... erm, a fanatical, paranoid hate-fuelled segregationist set of policies which are about as anti-intellectual and culturally reductionist as any other narrow, inward-obsessed cult. Zionism is destroying centuries of Jewish engagement with the world, isolating and diminishing it to the point of ridicule and depravity. The sooner zionism is seen for what it is, a backward, regressive blind alley for Judaism, the better for all of us.

  • 'Can you tell who is an Arab?' appeal is tax-deductible
    • So a white Western girl should be terrified by three middle eastern gentlemen? If she lives in the Middle East, where her ancestors supposedly came from? Wait, these three guys look more Israeli than bibi, leiberman and all the other eastern european types. Because they come from the region. Or are Israelis supposed to look American/European? How confused are these people?? They certainly have confused me. Or could it be they are just old-fashioned racists who judge people by skin colour and facial type, regardless of their religion or nationality? Where does that leave Middle Eastern Jews? Are they allowed to date her? What a crock. Why don't the authors of this ad, and their supporters just wear white hoods with pointy heads, so the girls know who they're allowed to date.

  • Scarlett Johansson's 'scholarship' and 'intelligence' cited by Mike Huckabee
    • Scarlett must be feeling like she has jumped from the Hollywood A-list to the lauded guest at the Knuckleheads, Bigots and Racists Society. Way to go with your new friends.

  • Israel arrests Palestinian journalist for writing on Facebook: 'occupied Jerusalem'
    • So free speech is 'incitement' if it doesn't conform to the zionists myths and fantasies, and their explicitly false versions of history. Thought crimes will be henceforth punished, and newspeak will replace public discourse. All citizens will be monitored.

  • Stirring debate on BDS, 'NYT' allows readers to speak out about inequality
    • Lol, your 'facts' are your highly tendentious beliefs, and yours alone. Like your 'logic'. Quite frankly, the 'religion' (if that indeed what the beliefs of a cultural group is) of the inhabitants is irrelevant. What is relevant is the systematic discrimination against Palestinians, the theft of their land and homes, the abuse and harassment of them and every aspect of their daily lives - in short the disavowal of human and civil rights of the indigenous people. Playing the old martyr whilst Israel is engaged in implementing 'apartheid on steroids' is feeble whining in the extreme. Guess what, it's not all about you, or whatever set of myths you choose to follow.

  • 'NY Times' and 'LA Times' run op-eds by an AIPAC board member without telling readers
    • 'AIPAC sewage dump' - lol, how apt. AIPAC's gift to us all.

    • How Low can you go, NYT? Even for a newspaper whose best days are long behind it, the craven and abject surrender to the Israel lobby is quite astonishing. Not a suggestion, no semblance of balance or objectivity, just a reprint of a propaganda piece so easily refuted, so puerile in its sycophancy, that a student free sheet would be embarrassed to print it. Fact-checking, or even a cursory glance at the claims, is apparently so passe at the NYT - just get AIPAC to fax over its latest PR dreck and run it without question. Have they no idea, or the slightest care, of how this impacts on the perception of the paper and its other contributions? It makes a mockery of the concept of news, and its decent journalists, if there any left. What an ignominious end to the newspaper industry. (On the plus side, who reads this stuff and believes a word of it any more?)

  • A Jew's dead dog has more rights than a Bedouin in the Negev
    • What fantasy land does this occur in, because it is certainly not the case in Israel? Perhaps you have been asleep for the last 50 years.

  • Liberal Zionists and rightwingers shed differences in effort to save the Jewish state
    • Once Jews experience liberation from the moral blackmail that zionism has enforced on them, they will wonder how they stuck with such an extremist, segregationist, racist ideology for so long. Judaism existed long before zionism, and will continue to exist long after zionism is relegated to the dustbin of history along with slavery, Jim Crow, apartheid and all the other ethnic supremacy isolationist doctrines.

  • Canadian groups press Neil Young not to play Israel
    • lol, how terribly generous of you. Of course, it has nothing to do with the large sum Ny is being offered, but some noble artistic intent. Not.

    • hopper, do tell us how protesting about the Chinese government and Tibet, for example, is going to help the Palestinians gain any human rights. You wouldn't, of course, be using the tired old 'singling out' canard, would you?

  • Goldberg and Cohen stoke fears of BDS
    • Excellent summary of the utterly hollow so-called arguments against BDS. It's always about them, isn't it? They are unable to even consider that this is about Palestinians and their rights - I suppose to admit the possibility is to open a discussion which they cannot possibly win, so they choose to hammer on about imaginary threats and apocalyptic scenarios which just emphasise the desperation of their argument. What is ever funnier, or ironic, is their indiscriminate use of anti-semitic tropes against the BDS campaigners - they are a sinister cabal whose agenda is hidden, whose goal is blah blah, and we have insight to their minds, which even they don't have! Ridiculous, empty, banal posturing- and trying to move the argument on to their favourite victimhood territory, whilst totally ignoring the Palestinians who, of course, don't exist as far as they are concerned.

  • Avigdor Lieberman: 'Our Oscar goes to Scarlett'
    • Scarlett must be feeling a bit sick now. Being stalked by right wing fascists who want to cosy up to you, ergh. Wonder if she thinks the Sodastream dollar was worth it now.

  • The killing of Odeh Hamad
    • How many times do we have to hear about the entirely unnecessary and tragic death of a young man at the hands of a cold-blooded Israeli militia, who are utterly indifferent to the deaths of people who offer no threat to them, other than simply being alive and of the wrong parentage? Sickening - how can they complain about boycotts and the revulsion of ordinary people everywhere. Yet their whiny apologists will fill comments with the most feeble lies and witless excuses, which of course will only increase the entirely justified anger at the sadism of the occupation and siege.

  • Student who exposed 'leftist' teacher is honored at Knesset, while teacher gets violent threats
    • justicewillprevail February 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Neo-fascists like to fetishise military organisations and their accoutrements.

    • Wow, this is how fascism is incubated. Public denunciations of 'unpatriotic' people, the braying mob on a witch hunt for anyone who doesn't conform to the ideology of the state. Coming from the mouth of a child makes it even more disturbing. And at the same time, zionist agents are trying to pass a bill in the US outlawing free speech when it concerns Israel. Do they really have no idea where this is heading, and how desperately ugly and disturbing it has become. If this is the only way to defend what they have wrought, then it is clearly not worth defending, the original project has become perverted, cruel and unsustainable. How anyone can defend this is beyond me, and how deaf and blind do you have to be to defend this behaviour?

  • Revealed: Right-wing group StandWithUs' strategy to combat Israel Apartheid Week
    • Hop - Hilarious. You said that with a straight face, or you are a comic in disguise?

    • justicewillprevail February 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Yes, because defending apartheid is so much fun, isn't it? The whole thing is so riddled with contradictions it's no wonder Brett is confused by his email inbox. So a 'hummus not Hamas' party, or videoing people buying Israeli goods, is a response to the segregation and discrimination rampant in Israel? Yeow, that will really demolish their arguments and teach those activists how to campaign. Not.
      This is reminiscent of the bungling fake video unit which produced those hasbara classics featuring men in pointy headwear, not to mention the badly edited SS Marmara soap opera footage. What can you do when your message is so difficult to varnish?

  • Jewish groups used anti-semitism smear to try to stop boycott debate -- Holocaust scholar who heads MLA
    • justicewillprevail February 4, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Another spectacular own goal from the Zio Klan. What makes them think that setting the baying mob of anonymous haters (with copy and pasted 'arguments') on intelligent, reasonable people will further their cause? Only some demented fanatic could think that hysterical, hyperbolic claims and spectacularly offensive threats will stem the tide of debate about the future of the Israel-Palestine entity, and the status of human rights there. It wouldn't take a genius to surmise that that is exactly what they are trying to stop, which would also imply that the validity of their own case is so wafer-thin that they are threatened by any discussion of Palestinian rights. Even the mention of them seems enough to trigger an apoplexy of hatred, which to the outside observer might well look like unadulterated racism. Such is the blind alley they have driven themselves into, and their only apparent reaction is to step on the accelerator. The more they do so, the more they alienate and appall reasonable people who have no particular axe to grind, but have a strong belief in the basic principles of equal and fair treatment of all, regardless of ethnic origin, belief systems or religion. Hatred and bigotry is not a persuasive attitude, or likely to gain you friends or supporters.

  • I stayed away from Israel just as I stayed away from Nazi Germany -- Hugh Trevor-Roper
    • justicewillprevail February 3, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      If only Israel had more people like Breaking The Silence, who prefer the truth over people like you who prefer posturing behind their US funded military machine.

    • justicewillprevail February 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Yeah, and lots of dumb people try to say smart things, and fail completely.

    • I think it is less to do with military might, and more to do with the delusional arrogance that comes with having the biggest and most fearsome toys on the block, and then parading them around as if that justifies the actions of the biggest bullies and squatters on that block. Might doesn't make right, whatever juvenile comic books you read tell you so.

    • justicewillprevail February 3, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Yes, Obsidian, shoot the messenger, why don't you? Do you think it alters his report? Whatever his faults, his first book is considered an authoritative, brilliant piece of research and reporting. Maybe it was those skills he brought to bear in his observations on Israel. Of course you have selected the worst passages about him, and omit the wider overview, which is far less damning than you would clearly prefer it to be. Whatever, it doesn't alter the perceptions which Israel has itself created, through its actions, and do not rely solely on the observations of one individual.

  • Scarlett Johansson's new pals: group that is trying to break Obama's Iran deal
    • Well Scarlett, you reap what you sow. Now you are going to be used for political propaganda by a bunch of swivel-eyed fanatical fundamentalists who will not hesitate to implicate you in their land-grabbing, segregationist agenda. That cute Hollywood image is about to be mired in some desperate slimeball campaigning, sexist and racist to boot. I don't think your publicist is going to be too impressed, or come to that, future employers. What a shame.

  • Do SodaStream's workers have the right to vote? Roger Waters asks Scarlett Johansson
    • justicewillprevail February 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      So if I became a Buddhist, I could go to Thailand and kick a family out of their home if they are non-Buddhists, since that belief system originated in the region? Or I could do the same in Utah if became a Mormon? How bizarre.
      If your so-called 'right' revolves around descendants, then clearly the best-placed people to claim rights are Palestinians whose families have lived there for generations - who can be Jewish, Christian or Muslim - their religion is irrelevant. Rights, such as they are, aren't applicable by supposed ethnicity or religion - funny how you claim them for yourself but deny the same ones to Palestinians and non-Jews.

    • justicewillprevail February 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      The timescale of when he met SJ is irrelevant to his main point, and is not 'a huge discrepancy', if that is what is getting your underwear in a twist. You, on the other hand, seem obsessed with a futile attempt to smear RW with some imagined logic of your own fantasising. Perhaps you could address Water's main point about the ludicrous claims being made by Sodastream supporters, inc SJ, that the company is somehow granting Palestinians some sort of equality with its Israeli workers.

  • Update Video: There are no checkpoints atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, reports climber Abu Karsh
    • Shuki, only a person with a truly rancid form of bitter hatred and small-minded stupidity could attempt to sour this truly uplifting story (with lies, btw). No depths are too low for the zionists to stoop in, eh? Apparently you are unable to learn anything from this marvellous example of the human spirit triumphing over obstacles most of us are lucky never to have to experience. Well done Yasmeen and Mutussam, for being inspiring examples to us all. How emblematic that you have had to go to these lengths to taste the freedom every human being deserves, it is truly moving. I will gladly donate something to the PCRF and their wonderful volunteers. Thanks for informing us about it.

  • 'I will not uproot a single Israeli' settler, Netanyahu says, and Washington Post backs him up
    • So idiot Yahoo has opted for one state between Jordan and the Mediterranean. Perhaps he should inform Kerry of his decision, so that Kerry can start negotiations on how a single state can make the transition to a fully functioning democracy with equal rights for all its citizens, equal access to resources, freedom of movement and one civil law for everybody, regardless of their cultures.
      IF there had been any real negotiations on a two state solution (ha) then of course it would not be up to the dictator and demagogue Yahoo which squatters stay or go - it would be a negotiated solution, with the end result being that the Palestinian state would decide on what basis the squatters can stay or not. But of course there never have been the slightest pretence of real negotiations, and never will be. How long can Kerry and the US play the humiliated and fobbed-off fool?
      Drop the dead donkey, it is now one state, which of course also means that it is currently an apartheid state. Fix it. Equal rights for all.

  • Secrecy of de Blasio's AIPAC conclave fuels anti-Semitic tropes -- Sullivan
    • justicewillprevail January 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      It's subversion of the US political system, manipulation of the decision-making processes away from the US population in favor of a client state which has no interest whatsoever in the welfare of the US or its citizens. It is only interested in its own messianic cultish obsession of a garrison state funded and protected by the US taxpayer

      What really lets the cat out of the bag is not just that de Blasio acknowledged and paid obeisance to the people who claim to have put him there, and thus his debt to them, but that he insisted he do so secretly. As Sullivan says, this is full acknowledgement of the lobby's power over him and an admission of how they operate - secret pledges being made to them by elected officials. Had any other group gained such leverage and secret pledges, especially one from a foreign country, a full scale scandal would have erupted with calls to annul the election. In what sense is an election free and fair when it emerges that the winning candidate has secretly pledged to work on behalf not of the voters, but a foreign power, and put the resources of his office at their disposal? It makes democracy meaningless, and worse, de Blasio knows that the voters will be outraged, therefore he has to pay his debts in secret. Why was this not known before the election if, as these hypocritical apologists claim, the voters would go along with it?
      The lobby is crumbling, they have kept their leverage out of the public eye for decades. Now they are being exposed, they insist on secret deals and blatant lies to keep the bandwagon rolling. What have American citizens got in common with Israeli segregationist policies, aggressive unprovoked wars, and ethnic cleansing - their entire warped and self-aggrandising attitude? Nothing whatsoever, and the lobby knows it.

  • Update: 'Blood bubbles' -- mainstream media turn on SodaStream and Scarlett Johansson
    • justicewillprevail January 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Sure the shareholders of Sodastream think it's useless. I guess keeping your head in the sand makes you feel good about yourself.

    • justicewillprevail January 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      A 'moral fact'? lol. You cannot be serious. There is zero that is moral or factual about your so-called 'claim' to the land. Palestinians don't just have a 'claim', it is their land. Enough of the pathetic bogus threats and macho posturing. Who cares what you think about Scarlett Johannsen's looks, you think it matters?
      And lastly: Israel, whatever it is, a virtual state, a garrison, a colony - is most definitely not a 'she' - how bizarre, perverse and ridiculous. Fail.

  • Ignoring Human Rights Watch report, NYT suggests 15-year-old goaded Israeli soldiers who killed him
    • justicewillprevail January 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Absolutely disgraceful, racist rubbish. This is not reporting, but propagandising, a press release on behalf of the Israeli government, an occupying, corrupting force in a country which does not belong to them. No surprise, of course, but how people can be so utterly spineless and ignorant as to submit this kind of trash is beyond me. But I daresay she is handsomely rewarded for her stenography.

  • BDS leaders say Palestinian human rights are compatible with Israeli Jewish future
    • justicewillprevail January 21, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Unfortunately, since the Zios don't have any actual arguments against justice, equality and a fair allocation of resources for all, they resort to smears, mischaracterisation and hysterical denunciations of those who do. Reason and logic like this is the last thing they are interested in. The generation of a false narrative, along with the demonisation of the indigenous people and anybody who supports their rights, is the paramount aim, a colossal exercise to camouflage the land clearing and dispossession which they have practised since they started. They won't engage at this kind of level, since it doesn't serve the 'project'. Expect more hysteria and black propaganda against the exercise of reason and the crusade for justice. The only people they are interested in is themselves. Everybody else is an enemy, bar the pitiful cadre of blinkered apologists.

  • MLA delegates pass measure against Israel denying entry to academics
    • I see Palast could only fall back on the same old cliches of denial and the absurd 'singling out' defence. Perhaps she could tell us who else is denying scholars academic freedom, and I am sure the ASA will mount a similar protest, so they will be in good company and not singled out. If that is the level of their defence, with the usual inflated hysteria, then they clearly don't have an answer when confronted with the facts (no change there, then). Maybe the debate will move on to the lack of freedom of Palestinian scholars and academics, which is at the heart of the matter, and not (as usual) their preferred self-aggrandising victimhood parade, as if it's all about poor old them, people who have access to whatever they want, but deny the same privileges to their colleagues who happen to be born to the wrong parents.

  • Reactions to Ariel Sharon's death over social media (Updated)
    • justicewillprevail January 11, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      "There are few individuals in the modern history of Israel/Palestine whose actions have been as consistently destructive as that of Ariel Sharon. Sharon, who had been involved in war for Israel as early as 1948, was known for his cut-throat attitude on the battlefield often with wanton disregard for civilian lives. Time and time again, Ariel Sharon left some of the bloodiest marks on the history of Palestine."

      link to blog.thejerusalemfund.org

  • Jewish Federations angry at Wasserman Schultz for backing Obama on Iran deal
    • "Sources inside Wasserman Schultz’s heavily Jewish South Florida community say that the lawmaker’s opposition to strengthened sanctions has become a “problematic position” for her constituents.

      What a giveaway that is. The same old 'unidentified sources' make claims about her constituents which they can't possibly know. If they are at all like the majority view in the US then they will be heavily in favour of no more wars, and behind Obama. But the 'Jewish community' (transl. a small section of loudmouth agitators for Israel, who are not the whole Jewish community by any means) are working up their usual high-pitched outrage that she is not doing their bidding and following their instructions. Maybe she is seeing the writing on the wall, and taking account of all of her constituents, not just the bully little minority who think they own her.

  • Boycott panel at MLA draws applause and fearful questions
    • Thankyou for illustrating Liz's well argued point that zionists and their supporters never bother to understand the reasons for the boycott, but merely make categorical assertions about it which are utterly wrong. Of course they would love to divert the debate, it is a standard and boring tactic. They refuse, like you, to consider or listen to the proponents of the boycott, instead substituting a litany of lies, excuses and evasions (ideological reasons? so you have already decided without acquainting yourself with some facts). The truth is anathema to them, since it is incompatible with doctrinaire myths about israel they are unable to disengage from. How ever many times it is explained to them, they just repeat the same old dogma, preferring to believe their own absurd misconceptions in order to dismiss it, whilst screaming hysterically about AS. Clapping your hands over your ears and shouting 'fire!' isn't a response worth considering.

  • Dershowitz steps down from Harvard to spend more time with what he loves -- Israel
  • Knesset votes down the two-state solution
    • justicewillprevail January 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      I take it you meant that your comment is moronic. Subversive to the current negotiations? you are having a laugh. It would of course have given some credibility to the negotiations, and no doubt was the reason it was defeated.

  • Palestinian villagers capture settlers carrying out 'price tag' attack in West Bank
    • Why can't the Palestinians arrest them and try them? Israel does this all the time (and omits the trial most of the time, sending them straight to jail), so what is good for one side should be the same for the other. How could Israel possibly complain when it has happened outside of Israel, in Palestine. (this might be a rhetorical question)

  • As Kerry leaves Israel, Netanyahu announces 272 new settlement homes
    • When will Kerry wake up and see how he, and thus the US, is being treated so contemptuously? How much humiliation can he take, whilst still pretending that Bibi and his mob have any interest in a just settlement? Abject, craven and self-deceiving, how the Israelis must revel in inflicting that on their paymaster, no doubt toasting their success in fobbing him off as soon as he has left. Once again they have offered nothing, haven't moved an inch, and are still helping themselves to Palestinian land and resources. Kerry has expended all of his political capital on reaching a 'framework' for talks - how they must be laughing in Tel Aviv at his naivety, and congratulating themselves on another 'peace' treaty neutered and meaningless. This should be a lesson to all the suckers for Israel, who imagine the support they offer will ever be reciprocated or even acknowledged. They demand, they take, they never give.

  • Is AIPAC suddenly a dirty word?
    • justicewillprevail January 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Duh, Hop, no straw men involved. The first proposition doesn't require the second, as you seem to think. Moreover, as AIPAC likes to skulk in the shadows, whilst pulling the strings of their paid-for senators, it is hardly surprising. Their subversion of US politics is being help up to the light, and unsurprisingly, people do not like it. Gerrymandering a nation into a war which no-one wants, save the zionist and neocon ideologues, should of course be a headline matter, along with the actions of AIPAC and their sock puppets in government.

  • Ben-Gurion airport security cites Nazis to justify invasive search
    • justicewillprevail January 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Spectacularly offensive, crassly insensitive, moronic and threatening. A microcosm of the attitude Israelis have cultivated for themselves, and their warped justifications for their many sadistic state practices. There is nothing to add, it speaks volumes.

  • Should dual citizen of US/Israel be vice chair of our Federal Reserve Bank?
    • justicewillprevail January 1, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      For a comprehensive takedown of Fischer and his involvement in anti-American activities see here:

      link to original.antiwar.com

      Lots of reasons to question his appointment, not least the direction it indicates that AIPAC is travelling - bypassing its paid-for senators and going straight into government posts where they can pull the strings. It is subversion. The aims and interests of Israel are completely antithetical to the US, these people should not be allowed anywhere near government posts. There is no dual loyalty - just single loyalty, to one foreign state with very little in common with the US.

  • Cyndi Lauper, the country you are planning to entertain imposes violent segregation, not equality
    • This is the biggest load of facile verbiage i have seen in some time. You are tying yourself in knots trying to justify the apartheid/occupation with the most banal, simplistic excuses and contradictions. First it was Israel, now it is not 'Israel proper', the 'West Bankers' (lol), it was like Mexico, then Vichy France, no doubt Ruritania next. Your analogies and comparisons are ridiculous, your apparent understanding of the reality negligible, and you couldn't care less, as long as you can keep spouting asinine air-headed excuses for your ideology, which is racist, exclusionary and medieval. And you're proud of it. A typical american zionist who knows nothing of the reality, and lives in a cocoon of fantasy and myth, telling the most convoluted mish-mash of spurious inanities to justify a barbarous regime intent on land grabs, depopulation, dispossession, resource theft and ethnic cleansing. I'm not even sure you are a real person, it reads like a random phrase generator stringing together hasbara-lite cliches with no regard to the logic or sense of a genuine argument. Any facts are just swept aside as irrelevant, or 'I don't care, we do what we like', which is, I suppose, the hallmark of zionist 'thought' and attitude. And of course, the crowning clincher of any zionist whining about Palestinian suffering, or their cast iron case for human rights: "Too bad, It's all their own fault".

    • That's because they are correct.

    • Well done for comprehensively missing the point and displaying your prejudices and ignorance so clearly.

    • Well, Israel clearly does, and its many cult followers.

  • Guilty on Christmas
    • "This constantly questioning ethics is what makes Jews profound ethical thinkers.

      It also is a terrible habit for a nation that Zionism helps to break."

      Yes sir, zionism has been brilliantly successful in breaking any attempt at ethical thinking amongst its adherents (some would say thinking at all). Cognitive dissonance would ensue. Jeff is a good example of that, with his blithe rewriting of history and geography and never a thought for other peoples.

  • Stanley Fish and the violence of neutrality
    • Well, if you are suddenly in favour of academic freedom, you will of course support the efforts of academics to sanction Israel for its disregard and shutdown of academic freedom, when it comes the academic freedom of Palestinian universities and institutions. Or maybe you just support academic freedom when it is politically convenient for Israel to allow it. Not much of a full stop there, more a hypocritical pause. You could of course try informing yourself of the reasons why American scholars feel strongly about this issue, instead of following Fish's similarly uninformed grandstanding.

  • A Palestinian messenger
    • A 'self-governing colony'? Ha ha, if you believe the complacent tripe you peddle, then you really are ignorant about the situation, or simply callously indifferent. To maintain such a state of ignorant bliss, like Shavit and Beinart, you need these kind of heavy-duty blinkers to avoid seeing the bleeding obvious. Which is more or less what you expect from ziofreaks inside their little cocoon of fantasy.

  • Israeli rap warns vulnerable Jewish women about seductive, dangerous Arab men
    • Oh, how cute. Jeffy.

    • Ha ha, between Shavit and these idiots, one hesitates to even consider the sexual-political insecurities which result from the zionist mindclamp.

    • Of no significance to you, perhaps. If you really want to understand its significance, and the context in which it is being mentioned, then you would have to read Max's book, an act of self-sacrifice probably beyond the separation wall of your mind. Funny how you are so overheated about exposure of these people and their views, and not about the significant section of Israeli society which approves this kind of thing.

    • This is hilarious. Yes, that Rudolph Valentino was a danger to women everywhere. You really are desperate, if you think this has any bearing on the racist misogyny displayed by those pathetic Israeli 'rappers'. Hasbara fail, lol, to be fair.

  • Will 'sex in the toilets' really renew Zionism?
    • Shavit sounds like the archetypal middle-aged small-town guy getting his thrills by watching and imagining young kids exercise their sexual freedom in Tel Aviv clubs and bars, as if this has never happened in any other city in the world. Where has he been for the last thirty years? How salacious and unedifying. Even worse, he wants to elevate this cheap voyeurism into some sort of great observation about Israel, and specifically Jewish Israelis, despite the fact that he could have witnessed the same scene in countless countries and cities all over the world. So one can only conclude that it is not the banalities of night club sex and drugs which excite him but apparently the fact that they are young and Jewish. How perverse, and revealing.
      Of course he completely misses the darker undertones about the whole scenario. ”Because this nation is all about war and death", says the clubowner, in a more insightful remark than any of Shavit's wide-eyed purple prose. He is oblivious to the desperation implied here, the need to get high in order to blot out the realities, the numbed out cocaine couplings. For real sensuality he could of course read some of the great Persian and Arab poets, or listen to their songs, but that would involve some open-mindedness and appreciation of the culture and history of the region he has emigrated to. But no, like his compatriots he prefers the artificial stimulants of a passing scene, the superficial lure of the bright lights and loud music in order to blot out the reality. "It’s a bubble. It’s an amazing bubble. It won’t last.” What a fitting epitaph.

  • Oren calls on Congress to blacklist boycotters, because they're 'bigoted' against Jews
    • Are you still peddling the stale old 'self-loathing' meme? Au contraire, loathing seems to be a speciality of the zionists and their bots.

    • Well perhaps Oren and his ilk, instead of shooting the messenger, would care to argue for the case against the boycott, which would involve him having to explain why universal human rights in Israel are only available to citizens based on their social and cultural grouping, and exclude the indigenous people of the region. Or perhaps he is unable to make such a case, and has to smear the people who highlight the very unAmerican lack of universal suffrage and democracy in this tinpot country with no agreed borders. Israel and its supporters like Oren don't seem very keen on free speech when it comes to Israel, but merely the obsequious acquiescence to a rabid right wing demagogic government, behaving more and more like fascists, who share very little values with the US or Europe. The bluster and hysteria speak volumes about him and his values, and where his allegiance lies.

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