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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.

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