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  • Like the Wind, We Will Be Free: How being detained at Ben Gurion airport during a family trip to Palestine reaffirmed my identity
    • justicewillprevail January 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Thankyou, Samah. No human being should be treated as Palestinians are by Israel. The enforced humiliation and indignity should be abhorred by every country around the world, who should reject any relations with Israel until it grants the same human rights to everybody under its control.
      Your spirit and defiance is heartwarming and reminds me of the civil rights struggle, I hope this is an inspiration for you:

      [youtube link to

  • Congress invites Netanyahu to rebut Obama on Iran, and White House slams 'breach of protocol'
    • So Congress invites a tinpot demagogue, an insecure bullying dictator and architect of apartheid and segregation, a denier of human rights and democracy to lecture the president on creating even more death and destruction for his own manipulative ends. What a craven, toadying bunch of retards who have abandoned any pretence at putting US citizens' interests first, or showing any loyalty to the country which actually elects them. They don't deserve to hold office.

  • #JeSuisUnJuifBritannique
    • David Conn has a piece up which is a far more balanced and rational look at this claim than the hyped and over-inflated hysterical propaganda which the CAA are irresponsibly disseminating, (along with Bibi and his gang of insufferable sycophants).

      link to

  • When blasphemy is bigotry: The need to recognise historical trauma when discussing Charlie Hebdo
    • This is so utterly wrong and nonsensical you hurry to pass by the comment whilst feeling embarrassed for the specious excuse-making and poverty of thought. Of course, the satirists check the league tables that yonie helpfully provides before sharpening their pens. The purpose and point of satire is truly lost on those who take their self-justifying pontificating absurdities so seriously.

  • Netanyahu crashes Paris unity march, French gov't fumes
    • justicewillprevail January 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Wow, your bull-in-a-china-shop approach to debate, Jeffy, is spectacularly offensively crass, insensitive and utterly oblivious to the political and cultural realities of the modern world. No wonder you fling around the mini-Yahoo rhetoric so indiscriminately. More red-in-the-face incoherent hysteria from the bar stool - nobody is talking about 'kikes' except you - and the most ludicrous assertions unwarranted by anything that has been said. Go have a lie down, and then go for some counselling.

  • Why I am not Charlie
  • Don't let's go to the war of civilizations again
    • So your first reaction is a meaningless cheap shot with no substance. Hmm, then a really dismal attempt at some frat humour.

      Of course Jesus would have been all of these things, that's the point, dude.

  • Media obsesses over 'free speech' in Charlie Hebdo case while ignoring Israeli targeting of journalists
    • I think it was your glorious leader who immediately tried to exploit the tragedy and shoehorn Israel into it.

  • Anti-Semitism at Fordham?
    • justicewillprevail January 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Mooser, you are making me feel sorry for old Jeff. Trapped in a flat earth ideology, where might is right, where he is never wrong, and where violent conflict and appropriation is just a minor detail in the glorious rise of the Nation, it is almost tragic. Almost, I said. Still, I expect he will be able to write a lengthy piece on how the hobbits' story proves every one of his points, and there will be no arguing with that.

    • justicewillprevail January 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      C'mon, Jeff. You launch a completely ridiculous rant against Mondoweiss with the most hysterical claims, for which there is no evidence whatsoever, and then whine about 'name calling'. There is no argument in your wild-eyed denunciation, and it comes complete with an absurd comparison, the truth of which no-one is party to, except you. Besides it is spectacularly irrelevant. False, misleading analogies don't make any kind of case for whatever you imagine you are making. As for your encomium on rights, it is another incoherent and unfounded claim, and would seem to imply the worst kind of despotism, domination and control. Not that I expect anything better. It sums up the zionist approach. You are out on a limb with some frankly preposterous, asinine statements - so you shouldn't be surprised to be met with some derision. It is the only appropriate response.

    • Jeff, what a pathetic tissue of vague, unfounded innuendo, ridiculous assertions, meaningless comparisons, all ending in a smear - you want ethnic tension. Really, it would be laughable if it wasn't so desperate. Considering Zionism is founded and perpetrated by erecting ethnic differences and separate rights, creating and enforcing them where none exist, you are just exposing your lurid ravings to ridicule. You try to pull the same trick as Atar, forcing people into your artificial schemes and categories and them berating them for it. And as for knowledge of Black kids - don't make yourself look even more stupid.

  • Israeli settlers attack US consulate convoy in the West Bank (Updated)
    • justicewillprevail January 3, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      'settlers responsible behaviour' - now we know he is on drugs or hallucinating. These people are on some kind of zionist crack.

    • After the USS Liberty, this is small beer. Israelis know that the US will never have the nerve to get on their case, but will instead keep voting to hand over large amounts of taxpayer money to these fascists. America is a feeble patsy for these KKK goons. Roll over and sign the cheques, let the Israelis fire at and attack Americans. The kosher nostra will take care of it.

  • David Brooks says 'people from around the world' can serve in Israeli military
    • justicewillprevail January 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Of course it's inaccurate and deliberately misleading. That's the whole point. By missing out the crucial qualifier 'Jews' from the phrase 'around the world', it deliberately intends to mislead and obscure the ethno-cultural group to which this applies, and tries to make out that anyone can turn up and join the junta squads (as if anyone in their right mind would want to, lol). Brooks, just another tired old sycophantic spin doctor for the junta, knows precisely what he is doing by elision, and it is revealing how the supporters of this swivel-eyed state have to twist and turn the facts, and paint a knowingly false picture for the benefit of uninformed readers. Absolutely par for the course, predictable and another fail for the false, artificially maintained, apartheid 'state'.

  • Happy holidays from the IDF
    • Bibi with his killer dogs and masked gunmen; now a terrorist lighting a candle. Israel has the PR it deserves - they actually think this stuff is laudable? On reflection, I can only conclude that the IDF terrorist is extinguishing the light, and bringing darkness to the world.

  • NY Times says a Palestinian majority would 'endanger Israel's democratic ideals'
    • You can only ask, in wonderment, what democratic ideals? Where is this idea that Israel ever had, or has, democratic ideals? Other than paying lip service to the idea of democracy, they have always made clear that Jewish rule comes first, and the only possible interpretation of democracy in Israel is of Jews deciding which Jewish party gets in, not Israelis, or the people ruled by them denied a vote. The same whining and apocalyptic language was routinely deployed by S African whites when the subject of democracy for all came up - the blacks weren't ready for it, it wasn't in their culture blah blah blah. Gerrymandering democracy to ensure a genuine democracy is not possible isn't, of course, democracy at all. The NYT should know better, instead of printing superficial PR from hasbara central. That is if they want to be taken seriously outside of their own circle jerk.

  • Jordanian-Palestinian resolution to the UN Security Council gives US and Israel wiggle room
    • But the Palestinians have had to 'agree' to universal diktats for 75 years. No hypocrisy or arrogance there then, Bibi. Such an insular egotistic folly of a sham leader.

  • Israel will lose all American Jews but the crazies
    • And yeah, the 'most moral army in the world' apparently has no ethical problem with releasing killer dogs against unarmed Palestinian civilians who will have no recourse to justice. Nice morals. Nice advertising of them.

    • This is beyond belief, or satire, come to that. What deluded fantasy world do these people live in that they think there is anything remotely acceptable enough about this image to justify promoting it? Utterly ludicrous. Like a tenth rate despot of a backwater country, the leader apparently keeps company with masked gunmen and killer dogs, which he thinks is really, really macho, despite the fact that he looks like a man desperately trying to placate a vicious dog who is too near his nuts for comfort. He could be a prisoner in this shot. But what a new low as an image for the 'western democracy' this is, just ludicrous and incredibly revealing of a psychologically inadequate man desperately wanting to appear like a tough guy - and of course betraying himself as a pathetically weak wannabe dictator. The lack of self-awareness is stunning. Are all the mirrors in Israel crazy mirrors which reflect back the fantasies of the subject?

  • Caroline Glick melts down with European diplomats
    • Gurning: the distortion of one's facial features into grotesque and gruesome shapes, a tradition which is celebrated in Yorkshire with gurning contests; also continual whining and complaining, similar to children who hope to garner attention and elicit sympathy.

  • Collective punishment of 1.8 million human shields in a prison -- Newsweek dares publish the truth of Gaza
    • What an incredible image she ends with: teenagers digging in the dark in order to plant a clementine tree. The slimmest, most slender symbol of hope for the future in the most benighted and devastated of circumstances. How poignant that is, an almost futile gesture, ranged as it is against the overwhelming military might and savage cruelty they suffer, and yet, because of its fragility, there is a kind of quiet dignity and undiminished sense of humanity under all that deprivation and slaughter.
      She joins Paul Mason and Jon Snow, as far as UK writers are concerned, in doing what you would expect reporters should routinely do - give eyewitness accounts, be witnesses and speak for those who haven't the means to speak for themselves. This shouldn't be remarkable or unusual, and it is surely a measure of how feeble and cowed most of the media has become, as they accustom us to accepting the destruction of populations in the name of 'security', torture, drone killings and all the rest of the 'war on terror'.
      Honesty and clear-eyed reporting like this is a light in that darkness. It is only a sign of how corrupted we are that it merits a wide-eyed mention that she didn't have to incorporate a feeble, mealy mouthed apology/justification for the slaughter from the Central Bureau of Newspeak. Which in its own way tells you how poorly served and misrepresented most of the world is.

  • Palestinian minister dies after Israeli army assault during olive tree planting ceremony in West Bank village
    • The tin soldier and his compadres couldn't care less about the truth, especially as it sounds like he was framed, like so many others. He's Palestinian, that makes him both guilty and expendable in their eyes.

    • What made me laugh about that tweet was the description of the supposed Israeli journalist as 'reliable', thus implying they were unusual in that respect, and prefacing the completely unevidenced claim that way somehow makes it true. Farcical piece of PR for the credulous. We have heard it all before a thousand or more times - every time a Palestinian is killed the same claims are immediately made by unsourced 'witnesses'. The rapid rebuttal IDF unit is obviously not an attractive job, and is staffed by low-grade unimaginative fakers.

  • Rep. Israel endorses speech saying Europe failed Jewish people in 40s and is 'failing us again today'
    • Laughable. He has the nerve to talk about hollow promises? Like all the promises Israel has made that it 'wants peace' with Palestine, that it wants a two state solution, that it is a democracy, that it guarantees equal rights to its citizens, that it abides by god knows how many treaties of common decency? Hollow doesn't come anywhere near it, premeditated and deliberate lies is more like it. And as for 'failing' Jews in the 1940's, yes Europe stood by and never fought Hitler, losing millions of their own citizens in the process. What an utter dork. Still trying to trade on your pernicious myths and lies.

  • A defensive Netanyahu announces elections hours after firing opposition members Lapid and Livni
    • justicewillprevail December 3, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      "dealings with 'the' Iran' - what is he blathering about now? Does he mean executing Iranian scientists illegally? Or simply browbeating Congress into passing ludicrous bills to shore up his pathetic fear mongering and demonising? Maybe he still relishes as his piece de resistance the triumphant exposure of Iran's cartoon bombs at the UN - bringing so much amazement at Israel's brilliant intelligence from the world's diplomats. That counts as 'dealing with'? The man is utterly deluded - so a perfect shoo-in for a deluded citizenry.
      I daresay he wears as a badge of honour the ruins of Gaza, whose inhabitants will have no respite from a cold winter, as he bravely refuses to let in materials which could alleviate the suffering he has caused them. Yes, nothing will be accomplished by this man, save destruction, death and misery - what an endorsement for the israel project, he is the exemplar of its philosophy.

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  • Lieberman unveils racist peace plan: Pay Palestinians to leave Israel
    • Why doesn't the US, instead of pouring billions into fomenting trouble, offer Israeli Jews an inducement to leave Israel and settle elsewhere? A generous offer.

      If you are outraged by such a proposal, or reach for the usual apoplectic phrases of 'pogroms', anti-semitism, historical home blah blah, then tell us why the 'horror' of such a proposal is any different for Palestinians? Arguably it is far worse, since they and their families are genuine historic residents there, which is not true of 90% of Jewish Israelis, who still have passports for their 'other' countries.

  • 'Let the police mow the lawn': Israeli right-wing demands stronger crackdown as Netanyahu increases attacks on East Jerusalem
    • Yep, oblivious to their own hypocrisy, they fan the flames of fascism in a foreign country where they are granted rights the native people are denied. All the while retaining citizenship in a country whose founding principles are the equal rights of all its citizens. Ugly. Stupid. Racists.

  • Israel's Knesset upholds longest suspension in state's history against Haneen Zoabi
    • Female, articulate, unintimidated, proud of her roots, a campaigner for justice, but most of all Palestinian. Obviously she must be silenced, harassed, smeared, humiliated and threatened for her life. This is laughably and gruesomely called 'democracy' at work in that neo fascist state called Israel.

  • Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian-American child killed by Israeli army
    • justicewillprevail October 26, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      "We understood that in order to carry out our routine activities as soldiers, whose role is to control the territories and the civilian Palestinian population – we needed to erase the humanity of Palestinians along with our own humanity....Adolescents in Israel grow up when they learn to impose military control over another nation."

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  • Settlers in Jerusalem tear down family's Islamic banners, give them to a dog
    • justicewillprevail October 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Agree. The wanton cruelty and lack of any humanity is staggering. Colonial, racist, reactionary fascist thugs whose idea of culture is to attack innocent people who threaten them by simply being different, and of course having real claims to the land and resources, unlike their own fake, fraudulent claims. It is just appalling that they are allowed to behave with such ruthless viciousness, and the fact that they are tells you a lot about how israel condones them, even encourages them with their demagogic rhetoric, and helpful IOF. Beyond disgusting, just sick. They should, of course, be locked up, if israel had any actual civil rule of law.

  • As Kerry scrambles to prevent Palestinian action at UN, Israeli govt makes clear it will never accept Palestinian state
  • 'Progressive' rabbi ascribes Roger Waters's concern with 500 Palestinian child victims to rocker's alleged drug use
    • Progressive? Libertarian? They have murdered language as well if that is how they describe themselves. Deeply reactionary, illiberal, prejudiced and hateful sounds more appropriate. And as for the pathetic jibe about drugs, what resembles a drug addled cult more than the rabbi's little peer group of fantasists?

  • British Parliament votes overwhelmingly to recognize Palestinian state
    • The BBC showed it Saturday night. Now that was good timing on someone's behalf.

      One of the other interesting points about this is that the right wing Government advised its members to abstain - which means that they knew they couldn't win, so to avoid embarrassment tried to avoid it and downplay its significance. So the zionist supporters who pack the government, turned tail and ran away, unable to muster any arguments or stand in public for what they profess to support. How telling.

  • British Parliament to vote on recognition of Palestinian state on Monday
    • justicewillprevail October 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      One of the quotes I found most interesting was from a former Israel supporter,

      "Richard Ottaway, chairman of the powerful Foreign Affairs Select Committee, said he no longer felt he could vote to deny the Palestinians the right of recognition because of recent Israeli actions.

      “I have been a friend of Israel long before I became a Tory,” he told the House of Commons. “I have stood by Israel through thick and thin. But I realise now that Israel has been slowly drifting away from world international public opinion.

      “The annexation of the 950 acres of the West Bank just a few months ago has outraged me more than anything else in my political life. Under normal circumstances I would oppose this motion. But such is my anger over the behaviour of Israel that I will not be opposing it. I have to say to the government of Israel – if it is losing people like me it is going to be losing a lot people.”

      link to

      This is what is happening - even people like him realises that he cannot continue to defend the indefensible any more. Furthermore, they know the mood of the majority of British people, like many in Europe, is sick of the pandering to the violence of the Occupation, and feels a great deal of sympathy for the displaced and ruined Palestinians. And, like anti-apartheid, when that becomes established in the popular mind, it makes it very hard for politicians to ignore and keep spouting the same ridiculous guff about poor little israel.

    • justicewillprevail October 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Here's a nice graphic of the countries which have recognised Palestine so far. The European section will probably join the rest of the world in due course leaving the most predictable zionist appeasers alone.

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  • Tablet types Rev. Shipman as elite, anti-semitic WASP
    • justicewillprevail October 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      I'd like to see Oppenheimer's face when confronted by Shlomo Sand's excellent piece explaining his latest book, in which he declares he does not want to be Jewish, since the Israeli state has hijacked and corrupted the meaning of what it is to be Jewish

      "Now, having painfully become aware that I have undergone an adherence to Israel, been assimilated by law into a fictitious ethnos of persecutors and their supporters, and have appeared in the world as one of the exclusive club of the elect and their acolytes, I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew"

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  • The Titanic of the occupation -- SodaStream (Update)
    • justicewillprevail October 8, 2014 at 6:09 am

      Ha ha, fake subjects like anthropology you say? Unlike zionism, for instance, a cult belief system based on a mythical text which allows people from anywhere around the world who claim to be members of the tribe to uproot and dispossess Palestinian citizens from their homes and land. No sir, that's not fake at all, is it?

  • Netanyahu's 'poison' -- latest settlement will distance Israel's closest allies, State Dep't warns
    • justicewillprevail October 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Of course, but the timing of the announcements always seem to have a political purpose, which is a way of saying to the US 'we can do what we like', whenever there are meetings or events involving them. It seems to serve a dual purpose, kicking the Palestinians every further out of their homes and land, whilst rubbing the US faces in it. The glee with which they do it is even more offensive, knowing they have Congress wrapped around their little finger.

    • The timing of this is another deliberate two fingers from Israel to Obama and the US taxpayer. They seem to think that humiliating your main sponsor and arms donator is a clever move. Idiots.

  • 'Ethnic cleansing for a better world' -- Richard Cohen says Palestinians brought the Nakba on themselves
    • Like all zionist apologists, Cohen accepts the situation as it is now, and justifies it by retrofitting history to suit his politics. There are so many factual errors and inappropriate comparisons he sounds like JeffB in disguise - there is nothing in the world which can't be altered to fit the entirely fictitious zionist justification for ethnic cleansing and apartheid. And like most, he relies on the general public's lack of knowledge about the founding of israel and the history of palestine to parade a confected tissue of lies, half-truths and myths as if they were somehow 'fact'. It is a classic example of ill-informed, ignorant, prejudiced bloggers who affect to have some knowledge about history and hit us with their 'hard truths', while being profoundly ignorant, or malicious, themselves. All of it is junk history, but that doesn't bother people like Cohen - all they are interested in is the propaganda war in which they are engaged, to justify the unjustifiable.

  • A conversation with Gaza’s ‘boy wonders’ Arab and Tarzan
  • Netanyahu at the United Nations: Hamas, Iran, ISIS and 100 cheering Israelis
    • That rather begs the question of who are the people of israel (the indigenous people who have lived there for hundreds of years presumably, not eastern europeans like Yahoo and the mob) and where precisely Israel is.

    • justicewillprevail October 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Well, it would. A population primed since birth to believe this kind of hysteria and hate.

    • He comes across as a kindred spirit of the deranged Glenn Beck. The teaching aids just demonstrate how he views the childlike simplicity of his audience and his exaggerated sense of how he can influence them. Those, of course, would the same kids that he has no hesitation about carpet bombing, whether they are in school, at home, hospital or in a mosque. Or indeed kidnapping in the middle of the night, imprisoning and torturing. Did you forget, Benjie, those much scarier pictures which would demonstrate your undoubted heroic manhood as a lesson to us all?

  • The Greater Gaza Plan: Is Israel trying to force Palestinians into Sinai?
    • I'm not convinced that israel has anything so rational or organised as a plan for any future for Palestinians. Their entire strategy for years has been to isolate them into ghettoes of ever decreasing viability, where they are invisible, cut off and marooned without hope. It is a war of attrition on an entire people, whose lives are to be made so miserable and intolerable that they will be forced to leave. It is also a strategy of unmitigated stupidity, but this is a hallmark of israel's thinking, one entirely consistent with the fascist themes they have adopted. They show all the signs of settling for a status quo where the Palestinians are non-citizens, and effectively non-humans, subject to arbitrary violence and humiliation, no rights or say in any aspect of their lives. israel has built a wall around them in order to vanish them, and after that they don't care, although they appear to hope that somehow the Palestinians will just disappear and expire. That is the extent of their callous stupidity of indifference. Like the characters in The City and The City, they are unseen.

  • Netanyahu heads to New York to ‘refute all the lies’ and praise ‘the most moral army in the world’
    • Just remind us, oh great god yahoo, how you are representing the citizens of Israel as you claim, when 20% of them are Palestinian.

    • Yes, despite his bold claims, yahoo didn't actually refute anything. All he managed to deliver was the usual blanket scaremongering, unfocussed, vague, wildly exaggerated ranting and raving. If that's the best Israel can do to refute the Palestinian claims, which are based on actual old-fashioned things like facts and evidence, properties completely lacking in yahoo's demagogic rhetoric, then israel is in worse trouble than they think. An outsider, derided and ridiculed, dangerously manic and belligerent. No wonder he is toxic for other leaders, who keep a wide berth from him.

    • Their all-time favourite meaningless phrase starts with: "No other country in the world would....". cheerfully ignoring the fact that Israel is not a country in the same sense as any other, or treats the people under its rule as any other. They should really start with "No other military junta in the world would..."

  • Abbas calls on UN Security Council to end the occupation
    • Anybody who appreciates comedy should tune into the demagogues propaganda speech tomorrow. More kids cartoons? Or just the blatant lies and pathetic posturing of a full-time fantasist? Complete with, of course, the routine bullying, bluster and chicanery

  • 'Blood on their hands': Glasgow activists shut down drone manufacturer
  • 'Civility' is for dancing classes, not universities, and is tool of pro-Israel political operatives -- Franke
    • yonah: who is? apart from yourself. The argument is about the red herring of civility. But you would know that if you had read the piece. Or are you trying to be obtuse and comprehension- challenged, as a sign of your devotion to the cause?

  • Israel carries out extrajudicial killing of two Palestinians suspected in Israeli youths kidnapping
  • Palestinian babies not included on Israel gov't list of most popular names
  • Homegrown jihadis and the limits of the Israel lobby
  • Naive? At a Jewish spiritual retreat center, I insist on talking about Gaza
  • Yale president's office was involved from the gitgo in blowup over Yale chaplain's letter
    • This whole thing is an object lesson about how the zionist mob works. Within two hours Shipman was receiving an 'avalanche' of email, while Kugman had her email hijacked by the same mob. She is either extremely naive or disingenuous to claim that students were confused, or that the complainants were 'random'. If students are so easily confused by an inoffensive letter with uncontroversial content, then Yale is doing a terrible job at educating them. If I was a parent I would ask for my money back.
      It is obvious how it works - the email is sent out suggesting that zionist supporters bombard Yale officials with angry emails (random - not) - a whole day is wasted dealing with this nonsense, Klugman gets intimidated, which is the point, and vents at Shipman.
      There is no 'storm' or 'crisis'. There is, though, an organised siege of Yale by the mob. This is, like others, an entirely confected furore, with the object of getting Shipman sacked - job done - and intimidating anyone else from discussing Israel and Palestine in any way of which the mob disapproves. And they have powerful backers who can threaten to withhold funds and generally make life difficult for faculty and staff. Exactly what happened to Salaita.
      Shipman is entirely innocent, but he has dared discuss Israel and Palestine from the point of view of someone without a zionist ideological zeal. The lobby knows that open, dispassionate discussion of Palestine and israel will be the end of the israel myth factory they have assiduously cultivated for years. They clearly think they cannot afford such discussion, and will attack anyone threatening to bring it out into the open. They know they are losers when the facts are presented, so the facts must be buried, and those who discuss them, particularly in institutions will be subject to this kind of ugly mob hate speech and action. Had they ignored Shipmans mild letter, nothing of any note would have happened, it would have been forgotten quickly enough. But the fact that they react so viciously with their rapid reaction goon squad says everything about how vulnerable they are, and how scared they are of daylight breaking into the discussion. It won't work, time will expose them and their paranoid, unAmerican activities. They are already causing revulsion with their attempts at intimidation and smearing, it can only get worse for them and their McCarthy-ite tactics.

  • Five lessons from the struggle to reinstate Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois
    • You have a great way of misquoting and deliberately misunderstanding people, as per your myopic comment regarding luggage stickers which completely misses the point. Yet you persist in your obsession with Salaita's quotes - perhaps you would be slightly more believable if you didn't indulge in what you accuse Salaita of. Bye

    • Well, a serious person might actually read or listen to what Salaita has said - there is plenty here - as opposed to waging a campaign based on the claims of others with their own agendas. So a full scale witch hunt is now in progress, I take it from your over excited claims.

    • If you had read what I said, you would have noticed that I didn't make any of the claims you impute to me. I explained the climate in which these claims are made, a climate many Palestinians and travellers are only too well acquainted with. I didn't say it happened to everybody or all the time, but it does happen frequently to Palestinian and non Western travellers - it is as simple as putting different coloured stickers on their luggage which channels them to a different, and usually humiliating procedure. I have witnessed it, as have thousands. The IDF members of Unit 8200 recently quoted extensively know they use of humiliation strategies in the occupation, which often involve sexual elements:
      link to

      Nothing amazing there. Best

    • Oh I can read alright - you mentioned the Tablet piece without indicating that you had taken it verbatim, with a slight annotation of your own, as if you had either read the book or had any acquaintance with it. So you post the opinion of a blogger without any indication of context as if it is fact. You back it up with another copy and paste from another blogger with an agenda, Kramer. Incidentally, if you read the recent articles about Israeli surveillance and control from the disillusioned IDF members, you will realise that sexual humiliation is part and parcel of the occupation, one of many weapons of control. Any non-Jew or non white Westerner leaving Israel is subject to humiliating and degrading treatment by the border guards - I have seen it myself, and it was of a sexual/intimate nature. That doesn't mean it is that way every time, but it is common enough, and it is nothing to do with the guards' cultural group - the Stasi didn't behave like they did because they were eastern Europeans, or Slavic or whatever group they identified with.

    • I take the prof hasn't actually read the book in question, since he is relying on hearsay 'evidence' about two footnotes which he appears to think is the sum total of the book's arguments.

    • He's copying and pasting from a negative review by someone called Liel Leibovitz

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      The prof doesn't do attribution, apparently

  • Yale Jewish center to hold 'intellectual' panel on storm over ousted priest's comments-- without inviting the priest
    • There is no 'storm' other than the one these people have artificially whipped up, so that they can do a bit of moral grandstanding about a fake controversy of their own making.
      There is, however, a real 'storm' over the bigoted, mob-like treatment of an utterly inoffensive statement by the former chaplain, who was clearly concerned about the effect of Israel's actions and the consequences for a two state solution. If these people go into overdrive with their pontificating, sanctimonious censorship every time someone points out the unignorable obvious, then they only further prove the chaplain's point - unreasonable behaviour, silence over the killing and destruction of Palestine, can only damage whatever they imagine is their cause. They are the problem, not the inoffensive and clearly sincere chaplain. Will they ever get it, especially if they lock out the opinion of the one man who deserves to be heard? As good an example as any of the attitude they display - circle the wagons, cover their ears and decry/censor the messengers.

  • Israel surveils and blackmails gay Palestinians to make them informants
    • Ha ha, yes behaving like the Stasi, overseeing and spying on a captive population who you deny rights to - why that's just a minor detail which only 'pettifogging' and nitpicking whiners would even notice. Old Eastern European regimes, despots and dictators everywhere, oppressive, repressive governments - only pettifoggers would dream of criticising these fine examples of democracy and human rights. Focus on the big picture, which is ... us, it's always about us zionists, so poor and downtrodden in our luxury condos and subsidised housing, armed to the teeth and given free money by the US taxpayer - don't you know how oppressed we are?

    • Interesting how these people eventually came to realise the Stasi-like nature of their surveillance and exploitation of other human beings. Even steeped in zionist ideology their revulsion at what passed for normal in their jobs as killers, jailers and humiliators came through in the end. Respect to them for coming out, given the febrile hysteria that prevails in israel. Like Breaking the Silence, they will be despised, attacked and then ignored, but it is a glimmer of hope amongst barbarism. One can only hope that others will listen, although given the herd mentality and the impunity they are granted by the US, it is unlikely. But it is evidence of all we have come to know about the bankruptcy of Israel and its stunningly brutal occupation. Note that Gaza was not considered any different to the West Bank, thus exposing the lie that israel does not occupy Gaza. Pretty weird to try and maintain that you are a democracy in any meaningful sense of the word once you read this stuff. A messianic military garrison state occupying and controlling millions of people without basic human rights has no justification to crow about 'democracy', 'western' values, or anything in fact. A failed state, propped up by a military regime masquerading as a civilian government. A junta, like its partner in crime against gaza.

  • Israeli military demolishes West Bank dairy factory benefitting orphans despite court appeal
    • Milk production is an existential threat to Israel. Its citizens can't sleep at night without worrying about those terrorist cows and their deadly milk. The vindictive lunacy of these sadists is beyond satire. Their excuses are laughable, transparent lies, their only goal is the destruction of an entire people - attacking the weakest, most deserving people in a society who depend on charity is the lowest form of cowardly racist behaviour. Fascist lowlife.

  • Salaita speaks publicly for the first time since firing: 'I am here to reaffirm my commitment to teaching and to a position with the American Indian Studies program at UIUC'
    • And elsewhere, a chaplain who had the audacity to hope for a two state solution, and caution that Israel's actions might contribute towards anti-semitism, was forced to resign:

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      You aren't allowed to think such things, never mind express them. It is pretty amazing that this kind of thought policing is rife at supposed centres of learning and debate, of all places. But hysterical zionism has normalised this mind patrolling to the extent that institutions which supposedly encourage open minds and intellectual enquiry cannot exchange opinion or express diverse points of view. This is not education, it is propaganda masquerading as such. But you pay for it (or at least donate heavily), you get it.

  • Israeli officer tosses Palestinian shepherds from their land so settlers don't have to hear Arabic
    • As is the earlier Palestine with an introduction from Edward Said

    • It's called cognitive dissonance. Like those oh-so-senstivie Jewish students in US universities, they must be protected from the disturbing aspects of the world contradicting their meticulously erected ideology. Palestinians represent everything they pour billions of dollars into repressing - the inconvenient truth about the land and its people they have appropriated. And still it comes back to haunt them - just hearing the native people speak sets off their inner trip wires and the discomfort feels like a threat to the stories they try to reassure themselves with. Palestinians' existence is a daily reminder that remonstrates with their curdling sense of entitlement, so what else to do but criminalise their very existence, lock them up, make them invisible, and make it impossible for them to live where they belong, in the land of their families and ancestors - because people with real connections to the land and its history are an explicit disavowal of every manufactured myth about the immigrants' appropriations of these roots. And language embeds the culture and history they are determined to deny and thus repress. Incidentally what better way to repress it than replace it with a modern resurrected language with which to construct an artificial history?

  • 'I’m 100% certain we won’t receive justice in this racist court': Abu Khdeir family awaits justice that will likely never come
    • Thankyou for exposing the dark racist heart at the core of the Israeli state. They can't hide it, it seeps out and taints everything in their dystopian Orwellian bureaucracy. What has apparently angered them the most is not the act of racist murder, but its consequent publicity and the exposure of their arrogant, smug superiority. It's brutal. All they had to do was treat this family with some respect, they couldn't even bring themselves to manage that. Instead of blaming the family, they should look in the mirror at the ugly reality.

  • 'Provocative political symbol' -- UEFA fines clubs when fans fly Palestinian flags
    • Ha, that would be uninformed, not uniformed. Freudian or what?

    • What is really pernicious about this is the Israeli sponsored drive to criminalise Palestine and its people. They operate as such inside Israel, but their racist endeavour is to spread it everywhere. Minor pipsqueak officials are bullied and harassed to enforce this agenda, with a compliant media dutifully following along. The goal is to make Palestine and its supporters reduced to the margins, tainted with associations of 'terror' and anti-semitism, so that a de facto ban is upheld, with any mention of Palestine ghettoised by the mind police. The aim is, as ever, to silence any platform for justice or support for Palestinians. Israel knows that it would lose overnight in any fair argument or debate in front of largely uniformed people, therefore they must never get to hear the arguments or consider support for Palestine legitimate. Criminalise it all, and it becomes taboo - this is what they are tasking people like UEFA to do, and it is utterly shameful that the petty officials there crumble to such nakedly political pressure, having no idea of what principles are and how public bodies should uphold them. If Palestinian flags and chants of Free Palestine are political it is only because Israel has made them so. Football is about celebrating your identity, there is no reason Palestinians should not be denied the pleasure afforded to every other national and regional group. Only israel could be so full of spite, hate and malice to deny this to people who have a real identity, and not a manufactured one like modern day israelis.

    • At the St Johnstone game the (very short) chanting was pro-Palestinian, i.e. Free Free Palestine. Hardly offensive. Fans note that the fine dished out is far larger than those UEFA dish out for racism, a far worse scourge in the game than flying a national flag. UEFA, like FIFA, are utter hypocrites and run by men who identify with money and chauvinism. I don't see how this would stand for a second in court, unless UEFA were consistent in banning national flags. But the clubs are unlikely to have the appetite or funds for a court battle, which is a pity.

      For a history of Celtic's relationship with Irish republicanism and the support of Palestine see here, with a very nice photo of a large Palestine flag:

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  • Salaita firing turns into a 'catastrophe' for University of Illinois
    • And in jeff's fantasy battles, the zionists always win. funny that.

    • jeffb loves playing amateur armchair lawyer. I suppose playing super courtroom sleuth diverts from the real issues which concern everybody else.

    • Are you unable to read? It is comprehensively explained in the article why Wise's decision was unethical and more concerned with Jewish (aka zionist) donors than anybody else, not least her fellow colleagues and administrators. Of course it's political, Wise has made it political. If you can't understand both Franke and Robin's eloquent explanations why this decision is nothing to do with academia and everything to do with the lobby and its mania for shutting down discourse, then there is not much hope for your arguments. Both of them run rings around your feeble asinine assertions. As usual you seek to turn it into something else, reiterating your obtuse interpretation of BDS. Can't you come up with anything else, other than this litany of diversions and deliberate falsifications of the arguments, posing as a defender of free speech whilst disallowing it for discussions of Palestine?

  • 'Running:' A haunting video on life in Gaza by Eslam Saqqa
    • Ah, ok, didn't mean to patronise him. It was the mention of the first time he had picked up the camera made me think he was self-educated, and these were his first two films. Looking at this other one, he clearly knows what he is doing, I like the way he mixes footage and genres, it is very fluid and creative. Would love to have the subtitles. He is a very good editor too. Keep them coming, Eslam, I think you have a bright future.

    • Really good. I love how with minimal resources Eslam has fashioned an eloquent statement without any words needed. The two films really go together, a kind of Hope and Despair intertwined. Running captures the experience of Palestinians under siege, always fleeing, nervously looking over their shoulder, being driven to who knows where - the parallels should be obvious to anybody, From Gaza with Love is the flip side, the yearning for simple pleasure in living, undisturbed, by the sea at home in Gaza. Eslam, I hope you keep making films, maybe go to film school and develop your craft, you have a good eye and ear!

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

  • Alvin Rosenfeld's Holocaust complaint
    • I don't recall the Russians building an apartheid wall. What a demented attempt at comparison. As is Indonesia and Greece. The clutching of straws such as these is pretty desperate.

    • Hitler’s words about the denigrating things Jews say about themselves came to mind as I perused Rosenfeld's words about Holocaust survivors and their families. Defending zionism by attacking the people it made its rasion d'être is about as self-defeating as it gets.

    • Oh Jeffyb would love to tell us what to think, and proscribe the limits of what can be said about his beloved country without borders, a constitution or equal rights. Contrary to his implied smear, though, he will find most people here apply the same criteria of disgust against apartheid, segregation, collective punishment, ethnic cleansing, dispossession, imprisonment without trial, torture, wanton destruction and slaughter - whatever the country responsible. Even though he likes to redefine these things as mere legal technicalities and 'internal management'. And then drag in some entirely irrelevant analogies and home made 'facts'.

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

      "internal development and management"

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Well worth a watch.

    • justicewillprevail August 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Praise The Lord. Please stick by this resolution.

    • justicewillprevail August 22, 2014 at 1:41 am


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail August 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail August 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      "Kill or die"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Some people with something real to say.

    • justicewillprevail August 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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

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

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail August 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm

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

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

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail August 13, 2014 at 1:31 pm

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

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