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  • Gaza under attack again
    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

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

      link to electronicintifada.net

    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail July 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      One and the same thing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail July 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail July 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail July 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail July 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm

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

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

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

    • justicewillprevail July 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

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

    • justicewillprevail July 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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

    • justicewillprevail July 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      link to electronicintifada.net

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

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

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

      المزيد على دنيا الوطن .. link to alwatanvoice.com

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

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

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

  • Liberal Zionists' denial of Israeli racism heightens danger to 'everyone living in this land' -- Blumenthal
    • justicewillprevail July 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Like the zionists in denial about who killed the Palestinian boy, and trotting out their usual conspiracy theories? The straw you are clutching looks very thin, even imaginary.

  • A Selfie of the Potential Murderer as a Young Man
    • justicewillprevail July 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Irony upon irony. A CCTV camera caught the kidnap on videotape.

      link to theguardian.com

      Now, do you expect the IDF to raid the premises and confiscate the equipment, as they did when the IDF was caught murdering the two boys? And with this evidence, will we expect to see Israel swiftly arresting the murderers and giving them exemplary sentences? Dont hold your breath. Yahoo ought to be arrested as an accomplice, since he incited and encouraged people to revenge attacks.

  • Doubts raised about report Algeria will donate World Cup prize money to Gaza (Updated)
    • justicewillprevail July 3, 2014 at 9:55 am

      How generous and thoughtful, and how unlike many of the football teams and individuals squabbling over money. If only FIFA had a fraction of their humanity, and supported the Palestinian football team as it should, against Israeli punitive brutality.

  • The Aftermath: Home demolitions and dead Palestinian teen follow Netanyahu call for revenge
    • justicewillprevail July 3, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      I suppose Mordechai Vanunu wasn't kidnapped by his 'own people', then. If Palestinians are Israeli citizens then they are your 'own people' too. The Israeli state kidnaps and kills people, that is what matters. Their religious or cultural affiliation is irrelevant to the zionist project.

    • justicewillprevail July 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      Maybe it's time for you to address the topic of the post.

    • justicewillprevail July 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Your name is so apt. Unfortunately for your denialism and conspiracy theories the evidence was caught on cctv:

      link to theguardian.com

      Now, what will the reaction be, and how will it differ to the murder of two Palestinian boys caught on cctv, when the only response was to harrass the shopkeeper and steal his equipment?

    • justicewillprevail July 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Exactly, it is encouraged, fomented and incited by utterly irresponsible Israeli politicians, many of whom would qualify as full-time fascists. And this is what fascism looks like - the incitement of the mob, the scapegoating of an entire segment of the population, and a military keen to be the vanguard of this movement, its ethos worshipped like a cult. It is fatally easy to incubate racism when it is embedded in every institution of the country, and no-one will oppose it for fear of ostracisation.,

    • justicewillprevail July 2, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      As ever, pawns in the game.

    • justicewillprevail July 2, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Like their glorious leader, they will be delighted to use the opportunity to demonstrate the depths of their benightedness.

  • Turning blood into cement: Reflections on nationalist violence in wake of suspected revenge killing of Palestinian teen
    • justicewillprevail July 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      The first sentence would appear to fit the actions of Israel in the West Bank and Gaza.

    • Yes, the fascist demagoguery of Yahoo and his war buddies is repulsive. Whipping up racist hysteria, promoting revenge attacks, scapegoating an entire population and promoting even more colonisation/apartheid is beyond irresponsible. As is exploiting the gruesome and tragic deaths of three teenagers for his own political expediency. Keeping the news of their deaths from the families and the public as part of his military and political strategy is as cruel and vindictive as any of the numerous Israeli crimes against people in this region, and he should be arraigned for his devious, inhuman attempts to foment more violence, hatred and deaths.

  • A settler grazes his cattle on Palestinian crops, as Israeli soldiers look on
  • What's your politically-correct World Cup bracket?
    • justicewillprevail June 29, 2014 at 5:35 am

      The Baker scores spectacular own goal in his typical misreading of an article and its terms here, while making clumsy, heavy handed attempt at tackling superior opposition in his own box. Back of the net!

    • justicewillprevail June 28, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Well there's definitely a post-colonialist flavour to a lot of this World Cup, which is a good thing. It's a Latin American celebration in a lot of ways, but in answer to the question, I invariably support the underdog. It's always heart warming to see the unexpected and largely unrecognised take on the established countries and give them a lesson in creativity, community and co-operation - which is often their greatest asset against the big guns - need I elaborate, lol? So hats off to Iran, Algeria, Costa Rica, Colombia and Chile.

      link to theguardian.com

  • Israel announces identity of suspected kidnappers, still no evidence of abduction made public
    • justicewillprevail June 26, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      On past and current evidence, what credibility can anyone give to these allegations? And what will count as evidence? It seems more important to Israel that they can accuse anyone with connections to Hamas rather than produce any actual evidence. This is a political campaign, not a criminal investigation.

  • Jeffrey Goldberg leads the charge on latest BDS smear: Presbyterian Church divestment is anti-Semitic because David Duke supports it
    • justicewillprevail June 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Funny the amount of publicity that Goldberg and Co are giving Duke. I had never heard of him before he began to be mentioned in this context. It illustrates how these people need and feed off each other. Goldberg (and Eisner's) arguments are so ridiculous that I doubt even they believe them - otherwise they would be telling all vegetarians that they are Nazis, since you know Hitler was one etc. Beyond stupid.
      So you can only really conclude that they are aware of the absurdity of their claims, but that is irrelevant. The project is to raise headlines which associate in the public mind (most of whom do not closely follow these debates) 'antisemitism', a concept never to be explained, with any criticism of Israel. The object is to derail any rational debate about the cost and nature of Israel, and to intimidate those who do so, or want to do so. It is crude propaganda, but has proven effective in many newsrooms and media circles, to the extent that it lurks explicitly or implicitly in every mention of the subject, even to the point of self-censorship amongst journalists who worry about their careers. So the pattern is there, and incessantly repeated. It does capture the deeply ingrained cynicism of the likes of Goldberg and Eisner, who know what they are doing, illustrated by their utter indifference to, and ignorance of, any facts or debate. In other words it is a sham, a deliberate charade, designed to stifle, smear and derail the honest efforts of others who dare to care.

  • 'Forward' editor says Presbyterian vote was anti-Semitic
    • justicewillprevail June 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      Exactly, many churches have a long tradition of opposing war, occupation, arms manufacture and dealing, as well as campaigning for justice and fairness on behalf of the poor and marginalised. Zionists, in their self-centred obsession, choose to ignore this since it would mean admitting that the churches have a point, and one which is widely acknowledged outside of the Israeli fantasy programme which they demand we adhere to.

    • justicewillprevail June 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      What an empty-headed litany of cliches. She could have phoned this in, and probably did. Rearrange a few timeworn hasbara phrases, top it off with a routine (and evidence-free) accusation of antisemitism, job done, get the invoice in. It barely merits being dignified with a reply, since that would imply that there is some sort of rational argument being made, rather than a confection of lame shopworn phrases, designed to provoke a knee jerk response.
      Apparently Eisner feels free to pass comment on the Presbyterian decision without actually knowing anything about it, the reasons for it, or the evidence available. I hope she doesn't have the chutzpah to call herself a journalist. I was unaware that consideration for human rights was subject to not 'singling out' any country or people which abuse them - a notion so bizarre it is meaningless. As long as we can find somewhere 'worse' ( how so - worse than the open air imprisonment and denial of rights of 1.8 million people in a tiny enclave? the kidnapping and imprisonment of children? the shooting of boys in a public square?) then we can't criticise them? What sort of moral scale is this - should we have refrained from condemning apartheid S Africa because of atrocities in Congo, or Russia? Should we have worried about 'hurting' white S Africans? This is so ridiculous it is risible.
      Slinging around utterly baseless accusation of 'antisemitism' is of course the time-honoured way of avoiding facing the issues or arguments, and changing the subject on the ground favoured by zionists - that it is always about them, and never about Palestinians or human rights or the sadism of occupation (oh, it's just a little 'troubling', but nothing to write about in Forward). How can the truth, or people who care about justice, 'hurt' Jews? The preposterousness of her vague and vapid claims are an insult to the fictional 'Jews' she imagines she represents. But anything to divert the spotlight from Israel's crimes against humanity, eh?

  • Israel can’t force-feed occupation to those who hunger for freedom
    • justicewillprevail June 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      If I was Blair's spokesman I wouldn't be raising the topic of credibility, in the light of his dishonest manipulation of the evidence over WMD's, his refusal to allow the inquiry to publish his exchanges with George Bush, and his risible efforts at a two state solution, which apparently involve being holed up in an expensive hotel in Jerusalem, whilst never visiting Gaza and the West Bank. The arrogance of that response is indicative of his deluded sense of self-importance, and the total lack of accountability he has to anyone.

    • What a grotesque farce. The only punishment meted out for the murder of two Palestinian boys is to the store owner whose camera recorded the incident. Keep on killing, but blind the witnesses. And if Palestinian deaths come at the hands of Israel then that is ok, but should it come at the hands of the Palestinians themselves, then they must be forcibly kept alive by the same state which has no problem with killing them in secret. What kind of Kafka-esque nightmare have Israelis made, and how can any of them have the gall to defend such an Orwellian dystopia?

  • Kidnapped
    • justicewillprevail June 16, 2014 at 10:54 am

      You would have more credibility if you had shown the slightest interest in all children who are brutalised, terrorised and traumatised for life in this area, most of whom are of course Palestinian. Like Bibi and all the whinnying apologists you are rubbing your hands at the opportunity to push your vacuous, one-sided tissue of lies and propaganda. Great opportunity to exploit those poor kids, with your selective caring for those fortunate enough to have, in your view, the 'correct' parents.

    • justicewillprevail June 16, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Yes, shocking isn't it. Unlike the IDF midnight raids kidnapping children and taking them away to jails without any charge or parental involvement. Like clockwork you repeat the same old tired blame game, neglecting the occupation and military punishment of ordinary citizens. Who are the terrorists here?

  • Israeli army seals Hebron, saying Hamas is responsible for abducted teens
  • Soldiers' violent confessions from 'Breaking the Silence' make the 'Guardian'
    • On the contrary, eye witness accounts make moral judgements very possible. Your faux military tactics are a farcical attempt at hiding from the truth exposed by real soldiers, as opposed to armchair generals pompously regaling us with false and deliberately misleading comparisons. Fail.

    • Show us the source of your slanderous allegations. Put up or shut up. Breaking the Silence is doing an incredible job, which takes real courage, the necessity of which I doubt, based on your feeble smearing attempts, you even understand. Nor are they bashing their own country, they are a tiny flickering light of conscience in a bastion of prejudice, bigotry and racism. And of course that is decried as a threat by the likes of you.

    • justicewillprevail June 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

      Yeah, shoot the messenger and ignore the message, which has nothing to do with The Guardian, and everything to do with the real experiences of IDF conscripts, appalled at the casual killings of Palestinian civilians, the deliberate harassment, violence and humiliation. Just another day in the occupation, just another low to which Israel sinks, just more crimes against humanity.

  • Boston subway ads are shocking-- 'and so is the reality on the ground'
    • justicewillprevail June 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      If anyone doubts the systematic cruelty of Israel, especially towards the children it terrorises, here is a distressing account of that policy, an Australian documentary:

      link to youtube.com

      Very, very sad.

    • justicewillprevail June 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      I can only guess that it illustrates the pathetic, childish name-calling that constitutes the level of zionist debate. 'BrianEsker', yeah right, some whiny college kid's juvenile posting more likely. No doubt there will be lots more trash to come, whether here or elsewhere. I could care less. Self-hating zionists are laughable.

    • Excellent. To the point, factual and informative, in a way which will shock MSM-fed citizens, for the better. Wait for the mega whining and smearing to start up. Slowly, awareness of the reality of Israel's occupation is spreading. In the UK, the Observer has a prominent two page spread on ten years of Breaking the Silence with shocking extracts of eye witness testimonies to the casual killing and humiliation of ordinary Palestinians:

      link to theguardian.com

  • I am Palestinian, and I am human, and I am here
    • justicewillprevail June 3, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      Really good piece. I found it very moving. What is great about it is that it puts anyone with an open mind in the shoes of the abused, and should be an admonition to all those feeble appeasers of, and colluders with, zionism. The obnoxious assault at the beginning and the ceaseless struggle to be recognised as human outlines precisely the soul-sapping effects of discrimination and racism. The negative space Palestinians in particular are assigned is cruel and perverse harassment. while the pathetic sexual inadequacy of her abusers only makes it more galling. One of the worst aspects of this is that it happens on a campus, a place where everyone should be treated with respect and equality. Instead the authorities collude in the degradation of their students, who they actually have a duty of care to.
      But great to hear the affirmation of your identity at the climax , especially thrown in the face of the authorities supposed to protect your rights - how sweet to hear. John Legend, you are one now. Sarah is already - you have stuck to your guns stood up for yourself and graduated, despite the bully's hope that you would disappear, slink away, or worst of all, internalise and accept their value judgements. Congratulations, you are beautiful.

  • Palestine unity government to be sworn in Monday (Update)
    • In the looking glass world of Israel, and in particular the charlatan Bibi, the only Palestinian 'partner' that Israel wants is one who has no ability to negotiate anything, a powerless individual who is effectively a fig leaf, a token representative who has nothing to offer except endless promises and diplomatic words. Even then they complain that they have no-one to negotiate with. Now that they have, a body which might have some unity and some effectiveness, they run crying about who they are. So apparently they want a negotiating partner, just not anyone who might be able to make a difference, or one who they can't endlessly fob off with trite and meaningless talks. It isn't Israel's or anybody else's brief to decide who Palestinians put up as representatives - I don't see Palestine or the USA complaining about the fascist extremists in Israel's government who are represented by Bibi and his team, although they would be quite entitled to do so, if that is Israel's game then they can play too.
      But Bibi cries wolf every time his absolutist power is questioned. He has no idea how the rest of the world isn't interested in his constant threats, bluster and gangsterism, and how tediously predictable the whole circus act he rolls out every time is.

  • Israeli government tries to undo image of Pope at the wall
  • The Pope in Palestine
    • justicewillprevail May 25, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      They are saying that the American media is cropping the picture, unlike the European media. How predictable.

    • justicewillprevail May 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Maybe you should back off with the accusations, which have no foundation in anything said here. Your lurid imagination is fired by ropy old hasbara talking points - singling out, blah blah. You are one to talk about pontificating.

    • justicewillprevail May 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      Can you imagine the reaction at Hasbara Central, as this picture wings its way around the world, on the front of thousands of newspapers? Ha.

    • It was apparently unplanned, although the Pope was maybe aware that it wouldn't be officially approved, and acted accordingly.

      link to theguardian.com

      Whatever, the symbolism is a wonderful and cutting response to the idolatry of the Western Wall. Hard to think of a more powerful image in that context.

  • Netanyahu scoffs at Obama's 2009 summons and 'threat'-- to stop all settlements
    • justicewillprevail May 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      A loathsome, dishonest, arrogant settler. Yeuch. When will the US citizenry wake up to the way they are slimed?

  • Israel tries to blame killings on Palestinians as int'l outrage builds
    • As if the murder of two lads in broad daylight isn't despicable enough, what i find just as nauseating is Israel's entirely routine blatant lying and dissembling when confronted about it. The astonishing arrogance, smug, lazy, complacent blowing off of any demand for a coherent, responsible, serious response tells you all you need to know about the entrenched racist assumptions inherent in everything they say - the casual, indifferent assumption about their presumed superiority and privilege which entitles them to do anything they want to others, and offer no apology or the slightest recognition of their own obligations or liability. Clearly they think they have no obligation to anyone outside of their own little criminal clique.
      They have as much contempt for the rest of us as they have towards those poor Palestinian boys.
      Like gangsters, knowing no-one believes their innocence, they despatch their enforcers to prop up the lie in the pliant media and political spheres. They don't care about the rest. It is a gangster's paradise, where bluff and coercion carry the day.

  • 'NYT' runs fair story on horrendous killings
    • justicewillprevail May 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Keep the pressure up, people. I am sure that, though they will never admit it, your constant parsing of their pathetically cowardly and craven general attitude towards the deluge of disneyland 'facts' stovepiped by israel into the NYT is paying dividends. Real journalism might stand a chance, you never know. But scrutiny of their feeble fears of the lobby is waking them up from their narcosis.

  • U.S. is 'closely following' Israel's killing of 2 youths at demo, seeks 'transparent' investigation
    • justicewillprevail May 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      I agree with your incredulity at the state department's swallowing of the staged propaganda which Israel daily delivers to the US. Their latest effort at denial is particularly pathetic, offensive and with a callousness typical of their utter indifference to human life outside of their own self-regarding little circus act.

  • New video shows Palestinian youths killed by Israeli army on Nakba Day posed no threat to soldiers
    • justicewillprevail May 21, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Impartial investigations do not happen in Israel. And Israel will stick its head in the sand and shout liars at any other impartial investigation. It's all happened hundreds of times before. The deliberate killing of Palestinians, children and civilians, is fair game for the IOF, who suffer no punishment or sanction. Why would they, when it is part of the overall occupation design? Spare us your faux concern, as if this doesn't happen routinely, or that israel is ever capable of or interested in 'impartial' investigations..

  • Israeli Housing Minister predicts massive settler population growth over next five years
    • justicewillprevail May 18, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Israeli, or Jewish (take your pick), fascism in action. Apparently they are either ignorant of Kristallnicht, or revel in repeating it.

  • This just in: Glenn Greenwald was never bar mitzvahed
  • 'NYT' publishes unvarnished ADL propaganda: 93% of Palestinians are anti-Semites
    • justicewillprevail May 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Zionism needs anti-semitism and feeds it in a self-justifying circle of deceit.

  • After first visit to Israel, 'Foreign Policy' editor says religious, garrison state has 'passed its sell-by date'
    • justicewillprevail May 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      Devastatingly apt metaphor in the link. The claustrophobia screams in that track.

  • Right-wing group's new vendetta: Demonizing California professor critical of Israel
    • justicewillprevail May 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Is there no end to the zionists self-deception and their deeply unpleasant, racist attempts to tar and feather anyone who speaks up about their criminal state? If their reputation was low before, these small-minded self-appointed zealots are ensuring that that the zionist regime is about as popular as North Korea. They are an insult to the American education system, political system and the media they similarly seek to intimidate.

  • Israelis are in Nigeria to help search for girls -- Susan Rice
    • Maybe those hypocrites desperate for a good headline might help Palestinians whose children have been arrested in the dead of night and imprisoned without trial. Perhaps the thousands of Palestinians detained without good reason other than their parentage might benefit from those ever so clever attention seekers, with their manufactured humanitarian concern.

  • Newsweek: Extensive Israeli spying in the US kept quiet due to pressure from the lobby
    • justicewillprevail May 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Congressmen regularly professed their outrage at the security services for doing their job. Where is their outrage when it comes to the spying, theft and manipulation of American politics by israel? No wonder when you speak to many insiders that they privately express their revulsion at israeli arrogance and presumption of impunity, yet cannot as much as mention it publicly.

  • Now that Israel has killed the two-state solution, will liberal Zionists support equality or ethnocracy?
    • How can you 'self-determine' (whatever that may mean) on another people's land? And how is that a 'right'? Facile statements which fall apart as soon as you subject them to scrutiny, or test them against the rights of other people. If you accept the concept of self-determination being somehow tied to specific land (which is not itself a given), then clearly the Palestinians have the overriding right to their own self-determination in their own historic land, much more so than recent immigrants with a different culture.

  • 'NYT' terms Islamic Jihad's 4 percent support-- 'new traction in Gaza'
    • justicewillprevail May 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Yes, and dull, unimaginative, repetitive zionists (like guess who?) wheel out the same tired old has-been rhetoric against both. There is no division as far as they are concerned - the whole world who don't worship at the altar of the cult of zionism are scary anti semites. From the pages of the NYT to the comments section at MW, the same old false accusations are peddled endlessly. Boring, and desperate.

  • Ari Shavit blames breakdown of talks on Arabs' 'anachronistic political culture'
    • justicewillprevail April 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      So Israel has destroyed Palestine, and now others must reconstruct it and foot the bill? The Europeans are already disillusioned with funding Palestinian reconstruction, as this is often the first area to be targeted and destroyed whenever Israel wants to administer another punitive land grab. The Egyptians, a ruthless military junta, will give 'political and military backing'? Lol. No Israeli reparations or justice for their victims? But 'unsigned understandings and undeclared cooperation'? What is this meant to mean, other than the already routine trashing of any agreements, but with the bonus now of claiming they never existed in the first place?
      This is just ridiculous, childs play arguments and fantasy, based on the usual zionist complete ignorance of Palestinian life or the Middle East, but with the pig-headed insistence that they know what's best for the people they attack, undermine and dispossess every day.

  • Video: Israeli soldiers detain 6-year-old child on his way to school in Hebron
  • A Jew who visited Palestine responds to 'NYT' assertion that Palestinians want to kill all Jews
    • How ambiguous of you. Hoping to have your cake and eat it, by pretending to sound liberal whilst keeping the prejudicial bigotry alive. Quite the cute parser aren't you - how does one 'ambiguously' avow the killing of Jews, I wonder? Not as ambiguously as you choose to patronise and smear them. Of course the answer is none. How many Jews wish the Palestinians extinguished? Quite a lot, judging by the polls.

  • '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?

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