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  • Freedom Waves prisoners abused and imprisoned; 'Anonymous' hackers strike back
    • Same old Israel. Apparently unable to react in any way except threats, relishing the opportunity to use violence, abducting people they have no right to. What is absurd and stupid about them is their inability to deal with a completely unthreatening, humanitarian group in a way which garners them some positive press. It would be so simple to check the ships cargoes, then escort them civilly to the nearest port to offload it. The fact that they feel threatened, paranoid and aggressive over this kind of thing indicates how untenable their position is and, like bullies, they only way they know to cover up their inadequacy is to lash out aggressively and illegally. They lose every time they act like rogue, petulant, arrogant bullies.

  • 'Peace Now''s Jerusalem offices targeted in 'pricetag' threat
  • Voice in wilderness, Ron Paul calls for friendship with Iran
    • justicewillprevail November 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Good call, Iranian people are very welcoming and friendly (unlike a lot of Israelis I can think of). Shock, horror, there is nothing to fear. Iran was actually sympathetic to the US after 9/11 and offered to assist the US over Afghanistan.

  • Israeli forces and Nature Authority raid playground, arrest one
    • Palestinian children's lives are less important than car parking obviously, and all that tourist revenue. After all, Palestinian children might grow into Palestinian adults, and how scary is that to those fragile, vulnerable, cowering-in-constant-fear Israelis? You know, adults with expectations of civil and human rights - outrageous, eh.

  • Israel's UN ambassador breaks bread with Le Pen, French nationalist
    • justicewillprevail November 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      Whaddya mean, 'buy it'. They are actively promoting and inciting it. You reap what you sow, and Israel sows racism and hate towards Muslim Europeans.

    • justicewillprevail November 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      Same in the UK. The BNP, Britain's own fascist, use Israel in their literature as an example to all racists and Klan admirers of how to get rid of 'undesirables', with the wrong skin colour or parents. And as we know, Israel cultivates allies in all manner of nefarious ways.

  • Israeli navy nearly sank 2 boats headed to Gaza, then beat and taser'd Canadian passengers
  • Obama administration approves navy warships seizing two boats carrying peace activists and letters to Gaza as necessary for Israeli 'security'
  • Threatening letter to Obama on chilling Turkey is signed by 7 Jewish House members, says Peace Now
  • Occupy Wall Street responds to controversy over Gaza flotilla
  • 'Powerful lobby is hellbent' for US to go to war w Iran
    • No doubt there were will be more planted 'media scare stories', like the ridiculous Mexican assassination farce. We saw plenty of it before the Iraq fiasco, now history is being repeated, by the same warmongering, unrepresentative, lying scumbags, many of whom are dual citizens or just worship at the altar of AIPAC, and their generous pork barrel.

    • Get over yourself, Richard. He, and everybody here have the 'better argument'. As usual, you carefully avoid the whole premise, which is the malign and absurdly disproportionate influence the Israel lobby exerts. Spare us the humbug. Even Mossad are unnerved by the Israeli nutjobs who peddle war and destruction from their comfortable tenures.

  • Hermain Cain adviser, Gordon, linked to British scandal involving 'rogue pro-Israel foreign policy'
    • justicewillprevail November 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Many of the leading members of the UK government were also members of Atlantic Bridge, though they have conveniently distanced themselves from it now, as if it never existed. However, it does show how relatively small groups of very influential people, with a network of ideologues and large amounts of cash to disburse, can peddle their influence at government level, without most of the media, and none of the electors, having a clue why pro-Israel, pro-bankers, and pro-war policies are pursued, to the detriment of everyone. Washington, Tel Aviv, London - it's a lucrative business, especially if you keep your head down, but have the contacts. It's why these planted stories, like the recent Guardian one about Iran war games, and the farcical Saudi 'assassination' suddenly appear. When they are outed, these people tend to disappear back into the shadows, only to fetch up at some other lobby group, with a handsomely paid job, not long after.

  • Strategic asset or rogue state? Israel's threats to Iran 'concern' Pentagon
    • justicewillprevail November 6, 2011 at 7:20 am

      Richard, your assertion is so outlandish and bizarre, even for you it is ridiculous. Where do you get off on making such ludicrous assertions? Oh, I get it, anything to falsify the malign influence of Israel.
      Why should the US and others do the dirty work for Israel, huh?

    • Just read PNAC, before you go making a fool of yourself (again).

    • justicewillprevail November 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      If you want any proof that fundamentalist lunatics run Israel/US then look no further. Even Mossad is briefing against these warmongering little hitlers. Yeah, how many more trillions of dollars do the armchair generals want the US people to commit to another utterly useless, destructive war which will not make anybody safer, as the last wars have also failed to do. If there is a good argument for Iran getting nuclear weapons as a deterrent then here it is. But maybe that's what those cowardly bullies in Israel are worried about. The threat isn't to Israeli citizens, it is to their toytown generals who want regional dominance with their nuclear toys. What a bunch of strangelove retards they are.

  • They were sailing for us
    • justicewillprevail November 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      Because Israel's blockade and its violent attacks on Gaza are terrorism, and far worse than anything Hamas is capable of.

    • justicewillprevail November 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      They could have freed him years ago - they knew what the demands were. Maybe you should ask yourself why it suited Yahoo and his cronies to stonewall about 'not negotiating' for so long, then do exactly that. Perhaps it suited these arch cynics and manipulators to use Shalit as a pawn in their never-ending game of politics and propaganda. Hamas and the Israeli administration are exactly the same when it comes to using hostages for political gain, and will negotiate when it suits them, despite spending years posturing about never negotiating with terrorists blah blah blah. Shalit seems ok, unlike the thousands of Palestinians in Israeli jails without trial, and subject to torture and degradation.

    • justicewillprevail November 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Divert, divert. Israel is responsible for the people it keeps under siege. Using Hamas as your convenient excuse for every misery Israel has condemned Palestinians to, and pretending to care about Palestinians' democratic aspirations is hypocritical and farcical. Nothing new there.

  • Israeli doctors 'failing to report torture of Palestinian detainees'
    • justicewillprevail November 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      Israeli doctors ‘failing to report torture of Palestinian detainees’

      Oh, what a surprise. Not. Nearly all Israelis have an amazing ability, a selective blindness which enables them to not see what is right in front of their noses: torture, criminal dispossession and violence against the people they have impoverished and made homeless. Strangely, however, they have an uncanny ability to project fantasies of violence against themselves and attack others on this imaginary, spurious basis.

  • Reporters again turn State Dep't briefing into moshpit, scorning US 'impotence' in the conflict
    • George Orwell meets the Marx Brothers. Does she have the slightest idea of how ridiculous she, and thus the US, is being made to appear by the Israeli lunatic lobby?

  • Turkish harbormaster let 11 of us sail (and 25 are left behind)
  • Halper: Israel may attack Iran so that we won't hear the word 'Palestinian' for another 5 years
    • Like a spoilt, over-indulged child Israel hasn't a clue what to do when challenged over its brutality except stick to its instinctive reactions developed over the past fifty years: lash out at somebody else. Never mind there is no genuine threat, no evidence of a future one, it is enough to scapegoat them as a fantasy enemy, like Iraq who, if attacked, will somehow solve the internal contradictions Israel is struggling to contain. They could care less how many innocent casualties there will be, or how an Iranian civil war will breed far more terrorism and violence than currently exists. It is so stupid it defies belief that they can even consider it. But their thirst for more violence and aggression instead of facing the reality of a Palestinian state is deeply embedded. The most despicable aspect of their warmongering is that it is very likely that they will sacrifice US and Iranian citizens, but no Israelis in their Dr Strangelove attempt to bring yet more death and destruction to the Middle East and beyond. In a sane world these people would be behind bars, and nowhere near power. They are lunatic fundamentalists with no conscience.

  • 'You lost' -- reporters at State say UNESCO vote isolates U.S. from world opinion (and possibly from intellectual property enforcement)
    • That is just hilarious. Matt Lee is ace at asking simple, straightforward questions, for which the almighty US and its thoroughly brainwashed spokesman has NO answer. Emperor and clothes alright. He asks the questions you're not supposed to ask, because the US and its paymaster do not have any answers. All they have is hostility, bad faith and point blank refusal to act like rational human beings. In addition they are acting against American interests. Have they the slightest idea of what fools they sound like? Ha ha ha. Why don't they get Witty to be the spokesman? That would be about as coherent and clear.

  • Bronner lets controversy subside, then cancels 92d St appearance w/ Perle and Bolton
    • justicewillprevail November 2, 2011 at 6:07 am

      Anybody who has been on a rock tour will tell you that all you see of a place where do you a gig is the hotel, the bus, the venue, the bar and the airport. You glimpse the streets from your bus. I hardly think that encouraging musicians to go to a place on tour in order to 'find out' about is in any way realistic. IF you want to educate yourself by going there, do so as a private citizen, spend some time there, go to the West Bank, talk to campaigning groups, but most importantly talk and hang out with Palestinians in Palestine. Go to Hebron. No-one who does that will come back uttering banalities or making false equivalences.

  • Goldstone sugarcoats persecution to try to save Israel
    • Ishmael Kaldi, 'advisor' to Lieberman, the openly racist and neo-fascist FM. So he's a reliable witness then. And if you are so proud of the Bedouin individuals in your employ, why are you treating them collectively like Palestinians ?
      The Prawer Report calls for the forced removal of between 30,000 (UN estimate) and 45,000 Bedouin (Bedouin representatives). Claiming that these villages do not meet “standards” (which curiously do not apply to Jewish Kibbutzes, towns or farms) the Israeli government seeks to open up the Negev to further Jewish settlement and development. In addition, there is a second proposal to forcibly relocate more than 2,000 Bedouin whose 20 villages happen to be in the way of illegal Israeli settlement expansion in the hills east of Jerusalem. According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, this plan, which could be implemented as early as next year, is but the first stage of a six year process that could ultimately displace another 27,000 Bedouin from the area. The Bedouin have called these proposals “a declaration of war” and are mobilizing to fight back. Mr. Khaldi obviously does not speak for them, but chooses to polish the image of their oppressors.

    • justicewillprevail November 1, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      In your ever so humble opinion. There is another explanation.

    • justicewillprevail November 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      Thankyou for so eloquently skewering and dismembering the tissue of lies and evasions which Goldstone writes. It is clear that people like him, and most of the craven MSM, cannot stomach the thought that the daily cruelty of Israel is beyond their courage to face the truth. It is obviously not 'slander' to state the truth. I think whatever you want to call Israel's practices, they are worse than apartheid. They are the slow, deliberate extinguishing of any possibility of normal Palestinian life, the calculated legal and political strategies to ensure that they have no rights whatsoever (in their own country), and the longterm goal of making it impossible for them to live there. It is slow-motion ethnic cleansing, dispossession and and a collective disregard for any pain and violence that Palestinians suffer at the hands of Israel or their settler/IDF stooges. People waste their time, posing with their clipboards, trying to use metrics to calibrate whether SA apartheid is exactly the same as the Israeli version - with the goal of denying it is - as if that makes it any different for the Palestinian suffering and losses. Call it what you like, it is the most inhumane, diabolical implementation of deliberate cruelty, and you are performing an invaluable service in stating the truth that the establishment is terrified of admitting to.

  • Caption contest
    • justicewillprevail November 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      "Where's that fucking spin-doctor, he can tell the US public how punishing some of the poorest people on the planet upholds our values"

  • South Africans think Israel is practicing apartheid
    • justicewillprevail November 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Witty, what a tiresome pedant. Apparently your latest pastime is coming on to Mondoweiss and complaining about the headlines while ignoring the articles. Have you really got nothing better to do than patronise the writers on this site, with your tedious attempts at acting the journalism monitor? Coming from somebody who can barely write coherently, you don't think a little humility might be in order? I suppose you would love it if we came and decried your appalling headlines and stilted writing on your blog, but I can't think of anything more soul-sapping.

    • justicewillprevail November 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      I have often used the Tibet situation as an equal of Israel's determination to wipe Palestine off the map. There are many groups and websites supporting Tibet's rights against the Chinese. So you are in good company. there is no different standard. ISrael is similar to apartheid SA, China, Burma and prewar Japan. Happy now?

  • 80 year old Palestinian woman stoned by settlers
    • justicewillprevail November 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      I am sure you would rather talk about Hebrew and ignore what this report and thread is actually about -more of the daily violence and cruelty of Israel's protected and immune from punishment shock troops.

  • What Palestine's UNESCO membership could mean on the ground
    • Craig Murray also thinks that Palestine can join the ICC, now its statehood has been recognised by UNESCO:

      "There is an extremely crucial point here: if Palestine accedes to the Statute of Rome, under Article 12 of the Statute of Rome, the International Criminal Court would have jurisdiction over Israelis committing war crimes on Palestinian soil. Other states parties – including the UK – would be obliged by law to hand over indicted Israeli war criminals to the court at the Hague. This would be a massive blow to the Israeli propaganda and lobbying machine."

      http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2011/11/palestine-can-now-join-the-international-criminal-court/

  • The law and practice of apartheid in South Africa and Palestine
    • This is the get-out clause Israel deploys. When it suits its arguments, the OPT are magically somewhere else, even though all the Jewish people who live there, live in Israel, but the Palestinians do not. It is a wholly artificial distinction, which allows Israel to pretend that the citizens there who are not Jewish have no civil liberties or human rights. Israel has annexed the OPT and if it is apartheid there, which it is, then Israel is apartheid. Making meaningless distinctions in order to wriggle out of the truth is an Israeli pastime.

    • justicewillprevail November 1, 2011 at 6:25 am

      What are you blabbering about now? A reasoned response to Goldstone doesn't deserve consideration or respect on MW? Does Goldstone get a free pass to say anything he likes? All you do is shoot the messenger, when you don't like what you are hearing, and dress it up in meaningless pompous wittering, as well as impugning anybody who happens to disagree with you. Cut the crap, and if you have something to say (highly dubious), say it.

    • justicewillprevail November 1, 2011 at 6:19 am

      "There is nothing institutionalized or racist about the situation in Israeli"

      What on earth are you talking about? Israel has erected an entire state apparatus of discrimination, dispossession and oppression. It operates a dual legal system. All of this is targetted at people according to the culture or origin of their parents. I would say, as would anybody, that is institutionalised and it is racism.

  • UNESCO votes to admit Palestine as a full member
    • Craig Murray has an interesting take on these events, here is an extract:

      "So the UNESCO membership is crucial recognition of Palestine’s statehood, not an empty gesture. With this evidence of international acceptance, there is now absolutely no reason why Palestine cannot, instantly and without a vote, join the International Criminal Court. Palestine can now become a member of the International Criminal Court simply by submitting an instrument of accession to the Statute of Rome, and joining the list of states parties.

      As both the USA and Israel refuse to join the ICC because of their desire to commit war crimes with impunity, acceding to the statute of Rome would not only confirm absolutely that Palestine is a state, it would reinforce the fact that Palestine is a better international citizen with more moral legitimacy than Israel.

      There is an extremely crucial point here: if Palestine accedes to the Statute of Rome, under Article 12 of the Statute of Rome, the International Criminal Court would have jurisdiction over Israelis committing war crimes on Palestinian soil. Other states parties – including the UK – would be obliged by law to hand over indicted Israeli war criminals to the court at the Hague. This would be a massive blow to the Israeli propaganda and lobbying machine."

      http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2011/11/palestine-can-now-join-the-international-criminal-court/

    • justicewillprevail October 31, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Nice of the US to demonstrate to the world their meanness, and that aid is solely there to further political interests and not for the alleviation of poverty. And of course, that they will do absolutely anything Israel tells them to do, however humiliating or against their own interests.

    • justicewillprevail October 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      The reaction at the end is wonderful: warm, heartfelt and hugely encouraging to everybody on the side of justice. I also love how the decision waves a powerful finger to the US and Israel by saying. "We will not be bought by threats of blackmail over funding; moreover we would rather have less money to work with but retain honour and dignity, by giving hope to oppressed and delegitimised, dispossessed people everywhere". No-one with an ounce of humanity could refrain from cheering too, as the heartless mafia of US/ISrael is told to piss off.

    • So let's get this straight: Israel presumes it has the right to interfere in UNESCO's decisions. Why? What does it matter to Israel if Palestine becomes a member? It further believes that it has the right to try and hurt UNESCO's mission, because it is having a hissy fit over UNESCO's decision. Israel, as ever, has the overweening arrogance to declare that UNESCO, and all the other international organisations must do as they are told by Israel, or they will be threatened with unspecified threats and rants.
      Israel is a loser. Why would this affect peace talks? Why does Israel feel so threatened by some international recognition of Palestine which won't actually change any of Israel's stranglehold over Palestine?
      The only conclusion a sane observer can reach is that Israel, as always, demands the unilateral right to decide what Palestine will become, whatever Palestine or the world might think. Israel is determined that a rump Palestinian ghetto will never be a state in any meaningful sense of the word, and even such a debilitated enclave will be solely controlled by Israeli guards. They detest even the concept of a Palestine which existed long before them, and has more 'right to exist' than they. Such token recognition by UN bodies freaks out the Israeli control freaks, who think they alone can subjugate, humiliate and have the power of life and death over an impoverished (by Israel) people. Their idea of Palestine is a cattle pen, a doghouse, a ghetto where life will be slowly made impossible. Recognition of Palestine by world bodies is counter to this strategy, and it horrifies them that Palestinians may actually be human beings with absolutely equal rights to the land as them, and have equal rights to setting up a real state as them. They are so drunk with their own ideology and twisted sense of selfhood that they are incapable of the sliver of humanity which would tell them this. And that is the only credible reason why they are so vindictively bullying and threatening over something which carries no threat to them whatsoever.
      Once again they posture and whine, putting themselves on the side of the losers and fanatics who try to turn the tide away at their puny, overbearing, self-aggrandising command.

  • How's that for turnaround time? -- US cuts off funding for UNESCO
    • justicewillprevail October 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      What makes the US think we want dirty money? I would rather have less money but retain some semblance of dignity and honour, thankyou. The bullying and blackmail marks the US/Israel as cheap shot gangsters who want to punish poor people for having the gall not to be intimidated and forced to bend their knee to the gun-toting dictators.

  • If Sen. Ron Wyden wants to end arms sales to Bahrain for 'violently suppressing peaceful civil dissent', why not Israel?
    • justicewillprevail October 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Well, if Iran did help the demonstrators then kudos to them for being on the side of human rights against dictators. A concept you will be unfamiliar with. USrael of course supports dictators and despots.

  • Avigdor Lieberman's PowerPoint for Diplomatic Success™
    • It may be simpler. If Israel attacks Iran, then Iran may respond by attacking the closest target it can: the US in Iraq. They don't see the difference between USrael. That may be Israel's calculation, which would also be their favoured way of maneouvring events. US lives for Israel's relentless political thuggery? It wouldn't be the first time. What does Israel care about American servicemen's lives, as we have seen many times, but most significantly in the USS Liberty case. There is no doubt Israel wants the US to do its dirty work, it is just a question of how best to accomplish it. Chickenhawk shitstirrers.

  • Netanyahu needs a history tutor -- Can UNESCO experts help?
    • justicewillprevail October 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      Because it is an inconvenient fact which disproves the Disney version of history which Israel has been promulgating in place of reality.

  • Huwaida Arraf: 'They have lies to spin; we have truths to tell'
    • justicewillprevail October 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      Excellent, rational, sane and humane advice. Israel is more threatened by the truth and the dissemination of their policies and actions than by anything else. And that is why they put so much effort in to suppressing and distorting it.

  • A weekend of violence in Gaza
    • justicewillprevail October 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      Actually I found dim's childish attempt at denigrating Palestinian responses as 'mental', disabled etc particularly distasteful, which is why I do not feel the slightest need to respond seriously or post links etc. Which is why I called it pathetic, which it indeed is. Why is that baiters and trolls act like teenagers with a chip on their shoulder all the time? You just make fools of yourselves. I salute annie's frequent patience and tolerance with your profound lack of humanity and threadbare 'arguments'.

    • justicewillprevail October 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      It is punitive, probably over the prisoner release, with the hope that various factions in Gaza will retaliate, so that Israel can unleash more of its overpowering force, and they can feel good about themselves. Insecurity makes bullies and cowards more aggressive and in need to bolster their self-image as cruel and heartless 'warriors', by picking on defenceless, poor people with no risk to themselves. They need serious psychiatric help.

    • justicewillprevail October 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      Ah yes, facts, those inconvenient things you deny.

    • justicewillprevail October 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Every Israeli spokesperson is a liar to you annie?

      Yes, that is invariably correct. The rest of your post is pathetic.

    • justicewillprevail October 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      am flabbergasted by how you can link to the jpost, as if that is a serious source of information

  • 4-year-old Palestinian girl is rendered quadriplegic by Israeli military training in occupied West Bank
    • justicewillprevail October 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Israelis feel nothing regarding this kind of crime. They have to blank it and deny it in order to keep telling themselves the same old lies, that they 'deserve' the land of Palestinians and they don't care much how they get it.

    • justicewillprevail October 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Ok, tell us your excuse for this disgusting act, and don't forget the multitude of others your abhorrent militia commits daily.

  • 'A historic forum:' Sylvia Schwarz tells Minneapolis gathering that privileging Jews is racism
    • justicewillprevail October 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      You don't understand what the term 'ideology' means, or you wouldn't make this colossal error and use it as an excuse. Please also look up the differences between ethnic cultures, nationality and religion, since you typically mix them up to suit yourself.

  • Bronner lets his hair down-- will appear w/ Perle and Bolton on Iran-scare panel hosted by Islamophobic shop
    • justicewillprevail October 27, 2011 at 8:52 am

      In the middle of a financial crisis, what do these Israel worshippers want? More war and destruction, more trillions spent on weapons, propaganda and shoring up despots and dictators. None of them will be affected by the inevitable deaths their lies help to cause, while they clearly get some kind of perverse thrill from watching more bombs and missiles on their TV screens, salivating as their fantasies come to life. More work for them, as they are wheeled out in the MSM to keep the lies alive, gloating about their power-crazed propaganda. They should be thrown out of the US for treason, blackmail and sedition. All of them old men, with not a care for the future, or the slightest empathy for human beings not in thrall to their warped ideology.

  • J Street presses division inside Jewish community, blaming neocons for leading 'charge to war in Iraq'
  • Testimony of an Israeli activist who was robbed and beaten by settlers while attempting to assist the olive harvest
    • justicewillprevail October 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Clearly Israel isn't the 'safe haven' for all Jews then, but only for those who dutifully swallow the myth of exceptionalism and privilege

    • justicewillprevail October 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      all zionists have heavily censored and highly selective vision in order to get them off the hook.

    • justicewillprevail October 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Absolutely the Klan, with all its (bogus) race and religious ideology. However, what's worse in Israel is that the Klan is indulged, their actions condoned and approved of by the highest echelons of the government. They are the outriders for the Jewish state in its drive to take all of the land. Not only do they deny Palestinians the right to their own land, they are very keen to destroy every cultural and social symbol of Palestinian heritage (like the centuries old olive harvest). They are protected and encouraged by the state security apparatus, whilst the so-called 'liberal' zionists turn their heads, and pretend it doesn't exist, or is only the work of a few extremists. Where are ee and all the other apologists and fabricators when the evidence is presented of their ideology and its consequences for innocent people who are born to the wrong parents? It is abhorrent, repulsive and vile; but silence reigns in the worldwide echo chamber of zionist propaganda which we hear every day. Because it shows them up to be the liars and racists that they are concerning their own longterm goals.

  • Israeli police target Sheikh Jarrah store for hanging posters of Erdogan
    • justicewillprevail October 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      How Orwellian is this? The thought police have charged this man with the crime of thinking for himself, and having a different opinion to the official state decree on Erdogan. Extraordinary. Join the club alongside China, Burma and Iran where thought crime is punished. Apart from the vindictive arrogance Israel shows, you have to laugh at their stupidity and crass attempts at closing down the opinion of half the population under their control. What is all the rubbish they talk about freedom and democracy, the rule of law etc? What rot. Clearly it doesn't apply if you have the wrong parents.

  • David Brooks propagandizes for Netanyahu-- he has no partner for peace
    • justicewillprevail October 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      Translator required. Advocate advocate? I believe Richard is trying to say that Obama is tragically unwilling to take the infinitely wise Witty's insights on board. Or something. Perhaps he takes his inspiration from Dubya.

  • World condemns Israel's Jerusalem landgrab, while US says it is 'within the frame of our policy concern'
    • justicewillprevail October 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      Richard is nailed to his perch.

    • What a tragedy that it doesn't use its force for good, for justice for all, instead of being beholden to a tiny but powerful minority of zealot, fundamentalist crackpots who prefer war and destruction to preserve their malignant power in the Middle East.

  • Abunimah on why negotiations between Israel and Palestinian groups are unfair
    • justicewillprevail October 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      Richard: complete and utter nonsense. Now, go over to the thread about the IDF and the fascist settlers (including their Damien-like children) ruining the olive harvest, for no good reason, and try your patronising attempt at telling the IDF and their henchmen that must offer non-violence and stop the ethnic cleansing. Do some good.

  • As settlers disrupt olive harvest, Israeli officer declares: 'I am the law, I am God.'
    • Zionist ideology in a nutshell: supremacism, overweening sense of exceptionalism and self-righteousness, covetousness, arrogance, contempt for others, especially the people whose land this actually is, and utter disregard for the law or human rights. Bang on, officer.

  • Dying of schmaltz
    • justicewillprevail October 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Perhaps it is because your posts are an indecipherable jumble of tangled syntax. I doubt annie is a cryptologist, so no wonder she doesn't get whatever tortured logic you profess.

  • Gary Ackerman blasts NYU divestment campaign, NYU students and faculty blast back
    • It's about time idiots like Ackerman were brought to book. He, like the rest, appears to think they can repeat all of their carefully supplied AIPAC talking points without anybody pointing out the smearing, lying, dishonest nature of them. Well, just because he personally benefits from them, and thus the occupation, it is time laughably called 'representatives' were brought to account, and started doing some 'representing' of America and its citizens.

    • justicewillprevail October 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      I don't think you understand the concept of collective punishment. You just bandy about the phrase as if the two things were equivalent, which they clearly are not. But clear, concise English is not your strong point. And you talk of imprecision!!

  • Palestinian citizens of Israel are second class citizens, even in the Prague airport
    • When you have walked into a hole of your own making, it is advisable to stop digging.

    • The casual racism you and eee espouse is staggering - because you don't even realise it. This is so typical in Israel and in its army of apologists. They imagine they are 'liberal' and dredge every hackneyed, cliched argument in the book, to justify their derogatory, shallow, simple-minded stupidity. Personally I would consider a plane full of Israeli Jews more dangerous - is that racist? And if it is, why is your claim not?

  • Pro-Israel donors are at the heart of Defence Ministry scandal in Britain
    • justicewillprevail October 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      If I didn't know better, I would say ee is is encouraging antisemitism with all this lurid talk of 'jew baiting'. We are talking about the pernicious, underhand, antidemocratic attempt to influence the foreign policy of other governments in favour of Israel. In the Cold War, it was called espionage and subversion, now ee tells us there is nothing to see, and any attempt to expose it is a crime against his religion. I don't know how he survives, being offended by the exposure of the subversion of foreign goverments. It must be exhausting for the poor boy. No wonder he is getting hysterical. And could he point us to the sacred scriptures which give their blessing to espionage, spying, subversion and illegal crimes on foreign soil? Strange religion which involves itself in the detail of foreign policy.

    • justicewillprevail October 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      Careful: exposing them to the truth may cause a severe case of cognitive dissonance, which may lead to self-destruction, or as it is diagnosed in Israel, self-hatred.

    • justicewillprevail October 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      No, you love it. Sharpens the eternal chip on the shoulder.

  • Endangered Palestinian village gets int'l media attention-- except from the U.S.
    • It's beyond disgusting. Yet the myriad of apologists and deniers just ignore the daily evidence like this, and turn away from people who have done nothing, harmed no-one, and pretend they don't exist. Or, in other words, deny their right to exist, and delegitimise a whole people who, incidentally, have genuine claims to their own land, unlike Israelis, who have an entirely fictional claim.

  • 'Washington Post' headline: US must reevaluate aid to Israel
    • justicewillprevail October 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Israel, as we all know, has the US taxpayer over a barrel, and is gleefully emptying his pockets in order to keep them in the style to which they are accustomed (free healthcare, subsidised housing, any amount of military toys). And they have a paid network of cronies, dual citizens and government agents to keep it that way. Nice work, Nini, means you don't have to get a proper job, as long as you have a protection racket to run.

    • justicewillprevail October 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      Simon Tisdall, in The Guardian, reports:

      "In America, it's not only commentators who are in a stew. According to author Jeffrey Goldberg, Robert Gates – the respected former US defence secretary and CIA chief – told Obama officials this summer that Netanyahu menaced US interests. "Gates coldly laid out the many steps the administration has taken to guarantee Israel's security – access to top-quality weapons, assistance developing missile-defence systems, high-level intelligence sharing – and then stated bluntly that the US has received nothing in return, particularly with regard to the peace process," Goldberg reported.

      "Gates argued to the president directly that Netanyahu is not only ungrateful, but also endangering his country by refusing to grapple with Israel's growing isolation and with the demographic challenges it faces if it keeps control of the West Bank."

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/18/gilad-shalit-binyamin-netanyahu

  • Salama's wife clings to fading hope
    • justicewillprevail October 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      You clearly don't understand what the word means. Did any of the thousands of Palestinians in prison, the thousands murdered, butchered, bombed and shot by Israel? Do any of the children kidnapped in the middle of the night by the IDF? You are playing a stupid game, exploiting the deaths of people to make non-equivalent points. We are talking about the human rights and the rule of law, none of which Israel allows to Palestinians. They should apply to Israelis and Palestinians alike. Israeli murderers should be subject to the law too. Read the wise words of Lillian Rosengarten and learn something.

    • Palestinians get jail sentences in kangaroo (military) courts for being Palestinian, male and under 40. They don't need to sell cookies (which would be a good enough reason to prosecute them, since Israel opposes and undermines any sign of Palestinian economic independence). Any pretext will do, but the slightest sign of articulate resistance is a guarantee. Also coerced statements from kids are a good ruse. There is no habeus corpus for Palestinians. Remember, they don't have a state, so how can they have rights. Unlike your featherbedded existence, with your precious liberal rights. IDF and settler fascists are murderers, but Israel doesn't require them to pay any price.

  • Rosengarten in Gaza: I was far more afraid of Israel than of Hamas
    • justicewillprevail October 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      No, you are the despicable and shameful person, who is unable to respond to an unthreatening, honest appraisal of Palestinians - a concept so far from your ingrained racist selfish worldview that all you can offer is hatred, spite and smears. A Jewish person who doesn't toe the apartheid line? Oh look at the inner Klan come out. What you have just spewed makes me like Lillian even more, if this the crap she has to put up with - for threatening no-one, not badmouthing anyone, and being concerned for all of the people in the area. It's called being human, not something you would understand with your pitiful twisted worldview with room for just one little tribe of victims.

    • Great interview. Factual, clear, compassionate and immediately recognisable to anybody who has been there. Palestinians are warm, welcoming and dignified people. Unlike their neighbours and oppressors.

  • Zuckerman turned on Obama over Israel. 'WSJ' refuses to say so
    • It's only in the last twenty years, although much more aggressively in the last five years, that it has been assumed that the US is so weak and easily manipulated that it can be railroaded into anything a small, bullying state like Israel wants. Now it is assumed the status of a holy duty, and anyone who can think for themselves is a heretic and should be dragged through the witch-burning of the MSM. It is so weird that it is considered beyond the pale to even question the transfer of enormous funds and know-how to this unstable, warmongering entity, which is happy to put American lives in the way of their paranoid aggression towards just about everybody in their region. One day America will wake up and wonder how did they ever get into a situation where they are the submissive partner to a dominating psycho.

  • Is Occupy Wall Street anti-Semitic?
    • justicewillprevail October 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      It illustrates the collusion of interests, the greed and self-serving exceptionalism, between right-wing financial and corporate interests and the Zionist state. Not all of these people are Jewish, even if many are. It is the oldest meme in the Zionist handbook to identify Zionist interests with Judaism, and thus equate anti-Zionism, and now anti-corporate robbery with antisemitism. It is so tired and pathetic I doubt it will have much traction. Quite frankly I couldn't care less what the personal religious and cultural preferences are amongst this super-privileged elite, with their direct line to state policies are. There are all sorts of unsavoury political and religious beliefs in there - support for right wing extremists, war, apartheid and the daylight robbery of ordinary citizens to subsidise grossly extravagant lifestyles. Israel's state has become enmeshed with them for political advantage, the influencing of lobbies and a direct line to power. It is no wonder they are all corrupt, power-seeking demagogues who couldn't care less about the human life they are prepared to sacrifice in pursuit of their hold on power and privilege.

  • Palestinian activist serves 9-month Israeli 'exile' from his family, returns home to occupied E Jerusalem
    • Unfortunately, that is precisely the objective - to extinguish hope of any ordinary life in their own homes and on their own land. It is a deliberate, utterly merciless policy. It is inhumane and sickening. All we can do is support these people as much as we can, and distribute the evidence as widely as possible. Slowly it is becoming much more widely known, helped by the Israeli arrogance which thinks they can do anything they like, and no-one will notice or care.

    • What was that nonsense the other day about Palestinian Ghandis? Well if you want to find one, there are a multitude of them, here is but one. For organising politically and non-violently Israel puts people in prison and calls it 'illegal'. We hear you, Adnan, and the thousands like you, who stand up for their rights are punished by the fascists' militia for doing so. More power to you, and your family.

  • Bill Kristol: 'We need to hear' that Obama has gone to war on Iran
    • The Iranian 'threat' to the US? Zero, in fact less than zero. But Kristol and his fellow lunatics want more people to die, including Americans, civil war, chaos and a probable failed and dangerous state like Iraq to be created. All for Israeli deceit, paranoia and manipulation. What a jerk.

  • Oren rationalizes Israel's isolation (then rants about Abbas denying 4000 years of Jewish homeland)
    • Desperate stuff. These people are scraping a barrel which has already been stripped bare. Deaf to reason or intelligence, immune to genuine offers of peace, nothing matters to them more than completing the Greater Israel project, whilst lying about their intentions, as they have done for 50 years. Nini reminded me of a Soviet era leader at the UN, now comes Oren with the same propaganda broadcast. It is so tired, so empty of reality, that it sounds like they go through the motions without believing it themselves, knowing, as they do, they have to keep the threadbare, fake narrative alive whilst they complete the agenda.

  • Lionization of Edw Said at Boston Palestine Festival signals new moment of American Palestinian recognition
    • Let's hope so. Truth will out in the end. The question is whether it will be too late. Israel is painting itself into a corner, not dissimilar to South Africa - everybody knows it is wrong, the facade is acknowledged and understood as such, and the hideous wrongs done to Palestine are being slowly established in the public mind. The lobbyists and paid shills are becoming more shrill and desperate to sustain the lie.

  • A Palestinian mayor explains how Israeli army starves his village of water
    • Damn, this sort of thing, which is repeated everywhere in the WB makes me ill. What more evidence is needed of the Israeli deliberate strangulation of Palestinians, the slow ethnic cleansing by denying them the resources to live? All we hear is mountains of Israeli bullshit and self-serving whining excuses, but in the end it comes down to this: they are despicable in the way that they treat other human beings like vermin, the way they take total control over the WB and its indigenous inhabitants, and then pretend that somehow these areas aren't 'in' Israel, and therefore these people aren't entitled to full human rights and the rights to their own land. It is unbelievable what they get away with, lying constantly whilst slowly throttling innocent people. People, btw, who have more dignity and culture in their little finger than those arriviste fascists from foreign countries.

  • Boycott update: Champion fencer Sara Besbes stands down rather than plays Israeli
    • Go, Tilda. Her heart is in the right place, I love her even more.

    • justicewillprevail October 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Jon S, your excuses and false equivalences, and absurd statements like the last one do not diminish one iota the dignity and defiance of Sara, standing up for everybody in the region who oppose the appalling and vile Israeli treatment of Palestinians. It's simple, powerful and eloquent. no amount of mealy-mouthed excuses will diminish it.

    • Wonderful symbolism, a poetic and powerful way to disarm the facade that Israel offers to the world. What dignity Sara displays, winning a moral victory over her opponent by allowing her an empty, sham victory. Another fake and hollow defeat of an opponent by Israel - where the opponent demonstrates more compassion, courage and integrity than the 'victor' even understands. I hope some photographs of Sara with her sword pointing towards the ground becomes an icon of resistance to zionist supremacism, and the ability to retain and strengthen your humanity in the face of appalling inhumanity.

  • Occupy Wall Street not Palestine!
    • Another junk comment, Witty. So you think staying at home is positive, and going out to do something about corruption and deceit is mere 'complaining'. Your zillion garbled posts add up to one recommendation: don't do anything, don't upset the apple cart, tug the forelock. If anybody actually listened to you, assuming they could decipher your tortured syntax and bizarre ramblings, nothing would ever change. Which would suit the paternalisitic, one-dimensional cardboard cut-out world that you inhabit. Can you ever write in plain English something worthwhile, just once?

  • Americans believe red herring-- Iran is Enemy #1. Why?
    • You know what? We can make up our own minds on Cole's posts. thanks, anyway.

    • Good god, Witty, you have some neck. Your writing is a tortured wreck of syntax, evidencing unclear, ill thought-out and obfuscatory logic. You display a staggering lack of understanding of many of the posts, and now you have the front to claim that is us who don't understand you? Your overweening ego is shameful. So you meant the opposite of what you said? How will we ever decipher your posts again? We need a full-time cryptologist - oh, James North where are you?

    • justicewillprevail October 14, 2011 at 5:03 am

      So you believe any crap you read on neocon and zionist sites, but nothing here, where eye-witness and corroborated accounts of Israeli violence, child kidnapping, torture and other policies of hatred and dispossession appear daily?

    • justicewillprevail October 13, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      You don't know what you are talking about, Witty. All you offer is a regurgitated bunch of cliches which has nothing to do with what Iran does or does not want. Apparently you are willing to believe any old nonsense, if it affirms your predictable ideology, whilst ignoring the myriad of facts which contradict it.

  • Do we really need another 'Gandhi'?
    • justicewillprevail October 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      Where is the Jewish Ghandi? Where is the Zionist Ghandi?
      To even pose the question emphasises the absurdity of the concept. The impossibility of imagining such a thing only underlines how zionism is identified with aggression, war and violence - the concept of a peacemaker in the zionist regime is utterly ridiculous, but a useful rejoinder to the pious hypocrites who use the formula for Palestine.

  • Some preliminary questions about the alleged Iranian terror plot
    • Do you understand the meaning of the word 'plausible'? With a track record like Israel's, the USS Liberty being a prime example, along with the neocons' 'evidence' of WMD, 'yellow cake', spy rings etc etc, it is not surprising people are suspicious of events, the way they are reported and what passes for fact in the MSM. Personally I would call it a healthy scepticism.

  • Afternoon headlines
    • justicewillprevail October 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Hasn't stopped the warmongers and zionists from stoking the flames as hard as their little minds can.

    • justicewillprevail October 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Indeed. It is impossible to see any advantage to Iran in committing such a pointless crime. The opposite in fact. On the other hand, it draws Saudi into the Us/Israel camp, and stokes the regional flames once again. In these kind of incidents, you have to ask who is benefitting. There has been too much of this kind of crap over the years, which makes it impossible to know for sure what is happening, who is manipulating public opinion and to what end, that it only makes sense to be very sceptical about manufactured crises such as these. We have been fooled too many times before. No, it isn't a conspiracy theory, it's called keeping an open mind, and not trusting those who have a motive to manipulate opinion.

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