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  • Hunger-striking Palestine journalist Muhammad Al-Qeeq goes into coma
  • Oscar swag bag includes ten-day VIP trip to Israel worth $55,000
    • How about those Zionist Hollywood gatekeepers insert a CD of the aerial view of Israel's concentration camp next door?:

      link to youtube.com

      Someone could sneak some CDs titled Zionist Paradise in the bags.

    • This is flaunting Zionist influence-- it's disgusting.

      It's like blood diamonds; same thing. I would throw that trip back in their face!

      Better yet, flush the voucher or whatever invitation is there down the toilet! Or if it could be cashed; cash it in and donate the cash to BDS or a Gaza charity organization.

  • Adelson-owned newspaper denies Rubio endorsement came from Adelson
    • I certainly hope so! The contrary is too repulsive to envision.

    • That's why Rubio has been acting so smug lately. He's got that look like big cash just rolled in and he's going to be propelled to the front of the line. His wife must be measuring the drapes already; that's how sure of himself he's been looking lately. YUCK.

      Does Adelson have an Israeli security escort? Sure looks like it in that picture.

      America... Zionist rig.

  • The irreconcilable differences of liberal Zionism
    • This is an excellent article, but I wish people wouldn't refer to Palestinians as natives within a colonial enterprise. Native has been given derogatory connotations in history and society.

      Colonialism is not what the occupation is, and to express it as such is to conceal the crime behind the occupation and to undermine the rights of the occupied. My view is that many Palestinians are cultured and educated and hungry for knowledge and the word "native" implies otherwise. Zionists didn't come exploring and settling and then take over spreading their religion and their own culture. They entered like terrorists, blowing up villages and ethnically cleansing and then occupying land through modern warfare segregating and marginalizing. This is a crime under the Geneva Conventions. Colonialism would also be a crime in modern time but because it took place in another era history explained it otherwise, like development and assimilation into a superior culture. In the case of superiority they overlap; but supremacy always implies ethnic cleansing; because supremacists cannot tolerate those they consider inferior in their midst. They are racists and bigots without redeeming intentions.

      The Palestinians were already an evolved society that was militarily occupied therefore Israeli Zionists are occupiers not colonialists even though there are overlapping similarities. We shouldn't open the door for excuses and pretense at the benefits of colonisation, example: making the desert bloom that Zionists use as a cover for what they really did and use to pretend they brought civilization to the Palestinians when in fact all they brought is ethnic cleansing through terror and warfare. There is no excuse for an occupation of a nation of people by supremacists in our day.

      Now as far as this statement: It is precisely the more knowledgeable Zionists who run away from displays and conversations they know will be extremely challenging. There's a PEP that immediately came to mind when I read this: BERNIE SANDERS.

      Bernie Sanders is one PEP that really needs to be challenged.

  • 'New York Times' picks up Bernie Sanders's 'socialist' kibbutz but leaves out the ethnic cleansing
    • I want to post the video where Bernie pretends not to know what Zionist means, minutes 26:07 and on:

      But if you notice, just before this he's discussing about how Europe has a responsibility to address issues of genocide and atrocities which by the way in Rwanda the U.S. did nothing. My point is that he knows atrocities are happening in the Palestinian Territories for decades and he's shrugging responsibility in that same sense therefore wearing his hypocrisy on his sleeve.

      Here is the video almost 30 years ago when he pretended to care but did not lift one finger or demonstrate political courage and influence to help stop the injustice against Palestinians since then.:

      And the thing is he's talking about the atrocities going on for 30 years; but it's 60 years since then! And these atrocities go back to the Nakba and before that to be honest. And the excuse he keeps using 30 years ago and up to the present is this: I don’t have a magical solution… and notice how he then shifts responsibility again to others i.e. the Arab states, as he did in the previous video in the context of stopping atrocities to Europe.

      Here’s my point: WE ALL HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO END INJUSTICE, ATROCITY AND GENOCIDE AGAINST ANY PEOPLE.
      Even if it’s unpopular; even if there are risks it takes one lone voice to keep sounding the alarm of awareness.

      Each one of us in a small or larger way, depending on our power of influence and individual circumstances allowing us to contribute, even with the spoken and written word, to raise awareness has a God-given responsibility, a moral responsibility if you wish. This is not something that we shrug off and pretend is complicated and beyond our scope, or excuse with why isn’t the other guy doing his part?. Everyone should be using their God-given talents in some way to raise awareness; even walking with a sign. Everyone can and should act in some way pushing forward the narrative of justice for Palestinians shoulder to shoulder just like the massive shoulder to shoulder effort by the Civil Rights Movement; the Apartheid concerted effort and yes, the combined resistance to defeat the Nazis!

      Now, does this mean that Bernie as President would not act. I can’t honestly say with 100% certainty that he won’t, but what I can say is that he made those statements 30 years ago, that he stayed on a Kibbutz, years earlier, no doubt being exposed in some way to the oppression around him on occupied land. So, throughout maybe 50 years of his adult life and political service career he has done absolutely nothing consistent and even after those comments 30 years ago. So how then can I possibly believe that he will effect a constructive change that will lead to real and honest justice? How can I believe this if he hasn’t demonstrated the interest, incentive, courage and political will ever??? Unfortunately, whether he admits it or not, he is a Zionist; and I believe Zionism is like a cult for reasons I stated above. It compromises the soul, if you wish: moral conscience. Therefore unless someone divests themselves of the restraints that come with Zionism; it’s hopeless for that person no matter how human and moral he pretends to be.

      This is a man who stood shoulder to shoulder with the Civil Rights Movement. This is a Zionist who pretends not to know what Zionist means and is in denial of it and rightly, feels shame when confronted with it. This is a man who has done nothing, except make a few, very few comments when pressed on the issue and who still cannot be trusted on the issue of Israel and the severe injustice and yes atrocity that Zionism perpetuates.

      I can only hope your site is in his favorites because he needs to be challenged on this.

    • Bernie is a Zionist in denial of the word or ashamed of it. When asked if he's a Zionist, he answered with a question: What's that?. Really? He doesn't know? Who's he kidding? This amounts to Clinton's: that depends on what your definition of is is? What other definition can there be, except for the truth?!

      Of course this means I was right that he's conflicted and he's not the only one. Deep down there's a whole lot of Zionists who are, because it is a shameful word; they can't deny what their lying eyes tell them that an entire nation of people are suffering because of Zionism and Jewish entitlement in Israel.

      How can one deny the truth? And he was already ashamed and conflicted 30 years ago! And here he is 30 years later and what has he done to better his conscience and improve the situation or influence his Zionist comrades to stop this insane crime against humanity? Not a damn thing, and there are so many like him witnessing the suffering year after year after year and doing squat about it. These types of Zionists are like the German people circa 1930s, just going about their business deluding themselves.

      And worst of all he's for the fictitious, non-existent two-state. The excuse liberal Zionists use to soothe their conscience pretending there's some distant solution called two state that'll make it all right; when they've been sitting back allowing the facts on the ground to increasingly prove them wrong while they profess liberal compassionate values for other causes. It's a disgusting spectacle of hypocrisy, is what it is.

      He's mentioned using U.S. funding as leverage but with all parties: I'm assuming he means Israel, Egypt, Jordan etc. Poppycock! This is but deflective lip-service that amounts to nothing.

      It's delusional liberal Zionist claptrap. I doubt he'd get tough on Israel; he'll just do what every other President has done; look the other way; kick the can down the road; pretend he's too busy with domestic issues and can't get around to it...and whatever other excuse he can find under the sun not to deal with it.

      Meanwhile what? Let Palestinians suffer another 30 years, and on, and on...??? I really don't know how Zionists live with themselves.

    • @Annie

      This is true, but the U.S. was the top oil producer from the 1950s to 1990s and yet the focus on the Middle East steadily increased in intensity from Johnson's presidency onward and even before that to get to the extreme point it finds itself in today. And I believe it was Zionist influence that caused this crescendo of entanglement.

      And now that U.S. oil production is on the rise again; the reason there has been such a sharp decline in the price of oil on the market; the U.S. is so mired in the mess created since and multiple fires created by Zionist-driven and inspired foreign policy that whether there is increased American oil production U.S. presence in that area is there to stay unless a wider catastrophic conflict erupts that changes the dynamics and balance of power there or Americans get fed up of investing trillions of their hard-earned tax dollars on a futile bottomless pit; like shaping the Middle East to conform to the neediness of Zionist paranoia and insecurity.

    • @Annie

      This is true, the U.S. was the top oil producer

    • All sadly true. But the U.S. has become complicit because Zionism has infiltrated American government power and media structures using gatekeepers to ensure the legitimacy of Zionism at the expense of Palestinian rights and to justify these crimes you outlined with the historical tragedy that Zionists milk to excuse this injustice that Zionism perpetuates.

      Yes, it's true that U.S. addiction to power through military dominance that requires securing the unlimited supply of fossil fuels in the Middle East also helps to generate this injustice and so many more injustices provoked by unnecessary wars and intentionally-incited conflicts meant to weaken the players in the region and empower the actor who is strategically placed to impose hegemony.

      But which came first the chicken or the egg? Because the U.S. was never as obsessed with the Middle East historically until Zionists started to exert influence moving U.S. interests and foreign policy in that direction.

    • I'd be ashamed too to disclose I'm a Zionist supremacist. I guess he realized that the victims commiserating in the kibbutz in the Promised Land, weren't the real victims after all. There's only so far you can push the Holocaust card with reality staring you down.

      It's hard to betray the tribe even for universal human values. How can a conflicted Zionist admit that Zionists had supremacist intent when they wrapped themselves in something so profoundly tragic as the Holocaust? Those Zionists were/are a clever lot aren't they? I'd compare it to an Omerta covenant; a bond of silence to protect the crime; with the caveat of exploiting great historical tragedy to secure that bond.

      Zionism is truly the ultimate most powerful form of supremacy and ultimate challenge to moral conscience. Like all forms of supremacy, the most renown being Nazism, it begs the question: what kind of force in the universe inspired this cult that pits a man against his soul?

    • To use the phrase ethnic cleansing to describe a legal purchase of land and a legal eviction of tenants is a misuse of the term.

      Z-leazy misinterpretation of the truth. Guess what the Z stands for?

      Zionist-supremacy.

    • But like anybody in politics today, he would have to be very cautious and strategic in bringing up any differences with the Zionist Establishment’s vast power

      Tsk-tsk; it's anti-Semitic to bring up Zionist power.

      If he weren't a Zionist he'd be excoriated; but since he's a Zionist he won't bring up anything.

      He's not an anti-Zionist people! Stop dreaming.

  • Bernie Sanders' spirituality is resonating with young religious 'None's
    • My edited version here was zapped away when I pressed Post; could you please post this version instead.

      I believe as a human being that the pain one person feels– if we have children who are hungry in America, if we have elderly people who can’t afford their prescription drugs– you know what, that impacts you, that impacts me, and I worry very much about a society where some people spiritually say, It doesnt matter to me, I got it, I don’t care about other people.

      I wrote a comment after the town hall yesterday where I summarized his statement on empathic spirituality and it's good you brought it up although I question the context. Is there some hidden meaning here that I'm just not getting?

      Spirituality is everything to me and really I don't care if it comes from a Buddhist, Muslim, Jew, Evangelical or None of these. What matters is that if someone is going to preach to me their spirituality, then they had better demonstrate integrity when they do so. If their spirituality is flawed by tribal entitlement, even by tribal fear, then whether they're None or whatever denomination they are I'm going to expose them for what they're not: someone whose empathy extends to the suffering of all humanity.

      So it matters little with whom Bernie Sanders resonates if the message he's delivering is not authentic, if his empathy is inclusive with some and excludes others that are being persecuted by the tribe he associates himself with whether in his mind it's Zionist or Jewish. But maybe he prefers to deny that this is an obstacle to the spirituality he professed yesterday; empathic spirituality, for political interest and gain. Whatever his reasoning: it's spineless, extremely flawed, hypocritical and not worthy of admiration. He deserves no pass.

      And because we're here on a site where everyday we're exposed to the unbelievable hardship and suffering that Palestinians are experiencing in perpetuity, I would have liked, hoped that you would somehow demonstrate in your opinion how this man whom you obviously admire by your comments here would advance the cause that is near and dear to your heart: justice for Palestinians. I would have liked to see you incorporate this important point: empathic spirituality, that Sanders brought up yesterday, into the cause here. But how could you? And really it's this nagging question that lingers after reading this piece.

      Because if he is in fact in denial of what Zionists, and he is definitely a Zionist, are doing to Palestinians, then I really don't get why it's important to make a fuss over him and how he resonates spiritually. He is part of the problem not the solution, and I wonder if this is not pandering to what's wrong with him instead of challenging him to make that wrong, right, just as he's been challenging Hillary to do likewise: right the wrong in her progressiveness challenging her to reject special interest funding.

      And he's challenging her now; he's not waiting and hoping that maybe she'll change because he knows that if he doesn't do so at this time; she'll go on to win and nothing will change. Therefore why should we wait and give him a pass knowing that he has this gaping flaw that will only contribute to the status quo prolonging the injustice inflicted on Palestinians? Why can't we demand of him what he's demanding of Hillary at this time, by exposing this flaw as he exposed hers with the intent of promoting change to benefit all by challenging and promoting integrity and honesty?

    • I believe as a human being that the pain one person feels– if we have children who are hungry in America, if we have elderly people who can’t afford their prescription drugs– you know what, that impacts you, that impacts me, and I worry very much about a society where some people spiritually say, It doesnt matter to me, I got it, I don’t care about other people.

      I wrote a comment after the town hall yesterday where I summarized his statement on empathic spirituality and it's good you brought it up although I question the context. Is there some a hidden meaning here that I'm just not getting?

      Spirituality is everything to me and really I don't care if it comes from a Buddhist, Muslim, Jew, Evangelical or None of these. What matters is that if someone is going to preach to me their spirituality, then they had better demonstrate integrity when they do so. If their spirituality is flawed by tribal entitlement, even by tribal fear, then whether they're None or whatever denomination they are I'm going to expose them for what they're not: someone whose empathy extends to the suffering of all humanity.

      So it matters little to who Bernie Sanders resonates with if the message he's delivering is not authentic, if his empathy is inclusive with some and excludes a group that are being persecuted by the tribe he associates himself with whether in his mind it's Zionist or Jewish. But maybe he prefers to deny that this is an obstacle to the spirituality he professed yesterday; empathic spirituality for political interest. Whatever his reasoning: it's spineless, extremely flawed, hypocritical and not worthy of admiration. He deserves no pass.

      And because we're here on a site where everyday we're exposed to the unbelievable hardship and suffering that Palestinians are experiencing in perpetuity, I would have liked, hoped that you would somehow demonstrate in your opinion how this man whom you obviously admire by your comments here would advance the cause that is near and dear to your heart: justice for Palestinians. I would have like to see you incorporate this important point: empathic spirituality that Sanders brought up yesterday into the cause here. But how could you? And really it's this nagging uestion that lingers after reading this piece.

      Because if he is in fact in denial of what Zionists, and he is definitely a Zionist, are doing to Palestinians, then I really don't get why it's important to make a fuss over him and how he resonates spiritually. He is part of the problem not the solution, and I wonder if this is not pandering to what's wrong with him instead of challenging him to make that wrong, right, just as he's been challenging Hillary to do likewise: right the wrong in her progressiveness challenging her to reject special interest funding.

      And he's challenging her now; he's not waiting and hoping that maybe she'll change because he knows that if he doesn't do so at this time; she'll go on to win and nothing will change. Therefore why should we wait and give him a pass knowing that he has this gaping flaw that will only contribute to the status quo prolonging the injustice inflicted on Palestinians? Why can't we demand of him what he's demanding of Hillary at this time, by exposing this flaw as he exposed hers with the intent of promoting change to benefit all by challenging and promoting integrity and honesty?

  • Define 'establishment candidate': Rubio and Clinton both love Netanyahu
    • First of all your comment is sickening on many levels, but bigotry like this is really over the top: but the reality is that civilized people tend to support other civilized people on their own – particularly when they are surrounded by savage radical islamists and frankly, I'm surprised you get away with it.

      Approximately 320 million of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world live in the neighborhood where your Zionist friends and maybe even you decided to squat and steal land from the Palestinians. So I suggest you take your bigotry and your supremacist bull and move to another neighborhood if you think you're all so superior and surrounded by savages, cause the round hole ain't gonna square for your ignorant peg any time soon or EVER.

      Yeah, you got it all covered for now with the American political charade parade, but you ain't the masters of the universe you brag to be -- more like a real annoying pain in the ass. And that's about the size of your importance on this planet.

    • Okay, there's differences, but here's one difference you didn't mention that affects his viability:

      Everyone knows Hillary is a centrist and right of centre on Israel; but the difference between she and he is that she isn't a hypocrite when it comes to Israel. Everyone knows she's a hawk in general and she hasn't concealed that; so her foreign policy is pretty consistent and not that inconsistent with her centrist domestic policy either.

      But Bernie is a total hypocrite, because he's obviously a real progressive; but he hasn't proven he's progressive and liberal when it comes to Israel, when it comes to human rights to an enclave ruled by Jews inflicting oppression on another nation, therefore when it regards rights legal and social for Palestinians.

      Now for me; the biggest disparity between them is that she actually has more political integrity even though I can't stand her or her policies, while he lacks that integrity at least up to now, and in fact Obama suffered from a similar problem although it's everyone's perception that was really flawed in 2004.

      Obama was in fact more centrist than the public wanted to believe and did a good job of hiding it in the primaries. Everyone was so desperate to get something radically different from Bush that there was a whole lot of denial and delusion afflicting his progressive supporters.

      Hopefully progressives have learned a lesson from the Obama experience and will demand integrity and commitment from Bernie now rather than projecting their hopes on someone who in reality is not what they imagine him to be.

      Let's not forget that Obama was against the war in Iraq as well; but look how he turned out: drone killings, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and of course pandering to Israel with greater funding and more weapons and zero support for the Palestinian peaceful initiative. He was a total fraud.

      I'm saying that people shouldn't get swept up in the whole domestic progressive issue with Sanders and let him use that façade to cover the fact that he's not really progressive when it comes to foreign policy and the issue of Israel and rights for Palestinians.

      His feet should be held to the fire on foreign policy now rather than being fooled again by a progressive veneer. I kind of suspect that at his age change doesn't come easy, but someone who's pushing a political revolution better be transparent and be ready to demonstrate consistency and integrity. Otherwise he's just another fraud, like Obama.

    • I'm glad you put this out there. The primary lineup is beyond pathetic, but it's still important to make clear who is an establishment candidate and is the least likely to break from the mold.

      Bernie and Trump are making huge mistakes already in their post Iowa stumps. Trump is doing exactly the opposite of what I wrote earlier he should be doing; as a matter of fact he's taking his vindictiveness over the edge with Cruz and that's a huge mistake because while he's obsessing over Cruz's win in Iowa; Rubio is sprinting to 1st place. Why isn't he attacking Rubio's establishment creds? He's an idiot taking on Cruz in NH when Cruz is slated for 3rd place there. And he considers himself savvy and the smartest guy in the room...oh bruuuther!

      Bernie oh Bernie! What a blunder attacking Hillary's social and domestic progressive values, when there is so much foreign policy baggage to unpack with her!

      The problem with Sanders is that he and Hillary are not that far apart on social and domestic issues, so he should stop attacking her in this arena except where it concerns special interest funding and billionaire donors, like Saban and her Lobby accreditation.

      Instead he needs to distinguish himself on foreign policy issues! He'll never make it past New Hampshire if he continues to hide his foreign policy strategy and it can't be two degrees of separation from Hillary's either. His constituents in Vermont are looking for a harder line with Israel and so are progressives everywhere else, and even some Jews. He can get more Independent support and progressive support if he adopts at a minimum a Rand Paul position on foreign policy; heck maybe he'll even pick up some Libertarians now that Paul is out of the race.

      He needs to expose Hillary's weakness is foreign policy because she's a hawk and emphasize her blunders on Iraq, Libya and Syria and that she'll continue down the disastrous path of the past 20 years! He needs to attack her on the Patriot Act and unconstitutional NSA surveillance that she supports, and finally adopt a different position on Israel! He can't continue to stand on the wrong side of history and international law in this regard! Foreign policy decisions over the past 20 years have successively led to disastrous consequences in every sense including financially! There are so many blunders to exploit in this terrain.

      He would generate a heck of a lot more enthusiasm as he leaves New Hampshire for other states if he rolls out his foreign policy instead of hiding behind it; because if he continues acting coy; deliberately rebuffing questions on Israel and shying away from foreign policy; he's done after NH. Does he really think he can advance with an ambiguous foreign policy agenda? Hell no! He's not running for CFO; he's running for CEO aka POTUS and his denial has got to go or he's finished.

  • Generational sea change within the Democratic party will also include policy towards Israel
    • Okay, I know I've been really tough on Sanders (with good reason!), but here's a positive note: I really, really like his appointment of press secretary, Symone Sanders! She's sassy, smart as a whip, and really projecting his campaign brilliantly for her young age. Only 25 and front and centre with the media in the face of challenging talking heads!

      link to huffingtonpost.com

      link to cosmopolitan.com

      link to essence.com

      Hey, this girl is starting to impress! I may have to rethink my comment that Bernie's toast out of New Hampshire.

    • I really think he's ignoring the elephant in the room; foreign policy and when Hillary addresses foreign policy he just nods his head. If he's going to brush off foreign policy he should at least not nod or demonstrate he's of the same opinion as her.

      I'm glad he's attacking Hillary on her special interest funding but he never goes as far as naming her biggest funder Haim Saban, the uber-Zionist.

      It's disappointing.

    • All this is moot anyway. Sanders is not gonna win. He's toast outta N.H. So the time to challenge him on Israel is while he thinks he's still got hope.

      70% of blacks and I'm being modest are not voting for him. Beats me why, since Hillary is really not in their best interest, but without the black vote in his corner; he's toast from hereon in.

    • First, congratulations on being fully recovered!

      Let’s get him elected and then fight with him on foreign policy, including US support for its special friend, Israel.

      That's basically what everyone said on Obama. Once they're in the big chair, forget it! Now's the time to get Sanders to man up; not when it's too late and he wastes all his energies fighting Republicans on domestic issues.

    • I was summarizing, not quoting; if you notice I didn't italicize or put in quotes deliberately. I wasn't about to quote everything, I believe my comment was long enough as it is, but my understanding is that he picked out the fact that Hillary accepts special interest money as one of the exceptions that makes him critical of her progressive integrity. And therefore my challenge to him stands in respect to the Palestinians; he's progressive on all issues EXCEPT when it comes to human rights for Palestinians, the pain of Palestinians and the injustice against Palestinians, and that's why we're here isn't it? Aren't we here to raise awareness and to expose such hypocrisy with U.S. politicians that denies justice indefinitely for Palestinians or are we here to pretend that we don't see the obstacle presented by those politicians who make a bunch of promises that cater to the U.S. electorate, and that's real nice of them as far as promises go, but who lack the guts and integrity to make the world a better place for others too.

    • Okay, I intentionally watched the Bernie Sanders part of the town hall. Hillary's I refuse to watch because I already know what to expect. And after watching Bernie's part; I'll never listen to another word that comes out of his mouth again.

      This town hall more than solidifies what I've been writing here. There was not one foreign policy question addressed to Sanders in the whole session. That's ridiculous! The questions totally pandered to his domestic progressive comfort zone.

      But I did pick up a few comments that did nothing but confirm my suspicions about him.

      1. Someone asked him how he would relate to people to whom ethnicity and religion are important, something to that effect.
      On the religious part he replied basically that he's not a practicing Jew but that he's still religious as in very spiritual and that this informs his belief that the pain of one and others impacts him very much and should impact everyone.

      So therefore I would stand up and challenge him with this: Mr. Sanders where is your spirituality when it comes to Palestinians' pain? How can you be in government for 40 or more years and remain silent as you witness people of your faith inflict terrible pain for decades on these occupied people?

      2. He was answering a question regarding legal injustice against blacks in America stating: If a police officer breaks the law that police officer must be held accountable!

      And I would stand up and challenge his integrity this way: So what about if Israel breaches the Geneva Convention every single day to ethnically oppress and systematically cleanse another people; shouldn’t Israel be held accountable by international law and be imposed sanctions seeing as you think it right that the officer should be held accountable and suffer legal consequences?

      3. He talked about being a kid and being very disturbed by big kids picking on little kids and injustice bothering him a lot and how much he dislikes injustice.

      My challenge to him is - What about Israel using disproportionate force on Palestinians a perpetually occupied people and what about justice for Palestinians, Mr. Sanders, why does this injustice never bother you enough to speak out on it and use your influence in government to bring about justice once and for all to these people oppressed by people of your own faith?

      4. And then Anderson asked him if he really believed Hillary was not progressive and this is the most telling part of his hypocrisy. He stated that while she has accomplished some good progressive things; she's selective and inconsistent; she's not always progressive; she reverts to being moderate and centrist on some issues.

      And my challenge is this: Mr. Sanders you yourself are selective in your progressiveness. You want justice for all, but not for the Palestinians, you feel the pain of others, but not the pain of Palestinians, you believe that no one should be above the law, except Israel. So Mr. Sanders, how can you point the finger of shame at Hillary's inconsistencies, when you yourself have no integrity? How can you be totally blind to your own hypocrisy?

      Oh, and he was asked how his wife would describe him in one word; and he asked her to answer, and she replied: integrity.

      Aye! It's a sad day when he is the standard for integrity. He doesn't even rise to the values he professes, and he's in denial and runs from foreign policies issues which are paramount right now with the hot mess that has been created especially by the Bush and Obama administrations and pandering to Israel's paranoia on foreign policy. And he thinks he's igniting a political revolution? Not even close. He's done.

    • Has to be his vote against Iraq invasion and his early support for the Iran deal.

      That's it? That's your benchmark for trusting him? That's the same sum total of Obama's progressive foreign policy. So then you're really saying that Sanders is an old, white version of Obama and you're ready to rush in, no questions asked, to make the same mistake twice. So based on that barometer he's off the hook and has your unconditional vote.

      And Obama was also way more progressive than Hillary on those domestic issues you separated with one bracket and we were fed the keen intellect and compassion bit too in 2004; and Obama even went further than Sanders with the tear in his eye.

      For now what I see here is more of the same repackaged with messy white hair; except this one's not going to win unless you demand and expect more from him...nowwww, instead of giving him the benefit of the doubt like you did with Obama. And he doesn't even have what Obama had going for him: desperation on the left, right and centre and the rousing eloquence to milk it.

      So unless Sanders grabs everyone now with something real compelling outside the box that's gonna rally those on different sides of the political spectrum terminally jaded by destructive foreign policy; he's done.

      Hopeless.

    • You know, if you compare where the rest of the world is on the issue of Israel, those statistics are actually abysmal.

      So the sea change isn't really a sea change unless that change starts to trickle down from the top. For some strange reason Americans are not independent thinkers like the rest of the world. Americans allow the media and politicians to dictate the narrative. This has to change before the sea change is actually that. Sure the internet helped quite a bit; but it's as if people still don't trust what they read online, they need the big machinery to reassure them. That's bad, because a lot of that machinery is run by Zionists and these gatekeepers understand the American public's addiction to their political system and the media and they milk that addiction heavily.

      So this is the moment for people to phase out the media and push for integrity in their candidates. This is the time when the internet has to push the narrative in a direction that pardon the pun trumps the direction that big media wants to take it. This is the moment where you hold those candidates feet to the fire because now is when they're most vulnerable to the will of the people.

      So now you're simply asking that Sanders draw a progressive distinction between him and his opponent on the relationship with Netanyahu. But you, and I and everyone knows that this test is waaaaay too easy. Netanyahu is not a likeable man. Most Democrats can't stand him; you stated so in this very article. So how does drawing that distinction demonstrate or prove anything when it comes to Sanders position on Israel?

      He has to go way further than Netanyahu at this point. The rule of law, international law is fundamental in progressive values; he can't pretend that it doesn't extend to Israel; that Israel is above the law, and we all know that the majority of the political class in Israel believe that Israel is above the law. Bernie has to challenge his Zionist progressive counterparts with the rule of law and set the example for them. He must prove that his progressive values extend to include Israel and the Palestinians; he's obligated to prove this if he wants to pretend he's a real progressive and especially draw a distinction at this point between Hillary's moderate, centrist position and his. Otherwise he comes off as a hypocrite plain and simple. The Netanyahu test proves nothing at all, but that like most of the world we dislike Netanyahu and not just because he's a right-wing Zionist but because he's arrogant, a liar and a relentless fear- and warmonger amongst other things.

      This bar is too low for a man who's looking to start a political revolution. This is not holding his feet to the fire or challenging him on his core progressive principles at all.

      The irony is that he's actually challenging Hillary on her progressive values; when he should be challenging the authenticity of his own.

  • Israeli designer eroticizes the Palestinian keffiyeh
  • Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the ghost of U.N. past
    • Please email a copy of this article to Bernie Sanders since he's vying for the leadership position of the honest broker.

  • Biggest loser in Iowa was foreign policy
    • I'm sorry, I have to add this passage quoted from an article Van Jones wrote in the NYT in 2010 defending himself on the 9/11 Truther smear:

      The worst of the partisans will get their comeuppance and become cautionary tales for others. Public leaders will learn to be more transparent. We will teach our children not to rush to judgment. Technology will evolve to better expose fakers.

      But the big breakthrough will come not when we are better able to spot the lies. It will come when we are better able to handle the truth about people. We are complex beings; no one is all good or all bad. And people do evolve into better people over their lives — just look at Senator Robert Byrd, who died this month and who entered politics as a segregationist and left as a statesman.

      link to nytimes.com

    • How about Chris Hedges for President?:

      link to counterpunch.org

      How about Van Jones for President?!

      link to blogs.forward.com

      I know I wrote earlier presidential contests are not supposed to be charm-fests buuuut -- is VJ the Denzel of politics or what?...aye-aye aye! Bernie who???

      link to ellabakercenter.org

    • I found an interesting discussion on Bernie Sanders that took place over a year ago on a site I just stumbled on. I watched the video of the town hall he held in Vermont and it's not good. When Bernie is responding to the woman on the subject of the bombardment of Gaza, and he's being challenged on the issue of "an occupied people have a right to resist"; he moves from the bombardment of Gaza's civilian population to Hamas and then <I?strangely--to ISIS on the same theme! I have to say that his response constitutes veiled bigotry plain and simple! And that veiled bigotry, poor soul, is symptomatic of liberal Zionists, as are contradiction and confused morality and a host of other ailments that these type of Zionists exhibit and betray, and yes, even SELF-LOATHING. Because if any group suffers from self-loathing more than any other, it's liberal Zionists! And you all know why this is, don't you? Because, their attachment to Zionism contradicts every progressive ideal in their body. It's not rocket science! Zionism and liberal ideals, Zionism and moral conscience are not compatible at all.

      link to popularresistance.org

      Therefore, I really question Sander's integrity. Of course, it's very hard to have integrity and be a Zionist. You really have to reject one to hold on to the other. It's sad really, because some liberal Zionists seem really nice...but, they're hiding behind a façade. Bernie's kind of like the Zionist version of Obama in the sense of being -- a total letdown.

      Again, I really don't like the primary lineup on any side. It's a statement on American decline. Americans should demand better for God's sake! Quit settling for scraps. Write to these candidates and give them a wake up call.

      All Bernie's supporters should challenge him as the majority in that hall did; that's real Democracy and not this popularity clown fest charade going on right now! Democracy is not about adulation and hope-y wishful thinking -- it's about recognizing contradiction, having the guts to challenge it and standing up and demanding real change and good leadership.

    • If you call holding a nation of millions of people hostage in a limbo-land of human rights violations and injustice rational then spare me your rational thinking!

      Right and moral, my ass! Hasbara bull meter: off the charts! Crawl back inside your Zionist Lobby closet where everything black appears white.

    • The jock on the left: 75% of the American people
      The intelligent guy on the right: One of the few people in the U.S. worthy of running for President of a nation calling itself Leader of the Free World.

      link to video.foxnews.com

      That 75% is the reason why the U.S. will never get a leader with wisdom and intelligence. See, this is what's wrong with Americans: Americans tear down the best among them, the lone, sane voices in a house full of lobby-funded kooks. Then the people whine, rant and bawl over their dysfunctional government; but who puts in office legislators and leaders who are leaving a world of chaos, war and looming financial and environmental disaster to their grandchildren?...the American People, that's who!

      Americans never fail to get it wrong; just look at the latest line-up vying for the top. It tells you that Americans are hooked on that dysfunction because they just can't seem to think for themselves and make intelligent choices without media and lobby influence; think outside the box to get out of the rut.

    • Now that Rubio is nipping at Trump's heels it would be the perfect opportunity for Trump to bring up the fact that Rubio is salivating after Sheldon Adelson's financial backing and that Rubio's an establishment puppet and has all kinds of corporate backing. And of course Hillary has her super-pac and Saban backing; and she is part of a political dynasty not known for transparency and is a total establishment and Lobby-accredited candidate.

      In the arena of foreign policy the only candidate who makes sense is Rand Paul; that's all I'm going to say on this except that Americans are again punch drunk when it comes to who's trust worthy.

      I don't like any candidate running, and I really don't like Trump either, because I know he's running to make Trump king, first, and America great second. but here's the sad part: a Trump/Sanders match-up would be the only tolerable outcome at this point.

      A Trump or Cruz or Rubio/Hillary election campaign would be political blackout fatigue; Trump against Hillary maybe minimally tolerable.

      The only way that Trump and Sanders get their respective nominations is if both go after Rubio and Clinton as the uber-establishment, lobby-funded, corporate-funded candidates. Trump should stop thinking that Cruz is the threat; Cruz was never his threat, and he should have stuck to being nice to him. Trump's biggest and most ideological threat is Rubio and he should start hammering away at Rubio and Clinton as two sides of the same coin. This is the strategy that will get him the lead, and will side-line Cruz in the process.

      Sanders has been way too weak in his handling of Hillary. He needs to attack her on foreign policy for the hawk that she is, attack her on her Iraq war support, attack her on her unconditional support of settlement expansion (even if he's a wuss on the Zionist issue!), attack her on Saban's backing, attack her on her pathetic role as SoS, attack her as a thoroughly untrustworthy establishment politician; attack her political machinery, attack her lack of transparency....and on and on...there's so much there not to like with Hillary. Democrats disgust me; they're the real reason settler expansionism is a runaway train. And how much have they done for blacks lately? Democrats do not own the black cause and Sanders needs to point to the lack of progress in ridding racism and black marginalization in the social and legal system.

      Sanders needs to play the independent card to the hilt with Miss Hillary!

      One more thing; since Hillary won with the dubious squeaker; CNN is now the official media outlet for the Hillary campaign; dropping Trump like a hot potato for now. Hillary's going viral on CNN today. It's really sickening. I think I preferred it when Trump was viral; at least I got a laugh once in a while.

  • Parody New York Times 'supplement' criticizing paper's coverage of Israel/Palestine distributed on streets of NYC
    • In that case maybe someone can get you a laminated or framed copy for your home office before it appreciates!

    • So the fact that Israel gets billions in U.S. funds and you've stolen tens of thousands of acres of other people's land and U.S. politicians pander to Israel is Israel-hating garbage instead of what it really is; the simple truth. So then you're saying that those who love Israel suppress the truth, and exposing the truth is hating? Only in the upside down world of Zionism is the truth hateful. Your Zionism is worthless if it needs to surround itself with a wall of self-deception and gatekeepers of deception all over the western world. How long do you plan to keep up the charade that's already transparent to the rest of mankind?

    • @Mooser

      There's no such thing as bad publicity. Traction brings awareness; check the Independent's comments.

    • Brilliant!

      So effective. Somewhere in a more evolved parallel universe where a media untouched by Zionism exists, and truth and justice reign supreme this is how their Times would report on the anomaly called Zionism.

      Woe is us - we got stuck with the inferior Times.

    • @hophmi

      Yeah, and you're the resident Zionist expert on stealing property...

      Acres and acres of it!

    • Proof that Zionism is also incompatible with a sense of humor.

    • Property, maybe -- intellectual, not so much!

  • Cut the Gordian Knot -- a response to Ban Ki-moon's landmark speech
    • If we look to myth in history, the unravelling of Gordian's Knot calls for a leader who is graced by the gods.

      But in the absence of such a leader; I believe that the answer lies in the rule of law, because men are selfish by nature. Therefore there is a necessity for the rule of law. When the rule of law is not applied equally; when some think they are above the law, and others are not protected equally under law, then you have the excuse for Gordian's Knot.

      No one should be inferior or superior in the eyes of the law. This results in a fatal lack of trust. Gordian's Knot is bred in this fatal lack of trust where there is imbalance in the application of the law. What's needed to solve the conflict - restore the rule of law and equal adherence to the law and it starts with returning to legally-recognized ownership of land.

      And Zionists have no right to say: I'll return this to you if you guarantee us this. They must return what they stole regardless to re-establish trust, balance and equality under law, period. Then all parties must adhere to the rule of law from that point forward.

      Zionism however is contrary to rule of law principles where fictitious Jewish entitlement is concerned and therein lies a huge part of the problem. Such superiority has no place under law. This zealotry will always be a source of conflict. Zionism cannot exist with the rule of law; there is no equality under Zionism. The end of Zionism will be the beginning of peace.

  • Michael Bloomberg has been a fervent supporter of Israel, to a point
    • Rupert Murdoch just urged Bloomberg to throw his hat in the ring now; and he's been after him to run for months now. Is this an indirect endorsement? You bet!

      link to politico.com

      Just one more reason not to vote for Bloomberg.

      I suspect his ego and Zionist interest will get the better of him and he'll run. All those Murdoch billions and his own behind Zionism...yuk!

    • Exploit centrist hysteria: just one way to sneak a hard-core Zionist in through the back door.

      Americans are collectively punch drunk right now and when they wake up the morning after the election; they're going to kick themselves in the head.

      It looks like the prediction I made months ago regarding the outcome on the Republican side (Trump/Cruz) is so far coming true; I'll be back to gloat about my psychic skills...just kidding!

      Side note: If this turns out to be a three-way race between Sanders and two billionaires, one, the equivalent of a Manchurian Israel firster Zionist; then Sanders better milk these potential subversions of democracy to the last drop--if he wins the nomination of course, slim chance.

      If Hillary wins and ends up part of a three-ring circus, then no matter who wins the election, it'll be an 8-year hangover, only much worse, for everyone on the Left AND the Right. Oh, and Centre too!

      Invest in migraine medication early.

  • 'NYT' and 'Washington Post' run professor's articles defending settlements without stating he is a settler
    • As part of BDS everyone should each welcome 5 Jewish families squatting on the West Bank to move into their communities and neighborhoods in Canada, Britain, the U.S., Australia, you name it wherever BDS is growing until the West Bank is emptied for the return of Palestinian refugees, that way Zionist Jews have no more excuse to pretend that they need Israel as a second homeland because they fear discrimination. Jewish communities in the diaspora are doing very well, they're affluent; have everything anyone could want; their children are well-educated; they are treated equally like everyone else. Meanwhile Palestinian refugees are homeless, without a state, with next to no rights, no social safety net, they have nothing and many are impoverished living in run down shacks.

      The people in that video disgust me and not because they're Jews, but because they're inhumane and want to have it all at the expense of those who have nothing . F! their entitlement!

    • Kinda OT, but anyone aware of the New Jersey teacher of Palestinian descent who was fired for showing a Malala video in her class?

      Someone even called the FBI to harass this woman and called her a terrorist on Facebook.

      You'd think the citizens of New Jersey would be glad Palestinians immigrated to New Jersey making more room for New Jersey Jews on Palestinian land, but it looks like Palestinians and Muslims in general are soon to be the wandering demographic to be rejected by all in the 21st century.

      link to thedailybeast.com

      Anti-Islamic hate is on the rise.

  • Elliott Abrams wants John Kerry to STFU about Palestine
    • link to media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com

      Uncanny, they say we all have a double somewhere...his happens to be Statler. Lol!

    • Abrams is the one on the right:

      link to media.tumblr.com

      No offense to Statler.

    • Why do you use the term “so called” for the Palestinian case or cause?

      You know why. He's an ay-hat and I'm being really kind.

    • “At a recent Haaretz side session at the Jewish Federations’ General Assembly, I hosted Peter Beinart for a conversation entitled “Israelis are from Mars, American Jews are from Venus.”

      Perhaps they would have felt right at home in a parallel forum convened by someone like Sheldon Adelson

      I have a better idea: how about altogether they take off for a parallel universe!

      Zionist criminals and their American liberal enablers deserve a karmic experience: having to tolerate each other in some lonely universe eternally.

    • He should have stuck to, baloney!....and you should have stuck to being a pretend liberal and not come out of the Zionist closet as a rabid right winger.

    • I deeply hope Kerry’s juxtaposition of massive Israeli crimes with Muslim reactions is an indicator of where America’s foreign policy is going.

      Uh...no.

    • “Israel needs a strong America by its side, and we need a strong Israel by our side,” she said, urging “the strong US-Israeli relations” be taken to the “next level.”...We need an Israel that is a bastion of stability

      Yaaagh! Where's the soap? I need a shower after immersing myself into so much hogwash! Hillary's Zionist mantra bores me to tears; she seems to think the sham, defunct peace process is still trending like her latest pantsuit. Just imagine having that bullshet regurgitated for 8 lonnnng years; it's enough to send someone running hysterically screaming into Trump's arms...what a nightmarish thought! By the end of her first term, we'll have an exact count of every wrinkle on her face--we'll be that bored to death. It's a choice between Hillary ego and Trump ego...hmmm, decisions, decisions. Mr. Orange Hair is suddenly squeaking by.

      America is doomed; Cheney's shadow is about to resurrect.

      p.s - In today's America, a live American illegal settler terrorist who murdered is worth 10 or more dead Palestinians. Sorry for the cynicism; I'm just telling it like it is.

    • @ ivri

      Lordie, this has to be the most delusional post I've ever read! Quit dreaming with the collapse of the Islamic world. There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world growing exponentially so I suggest you start learning to live with that reality! And speaking of insanity and trying the same thing over and over again, stop trying to fit your round peg racist country into the square hole you Zionists insisted on barging into. And it is it is, a small shitty little country with supremacist illusions of grandeur. If so then something truly big, almost metaphysical, is taking place right in front of our eyes! Yeah, it's really big alright and right in front of your eyes too...sheesh! Headline: The only thing in front of your lying eyes is that big thing coming straight at your Zionist country that looks like the gigantic iceberg it's about to crash into that's going to sink your fairy tale atlantis, the Empire that never will be, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!

      So are you awake yet? Yeah, it was just a cult, that's all.

  • Trump wasn't anti-Semitic
    • Jewish wealth has long been a factor in anti-Semitic hatred.

      Not so sure about this. I think the hatred and sometimes it's more resentment than hatred comes from what someone does with their wealth and not so much that they're wealthy. If someone's in the 1% and they subvert the democratic process of the 99% by purchasing policy, then they're asking for a whole lot of resentment. If someone uses their wealth to control the media narrative to exclude another version of the facts or to demonize a large group of people and justify their collective punishment and someone uses their wealth to be exempt from or above the law, or breach the law without condemnation because they have influence over legislation created or those who legislate and in turn influence legislators to disregard domestic or international law, then again, they ask for what they get, and so on. It's not the wealth; it's the corruption and those who struggle for a living and are only entitled to their democratic right/expression at the ballot box just to have it subverted by those with wealth after the lofty speeches full of bull then they have every right to be angry with those who strip them of that priceless entitlement turning it into a sham. Democracy is a right of all wealthy and not but not something to be purchased by the former. Then it becomes a sham democracy and Zionists know a whole lot about sham democracies since they set one up in Israel.

      And it’s not a Jewish problem, it’s the problem inherent in late capitalism. And many Jews (including Bernie) are among those working against that unfairness.

      This is pretty naïve and many is overstating it. And lemme put it this way: I would say to those Jews working against unfairness that they work against the unfairness being inflicted on Palestinians in their name first; that way one can be sure that their work against unfairness in America isn't a conscience cleansing ritual for the unfairness they help to generate over in Israel.

      Regarding Donald; the reason he keeps his cards on the subject of Jerusalem and the '67 borders close to his chest is because he's thinking beyond the primaries. He needs more than a Republican majority to become President; he needs independents as well. He's a shyster; all his colors will be revealed the day after he's sworn in. But in a choice between Hillary and Trump; hell leave the country and go live in Canada. Because when it comes down to it is that even a choice or an undemocratic trap?

  • Why Rabbi Susan Talve was called a 'real terrorist' by St Louis activists
    • Such a long letter by JVP; such a waste of genuine concern for the lives and welfare of Palestinians thrown like precious pearls at this woman who's heart is stone cold and who's soul is afflicted with the moral contradiction that Zionism creates because this is what Zionism is; she is the personification of Zionism.

      Why waste time on this individual? The Black Movement should reject whatever this woman offers as her hypocrisy sullies the struggle for equal justice. She is not worthy to represent in any way the cause for justice that the Black Movement is about.

      When she comes knocking to cleanse her conscience with the Black Movement because that is all she is doing, attempting to cleanse her conscience, the door should be slammed in her face as she slammed the door in the face of Palestinian men, women and children fighting and struggling for generations for rights in their own land.

  • Top Israel advocate uses San Bernardino killings to attack Islam
    • And someone justifies this hate-baiting as: Islam is not a race. So if one accepts this logic, when 2000 Palestinians were slaughtered in the last massacre against them, the NYP should have then titled a front page: Jewish killers, right? And then that smart-ass could justify the headline with: Judaism is not a race.

    • How, by approving of mass expulsion of Mexican illegals...or the mass expulsion of the legal inhabitants of Palestine, the Palestinians?

      A man who ridicules a physical deformity rises in the polls and this fact reflects not only on him but on a large part of American society.

    • Ever since 9/11 Zionists have been busy, busy, busy stirring the pot of Islamophobia. your problem is our problem blah, blah, blah!.

      Legitimize genocide agenda: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and they can only wish: Iran...and the mass killing of Muslims continues.

      And still people don't get it; that diminishing our rights, creating police states to protect us while killing Muslims everywhere is not the solution to the problem; it incites more violence.

      Zionists like this guy are planting the seeds of fear and hate and can't wait for Christians and Muslims to collide in the mother of all holy wars while they sit back in their armchairs and watch us destroy each other like they watched Gaza burn in the last massacre on those people in their concentration camp. And why do they sow these seeds of fear, suspicion and hate? Because they want to justify their grand theft, their crimes against Palestinians and clear Israel of what they want others to understand are not human beings, but heathen.

  • Reports on Rubio and Cruz's big Jewish donors forget to mention Israel
    • American politics = Zionist influence racket

      I just have to wonder: when individuals like Trump and Cruz have such high poll numbers right now; and Zionist hawkish Hillary is the only hope what is the average IQ of the American public? Hillary was a terrible SoS and she'll be an even worse President. And Trump; aye, I don't even wanna go there!

      So many universities and no independent, enlightened thinking. No inspired, enlightened leaders not influenced by Zionism stepping up, zero. I really hope that the U.S. stops becoming the leader of the free world. Who needs this backward kind of leadership and a mass that thinks Trump is anything better than a glorified car salesman and clown? It just proves how much racism really exists in America when his poll numbers go up every time he makes an inflammatory racist comment. It's time for this Empire to go the way of all previous ones.

  • Photo Essay: Scenes from the funeral of Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh, 19
  • Video: 'I killed for you, with these hands!' cries Israeli veteran with PTSD
    • Oh puh-leez, you Zionists slaughtered thousands of innocent women and children over the years! Quit with the hypocritical, double-standard attack on talknic already!

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