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  • Clinton to drop Israel from 'public' speeches, put it back in 'with donors' -- email
    • "All the smart guys in Tel Aviv thought Bibi was having a nervous breakdown. In the US you could never get away with those kind of racist appeals. But, man, did it work."

      BB clearly understands the fundamentals of racism and that he can get away with expressing what is really going on. Racism in action...he gets it that Israel has and can get away with it.

      That Hillary will support no matter what.

      MSNBC host, CNN host not mentioning Wikileaks at all. Silence

      On Friday night Fox News Megyn Kelly lets those not reporting about Wikileaks drops off the hook by saying "they are so complicated" and the MSM likes easy reporting. Odd

  • Clues to the end of the world shared during final 2016 presidential debate
    • Oh yeah Mort Zuckerman in that discussion group too with Clinton. Best video coverage of dinner on Cspan

    • Last night (Wednesday) during the debate Clinton asked Trump if he would refuse to be influenced by Russia. Trump said he would not be influenced by "any country" If you watched the Al Smith dinner tonight you witnessed Henry Kissenger, Schumer having some looked like intense conversation with Clinton. The I lobby is one of the groups that own Clinton's foreign policy. All war hawks As if Israel does not have influence...

  • B'Tselem calls on world to 'intervene' to stop 'more perfect occupation,' and Netanyahu goes ballistic
    • off topic...Last night (Wednesday) during the debate Clinton asked Trump if he would refuse to be influenced by Russia. Trump said he would not be influenced by "any country" If you watched the Al Smith dinner tonight you witnessed Henry Kissenger, Schumer having some looked like intense conversation with Clinton. The I lobby is one of the groups that own Clinton's foreign policy. All war hawks As if Israel does not have influence...

      Phil if you happen to be watching the Al Smith dinner. Notice how Kissenger was only a few rows behind Clinton. He hovered around her for quite some time waiting to speak with her. Can't think of the other man with him that appears on Joe Scarborough all of the time. Part of the I lobby mafioso. Schumer and Clinton looked like they had an intense discussion...Kissenger too. Best video coverage was on Cspan. Chris Matthews fit a hob nob in with her too.

      Trump's best line was when he said he had met with Hillary's election team and then went on to point them out in the crowd. NBC, CNN, etc etc. Funny as hell

  • In email, Clinton calls for a 'Potemkin' peace process
  • Necessary Transformations: Ending the claim to exclusivity
    • On the exclusivity issue...Americans are not that different than Israeli's. How often do you hear Americans think, feel or write about the fundamentally racist invasions, military interventions in Libya, Syria and the deadly consequences discussed on our MSM. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have been killed, injured, millions turned into refugees in large part due to the Bush/Cheney, Wolfowitz, Obama/Clinton. Anne Marie Slaughter foreign policy turned into military actions, proxy wars, Muslim lives seem not to matter to most Americans...dispensable . Shameful

  • The battle over Obama's legacy, featuring Netanyahu, Zogby, liberal Zionists, and 88 senators
    • One person, one vote, one state. Israel closed the doors to a 2ss long ago, 1ss only solution, Let's hope Obama puts his words into action

      Made it, What is the latest with the comments section, Hope folks keep sharing all MW pieces via fb onto other sites etc,

  • Israel begins deporting women who tried to sail to Gaza
    • Hoping folks share this story and respond to the request of the brave women who participated in this human rights act focused on justice for Palestinians.

  • Adelson: My 'most important' project ups Jewish inmarriage from 42 to 76 percent
    • Keep going back and taping "post comment" again and again

    • Adelson unabashed in his celebration of ethnocentricity.

      Phil have you noticed how often Chris Matthews refers to the deadly chosen wars, interventions in Iraq, Libya, Syria as "stupid" wars. Stupid...that is the strongest description Chris Matthews can come up with for these crimes against humanity that both the Bush and Obama administrations have been involved in. "stupid" He says this over and over again. My latest comment at CM's fb Hardball page "Monday Oct 3. Chris why do you continually refer to the middle east wars which we know Clinton has been deeply involved in pushing for as "stupid" over and over again you call those wars "stupid" Come on Matthews you are more of a wordsmith than that. (although dishonest in your application). Those horrific decisions that HRC has been deeply involved in making have been catastrophic, horrific, cataclysmic, devastating, dreadful, horrendous, horrible, frightful, fearful, awful, terrible, atrocious, heinous; horrifying, shocking, appalling, harrowing, gruesome;
      hideous, grisly, gory, ghastly, unspeakable, monstrous, nightmarish, sickening. Crimes against humanity, war crimes. Take your pick Mr. Wordsmith or include them all. Your weak description of the cost of U.S. actions in the middle east are pathetic and and deeply disrespectful of all of those who have lost their lives, been injured and turned into refugees because of the gruesome decisions that Clinton has been deeply involved in. If there is a hell she is going to be spending some time there."

  • Problem with Comments
    • Tried once, again and three times a charm.

    • Just tried to put this up under Phil's latest. Will try it here. Phil have you noticed how often Chris Matthews refers to the deadly chosen wars, interventions in Iraq, Libya, Syria as "stupid" wars. Stupid...that is the strongest description Chris Matthews can come up with for these crimes against humanity that both the Bush and Obama administrations have been involved in. "stupid" He says this over and over again. My latest comment at CM's fb Hardball page "Monday Oct 3. Chris why do you continually refer to the middle east wars which we know Clinton has been deeply involved in pushing for as "stupid" over and over again you call those wars "stupid" Come on Matthews you are more of a wordsmith than that. (although dishonest in your application). Those horrific decisions that HRC has been deeply involved in making have been catastrophic, horrific, cataclysmic, devastating, dreadful, horrendous, horrible, frightful, fearful, awful, terrible, atrocious, heinous; horrifying, shocking, appalling, harrowing, gruesome;
      hideous, grisly, gory, ghastly, unspeakable, monstrous, nightmarish, sickening. Crimes against humanity, war crimes. Take your pick Mr. Wordsmith or include them all. Your weak description of the cost of U.S. actions in the middle east are pathetic and and deeply disrespectful of all of those who have lost their lives, been injured and turned into refugees because of the gruesome decisions that Clinton has been deeply involved in. If there is a hell she is going to be spending some time there."

  • Video: Israeli soldiers' nighttime raid of house of two Palestinians killed in demonstrations
    • Where are the international human rights responses and enforcement of human rights laws in these cases of horrible abuse, Heard a former Israeli soldier in Boulder Colorado talk about his participation in these human rights abuses, Israeli soldiers are terrorist in large part

      Terrifying for all,,,especially children, Clearly the intent of Israel.....wanting the Palestinians people to be in a perpetual state of fear and anxiety,

  • 'Beholden to AIPAC' -- progressive senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama's actions
    • thanks Mooser

    • Here at Mondoweiss you used to be able to tap your name to see your comments and the comments of others to look at responses. Not working any longer. I am a bit backwards with all of this.

    • Senator Elizabeth Warren's statements about the middle east, Palestine/Israel all line up with the neocons/Hillary Clinton/Wolfowitz/Dennis Ross.

    • Phil this has been at the top of Huffington Post all morning. As if the U.S. and Clinton etc are not beholden to Israel. As if Clinton's advisors to don't have very corrupt ties to Israel.


      U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin

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      "U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue.

      The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discussed with senior members of Congress during recent briefings about suspected efforts by Moscow to influence the presidential election, the sources said. After one of those briefings, Senate minority leader Harry Reid wrote FBI Director James Comey, citing reports of meetings between a Trump adviser (a reference to Page) and “high ranking sanctioned individuals” in Moscow over the summer as evidence of “significant and disturbing ties” between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin that needed to be investigated by the bureau."

    • Indeed. Sure miss new post by the Leverett's, You?

      Thank goodness for the monumental efforts to inform the public about the situation on Iran based on facts. Even though MSNBC host like Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell would not have them on. We did have Melissa Harris Perry who had Hillary on about five times I believe.

      Hell even Diane Rehm did not have them on during the fight for the Iran deal. Pathetic

  • Two women's boats set sail for Gaza in effort to break blockade
    • Hope and pray it is a peaceful trip, We know on their end it will be, Bet Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell and the rest of the MSNBC host will be silent on this action,

      Was glad to see them cover the North Dakota "Water is life" protest etc, Certainly will not be the case in this situation, Not brave enough,

  • 'Shame on you,' Israel, for turning Obama 'into some Jew hater,' Tom Friedman says
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      Why Does the United States Give So Much Money to Israel?

      The two countries just signed a new military-aid deal—the biggest pledge of its kind in American history. It have may seemed inevitable, but the record-setting moment is also rife with irony.

  • After building a protest movement, West Bank village of Nabi Saleh steps back from weekly Friday protests
    • Over half of the village injured. 50 permanently disabled. Lost two family members. Unbelievable human tolls.

      What incredible stamina, commitment. Awe struck.

      Pleased to read they will continue once a month.

      Has anyone donated to this honorable cause?

      Sure folks noticed that in the "Commander in Chief" forum Matt Lauer did not ask anything about the I/P conflict. Zero

  • The United States of Innocence -- the worldview of Major Todd Pierce (retired), Part 2
    • Been thinking about Trump's imperialist statements that "we should have taken Iraq's oil." That is essentially what took place. Clinton supported. U.S. Imperialism in action..

      "From ExxonMobil and Chevron to BP and Shell, the West's largest oil companies have set up shop in Iraq. So have a slew of American oil service companies, including Halliburton, the Texas-based firm Dick Cheney ran before becoming George W. Bush's running mate in 2000.

      U.S. Imperialism in concrete form:
      The US Embassy In Baghdad Cost A Staggering $750 Million [PHOTOS]

      Remember Paul Bremmer was sent into Iraq soon after the illegal and immoral invasion to privatize oil etc in Iraq. Which had been nationalized link to
      The Handover That Wasn't
      Before his departure, CPA chief Paul Bremer issued 100 Orders to dramatically restructure Iraq's economy to fit…

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    • Have not read this second part, but will. Major Todd Pierce movement towards the stance Andrew Bacevich has taken for several decades.

      Heads up...on Charlie Rose last night (Friday Sept 9th) Ian Bremmer stated that he thinks Obama will move to recognize Palestine after elections. Now that would be quite the Netanyahu thumping and a much needed one at that. Have to wonder

  • Many leftwing Israelis are leaving the country -- 'Forward' breaks an important story
    • It does seem like anyone with a conscience would leave Israel, Although one might say the same for all of the death and destruction the U.S. has caused in the middle east. Why do we stay?

  • New York Times is on the scent of another Russian agent... Julian Assange
    • No matter how many times I witness the msm flip what should be the focus of an issue to whatever they so choose I am always stunned that the masses fall for it. For instance the wikileaks release of DNC emails confirming the DNC had "rigged the system" for Clinton now it totally focused on the "Russians are coming" the Russians are influencing our election.

      The DNC "rigged system" issue was really never picked up by anyone at MSNBC etc. Joy Reid, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews so sold out.


  • Daniel Berrigan's 1973 prophecy: Israel is becoming 'the tomb of the Jewish soul'
    • No way in hell would Berrigan be chosen to be Pope. He might have burned the place down. He threatened the patriarchal, oppressive, extremely wealthy system

      Who knew that Jeremy Scahill knew the Berrigan brothers. Their inspirational actions touched so many. They were so consistent in their application of their deep humanitarian beliefs. Vietnam, Civil rights, nuclear weapons, Israel's oppressive system.

      In this clip link to Chris Wallace ask Berrigan if not being as big as they had been in the 60's, 70's bothered Father Berrigan.

      Berrigan's response "No I don't think we ever felt our conscience was tied to the other end of a T.V. cord. I think we have tried for a number of years to do what was right because it was right." Whether the issue is Vietnam, Iraq, Israel...the Berrigan brothers were deeply committed to their humanitarian values.

    • Not sure who the man is to the left of Daniel Berrigan....nailed it " Not only are we killing people through violent physical war, but we are also killing them through the extension of our economic, political empire."

      The Holy Outlaw

    • The Berrigan brothers, Cantonsville 9 inspired millions of us to walk our human rights and social justice talk. As a young Catholic girl in 1967 their words and actions moved me to get deeply involved in anti-Vietnam actions and civil rights in the U.S.

      Their actions were rooted in deep spiritual beliefs. Thomas Merton inspired many of us during this same period. Many Notre Dame nuns too.

      Cantonsville 9

  • 'Everything that we have done since 9/11 is wrong' -- the worldview of Major Todd Pierce (Retired)
    • "all those protest didn't stop the warmongers" Indeed. In many ways only reinforced how out of control or in control the neo, oil, theo cons are. I think these enormous efforts left many feeling impotent and turned into apathy and complacency.

      Although clearly Sanders was able to unite concerned citizens and sure sounds like he inspired many to get involved at local levels and run for office.

      On Jill Stein planning to vote for her. Will be the first time in 45 years of being active in Dem Presidential campaigns that I will vote for a third party candidate. Have never voted for a proven and deadly war hawk. Not planning to do it now...

    • " This morning, Joe Scarborough said you know the Democrats have gotten rid of their Vietnam syndrome. They’re back in full warfare mode. They’re just triumphant. There’s a satisfaction that both parties are united on their foreign policy. No more of this antiwar dissent, or Democrats apologizing for what we’re doing. We finally silenced the antiwar left. There’s a triumphalism being expressed."

      Hundreds of thousands of Americans (into the millions nacross the nation) marched, lobbied their reps, protested before the invasion, Against the invasion, In D.C. there were three anti invasion marches before January 2003, The first one had about 30,ooo then increased in size, The anti invasion march in Feb of 2003 was massive,

      In all of these anti invasion marches there were teachers, plumbers, students, people of all ages. I marched with the Vets in New York, Vets from WWII, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Hell I pushed an old guy who was 9o at the time in a wheel chair, He had served during WWII,

      The 9/11 families against the invasion led the anti invasion march along with Vets, I have friends whose daughter was a stewardess on the United flight who was killed, Bev and John Titus were at the front of the anti invasion march link to

      Keep in mind this happened before the invasion, 30 million world wide marched against the invasion....BEFORE THE INVASION link to

      What the media and our government/military learned from Vietnam was not what one would not start another unnecessary war, They learned not to show those sitting at home watching the news who was really out there trying to stop the invasion, The powers that be learned not to show the American people what the results were in Iraq, Libya, Syria, The extremely well paid talking heads like Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow etc go along,

      The draft ended after Vietnam another thing the military learned, Cut the draft, Less resistance because fewer often poorer people join the military, Keep the public in the dark....easier

      Sure did not see msm cameras at those early anti invasion marches, Sure don't hear or see, Fox,CNN, MSNBC covering what has and is going on as a result of the Obama administrations interventions in Libya, Syria

      Many of us were involved with the Vietnam anti war movement

  • France's burkini ban is a dangerous, Islamophobic assault on feminist values
    • You can be assured "a modest dress of Jewish orthodox lady" would not be required t-o strip. This would be considered anti-semitic" and it would be. This would make big news all over the world.

      This is absolutely "anti Muslim" and .feminist. Let those who want to cover up cover up. For heavens sake this is insane.

    • Indeed...redongdiculous....

    • French police demanding Muslim woman to take off burkini seems criminal. Talk about the French being anti feminist. "Hey you lady strip" in France "you are required to show tits and ass" "breast and buttocks" if you want to be more proper.

      Next the French will be passing the "Pro show tits and ass legislation" What the hell.

      Leave people who want to cover up alone. Talk about anti choice. Who cares? Men addicted to getting their ya ya's off by catching the skin show on the beach. Geez...

  • Let's talk about Russian influence
    • When Obama picked Hillary as his Secretary of State my mind and mouth dropped. The hundreds of hours I had put into doing my part and more in getting Obama elected went down the tubes Then they brought Ross in for awhile and one knew the pre election hopes were dust when it came to foreign policy changes

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    • Nailed it Phil. Although wanted more exposure of Israeli agent Dennis Ross. Also Senator Schumer's efforts to take the Iran deal down because that is what Israel wanted.

      MSNBC host were obsessed with the Russian influence scare. Joy Reid, Lawrence O'Donnells were obsessed. Joy would talk about the Trump campaign using scare tactics and in just a few moments go into a song and dance scare act "the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming" O'Donnell went over the cliff night after night.

      As I watched and commented at their FB pages about how they never ever mention the influence of Israel on our elections...never.

  • After Palestinian takes gold in Rio for Jordan, Israelis claim his roots are 'Israeli'
    • Thought the Jordan hierarchy was sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. Queen Rania I know is Palestinian....and guess there was some controversy. However when I heard the former Queen of Jordan speak about this issue on Cspan's Washington Journal she was so factual about the issue. Impressive...also Queen Rania.

      Seems odd they would be sensitive to someone acknowledging their roots. But of course only the individuals involved can decide such a thing.

    • Would be a great interview for MW to do. Interview Ahmed....?

    • Interesting that this lovely talented young couple are singing "One Day" wondering what they do to make "One Day" become a reality . link to

  • Jill Stein defends BDS in CNN town hall
  • The politics of Jewish ethnocentrism
    • "So the “Jeffrey Goldberg’s Jews”, are very threatened by the “Glenn Greenwald Jews” of this world, and the Jill Stein’s, and the Phil Weiss’s. They are a huge psychological threat to people like Jeffrey Goldberg.
      Look at the most antisemitic article of the election campaign.
      Prager on Sanders. Prager uses every anti semitic stereotype on Sanders. link to
      Why? Its because Sanders and Greenwald cause the most cognitive dissonance for the ethnocentrics. Because these non-ethnocentric Jews act like they just “HAPPEN TO BE” Jews.” Being Jewish doesn’t seem to mean much to them. Nothing like it does to the ethnocentrics. -"

      Damn Yakov.....go go go

  • Beinart calls anti-Zionists 'revolutionaries'
    • Check out what Chris Matthews said about Hillary the other night Chris Matthews has admitted out loud a few times how "hawkish" Clinton has been and will continue to be " I have talked with her (Hillary Clinton) I get the sense she is not really shaken by Vietnam or Iraq"

      Totally spot on. The hundreds of thousands (many reports say into the millions) of people murdered, injured, millions displaced in Iraq, Libya, Syria as a direct consequence of the foreign policy and military decisions by the Bush/Cheney, Obama/Clinton administrations which have destabilized the middle east and caused horrific human outcomes "Does Putin want Trump to be President?" link to

  • In overwhelming vote, leading Lutheran branch calls on US to cut off aid to Israel
    • Really is true that Israel has become their own worst enemy. With Clinton as President situation can only become even more horrific...if that is possible.

    • Thanks Annie. another crack in the wall that Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and the ilk will not even whisper about. Too many Trump comments to report about,

      Although as Art Gish said years ago "Israel does not care about what others think. The situation for the Palestinians just keeps getting worse."

      Certainly will get worse for Palestinians if Clinton ends up in the White House

      Sharing sharing

  • Lawsuit aims to block U.S. foreign aid to Israel as clandestine nuclear power
    • Grant Smith amazing work.
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      Kennedy last President to challenge Israel on their nuke program.

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      Efforts to convince Israel to sign NPT

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      An item on Israeli nuclear capabilities and threat was on the agenda of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency for a number of years, and the Conference repeatedly adopted resolutions calling upon Israel to place its nuclear installations under Agency safeguards.

      In 1992 the Conference endorsed the President's statement that "... in view of the peace process already under way in the Middle East, the aim of which was to conclude a comprehensive and just peace in the region, and which included in particular discussions on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East, it would be desirable not to consider the present agenda item at the thirty-sixth regular session."

      The policies of the present Israeli Government have obstructed the peace process in the Middle East and all initiatives to free the region of the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction, and in particular of nuclear weapons, have failed.

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  • Black Lives Matter will defeat the Israel lobby (because the lobby can't debate reality)
  • Israel has demolished more Palestinian homes in first half of 2016 than all of 2015
    • As is always the case..Allison thank you for your depressing reports that we need to read and take in. As is always the case Israel year after year, decade after decade destroys Palestinians homes and lives. No need to wonder why Palestinians etc are so angry and pushed to use violence to bring attention to their plight

      If only Israel were held to international standards and agreements. Not going to get any better with a Clinton administration. More than likely worse for the Palestinians.

      All of this hullabaloo about Trump allegedly being beholden to Russia when we all know Clinton is beholden to Israel

  • Netanyahu distorts a Palestinian's helpless reaction to occupying soldiers to dehumanize Palestinian parents
    • Tell it xanadou. Intentional humiliation, theft of land and lives creates horrific despair. And then BB pisses all over Palestinians again with his well thought out and terribly twisted misrepresentation.

      If there is a hell he will be there.

  • Democrats who care about Palestine -- prepare to be censored by the media
    • This is the first time in my die hard Dem voting life (45 years of voting) that I have no candidate with a chance to win to vote for. Without Bernie as a contender and cannot stomach voting for a proven and deadly war hawk like Hillary with massive tie$ to Wall Street, promoted fracking around the world as Secretary of State, was for the TPP before she was against, was against the Iran deal before she was for. Just cannot do it.

      Will be the first time I have ever voted for a third party candidate...going Jill Stein at this point.

      Have never voted for such a proven war hawk. Not about to start now.

      Following Muhammad Ali's lead...courage of one's convictions.

    • Thanks Annie.

    • Really did not care so much about my comment not getting through. Knew there had to be technical difficulties. Just seemed likely that others had possibly tried to do so in response to this incredible piece by Phil. So much here

    • Would not go through at all. Wondering if other folks were having same problem. The above comment went through and similar to what I had been trying to get through.

    • Put up a comment yesterday. Did not make it. Clearly with only 6 comments up in response to this incredible piece..something is up.

      Phil this is an incredibly well done and substantive piece. Thank you.

      Matthews has been dipping his toes in a bit for years. Always on the safe side. Always. On MSNBC Dylan Ratigan, Cenk Uygar, Melissa Harris Perry have all gone much farther on the I/P, issue as well as on Iran than Chris Matthew, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Al Sharpton who all play it really safe and dishonest. Those huge multi million dollar paychecks keep them behind the wall of silence so methodically put up and kept in place in our MSM over the decades.

      Melissa Harris Perry went much further than anyone on this issue and providing the public with a wider and more accurate view of the conflict and the deal with Iran by having foreign policy expert Hillary Mann Leverett on many times over the last couple of years. Sure seems like MHP may have been bought off by MSNBC when they sent her on her way. Must have bought her silence on the reasons for her departure out of the MSNBC back door. Tensions boiling over in the Middle East | MSNBC

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      Remember this : Glenn Greenwald and Dylan Ratigan Destroy Neocon Warmongering ...

      Video for Dylan Ratigan Glenn Greenwald Cliff May▶ 12:55

  • NY state senator wants to cut off university funds to SJP
  • Clintonites oppose 'occupation' mention in platform-- as Cornel West says party is 'beholden to AIPAC'
    • Cornell "would you allow/argue for using the word occupation in the platform?"

      Wexler "no"

    • thanks for this Phil. Going to watch whole platform meeting.

      Did you see this one. A caller brings up Israel's nuclear weapons undeclared and uninspected. Flavin while acknowledges Israel's weapons then goes into why they will never agree to declare, be inspected etc.

      Washington Journal Barbara Slavin Iran Nuclear | Video |

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  • Michael Lerner brings down the house at Muhammad Ali funeral by standing up for Palestinians and against Netanyahu
    • Watched live and noticed Clinton first laughing in a mocking way, then looking down when Lerner went for the jugular.

      I believer Lerner was challenging all of us to hold Clinton's feet to the fire if she becomes President. Although I believe that will be impossible when it comes to the I/P conflict and other disastrous middle east policy decisions she has been deeply involved in.

      When Lerner was headed to the microphone the host of the event said something about "not ruffling feathers" Lerner answered "we will see about ruffling feathers" He started hitting the nail and kept banging.

      He had the room (Ali's) family up standing for quite some time.

      There were so many incredible speakers. Worth watching the whole event. Moving. What a testimony to Ali's character that this is how he wanted it.

      Like so many my age we started really respecting and loving Ali when he put his own career, finances on the line by deciding not to serve in the criminal Vietnam war. Learned so much more about what a humanitarian he was throughout his life.

    • Totally agree.

  • BDS activists say close American Anthropological Association boycott vote shows 'rising tide of support for Palestinian rights'
    • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." In this case if there were real justice...both people's ultimately win

  • Chuck Schumer 'worried' that his daughter was not marrying a Jew
    • Awhile back on "With All Due Respect" John Heilemann and Mark Halperin were having a repeated discussion about the "racist" statements of Trump about a Judge. Halperin started to say something about how could any official be charged with being so loyal to a country that their heritage is linked to. Heilemann moved rather quickly to shut him down.

      My comment on their fb page.
      "...HRC. Mark Halperin interesting that you almost slipped and said something about how could any official (like the Judge issue you folks are harping on) make a critical decision based on their allegiance to some other country. Helilemann cut you off at the pass. You know we have example after example of our Reps (Senator Schumer) etc making foreign policy decisions, voting on legislation that has to do with supporting Israel no matter what they do over and over again through the decades. Yeah Schumer etc born in the U.s. but is devotion to Israel blinds him even when it comes to U.S. National Security (and really Israel's) when it came to the Iran deal that he pushed back hard against."

    • Phil you have addressed this embedded racism/bigotry in the past. Most who have been around Jewish populations for any length of time will hear these kinds of comments. Yes racism and bigotry exist in the Jewish community in the States.

  • Top donor to Clinton super PAC is Haim Saban
    • Right with you Genesto. Sure seems like Comey more than likely has the goods on Clinton Huffington Pose (USA Today of blogs) dropped the IG findings as fast as they came out. Never made the front and center like every fucking stupid things Trump says, What HP does not seem to get is Trump loves front page Trump negative or positive. He knows how ratings and the majority of Americans attentions work.

      Clinton email's...." report scathing" "worst offender of sloppy practices" Clinton refused to sit for an interview...

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    • I am sure this was one of the reasons to fuel the civil war by supplying arms to rebels

    • So this would be the same James P Rubin married to CNN's Christiane Amanpour who continually repeated the neocons unsubstantiated claims about Iran during interviews and on her past programs.

      You have to wonder about the possibility that there are collectives of psychopaths in powerful positions in our country. Clearly people like Clinton, Rubin, Ledeen, Cheney, Feith (Obama looks like he joined the list by choosing Clinton as his Secretary of State...I was in shock after I had worked my ass off for Obama) etc do not give a rats ass about the people in Iraq, Syria, Libya after we invade, meddle, overthrow Saddam Gaddafi , arm rebels in Syria who they really did not know who they were. Seymour Hersh others have written about how arms from Libya sent into Syria by CIA etc ended up in the hands of IS/Al Qeada.

      Hundreds of thousands dead, injured, millions of Syrians etc are refugees...does anyone think that Clinton, Rubin, Netanyahu etc give a hoot? Some dark, ugly people inside.

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      Key traits that sociopaths and psychopaths share include:

      A disregard for laws and social mores
      A disregard for the rights of others
      A failure to feel remorse or guilt
      A tendency to display violent behavior

      Psychopaths, on the other hand, are unable to form emotional attachments or feel real empathy with others, although they often have disarming or even charming personalities. Psychopaths are very manipulative and can easily gain people’s trust. They learn to mimic emotions, despite their inability to actually feel them, and will appear normal to unsuspecting people. Psychopaths are often well educated and hold steady jobs. Some are so good at manipulation and mimicry that they have families and other long-term relationships without those around them ever suspecting their true nature.

      When committing crimes, psychopaths carefully plan out every detail in advance and often have contingency plans in place. Unlike their sociopathic counterparts, psychopathic criminals are cool, calm, and meticulous. Their crimes, whether violent or non-violent, will be highly organized and generally offer few clues for authorities to pursue. Intelligent psychopaths make excellent white-collar criminals and "con artists" due to their calm and charismatic natures.

    • The wikileaks release of Clinton's emails tells us just who Clinton was working for by pushing for military intervention into Syria. She clearly does not give a rats ass about the results of Israel and Clinton's interest on the Syrian people. Remember way back when the Leveretts were pushing hard for negotiations with Assad. Well Clinton and then Obama would not hear of it. All they kept repeating was "Assad must go, Assad must go" The human tragedy of millions of refugees and a destroyed country does not bother the majority of Americans or Israeli's
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      Could never figure out how Clinton got away with claiming she initiated the Iran deal. She said this in two debates. What total bs

  • Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
    • Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you know what you are talking about. Also sounds like you had a very special and sincere friendship with Hedy. I am so sorry to hear that she was harassed for standing up for Allison.

      What a soulful trooper Hedy was. Again thanks for the up close and personal view.

    • Allsion sent this out to her list serve. Allison had her own direct experiences with Hedy. Moving

      " Dear Friend,

      I’m deeply saddened to tell you that our dear friend Hedy Epstein passed away yesterday. She was 91.

      Hedy, a holocaust survivor, was a courageous fighter for justice for all. Below is a full obituary of Hedy by her fellow St. Louis resident and devoted friend, Dianne Lee, who had been like a daughter to Hedy.

      I thought I’d also share a few personal memories.

      I first met Hedy about a dozen years ago when I gave a talk in St. Louis. Hedy, who had already been working for Palestinian rights for many years, came up to me after my talk and was wonderfully encouraging and supportive.

      A few years later I was making a short video exposing Israel’s practice of strip-searching Palestinian women and children. Hedy, who had also endured a particularly cruel example of this treatment, agreed to tell her story on camera.

      I travelled to Hedy’s home, where she recounted her painful and powerful story. At the end of her narrative, Hedy described her deep outrage and feeling that she would never again return to Israel.

      However, Israeli officials had taken on the wrong person when they thought that their perverse treatment of Hedy would diminish her activism. She returned to Palestine many times to take part in the nonviolence resistance movement.

      The next time I saw Hedy was in France in 2007, where I was visiting longtime Palestine activist Greta Berlin. (Greta was in the process of founding what turned into the flotilla movement.) Greta said that Hedy was going to be visiting soon, as was Mary Hughes-Thompson, another longtime activist for Palestine and flotilla founder.
      Me, Greta Berlin, Hedy Epstein, and Mary Hughes Thompson in France at Greta's house Greta suddenly came up with the idea that since random circumstances had caused us to converge, we should take the opportunity to travel to Palestine together. Greta, who did a great deal of traveling for her job, said she would use her airline miles to get us all tickets.

      Before going to Palestine, however, we all visited a Nazi camp where Hedy’s mother had been imprisoned after Hedy’s parents had sent 14-year-old Hedy on a kindertransport to safety in England. Hedy, who had never seen her parents again, had determined to visit each of the camps in which they had been held. I believe this was the only one she hadn’t yet visited. This was an intensely sad experience, but it also seemed to give Hedy some sense of closure. I was glad that Greta had made this possible.

      We then began our trip to Palestine. We were a somewhat unusual team: I was 61, Hedy was 83, and Greta and Mary were in between. Like virtually all trips to the Occupied Territories, we saw tragedy and beauty, violence and courage, joy and grief. We cried and laughed together.

      (I sent some of my photos from this trip to Mary and Greta last month to upload on a special Facebook page honoring Hedy.)

      I remember one time Hedy was almost arrested by Israeli soldiers. They wouldn’t let her through the checkpoint out of Hebron with Palestinians and the rest of us, because Hedy was Jewish. The soldiers insisted that Hedy take the Israeli settlers’ route, which Hedy adamantly refused to do. The soldiers finally gave up, and Hedy, who was about 5 feet tall, triumphantly passed through the Palestinian route.
      The last time I saw Hedy was a few months ago.

      After the JVP-USCEIO attacks on me, Hedy signed the Open Letter supporting me and calling for an end to such destructive and divisive attacks. I was truly honored that Hedy chose to do this, and saddened that she then came under attack herself when she refused to give in to pressure by USCEIO leaders to remove her name. In fact, rather than bend to their demands, Hedy arranged an official library talk for me at the St. Louis Main Library, and the room was full.

      When the attacks on Hedy continued, California activist Jane Jewell, outraged at the way Hedy was being treated, invited Hedy for an extended visit, and held a delightful party for Hedy where a variety of San Francisco Bay Area activists came to honor Hedy. Some of us also took turns driving Hedy to various events and activities, and I was the fortunate one to take Hedy to a demonstration in downtown San Francisco that Hedy wished to join. At 91.

      I’m just one of numerous people around the world who have such memories of Hedy. Hedy stood up for the underdog, opposed abuse of power, and worked valiantly and consistently for a kinder, more just world. And in so doing she inspired multitudes. She was brave, funny, intelligent, and committed. For her, “never again” meant Never Again.

      When justice for Palestinians eventually comes, history will show that Hedy helped bring it about.

      I miss her.
      —Alison Weir

    • I had my own experience with Hedy at one of the anti aipac gatherings in D.C. about 8 or 9 years ago.

      We were in a group of Code Pinkers and others outside of the D.C. convention center marching around the building with our signs, banners etc. I saw this tiny older lady and became worried that someone might accidentally knock her over. I introduced myself and then realized who she was. I asked her if she minded if I spotted her in the crowd. Did not hover too close but stayed close ready to break a fall if need be. Had just been spending hours, days weeks in the senior community my dad was in so witnessed the 80 something crowd falling way too often.

      Later after the rally set up a chair for her under a tree in the park across from the Convention Center where Aipac was holding their yearly event. Brought her some snacks and water and then we talked. She was so sweet, kind and yet so powerful in her convictions. We talked about her life, her parents, what had formed her convictions. I let her know that I so admired those who had come out of such unimaginable tragedy (the Holocaust) with such a commitment to others who were suffering from oppression, racism, theft of property and loss of lives etc.

      I was so moved by her depth of conscience I asked if she would mind if I went looking for some of the young people I had encountered and talked with who were attending the Aipac conference. She agreed. I went hunting and found these students who had been recruited to attend the conference by an all expenses paid trip. Many were involved with their universities student councils etc. Brought them over to Hedy and very long conversations ensued with great and informative dialogue about the occupation, what she had seen with her own eyes and heard with her own ears on her numerous trips into illegal settlements etc. The students who asked questions listened attentively and were moved. Went on for several hours.

      It was a complete honor to be around such a woman with such depth of soul, love, compassion. Hedy was a tiny lady who was incredibly brave and had a spirit so large and inclusive that it was mesmerizing especially given her personal history. I am grateful to have spent those hours with her and am so thankful for her monumental example of humanitarian values that have no bounds.

      May Hedy rest in peace, she certainly deserves it. May her family find peace.

    • So sad that her children "prevented her from seeing her grandchildren over her views" That is so cruel and demonstrates once again how controlling, fearful and cruel people can be when it comes to taking a stand on this critical issue.

      She was a formidable activist.

  • Front-page play for Israel battle shows that Israel has lost the Democratic Party base
  • Clinton campaign is 'nervous' Sanders will push 'divisive' battle over Democratic platform on Israel
  • 'Clinton scares the generals' -- Democratic Party divides over foreign policy
    • Will not vote for a war hawk. Never have, never will.

    • It's not just "young" Sanders supporters who will not be voting for Clinton if she wins the nomination. I am 64 been working on Dem campaigns since I was 16. I will not vote for a proven war hawk like Clinton. Sorry to say but I truly believe a man with her war record could not have gotten out of the starting gate.

  • Israel imposes travel ban on BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti
    • What Israel does to non violence resistance groups and their leaders. Not the first time. Just that BDS has really captured lots of attention and support

  • Calling Israel a 'modern day miracle' and 'vibrant bloom in desert,' Clinton says BDS is anti-Semitic
    • With Hillary you get a tried and true war hawk. Responsible in many ways for the deaths and injuries of millions. Millions of refugees.

      From Trump so far we get dangerous language. From Hillary a proven and deadly war hawk record. Not she cares.

  • Israel announces yet another new settlement, as U.S. plans to join Europe in fresh criticism
    • " But, really, the “tougher tone” is more than half a million settlers too late. "

      Nailed it

  • Democratic Party is now split over Israel, and Clinton and Sanders represent opposing camps, says Pew
  • Anti-Semitism is considered a serious moral failing. But no one calls out anti-Palestinian bigotry
  • Are Clinton and Sanders really all that different on Israel/Palestine?
    • Great piece. Although you fail to mention Clinton's "yuge" role in pushing for Israel firsters push for Saddam, Gaddafi and Assad to be taken out. She has been following the PNAC's blueprint since her vote for the 2002 Iraq war resolution. I believe she supported the Iraq sanctions before that although had no vote but behind the scenes support for those deadly sanctions

      link to
      Clinton Email Shows US Sought Syria Regime Change for Israel’s Sake

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      "Bringing down Assad would not only be a massive boon to Israel's security, it would also ease Israel's understandable fear of losing its nuclear monopoly. Then, Israel and the United States might be able to develop a common view of when the Iranian program is so dangerous that military action could be warranted. Right now, it is the combination of Iran's strategic alliance with Syria and the steady progress in Iran's nuclear enrichment program that has led Israeli leaders to contemplate a surprise attack — if necessary over the objections of Washington. With Assad gone, and Iran no longer able to threaten Israel through its, proxies, it is possible that the United States and Israel can agree on red lines for when Iran's program has crossed an unacceptable threshold. In short, the White House can ease the tension that has developed with Israel over Iran by doing the right thing in Syria. The rebellion in Syria has now lasted more than a year. The opposition is not going away, nor is the regime going to accept a diplomatic solution from the outside. With his life and his family at risk, only the threat or use of force will change the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's mind. UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05794498 Date: 11/30/2015 The Obama administration has been understandably wary of engaging in an air operation in Syria like the one conducted in Libya for three main reasons. Unlike the Libyan opposition forces, the Syrian rebels are not unified and do not hold territory. The Arab League has not called for outside military intervention as it did in Libya. And the Russians are opposed. Libya was an easier case. But other than the laudable purpose of saving Libyan civilians from likely attacks by Qaddafi's regime, the Libyan operation had no long-lasting consequences for the region. Syria is harder. But success in Syria would be a transformative event for the Middle East. Not only would another ruthless dictator succumb to mass opposition on the streets, but the region would be changed for the better as Iran would no longer have a foothold in the Middle East from which to threaten Israel and undermine stability in the region."

      Best to read all. Hillary has been pounding the war pavement for what she and other neocons believe is in Israel's best interest. She is a devoted war hawk with no conscience what so ever. Bernie's conscience appears to be somewhat intact. Far more than Clinton's

  • If it had been up to Hillary Clinton, there would be no Iran Deal
    • Before, during and after the 2008 campaign Clinton often repeated the neocons unsubstantiated claims about Iran. She jumped on to support the Iran deal just weeks before it went through.

      Then during several of the debates she tried to lay claims to initiating the Iran deal. She really deserves her not to be trusted label. She is a proven deadly war hawk.

  • 'Her absurd generals, her military junk' -- Daniel Berrigan's prophetic speech on Israel in '73
    • The Berrigan brothers had a huge influence on millions of us who were growing up Catholic and focused on pro justice and human rights They along with Dorothy Day, Thomas Mertao. Dorothy Stang and many of the Notre Dame nuns I grew up with daily in my life walked the talk of peace and justice.

      He certainly nailed down the MO of Israel early on.

      A great and honorable man. He lived and breathed what was good about the Catholic Church He set the bar for compassion high.

  • Sy Hersh's 'forbidden statement': Sanders's liberation from NY Jewish money could change US foreign policy
    • Great interview. However he went on a bit about Bernie not demonstrating enough knowledge about foreign policy to make him feel "comfortable" or something like that. As if Clinton's foreign war hawk policies would make one feel "comfortable" unless you are part of the PNAC war team.

      This was such a power packed piece by Seymour
      link to

  • Beinart's Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you're out of the family
    • Fighting with my racist father (towards blacks) starting at the age of 14 did not pose a risk that I was going to get booted out of my family. And it did not indicate in some way that I might be somehow approving of a genocide (holocaust)

      While I have never understood why many of my Jewish friends could not look at the I/P issue in a fact based way. Why they were willing to put their heads up where the sun does not shine on this issue. This piece as well as others written by Phil etc try to explain the willingness to stay in the dark or deny..or both.

    • This does explain why Jewish involvement with the pro justice and human rights Palestinian movement is relatively new (last 10 years or so) A good thing. Although always important to point that new development out. Many Jews financially or politically have kept the wall of silence intact over the decades about a decades long human rights issue.

      The possibility of being rejected by family or family members is a tough one. However as many of us did long ago if you had a racist member in your family standing up to that racism ultimately helps them. Standing up to the illness as an addicted and abusive brother can ultimately help them.

  • Norman Finkelstein on Sanders, the first intifada, BDS, and ten years of unemployment
    • Finkelstein: " Noam Chomsky has said that of course he’ll vote for Clinton if she’s the Democratic nominee. Because, although the policy differences between the candidates might be tiny, when you wield so much power, even a tiny difference translates into life and death for many people. That’s a compelling argument."

      Just do not understand how Chomsky and possibly Finkelstein could vote for such a proven and bloody war hawk like Hillary. I mean you don't have to wonder what she would do with power she has all ready demonstrated her willingness to promote horrific "regime change" no matter how many people die, are injured or displaced. Just do not understand how either one of you could support such a die hard neocon?

      Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine
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      Parsing Hillary Clinton’s Disingenuous Foreign Policy Record
      02/12/2016 04:27 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 20
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      Hillary Clinton and the Syrian Bloodbath
      02/14/2016 08:41 am ET | Updated Feb 15, 2016 link to

    • That "immoral army" has had the wall of silence kept intact for decades by a complicit and powerful media in the U.S. Along with an organization who should be required to register under FARA... Aipac who has bought and paid for the U.S. congress to not only make sure that "immoral army" and government can operate an apartheid government full speed ahead and never pay any price for it.

    • Reading a second time.. Have to respond to this one now. Finkelstein you nail it once again "Who would have predicted that African Americans would sink the most radical Presidential candidate in living memory?"

      Yes indeed however let's not forget that millions of so called white progressives have also helped sink Sanders. We should not forget our so called white allegedly progressive friends who have gone with proven war hawk Hillary from the very beginning repeatedly saying things like "oh I like Bernie but he just can't make it." So disgusted by how many times I heard things like this.

      Sure would like to hear Norman zoom in on this phenomena. When has such a proven war hawk like Hillary moved so far so fast as a Dem candidate. And why would Chomsky and sounds as if you may too Norman roll over and vote for Hillary if a miracle does not happen for us and Sanders.

      Would so have been on those work buses for Sanders if I were not caught between taking care of grandchildren and an 88 year old mother. Had about six years off between getting youngest into and through college and doing what I wanted (working tirelessly on campaigns). Have done would I can for Sanders in Colorado and Ohio. Know I will not see such an honorable and decent candidate with such integrity, humanitarian record as Sanders in my lifetime. The young people and older folks too that I met in Denver at the rally and on his campaign here in Colorado were as Norman said well thought out, informed and inspired... as Bernie has for so many of us

      So is it through Israeli data mining, companies Amdocs, Comverse Infosys and forensic software companies like Cellirbite that Israel is able to bring down people who report facts like Goldstone?

    • Huge contribution.

  • Donna Edwards ends insurgent campaign by taking on Democratic Party orthodoxy, and supporters vow to continue the fight
    • Keep wondering what happened to the legislation that was passed to keep these types of all expenses paid trips for Reps by special interest groups. Legislation passed after the Ney hanky panky buy him scandal

    • What a shame that Maryland voters could not see through o who owns Van Hollen. Interesting that Clinhton came out in support of Edwards and the Black Caucus did not. What is up with the Black Caucus.

      Bernie being able to put a dent in Clinton's more war plans is going to be almost impossible. She is a diehard neocon.war hawk. No need for Cheney any more, now Clinton is there

  • Sanders 'put everything on the line' for Palestine because BDS movement has changed US conversation -- Peled
    • Thanks Phil but Peled claiming that the racism that many Israeli's feel towards Palestinian being born in recent years is a myth. Edward Said, Illan Pappe, Vanessa Redgrave, Barghouti, Art Gish have all written about the racism that has been alive and well among Israeli's has been around for decades. People now capturing the racist acts and more facts coming out the last 10 years

  • Chabon calls occupation 'the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life' and says he is 'culpable'
    • Agree about the lack of punishment. Although I still honor them for stepping up to the plate and often admitting their guilt and shame. Then letting others know. No one holding a gun to their heads. Making a conscious choice. I find this remarkable and healthy.

      Have heard three Breaking the Silence members (former soldiers) speak. Powerful choices. They must suffer personal consequences of some kind

    • Yes let's acknowledge his eyes opening but "honor" is a another issue. As you bring up several times in your piece people who have come late to the movement have more than likely been supporting Israel's decades long human rights crimes. or just had their heads buried in the sand by choice. They truly need to dig deep on that issue. Why? Then of course move forward.

      However ,when one is not willing to honestly reflect about the reasons why there was no outrage before this moment the true nature of that denial and avoidance beast is never acknowledged and never fully known.

      I honor the members of "Breaking the Silence" I hate many of the crimes many of the former soldiers have admitted to committing...I honor their sincere willingness to acknowledge and atone for their crimes by being so brutally honest.

  • Donna Edwards's campaign unsettles the Israel lobby inside the Democratic Party
    • Joan Walsh is a huge Hillary supporter. Shocked by how many so called progressives support such a die hard war hawk like Hillary. People willing to close their eyes, to death and destruction in the middle east that Hillary has very much been a part of.

      Great to know about Donna Edwards....compassion and logic applied

    • People in many communities have been waking up via the internet, movements on campus, churches etc addressing the I/P disasters.

  • Another interview on Israeli TV
    • I was taken by what the young man said about a 3 year old Palestinian child throwing rocks at an Israeli tank coming to destroy the child's family home. Powerful...

      Would like to ask Alice what kept her from speaking out earlier than 2004? She is clearly a bright woman and had access to writings by Edward Said, Barghouti etc about the horrific conditions Palestinians were dealt by the apartheid government of Israel. We know that complicity by Jews and others protected Israel from facing themselves and the human rights abuses that have been taking place for decades. What was it that made her choose to help keep the lid on this disastrous and criminal situation? Chosen ignorance, fear, denial...what?

      Clearly what Alice is doing to educate people about the facts on the ground is honorable. Although the need to claim that Jews are heading many of the boycott movements is odd. Better to acknowledge that many Palestinians have been working hard for decades to educate the world about that crisis. Now more than ever before Jews are joining those righteous efforts.

  • Trump, Sanders and the battle of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for blue collar Arabs and whites
    • I do consider it an illness/sickness. To be able to put one foot in front of the other after you have been an integral part to such human disasters. Sick and shameful.

      So shocked by so many Dems being wiling to put her horrific war record aside, If you took the being a woman element out of the race would it be different...I think so. Take the Clinton legacy out of the equation would it be different...I think so. However she is a woman and a Clinton. When you look at her war record one should be horrified in my book

    • Clinton certainly lacks a conscience.

    • Thanks for this piece. Insightful.

      I think many of the Sanders supporters will not go Clinton's way if she gets the nomination. I am 64 started working on Dem campaigns when I was 16. This is the first time I will throw away my vote if Clinton is the choice. I will more than likely vote for the third party candidate Jill Stein Will not vote for a proven and very deadly war hawk like Clinton. Her bloody fingerprints are all over Iraq, Libya, Syria. She is a fundamentalist when it comes to Israel.
      Can't remember such a die hard war hawk getting so close to the Presidency. Clinton seems to thrive on instigating human disasters. In many ways true signs of being a socio path. I mean this. Amazing to me how so many Dems are willing to support her. Guess that says something about Americans

  • Obama's November surprise
    • Clinton would not go along or maintain any such effort. She would drop the ball like a hot potato....

      Hell I don't think Samantha Powers would do Obama's bidding she would push back hard.

  • Sanders's leftwing base made him take on Netanyahu
    • Let's hope the polls are wrong just like they were in Michigan. If all of the folks who have come to hear Bernie speak vote and get others to vote.....we could be in for a wonderful surprise

      I figure this will be the last time a candidate of Bernie's caliber will get this close to the Presidency in my life time.. The man has his soul intact. ..Go Bernie and New York team.

    • Long time coming. Bernie does it in New York right before an election. The earth moved under our feet a bit even though Carole King knocking on doors in New York for war hawk Clinton. Such a shame.

      Was too bad illegal settlements did not come up all.

  • Clinton propagates false understanding of Camp David
    • My alert button went up when she repeated that falsehood. How about the first time her role in pushing for the disastrous military intervention in Libya and arming rebels in Syria really came on. Then she inferred that Obama had ixnayed the arming of rebels which was another falsehood. She surely committed to more intervention in Syria in that debate. Not much talk about this.

      Was just thinking about how war hawk Clinton is attending a 350,000 dollar a plate fund raiser being put on by war hawk supporter George Clooney. Hell one plate at this dinner cost more than Jane and Bernie Sanders make in one year. Telling and shameful.

  • Introducing Mondoweiss In Print: 'The World the Settlers Made'
    • Settlers just sounds so cozy. We all know that is not the case Will certainly read.

      The New York media "elite" are sure going after Sanders. Hope Sanders adds that term "media elite" back into his lexicon. "Political, corporate and media elite" Had been incorporated in his speeches for awhile. Hope he puts it back in.

      This morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe Mika and Joe opened up their conversation with Clinton with the New York Daily headline focused on Bernie, Sandy Hook, and guns. Not on Bernie's win in Wisconsin.

      Again allowed Clinton to skate on her horrific war record.

      Mika did ask Clinton about how she planned to try to win over the massive amounts of young people supporting Bernie if she won the nomination. At least Clinton has quit smirking.

      What many of these talking heads just do not get is that Bernie represents many values and a record that Clinton does not have. Just start with not accepting Super Pac money and go from there

  • Sanders is in Jewish tradition that rejected exceptionalist nationalism of Zionism
    • This is one of the sentences that does reflect stereotypes.

    • Bernie's no vote on 2002 Iraq war resolution was "yuge." Just because you continue to be unwilling to digest that one that is your choice.

      Then continue to Bernie's reasonable speech for Aipac . He is light years away from Clinton on this issue and "regime change" in the middle east

    • "Our egalitarian commitment was replaced by exceptionalism. Our agitation against war was undermined by ceaseless colonialism in Palestine. Jews have been instructed that the cluster bombs and night patrols blanketing the Holy Land are necessary to preserve our heritage. We have to wonder: Has the shift to militant nationalism robbed us of a Jewish heritage worth preserving? "


      And MW has been a huge part of helping this ongoing shift of attitudes and awareness to grow.

      The "yuge" differences between Clinton's (die hard neocon) Aipac speech and Sanders Aipac speech (not read at Aipac) demonstrate the massive difference between Clinton's foreign policy leanings (actions in Iraq, Libya, Syria) and Sanders far more reasonable and sane foreign policy leanings

  • As NY primary approaches, Clinton and Sanders separate, somewhat, on Israel
    • Mika has been demonstrating some distance from hawking for Hillary. They have been putting a tiny spotlight on Bernie and his supporters. about 15 minutes on him the other morning. In the opening of the show. Shocking

    • Clearly I communicated questions about Obama's delivery and lack of important questions by the press. Thanks for your input

    • Listened to Obama's overview of the Nuclear security summit. Pakistan and India's nuclear weapons brought up. However once again Israel's massive (un-inspected by the international over sight bodies) nuclear and chemical weapons stockpiles were not brought up at all. Hmmmm

      Obama brought up the use of inflammatory nuclear language by candidates. We know he was talking about Trump. MSM host are doing the same. However no one talking about how candidate Clinton used "dangerous" and "inflammatory rhetoric" having to do with Iran's alleged nuclear weapon program. She said she would "totally obliterate" Iran. another HMMM.

      No one in the press brought up any of these facts up.

      Hell just awhile back even Obama brought up how complicit the MSM continues to be. Once again right there in the press conference having to do with the Nuclear security summit they all keep they all roll over so easily. Pathetic. Where was Matt Lee?

    • Yes put that up here at MW the day Sachs was on Morning Joe again. Not as frequent as he used to be. And they sure did not keep him on long this last time....they have to go cover Trump aud nauseum which they have been doing for months.

      I think I heard during that segment that Sachs is a foreign policy advisor for Sanders. Did I hear that?

      Wish Sanders would take on the Leverett's as advisors. Clinton and the rest of the neocons would flip out.

    • Great piece Phil. Saw that segment with Kushner...rang hollow.

      MSNBC Morning Joe opened this morning (Friday) focused on Bernie for around 15 minutes. Remarkable. Talking about the crowds. What is motivating people. Katy Tur reported about the enthusiasm. Although she did say something about Clinton being a "historic" figure given the woman piece. However failed to include the historic value of Bernie being Jewish and being this close to the Presidency.

      Went to Morning Joe fb page encouraging them to get their media team out there talking with the tens of thousands going to the Bernie rallies. I was so moved by what the many people I talked with had to say at the Denver rally. How Bernie had "never sold out his values" Inspired by his commitment to social justice and human rights (especially domestically).

      Phil have you been to a Bernie rally. Would be great for some on the street reporting there in New York. People are so inspired and articulate. When Mika ask "what is going on?" They need to get out there and find out.

      Richard Haas was on promoting Hillary Clinton's foreign policy "expertise" Lord have mercy how can anyone consider her Iraq, Libya, Syria stances as foreign policy "expertise?" Her bloody fingerprints are all over the hundreds of thousands of people dead, injured and millions of refugees in Iraq, Libya, Syria.

  • 'Road to South Africa has never been shorter' -- as U of Chicago launches divestment campaign
    • Good news...thanks Phil. Interesting that Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow play softball with Hillary having to do with her proven war record. Well Matthews did ask her a few questions in her his latest interview with her. But barely scratched.

      Maddow's interview with her last night was totally a softball game. Never even got close to challenging Clinton on her war record.

      Dr. Jeffrey Sachs was on Morning Joe this morning (Thursday) going after Clinton's war jugular. They did not allow Sachs on very long. Sachs "Hillary the warmonger in this campaign. Sanders the candidate of peace" Worth watching.

      Chris Matthews willing to dig into Trump on his nuclear weapon statements but of course never touched Clinton's inflammatory "totally obliterate" claims about Iran not so long ago.

  • Jewish settlers threaten life of Palestinian who shot video of execution
    • The photos, video's of these executions, humiliation, abuse, theft of Palestinians land, homes, etc cannot be swept under the rug as they were for decades. This is not new behavior by the land thieves (so tired of the word settler sounds so non threatening) being documented.

      Now going after the individual who documented the murder.....The land thieves and the Israeli soldiers who protect the theft have no shame at all!

  • Trump abandons 'neutral' Israel position, Sanders adopts it
    • Anyone hear this one on NPR this morning. Pretty damn good.
      First thought Emily was going down the rabbit hole.

      Parallels - World News

      Can Israelis And Palestinians Change Their Minds?

      The rival positions are so entrenched that change can seem impossible. NPR Jerusalem correspondent Emily Harris talks to two Israelis and two Palestinians who explain why they changed their thinking.

    • At the Intercept
      The U.S. Government Is Still Fighting to Bury the Senate Torture Report

    • "Sanders’s speech counts as a landmark, I guess, because in the middle of a presidential campaign he called for evenhandedness "

      Bernie is by far the most sane on foreign policy. Appears to have his conscience in working order. Although was disappointing to her him admonish BDS. Did he do the same to the world wide (South African) anti apartheid movement? Don't think so

      Hillary, Cruz completely pledged their allegiance to Israel no matter how many international laws, UN resolutions, human rights crimes the commit against the Palestinians. Of course we could not expect anything different out of Clinton who has done so for decades.

      Questioned the same things that Joy Reid did on MSNBC yesterday when Cruz went as far as he did with the BDS movement and any group of campus in support. Cruz going right up to the edge of second amendment rights in the U.S. Forget the name of the news person she was being interviewed with by Chris Matthews when he also had Congressman Brad Sherman on. So tired of people like Sherman being called a Progressive by MSM host.

      Trump did refer to Palestine as ' Palestine" at Aipac. Have to give him that one.

  • Read the speech Bernie Sanders planned to give to AIPAC
  • Trump 'has no business being president' because he would be 'neutral' to Israel -- Clinton tells AIPAC
  • 'NYT' columnist says Hillary Clinton is not pro-Israel enough!
    • "America readers, do you really give a f***** f*** what Netanyahu wants? -" You know many of the NYBloodyTimes readers

      FF one of my favorite curse terms...what a concept.

  • What Bernie Sanders should say at AIPAC (and cause a political revolution)
    • We can dream.

      However is this April fools day early here at MW.

      So sad that so many Dem voters in Ohio were willing to ignore Clinton's proven and very bloody war record and of course her ties to Wall Street. Sanders has proven he is not into "regime change" and what an incredible candidate he is.

  • Sanders's outreach to Arab Americans on Islamophobia helped deliver Michigan surprise
    • No vote on the 2002 Iraq war resolution. Willing to admit that Israel has disproportionately responded with out of control force to any aggression. Ok he does not go as far as saying that Israel often fuels the aggression. But there is a sizable distance between Clinton and Bernie on foreign policy.

    • He is light years better than neocon war hawk HIllary. Light years better. At least he still resembles a human with a conscience...

  • Romney echoes neocons: Trump will lead U.S. 'into the abyss'
    • Many on the list are partially responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands in the middle east and they accuse Trump of "bigotry" Which of course he is...however their crimes against humanity are far more serious at this point. Surely hope Trump never gets the chance to demonstrate if he is more deadly than the foreign policy that most of the signatories of that letter have supported and pushed hard.

      They are headed Hillary's way. They know their deadly interest are safe with her...she has very much been a part of pushing that destructive policy in Libya, Syria.

      Do we know of another Dem candidate who has had such a bloody war record? Her horrific decisions have basically been off the table during the debates. Shameful

  • Neocon savages Christie for failing 'months and months of careful coaching' by foreign policy experts
  • Israel's ethnic cleansing of its parliament
    • " Fearful of more protests, Israel has demanded that the families bury the bodies in secret, without autopsies, and in plots outside Jerusalem. "

      "without autopsies" telling.

      " But in this case, the majority will be Jewish MPs oppressing their Palestinian colleagues. - "

      Not like this would be the first time they would be "oppressing their Palestinian colleagues"

      + Does anyone know whether there is a clip where all of the extremely rude hecklers words are translated?

      UN Report having to do with the Israeli massacre on the Mavi Marmara
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  • Most US Jewish students don't see Israel as 'civilized' or a 'democracy,' Luntz tells secret anti-BDS conference
    • One can only hope, pray and keep pushing hard that the truth (the facts on the ground) really hurts the apartheid state of Israel.

  • Videos: Proof of Sanders's lifelong anti-racist activism breaks on eve of Nevada Caucus
    • I sure hope so. Doing everything in my power. folks in Colorado are sure committed...working so hard.

      Did you see this one. link to

      Bernie just nails my own feelings. I know he really believes what he is saying here. No bullshit

      I think he is reaching down into people's cores and lifting them up. He has actions to back up his words. I know he is not perfect on foreign policy...however light years from the warmongering Hillary.

      If she gets the nomination no bs first time in 45 years for voting and working my ass off for Dems in national elections that I will consider voting for a third party candidate (Jill Stein I think). I just will not be able to stomach voting for a serious and deadly war hawk like Clinton. Would be like voting for Bush or Cheney...Wolfowitz. Can not do it

    • Palestinians and Appalachian folk have things in common. Trapped in many ways by their circumstances. Systematic oppression by unfair distribution of education funds, few choices in jobs, poor wages.

      Of course the Palestinians are in a much more serious, oppressive,and deadly situation. With sickening humiliation, an apartheid road system, destruction of their homes, persistent theft of land, children in prisons, killing of innocents, night time raids.

      Ok ok a million times worse...which is why many of us keep pushing hard for their human rights. Enough

      It's Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid

      I used to be one of those people who took issue with the label of apartheid as applied to Israel. Not anymore.
      Bradley Burston Aug 17, 2015 2:23 PM
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    • I would encourage you to come and spend some time in Appalachia. Southeastern Ohio, West Virginia, hills of Arkansas etc. Do not think there is an equivalent in Germany.

      How about an area around Snowshoe West Virginia a ski area that was plopped down in the middle of Appalachia where a man I talked in great detail with who was operating a ski lift making 12.00 an hour. He used to work in the coal mines making 30.oo years ago.

      When I asked him about forming a union he said that the owners of the corporation(not sure who owns them now) link to fires anyone who they find out is union talking.

      These areas are some of the most beautiful in my opinion. However have a serious history of being exploited for timber, coal, etc and now so called eco tourism taking advantage in pay due to the lack of opportunities for people in those regions to make fair wages

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