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57 year old mother of three, activist, concerned citizen

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  • The rabbi at the shitshow
    • The doors are open now. No way to close them. Hopefully the students will take the reins of the debate and start reading and discussion groups (UN resolutions, international law, other human rights reports, Goldstone report, UN Mavi Marmara report) Ilan Pappe's "the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians" Edward Said's books etc etc.

    • Megan "hurt" people. Clearly not her intention. Alert, awaken! Leshaw, Fingerhut's intention is to shut down the now opened debate on O.U's campus as numerous Professors and administrators on that campus have done for decades. No going back now. Gates to the facts are wide open.

      Hopefully Megan and others will begin to discuss the issue in a more democratic way with professional mediators with no agenda.

      Leshaw is clearly not the individual to lead on this because she has so clearly missed that opportunity. Leshaw an administrator for "Bobcats for Israel"

    • Phil your honorable willingness to examine the infrastructure of racism without concern for your own comfort zone is to be admired and celebrated. As always thank you thank you....

    • great points

    • Leshaw feeling "pity" for Palestinians is very different than feeling empathy or compassion. But feeling even feeling "pity" and not turning that feeling into sympathetic actions is empty.

      Leshaw or anyone else believing that the this critical issue has not been activated in Athens for literally decades has their head in the sand. Art and Peggy Gish and many others have been deeply involved for four decades. Hope Leshaw opens up her heart , mind and Hillel to the facts on the ground. All will benefit

    • Too bad this Rabbi can not deal with facts on the ground

  • Senator Warren's progressive supporters demand accountability for her rightwing pro-Israel positioning
    • Great piece Jeff. Warren lined up behind the I lobby and Israel immediately when she entered into the national spotlight. Clearly she supports justice in the U.S. but not for Palestinians.....This is racism. She continually repeats the unsubstantiated claims about Iran .

      I love Bernie Sanders on domestic issues but the spotlight needs to be turned on Bernie and his votes for the 2006 (Senate 2370 Palestinian anti terror legislation) that I believe passed unanimously in the Senate. He did vote no on the 2002 Iraq war resolution (so this differed from Clinton) but his voting record on foreign policy needs to be examined carefully.

  • 'This is our land!': West Bank village Wadi Fukin fights largest Israeli land grab in decades
  • Five lessons from the struggle to reinstate Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois
    • Our MEC (middle east collective) hosted Salaita on the Univ of Colorado's campus. Invite him to your community, university etc. Full of facts and wisdom

  • 'NYT' finds a model relationship for Palestinians and Israelis: collaborator and his handler
    • harder to find with the way articles are categorized..

    • Was on Morning Joe on Thursday or Friday morning. He was asked a question about possibly suffering from Stockholm syndrome.....Rebranding effort going way to put the facts and truth back in the bag. Can muffle it but not going away. Where is Susie Kneedler's piece that was up this morning about Wednesday at O.U's student senate meeting. Was up now down

  • Ohio University filibuster: harangue or free speech?
    • Great report Susis. Hopefully all who have threatened violence are reported to Athens Police and Dept of Justice in D.C. Document any threats of violence.

    • Hopefully you go to the Athens police about what you witnessed the man in the "blue shirt" do. They need his name and what you saw to go into the record.

  • Photo-cartoon making Tutu into Hitler is published then taken down by South African Jewish paper
    • "taken down" but footprints still there. Phil I know you have written about how there were Jews very involved in the anti apartheid movement in South Africa decades ago there were also those who supported and benefitted economically from apartheid in S Africa.

      Apartheid is apartheid as Tutu has pointed out for quite some time now.... making racist terribly uncomfortable.

      Where did Susie Kneedler's report go. Read it just an hour ago. Now a 404 too.

  • Israel surveils and blackmails gay Palestinians to make them informants
    • On Monday evening Rachel Maddow had retired Colonel Andrew Bacevich on her program to discuss IS in Iraq. Bacevich pointed out that the environment in the region would not change with military attacks. He brought up the Israel Palestine conflict (which has been out of view in the MSM again). Worth the watch and listen

  • Ohio student leader's dramatic act for Gaza
    • Great that Mondoweiss focused on her actions. While former CPT member and deceased Art Gish kept the I/P issue a hotbed issue in Athens Ohio and elsewhere for decades his and others persistent efforts to break down the wall of silence on O.U's campus was a challenge. Finally Megan's actions put the facts on the table on that campus.

      You can be sure Megan is up against a great deal of pressure. There are local music power houses in the Athens region (the wife of Jorma Kaukonen/ Vanessa) and their groupies (mostly uninformed) in the area who have been and are pushing back against the facts that Megan has been willing to expose with her visual actions The more support we can direct her way the better.

      Phil Weiss, Adam, Max, Anna Baltzer etc would be great guest speakers on that campus

  • The proportion of Gaza's children who were killed should shock conscience of weapons-suppliers
    • Susie out of town. Back in Athens in October. Student Senate President going to need all of the support she can get for her vivid actions...movement growing and growing. Thanks for all of your important work

    • Read, tears falling, heart breaking, soul ripped apart. And yes same feeling when I have read accounts of Israeli children being killed. However it is the violent, purposeful and extremely disproportionate amount of innocent Palestinians who have and continue to be so willfully massacred by the IDF.

      All of us who have followed, protested, lobbied our Reps etc etc about this issue for decades are well aware that the MSM's coverage of this issue shifted during the latest massacre in the Gaza. Every time I heard a report etc I so wanted the Joy Reid's. Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris Perry to show charts that would starkly point out the reality of the proportions and compare what it would look like if Israeli's, U.S. citizens etc faced the same kind of aggressor and suffer the same kind of massacre given the size of the population. Thank you. Will share far and wide.

      MSNBC's Joy Reid only one I hear bringing up the state of Gaza now. The slaughtered, the injured, the displaced, the trauma (8 year old Palestinian children having been through 3 wars in their short life times). Not much out of any other media outlet. You know the Al Sharpton's, Ed, Wolf Blitzer, Andrea Mitchell, Rachel Maddow's, Chris Matthew's of the MSM. Stone cold cowardly silence

  • Tzipi Livni's vacation nightmare
    • While Jon and team's effort to put out some facts on this issue. Stewart is part of the better late than never crowd. Let a decade go by where he went along. Came out when it was much safer. Again better late than never. He has a great deal of power...finally using if fairly on this critical issue

    • Tripni can continue to tear signs with the facts on them, however the cat is out of the bag. No way to shut down the fact that Israel is the aggressor, has committed horrendous crimes against humanity for decades, and continues to be in violation of UN resolutions and international law. Still expanding illegal settlements in the West Bank.

      This week on MSNBC's Morning Joe General Zinni was prompted to discuss illegal settlements by journalist Ayman Moyhedin and said that the continued illegal settlement expansion in the West Bank is "the beginning of the end of the two state solution."

      Yesterday MSNBC's Joy Reid did another segment on the Gaza. The death and destruction. The Palestinians killed, injured, displaced. The Palestinian children traumatized. 8 year old Palestinian children who have been through three Israeli massacres of Palestinian people.

      The cat is out of the bag..Tripni. Face the facts. The Apartheid government of Israel has been exposed as well as how many Israeli citizens supported the latest massacre and the others. How many Israeli citizens support the continued expansion of illegal settlements.

  • Israel's right wing Zionists, Palestine's militant resistance are political winners after Gaza slaughter
    • Redongdiculous. However while the U.S. MSM is loaded up with coverage about these horrific beheadings. Still little to no coverage or accounting for U.S. torture and killings at Abu Gharib, black sites and Gitmo. Horrendous crimes against humanity have been committed by many. A true accounting is important.

      I totally support ransoms for journalist who have put their own lives on the line to report accurately. Understand that those ransoms cannot be from the government.

    • This morning (Wednesday) on MSNBC's Morning Joe they actually had an expert about the middle east on who stood against the invasion of Iraq. General Zinni instead of their regular's like Iraq warmongers Bill Kristol, Thomas Friedman, Danille Pletka etc. Zinni was very clear about U.S. options in regard to IS. Zinni stated that the U.S. did not have "much choice" but could not deal with IS "unilaterally"

      Ayman Mohyelden actually brought up potential root causes of the violence towards U.S. He asked Zinni about the ongoing illegal expansion of Israel's west bank settlements. Zinni avoided the root causes issue but did say that Israel's continued illegal actions were the "beginning of the end" for a two state solution.

      Few talking about these innocent journalist who have been so brutally killed being in orange suits and the connection to U.S. killings and torture in Abu Gharib, black sites and Gitmo.

  • British pol is beaten by man in Israeli army t-shirt, and the chattering classes are silent
    • Eva are so right.

    • Thanks for this report Phil. Galloway one of my heroes. His commitment to justice is impenetrable. His decades long awareness and witness to the crimes committed against Palestinians and brave actions to put a halt to Israel's crimes has been steadfast.

      If a pro Israel individual had been beaten this way in the U.K. it would be all over the media. Thanks for the heads up.

      Yesterday (Monday) watched C-Span's coverage of the Canadian parliament discussing recent events etc. One member after the next brought up Israel's recent slaughter in the Gaza. Cameron, Gerald Kaufman, Jeremy Corbyn. Cameron was surprisingly outspoken. More members (did not get all of their names) demanding that Canadian weapons sales etc to Israel be halted. Israel's "land grab" "land theft" in the West Bank brought up over and over again. How terribly counter productive Israel's actions continue to be.

      Too bad U.S. Rep's continue to refuse to apply such independent and factual thinking to U.S. policies towards Israel.

  • I see five bears
    • Great story but the "step towards" bears not so wise. Lots of hiking in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming etc. Yes bear encounters but not up too close. Have read to many stories about the up too close. One very uncomfortable scene was when I turned back from a hike in Montana near Glacier (on Blackfeet Indian reservation) with six adults five kids (11-13). Kids were tired and wanted to go back to cabin so I volunteered to hike back with them. Looking down at creek bed a Griz came out of underbrush looked our direction and then headed the other way. Terrifying. Last time I hiked alone with bunch of kids in that neck of the woods.

      This past year two black bear break in'd in our old 1940's trailer up on family land in Colorado at 9500 ft. First times in 37 years of owning land. Open Peppermint tea pack in cupboard. Read they love the smell of mint. Ripped through a door that was two sheet metal layers with hardwood in between. Now nothing left in cupboards and they hate the smell of ammonia. Watched a herd of elk every night this summer. Largest coyote group up close to sleeping quarters than ever before. Wild donkeys, mountain lion, read tailed hawks, eagles, pronghorn antelope, fox, buffalo...all up near south park. Beauty and destruction all taking place on this amazing planet

  • Coming to a campus near you: ADL recruits student politicians for Israel trips
    • BDS etc will certainly "collide" with ADL's new efforts to influence by offering free trips etc to college campus leaders who are politically involved. But for any student who is thinking fairly the racism inherent in ADL's stance will become apparent. Increase on college campuses in the Palestinian justice movement is growing by leaps and bounds...pressure on Israel is and will continue to grow no matter how many U.S. students ADL, Birthright etc send into the conflict.

  • Our new look
    • I agree about the closing down a thread to comments. Oh and the great links that folks provide often to information that has not been tapped into by the great Mondoweiss team. The research of others so worthwhile.

      Phil and team while driving my 86 year old mother from Ohio to Colorado this summer subjected myself and others in car to Rush Limbaugh (driver gets to pick the radio station) for some hours. Have done this to myself for years. Every hour there is a short segment about how Israel is under attack by the media. How the MSM is now portraying Hamas and Israel as "moral equivalents" They play a clip of Allen Dershowitz ranting. Yep while travelling across Missouri heard this segment six times.

  • My life during the war
    • Rana thank you for this important first hand account. Although you, your family no one should be experiencing these kinds of human rights injustices. No one. The death and destruction is horrific and war crimes have clearly been committed by Israel again. Having Israeli bombs drop near you killing , witnessing the bloody crimes against innocent people will be in your bones forever. I have talked with many Nakba victims and for them it was like yesterday.

      You are right to say that people in the U.S. etc should be more outraged doing more. You are right. However far more people are becoming aware and are taking action. Far more Jews have become involved in this very serious issue over the last decade. A real change in the movement in the U.S. A very good shift.

      You are right to call all of us to act more. Contact our Reps and say no no no to aid to Israel. Folks can contact If Americans Knew to send for information packets, brochures etc to hand out on college campuses, churches, synagogues, mosque etc.

      Thank you again for this first hand account. More and more are taking action

  • Hillary Clinton's 11th-hour diplomacy
    • Clinton more than likely has the election sown up...but she will not have all of the progressives like myself knocking on doors, running GOTV campaigns, pulling in hundreds of voluntteers etc etc as I have done since I was 16 (now 62) for Dems. No no no Hillary is far too much of a right wing warmonger for me. Will not do it

    • And Warren has repeated Israel and the I lobbies must repeats about Iran. Repeated unsubstantiated claims about Iran.

  • 'Bombing the Dead' -- Max Blumenthal in Gaza
    • Israel "bombing the dead" and the living into oblivion. And the Star of David carved into Palestinian homes on belongings sure does stir up thoughts about swastikas on Jewish homes during WWII. I don't usually like to draw a parallel but this effort to rub salt in the Palestinians wounds is so cold and calculated on top of such brutality

  • Israeli soldiers carved Stars of David in homes in Gaza, report Blumenthal and Cohen
    • There is no doubt that this is anti semitic. Now as you report there is no direct evidence of just who carved these symbols into Palestinians homes etc. But there is no doubt anti semitic. Destroy homes, shatter lives and then leave a mark. We have seen this type of horrific and criminal behavior in the past. Call it what it is

  • Cuomo and Zuckerman take a suckers' tour of tunnels (a few miles from massacres they can't make time for)
  • 15 airplanes to fly over NY and NJ beaches with Israeli flags and We Love Israel banner
  • We must target our politicians' 'cowardice' in the face of war crimes --Trevor Hogan's impassioned speech in Dublin
    • Powerful...Trevor has seen Israel's war crimes up close. His message is clear contact your Reps...demand that aid to Israel be stopped, demand that they stop supporting Israel no matter what they do. Keep pushing. Go Trevor

  • Washington D.C.’s 'Day of Rage' directs ire at U.S. complicity in Gaza assault
    • Great report Adam. Sorry to miss these protest. I too have attended pro Palestinians marches in D.C. over several decades. One in particular about 12 or so years ago was filled with older Palestinians. Spent the day talking with many folks in their 80's who had been forced from their homes and villages during the creation of Israel. Many extremely sad stories. Of course CNN, MSNBC etc never there to cover these protest.

      The counter protesters look like a small and angry group. Facts just get in their way.

  • Watch: Young Israeli Jew at Western Wall calls for 'another war and another war and another war and another war'
    • Brutal and ugly racism spewed out of these young people's mouths. Racist...and then they gloat about it. The one young man said "not in front of the camera" so one knows that this racism is even more ugly off camera.

  • Video: Israeli sniper kills Palestinian protester in Hebron
    • Over at Informed Comment Prof Cole has some truth zingers up. Prof Cole " Humanitarian Mission may sound good to American ears, but there is not way a few food drops can make up for what the U.S. did to Iraq." For several decades. Hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced, more than likely a million Iraqi people injured. You never hear Chris Matthews etc use the term "genocide" for those U.S. actions.

    • Annie/all been reading a bit about the Palestinian children being sent to Caracas Venezuela. Orphans? Is this a new way to get rid of future generations of Palestinian children. Kill their parents send them away.

      On Saturday NPR's Jackie Northam reported about an Israeli border town to the Gaza Nativ Haasara and Gaza tunnels. So lop sided. She had the sound of Israeli kibbutz kids splashing in swimming pools and said nothing about Israeli control of water. Israeli swimming pools not far from Gaza. Never hear anything about whether the land that this kibbutz is on was stolen land, the site of a Palestinian village. Not finding much on the web about that particular kibbutz. Annie, Phil think you might be interested in that NPR story. Never anything about how Palestinian people in Gaza get much needed supplies through these tunnels.

      Interested in where these tunnels led to.

    • On and on and on this Israeli unbridled killing of innocent people. No U.S. humanitarian aid lifts to Palestinian people in Gaza. No talk of arming them so they could protect themselves.

      Kerry "hell of a pinpoint operation"
      Netanyahu "proportionate, just"

  • Six arrested in civil disobedience at Federation offices in Philly
    • The willingness in Jewish communities across the U.S. to stand up against the horrific injustices that Palestinians have been suffering at the hands of the Israeli government and supported by a majority of Israeli citizens for six decades is so refreshing. A real and new change over the last 5- 10 years. Such an important change

  • 'An extreme rightwing regime behaving in the most criminal fashion and defying the world and unscrupulously using the Holocaust to justify what they're doing'
    • The killing of Palestinians along with destruction of their homes, illegal confiscation of their lands, destruction of olive trees etc took place under so called left wing Israeli governments too. David Norris finally stepping up to the plate is a good thing. But don't pretend this violence has not been taking place for decades. Myth.

      Phil you have to be notcing how often the word genocide is being used in reference to the potential mass killing of Yazidis how that same powerful word was never used in reference to Palestinians. Obama, Kerry, Chris Matthews, etc all using genocide, genocide....never for Palestinians.

  • Gaza 2014 has clarified the international struggle
    • Chris Matthews said the G word over and over last evening in reference to the Yazidi's. Genocide is being mentioned all over the MSM, Fox, CNN,MSNBC. Not ever in reference to the Palestinians and what just took place in the Gaza

    • Chris Matthews said the G word over and over last evening in reference to the Yazidi's. Genocide is being mentioned all over the MSM, Fox, CNN,MSNBC. Not eve in reference to the Palestinians

  • Even Wieseltier is upset by 'indifference in Jewish world' to Gaza slaughter and wholehearted Israeli support for it
    • We all know the truth to this question the reaction would be very different. Racist issue at the core.

  • On being accused of anti-semitism by well meaning liberals
  • What will tomorrow bring for Gaza -- a lasting truce or continuous war?
    • thanks going to watch that Charlie Rose. No mincing of words with those two. Clear and concrete

    • Tamara represents apartheid lite angle. She went on and on about how both sides have their "narratives" She seems to slide by historical facts both past and present

    • Yes indeed Annie

    • Over the decades the majority of UN nations have rightfully stood up for the rights of the Palestinians and condemned the criminal actions of Israel. How many times has the U.S. blocked sending in UN international observers to the conflict?

    • Watching too. On August 4th Washington Journal had Tamarra Cofman Wittes director of the Brookings Inst middle east policy was on. She pushed Israel's "narrative" in a softball manner. Very subtle (for some) biases. Avoided the facts. Pushed the repeated "both sides are wrong" narrative. Called Washington Journal the next day during open phones asked them once again to have the Leveretts on Phil Weiss put a plug in for Mondoweiss. Gretta threw in some hooey about going to their site to look at other guest and views. Washington Journal avoiding having on substantive guest who can provide the Palestinian experience based on facts. Today they had Bill Kristol...still can not get over how these outlets are willing to have Iraq warmongers on. Kristol was deadly wrong about Iran and many believe these war pushers knew exactly what they were doing...when they pushed the WMD lies

  • Conflict Resolution 101: Talk to Hamas
    • Great piece Medea. President Carter has said been saying this for several decades...negotiate with Hamas. Instead Reps Ros Lehiton and others have created legislation to isolate Palestinians after they voted for Hamas. destructive legislation not productive at all

  • A brief respite in Gaza
    • Thanks for your example of putting talk into action! Thanks again

    • Have had friends witness the brutal treatment of Palestinians by the IDF and illegal settlers for decades. So important that others are witnessing and reporting. That more accurate information about this conflict is finally coming out of the U.S. MSM. Allison thank you for your bravery and your reports. Stay safe.

      Hope folks will share Allison's report.

      Still the MSM showing inaccurate maps, persistently demonize Hamas, always repeating that "Israel has the right to defend itself" no mention of internationally recognized borders or that Palestinians have the right to defend themselves. No mention of the thousands of deaths of Palestinians in other wars. Little to no historical facts being shared.

  • israel is the golden calf
    • I often think about this image representing idolatry...losing one's way. Honoring money etc as a god. Wall Street keeps that image alive and honored. Money as a god

  • Israel, your brand is tanking
    • A shift is clearly taking place since more accurate information is making it through the msm. But reality on the ground for Palestinians continues to be brutal. Does Israel care about their image "tanking"... clearly not. Although pressure is building. Callers into Washington Journal are tilting towards compassion and justice for Palestinians. When will this shift of consciousness manifest into justice on the ground for the Palestinians?

      Still we see inaccurate maps up, repeated "Israel has a right to defend itself" no mention of internationally recognized borders, no mention that Palestinians have a right to defend themselves or internationally recognized borders, Hamas demonized over and over again. No mention of how illegal settlements have destroyed the idea of a two state solution.

    • don't hold your breath

  • Seven congresspeople go to Israel on AIPAC's dime-- and one gets defensive about it
    • I thought all of this hanky panky was supposed to come to a halt after the Bob Ney, Abramoff scandal? I thought there was legislation passed to stop this type of corrupt influence peddling.

  • Israel calls Obama's tune
    • Israeli's blame Hamas for Israel's killing of civilians. Israel has been blaming the victims for decades.

  • US suspended aid to Egypt after it slaughtered civilians -- why not Israel?
    • We know the answer. In the minds of leaders and other power brokers in the U.S. "slaughtered civilians" are not equal. Selective application of moral standards applied unfairly.

      Can you imagine if the equivalent percentage of Israeli's were being killed as Palestinians in the Gaza. 1500 Palestinian civilians out of 1.4 million?

  • Portrait of a Zionist
    • Yeah Podheretz wants folks to "shut up" so he and his ilk can go back to setting up more "creative destruction" based on "noble lies" Get back to repeating the pledge of allegiance to Israel....

  • Will 'Protective Edge' galvanize the US mainstream, as 'Cast Lead' galvanized the left?
    • Good for Erin Burnett. Roy Blunt too. AP's Matt Lee has been out on the front lines of asking in depth questions for quite some time now. Following in Helen Thomas foot prints.

      Really something how many MSM pundits continue to pledge allegiance to Israel on air. Joe Scarborough, etc "Israel our best friend"

      This morning Chuck Todd was quick to put a name on the Israeli soldier taken prisoner. But no names to the over 1400 Palestinians killed.

      Over and over we hear Israel has the "right to defend themselves." NEVER are we hearing that Palestinians have the right to defend themselves. No mention that both sides have the right to defend internationally recognized borders and nothing else.

      No one reporting about where the tunnels lead to.

      Persistent effort to draw false equivalencies between Israeli soldiers killed and Palestinian's that have been killed

      MSNBC, CNN, Washington Journal all still putting up totally inaccurate maps of the West Bank etc up on their outlets.

      All of this effort to falsely report that Israel operating from the "highest standards"

      Kerry "hell of a pinpoint operation"

  • 10,000 march on Qalandia in solidarity with Gaza
    • You will be interested in the Morning Joe show. Robinson was on. Lots of genuflecting to Israel no matter what they do on the program. Halpern put Senator Kay Hagan on the spot. No mention that Palestinians have the right to defend their territory and their lives. Not a whisper. So racist.

    • Eugene Robinson was on MSNBC's Morning Joe. They were discussing his latest piece. Lots of genuflecting to Israel by the other talking heads. Most repeated "Israel has the right to defend itself" Nothing about internationally recognized borders. Nothing about Palestinians right to defend their internationally recognized territory. Mark Halpern put Senator Kay Hagan on the spot about this issue. She repeated the latest pledge of allegiance to whatever Israel does.

      David Gregory was also clearly so pro Israel he can barely see straight let alone report the facts

      The totally false map of the West Bank is put up all over the place. On All in with Chris Hayes, Washington Journal.

      All of this death and destruction is so terribly brutal and sad. Yet somehow we celebrate the inches of more accurate reporting we are witnessing.

    • Noura Erakat on PBS last night (Thursday)

      Omar Barghouti on Chris Hayes All in on Thursday evening.

      The Israel mantra "Israel has the right to defend itself" by Mika Bryzinski, Mark Halpern (who I believe is a racist), and so many others. No one states that Israel has the right to defend itself based on internationally recognized boundaries. That Palestinians also have a right to defend Palestinian territory based on internationally recognized boundaries.

      Cspan's Washington Journal, Fox, MSNBC etc all continue to put up completely inaccurate maps of the West Bank. Not one person mentions how Israel has continued to steal land from the Palestinians.

      While there are clips of the Israeli killing of the Palestinians in an allegedly safe zone at a UN site. Mark Halpern and others just are unable to stir up enough compassion to speak about these crimes as crimes against humanity. How these are war crimes. Have come to believe that many of the people on MSNBC's Joe Scarborough are simply racist. All of them repeat "Israel has the right to defend itself"...this is the new Pledge of allegiance to Israel that is required. Today Mark Halpern put that demanding question to Senator Maria Cantwell. Appeared to be an effort of intimidation...Will Cantwell repeat the pledge? She did. Halpern knew exactly what he was doing

      Why is it that U.S. talking heads keep saying "the people of Gaza" not Palestinians. This type of selective language separates Palestinians from the land that is internationally recognized as belonging to them.

  • Hamas mimics Hezbollah tactics, and no one will have stability till blockade is lifted
    • This past Sunday on Melissa Harris Perry was the first time anyone brought up that Hamas wanted the blockade lifted. Going to Tehran's Hillary Mann Leverett brought this critical issue up. Since then have actually heard this fact brought up on MSNBC numerous times. Former Ambassador Marc Ginsberg (who is often an Israeli apologist) went out on a limb today on MSNBC's Jose Diaz Balart's (new host, very good) Ginsberg said Israel needs to "lift the siege" and said Palestinian's want a country called "Palestine."

      This morning Morning Joe loaded it up for Israel with bloody Bill Kristol, Joe Klein (a real racist when it comes to support for Israel) and Andrea Mitchell (who is starting to be factual). They finally had a Palestinian on to share the facts on the ground with their listening audience. PLO leader Ambassador Maen Rashid Arekait on their program. Mika just can't seem to feel the same empathy she demonstrates for victims in the air crash and other disasters for Palestinian victims.

      Today on MSNBC's Joy Reid Steve Clemons actually came and stated that Palestinians are "being slaughtered. The MSM is changing folks and we are all still pushing for the facts on the ground here in the U.S.

  • U.S. casts lonely vote against establishing war crimes inquiry in Gaza
  • Jews Say: End the War on Gaza — No Aid to Apartheid Israel!
  • Israeli forces shell UN school where displaced Palestinians gathered, killing at least 9
    • Israel throws leaflets telling Palestinians to leave and we all ask "go where?" They find an alleged safe haven in a UN school known to Israel and Israel's targets it...killing more. "Hell of a pinpoint operation"

  • It's time for liberal Jewish bodies to take a stand
  • 'Heartbreaking' is U.S. government's talking point for Gaza massacre
    • And Mika Brezenski , Andrea Mitchell and others keep bringing how Feinstein told Putin to "man up" and accept responsibility for the downed plane and deaths. Can Feinstein say "Iraq" and "woman up" for her decision to give the Bush administration a pass to invade Iraq. Hundreds of thousands killed..."woman up" Feinstein. Start practicing what you are preaching

    • Engel has been doing a great job reporting about the facts on the ground. Better than ever before. Ayman spot on no excuses being made about his fact based reporting on MSNBC no need to genuflect to Israel of the lobby. All of this extremely sad and horrific killing and deaths..just so terribly sad...and yet we acknowledge there has been a defined change in the MSM. Been a long time coming and so many folks here have been pushing for the facts to come out via the MSM.

      Today was the first time I have heard Kerry or anyone else refer to the Palestinian territories. Talking heads have been referring to the Palestinians as "the people of Gaza." In his last statement to the public Kerry referred to the Palestinian territories.

  • The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
    • the only place I have heard the Hamas offer talked about was on Melissa Harris Perry's MSNBC Sunday program with Hillary Mann Leverett bringing attention to the offer in her most articulate way. The only mention. Otherwise hearing over and over again how Hamas refused the ceasefire offer. Some bringing attention to the fact that Hamas does not accept Egypt as a close to honest broker. A whisper about how Israel blocked Qatar and Turkey from being the brokers for a ceasefire.

  • Finally, Israel is alienating the US mainstream media
    • Today (Tuesday) The Morning Joe program continued to brown nose on the I/P conflict. They had General Hayden on who kept repeating that Israel has a right to "defend themselves." Not an inkling of compassion for the Palestinians out of Hayden. They did have Senator Murphy on who stated that 75% of the Palestinians killed by Israel were civilians. Mika and Andrea Mitchell keep bringing up Senator Diane (who voted for the 2002 Iraq war resolution) Feinstein's comment about Putin "manning up" and accepting responsibility for his role in providing weapons to separatist. Still waiting for Feinstein to "woman up" and admit her horrific role in promoting the invasion of Iraq. She has the blood of the Iraqi people as well as American soldiers all over her. "Woman up" Feinstein. How absurd is it to hear warmongers lecturing Putin about his role in the killing of innocents.

      Mika on Morning Joe keeps talking about "Russian propaganda" being fed to the Russian people through the state run media. Can "propagandist" totally get away with this. Can they say Iraq?

      Also so much about how Russia is supplying "terrorist" with weapons. The U.S. has a past and present of supplying so called "terrorist" with weapons that feel pages. MEK on our terrorist list, then off. So absolutely insane. Monkey see monkey do.

      Yesterday (Monday) Rula Jebreal called the decades of the MSM's complicity with support for Israel no matter what they have done out. She even called Andrea Mitchell's complicity out on the table. Mentioning how Andrea never has the Palestinian perspective on her news program. Thought Rula would lose her job for this one. But today Andrea Mitchell had Yousef Munayer on her program. It's happening.

      The clip of Netanyahu's interview with Brian Williams being shown all over. Netanyahu "what would you do." Not one person asking "what would you do" if you had your land stolen, home and crops destroyed, humiliated at check points, had your children humiliated and beat by IDF and Israeli cops weekly. What would you do? No one asking

    • Israeli agent Michael Oren has been all over the MSM for years propagandizing for Israel's crimes against humanity. Time is up. Now the MSM actually providing the American public with close to accurate information about these latest Israeli war crimes. Times are a changing.

    • Mark Regev keeps repeating how Americans and the international community are with Israel. Just not the case. American leaders...we get that..but U.S. citizens opinions finally shifting now that they are actually getting more accurate information.

    • Calls into Washington Journal about the conflict are really demonstrating what is going on. Callers far more educated, far more fact based which means they fall on the side of the Palestinians. Also expressing outrage at what they are finally seeing on the MSM...real pictures of the death and injuries of Palestinians and the disproportionate use of force by Israeli's.

    • Morning Joe and Mika still have their noses up Israel's ass. This morning they had Israel's Consul General Ido Aharani on along with Dan Senor. Who can beat on the support Israel no matter what drums better than Dan?

      And then all of these absurd lectures from warmongering Senator Feinstein (who should be investigated for her family profits from the Iraq war) lecturing Putin about "accepting responsibility" and that he should "man up" How does that go the "kettle calling the pot black" On Morning Joe they were also going on about Russian propaganda and how the Russian media is state run. Can any of them say Iraq? And the way the Israel Palestinian conflict has not been covered by our MSM even close to accurately up until recently. The coverage is certainly changing and as I often say better late than never.

    • "It's happening" Yes indeed. MSNBC far more balanced than ever before which means the facts on the ground are actually being shown on that outlet. The disproportionate amount of force that Israel has and continues to use against the Palestinians and the disproportionate amount of deaths, injuries and displacement being talked about on almost each show.

      Just in the last hour Rula Jebreal called out the MSMedia's complicity in the inaccurate reporting over the years. Eli Lake tried to make it appear that the recent shift in the reporting has always been taking place. Rula even called out her co worker Andrea Mitchell's leanings. Wonder if Rula will be knocked out of MSNBC for this one.

      Issues the MSM is still not showing.
      Accurate maps of the West Bank. They always ALWAYS show maps of West Bank being one contiguous piece of land.

      Few are talking about how Hamas does not want to deal with Egypt's newly appointed leader after a democratically elected leader of Egypt was overthrown by the military. Not talking about how Israel has blocked Qatar or Turkey being brokers in a truce.

      No one talking about how Palestinians have a right to protect their communities, homes, lives etc from more land theft.

      Tonight an interview will be on Brian Williams with Netanyahu. Will Williams have Abbas on tomorrow night? Will he?

      Ronan Farrow, Joy Reid on MSNBC really trying to cover the issue accurately.

  • On the defensive, Barney Frank accuses Clemons and Kornacki of ganging up on him, and Israel
    • Watched live. Frank was an arrogant ass. What else is new? Frank had plenty of time to go on and on making Israel's illegal actions out in the West Bank seem like mild mannered theft going on. All is good out there in the West Bank.

      Then Frank uses the traditional bait methods "you are on the other side" you are "anti Israel" to Clemons. Kornacki took the bait Clemons did not. Too bad Kornacki did not have the testicular fortitude that he has demonstrated towards Christie the bully and leashed that inner journalist on Israel or Frank the pounding him about the theft of the land in the West Bank, persistent humiliation, beating, imprisonment of Palestinian young, destruction of homes, agriculture, water usage etc. GET TO THE ROOT CAUSES OF THIS CONFLICT.

      Wish that Koracki and others would also get to the reality of so called progressives like Frank or for decades stands on the radical wrong on the I/P conflict, Iran etc. When will Kornacki , Melissa Harris Perry etc shine the spotlight on the right wing foreign policy stances of Frank and others.

      Melissa Harris Perry's coverage of this issue was outstanding. Had Hillary Mann Leverett on for the third time in a row. So worth the watch.

  • Joining Graham, Schumer calls for end of Palestinian unification for sake of Israel's 'survival'
    • Another appearance by Hillary Mann Leverett on MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry today. Too bad HML cut off right before she was about to object to the persistent mischaracterization of Hamas on MSM outlets. HML was on her show last Sunday and now today. Drip drip drip. Finally MHP applying her alleged focus on human rights..she has joined the better late than never crowd and it is a wonderful thing.

      Still no mention about the "root causes" of the middle east "humanitarian crisis" while MHP, Chris Matthews, Joy Reid, Lawrence O'Donnell more than willing to shed the light on the "root causes" of the "humanitarian crisis" at the U.S. border.

      Still no mention of illegal settlements, no accurate maps of the West Bank and what has and is still going "root cause" focus at all.

  • Terror in Gaza: 57 seconds after 'warning,' Israel destroys a house
    • All over the news that Israel giving warnings that Palestinians should evacuate. No one ask where they should evacuate to?

      Silence about ongoing illegal settlement expansion as one of the root causes of Palestinian anger and rockets. We hear one pundit after the next talking about "root causes" of the "humanitarian crisis" on our border with central American children. How the U.S. has meddled in central American affairs for decades undermining the welfare of the people. Rachel Maddowl, Joy Reid, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O'Donnell Chris Matthews, etc addressing the "root causes" of this very sad "humanitarian crisis" but not the "root causes" of the "humanitarian crisis" of the I/P conflict

  • Relentless bombing on Gaza continues: Israel kills media worker, 9 people watching World Cup on beach
    • Netanyahu and his bloody team are war criminals. When will we witness them on trial?

      Aaron David Miller everywhere on the MSM spinning the Israeli perspective with a softball strategy.

      Prof Cole has must reads up over at Informed Comment.

      This morning on the BBC's World Service they focused on Israel giving Palestinians warnings to evacuate before they bomb the life out of them. Evacuate to where? Under the pile of rubble next to Palestinians homes? Evacuate to where?

  • White House says US can't stop 'tsunami' of boycott and isolation if Israel won't end 'occupations'
    • People are starting to get the facts on the ground. Been decades of a wall of silence. Wall coming down

    • Watched live. You can easily go see it. Just giving you another lead. You are more than welcome

    • Go Phil Gordon. Not a whisper about this speech on MSNBC , Fox, Cnn. Will be watching and listening. Phil etc. you are going to be very interested in that exchange between Noura Erakat and Aaron David Miller. The first time in six days (or longer of course) that an MSNBC host has allowed a Palestinian perspective.

    • A must watch and listen. Sorry unable to link. But you can go find

    • This past Sunday MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry joined the better late than never crowd by focusing on this issue. She even had Hillary Mann Leverett on her program. A must watch. While Hillary was succinct and factual I was shocked when she went along with MHP's and Colonel Jacobs take that this Palestinian teen beating by Israeli soldiers . Jacobs "we have seen these images before" Total bull shit. This is the very first time this image of a Palestinian/American or any Palestinian children being beaten, etc has been shown on any MSM cable outlet. No one is mentioning the history of Israeli violence against Palestinian children etc. No one is mentioning what the ratio of Palestinian deaths, injuries, imprisonment are over the decades. No one Was surprised Leverett did not take the clear opportunity to bring up the disproportionate deaths on the Palestinian side over the decades.

      No mention on MHP's about root causes issues.
      No mention of Netanyahu calling for revenge before he started apologizing for death of Palestinian kid set on fire.

      Monday Jane Harman (who waddled on over to interfere in the Aipac espionage investigation and should be under more serious investigation in this interference) of Woodrow Wilson think tank held a panel discussion on the recent events in the conflict. Was aired on C-span on Monday. Aaron David Miller on the panel. All panelist said the one state solution is no solution.

      Tuesday MSNBC's Mika B kow towed to Israel sharing their views for them. Mark Halpern did ask "are there any indications that pressure is being put on Israel to restrain" Somehow the connection to the guest was cut off. That questioned never addressed

      Tuesday "waddling" Jane Harman was on Chuck Todd's as a guest on his program about the latest violence. Why oh why would you have someone on who has actively undermined a very serious national security federal investigation on your program? Why even have Harman on?

      Tuesday Andrea Mitchell (who has been dipping her toes into asking a bit tougher questions) had State Dept Jan Psaki on to discuss the latest events. Psaki " we are shocked by the report on the beating of the Palestinian American boy" As if the U.S. State Dept did not ignore the Furkan Dogan killing on the Mavi Marmara and has ignored the Palestinian children being abused, killed, incarcerated for decades.
      As if this was the first time.

      This morning (Wednesday) on MSNBC's Joe Scarborough could not get his head up the ass of Israel far enough. He totally went along with everything Ido Aharoni had to say. "Hamas wants to wipe Israel off the map." Then brown nose Joe went further and set Ido up "who is giving the rockets to Hamas' Ido went on a rant about Iran and Syria

      No mention of illegal Israeli settlements etc until Ronan had the testicular fortitude to have Noura Erakat on.

      So over and over. No mention of Netanyahu's calls for revenge. No mention of how these beatings of Palestinian children and others have gone on for decades. No mention of Israel's illegal settlements being one of the root causes of all of this violence.

      Prayers for all of the Israeli teens and the Palestinian boy burnt to death. And all of the killing going on now.

    • Been watching MSNBC and other msm outlets for five days for coverage on the Israeli teens and Palestinian teen killed and Palestinian American teen beaten. Been way slanted of course. Will share those dates and observations in a minute. But in the last 45 minutes MSNBC's Ronan Farrow had Aaron David Miller (he has been all over the place) up against human rights attorney Noura Erakat on his program. Quite the exchange. Miller tried to insult Erakat after she was the first on MSNBC in days to give the Palestinian's experience views. Miller stated "back on planet earth" after Erakat talked about root causes, illegal confiscation of Palestinian land etc. You are going to want to watch and listen to that exchange.

  • Jeffrey Goldberg leads the charge on latest BDS smear: Presbyterian Church divestment is anti-Semitic because David Duke supports it
  • 'Numb, speechless, sad', Israel supporters grieve Cantor's loss
    • Wasserman's comment about Cantor is odd.

    • I have been hearing MSNBC host reporting this "sore loser" rule. We shall see.

      Phil,Annie, All...did you see and hear Senator Barbara Boxer on Melissa Harris Perry's MSNBC Sunday news program. Melissa demonstrated that Boxer is great on domestic issues ...gun issues, wage increase, choice etc. Much of the conversation about how Boxer has been in support of working class Americans. What MHP fails to bring up is Boxer's support for the Israel visa waiver legislation. MHP does not get anywhere near how that legislation would undermine U.S. National Security. How intelligence officials have weighed in heavily against this dangerous legislation. No mention. Worth listening to that interview with Boxer

  • For wearing veil, woman is ordered off Jerusalem light rail and frisked
  • Michael Oren finds Israel vindicated by UN report that it slaughtered 101 civilians, including 33 children
    • thanks tell it like it is

    • Boycott CNN. Wolf Blitzer and team part and parcel to the rebranding Israel effort based on complete lies.

      Micheal Oren is on NPR on a regular basis. Keep contacting your Reps demand that aid to Israel be cut off. Keep it up...let them know we are out here

  • Dr. Ruth says she might shoot you if you don't support Israel
    • Who was one of the sponsor's of Birthright who came right out and said that they hoped that Jewish kids would meet on these trips and procreate?

    • Dr. Ruth admitting she was a terrorist...and proud of it. Pathetic

  • Israel to NSA: Rebrand

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