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Kathleen

57 year old mother of three, activist, concerned citizen

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  • After big loss, AIPAC goes... Progressive!
    • Aipac, Jinsa and these guys will keep pushing for a military confrontation with Iran.
      link to weeklystandard.com

      "Will Israel in fact be forced to stand alone? Many informed Israelis, including those who are by no means supporters of Netanyahu or on the right side of the political spectrum, are now convinced he will have to, after witnessing last month’s appalling spectacle of President Obama squirming out of his pledge to retaliate against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad if Assad crossed a “red line” by using chemical weapons. We were each in Israel recently, and it’s clear that the confidence of some current and former senior security officials that Obama would strike Iran has evaporated. We’ve also spoken with Arab government officials, and none believes any longer in the credibility of a U.S. military threat. In fact, it’s hard to find any serious person in allied capitals​—​or in enemy capitals​—​who takes Obama at his word when he talks about keeping “all options on the table” to prevent a nuclear Iran. Everyone assumes that President Obama will find any excuse the Iranians give him to leave the military option right there, on the table​—​and that if the Iranian regime doesn’t give him a plausible excuse, President Obama will find one anyway."

      Jinsa
      link to jinsa.org

    • Aipac stepping back to reload and come forward with new ammunition, threats, squeeze on campaign money etc. Folks should be turning up the pressure on our Reps ....NO NEW NEW SANCTIONS ON IRAN. Aipac and Jinsa are sure to come up with some new new legislation that will be focused on undermining direct negotiations with Iran.

      Don't sit back and wait...keep the pressure on.

  • 'Washington Post' runs article denouncing gross censorship by JCC
    • "Don't buy it"

    • :Harris-Gershon was featured on NPR last weekend. He is a liberal Zionist who supports a form of BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) in an effort to save the Israel he loves"

      I listened to his interview on NPR and wondered about his intentions? Going to listen again at some point. Definitely seemed driven by his love for Israel not real compassion for the Palestinians. A fellow traveler with Peter Beinart. Noticing which way the wind has shifted.

      But bs that the JCC cancelled his talk.

  • EU Prez Martin Schulz wreaks havoc during speech at Knesset
    • Understanding the theft of the Golan heights from Syria and Israeli control of water sources there is important
      link to bbc.co.uk
      link to electronicintifada.net

      link to en.wikipedia.org

    • May you live long and take this story and make it prosper. Share on fb, on other blogs etc.

    • That is great

    • Yeah but will make you a bet CNN does not cover this story..not with Wolf Blitzer being part of the controls.

    • Bingo Freddy

    • With you Rich...Schulz threw a curve ball and knew exactly what he was doing. They took the bait. All over the web. Not up at Huff Po (the USA Today of Blogs) yet. Of course will not make it on MS cable. But who knows maybe we can lobby Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Not Rachel or Chris Matthews etc they play it safe or are just racist about Palestinians

    • Been grabbing water wells with the building of the wall on Palestinian land.

    • The information and reports about the crimes against humanity that Israel has been committing against the Palestinians by stealing wells and restricting their water usage has been out there for decades. This was a huge issue for Arafat...Israeli control of Palestinian water. Great that Schulz brought up it up at the Knesset...he knew exactly what he would stir up. Helping expose these decades long apartheid crimes

    • "This claim came as a surprise and shock to some members of the Knesset! Indignant, Habayit Hayehudi [Jewish Home] party leader Naftali Bennet demanded an apology and walked out with his party’s MKs in tow"

      They know exactly what is going on. Please do not even infer that they do not know. Don't make any room at all for excuses because these racist will take even and inference of a way out and run with it. Racist, apartheid policies and those executing those apartheid policies being called out by Schulz.

    • Have read the UN water reports regarding distribution and control of water resources in that region . The distribution percentages that Schulz asked questions about are about right as far as what I remember reading.

      Yes one of the very core issues finally being brought up. One of the very core unfair distribution issues that Arafat could not agree to.

      Good for Schulz. Israeli's pull out all of the shut down the debate cards. Not working any longer. Not working

      link to ochaopt.org

      link to alhaq.org

      link to globalresearch.ca

      There are some discussions of unfair distribution of water rights in this report too. Looking for the reports at the UN on water rights done years ago. Can't find them right now
      link to ohchr.org

  • France to perform CPR on Scarlett Johansson's image -- award for film career!
    • Have folks read this one?

      Why Bankrolling Israel Prevents Peace in the Middle East

      Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth.
      Chase Madar
      February 10, 2014

      link to thenation.com

  • Outsource Thomas Friedman's column to India
    • "Some critics have derided Friedman's idiosyncratic prose style, with its tendency to use mixed metaphors and analogies. Walter Russell Mead described his prose as being "an occasionally flat Midwestern demotic punctuated by gee-whiz exclamations about just how doggone irresistible globalization is – lacks the steely elegance of a Lippmann, the unobtrusive serviceability of a Scotty Reston or the restless fireworks of a Maureen Dowd and is best taken in small doses."[27] Similarly, journalist Matt Taibbi has said of Friedman's writing that, "Friedman came up with lines so hilarious you couldn't make them up even if you were trying – and when you tried to actually picture the 'illustrative' figures of speech he offered to explain himself, what you often ended up with was pure physical comedy of the Buster Keaton/Three Stooges school, with whole nations and peoples slipping and falling on the misplaced banana peels of his literary endeavors."[28]

      In a column for the New York Press, Alexander Cockburn wrote that "Friedman exhibits on a weekly basis one of the severest cases known to science of Lippmann’s condition,--named for the legendary journalistic hot-air salesman, Walter Lippmann, and alluding to the inherent tendency of all pundits to swell in self-importance to zeppelin-like dimensions." Cockburn goes on to demonstrate how Friedman's hubris allowed him to pass off another war correspondent's experience in Beirut as his own.[29]"
      link to en.wikipedia.org

    • " He is supposedly an expert on the Middle East, but his analysis of the American invasion of Iraq and the calamitous, violent decade since then has been chronically misleading and worthless. Before the 2003 U.S. attack, while the genuine experts counseled diplomacy and caution, he told Americans: “My motto is very simple: give war a chance.” A few months after the invasion, he said that it “was unquestionably worth doing.” Some of his most offensive comments have been immortalized on Youtube, during an outburst in which he used a crude sexual metaphor that insulted people in the Middle East as part of an embarrassing rant that ended: “We hit Iraq because we could. And that’s the real truth.”

      Friedmann is a racist and elitist "and that's the real truth"

  • Canadian groups press Neil Young not to play Israel
    • "With 4 dead in Ohio, there were 1400 Palestinians murdered in Gaza, including roughly 400 children."

      But as we have witnessed over and over again the same standards in regard to human rights, social justice do not apply to the Palestinians in the books of Bob Dylan, Scarlett Johannson, Neil Young...When it comes to Israel it is a different set of standards that trumps what is right. Those standards are that racism, human rights crimes are a ok in Dylan, Johannson, Neil Young's books when it comes to Israel's crimes a ok Neil is sayin.

  • Influential Jewish group pushes New York bill aimed at Israel boycott
    • "The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) takes legislators on free trips to Israel and spearheaded the campaign against boycotting the country at Brooklyn’s Park Slope Food Coop."

      Remember how all of these free trips for legislators was supposed to come to an end?

  • Avigdor Lieberman: 'Our Oscar goes to Scarlett'
  • The killing of Odeh Hamad
    • link to youtube.com

      And nothing will happen to the Israeli soldier who killed Odeh in cold blood. Israeli justice means no justice. Hope the soldier rots in hell or comes to know the same pain that he has caused.

    • Palestinians have been dealing with this kind of ruthless treatment from Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers for decades link to youtube.com

    • These are real Israeli slime buckets kicking a Palestinian kid in an alley. This is who Israeli officers are for the most part. This is not an unusual treatment. I have heard these kinds of stories from eye witnesses for several decades. This type of humiliation is common by Israeli police officers and military. Now being caught on camera and out to the world what has been going on for decades. Real slime balls

      link to telegraph.co.uk

    • link to youtube.com

      link to youtube.com

      These are the kind of brutal child abusers the Israeli military is made up of. Real brave fuckers picking on a kid after Palestinian kid
      link to mondoweiss.net

    • Israeli soldiers breaking bones

    • "put it on your side" what a concept

    • Shot in the head...IN THE HEAD. No warning, no effort to approach...just shot him in the head. Probably laughing the whole time. We have seen enough video clips of how ruthless, arrogant and ethnocentric Israeli soldiers are...not an ounce of compassion or integrity. Not an ounce.

    • giladg do you have one compassionate fucking bone in your cold body for this young man Odeh who was so brutally shot in the head by cold blooded murdering Israeli military members? Do you have one ounce of compassion for this young man and his brother and family. I know you do not. These cold blooded murderers need to be tried and convicted...enough

  • Surviving anti-Semitism smear, Walt and Mearsheimer seem to have influence in high places
    • Another thank you. Would sure like to attend. Hope Phil and team are able to go and video.

    • nailed it

    • This is quite the composition of interrelated pieces. Read some but not all. A great deal here. But I had some of the same reactions. And yes most Americans do not give a rats ass about how many people have died in Iraq, Afghanistan from our drones. Nope nope nope they have to put pictures of their kids up on fb, their last vacation and the last time they took a shit. So terribly shallow and complacent are most folks that it is depressing. "where are our lessons from Vietnam?" So many of us who protested against Vietnam were lobbying like mad, protesting in the streets before the invasion of Iraq in D.C., New York, across the nation. I talked with so many WWII, Korean, Vietnam , Desert Storm Vets who were out on the streets at these protest. Many of them against the invasion and were taking direct action against it. Was so fascinating to watch the news so closely at that point. They would show the few folks off to the sides smoking some pot on the evening news as if those were the folks who made up the bulk of those crowds. They did not interview the crowd of WWII etc Vets that I had the honor to march with in New York Feb of 2003. No the media did not show those mostly fellas on the evening news. Some of them who would cry when you would talk about the U.S. entering another potentially horrific military action. Our news seldom showed any pictures of dead Iraqi people or American soldiers. One sanitized disaster.

      What did our media, military learn from Vietnam. Get rid of the draft and do not show Americans what is really going on. Perverted and criminal. Makes me sick to my stomach when I think about the bulk of Americans not caring.

  • Thomas Friedman occupies BDS
    • So Abbas is forced to say he does not support BDS if he does not want these US anti boycott laws to be put into action?

    • " so where his intentions may be noble, "

      I don't buy it about Friedmann's intentions being "noble." link to mediamatters.org is a person who avoided serving in Vietnam yet pushed Iraq WMD lies hard before the invasion. Supported sending U.S. troops into Iraq and repeated the lie that the attacks on 9/11 were connected to Iraq. Why does anyone trust or read anything this guy says? Why do we celebrate or read these Iraq lie pushers?

      link to en.wikipedia.org
      "Some critics have derided Friedman's idiosyncratic prose style, with its tendency to use mixed metaphors and analogies. Walter Russell Mead described his prose as being "an occasionally flat Midwestern demotic punctuated by gee-whiz exclamations about just how doggone irresistible globalization is – lacks the steely elegance of a Lippmann, the unobtrusive serviceability of a Scotty Reston or the restless fireworks of a Maureen Dowd and is best taken in small doses."[27] Similarly, journalist Matt Taibbi has said of Friedman's writing that, "Friedman came up with lines so hilarious you couldn't make them up even if you were trying – and when you tried to actually picture the 'illustrative' figures of speech he offered to explain himself, what you often ended up with was pure physical comedy of the Buster Keaton/Three Stooges school, with whole nations and peoples slipping and falling on the misplaced banana peels of his literary endeavors."[28]

      In a column for the New York Press, Alexander Cockburn wrote that "Friedman exhibits on a weekly basis one of the severest cases known to science of Lippmann’s condition,--named for the legendary journalistic hot-air salesman, Walter Lippmann, and alluding to the inherent tendency of all pundits to swell in self-importance to zeppelin-like dimensions." Cockburn goes on to demonstrate how Friedman's hubris allowed him to pass off another war correspondent's experience in Beirut as his own.[29]

    • Yep soon enough Friedmann might say that he and Beinart started the BDS movement. That they were on the bus from the beginning. Just like this gal.

      47 years a slave: A new perspective on the occupation
      Very few struggles in history have centered on how a nation should treat a third group of people, but there are strong parallels between black slavery and Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.
      By Eva Illouz | Feb. 7, 2014 | link to haaretz.com
      1.572880 "The initiators and leaders of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement are such respected academics as Judith Butler, Jacqueline Rose, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Rose and Larry Gross, all Jews. "

    • I don't get the sense that Friedmann's alleged support for BDS is what is being said is "bad." It is the way he is spinning the efforts of BDS and his unwillingness to call it the BDS movement "Third Intifada." Then goes on to take the time that some might be using BDS as a way to cultivate anti-semitism while not mentioning that there are decades long human rights and social justice abuses. Many believe war crimes committed by Israel. And clearly does not have the cajones to mention that Israel's illegal actions have had and continue to have a sustained destructive effect on U.S. National Security.

    • Hostage: "The right of individuals to conduct primary political boycotts on their own behalf is protected, but the right to conduct primary or secondary political boycotts on behalf of the Arab League States is not.

      P.S. AIPAC exploits the same loophole to avoid FARA registration, i.e. they are lobbying on their own behalf, not at the behest of the State of Israel."

      So I think I get this. U.S. citizens can put together political boycotts together that directly effect discrimination against them individually. But not in support of "Arab League States" political boycotts. So how did the actions on college campuses across the U.S. (many of us were involved) against apartheid South Africa get such a effective hold?

      And how the hell has Aipac which has so clearly been lobbying for Israel fit through those loopholes so easily to avoid Fara registration? I know Senator Fulbright tried to push for Aipac's former self to have to register under FARA. Has there even been another effort?

    • Friedmann: "Israelis are right to suspect some boycotters of using this cause as a cover for anti-Semitism, given how Israel’s misdeeds are singled out"

      Friedmann using the tried and true "anti-semitism" ace in the hole card yet again. Just somehow fails to mention that one of the biggest reasons Israel has and is being called out is that Israel has and continues to be the largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid while persistently undermining U.S. National Security (and their own) by their commitment to ignore international law and being in violation of more UN resolutions than any other nation. Somehow Friedmann fails to mention these facts and that these are some of the very serious and only reasons they are being targeted by activist

    • Someone shared this one MW the other day. Trying to co-op the BDS movement

      47 years a slave: A new perspective on the occupation
      Very few struggles in history have centered on how a nation should treat a third group of people, but there are strong parallels between black slavery and Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.
      By Eva Illouz | Feb. 7, 2014
      link to haaretz.com
      "The initiators and leaders of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement are such respected academics as Judith Butler, Jacqueline Rose, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Rose and Larry Gross, all Jews."

      What total bullshit
      ---------------------------------------------------
      So are these sentences of Friedmann's trying to directly undermine the efforts of Palestinians who started the BDS movement ?
      "But this Third Intifada isn’t really led by Palestinians in Ramallah. It’s led by the European Union in Brussels and other opponents of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank across the globe. Regardless of origin, though, it’s becoming a real source of leverage for the Palestinians in their negotiations with Israel."

      I hear that this is what Gilad Atzmon does all of the time (have not heard him do this) tries to undermine Palestinian leaders in the BDS movement. Seems those sentences by Friedmann are doing the same thing.

    • Friedmann "You get many explanations from Palestinians: they’re too poor, too divided, too tired or that they realize these uprisings, in the end, did them more harm than good, especially the second. But being here, it’s obvious that a Third Intifada is underway. It’s the one that Israel always feared most — not an intifada with stones or suicide bombers, but one propelled by nonviolent resistance and economic boycott."
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      How many Palestinian leaders who have pushed a non violent resistance and boycotts have been beaten down and thrown in Israeli prisons for decades? As if there has never been an effort in non violent resistance through peaceful protest that the U.S. MSM has ignored for decades. Friedmann is indeed a con artist and was a huge pusher of the invasion of Iraq. A real rich fat cat bloody creep

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      Friedmann: "You cannot move the Israeli silent majority when you make them feel strategically insecure and morally secure, which is what Hamas did with its lunatic shelling of Israel after it withdrew from Gaza; few Israelis were bothered by pummeling them back."

      Especially when the majority of Israeli's support the ever expanding illegal settlements.
      ---------------------------------------------------------------

  • Congress is next battleground over boycott of Israel
  • Get ready, Kerry will go where no American leader has gone before -- Ben-Ami
    • Right wing Zionist would be the ones insisting, killing, stealing for a Greater Israel. "Liberal" Zionist willing to go with the land legally and illegally confiscated behind 67 border.

    • boy oh boy Ellen many of us have brought this up over and over again here at MW. A person cannot be a real "liberal" and a "zionist" at the same time.

    • "We are in danger of losing the Jewish state if we don’t urge the creation of a Palestinian state, and all Jews should regard this as an emergency. "

      And in that statement lies the essence of why so many more Jews have become involved in this issue. Not necessarily out of real compassion for the Palestinians but because of the reality that the one state solution has come very close to being the only solution. One person, one vote. And that the very foundation of a racist state will be exposed. I think this reality is what has driven Ben Ami, Peter Beinart and others.

  • Coke Super Bowl commercial featured a Palestinian but don't fall for the sugary sweetness
  • Revealed: Right-wing group StandWithUs' strategy to combat Israel Apartheid Week
  • Kerry's wingmen Friedman and Beinart praise boycott, to pressure Netanyahu
    • "A piece by Eva Illouz in tomorrow’s Haaretz includes this gem: “The initiators and leaders of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement are such respected academics as Judith Butler, Jacqueline Rose, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Rose and Larry Gross, all Jews.”

      Just no end to the spin. Have often wondered how the fact that most Jews who have just become involved with this issue the last 10 years would be spun in the future. Just as we are seeing in this piece that you shared. "Leaders and initiators of the BDS movement are each such respected academics as Judith Butler, Jacqueline Rose, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Rose and Larry Gross, all Jews" What a piece of total horseshit. More hasbara. Folks should nail her lies down at that site. Just as Phil has tried to promote Peter Beinart (part of the better late than never crowd" as being so "brave."

    • Front page alert over at Huff Po.
      link to huffingtonpost.com

    • Jeremy Ben Ami of J Street "“It is precisely this oncoming isolation and potential for [Israel] becoming a pariah state in the international community that John Kerry has been warning so clearly and loudly about over the last few weeks and has been getting quite a blowback, for those of you who follow the Israeli press.”

      Professor Mearsheimer has been saying this for quite some time

      Great piece Phil

  • Bill targeting Israel boycotters introduced in Maryland
  • 58 angry, selfish, foolish Jews don't understand: AIPAC speaks for Israel
    • Ding ding ding

      The insistence by some to refer to Zionist as "liberal" Zionist is so absurd. I know we have had this discussion. But again how do you put a square peg into a round hole?

  • Jewish groups used anti-semitism smear to try to stop boycott debate -- Holocaust scholar who heads MLA
    • Hirsch "To create the space for the difficult conversations we need to have now and in the future, we must get beyond the silences imposed in the name of academic freedom. We need our academic leaders, our university presidents, not to condemn our scholarly associations, but rather to protect our right to have and to sponsor those important conversations free from harassment campaigns and pre-emptive threats."

      Bingo.

      From my understanding the Univ of Colorado's World Affairs Conference board here in Boulder have not allowed panel discussions on this issue. Have only attended the conference the last three times over the last seven years. Last time I attended regularly was 40 years ago and the I/P conflict certainly was not on the Universities radar screen then. But now from my understanding full court administrative press to keep these flood gates closed

    • "But I was more disheartened by how American Jewish organizations and their members insisted on violating the painful history of Jews, including that of my parents, to foreclose discussion of the policies of the state of Israel and their impact on Israeli and Palestinian education."

      Moving

    • Why would she choose a fundamentalist email? ok to prove just who the folks are who are attacking

    • Hirsch "Your resolution is simply another attempt to remove us from our historic claim to the land of Israel. "

      And this is a scholar?

  • 'NYT' highlights AIPAC's first failure in 30 years, as de Blasio and Hillary jump on Iran bandwagon
    • Hillary Clinton "The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that imposing new unilateral sanctions now ‘would undermine the prospects for a successful comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran.’ I share that view. "

      Let us never forget that then Senator Hillary Clinton voted for the 2002 Iraq war resolution ignoring that Senator Dick Durbin who was on the Senate Intelligence Committee receiving far more information from the intelligence community voted against the 2002 Iraq war resolution. Clearly Clinton had her finger up in the wind determining which way the I lobby wind $$$ was going at that point. She made a very deadly political decision that cost her the 2008 election. Let's not forget her warmongering statements about Iran during the 2008 campaign.

    • Hillary "As President Obama said, we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed, while keeping all options on the table." If she gets in and these negotiations fail because of Israel and the I lobbies persistent focus on undermining diplomacy the next stop will surely be Iran

      Clinton sure playing the game. She aggressively pounded on the let's go get Iran drums all during the 2008 campaign.

      I sure am hoping and pressing Code Pink and other anti war groups to put out a call for anti war folks to put on the full court press with our Reps before the Aipac conference where there will be new efforts to push the more sanctions against Iran agenda. More pressure not less. No time to back off. Continue to call your Reps ask them to take their names off of the co-sponsorship list of SB 1881. Turn up the pressure now that this piece legislation is stalled temporarily if the I lobby has its way.

      My take is the pressure for S.B. 1881 or some similar piece of legislation will be turned up again before mid term elections just like the 2002 Iraq war resolution that Hillary Clinton voted for.

      Keep contacting your Reps and encourage others to do the same. No new sanctions against Iran

  • SodaStream stock sinks, and Bloomberg cites 'sanctions over Jewish settlements'
    • Team work...getting the word and how to take action out.

    • Take a well deserved bow Annie and MW. You folks deserve it. Accumulative effect of team work continues

    • Shingo that link you provided also had this one

      Even ScarJo can't prop up SodaStream stock
      Stock drops to lowest price since November 2012, Bloomberg reports, continuing decline from last month.
      By Haaretz and Ora Coren | Feb. 4, 2014

      link to haaretz.com

      SodaStream may have generated plenty of buzz, and controversy, by signing Scarlett Johansson as its global ambassador, but that hasn’t boosted its stock – which dropped 3.3 percent Monday, Bloomberg News reported.

      The stock was valued at $35.34 on Monday, its lowest price since November 20, 2012, according to Bloomberg, which reported that the stock plunged a whopping 26 percent on Jan. 13 after the Israeli soda maker failed to meet the forecasted preliminary earnings for 2013. That was also its first day of trading after signing Johansson. "

    • ouch...nice pin prick

    • Yes indeed Annie "Without sites like Mondoweiss, Electronic Intifada and interactions on social media, the story wouldn’t have gotten picked up."

      Mondoweiss's team doing a remarkable job. Go go go. Thank you

  • After all that buildup-- SodaStream ad was flat
  • I stayed away from Israel just as I stayed away from Nazi Germany -- Hugh Trevor-Roper
    • Both entities seem to be in the business of buying people's souls.

    • Totally agree. "best of the best" Such a loss to the public but more sadly to his children, partner and rest of family. Addiction is a sad sad affair.

    • OT sorry Phil.. From that picture above could so see Phillip Seymour Hoffman playing this fella. Chris Matthews Let Me Finish segment focused on Phillip's death "the best of the best" In reference to his acting

      link to msnbc.com

    • "Needlessly spiking his writing with anti-Catholic jabs" I grew up Catholic and the church deserved to be jabbed and jabbed.

      His points about the "brutal methods" and "defiant militarism" are relevant.

    • "I used to be big Woody Allen fan until he seduced his adopted daughter.
      Since that perverse revelation, I’ve never watched another Wood Allen movie, not even on television, that’s how much I loath him."

      I agree with you about something.

  • Kerry's framework according to Friedman and Indyk (Updated: Abbas Weighs In)
    • And then that bit about compensating descendants of Jews thrown out of Arab countries? Nothing about Palestinian compensation for being thrown out of their homes, lands, olive trees....what a sham.

    • "If Obama puts his weight behind it" Do you really think the majority of Palestinians really care about what Obama thinks?

    • With you Seafoid. "Palestinians can't accept and blame them for intransigence" Again. Game over. ICJ ...sanctions.

  • Scarlett Johansson's new image (grossout alert)
    • SS, Birnbaum, ScarJo trying to sell the idea that the illegal occupation is good for the Palestinians.

    • "selling the occupation with sex? Nailed it

    • you might be on to something. But do think it is money too.

    • I also agree with Harry. And she would have lost jobs in Hollywood. Also do not think she was "clueless." I think she thought she could pull it off.

    • "suggest a bit of tit and get the dopamine working " totally what this campaign is about. ScarJo clearly about the money. No integrity what so ever. One would have thought Scar Jo and Birnbaum would have just walked and shut up. But no Birnbaum now trying to smear Oxfam. Only making him look more foolish

    • Classy and on point response from Oxfam. ScarJo and Birnbaum keep trying to sleaze it up. Mis information, total spin. Going and staying low, dark side.

    • "fuck me straw" that is exactly what they are advertising. Scarlett willing to sell her body, her soul whatever it takes to fill her pockets$$$$$$

  • The real SodaStream commercial they don't want you to see
  • AP asks State: Why shouldn't folks boycott Israel when your own settlements policy is ineffective?
    • Some have argued that "illegal" does not need to be put in front of settlements. That there is an assumption they are "illegal" I totally disagree. Think we need to keep reminding folks everywhere we share on the internet, talk about the issue continue to use illegal illegal illegal under international law and in violation of UN resolutions. I guess if you want to go with what Kerry, Obama and other U.S. officials use to describe you could say "illegitimate settlements."

    • Matt Lee has led the way going where others were afraid to go on this issue (well except for Helen Thomas). Others are starting to follow. Movement..movement but not on the ground just more expansion of illegal settlements and destruction in the Jordan Valley.

      Latest over at Going to Tehran. Great read
      link to goingtotehran.com

  • Fearless authors dance on third rail of US politics...
    • Woody Allen fully supports Israel, refers to people who are Pro Palestinians as "anti-semites" and is clearly a serious creep.

    • I don't think this is a joke.

      February 1, 2014, 3:04 pm
      An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow
      By DYLAN FARROW
      link to kristof.blogs.nytimes.com;
      What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.

    • What a sucker I am...

    • "Fearless" Not really. The winds have shifted and now it is ok for the better late than never crowd to jump on the topic.

      Well not all of them "better late than never" some of them behind the scenes guys involved for quite some time always making sure Israel is not pushed hard enough to really make a deal

      The "fearless" were/ are Edward Said, Ilan Pappe, Jimmy Carter, Vanessa Regrave, Barghouti, Carter, Mearsheimer, Walt. But how fantastic these folks are jumping on. Some of them for the second time in the last five years like Beinart.

      Cannot believe they would actually call them "fearless" Let's you know how absent the Publisher's Weekly has been on this issue for decades. Do you think they promoted Said's, Fiinkelstein, Carters, Walt and Mearsheimer's books? Where have they been?
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------

      The Obama Complex
      Feb 10, 2014,
      link to weeklystandard.com

  • American Jewish leader calls Iranians manipulative 'bazaaris'
    • Love that memory Annie. The Catholic Notre Dame Nuns had us singing these peace songs in school in the early to mid 60's. Cultivated a real awareness about suffering of our Vets, of others, unions etc. Damn commie pinko nuns

      These commie sisters lived across the alley from us. Had a huge outside deck where they would sit out on warm spring, summer, fall evenings singing "where have all the flowers gone" and "If I had a hammer." Strong memories of these radical (tee hee) anti war ladies. I would be running around with my siblings, riding bikes in the alley separating houses listening and singing along with them. And here we are...still working hard for peace. Thank you to Pete Seeger and these other examples of reaching for social justice and human rights

    • She has repeatedly threatened Iran and repeated the neocons unsubstantiated claims about Iran. Yea on the 2002 Iraq war resolution, lots of threats towards Iran. If she gets in the next stop will be Iran.

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