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  • Israel supporter used UCLA Hillel to funnel funds to student politicians opposed to divestment
    • "...where would he or she end up with an organization like that to guide them, and with the imprimatur of religion, too?"

      in a position at Feinstein's office, Boxer's office, Pelosi's office, and probably a career in politics.

  • Saban confronts Bennett: 'Are you willing to cut commercial ties with Europe?'
    • um, wow, I'm reading all these comments, and I have to say that you guys are kinda misled about the quality of Israeli products... I've tried them, they kinda suck. at the very least, none are better than any others.....
      so... relax about the "threat", okay? there isn't one.

    • Walid, etc,
      Israel can do whatever it wants, but 300 million Americans who love their guns are probably going to win in the end. Seriously!
      let them try to kill Grandma, and see how far that gets. Israel can nuke us, and we'll win that too. Really?
      this Bennett guy is a moron, but anyone who believes this shit is dumber. seriously.
      it's just politicians blowing gas.

      oh, and if Grandma dies, guess where the US will teeter over the edge on support for BDS...

    • damn. I accidentally bought an Israeli-made irrigation product for my yard, and it never did work. maybe it knew I was against zionism?
      no, I think it was just a piece of crap. BUT NOW I KNOW NOT TO BUY ANY MEDICAL DEVICES FROM ISRAEL!!!

  • Israel has no answer to BDS, Barghouti tells packed hall at Columbia
    • the NickJOCW logic is racist. The only reason he sees tragedy coming for settlers if Palestinians return is because the settlers wouldn't live within 100 miles of a Palestinian!
      even if BDS had a position on what the settlers do with themselves (it does NOT need one!), it would be really unlikely that it would be assumed to require complete isolated segregation.
      Only the zionists make that assumption, and THAT is the root of the problem!

    • a "trained propagandist"? okay, that's a little better mudslinging than calling him "uncompromising", but you need more training.
      try the one about his mother wearing army boots...

    • The "mess" in the middle east is pretty simple: hundreds of millions of people want justice and democracy and they are simmering under the brutality of a few powerful US-loving-ass-kissers. It can't hold forever, and started to boil over in 2011.
      Israel and Palestine cannot be removed from this context. It is the same problem. Self-proclaimed "realists" may think it can last forever if we keep feeding our weapons in, but really? How long?

    • I actually think current events CLARIFY what right-of-return means. There are Palestinian refugees leaving places like Iraq and Syria, yet none are allowed back into Palestine.
      Things like that make it really easy for me to explain it to people who don't know much about it. I'm also pretty sure that the people in the countries that are flooded with refugees of US wars get it quite clearly.

    • BDS doesn't necessarily have to worry about Israel's "economy". If the boycotts of HP or Veolia were successful, for example, those companies would STOP their complicity in the crimes that BDS is directly concerned with. You'll understand this if you read the BDS platform. If you don't, it won't change anything. :-)
      In the end, a post-zionist Israel may have a healthy "economy" from the river to the sea. Nothing wrong with that.

    • hahaha, yet ANOTHER example of having no argument against BDS. "the uncompromising nature of Mr. Barghouti".
      That's not even mudslinging...

    • to Idq1997:
      I don't get it either. But I do get that it is the ONLY response a zionist has to BDS. Which pretty much amounts to nothing.
      That part is becoming more fun lately.

  • Civil rights organizations warn universities: there is no 'civility' exception to First Amendment
    • I apologize, I don't get what you're saying.
      zionism followed American colonialism. nazis were ethnically cleansing their own terriority plus Poland... but the ones doing the "this is god's country, zion" thing were us white shits on the eastern shores of the US, and then again in Palestine. same thing.
      I do not see the colonizer as an innocent victim of his situation. I see him as a creation of a culture of violence and domination and abuse. he can choose not to participate, as many have.
      maybe you are so immersed in it you can't actually see it yourself.

    • wow, I hadn't actually read the Dirks letter until today. The "cornerstone of our nation and society" requires that we not offend our rapists and ethnic cleansers!
      that's because our "nation and society" was built upon the ethnic cleansing of the natives, the ownership of blacks, and the use&abuse of women (why do we put up with that?) !!!

      it's civil not to "divide" people into the oppressed and the oppressor. it's civil to kill and bulldoze and rape and enslave, but don't don't don't piss off the people doing it!

      I'd take that "cornerstone" and throw it in his face. I think it's time our "nation and society" gets dismantled because it does not include the majority of the people in it. F*** civility!

  • Israel has always been crazy
    • I totally agree with the article, though I see Phil Weiss as someone who struggles with identity and Mondoweiss often serves as a gathering place for those Americans who are part of a change which isn't easy. I'm not Jewish, so I can't comment on what that must be like. Mondoweiss is two things: some of the best news on Palestine and Israel, and kind of an art form for discussion by those who are Jewish in America during these times. I appreciate both.

      As for "asylum seekers" from the "Jewish state", it is true already, and there are people such as Ilan Pappe who admit that they moved to other countries because they found it hard to live in Israel. I also see a funny trend locally where I live: growing up in the 70's, Jews were like everyone else here, you went to their houses and they went to yours, and they may have gone to Hebrew class but didn't speak it unless they moved to join the IDF (which typically turned them into anti-zionists later on), and no one paid any attention to Israel. I did not know what a Palestinian was, and hadn't even heard the word "zionism". But today, in an area with a lot of high tech jobs and a lot of foreign immigrants (mostly Asian), I see a large number of Israelis with accents and I will guess that many of them were raised the way Avigail Abarbanel was, and there seems to be some collusion between our politicians and Israel to encourage more of it (for military-industrial-complex and/or police-state reasons?). At first I was afraid of offending them by wearing my social justice for Palestine on my sleeve... but this is not the Jewish state, and they are welcome to talk to me about it whether they think they know better or not. I can wear a Palestinian flag here. They can move here too. It will never be Israel here. And this cements the connections between our own ethnic cleansings and apartheid systems, very clearly! I know exactly what is right and what is wrong. Maybe if they immigrate here, they will get some sense of it too, but I will not let the town I grew up in become more like Israel.

      and... as for the France move, while I have no say in choices between one state or two states and understand well why 2SS is further from reality than 1SS, either would be better than the "final solution" or 100% ethnic cleansing. but what is really going on is very funny: Israel is caught screaming that if you support 1SS, you are anti-semitic, and yet, if you support 2SS, you are also anti-semitic.
      I just love watching things evolve.

  • Middle East Studies Association affirms members' right to boycott Israeli academic institutions (Updated)
    • dear humpme,

      you are right. this resolution is bogus. however, when the "cows come home", it is still an ethnic cleansing, and the movement is going to take down Israel.

      neener neener neener.
      Americans who number in the hundreds of millions are going to stop paying for it. the world is sick to death of it. I have no feelings for you. none. I usually ignore you, and I will now go back to doing so.

  • A handful of Wellesley students are trying to shut down discussion of Israel/Palestine
    • WSJP is apparently brilliant and just what our country needs!
      the poster is perfect, and if Hannink wants "dialogic", that's exactly what it is.
      there is nothing more pertinent to the dialogue than what zionism means! how do you get to "nuance" before knowing what you're talking about?

      the tactic to shut up the conversation is older than you students are. keep on doing what you do!

  • Poster questioning Zionism makes her feel 'unsafe', Wellesley student says
    • the poster "what does zionism mean to you?" is brilliant. someone at Wellesley is thinking clearly!!
      so, what did Hannink write on the poster?
      isn't that "dialogic" enough for her? the only thing "polarizing" about it is 30 raving zionists sitting on the extreme edge of a spectrum where the entire subject is the ethnic cleansing of a country (which is what "zionism" means to Palestinians) while Average Normal American students are having a hard time inching toward the center on that one... oops - let's not talk about zionism! just keep funding it.

      maybe Hannink should write "zionism means health care" on the poster. I don't know, though, we give health care (and lots of legal support) to our police forces here, but it isn't helping them make better choices with all those weapons we pile on them...
      I see a pattern here...

      gosh, I love that poster idea!

  • 'Palestine is an anxiety' for Americans-- Salaita in New York
    • Salaita was excised from the job because he is SO GOOD at speaking and writing on this topic. Anyone who can take a young white American and show him something about himself that most people never realize in their lifetime, something so basic and obvious, is truly a powerful and dangerous person. I'm comforted by the fact that our American colonizing culture would have happily hired him, but it was Israel's fears that intervened. Maybe there's hope for us.

      All that yap about "civility" is a distraction. If the degree of polite words/whatever used in public or in our private lives had anything to do with it, no one would teach anywhere. Not musicians, not artists, not Republicans or Democrats, not frat boys or raped women, not police or young soldiers brainwashed and sent to Iraq... the whole idea of this being over "civility" is not only a completely false excuse, but it is a really BAD one because the definition of civility is allowing something like rape to continue but just don't talk about it at the dinner table. It boils down to "don't offend the racism of the donors at our expensive universities".

  • Defend Palestine supporters from NY college president's anti-Semitism slander
    • oh, come on! women don't feel safe on campus, and administrations couldn't care less!
      it is ONLY when the privileged feel afraid of the darker skin, the muslim, etc, that they care.
      but statistics of who is doing the real-life killing of whom show that if anyone SHOULD be afraid it is Muslims, Palestinians, and Black people right here at home.

  • In landslide, UCLA student govt votes to divest from Israeli occupation
    • so, zionists took their PR consultant advice to "isolate SJP" and only 10 of them sat together... isolated from all those social justice groups.

      the idea that the prez of the council had no "voice" and that the vote did not represent the sudents Hillel represents contrasts sharply with the UCB zionists - where the zionist prez vetoed a landslide vote for diivestment. such hypocrites.

      so, with their strategies failing, now they say they are "fighting it strategically in a different way". I'm sure that means they are running to their bought-and-paid-for politicians to enact pro-bullying laws to make it a crime not to be an islamophobe. The good news is that they are going to have to keep looking for new "strategies".

      by the way, (OT), did anyone happen to see the funny story about Fox news trying to whine about anti-zionism being stronger than islamophobia at UCB? it was a stupid antic, but hilarious result: link to rt.com

  • The rabbi at the shitshow
    • what's with the longing for Jewish-ness in Ohio and being cloistered into a sectarian ghetto?
      why?
      is living in the US that bad? in Ohio? are non-Jews that bad? kinda like... Muslims!?
      I do sympathize with Latin American immigrants, African Americans, and some other darker skinned immigrants.... but.... people in wealthy neighborhoods will have you over for coffee if you're white!

      or is it that there just aren't enough illegal settlements here? oh, that makes zionists feel at home! a few bypass roads, some REAL segregation - the 8=year old with the "American girl" doll might not be zionist enough. (she might be too American!) gotta send her into the IDF and teach her to kill some Palestinians. Ohio is too boring.

      I feel like I'm being offensive, but this Lady is offensive to me. is this not her country? then what's she doing here?

  • 'This is our land!': West Bank village Wadi Fukin fights largest Israeli land grab in decades
    • I guess taking the West Bank away from Palestine is not a "land grab" if you consider the West Bank already taken by Israel. But what are the Palestinians still doing there? I call that apartheid, and what Israel is doing to the Palestinians is called ethnic cleansing.

      not "land grab", just "genocide".

  • Dutch activists disrupt Israeli apartheid whitewashing event in Amsterdam
    • "Would you like anti-Israel events to be disrupted by Zionist activists?"

      you mean the ones who are trying to shut down BDS on campuses all over the entire US?
      or the ones targeting politicians for removal when they oppose the ethnic cleansing?
      or do you mean the ones who take our candidates and politicians (and students) on junkets to brainwash them?

      zionists are ALWAYS disrupting American rights to think freely and to stop helping Israel commit genocide. it is our right NOT to help, and it is now TIME for us to stop zionists from controlling our country. that would be freedom.

  • Jodi Rudoren loves a winner
  • 'Bombing the Dead' -- Max Blumenthal in Gaza
    • what's a "jackdaw"? is it some end of a donkey?
      anyway, we are now seeing demonstrations where I live where Hamas flags are proudly waved and part of the procession and the dancing.
      what you say about that, "jackdaw"? the zionists didn't even show up! saw not one Israeli flag.

      the US is sick of zionism. we don't want your idiot boats or your idiot whatsername-scarlett-whosis-selling-tooth-rot either. stay home!

      Gaza will be free!

  • 'A blind evil rage that increased forever, day and night' --Mads Gilbert on Operation Protective Edge
    • "ezra greenberg":
      if you are for real, and not a paid robot, you do realize you are publicly advocating for the ethnic cleansing of an entire population which has gone on for many decades and taken hundreds of thousands of lives. AND you are airing your dirty thoughts against a doctor who is fighting for the lives of the people who Israel needs to exterminate to "exist". Wow, are you scum.

    • tusen takk!
      Gilbert was great on Democracy Now, he didn't let them ask stupid questions without putting them straight. He should be on more often.

      yes, Gazans are being killed for existing, which is what Israel says can't be because all those Palestinians are a threat to the "existence" of an ALL "Jewish" "state".
      Israel knows that it does NOT exist and that it will never exist.

  • After destroying 10,000 homes, Israel says Gaza can rebuild if it disarms
    • wow. how is Gaza going to get rid of all those rocks after Israel reduced their homes into rubble?
      zionism is genocide.

  • The member of Knesset who called for genocide -- against the mothers of the 'snakes'
    • whoah, who taught that lady to hate?
      she's got it down so well, she could be describing herself... oh, wait minute - it's not just coincidence.

      our leaders here never do explain what they mean by "shared values". glad to have that clarified.
      not sure if we picked up the torture habit from Israelis, but they generously shared their occupation tactics with us... shooting families at checkpoints, second strikes hitting rescue workers, holding prisoners forever without charges, calling everyone "terrorist", hatred of muslims.... shared values. what's next? burning people's children alive?

  • Reprint of Yochanan Gordon's "When Genocide is Permissible" (Updated)
    • no, he's clearly not sorry.
      also, the editors did not accidentally let it "escape" their "proper attention" - it had "genocide" in the title!

    • wow. it's not just a defense of genocide, it's an honest admission that the goal of Israel's government is NOT wrecking tunnels (as we already know it isn't) or any of the other previously stated objectives, but rather actual genocide.

      I have seen idiot arguments online about whether you can call the massacre of 1500 people "genocide". people seem hung up on the running total, as if it is over every time another one is killed.

      it may not be completed, but it is an ongoing genocide.
      it truly is genocide, and
      it is openly admittedly the goal.

      it's also sickening that the author whines that Israel's allies are holding it back so that it is only a slow genocide. wow.

  • The Brits are way hipper about Palestine than Yanks
    • "Have you noticed how much more advanced the British discourse is on the conflict than ours? "

      um, is this a trick question?
      everyone is more advanced than here, where we kiss Israel's dick and give them more weapons AT THE SAME TIME as they shoot UN shelters.

      what?

      did you think you were the first to notice?

  • 'Children killed in their sleep': Israeli artillery fire hits UN school, killing at least 20
    • thanks, seafoid. the video of AlJazeera's interview with UNRWA posted to AJ's Gaza Live Blog cannot be played in the US, according to my web browser. (Huh??)
      maybe that's because the UN blamed Israel this time while the MSM is playing the lie that the schools weren't hit by Israel ?

  • As night follows the day, deaths of 10 Israeli soldiers lead to deaths of 30 Palestinian civilians
    • "the murdering of Palestinians by sniper fire in Shuja’iyya neighborhood as punishment for the death of soldiers"

      It is not "punishment". It's definitely more for pleasure of the IDF. As this report says later on, "revenge" and "take out their frustrations and pain" are closer to the truth, but the truth is still so horrible that it is hard to face. Thanks for this article. It's important, and I can't wait for the Efrati articles. I hope they get publicity.

  • Oren's charge that networks showcase Palestinian dead at behest of Hamas is 'obscene' -- Penhaul
    • Oren has a history of only being able to speak in front of his own choir.
      he runs away if his audience doesn't already agree with him.
      I sure look forward to the day when he and the rest of the ambassadors have no more audience left. soon.

      pretty soon even the US media will shake their tiny brains awake and realize that bombing tunnels in Gaza is evil. attacking Hamas is evil. besieging any population is evil. killing people just because a building may or may not store "rockets" is actually very evil!! I guess they had to see it first.

  • Mr. Obama, spend one night with us in Shifa hospital, it would change history
    • Obama knows what is happening and has spent his life grooming himself to be part of the problem. If he were killed in Gaza, Israel would blame Hamas and Congress would pass resolutions apologizing to Israel and begging it to take more money from us.

      but the vast majority of people know what is going on, and we do not like it. We need more reporting and more voices, but we know, and it's getting harder for Americans to put up with. that's where the change will come from.

  • Why I, a Palestinian-American Muslim, went to the White House Iftar and what I learned
    • Tariq was afraid to wear the Palestine scarf, and afraid when he did not applaud the insults.
      I would guess that now he is SO GLAD he did those things.

      he was the one LEAST afraid, out of ALL of the attendees.

  • Obama humiliates Muslim guests at White House Ramadan event, endorses Israel’s Gaza assault and NSA surveillance
    • Leaving aside the weird premise of the spectacle - Iftar at the White House (?!) - (what??) - it is the most clear example of the term "house n*gger" I have ever seen.
      The guy alone in the green room is the master, and all the others are the H-N's.

      wow. I can't imagine showing up for that!!! And then to not be able to lob insults at other biblical superstitions while the master has his claim to superiority aired (Jews invented christianity, too, do they know that?).... how could anyone sit through that without uttering one thing that would get them thrown out? did they tape their mouths shut? if it weren't really about money and domination and genocide, I'd say all those religions deserve each other...

  • What did Israeli officials know about the missing teens, and when did they know it?
    • late-night hitchhiking teens getting murdered doesn't need a political motive but sure provides a convenient way for the IDF and collaborating Abbas and Palestinian Authority to spend 2 1/2 weeks pinning it on someone they want offed and then celebrating by the usual bombing of Gaza. surprise, surprise.

  • Netanyahu says Jews invented the idea of 'honoring your father and mother'
    • oh, by the way, whoever invented just "humoring thy father and mother" was a truly superior species. ha ha

    • um... if you're a creationist, you believe that Jews invented pretty much everything, including all forms of sexual pleasures, right???

  • Democracy and divestment -- DePaul and UCLA students try to thwart Israel lobby
    • of course - it's a voluntary pledge to put the interests of the STUDENTS who elected you above the interests of a foreign government that PAID you (in some cases, they even THREATEN student senators)....

      I want to see Annie spit him out!

  • Movement to divest from Israeli occupation grows at UW-Seattle
    • anyone know why the senators voted in a large bloc that differs from general public opinion? very curious.

  • Using Schwerner and Goodman and the Nazis to deny the Jewish moment (privilege)
    • p.s. it is so ironic to think you're not privileged because your grandfather struck it rich. pretty hard to pull off in families that didn't have fathers.
      maybe Fortgang's next essay will reveal the reasons why women are so inferior.

      "That’s one reason I’m proud of this site. You read progressive Jews here who oppose those attitudes and policies."

      you should also be proud that people here don't use derogatory language for women and female body parts when they are angry at people, or use slang terms for sex workers to refer to women they don't like. so many people still think it's okay. it's not.

    • gender and racial privilege is a symptom of something wrong. there is no defense.
      and if the holocaust (which didn't happen here) justifies it, then slavery (which did happen here) justifies black superiority. right?
      if you believe the Princeton kid, then we owe blacks a few hundred years on top, huh?

  • Let’s have reasoned debate on the academic boycott
    • hophmi: "...and a lot more than $233.7 billion – much, much more – on the war in Iraq. No BDS movement against the US from these guys over that."

      on the contrary! millions of US citizens marched several times trying to STOP the Iraq war from starting, and organized for YEARS trying to end it! (and the Israeli flags showed up on the measly corner cordoned off for the itty-bitty pro-war side...)
      where do you zionists get this crap that you're the only 'victims' of protest against injustice? poor, poor, racists, we all feel so sad for you. so sad, too bad.
      there is no reason to answer this kind of BS because it is merely a desperate shot against what is clearly The Right Thing To Do: BDS. there is nothing else.

      the last time I had to answer to one of you morons about this was on Int'l Palestinian Prisoner Day when we passed out hundreds of informational flyers, and one lady (only one!) demanded to know where on the flyer all those evil African regimes were. I told her we can get her tons of flyers on other things, and would love her to help - but that was Palestinian Prisoner Day. next time I'm going to ignore the whole topic. why bother?

      who exactly is supporting civil war in Syria right now? Israel! all those millions of refugees! and letting the Palestinian ones starve! who is housing them? not Israel, where they came from as refugees in the first place. and who wants war against Iran? Israel! who loves the Egyptian fascist regime? Israel!
      that idiot Israeli flag will show up on the WRONG side of everything.

  • Fiddler on the Nakba
    • exactly. Fiddler is American, not Israeli!! I've worked on it too!
      you get it. we all love it.
      it has nothing to DO with justifying driving Palestinians out of their land, and far more to do with justifying NOT doing it, and yes, we totally treat our African Americans here far worse than anyone!
      by the way, I remember when Long Branch, NJ was a nice little town - anyone else???

    • can you picture Terry Gross moving to eastern Europe to farm with an ox-cart and wear kerchiefs in her hair and let her dad pick her husband? seriously!
      Fiddler is great, but I always saw it as American culture too, and Broadway is fun, but it doesn't drive our foreign policy. I don't think that's what Phil meant! he just asked when American culture might wake up to the emotions of the Nakba.
      the "Zach S" comment is snarky - as if Fiddler somehow belongs to Israel! I'll tell you what HAS come out of Israel that is way beyond Fiddler: some of the best history books that cover the Nakba. the ethnic cleansing of Palestine is a daily current event. does Terry Gross feature these fantastic authors?

  • Defending Apartheid – From 1968 to the present
    • user-to-user "instant" messaging has existed since the first days of multi-user systems. extending it to networked cell phones doesn't sound Nobel-Prize-worthy, but I suppose if I were inflating my resume to such an extent, I'd expect more awards too!
      But seriously, how many Palestinians have to be ethnically cleansed in order to buckle down and write some software? How exactly does the removal of families from their houses and the demolition contribute to the productivity of corporate Israel - let alone, how is it REQUIRED for that??
      maybe the US economy will be further advanced after we raze the homes of some Mexicans here? Personally, I'd live without text messaging first.

      and the double standard argument... apartheid is REQUIRED to call it a Jewish state. separate roads and laws are double standards. Israel can't "exist" if it has to be a state for two people (or more). but Palestine was once that, and now has to cease to exist... a double standard.

  • 'A Painful Price': The escalating war on Palestine solidarity at U of Michigan and beyond
    • wow. Dishell's campaign ad is really offensive.
      honestly, the keffiyeh joke is insensitive, too (toward Palestinians).
      is this what passes as normal at UMich in the 21st century? good to know.
      a proper response from the school would be an effort to educate students about making fun of racial stereotypes.
      the students involved in slandering Kherallah are obviously inventing something that isn't there to incite islamophobia. if the school doesn't want liability for defamation, they need to denounce it at LEAST. that behavior is not simply offensive - it is against the law.

      by the way, who eats pineapple without slicing it? I want to see that...

  • 'America is Nazi Germany' -- Jewish extremists spraypaint Jerusalem convent in 'pricetag' attack
    • "'It’s unusual, usually they strike at Arabs, not monasteries,' Dadon told army radio."

      I thought Christians from Palestine were Arab.

  • 'I'm reminded of Jackson, MS, closing all public pools rather than integrating them' -- Franke on Barnard's Banner-gate
    • p.s. JeffB's argument sounds to me like "if you are gay, don't make waves at a christian college". yeah, we all know that!
      however, his argument that the college will lose standing among promising young students is crap because if it really does establish itself as a haven for zionism, who the hell cares? they can have the Oral Roberts crowd, too! they can be civil and polite around sexual identity AND zionism, but meanwhile, our "one-state" nation here in the US has many good schools that outnumber the christian/zionist/jewish stick-to-the-JeffB-neanderthal-white-man-is-king diktat.

      and believe me, this is really pertinent in my family at the moment! Northeastern, NO, Berkeley, NO, Barnard NEVER, but watch out for the next generation because they are coming to universities everywhere.

    • all this talk of 'civility' and 'politeness' at an elite institution reminds me of the British colonizing Asian countries while sitting down to tea with the local kings. yes, there is a proper way to carry out ethnic cleansings and apartheid, and you will learn which side of the plate the spoon goes on at Barnard.
      JeffB is a dinosaur.

  • Removal of Barnard Palestine solidarity banner was discriminatory act of censorship
    • The Reut Report you point to says Israel isn't spending money on a counter-campaign, which is far from the truth. I don't believe the Prosor guy doesn't know that. odd.
      it's interesting that he places so much emphasis on Arab/Muslim support for the rise in anti-zionism, as if only those who identify with the victims are Israel's image problem. the problem is that white westerners identify as the colonizers, and I don't believe the guy doesn't know that either...

    • esker: "The reason that the banner was taken down at Barnard is because….it pretends that Israel doesn’t exist."

      Oh, so Barnard's letter to the C-SJP students should have said:
      "Your banner was banned because it showed Gaza as the same color as the rest of Israel, and we do not endorse your viewpoint. We only endorse showing all of Palestine with the name 'Israel' or else you have to delineate where some folks think the West Bank is... except you may not include Jerusalem or the attached settlements in the West Bank. We also endorse the version that shows all of Palestine as 'Israel' except for Gaza, and the one that just simply shows everything as 'Israel'. We can't actually find our banner-banning policy anywhere in our school documents, but everyone KNOWS you can't show historic Palestine to impressionable young minds that might wonder what all those Palestinians are doing inside that border. We endorse the apartheid viewpoint that you can call the whole thing "Jewish" but if you include non-Jews in the whole thing, the whole thing will cease to exist."

      if that's what the administration meant to say, why didn't they say it?

  • Loyola student government president vetoes divestment resolution
    • sounds exactly like what happened at UC Berkeley. the senate meeting went all night with nothing but pro-BDS voices and overwhelming majority, but ONE dictator rules.
      how about that???
      embarrassing!!!

      AIPAC pressured the hell out of the students. very very sick. Berkeley ain't what it used to be. which campus is now the one to go to?
      I want to know !!! anyone know where the new Berkeley is?
      thanks

  • Video: SodaScream -- Bubble trouble
    • John Douglas,
      absolutely! when all this came down in Kiev, I thought it was obvious that the neo-con US state dept was gunning for Syria and Iran, just like they did with Iraq. whose interest is that? only Israel's.
      this whole thing about there being anti-semites involved is about as surprising as US support for Syrian rebel groups. (as if we didn't support bin Laden BEFORE, as well...) why would "Yats" give a rat's ass what flavor of racism his goons list on their resume? they all hate Russia and would like nothing more than to see a bunch of ignorant Americans proudly marching to their deaths... again. and hurry up, because the 2SS is dying, BDS is here, and those pesky Palestinians still exist.
      I thought this was glaringly obvious. now I think some people might be pretending it isn't true. ?

  • Brandeis prof blasts school's deference to Israel and AIPAC (and donors Steinhardt, Schusterman, Crown)
    • is it a California state accreditation standard to promote Judiasm and Israel? a US national standard? or some private school-specific accreditation?
      curious, thanks

  • Northeastern University Israel advocates applaud suspension of SJP chapter
    • “In a series of three videos, the [Jacobs-founded group Americans For Peace and Tolerance] documented its investigation into Islamic extremism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism at Northeastern University...”

      first, if they dropped the term "anti-zionism", wouldn't this sound rather nutty being directed at SJP? is "anti-zionism" not allowed at Northeastern? will they state that? it is obvious that zionism is the question!

      second, all the coverage of this claims that the TACTICS of the SJP group are what is being punished, while ONLY the pro-zionist organizations that disagree with the CONTENT of the SJP message are going nuts with support for punishing SJP.
      the students at Northeastern must have a pretty clear idea of what's going on, and let's hope some of them learned something from the flyers too!

  • Johansson sees greater wrong in Oxfam than Israeli settlement
    • Israel is frightened of its demographic "Jewish AND democractic" problem. funny, it doesn't seem to be a problem in the US! we're "democratic" AND zionist AND a Jewish minority. can we just ship AIPAC and all of congress to Israel?
      please? with the actresses? please?

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