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LHunter

I'm a Canadian lawyer who is keenly interested in human rights, our planet and pizza (not deep dish). I am also a Catholic Palestinian who was born in Israel after 1948.

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  • 'Youtube' removes video tribute to Yaser Murtaja and other Gaza victims as 'sensational' incitement
    • The message to the Palestinians is whether you fight for your rights or not you will be tortured - might as well fight - easier to look in the mirror.

      We always hear about the brave noble moral Israeli military who shoot unarmed innocents of all ages but rarely of the incredibly courageous freedom fighters who are enduring tear gas, drone attacks and sniper fire.

  • Roger Cohen scares his readers: 'the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state'
  • Come in, Natalie, the water's fine
    • I agree - people dislike the personality or demeanor or approach but not the message or policies that cause the inhumanity. Portman dislikes Bibi but was ok with the other nutters before him? she diikes Bibi but not the apartheid and occupation? She dislikes Bibi but not the systematic torture of innocents over decades? She dislikes Bibi but not the racist supremacist ideology of Zionism?

    • And what part of the BDS platform is Portman unwilling or unable to support and WHY?

      BDS stands for the following:

      1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall
      2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality
      3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN Resolution 194

      What is it about the foregoing that Portman can't support or endorse? All of it is anchored in International law. What is so troubling, what does she find repulsive, what of the above runs against her sense of fairness and justice? Perhaps this is too much to ask from such a busy Zionist - better we take what we can get - not condemnation for killing innocent protestors who have been systematically tortured for decades but a cancellation to a political/hasbara event at a time when innocents are being gunned down with impunity. What a brave humane soul she is.

    • Perhaps one day we will hear about the very long gut wrenching journey she took to detox from Zionism. I've never been a racist so I don't know about the process a racist goes through to rid themselves of racism but I have read here and elsewhere that weaning off of Zionism is particularly difficult. Hating Palestinians enough to kill them is too addictive or enjoyable for some Jews, I guess.

      More than 70 years of ethnic cleansing, thousands murdered, homes and whole families destroyed, children tortured and jailed, women raped, seniors bombed, hospitals and schools bombed, water supply stolen, lands stolen AND Natalie Portman is now just starting to feel a little perplexed about it all, a little uncomfortable about being proud of Israel's murderous apartheid regime and history. Oh My, where can the Zionist actress run to for comfort? where can she seek refuge? I hope she will be ok - such a brave soul she is for deciding not to wear her haute couture gown and show up to an Israeli award ceremony.

      I couldn't give a flying shit about Portman and her kind. Good decent innocent people were slaughtered - are being slaughtered - so Portman can sip fine wine with her murderous compatriots on stolen land. She is a repulsive racist just like Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Gal Gadot, Roseanne Barr and Howard Stern.

  • Natalie Portman says, Enough!
    • LOL !!!!

    • echi - straw or no straw?

      I'm sure Natalie is all cozied up to her soda stream beverage while watching "You don't mess with the Zohan" for the 10th time. Life is good in Jerusalem - for the Zionists like Portman.

      How many murdered Palestinians does it take to convince a Zionist that they support genocide? Assuming they give a shit.

  • Why Israel banned my play 'Prisoners of the Occupation'
    • Great work - will spread the word - stay strong and thank you so much for your bravery and compassion.

  • Jewish leader refuses to debate BDS with young Jew, at J Street conference
    • My worry as well. Trying to stay positive - hoping all these little things will somehow create something substantial - the straw that broke the ,,,,

    • Ya Phil - don't be a phool for Phalestine - save Zionism from the Zionists and Israel from the Jews and daBakr from himself and Jesus from the Romans and hummous from the Israelis and Penelope Pussycat from Pepé Le Pew

    • Prison guards don't want to be barred from prison

    • Clearly the no debate of BDS is meant to prevent more Zionists from abandoning Zionism. No debate means there's no chance of exposing Israel's/Zionisms hypocrisy, racism, and violence to people and Judaism.

      Be nice to see a poster of three Jews - one covering their ears, the other their mouth, the other their eyes - caption above - "BDS - not to be debated in public by Jews" or is that too antisemitic ?

  • As Israel becomes a political liability it is time to challenge its enablers
  • Some Israeli soldiers on Gaza border have reached out to 'Breaking the Silence'
    • Aggressively enforcing apartheid/occupation over innocents - their memories will NEVER be forgotten.

  • 'NY Times' coverage of Gaza turns biased again, partly in response to pressure from Hasbara Central
  • Thousands demonstrate at Gaza border in 'Burn Israeli Flags' Friday
    • Catalunitic - murderous criminal Zionists are happy people - happy to maim and kill innocents as they pray, sing, march and snap pics. How endearing.

      Screw what the rest of the world thinks, as long as the Jewish fascists are happy. Need anymore rope?

  • Israel's genocidal explanations for killing unarmed protesters are only isolating it further
    • Disgusting but expected in white Europe particularly among the elites. How I wish we could plant them in the middle of gaza - instead of taking on a Rambo stance they would be all curled up in the fetal position with piss soaked pants sucking their thumbs asking for their mommies. Wish i was in that elevator with you - I guarantee you they would not be smiling when they were assisted out of the elevator.

    • DaBakr - fretting over the safety and well being of murderous zionist racists doesn't keep me up at night. But I do wonder whether Nazis and other fascists like the Zionists sleep well or do their crimes against humanity or fear of prosecution keep them up at night.

      The day will come DaBakr when you and your racist kind will have to answer for the crimes against humanity committed by apartheid Israel and its agents. Racist dimwit.

  • Sen. Warren and 5 congresspeople finally criticize Israel's killings; pressure mounts on Feinstein
    • hmp49

      Refugee numbers in Gaza - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/palestinian-refugees-in-the-gaza-strip

      What do the Palestinians have to do with the exodus of Jews from Arab countries? Are you just being stupid? European Zionist Jews invaded historic Palestine and took the lands by force leaving the indigenous population dispossessed.

      Yes the Nazis killed more Jews than Zionists killed Palestinians - so what. Both Nazis and Zionists committed mass murders/rapes of innocents based on race. The Zionists continue to do their best to erase Palestinian culture, lands, and life. It's amazing to most that the Jews (victims of Nazism) would kill innocents based on the similar supremacist ideology of Zionism.

      The white racist pigs of South Africa used to say it would never happen too - but it did. You and your Zionist racist compatriots know full well that Israel as a Jewish supremacist state will end in the not so distant future. You will be shunned and looked at no differently than the way decent people look at white supremacist/Nazis- with total disgust.

    • Refugees wanting to return to their homes/land after decades of dispossession - how provocative.

      Zionist cowards and racists of today will be looked at in the same vien as the fascists/Nazis of yore.

    • I think the Zionist will continue on their murderous path until they get spanked hard - fall back is the 2SS which they will make very difficult through protracted negotiations all the while pointing at the Palestinians as the reason for delays (sounds familiar). This process will take many years to play out and will lead to nowhere. Another spanking will be needed before the 1SS is tabled for serious discussions with more protracted negotiations. Every step of the way will be hotly contested by the Zionists. As long as there is the facade that progress is being made the West will stay quiet and Israel will stay a Jewish supremacist rogue state.

    • Agreed - nothing saintly about these PEP racists. Warren's legacy will always be tarnished by her support for a criminal Zionist Israel - she's a disgusting sell-out - a false prophet.

      https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/clinton-s-surprising-israel-hawk-elizabeth-warren-1.5402609

  • Dershowitz's game
    • Douchewitz is a liar and a whore for Israel and big money - flip flopping between left and right politics depending on his Master but always for pro Zionist interests/purposes.

      Good Zionist stooges like Douchewitz don't care about what you have done/do or what you have said/say or what your values/morals are as long as you are pro Zionist you're a friend and deserving.

      You think after he was spanked by Finkelstein and Chomsky in two separate debates he would humble himself but Zionists are shameless - shameless about lying, plagiarizing, promoting racism, doing violence to human rights, stealing land and destroying lives.

  • Contextualizing the Great March of Return
    • For those interested there's a great article written in counterpunch by Stanley Cohen

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/04/13/when-zionism-rubs-up-against-reality/

    • Thank you Haidar for your courage and for sharing your thoughts. The truth about Zionism and the atrocities committed by it's members is getting more and more press resulting in more and more Palestinian supporters.

      The desperation of the Zionists can be gleaned from the comments offered by Zionist stooges like DaBakr who can't argue the facts.

      Zionists are just not very intelligent - they're blinded by racism and a lust for supremacy - the very two things that will destroy them.

      الله يحميك ولعائلتك وكل الفلسطينيين

  • Neocons and liberal interventionists are back in the saddle again -- though 'nobody wants a big war'!
    • Good article from a source unfamiliar to me - thx for sharing

    • Wow - straight up - the US congressman points to Israel's well being as the reason for striking Syria.

      Let's hope more people ask Tucker's question. - what interest does the US have in Syria?

  • The search for 'balance' in the Gaza shootings
    • Speaking of balance - I was chatting with a Palestinian friend and colleague yesterday and we celebrated and wept - celebrated how much more pro Palestinian society has gotten and how wonderful it is to be intimately connected with various communities and wept at the human cost paid for it.

  • 50 NYU student groups endorse BDS, call on university to divest from companies complicit in Israeli occupation
  • Jews must ditch Zionism, now
    • More like puppeteers than pawns. Zionists were and are conniving opportunists not pylons or pawns.

    • echi - Good question - i'll treat it as a non-rhetorical question so I can avoid the scotching by proleptic riposte issue raised by rhkroell.

      If we believe historic Palestine was stolen by force by European Zionist criminals, the return of historic Palestine to the Palestinians for their determinations necessarily means the right to decide who resides in Palestine. So to answer your question, imo, there can be no sincere or serious argument or explanation for Palestinian self determination in historic Palestine without the right to decide citizenship. Otherwise it sounds like the squaring of a circle.

    • "Okay, but make sure to rent the room under a false name and leave no forwarding address!"

      But how then will Palestinians locate Zionist Jews for reparations? What's good for the goose ...

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  • Jews and trauma
    • Danaa - I wonder how the trauma to the Palestinians will play out - I hope it makes them leaders in championing human rights across the globe - perhaps the Palestinians can sincerely and firmly stand for the "never again" creed.

    • They were not part of the chosen people - so they don't count as much.

    • When the internet was not available, the Zionist Jew invaders (not part of Phil's people) committed horrific wholesale/mass slaughters and rapes - women, children, seniors, the unarmed - innocents who had lived in Palestine for hundreds of years.

    • Are Ethiopian Jews, Indian Jews, Iranian Jews, Morrocan Jews, Finnish Jews, Brazilian Jews, South African Jews, and Chinese Jews all part of Phil's people? If so, what a lovely multicultural people Phil is part of.

    • Eljay - hear hear

  • Thousands demand the right to return as smoke envelops Gaza on a new 'bloody Friday'
    • Jackduh - is that what you would have asked the many brave souls who fought against and were subject to the atrocities committed by the Nazi nut jobs of WW2?

      People fighting for the most noble of causes, HUMAN RIGHTS, will tell you that it was and is worth it. Only shameless vulgar racists like yourself who enjoy the benefits of human rights that were hard won would ask such a riduculous question.

      Let me ask you this - is the constant abuse you take for being a shameless vulgar racist apologist for an apartheid state worth it? What if the loss of your job or legs or life was the price? Me thinks Jackduh would crawl under his bed sucking his thumb asking for his mommy instead of facing snipers and drones.

    • Thanks for sharing Rico - I'm ashamed of my Prime Minister and the three main political parties.

      The Green Party is as good as it gets and gets all my support - https://www.greenparty.ca/en/statement/2018-04-09/canada-must-not-remain-silent-israeli-military-actions-gaza

    • Jackduh - Jews are the indigenous people, not the Arab invaders, who came from Arabia.

      Yes Arabs did invade the holy land. But you say nothing of the indigenous population that has lived there for thousands of years - now called the Palestinians.

      http://mondoweiss.net/2018/01/narratives-palestinian-dispossession/#comment-905474

      Thx Misterioso - first Boris now Jackduh (assuming they are different people) - I've concluded that racists/zionists are just not that intelligent making it difficult to educate them. Unfortunately, the burden is on us to try for humanity's sake.

    • JosephA - isnt it amazing how desperate these Zionist stooges have become - some I choose to ignore because their comments are so ridiculous why waste the time - like Mayhem who posted about the toxicity of burning tires - what a complete tool.

      The avalanche of bad press against Israel over their latest atrocity in Gaza is exactly what they didn't need now - so many more people have just joined the Palestinian cause including Jews.

      Jackduh, Mayhem, DaBunked, and the other stooges all scrambling to say anything to deflect from or obscure the truth. Vile racists who can't escape their love for apartheid Israel.

  • 'NY Times' bias about Israel's massacre in Gaza just won't go away
    • Marjorie Cohn tells it like it is. Thx for sharing

    • Thanks for sharing the link - great article - bias is a sneaky little bugger

    • Thank you both RoHa and Sibiriak - I continue to learn from Mondo posters who or whom I consider to be top notch.

      Who or whom?

    • If the Times would spend the same amount of time reporting the truth as obscuring it they'd be a newspaper worth reading. How to keep their Zionist contributors busy would be their only problem.

      The sad reality is the Times think they are clever - these propagandist believe their readership is made up of fools. Maybe they're right.

  • Seven things you need to know about Israel's latest attack on Gaza
  • Israel just lost American Jews
    • Does ethnic cleansing include the appropriation of hummous? If so, your description of Zionist Israel is, imo, accurate and complete.

      I'm certain of two things: the continued growth in Palestinian support as the cause becomes entrenched in the wider human rights movement AND Israel will continue on its racist murderous path largely unchecked.

      The outcomes of these two forces colliding is anyone's guess to make but one thing seems apparent - the more colliding that occurs, the more liberal Jews that abandon Zionism.

      Great article Phil - i see the glass as half full and hope that all these latest developments are indicative of what's to come, freedom for the Palestinians and an end to Zionism and a Jewish supremacist Israel.

  • Jewish state, Jewish values, Jewish shame
    • Coreligionists? So the Israeli Zionists commiting these atrocities are Jewish? I have been told they are just Jews and not Jewish? If they are just Jews can they still be coreligionists with Jewish people?

      I'm confused - where's Mooser on this one? Jews, Jewish, Israeli, Zionist, only the brave would attempt to figure this out - someone who walks the walk - someone who wears a "Jews sui generis" lapel button

    • “The Israeli leaders who perpetrate these crimes against humanity – and their citizens who are indifferent to it — may be Jews, but they are not Jewish.”

      Are there comparables?

      The German leaders who perpetrated crimes against humanity - and their citizens who were indifferent to it - may be ______________ but they are not _____________

      The S.A. leaders who perpetrated crimes against humanity - and their citizens who were indifferent to it - may be ______________ but they are not _____________

      The Saudi Arabian leaders who perpetrate crimes against humanity - and their citizens who are indifferent to it - may be ______________ but they are not _____________

      American leaders who perpetrated crimes against humanity - and their citizens who were indifferent to it - may be ______________ but they are not _____________

    • Mooser - I think your sales dilemma has to do with this lapel-less new generation - have they no shame?

      Not to worry, fashion is all about rediscovering the past with a new twist - lapels are sure to make a comeback. Just don't forget us little people when you become a lapel button icon

    • So true - everything about Jews and Jewishness is branded as sui generis. Jewish values, as far as I can tell, are unsurprisingly similar to or the same as what most decent people believe in. Zionists do violence to those Jewish values and humanity.

    • Thank you for sharing - and thank you for supporting the Palestinians.

      "And our propaganda, our hasbara, is certainly more potent and effective than that of most oppressors around the world, past and present. After all, who else could propagate and maintain for decades the myth of Israeli democracy for American Jews while running a white Jewish supremacist regime for five million Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza as comprehensive and relentless as this one – plain as day when one is there — that accords Palestinians no civil rights, steals their land and water, demolishes their homes, and has no reservations about killing and wounding them in large numbers?"

      How can this be explained? Everytime I try I'm either censored or branded a conspiracy theorist. I get it, Jews do not control the MSM or Hollywood so what other explaination is there?

  • Geraldo Rivera regrets not backing Palestinians in Second Intifada
    • Exactly. There are so many sins but the Original sin is the enormous brutal devastation that, once again, European invaders exacted on all the indigenous peoples of America. Geraldo must have been high to suggest anything else.

      I guess brave moral Geraldo was more than well aware of how wrong his career could have went, and quickly, had he publicly spoke up against the Gaza massacre in 2002 - he chose well to chase mansions and nice rides - no downside for him.- and in keeping with the immorality of all Zionists

  • Killing Palestinian protesters turns into a PR debacle for Israel
    • genesto - happy to give the Zionists as much rope as they want - hang away and soon I hope.

      Perhaps we can agree that Oren tries to spin things - he's definitely bad at it

    • Shooting unarmed protestors in the back while walking away from the fence or while praying is how Israelis protect their country?

      Do you believe Jews are superior to Palestinians? Do you believe a Palestinian life is worth less than a Jewish life? Do you believe all races in the USA deserve equal rights? Do you believe Jews in other countries should be singled out with separate Id's, separate roads to travel on, barred from becoming presidents and prime ministers in those countries, segregated into Jewish only ghettos, denied basic human rights? Do you believe racism against Jews in other countries should be supported by legislation? Do you believe apartheid is a model to employ against Jews in other countries?

    • Saudi Arabia is Israel's just as ugly twin. No help will come from this disgusting backward monarchy that is preoccupied with wealth and power not humanity.

      This massacre is akin to shooting fish in a barrel for the cowardly Israeli military who got their asses fed to them by the Hezbollah - can you imagine these spoiled useless twits actually fighting a well armed/trained Iranian military - what a disaster it would be for Israel. But Israel is to sly for that - they'll get non-jews to fight their wars and reap all the rewards - its the Zionist way.

    • "Michael Oren who can spin anything can’t spin this one."

      What a foolish tool Oren is - I agree he can spin anything - I'm glad you didn't say Oren can "successfully" spin anything - we all know that would be inaccurate

      Anyone who may have missed Oren's last futile spin should read the great article by Mondo contributor Mr. Ofir - http://mondoweiss.net/2018/01/israel-real-state/

      There will come a day when people are scratching their heads at the utter nonsense and unchecked unabashed violence that came from Zionism/Zionists while the West turned a blind eye.

    • Great summary of how this massacre is being discussed and ignored.

      All those who have called upon the Palestinians to peacefully protest against their oppressors (instead of firing rockets) are now aware of just how futile and deadly their call was and is. Every avenue the Palestinians have tried has been met with deadly force.

      Now that Israel has egg on its face, J-Street and the other apologists are silent - vile cowards waiting for the storm to pass. I hope they feel ashamed and are shunned by good people. If this doesn't wake up the liberal Zionist Jew nothing will.

    • cataloon - ya - wait for the fence to be breached before you open fire on an unarmed crowd of protesters trying to regain their freedom and rights from their oppressors and colonizers. How very good of you to show such restraint

      I guess the Palestinians should have opened fire on the European Jews as they were coming off the boats in Palestine to invade their country. Missed opportunities. Maybe they can start picking off settlers in the west bank - better to let the settlers gather in large groups before they fire at them - the Zionists have shown us all how much more efficient that is.

  • A new 'NY Times' tactic to downplay Israel's murderous assault in Gaza: dueling narratives
    • Go Washington Post go

      I wonder if any of the NYT contributors read Mondoweiss? any chance you know the answer to this Phil, or contributors? I so hope they read these articles along with the comments on just how crappy a newspaper they are.

      In the event they are reading - THE NYT IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN ISRAELI MOUTHPIECE - FED HASBARA TO PUBLISH HASBARA FOR A ROGUE APARTHEID REGIME - THEY ARE IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THEIR OWN STANDARDS AND ETHICS POLICY ALONG WITH ANY LENIENT INTERPRETATION OF THE TERM "JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY."

  • Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss can't wait to call you an anti-Semite in 'The New York Times'
    • At some point it will come to a head - the progressives and Dems will have to figure out what to do about Zionist crimes against humanity or part ways.

      I look forward to watching this unfold - the Women's movement, LGTB movement, BLM, Quakers, Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, Mennonite Central Committee, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, the Alliance of Baptists, the Unitarian Universalist Association and many many more collectives have openly proclaimed their support for Palestinian rights. There's a ground swell i could never have imagined just a few short years ago - the trend is positive and i hope to see large US trade unions joining the BDS movement in the near future - http://laborforpalestine.net/2017/01/19/3357/ . With a growing critical mass it will be political suicide not to seriously consider and placate those demanding equal rights for all including the Palestinians.

      What can Weiss and Stephens do to turn things around? They have been discredited in a number of articles as hasbara agents of Israel. They, along with Bill Maher and the rest of the MSM stooges, are no longer taken seriously by anyone who is not a Zionist. In some circles just mentioning their names gets you a chuckle or rolling of the eyes. The Zionist Israeli's have already publicly proclaimed apartheid as the solution - they will do more and more of this - Weiss and Stephens can then explain to the American public why racism is a good thing.

      Thanks Phil

  • The double standard for 'a peaceful English town' and Gaza
    • Keith - great article by Mr. Escobar and insightful comments. What a world we live in. To understand the many conflicts in the region one would be naive not to follow the money. Thx again.

    • Thx Keith

    • Keith - a lot there I am not up on - particularly the geopolitical strategies or jostling you mentioned. All interesting.

      Do you believe the MSM is controlled by various arms of the US government? Or that the MSM is just to lazy to investigate what they have been fed? Is there a media cabal that comtrols what we read and see? I'm always trying to understand how/why it is that the MSM is so biased and hell bent on promoting agendas instead of reporting facts/truth.

      Genuinely interested in what you think on this.

    • According to British lawmakers at that

    • Keith you are dead right about the scary thing - why do they promote the official line? Honestly why?

      It seems like every time someone comes up with a theory to try and explain how and why powerful forces/influencers act in sync they are branded a conspiracy theorist. How is it that so many MSM outlets parrot the same message? Why wouldn't some break free and provide a different angle outside of the official parameters?

    • Who can trust our intelligence agencies when they have so many underlying hidden agendas. I only trust they will do what's best for their own self interests and the elites that fund them - directly or indirectly.

      I also feel confident that whatever England or the USA is or has been subject to at the hands of foreign governments they have subjected others too in spades. It's a tit for tat world in a race to the bottom.

      Having said that, there is little evidence to convict Russia and i find it hard to believe the spy is still alive if they wanted him dead. I have to believe this is all part of some underlying movement to vilify Russia for reasons i don't know. It appears to have all started with Hillary Clinton and the Democrats - but to what ends? Would Hillary and the Dems start such a large fire as a mere distraction - blaming Russia for meddling in their election?

  • 'NY Times' continues to whitewash Israel's crimes on the Gaza border
    • We all know the Times is a rag. Their coverage of the plight of the Palestinians is overwhelming biased in favour of Israel. I think it has to do with allowing mostly Zionist Jewish contributors to write/edit anything on Israel/Palestine.

      What is interesting is the coverage coming from the Post these days. I wonder if they are starting to believe there is a greater audience for balanced coverage rather parroting Israeli fed hasbara.

      Time will tell. But if one major publication takes the plunge i bet many will follow. It keeps Zionists up at night. They know it takes but one major influencer to go against them before the whole house of cards falls.

  • Videos of Palestinians shot walking, running and praying appear on social media, but US cables keep mum
    • Fucked up is the right term Kathleen. Like you I wonder what is said internally about what gets covered at places like MSNBC.

  • Why Yifat Doron slapped the prosecutor at the Tamimi trial-- and only spent two days in jail
    • I appreciate your knowledge on nationalism - perhaps you can be more direct on why you think Palestinians should care about how Jews/Zionists define themselves as a collective.

      I'm no expert in nationalism or all the latest discourse on tribalism and I understand the need we as humans have to categorize and name things in order for their to be a meaningful discussion but for me human rights are anchored in the obvious - being human and humane.

      I have said here and elsewhere that I don't believe Jews are an ethnicity as much as they are a religious group (based on what little I know of ethnicity) but I never believed that ended the discussion - I never believed that if every Jew believed he/she/they were part of a religious group and not an ethnic group Israel would cease to exist. Israeli Jews know that at the end of the day no matter how they see themselves they will be perceived as bigots if they do not treat non Jews as equals under the law.

      Jewish Zionists' attack on the Palestinians has everything to do with the Palestinians being perceived as different based on any number of identifiers except, unfortunately for the Zionists, one - Palestinians like Jews are human beings and as such they deserve equality - like all people everywhere, imo.

      Zionists have already proclaimed their racism and tried to support same - see Ayelet Shaked (Israeli Justice Minister) who openly discusses an apartheid system as a way to deal with the Palestinian problem. You have noted Chaim Gans who also supports racism/bigotry to preserve the dominant culture/race/ethnicity.

      The discussion needs to turn to whether racism should be supported or defeated - not whether Jews are a race, ethnicity, nationality, religious group or any other term. Let the Jews spin their wheels describing themselves and selling that to the rest of us - assuming there's an interest. The matter at hand is equal rights for non-Jews in historic Palestine. We either support equality or racism - if the latter why and to what degree and where else should we support racism in today's world? Perhaps the Poles, Russians, Germans, and other countries can utilize the Jewish apartheid model to exact similar measures on their local Jewish populations. Perhaps the US could adopt a similar model - start with the Mexicans and end with American Jews and Arabs.

    • That's what the Nazis thought too.

  • Older Jews are officially terrified of young Jews' views of Israel
    • Hear hear

    • Let's get them debating - they're ready to spill the beans just like the vile ayelet shaked did in admitting apartheid is the answer to the Palestinian problem

    • Seventy years of trying to pound Palestinians into submission

    • Mooser - Factor in cooking classes on how to make Israeli hummous and how to edit Wikipedia and the costs do get high. Although I think the latter may be provided for free and could earn you a stipend in shekels of course.

    • How very desperate of them. No real thinking here - just panic and manic machinations from vile racists on how to maintain supremacy at all costs.

      It's all about winning - ends justifying the means - screw humanity and Judaism in the process.

    • Really - a Morrocan Jew is the same as a Danish Jew or a Russian Jew or Ethiopian Jew ? Same food, clothing, culture, language, history etc. That's news to me and to some Jews it would appear.

      My parents tell me how many of the European Jews who invaded Palestine in the 40s knew only a few words in Hebrew and couldn't hold a conversation in Hebrew - some, according to my Father, became Jews when they landed in Palestine - learning the language and religious rights/rituals. He believes many were simply looking to escape Europe and start a new life in Palestine - claiming to be Jewish got them there.

    • Why is it that these old Zionist blowhards don't get it - young jews are becoming aware of the truth about apartheid Israel and don't want to support or be associated with it - why can't they get that?

    • Human rights are Israel's existential threat

    • Groveler - Wow - in an earlier post you mention Phil's ass twice and now you write about Phil jerking off- come out of the closet already - proclaim your love of or for Phil - that shouldn't be too hard for a shameless twit like yourself.

      Personally I don't think you stand a chance - Phil doesn't fancy fools.

    • Why not just convert to Islam? Shop local

    • No doubt Israel will enact a new law that allows them to convert individuals to Judaism even without their consents.

      Watch out eljay - they may have you lined up for conversion at a future date.

  • The problem with Passover
    • I hate Israel because it is an apartheid state (according to many international jurists and a UN report) that claims to represent me - that deserves an A.

    • Why can't the labour party stand firm and ignore the Zionists? What would the real damage be?

  • 'Such a state is not a democracy': Israeli citizens respond on proposed amendments to Anti-Boycott Law
    • Mayhem - "Can’t beat freedom and democracy."

      agreed - heed your own words you dim wit and please tell the other Zionist stooges to stop trying.

      Freedom and equality for all - even for bigots like you.

    • The Israeli tv host vid you linked surprised me - wonder if he's still alive or in jail - he didn't hold back. Impressive. Thanks for sharing

  • The barriers
    • Hear hear

    • Thanks for sharing Phil. A lot of what was said is said often in my conversations with those interested in israel/palestine.

      I always end with - what would you do if I told you I had a religious right to take your house and throw you and your family to the curb. And that your neighbours allowed for and supported this along with the police. Daily you walk past your old house on your way to the tent you pitched in the park - a tent you have to continuously move when the police show up. Often the police arrest or detain you and your family for any resistance you partake in. The newspapers are not interested in your story and instead have written well of me and my family living in your former home. Each day you see me enjoying your former home, bbqs in the back yard, a blossoming garden with cherry tomatoes, a new car, kids playing ball, neighbour's visiting all the while you struggle to feed your family and find fresh water. People look at you and your family as vagrants, filthy and beneath them. They often express their low opinions of you by calling you vulgar names. Every time you push back you are beaten or jailed. Your kids see and experience all this emotional and physical violence as does your wife.

      Look them straight in the eyes as I always do and ask them - what would you do - im all ears?

  • Trump appointed Bolton because Republicans desperately need Adelson's money
    • Even saying that someone would be accused of being an antisemite if they did mention Israel or zionist involvement is antisemitic.

    • It would be unbelievable - Russia & China would not sit this one out - WW3 scenario imo.

    • I agree echi refusing to serve in a war of agression is commendable. Refusing to serve and asking others to is - well - not so commendable.

      Im betting tRUMP and Bolton avoided combat because they were scared - i would be too - not because of high morals. Admit you were scared and work towards saving other kids from facing death in a foreign land. Otherwise you are a hypocrite and a coward, imo.

  • Video: Israeli police destroy Palestinian tombstones in Jerusalem cemetery
  • War-loving, Muslim-hating John Bolton wants to give 'pieces' of Palestine to Jordan and Egypt
  • Clashing with the Jewish state: ultra-Orthodox Israelis who reject Zionism
    • My father and grandfather always spoke about their Palestinian Jewish friends with fondness - many remained friends after 1948 - others became zionist nationalists and parted ways with most of their Palestinian friends.

      Palestinian Jews and Arabs of all faiths did live together in relative harmony for centuries - sharing in each others festivities/festivals, baby sitting each others kids, sharing meals and stories and the love for their land. Haifa, the city my family is from, was cosmopolitan housing all faiths along with foreigners from Italy, Greece, Turkey, Kurdistan, Britain, Germany, France, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria ......

      Reading the words of Rabbi Mintzberg reminded me of that time when, according to the elders in my family, Palestinian Jews and Arabs lived as side by side as neighbours in the land of milk and honey.

      Why do some religious Jews like the Eda Haredit believe that Israel should only come to be once the Messiah has arrived while other religious Jews dont take this to heart - is it an interpretation issue concerning one of the Jewish holy books or what?

  • Ron Lauder's two-state epiphany elicits rage and condescension in Israel
    • I truly wonder how this internal battle between Zionists is going to play out - would love to figure out a way to fan the flames and make the discussions/debates public. How wonderful would it be to get these racists discussing just how racist they should be.

      Given the above, it will be interesting to see what the next Israeli government will look like - Bibi may have to see it from his cage - inshallah.

    • hear hear

    • someone needs to do a scholarly objective expose on the history of the Rothschild family up until current times. I have a feeling there are many skeletons in many closets.

    • Same - we have Jewish Palestinian unions in our family. Not an issue at all. My half Jewish relatives believe in nothing shy of equality and peace for all people. We also have Muslim relatives who share the same values.

      My maternal grandmother's family are Jewish converts to Christianity (interesting that they are the most pro palestinians in our extended family) and my paternal grandmother's family are Muslim converts to Christianity - all converted in the 1700 and 1800s.

      Blondes, redheads, blue eyes, green eyes and all the rest of it can be found among my relatives. Palestine was a true crossroad and for that reason I believe Palestinians are a tolerant bunch but a bunch that loves their land and will never part from it - ever. Those of us who have left continue to dream of returning.

    • I think it would be better if he rolled one up instead or hit the pipe

  • Criticism of Women’s March leaders reminiscent of attacks on Jesse Jackson 30 years ago
    • "( ted Kennedy’s defeat of Carter in the 1980 NY state primary was also due to Jewish voters and their support for israel.)"

      Should read - ted Kennedy’s defeat of Carter in the 1980 NY state primary was also due to Jewish voters and their support for Israel and it's virulent racism towards Palestinians.

    • And so so so untrue

    • Just one more hoop Yonah - proclaim Zionism sucks too

  • Memo to 'NYTimes:' Go to Ahed Tamimi's village in Palestine and report the truth
    • Thanks Mr. North

      The NYT has no journalistic integrity whatsoever. What's next from this rag - stories of how Jackdaw is a shape shifting blood sucking alien lizard that intends on ruling over our planet? The paper is a joke and now widely ridiculed for its blatant biases.

  • The struggle against colonialism: a review of 'Why Palestine Matters'
  • Dear Senator Harris, You have been drinking the pro-Israel Kool-Aid
  • Jennifer Rubin likens Trump to Hitler in 'blood and soil' ethno-nationalism that threatens Jews
    • Lets try this again with some edits

      Jews in the US, like Rubin, are accusing tRUMP of fanning the flames of racism which they believe necessarily includes racism against Jews. This may seem remarkable given the overwhelming financial and political support the current (and past) US administration is providing to Israel and therefore all Jews (Israel apparently represents all Jews and I have yet to see a mass movement of Jews fighting against this assertion/association).

      Instead of seeing this as remarkable, I see it as an insincere ploy aimed at trying to co-opt a growing popular movement. Jews claiming to be a part of the marginalized and oppressed minorities in the US is of course utter nonsense. Being an ethnic or religious minority doesn't automatically get you membership into the marginalized and picked on. American Zionist Jews have the clout and resources needed to do as they please including introducing laws which blatantly violate the US Constitution, getting tax deductions for donations made to charities that fund the building of illegal Israeli settlements and bombing a US naval ship. Most ethnic or religious minorities in the US can only dream about having such clout and yet Zionists like Rubin want us to believe they are yet again victims; victims like the other marginalized minorities in the US.

      No doubt US Zionists are feeling shunned and ostracised at marches/protests, universities, and blogs/online communities. Many are uncomfortable with cozying up to the Richard Spencer’s (white nationalists) of the world but they don’t want to abandon the idea of a Jewish only Israel. To make themselves feel better about supporting racism against the Palestinians, they try and include themselves in humane popular causes – just look at the Zioness’ as a laughable example. Despite being from the right, Rubin is no different here, jumping on the equality bandwagon to appear humane on behalf of the Zionists.

      Sometimes I think it is contrived. Instead of merely distracting themselves from their own obvious hypocrisy – Rubin and other US Zionists are purposefully distracting the masses (deflecting) by supporting equality in the US while keeping quiet about planting their boots on the necks of Palestinians (Phil points out that Rubin altogether ignored even mentioning the Palestinians). Hey look over here not there – look at what US Jews are doing to make America a better place – we are just like you – marginalized, oppressed and interested in humanity/equality – let’s band together for the common good – democrats and republicans.

      If Rubin was sincere and intelligent (I'm convinced most Zionists are just not very intelligent like their white supremacist friends (emotional intelligence is lacking at the very least)), she would realize that fighting for Palestinian rights can only help in supporting and furthering humanity for all - including Jews. Instead she rationalizes, deflects, minces her words, and snakes past the elephant in the room. What can one objectively conclude other than she is an insincere dim wit and shameless racist.

  • Abbas calls US Ambassador to Israel a 'son of a bitch,' ambassador accuses Abbas of antisemitism
  • Landmark 'NYT' op-ed by Jewish official blames Israel's leadership for its isolation (not BDS)
    • Screw the NYT- people want the truth not an agenda

      The sooner we treat the NYT for what it is under any definition of the word propaganda the better. No one should ever bow to a corporate brand or reputation - this is man made fluff - forget the brand of NYT and objectively look at their coverage of Israel and Palestine (and anything related to Israel) - it has been resoundingly pro Zionist Israel. Then read their ethics policy and other similar proclamations to understand how unethical and propagandist they truly are.

      https://www.salon.com/2016/05/26/journalists_blast_ny_times_for_grotesque_pro_israel_bias_and_distortion_of_illegal_occupation_of_palestine/

      https://www.nytco.com/who-we-are/culture/standards-and-ethics/

      Let's not treat them with any journalistic integrity - lest we do ourselves an injustice.

      Sometimes when I'm stuck in a long grocery line I read the National Enquirer in front of me or is it the NYT ? I keep getting them confused.

    • I completely agree with you.

    • In order to avoid true democracy in historic Palestine, the push for two states will become the next big thing for Zionists. Palestinian leadership along with Zionist realists like Lauder will do their best to make this happen but the street i think has a different design in mind - one state with equal rights.

      There may be some real tension there between the elites and the street. I used to think that the Palestinians were so desparate that they would take anything that remotely resembled a state but im not so sure now. The young Palestinians want what they see most of the world has and nothing less - not anymore.

      Two states but what about the rights of Jews in Palestine and Palestinians in Israel? Will each group be granted equal rights within the others country? It's all a joke if not.

  • Schumer says he opposed the Iran deal because of 'threat to Israel'
    • The PR of apartheid

    • It's an uphill battle for Israeli foreign agents like Schumer - how are they going to convince the young minds of american jews that racism is not only ok but should be supported through legislation both in the west and in israel to maintain a violent apartheid regime.

      Ayelet Shaked and other Israeli's have come out and endorsed racism/apartheid. The frank discussion to be had now is whether racism/apartheid should be supported or defeated.

      His father exterminated pests - Chucky would rather go after Palestinians - complicit in the destruction and death of thousands of Palestinians lives

  • 'I found a system of segregated roads' -- Anna Baltzer's path to activism
    • Thanks for sharing that. The mighty USA that stands for equality regardless of race, religion etc has financed apartheid roads while it's own infrastructure crumbles.

      Clearly no neutrality - the USA firmly stands on the side of the oppressor

    • Thanks Phil - Ms Baltzer is an inspiration and a tireless advocate for human rights. I enjoyed hearing about how liberating it was when she rid herself of Zionism. This must be the case given the exclusiveness of Zionism and all racist ideologies.

      I'm convinced the Palestinians will one day feel the same liberation when they rid themselves of Zionists.

      "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." Desmond Tutu

  • Kenneth Marcus, Trump's nominee for civil rights, has a long history of working against them
    • Keith - Wow. Thanks for bringing that forward. His nomination may clearly be the result of Zionist advocacy. Can it be that he was nominated PRIMARILY to shut down BDS on college campuses? With Betsy at the helm of education this could lead to chaos - ACLU, Palestine Legal, and the Southern Poverty Law Center may all be busier than ever.

    • The kind of guy that kicks your cat/dog when you're not looking and a sobbing insincere coward if caught.

      Why would tRUMP nominate a man that has done/attempted such violence to civil rights as his
      Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights ? What does tRUMP/anyone gain in doing so? (assuming for the moment that there is a plan in place regardless of whether it is a tRUMP inspired plan or someone elses).

      It's like shooting oneself in the foot. Given his current state of affairs, tRUMP and his co-criminals should be championing civil rights - they're there to protect all including the POTUS and his bumbling dim witted family, friends and colleagues. Me thinks tRUMP may be in desperate need of and beholden to his civil rights very soon.

      Can they all be that daft? Honestly.

  • AIPAC is suddenly getting a lot of bad press, in Jewish papers and 'Washington Post'

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