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Lillian Rosengarten

Lillian Rosengarten is author of the book “Survival and Conscience: From The Shadow Of Nazi Germany To The Jewish Boat To Gaza."(October 2015, Just World Books) It has been published in German as: “ Ein bewegtes Leben: Von den Schatten Nazi-Deutschlands zum judischen Boot nach Gaza” (Zambon 7/14). Her website is lillianrosengarten.com

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  • The war for 'The New York Times'
    • Lillian Rosengarten April 20, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Thank you for this Phil, an important piece. Surely this is the beginning of a shift to take on the crimes of Zionism and the suffering of Palestinians . The Zionist agenda is a failed agenda of man's inhumanity to man. And yes perhaps the demise of David Brooks and Tom Friedman along with their bloated ,dishonest, and more often disgusting opinions

  • Actor Richard Gere in Hebron: 'it's exactly like what the what the Old South was in America'
    • Lillian Rosengarten March 25, 2017 at 11:34 am

      A disgraceful response Da Bakr to an awakening that brings the truth about Zionist Genocide while Gere was bearing witness. We need all the help we can get to expose the crimes Zionism has perpetrated.

      Yes there is much world suffering but we are talking here about the crimes against Palestine.

  • The dispossessed
  • The explosion hidden inside the UN Apartheid report
    • Citizen Z: I think perhaps you re confusing JVP with JStreet . It is J Street which still remains committed to "Liberal Zionism" a complete oxymoron for the dream of a Jewish State has been transformed into a nightmare of genocide and stolen land. JVP should not be denigrated. I have spoken there many times and although they are not yet completely clear to put out a statement. What is clear, JVP does not support Zionist Genocide but as far as I could gather a biNational democratic state. It serves no purpose to denigrate the Jewish left, (including Chomsky.) Most are committed anti-Zionists.
      Thank you Jonathan for this excellent piece.

  • Open Letter: Against the blacklisting of activists and writers
    • Lillian Rosengarten March 8, 2017 at 11:32 am

      You spread distorted information and that is not surprising. US actions createhate and confusion. We are told lies that suit the US agenda of imperialism. It is easy to be confused since the US has long had the goal of bringing Assad down. That way we can have another Iraq or Libya, countries we have destroyed. In addition we are complicit with the crimes of Zionism and refuse to speak the truth.These are shameful neo liberal actions that have given us now an administration of racist white supremacists and a dismantling our civil rights to create a third world dictatorship.

    • Lillian Rosengarten March 8, 2017 at 11:17 am

      This is what they do on cable news for BALANCE. I find it intolerable that every progressive comment has to be countered with someone like Jeffrey Lord or a Republican pundit. There is little tolerance for progressive analysis.

    • I completely disagree Stanley and you surprise me.

    • Lillian Rosengarten March 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

      How long until all the pointing fingers, the judgments the hypocricy will end?? Have you forgotten Joe Smack it is the US that decimated, destroyed , ravaged and took out leaders we labelled as dictators , terrorists, i.e. Saddam and Quadaffi who were our allies when we needed them? Do you know the US is bombing the hell out of Yemen? Why?? Who are the terrorists. We had no business going into Syria but now you can see the results.Who are the assassins and the true terrorists? We certainly are no longer a Democracy and but instead we follow a very dangerous path by shutting down dialogue, by ludicrous judgments . We should all know by now that US neoliberalism has brought us the monster in the White House.

  • Trump warns annexation of West Bank will cause 'immediate crisis' between US and Israel - Lieberman
    • Trump is incoherent Amigo. What he says has little significance. Anyone who seeks him out is playing clown and fool to a degenerate madman.

  • 'We will not go back' in struggle against racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia -- Bernie Sanders
    • Lillian Rosengarten March 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      "liberal Zionist" as a concept is an oxymoron. Zionism is dead , after decades of occupation, genocide, racism and violence, Zionism is a vision no longer viable. From my perspective, those who identify as "liberal Zionists" are complicit in the Zionist dream of a racially pure so called Jewish States founded under the most violent, manipulated lies, terrorism hidden behind a curtain of a pretend Democracy. Jews are not the victims here as so cleverly distorted by the Zionist propaganda machine. Germany and the US must awaken to the tragic truth and finally come to the aid of Palestinians as well as to resist Zionism as a dead dream.

  • Despite international pressure, Finkelstein gives talk on Gaza's 'martyrdom' at German institute
    • Lillian Rosengarten January 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      For Harry
      The controversy is there is a large German Jewish Community that are rabid Zionists , head by Benjamin Weinthal who do everything to spread the Zionist propaganda that any one who is not a Zionist is an enemy of Israel and an anti-Semite.. The occupation and human rights crimes of Israel is not an accepted fact and very controversial

    • Bravo Norman!! Yes Weinthal is a rabid Zionist who also attempted to obstruct my talks is Germany (Judin Gegen Zionismus) and I was also vilified in the J Post, called an anti-Semite, etc etc., as well as M Blumenthal . We Must RESIST!!!
      Hope to be back to speak in Germany in July .

  • Ellison assures Dems he has made up with Haim Saban despite 'anti-Semite' accusation
  • The mainstreaming of Palestinian genocide
    • Lets leave Trump out of this and look at a degenerate society with fascists at the helm. Zionist Israel is riding on the delusion that genocide is acceptable for themselves as "Victims." They cannot fathom that since 1948 the Zionist dream of a Jewish State died in a twisted ideology of perverse racism and hate. SILENCE IN THE FACE OF GENOCIDE IS UNBEARABLE.

  • Democratic politicians want no part of Obama's courage at the U.N.
    • Lillian Rosengarten January 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Direct negotiations cannot begin until the occupation is lifted.

    • Lillian Rosengarten January 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Joe: Where is hope?

    • Lillian Rosengarten January 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you Phil for this. Obama took an important step and this must be acknowledged. For the rest of the deniers and political cowards who most likely are paid off by the lobby, I have lost confidence and label you insincere and and only concerned with your re-elections. To Warren and Bernie I say you are blatant disappointments and I expected more from you.

  • Jewish brawl on CNN signals breakup of the pro-Israel monolith in the Trump era
    • Lillian Rosengarten December 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Boteach is a master manipulator who cannot listen to anyone but himself. He pontificates and leaves no room for a true conversation. In my view he is a dangerous spreader of lies and distortion. He should be ashamed ,as a Jew , as a man of faith to support an occupying, racist and genocidal regime that pretends to be a democracy. As for Eli Weisel, tragically he forgot about the suffering Palestinians and turned a deaf ear to the crimes of Zionism. Boteach will never speak for Jews who truly defend human rights and call for the liberation of Palestinians. I am appalled by the words Boteach rants to defend an occupying regime that continues to commit the grossest of war crimes and is devoid of humanity. Boteach's words and righteous manner cause me to cringe with disgust!

  • 'Make this my dream as well' -- in historic appearance, Palestinian offers one-state vision to a NY temple
    • Lillian Rosengarten December 2, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Da Bakr- Your comment is disturbing as well as distorted and self serving.

    • I am so thrilled about the Temple Israel Event. May it be the first of many dialogues. I wish I had been able to go. This is hopeful and beautiful. Thank you dear Howard and Bob for making this happen. I applaud you .

  • Deborah Lipstadt's double standard on white nationalism and Jewish nationalism
    • Yoni- I would nor include Goldenhagen in the list. ( I have not read the others) I would not call them fake historians however nor lump them all together. It is revisionist history that is fake. Better to challenge their premises separately with a counter argument.

    • Lipstadt herself is "real and dangerous" for she like many Jews who see themselves as progressives remain ambivalent or at one with the lies of the propaganda machines that attempts to lure all Jews into the walled off apartheid house of Zionism. What follows is the monster of manufactured anti-Semitism that freely can label anti-zionists , activists, dissenters who resist the crimes of Zionism as anti-Semites. This is not to negate the reality of a growing number of Palestinian supporters who are truly anti-Semites i.e. white supremacists. Lipstadtis like so many intellectual Jews who claim they are progressive, still remain blind to the suffering Palestinians who continue to live in ghettos of despair. And so, they remain complicit with the crimes and deceit of Zionist Israel.

  • Dershowitz backs down, concedes Bannon's 'anti-Muslim, anti-women' bigotry disqualifies him for high office
  • In standing up for Bannon, Dershowitz is true to his Orthodox Brooklyn roots
    • Lillian Rosengarten November 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Hey Dershowitz you old complicit fool? Don't you know yet you are supporting an apartheid, genocidal regime? That's not very good for Jews or Palestinians. Wake up!!!

  • 'Ruling class' must regard Trump's rise as response to 'ill conceived wars' -- Matthews
    • Lillian Rosengarten November 4, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Sick of bloodthirsty megalomaniac leaders like Sadaam and Quadaffi??? Take another look at who are the megalomaniac leaders if you dare. Both Sadaam and Quadaffi at the time had stable secular governments. They were US allies for many years until we followed the dangerous violent neocon agendas. Look at the horrifying result including the birth of Isis. Except for the 1% corporate greedy ones, that include the neocon deadheads that have created our present day disaster, we are all afraid and wonder how the US reign of terror can be stopped

  • H to Jake to Malcolm to Maggie to Haim to Huma -- resetting the discourse on Israel in 6 easy steps
    • Lillian Rosengarten November 3, 2016 at 11:11 am

      So Hillary has to pander because if she does not, she hasn't a chance to be in white house. I suspect once she wins, things could change. I don't feel much sincerity in her support reading between the lines. No one who opposes Zionist policy has a chance to win.

  • The dark side of Jewish consciousness: manufactured anti-Semitism
    • Lillian Rosengarten November 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm
    • Lillian Rosengarten November 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Don't get your point Mooser. Anti-Semitism is hatred of Jews. On the other hand Israel calls anyone who does not go along with their evil agenda an anti-Semite. So who denies anti-Semitism? Zionists in their destructive propaganda has confused the issue . Psychosis in action.
      What do you think Phil is afflicted with? I know about Holocaust denial but this is a new one. I also think people often need to skirt around a painful topic. Kenneth Marcus is acting out of his staunchly zionist belief system. Acting out has nothing to do with the issues I am thinking about.

    • Lillian Rosengarten November 2, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Da Bakr Your judgments do much to close a discussion. I have no identification with "a nation of Jews" Your words" Jew haters" inflame and simply continue the cycle of hate. It is my fervent hope and necessary that Israeli Zionism is dismantled and replaced with a truly democratic bi -national state of equal rights. "Israel Haters" is another manufacture, a potent form of domestic terror by the Israeli Zionist ministry of propaganda to reinforce not only the idea of victimization of Jews but to encourage blind sighted support for the agenda of despair that Zionism has perpetrated on their Palestinian brothers and sisters, who in case it slips your mind are also semites with a profoundly beautiful culture. For shame .

    • Lillian Rosengarten November 1, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      I never use the word "hate" But I strongly oppose Zionism for it has created a monstrous agenda of brutality and disenfranchisement, of lies and checkpoints , of a system that terrorizes another for the sake of a Jewish state only. One must see Gaza, know Gaza in order to counter the myths of your description. Trust me, it is in part a ghetto of despair perpetrated by an agenda of genocide. Zionist doctrine has impoverished and terrorized Gaza with the help of the US . Most of the population of this open air prison which is already third generation and young are moderate Muslims and Christians. Despite all the suffering, there continues to be music, theater, creativity and a desire to live in freedom. Do check out the Jenin Freedom Theatre.

    • Lillian Rosengarten November 1, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Da Bakr But what has this got to do with the reality of the horrors perpetrated by Israeli Zionists on Palestinians? How can one intellectualize that away?

  • New campaign uses racist posters to target Palestinian campus activists by name
    • Lillian Rosengarten October 28, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Odious and disgusting. Shows the desperate face of Zionism: a delusional ,brutal, psychotic government devoid of humanity, poetry and love.

  • B'Tselem calls on world to 'intervene' to stop 'more perfect occupation,' and Netanyahu goes ballistic
    • Lillian Rosengarten October 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      To be stuck in thinking put forth by Krauss , leads to hopelessness and despair. It is utterly bizarre how Zionist Israel is an incarnation of a racist, irrational Nationalism and how Palestinians suffer as victims of a cancerous monster that suffers from megalomania.. We must all break the silence and resist. Predictions are useless!

  • Trump is losing the Israel vote almost as bad as he is losing in New York
    • I do believe that the US will sooner than later lead the EU in mobilizing international pressure to end Zionism, a state founded on an ethnic nationalist ideology. The process to end the racist regime is moving forward. Hillary is neither owned or a slave. These words create fear and reinforces the status quo.

  • Broadway club cancels 'Black Lives Matter' benefit because of movement's stance on Israel
    • Lillian Rosengarten September 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Who can explain the twisted ideology of a violent regime that arose from the ashes of genocide to become the leading terrorist in the world. This support of racism and hate by the US and Germany has certainly fueled anti-Semitism and Islam fear and hatred. Sadly, Zionist Israel is a pariah

  • Daniel Berrigan's 1973 prophecy: Israel is becoming 'the tomb of the Jewish soul'
    • So true Kay. Complicit in horrendous war crimes and getting away with it. Barbaric and twisted in ultra nationalistic racism. The US knows all too well about that and has not yet faced its own barbaric crimes.

  • Church of Sweden explores BDS as 'only chance to liberate Palestinians and Israeli Jews'
  • Huma Abedin dumps Anthony Weiner, occupation denier
    • What has Hillary to do with Weiner? Everything has to center around bashing Hillary or bashing someone else. How does this help anything except to make our discussions empty and meaningless? Everything is a judgement and completely dumbed down.

  • Many Clinton Foundation donors oppose BDS-- and so does Clinton
    • Zionism is what we oppose. It is not a religion but a neo colonial racist nationalistic ideology . Liberal or Conservative Zionism is meaningless. It is a false attempt by Zionist Israel to minimize the distinction between Zionism with Judaism for the purpose of Judaization of Israel and the elimination of Palestine.

  • Months after saying he won't appear at Israeli foreign ministry events, Amos Oz will do just that in Paris
  • After Israeli military clears soldiers of killing families in Gaza, Palestinians call on Hague to investigate
    • Lillian Rosengarten August 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      It is time these criminals are brought to the Hague and condemned as war criminals . And yes, this is another Holocaust in a different form, created by Zionist Racist Nationalism.

  • Clinton Foundation's 'good friend' Bahrain quashed Arab spring without protest from Sec'y Clinton
    • Lillian Rosengarten August 24, 2016 at 10:49 am

      I completely disagree and find this to be a dangerous comparison. Although Hillary's neo con connections cause strong anxiety and fear, she can still be influenced to make changes. and has a more progressive domestic agenda. There is a strong grass roots progressive movement that will need to have a united voice. Hopefully congress will change hands. Don't forget the supreme court nominations are of major importance.On the other hand Trump is a loose cannon, volatile, ignorant and dangerous. He is advised by extreme right wing white supremacists, a sexual predator, and nationalist ideologues. In addition, he has unleashed violent racism and hate .

  • Let's talk about Russian influence
    • Are you kidding or having a nightmare? Your comment hophmi is shocking.

    • Lillian Rosengarten August 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

      "Israel’s influence has distorted our politics for nearly 40 years. "

      YES! All true and endlessly horrifying. RESIST! BREAK THE SILENCE! SPEAK THE TRUTH WITHOUT FEAR!

  • A new milestone: BDS at the Olympics
    • It is real and mind boggling as the US and Germany remain complicit in another Holocaust, the Nakba. No it takes a different form but it is a deeply racist genocide, an ultra nationalist Zionist movement that has resulted in violence throughout the mideast and a rise of hatred against Jews.

    • Lillian Rosengarten August 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

      This was an act of courage and resistance to a brutal . never ending occupation and violent human rights crimes against humanity.

  • Hundreds of Jews march for 'Black Lives Matter' in New York
    • This is a very important shift for our struggle to free Palestine. It is a coming together of those who know racism and oppose the human rights indignities perpetrated on Palestinians as well as blacks within out racist society. I find it exciting to hear words and see actions that speaks truth to power without fear. May BLM continue to expand and become a force for true and honest non violent confrontation.

  • Israeli settler leader, rejected by Brazil, gets warm welcome in New York
    • Lillian Rosengarten August 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Settlers vicious behavior towards Palestinians , is indeed criminal behavior. They are an affront to humanity and represent the ideology of Zionist Israel as a racist, brutal occupying country and land stealing. How can anyone , unless brainwashed or deluded defend them?

  • Deporting Solidarity: One activist's experience being detained in Ben Gurion airport
    • Lillian Rosengarten August 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Dear Moara,
      Yes it is a terrible, humiliating experience. I too went through this when our little boat to Gaza was intercepted and we were towed to Ashdot and treated like terrorists. So many of us who are committed to Palestinian liberation have had this experience. The irony is I am a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany.They could have cared less . Onwards!

  • Modern-day lynchings: an international view
    • Lillian Rosengarten July 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Capt: Your words simply inflame and divide. You are misinformed . Israel's methods of control are illegal, violent and criminal. To adopt their methods of "control" has fueled more violence and anger in this country. One cannot build humanitarian bonds with fences and violence . This vet is a tragic example of the failure of continuous illegal wars that blow up countries and kill. That in itself creates killers , hi numbers of suicide and severe mental illness. These vets learn to be killers and that is the antithesis of life as it should be.

    • Lillian Rosengarten July 11, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      One sniper, a troubled vet and a robot to blow him up . Militarized police trained by Israeli military , dehumanized guerrilla warfare . The US humanity button is turned off permanently as we emulate and support a violent regime to create our own violent country. This can only erupt into more censorship, repression and violence . Trump and the rest of the Republican wannabe's symbolize a profound shift in the US towards moral corruption and a failure to thrive. Thank you Alice. Your piece should be on the front page of the NYTimes . The media covered this in a deplorable , sensational manner, for brutality brings more viewers.

  • In latest pander to Israel lobby, Clinton smears Max Blumenthal's criticism of Wiesel as 'hateful'
    • Max's article is courageous,as is his steadfast opposition to the brutal occupation and destruction of Palestinian lives. He and those who resist are heroes while HRC and all who have failed to respond to Palestinian suffering are cowards as well as dishonest. Adoration of Ellie Wiesel is like praying to a false god. Who can know why he opposed so vehemently human rights abuses and failed to speak out for the suffering of Palestinians. He had no courage and failed us all as does HRC's blind allegiance to a brutal regime.

  • 'Washington Post' publishes article by Jewish leader urging boycott of Israel
    • Lillian Rosengarten June 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      It is a major breakthrough to publish Rebecca's article in the Post. There will be more and at last the voices of all of us who call for the end of the occupation and free Palestine will begin to emerge in the mainstream news. Rebecca is correct when she states it is only from outside pressure that Israel will be forced to make peace with Palestinians. In Europe, Palestinian rights has emerged openly as a political issue that can no longer be silenced. Cuomo will regret his self serving repressive executive order for he has shown his true face as have the others who refuse to condemn Israel's agenda of ethnic cleansing and brutal occupation.

  • 'It's a real problem if the thing we get upset about is stones' --Ehrenreich deflects talking points on public radio
    • Lillian Rosengarten June 27, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Bravo Ben Erenreich. Remarkable how straight forward, objective and non defensive you responded to Lopate. You are educating the public very effectively. Wonderful your book. With hugs and love to you.

  • Critics say Israel's new 'terrorism' law criminalizes Palestinian political activism
    • Lillian Rosengarten June 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

      This is extremely frightening to watch as well as the rabid hatred now openly expressed against Palestinians , the victims of ultra , nationalistic racism by a regime that continues its ghoulish irrational policies , ethnic cleansing and an attempt to crush the existence of Palestinians.Zionist Israel, hated and feared throughout much of the west has destroyed itself and forever changed the nature of what it means to be Jewish. As an ally, the US has also fostered violence, militarism, anti-Semitism, racism while supporting a vicious and dangerous regime . Trump has unleashed all the repressed rage, hate, racism and therefore is for me another Netynahu.

  • Democrats who care about Palestine -- prepare to be censored by the media
  • Democratic Party leadership lines up against BDS -- and the 'nuts' who support it
    • I don't support killing but The Palestinians are defending themselves. The occupation must end or the violence will destroy the whole country. As far as BDS, the anti-BDS supporters are Zionists. Cuomo, out of his self interest does not have the guts to resist. He panders to the money and a blind support of the brutal Zionist regime. They are all complicit in war crimes as were those in the US who silently supported Hitler's agenda, became rich from it and pretended it did not happen.The US has always supported brutal dictatorships.Why should this be different?.

  • BDS movement: 'Governor Cuomo is among those standing on the wrong side of history'
    • Lillian Rosengarten June 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Doesn't this spread even more anti-Semitism? We are living in a nightmare of illusion and betrayal. Cuomo is finished!

  • Activist meets with the White House and Congress to stop Israeli demolitions in the West Bank
    • Lillian Rosengarten June 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

      When will this monstrous regime be stopped. Zionists continue with their madness and the US is still silent, afraid to lose their AIPAC money, afraid to lose their constituencies while Germany suffers from some ludicrous remnants of guilt while supporting a regime from hell. Jews have lost their standing in the world, true anti-Semitism has resurfaced (not manufactured by the Zionist ministry of propaganda,.) Never again?? Meaningless and contrived . The Jewish Communities here and in Germany who continue to live in a fantasy are complicit in creating the end of of an era where Jews can be embraced as a kind, compassionate religion.In my view Zionist Israel has completely destroyed itself and can only be seen as a mad regime , completely unhinged. We can no longer be silent!

  • The campaign trail veers east to a key state . . .
  • US thinktank report, co-authored by Israelis, urges collecting 'biometric data' on Palestinians
    • This is really horrendous, a racist , fascist assault on human rights. There is no 2 state solution possible since all the land has been seized , stolen, as Israel sinks into deeper self destruction. 1st step towards any change is to end the occupation. It is clear to me the rise of anti-Semitism, a real hatred towards Jews has been born again from the belly of Zionist Israel.Israel is a hateful mockery of democracy. What surprises me is the complicit silence from the US and EU. Unthinkable and disgraceful.

  • Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
    • Lillian Rosengarten May 26, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Sadly, I never met Hedy but felt we were truly connected through our backgrounds and our determination to to stand up for Palestinian Justice and to speak out against Israeli crimes against humanity.
      How tragic that her family disowned this wonderful woman. Brings me to tears for I know what it is like to be close to one's beloved grandchildren. Dearest Hedy, you are our sister in our struggle and this will never change.

  • 'New York Times' finally tells its readers: Netanyahu is 'dangerous'
    • Trainto--- Are you crazy? I have been to Gaza and your falsifications are complicit with the crimes of Israel. For shame!

    • Lillian Rosengarten May 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Nothing superfluous about the reign of terror in Gaza. Completely dangerous for Israel as it is now a failed state despised for its brutal racist agenda, stolen land and ethnic cleansing.

    • Lillian Rosengarten May 24, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Echino----How does your comment help anything? Forget about labeling Zionists or non Zionists. This is not about Nazis or about liberal Zionists.

  • Zionism threatens to bring anti-semitism full-circle
    • Lillian Rosengarten May 16, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      To respond to the question of what is anti-Semitism, I share the words of Hajo Meyer, anti-Zionist political activist and survivor of Auschwitz,(deceased) who has deeply impressed me and to whom I dedicate an essay I am writing "A Myth To Inflame: Anti -Semitism reignited."
      Zionism has nothing to do with Judaism . An anti-Semite used to be a person who disliked Jews.

      Of course the Israeli Zionist ministers of propaganda have nearly succeeded in melding the two together, but Zionism must be seen in its on light. Thank you Jonathan for your fine article. From my own perspective, the toxic anti-Semitic Nazi party were never Zionists but each side used the other for their own political agenda. Before 1938, Hitler was anxious to be rid of as many Jews as possible and the Zionists found an expedient way to get Jews out. Hitler would never have been a Zionist. The transformation of early Zionism into the racist nationalist incarnation it morphed into, as it moved from victim to brutal victimizer is another period in the history of Zionism.

  • 'Love of country fills his soul': Daughter of imprisoned Palestinian astrophysicist speaks out on her father’s case
    • Lillian Rosengarten May 11, 2016 at 10:20 am

      He MUST be released. It is painful to observe Zionist Israel's continuous agenda of brutality. One can understand the anger and rise of true anti-Semitism in response to the disenfranchisement of Palestinians by the apartheid state. Violence and racism create more racism. We know to resist is NOT anti-Semitic.Also observe a growing civil war that is Jew against Jew within Israel. Resist without fear!

  • 'Her absurd generals, her military junk' -- Daniel Berrigan's prophetic speech on Israel in '73
    • Hophmi, how little you understand as you vilify one of our greatest human rights activists. Israel was never a socialist state. Socialism is not apartheid and ethnic cleansing. Of course Israel wanted the world to see the myths they created.

    • Lillian Rosengarten May 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Dan's death is a tremendous loss. The Berrigan's were part of my generation and gave us courage to organize and speak out against the Vietnam War. His courage to speak the truth lives on in all of us who resist , denounce Zionist Israel as a terrorist state and cry out for the end of the occupation. Israel MUST be criticized for it is not a Democracy but a racist apartheid monstrosity. It is not and will never be anti-Semitic to criticize Zionist Israel. Beautiful article Phil.

  • Palestinian astrophysicist arrested and jailed for second time in 15 months
    • Lillian Rosengarten April 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

      What sick and twisted , hateful, repulsive, repressive criminal violation of human rights. Zionist Israel makes me ashamed as a Jew, but I am not that Jew who supports endemic racism based on Torah and exclusive understanding of biblical texts . The Torahs states the solutions are expulsion and annihilation.What insanity. Zionist Israel can only be described as a twisted parody of humanity and a dark side of Jewish consciousness. RESIST!!!

  • 'NYT' manages to make childhood detention story work for Israel
    • There is no Jewish state nor is Israel a democracy. There is no room for cynicism. Hebron is a nightmare of violence against Palestinians by settlers who are hoodlums . The occupation , decades long has created hate and fear throughout the world. True anti-Semitism has been reborn. Netanyahu, a psychotic megalomaniac is in my view a war criminal. along with all complicit supporters who still wish to see Jews as victims. Israelis have been duped, brainwashed for decades as racist lies have been fed from childhood to create a violent society that has used the Holocaust to further it's evil intentions of a purely Jewish State. This will never happen!

  • Another interview on Israeli TV
    • Lillian Rosengarten April 25, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Dear M Hughes976, You are mistaken . There is only one side, that is Israel, the occupier , the check points, lack of water, infestation of sewage, demolition of houses, cruel army that kills and imprisons without charge. There is no other side for Palestinians who have had their rights taken away as well as their land. Do not forget the missiles in Gaza that drop white phosphorus and other deadly chemicals. Do not forget the cruel army that has learned Palestinians are sub human and should all die. To say there are 2 sides is completely erroneous and that is why I speak out. BDS is a non violent form of resistance. The occupation must end.

    • Sami, your words are a painful distortion which has no connection to reality. We who speak out so passionately about ending the brutal occupation are not in favor of a Jewish State only. That can never happen as the outcome of subjugation , stolen land, death and humiliation , racism,lies, and a complete loss of humanity. "Lovely Israel?" A racist nationalist society ?

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